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Old 09-05-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Rick Perry is busy on the campaign trail while the state he governs burns down! I thought Rick Perry was for the independence of states. What is he doing to help his state through this crisis?

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Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong gusts of wind spawned by Tropical Storm Lee as it moved north, burned cross Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and leaving at least two people dead.
Two dead, hundreds of homes burned in Texas wildfires | Reuters
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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What do you mean he isn't doing anything about this? He prayed for rain, didn't he?
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: California
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Whats he supose to do? How do you know he is doing nothing? Naybe Obama cousend some folks with shovels to put it out.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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What do you mean he isn't doing anything about this? He prayed for rain, didn't he?
Whoa -- he did didn't he. Guess it worked, there is rain now.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Rick Perry is busy on the campaign trail while the state he governs burns down! I thought Rick Perry was for the independence of states. What is he doing to help his state through this crisis?


Two dead, hundreds of homes burned in Texas wildfires | Reuters
What would you suggest he do?
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Whoa -- he did didn't he. Guess it worked, there is rain now.
Not quite.

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"I've seen fire, and I've seen rain," and Texas was seeing some of both on Sunday, courtesy of Tropical Storm Lee.
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But unfortunately for the drought-weary state, what Texas got most was the wind: Strong, gusty winds whipping up the wildfires that have burned more than 3.5 million acres of the parched state this season.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/05/us-storm-usa-gulf-texas-idUSTRE78322P20110905http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/05/us-storm-usa-gulf-texas-idUSTRE78322P20110905 (broken link)

Perhaps if only Rick Perry prays a little harder............
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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What would you suggest he do?
Perry is the governor, isn't he? I guess he should say, "to hell with it!" "I already prayed about it, where is our next campaign stop?"
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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Not quite.

Perhaps if only Rick Perry prays a little harder............
~yawn~ this is just another flame bait thread.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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The proper organizations are already on top of this situation.

What more do you want?

If he were there (thereby causing extra efforts by authorities) you's be calling it grandstanding.

Hey, your 'bash anything Republican bandwagon' just pulled out..........better run and catch it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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~yawn~ this is just another flame bait thread.
Tell this to the people who lived in the over 300 homes that burned down!
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