God Hates Texas?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


TX Gov. Rick “I’m a Prophet” Perry at a recent prayer rally

Texas is in the midst of a historic drought. Relentless heat and a lack of moisture set the conditions for dozens of fires scorching a record 3.6 million acres — roughly an area the size of Connecticut. More than 1,000 homes have burned to the ground.

The topsy-turvy weather clobbering the U.S. and Canada this year, including a series of deadly tornadoes and hurricanes have been linked to climate change.

The irony is difficult to ignore. Much of the so-called “Texas Miracle,” a reference to the 40% of the new jobs created in the U.S. during the recession are from the state’s oil and gas boom.

While Texas Gov. Rick “I’m a Prophet” Perry, the current Republican front runner in the 2012 presidential race insists the epic fires ravaging his state are “an act of God,” and called on resident to “pray for rain,” the question begs: Just what did Texas do to engender God’s wrath?

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12 Responses to God Hates Texas?

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Perry has coasted through his time as governor, riding the energy wave in Texas.

    Shoot, Pee Wee Herman could be governor and the same 40% of new jobs created would still be in Texas. As for the terrible fires ravaging Texas, I suppose Perry simply hasn’t prayed enough.

    He shouldn’t be running for president. He should be back home on his knees asking the Almighty for 100 days of rain.

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    Rick Perry is such a dope he makes Obama look accomplished by comparison.

  3. ajihani says:

    My guess is, God is still angry at Texas for George W. Bush. Who wouldn’t be angry for him?

  4. Fran says:

    Perry is a swaggering, macho Texas idiot- but he is also dangerous.
    Seriously– he has a concealed weapons permit.
    All we don’t need is another Texas president, only this one packs a gun!
    Think Yosemite Sam.

    As far as the jobs claim for Texas:
    According to a March 28 2011 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.54% of hourly-paid workers in Texas are paid at or below minimum wage. In comparison, the national percentage is 6.0%. Among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Texas has the highest percentage of workers paid at or below minimum wage; the state with the second-highest percentage is Mississippi, with 9.50%

    So we need to scrutinize the jobs issue– “at or below minimum wage” is not a living wage.
    It is underemployment, and working poor.

  5. Harry says:

    Perry is dangerous. He’s a Bible thumping extremist.

  6. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    I’m God and I Hate Texas.

  7. JollyRoger says:

    God is simply acclimating the people who keep voting for Guv Goodhair to their future destination of Hell.

  8. Pechanga says:

    I’ve read in several credible newspapers where climate scientists says all this crazy weather we’re having in the USA, as well as in Pakistan, the Philippines, Australia and Canada, is directly linked to the Arctic ice cap melting and water levels in the oceans rising.

    This is our new “norm.”

  9. DMason says:

    Christopher – You’re asking rhetorically, correct?

  10. Rachel says:

    Perry looks like he’s bursting into a rousing rendition of ‘Old Landmark’. What a creepy motherfucker. This is someone who has been governor for eleven years? What the hell is wrong with the people of Texas? Are they braindead or just plumb crazy?

  11. Christopher – You’re asking rhetorically, correct?

    David,

    How long have you known me? Of course, rhetorically.

  12. Robyn says:

    I wonder if Rick Perry will acknowledge it’s California-based water tankers that are fighting those fires?

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