Date: 2017-09-02 02:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1
Well, that's just weird. What if those blankets, cots, and hygiene products are the answer to someone's prayers? Maybe they should call the mayors of the affected cities instead?

I've already decided to send money to help India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh instead. There are millions of people in that region without shelter, food, and water due to recent flooding and its getting next to no news coverage.

Date: 2017-09-02 02:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
I'm reminded of the joke about the man who is drowning and who prays that God will save him - you know the one?

Date: 2017-09-02 03:46 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne
That is an excellent joke, I know the exact one that you're talking about.

Date: 2017-09-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
dwight_benjamin_thieme: My daughter Ellen in her debut as Rusty from Footloose (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
Heh. I just heard Nucky use it on an episode of Boardwalk Empire. By which I mean this joke is probably at least a thousand years old.

Date: 2017-09-03 04:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragoness_e
Heh. I've heard that particular joke from two different preachers, one told it as a joke during a social occasion, the other worked it into a sermon.

Date: 2017-09-03 11:22 am (UTC)
tree_and_leaf: Isolated tree in leaf, against blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
It is one clergy tend to be fond of!

Date: 2017-09-02 03:21 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Well, I guess that means that they can get by with prayers from the US Government too, seeing as how they're so against anyone receiving something so filthy as mere money for hurricane relief.

Date: 2017-09-03 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Non-hypocritical Republican politicians are somewhat harder to find nowadays than fur on a fish.

Date: 2017-09-02 03:48 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne
Also the government of Mexico is ready to send in lots of people to help, made the offer to both Drumpf and the governor of Texas. The reply: *crickets*

Mexico was a rapid response when Katrina hit N'awlins with some very useful portable desalination plants. But ya know, politics and such. Sorry, scratch that. Idiots in politics and such.

Date: 2017-09-03 02:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julian
Gov. Abbott accepted yesterday (or possibly the day before, I've lost track).

Trump never got around to doing anything about it, of course.

Date: 2017-09-03 03:10 am (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne

Thank you for the update, I hadn't heard that!  Good to know that occasionally politicians do what's practical, not what's political.

Date: 2017-09-03 03:13 am (UTC)
julian: Picture of Julian Street. (Default)
From: [personal profile] julian
You're welcome. (I feel exactly the same way.)

Also, link, since I figured I should hunt it down:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2017/08/29/mexico-awaits-abbotts-response-offer-hurricane-harvey-relief
Edited Date: 2017-09-03 03:13 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
ironymaiden: (don't walk/i love you)
From: [personal profile] ironymaiden
thank you for doing the work.

Date: 2017-09-02 07:14 pm (UTC)
metahacker: A cartoonish walky-talkie is jabbering angrily (angry box)
From: [personal profile] metahacker
So...what is the best punishment for a news outlet that spreads idiotic mis-news?

Date: 2017-09-03 01:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgoldfarb
As an inveterate nitpicker (a trait that actually comes in useful in my present job) I'll note that the story has a picture whose caption seems to assume that freeway == Interstate. The man in the picture is not on Interstate 225, but Texas State Highway 225. (There in fact does exist an Interstate 225, but it's in Colorado.)
Edited Date: 2017-09-03 01:38 am (UTC)

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