A judge's offer to allow an Ohio drug defendant the chance to stay out of prison if he'd give up marijuana might have just gone up in smoke.There was no word on Mitchell's response to news that Twinkies would disappear from the market, thanks to selfish and short-sighted unions.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh says she was astonished by the response from 19-year-old Damaine Mitchell on Wednesday.
... Mitchell told the judge he likes smoking weed and staying off it so he could stay out of prison would be "a challenge." He told the judge he could try to quit but made a request: Could he "at least get one more joint in?"
The judge quickly said no.
Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.Bummer, dude.
“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce..."
"Most employees who lose their jobs should be eligible for government-provided unemployment benefits," Hostess said.Of course they will. Paid for by the rest of us non-union working schmucks who are just happy to have a job in these challenging times.
Not surprisingly, union fat-cats have a different opinion.
“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,” (AFL-CIO President Richard) Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Looks like he's done his part to improve Twinkies sales.
It's not Bush's fault anymore. It's Romney's.
It's going to be a loonnngggg four years...