Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How one Texas storm exposed an energy grid unprepared for climate change

A devastating winter storm that has plunged Texas into an electricity crisis offers warning signs for the U.S. as the Biden administration seeks to prepare for a future in which extreme weather is a greater risk and America is almost entirely powered by renewable energy.

BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh died. I will be refraining from comment.

Former President George W. Bush remembers Limbaugh as ‘indomitable spirit with a big heart’

The World Is A Safer Place Without Republicans

The Party of Personal Responsibility would like you to know that it's somebody else's fault that decades of deregulation and climate change denial has resulted in Texans freezing in the dark. - Jeff Tiedrich


When Capitalists Run The Power Grid, Blackouts Happen.
When it gets really cold, it can be hard to produce electricity, as customers in Texas and neighboring states are finding out. But it’s not impossible. Operators in Alaska, Canada, Maine, Norway and Siberia do it all the time.
What has sent Texas reeling is not an engineering problem, nor is it the frozen wind turbines blamed by prominent Republicans. It is a financial structure for power generation that offers no incentives to power plant operators to prepare for winter. In the name of deregulation and free markets, critics say, Texas has created an electric grid that puts an emphasis on cheap prices over reliable service.

If you elect people who hate and fear government to run government, you get bad government

Bad government has consequences. Bad government can't handle a crisis, won't help its citizens, and can only blame others for its failure. Quod erat demonstrandum

Remember this. - Stonekettle tweet


Republican Shenanigans

It’s fitting that Trump Plaza turned to ash on Ash Wednesday. - Windsor Mann


Well, This Is Not Only Wasteful, But Cruel.
Roughly a dozen Portland police officers faced off with a small group at a Northeast Portland Fred Meyer on Tuesday after people tried to take food that had been thrown away.

Tucker Carlson trying to convince you that Joe and Jill Biden are not in love is like the opposite of a Cupid. I wish their was a name for that, it could even rhyme with Cupid. - Jeremy Newberger



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The situation is dire in Austin. We’re without power and heat with no end in sight amidst frigid temperatures. My wife and I still have running water. Others have had pipes break. There needs to be accountability for what happened. Right now the priority is to keep people safe. - Dan Rather

Rock The Voter News

Aw, Giuliani Isn't Trump's Lawyer Anymore.
Former President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is "not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters," senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told CNN on Tuesday.

Donald Trump just historically lost the WH, Senate, & House. The Republican Party thinks they can’t win without him. Ain’t that rich? - Tim Hannan 



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Business/Tech News

Clorox Sues Trump For Damaging Its Brand. - Andy Borowitz



Law Firm Tied To Trump Has Been Hacked. 
A hacker is claiming to have stolen files from prominent law firm Jones Day, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

I haven’t had so much as a cold since Covid. Masks forever? - Jane Lynch




A perfect campsite in Hawaii except if you roll out of your tent during the night and tumble down the mountainside.



  1. " Quod erat demonstrandum " heard after a long time.

  2. "BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh died. I will be refraining from comment."
    After Trump no role left for him.

  3. Regarding the last photo, saw a helicopter rescue of someone in Hawaii, the Na Pali cliffs on Kauai, from a tour boat once. Exactly what happened. got up in the night and over they went.