February 18, 2021 at 10:09 am #49770Andy BrownParticipant
The Senator took his ass and his family to Cancun and the Governor is blaming windmills for the power predicament.
Clearly this is the most responsible actions they could take.February 18, 2021 at 10:40 am #49772lastdayParticipant
Bill Gates called out the governor on the windmills issue. “That’s because you cheaped out and bought windmills without the heater/defroster option to prevent them freezing up, numbnuts. Like you think nobody thought of this scenario? Way to go Texas.”
Well that’s paraphrasing Mr. Gates.February 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm #49774lastdayParticipant
Bill Gates re Texas, in his own words.February 18, 2021 at 12:48 pm #49775VitalogyParticipant
Republicans are against socialism until they need it.February 19, 2021 at 12:22 am #49781Andy BrownParticipant
For all his high end education, Cruz is a schmuck.
He really thought he could skip out for a weekend in Cancun like he just won the Super Bowl. He got caught and went running to Faux news to try and rewrite the whole weekend.
Republican asshole.February 21, 2021 at 10:47 pm #49817stevewaParticipant
Then came back to town for a photo op passing out water bottles when he’d be legally required to quarantine/isolate after traveling internationally.February 21, 2021 at 11:46 pm #49820paulwalkerParticipant
Cruz is a joke. He should have came back from the tropics and just layed low. His “I’m sorry” photo op is just sad. I think he just destroyed any greater political ambitions with this charade.February 24, 2021 at 10:54 am #49849Alfredo_TParticipant
“That’s because you cheaped out and bought windmills without the heater/defroster option to prevent them freezing up, numbnuts.”
I lived in Austin in the mid 1990s, when an elaborate set of huge, arching highway overpasses was being built. I can remember thinking, this would never be built in Western New York because these kinds of roads would freeze over every winter.
Things in Texas just aren’t built to withstand prolonged sub-freezing temperatures. The Texans just don’t think that way. They assume that they might have a cold day or two during a particularly rough winter, and that will be it.February 28, 2021 at 6:28 am #49884BorderblasterParticipant
Gene Taylor, a renowned blues and boogie-woogie pianist in Los Angeles in the 1970s and ’80s who moved to Austin in the 1990s to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, died Saturday (Feb 20) at home in North Austin. He was 68.
Taylor’s housemate, filmmaker Monty McMillan, said Sunday(Feb 21) that he found Taylor’s body in bed Saturday morning(Feb 20). The house had been without heat for five days as a result of statewide power outages related to the recent winter storm.
https://www.austin360.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/02/21/gene-taylor-austin-pianist-fabulous-thunderbirds-and-more-dies/4535083001/March 1, 2021 at 11:50 am #49887Alfredo_TParticipant
RIP Gene Taylor–It is too easy, at least for me, to underestimate how critical electrical service is to some people. News reports stated that the Portland area experienced some fatalities due to power outages over the Presidents’ Day weekend, as well.
Even excluding such tragedies, I noticed that a few properties near Barbur Blvd (including an apartment building) lost power for the better part of a week. I couldn’t help but think about how those unfortunate people probably lost all of the food in their refrigerators and freezers. For people on fixed income or those who have been having financial trouble due to COVID-19, that would not be trivial.March 1, 2021 at 12:17 pm #49888semoochieParticipant
We threw away five large bags of food!
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