Sunday, November 18, 2012
It's hard to believe people think Americans' priorities are mixed up these days. Israel and Palestine shot missiles at each other all weekend, and the only thing you hear people talking about are Twinkies and Ho-Ho's possibly going off the market. In fact, most Western New Yorkers think the Gaza Strip is a shopping mall in Niagara Falls.
I don't believe for a second that Hostess is going out of business. There is no way Americans would ever let that happen. The only way products disappear is if people don't crave them any longer. And in case you didn't hear, people are stocking up on these products like (cue the alliteration) bread before a blizzard in Buffalo.
I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist, but I believe more is at play here than a simple managerial/worker dispute. Unless the owners are trying to bust the union and start over. People are so desperate for jobs in this country, they are willing to work for lower wages and no benefits. (*see Buffalo China).
One thing is for sure: It says here the absence of Twinkies, Ho-Ho's, and Ding Dongs will be short lived. Americans are counting on them to expand their waistlines. Now, if someone told me the local newspaper was on it's last leg, I'd believe it. Our leaders want nothing more than an uneducated electorate. Here's an old Twinkie commercial from the 1950's Howdy Doody Show. I really envy Buffalo Bob Smith and wish I had the opportunity to pitch products. Maybe 10,000 readers from now?...
Food stores cleaned out of Twinkies after closing announced: Brand loyalty?