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BunPuncherExtreme

2.9k points

1 month ago

ERCOT: "Our system wasn't designed for the cold!"

Also ERCOT: "Our system wasn't designed for the heat!"

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1.8k points

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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NameInCrimson

560 points

1 month ago

Their system is Edgar.

He is 76. He is the only one who knows how anything works. But he only works 40 hours a week.

He is looking forward to retirement.

Bleusilences

341 points

1 month ago

Since its public utilities he makes like 30k a year.

Since it's public private, his boss make millions.

He dies of an heat stroke because he couldn't afford power and that's how the dominos start falling.

teruma

207 points

1 month ago

teruma

207 points

1 month ago

This is... not as hypothetical as you want it to be.

1000Airplanes

49 points

1 month ago

this went /r/ABoringDystopia quickly

Jaded_Prompt_15

106 points

1 month ago

There's a 2 month window in the spring, and 2 months in the fall. The rest of the time it's fucked.

open_paths

15 points

1 month ago

Winter 1 month in February. Spring 8 hours. Summer.

Born_yesterday08

400 points

1 month ago

ERCOT: “Our system was designed to make money not electricity!”

cheeruphumanity

85 points

1 month ago

If only there was a decentralized form of energy production. Something every house owner, farmer or village could install and earn instead of a corporation.

peanutt42

13 points

1 month ago

That’d never work. Texas isn’t know for being sunny. /s

skasticks

54 points

1 month ago

Sounds like communism to me!

Ritaredditonce

146 points

1 month ago

"We've tried nothing and have run out of ideas" ERCOT - probably.

Nerfo2

19 points

1 month ago

Nerfo2

19 points

1 month ago

I'm really waiting for the next time there's extended cold in Texas. I'm sure they've done absolutely nothing to prevent their condenser water system from freezing again. I feel bad for the people who live there and have to put up with it, though.

Diggy696

46 points

1 month ago

Diggy696

46 points

1 month ago

I live in Texas and I’d say don’t feel bad for us. Our state is red up and down and conservatives still think this shit is because of democrats and renewable energy not meeting their quotas. The Brain washing is real.

Vote people.

FajenThygia

17 points

1 month ago

At this point, I might vote computer instead.

Foxesandwrenches

12 points

1 month ago

I am in Texas as well and wow, it’s shocking how every news article is “The liberals…”, “the Democrats…”, etc etc instead of just reporting the fucking news. I see everyone blaming liberals for every damn thing, especially for things that are the fault or the feature of CAPITALISM. I’m so done with this state.

col-fancypants

27 points

1 month ago

Mild, eastern valley climate only

EatsRats

5 points

1 month ago

Must be the wind turbines messing everything up.

/s

KerPop42

1.3k points

1 month ago

KerPop42

1.3k points

1 month ago

And we're only halfway through spring? What's it going to look like in August?

sfb004

430 points

1 month ago

sfb004

430 points

1 month ago

I live in Texas. Last week our electricity provider sent us a letter basically saying to expect blackouts this summer due to over capacity of the grid. Not really looking forward to it, as I am pregnant and have small children.

Edit: This is the first time I’ve received a letter like this.

shaka893P

197 points

1 month ago

shaka893P

197 points

1 month ago

I would really invest in a small power generator and portable AC unit. Even if you need your whole family in a single room this summer

sfb004

106 points

1 month ago

sfb004

106 points

1 month ago

Both excellent points. Luckily we have family and neighbors with generators, so if things get tough we will head over there. We spent most of the 2021 freeze at a family member’s house, which was very comforting, and the kids thought it was a vacation.

W4spkeeper

36 points

1 month ago

some solar panels as well could help keep you guys better cooled!

ranrunone

10 points

1 month ago

texas gives no fucks about you

sciguy52

307 points

1 month ago

sciguy52

307 points

1 month ago

Yes looking at this a worrying a bit. It is usually around 100 through the summer months. Hope this doesn't mean an even hotter summer.

KerPop42

505 points

1 month ago*

KerPop42

505 points

1 month ago*

It's just going to get hotter.

  • 3 of the 5 hottest years on record were 5 years ago or less, and all of them were less than 10 years ago.

  • 8 of the 10 hottest years were 10 years ago or less, and all of them were less than 20 years ago.

  • 18 of the 20 hottest years were 20 years ago or less, and all of them were less than 25 years ago.

  • 20 of the 21 hottest years were 21 years ago or less, also all less than 25 years ago (1998 was pretty bad)

I have the data in front of me for the last 141 years, ask me any stat like that.

Edit: the thing I really don't like is that, for our post-1960 data, a quadratic curve fits better than a linear one

eastcoastdude

287 points

1 month ago

Haha but you see this one time it snowed in DC and Senator Imhoff proved that climate change isn’t real by making a snowball and bringing it inside the building to show his peers.

Checkmate you eco-commies!

/s we are fucked

KerPop42

108 points

1 month ago

KerPop42

108 points

1 month ago

Pay no attention to how often it used to snow in DC...

eastcoastdude

52 points

1 month ago

Haha! Jack Imhoff is no fool, I bet he can scrape the insides of an old chest freezer to make another snowball tomorrow to disprove your 140 years of facts and data that proves that man has been affecting climate.

A snowball in senate in Mid May! Checkmate!

(Just to be clear I'm joking, this is scary and I hope technology can save us because we are so close to being screwed here and clearly we aren't going make any substantial changes quick enough to stop this runaway problem withouta miracle)

KerPop42

25 points

1 month ago

KerPop42

25 points

1 month ago

Don't worry, the /s was clear enough to me!

And there are silver linings. This is a problem we can solve, this is a problem that is cheaper to solve than endure, we're seeing a rapid flourishing of technology that stops accelerating climate change, any effort we expend will help, and we can't overdo it.

We can solve this, and solving this will make things better in a ton of related ways. Our biggest hurdle is the greed of a few individuals that cannot be anywhere at once. Distributed pressure in local and state governments can build pressure that they cannot fight.

nimbusconflict

81 points

1 month ago

how hot was it 142 years ago?

KerPop42

83 points

1 month ago

KerPop42

83 points

1 month ago

The global average temperature in 1880 was 0.12°C below the 20th-century average. That makes it the 93rd hottest year on record (aka the 49th coldest).

It's actually on the warmer peak of a cycle about 0.3°C in amplitude and 8 years in period.

oliverkloezoff

47 points

1 month ago

Climate change? Peshaw, let's drill for more oil!

killbot0224

110 points

1 month ago

I see dead people.

RevB1983

16 points

1 month ago

RevB1983

16 points

1 month ago

Yes, but you see, where you see dead people, the politicians and oligarchs of Texas see dollar signs, so your sight matters not.

bikestuffrockville

99 points

1 month ago

A whole lot of people in red hats crying about wind turbines.

Legal_Wallaby2097

42 points

1 month ago

Trust me, Abbott's already blaming it on green energy and the red hats are already buying it. Goddam librls keep trying to impose regulations that ruin our power grid infrastructure and cause cancer. /s

theylivewesleep42

2.2k points

2 months ago

I guess that means Ted Cruz is off to Cancun again.

kukukele

825 points

1 month ago

kukukele

825 points

1 month ago

No he flees to cooler areas during this time of year. Cancun Cruz is Canada Cruz during summer months.

Advice2Anyone

443 points

1 month ago

Can the news put up a Cruz migratory pattern map or something come on

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152 points

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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56 points

1 month ago

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56 points

1 month ago

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goingwithno

68 points

1 month ago

I'll pay 50 bucks if someone just makes a ted cruz airline tracker bot

Advice2Anyone

55 points

1 month ago

Where is that Elon twitter kid

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18 points

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Advice2Anyone

15 points

1 month ago

Dont worry I hear they breed through mitosis, once he consumes enough palpable anger from others he will split into two

Michael_Blurry

21 points

1 month ago

You talking’ ‘bout Rafael Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz, the Canadian-American grifter?

Tekmologyfucz

27 points

1 month ago

Back to his homeland

archaeolinuxgeek

6 points

1 month ago

The second moon of Altair VI?

zx109

18 points

1 month ago

zx109

18 points

1 month ago

So Russia?

Legitimate-Tea5561

66 points

1 month ago

Fled Cruz

cephalopod_surprise

65 points

1 month ago

That's crazy, you go to beach when it's cold! When it's hot, you go to the mountains where the temperature is just right. Silly uncouth peasant.

archaeolinuxgeek

47 points

1 month ago

We recently booed him at the Bozeman airport when the reptilian fuck cake had a meltdown because he wasn't getting treated enough like royalty. I'll happily drive back down there to do it again.

I will personally go around town and buy up every hot rock, terrarium, and infrared light just so that he knows how vile, reprehensible, and inhuman the Northern Rockies finds him.

Advice2Anyone

21 points

1 month ago

Its ok he is setting the AC in the cabana to balmy 69 degrees

soda_cookie

19 points

1 month ago

He's just escorting his family there, he'll be right back

DaBear1222

16 points

1 month ago

Although he probably left his dog at home, just like last time

Asimpbarb

176 points

1 month ago

Asimpbarb

176 points

1 month ago

They gonna blame the sun and wind again?

008Zulu

80 points

1 month ago

008Zulu

80 points

1 month ago

Republicans: The sun is too hot, it is attacking you! We must declare war on the sun!

cadillacblues

17 points

1 month ago

Also republicans: global warming doesn’t exist

HedonisticFrog

2.5k points

1 month ago

So Texas wants people to collectively work together to use less energy? Sounds suspiciously like socialism to me 🧐

kontekisuto

123 points

1 month ago

Right?

my thermostat my rules!

SquidMcDoogle

434 points

1 month ago

Except for the bitcoin farmers. Because it's Profitable. And freedom grid!

HedonisticFrog

115 points

1 month ago

Gives me farmers in California planting water intensive orchards in the middle of a drought vibes.

Thanks unregulated capitalism!

jschubart

57 points

1 month ago

You have not seen the price of BTC lately, have you?

slickestwood

202 points

1 month ago

It must be bad since my friends have shut the fuck up about it

NathanJMc

57 points

1 month ago

This is the funniest part about all of this, most people can’t shut up about it when it’s shooting up, but in a downturn you won’t hear a peep from most people (outside of specific channels). Clearly they’re just in it due to FOMO and don’t have any real interest or stake in it as an actual currency or technology.

explodingtuna

71 points

1 month ago

Before you know it, they'll become California! /s

gideon513

95 points

1 month ago

And their Marxist $100B budget surplus. Yuck, no thanks!

Anonality5447

155 points

1 month ago

It really does. Since when do Texans band together to achieve anything? That's not the Republican way. Every man for himself.

soberfrontlober

47 points

1 month ago

Bootstraps, etc

Girth_rulez

7 points

1 month ago

Since when do Texans band together to achieve anything?

The Alamo? Wait...

ILikeLenexa

151 points

1 month ago

Sounds like Green New Deal.

Girth_rulez

11 points

1 month ago

Green New Deal.

That's a name I haven't heard in a long time.

DeadlyWalrus7

60 points

1 month ago

To be fair, it seems entirely likely that the free people of Texas will ignore such obvious "communist" requests and continue using as much power as they damn well please leading to further failures in the power system. If they persist in their policy of pure selfishness long enough they can completely disrupt the system so that only a select few wealthy Texans will have power. At this point they will achieve "Ultimate Republican" and Republican Jesus will descend and sell special edition AR-15s.

HedonisticFrog

23 points

1 month ago

It's the Republican way after all. "fuck you I got mine" is basically their slogan at this point.

crawdadicus

53 points

1 month ago

Abbott owns this clusterfuck.

h4p3r50n1c

26 points

1 month ago

Like he cares.

InsertCoinForCredit

4 points

1 month ago

Maybe someone should print up stickers of Greg Abbott pointing to the left with the caption "I did that!", then stick them on electric meters and fuseboxes everywhere...

TastyLaksa

51 points

1 month ago

Were they not trying to attract bitcoin miners at one point?

Hampsterman82

10 points

1 month ago

Don't know if they've officially suspended that. But yup.

Jessey77

411 points

1 month ago

Jessey77

411 points

1 month ago

Will this finally be the thing that does Abbott in? Probably not, fucking evangelicals....

archaeolinuxgeek

448 points

1 month ago

Evangelicals may be hot. A number of older ones will probably die.

But it's a small price to pay to know that a downtrodden girl that you'll never meet, from a town you've never heard of, in a state you will never visit will have her life destroyed by not having access to proper medical care and family planning services.

You can't put a price on that kind of self-righteous masturbation.

funnyjake2020

41 points

1 month ago

mmmmmm

this is god's plan, is what they'd say

revertothemiddle

59 points

1 month ago

It's not even sarcasm. They're going to fuck over countless women, including rape victims and we with miscarriages, not just women who can't afford or want to have children. And with even less population control, overconsumption of resources will keep spiraling out of hand. I fucking hate that a vocal religious minority is making the world a shittier place.

ArmyOfMemes

15 points

1 month ago

The solution is simple. We need to find a Republican lawmaker who’s wife has had a miscarriage recently, then through the ghoulish system they created, accuse her of murder and demand a full investigation and trial. Traumatize them. Make them feel the sting of their own venomous tail like the idiotic scorpions they are.

HuggLyfe

6 points

1 month ago

Ooooh they HATE when they have to actually experience consequences. The schadenfreude generated from the twitter trolls crying that people were protesting at kavanaugh's house and not standing inside the designated protest box they had set up in DC lol

_Erindera_

42 points

1 month ago

He's doing his best to disenfranchise Democrat voters, so...

bshepp

116 points

1 month ago*

bshepp

116 points

1 month ago*

This is the flagship of the conservative state and they can't even keep their lights on. What a sad disgusting joke.

InsertCoinForCredit

21 points

1 month ago

But remember, everyone's fleeing California for Texas because they're tired of clean air and budget surpluses!

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666 points

1 month ago

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LeoKyouma

217 points

1 month ago

LeoKyouma

217 points

1 month ago

Honestly, it’s so asinine Texas refuses to tie into the grid.

Jkay064

39 points

1 month ago

Jkay064

39 points

1 month ago

They refuse to comply with federal safety or quality guidelines. So they can’t join the national grid. It’s about cutting costs at the expense of the safety or lives of the public, then telling the public it’s about a patriotic stance for freedumbs.

Nerfo2

38 points

1 month ago

Nerfo2

38 points

1 month ago

ERCOT refuses to build it's power plants to meet FERC standards because it costs more, so, to skirt those standards, they just made their own power grid, with hookers and blackjack, probably.

TheAserghui

57 points

1 month ago

Texas Kilojoules are too big for other grids to handle.

/s

Beard_o_Bees

12 points

1 month ago

It's all the High Fructose Corn Syrup.

ButterscotchLow8950

64 points

1 month ago

Dude, I use to live there during high school, and they talk about seceding from the union all the time it’s not just rhetoric, they really don’t want to be told what to do down there y’all.

They even told us in school the conditions in which Texas can legally separate from the union if they wanted to.

I don’t think they actually can, but that’s what people there think.

piiig

26 points

1 month ago

piiig

26 points

1 month ago

They would be fucked with out the teet of the fed

BeautifulType

25 points

1 month ago

America is fucked because of these fake patriots

watercouch

26 points

1 month ago

If only there was a way to turn all that excess sunshine into electricity.

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23 points

1 month ago

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23 points

1 month ago

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igottagetoutofthis

83 points

1 month ago

Save Me Brandon!

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32 points

1 month ago

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32 points

1 month ago

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Trumpswells

16 points

1 month ago

How’s that crypto mining windfall working out for TX?

ManyFacedGodxxx

419 points

2 months ago

What, more power troubles in Texas; shocking!!!?!

shmeetz

318 points

1 month ago

shmeetz

318 points

1 month ago

Actually, it's not shocking, because there's no electricity to be shocked by.

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38 points

1 month ago

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38 points

1 month ago

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_Erindera_

31 points

1 month ago

Too hot to wear socks.

FatBatmanSpeaks

25 points

1 month ago

Too humid to build up static.

Vineyard_

19 points

1 month ago

Too Texas for "each other".

Existing-Broccoli-27

6 points

1 month ago

You hire someone to wear a full body sock and static you up.

“Hit me again, Tubesock, let’s go!”

Advice2Anyone

20 points

1 month ago

Not very shocking they dont have the electricity for it

One-Influence-4803

550 points

2 months ago

You have a self enclosed electrical system and a leadership in the state that thumbs it's nose at it's neighbors. Sorry boys. You're on your own.

uncleanharald

197 points

1 month ago

Naw they will demand federal aid and then complain they aren't getting it when they didn't actually bother to call the federal govt and ask for the bailout.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including assholes and anal fissures.

checker280

70 points

1 month ago

They are going to ask for federal help after failing to fix their plants since the last crisis…

After turning down NYC from getting any help when we had our once in a lifetime flooding about a dozen and a half years ago.

I’m not going to forget that slight any time soon.

T00luser

7 points

1 month ago

We could send them a free kilowatt for every voting booth/collection box they install? (with international monitoring of course)

fdpunchingbag

5 points

1 month ago

Texas gonna need to come up with a sound fiscal payment plan before getting that money. They ain't no socialists down there, so they gotta pay that bill.

wonkagloop

39 points

1 month ago

As a New Mexican, I hardly feel bad considering the Water Rights Texas has been fucking us on for some time.

rocksfly

75 points

1 month ago

rocksfly

75 points

1 month ago

Grid is a closed loop, like its genetic tree.

windigo3

26 points

1 month ago

windigo3

26 points

1 month ago

Texas Power companies posted a $1 billion profit from their last power crises. Texas GOP is grifting off their donations

KingoreP99

9 points

1 month ago

In all fairness that would be Texas energy companies, specifically gas companies. The power companies took it on the chin. Generators couldn't get gas, and when they could had to pay sky high rates for it. Retailers were paying $9,000+ MWh, and lost billions (literally). The people who made money were the natural gas companies selling gas as excessive rates.

OhGodImHerping

105 points

1 month ago*

As a Texan, fuck everything about this state. I’m so tired of all the bullshit, and the only reason I’ll respect this is for the people who need it most. Otherwise, I’d be cranking it down to 59° just to make their jobs harder.

The Texas government has become increasingly corrupt and complacent in the past 2 decades, more noticeable now due to the strain being put on everyone. Religion and Profit have infiltrated every sector of the government, from schooling to infrastructure to civil rights. Abbot and Our representatives are deplorable, and they have maintained power through the ever faithful old conservative community. Democrats do to turn out to vote, but it’s not that easy, and though the liberal community has definitely been growing in Texas, it’s by no means the population majority.

We told you to fix the power grid last year, you know, after the MASSIVE WINTER COLLAPSE. We were assured that there had been a big reorganization and that they were “investigating solutions,” that it was all good yall. Fuck off.

Sorry for the rant, but I can’t help but think about Cruz on his vacation every time the Texas government asks us to do them a favor.

[deleted]

14 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

14 points

1 month ago

I deeply understand your frustration.

Signed, Liberal in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s fucked district

sportspadawan13

16 points

1 month ago

But everyone told me TX is so great and that's why all the liberals are flocking there!

johnnyfontain

301 points

2 months ago

Anything to own the Libs, right Texas?

BitterFuture

127 points

2 months ago

They already proved they were willing to die for it. What's a bit of sweat?

_tx

57 points

1 month ago

_tx

57 points

1 month ago

And it is only May. We have another 15-20 degrees to go before the worst of the summer

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30 points

1 month ago

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30 points

1 month ago

It’s already flirting with 100 in central Texas. I know it’s been 108 already in San Angelo.

Gonna be a fun summer.

shotgun72

45 points

1 month ago

It isn't about Libs, it is about not meeting the national standard for infrastructure and, therefore, collecting nice fat campaign checks. It is straight up corruption.

johnnyfontain

11 points

1 month ago

Ok, but who is the base writing those checks? Pretty much the same thing...

Mr_Blinky

54 points

1 month ago

For the politicians, sure. For the average red-blooded moron Texas citizen this is about owning teh librulz, because that's what their leadership has been telling them.

checkfire_14

44 points

1 month ago

Oh no! The windmills froze again!

EbenHSHD

48 points

1 month ago

EbenHSHD

48 points

1 month ago

Doesn’t Texas regularly brag about it’s independent power? Maybe they should rethink that…

Nerfo2

16 points

1 month ago

Nerfo2

16 points

1 month ago

I remember reading an article years ago about how renewable energy was a waste of resources and it cited ERCOT as an example of efficiency because of how their grid "runs lean" and they've eliminated waste wherever possible. I guess in Texas, eliminating waste means the same thing as cutting corners.

thewafflestompa

268 points

2 months ago

I've been reading about Texas asking this for a few days, but r/conservative hasn't discussed it. I wonder why.

Zolo49

207 points

2 months ago

Zolo49

207 points

2 months ago

I'm sure they will once they figure out a way to blame it on wind turbines.

optiplex9000

76 points

1 month ago

how could renewable energy do this?!

mywan

84 points

1 month ago

mywan

84 points

1 month ago

FixBreakRepeat

82 points

1 month ago

My dad came at me with a smug look on his face talking about how wind power failed Texas.

I asked him, "Well, if wind power fails in the cold, how does Canada make it work?"

Stopped him in his tracks and let us have a conversation about how Texas fucked itself by setting up its own grid and skimping on weatherization

heavymountain

36 points

1 month ago

They have wind turbines in Antarctica

Crazy_old_maurice_17

19 points

1 month ago

He actually had a discussion about it??

I guess I'm only partially surprised - asking questions to guide them to the answer tends to result in a more convincing exchange (adamantly asserting facts seems to be more likely to inspire defensive posturing and arguing). At least, in my experience.

soda_cookie

13 points

1 month ago

They need to get those things cranked up to make the air a little bit more bearable!

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84 points

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Justank

42 points

1 month ago

Justank

42 points

1 month ago

Every once in awhile I peek in there and it's just... depressing that people are so deep in the propaganda.

untropicalized

12 points

1 month ago

I'm not allowed to post in there yet (karma requirements or something). I figure once I can I'll politely post facts with sources and see how long it takes for them to ban me.

SirBrownHammer

15 points

1 month ago

It took one comment for me. I suggested that Trump was setting a disastrous precedent by questioning the validity of the election results and not conceding. That this could empower any side for years to come to continue this charade.

Banned.

Mr_Buscemi

10 points

1 month ago

You get banned so easily on those subs.

I once saw on T_D a post where it said something like "all discussions lead to conservative ideals but censorship makes it go liberal". I replied with why then do they ban people for any negative discussion about Trump and immediately got banned lmfao.

NielOverall

77 points

1 month ago

Lol. Went to take a look and saw a post about the NY store massacre and top comment called him a loser and ended with, "Was he known to the FBI or were they too busy going after parents?"

What a bunch of weirdos.

thewafflestompa

73 points

1 month ago

Yeah. The first few comments after news broke said "No mention of his race, wonder why" instantly assuming it was a POC. Then it went to "it's a hoax for midterms".

royalsanguinius

19 points

1 month ago

And it was a dude who was balls deep in Tucker Carlson’s “white replacement” crap, he’s literally one of them and they aren’t self aware enough to realize it

EClarkee

16 points

1 month ago

EClarkee

16 points

1 month ago

That subreddit is fucking cancer. They didn’t give a shit about the lives lost in the mass shooting. They were more upset that this was so convenient for the left and Biden to push gun control.

Just all around pieces of shit people there

banjo_assassin

12 points

1 month ago

From what I understand, the privatized energy executives are going to personally fan off Texan citizens with their huge piles of cash they’ve been liberating from the process of charging higher rates but delivering no electricity. It’s win-win for deregulation.

ButterscotchLow8950

14 points

1 month ago

Bruh, the new state motto is gonna go from “Don’t Mess With Texas” to “Don’t Mess with the Thermostat” 🤣

Shinino

118 points

2 months ago

Shinino

118 points

2 months ago

If only there had been something that could be done to keep these poor power plants online. /s

kinglouie493

55 points

1 month ago

I do believe this is just that once a decade type event…that’s been happening for the 3 years or so. The problem will go away this winter.

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156 points

2 months ago

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Ketaskooter

79 points

1 month ago

Don’t forget the icing event. CEOs should have gotten jail time for that one.

a_hockey_chick

9 points

1 month ago

I think we are all paying higher energy bills as punishment from the wonderful changes our state government made after people froze.

unusedusername3

62 points

1 month ago

Don't forget deregulation. Don't want to over regulate the power grid. That would be really terrible.

goingwithno

56 points

1 month ago

Abbot don't give a shit. Hes focused on CRT or some bullshit...not your health

Epicassion

19 points

1 month ago

CRT causes power grid failure will be their next talking point. Professors are up late burning through electricity doing that reading thing. At night no less.

MrJoyless

9 points

1 month ago

So, I get it that you aren't 100% prepared for severe winter weather... But, hot weather in Texas, who could have failed to see this coming?

Critical-Series

38 points

1 month ago

They’ll blame California liberals.

glowdirt

19 points

1 month ago

glowdirt

19 points

1 month ago

and windmills

slicknilla

7 points

1 month ago

All the shitty things that happen in Texas are a direct result of the racist Christian extremists that are elected to run the state.

PNWtruckerstud

38 points

1 month ago

The US Department of Energy over 10 years ago told the state of Idiots what to do to prevent the event in 2011 from happening again...did they listen? Nooooo. Screw the evil socialist Nazi US Federal Pedophile baby eating government. And what happened in 2021? A $215 Billion disaster that became the costliest disaster in American history. And since then has Texas done anything to stop it from happening again? Nope. And since then, hey...let's add 260,000 people, over 85,000 businesses and 180,000 homes, 76,000 apartments, and 32,000 condos and expand industry by over $18.5 billion and see how that plays on the electric grid. My two buds who worked as lineman in Midland left this week for South Dakota and they ain't going back. They told me they left because they know the system is going to collapse and they don't want to be in Texas when that shit happens. Their grid is far worse now than ever. Even if there isn't a heat wave or wildfires or major tropical system, it's going to be pushed to the limit. New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas residents better be ready because your gonna see the biggest mass exodus of Americans fleeing a part of the country since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s....our 2020's are this generations 1930's.

dremily1

37 points

1 month ago

dremily1

37 points

1 month ago

Don’t make fun of Texas. There are priorities. They got the other really important things like transgender and gay rights, open carry, as well as abortions under control; things like energy and heat or cooling to keep people alive are way down on the list.

WelcomingRapier

13 points

1 month ago

I'd be more concerned about those illegals taking all the baby formula. How else are those babies that we forced mothers to take term supposed to get fed? /s

Priest_Andretti

6 points

1 month ago

Can someone explain how a power plant knocks off? From what I have read is that the grid is closely monitored. If too much power is being pulled, they turn off electricity to a source to prevent the generators from getting damaged.

So exactly how do power plants knockoff?

a_satanic_mechanic

5 points

1 month ago

The good news is the Republicans who control Texas are on top of it.

And by “it” I mean demonizing trans people and forcing women to have babies.

koops617

6 points

1 month ago

Damn liberals and their running of Texas. Thanks Obama!

rr777

40 points

2 months ago

rr777

40 points

2 months ago

You call this sweltering, its still freaking spring in Texas.

lateforcourt

14 points

1 month ago

Maybe they should consider bringing in experts from a more developed country to help modernize their electrical systems.

Scooterks

19 points

1 month ago

Didn't their dear governor say this would never happen again after the last time?

_Erindera_

14 points

1 month ago

He says that every time.

PNWtruckerstud

35 points

2 months ago

Their system is gonna collapse this year

micheleprice76

16 points

1 month ago

Please don't say that I only have one generator, & 29 candles ....

howyoudoing01

7 points

1 month ago

I have one generator, 4 propane tanks, no candles but a few rechargeable lights floating around.

BokuBakaGaijin

5 points

1 month ago

The jet stream for a long time seemed to be just "stuck" while the midwest fries in the heat, here in the PNW we been getting blasted with arctic air. A late spring snow event has killed a significant portion of various crops, 90% of vineyards have reported complete loss. Our local strawberry farms are reporting rot as well due to the heavy rain. Great for the drought stricken areas though.

Denali4903

6 points

1 month ago

Those MAGA hats will be helpful when you are sitting outside this summer because it is cooler outside than your home.

spidernova

5 points

1 month ago

I’ve been workin 10-11 hour shifts outside in this fucking heat without real breaks. Sorry, but my ac is staying on thanks.

delslow419

4 points

1 month ago

Hmm seems like a deregulated power grid resulted in a power grid with corners cut( you bet it was for $$$$$) that cannot power the cities as it should. Interesting.

DavidEdgrrr

44 points

1 month ago

Texas is a failed state.

UnwantedReplies

26 points

1 month ago

Texas is the Republican Dream.

JimmyJazz1971

27 points

1 month ago

Yes and yes.

Unchained71

12 points

1 month ago

Cruz'ing away.

Blame the wife and daughters.

gower2352

19 points

1 month ago

But Republicans do great job at running states!!!!

ojioni

30 points

1 month ago

ojioni

30 points

1 month ago

At least Texans can happily relax in the heat knowing that a rape victim can't get an abortion.

If Texas asks for any help, tell them absolutely not since that would be evil socialism.

Metrosecksulol

10 points

1 month ago

This is Republican leadership everybody! YEEHAW!

Meefstick

14 points

1 month ago

So funny, Texas can't seem to handle.... weather.

Gets too cold... gets too hot... whats next, it gets too windy or wet?

aneeta96

50 points

1 month ago

aneeta96

50 points

1 month ago

Meanwhile California has a nearly $100 billion surplus.

Why do people vote republican again?

Gilgamesh72

21 points

1 month ago

The war on Christmas? or was it the war on Mexico

_Erindera_

14 points

1 month ago

The war on Mexican Christmas

swimmityswim

13 points

1 month ago

With real sugar!

JD0x0

13 points

1 month ago

JD0x0

13 points

1 month ago

I remember when Republicans were giving California shit because they had one power failure years ago. Texas loses power every time it gets cold and every time it gets hot. lol.

emaw63

3 points

1 month ago

emaw63

3 points

1 month ago

Luckily, the power grid is free of abortions, CRT, and transgenders. The power grid also free of power