Pabst Brewing Co. owner considering purchase of Hostess?


Remember: Cockroaches. Twinkies.
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Bloomberg is reporting tonight that C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., an Irving, Texas private equity firm that owns Pabst Brewing Co., has expressed an interest in purchasing Hostess, which today announced plans to liquidate, eliminating around 18,000 jobs.

Twinkies and beer? Sounds good — financially speaking, that is…

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Unions learn the hard way that no profits mean no jobs.

Update: The Union Stole Your Twinkie

Update 2No More Twinkies: Unions to Blame

Enjoy Twinkies while you still can. Hostess Brands just went bankrupt. This morning the company announced that it will suspend operations and lay off more than 18,000 employees. The Bakery International Union put them out of business.

Hostess has struggled financially for years. The company tried to stay competitive by cutting costs, but these cuts enraged its unions. The Teamsters ultimately accepted concessions; the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union would not.

Despite warnings from management—and the Teamsters—the Bakery union went on strike and refused to return to work. Hostess lacked the funds to carry on, and the company will now liquidate…

Update 3: #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…

Zombieland – The Last box of Twinkies. A video guaranteed to foment riots in Muslim countries.

Horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. One of them, Tallahassee is an AK-toting, zombie-slay…

H/T iowahawk who also wrote:

“We want more money.”
“Um… sorry, we’re sort of bankrupt right now.”
“Oh yeah? Then we’re gonna go on strike.”
“Whatever. We’ll still be bankrupt.”
“But we want more money.”

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