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Damn, those shit kicker down in Tx are plenty fucked cause they cant handle a little weather.  

But hey, at least they dont have a boot licking senator that is the king of self-owns

 

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Lol....


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

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You two are idiots.  TX is run a hell of a lot better than CA for instance.  The Alaska-like weather they are currently experiencing is BEYOND RARE for that part of the country.  I lived in Dallas for 2 years, so I know a bit about it.  Because of that, they're not set up to handle snow, ice, etc. like say New England.  Why would they purchase tons of equipment for the ultra rare exception?  Logically they would not.  Glad you can celebrate the misfortunes of others, though.    

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21 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

You two are idiots.  TX is run a hell of a lot better than CA for instance.  The Alaska-like weather they are currently experiencing is BEYOND RARE for that part of the country.  I lived in Dallas for 2 years, so I know a bit about it.  Because of that, they're not set up to handle snow, ice, etc. like say New England.  Why would they purchase tons of equipment for the ultra rare exception?  Logically they would not.  Glad you can celebrate the misfortunes of others, though.    

I was in ironworker in Austin and San Antonio in the mid 80s and there were plenty of days where temperatures got down into the 20s in December and January. It's not that rare. It's not common, obviously but they do get cold temperatures


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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27 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

You two are idiots.  TX is run a hell of a lot better than CA for instance.  The Alaska-like weather they are currently experiencing is BEYOND RARE for that part of the country.  I lived in Dallas for 2 years, so I know a bit about it.  Because of that, they're not set up to handle snow, ice, etc. like say New England.  Why would they purchase tons of equipment for the ultra rare exception?  Logically they would not.  Glad you can celebrate the misfortunes of others, though.    

lol, so lame.  

the point is, the texas electric grid is in such bad shape, it could not withstand a snowstorm.  That's one thing. 

but my primary point was to dunk on that lickspittle Ted Cruz, who dunked on CA when they had grid issues.  And lo and behold, mother nature sent a message that texas doesnt get a pass when the shit hits the fan.  

PS

Ted, your wife is ugly.

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After 208 Infrastructure weeks under the last administration the Texas infrastructure still isn't fixed.... 

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2 hours ago, HipKat said:

I was in ironworker in Austin and San Antonio in the mid 80s and there were plenty of days where temperatures got down into the 20s in December and January. It's not that rare. It's not common, obviously but they do get cold temperatures

I was in north Texas in '86 and '87.  Winter was like 6 weeks long.  Might have gotten down in the 20's on a couple of nights, not during the day.  Never saw a flake of snow.  Except for maybe west Texas, the state is hardly known for cold weather.  It's the exception and not the rule.

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2 hours ago, 212frawk said:

lol, so lame.  

the point is, the texas electric grid is in such bad shape, it could not withstand a snowstorm.  That's one thing. 

but my primary point was to dunk on that lickspittle Ted Cruz, who dunked on CA when they had grid issues.  And lo and behold, mother nature sent a message that texas doesnt get a pass when the shit hits the fan.  

PS

Ted, your wife is ugly.

More like as ice storm, ace.  Big difference.  You don't know what the hell you're babbling about.  Fact.

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2 hours ago, 212frawk said:

lol, so lame.  

the point is, the texas electric grid is in such bad shape, it could not withstand a snowstorm.  That's one thing. 

but my primary point was to dunk on that lickspittle Ted Cruz, who dunked on CA when they had grid issues.  And lo and behold, mother nature sent a message that texas doesnt get a pass when the shit hits the fan.  

PS

Ted, your wife is ugly.

At least Cruz is a very intelligent man.  Degrees from Princeton and Harvard.

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2 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

I was in north Texas in '86 and '87.  Winter was like 6 weeks long.  Might have gotten down in the 20's on a couple of nights, not during the day.  Never saw a flake of snow.  Except for maybe west Texas, the state is hardly known for cold weather.  It's the exception and not the rule.

The crazy thing I'm reading is that windmills are freezing, Solar Panels are failing from snow and ice..wth?? It's been below and fare below 10° here for almost 2 weeks and none of that is happening


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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2 minutes ago, HipKat said:

The crazy thing I'm reading is that windmills are freezing, Solar Panels are failing from snow and ice..wth?? It's been below and fare below 10° here for almost 2 weeks and none of that is happening

Been reading the same thing.  It is weird.  Don't miss all the cold weather.  72 degrees here today.  I hate snow.

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48 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Been reading the same thing.  It is weird.  Don't miss all the cold weather.  72 degrees here today.  I hate snow.

 

48 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

The crazy thing I'm reading is that windmills are freezing, Solar Panels are failing from snow and ice..wth?? It's been below and fare below 10° here for almost 2 weeks and none of that is happening

Yup, that's it.  If they didn't have those windmills and solar panels, everything would be fine.  

 

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2 minutes ago, foster said:

Yup, that's it.  If they didn't have those windmills and solar panels, everything would be fine.  

That second quote came from HipKat, not me.  I think solar panels and ESPECIALLY windmills are stupid, but I didn't slam them in this case.  They are freezing up and not working from what I've read.  Is that the type of thing we can expect from these technologies going forward?  I don't see any way we can quickly just shift over to these things.  It would be a disaster.  Get it right, then ease it in IF WE HAVE TO.  I hope we don't.   

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1 hour ago, Thebowflexbody said:

That second quote came from HipKat, not me.  I think solar panels and ESPECIALLY windmills are stupid, but I didn't slam them in this case.  They are freezing up and not working from what I've read.  Is that the type of thing we can expect from these technologies going forward?  I don't see any way we can quickly just shift over to these things.  It would be a disaster.  Get it right, then ease it in IF WE HAVE TO.  I hope we don't.   

No, that's my point. Windmills and solar fields are almost everywhere you go here and they're not freezing up. WTF is wrong with Windmills in TX??


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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1 hour ago, HipKat said:

No, that's my point. Windmills and solar fields are almost everywhere you go here and they're not freezing up. WTF is wrong with Windmills in TX??

They have windmills and solar in Canada. We have them here in Oregon.  
 

Seems like they bought the car without a defroster and are now bitching about the rear window fogging. 

Texas talked big about deregulating their energy industry and privatization of many aspects. Looks like they are getting what they paid for in many cases. 
 

There are 3600 Windmills in Sweden, offshore in the Netherlands.....
 

 

 

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Texas isn’t uncommon to cold temperatures, but they are prepared for extreme heat, not freezing temps.

Even with this extreme cold, I don’t know if there is money in their budget to balance things out.

You would have to speak to people in the know about Texas’ extreme weather budget.

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5 hours ago, foster said:

They have windmills and solar in Canada. We have them here in Oregon.  
 

Seems like they bought the car without a defroster and are now bitching about the rear window fogging. 

Texas talked big about deregulating their energy industry and privatization of many aspects. Looks like they are getting what they paid for in many cases. 
 

There are 3600 Windmills in Sweden, offshore in the Netherlands.....
 

Over 20% of the UK's electricity was produced by wind power in 2019, and it's increasing every year.  There were almost 11,000 wind turbines in the UK as of December 2020, many of them offshore. 

Maybe if Donald told his cult followers to like wind power and other renewable forms of energy they would like wind power and other renewable forms of energy.

Here below, by the way, can be seen the amazing ignorance and buffoonery of Donald Trump in full display on the subject of wind power. Yes, he really was president once.

 

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The Story of Donald Trump’s Feud With His One True Nemesis: Windmills

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. GMT+1

President Trump truly, emphatically doesn’t like windmills.

He doesn’t like them the way the British feel about the French, the way Aaron Burr felt about Hamilton, the way everyone feels about the New England Patriots.

Except the president’s persistent nemesis is inanimate.

On Tuesday, at a petrochemical complex in natural gas-rich western Pennsylvania, the president was, once again, howling at the wind.

He ranted about “big windmills” that “destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds.” They’re unreliable, he claimed, darkening people’s homes. “And then, all of a sudden, it stops; the wind and the televisions go off,” he added. “And your wives and husbands say, ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.’ ”

Trump makes these charges repeatedly. Typically he makes them against “windmills,” a word that refers to old-fashioned structures used for pumping water or grinding grain into flour, while actually meaning “wind turbines,” used today for electricity.

This time, he attacked wind farms during American Wind Week. Yes, there is such a thing, and we’re in it.

“It’s hard to fully understand the motivation of the president,” says Tom Kiernan, chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association. “The wind industry is powering the economy in rural America.”

In April, at a Republican fundraising dinner, the president warned, “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value.” He asserted that “the noise causes cancer.” Also, “It’s like a graveyard for birds,” he added. “If you love birds, you’d never want to walk under a windmill.”

There’s no evidence wind farms cause cancer, lower property values or cease electricity production when the wind abates. (If that were the case, why build them?)

Wind turbines do kill birds. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, lots of things kill far more birds: cars, cell towers, power lines, building glass (found in Trump properties) and, least surprising of all, cats, who destroy an estimated 2.4 billion birds a year.

Trump is like Cervantes’s Don Quixote, who tilted at windmills — that is, jousted — believing they might be monstrous giants. What have wind turbines ever done to Trump?

Here, it gets personal. Which, for Trump, means business. In 2006, he purchased 1,800 acres of property to develop as a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the old sod, his mother’s birthplace.

Trump fought and unsuccessfully sued to prevent a wind farm from being built off the Aberdeenshire coast, claiming it would destroy the view of “perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world” and, potentially, lower revenue.
 
The 11-turbine facility was completed last summer, but not before Trump had unleashed a windstorm of tweets between 2012 and 2014, promulgating various theories that made wind energy the scourge of our times.

He cautioned that collapsed turbines were a threat to children: “Any turbine in proximity to a school must go!” They hoard government subsidies: “vast amounts of money to subsidize ugly wind turbines.” They “have a warming effect on the climate.”

More? Wind turbines are “disgusting.” These “monstrosities are ruining landscapes,” particularly Palm Springs. They specifically target our national bird and “causes the ‘programmatic’ killing of bald eagles.”

Wind turbines are produced by our leading trade enemy: “We should look to China where big time pollution takes place as they manufacture inefficient and costly wind turbines for Scotland!” As bird killers, “They make hunters look like nice people!” (Trump’s older sons, Don Jr. and Eric, are hunting enthusiasts.)

They’re a threat to farmers: “Iowa is the second leading state in the nation when it comes to wind energy! Sad distinction, farm land lost!”
 
Tilting at windmills is not necessarily smart politics in 2019. “I’m confused by what the president is saying,” Kiernan says. “I do believe it’s a political miscalculation.”

A third of all Iowa’s electricity is generated by wind turbines, which are supported by Republican stalwarts in the state, U.S. Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Joni Ernst.

Grassley branded Trump’s cancer comment in April “idiotic,” noting that the president’s rant against wind farms “didn’t show much respect for Chuck Grassley as the grandfather of the wind energy tax credit.” This week, being Wind Week, Ernst introduced legislation promoting industry job training. According to a recent poll, 85 percent of Iowa voters say that it’s important to expand renewable wind and solar energy.

Wind farms are all over the country and range in size from a single turbine to one with more than 2,000 near Palm Springs. Top regions for wind energy tend to be rural and richly Republican. Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota, which all voted for the president, boast the highest percentage of wind energy for electricity production. “Eighty percent of the wind farms that have been built since 2016 have been in states that went for Trump,” Kiernan says.

Trump adores coal and natural gas. “We love clean, beautiful West Virginia coal,” he said in 2018. Ergo, he’s against wind.

Trump consistently opposes wind energy and other efforts to combat climate change. He proposed funding cuts for renewable energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Renewable wind energy was embraced by former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, for whom Trump seems to renew his antipathy on a regular basis.

“If Obama keeps pushing wind turbines our country will go down the tubes economically, environmentally & aesthetically,” he tweeted in 2012. In April, he excoriated his former presidential rival: “Hillary wanted to put up wind. Wind.” At a rally in Michigan, Trump exclaimed, “If Hillary got in . . . you’d be doing wind. Windmills. Weeeee.”

He reminded his supporters, as he’s said before, “I know a lot about wind.” For Trump, it’s been a long and windy road.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-story-of-donald-trumps-feud-with-his-one-true-nemesis-windmills/2019/08/15/f637980a-be9e-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html

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10 hours ago, Thebowflexbody said:

At least Cruz is a very intelligent man.  Degrees from Princeton and Harvard.

he's a lickspittle that ball washes a guy that called his wife ugly.  cuck.

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6 hours ago, foster said:

They have windmills and solar in Canada. We have them here in Oregon.  
 

Seems like they bought the car without a defroster and are now bitching about the rear window fogging. 

Texas talked big about deregulating their energy industry and privatization of many aspects. Looks like they are getting what they paid for in many cases. 
 

There are 3600 Windmills in Sweden, offshore in the Netherlands.....
 

I just read they omitted the weatherizing options on the Windmills in TX. I can see that, I suppose, saving money for something they don't expect to happen. But Elon Musk said best"

(The R stands for Reliability)

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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I lived in West Texas in the early 90s.

I liked Texas; had no issues.   

And although it would get down to 15 - 20 degrees, typically it would be in the 50s by noon.  

Their infrastructure is just not set up for prolonged extreme cold - nor do they have the storm drainage to handle heavy rains.   

Northern cities have to have them just to deal with melting snow.
 

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Some folks just don't like Texas because it's fairly conservative and they went for Trump in 2020.  That's actually what this thread is really about.

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