Rick Perry: Texans would rather be without power for days than have more federal oversight

  

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By:   Fares Sabawi (KSAT)

Rick Perry: Texans would rather be without power for days than have more federal oversight
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that millions of Texans, who have been out of power for days amid this winter storm, find the outages preferable to federal government intervening in the state's energy crisis.

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Former Texas governor shared his thoughts on widespread, statewide outages


Fares Sabawi, Digital Journalist

Published: February 17, 2021, 10:13 am Tags: Rick Perry, Texas, PoliticsFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Michael Humphrey/CNN)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that millions of Texans, who have been out of power for days amid this winter storm, find the outages preferable to federal government intervening in the state's energy crisis.

Perry was interviewed and featured in Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's blog post about the freezing temperatures that have decimated the state's ability to provide power to its residents. As of Wednesday, more than 2.7 million Texans remain out of power with more freezing temperatures ahead in the coming days, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Although every form of power was knocked offline by the weather, Perry took aim at renewable sources of energy, some of which are subsidized by the federal government.

"If wind and solar is where we're headed, the last 48 hours ought to give everybody a real pause and go wait a minute," Perry said. "We need to have a baseload. And the only way you can get a baseload in this country is [with] natural gas, coal, and nuclear."

Perry, a former Secretary of Energy for the Trump administration, said that the Department of Energy could help Texas better analyze its risks and recommend investments in weatherization, transmission, and energy storage. But, federal subsidies in renewable energy or making the Texas grid part of a larger nationwide grid, is not the answer, he said.


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Larry Hampton
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1  seeder  Larry Hampton    3 weeks ago

"Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business," Perry said "partly rhetorically," according to the blog. "Try not to let whatever the crisis of the day is take your eye off of having a resilient grid that keeps America safe personally, economically, and strategically."

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Larry Hampton @1    3 weeks ago
Perry said "partly rhetorically,

That part seems to have escaped the people who hoisted this thing.

They are quoting a blog?  Really?

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    3 weeks ago

You quoted the parts of a town hall transcript you partially took out of context.

Really?

Well, hell yea, what's good for the goose is good for everyone else.

They are quoting a blog?  Really?

Yeah, Kevin McCarthy's blog.  Are you implying Kevin doesn't know what he talking about?

If so, I agree. LoL.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

What a moron!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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2.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago

If you happen to be fortunate enough to have resources (money) , then you can just have somebody go fetch you and your family water and a new generator.

If you do not, then you can suffer and die.

That seems to be the pathetic attitude.

Related article...https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/53633/mayor-of-texas-city-resigns-after-controversial-facebook-post-blaming-victims-of-energy-blackout-for-their-laziness

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1.1  MAGA  replied to  Larry Hampton @2.1    3 weeks ago

His attitude is the correct one and is reflected in many ways on many issues by almost  all red states regarding the federal government.  Large red sections of blue states feel the same way.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that millions of Texans, who have been out of power for days amid this winter storm, find the outages preferable to federal government intervening in the state’s energy crisis.

Just add that to the long list of stupid comments made by our 47th Governor.

"I will tell you: It's three agencies of government, when I get there, that are gone: Commerce, Education and the — what's the third one there? Let's see. ... OK. So Commerce, Education and the — ... The third agency of government I would — I would do away with the Education, the ... Commerce and — let's see — I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops."
  • Rick Perry, experiencing an epic onstage meltdown during a GOP debate, forgetting about his plan to cut the Department of Energy, Nov. 9, 2011.

"It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun to poke at him."

  • Rick Perry, suggesting that President Obama's birth certificate is a fake, Oct. 26, 2011.

"Those of you that will be 21 by November the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote."

Rick Perry, flubbing the voting age (which has been 18 since 1971), as well as date of the Nov. 6 election.

"The reason that we fought the [American] Revolution in the 16th century — was to get away from that kind of onerous crown, if you will."

  • Rick Perry, getting the date of the American Revolution wrong by two centuries.

"No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money. I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solyndra."Rick Perry

"I trust those independent school districts to make those decisions better than eight unelected and, frankly, unaccountable judges."

  • Rick Perry, getting the number of Supreme Court justices wrong (there are nine).

"Is it the Mitt Romney that was on the side of — against the Second Amendment before he was for the Second Amendment? Was it — was before — he was before the social programs from the standpoint of — he was for standing up for Roe v. Wade before he was against first — Roe v. Wade?”

Rick Perry, fumbling over his attack lines against Romney at a GOP presidential debate, Sept. 22, 2011.

"It's a theory that's out there. It's got some gaps in it. In Texas we teach both Creationism and evolution."

  • Rick Perry, in response to a child who asked him if he believed in evolution during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, August 18, 2011.

"Texas is a unique place. When we came in the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We've got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that?"

Rick Perry, raising the prospect of Texas seceding while speaking to a reporter after a Tea Party rally, April 15, 2009.

"If this guy prints more money between now and the election. I don't know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we, we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion."

  • Rick Perry, suggesting on his first day campaigning for president that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be a traitor to his country, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August 15, 2011.

"I don't think the federal government has a role in your children's education."

  • Rick Perry, at a campaign stop in Iowa, August 15, 2011.

“Young Hispanics in Texas can aspire to be the next Rolando Pablos, the chairman of the Texas racing commission; maybe the next Roberto de Hoyos, who heads our economic development shop; and one of my favorites, the head of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Jose Cuevas. Is that awesome? That is the right job for that man."

  • Rick Perry, bombing with a joke about Jose Cuervo tequila while speaking before a Latino convention in Texas, June 23, 2011.

"You can always follow me on Tweeter."

  • Rick Perry, mistakenly referring to the social networking site Twitter in a videotaped message to a crowd of conservative bloggers and social networkers, Minneapolis, June 21, 2011.

"I think in America from time to time we have to go through some difficult times — and I think we’re going through those difficult economic times for a purpose, to bring us back to those Biblical principles of you know, you don't spend all the money. You work hard for those six years and you put up that seventh year in the warehouse to take you through the hard times. And not spending all of our money. Not asking for Pharaoh to give everything to everybody and to take care of folks because at the end of the day, it's slavery. We become slaves to government."

  • Rick Perry, June 2011.

"Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America."

  • Rick Perry, referring to a city that is across the Texas border in Mexico, February 28, 2011.

"From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented."

  • Rick Perry, on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010.

"I am a firm believer in intelligent design as a matter of faith and intellect, and I believe it should be presented in schools alongside the theories of evolution ."

  • Rick Perry in 2010.

"Even if an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to drink. And, even if someone is attracted to a person of the same sex, he or she still makes a choice to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same gender."

  • Rick Perry, writing in his 2008 book, On My Honor .

" George W. Bush did a incredible job in the presidency, defending us from freedom."

  • Rick Perry in 2010

Rick Perry, a former Texas A&M cheerleader could have made a difference in Texas or the country by being

a better, more thoughtful, more productive politician, instead he doubled the many, many jokes about the

lack of smarts by most Aggie graduates.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

Such a pretty boy can't be expected to be smart too!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

Icky Ricky Perry..... The gift that keeps on giving!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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3.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3    3 weeks ago

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...my thoughts as well when I saw the article.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1    3 weeks ago

Glad to see you back Larry.... You were missed.

I think the Icky Ricky's should both run in 2024.... (Santorum being the other of the pair)......for the comedy they bring of course.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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3.1.2  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Thanks FlyNavy, good to see you as well

:~)

I wouldn't miss a Perry/Santorum comedy hour special.

Perry has to be one of the dumbest politicians I've ever seen. He's like a cement block.

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1.3  MAGA  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

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Larry Hampton
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3.1.4  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  MAGA @3.1.3    3 weeks ago

Removed for context

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

They don't call him Rick -Dumb As A Rock- Perry for nothin. 

I wonder if he can name the three federal agencies he wanted to abolish yet. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

Rick Ooops Perry

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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4.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

How do you rate him against Louie Gohmert....?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.2    3 weeks ago

Everything is bigger in Tex-Ass including their idiots. . . 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Ender
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6  Ender    3 weeks ago

I swear, some of these people just cannot stay out of the limelight.

How dare we go green! I mean it may get cold...

Stupidity abounds...

He is talking about how renewable energy would fail while his old fossil fuel system has failed...

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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7  Split Personality    3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, Rick is from the same dumb club that Texans get most of their politicians from.

Like Cruz, Abbott & Paxton, he doesn't have a clue.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Wednesday ripped into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for falsely blaming the power grid failure in his state on renewable energy like windmills. Scarborough told "Morning Joe" viewers very clearly that Abbott is "lying through his teeth."

After co-host Mika Brzezinski cited the Dallas Morning News' reporting that thermal sources such as natural gas and nuclear power, not renewable ones, caused the major outages, Scarborough said, "I know this will come as a shock to nobody, but Greg Abbott is lying through his teeth when he's blaming renewables for the grid going down. The facts in his own state by the Texas government, by people that follow this show he's just lying through his teeth."

Abbott has been using Twitter and television appearances to blame frozen windmills and other renewable energy forms for the outages in his state, which have left millions of Texans without power in the wake of major snow storms.

Joe Scarborough Slams Texas Governor for 'Lying Through His Teeth' About Power Grid Failure (Video) (msn.com)

6th day in a row, sub zero temps in Dallas Fort Worth, while Anchorage Alaska enjoys 25 degree days...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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7.1  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @7    3 weeks ago
 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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7.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Split Personality @7.1    3 weeks ago

And thus Tucker continues with the Right Wing efforts to keep the Right Wing ignorant.....

 
 
 
Kavika
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8  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Stupid is as stupid says.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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9  Nerm_L    3 weeks ago

I suspect Texans are more concerned about why the damned thing ain't working.  They pay their taxes and pay their bills and still must suffer the consequences.  The people in charge make all the decisions, average Texans only pay for everything.  And the people in charge never seem to be held accountable for the decisions they make.

It's the people in charge pointing fingers at each other to avoid being held accountable.  People on the street only get the consequences of decisions made by those in charge.  Some fat assed politician or scientist or expert or activist decided what needed to be done, the people on the street didn't have a say.  So, why the hell ain't it working?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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9.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Nerm_L @9    3 weeks ago

That is really what it is. "Why doesn't my shit work, what in the hell are you all doing about it?"

When it comes to water, power, gas, or frankly the internet, I don't give a damn if it is run by the federal government, I just want it to work especially when the unexpected happens. Now granted, certain things like tornados  hurricanes, earthquakes and the like are unpredictable and pack a ton of force into a very small timeframe, but the weather getting cold occasionally? we can't prep for that? Thing is I know we can because I live in an area where it regularly drops well below freezing and get no outages.

If my idiot city can figure it out, seems like everyone should be able to. 

 
 
 
MAGA
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10  MAGA    3 weeks ago

I read the article and what he was saying is right on.  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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10.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MAGA @10    3 weeks ago

what he was saying is right on.

With what... people saying that the earth is flat?  That we didn't land on the moon?  That the Earth is only 6000 years old?  That the election was stolen?  Pretty ignorant company.    

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @10.1    3 weeks ago

He always says that - 'what he says is is right on' 

Who says that?

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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10.2  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  MAGA @10    3 weeks ago

Said like another person, who aren't they themselves, or their families presently freezing or without food and water.

Sure is easy to spout about how horrible regulations ("Damn Socialism!") are until your pipes start freezing and breaking, or you cant use your toilet, or have fresh water or food for your family,,,,,

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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10.2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Larry Hampton @10.2    3 weeks ago

Let alone having the governor obtaining federal assistance due to the storm/power outage.  How does this smell when both of the Texass Senators voted down federal assistance to the East Coast  after hurricane Sandy hit?   

Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Federal Emergency Declaration For Severe Winter Weather | Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott

Damn Socialist Texans....!

“I thank President Biden for quickly issuing a Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas as we continue to respond to severe winter weather conditions throughout the state,” said Governor Abbott. “This disaster declaration provides Texas with additional resources and assistance that will help our communities respond to this winter weather."

 
 
 
MAGA
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10.2.2  MAGA  replied to  Larry Hampton @10.2    3 weeks ago

Here in California every time we get snow in an urban area the power goes out.  Extreme heat or cold requiring high energy use causes rolling brownouts or worse every time.  Texans stand tall and don’t let the bs from liberal Californians affect you in any way.  

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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10.2.3  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @10.2.1    3 weeks ago

Ha, lol, that’s just it.
Lottsa drama about aspects of our social system, unless it’s something the drama queens are in dire need of,,, fire departments, watershed districts, emergency aid, etc ,,,,

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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11  Thrawn 31    3 weeks ago

I wonder how many Texans without power he actually asked. 

 
 
 
MAGA
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11.1  MAGA  replied to  Thrawn 31 @11    3 weeks ago

Ask a Californian.  We are used to regular power outages around here... 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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11.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  MAGA @11.1    3 weeks ago

So what is your answer?  An actual solution, not some bullshit political jargon about socialism.

 
 
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