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Nuclear power is reliable, unlike sun

As I wrote this letter on Tuesday, it had been cloudy all day, and the next two days were projected to be worse. If we had to rely on solar power in this period of time, we would be hurting.

Neither solar nor wind are reliable sources of energy production. There is no guarantee the sun will shine or the wind will blow.

To transition transportation and building heating to electric will require massive increases in power production. It is my opinion that anyone who thinks we can accomplish this with wind and solar is delusional. We have the answer. It is nuclear power.

Nuclear plants produce very large amounts of cheap, reliable, carbon-free energy.

Ralph Jones

Soddy-Daisy

 

Red state leaders proven correct

I know that liberals like to run around with their hair on fire, but here is a little truth about COVID deaths. First, .1388% of the U.S. population died from COVID. One is too many but that number is pretty small in the big scheme of things.

According to the Becker Hospital Review (https://tinyurl.com/y5kep34t), out of the top 10 states for deaths per 100,000, seven were blue states. New Jersey and New York led the way.

Out of the top five, all were blue states. Much criticized Texas and Florida were 23rd and 26th, respectively. Both Gov. Abbott of Texas and Gov. DeSantis of Florida endured withering criticism from the media for their lower requirements. Cuomo got an Emmy for being No. 2 in deaths. That is bizarre. Where would you rather live during COVID? Texas or New York? The draconian "safety measures" did not reduce the count. Left-wing governors caused more misery for nothing.

This shows that dummies like Fauci, Biden, Cuomo, Pelosi, Schumer, etc., were wrong, and Trump, along with most red state governors, were right. Big surprise.

Tim Price

Hixson

 

Democrats turned over election leaf?

According to the media, the party of "Landslide Lyndon," Joe Kennedy and Richard Daley has turned over a new leaf — no more ballot box tricks!

Perhaps, the same party may be interested in selling the Brooklyn Bridge at a discount. I'm sure their colleagues in the media will assist them in the sale.

Jeff Wilson

Ooltewah

 

Consider the other side of Limbaugh

According to a Wednesday Free Press commentary ("Rush to judgment," page B7), columnist Roger Smith wrote that Rush Limbaugh "made him think," "offered us hope," and "challenged us all to be our best." He concludes: "May we be emboldened by his example ... Rush. You were right."

Below are some of the more outrageous quotations from Limbaugh: "Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"

"I love the women's movement especially when walking behind it."

"You don't have to be a scientist to know that [Obama] doesn't know what he is talking about when he says fossil fuels are the energy of the past."

"When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it's an invitation."

"The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them."

"If you feed ... the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs dependent on the state. Pure and simple."

Do the above-mentioned quotations make Mr. Smith think or offer him hope? Do they challenge us to be our best? Just curious.

Dr. Michael V. Woodward

Hixson

 

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