RUSH: Dave in New Mexico. Great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Good day, Rush. I got two projects that I think would get people back to work in this country. One of them is, you know, coming from the Midwest, you know that the Mississippi every year, come springtime, overflows.
CALLER: If we had the Army Corps of Engineers have a project where they would divert most of that water that destructs most of the people on the Mississippi, have it tunneled over to the Midwest where maybe we could have reservoirs with hydroelectric power to use that water and also give that water to the farmers. On the West Coast you hear a lot about California going into a drought.
CALLER: I know it’s expensive, but we had that big Pacific Ocean out there. Why don’t they have solar power, power the desalinization plants —
RUSH: You couldn’t do it with solar power. You really need nuclear reactors to pull off desalinization on a significant level. It’s nuclear reactors that desalinate ocean water on submarines. The Saudis — those are nuclear reactors. You couldn’t do it. Solar, we don’t know how to harness the energy yet. And the environmentalist wackos are not gonna allow solar, and they’re not gonna put up with taking salt out of the ocean, that’s nature. And diverting the Mississippi, that’s work most Americans won’t do. So nice try.