Get Down On Your Knees, Sonny Boy (with apologies to Al Jolson)

The state of Texas is in a state. They’re running out of water. It hasn’t rained for three months. Wildfires have destroyed 1.8 million acres of land.

The Texas state governor is evangelical Christian Republican, Rick Perry.

Good old Rick can always be relied on to save the day. He’s found an answer to the problem of the drought.

No, he’s not going to call on Congress to take all the emergency action necessary to avert the climate change that’s causing the drought. He’s not even going to demand laws that force the corporate polluters to desist from their actions.

Instead, he’s issued a proclamation:

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.”[1]

Well, good on you, Rick. That’s exactly what’s needed. A bit of Divine intervention.

Just one question, Rick: did God cause the drought? Because, if so, he must have had His good reasons.

Perhaps it’s His way of showing you what happens when you and your fat-cat buddies continue to destroy the planet for the sake of acquiring a quick buck or two.

If so, He may not be too receptive to your prayers, Rick.

Dwell on that.

[1] “Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas” Office of the Governor Rick Perry, April 21st 2011

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