Here are the results of poll questions on wenatcheeworld.com
in the past week and some of the responses:
What’s your favorite kind of cherry?
Bing 30 percent
Rainier 56 percent
Lapin 4 percent
Sweetheart 4 percent
Other 6 percent
My favorite is Lambert but haven’t seen them in years. Second favorite Bing. Never heard of Lapin or Sweetheart.
Royal Annes have always been a favorite of mine.
Although I really like the Rainier which I don’t believe even existed back when I was a kid, I have to go with the old classic Bing.
110 Rainiers in my “backyard,” but I prefer the Chelans and Sweethearts that border the orchard.
Looks like dire times for the cherry crop this summer.
Do you think the United States should use coal as an energy source?
Yes 61 percent
No 33 percent
Not sure 6 percent
If we don’t, other nations will. No net benefit in “greenhouse gas” emissions (for those of you who believe in anthropogenic global warming theory), and a bullet to the foot in our already dicey economy. Not allowing it, loosing the dogs of the EPA upon American industry is chum in the waters for the sharks who would bring us down.
Other fuel sources are already more affordable if you removed the huge subsidies for oil and coal. Huge advances in solar, fuel cell, wind, and energy storage are being made every year.
Why would we go back in time to a filthy environment? To those that voted “yes,” Google China and see what burning coal has done for their environment and the air they breathe. Going backwards in time to the 1900s would be an insane mistake.
Forty percent of America’s electricity comes from coal according to smartplanet.com and others. I think it would be a bad idea to put 40 percent of America back in the turn of the century.
Send a message to Obama to lead by example and start cutting back on all those vacations to save on airline fuel and gas-guzzling limos. Start using candlelight in the White House TO SAVE ON ENERGY, the snake oil salesman HYPOCRITE.
At some point other fuel sources will become affordable either due to oil and coal getting more expensive or advances in technology will make wind, bio, solar more efficient. As it is, the so called “green” sources provide a pittance of the pie at a huge cost per KW.
Bio fuel and wind are not reliable or functional, so why not more nuke fuel?
Unfortunately we can’t quit coal as soon as we might have, in part due to the knee-jerk attitudes reflected in some of the comments here, but for obvious reasons we ought to phase it out as soon as possible.
What will you do to stay cool this week?
Swim 13 percent
Stay indoors 44 percent
Go boating 6 percent
Find some shade 7 percent
Wear hats and shorts 5 percent
Nothing, I like the heat 19 percent
Other 6 percent
Not going to stop living just because it gets hot. Funny thing the same people that whined about the cold and wet weather are now whining about the heat. People need to just accept the climate they live in or move.
I’m always cool.
The current poll question:
Interest rates on new student loans have doubled. Should Congress do something?
Go to wenatcheeworld.com to vote.