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2022-11-28 8:52:12 AM  
I recently spent more than a week driving around Texas, and except for in and around large cities and the interstate, it seemed like what I envisioned when I first read The Grapes of Wrath. Like, I literally passed through a shanty town with hovels with corrugated steel roofs.
 
2022-11-28 9:05:01 AM  
For anyone interested - this is the plant over there off Federal road right before you get to the tunnel (been there longer than I've been alive)....near Galena Park.

My guess is someone at the plant farked something up that completely severed power and backups.
 
2022-11-28 10:00:39 AM  

UberDave: For anyone interested - this is the plant over there off Federal road right before you get to the tunnel (been there longer than I've been alive)....near Galena Park.

My guess is someone at the plant farked something up that completely severed power and backups.


Nah, just neglected equipment in disrepair and apathy.
 
2022-11-28 10:01:29 AM  
Ted Cruz is the joke that won't stop giving!

( I just wish that joke would stop taking )
 
2022-11-28 10:01:47 AM  

mofa: I recently spent more than a week driving around Texas, and except for in and around large cities and the interstate, it seemed like what I envisioned when I first read The Grapes of Wrath. Like, I literally passed through a shanty town with hovels with corrugated steel roofs.


To be fair,
With the class divide growing in the US, that's basically now just the difference between a poor rural community and a city in basically any state...
 
2022-11-28 10:05:17 AM  
I'm not sure the water in Cancun is any safer...
 
2022-11-28 10:05:40 AM  
I wouldn't send my kids to school if the administration had orders to boil them!
 
2022-11-28 10:06:14 AM  

Gooch: UberDave: For anyone interested - this is the plant over there off Federal road right before you get to the tunnel (been there longer than I've been alive)....near Galena Park.

My guess is someone at the plant farked something up that completely severed power and backups.

Nah, just neglected equipment in disrepair and apathy.


Someone remoted in after opening a .docx attached to an e-mail and let it run a macro.
 
2022-11-28 10:15:26 AM  

1funguy: Ted Cruz is the joke that won't stop giving!

( I just wish that joke would stop taking )


Ted Cruz is a talking boil.
 
2022-11-28 10:15:39 AM  
Yeah but you can't just raise taxes to fund critical infrastructure. What's THAT gonna accomplish?
 
2022-11-28 10:18:37 AM  
I Officially Do Declare Houston as a third world city.
First cold snap, I believe the entire state of Texas will qualify.


/can Florida be far behind?
 
2022-11-28 10:19:35 AM  
Texas: showing the world that the tree of Liberty™ is watered by cholera & dysentery.
 
2022-11-28 10:20:31 AM  

mofa: I recently spent more than a week driving around Texas, and except for in and around large cities and the interstate, it seemed like what I envisioned when I first read The Grapes of Wrath. Like, I literally passed through a shanty town with hovels with corrugated steel roofs.


Exactly my assessment when I lived in west Texas 1989-91.
 
2022-11-28 10:21:52 AM  
just let the market decide!
 
2022-11-28 10:22:14 AM  
Best part of Texas I saw recently was those parking lot towing videos on YouTube. Big fan of the Peddle Powered Bar Bus.
 
2022-11-28 10:26:10 AM  
If he can survive the Titanic...
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2022-11-28 10:26:39 AM  
Reading the headline, I assumed this was Texas punishing the schools for trying to boil their own water.
 
2022-11-28 10:34:49 AM  
I was gonna ask if TF blocked these types of ads, but I have my answer.
 
2022-11-28 10:44:48 AM  
I've been using a AquaRain® drip water filter for drinking and cooking water for at least 15 years now.

We have good water here but got his after a water main break, just for peace of mind.
 
2022-11-28 10:45:21 AM  
*his = this...
 
2022-11-28 10:47:24 AM  
This seems odd...

A water sample plan has been sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), according to Erin Jones, Houston Public Works Public information officer. That water sample plan could be approved by TCEQ Sunday night or Monday morning, she said.

There should already be a sample plan. These sorts of tests are done routinely throughout the week at defined sampling points to ensure public water safety. Since the entire system went down, it's not like they could target a specific area for sampling.
 
2022-11-28 10:47:32 AM  

UberDave: My guess is someone at the plant farked something up that completely severed power and backups.


Oh, it doesn't take someone at the plant to cause a backup to fail. That can be done in budget meetings at the head office.
 
2022-11-28 10:51:20 AM  
If you are a Houston resident trying to google how to boil water, I just wanna warn you that you'll have to scroll down past a wall of text detailing the life journey of the poster before getting to the actual directions.
 
2022-11-28 10:55:26 AM  
If you live in Texas, my advice (besides moving out of Texas) would be to get a water distiller.
 
2022-11-28 10:55:32 AM  
Silly hats, boots, and belt buckles still not helping.
 
2022-11-28 10:58:49 AM  
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2022-11-28 11:03:12 AM  
Texas: Infrascructure is for p*****s.
 
2022-11-28 11:10:30 AM  

I AM BECOME DERP: mofa: I recently spent more than a week driving around Texas, and except for in and around large cities and the interstate, it seemed like what I envisioned when I first read The Grapes of Wrath. Like, I literally passed through a shanty town with hovels with corrugated steel roofs.

Exactly my assessment when I lived in west Texas 1989-91.


The movie "Hell or Highwater"  shows the situation pretty clearly.
 
2022-11-28 11:23:21 AM  

Trik: If he can survive the Titanic...
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Deckhand: "Alright, first question Sir, is it your progeny or just a random kid you picked up on the way here? Second how soon after we lower the boat are you going to wait before you throw the kid overboard?"
 
2022-11-28 11:28:22 AM  
Why's everyone so pissed? I love a good boil... we having crawfish or crabs? If it were New England, I'd expect lobster!
 
2022-11-28 11:36:12 AM  
I hereby request a Texas Tag for FARK

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Because we have by gum earned it by reading so many Texas articles
 
2022-11-28 11:36:41 AM  
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2022-11-28 11:46:25 AM  
In case Farkers needed another reason to want to punch Cruz in the face...

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2022-11-28 11:50:58 AM  

1funguy: Ted Cruz is the joke that won't stop giving!

( I just wish that joke would stop taking )


Now, there's a boil that needs lancing.
 
2022-11-28 12:14:22 PM  

Somaticasual: mofa: I recently spent more than a week driving around Texas, and except for in and around large cities and the interstate, it seemed like what I envisioned when I first read The Grapes of Wrath. Like, I literally passed through a shanty town with hovels with corrugated steel roofs.

To be fair,
With the class divide growing in the US, that's basically now just the difference between a poor rural community and a city in basically any state...


and those rural communities are "better dead than Democrat" voters.

been there.
 
2022-11-28 12:23:22 PM  

Nosatril: This seems odd...

A water sample plan has been sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), according to Erin Jones, Houston Public Works Public information officer. That water sample plan could be approved by TCEQ Sunday night or Monday morning, she said.

There should already be a sample plan. These sorts of tests are done routinely throughout the week at defined sampling points to ensure public water safety. Since the entire system went down, it's not like they could target a specific area for sampling.


gave it a funny for assuming the state of Texas pre-allocates money for "public safety".
 
2022-11-28 12:25:15 PM  

NutWrench: If you live in Texas, my advice (besides moving out of Texas) would be to get a water distiller.


or a potato distiller
 
2022-11-28 12:28:27 PM  

DoughyGuy: Why's everyone so pissed? I love a good boil... we having crawfish or crabs? If it were New England, I'd expect lobster!


so, you're suggesting the water left over from a boil would be healthier than Texas drinking water...

I could believe that.
 
2022-11-28 12:49:44 PM  

Flowery Twats: I'm not sure the water in Cancun is any safer...


Maybe it is at the French Laundry?
 
2022-11-28 1:26:50 PM  
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2022-11-28 1:37:11 PM  

mikaloyd: I hereby request a Texas Tag for FARK

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Because we have by gum earned it by reading so many Texas articles



I'm not sure using a commercial Toll Road device (Texas equivalent of EZ Pass) isn't going to be problem, when Fark charges by the character for each comment.   (Ooops.  The new Twitter business plan got leaked there.)
 
2022-11-28 2:00:40 PM  
This nearly never happens in the blue states.

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2022-11-28 2:02:34 PM  

Noxious1: This nearly never happens in the blue states.

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It's a conspiracy
 
2022-11-28 2:04:41 PM  

DoughyGuy: Why's everyone so pissed? I love a good boil... we having crawfish or crabs? If it were New England, I'd expect lobster!


*Ahem*
That's LOBSTAH!
ya leefpeeper!
 
2022-11-28 2:33:25 PM  

the voice of raisin: Nosatril: This seems odd...

A water sample plan has been sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), according to Erin Jones, Houston Public Works Public information officer. That water sample plan could be approved by TCEQ Sunday night or Monday morning, she said.

There should already be a sample plan. These sorts of tests are done routinely throughout the week at defined sampling points to ensure public water safety. Since the entire system went down, it's not like they could target a specific area for sampling.

gave it a funny for assuming the state of Texas pre-allocates money for "public safety".


Perhaps, but my wife worked for a municipal lab in Florida and they had to do it. I can't imagine Desantisville is that much better than Texas for environmental laws.

Mind you a number of the collection points were on the side of houses and most of the coliform hits were from lizard poop on the spigots.
 
2022-11-28 3:09:21 PM  
Houstonian here.

It's not everywhere - but just a section of the greater Houston area.

We're not affected at all where I'm at.


Of course, this being FARK (lol), Texas is the ONLY PLACE in the country
that ever has power/water issues.
 
2022-11-28 4:00:21 PM  

Nosatril: This seems odd...

A water sample plan has been sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), according to Erin Jones, Houston Public Works Public information officer. That water sample plan could be approved by TCEQ Sunday night or Monday morning, she said.

There should already be a sample plan. These sorts of tests are done routinely throughout the week at defined sampling points to ensure public water safety. Since the entire system went down, it's not like they could target a specific area for sampling.


Are you sure they're done routinely in TEXAS though?
 
2022-11-28 4:26:13 PM  

Hinged: Houstonian here.

It's not everywhere - but just a section of the greater Houston area.

We're not affected at all where I'm at.


Of course, this being FARK (lol), Texas is the ONLY PLACE in the country
that ever has power/water issues.


No, just the only place where they're almost always completely preventable. And with TX it's not just water and power, your track record with natural gas, industrial chemicals, and Christian Cults leaves a lot to be desired, too.

Hell, might as well just wipe Waco off the map to be sure.

/Wait, didn't that already happen?
 
2022-11-28 4:55:48 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: 1funguy: Ted Cruz is the joke that won't stop giving!

( I just wish that joke would stop taking )

Now, there's a boil that needs lancing.


Lansing, Michigan...
 
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