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:

https://twitter.com/kingsofluke/status/269475984082882560

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

https://twitter.com/KA_HappyPlace/status/269523942069383168

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

https://twitter.com/JJMangen1/status/269479713490206721

Gather ye Twinkies while ye may.