The abnormal winter storm in Texas sees people still waiting for the heat to return after three days. And it’s no longer fun, notes Trevor Noah on The daily show.
“Alright, that’s horrible,” said the show’s host. “I know people were praying that Texas would turn blue, but not like this.”
In freezing conditions that would be too much for Elsa from Frozen, some people resorted to scotch blankets on the windows to keep the heat in the house. Noah was appalled. “This is how you hide the smell of weed from your RA”
Fortunately, some leaders in Texas have mobilized. Except for a mayor, who told his constituents “to stop shitting”.
“Shit, that’s one way of being a leader, telling your people to fend for themselves during a disaster,” Noah said. “Why did this guy want to be mayor if he didn’t want to help people.”
It’s like a doctor telling people to remove their own liver, Noah said.
The real problem is the blame game, Noah noted. Texas’ energy industry has lacked oversight since it was deregulated in the 1990s. This has led to a lack of preparedness for the inevitable disaster. “More and more people were following Britney Spears,” Noah said.
“It’s embarrassing for the executives of Texas, who are proud of the energy industry. “Now this industry has failed. It’s like Jason Momoa needs help opening a jar of pickle.
But like the people trying to blame the New York Jets record on the waterboy, some Texas executives have found a scapegoat. Watch the video for identity.
Republicans are so desperate to let fossil fuels go unhooked, they’re blaming AOC and the Green New Deal – which hasn’t even happened yet – for something happening in Texas RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/HXwECXSdxL
– The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 18, 2021