Sirtis: Texas Is Getting What They Deserve[url

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
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    She apparently thinks Texans deserve to suffer (as they are right now) because they vote Republican.


    Funny, for somebody who played an empath, Marina seems to have little empathy herself. :(
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  2. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

    Jan 20, 2016
    Well let's see if at the next election Cruz holds his seat...
  3. Bornin1980something

    Bornin1980something Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 1, 2020
    She uses the unempathic tweet to promote someone called Beto. Who's Beto?
  4. gakelly

    gakelly Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 3, 2019
    Just shows how out of touch people in hollywood are with the real world.
  5. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

    Jun 15, 2009
    The power grid in Texas is maintained by a Non Profit system that was set up in the 40's. The legeslature does have some advisory capablities, but its all them. And its all a pooch screw because they didn't weatherize after the LAST winter storm a few years ago, so yes its there fault, and the texas legestature's fault for not checking up on them to make sure they did there damn job.
    Now the tweet.. Ugh.. She did say they get what they deserve so does sound like a big raspberry to texas.. and the other girl/guy was right to call her out on it.
    and Robert Francis is also a Douche Nozzle ..
  6. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    It's not great but I'm mindful that maybe anger at a situation overrode her better judgment or tact in expressing herself (or maybe she said exactly what she wanted to say). I've said similar things, I just don't say it to an audience.
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
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    Can a mod fix the thread title plz? I accidentally typed gibberish
  8. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Captain Captain

    Apr 29, 2012
    The actual tweet isn't as bad as the title of this thread, but it's still very bad. Ouch.
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  9. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

    Dec 4, 2001
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    I was really shocked that she would do something that tone deaf. She's always posted political tweets, but that crossed a line.
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  10. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    She also screamed at a Japanese fan at a panel that "they're killing the dolphins", IIRC :rolleyes:
  11. Kraig

    Kraig Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 11, 2020
    Central California
    Beto O'Rourke was a former congressman that represented El Paso, and may run for governor against the incumbent Greg Abbott.

    There are parts of Texas that are not in ERCOT that are under the same weather system, but aren't affected by the blackouts. El Paso is in WECC and parts of the Panhandle and East Texas are in SPP. those two regions are connected to states other than Texas. For example El Paso Electric Company winterized their bulk electric system after the previous deep freeze that hit Texas in 2011 and had no generation or transmission related outages from this storm.

    North America has three regions:
    ERCOT=Electric Reliability Council of Texas
    WECC= Western Electric Coordinating Council=Western Interconnection
    SPP= South West Power Pool (Located in the Eastern Interconnection)

    The regions AC systems are electrically isolated from each other. There are AC/DC/AC ties of limited capacity (up to 200MWs) between East and West, and between East and ERCOT.

    At least that is how it was when I retired as a NERC certified Balancing, Transmission and Interchange operator in 2012.
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