Alcohol Abuse

SCOTLAND, S.D. (AP) — The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad says 10 ethanol tanker cars derailed and two caught fire Saturday morning in southeast South Dakota.BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the 98-car train carrying ethanol derailed at about 6:15 a.m. between the towns of Scotland and Lesterville. She says in a statement that there were no injuries and no nearby structures were threatened by the fire.

Source: 10 ethanol tanker cars derail, 2 catch fire in South Dakota

Since it’s in Scotland, SD, does that make it Scotch?

5 thoughts on “Alcohol Abuse”

  1. What? A tragedy happens near the town Scotland, the spokeswoman is named McBeth, and no one mentions Shakespeare? Sheesh.

    And yes, I know, that’s not how it’s spelled. Don’t quibble. 🙂

  2. There actually is a Scotland, SD. This derailment actually happened.
    Ethanol blend gasoline is a big-government farmer-welfare scam in these parts.
    Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for ethanol production, as long as the finished product is carefully stored in new, charred, white-oak barrels for nine to twelve years.

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