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the latest on hostess...

...is that attempts at mediation have failed. Never fear snack cake lovers, several private equity firms and other baking companies have expressed interest in some of the brands. Of course, this is still to the chagrin of doctors and health nuts who would rather see the company just go belly up (no pun intended).

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thank you very much, wtj.......... :)

i hadn't heard. that is definitely good news. ever since friday, i thought that maybe this really was the event the mayans were predicting.
i feel cautiously optimistic now.............. maybe there's hope for those store shelves after all.
and thanks, mike, for the link.............cool article.

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slo

In case you haven't heard, the latest is Hostess will get a reprieve. All this talk is part of a hardball game between management and unionized bakers. The latest court challenge has rejected management's bankruptcy request...so that means prepare for frosting.

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Good Read

Here's a link to an excellent new article in the New Yorker about the GD's afterlife:

www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/11/26/121126fa_fact_paumgarten

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farewell to thee suzy-q's..........

it's really real.......

reality sank in today when i was in my local grocery store,
and the hostess section was already wiped out!
no more suzy-q creamy particles to wipe off my face
no more munchie time,
no more lunchie time
no more "any" time.
hostess produced a fine line of laboratory made, industrial grade survival foods
a culinary symphony of sugar, fat, and all things artificial
with an ingredient list that only an accomplished chemist could appreciate
chewy,
gooey
and
who didn't feel better with a hostess product in their hand?
just seeing the box brought about a sense of mild euphoria
(i was pavlov's dog, incarnate, at the sight of a fresh suzy-q)
not to mention that all hostess products qualified as an important part of a balanced vegetarian diet
"the times they are a changin' "

this is TRULY sweet - sorrow....... :(

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21st Century Schizoid Man

I think this election has shown the nation what a bag of nuts and bolts the Republican party truly is. The fact that "legitimate rape" was a discussion that made its way to the political stratosphere shows just how out of touch the Conservative brand is from the rest of the nation. Personally, as father to a daughter, there's no way in Hades I'd vote Republican after that kind of talk was entertained. Another big problem we have in this country is the media, and I'm not just talking about Fox News; the media has been allowed to get away with contorting and/or flat-out making up facts to persuade/dissuade the public, and it's appalling. Whatever responsibility to the public the media of yesteryear pledged, that code of ethics and conduct died out long ago. The problem is that they have no one but themselves to answer to, and they are the primary outlet for any and all information the majority of Americans receive on a regular basis.

Morale Majority my left foot....

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i was of the opinion.....

that voting for the extremist candidate who wants to gut social security, medicare, the epa, and privatize everything in sight -- all paul ryan objectives (and an ayn rand, "atlas shrugged" devotee) -- would be voting for your own demise, but that's just me.

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This is Dread, mon -- Truly Dread!

Those vowing the Republicans will rise again. Ain't gonna happen unless they learn GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Billions spent by Karl Rove's and Koch's on negative advertizing couldn't defeat the ground operation. There are more people at the bottom than the top.

Keep on demonizing, Rush You're pushing them right into our column.

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Agree w/Aldo, Mike

The essential philosophy of the last Bush Administration was that "God" put the whole planet at our disposal to profit from.

The landowner has a moral duty and responsibility to take stewardship. collectively, of that land which he does not own.

I see both extremes where I live in Vermont. People who dump their garbage over a hill (it cost money to dispose of garbage, never mind recycle) , into a watershed and people who show up annually for "Green-up Vermont" day and pick up the garbage as well as being active in their local communities about land use all year round.

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Don't Worry About The Government

"A system of conservation based solely on economic self-interest is hopelessly lopsided. It tends to ignore, and thus eventually to eliminate, many elements in the land community that lack commercial value, but that are (as far as we know) essential to its healthy functioning. It assumes, falsely, I think, that the economic parts of the biotic clock will function without the uneconomic parts. It tends to relegate to government many functions eventually too large, too complex, or too widely dispersed to be performed by government.

"An ethical obligation on the part of the private owner is the only visible remedy for these situations."

– Aldo Leopold

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