Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hey Nevada! Glad you voted for Reid and Obama?

Another one from the Elections Have Consequences Department, restaurants in Nevada close to throwing in the towel: “I don’t know what secret [the politicians] know, where they just assume we can write them a check,” said Sam Facchini, owner of … Continue reading

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It’s all the fault of you filthy Americans – again

Yeah, all you capitalist consumers and your greedy gift giving on the holidays, it’s all your fault. If you’d just quit buying things, people wouldn’t be dead today. (At least not by fire. Starvation maybe…) Seems to be what the scowling beardscratchers at The … Continue reading

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A wee bit o’ Kipling

The Gods of the Copybook Headings AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And … Continue reading

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It’s over – Hostess Cakes: created by capitalists and killed by socialists

Looks like mediation between Hostess and the union failed: Hostess Brands announced on Tuesday night that despite the help of a mediator, it had failed to reach a new labor agreement with the bakery workers union – and union officials … Continue reading

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Twinkies and Ding Dongs might live!

At least that’s the news story breaking now: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twinkies will live to see another day. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union agreed on Monday to go into mediation to try to resolve their … Continue reading

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The Hostess closing hits home

When a Hostess truck breaks down in our area, we get called to bring their truck back to their yard. The manager on duty was always good for a box of Ding Dongs for our driver. We used to get … Continue reading

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Teamsters Union learns what we already knew about Card Check

Without the secret ballot, bad things happen: [my emphasis below] In September, one of its major unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, voted narrowly to accept a new contract with reduced wages and benefits. The Bakers’ union rejected the deal, … Continue reading

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