Heap o' Links Tue Feb 16, 2021

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J.J. Sefton's A♠ Morning Report - Feb 16, 2021 - M-F, best news links source on the web

Bits & Bytes - Feb 16, 2021 - chrissy on PoliNation, news, views, and links to amuse

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Texas: Winter Weather, Iced Wind Turbines, and Rolling Blackouts
Isaac Orr, American Experiment, Feb 15, 2021

More than 2.5 million people in Texas are currently experiencing rolling blackouts as temperatures remain in the single digits in many parts of the state. The Lone Star state is currently short of electricity because half of the Texas wind fleet (the largest in the nation) is iced over and incapable of generating electricity. Additionally, the natural gas infrastructure Texas has become so reliant upon has also frozen up. [THAT'S a scary one.]

Texas is Freezing as Unreliable Wind Energy Production Fails
Ace of Spades ♠

Texas is being hit by Arctic cold, and the windfarms it relies on to heat it during the winter... froze solid.

The windmills can't turn. They're frozen stuck by ice.

People are literally going to die.

And the media will not report this.

h/t Tami on A♠

Bob lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist and was defeated in the House of Representatives election. He was sick of the world; of Covid 19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines.

Bob drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Bob from the car.

A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery.

This is to be expected from a California Democrat.

Posted by: rickb223 on A♠
h/t bonhomme on A♠
Flip-Flopping Fauci

h/t Tami on A♠
Trump's Lawyer Discovers the "Good People" Speech Truth
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Cat Singing "Old MacDonald"
jasminetea11, YouTube, Jul 22, 2010 (0:45)

Man Punches a Kangaroo in the Face to Rescue His Dog
ViralHog, YouTube, Dec 4, 2016 (1:52)