Crisis October 3, 2006Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
4% of the US Strategic Hops Reserve destroyed in fire.
Who in the hell decided to leave all those airplanes in the middle of the runway like that? They’re sittin ducks!
— Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short
Honestly I didn’t know 4% was in one place. The impact to beer drinkers is yet to be assessed.
Interestingly, the article says the Feds are investigating.
COINCIDENCE NUMERO UNO: The warehouse is operated by a company called S.S. Steiner. Tonight I watched the last half of an old (1977) war movie called “Cross of Iron”, and the lead character was a German sergeant named “Steiner”! (played by famous German actor James Coburn). It was chock full of that old Sam Peckinpah “slow motion blood spurting shootin stuff”.
COINCIDENCE NUMERO TWO-O: Then I flipped the channels to watch another old war movie called “The Eagle Has Landed”, starring Treat Williams, Larry Hagman (he gets killed by a girl) and Michael Caine, who plays a German Colonel named Steiner!