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  • Failure: Unions in America Today

    11/25/2012 5:40:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind. Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large. Why? Because...
  • (Video) Hostess Twinkie Fate a Portent Marxist Life to Come

    11/18/2012 4:14:40 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies
    Union plague devours another company and more jobs. Wait until the kids and single women who re-elected our would-be despot experience how the misery of Marxism actually affects their lifestyles... (video linked)
  • Hostess Creme Filling Recipe (Don't Panic!)

    11/18/2012 8:08:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Top Secret Recipes ^ | 11/18/12 | http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Hostess-Twinkie-Creme-Filling-Recipe.html
    The Recipe is at the site. Also a link for the Twinkie cake recipe. If you got to have your Twinkie fix, this link is dedicated to you. Don't Panic! 2 Teaspoons very hot water Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups marshmallow cream (1 7-oz jar) 1/2 cup shortening 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Our Kids Are Doomed. Give Them a Twinkie (Stop worrying about the future, there is none)

    11/17/2012 12:03:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2012 | Frank j. Fleming
    Recently, nature punished us for our fossil fuel burning with hurricane Sandy; ask any science enthusiast, like Meghan McCain. Some people deny global warming exists, but that is foolish. It’s been proven. It is settled science. Globes have been warmed in science labs. And now we’re getting hit with massive hurricanes because… warming. It’s science — you don’t have to understand it, you just have to fear it. If we continue to pump carbon into the air, we will be hit by frequent hurricanes, flooding of the coasts, and men in white lab coats yelling at us and calling us...
  • (Post-Twinkie Apocalypse) A Guide to Making Your Own Twinkies

    11/17/2012 10:20:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Top Secret Recipes ^ | Who Killed the Twinkie?
    Top Secret Recipes Version of the Hostess Twinkie The Twinkie was invented in 1930 by the late James A. Dewar, then the Chicago-area regional manager of Continental Baking Company, the parent corporation behind the Hostess trademark. At the time, Continental made "Little Short Cake Fingers" only during the six-week strawberry season, and Dewar realized that the aluminum pans in which the cakes were baked sat idle the rest of the year. He came up with the idea of injecting the little cakes with a creamy filling to make them a year-round product and decided to charge a nickel for a...
  • Ding Dong, Twinkie is dead thanks to Obamas, US economy and unions

    11/16/2012 2:14:46 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 49 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The corporate closure will eliminate not only jobs, but 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States. While some workers bucked threats from union bosses and returned to work, it was not enough. "The problem is we don't have enough crossing those lines to maintain normal production,” said Rayburn. So, this ends a company that has been in business since 1930 providing delicious treats to generations of customers. While it is a sad day for most Americans, one person who will be celebrating is First Lady Michelle Obama, who is the...
  • Union Strikes May Halt Twinkie Production

    02/14/2012 2:03:09 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 14th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Twinkie lovers may want to stock up on their golden Hostess treats. This time it is not the food police who are threatening the yummy cakes. ABC News says teamsters are making strike threats to Hostess, which is in an operational bankruptcy at the moment. If there is a union strike, production of Twinkies will cease
  • Twinkies Maker Hostess Files For Bankruptcy

    01/14/2012 2:43:44 PM PST · by Cronos · 52 replies
    Dr. Jays ^ | 14 Jan 2012 | Ben Glasser
    The maker of snack cakes including Twinkies, Ho Hos, and DingDongs has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But a company spokesperson has assured that production of the famous cream-filled treat will continue as usual for now.“Throughout the proceeding, we’re going to operate business as normal,” said Hostess spokesman Erik Halvorson, according to CNNMoney. “They’ll keep making Twinkies.”Hostess declared bankruptcy for the first time in 2004, and didn’t emerge until 2009, an unusually long time for the situation. Even more unusual is the second Chapter 11 filing (or “Chapter 22,” in some legal circles) so soon after.Hostess blames unions and...
  • Hostess Brands Preparing for Chapter 11 Filing

    01/09/2012 3:09:57 PM PST · by Dysart · 104 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-10-2011 | Mike Spector
    Hostess Brands Inc. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, said people familiar with the matter, a move that would mark the second significant court restructuring for the Twinkie and Wonder Bread baker in the past several years. The privately held Irving, Texas, company, which employs roughly 19,000 people and carries more than $860 million in debt, has been facing a cash squeeze amid high labor costs and rising prices for sugar, flour and other ingredients, according to people familiar with the matter. Those costs together have proved higher than the company's roughly...
  • Stephen Coffeen: 'Red Bull Killer' Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity, Will Receive No Jail Time

    06/10/2011 2:02:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1+ views
    A man who admits he killed his own father will see no jail time after a judge found him not guilty by reason of insanity. An expert has said drinking Red Bull was one of the things that led to the crime. Stephen Coffeen admits he smothered his father Robert with a couch cushion two years ago. He originally claimed was he was defending himself. His defense Wednesday was temporary insanity. And Wednesday, Judge Nancy Moate Ley accepted a deal worked out between his lawyers and the State Attorney's Office. Under the deal, in six months, Stephen Coffeen could go...
  • National view: First they came for my Twinkie...

    01/06/2011 9:01:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Maricopa Monitor ^ | 1/6/11 | Mary Sanchez
    To ring in 2011, let’s raise a toast in unison to proclaim the most frequently made New Year’s resolution. Then promptly break it. Yes, it’s the season for the annual American vow to lose weight. But first, let’s argue about just how much leverage the government should exert to squeeze us back into our skinny jeans.(snip)Being poor does not have to equate so strongly with obesity. It didn’t used to.
  • The Trojan Twinkie caper

    10/21/2007 7:05:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 290+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    The Trojan Twinkie caper BY DAVE BARRY I'll tell you when I start to worry. I start to worry when ''officials'' tell me not to worry. This is why I am very concerned about the following Associated Press report, which was sent to me by a number of alert readers: 'RICHLAND, WASH. -- Radioactive ants, flies and gnats have been found at the Hanford nuclear complex, bringing to mind those Cold-War-era `B' horror movies in which giant mutant insects are the awful price paid for mankind's entry into the Atomic Age. Officials at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site insist...
  • Twinkie Burritos? Twinkie Lasagna?

    06/28/2006 10:05:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 380+ views
    AP on Yahoo | 6/28/06
    CHICAGO - Twinkies, they're not just for dessert anymore. The new "Twinkies Cookbook" has recipes for everything from a Twinkie Burrito to Twinkie Lasagna. Theresa Cogswell compiled about 50 recipes for the book. Many were submitted to Hostess, as part of Twinkies' 75th anniversary celebration last year. Cogswell tells Illinois' Daily Southtown newspaper that one of her favorites is a berry-laden Patriotic Twinkie Pie. It's red, white and blue. Cogswell says it makes a great centerpiece for a Fourth of July picnic, which you can also eat for dessert.
  • Katie Couric Charged $110,000 for Oklahoma Commencement Speech

    05/14/2006 12:40:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 80 replies · 6,750+ views
    News Busters ^ | May 14, 2006
    The front page of Saturday's Style section in the Washington Post carried an article on commencement addresses by Don Oldenburg. But the really amazing nugget came about 25 paragraphs in: Most universities settle for small-splash speakers such as state politicians or captains of local industry, but others aggressively enter the celebrity lottery. Generally this means bestowing an honorary degree and covering travel expenses, rather than paying a fee...But some offer big bucks. Katie Couric, the soon-to-be CBS anchor, will receive $110,000 to speak at the University of Oklahoma's commencement -- all paid for from private funds, the university emphasizes. Often,...
  • Teacher Kept Twinkie for About 30 Years

    08/12/2004 3:25:22 PM PDT · by knak · 59 replies · 1,965+ views
    abc ^ | 8/12/04
    BLUE HILL, Maine Aug. 12, 2004 — A Twinkie standing the test of time on the edge of a blackboard may be a retiring science teacher's lasting legacy. Roger Bennatti developed a reputation as an innovative teacher during his 31-year career at George Stevens Academy, using new methods to introduce students to subjects he loved. But the legend of the Twinkie looms over all. Speckled with bits of mold, the bright yellow cake still adorns his lab, but Bennatti only vaguely remembers why he kept the Twinkie so long. "We wanted to see what the shelf life of a Twinkie...
  • Right-wing pundits play doctor; diagnose Gore as "insane" (complaint by liberal media watchdog)

    05/29/2004 6:43:50 AM PDT · by motife · 85 replies · 9,202+ views
    Media Matters for America ^ | 05/28/04 | David Brock
    Right-wing pundits play doctor; diagnose Gore as "insane" Responding to former Vice President Al Gore's May 26 speech (sponsored by MoveOn.org and delivered at New York University), in which Gore called for the resignation of six top Bush administration officials, right-wing pundits seemed to read from the same anti-Gore script: resorting to satirical speculation about his psychiatric state -- in one case, attacking the speech itself as "hate speech" and, in another case, as eliciting "the biggest cheers ... from caves in Afghanistan and diehards in Fallujah." Charles Krauthammer, on FOX News Channel's Special Report with Brit Hume, on May...
  • 3 Staffers Suspended Over SF Gate Column (Mark Morford - anti-Bush columnist...)

    04/11/2004 9:47:20 AM PDT · by veronica · 65 replies · 395+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3-28-04 | Dan Fost
    SFGate.com, the Web site of The San Francisco Chronicle, suspended three staffers for a column that the site's boss said was "grotesquely outside the standards that we have." Robert Cauthorn, vice president of digital media for The Chronicle, suspended writer Mark Morford, news editor Vlae Kershner and features editor Amy Moon for a week for their role in the incident.
  • Lammentations of a Dieter

    05/24/2003 1:12:46 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 35 replies · 581+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 24 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Lammentations of a Dieter" Posted by Doc Farmer < http://www.chronwatch.com/site_search.asp?auth=90 > Saturday, May 24, 2003 I've made no secret of the fact that I'm fat, bald, and ugly. For those who think I'm putting myself down, though, I'm not. There's a difference between that and simple honesty of self. If I can't be honest with myself, how can I be expected to be honest with anybody else? That said, though, I don't like being fat. Bald is okay, mind you (thank God for the Gillette Mach 3) and ugly keeps me from being mistaken for a Hollywood type. But fat...