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Problems Per Perry’s Precipitation Petition? Perhaps…

There’s a failsafe in the rainmaker/faith healer scam that lets the thief off the ol’ hook so that either way he gets paid. If the sufferer is healed, even if say, he was “laid hands on” on the 6th day of a 7 day cold and was much better the next day, like that, then the scamster wins. Takes the money and splits. If the sufferer dies, or just doesn’t get better, the sufferer himself is to blame for not having enough faith. Scamster still gets paid.
Same with the rainmaking game, you get paid if you “make” rain or if the “doubters in the audience prevented it”.
So what happens when you get more than you expected? There’s a pretty widespread tropical storm in the Gulf right now, hitting Lousy Anna with a projected two feet of rainfall. All the low pressure is drawing high pressure down from the north and west in a pretty snappy cold front. At noon Dallas time the temperature was 86. That’s a full 20 degrees lower than they were getting all summer. All measurements non-metric, though, because Americans have sabotaged the Public Education in many ways including rejection of the Metric System as being “socialism”. They still depend on it without once knowing what the freak they’re using to keep their cars running, their computers computing, their phones phoning, even the barbecue grills are designed by people using Metric then converting back to SAE.
But the cooler weather and even, dare I say RAIN, while good for Texas and Texans, doesn’t match the exact specifications Perry’s preposterous pirate partners proposed.
Seems that God, in answering the prayers literally, has effectively shut down 60% of the petroleum extraction operations in the Gulf. How? By causing worries that Katrina might repeat. It wasn’t the hurricane which did the worst damage, it was (at the time) 25 YEARS of Republican neglect of the levees which collapsed under the extra weight from the extra water.
Seems the oil “recovery” (as though Exxon-Mobil, BP, Shell, Texaco etc merely misplaced the oil under the ocean the way they misplaced “THEIR” oil under the sands of Iraq)

requires on-shore coordination that, withdrawn in an evacuation, cuts production more drastically than any moratorium could have. So what are the Lying Thief Bastards at the “Americans For Prosperity” going to blame the next gas price spike on? They’re making a pretense of piety so they can’t very well blame God.
Are they going to say that President Obama has full control over the weather? If he were that powerful, and unstoppable, how could they really rally votes and most important (they are thieves, remember) donations for their cause?

They can’t blame SUVs and other luxury “status symbols” for people who have no Status and Penis Extensions for people who have tiny di…..

No, they have to blame somebody who isn’t putting money in their greedy bloody hands.
One person in a car made for eight, multiplied millions of times every day, that couldn’t possibly upset the ol’ Supply and Demand equation they taught me in third grade to explain Capitalism. People using more oil than we have or ever will? Impossible, and to suggest so it’s “CRAZY” socialism.
GoodHair needs to step in front of a runaway train, for the blessing and benefit of the entire world.

A real sacrifice made by somebody who has more reason than anybody to atone. His blasphemous rejection of the conditions laid out in the Law of Moses, the responsibility to tell truth for instance… that would be a start.
He’s perfectly willing to gloat and hog credit from God when his policies accidentally succeed, Let him hog the blame when his policies have destroyed his end of the Imperial Backwater that IS Texas and Louisiana.

Another Katrina looms, exposed by leaks

But not Wiki leaks. Nay, what is leaking is a supposedly inspected and approved levee in Missouri. Much like the bridge falling into the Mississippi in Minnesota three short years ago, much like the Cimarron street bridge over Fountain Creek/Monument Creek confluence and the Union Pacific railroad tracks which ferry the looted coal southward to Galveston, to be put on ships to China …every 30 minutes during the day and every 20 at night, Big Ol’ Hairy-scary chunk of bridge falling on the creek. It would have got more press if it had delayed those strategic shipments of coal.

Same problem. Unmaintained infrastructure. Hey, the Romans built a lot of things from concrete too, like the Colosseum which has stood 1940 years in more or less bad condition for most of that time. The difference being that they DID manage a little maintenance over the centuries. Every now and then you have to make actual repairs not patches.

The cause of all these bridges falling, levees rupturing? The people who benefit the most from the existence of a city to service their deepwater ports in Southern Louisiana, for instance, or the roads in Minnesota or even good ol’ Colorado Springs, don’t feel they owe anything to maintain the source of their un-earned and undeserved wealth.

So levees up and down the watersheds in the South and elsewhere are being pounded and hurricane season is just starting. So what if they lose St Louis, for instance, Chattanooga, Memphis, Mobile?

The Rich Bitches will be evecuated out to their other properties, and the poor people will be evacuated to a Stadium converted to a concentration camp, they’ll shoot a few of the malcontents who don’t like that arrangement, call it “Gods Own Urban Renewal Project” again and once the waters have receded they’l have bulldozers remove the homes of those inconvenient Peasants.

Pat Robertson wil mumble about how the people dispossessed or murdered actually brought the catastrophe upon themselves. Then spend another week having his political comrades clean up his statements.

The rich will have the land of the peasants and clean up their docks and factories enough to get started back in the wage-slavery industries, with a generous Government Grant bought politically on the images of all the non-Rich people who won’t get any help.

Doug Bruce keeps coming up with Tax The Poorest schemes like “hey, we can completely eliminate the Tax Burden of the rich by simply not paying the bills! And lower the wages of the poor too, Yay for Me!”

The results have so far been virtually raw sewage dumped into the Arkansas River wathershed through Fountain Creek so everybody downstream from us can either pony up THEIR money to filter OUR pollution or literally eat shit and die.

In the No Tax No Fee mentality, it’s perfectly legal, Moral and even Commanded By God to literally poison your neighbors well. They get money off of it so there’s obviously no problem..

Of course to fit that last one in they have to re-write the Bible, which has some historical precedent. And of further course it’s always been done using some horrendous Christian-on-Christian crime sprees like the Crusades and the Inquisition and The Reformation, along with every non-Christian in the general vicinity getting caught up.

Which brings it right back to why exactly the infrastructure, the paying of their bills to fund and maintain the Sources of their Wealth, they’re spending the money, (just not Their Own which they’re instead Hoarding) to finance yet another “Holy” crusade to enslave entire societies and economies.

When I get my gun

If I had a gun it would serve as my point of meditation.
[Excerpt, Swimming Upstream, Eve Ensler editor]
 
And I would look at it and re-remember Harriet Tubman’s steely whisper and Nanny’s ear-splitting yell, Ida B. Wells’ unrelenting voice and Fannie Lou Hamer’s unwavering glare. I’d remember Nat Turner’s plot and Tony Morrison’s advice.

And when I shot my gun, my target would be well planned, my aim precise. I would know exactly who to shoot, and when and where to shoot them, and how many of their friends needed to be shot too.

And when they were dead, when they were all dead, so would be oppression, globalism, neocolonialism, government, capitalism, enslavement, corporations, greed, hunger, hate, religion, war, poverty, cruelty.

No no, it can’t be too soon for me, the day I get my gun.

Fox can now re-add climate change denial to their Daily Spews

BP of course. “Show me the oil” “Oil? What Oil?” (though the Republican governors of the Gulf states are shitting white about what’s happening, their anointed mouthpieces at Fox still insist on downplaying it). But to the Nonexistent eco-disaster of the poisoning of the ocean (and a third of the waters of the world were turned to blood and all that lived within the sea died) (Did somebody ask for a religious perspective? No? Got one anyway didn’t we.) We get to add the Nonexistent Climate Change that the Fox Propagandists loudly denounced especially this winter) is going to Not Produce twice as many named tropical storms and 75% more hurricanes this year than normal. In Fox-speak, this was Not Announced this morning by NOAA, who were set up and funded through such Liberal institutions as the Military and the Shipping Industry. Oh, and for a big bonus, these non-existent hurricanes won’t be in the Gulf where the Other non-existent hurricanes never were either. This of course won’t affect the non-existent environmental rescue operations that aren’t going on all along the Gulf coast. Did somebody say “Katrina”?

I don’t even want to hear what Hume or Limbaugh or Palin or O’Reilly or the rest of the Professional Liars at Fox have to say. I used the word “Propaganda” although that’s not entirely accurate.

Propaganda is a Church (RCC) term that’s Latin for planting seeds.
They’re not exactly planting. They’re spreading the fertilizer. That’s a more graphic and fitting analogy anyway.

But they’re good at it. Other people have to travel all the way to Egypt to swim in De Nile.

Forget worrying if gulf spill is Obama’s Katrina. Obama is America’s Katrina.

President Obama let America know at a press conference today that he OWNS this Katrina. BP’s failure is his failure. BP’s lie is now superseded by a minimalization of his own. More bad news about attempts to halt it, nevermind, the Federal Government’s in charge. What does it mean to say the buck stops here if all you’re really doing is stopping it? We’ve got a president playing the bag man on this environmental catastrophe, just as he’s taking responsibility for Bush’s foreign policy and Wall Street’s theft. Instead of pursuing our interests, he’s taking the fall. Except he’s in the position to say “so sue me.”

It’s not that Obama pretends he’s made of Teflon. From where he sits, he can be fly paper. And doesn’t that appear to be his role? It was his most celebrated accomplishment his first year in office. Make American hegemony a little more palatable to our overseas markets. He did it.

If anything’s changed, everything as gotten monumentally worse, with no turning back either. The oil’s leaving of the well, the economy’s only going to get worse before it gets worse. Obama’s right, no good is served trying to assign blame, horses, doors, the barn’s on fire.

Easy for Hume to say: Show me the oil

Brit Hume can say that, can’t he? –confident that skeptical viewers can’t produce the evidence because it’s hogtied by dispersants at the bottom of the sea, for now, as effectively as a state witness in cement shoes. Actually, voluminous plumes of them, with countless victims suspended about them deprived of atmosphere. Anything incriminating that has reached the beach is kept from view by BP thugs, intimidating the gulf communities with the menace of Blackwater after Katrina.

Mercenary mall cops with the cinematic malevolence of the Terminator. What a mobster to stand behind armed thugs and taunt your accusers for evidence of your wrongdoings.

Get your dispersant out of the crime scene and I’ll show you oil. Keep your oil-industry-decides the law -enforcement officers’ hands off reporters trying to reach the beaches and I’ll show you oil. Unhand the submersible video footage from which any oil drilling professional can deduce the rate of flow of the oil and I’ll show you oil.

As one commenter put it, let’s drown those responsible in the oily uck, and those covering it up, with the same callous indifference which the culprits are condemning birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.

Gulf oil spill is SO Obama’s Katrina

Which parallel is not analogous? Off New Orleans, massive devastation to environment and human health, predictable failure of flawed technology, inadequate official response which broadens tragedy. Leaving BP to shoulder cleanup is like tasking arsonists to extinguish their fire. BP is responsible, but needn’t be put in charge. Put every government resource into addressing this calamity, make oil industry write the checks. By any standards of a failed rescue, Obama’s watch is proving as laggard as Bush’s.

We can all express our awe at the scale of the spill, but who can believe the professionals couldn’t foresee it? The media ramped its estimates incrementally, but department first responders were theorizing 100,000 barrels a day right from the start.

I’m amused that conservative critics use “Katrina” in the pejorative, where they didn’t hold it against Bush. Katrina has come to mean colossal fail, but what did it mean for Bush? It wasn’t his Waterloo, it didn’t even stub his toe. Those who pretend Katrina was Dubya’s downfall are the same pundits who describe Iraq as a blunder. Lies. To tar President Obama with a tragedy of like magnitude of a predecessor is to remind the electorate how bad Bush was.

I’m pleased by the comparison because it pollutes your perception that voting matters. The choice of lesser of two evils means relative degrees of industrial strength toxicity.

Why aren’t Obama hopefuls confident enough to let their leader take this “Katrina” on? Let him own it and beat Bush’s legacy of indifferent passivity.

Are you provoked because “Katrina” presumes a callous failure, as yet in your opinion unmerited by Team Obama? I’d rather say it means disaster in the sense of a test which proved this nation’s horribly misplaced priorities. Has Obama’s administration brought better preparedness in the face of unforeseen peril coming in with the tide? In such a manner alone this oil spill will rival Katrina. If you are measuring only loss of human lives, look to the health impact which the crude infusion will bring.

Now if you’re asking if the oil spill is a “Katrina” land grab of coastal real estate, and excuse to gentrify New Orleans and remake gambling regulations to suit the casinos, perhaps not. But count the same relief contractors to make themselves spillionaires. Once again the residents will bear the burden of the labor and disruption, ultimately to lose their livelihoods and homes. This time instead of praising “Brownie” the president will praise BP for doing their best, as the media will assure us it was. The spill’s magnitude could never have been predicted, they’ll say, a mitigation of the damage beyond anyone’s capability.

Was “Katrina” a repudiation of our reliance on old levees? Not really. Will this Katrina mean a rekindled moratorium against new offshore drilling capers? I doubt it. Americans inland will probably write off the oceans. No longer pristine, what with mercury, hypoxia and now oil, why not Drill Baby Drill with what is there left to lose aplomb?

Between Iraq and a Hard Place, Slave Labor + Corporate Welfare = Warfare

Since all available national resources are being called in to fight what’s the worst unnatural disaster and getting worse, to smite us in a long while, it pays to recognize one huge fact. The equally Corporate Welfare To The Oil Industry wars against Afghan and Iraqi people (for Corporate Profit-not “freedom”) and the beneficiaries of this hastily pulled in Public Largesse, an Oil Corporation, BP, which presumably has more corporate money available than the entire U.S. Government does, is “big-assing” us on the subject of actually having to eventually repay the U.S. and State governments…

Like Exxon-Valdez being blamed on the actions of one employee, who was imprisoned, and saddled further with a debt that’s in the hundred billion dollar range, leaving the Creditors to twist in the wind (Exxon to fishermen: don’t blame us, we ain’t paying you a thing, F.O.A.D.)

It pays, however little, to realize that the main reason for the lack of Federal Funding is the Corporate Welfare given to several of the Largest and Wealthiest entities in THE FRACKIN’ WORLD, MON!!! including the very expensive for actual taxpaying citizens, as opposed to Tax-Dodging Corporate “citizens”, Wars of Conquest which benefit exactly Whom? Why, the same Oil Companies, like BP, who are expecting the underfunded Federal Government to clean up their little oopsie. And are already filing briefs countering the expected bill coming their way.

How very DARE those Peasants demand that we pay for the damage we do?

They’re also deploying Texas and Louisiana Inmate Unpaid Slave Laborers to fight the damage. Sweet, eh? The ultimate use of Slavery for the benefit of the Ultimate Slave Corporations. If there’s any payment made to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Louisiana counterparts, the Slaves ain’t gonna get any of it, not an extra bean on their plates. Same as always.

NOLA Ku Klux Koverup.

“A culture of deception and secrecy” sounds so very much like the Klan. Except for a couple of crucial divergences, The Klan has defectors at a rate that’s an order of Magnitude above the percentage of Cops who’ll actually testify against their fellow Pigs
And they wonder why their Fellow “Heroes” get killed and assaulted so often
Could it be that somebody who has fallen afoul of their Ku Klux Kulture knows damned well that he’ll never get a REAL legitimate hearing in a court where the Cops, the Judge, the Prosecutor and if he’s not Rich the Public Defen Pretender belong to the same Old Boy Clique and the “guilty until proven Innocent or a sufficient bribe is paid” rule is in full force?

That such a person might not be so weak that being tortured and imprisoned and chained and beaten and threatened would be sufficient to make him “respect” the PIGS, and that he might acquire a firearm and just blow some pigs face through the back of his piggy little skull?

Maybe it isn’t what the cops deserve, after all, their victims, at least the one trying, convicting and sentencing them in the street isn’t actually dead, so it’s not exactly “eye for an eye”.

Perhaps, you know, being smacked in the face with a club while you’re handcuffed and called “crazy” for objecting to such treatment at the hands of some Truly Sub-Human Uniformed Retards would tend to make one disregard such niceties.

It might not be what the cops deserve, per se… but it is exactly the kind of “justice” they themselves dish out.

High Hopes for Hurricane Gustav

In 2005, I was skeptical of the imminent threat posed by Katrina. TV forecasters are always hyping the worst. But if Hurricane Gustav does blow to fruition: Please Gustav, spare the people of Cuba, spare the black and the poor of New Orleans. But otherwise, GO GO GODZILLA!

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, TV images seen the world over left fellow developed countries amazed that the USA couldn’t look after itself. How could a natural disaster cause such carnage in a supposedly technologically advanced nation? Our government officials looked like fools, both for being ill prepared and for their ineffectual scramble to bring aid. Americans have learned that little was done to prepare for a Katrina. We’ve now seen that rebuilding has less to do with restoring the victims’ homes than providing a huge land grab for land developers.

Let it happen again. Rain upon the resorts and casinos, batter the rich neighborhoods who wouldn’t let Katrina’s afflicted cross their bridge to safety. Let Gustav make a mucky swamp of Nouveau-riche Orleans. Let Bush and his “Good Job” Three Stooges take the spotlight again. Consider it a rerun for those whose Katrina memories have lapsed. Let all Americans soak up what a clown car sideshow Bush & Co has been.

We hear that the GOP is considering postponing their convention in Minneapolis St Paul so that they’re not seen waving flags while poor black Americas are floating on flood waters. If the RNC is rescheduled, I’m making plans to get there just to laugh at the heartless white fatties and their ignorant fans.

War on the home front against us

Are Americans at war with the Neocons? Have the Neocons declared was upon us, on our way of life, our civility, our humanitarian compassion, on social services, on health care, on a social safety net, on anybody who isn’t ungodly rich? Sure!
 
Katrina didn’t cause the death and destruction in New Orleans. The levees did.
 
The federal government did this. The gutting of resources for infrastructure, for preparedness. The graft at the top left nothing for those in need. And now they’re looking to the middle class for the money and effort to pick up after this national disaster.