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Reeq
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"Texas Blackout"


  

          

we live in the dumbest country fam.

the entire texas power grid collapses due to a winter storm that most east coast and midwest colleges dont even cancel school for.

and texas republicans are blaming it on the democrats and green energy. despite the fact that over 80% of tx energy comes from fossil fuels (duh its texas) and republicans have controlled every major statewide political office for the last 3 decades.

and itll work.

because the majority of white people have no book smarts *or* street smarts (they never needed it in a system built for them).

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A lot of the propaganda will work on the national audience but it’s no...
Feb 17th 2021
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you dont think right wing propaganda works in texas? lol.
Feb 17th 2021
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      I’m a Texan, and I live here. My point is this incident is devastating...
Feb 17th 2021
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           Agreed...there are plenty of Texans who will eat up that culture war bs....
Feb 18th 2021
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somehow the situation is getting drastically *worse*.
Feb 17th 2021
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fend for yourselves...
Feb 17th 2021
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heres an assist on the actual facebook post:
Feb 17th 2021
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      I love when people used the phrase "I'll be damned" and then get damned
Feb 17th 2021
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           ^
Feb 18th 2021
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Yeah that spin by the right is crazy
Feb 17th 2021
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i love how folks like joe rogan, elon musk, etc moved to texas
Feb 17th 2021
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Lmao. Forgot about that.
Feb 17th 2021
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Gavin Newsome is probably laughing his ass off right now n/m
Feb 17th 2021
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Err he's probably sweating this 45er-led recall movement tbh nm
Feb 17th 2021
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in the context of the politics I hope dems do more than dunk
Feb 17th 2021
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      exactly. Dems need to tighten up the message
Feb 17th 2021
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this video from the tx/ar border shows how much of a failed state tx is.
Feb 17th 2021
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Lol I didn't realize Texas bordered Arkansas
Feb 17th 2021
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ha
Feb 18th 2021
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this really sucks
Feb 17th 2021
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all because Joe Biden and his Green New Deal
Feb 17th 2021
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I live in Dallas County and it's awful.
Feb 17th 2021
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There's talking out both sides of your mouth, and there's this:
Feb 17th 2021
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Because the local people know what's up. He can't spin
Feb 17th 2021
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Things are really bad down here. San Antonio.
Feb 17th 2021
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RE: Things are really bad down here. San Antonio.
Feb 17th 2021
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that really sucks
Feb 18th 2021
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Ted Cruz allegedly caught flying to Cancun Mexico
Feb 18th 2021
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Confirmed. My man said peace out im going to the beach
Feb 18th 2021
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Them optics
Feb 18th 2021
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Beto mobilized a remote wellness check. Instead of podcastvacation
Feb 18th 2021
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Def things he can and should be doing
Feb 18th 2021
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      Egg on his face don’t help people from dying right now in this moment....
Feb 18th 2021
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           Having everytihng spun through the policial lens is a hard habit to brea...
Feb 18th 2021
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                We just had a 46 years served employee die this morning
Feb 18th 2021
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Damn
Feb 18th 2021
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Cancun Cruz
Feb 18th 2021
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Fled Cruz
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      Rafael Recliner
Feb 18th 2021
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           Ralph Mexico
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                Flyin' Ted
Feb 18th 2021
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                     Tequila Ted
Feb 18th 2021
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He's headed right back
Feb 18th 2021
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Threw his kids smooth under that speeding bus.
Feb 18th 2021
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LOL
Feb 18th 2021
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LOL totally a thing normal humans do. With a bag full of luggage.
Feb 18th 2021
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Trying to spin it that he was chaperoning his kids on the flight
Feb 18th 2021
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It’s blame your daughter at work day
Feb 18th 2021
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It be your own people: Heidi Cruz's "friends" leak trip planning texts
Feb 19th 2021
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Looks like Texas will start to warm up tomorrow
Feb 18th 2021
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The warm is only part of the problem
Feb 18th 2021
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This is pretty fucked
Feb 18th 2021
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Time to start a weatherizing business in Texas
Feb 18th 2021
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damn they got a pic of the abandoned dog.
Feb 19th 2021
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lol saw that - might be the saddest picture I've ever seen
Feb 19th 2021
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.... and the dog's name is Snowflake!
Feb 21st 2021
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Sunny today. Supply chain is shot but the roads are better
Feb 19th 2021
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H-E-B grocery stores should be in charge of Texas recovery
Feb 20th 2021
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RE: H-E-B grocery stores should be in charge of Texas recovery
Feb 20th 2021
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privately owned companies can do that
Feb 20th 2021
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      Getting there. Daily goal is to have drivers home every night
Feb 20th 2021
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Their COVID response made me a lifer
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MEAT
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1. "A lot of the propaganda will work on the national audience but it’s no..."
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Here
It’s the reason they’re on such a publicity blitz right now
I got an email from Chip Roy.
He’s never not once responded or reached out about anything and they’re trying to get ahead of the message.

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Reeq
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2. "you dont think right wing propaganda works in texas? lol."
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7. "I’m a Texan, and I live here. My point is this incident is devastating..."
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Wed Feb-17-21 12:53 PM by MEAT

  

          

From COVID to the vaccine rollout to now this. There’s only so much you can blame on national issues.
Particularly when as locals aren’t getting any information you’re on the national airwaves bullshitting

Highways are closed. Gas pumps are down.
Fire stations are down. Distribution networks are in disarray. Cell towers either can’t keep up or keep going down. ATT went down for us for about six hours. It’s not just a grid collapse. It’s been a complete collapse. And that’s just the bad. Not the devastating.

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42. "Agreed...there are plenty of Texans who will eat up that culture war bs...."
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..but that only works on problems that don't have tangible, immediate, or obvious impact on most people's lives. In a situation where millions have been without power and water for 3+ days in freezing temps nobody's interested in some excuse about the Green New Deal. There's a reason Abbot has moved on to blaming ercot.

In fact I think the way commenters glibly map their explanations across national partisan lines, and choose sides accordingly, falls flat on a local level. Dems should be aware of how opportunistic and insincere it comes off to a lot of people who are actually in the crisis.

  

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Reeq
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3. "somehow the situation is getting drastically *worse*."
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https://twitter.com/wfaa/status/1362086874895024128

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4. "fend for yourselves..."
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https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/resigned-texas-mayor-tells-locals-only-strong-will-survive-n1258119

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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Reeq
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6. "heres an assist on the actual facebook post:"
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuY5XwBXYAMGqR6?format=jpg&name=medium

he resigned but his post is basically the entire ethos of the republican party.

i will never understand how so many americans think that we should pay the salary, healthcare, etc to fund the standard of living for politicians with our taxes but we shouldnt expect them to use our money to do anything to improve *our* standard of living in return.

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9. "I love when people used the phrase "I'll be damned" and then get damned"
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IG: amadu_me

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5. "Yeah that spin by the right is crazy"
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They didn't want federal regulation now it came back to bite them.

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Reeq
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8. "i love how folks like joe rogan, elon musk, etc moved to texas"
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and cited the incompetence of cali/dem governance as the main reason.

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10. "Lmao. Forgot about that."
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12. "Gavin Newsome is probably laughing his ass off right now n/m"
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20. "Err he's probably sweating this 45er-led recall movement tbh nm"
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16. "in the context of the politics I hope dems do more than dunk"
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Wed Feb-17-21 02:29 PM by Stadiq

          

On Texas and use this as a way to get their message through.


Dems need to get that message tight like the GOP does.

GOP out there blaming AOC for power outages like she's the wicked witch of the west or some shit.

I don't think the Dem message should be "CA doesn't look so bad now, does it?"....cuz turning TX to CA isn't the goal.


Hopefully dem strategists have more in mind than dunking on them when this blows over....flip that shit blue.

And hopefully local Dems are pushing back on blaming the green new deal and shit.

  

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18. "exactly. Dems need to tighten up the message"
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before they have to defend themselves in 2022 for failing Texas.

Cause that is exactly how its being spun right now

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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Reeq
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11. "this video from the tx/ar border shows how much of a failed state tx is."
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https://twitter.com/mikeseidel/status/1361797828620800008

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15. "Lol I didn't realize Texas bordered Arkansas"
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I thought it was boxed in by New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
But when Arkansas is stunting on you like this... yikes.

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29. "ha"
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Arkansas chilling like "We good. Whats the problem?"

  

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13. "this really sucks"
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im thankful we're on a different grid than the rest of texas and havent had issues. really worried about my family in houston that have been without power for days. doubtful anything changes today. hopefully tomorrow.

  

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14. "all because Joe Biden and his Green New Deal"
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17. "I live in Dallas County and it's awful."
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GOP is killing the people they govern, as usual.

5.2 million Texans voted democratic last November -- need to keep pushing for new leadership at every level. stronger candidates and stronger action when those victories come, because this Lucifer's dinner table of Abbott, Patric, Paxton, Cruz and Cornyn is the literal worst.

also, those taking glee in "red state suffering" are not helping.

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19. "There's talking out both sides of your mouth, and there's this:"
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https://twitter.com/climatebrad/status/1362072304033873932

Get the heat and power restored
Mourn the losses
Then watch the fallout

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21. "Because the local people know what's up. He can't spin"
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Hannity's audience, on the other hand, will lap up the bs

  

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22. "Things are really bad down here. San Antonio. "
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We’re good. We have power no water. My parents have water no power. My sister has no power no food. But water. Gas is running low. Internet ISPs are spotty at best. Work is still requesting a full workload. The roads just got uncrapped this afternoon but it’s going to freeze again tonight. Schools are closed. Daycares are closed. Highways are blocked off. Bridges are blocked off. It’s a complete failure. Cell service is bad. Only cell I have is WiFi.

It’s a complete collapse. Grocery warehouses haven’t shipped in days. There’s no road treatment. The only messaging from government is blame. Lines around every fast food place. One fast station I saw had one working pump and a ten car line.

I don’t know what it looks like outside of here. But it’s a total collapse.

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23. "RE: Things are really bad down here. San Antonio. "
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>We’re good. We have power no water. My parents have water
>no power. My sister has no power no food. But water. Gas is
>running low. Internet ISPs are spotty at best. Work is still
>requesting a full workload. The roads just got uncrapped this
>afternoon but it’s going to freeze again tonight. Schools
>are closed. Daycares are closed. Highways are blocked off.
>Bridges are blocked off. It’s a complete failure. Cell
>service is bad. Only cell I have is WiFi.
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>It’s a complete collapse. Grocery warehouses haven’t
>shipped in days. There’s no road treatment. The only
>messaging from government is blame. Lines around every fast
>food place. One fast station I saw had one working pump and a
>ten car line.
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>I don’t know what it looks like outside of here. But it’s
>a total collapse.
>

Lots of Houston is similar to post-hurricane steez. Grocery stores packed and missing a lot of stuff. Gas stations are getting hit up hard.

As streets were much more drivable today, I’d expect the inventories will be mostly fine in a couple days.

The power and water shit is a total joke. 5 million folks at least in and out of power in the H. I’ve been lucky but hella friends and fam have not. Some folks have been out since Sunday night. Water has been a big thing too. Again, I have been very lucky.

Bucks are passing and not stopping all over. A bunch of wolfing and current day political shenanigans where no fucking body wants to say ‘this shit is on me and my folks and we have a good ass plan to make this be the last time this happens like this’. Most of these mfers need to jump in the ground with Rush if they aren’t going to ever make themselves useful for real. Or at least just drop the pretense of doing a job and just become a shock jock/troll.

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28. "that really sucks"
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my family in houston finally got power late last night. i was checking the outage map and they were reporting 42% of people had power all of tuesday and most of yesterday. in the afternoon it jumped to 52%, a few hours later 75%, then 85% and thats when they sent the text that they had power again.

hopefully they can get everything working for everyone today.

do they have anyone checking on people to make sure they have food and drinking water at least?

  

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24. "Ted Cruz allegedly caught flying to Cancun Mexico"
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https://www.newsweek.com/ted-cruz-accused-flying-cancun-texas-power-outages-photo-goes-viral-1570118

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26. "Confirmed. My man said peace out im going to the beach"
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27. "Them optics "
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Tho to be totally fair, I’m not sure how him flying into tx would help

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30. "Beto mobilized a remote wellness check. Instead of podcastvacation"
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You don’t think a sitting Senator can do at least that?

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34. "Def things he can and should be doing "
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Thu Feb-18-21 12:11 PM by Amritsar

  

          

Ala Al Gore during Katrina. But I think the egg on his face here is that he should be helping with the solution to the problem.



Beto is indeed coming out of this looking ready to be governor.

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41. "Egg on his face don’t help people from dying right now in this moment...."
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Thu Feb-18-21 01:41 PM by MEAT

  

          

Also. Kudos to Beto but it doesn’t matter how he comes out of this

I don’t think you grasp that people are struggling to survive right now

Hospitals have been severely impacted. Covid is still a thing. And now we’re about to deal with a food and fuel shortage when the weather finally clears up.

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49. "Having everytihng spun through the policial lens is a hard habit to brea..."
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I've seen this a lot with Covid. So much of the discussion is about rights and who is to blame for this and that, who is helping vs. who is not, etc. - we legit lose sight on the actual human impact.

Sheeit, people in Texas are hurting and in peril right now. I wish we as a country could see that first and find a way to help.


In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
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50. "We just had a 46 years served employee die this morning "
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The news hasn’t trickled out from what or how. But there’s not even shit anyone can do. COVID made keeping community a struggle, this storm is making even helping each other a challenge. My family has been in and out of helping ourselves and each other while the “sun is up” and then hunkering down at night because the roads are still untreated and freeze at night.

And we got it “good”.

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32. "Damn"
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smh

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36. "Cancun Cruz"
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37. "Fled Cruz"
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I wish I could take credit for that, but a high school friend posted it.

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38. "Rafael Recliner "
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39. "Ralph Mexico"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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43. "Flyin' Ted"
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48. "Tequila Ted"
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40. "He's headed right back"
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https://twitter.com/VaughnHillyard/status/1362464519042326528?s=19

He's trying to spin it like the plan was always to drop off the fam in Cancun and come right back (huh? lol)

  

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44. "Threw his kids smooth under that speeding bus."
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45. "LOL"
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good god

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46. "LOL totally a thing normal humans do. With a bag full of luggage."
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Not to mention there's evidence of his original flight being this coming Saturday, and that his "planned" flight back today was one he had to be on standby for.

LOL. Fuck that piece of shit.

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47. "Trying to spin it that he was chaperoning his kids on the flight "
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Never mind the luggage he had and the Saturday return trip.

  

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52. "It’s blame your daughter at work day "
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54. "It be your own people: Heidi Cruz's "friends" leak trip planning texts"
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Contradicting Cruz's ever changing story

https://twitter.com/timjhogan/status/1362549731004710913?s=19

  

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25. "Looks like Texas will start to warm up tomorrow"
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31. "The warm is only part of the problem"
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We’re getting more snow right now. So the roads are shot. And the supply chain is broken.

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35. "This is pretty fucked"
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Seeing all these homes and apartments with extensive water damage. Even after it warms up and power is restored a lot of people are going to be stuck with no place to live all of a sudden.

Im assuming there are a lot more places in the south where "it doesnt get cold" that this same thing could happen easily.

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51. "Time to start a weatherizing business in Texas"
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I have a 400 year old chip on my shoulder.

  

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53. "damn they got a pic of the abandoned dog."
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https://mobile.twitter.com/NYMag/status/1362572809407508484

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55. "lol saw that - might be the saddest picture I've ever seen"
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62. ".... and the dog's name is Snowflake!"
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That could go so many ways. The irony is thick.

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56. "Sunny today. Supply chain is shot but the roads are better"
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Fri Feb-19-21 12:27 PM by MEAT

  

          

Today I play the part of plumber and try to fix a broken PEX pipe


If you have some pennies the Texas Food Bank could sure use some

https://feedingtexas.networkforgood.com/projects/124201-texas-disaster-response

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57. "H-E-B grocery stores should be in charge of Texas recovery "
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Power went out while people were in line paying for groceries and they let the customers go free if charge

real shit!!

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58. "RE: H-E-B grocery stores should be in charge of Texas recovery "
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>Power went out while people were in line paying for groceries
>and they let the customers go free if charge
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>real shit!!

Yeah. I was in a HEB Wednesday. The lights went out and the generators kicked in fast. I went to another one this morning and they were mostly stocked. They are not messing around. At all.

  

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59. "privately owned companies can do that"
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anything traded on the stock market would never sacrifice a dollar to make their employees or customers happier without a ROI.

wish there were HEB grocery stores in Dallas. I love Central Market but that's not a place you get your weekly food, unless you are in a much higher tax bracket.

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61. "Getting there. Daily goal is to have drivers home every night "
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So we need to shore up the warehousing infrastructure.

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60. "Their COVID response made me a lifer"
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I pass probably 4 grocery stores to get to my HEB. Can't beat it.

  

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