#HostessShrugged: Conservatives brilliantly bid farewell to Twinkies

Twinkie the Kid is officially going Galt. Crippled by union greed, Hostess will be closing its doors and laying off over 18,000 employees. This is the sort of thing Ayn Rand warned us about. America’s cream-filled center is drying up; Hostess is shrugging.

As depressing as that is, conservatives have a knack for using humor to cope with troubling situations, and they’re showcasing that talent with the brilliant #HostessShrugged hashtag:

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union really didn’t think about what they were doing:

Bingo. When union thugs force businesses’ hands, everyone loses.

Gather ye Twinkies while ye may.

  • Mama Bear

    Took my girl to the store today. Stopped at the Hostess display, which was almost empty. Explained to her why unions are bad in terms she could understand (3 out of 10 people were greedy, wanted more money, put the whole company out of business). Needless to say, she’s pissed. She’s never ate a Twinkie before, and can’t now because they’re sold out!!! Got a box of Hostess coffee cakes instead, told her to enjoy them – it’ll be the last time she eats them. Ever.

    • icelund

      I suppose it’s understandable that you explained the economic impact of unions so poorly to her, being a bear.

      • Fire and Adjust!

        Just because YOU can’t understand it doesn’t mean its a poor explanation………..I suppose its understandable that YOUR comprehension of the economic impact of unions is so poor, being a moron …………….

      • No Longer Amazed

        You are next, if not already there ICE. Understand THAT explanation?

        • icelund

          Well than THANK GOD I don’t own a company thats main calling cards are (were) slices of nutritionally bleached bread and snack food thats sole redeeming quality is (was) its cockroach-like ability to survive a nuclear holocaust.

          I might have been NEXT. How on earth did anyone expect this particular company to survive in an era when even McDonalds is building its menu around “healthy” alternatives?

        • icelund

          Well than THANK GOD I don’t own a company thats main calling cards are (were) slices of nutritionally bleached bread and snack food thats sole redeeming quality is (was) its cockroach-like ability to survive a nuclear holocaust.

          I might have been NEXT. How on earth did anyone expect this particular company to survive in an era when even McDonalds is building its menu around “healthy” alternatives?

      • Mama Bear

        She’s FIVE, idiot.

        • icelund

          Right, and (not being five I’m going to make a series of assumptions here, and you know that they say about assumptions) as your five-year-old presumably has a working understanding of fractions (your words not mine, 3/10 and all) I would also assume that your five-year-old also has the capacity to understand the concept of teamwork, and the notion that when confronted with a powerful singular entity that treats others unfairly, a group of people exhibiting a kindergarden concept such as teamwork can work to change that entity for the better.

          Except in this case, where that entity was poorly managed and on a collision course with abject failure.

    • icelund

      I suppose it’s understandable that you explained the economic impact of unions so poorly to her, being a bear.

  • Mama Bear

    Took my girl to the store today. Stopped at the Hostess display, which was almost empty. Explained to her why unions are bad in terms she could understand (3 out of 10 people were greedy, wanted more money, put the whole company out of business). Needless to say, she’s pissed. She’s never ate a Twinkie before, and can’t now because they’re sold out!!! Got a box of Hostess coffee cakes instead, told her to enjoy them – it’ll be the last time she eats them. Ever.

  • JD

    So bye, bye little American pie,
    Drove my chevy to the bakery,
    But the bakery was dry.
    And them boys were wantin’ that little gold pie
    Singin’: This’ll be the day Twinkies die.
    This’ll be the day Twinkies die.

  • JD

    So bye, bye little American pie,
    Drove my chevy to the bakery,
    But the bakery was dry.
    And them boys were wantin’ that little gold pie
    Singin’: This’ll be the day Twinkies die.
    This’ll be the day Twinkies die.

  • TwitWit

    First they come for the Hostess.. next the Flaming Hot Cheetos! Dear God Stop The Madness!!!

    • JoH113

      These f***ing unions better stay away from my Mallomars and Cap’n Crunch….

  • TwitWit

    First they come for the Hostess.. next the Flaming Hot Cheetos! Dear God Stop The Madness!!!

  • engineman55

    Don’t worry Bo! They’ll never close down.

    Especially since I’m so partial to these chocolate covered bacon and deep fried Ho Hos on a stick!

  • engineman55

    Don’t worry Bo! They’ll never close down.

    Especially since I’m so partial to these chocolate covered bacon and deep fried Ho Hos on a stick!

  • Kurt Harlacher

    Where is the logic? The company told the union “We will shut down if you don’t get back to work!” Can’t get any more clearer that that! The union failed their workers. This will not help the union in the long term either. I hope the union is proud of making their point at the cost of their workers!

    • No Longer Amazed

      In the long haul, all unions fail their workers. Collateral Damage is irrelevant.

  • Kurt Harlacher

    Where is the logic? The company told the union “We will shut down if you don’t get back to work!” Can’t get any more clearer that that! The union failed their workers. This will not help the union in the long term either. I hope the union is proud of making their point at the cost of their workers!

  • KornKing

    Someone will pick up these brand/product lines.
    My guess is that any hiring they do will not give extra credence to previous baking experience for Hostess.

  • NCRelite

    Fellow conservatives, right wingers, republicans, libertarians, lovers of freedom –have lots of kids and teach them all about conservative values and economics and why they are America’s best hope. Innoculate them against libtardation

  • http://twitter.com/rashiedrushing Rashied Rushing

    I haven’t had a hostess cupcake in years (I’m a Little Debbie Zebra Cake guy and rue the day unions will ruin that co.) but if there are any left, I will snack in remembrance.

    • Фрэнк Pharma Czar™

      Fear not my friend. McKee (Little Debbie) is not unionized. Snack on!

  • Jerry J Brown

    Imagine how bad it will be in Colorado!

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Does anyone know who makes “funnybones”?
    I haven’t had one in almost 30 years. I thought they’d always be there.

    Now that I’m no longer on chemo (what’s the point, right?), I could enjoy them.

    I’ll have to go looking tomorrow…

  • Jacki B

    I think Michelle Obama put the bakers’ union up to it–she hates delicious snacks!

  • Monica

    “Wonder” if theses greedy union workers know that most of thier union dues they have to Pay out every paycheck…… go to fund Dem politicians to get their vote, and keep the “gimmie” more attitude mentality of their workers. They vote Dem, and this is what the Dems do to them……………keep voting for the Dem…………Hows that working for ya all so far?????

  • scrubjay

    Hostess cup cakes — now available only in Galt’s Gulch.

    • http://objectivismforintellectuals.wordpress.com/ Sword of Apollo

      Someday soon, some of us will see a mysterious stranger eating a Twinkie with a gold dollar sign printed on it.

  • nc

    Down Twinkies.

  • http://objectivismforintellectuals.wordpress.com/ Sword of Apollo

    It’s not unions per say that are the threat to productivity, but unions with government coercion behind them. Modern pro-union legislation is what allows them to kill productive companies. If we get rid of government regulation of the marketplace, (aside from banning fraud and protecting life, liberty, property and voluntary contracts) no bailouts will be necessary.