As you may have heard, Texas’ electric grid had some problems with demand last winter when it was cold and failed (and some number of people died). This week, the still-unregulated Electric Reliability Council of Texas is having problems keeping up with demand when it is hot. It’s true! (We hope no one dies.)
Texas (America’s Lab for Bad Policy) is asking people to not use electricity during a massive heat wave: no A/C, no lights, no cooking. FREEDUMB!!1! And this is what Ayn Rand worship has wrought. It’s Libertarian Paradise, and I’m sure electricity-centric technology companies relocating to Texas are congratulating themselves on that genius, tax-saving move.
Texas, we love you, and we hope you elect better people who might try to make life better for you than for corporations. I hear that there’s an election coming up.
In the meanwhile…
Oddly, Ted Cruz is not heading for Cancun (as one does), he’s, well…
…and we had to remind him:
…and then Gov. Abbott appeared on ThumbHead’s show:
…and we’ll conclude with comic Blaire Erskine with one of her better one-woman skits: