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Closing of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of our community' (Mr. Obama strikes again)
Longmont Times-Call ^ | 12/04/2011 | Tony Kindelspire

Posted on 12/04/2011 8:08:41 AM PST by catnipman

The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed.

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Carolina-based Butterball announced it was shutting down its Longmont facility at the end of the year, blaming high grain and fuel costs that had made its westernmost production plant no longer financially viable.

(Excerpt) Read more at timescall.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: closing; halal; halalturkeys; islam; longmont; muslims; obama; plant
This is tragic but unfortunately predicable: Mr. Obama strikes again vis-a-vis high grain and fuel prices. Mr. Obama's insane policies based on fraudulent "science" regarding so-called anthropogenic global warming have lead to massive government subsidies with borrowed taxpayer dollars of the ethanol industry which has driven corn prices through the roof.

Fuel and energy costs have gone through the roof as well because of Mr. Obama's intense hatred of fossil fuel (which provides this country with over 90% of our energy) and his resulting anti-energy polices such as shutting down coal production in West Virginia, shutting down coal-fired plants around the nation, refusal to issue permits in the Gulf oil drilling region, refusal to build the Canadian XL pipeline, and his myriad other anti-energy policies.

After all, Mr. Obama stated before his election that "Under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." And they have. Mr. Obama's energy roosters have finally gone home to roost, and Longmont's turkeys have gone too. Just another consequence of Mr. Obama's anti-business, anti-energy, anti-economic and quite frankly, anti-American policies. Elections do have consequences. Remember that if you're inclined to vote for Mr. Obama for four more years in 2012. Our nation won't survive that if he's elected again.

1 posted on 12/04/2011 8:08:42 AM PST by catnipman
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To: catnipman

Is this the same Butterball company that is selling ALL their turkeys HALAL (slaughtered in accordance with MOSLEM ‘tradition’?)

This was all over the news recently b/c of Thanksgiving.

If this is the same Butterball, I say good riddance.

Let them relocate their operation to Mecca and sell to their moslem buddies.


2 posted on 12/04/2011 8:14:58 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: catnipman

Add Butterball’s pride in offering Halal approved birds, to be PC...


3 posted on 12/04/2011 8:15:26 AM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: catnipman
...blaming high grain and fuel costs that had made its westernmost production plant no longer financially viable.

Our grain and fuel prices will necessarily skyrocket for the good of AlGore and the promotion of BIG governemt.

4 posted on 12/04/2011 8:16:51 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: catnipman
"Mr. Obama's insane policies based on fraudulent "science"

The "science" is just an excuse, the goal is to collapse the system so Obama and company can build a Marxist paradise out of the rumble that was once the USA. Meanwhile the DOW sets new all time high as investors flee turkey futures.

5 posted on 12/04/2011 8:21:36 AM PST by jpsb (USMC inactive (long time inactive, lol))
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To: catnipman
"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barrack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???


6 posted on 12/04/2011 8:25:41 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1048 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: PizzaDriver
"Add Butterball’s pride in offering Halal approved birds, to be PC..."

PC is likely all that it was ever about. PC is destroying the economy/nation and, if we keep this crap up, we're all going to drown in our own fiscal dysfunction. We need to openly bitch slap (figuratively speaking) this PC crowd and, assuming that can be accomplished, set them back on a path to reality.

7 posted on 12/04/2011 8:27:05 AM PST by davisfh
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To: PizzaDriver
"Add Butterball’s pride in offering Halal approved birds, to be PC..."

PC is likely all that it was ever about. PC is destroying the economy/nation and, if we keep this crap up, we're all going to drown in our own fiscal dysfunction. We need to openly bitch slap (figuratively speaking) this PC crowd and, assuming that can be accomplished, set them back on a path to reality.

8 posted on 12/04/2011 8:27:20 AM PST by davisfh
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To: PizzaDriver
"Add Butterball’s pride in offering Halal approved birds, to be PC..."

PC is likely all that it was ever about. PC is destroying the economy/nation and, if we keep this crap up, we're all going to drown in our own fiscal dysfunction. We need to openly bitch slap (figuratively speaking) this PC crowd and, assuming that can be accomplished, set them back on a path to reality.

9 posted on 12/04/2011 8:27:26 AM PST by davisfh
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To: PizzaDriver
"Add Butterball’s pride in offering Halal approved birds, to be PC..."

PC is likely all that it was ever about. PC is destroying the economy/nation and, if we keep this crap up, we're all going to drown in our own fiscal dysfunction. We need to openly bitch slap (figuratively speaking) this PC crowd and, assuming that can be accomplished, set them back on a path to reality.

10 posted on 12/04/2011 8:27:36 AM PST by davisfh
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To: catnipman; All

Colorado. Might be a bit crazy there.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 8:31:02 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: catnipman

“Rumors have been rampant at the plant that Butterball isn’t planning on shutting down in Longmont permanently, the men said. Speaking through an interpreter, they said word has gone around since 2008 that Butterball wants to sever ties with the long-term employees at the plant — and the extra vacation time and benefits they have earned for their tenure — and start over with all new workers, non-union workers...”

You knew there would be a union angle in there somewhere, and an immigration angle....


12 posted on 12/04/2011 8:39:12 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I heard Butterball wants to re-open this plant somewhere else, with ALL moslem workers.

Apparently moslem workers are more experienced slaughtering Thanksgiving turkeys in accordance with Butterball’s new HALAL-only policy.


13 posted on 12/04/2011 8:42:53 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Brilliant

I heard Butterball wants to re-open this plant somewhere else, with ALL moslem workers.

Apparently moslem workers are more experienced slaughtering Thanksgiving turkeys in accordance with Butterball’s new HALAL-only policy.


14 posted on 12/04/2011 8:43:00 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: catnipman
"After all, Mr. Obama stated before his election that "Under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." And they have."

Obama's energy policies have not even been implemented. The rise in fuel has largely been increased world demand, lead by India and China.

It should also be noted that corn prices have fallen back from the highs of several months ago, and commodities are still falling. Obama does have his hands in this though ... his continued support of European bailouts and no end in sight of US over-spending is making the commodity traders very nervous.

15 posted on 12/04/2011 8:46:35 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: catnipman

16 posted on 12/04/2011 8:51:07 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: catnipman
"blaming high grain and fuel costs"

But there is no inflation Obama tells us.

Oh wait, they don't count fuel and food in the CPI.

Nevermind.

17 posted on 12/04/2011 8:52:13 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: catnipman

The piece blames a lot but fails to note the competition in a very competitive business.

Note that the company was sold by con Agra....... it was a loser.

The fact that some managers thought they could change the business does not relieve the competitive pressure. The plant is gone because it was incapable of making a profit. The blame on this and that is just that, failure to admit the reality. The plant could not compete.

It is not alone. Others have failed as well. The large companies will remain, the marginal will fail


18 posted on 12/04/2011 8:53:54 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: jimbo123

* WTH / LOL! *...while Islamic fanatics; are attacking non-Islam populations around the world
we're slaughtering the Turkeys

19 posted on 12/04/2011 9:27:35 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: davisfh

“PC is likely all that it was ever about. PC is destroying the economy/nation and, if we keep this crap up, we’re all going to drown in our own fiscal dysfunction.”

Funny how PC always leads to more government control and, of course, further entrenchment of Democrats. Its really all about power. PC and unchecked immigation are destroying the social fabric, culture, economy and security of our nation. There doesn’t seem to be any political will to preserve the traditions and principles that the country was founded on. It may take an economic breakdown to refocus the country and change course. Looks like we’re already headed in that direction.


20 posted on 12/04/2011 10:12:28 AM PST by Starboard
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting Jimbo. Good to have a laugh in these trying times. Best regards.


21 posted on 12/04/2011 10:13:46 AM PST by Starboard
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting Jimbo. Good to have a laugh in these trying times. Best regards.


22 posted on 12/04/2011 10:14:07 AM PST by Starboard
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting Jimbo. Good to have a laugh in these trying times. Best regards.


23 posted on 12/04/2011 10:14:18 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Brilliant

Well I have been working since I was about 12 years old(part time jobs at that time)and I have only been fired once. It was my last job, which was non-Union, and I was making well over 100 grand a year(and doing an excellent job, BTW, according to my immediate superior) and I was fired for making to much money. They didn’t come right out an admit it, but the top 3 earners were fired and no one else. luckily I was only 1 year away from retirement because when you’re over 60 you don’t get hired by anyone.


24 posted on 12/04/2011 10:20:24 AM PST by calex59
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Colorado. Might be a bit crazy there

Colorado IS a bit crazy. After all Longmont is 14 miles form Boulder, the most liberal city in the area. This business was in business for over 60 years. Liberal Hickenlooper as governor is no help.


25 posted on 12/04/2011 11:58:57 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: PizzaDriver

Maybe they couldn’t convince an imam to move to town to pray Allah’s blessings over the product. I’m not really kidding.


26 posted on 12/04/2011 7:32:36 PM PST by DManA
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