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#806312 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like a pothead name. Do you smoke pot dude?
It's a Jewish perjorative. Seems little Moshie is an angry Jew.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806313 Nov 16, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Was that a popular sang when you were young? Are you sure you didn't know that labor unions started after the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, etc., but I'm sure you can't remember why.
The first American labor unions were formed in the 1880s. The percentage of Americans belonging to labor unions peaked in 1954 and has been in decline since then.

But I'm sure you don't know the reason for the decline.
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#806314 Nov 16, 2012
lol

&fe ature=related

Health Care Reform Protesters - The Dumb, the Bad and the Ugly

Classic 2009
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806316 Nov 16, 2012
Romney-Style Economics Behind Decline of Hostess, But Workers Are Paying the Price

Hostess Brands is one of the most recognizable food companies in America, having manufactured Wonder Bread and Twinkies for decades. But now the company has announced they are liquidating, and company is unfairly blaming their workers, many of them members of BCTGM and the Teamsters.

The fact is that the responsibility lies with Hostess’ management and the vulture Wall Street private equity firm behind them, and yet the workers are the ones who will suffer the consequences of this shutdown.

Here are some facts about the Hostess situation:

Hostess is in bankruptcy for the second time since 2009.

For the past 8 years, Hostess has been owned by Wall Street investors: so-called “restructuring experts,” managers from other non-baking food companies, and now a “liquidation specialist.”

The Wall Street investors that own Hostess have no interest in the company succeeding – very similar to the situation of Bain Capital and KB Toys in 2000.

Hostess has had six CEO’s in 8 years, none of whom had any experience in the bread or cake baking industry. This, not any action by the unionized workers, led to their failure.

Hostess workers made numerous concessions, including this year when the company stopped making contributions to their pensions. They went on strike because management offered a contract cutting wages and benefits by 27-32 percent.

Despite their troubles, Hostess’ CEO got a 300 percent raise, from $750,000 to $2,250,000. Other top executives have also gotten raises worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Earlier this week when workers at 20 plants went on strike, Hostess management claimed they would close plants in response. In fact, they already had plans to close at least nine plants as part of a company-wide reorganization. They Mayor of St. Louis said of the closings “I was told months ago…”

http://blog.workingamerica.org/2012/11/16/rom...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806317 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you deal with political policy that conflicts with your religeous morals?
You thinking about leaving the Republican party? Doing some soul searching these days? Why not become an Independent like Homer?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#806318 Nov 16, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> carol is one of the few decent people on this forum,is that why you libs atack her so often? I know libs hate most everything moral or honest.
Decent people like McCain?

Did you see him today?

All fired up about Libya?

When asked about why he missed the key meeting about it after weeks of spouting off about it: he melted down!

Red faced old white guy republican: why? Why! My schedule is nobodies concern: NO COMMENT!

then the old jackazzz went on and on for 5 minutes making comments!

Then said: NO COMMENT about 10 times more!

Hilarious!

(If you say no comment: turn and leave! Don't stand there screaming at the camera for 5 more minutes!)

LOL! Sure glad Obama beat him round one. What a dooofus pres he would have been.......

They other red faced old white guy Republican award goes to some backwoods Barney from the south: asked about the fiscal cliff negotiations: no tax increase for the wealthy! Don't need one. We need to cut everything instead. Reporter told him that does not add up. Obama won and the voters want a balanced approach....taxes higher over $250,000 and some cuts on the table: wow! The red on this guys face! Amazing! I thought I saw smoke!

They lost. Clueless Republican jackazzzzz!
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#806320 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
Ok, everybody calm down.
I get enough of that crap at anger management class, stop it or I'll jump across this desk and.......Ughh, see what you've done.....serenity now, serenity now, serenity now.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806321 Nov 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a Jewish perjorative. Seems little Moshie is an angry Jew.
Thanks, you learn something new every day. Still sounds like a pothead name to Homer. Yo Moshx, woo, turn up that stereo and pass me that doob. Of course Homer doesn't smoke pot himself.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#806322 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
People buy snack foods for the taste, not for nutrition.
They always will until the big government types remove that choice.
The only choice big government supports is terminating life.
If Big Gov't supported terminating life, you'd have been eliminated during the Reagan Administration!!

Nobraina using his John Galt character again!!

Still too ashamed to bring out Nobraina, he hides behind his sockpuppets, showing different locations.

He's in the DSS as the first identified with ODD!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806323 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The company got so big that it couldn't get small again. Iirc, over time four companies combined to make Hostess Brands. There are buyers lining up for most of the bakeries.
Regional and grocery brands have changed that industry much for the better__our local Hostess div, Merita closes tonight at midnight, the bakery workers aren't crying__they knew it was coming one way or the other.
Some company will make Twinkies, whether with the current personnel and facilities or not.

Your statement that buyers are lining up for the bakeries assumes that existing baking companies are short on production capacity, probably unlikely.

More likely they will just buy some of the machinery.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806324 Nov 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney-Style Economics Behind Decline of Hostess, But Workers Are Paying the Price
Hostess Brands is one of the most recognizable food companies in America, having manufactured Wonder Bread and Twinkies for decades. But now the company has announced they are liquidating, and company is unfairly blaming their workers, many of them members of BCTGM and the Teamsters.
The fact is that the responsibility lies with Hostess’ management and the vulture Wall Street private equity firm behind them, and yet the workers are the ones who will suffer the consequences of this shutdown.
Here are some facts about the Hostess situation:
Hostess is in bankruptcy for the second time since 2009.
For the past 8 years, Hostess has been owned by Wall Street investors: so-called “restructuring experts,” managers from other non-baking food companies, and now a “liquidation specialist.”
The Wall Street investors that own Hostess have no interest in the company succeeding – very similar to the situation of Bain Capital and KB Toys in 2000.
Hostess has had six CEO’s in 8 years, none of whom had any experience in the bread or cake baking industry. This, not any action by the unionized workers, led to their failure.
Hostess workers made numerous concessions, including this year when the company stopped making contributions to their pensions. They went on strike because management offered a contract cutting wages and benefits by 27-32 percent.
Despite their troubles, Hostess’ CEO got a 300 percent raise, from $750,000 to $2,250,000. Other top executives have also gotten raises worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Earlier this week when workers at 20 plants went on strike, Hostess management claimed they would close plants in response. In fact, they already had plans to close at least nine plants as part of a company-wide reorganization. They Mayor of St. Louis said of the closings “I was told months ago…”
http://blog.workingamerica.org/2012/11/16/rom...
Not according to Fox News*-

TWINKIES DEAD:
Union's Stubborn Stand Kills Hostess, 18,500 jobs

*"Where the little brains get their news"
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#806325 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>My wife did that when I gave her an engagement ring, "Whoah, what a rock!"
Good one Homer, very good indeed, but a little slow in the making. You used to be known for snappy comebacks, quick on the uptake, as slick as snot on a doorknob. Seems that you have lost a step over the years. Kind of at that George Blanda stage of your career.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806326 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
I get enough of that crap at anger management class, stop it or I'll jump across this desk and.......Ughh, see what you've done.....serenity now, serenity now, serenity now.
Hey, I found your popeye pez dispenser, it must have fallen off your desk and into my shoe.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#806327 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The particulate emissions from one significant volcanic eruption far exceed the annual emissions from all the coal-fired power plants in the world.
Are you talking to the Chinese about not building more coal plants?
We can't prevent volcanos from erupting.

We can stop using coal, in fact, we pretty much have. Seen the sto;ck prices of Coal Companies of late??

The Chinese are in a bind. Their air pollution is off the charts due to coal usage, there are riots wherever a coal plant is proposed. Chinese are leaving China to escape the pollution problem.

And you stupidly advocate we becme more like China??

You've got ODD!!

America is abandoning coal, moving to far cleaner natural gas!!

Nobraina remains in the world of yesteryear!! DUH
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#806328 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text> Of course Homer doesn't smoke pot himself.
You usually invite Tenzing over????
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#806329 Nov 16, 2012
Peter King is making a fool out of himself on the Megyn Kendall show__what a couple of lying pieces of chit those two are when teamed up. Ollie North got Megyn lubed up with his Middle East expertise and King took over__Hah! Megyn was sliding off her seat.

How much does FOX pay King who is an elected person sitting on the Homeland Security Committee? That arrangement stinks eh? There was no video of the annex (CIA base) attack Mr King and the mortar attack lasted 11 minutes and consisted of only four rounds fired one of which was a lucky shot that killed two Americans.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#806330 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The particulate emissions from one significant volcanic eruption far exceed the annual emissions from all the coal-fired power plants in the world.
Are you talking to the Chinese about not building more coal plants?
I remember Washington state, I think, Passed all these real strict emission laws and some volcano blew up and spewed more stuff in the air in a few days than the state would in like ten years. When we can cool the planet in a matter of days like a volcano then I might worry. All this bs about made man climate change is just that bs.
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806331 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you deal with political policy that conflicts with your religeous morals?
I don't let it conflict because I don't practice any religion. I believe in honesty, compassion and fairness for all human beings.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806332 Nov 16, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Keep on defending people like Mitt that makes $57,000.00 per day after paying 13.6% taxes. There is a 435 seat election coming in two years for the US House. We Democrats need all the help we can get. Keep up the good posting. You are helping us win just like your kind did a week ago.
Tell us once more about all the jobs that will trickle down if we just give the rich more tax breaks. That one is my Fav.
If the Republicans were interested solely in political gain instead of the welfare of the country, they would agree to everything that Obama wants and allow the inevitable crash of the economy.

Tax more, spend more always works out the same.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#806333 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You thinking about leaving the Republican party? Doing some soul searching these days? Why not become an Independent like Homer?
How many times do I have to tell you, I am a registered Bull Moose. This is the eleventh time I told you that, are you ever going to listen. You remember every thing else I posted six months ago <insert nasal tone voice> "Hey Peppy, you already posted that six months ago, you're getting boring, nana-nana-na-na" <stop nasal voice> Are you ever going to get it?

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