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Where’s Pat Robertson when you need him?
Posted by: McQ on Monday, January 16, 2006

Well it does prove one thing ... it's not just a disease of the religious right:
Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."
Or maybe it's just that you built a city in a bowl and after dodging the bullet for decades what happened was inevitable.

Good grief.
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I wonder if the left-leaning blogs will speak out about Nagin as vociferously as they did Robertson.
Written By: Steverino
Heh. Imagine thr sh*tstorm that would follow if, say, any white politican had even hinted that Katrina might have been in some way a heavenly punishment for the immorality of black people. The only way he could make up for that remark would be to publicly dismbowel himself.

Maybe we should just declare a moratorium on claiming that we have any freakin’ clue if, or who, God has decided to punish. I think that would be best for everyone.

Written By: Dale Franks
Maybe the previous hurrican’s were God’s way of saying, "Hey, morons! You live below sea level! Get a clue!"
Written By: Dale Franks
A bit more than 2 years ago, I blogged this story...
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson today prayed on his Christian Broadcasting Network, based here, that Hurricane Isabel would turn from the coast. He asked God to put a ``wall of protection’’ around Virginia Beach and the East Coast.

``In the name of Jesus, we reach out our hand in faith and we command that storm to cease its forward motion to the north and to turn and to go out into the sea,’’ Robertson prayed on ``The 700 Club’’ program.
And then followed the results to find out just how much God loves Pat Robertson. Turns out, the correct answer was "not so much"...
Could Pat Robertson stop another Hurricane by commanding it to cease its forward motion? According to the 700 Club
Forecasters predicted little change in strength prior to landfall for Isabel, the biggest storm to hit the region since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Oddly, they didn’t mention Pats prayer. Not even an "oops". Wonder if CBN will run another story about the effect of prayer on a hurricane? ... Final Score:

Hurricane Isabel 1
Pat Robertson 0
I’m endlessly amused, amazed and dismayed at the ability of religious folks to see alignment between their interests and "gods will".

As Instapundit pointed out a couple years back, if there’s a God and he hasn’t wiped North Korea off the face of the earth, I doubt he’s going to send hurricanes our way because of all the unmarried people we have buggering each other.
Written By: Jon Henke
Naggin is desperate, half of his voter base is gone and aint commin back.
BTW I live in Houston where white people are a minority, does that mean its a chocolate city or maybe cocoa?, Butterscotch?
Written By: kyle N
Brings to mind an old joke: "Why do they call Washington D.C. Hersheytown? Because it is 90% chocolate and 10% nuts." The joke was considered to be in poor taste in the ’60’s, when I first heard it. Mayor Nagin has sunk to a new low, even lower than pre-Katrina New Orleans.
Written By: PTG
BTW I live in Houston where white people are a minority, does that mean its a chocolate city or maybe cocoa?, Butterscotch?

Heh. That’s a good one, kyle.
I live just outside of Houston and I can confirm. I’ve traveled extensively, and believe it or not, Houston, TX is one of the most culturally and racially diverse cities I’ve ever seen.

Also here in Houston. We keep hearing about the rise in crime being directly related to the massive influx of Katrina evacuees here.
One wonders if there is any validity to that or is it frustration spawned racism. Yeah, I don’t know.
I live outside of Houston for a reason. And it has nothing to do with Katrina.

Written By: PogueMahone
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When I heard Nagin had made that comment, my first thought was "Wait, I thought it was all supposed to be President Bush’s fault." I guess Nagin’s changed his mind?

My second thought was "Pat Robertson and Ray Nagin: What If They Mated?"

(My third thought was of swallowing toilet cleaner to get the second thought out of my head.)
Written By: Wacky Hermit
Naggin is desperate, half of his voter base is gone and aint commin back.
I don’t understand why in the world he’d be desperate. After all the people that are coming back are people that figure he’s got the situation under control. I should think he’d be happy about it. The only people are returning are in reality Nagin supporters.

It’s the ones that are staying away either don’t think he can control what goes on in that city, That think the place is turned into a cesspool because of his mismanagement. Personally, I think they’re called "realists".

Written By: Bithead

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