As wildfires race across Texas while a drought continues, Governor Rick Perry has figured out a way to put a stop to Nature’s wrath:
… throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer; it seems right and fitting that the people of Texas should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this devastating drought and these dangerous wildfires;
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.
Got that, firefighters? Texas doesn’t need you anymore. God’s going to make everything better. (And don’t even THINK about praying on Monday. That’s outside the Prayer Window.)
I don’t know which is worse — the fact that the governor has no real solutions at all, or the notion that he actually believes he found the answer. Would it be better if he really believed this shit or if he was just trying to pander to his base?
At some point in the future — hopefully, the near future — rain will fall again. And it won’t have anything to do with who’s praying for it.
What’s even sadder is that the same person urging others to waste their time by praying doesn’t understand the first thing about Global Warming, which leads to conditions that can create wildfires.
(Thanks to everyone for the link)