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Wow Texas power grid is really fucked up and I do blame the Republicans

zod16

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It isn't like a computer update. The entire infrastructure needs to be updated. Sometimes that includes construction as well
My point is that it will take a few days probably to make the repairs/upgrades after the storm when they had more than a few days to see the writing on the wall and make the same damn changes ahead of time. Now, if Texas is without power for weeks after this shit my point is moot. Shit just reminds me of someone who ignores replacing their brake pads and now needs new pads and rotors...
 

blackpepper

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Its because the Texas Public Utility Commission (or whatever their regulators are called) is owned by the GOP and failed to do its job, so as not interfere with a nickel of donor fat cats' profits. OHIO isn't much better and just had a major scandal with their energy regulators, so I'm going to be adding one of these to my shopping list as soon as I find a decent deal.
 
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dasailr03

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Man this thread is filled with so much bullshit misinformation it's not even funny. You can google the truth of how Texas got into this situation. It's not just the republicans but democrats as well. It was not enron. the boogeyman.. or any of these bullshit theories. this shit goes back decades and it was about not wanting the federal government to regulate the energy grid in texas, so texas... google it!

modern day politicians are betting that texas will stay ignorant to the reality of what's really the deal and threads like this.. be on the same bullshit. Just misinformation and falsehoods because people are too lazy and stupid to read and learn the truth.
 

dasailr03

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This is the thing I don't get. If they can fix everything once the weather warms up, why didn't they just do the maintenance/upgrades needed ahead of time once it was obvious this weather system was coming. They have been talking about the potential for this shit on the national news since last week. This isn't an earthquake or tornado where you have short or no notice. The only thing I can think is that somebody is going to make major $ on the "emergency repair" that they wouldn't make on preventative maintenance/upgrades.
hint,..you cannot winterize the whole texas energy grid in a few weeks or months.. it takes years.
 

easy_b

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Man this thread is filled with so much bullshit misinformation it's not even funny. You can google the truth of how Texas got into this situation. It's not just the republicans but democrats as well. It was not enron. the boogeyman.. or any of these bullshit theories. this shit goes back decades and it was about not wanting the federal government to regulate the energy grid in texas, so texas... google it!

modern day politicians are betting that texas will stay ignorant to the reality of what's really the deal and threads like this.. be on the same bullshit. Just misinformation and falsehoods because people are too lazy and stupid to read and learn the truth.
Prove me wrong?? Enron is the bogeyman because they did the same shit with California.
 

Famous1

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Man this thread is filled with so much bullshit misinformation it's not even funny. You can google the truth of how Texas got into this situation. It's not just the republicans but democrats as well. It was not enron. the boogeyman.. or any of these bullshit theories. this shit goes back decades and it was about not wanting the federal government to regulate the energy grid in texas, so texas... google it!

modern day politicians are betting that texas will stay ignorant to the reality of what's really the deal and threads like this.. be on the same bullshit. Just misinformation and falsehoods because people are too lazy and stupid to read and learn the truth.
The truth is... Texas power grid is fucked up because of Texans...now GTFOH..
 

Shaka54

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WHO WOULD OF EVER THOUGHT IT WOULD SNOW IN TEXAS AND BE AS COLD AS IT WAS?THEY WEREN'T READY FOR IT .....IT'S NOT LIKE A HURRICANE OR NOTHING.
It happened in 2011. El Paso had so many water mains burst because the low temps from the Polar Vortex dipped down as far as Northern Mexico.
It's not unprecedented...they simply counted on it only happening once every so often. They shot craps and rolled snake eyes this year.
 

zod16

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It happened in 2011. El Paso had so many water mains burst because the low temps from the Polar Vortex dipped down as far as Northern Mexico.
It's not unprecedented...they simply counted on it only happening once every so often. They shot craps and rolled snake eyes this year.
Exactly. This shit was not only foreseeable but they published a report on exactly what to do in order to avoid another 2011 scenario: https://www.ferc.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/08-16-11-report.pdf
 

dasailr03

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Are you suggesting that they did nothing to prepare for this shit since it happened for the first time in 2011?
yes I am.. they did nothing and nothing of consequence. Shit was avoidable but did not invest in winterizing their grid. right now they are going o distract again by talking out their ass but until they invest in winterizing their system... Texas will be back here in another 7-10yrs again.
 

dasailr03

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Bottom line is as long as Republican voters continue to vote for Repulican politicans with no expectation,no accountability,and no demanding things other than bullshit talk,there lives will continue to be fucked.
this is very true.. its just that the rest of the people, democrats don't see how the long game of who gets voted into office and what positions they control annd really fuck up lives downstream. How many black texans are a part of ERCOT OR any of the boards of the local electricity coops?
 

dasailr03

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My point is that it will take a few days probably to make the repairs/upgrades after the storm when they had more than a few days to see the writing on the wall and make the same damn changes ahead of time. Now, if Texas is without power for weeks after this shit my point is moot. Shit just reminds me of someone who ignores replacing their brake pads and now needs new pads and rotors...
actually it will take texas years to properly winterize their energy grid.. years not months.
 

phanatic

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this shit goes back decades and it was about not wanting the federal government to regulate the energy grid in texas, so texas... google it!
I think people stated this good brother. The majority of posts seem to focus on the corruption of the government officials, and blame game tactics the electric industry paid talking heads are doing.
 

Darrkman

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Its because the Texas Utility Utility Commission (or whatever their regulators are called) is owned by the GOP and failed to do its job, so as not interfere with a nickel of donor fat cats' profits. OHIO isn't much better and just had a major scandal with their energy regulators, so I'm going to be adding one of these to my shopping list as soon as I find a decent deal.

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tallblacknyc

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yes I am.. they did nothing and nothing of consequence. Shit was avoidable but did not invest in winterizing their grid. right now they are going o distract again by talking out their ass but until they invest in winterizing their system... Texas will be back here in another 7-10yrs again.
Something tells me this situation gonna return way more quicker than 7 yrs.. they might need to act extra fast.. cause whose to say this won’t happen in the next 365 days or within 3 yrs again.. the sequel might comeback faster than they think with this unpredictable weather
 

Darrkman

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Something tells me this situation gonna return way more quicker than 7 yrs.. they might need to act extra fast.. cause whose to say this won’t happen in the next 365 days or within 3 yrs again.. the sequel might comeback faster than they think with this unpredictable weather
Weather is getting more and more weird so yep this will happen again. Texas hates regulations cause it makes it harder to line your pockets.
 

phanatic

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Colorado City mayor resigns, responds to his controversial Facebook post

COLORADO CITY, Texas — Colorado City Mayor Tom Boyd has resigned.

Boyd acknowledged the resignation Tuesday afternoon while responding to criticism he received for a controversial Facebook post.

Tuesday morning, Boyd voiced his frustrations about residents who he said called him to complain about power and water outages.

"If you don’t have electricity, you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe," Boyd said. "Get off your ass and take care of your own family!"

Tuesday afternoon, Boyd posted another message.

"I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves," said Boyd. "I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used!"

Boyd said he had already turned in his resignation and did not file a ballot application to run in May.

"Please understand, if I had it to do over again, I would have just kept my words to myself and if I did say them I would have used better wording and been more descriptive," said Boyd.

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No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn hand out! If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family. If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising! Only the strong will survive and the week will perish. Folks, God Has given us the tools to support ourselves in times like this. This is sadly a product of a socialist government where they feed people to believe that the FEW work and others will become dependent for handouts. Am I sorry that you have been dealing without electricity and water; yes! But I’ll be damned if I’m going to provide for anyone that is capable of doing it themselves! We have lost sight of those in need and those that take advantage of the system and mesh them into one group!! Bottom line, quit crying and looking for a handout! Get off your ass and take care of your own family!

Bottom line - DON’T BE A PART OF A PROBLEM, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!


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All, I have set back and watched all this escalating and have tried to keep my mouth shut! I won’t deny for one minute what I said in my post this morning. Believe me when I say that many of the things I said were taken out of context and some of which were said without putting much thought in to it. I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves. I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used! I had already turned in my resignation and had not signed up to run for mayor again on the deadline that was February 12th! I spoke some of this out of the anger that the city and county was catching for situations which were out of their control. Please understand if I had it to do over again I would have just kept my words to myself and if I did say them I would have used better wording and been more descriptive.

The anger and harassment you have caused my wife and family is so undeserved....my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for. She’s a very good person and was only defending me! But her to have to get fired from her job over things I said out of context is so horrible. I admit, there are things that are said all the time that I don’t agree with; but I would never harass you or your family to the point that they would lose there livelihood such as a form of income.

I ask that you each understand I never meant to speak for the city of Colorado City or Mitchell county! I was speaking as a citizen as I am NOT THE MAYOR anymore. I apologize for the wording and ask that you please not harass myself or my family anymore!

Threatening our lives with comments and messages is a horrible thing to have to wonder about. I won’t share any of those messages from those names as I feel they know who they are and hope after they see this they will retract the hateful things they have said!

Thank you

Tim Boyd(citizen)


THIS is a reason to storm a government building and drag out a politician. He isn't doing a bad job, or making decisions people disagree with, he said "I'm not going to do my job".
 
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