February 18, The Power Grid of Texas (Sing to “The Yellow Rose of Texas”)
There’s a winter storm in Texas;
The power grid is down.
They’ve lost both heat and lighting
In damn near every town.
Their natural gas is frozen;
The water pipes have burst.
They can’t melt snow for drinking,
Since they have to heat it first.
They all hate regulations,
So nothing’s winterized.
They’re unprepared for freezing;
No one should be surprised.
They’re too proud in the Lone Star State
To ask the Feds for aid,
So they will freeze or die of thirst
From choices that they made.
Greg Abbott’s blaming windmills;
Cruz flies off to Cancun.
“We’d rather freeze,” says Perry (1)
“Than let feds call the tune.”
Prioritize free markets
And never regulate;
And you’ll get failing power grids
Like in the Lone Star State.
- Greg Abbott, R, current governor of Texas. Raphael, “Ted,” Cruz, R, U. S. senator from Texas. Rick Perry, R, former governor of Texas and former head of the United States Department of Energy in the Trump Administration.