East, West, Texas

“Now see here…you gotcher East power grid–you know, the one that danged near blew up yesterday–and you gotcher West power grid–you know, the one with all them rollin’ blackouts and brownouts–and then you gotcher Texas grid, which has been hummin’ along since we went on our own after our energy crisis in the ’80s…”

U.S. power grid graphic

“And you people think we’re just jokin’ when we say Texas is like a whole ‘nother country. Heck, we did it twice before…”