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  • Texas Energy Crisis

    Ted Cruz has acknowledged he has no defense for goofing on California’s energy blackouts during its raging wildfire season:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-...s-storm-2021-2



  • #2
    So....

    "I got no defense," Cruz tweeted Tuesday, responding to the critiques. "A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good."


    An honest answer! Git a rope!
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      So....

      "I got no defense," Cruz tweeted Tuesday, responding to the critiques. "A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good."


      An honest answer! Git a rope!
      What possible defense could one muster under the circumstances? His supporters are freezing in addition to his detractors, and he needs to be reeelected.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whag View Post

        What possible defense could one muster under the circumstances? His supporters are freezing in addition to his detractors, and he needs to be reeelected.
        Perhaps both states need more reliable power plants! Like natural gas and nuclear...
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by seer View Post

          Perhaps both states need more reliable power plants! Like natural gas and nuclear...
          Perhaps you should know what you’re talking about.

          https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilv...h=4e14bd897a26

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          • #6
            Originally posted by whag View Post

            What possible defense could one muster under the circumstances? His supporters are freezing in addition to his detractors, and he needs to be reeelected.
            Texas is an interesting case, as we have our own power grid - ERCOT - and its board of directors are not even in the state. I have a thread on this.
            I don't think it's reasonable to assume that anybody could have imagined we'd have this incredibly unusual hard freeze.
            And it's windmills and solar that's having trouble, as well as other options.
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              So....

              "I got no defense," Cruz tweeted Tuesday, responding to the critiques. "A blizzard strikes Texas & our state shuts down. Not good."


              An honest answer! Git a rope!
              Down here in the South you don't even need a blizzard. Not even an inch's worth can do it.

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #8
                GOP mayor resigns for dopey anti-socialist screed while his citizens are freezing:

                https://fortune.com/2021/02/17/texas...facebook-weak/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by whag View Post

                  What possible defense could one muster under the circumstances? His supporters are freezing in addition to his detractors, and he needs to be reeelected.
                  Is Cruz now a state official?

                  This is as moronic as someone blaming the Obamessiah personally for all the shootings that keep taking place in Chicago while he occupied the White House

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    Texas is an interesting case, as we have our own power grid - ERCOT - and its board of directors are not even in the state. I have a thread on this.
                    I don't think it's reasonable to assume that anybody could have imagined we'd have this incredibly unusual hard freeze.
                    And it's windmills and solar that's having trouble, as well as other options.
                    Actually the majority of the problem is related to Natural Gas.

                    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02...s-power-storm/

                    The wind farms are producing more power than expected under such circumstances. Texas does not build heaters into its windmill blades due to the fact such weather is so unusual.

                    But this is not a problem for more northern windfarms.
                    He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      Is Cruz now a state official?
                      Here's non-state official Ted Cruz on California blackouts:

                      "California is now unable to perform even basic functions of civilization, like having reliable electricity. Biden/Harris/AOC want to make CA’s failed energy policy the standard nationwide."
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      This is as moronic as someone blaming the Obamessiah personally for all the shootings that keep taking place in Chicago while he occupied the White House
                      I agree if I did that, it would be:

                      Trump claims 5K murders in Chicago during Obama presidency - that's incorrect

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by whag View Post
                        GOP mayor resigns for dopey anti-socialist screed while his citizens are freezing:

                        https://fortune.com/2021/02/17/texas...facebook-weak/
                        Tim Boyd, mayor of Colorado City, Texas, posted the controversial thoughts Tuesday while some city residents had been without power or running water for 24 hours and temperatures remained below freezing.


                        OK, so that's really stupid - are you proposing that Cruz set him up for that? Your attack was on Cruz, remember?
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by whag View Post

                          Here's non-state official Ted Cruz on California blackouts:

                          I agree if I did that, it would be:

                          Trump claims 5K murders in Chicago during Obama presidency - that's incorrect
                          To be fair (though it looks like you don't want to do that ) California has had a lot of experience with their problems.

                          I don't think ANYBODY could have predicted Texas would be this long in sustained "below freezing" condition -- it is truly an epic situation.

                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                            To be fair (though it looks like you don't want to do that ) California has had a lot of experience with their problems.

                            I don't think ANYBODY could have predicted Texas would be this long in sustained "below freezing" condition -- it is truly an epic situation.
                            To be fair, this problem has exposed the need for renewable energy, which the right continually disparages despite it making tons of sense.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by whag View Post
                              To be fair, this problem has exposed the need for renewable energy, which the right continually disparages despite it making tons of sense.
                              The "renewable energy" failed, too. What good is having MORE of something that doesn't work in a hard freeze or blizzard conditions?

                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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