Sunday, April 24, 2011

Texas: Your worries are over!


Our sympathy goes to Texas in its hitherto unprecedented droughts and forest fires consuming the state.

However, our heartfelt envy goes to its citizens for the following solution put together by its governor, Rick Perry, ever mindful of the U.S. First Amendment and that bothersome business of the separation of church and state.

WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s ... NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.


Yup. Prayers to the ICH* to correct climate change. Such a simple solution. Who needs science and logic? Begone I say!



*Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper.

11 comments:

  1. We had our governor pray for rain during a drought about 5 years ago. Since then we've had floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. If there is a God, she surely does have a sense of humor.

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  2. Ah Marcia the trouble is they don't QUANTIFY the demand. I bet your governor didn't tell ICH how much water to dump.
    XO
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  3. In Ireland services are regularly held to bless the crops or the fishing boats; all to bring in good yields but never to stop the rain!

    The one religious service that has me totally baffled is on what they call Graveyard Sunday. Why bless graves? If the religion is really believed, the soul/spirit is no longer there and all that is left in the ground is the waste matter. In my eyes you might as well be praying and blessing a compost heap.

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  4. GM:
    Blessing a compost heap probably yeilds more that a fair share of filthy lucre surely?
    This heathen recently attended a commemorative mass for my mother (under unholy family pressure and an ex-bf no less celebrating it)and the basket was tipped around twice with myself refraining, in the midst of raised eyebrows, from dishing out a cash contribution for the lawsuits.
    We have a similar graveyard mass here followed by a party.
    XO
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  5. Is he serious? And what are the Texans saying about it?

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  6. Some parts of Texas should have received rain over the weekend - a chain of storms passed through the northern section of the state anyway, with huge hail stones - softball size in places. We, in SW Oklahoma were on the edge of the storm system but we got a few heavy showers to break our own months of drought.

    Not meaning to imply that their prayers were answered - of course!
    But they'll believe they were I guess. And they'll still troll around in their gas guzzling SUVs,
    etc.

    To be fair there are several wind farms in Texas and more being constructed. They are doing a wee bit to help.

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  7. Ah've bin prayin' real hard fer you folks fer the lorst seven days, but ah'm not gittin' eny response. Maybe mah prairs they gettin' stuck in a dang cloud somewheres.

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  8. Half-light, we drive around in those suv's cause it's the only thing that will haul the kids, dogs, steerfeed, groc, and other assorted family...over bad roads,and long distances.
    Wind farms are the bane of a lot of people..we've seen them shut off, because they were killing too many birds, oh gosh, no one thought thru the ramafications. The only appreciable output is the money into the pocket of the contractors.

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  9. That's just plain silly. I hope enough people there have common sense not to vote for the guy again.

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  10. Brighid ~~ The points you make might be worth some consideration, but your parody of my screen name is adolescent (at best).

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  11. Twilight, Sorry about that, it was immature of me, mea culpa.
    There are many points of view on the subject, and considered thought should not stop with mine.

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