Archive for February 19th, 2021

February 19th, 2021 - 7:21 pm § in Misc.

Texas utilities gouge those with power

Apparently the lucky Texans are those without power, compared to those who do. For what an unregulated utility customer’s bill might look like, click here. Free markets, baby! Go Texas! As for me, I’m sure glad I live in Socialist Seattle, where the city owns the power company, and we ha[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 7:02 pm § in Misc.

Texas power plant

A Ford F-150 pickup with a PowerBoost onboard generator. (Read story here) The downside: It’s available only on Super Crew Cab models, and the average cost of this option is $3,198. (Read story here.) And, of course, it only works until the truck runs out of gas; and when grid power is out, ga[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Donnie Trump Jr. flubs Texas

Donnie Trump Jr., the ex-president’s oldest son, erstwhile big game hunter, and one of the dumbest people on the planet, had this to say about the Texas power grid failure: Here’s the problem: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott happens to be a Republican. And while there’s incompetence galore [...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:30 pm § in America, Biden, Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Contrite Saudis suck up to Biden

“Saudi Arabia is extending an olive branch to the Biden administration,” Foreign Policy magazine says, noting that, “On Feb. 10, the kingdom released women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul after 1,001 days in prison …. Earlier this year, Riyadh released other politic[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:02 pm § in Health, Misc.

How Americans’ meat-eating habits are changing

Way more chicken, less pork, much less beef; plant-based meat substitutes remain a tiny fraction of the market. I’d guess soaring beef prices are the biggest reason, but people also are getting more health-conscious. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]