I guess praying is better than having actual ideas about conservation and sustainable living...
More than 250 faith-filled Georgians joined Gov. Sonny Perdue outside the Capitol this morning to pray for the rain needed to end the area's historic drought.
Perdue asked them to "reverently and respectfully pray up a storm."
Gil Watson, senior minister of Northside United Methodist Church, prayed, "Lord, have mercy on your people, have mercy on us and grant us rain. Oh God, let rain fall on this land of Georgia."
Now we get to see how much God loves Republicans, because so far, there's been no rain, and the only possibility of precipitation in Atlanta's short- and mid-term forecast is a 30 percent chance of morning showers tomorrow morning, which would do little to alleviate the crisis.
Now compare this nonsense with the great conservation gains -- 30 percent -- we've seen in Democratic-led North Carolina. When you have a party that likes to dismiss conservation and sustainability, chuckling about those "alarmist" tree huggers, it makes it difficult to respond to this sort of crisis.
p.s. I'm addicted to this blog, on the water shortage. I swear, this blog and several housing bubble blogs make up a good chunk of my blog reading these days.