Monday, November 19, 2012

Horry Clap! I'm Dead!

Now that I've figured it out ...
it's even worse;  but there's hope

In October 1991 I was driving my Toyota Camry on Forest Drive in Annapolis,  when a woman pulled out in front of me.  I hit her broadside; no chance to brake.  I didn't realize it at the time, but I was killed.  Now that I understand that, it's made my "life" much easier.  I'm pretty sure I'm in purgatory, and not Hell because there are moments of hope, even joy, which of course Hell does not provide for. Sometime in a few trillion years (of earth time) I will be paroled.  That's called hope.

I understand now that none of this political stuff is happening for my dear wife and four children,  who have moved on (but thankfully continue to pray for me).   Not so here. You people (yes, all of you,  in case you haven't figured it out yet)  have passed on.  You share with me this particular plane of existence because I have in a sense created you.

So,  being here is filled with the utterly bizarre. Nothing makes sense; everything is torturously insane. In this plane of existence there is a  fictional president named Bronco Stoma— I think—details are ever changing here.  The girl always turns out to be a guy, or leaves me for a Rugby player? she met on a Ferris Wheel during his game?.  I can never find my car.  I keep trying to fly to a resort with a free ticket, but always go to the wrong terminal, and spend an eternity ... trying to find my car.  And,stuff like  like this.

Res Ipsa Loquitor

“What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”

After the Baker's Union opted to let the company go into bankruptcy rather than take a 10% wage cut.  Just insane.


Anonymous said...

You so Dante. Nice parallel. Ive lived there for a while now.

figgy x

Anonymous said...

It was crony capitalism, Dick Gerhardt and company were the owners after the last bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

Mexico might buy the various brands. Twinkies made in Mexico would not be subject to our sugar tariff which doubles the cost of US sugar vs world prices. That and labor saving will more than make us for increased distribution costs.

Wait until the union members find out how much of their pensions are left after the PBGC liquidates their plans.

Freddie Sykes

vanderleun said...

Would the first person to measure the distance between Trumka's ears with an ice pick please report back? Thanking you in advance.

Kristophr said...

What was really amusing was that the Teamsters HAD looked at their books, and concluded that they did need to take a pay cut.

Teamsters were crossing this retard's picket lines in order to try to save their member's jobs.

Jess said...

It's called collective bargaining, but it really means collecting money from suckers.

BlogDog said...

Unfortunately for Scumka, the bad management decisions mostly consisted of giving in to union demands.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

It wasn't so much the pay but the work rules. Hostess was required to use separate crews to deliver bread and cakes. The union rules demanded inefficiencies and duplication of labor.

WSJ had an editorial on it a few days ago.

Jim - PRS said...

Wouldn't ya like to smack that waste of space with a sock full of shit? Not very neighborly of me, but I'm still wallowing in pissed off.

Anonymous said...

He looks like Christie's better looking brother, wot?

Sir H the Comet

Anonymous said...

A simple question. The unions have money. Why dont they just buy the company and keep ALL of the money? Right? Right? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?

Anonymous said...

Trumka looks a lot like Stalin, you SURE you are not in hell? How often do they play Streisand?

Anonymous said...

Dear Bakers Union Members,

Thank you for pointing out the outragious salaries the Management Team at Hostess earned for guiding and managing the company throughout their bankrupcy reorganization.

You are quick to blame us for the cash shortfalls the company experienced and the reason the lights are now out and 18,000 union members are unemployed.

You might be interested to know that last
year the Bakers Union Officers take home salaries were:


Hardly a paupers wage in these trying economic times.

You would do well to check your own house before blaming others for trying to take the necessary steps to keep the doors open and the lights on. Maybe in the future, you should demand a reduction in your union dues to make up for the reduction in wages that are necessary and approved by bankrupcy courts in a reorganization process.

Yours Truly:

The Hostess Corporate Management Team

P.S. When you refused to come back to work, we were forced to close the company and our jobs were eliminated also.

Kristophr said...

It is looking like the baker's union has decided to negotiate.

They are in bankruptcy court offering to go back to work now.

DougM said...

The term you're looking for is "looting."
The situation is eerily similar to that in "Atlas Shrugged."
No, don't read it. It's long, and Ayn Rand doesn't provide a realistic way out.
On the other hand, the Declaration of Independence is short, and it does.

Daniel K Day said...

Rodger, I'm awfully late to this post but this article by Thomas Sowell is worth a look:
"Why would they do that, if it is just a question of not wanting to pay union wages? The Twinkies bankruptcy is a classic example of costs created by labor unions that are not confined to paychecks.

The work rules imposed in union contracts required the company that makes Twinkies, which also makes Wonder Bread, to deliver these two products to stores in separate trucks. Moreover, truck drivers were not allowed to load either of these products into their trucks. And the people who did load Twinkies into trucks were not allowed to load Wonder Bread, and vice versa.

All of this was obviously intended to create more jobs for the unions’ members. But the needless additional costs that these make-work rules created ended up driving the company into bankruptcy..."

Kristophr said...

And it looks like this turd got too greedy, and negotiations broke down.

So Hostess is toast.

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