But what about the endangered mussels?

Who cares what these people want.

Scarred by the drought, and fearful of a permanent reduction in water levels, homeowners, boaters and marina operators on lakes Lanier and Allatoona are pushing Washington to raise the reservoirs.

For Lanier, the goal is 2 more feet of water year-round. For Allatoona, anywhere from 2 to 7 feet of additional wintertime water is the target.

Surely an endangered snail or mussel or something else is more important than saving the Southeast from further drought.


  1. griftdrift says:

    Don’t forget about the coal plants downstream. Or do you not like coal now, Erick? When did you join Newt as a wacko, environmentalist, hippie RINO?

  2. B Balz says:

    I say Atlantan’s ought to quit eating the little snot-like creatures We probably consume 70% of Appalachicola’s output.

    Without Atlanta as a market they’d have plenty of water to grow a few dang oysters.

  3. Goldwater Conservative says:

    Ignorance begets ignorance.

    None of this has anything to do with mussels. Those outrageous claims are made up by people like John Linder that want to legally hunt Bald Eagles.

    The real issue is a balancing act between those of us with lake homes that do not like seeing a dip in our property value (and yes, we are the ones that get listened to because we have the money to help get people elected) and the 800,000 people in Alabama that rely on nuclear power from a plant that needs water for its colling towers as well as the multi-Billion dollar fish farming industry in the Gulf (which has the attention of the elected officials in those states for the same reasons as listed above).

    Learn…stop listening to talk radio and get educated. This is the only reason why the fairness doctorine is coming up again…because hundreds of thousands of ignorant radio bigots morons are being lied to on a daily basis and no longer know the facts.

    In the end…the right wing may learn. Afterall, with the continued marginalizing of the GOP who will be left to vote for? There will be one outlet of reasonable and mainstream political thought.

    • AubieTurtle says:

      The mussel talk is always amusing (in a sad way) since the flow needed for them is less than the flow needed for the nuclear plant, making the mussels a red herring. You’d think that a state that is so in love with nuclear power that it is willing to burden the residential power customers with all the risk of a private company building a new plant would understand the need for proper cooling.

      Though I must admit, the existence of the mussel issue is nice in that it quickly identifies those who are not well enough informed to have a knowledgeable opinion on the matter. Kind of like the people who can’t read crime stats and instead pee their pants due to their own insecurities.

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