November 22, 2012  By Jack Jodell

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! This year, as you are enjoying the companionship of family and friends, and are sitting down to an exquisite meal of delicious turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, carrots, jello, cranberries, pumpkin pie, cookies, and whatever else you may be feasting on, be thankful for all you have, and ESPECIALLY be thankful that you are NOT employed by the very greedy and heartless Hostess Company! For, the 18,000 employees of that wretched company have been badly ripped off and are facing immediate loss of employment just before Christmas due to the extreme mismanagement and self-centered greed of their executive officers! In the annals of corporate greed, this example definitely stands near the very top in terms of its blatant cruelty!

Take a look at what I have posted below. I thank Jerry Critter at Critter’s Crap ( for forwarding the link to me. It appeared in the November 20 blogpost of the fine blog Ramblings ( Then, PHONE the Hostess Company at 1-972-4500 , ask for eithe CEO  Gregory F. Rayburn, CFO  / Executive Vice President John Stewart, or whomever may be taking their calls, and TELL them how OUTRAGED you are by their vicious and heartless behavior! Be sure to also write an angry letter to those greedy sons of bitches at  The Hostess Company, 6031 Connection Drive, Irving, TX 75039. They can be reached by Fax at 1-972-892-7694.  Jerks like these need to hear firsthand from we workers and consumers that the days of corporate exploitation and bullying are rapidly and deservedly coming to a close! The horrible Hostess Company has simply gone way too far, and they must feel the public’s wrath!  

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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  1. The more I learn about this the more I suspect there’s some serious crookedness at the top of this company. I can’t help but wonder if there’s more than the apparent greed and incompetence involved, and that the reason the CEO and others at the top are so willing to shut Hostess down is to hide that crookedness. Maybe skimming money and cooking the books, for one possibility. I think someone ought to do some investigating.

    Good post, as always, Jack. Have a terrific Thanksgiving.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Thank you, S.W., and a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you, too, sir. You may very well be onto something with that observation. As we all know, Texas, where the company is based, absolutely detests unions and has little regard for its workers. The Texas method of conducting “bidness “is different from most other states anyway and many would view this as a typically appalling example of it. Owing to the fact that these greedy misers have already screwed over their workers repeatedly, frontier justice would demand that the board of directors be strung up from the nearest tree. If only it were that easy…

  2. One thing that seems to have been under-discussed about this is that the Hostess implosion is like a classic Bain Capital case. They come in at a struggling company, give all the big dogs top bonuses and fight the unions to get concessions. When the unions refuse to give in, then they fold up the company and make off with the loot. This kind of tactic is how Scumney made his fortune, being a bottom-feeder off the U.S. capitalist system.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Manifesto Joe,
      Excellent point! Romney is definitely a capitalist vulture. There had ought to be a very stringent law against this kind of practice!

  3. If the company dies, the vulture should starve, not make out like an overfed pig.p

  4. jackjodell53 says:

    How right you are, Jerry!

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