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Old 02-23-2021, 12:13 PM   #16
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Biden embarrasses Abbott.

Denied his statewide disaster declaration

Schumer quote from press conference:

“The bottom line is, Texas thought it could go it alone and built a system that ignored climate change,” Schumer said during a Lower East Side press conference, referring to the state’s decision to stay off the country’s national power grid.

“It was not what’s called resilient, and now Texas is paying the price,” Schumer said.

“I hope they learned a lesson,” he added
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:48 PM   #17
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Commie Bette Midler says God punished Texas for allowing senators Cornyn and Cruz power in Washington.
Schumer's from the same side of beef...hate driven sack of shit.
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"God Punished"

Good enough for Bette Midler, but not good enough for Pat Robertson...I get it now...
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:53 PM   #19
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"God Punished"

Good enough for Bette Midler, but not good enough for Pat Robertson...I get it now...
I’m guessing that coming from her it was just an expression.

What do you think?
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If Texas experienced a somewhat similar cold spell a decade ago...why weren't their power systems adequately winterized in preparation for a possible repeat?
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I’m guessing that coming from her it was just an expression.

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I think hypocrites are a dime a dozen.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:08 AM   #22
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Apparently there is some history on this stuff.

ERCOT fought legislation in the past that was proposed specifically to allow them to be sued.
It will be interesting to see where this goes.

Texas power grid operator ERCOT sued over blackouts

Also, 5 of the 16 ERCOT board members, all from out-of-state, have resigned.
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If Texas experienced a somewhat similar cold spell a decade ago...why weren't their power systems adequately winterized in preparation for a possible repeat?
I would guess that windmills did not supply 20% of Texas’ power 10 years ago like today.
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I’m guessing that coming from her it was just an expression.

What do you think?
I think Bette Midler is just another has been celebrity who desires to remain relevent.
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The ERCOT Directors resigned last night. They are being sued individually by multiple law firms. Including one wrongful death case where an 11 yr old died of hypothermia in his sleep.

Not sure I agree with that case.....but it’s getting nasty. I’ve also seen at least one call for the Governor to resign. Some group on Facebook has been formed to represent victims and they are calling for the governors head. Facebook is apparently censoring them because they are posting “mis-information” What’s new?

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If Texas experienced a somewhat similar cold spell a decade ago...why weren't their power systems adequately winterized in preparation for a possible repeat?
Cuz "Nah, we're good".







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I don't care what Jason has to say.
I want to hear what DOBIE thinks.
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The ERCOT Directors resigned last night. They are being sued individually by multiple law firms. Including one wrongful death case where an 11 yr old died of hypothermia in his sleep.

Not sure I agree with that case.....but it’s getting nasty. I’ve also seen at least one call for the Governor to resign. Some group on Facebook has been formed to represent victims and they are calling for the governors head. Facebook is apparently censoring them because they are posting “mis-information” What’s new?
They are already floating Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke for Governor.
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I want to hear what DOBIE thinks.
What? ME work?!!
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They are already floating Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke for Governor.
His ship has sailed here. After his "Hell yes I'll take your guns" comment, it lifted the hood off his head. During his run for senate he never mentioned gun confiscation (because he was never seriously asked about it). Most dems here see him as a joke now. He's toast in regards to any serious position, election wise
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