Has He Tried Seeding Clouds?

Thu, 2007-11-08 06:25Ross Gelbspan
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Has He Tried Seeding Clouds?

What to do when the rain won’t come?

If you’re Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, you pray. The governor will host a prayer service next week to ask for relief from the drought gripping the Southeast.

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Mocking a guy for praying. How nice. And this coming from someone who presumably believes the weather can be controlled by the government.

I guess you didn’t give yourself that Pulitzer for nothing.

Go look in the mirror and see the full measure of obnoxious!

GO AWAY

As it turns out, the joke is on Gelbspan:

“The rainfall came two days after Gov. Sonny Perdue led a prayer service on the steps of the state Capitol to beg the heavens for an end to the drought.”
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071115/ap_on_re_us/southern_drought_1

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