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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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He's probably right in 90% of the cases. Lefties always have their hands out for something for nothing.
Texas may be an extreme case, with its decadeslong policies of deregulation and isolationism enabling a rickety, unweatherized power grid.


Yes, the Republican officials were quick to do nothing to help the people of their state. It took progressives from other states jumping into action to help the trump Nazis in Texas survive their decades of stupidity.

Still, the trump Nazis in Texas, and the rest of the nation will praise the many benefits of deregulation and the unregulated free market capitalism the left them in the cold and wet, to freeze and die.


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I also heard people’s bills went up to thousands of dollars? Similar to the people who got those stupid sub prime loans during the mortgage crisis? Is this true?

They should have to pay those extreme bills. If they gambled and lost then they have to pay.
The stupidity of Texans goes back centuries. When a society built on idiocy refuses to see the truth staring them in their faces for over 200 years, there is no point in wasting time in any attempt to educate or inform them.

There is a truism that has long, and accurately, described Texans: "You can always tell a Texan, but you can't tell him much." Their experience with the power grid was predicted, and when it occurred, their go-to-response, blame someone who had no part in their inevitable fvck up.

The trump Nazis in Texas won't accept the facts for the cause, but they will believe every lie they are told when liberals are blamed for the outage, and they will resist every attempt to regulate their power grid, hold those in charge accountable, or demand the necessary upgrades be addressed.

Next time, will be a repeat of this years power grid shutdown, Republican authorities will do nothing (except blame the liberals), Democrats from blue states like AOC will be the first to take action to help the victims, and the trump Nazis will continue to pi$$ and moan about the "socialist" Democrats, and be waiting in line for these same Democrats' collected donations to help them survive to do it all again.



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You and Frenchy are the only ones I hear whining about it. Real Texans realize that it was a one hundred year weather event that could not be predicted with any accuracy and they suck it up and carry on. Who wiped your nose for you the a.m, AOC?
Yea but think about all the broke ass Texans who got a $1000-$14000 bill for one month of electricity.

I hope you saved all the money you saved over the years on this sub prime deal. Did you save the money? How much lower are your bills usually?
 

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Living in Florida I know I must prepare for hurricanes. It is my responsibility to take care of my well being, not the government. If a hurricane hits and I suffer then it is my own fault, not somebody's else.

If that high pressure area that kept the cold front out of Florida had been further away then Florida would have had record low temperatures, like Texas. It was my responsibility to be prepared for things like that. If I don't prepare then I have nobody to blame but myself. Even if the electricity goes out, or the pipes burst and there is no water, I get cold or the grocery store runs out of food.

I am not going to cry about natural disasters. Shit happens. I am not going to depend upon somebody else to take care of me.

It is called personal responsibility. Something Liberals never seem to understand.

Tell that to Ty

Residents in the Lone Star State on variable rate electricity plans are reporting bills as high as $17,000 for less than one month of service, after surging demand and dwindling supply caused prices to skyrocket more than 10,000 percent during the deep freeze.

“How in the world can anyone pay that? I mean you go from a couple hundred dollars a month … there’s absolutely no way … it makes no sense,” Ty Williams, who racked up more than $17,000 in charges, told Dallas local news station WFAA.

He should have to pay this bill.

The high charges all come down to Texas’ independent, deregulated power grid — the only system of its kind in the continental US.


In theory, this approach offers consumers greater choice and control — Texans are given the option of choosing from hundreds of power companies that offer a myriad of plans and power types spanning natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal.

Proponents of a privatized system also argue that the competition encourages companies to produce more, and better, types of energy.

However, the market-oriented system backfired last week when more than a third of the state’s power grid went offline amid historically low temperatures — causing the price of desperately-needed power to shoot up.

You roll the dice and sometimes you lose.


“Variable rate plans are predatory as we all clearly are seeing now! Who did they target with those plans and what did they tell them?” the tweet read.

Hundreds of Texans responded, showing screenshots of their energy bills and how the cost of power was more than a thousand dollars a day during the storm.

“We were largely w/o power & when we had it, just ran the heater long enough to get the house to 45°. One day later (thru 2/20) & the bill went from $3,247 to $4,453,” one Texan responded with a screenshot of her bill.

“It’s now up to $2,550 for only half a month! I live in a 990 sqft apt and the heat was only set to 65 the whole time. To add insult to injury, I wasn’t even home during this time, so no lights were on! Never in a million years did I think it would cost $1,000 per day!” another wrote alongside a photo of their debilitating bill.

Others confessed to canceling their credit cards to avoid going into high-interest debt over the exorbitant costs, while some paid the bill and emptied their savings accounts in the process.


On Saturday, Gov. Greg Abbott convened an emergency meeting with the state legislature to discuss how they could fix the fresh crisis.

“We have a responsibility to protect Texans from spikes in their energy bills that are a result of the severe winter weather and power outages,” Abbott wrote in a subsequent news release.

“Today’s meeting was productive, and I applaud Republican and Democrat members of the Legislature for putting aside partisan politics to work together on this challenge. We are moving quickly to alleviate this problem and will continue to work collaboratively throughout this week on solutions to help Texas families and ensure they do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills.”

Abbott will discuss the power crisis again during a statewide address slated for Wednesday evening. Until then, Texans with the high bills will remain in limbo.



ROFL!

The electric company has already stated they would roll back the costs.
Lucky.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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TLDR

I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
What an adorable temper tantrum...and the irony is delicious.

For four years Trumplicans have ignored facts and evidence that didn't fit their narratives, dismissing it as "fake news", but the second you get the tiniest taste of your own medicine, you pitch a fit and fall into it. :lol: Delightful!!!
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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TLDR

I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
I don’t know all the details either. From what i understand Texans took out sub prime heating deals. So when the weather is good they pay really low but when things are bad prices go up.

Whos to blame? The republican Texas government? The corporation who sent the big bills out? Or the Texas voters who put in politicians who would approve of such a bad deal?

They gambled to save some money.

Oh, and this is the kind of health insurance republicans want to give us. Really cheap monthly bill but really expensive if something happens.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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TLDR

I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
What an adorable temper tantrum...and the irony is delicious.

For four years Trumplicans have ignored facts and evidence that didn't fit their narratives, dismissing it as "fake news", but the second you get the tiniest taste of your own medicine, you pitch a fit and fall into it. :lol: Delightful!!!
Never had children I see. Tantrum?
Irony is correct however as I used candcorns logic to ignore the content of the thread.
But of course as a leftist that simple obvious fact flew right over your peabrained head.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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TLDR

I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
What an adorable temper tantrum...and the irony is delicious.

For four years Trumplicans have ignored facts and evidence that didn't fit their narratives, dismissing it as "fake news", but the second you get the tiniest taste of your own medicine, you pitch a fit and fall into it. :lol: Delightful!!!
Never had children I see. Tantrum?
Irony is correct however as I used candcorns logic to ignore the content of the thread.
But of course as a leftist that simple obvious fact flew right over your peabrained head.
Who do you think fucked up in Texas? The politicians, people or corporations?

A republican would say the people fucked up and need to pay their bills.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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I heard that bush deregulated and those deregulation’s are biting Texans in the ass.

So I have no pity for states like Texas. They don’t want to pay taxes? They don’t want regulations that would protect them in such a situation? You made your bed now lie in it.

Its like the person who chooses a $15,000 deductable but then doesn’t have $15,000 when they get sick so they host a fund raiser. Fuck that. You don’t like socialized medicine? Then don’t cry when the bill comes.
If the covid bill has children getting a good size check in families. Does a single woman who has had several children with no father from her teenage years on deserve a few thousand dollars per child in a covid bill? What has she done to do for her nation in a positive way? There are a lot of people from single families and no father figure in this nation. When it comes to socialize medicine they pay nothing. There are real costs and there is massive corruption in the medical system. It is a shame. Medical costs in real terms where money is doled out by insurance companies or the government is a few times higher then it should be even now.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





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I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
What an adorable temper tantrum...and the irony is delicious.

For four years Trumplicans have ignored facts and evidence that didn't fit their narratives, dismissing it as "fake news", but the second you get the tiniest taste of your own medicine, you pitch a fit and fall into it. :lol: Delightful!!!
Never had children I see. Tantrum?
Irony is correct however as I used candcorns logic to ignore the content of the thread.
But of course as a leftist that simple obvious fact flew right over your peabrained head.

I gave birth to five babies...two of which I kept :lol:

Candy is simply giving you the smallest sip of the medicine y'all have been dishing out since Trump walked down the Trump Tower escalator. Anything negative about Trump was dismissed as "Fake News". It is especially delightful to see you get soooooo upset about getting served a dish y'all created.
 

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Former Texas Mayor Accuses Winter Storm Victims Of‭ ‘‬Looking For A Handout‭’

Texas has long represented a Wild West individualism that elevates personal freedom,‭ ‬and for the past week,‭ ‬residents‭’ ‬freedom to freeze has been protected above all else.

The state’s prevailing Social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by Tim Boyd,‭ ‬the now former Mayor of Colorado City.‭ ‬Boyd accused his constituents,‭ ‬that were trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat,‭ ‬electricity and drinkable water,‭ ‬of being the‭ “‬lazy‭” ‬products of a‭ “‬socialist government‭”‬.‭ ‬The former mayor,‭ ‬being a devoted trump Nazi,‭ ‬then said,‭ “‬I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout‭!” ‬and predicting‭ “‬only the strong will survive and the weak will perish‭”‬.

Texas has the third-highest number of billionaires in America,‭ ‬most of them oil tycoons.‭ ‬Last week,‭ ‬the laissez-faire state energy market delivered a bonanza to oil and gas producers that managed to keep production going during the freeze.‭ (‬For the trump Nazis,‭ ‬laissez-faire is defined as:‭ ‬abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.‭)

It was‭ “‬like hitting the jackpot‭”‬,‭ ‬boasted the president of Comstock Resources on an earnings call.‭ ‬Jerry Jones,‭ ‬billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys,‭ ‬holds a majority of Comstock’s shares.

But most other Texans were marooned,‭ ‬and some did perish.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬like the trump Nazis say about COVID-19,‭ “‬They would have probably died soon anyway.‭” ‬Or some such conservative stupidity.‭

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas,‭ ‬which manages the flow of electric power,‭ ‬exempted affluent downtowns from outages,‭ ‬leaving thriving parts of Austin,‭ ‬Dallas,‭ ‬and Houston brightly lit while pushing less affluent precincts into the dark and cold.

Like the poor across America and much of the world,‭ ‬poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change.‭ ‬Many inhabit substandard homes,‭ ‬lacking proper insulation.‭ ‬The very poor occupy trailers or tents,‭ ‬or camp out in their cars.‭ ‬Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut down or restart.

In Texas,‭ ‬for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity.‭ ‬Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand,‭ ‬prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard.‭ ‬If they can’t pay,‭ ‬they’re cut off.

Rich Texans take spikes in energy prices in their stride.‭ ‬If the electric grid goes down,‭ ‬private generators kick in.‭ ‬In a pinch,‭ ‬like last week,‭ ‬the wealthy check into hotels or leave town.

On Wednesday night,‭ ‬as millions of his constituents remained without power and heat,‭ ‬Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun,‭ ‬Mexico for a family vacation.‭ ‬Upon their rapid return from‭ “‬vacation‭”‬,‭ ‬Mrs.‭ ‬Cruz said,‭ “‬Their Houston home was‭ ‘‬FREEZING.‭’”

Climate change,‭ ‬Covid-19‭ ‬and jobs are together splitting Americans by class considerably more than Americans are split by politics.‭ ‬The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

Yet the white working class has been seduced by conservative Republicans and trump Nazis,‭ ‬of which Texas has an abundance,‭ ‬into believing that what’s good for Black and Latino people is bad for them,‭ ‬and that whites are,‭ ‬or should be,‭ ‬on the winning side of the Social Darwinian contest.

White grievance put the Republicans in power and helps keep the Republicans in power.‭ ‬The GOP’s control of the government guarantees they can protect their rich political contributors from the over‭ ‬300‭ ‬million‭ “‬rabble‭” ‬that might otherwise join to demand the basic needs.‭ ‬Basic needs which most Americans were taught were part of the American Dream.‭ ‬In Texas,‭ ‬the citizens‭’ ‬needs such as heat,‭ ‬electricity,‭ ‬water and reliable sources of power,‭ ‬can be quickly limited to those that live in the‭ “‬affluent‭” ‬sections of the state.

Despite the lower-income trump Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬they are no better off than Blacks and Latinos in Texas.‭ ‬Texas is one of the few states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,‭ ‬leaving the percentage of Texans without health insurance twice the national average,‭ ‬the largest uninsured population of any state.‭ ‬Also,‭ ‬Texas has double the national average of children in poverty and a higher rate of unemployment than the nation’s average.

And although Texans have suffered multiple natural disasters stemming from climate change,‭ ‬Texas Republicans are dead set against a Green New Deal that would help reduce the horrific impacts.

Last Wednesday,‭ ‬Texas’s governor,‭ ‬Greg Abbott,‭ ‬went on Fox News and stupidly proclaimed,‭ ‬that what happened to his state‭ “‬shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States‭”‬.‭ ‬Abbott blamed the power failure on the fact that‭ “‬wind and solar got shut down‭”‬.

Naturally,‭ ‬trump’s Nazis believed Abbott’s every lie.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the loss of power from frozen coal-fired and natural gas plants was six times larger than the dent caused by frozen wind turbines.‭ ‬Texans froze because deregulation and a profit-driven free market created an electric grid utterly unprepared for climate change.‭ ‬And regardless of the trump’s Nazis‭’ ‬denial,‭ ‬climate change is only going to make events like this in Texas more frequent occurrences.

The oil tycoons are the only winners from climate change in Texas.‭ ‬Everyone else is losing badly.‭ ‬Adapting to extreme weather is necessary,‭ ‬but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions,‭ ‬which Texas is loath to do.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬for trump’s Nazis in the Lone Star state,‭ ‬you should consider it your patriotic duty to be always prepared to protect your freedom to freeze to death.‭ ‬But,‭ ‬always know,‭ ‬your deaths were also to protect your home states‭’ ‬rights to forever be unprepared for any disaster.‭

‘Only the strong will survive’: Former Texas mayor accuses winter storm victims of ‘looking for a handout’ | News Break





.
TLDR

I'm guessing it was the typical unhinged leftist rant.
According to candyass we can just dismiss things because we don't want to give certain sites traffic. It also gives us the ability to say the basis for the thread is bogus even though we are COMPLETELY uninformed on the subject.

Hence I proclaim this thread FAKE NEWS
What an adorable temper tantrum...and the irony is delicious.

For four years Trumplicans have ignored facts and evidence that didn't fit their narratives, dismissing it as "fake news", but the second you get the tiniest taste of your own medicine, you pitch a fit and fall into it. :lol: Delightful!!!
Never had children I see. Tantrum?
Irony is correct however as I used candcorns logic to ignore the content of the thread.
But of course as a leftist that simple obvious fact flew right over your peabrained head.

I gave birth to five babies...two of which I kept :lol:

Candy is simply giving you the smallest sip of the medicine y'all have been dishing out since Trump walked down the Trump Tower escalator. Anything negative about Trump was dismissed as "Fake News". It is especially delightful to see you get soooooo upset about getting served a dish y'all created.
Whatever ya dingbat. I've got to get to work so perhaps we'll continue this arbitrary argument later.

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