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Gather Ye Twinkies While Ye May

Hostess Brands, makers of confections the nutritional benefits of which are best left uncontemplated, filed for bankruptcy back in January.  The court imposed a new contract on the company, and some of the workers are not happy. So, what does a union do when the membership is unhappy? They strike.

The company doesn’t have any room to maneuver. The cour…

  1. Arahant

    This is probably a plot by Michael Bloomberg.

  2. Stu In Tokyo

    Don’t worry, someone will import your Twinkies from China…..

  3. Percival
    Stu In Tokyo: Don’t worry, someone will import your Twinkies from China….. · 1 minute ago

    A Japanese company could pick up the brand names!

    Hmm…seaweed flavored Twinkies…

    Arahant: This is probably a plot by Michael Bloomberg. · 20 minutes ago

    If Michael Bloomberg is involved, can the sinister hand of Michelle “Carrots” Obama be far behind?

  4. raycon and lindacon

    20 years from now you’ll still get your Twinkies from EBAY.

  5. Severely Ltd.

    Mrs. Severely: “Talk about a parasite killing the Hostess.”

    Edit: Good Grief Ricochet, 33 likes and counting? The woman is going to be insufferable.

  6. Misthiocracy

    We’ll simply have to return to a time of rugged individual self-sufficiency, when hearty frontier women would gather together to bake the village’s Twinkie supply which would keep them alive through the long, cold, dark winter.

    Here’s the recipe.  Now go forth, and organize Twinkie Bees!

  7. Bluenoser

    Seriously, if they stop making Twinkies, what will we eat after a nuclear bomb?

  8. Misthiocracy

    By the way, it’s not just Twinkies. 

    The company also makes Wonder Bread.

  9. Sisyphus
    Bluenoser: Seriously, if they stop making Twinkies, what will we eat after a nuclear bomb? · 0 minutes ago

    Cockroaches.

  10. Cornelius Julius Sebastian

    Thanks liberals!  You can explain to my kids why Twinkies are gone. You stupid, stupid [expletives].

  11. Percival
    Severely Ltd.: Mrs. Severely: “Talk about a parasite killing the Hostess.” · 5 minutes ago

    Severely, high-five Mrs. Severely for me.

  12. Lamont Cranston

    Twinkie twinkers across America, never fear!

    Yes–the era of the Ding Dong is over. But soon, sweeping across the nation (except in precincts of New York state under political or moral control of Michael Bloomberg) will come the answer:

    TastyKakes!

    Nutritionally worthless, tooth decay in a plastic bag, guaranteed to cause apoplexy in a Nanny State plutocrat–and you can get an early jump on your sugar fix by clicking on that link.

    No, don’t thank me–it’s the least I can do to assuage your grief.

  13. Lamont Cranston

    All jesting aside, the rumors are true:

    Twinkie maker Hostess to wind down ops, lay off 18,500 workers

    Will Barack the Light-Bringer do anything to save 18,500 union jobs? Or will Michelle the Scold excoriate the savages for their decades of contribution to obesity in America?

  14. ConservativeWanderer

    It’s over.

    The Twinkie is dead.

    However, Little Debbie is still in operation.

  15. Misthiocracy
    Cornelius Julius Sebastian: Thanks liberals!  You can explain to my kids why Twinkies are gone. You stupid, stupid [expletives].

    You really think a liberal would have any problem whatsoever bending down and telling your kids, “we had to kill the Twinkies because the Twinkies were killing kids. You don’t want to a murderer, do you? Well, eating Twinkies is murder.”

  16. Joseph Paquette

    Why is the union strike missing from many of the lame stream media’s reports of the end of the company?  Sorry, I forgot the rule, those who ignore the media are uninformed, those who rely on the media are misimformed. 

  17. Misthiocracy

    Folks, this is a good news story for Conservatives.

    This is an opportunity to test the “just let them go bankrupt and have other companies buy up the brands and the facilities” theory that many of us put forward regarding GM and Chrysler.

    Many of us were adamant that a GM bankruptcy would not mean the end of Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, etc, but simply that the brands and factories would be sold off to better-run companies.

    This is the opportunity to see if that theory holds water.

    Up here in Soviet Canuckistan, the license for Wonder Bread is held by Weston Bakeries, a subsidiary of George Weston Inc.

    George Weston Inc. has holdings in the US, including the company that makes Girl Scout Cookies.  I would not be at all surprised if Weston makes a bid for the Wonder Bread brand completely.

    Montreal-based Saputo Brands owns the license for all Hostess snacks in Canada, but they don’t currently make Twinkies. They hold the license, but I guess they feel there isn’t enough demand to sell ‘em.

    The unions may have killed Hostess Inc, but methinks reduced demand killed Twinkies.

  18. ConservativeWanderer
    Misthiocracy: Folks, this is a good news story for Conservatives.

    This is an opportunity to test the “just let them go bankrupt and have other companies buy up the brands and the facilities” theory that many of us put forward regarding GM and Chrysler.

    Many of us were adamant that a GM bankruptcy would not mean the end of Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, etc, but simply that the brands and factories would be sold off to better-run companies.

    This is the opportunity to see if that theory holds water. · 0 minutes ago

    I opined on my little blog that if whoever buys up Hostess’ recipes and brand names is smart, they’ll set up shop in right-to-work states and keep the unions far, far away.

  19. Misthiocracy
    Stu In Tokyo: Don’t worry, someone will import your Twinkies from China…..

    Twinkies, now with extra Melamine! Pick some up today!

  20. Misthiocracy
    ConservativeWanderer

     opined on my little blog that if whoever buys up Hostess’ recipes and brand names is smart, they’ll set up shop in right-to-work states and keep the unions far, far away.

    I might also wager that Twinkies could become a regional brand, no longer sold in “health-conscious” blue states.

    In other words, there might be enough demand to make a smart company a tidy profit, but is there really enough demand anymore to support eighteen-freaking-thousand employees?

    You know who this sounds like a job for?

    I’ll give you a hint.

    He has a long history as a successful venture capitalist, reinventing struggling companies.

    He recently found that he’s got time on his hands and he’s looking for a career-change.

    His name rhymes with Omni.

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