Rob Lowe devastated by Hostess demise: ‘Ho Hos are people too’

Too tasty to fail?

Sad Rob Lowe is back. And he’s taking the news about the bakery union killing off Hostess pretty hard. How will Lowe handle the Twinkie-pocalypse?

Grab some on eBay while you still can, Rob! Save the Chocodiles!

  • Scott

    He is letting his lady parts do his thinking .

    • uffdamom

      Rob Lowe is letting his brilliant wit and sarcasm do the talking. He’s one of our guys.

      • Scott

        So was I. Except for the brilliant part! I can’t do brilliant very well. O_0

      • Guest

        A witty, sarcastic, conservative Adonis who I’ll never meet in real life. Life really is unfair…

      • Guest

        A witty, sarcastic, conservative Adonis who I’ll never meet in real life. Life really is unfair…

  • 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.

  • Mike Horve

    He doesn’t want to help the company. Rob Lowe wants the Baroke Obama govt to bail out the union demands.

    • uffdamom

      Rob Lowe is on our side. He’s just making the point that if the Prez feels the banks and autos are too big to fail, why not Twinkies?

  • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

    i stocked up on some hostess products today. if i’m careful what i have will last me about 10 years. (you know their stuff never ACTUALLY expires, lol)

    • epobirs

      The reality is one of the problems faced by them as a business. Hostess products have a fairly short shelf life compared to a lot of other snack products and the outlet stores cannot deal with the volume of stuff that has been pulled from stores but isn’t quite old enough to be tossed entirely.

      Thus a big portion of the employees were Teamsters who not only drive the trucks but have to monitor the dates on the products in stores on their routes. This was a rare case where the Teamsters were arguing for sanity because their guys had a solid position within Hostess’ ranks.

      The Teamsters were facing the same cuts but they didn’t think it worth sinking the company, especially considering the factors designed to make it worthwhile for employees who stood with the company for the long term. This aspect of the story has been severely under-reported.

      • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

        I was just making a joke to lighten the tone a little bit… these days we all need to laugh a little or we’re going to lose our minds. I was discussing the whole issue with one of the people that work at the grocery store and, like me, they were really disgusted by this whole thing, not because of the fact that we can’t get twinkies anymore, but because this is a preview of things to come.

  • Constance

    Good God, Mr. Lowe. Can you do ANYTHING without asking for the president’s help?

  • moonsbreath

    I went shopping at Walmart yesterday and there were not a Zinger, Twinkie, Ding Dong to be found!

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Sorry, Mr. Lowe, but Ho Ho’s are snack food.
    ‘Ho’s are people.

    • Turning Leaves

      Where does Santa Claus’s “ho, ho, ho” fit into all this?

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Sorry, Mr. Lowe, but Ho Ho’s are snack food.
    ‘Ho’s are people.

  • StanChaz

    The 18,000 fired workers who will be jobless this holiday…are ppeople too.
    Romney’s gone, but vulture capitalism lives on. Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other desserts, filed for court permission to go out of business —blaming a worker strike for the shutdown.
The Wall Street hedge fund managers who run the company have squeezed every cent out of Hostess for eight years. And they’ve put their friends with no experience in the baking industry in high-level management positions 
What’s happening here is a classic Bain Capital-style assault—blame the little guy to cover the greedy corporate policies that are gutting the middle class.
It’s not just happening to the workers who make the great products Americans love. What’s happening at Hostess is happening to workers all over this country. It’s wrong. And it has to stop.
Crony capitalism and poor management drove Hostess into the ground, not the workers who are now paying the price. In this struggling economy, the greedy corporate executives are willing to let 18,000 people lose their jobs—just so they can pad their pockets.
Hostess’ executives are now blaming workers who’ve offered their company multiple concessions and want it to succeed. This is what’s wrecking our country.
Workers have borne the brunt of bad decision-making by executives who didn’t know anything about the baking business. And they’re the ones getting fired?
These brave workers need to know we stand with them—and we’ll stand with everyone who will take a stand against the corporate race-to-the-bottom.
Hostess workers are being scapegoated because they are standing up to corporate greed.
Hostess’ executives are now blaming workers for poor decisions they made that drove Hostess into the ground.What’s happening here is a classic Wall Street tactic—blame the little guy so that they can cover their greedy corporate policies that are gutting the middle class. Sign this pledge to stand with Hostess workers and against the tide of corporate greed wrecking our economy. http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=5109

    • CherDash

      That “Bain-style” company – run by Obama donors…

  • StanChaz

    The 18,000 fired workers who will be jobless this holiday…are ppeople too.
    Romney’s gone, but vulture capitalism lives on. Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other desserts, filed for court permission to go out of business —blaming a worker strike for the shutdown.
The Wall Street hedge fund managers who run the company have squeezed every cent out of Hostess for eight years. And they’ve put their friends with no experience in the baking industry in high-level management positions 
What’s happening here is a classic Bain Capital-style assault—blame the little guy to cover the greedy corporate policies that are gutting the middle class.
It’s not just happening to the workers who make the great products Americans love. What’s happening at Hostess is happening to workers all over this country. It’s wrong. And it has to stop.
Crony capitalism and poor management drove Hostess into the ground, not the workers who are now paying the price. In this struggling economy, the greedy corporate executives are willing to let 18,000 people lose their jobs—just so they can pad their pockets.
Hostess’ executives are now blaming workers who’ve offered their company multiple concessions and want it to succeed. This is what’s wrecking our country.
Workers have borne the brunt of bad decision-making by executives who didn’t know anything about the baking business. And they’re the ones getting fired?
These brave workers need to know we stand with them—and we’ll stand with everyone who will take a stand against the corporate race-to-the-bottom.
Hostess workers are being scapegoated because they are standing up to corporate greed.
Hostess’ executives are now blaming workers for poor decisions they made that drove Hostess into the ground.What’s happening here is a classic Wall Street tactic—blame the little guy so that they can cover their greedy corporate policies that are gutting the middle class. Sign this pledge to stand with Hostess workers and against the tide of corporate greed wrecking our economy. http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=5109