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  1. “Guys… GUYS!… You’re scaring the straights.”

    Comment by mojo — November 16, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  2. “Look for the union label……”

    The sad thing is that the Teamsters had an agreement, but it was the Bakery union that killed the goose that laid the golden egg.

    Now thousands of families are without an income in this economy.

    But the union bosses still have their fancy homes cars and big cigars. I guess that’s what counts to THEM…

    Comment by JoeBandMember™ — November 16, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

  3. I’m sure the Twinkie will survive… baked in China.

    Comment by KarlU — November 16, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  4. Twitterati:
    How is that Hostess survived the Great Depression, but not the Bakers’ Union?

    So…It turns out Twinkies DO have an expiration date.

    Comment by Stick — November 16, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

  5. The worst part is, I can’t kick people in their Ho-Hos anymore, I now have to kick them in their Little Debbies.

    It’s just not the same.

    Comment by Merovign — November 16, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

  6. And, right on schedule, E-bay has all the Twinkies.

    Comment by Justin Credible — November 16, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

  7. Oops. I didn’t read down far enough before I typed.

    My ‘Lympian moment.

    Comment by Justin Credible — November 16, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

  8. Speaking of union overreach: I read where the unions, especially the SEIU, the teachers unions… and the UAW…. all participated heavily in GOTV efforts on behalf of the Democrats, with the now-obvious results.

    Since I had previously owned a piece of GM crap, and my wife had similarly owned a Chrysler turd, it was easy a few years back to write off those two for taking the bailout money.

    That left Ford, which was OK by me, ’cause I like Fords. I’ve had a couple, my dad swears by them, and my brother has had several as well. All very durable products.

    But no more. The unions wanted Obama so bad, they can own him. I will not buy anything that puts money in union pockets.

    My next vehicle will be Asian. Fuck the unions!

    Comment by Fat Baxter — November 16, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

  9. You wouldn’t enjoy it, Fat.

    They just lay there and sweat.

    Comment by JoeBandMember©® — November 17, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  10. ^^ Old joke: “I got a sweater for Christmas. I wanted a moaner.”

    Comment by Fat Baxter — November 17, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  11. Then you have that moronic imbecile Richard Tromka, saying yesterday the following: ‘“What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor.” “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.” He blames Romney for this!

    Somebody needs to remind him that the election is over, and his guy won!

    And 18 thousand American Union Baker families suddenly find themselves without a paycheck, just in time for Christmas, not to mention the union truckers, the people working in the distribution centers, the wholesalers, and the retailers who will all be looking at losses for the last month of the year.

    Sure, someone might buy up the rights to the product names, and might buy up some of the bakeries, and the distribution network, but these aren’t going to be Union jobs any more, and the paychecks are going to look like something from Wally World. And the idiots who are willing to entertain $100 bids for A TWINKIE on the Internet will still go blindly on in their Unicorn World. But it won’t be the same, will it?

    Looks like the Baker’s Union has been reading from the old PATCO union leadership booklet. And it worked out so well for them!

    Comment by Anon. — November 17, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  12. Trumka’s a vile bloated ditchpig. He comes out swinging for “the unions” when even his own beloved Teamsters thought this strike was a bad idea.

    Screw him. Let it burn.

    Comment by apotheosis — November 17, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  13. What’s a trillion? Take seconds as a starting point: about 31.6 million seconds in a year. A trillion seconds take 31.7 years to count out.

    Doesn’t seem all that long … but do this: take a nice comfortable seat in front of a clock with a second hand. Watch it day and night for 31 years 8 months.

    Comment by ZZMike — November 17, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

  14. Yeah, but 16 trillion would be 507.2 years, and I just don’t think I can sit in a chair that long.

    Comment by PeggyU — November 18, 2012 @ 1:51 am

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