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Gay conservative group GOProud fundraises off of Twinkie “crisis”

After Twinkie maker Hostess Brands Inc. announced that it was shutting its doors because of its inability to meet unreasonable demands by the national baker’s union, gay conservative activist group GOProud ‘sprang’ into action, collecting boxes of Twinkies to give away to supporters – for a small fee of course.

“You know that our staff at GOProud works every day to promote free-market principles and freedom for everyone. You may not know about our special emergency response squad,” reads a press release sent out by the organization Friday afternoon. “This morning when the news broke, they sprung into action and secured a supply of the coveted snack cakes. We now have a stash of Twinkies in the GOProud vault.  You have a chance to take advantage of our quick response to this crisis.

“We will share our limited supply of Hostess Twinkies with GOProud donors who contribute at least $50 between now and the end of November.  We’ll send you a Twinkie as a token of our appreciation for your donation.”

The playfully written “Unions Kill Twinkies” fundraising email also dings notorious nanny statist and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as their first suspect in the “attack” and makes a play on the gay slang term ‘twink.’ “No. Not that kind of Twinkies! Hostess Twinkies. (wink).”

While predominately silly in nature, the group does take a serious tone toward the end of the email and reminds readers that ”at the end of the day, 18,000 Americans are losing their jobs.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families affected by this travesty perpetrated by union bosses – more bad news for an economically weary nation,” it continues.

No word yet on whether the group will also ration other iconic Hostess brands such as Ding Dongs and Ho Hos so that donors can respond to the snack attack by eating their feelings.

 

 

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  1. el polacko says:

    good for goproud ! while others are hoarding their twinkies or selling them on ebay for exhorbitant personal profits, goproud is using both humor and a serious message to fundraise for their worthy organization.

  2. QNetter says:

    Celebrating strike-breaking and corporate raiding via empty calories and chemicals. Yeah, that’s GOPricks, all right.

  3. Gigi says:

    No need to donate money to GOProud or any other group of self-loathing Kappos. Twinkies will still be available in Canada. Come on up here to buy a box and get gay married while you’re at it!

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