Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hostess snack company…NOT going out of buinsess just yet!!!

As I am sure most of you have heard the recent news that the maker of one of America’s most beloved snack treats, Hostess, announced Friday that it was going out of business due to an ongoing labor strike that stemmed from negotiation breakdowns between Hostess and it’s labor unions.Hostess announced that with it’s workforce of over 18,500 employees being on strike that it simply could not operate and since talks were going no where  the snack maker filed bankruptcy, and chose to liquidate all of its assets rather the go through the bankruptcy process and try to salvage the company. When news of the snack makers impending closure thousands upon thousands of Americas flocked to stores, grocers, gas stations and vending machines alike attempting to stock pile these Delicious confectionery treats and savor a tasty piece of American History.  Also, shortly after the company announced it’s plan to liquidate, talks resumed between Hostess and the Teamsters labor union. However, the bakers union was unwilling to budge on its position and did not accept any deals that were in place, so the company was forced to move forward with Liquidation.

HOWEVER, in a surprise announcement today a bankruptcy court judged ordered the two sides to sit back down at the mediation table and at least attempt to come to some type of agreement to not only save the 18,oo0+ jobs, but to also save a company that has been an American Classic for over 83 years. Hopefully the two sides can soon come to some type of agreement and save the jobs of so many employees and help keep the American economy from getting any worse. Now in my personal opinion i n o longer indulge in hostess snack cakes because i choose to life a healthier life style, but I do not see a problem in having Twinkie every now and again because let’s be honest…TWINKIES ARE  PRETTY AWESOME LOL not to mention I would hate to see so many thousands of Americans out of work. Below is an article form the New York times that describes the events in a little more detail.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/hostess-and-bakers-union-agree-to-mediation/

Voice of Elmo implicated in Underage homosexual relationship….Say it aint so Elmo!!

Kevin Clash the voice of the Iconic Sesame Street puppet Elmo, has been implicated in scandal that involves him having a relationship with a young man when this young man was only 16 years old. The young name who’s name has not been released to protect his identity but the young man who is now 24 years old claims that he and Clash engaged in a sexual relationship during the time the young man was still a 16 year old minor. Now none of these have been substantiated at this point due to a sufficient lack of evidence of the relationship actually taking place during the young mans teen years, however clash has admitted to a relationship with the accuser but states that the entire relationship took place when they young man was over the age of 18 when both parties were consenting adults.

Clash has been suspended from the show not due to the allegations but due to email communications that Clash had with the young man that did not detail any information about the relationship but due to the fact that it was personal interaction through the use of company email. After an email conversation between the accuser and Clash, the accuser met with sesame street and subsequently hired an attorney because he felt the show executives were trying to silence him. The courts have at this point decided that there is insufficient evidence to prove the relationship took place while the accuser was underage but the accuser sates that he will pursue his case.
Below is a link to a TMZ article with a little more detail about the case.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231695/Kevin-Clash-Voice-Sesame-Streets-Elmo-accused-having-sexual-relationship-underage-boy.html?ICO=most_read_module

“Life and Dreams…Are you Happy?” KainCarter VLOG via @hotdamnirock

This is a truly inspiring video from Kain Carter aka HotdamnIrock where he gets into a very deep and hard hitting question about life and how many may be living their lives. I definitely recommend EVERYONE watch this video and take a deep and in depth look at the message behind it all.

American Civil War…….2012!!!

So a very good friend of mine called me today with some news that was absurdly unbelievable to say the least. My friend told me that he came across an article that detailed a series of petitions  circulating through several states in the U.S where people are actually trying to have their sates secede  from the continental United States.  Now even though in this day and age this a sheer impossibility and will most likely never happen, these petitions have still been signed by ten’s of thousands of people. For example in the State of Louisiana where the idea orientated, there have been over 13,500 signatures, and in Texas there is currently over 19,000 signatures.  In total there are currently 19 different states with these same types of petitions floating around that are actually gaining steam and headway as far as notoriety and support.

Now to put things back in perspective, a peaceful secession form the union granted by the Oabama administration is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN now how many signatures these petitions have. However it begs the questions as to what could possibly be so wrong with this country that so many thousands of people are willing to spend the mental and physical energy into such a ludicrous idea that they actually feel so strongly about that they convince tens of thousands of other people to do get behind the same idea? Are things that bad in America where 19,000 Texans actually want to secede the union in 2012? If this is any indication of where this country is headed then I am truly vexed, ashamed, and appalled.  I am going to follow this particular story very closely to see how it develops and I will keep everyone updated as much as possible. I have seen quite a few things in my lifetime but I have never seen or heard of anything like this.  Below is an article on info wars with more information and a complete list of all 19 states involved and the number of signatures each state’s petition has so far.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-reelection-spurs-wave-of-states-petitions-to-secede/

1. Louisiana, 13,426

2. Texas, 18,012

3. Florida, 4,987

4. Alabama, 5,156

5. North Carolina, 4,623

6. Kentucky, 3,929

7. Mississippi, 3,849;

8. Indiana, 3,876;

9. North Dakota, 2,998

10. Montana, 3,378

11. Colorado, 3,746

12. Oregon, 3,230

13. New Jersey, 2,960

14. New York, 3,425

15. South Carolina, 3,193, 2,087

16. Arkansas, 1,537

17. Georgia, 3,912, 2,604

18. Missouri, 2,085, 2,781

19. Tennessee 3,656

20. Michigan 3,230

Congratualtions President Barack Obama!!! Four More Years!!!

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