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Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)
NBC 17 ^ | 11/16/2012 | JUSTIN QUESINBERRY

Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST by tobyhill

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1 posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:32 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union.

I'm sure the majority non union employees are just as thrilled as this idiot. /s
2 posted on 11/16/2012 2:17:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

Good luck finding a new job you idiots.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 2:18:15 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: tobyhill

They were on Strike. You can’t collect.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 2:18:44 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tobyhill

Oh Lamont, you big baby. If it wasn’t important to you you could have gone and done something else.

Yet somehow I doubt that’s your true feelings.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 2:19:09 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: tobyhill

” So, I’m like, ‘OK. Close it down.’” “

= So I’m like, close it down dude.
I mean it’s not like I’ll starve or
anything, man. Anyway, I’ve been
meaning to take time off, but
now I’ll get unemployment,
maybe some welfare, food
stamps. Oh no, wait, already
got the stamps, dude.

Anyway, this is cool man.
Work is a real drag. It’s
about time I got what I
deserve. Screw those
rich bastard making more
than me, right?


6 posted on 11/16/2012 2:19:15 PM PST by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: tobyhill

So now you got 100%, of nothing....


7 posted on 11/16/2012 2:19:34 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: cripplecreek

Where do I sign up for welfare


8 posted on 11/16/2012 2:19:51 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: massgopguy

BTW, if you’re making Wonder Bread do you really qualify as a Baker.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 2:20:01 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Safrguns
Good luck finding a new job you idiots.

Jobs? Who needs a job. Obama Claus is president. They got 99 weeks on unemployment and food stamps and medicaide and who the hell knows what else is coming down the pike.

10 posted on 11/16/2012 2:20:53 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: tobyhill

The union rep will move on to another union job and the workers will get 96 weeks of unemployment.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 2:21:03 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Safrguns
Good luck finding a new job you idiots.

Who needs a job when you can get unemployment, section 8, healthcare, tuition, foodstamps and an Obamaphone... all for FREE.

12 posted on 11/16/2012 2:21:51 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: tobyhill

In exchange for the pay cut, the union was to be given 25% ownership in the company.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 2:22:01 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: pgkdan

The 99 weeks are done. The most in Texas now is 39 weeks.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: WKTimpco

GREAT post....


15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: tobyhill

This Lamont idiot was probably an affirmative action hire.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:23:37 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: tobyhill

When Obama first got elected it took the LATimes nearly six months to get to this propaganda level with their failed attempt at peddling “Funemployment”...


17 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:04 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: tobyhill

They will now live the gamorous welfare lifestyle.

Yes... these strikers really were this dumb.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kozak
Ten percent of nothing is—let me do the math here. Nothing into nothin'. Carry the nothin'...


19 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:54 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: massgopguy

Well, now he’s a loafer............


20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: tobyhill

Guess this dip hasn’t looked for other work recently. Wait until he applies for other jobs and the interviewer asks him how the common task of being an “oven operator” qualifies him for employment.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:04 PM PST by nonamer
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To: pgkdan

I thought the 99 week of UE thing was over?


22 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slump Tester

This attitude is pretty common in Rocky Mount, particularly among Holder’s people.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: massgopguy

You have to wonder.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by Sybeck1 (When do the vodka rations start?)
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To: tobyhill

Foodstamp alert!


25 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:38 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: GeronL

5000 idiots cost another 13,000 people their jobs. Not to mention the jobs that will be lost in the surrounding communities.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

None of these bakeries were in Texas, just the headquarters.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

Apparently the government edge-you-kay-shun system in NC doesn’t teach that an 8% pay cut is better than a 100% pay cut.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:37 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: cripplecreek
Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tobyhill
“They always hold that over our heads, that they’ll close it down. So, I’m like, ‘OK. Close it down.’”


30 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AAABEST

My wife sees these folks at the Rocky Mount Wal-Mart all the time... using the EBT to buy better food than she’s buying with honest money, then taking it out to load it up in a better car than she’s driving...


31 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:41 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s exactly what I was thinking! A total idiot!


32 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:22 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Safrguns

He would rather sit at home watching cartoons and eating Twinkies than work anyway.

Now that’s all shot to hell.

Some people just can’t win.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:43 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: tobyhill
Lamont, you big dummy!!


34 posted on 11/16/2012 2:30:05 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: tobyhill

How many people would have been thankful for those jobs and these fools act like they were put into slavery or something!


35 posted on 11/16/2012 2:31:26 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: tobyhill

Cool. I’m with them: I don’t care, either. I don’t buy any of their products and never have. There are 2 retail outlets w/in 50 miles of me. But my state voted for Ds and so did the neighboring state w/an outlet.

Glad they achieved this victory. I wish them every similar success in the future.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: AAABEST

Free Obama-iPads next. You watch


37 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:14 PM PST by petercooper
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To: tobyhill
“We’re not making a whole lot of money out here and then we got to take a pay cut like that.

But a 50% pay cut on unemployment is worth it because Lamont and his ilk can sit on their asses and don't have to listen to the bosses tell him what will happen because of the union strike,

In the meantime, those who needed this job are now scared to death about losing everything. But, Lamont doesn't have to hear it anymore.

38 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:09 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: tobyhill

“oven operator”

From Simplyhired.com:

Every Bakery Oven Operator job on the web. 85 jobs available.

Good luck to the idiot in landing one of 85 positions available in the nation, all presumably at lower pay that he was making at union wages.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:53 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: massgopguy
BTW, if you’re making Wonder Bread do you really qualify as a Baker

Which leads to a question that's plagued us for years...Is Wonder Bread really bread?

40 posted on 11/16/2012 2:35:02 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: tobyhill

Let’s see 8% pay cut or a 100% pay cut, .... wait I’m thinking, not sure, well 100 is more than 8, so let’s go with the 100%.


41 posted on 11/16/2012 2:35:13 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: tobyhill

Waaaaaah. Booooooo Hoooooo. Sob sob sob.

Only a total MORON thinks losing ALL income, ALL health insurance, ALL pension contributions, etc. is better than working with the company to keep a job.

Enjoy giving fellatio at truck stops you idiots.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 2:35:48 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Rebelbase

HA! About half of those simply hired.com job postings are duplicates for “oven operator” and a lot of them are for “oven helper”.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:18 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Red Badger

Calling the pun police!


44 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:19 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: mvpel

lol

high five for the Jayne Cobb reference!


45 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:44 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Oberon

“My wife sees these folks at the Rocky Mount Wal-Mart all the time... using the EBT to buy better food than she’s buying with honest money, then taking it out to load it up in a better car than she’s driving”

Just wait. The time is coming when it’s gonna be hard on everyone. For the EBT crowd, it’s gonna be hell.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:23 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Abbeville Conservative
The funny thing is that the real Lamont, actor Demond Wilson, is a Viet Nam combat vet, an ordained minister, and has authored a couple Christian books warning about the new age movement. He's been married to the same woman since 1974. IOW, generally a conservative kind of guy.

After Obama's 2009 inauguration he got slammed for appearing on O'Reilly and saying,“I want to know why $150 million is necessary of taxpayers’ money to have an inauguration. A hundred and fifty million dollars could have gone into the private sector and, with the condition that America is in right now, and done a lot more good than a celebration.”

47 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:33 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tobyhill

I can’t stand these dumb clucks. I’m looking for work and these guys should have counted their blessings. Tell you what, if it was up to me, I’d hire people who did not vote for Obama and if I could, I’d lay off the ones who did.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 2:42:46 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Slump Tester
Watch the video...the vast majority of these union goons are indeed Holder's people or the sons and daughters of the illegitimate Kenyan Marxist now tarnishing the office of the President:


49 posted on 11/16/2012 2:43:13 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: tobyhill

@iowahawkblog
Hostess Shrugged


50 posted on 11/16/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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