First, do not do not burn things inside your home, okay, don’t! Do that not just is there the obvious risk, but the fumes are also can cause a problem? Okay, okay, so what can you do if you have a tent set it up cover it with blankets, stuff like that, um keep in mind that you’re trying to trap heat, not uh, so don’t just use the items you would normally. Think of. I would imagine a lot of you being in texas. You may still have some of those big blue tarps left over. Those will help trap heat, okay, you’re, trying to trap heat in a small area, because it is easier to keep a small area warm than a large one. So that’s step one. If you don’t have a tent build a pillow for it, use your dining room table, move it to a smaller room away from the front door or back door. We’Ll get there in a second but get that table somewhere into a smaller room and use that as a base, everybody in the house is going to be there because the body heat will help keep things warm in a smaller area. Okay in lieu of burning things inside your home, you can build a fire outside heat stuff and then bring it in okay. You can use stones, rocks uh bricks. Even you know you. Probably in texas, you probably have some some stone work, that’s loose outside those brick, pavers and stuff.
Like that last time i was there, it was everywhere. It was like all the rage. You can heat that stuff up understand some of it. They pop as it heats so stand back from the fire and when you put it into a pot to bring it inside, cover it up with a a wet rag or something you don’t want a burn on top of what you’re going through bring it in. That will radiate heat. It will help warm that smaller area make sure no little ones or animals get to it. You can keep a couple of batches of these going and that will will help heat a small space if you don’t have stones or anything like that. That you can use heat smaller pots, you probably have those we’re gon na have to improvise and adapt here. Okay, so heat heat, smaller pots, anything that will radiate heat for some reason you don’t have any of that. Maybe you have it’s texas uh the rot iron sign outside that says. We don’t call 9 1 1 heat it up. It’Ll radiate heat that’s. What you’re trying to do anything that you can heat up outside and then bring inside safely? Use it use it, preferably something that wouldn’t get destroyed in the process. Something else that you can do is uh inside you can use candles, especially tea lights. Those are the little for the guys not to be stereotypical or anything, but the little fraction of a candle that’s in a little metal cup take a few of those and take a terracotta pot.
The plant pot odds are the plants frozen, so just take it out. Flip it upside down and use something, maybe bricks to hold it up. So there’s uh oxygen flow to the fire. The heat from those little tea lights will rise up, heat rises, it goes into the pot and then the pot will radiate heat dress in layers. Stay close together, stay warm stay away from the doors put towels rolled up, towels clothes, dirty clothes, doesn’t matter under doors, close off areas of the house that you don’t need heated. Anything you can to keep the area that you are trying to keep warm small and sealed, and so it will retain heat if you have a room that is interior, completely interior, no exterior walls that might be best depending on how your house is made um. This is going on longer than i think people expected. I think people expected a government response. A little bit faster doesn’t appear like it’s happening, but please keep in mind. Y’All are texans, y’all. Have this it’s not fun, but y’all got it just stay calm and do what you can y’all will be all right. Okay! So now on to the uh, the normal morning episode today, we’re going to talk about a government official in texas, a gentleman by the name of tim boyd. Reportedly, the former mayor now of a city in texas made a social media post and i’m going to read that, because i have a litany of problems with what he said, let me hurt some feelings.
While i have a minute, no one owes you our your family. Anything, nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this sink or swim. It’S your choice, the city and county, along with power providers or any other service, owes you nothing all capital, letters, exclamation, point i’m, sick and tired of people. Looking for a danged handout, if you don’t have electricity, you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water, you deal without and think outside the box to survive and supply water to your family. If you are sitting at home in the cold, because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because you’re wrong, you’re lazy is direct result of your raising going after people’s parents, and this too only the strong will survive and The weak will perish like a place in louisiana, not die by the way. Spelling and grammar is a result of your raising as well, sir folks, god has given us the tools to support ourselves in times like this. This is sadly a product of a socialist government where they feed people to believe that the few will work and others will become dependent on handouts oddly enough that’s. Actually what capitalist governments feed people about socialist governments that’s? Not actually true am i sorry that you’ve been dealing without electricity and water? Yes, but i’ll be danged if i’m going to provide, if for anyone that is capable of doing it themselves, i’m wondering how many people actually have the capability to go and winterize the equipment that was supposed to provide them with electricity and water.
I don’t think that’s a long list. He may not have a problem with it, because maybe he has a generator because he has a nice taxpayer funded salary. We have lost sight of those in need and those that take advantage of this system and meshed them into one group. Bottom line quit crying and looking for a handout, get off your rear and take care of your own family bottom line. Don’T be a don’t bottom line, don’t a part of the pro no bottom line. Don’T a part of problem be a part of the solution. Sure sure i mean that makes sense, which is this. This is the mayor. This is a leader within that community, making a social media post. You know what he could have done instead of this, provided. The information i just did would that have been part of the problem or part of the solution, it’s funny to me, because while this individual has apparently resigned, this attitude is very pervasive in government. The idea that it’s uh well, the poor people will take care of themselves. My only job is to sit here and wait for a handout. My check from those people who are counting on me to lead and then when the going gets rough i’m gon na, make a social media post and then quit yeah totally totally the archetype of the tough guy rugged individualist leader right here. If you are going to collect a check to be the steward of a geographic area and the second things get tough, you quit you don’t get to lecture anybody about what they need to do when times get tough.
I would point out that this image that people love so much of the rugged individualist, tough guy, that really aggressive male, that stereotypical image see the thing is in the stories the the narratives that created that particular brand of hero. The funny thing is they always use that aggressiveness to help other people. You don’t have stories with heroes who are just capable and selfish that’s, not a thing that’s, not a genre of literature. I’M. Sorry, not that i expect this person’s right a lot. There are people who have been in this situation for days. There are people who probably aren’t going to make it, and the government in texas is widely to blame for this, not this guy, in particular, symptom of a problem, but this situation they knew it was going to happen these cold snaps they occur. They have occurred for a long time. The infrastructure could have been updated, but the government didn’t do its job. They were lazy just wanting that handout those tax dollars, so they could do whatever they wanted. People in texas you’ve got this you’ll, be all right. You don’t need them. You can lead yourself granted they currently the best advice people can give. You is to use a pitchfork to get rocks out of a fire and live like a 14th century peasant in one of the wealthiest states in one of the wealthiest countries. On the planet because of ineffective leadership, but you’ve got this, you will make it through and when it’s done, please make the changes that are necessary, because i will tell you, even in florida we get uh little flyers, notices from the state government from the county government Telling us about what to do to prepare for a hurricane what we need to have on hand making sure that everybody’s ready it doesn’t seem like the state of texas.