Why don’t they just pray the storm away?

There’s just something eerily fitting about the GOP convention being delayed by a heat engine in the form of a tropical cyclone. And while we’re at it, how loud would the claims that God-eh hates XYZ, where XYZ equals anything to the left of Genghis Kahn, be right about now if the tables were turned?

TPM — In a statement Saturday, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said the threat of Isaac is just too grave to go ahead with the opening night of the convention.The convention will convene on Monday and will immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, Priebus announced in the statement.

“After consulting with Governor [Rick] Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket.”

Isaac is trending west anyway, you know, if you believe science. I’m surprised they didn’t just pray the storm away. Then again that would highlight the futility of begging non-existent deities to change their mysterious Cosmic Plan — the Plan that just couldn’t happen without things like leprosy or Alzheimer’s — and make a change to benefit a few lucky ducky mortals that know the secret words to the secret spells.

On a serious note, no matter what Isaac does, no matter where it hits, there are people chomping at the bit to “pay back” the left for Katrina. See, in their addled, enraged minds, the problem wasn’t that the entire Bush admin went on vacation right as a monster storm visible from the moon and predicted for decades drifted into NOLA at a slow jog, then bungled the response. No. The problem with Katrina was the media made too big  a deal over it, especially troublesome bloggers like me.

So, if and when Isaac hits, and a single school losespart of its roof, there’s going to be an effort afoot to paint Obama as incompetent and helpless (I know, of all the things Obama might be, incompetent and helpless do not come to mind). And, like Agent Mulder, it doesn’t matter how true it might be, because they want to believe.  To put a fine point on it, Isaac could actually hit NOLA.


  1. Trebuchet says

    Obviously this is BigG’s response to all the prayers for rain he’s been getting during the drought!

  2. M Groesbeck says

    “After consulting with Governor [Rick] Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials,

    Wait…the RNC actually deigned to consult NOAA, a government entity which maintains a commissioned corps to do (at a fraction of the salary they’d make in the private sector) work that industry could do at a mere two or three orders of magnitude above the public-sector cost? Blasphemy! Clearly, the RNC would never admit to supporting the government execution of a function which would be far less efficient but far more profitable when conducted by a series of private-sector corporations replicating each other’s work…

  3. hexidecima says

    I wonder, will any idiots claim that they *did* pray away the storm so it won’t hit Tampa directly but get those “evil” people in LA, MS, AL? ‘Cause, if it didn’t vanish, their prayers did something very harmful, just redirecting it….

    And yes, I’m sure that the liars on the “right” will try to lie even more about the Obama administration if the hurricane hits and does what a hurricane does. Will Bobby Jindal go begging again at the feds doorstep?

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