Fields: If Rick Perry Is So Religious, Why Doesn’t It Rain In Texas?

BY SAM FIELDS

 

For the last few years Texas has been experiencing a non-stop drought. Hundred-plus temperatures have gone on for months. Cattle and cotton are dying all over the place.

On August 6, headed up by Governor Rick Perry, thirty thousand Texas yahoos got together to ask their god to bring on the precipitation.

It was the Protestant version of the Indian Rain Dance.  And it worked about as well.  And here’s why.

All who believe in the Bible know the truth.  First and foremost there is a reason that droughts and hurricanes are called Acts of God.

No one can deny that the drought that has parched Texas for the past few years could be cured by God. No one can deny that, following the August 6 event, if God wanted a rain laden storm to end his drought he could have done it.  As Reverend Pat Robinson said, the right prayer, by the right people, to the right God can alter the course of a hurricane.

When only days after Rick Perry’s Prayer-Palooza, Hurricane Lee appeared in the Gulf and headed to Texas it sure looked like their prayers were answered.

Not so fast.

Instead of getting the rain, all God sent Texas were the warm dry winds on the west side of the storm. Those winds turned a few small fires into firestorms.  As of this writing dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres. Thousands of Texas homes have burned to the ground.  Fire and brimstone are threatening Texas cities in a fashion unseen since…oooh, I don’t know?…Sodom and Gomorrah.

It is clear to all who believe in The Good Book that this is God’s response to Rick Perry’s blasphemous use of God’s name to promote his personal political agenda.

It should be obvious that Rick Perry, with his slick ways and proclamation that he believes in God, is in fact The Antichrist. He is the Antichrist warned of in The Book of John.

What other possible explanation could there be for this kind of timing?  No one except atheists believes all that garbage about “Climate Change”.

Thirty thousand people, under the leadership of Rick Perry, asked for rain.  Within days the fires of hell were unleashed upon them.  The signs are obvious. “Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.” Jeremiah 5:15.

If all of you suffering the Texas drought and fires will abandon Rick Perry, the Antichrist, I promise that it will eventually rain.

On the other hand, if you don’t abandon Rick Perry the Antichrist. I promise that it will eventually rain.

And this is why I love religion.

 How About An Apology?

Because Israel has refused to apologize to Turkey for killing nine of its citizens, Ankara has suspended diplomatic relations and expelled the Israeli ambassador. The Turks have also suspended all joint military actions.

Going back to the founding of Israel, Turkey has been the only Muslim country that has maintained relations with Israel.  So you would think that a boatload of Turks, peacefully protesting Israeli actions in Gaza, would get kid glove treatment.  Peacefully disable the ship and send the protesters back home—something Israel had a right to do.

Instead they attacked the boat and nine Turks, including a Turkish –American, died.

Israel has refused to accept even partial responsibility and apologize.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has described the Turkish action as “strange”.   I believe him when he says that he cannot fathom why the Turks have done this.

I don’t doubt Ayalon is sincere when he can’t fathom why the Turkish government is pissed. He is incapable of understanding any viewpoint other than his.

Joining him was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  His justification for the nine deaths sounded like Alabama Police Chief Eugene “Bull” Connors explanation for putting the dogs and fire hoses on civil rights marchers: If they don’t have a march permit, we get to do whatever we want.

In Netanyahu’s case he saw Israeli reaction as an expression of: “The State of Israel has a full and basic right to defend itself.”

No doubt about it, he believed that a boat load of civilian demonstrators were an existential threat. If not to Israel, then it was to his political base and its thugs like Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the West Bank usurpers.

Ironically, the only real existential threat came from the Netanyahu government’s overreaction–which further isolated the Jewish state from the rest of the planet.



4 Responses to “Fields: If Rick Perry Is So Religious, Why Doesn’t It Rain In Texas?”

  1. challenge says:

    Maybe God will answer your prayers for rain in Texas Sam. Give something up to the almighty and let’s see if it works.

    (:

  2. Dean Ledbetter says:

    Sam, Asking that question is the same as saying, “If you’re so damn smart, why aint you rich?”

    Sounds ignorant doesn’t it?

  3. ExCompassionate Conservative says:

    Sam, how about those volunteer fire fighters in Rick Perry’s utopia where they are “free” from the big bad Gummint and spend their own money buyng supplies?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/rick-perry-fire-department-cuts-texas-wild-fires_n_956307.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

    WASHINGTON — In Texas, firefighters aren’t just battling the wild fires raging around Austin and Houston. The state’s first responders have also had to deal with budget cuts affecting everything from fuel purchases to hoses and air tanks.

    In some cases, fire officials say, firefighters have had to pay out of pocket for basic necessities like proper protective gear and fuel to get them to the scene. One fire department that battled the blazes in Bastrop County had to pay for a hose, recalled Bastrop City Fire Chief Henry Perry, speaking to The Huffington Post during a break from working the wild fires.

    “That fire department has been on this fire every day,” he said. “Before this fire, they were having to buy stuff out of their own pocket.” Perry said he knows of at least one other department whose firemen had to pay for equipment maintenance and engine fuel.

    Earlier this week, HuffPost reported that Gov. Rick Perry, the GOP front-runner for president, had signed off on millions in firefighting cuts as part of the state’s most recent budget legislation. The Texas Forest Service’s funding has gone from $117.7 million in the 2010-2011 budget years to $83 million in the 2012-2013 budget years.

    Severe cuts have also hit assistance grants to volunteer fire departments throughout Texas. The grants decreased from $30 million per year in 2010 and 2011 to $13.5 million per year in 2012 and 2013. These are cuts that firemen are now dealing with.

    “I don’t agree with it. I understand what Governor Perry did,” said Henry Perry (no relation). “Do I like it? No. I don’t like it at all.”

    The cuts come at a time when Texas fire departments have already been slowing purchases of new fire trucks and other critical equipment as a way to save money, said Guy Turner, president of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters. The association had endorsed Perry in his re-election for governor in 2010.

    “What I fear will happen is equipment will start to fail and put our members at peril,” Turner explained. “You can imagine if you’re inside a structure fire and your engine quits.”

    Turner doesn’t have to imagine it. He said he knows of firefighters whose breathing apparatus has malfunctioned during fires. There have also been “instances of hoses failing during the course of firefighting operations.”

    “For years, public safety was the golden calf — that we were untouchable,” Turner said. “Nobody’s untouchable. It is a shame. They are basically putting a price on how much our lives are worth. It’s disturbing at best.”

    Firefighters also have been hit with millions in cuts from a state matching grant program that helps local departments pay for essentials like proper clothing and engine upkeep. The departments already had difficulty matching the state grants. “These are the folks out there having to have fundraisers — fish fries and pancake suppers and barbecues to raise money,” Henry Perry said.

    Chris Barron, executive director of the State Firemen’s & Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas, told HuffPost that one department in Bastrop County has had to beg for proper clothing to use in combating wild fires. Other firefighters have paid out of pocket for that gear. They can’t wear their normal gear when battling these fires. “The last thing we want to do is wear something heavy and nonbreathable,” he said.

    Barron said his organization had started a wildfire relief fund in March with the goal of raising $500,000 for new gear. It has received $200,000 in private donations so far.

    The budget cuts haven’t just hit local departments in need of proper gear. They’ve hit the state agency charged with inspecting that gear. The Texas Commission on Fire Protection, which regulates and inspects the personal protective gear such as breathing apparatuses and protective clothing, took a 25 percent cut. The commission has gone from 41 to 31 employees. It’s down to six inspectors covering 700 departments, including Houston’s 4,000 firefighters.

    “We lost personnel and we lost funding,” said Jake Soteriou, the commission’s executive director. He said he had not heard of the breathing gear malfunctions.

    Will the budget cuts slow down the commission’s inspections? “We’re going to find out,” said Soteriou.

  4. HCamerik says:

    “Isn’t that religion for you? Sometimes you kneel, sometimes you fast, and sometimes you go up on the hill and you cut the grass around the giant space penis.”

    – Bill Maher (“Religulous”)

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