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  • Thank you Beyoncé 🎉✨.

  • People knew what they signed up for when they picked variable rate plan. His avg bill is about 4000 KWh and was paying about $200 a month, enjoying cheap rates. My bill monthly is about $100 for a 1000-1300 KWh. He knew what was coming when he picked variable rate plan. And now complaining. Sorry but no sympathy you folks who picked variable rate plan over fixed.

  • Doesnt Texans like their independence? Freedom has its price....

  • This is why well structured regulations are a good thing.

  • I escaped California 3 years ago to move to Texas. It has been Great. Love Texas. My normal fixed power bill is less expensive than my outrageous PG&E bills I use to get in California. A gallon of milk is $1.69 and a dozen eggs is $1.69 @ Aldi's. Gas is $2.00 a gallon. Texas will fix this problem and I hope these people paying outrageous power bills will switch their provider to a fixed rate instead of a variable rate. Just an FYI I am in shorts and t shirt today. That was a freak cold front.

  • Erratum: Griddy for Greedy,

  • WHERE IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ?

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  • Deep in the ❤️ of TX. . MORE POST EMERG CLIMATE CHANGE - .DEATH DESTRUCT. & DECEPTION!!!

    • HAPPENS ANNUALLY NOW. N. POLE GOING NW FAST!

  • LOL!!! MUST WATCH!!! Biden Faces Charges!!! ischats.info/fun/o9uupX56oHRqk4g/v-deo .

  • Texans wanted this, so they got what they wanted. Price gouging in most states is against the law. It should be in Texas as well. Texans should file a class action lawsuit against the power companies. A quick check on Texas law looks like price gouging is indeed illegal in Texas. And if the definition is correct it looks like the power companies are in violation of the law.

  • The second freezing old is coming on the weekend

  • the tx pwr collapsed due to 'overwhelming' demand despite the number of covid closures... come on... as for the winterizing excuse.. that is at the high end contribs 10%. you dont mess with TX and the restraint seen thus far cant last forever.. someone is playing a very dangerous game

  • I would've ignored Cruz or pointedly told him "No thanks!"

  • Did i hear that right?What’s wrong with boiling water?

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  • Mr. Cruz passes out water in a attempt to look better.... LOL

  • mann murica, boiled water to drink haha its must do in third world country

  • Texas calling for Ted Cruz to resign

  • Why should utility customers pay for extraordinary power costs but the utilities should not be liable for damages from grossly negligent planning for cold weather? The fact is that despite several cold snaps and one huge power failure 10 years ago that caused FERC to issue a report with warnings to winterize power supplies, utilities took the same variable liability choice that is causing consumers $thousands in power bills. Stop price gouging and pay your damages bills Oncor, American Electric Power Texas, Austin Energy, Entergy, CenterPoint Energy and the rest of the utilities that short sheeted your customers. Instead of holding the utilities liable for their lack of winterized assets, now the Gov., Lt. Gov. and Fox want to fraudulently blame the utility-caused negligent homicides on Democrats and wind turbines.

  • The utilities must pay for the record-breaking damages, insurance claims and emergency relief costs because the utilities failed to winterize as recommended by FERC and the state’s best practices rules 10 years ago. This is directly analogous to the PG&E liability litigated for fire damages caused by windblown shorts of overhead transmission lines after a history of incidents.

  • Texans will get high bills and CEO of ERCOT &peoples around him will get multi-million bonus !!if texans was smart they will demonstrate in high number against that

  • "Who needs food, water, and heat when you have good government" -Old Soviet proverb

  • what a wonderful country. 17000 dollar bill. wonderful.

  • Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others. “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted". You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. "If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land." And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. "Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway", we can use google search. These are the teachings, The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God. REPENT, and start doing what is right. If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. A time is coming and has now come, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. God is Spirit, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth; they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. In the New Heaven and New Earth, only Righteousness dwells. May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.

  • Greed overwhelms co-Texan citizens from it's own big businessmen. While the rest of the world have been suffering for a long time on high gas prices.

  • "Griddy" that names says it all! Lol, how could they withdraw from his account crooks!!!

  • Haven't Texans ever heard of "prepping"? That's being PREPared. Millions of people have stocked up on water, food and fuel --- six months or a year's supply, to be prepared for disasters, political unrest, government seizures, pandemics, global warming--- whatever. But Texans apparently missed out on this. They don't even have a week's supply of water or food!. The grid goes down and they start crying like little babies! It's pathetic.

  • Get what you vote for

  • Nature is angry because of Trump and know sending visible warning to Biden so as not to make the same mistake like trump did.

  • This seem like 3rdworld country , corrupted country only will come across this kind to scene. stop criticize others countries , look at yourself what happened your inland structure and policy.

  • We just got water back

  • $17,000? Is that for an electric VEHICLE? 😳

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  • Aoc from outside of Texas raised 4 million and volunteered at a food bank.... Ted couldn't even bring back cancun t-shirts and some airplane liquor

  • What a bunch of crooks running Texas, an absolute disgrace to government. Who got paid to let these utility companies price gauge during a state of emergency. Texans need to demand answers and vote out those responsible. I’ll bet Cruze didn’t receive a 16,000 dollar electric bill.

  • Beyonce is my goddess

  • Cruz is a coward!!! I think his daughter should live it! That would be justice!!!

  • Where are the idiots that protested outside vote counters properties? I bet those MAGATs and Capitol rioters feel frozen and stupid now! Will other Texans hold them responsible? If they like Mexico, Ted Cruz's children should be treated like Mexicans and put in cages and sterilised .

  • Is there a list of the shareholders who made profits from not updating the Texan power infrastructure? Texans could go protest outside shareholder properties as they did for vote counters. Frozen Texan children, ask your parents if they would still vote for Ted Cruz that did nothing other than go to Mexico? Frozen Texan children, ask your parents if they believed Trump that Climate change is a Chinese hoax ??

  • Gas and coal systems also fell over not just the wind power systems. Corporates needed to update the infrastructure but saved money for shareholders instead. The bad news is Texans voted for Traitor Trump's do nothing strategy that he also used for the Covid response. The good news is that it is summer in New Zealand .

  • Those sky high electric bills should be illegal. It will be a rare household that could afford such things. People were struggling before the storm even came about.

  • Is China in control of this grid down there?

  • A utility company that charges a private citizen 17000$ should be arrested and placed in jail.

  • That soulless company just proved why so many people believe big gov is necessary.

  • Also, stop hating on Senator Cruz's decision to leave to a warmer place. Be honest with yourselves, if you had the opportunity to leave a freezing cold place, wouldn't you go? I would!

    • He doesn't have that luxury because he is an elected official. A big part of his job description is to help his constituents in a time of crisis. The only reason he is handing out water (probably the most bare minimum he can do) is because aoc showed him up and made him look like a fool. He deserves all the hate and more.

  • How are the news station still with power and reporting news while other people don't have power? Are they not in Texas?

  • EVERY IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!!

  • SEND ALL BILLS 2 TED AND THE REPS

  • Here are your typical capitalist preying on the suffering and anguish of the hurt. Boy, they sure do love to kick you when you're down!

  • It's sad but Texas has to learn to take care of itself they can't keep asking the USA to bail them out.

  • When the electric companies made the decisions to shut off the electricity just to save their equipment, they made a life and death decision. People died. The electric companies are responsible. They just didn't want to see their transformers pop. Otherwise, it would cost them money to replace them all. Cheaper to pull the plug then to replace them.

  • “...We shouldn’t have to live like this.” Stop voting for republicans.

    • @ Mark Tutone A very good point indeed. Unfortunately, there are too many idiots in the GOP. Once they're gone, the party will improve. Of that I am sure.

    • @Google Account In the hearts of men who believe in him, regardless of party affiliation.

    • @Google Account Conservatives do a terrible job of communicating their point. Democrats in the last impeachment trial hired Hollywood media types to get their message out. It also doesn't help that every cable news channel are Democrat activists. Watch this video interview of a person who has been trying to warn people about our current electric generation problems. ischats.info/fun/nK-chKWFioqHgG8/v-deo We don't have a single real news channel. America needs a real news channel again sort of like the early days of CNN.

    • @Mark Tutone I understand where you're coming from, but I have to say, the conservatives don't do a very good job at arguing their points. They play the victim then act overly aggressive. Why not make logical points instead of emotional ones. Argue facts instead of beliefs. And defend yourself justly instead of overreacting. More people would listen and agree.

    • I fled California to get away from CRAZY democrats. Texas after 3 years has been great.Please keep the Democrats out of Texas.

  • No Texan should be made to pay any bills at this critical time that they're in😡

  • Yeah, this is a perfect example of why: 1. Utilities should continue to be strictly regulated. 2. A strong social safety net should be provided. 3. Misery should not be a competitive marketplace. Like private prisons or private Healthcare.

  • Cruz was shamed into assisting by AOC. That’s funny. AOC will be POTUS someday

    • I don't think cruz cares. He's used to everyone hating on him. He's probably betting that voters will forget by this time next year. Voters do have short memories.

    • If Cruz knows what's best for him, he'll back away from the GOP Copperheads. 🐍 Who seem to like tossing each other under the bus. I think Cruz if afraid.

  • Cruz brand water now with tRump Koolaid included..

  • i guess those crazy preppers were right...

  • By TED...go back to 🇲🇽 Mexico.. ..

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    • 'Muddled?' Kinda like your speech?

  • It is karma for Texas and Ted Cruz laughing California last year during a blackout

  • The Republican Party will be the death of us.

  • I don't know what the issue is we love capitalism I mean we don't want the socialists like Bernie Sanders to take over the free market is just doing it's job.

  • Money has no value . Friends do.

  • This is all the governor of Texas responsibility and totally his fault he deregulated the utility company and made it so they do not have to invest one cent into the maintenance of their companies the customers pays for every thing and the companies get all the profits without one cent out of their pocket that how utility are ran in most republican states customers pay for expansion and new building and companies charges a price increase to customers with no investments whatsoever. A system where the rich get richer for doing absolutely nothing.

  • Griddy needs to be investigated. that's shadey business.

  • @wendy turner its a japanese skin lightening lotion. It says in the article the african american celebrities in hollywood use it because it actually changes their skin color from dark skin to light skin mixed race,however they deny it matsuiskinlightening.com/products/bleaching-skin-lightening-orange-peeling-lotion-100-ml-top-selling-product i guess they deny using this lotion because they just want people to think they are naturally light skinned and not bleaching their skin lighter, they should just be honest.

  • I am sorry what did Beyoncé do she just wrote with the obvious was praising this woman she could really help but she doesn’t

  • Too late, Ted. you're still a f**king weasel.

  • Please bring these Republican free market values to the rest of the country

  • High powered fully automatic weapons still in plentiful supply. Something to look forward to when Covid-19 is brought under control.

  • Big Bad Texas huh 😏... leave your water faucet drippng in freezing Temps duh

  • Somebody better get on the work to get everyone somewhat back on track. There are children and babies in texas that need protection.

  • Do not pay those electric bill, but SUE the power company for your lost! Thank You Mack the Mattress Man and ALL, who are helping. Try to get air transport to Mexico. Pay the people the retro $2K from March 1, and $2k per month to work online from a warm country.

  • I suspect at election time there will be many new faces in the house of Representatives and the Senate Jesus is coming back, please love one another and help the poor. Follow God and stop all forms of evil.

  • How can the energy companies take advantage of the cold to enrich themselves? That's mind boggling!

    • You re in a free country where companies can do whatever they like, when you have signed the contract.

    • @MJT Does this so called contract the American way tells that the supplier can't make the prices increase for a problem that they created themselves.? Because the way I made mine says that both parts do an agreement. Should people stop paying it the electricity company destroyed their homes for failing to provide the product they were supposed to in that contract?

    • To be honest I don't think it's people being greedy. I think it's just the software kicking in and doing what it was programmed to do. Clearly nobody put limits on the rate hikes for emergencies.

    • These are cruel and wealthy Capitalists, who would see the planet cleansed of non-whites. Believe you me, these racist are happy immigrants, and other minorities are suffering, and they would hope you die. They talk this sickness at their dinner tables.

  • Interesting that Biden allows China access to the grid and this happens...... the luciferian Globalist cabal is on the move, not a joke

  • But it's a free market. That's the American way isn't it, to take advantage for a disaster.

  • Do you think any of these people will learn anything after this? I doubt it.

    • Welcome to the LaLaLand of made-in-USA Stupidity: They will keep voting for the GOP and fraudster #DonTheCon.

  • It would help if they told you to leave your taps open a bit to let your water drip while all is frozen, then When your pipes burst it would have done less damage.

    • @John Watt I know about this problem, I live in Canada. It’s a plumber that told me to do this so there is less damage when pipes start bursting. It works.

    • @John Watt ne t Time, don’t listen to them, save your property, this is what you should of done, they are idiots.

    • @John Watt you should not of listened to them, you would of had less damage, don’t listen to them next time., I know I live in Canada where things freeze, a plumber gave me that piece of advice, so the water does not accumulate where the pipes will burst at some point.

    • They were telling people not to do that because firemen didn't have enough pressure.

  • This is why I don't vote Republican. At least Democrats and Independents believe in science.

    • Agreed, let alone climate change in general, not just climate change affecting them, they are never going to listen to climate change exists. Texans probably assume that the Jewish threw a giant snowball from space...

  • Today's lesson. NEVER SIGN UP FOR AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS!!!! You get the money when I decide to give it to you.

    • I agree, no automatic payments, makes sense to me!

    • These devils are insane how could they expect that man to pay that bill! !!

  • Poor little Texas, how long did Puerto Rico go without power

    • And they are part of America..that was in 2018.. after a huge storm..and we helped because they won't help themselves..Texas didn't ask for help.. I paid 300 bucks a week before the freeze..we wanted what we paid for..the media aired the story..asked for no money from anyone..what state are you in?? earthquake.. tornado's..floods.. tsunamis?? Forrest fires..mud slides..fire storms..ice storms.. you have no empathy..( look that word up jerk)

  • The year 2021😠 is not good There will be many natural disasters happening on the earth, you prepare more food and drink, no one knows what will happen

  • Maybe don’t elect Republicans in the future.

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    • Why!?

  • "If you're in Texas you can apply for assistance" what assistance though?

    • Gfis that ischats.info/fun/d5WNiZWin519nK4/v-deo oh good

    • Should of left your water faucet dripping. Freezing temperatures 101

    • Would have been better if Beyoncé could have donated money or like AOC, stared a fundraiser for Texans.

    • Then they decry “socialism”.

  • private companies can charge any price they want.

    • When you're talking about what should be public infrastructure your comment is crazy.

  • The name Griddy wasn't a clue

  • For Griddy users, after enjoying days/months/years' extremely low (wholesale) electricity price, this sudden high price is exactly what they signed up for. Same applies to winterization - it's about money, cost and electricity bill. No one wants to pay and invest for such low-prob events in advance. But, No free lunch. The bad thing is - when something like this happened, resort to government rescue -- it's all about tax payer's money. Failing to plan and invest into the risk ends up with being paid by other tax payer's $$$. This has been occurring again and again in different scenarios.

    • There is no free lunch may be only in public school.

  • He is a Vietnam veteran... they gotta make this right

  • That why I will never auto pay bills .. no way

    • @Ronnie Bishop yep and I don’t want my credit card checking acct loans at the same bank ...no way ..

    • I was just thinking that and I’m just north in Oklahoma and my electric bill is about 60$, I’ll be more now but not much. I never let any crooked utilities take anything automatically.

  • Here's a hint Texas...as long as the GOP is in charge, your problems will always be continuous.

    • @UmmYeahOk As much as Democrats vote , you have more Republicans in your state, and it seems that it's they that do not care about their situation that they don't vote the GOP out! I'm an independent and I'll vote for whoever is better for the country and state not what party they are from. People are voting for party, when they should be voting their conscience. I do think though that many Republicans will now see that THEY need to vote for someone else, and with the Democrats, Independents and some Republicans, they can actually elect someone that is GOOD for their State. You guys came so close with Beto and for me, I would have voted for him if I was in that state. He cares for the people of Texas. I am hoping in 2022 more Republicans see the light and not the lies.

    • @William Walker So why are they relying on the government to bail them out because of the mess that their privatized deregulated energy system and pro-big business politicians created? If it wasn't for the central government coming to the recuse, with its funds and resources, you'd be back in the dark ages.

    • @Hankakah no, I am just stating a fact. I am tired of seeing so many people blame TX for voting republican, especially when more us vote democrat than many so called “blue” states that look down on us. Maybe that’s not what you intended to do, but it’s so commonly done, that it can be easy to assume that’s what you meant. Especially after Hurricane Harvey... The majority of the people effected lived in democratic districts, but people see that Houston is in Texas, and Texas is notorious for being “red,” so they somehow deserved it. We used to be a blue state, and even had a Democratic Governor in the 90s. Even today, after her passing, I still hear nothing but positive things about her. But it would seem as though once Bush became governor, the districting and gerrymandering made it harder and harder for Democrats to be elected. More people voted Democrat in 2020, than people voted for Republican in 2016, and that’s with a pandemic, with no COVID related mail in votes. Politicians who supposedly “represent” us claimed voter fraud, but when investigate, the fraud discovered involved their own party. As for blaming democrats for allowing the GOP to be in power... ...how much campaigning do they do for national elections? They are so positive that TX will vote red that they don’t even bother to waste their time and money. I knew many democratic voters during the Bush and Obama era that didn’t even bother voting because they thought it was a waste of time. Their guy wouldn’t win even if they had voted. Are they wrong? The person I vote for NEVER wins my district, ever. But this year was the FIRST time I actually saw Texas related ads supporting Biden. That meant a lot to me. Not a generic one, but actually addressing Texans and their issues. Sadly, it wasn’t until way later, after early voting, did they actually decide to participate in a campaign tour in the state. And then those treasonous morons tried to run Harris off the road. The party finally tried, and may reconsider due to the attempted assassination. Yeah, that’s what I’m considering it to be. The party needs to look at our 2020 numbers and determine whether or not it’s worth the risk.

    • @William Walker Hmm, was it Americans that attacked our country? Was it Americans that sided with the person who called for them to attack our country, the first time in 245 years? Was it America they were thinking about when the GOP passed the tax cut for 1% of America, while the other 99% get nothing? Wasn't it the GOP that deregulated the restrictions so that utilities like the Electric companies could charge $17,000 for electricity? Don't give us none of this WE'RE Americans crap, when this party is only thinking of white nationals and the rich. So when you say "Government isn't the solution to our problems" That's because when the GOP are in power, they are the cause of our problems!

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  • No bread or water bottles to be found anywhere... frustration was replaced by hope...rolls substitute bread and tea and soda replace bottled water...we survive. God is good and water is fixed and we have lights and peace and beauty found in glorious weather today...food for my team, fuel for my car, and health for my family, work to cover bills that will be high... and I am thankful that God provides. I pray for all those less fortunate.

  • Wait why is abbott in a wheelchair again?

  • even with the moritorium, texans will have to pay those bills eventually, which could ruin them financially for years. i hope there's further help so that texans won't have to choose between freezing or starving.

    • @ lukewarm ninja They can put them on a payment plan. They can pay the bill out over time.

  • Griddy aka Greedy

  • Why. Didn’t Cruz have to test negative and then quarantine for two weeks? Instead he’s doing photo ops!

    • @Paul Drusbasky stfu

    • Ffis that ischats.info/fun/d5WNiZWin519nK4/v-deo oh good

    • He declared himself an illegal immigrant he gets all the perks of one

    • He is a law maker law does not apply to them didn't you watch the impeachment trial? 🤔 😂

  • To little, to late- Fled Cruz

    • Haha haha haha love it..Fled Cruz.. problem is people forget.. VOTE HIM OUT

    • You mean too little, too late?