Move to texas where you can constantly worry about losing power

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  1. AptosDuck

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    It got up to 78 here today

    but I hear everybody's leaving California for Texas because freedom and taxes
     
  2. kinghill

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    Nice rainy coolish day here in South FL :awesomeface:
     
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  3. steamengine

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    I have to hear this nonsense every.single.day.

    Thanks Joe Rogan and Elon.
     
  4. Bruce Bowen

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    I checked the other day to see if he tweeted anything about the Austin shooting and there was this:
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    Is...is this humor?
     
  5. fucktx

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  6. steamengine

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    This is how you frog meme your way to 1600 Penn.
     
  7. fucktx

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  8. fucktx

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    They want us to set our thermostats to 78 when it feels like 110 outside lol
     
  9. herb.burdette

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    I’m sure everyone is going to cooperate, for the good it does for all.
     
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  10. ned's head

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    Good news is that you're lucky to get a 25 degree differential so it's going to be that anyways!
     
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  11. put this in the random pics thread and then saw this thread….


    Texas justice ain’t what it used to be…

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  12. Bruce Bowen

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    I never lost power during winterpocalypse. Think I'm on a grid with a firestation nearby. I'll prob turn my air down to 60 tonight. "Fuck you as long as I get mine" is one of Texas' mottos I believe.
     
  13. xec

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    Better Texas than Utah imo.
     
  14. BP

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  15. Homo Erectus

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    Texas: Who needs electricity when you have "white power"?
    :texassmug:
     
  16. backinblack23

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    Nebraska electricity is sub-par just like their corn.
     
  17. Bo Pelinis

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    You say that but here I am in 99 degrees sleeping with all the lights on.
     
  18. Homo Erectus

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    That's too eloquent. I believe it's "Fuck ya, got mine"
     
  19. backinblack23

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    . That sucks, it’s 75 here and I’m running the AC at 68 with fans too.
     
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  20. GoodForAnother

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    it was 95 here today and everything’s fine prayers up
     
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  21. Name P. Redacted

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    That’s because you’re part of the eastern interconnect which connects everything east of the Rockies. Crazy how cooperating with others works.
     
  22. Gunners

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    I typically check into a hotel when power goes out once a year, I may be a bit soft about this
     
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  23. a.tramp

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    About a month back Ercot brought more customers into the grid from the panhandle. The area incorporated had about 3 times more demand than the area produced.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
     
  24. BellottiBold

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    Unfortunately this part of preschool curriculum isn't mandated in Texas
     
  25. Pokes

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    I really wish somebody would just wheel Greg out into traffic
     
  26. Hatfield

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  27. GoodForAnother

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    so they can replace him with another guy who’s worse
     
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  28. Homo Erectus

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    That's funny. My thermostat says it was 72°
     
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  29. Sir Phobos

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    this stuff does genuinely blow my mind because I guess I'm spoiled in Virginia. we bought our house in 2006 and I bet you the total amount of time spent without power in those 15ish years is maybe four or five days, of which about two days came from one specific event (hyperlocal, literally only affected our block). like, it's just not something that happens really happens where I have to worry about freezing to death or lacking potable water or dying of heat stroke and so on. christ, I have Comcast and I get 99.99% uptime on it in a given year.

    that people not only struggle in those situations but just accept it as part of life is wild to me. but I guess that's how the rest of the world looks at America and our almost innumerable problems relegating us to third-world status so I'm probably lacking perspective.
     
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  30. bertwing

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    Maybe, but it’d still be funny
     
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  31. GoodForAnother

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  32. Bruce Bowen

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  33. bertwing

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  34. Dildo Dawgins

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    One good thing about living in hellhole that is TN is cheap and reliable government owned hydroelectric and nuclear power. Thanks FDR
     
  35. Dump

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    so we should blame dtx ’s and Taques ’s people
     
  36. Beeds07

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  37. steamengine

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    Meanwhile, wheels is crowdsourcing donations to be controlled by the state for his shitty attempt at a wall.

     
  38. dome foam

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    Seriously though it won’t matter what you set your thermostat to…it’s gonna run when it’s that hot no matter the temp
     
  39. Hoss Bonaventure

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    That’s exactly what a very non-broke ass state would do. I like the emphasis on transparency
     
  40. 40wwttamgib

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    can't even keep your power on but you can take donations for a fuckin border wall? is this performance art?
     
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  41. ned's head

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    Maybe we should get a sarah mclachlan commercial going to crowdfund our 3rd world country power grid
     
  42. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Outlaws panhandling but wheels his ass to the internet to beg for change.
     
  43. Beeds07

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    Flint still doesn't have clean water, so can they be the third world country we are funding first?
     
  44. Bruce Bowen

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    Fuck you Greg. Making me make this gif again.
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  45. BlazingRebel

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    This whole thread
     
  46. BlazingRebel

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    It gets better

     
  47. THF

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    I think I found the problem.

     
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  48. Andy Reocho

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    Sounds like you all need to turn up your Texas Pride and do it for your neighbors!!
     
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  49. Homo Erectus

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    It's a bluff..Nobody is shooting anything until the room goes black
     
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  50. Nandor the Relentless

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    My parents just spent $15K for a while home generator because my mom wouldn’t stop whining and bitching about potentially losing food when electricity goes out for an extended period of time less than once a year. And by extended I mean like 12 hours.
     
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