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Post by mudgirl Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:15 pm

kiko wrote:

I get the sarcasm, however,  the truth is that they (aka White Texas Republicans) really do believe that.

Well the thing about sarcasm and humor are that they only work if they are based on truth.

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Post by RickS Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:16 pm

Back to Texas and weather....  I just drove from Baton Rouge LA up into that state half way on I49 Saturday. There was snow in the fields/woods starting out... rice patties were frozen. DEEP LouisianA!

Then I had to get off I49 at Alexandria because the elevated portion was closed and going up towards Shreveport La looked like a disaster to attempt according to the state roads website.

So headed west on 2-lane roads into East Texas. YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE how much snow/now turned to ice was everywhere. Roads only passable because there were two 'dry' lanes where the tires go but 1-2' of ice in between lanes etc. Slow going. Towns with either NO water or in a boil-water edict. At least there was electricity.  interstate 20 from Monroe La to well into east Texas either closed or massive slow-downs.

I asked a young lady at a gas station in east Texas if she had ever seen it like this before and she said, "well, I'm 30+ and I've never seen it like this!" Frozen water/no water and boil water as far north as the Oklahoma border... maybe even farther I just didn't go that way any farther.

Temps in the 50s as I came across the Texas panhandle this (Sunday) afternoon.
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Post by DuckieHoomever Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:20 pm

RickS, thanks for that first-person report! Where are you headed? Stay safe out there!

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Post by slainte39 Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:36 pm

DuckieHoomever wrote:RickS, thanks for that first-person report! Where are you headed? Stay safe out there!

Anybody that knows RickS, knows that he just likes driving back and forth across Texas..... lol! lol! lol!

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Post by DuckieHoomever Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:41 pm

slainte39 wrote:
DuckieHoomever wrote:RickS, thanks for that first-person report! Where are you headed? Stay safe out there!

Anybody that knows RickS, knows that he just likes driving back and forth across Texas..... lol! lol! lol!

Dang! SO hard sometimes to know who's pokin' who here!

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Post by RickS Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:09 am

39's spot-on!
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Post by TomQC Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:31 am

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Post by ferret Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:37 am

I didn't just LIKE your post Tom, I LOVED it!
Is there such a thing as a Republican Scientist?
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Post by BisbeeGal Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:55 am

The difference between Dems and GOP.

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Post by mudgirl Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:12 pm

OMG- I kid you not, latest conspiracy theory circulating online with idiot Trump types is that Bill Gates and Biden conspired to dump artificial snow on Texas, that it's not real snow.

In your wildest dreams you couldn't come up with this stuff.

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Post by ComputerGuy Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:52 pm

Cool video. Stupid people.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1363629647511093255

That explains those igloos up in the frosty north that strangely don't seem to melt: all the snow is fake. Wait until the people find out.
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Post by Jreboll Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:28 pm

There is some good in Texas.
H‑E‑B grocery stores set up hot lines for their employees during the storm. My son who worked the hot lines today tells me some employees received substantial help with their damage expenses and some were even given lodging in nearby hotels.

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Post by Zedinmexico Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:13 am

mudgirl wrote:OMG- I kid you not, latest conspiracy theory circulating online with idiot Trump types is that Bill Gates and Biden conspired to dump artificial snow on Texas, that it's not real snow.

In your wildest dreams you couldn't come up with this stuff.

No NO its the Jewish spaceship and they are using a freezing laser. No you can't make this stuff up but I just did.

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Post by kiko Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:54 am

Jreboll wrote:There is some good in Texas.
H‑E‑B grocery stores set up hot lines for their employees during the storm. My son who worked the hot lines today tells me some employees received substantial help with their damage expenses and some were even given lodging in nearby hotels.

https://www.austin360.com/story/lifestyle/food/2021/02/19/h-e-b-gave-away-free-groceries-after-store-lost-power-in-texas/4498735001/

Of course it was Austin the center of libtard life in Texas.
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Post by cerebrozo Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:27 am

Some here may have forgotten that the state of California, the antithesis of Texas in terms of political progressivism, government regulation and taxation, experienced widespread power failures due to extreme weather just 6 months ago.
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Post by kiko Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:07 am

kiko wrote:
Jreboll wrote:There is some good in Texas.
H‑E‑B grocery stores set up hot lines for their employees during the storm. My son who worked the hot lines today tells me some employees received substantial help with their damage expenses and some were even given lodging in nearby hotels.

https://www.austin360.com/story/lifestyle/food/2021/02/19/h-e-b-gave-away-free-groceries-after-store-lost-power-in-texas/4498735001/

Of course it was Austin the center of libtard life in Texas.

(Sarcasm the intent of my comment)
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Post by RickS Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:11 am

cerebrozo wrote:Some here may have forgotten that the state of California, the antithesis of Texas in terms of political progressivism, government regulation and taxation, experienced widespread power failures due to extreme weather just 6 months ago.

Yes, Mother Nature shows no political preference. BUT, I did not see the Gov. of California blaming the problem entirely on the use of renewable energy sources as the Texas gov was doing on Fox News.
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Post by ferret Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:53 am

cerebrozo wrote:Some here may have forgotten that the state of California, the antithesis of Texas in terms of political progressivism, government regulation and taxation, experienced widespread power failures due to extreme weather just 6 months ago.

Yes, they did but it certainly wasn't as extreme or as extended as what happened in Texas. The governor of California also had a very different attitude about it...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/17/california-power-outages-investigation-iso-heatwave

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Post by kiko Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:03 am

69 dead in Texas in storm event and still counting
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Post by RickS Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:21 am

There's no way to sugar coat what happened in Texas and parts of Louisiana and Oklahoma. One has to understand and not lose sight of the fact that it was an 'historic' event. Having said that, "they" have been living with known (to some at least!) risks and short cuts in the name of economics of power. Those risks just bit them in the butt and millions of people are now suffering and a number of them are dead. I could not help but notice that, around Austin... the most liberal/Democratic portion of the state.... three power providers chose to NOT take those design risks and their power stayed mostly on during the whole event. And no one paid $10,000 for a few days electric power. Says something, doesn't it!
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Post by ferret Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:50 am

I keep coming back to the fact that the power companies were warned three weeks in advance of what was going to happen. The one thing that they could have done was to warn their customers in advance and they didn't. That's disgraceful and neglectful... and borders on negligent homicide.
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Post by mudgirl Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:25 pm

cerebrozo wrote:Some here may have forgotten that the state of California, the antithesis of Texas in terms of political progressivism, government regulation and taxation, experienced widespread power failures due to extreme weather just 6 months ago.

Ah, good old whataboutism is alive and well, I see.

I don't recall the Gov. of California jetting off on a tropical vacation as soon as his constituents found themselves in the midst of a disaster area.

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Post by ComputerGuy Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:33 pm

RickS wrote:There's no way to sugar coat what happened in Texas and parts of Louisiana and Oklahoma. One has to understand and not lose sight of the fact that it was an 'historic' event. Having said that, "they" have been living with known (to some at least!) risks and short cuts in the name of economics of power.  Those risks just bit them in the butt and millions of people are now suffering and a number of them are dead. I could not help but notice that, around Austin... the most liberal/Democratic portion of the state.... three power providers chose to NOT take those design risks and their power stayed mostly on during the whole event. And no one paid $10,000 for a few days electric power. Says something, doesn't it!

Saw an interview with the master chief of the El Paso powerplant, which is just off the Texas grid. In 2001 when this happened the last time they went all out with preventative measures: the latest tech for insulation and control, and they suffered none of these problems this time. He wasn't gloating on camera at all, but I bet he was in the back of his mind.
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Post by slainte39 Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:11 pm

mudgirl wrote:
cerebrozo wrote:Some here may have forgotten that the state of California, the antithesis of Texas in terms of political progressivism, government regulation and taxation, experienced widespread power failures due to extreme weather just 6 months ago.

Ah, good old whataboutism is alive and well, I see.

I don't recall the Gov. of California jetting off on a tropical vacation as soon as his constituents found themselves in the midst of a disaster area.

Yeah, like what about Edmonton, Alberta?   lol!

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Post by ferret Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:32 pm

This is going to be big hit for Ercot. I wonder which will be cheaper, paying the lawsuits or having prepared the grid properly...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ercot-faces-class-action-lawsuit-resignations-in-wake-of-texas-power-outages/ar-BB1dYO6X
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Post by CanuckBob Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:59 pm

lawsuits will go on for decades.

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