Looks like it is time for Plan B to try to help solve the ongoing drought in the Southeast.
Governors of three drought-ridden Southern states [Florida, Georgia, Alabama] met with federal officials to address water usage issues for two river basins Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to present a plan meant to relieve regions dangerously low on water.
So much for brilliant, foolproof Plan A, huh?
WHEREAS, Alabama is suffering from a devastating drought that threatens the livelihood of many of our citizens and reduces the quality of life for all citizens; and
WHEREAS, Alabamaâ€™s largest industry, agriculture, is dependent on sufficient rainfall; and
WHEREAS, low stream flows and lake levels are negatively impacting water use, recreation, navigation and power generation; and
WHEREAS, throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby encourage citizens of Alabama to pray daily for rain and proclaim June 30 â€“ July 7, 2007 as Days of Prayer for Rain.
During this time, I encourage all Alabamians to pray individually and within their houses of worship for sufficient rain.
That certainly seemed to have worked wonders.
It’s like reading a Manifesto of Severe Retardation, isn’t it?
Once again, it’s looking like humanity will have to do the hard work and complex thinking to solve our problems, seeing as how God just can’t be bothered to do much of any damn thing at any time (well, aside from helping sports teams to win games and assorted celebrities to win awards and other such wonderful miracles that help ensure our survival).
I’m still waiting to wake up and find myself on Planet Rational.