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Twinkies: A rest in peace tribute video

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With snack-maker Hostess announcing this week that it would liquidate all its assets instead of making a deal with its labor union, it seems only fitting that someone put together a rest in peace tribute video for one of America’s longest-running snacks: the Twinkie.

Thankfully, culture blog Nuclear Salad nailed it.

If you’re a Twinkie fan with a stash of the cream-filled, not-quite-food-product, consider holding onto them for a bit longer. As Fox News noted, they’re suddenly being marketed online like delicacies, with some collections of Hostess products selling for hundreds of dollars.

But get it now or forever hold your peace. Contrary to popular belief, Twinkies do spoil. The lats batches should be good through mid-December, but once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Meanwhile, more than 18,500 workers are out of a job after a dispute over an 8 percent pay cut, which has got to sting considering that the company’s CEO was given a 300 percent raise earlier this year, even ahead of a bankruptcy filing.

This video was published to YouTube on November 16, 2012.

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WATCH: Here’s the secret to dissecting Trump’s chaotic distractions

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In an extended examination on MSNBC, host Ari Melber took a hard look at how President Donald Trump creates almost daily distractions for the media and the public to keep the focus off his multiple scandals and to make it look like he is doing something -- when all he is doing is creating controversy for controversy's sake.

Put simply, Melber explained, the president's tweets out some plan he has no intention of implementing, hypes it up for days -- then drops it like it never happened.

Using Trump's aborted attack on Iran as a jumping off point, Melber -- and his panel -- explained that Trump's style of governing is based on "head fakes" and "bluffs."

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Chuck Todd’s terrible interview with fabricator-in-chief Trump snapped the tether: From here on out there’s no truth

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Nothing will ever be the same again. Donald Trump’s unwavering disregard for reality and his acts of violence against the truth are rapidly metastasizing into the marrow of the national debate. I'm not sure we have enough heroes in this country to successfully extricate Trumpism and toss it into the biohazard waste bin of history, along other embarrassments in America's mixed record.

The very fabric of right and wrong in America is disintegrating as one of our two major parties, with some crucial help from Russia, has convinced four out of every 10 voters that verifiable truth is nothing more than a fake news plot against them and their beloved Fifth Avenue Clampetts. As a result, half of the political debate, from the local level on up, is built exclusively on wrongness — on total nonsense, invented by Trump himself along with his propaganda cable network.

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Trump considering withdrawal from 68-year-old treaty with Japan: report

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President Donald Trump has been privately talking about withdrawing from the postwar defense treaty with Japan, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Trump is telling confidants the treaty is unfair to the U.S. because it promises to help if Japan was ever attacked, but doesn't require Japan to come to America's defense, the sources told Bloomberg.

So far, the president hasn't taken any step toward pulling out of the treaty, which was signed in 1951, and administration officials insist that move would be highly unlikely.

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