IOWAHAWK has a blog that tickles the funny bone on many occasions. Today is one.
Newsweek Lutefisk Story Sparks Fury Across Volatile Midwest
Decorah, IA - The debris-strewn streets of this remote Midwestern hamlet remain under a tense 24-hour curfew tonight, following weekend demonstrations by rock- and figurine-throwing Lutheran farm wives that left over 200 people injured and leveled the Whippy Dip dairy freeze. The rioting appeared to be prompted, in part, by a report in Newsweek magazine claiming military guards at Spirit Lakes notorious Okoboji internment center had flushed lutefisk down prison toilets. Newsweeks late announcement of a retraction seems to have done little to quell the inflamed passions of Lutheran insurgents in the region, as outbreaks of violent mailbox bashings and cow tippings have been reported from Bowbells, North Dakota to Pekin, Illinois.
Whether the violence was triggered by Newsweeks report of lutefisk desecration or frustration over chronic shortages of Beanie Babies and Old Style, one thing seems certain occupying U.S. troops face a steep road to reestablish trust in this tinderbox of ancient hatreds and delicious dairy products. Some analysts say the latest outbreak represents the most vexing challenge to US strategy since its invasion the region three years ago.
It could be months before we get the area back under control, said Brigadier Gen. Glen Hastings of the US Armys Southern Minnesota Command. Were hoping the tractor pull and swap meet seasons will help calm down some of the violent elements.
Campground of Evil is the next post on Iowahawks' blog. Ya oughta read it shouldn't U? JB