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Hostess Brands Moves to Wind Down Operations, Sell Assets

Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Nov 16, 2012 #21 of 313
    Laxguy

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    Don't worry. The "Twinkie Defense" will always have as much worth as it always had.....:eek2:
     
  2. Nov 16, 2012 #22 of 313
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    It worked in the Dan White double murder trial. He killed two people (Mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk), and was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, rather than murder. He served five years. He got out of prison, returned to San Francisco, and committed suicide.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2012 #23 of 313
    Lord Vader

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    Just goes to show you that there are a lot of stupid people out there (San Francisco jurors).
     
  4. Nov 16, 2012 #24 of 313
    fluffybear

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    Just did a quick ebay search and ran across this listing:

    $349,000. ($399,000 BUY IT NOW) for a 2 boxes of Hostess Twinkee's :eek2:
     
  5. Nov 16, 2012 #25 of 313
    Laxguy

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    He committed suicide after eating a box of Krispy Kremes......

    :D

    I don't believe his beating the murder charger was solely due to the Twinkie Defense. Was that really the belief at the time? (I didn't follow the trial other than cursorily.)
     
  6. Nov 16, 2012 #26 of 313
    Lord Vader

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    Hey, it's California, where a jury acquitted a man of brutally butchering his ex-wife and her boyfriend, despite the fact that the evidence overwhelmingly showed the accused had done it.
     
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    It was a diminished capacity (intent) defense based partly on the testimony that he had been on a heavy junk food diet of twinkies and cokes in the weeks leading up to the killings. I believe (if my memory is correct) they even had the janitor in city hall testify that every night when he emptied White's office trash can it was full of coke cans and twinkie wrappers.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2012 #28 of 313
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    True, but that is due to the vagaries of the jury system. It is not a computer program. It happened in Florida with Casey Anthony.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2012 #29 of 313
    Laxguy

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    Ah, thanks. So maybe it really did 'work'!

    Anyone know if it's been used successfully since? (And folks thinking of committing a crime and using this defense, good news! It doesn't have to be Twinkies specifically!)
     
  10. Nov 16, 2012 #30 of 313
    Lord Vader

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    Oh, I know, but it doesn't stop me from being convinced there are a lot of stupid people out there.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2012 #31 of 313
    Laxguy

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    And in here! :nono2: Present company excepted.

    Really, there are enough morons and rotten bad people to give every county, city, state, and nation plenty. No shortage.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2012 #32 of 313
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    but the glove didn't fit :lol:
     
  13. Nov 16, 2012 #33 of 313
    Lord Vader

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    Blame the prosecutors for that stupid blunder. One need not be a physicist to know that a fabric will shrink and shrivel when soaked with blood or most other fluids.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2012 #34 of 313
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    Twinkies, proudly made in China, in the same state of the art factories that make our poisoned pet food.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2012 #35 of 313
    SayWhat?

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    At least you won't have to worry about spoilage and shelf life.
     
  16. Nov 17, 2012 #36 of 313
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    Did you type that on an iPad? ;)
     
  17. Nov 17, 2012 #37 of 313
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    Talk about highjacking a thread!! :rolleyes: :confused: This was supposedly about Hostess and Twinkies and now it's about all sorts of crimes. Gimme a break. :(

    What we probably need is a thread on random criminal acts. :D
     
  18. Nov 17, 2012 #38 of 313
    Lord Vader

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    OK. Yesterday I stole 4 boxes of Twinkies from a Kroger. :p

    We're back on track now.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2012 #39 of 313
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    Good article in the Daily News today about this. Let me see if I can find it...Found it, here's the link.

    So, the Baker's Union is the problem. The Teamsters agreed to a contract, but the BU didn't. Now over 18,000 jobs are lost country wide. If the BU thought the owners were bluffing...

    Rich
     
  20. Nov 17, 2012 #40 of 313
    Laxguy

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    While they no doubt are a big part of the problem, poor management and declining markets for their products play a rĂ´le, too. A pity, though that so many thousands have to suffer because of one work stoppage.
     

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