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2021-02-17 9:18:00 AM  
Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.
 
2021-02-17 6:12:40 PM  
Rick Perry couldn't defend dry land if he was lost at sea in a pickle barrel.
 
2021-02-17 6:24:41 PM  
Rick Perry Kant was the name of my philosophy elective at Texas A&M.
 
2021-02-17 7:00:05 PM  
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2021-02-17 7:04:29 PM  

Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.



Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.
 
2021-02-17 7:06:28 PM  

Linux_Yes: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.


Any way you look at it, it would have been a turd.
 
2021-02-17 7:08:14 PM  
Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.
 
2021-02-17 7:11:30 PM  

Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.


These "failures" are just demonstrations of the will the people to stand up against the tyranny of the government by following the American Dream of  huddling together and yearning to not freeze.
 
2021-02-17 7:12:13 PM  
That was funny. Not as funny as rush dying, but funny.
 
2021-02-17 7:12:45 PM  
the funny thin is that Rick prolly kept speaking for a couple minutes before he realized anything was awry.
also, shouldn't there be an assault handgun or sniper hunting rifle on the wall behind him?
 
2021-02-17 7:13:45 PM  

Linux_Yes: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.


A gold "T" shaped dildo? Tucker's nose? A vodka-soaked tampon?

Come on, don't leave us guessing!
 
2021-02-17 7:14:00 PM  
Man, what Texas needs is more deregulation. The invisible free hand of the market will fix this shiat.
 
2021-02-17 7:15:03 PM  

Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Answer: "Um, I lost my internet connection, bye!"
 
2021-02-17 7:19:52 PM  

Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


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1.  Keep the power on.   After that, everything else takes care of itself, more or less.
 
2021-02-17 7:20:14 PM  
But at that exact moment, Perry lost his internet connection.

Convenient... Easy enough to set up to happen on demand, just have an ethernet cable with a broken locking tab that you can surreptitiously knock loose when inconvenient questions are asked. Perry isn't smart enough to figure this out on his own, but I'm sure that there are plenty of people willing to show him this one simple trick.
 
2021-02-17 7:20:16 PM  
I'm struggling to adapt to this Biden era of politeness, sometimes people really deserve the nasty words.

Like now.
 
2021-02-17 7:21:04 PM  

Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.


Rick Perry was also in charge of a task force, reporting directly to Trump, who were charged with coming up with ANY justification -- economic, social, national security, energy stability -- for why fossil fuels (particularly coal) should be propped up or supported by the government for public energy grids, and was unable to come up with one. And not for lack of trying.
 
2021-02-17 7:21:18 PM  

Linux_Yes: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.


His head?
 
2021-02-17 7:22:13 PM  

Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.


HBO has a short documentary series about engineering narrated by Captain Picard. The first episode is on wind farms and the engineering that went into one off the coast of Scotland. Those things can be designed to resist hurricane strength wind and the force of the water where the base of each turbine goes into. If a few Texas wind farms did stop working due to the cold weather, it is because at some point someone decided that it was more cost effective to not design those particular ones to deal with that situation to maximize profits. Capitalism at work. If it was important to the state that wind farms that were installed were made to handle that kind of weather, they should have written some regulations to require it.
 
2021-02-17 7:22:21 PM  
Oops
 
2021-02-17 7:23:52 PM  

DeathBySarcasm: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.

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1.  Keep the power on.   After that, everything else takes care of itself, more or less.


Holy fark,
Deregulated frozen cherry pie in a Swanson frozen dinner! Tucker is the Swanson heir.

PIEGHAZIGATE!
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2021-02-17 7:24:00 PM  
"On the other hand, the most basic responsibility of government, you'd think, is to keep the power on, especially as people need it to survive," Carlson said.

That sounds a little like the Socialisms there Tuck.
 
2021-02-17 7:24:30 PM  

OhioUGrad: Linux_Yes: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.

A gold "T" shaped dildo? Tucker's nose? A vodka-soaked tampon?

Come on, don't leave us guessing!


A smaller, dumber Rick Perry.
 
2021-02-17 7:25:41 PM  

Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.


Is it?  I thought it was Solar was over expectation consistently while wind was over and under at different times.
 
2021-02-17 7:27:00 PM  
Some dumbass Texan was trying to defend not winterizing their infrastructure saying "Oh, what are the odds of this happening"

I had to ask when the last time a Texan gun owner used it to defend themselves, people go their entire lives without using it, even police officers. How many times have I heard "Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it." faaaaaark offffff
 
2021-02-17 7:27:42 PM  
He can't defend Republicans anywhere. Nobody can. They're terrible people. There is no excuse for the things they say and do.

And I'm tired of hearing that I should pretend otherwise, like the differences between Republicans and decent people are just nuances. They're not. It's not "lower taxes" vs. "higher taxes" anymore. It hasn't been for years.

It's reality vs. the dumb shiat Republicans tell themselves to deflect from their disgusting racism and sexism and homophobia. But creepiest of all is their continued worship of the most demonstrably repellent piece of shiat we've seen elected to public office in quite some time (and there is shiatloads of competition for that title, just among the Republicans in Congress).

The Reagan worship was appalling, but I think the current worship is worse. Reagan was a sanctimonious asshole and a shiatty president, but Ex-President Useless Asshole is even worse. I think he's always tried the "charming asshole" bit, but just never makes any effort at the "charming" part; as usual with him, he's so farking lazy he can't be bothered to even try to pretend. He's just an asshole and expects us to ignore that. And our refusal to do so enrages him. In addition, unlike Reagan, he didn't hire anybody who was even a little competent at their job, because he didn't give a fark about doing the job. He got elected just to be elected, so why would he care about being good at it? He just hired suckups. Because unlike Reagan (and I do think Reagan, his assholishness aside, actually did want to do a decent job as president, just for, you know, the white people), Ex-President Useless Asshole literally cares about nothing but himself. He doesn't give a fark about anybody or anything but himself and never has. He doesn't even give a fark about other rich white people, caring only about what they can do for him, never the other way around.

But we're supposed to overlook that, for some reason. I have never heard a single real explanation (meaning, a logical explanation, not the stupid shiat his worshipers spurt out constantly about his "accomplishments") as to why the fark we should do that. We don't owe Ex-President Useless Asshole a single farking thing, nor do we owe his eager defenders anything at all. They are the dumbest people on earth and prove it every single day. We should have stopped listening to them decades ago, maybe we could have avoided most of this clusterfark we find ourselves in now.
 
2021-02-17 7:29:01 PM  
You could literally cut Tucker's square out from any interview and paste it into any other interview and you'd never tell the difference, he always has the stupid as pigshiat slackjawed stare.
 
2021-02-17 7:31:19 PM  
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2021-02-17 7:33:54 PM  
Rick Perry puts the D in Meats.

/I put the D in Latin
//Cogito hoc ergo propter hoc.
 
2021-02-17 7:33:59 PM  
Well this just keeps getting better:

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2021-02-17 7:34:44 PM  

schubie: Oops


Finally...you guys are slacking
 
2021-02-17 7:35:31 PM  

Linux_Yes: Diogenes: Tucker should have asked him what the three primary responsibilities of state government are.


Ricky would have pulled something out of his ass.


That would be an improvement to "Woops!".
 
2021-02-17 7:40:45 PM  

SMB2811: "On the other hand, the most basic responsibility of government, you'd think, is to keep the power on, especially as people need it to survive," Carlson said.

That sounds a little like the Socialisms there Tuck.


Oh, now he thinks competence in government is important.
 
2021-02-17 7:47:03 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Well this just keeps getting better:

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How are they going to boil the water without ant gas?

I just hope we don.t start hearing about people dying from CO poisoning because they brought bbq grills inside for heat. It happens
 
2021-02-17 7:47:45 PM  

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2021-02-17 7:50:32 PM  
FTA: "On the other hand, the most basic responsibility of government, you'd think, is to keep the power on, especially as people need it to survive," Carlson said.

I thought it was the job of power companies to keep the power on ... or are the power companies in Texas owned by the Texas government?
 
2021-02-17 7:52:33 PM  
I love how he's wearing a winter coat inside.
 
2021-02-17 7:55:53 PM  

ongbok: [bigcountryhomepage.com image 333x721]


This guy'll be president in 4-8 years.
 
2021-02-17 7:56:09 PM  

ongbok: Mad_Radhu: Well this just keeps getting better:

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How are they going to boil the water without ant gas?

I just hope we don.t start hearing about people dying from CO poisoning because they brought bbq grills inside for heat. It happens


Bad news.
2 dead already from running a car in a garage.
 
2021-02-17 7:56:36 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Well this just keeps getting better:

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Houston is set to have water back this evening or tomorrow with a 24 hr observation and sampling period. Loss of water and water pressure really didn't happen until late yesterday. The water issue stemmed from pump stations losing electricity combined with pipes bursting. Now the electricity thing could have been thwarted, but the pipes bursting was not possible to avoid. We never freeze let alone have weather events like Monday and Tuesday.
 
2021-02-17 7:57:02 PM  
The reason Rick Perry can't defend the Republicans is because they're indefensible inhuman piles of trash.

Also he's a moron.

Probably more that he's a moron.

But they're still indefensible trash.
 
2021-02-17 7:57:52 PM  

Lokilaw2012: bifster: [Fark user image image 850x638]

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"Y'all mean them wasn't Necco wafers, but Tiddlywinks?"
 
2021-02-17 8:01:04 PM  

phrawgh: Man, what Texas needs is more deregulation. The invisible free hand of the market will fix this shiat.


I think they should subpoena AOC. Texas needs her to answer for her crimes!
 
2021-02-17 8:01:32 PM  

ongbok: [bigcountryhomepage.com image 333x721]


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2021-02-17 8:03:10 PM  
"On the other hand, the most basic responsibility of government, you'd think, is to keep the power on, especially as people need it to survive," Carlson said. "They didn't. Why?"

But at that exact moment, Perry lost his internet connection.


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2021-02-17 8:03:58 PM  
It just dropped to like 62° here so I feel you Texas. I feel you!
 
2021-02-17 8:04:12 PM  
At what point do we start calling it the former state of Texas
 
2021-02-17 8:05:14 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: He can't defend Republicans anywhere. Nobody can. They're terrible people. There is no excuse for the things they say and do.

And I'm tired of hearing that I should pretend otherwise, like the differences between Republicans and decent people are just nuances. They're not. It's not "lower taxes" vs. "higher taxes" anymore. It hasn't been for years.

It's reality vs. the dumb shiat Republicans tell themselves to deflect from their disgusting racism and sexism and homophobia. But creepiest of all is their continued worship of the most demonstrably repellent piece of shiat we've seen elected to public office in quite some time (and there is shiatloads of competition for that title, just among the Republicans in Congress).

The Reagan worship was appalling, but I think the current worship is worse. Reagan was a sanctimonious asshole and a shiatty president, but Ex-President Useless Asshole is even worse. I think he's always tried the "charming asshole" bit, but just never makes any effort at the "charming" part; as usual with him, he's so farking lazy he can't be bothered to even try to pretend. He's just an asshole and expects us to ignore that. And our refusal to do so enrages him. In addition, unlike Reagan, he didn't hire anybody who was even a little competent at their job, because he didn't give a fark about doing the job. He got elected just to be elected, so why would he care about being good at it? He just hired suckups. Because unlike Reagan (and I do think Reagan, his assholishness aside, actually did want to do a decent job as president, just for, you know, the white people), Ex-President Useless Asshole literally cares about nothing but himself. He doesn't give a fark about anybody or anything but himself and never has. He doesn't even give a fark about other rich white people, caring only about what they can do for him, never the other way around.

But we're supposed to overlook that, for some reason. I have never heard a single real explanation (meaning, a logical explanation, not the stupid shiat his worshipers spurt out constantly about his "accomplishments") as to why the fark we should do that. We don't owe Ex-President Useless Asshole a single farking thing, nor do we owe his eager defenders anything at all. They are the dumbest people on earth and prove it every single day. We should have stopped listening to them decades ago, maybe we could have avoided most of this clusterfark we find ourselves in now.


Religion is a cancer on free society, and the Republican Party became a religion several decades ago. It's always fun to watch people discover these things for the first time.
 
2021-02-17 8:11:41 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.
So of course the GOP plan is to double down on failure, blame others, and hope the problem just goes away.

Is it?  I thought it was Solar was over expectation consistently while wind was over and under at different times.


The main problem is that this time of year, there are a lot of fossil fuel plants shut down for maintenance. That, combined with the fact that temperatures were so cold that they were freezing the natural gas lines, preventing some Natural gas power plants from even operating because the pressure was too low, further reducing capacity. There was some capacity reduction due to wind turbines without de-icing capability, but compared to capacity losses due to maintenance and lack of NG, that was relatively minor.
 
2021-02-17 8:12:51 PM  

Northern: Perry was a major global developer of wind power as governor of Texas.  The GOP blaming wind for the mass power outages is a slap in Perry's face, and a lie.  Wind in TX is actually generating more power than normal right now while fossil fuel and nuclear plants are failing.



Yeah.  This.  Even with some turbines down due to the storm, wind is producing above average (for this period) rates of power.  As it is, wind only produces 23% of Texas energy.  If only Republicans could powerize derp.
 
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