Skip to comments.Ding Dong, Twinkie is dead thanks to Obamas, US economy and unions
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:46 PM PST by Marketfly1
The corporate closure will eliminate not only jobs, but 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States. While some workers bucked threats from union bosses and returned to work, it was not enough. "The problem is we don't have enough crossing those lines to maintain normal production, said Rayburn.
So, this ends a company that has been in business since 1930 providing delicious treats to generations of customers. While it is a sad day for most Americans, one person who will be celebrating is First Lady Michelle Obama, who is the self-appointed healthy eating czar in our country. She famously told her husband that he could not eat a fried Twinkie at the Iowa State Fair. Not long ago, Mrs. Obama bashed Gabby Douglas, Olympic gymnast and Gold Medalist, for craving the taste of an Egg McMuffin after the games.
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You can still buy an unopened box of Twinkies for $1,500 on EBay
You have to understand the business side of this. The various elements of Hostess will continue on...but manufactured in mostly non-union states. There will be a period when the company is broken up, and pieces sold off. The name for each item is worth a fair amount of money....so manufacturing will start back up by spring of 2013 at ‘friendly’ locations. This whole element is about a business finding a better way to sell their product at a cheaper rate...nothing more than that. The union guys? They really didn’t grasp the game being played until it was too late.
Maybe Obama will rush in and give away another $6 trillion of our tax dollars to “save” the Hostess DingDong Union (how appropriate that is!)
Oh, I forgot. Michelle is against “junk food.”
I cleand out a store of Twinkies and Ho Ho’s today. Woo Hoo - I’m rich now! lol
King Obama is happy with the layoffs. More to collect freebies and become dedicated communists Democrats.
And the union is blaming Romney and Bain for the demise, not their greed.
They are liquidating everything so that could happen. Little Debbie (McKee Foods) can pick up the slack and they based here in TN.
I blame Moochele the first Wookie.
I’ll never forgive the unions for destroying my Susie-Q’s .....
Yeah...enjoy your riches....until those Twinkies start turning blue from mold haha. May be you should just eat your riches before too late?
Government takeover of Twinkies is coming soon, and there will be billions spent developing sugar free, fat free veggie fruit Twinkies produced in carbon free factories by union workers on Obamacare.
Didn’t you hear? The WH has a petition up for the government to take over Hostess like it did GM. Nationalize cupcakes and twinks...uh, I mean twinkies.
Hmmmm, can I freeze them?
I thought Mrs. Freshley’s had bought out Little Debbie.
Someone is selling a box of 20 for $2,000,000 on Amazon.com.
Given how unhealthy they are though, I wouldn't be surprised if the Obama administration bans them from being reintroduced. We know Bloomberg would do it.
Bawney Fwank just signed that petition.
That’s what I’M wondering ... how long will they keep in the freezer?