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(Mother Nature Network)   The Great Drought of 2011 has cost Texas $5.2 billion. This will never happen if Gov. Perry was president. Because then he'd control the weather   (mnn.com) divider line 312
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2011-08-19 10:41:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


Some desert...

texchum.com

Parts of west Texas are deserty, but most of the state isn't.
 
2011-08-19 10:41:58 AM  

Tax Boy: But then they could lose their licenses to practice Mexican Medicine:


What practicing Mexican medicine may look like...

www.fetchmyflyingmonkeys.com


/hint - it means you have Anencephaly, you might wanna get that checked out
 
2011-08-19 10:42:09 AM  
OK, so Grapes of Wrath in mind...do we call them Texie's now once they start migrating?
 
2011-08-19 10:42:17 AM  
Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.
 
2011-08-19 10:42:18 AM  
there's nothing wrong with "prayer" in the sense of wishing for positive things for someone in your quiet thoughts. it's when you make a big public self-serving spectacle out of it and pretty much go against the rulebook you so wish to shove down everyone else's throat that I have a problem with it. Physician heal thyself.
 
2011-08-19 10:42:41 AM  

Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"


That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.
 
2011-08-19 10:43:38 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.


Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.
 
2011-08-19 10:43:43 AM  

Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?


Vote better in the primaries.
 
2011-08-19 10:44:13 AM  

MrSteve007: Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.


I've heard that statistic. What about this year though?

/By now I just want a tropical storm to park its ass over me and rain for 3 weeks. I won't even go inside I swear. I'll just bask in the rainwater
 
2011-08-19 10:44:38 AM  
As a Texan, let me say:

1) F*ck Rick Perry.

2) What is this "rain" that everyone is speaking of?

/Supposed to be another 105+ day here in DFW. Again.
 
2011-08-19 10:44:51 AM  

Babboonrash: BunkoSquad: Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?

what? Like the Big Dig is costing the rest of the nation?


I don't recall any Massachusetts politician ever threatening to secede. In fact, we started this whole idea of a Union. And we pay more in federal taxes than we get back. So eff your dry-ass state and your secessionist governor..
 
2011-08-19 10:45:26 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Buy more SUV's and pray harder.


SUV's what?
 
2011-08-19 10:46:26 AM  
Now I have a question. If the GOP got their Balance Budget Amendment, would that mean that the government wouldn't really be able to help towns in situations like this?
 
2011-08-19 10:46:33 AM  

Kar98: Babboonrash: Ahhh, no Texas hate thread would be complete without KAR98

May it be noted that I came to Texas with the highest expectations. Rugged individualism! Guns! Open country! Almost free of government! Bootstraps! Well, what I found was a god-forsaken wasteland, infested with blue-nosed, un-educated, bible-thumping, priggish, uptight, preachy farking baptists who always have their nose in their neighbors' business, who are utterly consumed with FEAR of every damn thing there is. I've never met such scaredy bunch of yokels anywhere. Pray harder, or somebody might have gay sex, or a beer! Or set us up the bomb! Oh jeeeeebus save us, I think I saw a furriner in the gun store! fark'em and their entire state, possibly with the exceptions of Austin and Galveston, but there's beaches and bars elsewhere I guess, and thank FSM, I'll be done here by the end of the year.
My first impression of the state was downtown Marshall, Texas, and it reminded me of the town of Pripyat. I should have taken the hint and turned around right away, but no, I tried to make a go of it. Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.


My issue with your opinions have always been predicated to the point of your proximity "in the sticks". East TX right? Basically the land of Deliverance. Not to say you would embrace the coke whores and 50K a year millionaires here in DFW... But pick any region in the states, and I'll show you a large group of people who will tell you it sucks.

all the same, I'll raise a beer in your honor after work...
 
2011-08-19 10:47:32 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.


Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.
 
2011-08-19 10:47:45 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"

That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.


And this is why Christianity is inherently a narcissistic and self-centred belief system. The very idea that a supremely powerful being is going to create a world with certain rules defining how it work, but is willing to change any of them if some peon just hopes hard enough is asinine.

If you were in charge of running the universe, would you care who wins little Johnny's baseball game?


"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
-Sir Richard Francis Burton
 
2011-08-19 10:47:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


He should have prayed to Joe Pesci
 
2011-08-19 10:48:07 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


Rick Perry is one of those ignorant moron doosh politicians who say and do stupid things--eapecially when it comes to science. He doesn't seem to have gotten a good education. It's fun to make fun of him. Let's be good sports and pray to Jebus to create rain.
 
2011-08-19 10:48:14 AM  
Sorry Texas, God is busy getting Tim Tebow ready for the football season, you should have asked sooner.
 
2011-08-19 10:48:21 AM  

Kit Fister: special20: Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave

Anytime someone is trying to foist right-wing ideological zealotry on me, I mock them.

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?


They can pray.
Like I give a crap what any type of extremists say. if your bullshiat filter is broken, then go ahead and lean in any direction you want. Just don't expect me to follow.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:01 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.


Ever heard of water conservation? If this keeps up, there will be water conservation forced on people. The first step is to restrict watering of lawns, somrtimes to zero.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:12 AM  

Kar98: Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.


I dunno man. I didn't go to high school here, I don't go to any church, I grew up in a big metro area so my drawl is practically non-existent, and I drive a Japanese-branded sedan. And yet, none of those things prevent myself and the average stranger from getting along. Sorry that you've got such a dim view of this place.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:28 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


I love Texas hate threads. The ignorance and stupidity of the 'educated' people who come in to spew their opinions on Texas always make me feel a little better about myself. A guilty pleasure, I know, as I really shouldn't take enjoyment at the expense of others shortcomings.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:02 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"

That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.

And this is why Christianity is inherently a narcissistic and self-centred belief system. The very idea that a supremely powerful being is going to create a world with certain rules defining how it work, but is willing to change any of them if some peon just hopes hard enough is asinine.

If you were in charge of running the universe, would you care who wins little Johnny's baseball game?


"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
-Sir Richard Francis Burton


I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:21 AM  
God is real, and global warming is a scam perpetrated by scientists looking for grant money. So pray for rain and Texas will be OK.

/This is what wingnuts actually believe.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:46 AM  

KimNorth: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.


Where do you buy your tin-foil?
Costco?
Restaraunt supply? - big heavy duty roll ?
 
2011-08-19 10:52:14 AM  

Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.


Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?
 
2011-08-19 10:52:33 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.


Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.
 
2011-08-19 10:52:55 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


Good Lord, you're an idiot. PROTIP: Texas is a huge state with a diverse climate. Also, upon leaving the basement after your mom's death you will find that the real world is quite a bit different than how it's portrayed in movies and tv shows.
 
2011-08-19 10:53:02 AM  

Edsel: Babboonrash: BunkoSquad: Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?

what? Like the Big Dig is costing the rest of the nation?

I don't recall any Massachusetts politician ever threatening to secede. In fact, we started this whole idea of a Union. And we pay more in federal taxes than we get back. So eff your dry-ass state and your secessionist governor..


nice try... but my response was to the, "before the bills hit the rest of America". Like Mass has never recieved federal funding...
If you will notice Texans also pay more out than recieved in... shocking isn't it. Hard to believe anywhere in America could be nearly as incredible as the NE, right!

Not all Texans are bible thumping Perry drooling idiotards... That would be like saying everyone in Boston is a Masshole.
 
2011-08-19 10:54:01 AM  

LindLTaylor: Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.


And this is why we're doomed as a race.

"We're running out of water to drink! Quick, water the lawn so we don't have to re-sod it"
 
2011-08-19 10:54:52 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.


You've beat me to the same point I was making twice. "Smart phone" my ass. Wait, better rephrase that. Farking on a smart phone is not conducive to speed.
 
2011-08-19 10:55:44 AM  

scottydoesntknow: MrSteve007: Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.

I've heard that statistic. What about this year though?

/By now I just want a tropical storm to park its ass over me and rain for 3 weeks. I won't even go inside I swear. I'll just bask in the rainwater


I'd keep an eye on the tropical weather next week. Possible major in the Gulf...maybe TX prayed too hard.
I hope it stays a slow moving TD for drought-stricken areas though.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:04 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?


Well yes, but, let's be fair - every parent has kids they love more than others.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:05 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?


Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:52 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


So is your comment. But, being the conservative I am, I will over look your inability to communicate your bias in a less inept manner.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:04 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.



Yeah, because making sure your lawn "looks nice" is way more important than peopel having enough water to live off of.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:22 AM  

ballchain: /hint - they make cocaine in there


Yup. And they do it on time and under budget.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:25 AM  
Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already. I think we are going on day 18 or 20 above 100F. We have not seen any appreciable rain for months. Much of our water comes from Lake Houston North of town. It is so low that they are diverting water from nearby Lake Conroe to Lake Houston. I do not pray, but I am HOPING for rain soon.
- save water- drink beer.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:33 AM  

Jake Havechek: George Soros?


Who?
 
2011-08-19 10:59:43 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?

Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.


Selfish, self-absorbed, or short-sighted would be appropriate. Twit is just mean. And just as accurate.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:55 AM  

tramp_piper: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

So is your comment. But, being the conservative I am, I will over look your inability to communicate your bias in a less inept manner.


You've brought a lot to the table.
 
2011-08-19 11:02:19 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?


It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.
 
2011-08-19 11:03:31 AM  

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: MaudlinMutantMollusk: /no?

God is testing their faith, duh.


The problem is they are not praying the right way. God is not happy. It is almost like their god doesn't exist.

Godchecker.com list over 3,000 gods that humans have invented. Perhaps Texans are not praying to the correct god, no?
 
2011-08-19 11:04:19 AM  

DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?

It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.


Oh well that's much more reasonable then. I'm sure he likes you enough to change the rules of physics to make sure when little Johnny slides in to home he doesn't scuff up his wrists too badly.
 
2011-08-19 11:04:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


But those things will get Rick Perry elected. There are a lot of people who believe in praying for rain (even the Native Merkins) and denounce evolution. When some politician panders to those interests (yes, lots of those types in the Souf) they stand behind him/her.

If my assertion is false, then please explain Michelle Bachmann's existence.
 
2011-08-19 11:04:51 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?

Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.


Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.
 
2011-08-19 11:05:03 AM  
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2011-08-19 11:05:37 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?

Look at my father in law who truly believes all taxation is theft, but is also an atheist. He consistently votes for incredibly crazy fundamentalist Christians every time. It's pathological. How people who believe in what Christ supposedly said can be opposed to the social helping of the poor, prisoners and the ill boggles my mind.

He (my FIL) explains that he doesn't agree with all that but he votes for them for other reasons. Well, if you vote exclusively Republican (which he does), that is a tacit agreement with the planks of the party platform. You can't say "oh, I voted fascist but I support civil rights, I just want to make the trains run on time." If the majority of the party believes something and you vote for them in every single election, whether you admit it or not, you are endorsing everything they stand for.


Couple of points:

1. I think most of the conservatives who are against social programs are not against them because the programs are bad. They're against them because they do not believe it is the place of government to spend taxpayer money to support these folks, instead suggesting that it should be a private system.

2. With regards to voting, the primaries, etc...As an independent, I cannot vote in either party's primary elections. Even if I DO vote in my party's primary elections, supposing I'm a republican or a democrat, unless the majority of the party think as I do, my vote doesn't make shiat of difference. So, when it comes down to the real election, my choices are between two party candidates of which I have to pick the one that is closer to my view points, or voting for a third party, or abstaining from voting.

So, the problem with these viewpoints is that while I don't WANT to support someone whose totally evangelical and all, but if my choices are between that person, a third party-non-winner, and someone else I don't agree with, what choice do I make?
 
2011-08-19 11:07:10 AM  
Prayer LOL
 
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