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TEXAS DISASTER, part 2: Ted Cruz Waltzes Across Texas on Apology Tour and other reptiles

[bold]Military Personnel Save 1,100 Stunned Sea Turtles from Frigid Texas Waters[/bold]

Service members have been helping their neighbors through a crisis in Texas this week -- and that included hundreds of reptiles who were left helplessly bobbing in cold water after unusually freezing weather crippled the state.

Navy Capt. Christopher Jason, the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, was assessing problems on base caused by a rare winter storm when he and Command Master Chief Eric Kinnaman were told that wildlife on the waterfront was struggling. An Army veteran had saved a couple of birds when he noticed a few sea turtles floating listlessly in the waves.

The reptiles were cold-stunned, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Grizzard said. He's one of three Coast Guard rescue swimmers who later dove into the near-freezing water to find the turtles and bring them to safety as Texas experiences devastatingly cold temperatures.

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by Anonymousreply 1902/25/2021

M.F.

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by Anonymousreply 102/21/2021

Oops. Wrong thread, OP. You're not worse than Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 202/21/2021

Tweet from Andrew Wortman:

No, @ tedcruz didn’t tweet “I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over.” But he did:

—Help incite an insurrection that killed 8 people

—Help acquit the guy responsible

—Left his constituents & dog to freeze to death w/ no heat or power

—Blamed it on his daughters

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by Anonymousreply 302/21/2021

Snowflake watches as Ted Cruz digs his own grave:

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by Anonymousreply 402/21/2021

Debbie Does Dallas was WAY more fun!

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by Anonymousreply 502/21/2021

OP, I marvel at how humans display greater concern and empathy for animals than for other humans.

by Anonymousreply 602/21/2021

Some Texas Electricity Bills Skyrocket After Winter Storm | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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by Anonymousreply 702/22/2021

Joe Biden Declares Major Disaster For Much Of Texas | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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by Anonymousreply 802/22/2021

I don’t want my federal tax dollars spent helping Texans pay their energy bills because Texas has refused to join the national grid and declined to help other states deal with energy crisis.

by Anonymousreply 902/22/2021

this whole thing has been so devastating for everyone in the southern states that went thru this. I thought I would post this to help see a lighter side to it. Being a northerner I can't imagine why these people even went out when it was all ice. Praying that everyone gets the help they need.

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by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2021

[bold]Essay: Houston is a cheap place to live - if you don't count the trauma tax[/bold]

And now this? It’s a phrase 54-year-old Alice Torres uses like a refrain in a ballad of traumas over the past few years that led her here, to this moment, speaking to me by phone with the borrowed breath of a backup oxygen tank that, by Wednesday afternoon, was running dangerously low.

Harvey didn’t spare her and her mother Dolores Torres in 2017, swamping the 60-year-old, low-slung brick house they shared near Hobby Airport in so much water that home and flood insurance couldn’t cover mold remediation and rebuilding.

“We still haven’t fully recovered,” she tells me.

COVID-19 at least waited a few months until it pounced, sickening both mother and daughter, who was nearly put on a ventilator herself. They both beat the infection, but ultimately, her mother couldn’t survive the destruction of her lungs. In late summer, Alice had no choice but to put her 85-year-old mother, her dearest companion, in hospice.

“The hardest decision I ever had to make,” Torres said, her voice breaking. Beyond a couple of iPAD visits per week, they weren’t able to see each other in person.

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by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2021

Yikes... and I thought the electricity bill was bad here in Norway. I usually pay about 50 american dollars in summer and about 150 american dollars in winter. These people now have to pay thousands! I'm shocked.

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by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2021

Your electric company must be pissed you pay them in American dollars.

by Anonymousreply 1302/23/2021

[bold]Houston's Harris County is looking into leaving the Texas power grid after recent widespread power failures[/bold]

Harris County officials in Texas are looking into leaving Texas' power grid after ice storms knocked out the state's power and left millions without electricity in freezing temperatures. The county is home to the city of Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, and is home to over 4 million inhabitants.

Unlike the rest of the contiguous US, Texas is reliant on its own federally unregulated power grid. Supporters of Texas' power grid have claimed in the past that it is responsible for the state's high energy production - in 2019, Texas' crude oil production broke a 40-year-old record.

A large-scale winter storm that hit the state in mid-February, however, demonstrated the flaws of an unregulated power grid after natural gas pipelines and other energy sources froze, crippling Texas' energy production and leaving millions scrambling for warmth.

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by Anonymousreply 1402/23/2021

Is that what they mean by the expression “a day late and a dollar short”?

by Anonymousreply 1502/23/2021

Who wants to beat Ted Cruz?

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by Anonymousreply 1602/24/2021

R13 LOL. I converted them to american dollars because nobody here would know what the fuck I was talking about, but fine. If you really want to know, my electricity bill is like 500 kroner in summer and 1500 in winter.

by Anonymousreply 1702/25/2021

[quote]Joe Biden Declares Major Disaster For Much Of Texas

Of course Texas was a major disaster before the cold and ice.

by Anonymousreply 1802/25/2021

Luv ya, r17!

by Anonymousreply 1902/25/2021
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