News We’re Doomed
posted by November 14 at 9:15 AMon
It’s always nice to wake up to the sound of blithering fuckwits blathering away on NPR. No one in Georgia thought to propose, oh, water conservation while reservoirs dropped to dangerously low levels. In fact, officials in Georgia didn’t take action until the drought gripping the region reached crisis stage. Now a major American city is on the verge of running out of water—sort of photo-negative of the Katrina disaster. And so what’s the plan now? Prayer.
Lakes and rivers have fallen to record low levels in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, states hit hard by a severe drought in the South. Most farmers have been forced to rely on irrigation, if they have it. And water restrictions put in place months ago don’t seem to be enough to conserve resources.
At the state capitol in Georgia Tuesday, the governor tried something different. On a partly cloudy warm fall day, hundreds of people from the region came to join Gov. Sonny Perdue in a prayer service for rain….
Many who attended the event are serious about the effect they believe prayer can have. Carla Clark and her pastor, David Harris, came from Cumming, Ga.
“There’s no doubt in our minds,” Clark said. “We came prepared with our umbrellas because we fully expected the heavens to open.”
But it didn’t happen—the heavens slammed shut despite the prayers of Carla and her pastor.