Rick Perry Believes Climate Change Can Be Solved With Prayer

Rick Perry. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC)

Rick Perry. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC)

That and more revelations from Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry via Rolling Stone:

No politician who aspires to the Oval Office has shown any courage when it comes to talking frankly about climate change – President Obama won’t even say the words. But Perry’s view that the consequences of a changing climate – such as the hot, dry weather that has devastated farmers and ranchers in Texas and driven wildfires that have burned up millions of acres – is best handled by praying to God for relief puts him in a category of his own. Craven political move or sign of a return of the Dark Ages? Either way, it’s safe to say that a man who believes he can solve drought with prayer is not going to be big on pushing any kind of government action to reduce carbon pollution. “If Perry was President, one of the things I’d not worry about is a carbon tax,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “I’d worry about big spiders eating New Jersey first.”…

[read the rest at Rolling Stone]

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  • Rex Vestri
  • Rex Vestri
  • Wanooski

    That trouser snake doesn’t even believe that it’s happening.

  • Anarchy Pony

    That trouser snake doesn’t even believe that it’s happening.

  • Okarin

    it’s funny how atheist would reply the same way but as a figure of speech, God save us all

  • Okarin

    it’s funny how atheist would reply the same way but as a figure of speech, God save us all

  • Berg

    “Prayer without action is no prayer at all. You have to work as if everything depended on you, and leave the rest to God.”     —  Mother Teresa

  • Berg

    “Prayer without action is no prayer at all. You have to work as if everything depended on you, and leave the rest to God.”     —  Mother Teresa

  • DeepCough

    “God helps those who help them-fucking-selves.” ~God

  • DeepCough

    “God helps those who help them-fucking-selves.” ~God

  • DeepCough

    “God helps those who help them-fucking-selves.” ~God

  • Anonymous

    Gonna need to upgrade the Tea Party’s Hoveround to a V8 to carry this load of bullshit.

  • Redacted

    Gonna need to upgrade the Tea Party’s Hoveround to a V8 to carry this load of bullshit.

  • Nunzio X

    If only Frank Zappa were here to eviscerate these assholes via biting commentary and satirical lyrics.

    I await the Second Coming of Frank. It is the only way to counteract this Republitard-religious bullshit.

  • Nunzio X

    If only Frank Zappa were here to eviscerate these assholes via biting commentary and satirical lyrics.

    I await the Second Coming of Frank. It is the only way to counteract this Republitard-religious bullshit.

  • Alis

    Speaking of this douche, in the woeful event his presidential bid actually picks up steam, I’d like to spread awareness of his involvement with the Bilderbergs (I’ll probably post something on here later if it hasn’t been done already). Here’s a link to a Facebook you can “like” to help spread awareness. I’ll be adding updates about his involvement and the Bilderbergs in the future: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Perry-is-a-Bilderberg-Crony/139207959502306

  • Alis

    Speaking of this douche, in the woeful event his presidential bid actually picks up steam, I’d like to spread awareness of his involvement with the Bilderbergs (I’ll probably post something on here later if it hasn’t been done already). Here’s a link to a Facebook you can “like” to help spread awareness. I’ll be adding updates about his involvement and the Bilderbergs in the future: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Perry-is-a-Bilderberg-Crony/139207959502306

    • Hadrian999

      if this man wins the presidency the American people deserve what ever his administration does to them

  • http://www.facebook.com/nhewitson1 Nigel Hewitson

    So when Perry isn’t executing innocent men he spends his time in the Governor’s building praying to God to save us from climate change. Yeah right ! This is exactly what we need in a leader of the free world. An extreme right wing bigot who clings to superstitious mumbo jumbo as a matter of policy. I don’t suppose Parry was ever a ‘B’ movie actor was he ? No ? Oh well, just wondered. It just seemed that we’ve been here before with Candidates, who are as crazy as a box snakes, aspiring to the Whitehouse; and after George W. nothing would surprise me.
    I guess that’s democracy for you. If the majority of the voters want to vote for an incompetent .buffoon then so be it. The Western world is subject to the whim of this halfwit for four years. That might not frighten you, but it scares me shitless !   

  • http://www.facebook.com/nhewitson1 Nigel Hewitson

    So when Perry isn’t executing innocent men he spends his time in the Governor’s building praying to God to save us from climate change. Yeah right ! This is exactly what we need in a leader of the free world. An extreme right wing bigot who clings to superstitious mumbo jumbo as a matter of policy. I don’t suppose Parry was ever a ‘B’ movie actor was he ? No ? Oh well, just wondered. It just seemed that we’ve been here before with Candidates, who are as crazy as a box snakes, aspiring to the Whitehouse; and after George W. nothing would surprise me.
    I guess that’s democracy for you. If the majority of the voters want to vote for an incompetent .buffoon then so be it. The Western world is subject to the whim of this halfwit for four years. That might not frighten you, but it scares me shitless !   

    • Anarchy Pony

      No what he actually did (he doesn’t believe in climate change) was organize a large prayer rally (a little hitlery) to cure Texas’s drought, solve all the economic problems, cure all the gays and etc. etc. Because all of these things are “beyond our ability to control”. This is not Sparta, this is MADNEEEESSSS!!!!

    • Ahmacrom

      It is a representative majority, so I guess that is what is in majority in the States. I live in Canada , but travel to the USA, and wow, some places and people are the stuff of nightmares. I pray before I cross the border though !

  • Wanooski

    No what he actually did (he doesn’t believe in climate change) was organize a large prayer rally (a little hitlery) to cure Texas’s drought, solve all the economic problems, cure all the gays and etc. etc. Because all of these things are “beyond our ability to control”. This is not Sparta, this is MADNEEEESSSS!!!!

  • Clan_MooN

    Rick Perry is an idiot.

  • Clan_MooN

    Rick Perry is an idiot.

  • Clan_MooN

    Rick Perry is an idiot.

  • Hadrian999

    if this man wins the presidency the American people deserve what ever his administration does to them

  • Hadrian999

    if this man wins the presidency the American people deserve what ever his administration does to them

  • Texas Blush

    The man is a Ken doll.

  • Texas Blush

    The man is a Ken doll.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    I always thought that rubbing a rabbit’s foot was the way ti handle climate change; well live and learn.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I always thought that rubbing a rabbit’s foot was the best way ti handle climate change; well live and learn.

  • Tuna Ghost

    So, prayer can fix climate change, the economy, and homosexuality.  Shit, this whole time I’ve been using black magic!  I’m such a fool.

  • Tuna Ghost

    So, prayer can fix climate change, the economy, and homosexuality.  Shit, this whole time I’ve been using black magic!  I’m such a fool.

    • Guest

      Hahaha! I ROFL so hard my horns got stuck in the carpet.

      Prayer, of course!  God dammit, its so simple, how did I miss that!?   Have I been wasting my time studying Crowley all these years? 
      “Prayer is the Science and Art of causing ignorance to occur in conformity with mental masturbation.”

  • Ahmacrom

    It is a representative majority, so I guess that is what is in majority in the States. I live in Canada , but travel to the USA, and wow, some places and people are the stuff of nightmares. I pray before I cross the border though !

  • Ahmacrom

    It is a representative majority, so I guess that is what is in majority in the States. I live in Canada , but travel to the USA, and wow, some places and people are the stuff of nightmares. I pray before I cross the border though !

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha! I ROFL so hard my horns got stuck in the carpet.

    Prayer, of course!  God dammit, its so simple, how did I miss that!?   Have I been wasting my time studying Crowley all these years? 
    “Prayer is the Science and Art of causing ignorance to occur in conformity with mental masturbation.”

  • GrapeSodaWhat

    This guy is retarded. Ron Paul is the only white guy I’m voting for. 

  • GrapeSodaWhat

    This guy is retarded. Ron Paul is the only white guy I’m voting for. 

  • GrapeSodaWhat

    This guy is retarded. Ron Paul is the only white guy I’m voting for. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Gillar/1204195673 Mark Gillar

    I seem to recall climate scientists opening their Mexico conference with a prayer to the moon goddess.
    Any of you greenies bitch about that.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2010/12/02/global-warming-summit-cancun-opens-prayer-pagan-goddess-ixchel

  • MarkGillar

    I seem to recall climate scientists opening their Mexico conference with a prayer to the moon goddess.
    Any of you greenies bitch about that.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2010/12/02/global-warming-summit-cancun-opens-prayer-pagan-goddess-ixchel

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