Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry - Only in America

I was tempted to make the header, ''Only in Texas'' but I have featured such a story before, only that particular piece of nonsense was set in Alabama, where Governor Bob Riley issued a proclamation calling for a week of prayer for rain. A course of action not lost on Texas Governor Rick Perry, if you follow the 'rain' link in the main post. Previous: Wot No Rain Dance?

On a serious note though, just what must it be like as a thinking human being to have to live in such a backward ignorant society? To live in such a society in which the head honcho, without fear of ridicule, can spout such utter fucking drivel, and probably where speaking out, being too vocal against such mumbo jumbo, might at best, result in a person being sacked or find himself unemployable, or at worst, consequences far more sinister. What a fucking nightmare!

Edited to add video.

Texas Governor Rick Perry to host prayer summit that calls upon Jesus to solve America’s problems
By Eric W. Dolan
June 6th, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed August 6 as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God's guidance" and has invited governors from across the nation to join his Christian prayer summit at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

"Given the trials that beset our nation and world, from the global economic downturn to natural disasters, the lingering danger of terrorism and continued debasement of our culture, I believe it is time to convene the leaders from each of our United States in a day of prayer and fasting, like that described in the book of Joel," Perry said in a statement released Monday.

"I urge all Americans of faith to pray on that day for the healing of our country, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of enduring values as our guiding force."

On the website for the prayer summit, Perry added that Americans "must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles" because " some problems are beyond our power to solve."

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history and is considering making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In April, he issued an official proclamation urging Texans to pray for rain in the midst of a severe drought that had sparked more than 8,000 wildfires. Last year, he said the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might have been an "act of God" that would have occurred regardless of safety regulations.

The Secular Coalition for America strongly condemned the proposed prayer summit. The group, which represents atheists, agnostics and other nontheistic Americans, said the event privileges Christianity over other religions and is "an insult to the millions of upstanding citizens who practice religions other than evangelical Christianity."

The prayer summit is co-hosted by the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group that advocates traditional family values and the reform of American culture "to reflect Biblical truth on which it was founded." The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the organization as a "hate group" because of its harsh and outspoken views on homosexuality. Raw Story


Anonymous said...

Rick 'pray for rain' Perry and science.

Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming.

Environmentalists have characterized his views on climate change as "shortsighted and overly alarmist".

Himself said...

His stance on religion and science came as no surprise, but there were quite a few interesting bits throughout the piece, this:

Perry supports the death penalty. On June 2, 2009, Texas carried out the 200th execution since Perry assumed the office of governor

Which is an awful lot of executions by anybody's standards. Then followed immediately by the Cameron Todd Willingham case, just to put the thing in perspective.

How scary is though?

Tyrone Brown was an African-American who was sentenced to life in a Texas maximum security prison in 1990 for smoking marijuana while on probation.

Not much Christian charity being displayed there.

When I started reading about Perry's stance on the HPV vacine, I thought, he's being a bit progressive here, until that was, I read about his connection to Merck.

I have covered the subject of HPV previously, check out the tag in the sidebar.

Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...


"May God always continue to bless and protect Sarah Palin, her precious family, her supporters, our Republic, our brave troops, all freedom loving patriots world wide and Israel."

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"Now that truly bothers me!!! Since when do we include globalists into our business!!! Read how these marxists are trying to make something out of nothing"

Himself said...

Right so! I'm back in the chair.

I was quite tempted to do a Bill Maher and say, Sarah Palin can read!? But to do that would have denied me something even better, that being the words of Jimmy Kimmel.

"Maybe Sarah Palin would be smarter if she had bigger hands"

Just to assure you that I do read your links, I did read all the comments, and I did follow the ''Globalists'' link prior to you leaving it here.

Scary as those comments are, perhaps my best response would be to leave this link to an article (wordless) that I posted under the header:
Now I know why idiots get elected President.

But as scary as they might seem, to witness cultism on a truly frightening scale I am going to send you to Johanna's unterdenteppichgekehrt blog, where... well you will see for yourself.


Himself said...

''If Allah didn’t want me this way, he wouldn’t have made me this way.”

By the same token that he made Moslem men inadequate and women imperfect. For what other reason can FGM exist?

Only when we deny the existence of a deity can we truly take responsibility for ourselves.


Dec 07. Nigerian "Witches" Why I Hate Religion Chapter Three Ad Infinitum

Anonymous said...

Do those God and Jesus representatives and comments such as "For Kate and Gerry. You have written a book which, in itself, is a work of Art. What it contains is your whole sacrifice for your missing and longed-for daughter. I am so inspired by you two" just make you want to scream inspite of knowing them to be totally irrational. Well, at least we know it is impossible to rewrite history via a novel that evokes all kinds of images. Besides we don't need an excessive number of capitals, question- and exclamation marks to ignore the truth, cold comfort I must admit.

Thanks for the links. M

Himself said...

It's always the jesoids that latch on to these cults. Once you have accepted religion as being rational, all things are open to you.

How many atheists belong to cults?

I have added a short video to this post in case you breeze past it.

On a different note, I have been having a little Dutch experience of my own this past week, I have been watching a few short movies by Jos Stelling.

Humorous and not without eroticism, ''The Gas Station'' and ''The Gallery'' are two that stick in the mind.

Anonymous said...

The stories of 24 exonerees who spent years in Texas prisons for crimes they didn’t commit.

Anonymous said...


Texas now wants to ban all abortions after six weeks. In its defense, who wouldn't want to die after living six weeks in Texas?

Anonymous said...

chuck rush
These same fundamentalist are against sex education, condoms, and birth control. The three things that make abortions rare. Shameful in many ways and on many levels. Abortion and birth control for men and women should be a human right for everyone in the world.