Strike deals final blow to Hostess

Full story: Detroit Free Press

Hostess Brands, the maker of the spongy snack with a mysterious cream filling, said Friday it would shutter its operations after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs, intensifying competition and America's move toward eating healthier snacks even as its pantry of sugary dessert cakes seemed suspended in time.
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Burgydean

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Nov 17, 2012
 
Those nasty sno-balls need to go...
Obskeptic

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Another decades old, Union American business falls. Those unions sure do strengthen and support American businesses. Congratulations Hostess employees on a job well done.

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Nov 18, 2012
 

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Those savage greedy management of hostess should be hung. Corporate unionism from companies uniting together and fixing prices for maximum profit has got to stop. GOP laws providing for maximum corporate and millionaire profit ahead of needs of people is tyranny. Who owns budwieser? Where is lionel trains? Where is schwinn bicycles? Why all our million postal delivery vehicle smade in germany and no longer american jeeps? Why is our main battle tank abrams A1 no longer made in Detroit but now made in Eygpt of all places? These rich basturds need a lesson to be taught.
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
In many states seniors don't have to pay property taxes Michigan is losing a population because there are NO breaks here for anyone young or old !

Lansing political arena is the most corrupt in our American union....
Mr Positive

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Let them eat cake!!!
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
When it comes down to, you can't keep a Friken cup cake in Michigan there' is definely a problem here !

This state is not senior friendly, when it comes down to living on S.S I'm outta here...
Pete

Livonia, MI

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Burgydean wrote:
When it comes down to, you can't keep a Friken cup cake in Michigan there' is definely a problem here !
This state is not senior friendly, when it comes down to living on S.S I'm outta here...
There are other places for sure. Florida has become quite crime ridden now and this is not senior friendly.
You can't live on Social Security anyway. You always need a side gig.
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Pete wrote:
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There are other places for sure. Florida has become quite crime ridden now and this is not senior friendly.
You can't live on Social Security anyway. You always need a side gig.
I have senior relatives in the south who Jane a house on forty acres and seniors pay no property tax there and that's all I need to know to understand this state is a rip off...
Pete

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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<quoted text>I have senior relatives in the south who Jane a house on forty acres and seniors pay no property tax there and that's all I need to know to understand this state is a rip off...
If you have a connection, that can be a good way to go.
I never "Janed" a house before. That's a new concept to me.
Maybe it's a senior moment type of thing.
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Typo none the less you get my DRIFT, I may only move as far as Toledo Oh. Even there the cost of living is much better than here and living in Wayne county sickens me with the Detroit leach in it....
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
I loaded my tv with movie ch. To avoid local news cast here leave me alone unless there is a UFO sighting and on Dec. 21 most likely will be uneventful here, maybe the Madrid fault will only take out St.Louis Memphis and Little Rock ?
Sweetie Pie

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Now what are my kids supposed to eat for breakfast??
Pete

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Burgydean wrote:
I loaded my tv with movie ch. To avoid local news cast here leave me alone unless there is a UFO sighting and on Dec. 21 most likely will be uneventful here, maybe the Madrid fault will only take out St.Louis Memphis and Little Rock ?
There was a UFO sighting over Flint a few days ago.
http://www.ufostalker.com/ufostalker/Black+Tr...
Burgydean

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Sweetie Pie wrote:
Now what are my kids supposed to eat for breakfast??
You have a nice juicy pie ?
Sweetie Pie

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Burgydean wrote:
<quoted text>You have a nice juicy pie ?
Indeed I do, comes in mackerel or salmon. You don't want the salmon.
Pete

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Nov 19, 2012
 
The Hostess deal is now back in arbitration. With all the quick sales they just made, we could be in for a happy ending.
Burgydean

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Nov 19, 2012
 
Tim Hortons put a nail in their coffin and no one packs a lunch anymore !
Pete

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Nov 19, 2012
 
Burgydean wrote:
Tim Hortons put a nail in their coffin and no one packs a lunch anymore !
I stand to lose because there is a Hostess outlet store here. You can buy an entire shopping cart of outdated products for $6. People load up their truck and take it down to Hines Park to feed the geese under the "Please Do Not Feed the Geese" sign. We live in a crazy world. The Wayne County Sheriff patrols on horseback so watch where you step. Green is for goose poop, brown is for horse manure.
Sweetie Pie

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Sweetie Pie wrote:
<quoted text>Indeed I do, comes in mackerel or salmon. You don't want the salmon.
Ewww! You are NOT Sweetie Pie!

But seriously, this is a damn shame.
Burgydean

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Dec 1, 2012
 
Make bread instead

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