Pat Robertson's prayers answered - New Orleans destroyed
In any case, the operative word here is "perhaps". I'm toying with Robertson just as he toys with his followers and the public at-large. New Orleans' pain is very real and I'd like to take the opportunity here to not only send my useless condolences down to those folks, but to also recommend that folks contact their local Red Cross office to ask what they can do to help out. I did that last night and hope to head down to The Big Easy when needed. But I referenced this tragedy as a symbol to point out the sort of heartless claptrap that so often emanates from the far-right.
If ever there was an ideological conglomeration in need of a heart transplant it's the rightwing noise machine here in the U.S. Robertson's ugly calls for assassination and death are the logical extension of rightwing talk-radio's trashing of hurricane victims for not evacuating or for continuing their shrill flat-Earth tirades against established scientists who point out man-made contributions to global climate disruption. Blaming the victim or denying the obvious are classic rightwing ploys. Praying for an ill wind? Well, that goes way back to biblical times, part of a not-so-intelligent design.