The LuLac Edition #2268, November 19th, 2012
THE TWINKIE CONTROVERSY
Hostess, the makers of Twinkie and Ho Hos is going out of business. The reason on the surface is that union workers would not cave in to the company’s threat to close up if 18,000 workers did not submit to their business plan. This was a business plan that increased the company’s debt to over a billion dollars, up from the 450 million they were in a hole prior to being taken over by a Bane Capital type mechanism. The workers are told to pound sand but the CEOs and top managers (who ran the company into the ground) want their bonuses. Hostess made a good product. Even in these diet conscious times, the product was made well. The workers did everything asked of them. Did you ever hear of a product recall from Hostess? No. So the only logical conclusion is that the CEO’s blame the workers for the plant shutting down. Yep, those big bad bakers trying to make a living wage were all to blame. In the meantime, some other company will come in and get Hostess at a bargain price, free of the debt that was owed the workers through their pension plans that they worked for. God Bless big business and damn the worker.
SUGAR NOTCH SANTA SHUFFLE
The late Terry McNulty from WARM used to refer to the “Sugar Notch Shuffle” in his radio program. At Sunday’s Sugar Notch Santa Parade, Council member Mario Fiorucci took a holiday flag. Bought from his favorite shopping venue and marched through the streets beckoning the adults and children that Santa was on his way. The performance was so energetic and convincing , that people thought Fiorucci was the Grand Marshall. That of course was impossible because everyone knows in a Santa parade, the man with the bag, and not the flag holds that title. But much to the delight of the crowd, Fiorucci could’ve been a close second if he had a Santa suit.