Move to texas where you can constantly worry about losing power

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  1. ned's head

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    My AC just caught up and I'm shivering me timbers at 72 degrees over here
     
  2. infected donkey

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    My AC has been on it all day long holding at 68, currently 65 for bedtime :smughog:
     
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  3. Duck70

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  4. Bruce Bowen

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    I spoke too soon. Lost power last night. Fuck you Ercot trying to sneak that in at 3 am.
     
  5. a.tramp

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    I had forgot to set my ac to home mode when we got back from vacation Monday night so I walked into a 80 degree house at 4pm yesterday after work. I quickly set the ac to 70 degrees and waited an hour for it to catch up.

    Hopefully that was during peak demand and I am personally responsible for frying a couple power stations. My new plan is to suck it up and use record high energy this summer in an attempt to force as many outages as possible. Fuck Ercot, I am ready for the fight.
     
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  6. 40wwttamgib

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    slept with the windows wide open last night. got down to 55. ohio may suck, but it ain't no texas
     
  7. steamengine

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    Seems the natural reaction from the native come and take it chuds is to blame the dagum government. It’s such a good political formula. Strip critical resources, give them to your pals, have them fund your campaign, then blame your ineptitudes on the failings of BIGGER government.
     
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  8. JGator1

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    George P can get it fixed, he knew to bow down and kiss Donnie's ring unlike low energy cuck Jeb!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Redav

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    And people falling for the same trick over and over is infuriating
     
  10. dome foam

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    That wind turbine is just embarrassed to be a part of our shit power grid.
     
  11. leroi

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    The energy experts on Fox News are assuring me that the problem here is wind power

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/energy-experts-texas-power-shortages

    I looked up Mills and he is a strategic partner with 'Cottonwood Venture Partners' which serves the oil and gas industry

    and the other dude is funded by Exxon and Chevron via the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

    So these guys definitely wouldn't lie to me
     
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  12. Dump

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    anything is better than letting the dadgum government take our money and guns
     
  13. BUstang

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    Abbott's anti-abortion stance is probably the toughest in the nation. If Planned Parenthood doesn't have power they can't abort fetuses. Sorry you guys don't play 4d chess.
     
  14. VaxRule

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    This entire quote is amazing. “80% of the outages are from natural gas plants, but let’s talk about how this is wind energy’s fault. Also, wind energy fails because of lack of government regulations, but that’s wind energy’s inherent problem and government can do nothing to fix it.”
     
  15. CaneKnight

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    As long as they can weaponize the government against minorities and have zero regulations of any kind on gun usage it’s all worth it for them.
     
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  16. ned's head

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    Just spent 20 minutes in the fanless attic and let me tell you it was hot
     
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  17. Bo Pelinis

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  18. Bo Pelinis

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    It's supposed to be 106 goddamn degrees tomorrow. What the absolute fuck
     
  19. fsugrad99

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  20. Redav

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  21. herb.burdette

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    Is everyone rooting for Texas to boil, including Texans?
     
  22. ned's head

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    I would prefer not to boil tbh. Wouldn't mind if all of our elected officials did though
     
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  23. ~ taylor ~

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    It is a Chamber of Commerce day here in Michigan.
     
  24. C A N E

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    So does California asking it’s people to preserve water count as outrage?
     
  25. fucktx

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    we know you want to stick up for your friend wheels mcgee but no

    i know you’re pretty stupid but a historic drought where the governor is asking the states citizens to cut back on water is a lot different than texas being money hungry fucks and having its own power grid leading to deaths
     
  26. ~ taylor ~

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    You're an idiot.
     
  27. Gaknight

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    Have you ever been to California?
     
  28. Gallant Knight

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    When I am governor of Texas I will fix the electrical grid
     
  29. jokewood

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    Meanwhile in Texas, our blessed invisible hand of the market has bestowed upon us bountiful cheap water. Learn a thing or two, California.

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  30. BellottiBold

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    I grew up in a house where you were expected to catch the not yet warm water for your shower in a bucket to use when eventually flushing the toilet.

    Most of us should read that line and understand that while for me it's in the past, it's like reading into the future at this point.
     
  31. ned's head

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    Abbott calls a special session

    Transgender kid's sports stuff makes the cut. Power grid does not.
     
  32. Gallant Knight

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    The only person worse than him in Texas is Dan Patrick
     
  33. fucktx

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    paxton is a real piece of shit so idk
     
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  34. Gallant Knight

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    Excellent point
     
  35. C A N E

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    Yep. Multiple times.
     
  36. C A N E

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    A once in a lifetime freeze didn’t stop y’all from taking stabs at Texas. I honestly don’t give a shit. It’s just comical that some of y’all just turn a blind eye on blue states failing their citizens. New York with flooding subway stations due to some rain today. Meh.
     
  37. skiedfrillet

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    This is what it looked like in June 2018.

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    Comparing those maps demonstrates one fundamental thing—a huge swath of the West is becoming desert, joining our neighbors to the south. It’s hard to overstate how dire the future looks.
    Consider this: a new Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment records temperatures in the Greater Yellowstone Area that have risen 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.3 C) since 1950. More critically the region has lost a quarter of its annual snowfall. By the end of the century, the assessment projects, the snow level in the basin is going to be 10,000 feet. That means no more skiing at Jackson Hole in the Tetons. Moisture that does fall will be rain, which is fleeting. The entire region depends on annual snow pack—the stored water high in the mountains that melts slowly through spring and summer to keep rivers flowing, fish alive, grazing for wildlife and livestock, crops growing, and golf courses green.

    The implications go far beyond the Greater Yellowstone region, however, because it’s the point where three major river basins of the western U.S. converge. The rivers of the Snake-Columbia basin, Green-Colorado basin, and Missouri River Basin all begin as snow the Montana and Wyoming Rockies. These are the rivers that are keeping the inland West arable. The six states of the Colorado River Compact—Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming (comprising the Upper Basin) and Arizona, California and Nevada (the Lower Basin)—are all in danger of losing that resource entirely.

    That’s the medium-range outlook. The right now is pretty damned grim, too.


    The reality is climate change and global warming is not going to stop. The glaciers are not going to reform. Fire season will be a thing of the past for much of the West—there will always be wildfires, all year round. It means our policymakers have to get serious and fast about doing everything they can to at least slow it down.

    But it also means that we have to fundamentally change how we think about water and how we think about drought. “We have to fundamentally change the mindset of the public, and the way we manage this resource,” Newsha Ajami, a hydrologist and the director of urban water policy at Stanford University’s Water in the West program, told High Country News two years ago when the situation was that much less dire. “And one of the ways you do it is, you have to change the terminologies that we use in dealing with water.”

    The Colorado River Research Group has decided to use the term “aridification,” which they translate as “a transformation to a drier environment.” The idea of “drought” is temporary. The idea of aridification is the permanent new reality the West faces. Accepting that is critical not just for those of us who live in the West when we think about ripping out our lawns and planting xeriscape gardens. Or turning off the faucet while we brush or teeth or for the duration of our 20-second hand-washings. Or keeping a bucket in our showers to collect gray water. Or finally eschewing the epitome of our throwaway, consumerist society: the single-use plastic water bottles as a fixture of daily life.

    Accepting that the entire West—including the newly baked Pacific Northwest coast—is arid, and is going to remain so for the foreseeable future, means accepting that we have to take action. It means we have to start holding our lawmakers and policymakers as accountable as ourselves.

    tell us more about leftist policies that drove the west to be in a historic drought
     
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  38. C A N E

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    Never went down this worm hole. I just find it funny that this board will only dog pile certain states. Calling Texas a “dog shit” state when we have Mississippi floating around out here is laughable.
     
  39. Gaknight

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    It's basically a desert. They naturally have droughts.
     
  40. fucktx

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    you don’t realize the difference of course

    you’re too stupid to argue with tho
     
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  41. jhooked

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    Hi, C A N E. Lifetime Texas resident here. This is a dog shit state.
     
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  42. C A N E

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    :meh:
     
  43. C A N E

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    Why not move?

    I enjoy Florida. The summer heat is really starting to be annoying as I’m getting older. Can easily see myself moving in a few years.
     
  44. spagett

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    Let's not forget Indiana
     
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  45. jhooked

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    I take care of a family member. Thank you for asking.
     
  46. Buns

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    The reverse migration to the Great Lake region in, I don’t know, 20 years will be something.
     
  47. C A N E

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    Eh that’s definitely an anchor. Hope your situation changes and you can move to a place you think you’d like more.
     
  48. Gallant Knight

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    Flew into Indianapolis to go to the derby because we booked last minute

    on the 1:45 drive to Louisville we counted 13 McDonald’s
     
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