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Comments for: 37-year-old Twinkie, world’s oldest, still a sweet treat at Blue Hill school

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  • Anonymous

    Yum.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if this would ever make national news considering the circumstances?

    I knew I heard a story of a twinkie sitting on a chalkboard. Athough, I remember the story more of how a kid or student brought a twinkie into class, and somehow it ended up as an experiment on the chalk board, and for a few years there was no change in the twinkie. I was wondering where I heard it recently? I knew it was around here in Maine.

    Thanks for the update on the chalkboard twinkie, which unpackaged had no visible change for years.

  • Too bad the union shut them down and forced fired all those workers! Oh well…ya get what ya vote ferrrr!

    • Anonymous

      Bill, get a clue, the workers were told they needed to take an 8% cut in pay and more than a 30% decline in benefits…all while the CEO was getting a 300% raise and top executives got 60-100% raises.

      Tell me again who shut this place down?

      • Anonymous

        So, are the workers better off now? Did they have a better offer from anyone else? What is the Union going to do for them now? Are their skills in any kind of demand? Can they even collect unemployment if they walk off the job?

        It sounds like they over-played their hand. It’s sad really, tragically so..

        • Anonymous

          So as a worker I should just take a pay cut if my employer feels it helps out their bottom line, even as I watch him take a pay raise?

          That is what is destroying America, not the unions.

          Who really loses out here, to me it looks like the top executives are the big losers who over played his hand. Yes, you now have those workers that will collect unemployment because technically they did not walk off the job, they were all laid off now that the company closed (they were on strike, which is different).

          Haven’t you seen the news that other companies are looking to buy up these products to make an sell, maybe not all the workers will get hired back but many will, will the CEO and those top executives ever make nearly what they did previous to the company shutting down?

          • Anonymous

            Yes I think the CEO and other top executives will make plenty of money going forward. People at that level think in terms of career milestones, not survival. The Union leaders are likewise just as financially insulated. Both sides are negotiating from the back seats of limousines.

            The real losers are the workers who are now unemployed, lacking the skills that would let them demand more of an employer in 2012. They listened to the Union speeches and came crashing into reality.

            I’ll hope with you that some other company swoops in to take over the factories and employ these people.

          • Anonymous

            WOULD you take a 8% pay cut lying down??? I don’t know of any one who would .Anyone who would is a fool.

          • Anonymous

            “If I don’t get what I want I will do myself an injury.”

            Childish behavior from the union.

          • Anonymous

            If I did not have skills that anyone else was going to pay me for, yes, I would take that pay cut. 92% is better than nothing. In the past I’ve felt abused by employers and gotten even by finding a better paying job. If you can’t find a better paying job then your wage is probably correct in terms of what the job market will pay you. The fool is the one who quits a job to be unemployed to spite themselves.

            What demand is there in Southern Maine right now for 500 cupcake factory workers?? I do hope some company will come in and save them. It would be a miracle though.

          • Anonymous

            If the company was so good why did they have such a turn over rate ?

          • Anonymous

            It sounds like the hostess company was awful to work for. I’ve no idea what the turn over rate was. I do know 92% of your pay is better than 0% if you need to eat.

            So, enlighten me. What is your advice now to the 500 jobless workers? Where should they go to demand 100% of their former pay and pensions? They listened and stood firm against the 8% cut. What is the plan for them now?

          • Anonymous

            Ya where r u now

          • No one forced them to work there! They had a choice …take a pay and benefit cut or go look for another job! Turns out…the unions decided for them! WELFARE!…
            Better get used to this happening more often because companies will shut down before they pay anymore extortion to the unions! My advice….dump your union and negotiate pay and benefits yourselves!

          • Anonymous

            I have a mule smarter n you

          • Anonymous

            Yup and they made their choice to strike . Didn’t you say you worked at BIW and were a part of THAT union??

          • Anonymous

            The court ordered the pay cut as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

      • Unions are parasitic leeches! Maybe union grand poobah Trumpka can kick in a few of his union millions!
        Now we see Unions shutting down traffic to LAX. Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union,(SEIU) is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day.” This is what you voted for, folks. Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

        • Anonymous

          We voted for a 37 year old twinkee? Way to stay on message.

          • What a dumb comment!

          • Anonymous

            Ok, guy who feels like spewing right wing crap in the comments section of a story about an old Twinkee. Thanks for the enlightenment. Bend over and take it for the man!

          • Jst4Today

            You’re right. The twinkee we voted in is really 64. Unlike the GSA twinkee, Maine’s twinkee has only about 2 more years of shelf life to go before he disappears.

        • Anonymous

          Unions are made up of hard working average Americans who are sick of being taken advantage of by lowly scum.

          • You’re high! That “lowly scum” signs your paycheck! There are plenty of poor people out there…get a job from one of them!

        • Anonymous

          If thats true how come BIW is going strong the workers are building the ship better ,quicker an under cost an a head of time . So i guess those are lazy union workers .

          • Anonymous

            Because of labor rules enforced by the government for labor contracts and there are only two shipyards. It is not a competitive market in the labor part of the contracts.

          • Anonymous

            The navy can reject any contract that they want . Any ship yard in the united state can bid on them

          • Anonymous

            There are only two big shipyards that produce Destroyers. Silly. They both have to work by the same rules with the same pay scale.
            Government regulations.

      • Anonymous

        So they voted themselves a 100% pay cut. I cannot understand that decision.

      • Anonymous

        That is an absolute lie. Current salaries have been $1 annually for the top 5 executives and the others gave back those raises 6 months ago.

    • Anonymous

      Bill, you are a clueless servant. Keep kissing butt. You are way good at it.

  • Anonymous

    I went to High School with that twinkie back in 95′

    • Anonymous

      I went to G.S.A., when the Twinkie was put on the blackboard.

  • Anonymous

    That’s repulsive. And people eat this crap? Willingly?

    • Ryan Robbins

      Same could be said of you I guess.

  • Jst4Today

    I wonder how much it would fetch on Ebay?

  • Anonymous

    YUCK!!

  • Anonymous

    More accurately headlined at The Rumford Meteor as: “Two Dozen Students Offer To Eat School’s 37-Year-Old Twinkie Experiment Instead Of The New “Healthy” School Lunches”

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