Friday, April 22, 2011

Perry's Inferno

I didn't know until now that Texas is being ravaged by an unprecedented rash of wildfires. Just horrible. But in response, unrepentant climate change denier, Governor Perry of Texas issues a proclamation to pray for rain? For the next 72 hours, Perry implores the people to raise their hands to the heavens and beseech their gods of choice to pour water on the parched lands of his realm.

Thinking, Andrew Dessler, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, in his remarks to MoJo, has the appropriate response:
"I certainly don't think that praying will hurt. My concern is that the Governor has no Plan B," wrote Dessler in an email. "If praying doesn't work, what then? If we don't start taking reasonable steps to protect ourselves soon, then I will indeed be praying—for better leadership in Austin."
Me, I'll pray to the rain gods, but only to spare the good people of Texas and deliver them from Perry's reign of error.

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Blogger said...

I remember during Georgia's big drought a couple years back Gov. Sonny Perdue also told everyone to pray for rain.

I don't mind people praying for rain, or for that matter praying for it to STOP raining, as long as they're also doing those concrete things you have to do to be responsible stewards of your resources. In Georgia's case they were not rationing water and in the middle of the worst drought in decades, Six Flags in Atlanta featured a 1.2-million-gallon mountain of snow -- in September. When it was in the 80s.

This is how Republcians operate, like little children who want to eat their sundae and not their meat and by GOD they don't care if they get cavities and diabetes that is what they want and they will ball their fists and screw their eyes shut and stamp their feet and piss and moan until they get what they want, consequences be damned.

Grow. The. Fuck. Up.

10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'd forgotten the great GA pray-in. But that is the GOP way. They prey on the people and then pray for deliverance.

6:18:00 AM  

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