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Like ABC, The Snobs at NPR Laugh At Shutdown of Hostess
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Posted on 11/17/2012 8:08:59 PM PST by chessplayer

On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious bastards?"

Host Peter Sagal explained Kasell was delivering a Woody Harrelson line about Twinkies from the movie Zombieland. After a contestant answered that it was Hostess that shut down this week, Sagal started the wise cracks. "Hostess Incorporated, they make Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Wonder Bread, Fudge Puppies, Fat Crammers, and Lard Bursts [laughter]...said they would liquidate the company if striking workers didn’t come back to work." Of course, there was also a Chris Christie joke:


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Hey, christie. Looks like your useful idiot status with libs is over.
1 posted on 11/17/2012 8:09:02 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, the party of the little man.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 8:15:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: chessplayer

“Hey, christie. Looks like your useful idiot status with libs is over.”

Yep, lot of good kissing 0’s ring did. Republicans never learn; guess that’s why many refer to them as ‘the stupid party’.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 8:15:22 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: chessplayer

More of Obama’s “Higher Calling”. Did you see the woman at Obama’s press conference who was from Chicago? What a coincidence that she sits right next to the FOX News reporter and Obama chooses her.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 8:18:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

“Hostess Incorporated, they make Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Wonder Bread, Fudge Puppies, Fat Crammers, and Lard Bursts [laughter]...said they would liquidate the company if striking workers didn’t come back to work.” Of course, there was also a Chris Christie joke:

Sounds like a gay joke.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 8:18:39 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: chessplayer

Look, if the lefties don’t care about the unions, I won’t lose much sleep over them either.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 8:20:46 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: chessplayer

And did you read where the polling data said the only area Obama led Romney was when they asked, “Who cares more about me?” Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Those caring Democrats!


7 posted on 11/17/2012 8:20:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

They are turning into fascist totalitarians right before our eyes. Oh well.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: chessplayer

I never ate much from Hostess, but it was an American icon. :(


9 posted on 11/17/2012 8:36:54 PM PST by MNDude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a friend and his wife who are retired union bakers. She is arthritic and almost blind, he has COPD even though he never smoked, but Hostess failing has a big impact on their pension payment funding. It already has had an impact since Hostess hasn’t contributed the the trust for over a year.

I can assure you, my friend has a different opinion of these union members. Unfortunately, the Hostess union isn’t the same union my buddy belonged to, but they suffer because they all pay into the same managed trust, or did.

Don’t hear anybody talking about the retiree’s getting shafted by these moron’s.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 8:40:29 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little men who through their unions decided the jobs weren’t good enough to exist any more. Under the circumstances, I think chuckling is permitted.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 8:41:51 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: chessplayer

Typical. A bunch of lefty elitists looking down and laughing at the lowly peons in “flyover country” losing their jobs and livelihoods, coupled with the usual condescending disdain for a product associated with “americana.” A company dies, and they make merry.

Fully encapsulates the mentality of the media. Loathesome handmaidens for their socialist, ruling-class masters.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 8:48:44 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their union boss makes $210,000+ a year


13 posted on 11/17/2012 8:55:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: greene66
Typical. A bunch of lefty elitists looking down and laughing at the lowly peons

Indeed, sneering at their inferiors is a favorite liberal pass time. But in this case, note that they are actually making fun of people who eat hostess products, not the people who used to make them.

14 posted on 11/17/2012 8:57:38 PM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: chessplayer
Barack Obama during the third debate:

And that's what my plan does: Making sure that we're bringing manufacturing back to our shores so that we're creating jobs here, as we've done with the auto industry...

I've got a different vision for America. I want to build on our strengths. And I put forward a plan to make sure that we're bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores by rewarding companies and small businesses that are investing here not overseas.

You're off to a good start.

-PJ

15 posted on 11/17/2012 9:06:28 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ari-freedom
Look, if the lefties don’t care about the unions, I won’t lose much sleep over them either.

Liberal elites and people who work for a living have nothing in common...

16 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:00 PM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: irv

True. In fact, their obnoxious derision is directed at mid-America, more than anything... via the company itself and the type of people who bought the product

It is so telling, though. Think about it. Even with the many exasperating biases the media had twenty, thirty, forty years ago... could anyone imagine the newsmedia actually treating the story of the death of a near-historic, longstanding American business as nothing more than some big joke? A big joke, dripping with condescension?


17 posted on 11/17/2012 9:12:17 PM PST by greene66
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To: chessplayer

We had to destroy the company in order to save it....


18 posted on 11/17/2012 9:28:16 PM PST by freebilly
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To: greene66
God Damn America.

The new DNC mission statement.

19 posted on 11/17/2012 9:29:57 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: chessplayer

that’s alright, I was listening to the blues show and heard Algore was coming on next, and managed to hit the switch in plenty of time. You want to call in during their pledge drives ant tell your NPR affiliate that you’d love to donate money to help keep them on the air - as soon as they start devoting at least 50% of their airtime to conservative programming. It drive them nuts.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 9:48:58 PM PST by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

Wait until they can’t get a twinkie after they use their drugs.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 9:58:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: chessplayer

These food fadders are probably into the OMG diet or the alkaline diet fads. The need to eat lots of nuts. As they say, “you are what you eat.”


22 posted on 11/17/2012 10:16:00 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I think Obama has been eating too many Ding-Dongs. It has been reflected in his economic policies since he got into office.

Tax the business owners and put the workers out of work. Something is wrong with this scenario.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 11:12:30 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MNDude

Drakes is better.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 2:57:07 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

Hostess owned Drakes.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 3:34:08 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: irv

I hope they all choke on their Tiramisu.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 3:39:01 AM PST by FES0844
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To: chessplayer

I’m pretty sure that if more states had legalized marijuana, Twinkies could have been saved. /s


27 posted on 11/18/2012 4:43:04 AM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: USMCWife6869; longfellow

But Hostess and Drakes were longtime rivals, and I agree.

Haven’t actually eating any in over 30 years, but Drakes Funny Bones, Swiss Rolls, and mini coffee cakes were my favorites of the genre.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 5:21:34 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: MNDude

It seems to me that the bakers got greedy. They made their bed. I don’t think that conservatives should feel sorry for these folks. What next? Dairy delivery people striking. We need to stop the striking. Reagan did it and I don’t remember conservatives being upset about it.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 5:35:08 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: 9YearLurker
I've actually never really been a snack cake person. I grew up in a family of bakery owners, so I was spoiled, I guess. :-P

I do, however, have a weakness for the mini powdered donuts, but I don't eat them often. My husband, on the other hand, is very upset to be losing the orange cupcakes (blech). My pregnant daughter has had major Funny Bone cravings throughout her pregnancy, so I really feel worst for her.

30 posted on 11/18/2012 3:46:39 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: 9YearLurker

I heard that Drakes was bought out by hostess and the products suffered. Too bad, devil dogs and ring dings were the best.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 5:43:38 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: USMCWife6869; longfellow

I haven’t had a Hostess or Drake’s product for over 30 years (since high school). A bit I had them with friends as a younger kid, but mostly they were the only nonlunch food available in my high school cafeteria.

Sorry to hear that about the Funny Bones going downhill, they were the only ones bought by my family—and it was my siblings at that.

Snowballs, Twinkies, etc., always seemed a bit metallic somehow, both in the cake and in the cream filling.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 8:25:41 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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