Rick Perry Says to Pray for Rain (to the God Who's Causing the Drought)

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Widlfires are raging in west and north Texas, 100 percent of the state is under drought conditions with little hope of relief in sight, but Governor Rick Perry has a plan: Pray.

Perry formally announced today that he is setting aside three days for Texans to officially pray for rain.

Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, have been designated "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."

"Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer," Perry said. "It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires, and for the safety of the brave firefighters and emergency management officials who have worked tirelessly to protect lives and property around the state."

Perry asked "Texans of all faiths and religious traditions" to pray for relief.

Those prayers, one assumes, would be directed at the same deity that is allowing the drought to persist.

But maybe He just likes to make people beg for it.

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JDH
JDH

What is this an atheist liberal rag? Maybe your upset that he hasn't prayed to your chosen one Obama.  O BTW we got a great rain yesterday; thank you God!  

Charles Sturrock
Charles Sturrock

"But maybe He just likes to make people beg for it."++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Or, maybe we're supposed to ask for it if we need it, unlike those (including the author of this) that thinks they are entitled to something?

Wyatt
Wyatt

Because an all-powerful, all-knowing being doesn't ALREADY KNOW we need it? Doesn't he know our desires? Why would an entity so magnificent as to be beyond our capacity understanding require us to verbalize or think about anything, to know that we could use it? Is god a deity with an ego problem?

H_e_x
H_e_x

More like an office temp with a bad attitude.

melior
melior

Wow do we ever have a nutjob for a governor. Maybe he should stop calling the federal government employees childish names if he's going to ask for their money and help with wildfires. And maybe he should call up our 2 Senators and ask them to please stop voting to slash hundreds of millions in wildfire prevention funds, including FLAME. This guy is a total embarrassment to Texas. (But he sure does have Good Hair, don't he?)

Gaff in a head act
Gaff in a head act

Funny, all my prayers for a decent governor for our state haven't been answered in, oh, since Gov. Ann Richards.

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

I thought the drought could be traced to all the ozone-depleting hairspray required by Gov. Perry's high-maintenance, high-dollar 'do. No?

Abstract
Abstract

Someone tell Perry to get in touch with HARP. They can guarantee a flood in Texas by Saturday. LoL

Geezy
Geezy

Where do I send my check to have those prayers granted? I'll have to postdate it, so hopefully Baby Jesus won't hold that against me.

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

Yes, I was quite surprised to see Pretty Boy Perry whining for Federal Assistance in fighting the fires in North Texas. I thought GOPigs wanted to keep government out of their lives. But, due to the budget woes in Texas, we don't have enough money? What a joke. So, yes, if you vote GOPig, pray! Ask God to put out those fires.

Death of a party
Death of a party

 Don't forget about the federal money he is begging for to increase border security. What a fair weather states rights advocate. 

Gentian32
Gentian32

God, any wonder that our Texas kids are quickly getting dumber than the national average with a leader like this?

squinney
squinney

I think the Native Indians of North America were WAY better at reain dancing and getting the skys to open. I do not think the Gods will listen if Perry does it.

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