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sid waddell

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21300 on: February 19, 2021, 05:17:21 PM »
While Cruz was blaming his children for him scarpering off to Mexico, AOC was raising over a million dollars for people in need in Texas

Fairly obvious who cares about ordinary people and who doesn't give a fook, isn't it

https://truthout.org/articles/aoc-raised-1-million-for-struggling-texans-as-cruz-handled-post-cancun-pr-mess/?fbclid=IwAR2bUOLJn-KcMprD3qqo6mFkD7KP-GRZDl1VxNKAN2oF8giDrERh8ki6vS4

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« Reply #21301 on: February 19, 2021, 05:50:44 PM »
It's AOC's fault for the Green New Deal!

Even though Texas is Republican and the Green New Deal hasn't been enacted yet.

She must love living rent free in conservatives heads drinking up their tears it really is quite funny!!



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« Reply #21302 on: February 21, 2021, 11:38:50 PM »


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« Reply #21303 on: February 22, 2021, 12:35:46 AM »
What's the story with the Texas power outages?

Is there not a sort of "national grid" in the US or is it state by state?

It is a few blocks. Recall the North-East blackout of a few years back.




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« Reply #21304 on: February 22, 2021, 02:21:08 PM »
This might belong in the WTF thread as well, but there are accounts going around of Texans being charged thousands of dollars for routine days-worth of electricity amidst last weeks power cuts.

Apparently Texas has a race-to-the-bottom, ultra-capitalist electricity supply system, with hundreds of companies getting in on the act.

One of the options is that you can buy at variable rates, just like a mortgage. Which works fine if wholesale prices are low.

However, when the wholesale prices go through the roof, as happened last week when the supply dried up, those on the variable rate plan are screwed as the costs are passed on directly.

The guy in the headline ended up paying 16 grand!

And of course now the Republican Texas government is demanding answers to how their free-market, regulation-free, dreamland ended up biting so many of their constituents in the arse!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/texas-storm-electric-bills.html

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« Reply #21305 on: February 22, 2021, 03:17:02 PM »
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Reuters: U.S. SUPREME COURT PAVES WAY FOR TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS TO BE DISCLOSED TO NEW YORK GRAND JURY BY REFUSING TO BLOCK LOWER COURT RULING



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« Reply #21306 on: February 22, 2021, 08:29:49 PM »
In a survey by Suffolk Univ. of 1,000 republicans who voted for Trump in the 2020 election, some 58% of them regard the mob invasion of Capital Hill as "mostly an antifa-inspired attack that only involved a few Trump supporters."  ;D

It works,   Make Reality Go Away!!

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« Reply #21307 on: February 22, 2021, 08:57:37 PM »
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Reuters: U.S. SUPREME COURT PAVES WAY FOR TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS TO BE DISCLOSED TO NEW YORK GRAND JURY BY REFUSING TO BLOCK LOWER COURT RULING



like I said a few weeks ago the Democrats have nothing if they donít have trump .

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« Reply #21308 on: February 22, 2021, 11:02:39 PM »
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Reuters: U.S. SUPREME COURT PAVES WAY FOR TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS TO BE DISCLOSED TO NEW YORK GRAND JURY BY REFUSING TO BLOCK LOWER COURT RULING



like I said a few weeks ago the Democrats have nothing if they donít have trump .

Opposing everything Trump stands for, both personally and politically, is a thoroughly worthwhile agenda, encompassing a broad range of issues.


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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21309 on: February 22, 2021, 11:45:54 PM »
AOC has now raised over 5 million dollars for Texas people in need

The sooner the woke left are in charge everywhere, the better

They actually care about people


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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21310 on: February 23, 2021, 12:09:13 AM »
AOC has now raised over 5 million dollars for Texas people in need

The sooner the woke left are in charge everywhere, the better

They actually care about people
give me a fish feed me for one day
Teach me how to fish feed me for life

J70

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« Reply #21311 on: February 23, 2021, 10:27:45 AM »
AOC has now raised over 5 million dollars for Texas people in need

The sooner the woke left are in charge everywhere, the better

They actually care about people
give me a fish feed me for one day
Teach me how to fish feed me for life

Is Texas not the GOP nirvana?

sid waddell

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21312 on: February 23, 2021, 10:39:22 AM »
AOC has now raised over 5 million dollars for Texas people in need

The sooner the woke left are in charge everywhere, the better

They actually care about people
give me a fish feed me for one day
Teach me how to fish feed me for life
Vacuous pound shop Tony Robbins style memes sort of sums up where right wing politics is at intellectually, doesn't it

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21313 on: February 23, 2021, 12:36:11 PM »
AOC is one hell of a politician....Iíll give her that

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« Reply #21314 on: February 23, 2021, 12:59:30 PM »
AOC is one hell of a politician....Iíll give her that

Schumer is up in 2022, Gillibrand in 2024.

Would she primary the standing Senate Majority Leader?

Although, unlike Joe Crowley, he is probably seriously watching his arse. Even if you seriously disagree with him politically, you cannot say that Schumer neglects his constituents and doesn't get out there all across the state.