White House stocking up?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Has anyone noticed/mentioned the e-mail reprinted on Scott Olmsted's site regarding the White House placing an order for dehydrated food from Alpine Aire?
Kinda blew me away.
If this is old news, has anyone heard confirmation pro or con?
-- Elbow Grease (Elbow_Grease@AutoShop.com), October 23, 1998
I have heard this rumor before, but it sounds highly suspect to me.
1) The Presenditial Nuclear Command Center (where I suspect he would be taken in Y2K also) is supposed to already have a two year supply on hand.
2) Why order from a commercial company when you run the military who has more than enough MRE's?
3) Nothing against Alpine Aire, but unless the Secret Service could watch the food be prepared it would never make it into the White House, I would believe far more that they would just buy dehydraters.
Like I said, I have no proof of any of this, but it does sound rather funny to me.
-- Rick Tansun (email@example.com), October 23, 1998.
This same story, if I recall correctly, drifted through the comp.software.y2k forum a few weeks back and got knocked down for the same reasons already listed here -- no need for the WH to order food when they can truck it in by the ton from the military. Also, why stock up the WH, which is relatively difficult to defend, when the government has all those underground command posts hidden in the hills of Maryland and Virginia? All in all, a rumor with high adrenalin and low substance. Besides, they haven't yet figured out a way to freeze-dry and nitrogen-pack Big Macs and fries, have they?
-- J.D. Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1998.
Everytime I think of Clinton and food, I can only think of a Saturday Night Live sketch with Phil Hartman as good old Bill and how he jogged.....to McDonalds:)
-- Rick Tansun (email@example.com), October 24, 1998.
Unless he knows he is going to resign or be impeached..then he would be on his own wouldn't he????
-- deborah cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 1998.
Then it's back to the Little Rock Holiday Inn!
-- Bill (email@example.com), October 28, 1998.