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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:00 AM

My cousin has fallen for Abbott's lie about the failure of green energy

Called my cousin yesterday to see how she's doing. Her water meter broke and there are rolling electrical blackouts. She's about 1 hour south of Dallas. During our talk, she informed me that it's all the failure of green energy, solar panels and windmills. When I told her that no. Texas energy companies use 90% fossil fuel, her reply was that her "sources" told her otherwise. I told her that Tex energy companies had not invested in infrastructure to winterize their facilities. I didn't press the argument further. Why bother?

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Reply My cousin has fallen for Abbott's lie about the failure of green energy (Original post)
vlyons Feb 2021 OP
PAMod Feb 2021 #1
OnDoutside Feb 2021 #2
samnsara Feb 2021 #3
DFW Feb 2021 #4
Rorey Feb 2021 #9
dawg day Feb 2021 #5
atreides1 Feb 2021 #6
Rorey Feb 2021 #10
JI7 Feb 2021 #7
Squinch Feb 2021 #8

Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:04 AM

1. Just send her photos of windmills in Minnesota.

She’ll find out her “sources” are sh*t when the power monopoly down there is forced to winterize their grid.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:06 AM

2. I really don't have sympathy for people like this, it's Darwinian.

A complete lack of critical thinking leads to stupid outcomes, and I do not see how it can be overcome.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:21 AM

3. better yet..send her the photos of windmills in Antarctica at the reasearch station

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:23 AM

4. Someone recently put it perfectly

I don't watch Fox "News" for the same reason I don't eat my meals out of my toilet.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:33 AM

9. That's perfect!

I'll be using that!

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:26 AM

5. You might say, "This is what Texas is in crisis now...

Because your governor listens to the same lying sources you do."

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:26 AM

6. Well

"Arguing with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead"

Thomas Paine

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:34 AM

10. Another perfect quote!

I'll be using that too!

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:28 AM

7. She is probably typical right wing idiot who wants to believe

what she wants to believe.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:31 AM

8. It's like arguing with ducks.

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