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Monday, March 14, 2011

Glowing in the Dark

There is no doubt that Japan and indeed the world is faced with a catastrophe of biblical proportions. My heart and prayers go out to all those hundreds of thousands of people directly affected.

The earthquake and tsunami alone would have been bad enough but now we are hearing about the terror of a nuclear meltdown. It remains to be seen what will ultimately happen, but whatever the outcome I fear the future of nuclear energy will be in jeopardy.

There have always been those on the left that have been opposed to nuclear energy and this will just be a great excuse for them to impose their will on the rest of us. Indeed even dear leader, the messiah, the chosen one, has taken heat from the lefty fruitcakes for suggesting that we explore and build more nuclear power plants, not that he really wants to build anymore nuclear plants, but since he has chosen to vilify our abundant resources of oil and coal, and since it is becoming obvious that all this green energy crap won't work, he had to say something just to look good.

The lesson here is not that nuclear power is dangerous. We know that it is dangerous, but nuclear plants in the US have been hardened against most kinds of conceivable disasters. The problem is that we are simply ants at the feet of mother nature. There is just so much planning that can be done. A giant asteroid could hit us tomorrow and wipe us all out, and there wouldn't be a steenkin thing we could do about it. Likewise some inconceivable disaster could crack open even our sturdiest power plant. I am thinking tha situation in Japan perhaps ranks in the INCONCEIVABLE category. Who could have imagined such a thing? There have been gigantic earthquakes before but in this case it had everything to do with WHERE it struck.

So what are we to do, stop using nuclear energy? Well I heard on the news yesterday that nuclear comprises about 20 percent of our energy source. The liberals have done their best to choke off supplies of coal, oil, and gas. Windmills, solar, biodiesel, and ethanol just are not going to cut it. With the crisis in the middle east, my friends, it appears we are in deep doo doo.

I would be fine with phasing out nuclear provided we drill and drill and drill some more, anywhere and everywhere. Since we know that is not going to happen we have no choice but to further develop nuclear energy and just glow in the dark when the next biblical cataclysm comes along.

Or we could just go back to the stone age.

By the way, I had to laugh at some of the idiots running around trying to blame this whole thing on global warming. It's pretty damn arrogant to think that anything we do can change the situation on mother earth, especially in view of what has just happened.

1 comment:

  1. Gallup's new poll on support for oil drilling shows that support for offshore oil drilling has gained favor with Americans - now up to 60 percent ... rebounding from its post-Deepwater Horizon lows of a year ago:

    And support for drilling in ANWR is at an all-time high:

    More here ...

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/146615/Oil-Drilling-Gains-Favor-Americans.aspx

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