If Rick Perry Told the Whole Truth…

If Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s website was more honest, it would include these other images, too :)

(Thanks to Brian for the image!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    That scary part is Parry has a very good chance of becoming Preisdent and yes, I spelled his name with an A on purpose.

    • http://twitter.com/rgaltizer R G Altizer

      The A is for America… and Absurdity.

  • GregFromCos

    The sad part is that at some point it will start raining again and we all know who will get the credit.

    • Kevin_Of_Bangor

      The cross dressing yellow unicorn that orbits the sun and has a magical horn and if you rub it just right for long enough it will release a large amount of liquid joy all of over Texas?

    • Kevin S.

      Fox already tried giving Perry the credit when it rained like four months after his prayer call.

      • Kevin_Of_Bangor

        The cross dressing yellow unicorn is not pleased with your post. It shall now smite Texas with more wildfires.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lckayaker Dennis K. Biby

    And he prayed to prevent America’s decline…

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/07/rick-perrys-call-to-prayer

    Who would be worse?  Palin or Perry?

    • Anonymous

      How about Perry with Palin as his VP running mate?

    • Kevin S.

      Is there any tangible difference?

      • GregFromCos

        I watched the debate a week ago, and I honestly felt that Perry was just Palin. Unfortunately men can get away with ignorance in this society a bit easier, which scares me.

        • Kevin S.

          It’s the Jackie Robinson Standard.  When Branch Rickey was looking to tap into a new talent pool by breaking the color barrier, he knew the first player through couldn’t just be a good player – he had to be a great one, because the new players would be held to an impossibly high standard.  Until a woman wins the White House and does an exceptional job in it, misogyny will continue to be a barrier in the highest level of politics.

          Obviously, Palin’s ridicule is justified, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/billpg Bill P. Godfrey

    The problem is that they haven’t prayed *enough* yet. 

  • S.James

    Turns out that God only knows Aramaic. Hasn’t understood a prayer since the Catholics switched to Latin.

  • Anonymous

    Must be satellite delay on the prayers for rain!

  • Peejaymc

    He also should try this map which shows where all the current fires are in Texas.  http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/

  • Carrie

    If there was a natural disaster occuring in Obama’s home state and he showed up to a debate, he would be crucified and blamed 100% for not single handedly preventing the disaster in the first place.

  • Richard Hughes

    I’m the guy who provided this. It was actually my father who put this together; could you rename this to ‘Thanks to Brian’?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      Fixed!

      • Richard Hughes

        Thanks man.

  • http://twitter.com/bgrh Brian Hughes

    I think the Christian Right should worry about a Candidate who is clearly being ignored by God.  Given that Texas is as hot as Hell, perhaps it’s the other guy who is listening…

  • http://anthrosarah.blogspot.com Sarah T.

    There is only one logical conclusion: God hates Rick Perry. Stop praying, Perry! You’re just making it worse!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAUXAA362EXWLYVMPJOKLFB5JQ Incipient Madness

    Notice the largest city in the whole world that has a gay mayor has only a “moderate” fire risk? 

    God’s aiming for the lege out in Austin, but Houston is in the blue zone. Actually there have been a couple minor forest fires up in Montgomery county and a few in Waller County.

    Waller tried to keep the black ranchers, farmers and college students in Prarie View from early voting in 2008, so Waller burns a little, nothing like Bastrop, conservative bedroom community of more liberal Austin. What I really wanna see burn is The Woodlands, a super-planned socialist utopian community that only rich people can move to just north of Houston. Alas, Houston’s gayness seems to be protecting The Woodlands.

  • Anonymous

    Others have commented about the irony of fires vs. rain.  I think the dark lord is doing his best God impersonation to Gov. Perry.


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