Georgia needs to use its own water supply and other letters to the editors

Georgia needs to use its own water supply and other letters to the editors

April 4th, 2013 in Opinion Letters

Georgia needs to use its own water supply

The people of Georgia want a billion gallons of water per day from the Tennessee River.

Gov. Nathan Deal has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting for access.

"We just need two lanes each way for Interstate 75." No ... four lanes. No ... six lanes. No eight.

"Work expands to fill available space." Highways, buildings, airports, computers. Bill Gates once said he didn't think a computer would ever need to be larger than 640K.

We had a drought here some years ago. The question became, should we produce electricity, or keep barge traffic running. So now it will be between electricity, barge traffic, or water the lawns, wash the cars and fill the swimming pools in Atlanta.

I remember your last drought. Large fines for excessive usage. And people were caught watering lawns at night.

You might not know it, but you do have access to a little lake just east of Savannah called the Atlantic Ocean. Spend your money on engineers instead of lawyers.

Use some initiative. Use salt water. You have an unlimited supply.

STEVEN SMITH


Bridge column and bridge center helpful

I would like to echo Marcia's comments as far as removing the bridge column. I moved here in the last year, and enjoy the bridge column in the Times Free Press. I have found the Bridge Center on Dayton Boulevard to be a very friendly and fun place to enjoy the game of bridge. They offer lessons to people of all skill levels and are willing to help new people.

DON EIGENBERG, Signal Mountain


Cook's column dead on about U.S. wars

Thank you for the March 19 article by David Cook. He gives many examples and reasons that our government has given to use force against various countries for many years. Most have not been needed nor should have been used.

When I was a member of a General Conference Mennonite church in the '60s our missionaries wrote home to say, "Don't come to Vietnam. You will get bogged down as the French did. This is a war between the North and the South."

Iraq was another example of untruths given to us. Mr. Cook suggests we apologize to the world for criminal wars and repent by investing several trillion dollars in programs that will provide clean drinking water to billions of people and help end preventable deaths to 20,000 children globally who die each day from diseases such as malaria, measles and bad water.

Kudos to Mr. Cook.

JEAN ADELE, Mentone, Ala.


Bruni should try to categorize Pelosi, Reid

In Frank Bruni's March 27 column, he refers to Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin as loons fluttering about. I wonder in what category he would put Nancy Polosi or Harry Reid?

Is this the best the liberal side of this paper can do to express their points of view, and the New York Times no less.

Being a conservative, these are the kind of people I love to see on the left, but I would never call him a loon.

TOM FRICKE, Spring City, Tenn.