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  • Hostess Brands confirms investment firms' $410 million offer is lead bid for Twinkies...

    02/01/2013 1:33:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 30 Jan 2013 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Hostess has picked a lead bidder for its famous Twinkies. The bankrupt Irving company said late Wednesday that it has selected a joint offer from two investment firms — C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC — as the lead bid for its Twinkies and other snack cakes. Hostess says the two are offering to pay $410 million for the snack-cake business and five bakeries. The "stalking horse" bid would set the floor for an auction process that lets competitors make better offers. A judge would have to approve any final sale. After years...
  • Twinkies May Be Gone, But We'll Still Have Ding Dongs

    11/16/2012 3:43:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    So idiot union workers at Hostess had a choice between an 8% cut in pay OR NO JOB AT ALL!Guess what they picked? That leaves us with...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • Twinkies Maker Will Close After Strike

    11/16/2012 4:34:48 AM PST · by RabidBartender · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 November 2012 | JEANETTE TORRES and BILL McGUIRE
    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders." Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and...
  • Twinkies maker Hostess gives unions 'final' offer

    04/14/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 88 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2012 | By DAVID KOENIG
    The company that makes Twinkies, Wonder bread and Ding Dongs says it's making a final offer to workers to accept cost-cutting before it asks a bankruptcy court to impose the cuts. Hostess Brands Inc. wants the Teamsters and bakers' unions to accept reduced pension benefits and changes in work rules to lower costs. It wants to outsource some delivery work. The company said Saturday that if the unions reject the offer, it will push ahead with efforts in bankruptcy court to throw out the unions' collective bargaining agreements. A union official warned that could lead to a strike. Hostess Brands...
  • Trainer Spills Secrets of Michelle Obama's Arms (News You Can Use!)

    09/07/2009 6:24:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies · 2,016+ views
    Google News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Darlene Superville
    WASHINGTON — At last, the secret to first lady Michelle Obama's sculpted arms? Tricep pushdowns and hammer curls.So says Cornell McClellan, Mrs. Obama's longtime personal trainer, who described the workout routine of his famous client in the October issue of Women's Health magazine. She began working with McClellan in 1997 at his Chicago fitness studio. "She's truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness," he says. McClellan said that at the end of an intense routine of cardio workouts and weight training, Mrs. Obama finishes with the "arm-shaping superset" of tricep pushdowns and hammer curls to tone one...
  • Time: if you oppose illegal immigration, you might be a Nazi

    05/31/2006 4:36:50 AM PDT · by Jameison · 48 replies · 1,323+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/30/2005 | Allahpundit
    Time: if you oppose illegal immigration, you might be a Nazi, or a Klansman, or maybe even a member of the Minutemen. And to think Kaus thought the media was going to line up with the Senate against the House. You’re too young to be so cynical, Mickey. A quick check of the Time archives reveals no mentions whatsoever of “MEChA,” let alone the fact that the lieutenant governor of California and the mayor of Los Angeles once belonged to the organization. If you can find any, let me know and I’ll update here. Meanwhile, it’s a very special edition...
  • Moore's Treasonous Behavior Continues

    12/14/2004 6:38:56 AM PST · by Jon Alvarez · 53 replies · 2,016+ views
  • Michael Moore's Latest Newsletter explaining how the Democrats are victims of abuse

    12/13/2004 5:01:04 AM PST · by Capagrl · 66 replies · 1,927+ views
    Michael Moore's Newsletter | 12/13/2004 | Michael Moore
    12/13/04 Dear Friends, It is no surprise that the Republicans are sore winners. They have spent the better part of the past month beating their chests, threatening to send to Siberia any Republican who doesn’t toe the line (poor Arlen Specter), and promising everything short of martial law if the Democrats don’t do what they are told. What’s worse is to watch the pathetic sight of the DLC (the conservative, pro-corporate group of Democrats) apologizing for being Democrats and promising to “purge” the party of the likes of, well, all of US! Their comments are so hilarious and really not...
  • Michael Moore Unveils New Look

    12/01/2004 10:25:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 150 replies · 6,975+ views
    Internet Broadcasting Systems ^ | November 30, 2004 | Rick Ellis
    On Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" since the 2004 presidential election. As is often the case with Moore, he surprised the audience. But in this case, the surprise was the result of his new look. Moore appeared on stage wearing a suit and tie, no beard or hat and a trim haircut. When asked by Jay Leno about his appearance, Moore quipped, "I thought I should look a little sharper for my IRS audit" and "If you can't beat them, you might as well look like them." Moore told...
  • Get ready for more Moore

    11/11/2004 9:36:07 AM PST · by Kornev · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/2004 | Army Archerd
    GOOD MORNING: Michael Moore met with Harvey Weinstein and Moore says they plan to start working -- now -- on "Fahrenheit 9/11½." "We want to get cameras rolling now and have it ready in two-three years," Moore says. "We want to document and commercialize it. Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now. The official mourning period is over today and there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited...
  • Michale Moores New Project

    someone i know is at a trade show today and mr. M is there..... sounds like lardo is doing a documentary about how pharmaceutical companies waste so much money. Pfizer. being the main focus....... funny discussion.
  • Let Michael Moore Know How You REALLY Feel About him.

    11/08/2004 12:32:05 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 57 replies · 1,560+ views
    Here are some post-election comments from Michael F. Moore: THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world. This once-great country has pulled up its drawbridge for another four years and stuck a finger up to the billions of us forced to share the same air. And in doing so, it has shown itself to be a fearful, backward-looking and very small nation. This should have been the day when...
  • From Michael

    11/08/2004 9:50:23 AM PST · by Skams · 13 replies · 921+ views
    Dear Friends, If there was one group who really came through on Tuesday, it was the young people of America. Their turnout was historic and record-setting. And few in the media are willing to report this fact.
  • Moore Peddles Crackpot Theory about FL Election Fraud

    11/07/2004 6:29:21 PM PST · by xlib · 27 replies · 848+ views ^ | 11/06/04 | Thom Hartmann
    While the heavily scrutinized touch-screen voting machines seemed to produce results in which the registered Democrat/Republican ratios matched the Kerry/Bush vote, and so did the optically-scanned paper ballots in the larger counties, in Florida's smaller counties the results from the optically scanned paper ballots - fed into a central tabulator PC and thus vulnerable to hacking - seem to have been reversed. In Baker County, for example, with 12,887 registered voters, 69.3% of them Democrats and 24.3% of them Republicans, the vote was only 2,180 for Kerry and 7,738 for Bush, the opposite of what is seen everywhere else in...
  • The picture of Michael Moore that comes back to haunt him

    11/04/2004 2:26:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 101 replies · 6,344+ views
    11-3-04 | dfu
    John McCain called Michael Moore a "disingenuous filmmaker" at the Republican National Covention. He did not know that Lard*ss was in the house. So, Lard*ss smiled, stood up, and gave the "L" for Loser sign. Today, the disingenuous filmmaker is in hiding. Have fun mocking him. He is one of the most disgusting human beings to ever be involved in the political process. Thanks to flashbunny for adding the appropriate word to the photo.
  • Hilarious but Correct Thinking Posters

    03/14/2003 9:02:40 PM PST · by nanomid · 9 replies · 619+ views ^ |
    Ad Text: "Bullies Used To Steal Your Lunch Money. Now They Scare You Out Of Eating." "Food cops at the Center For Science in the Public Interest are seeking government control of everything you eat. For a review of their phony food scares, junk "science," and demands for new taxes, visit"