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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants God to help the state's ailing oil and natural gas industry. The Republican governor originally issued a proclamation inviting Christians to "thank God for the blessing created by the oil and natural gas industry and to seek His wisdom and ask for protection," the Progressive Secular Humanist blog reported. A new version of the "Oilfield Prayer Day" proclamation calls on everyone to thank a deity, declaring that "people of faith acknowledge such natural resources are created by God." "There was some question about whether it was one particular faith or another, so we just amended it to say all faiths," Fallin said. "There are many people suffering right now who have lost their jobs in the energy sector ... there are a lot of families who have been hurt, and I think prayer is always a good thing, for anyone." The proclamation was requested by the Oilfield Christian Fellowship.

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How about "Fracking Earthquake Prayer Day"?

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-12 12:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Right after Muslim OPEC decided to cut protection. Talk about miraculous timing!

#2 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-12 12:31 PM | Reply

Well, prayer couldn't hurt.

(well.. maybe some leftwingers will find cause to have faux-hurt feelings over this.)

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-12 12:32 PM | Reply

Idiots being idiots.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-12 12:55 PM | Reply

Well, prayer couldn't hurt.

And neither would dipping her head in hot wax. Wouldn't help but some people would feel better about it.

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(well.. maybe some leftwingers will find cause to have faux-hurt feelings over this.)

I'm surprised you supposedly fiscal conservatives are celebrating the waste of taxpayer dollars on this fantasy. Paying for this will be their great great grandchildren's responsibility since OK is up to its --- in debt and relies on the feds for a third of its budget.

"The table below notes what share of Oklahoma's general revenues came from the federal government in 2013. That year, Oklahoma received approximately $7 billion in federal aid, 33.8 percent of the state's general revenues.

According to a January 2014 report by the nonprofit organization State Budget Solutions, Oklahoma had a state debt of approximately $44.2 billion. Its state debt per capita was $11,574."(still better than Texas, though)
ballotpedia.org

#5 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-12 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And neither would dipping her head in hot wax. Wouldn't help but some people would feel better about it.

I don't see violence against elected politicians as any type of reasonable resolution to outrage, leftist or otherwise.

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-12 01:20 PM | Reply


...thank God for the blessing created by the oil and natural gas industry...

Does that mean that the fracking-induced earthquakes are also a blessing? Should God be thanked for those as well?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2016-10-12 03:18 PM | Reply

"The proclamation was requested by the Oilfield Christian Fellowship."

i.imgur.com

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-12 03:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The red state moochers should be thanking blue state tax payers for their salvation.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2016-10-12 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't see violence against elected politicians as any type of reasonable resolution to outrage, leftist or otherwise.

#6 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Well, fatted oxen are in short supply and God does like Himself a sacrifice now and again.

And, who knows, it might make her grabbable. sort of a whole body Brazilian wax.

#10 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-12 03:34 PM | Reply

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Well, prayer couldn't hurt.

(well.. maybe some leftwingers will find cause to have faux-hurt feelings over this.)

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92

Actually it can.

If praying makes people think their problems will be addressed by god, that makes them less likely to find an actual solution themselves.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-10-12 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If praying makes people think their problems will be addressed by god, that makes them less likely to find an actual solution themselves.
#11 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

That sort of stance isn't Biblical, unless one's perspective of Biblical authority is a "prosperity gospel" type person like Joel Osteen. Such a false assertion like quoted above is as sad as nihilist atheist types who credit their non-belief to such false "evidence" as "if Gd is real then why didn't he intervene in [selfish personal matter/cause]…"

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-12 03:58 PM | Reply

as "if Gd is real then why didn't he intervene in [selfish personal matter/cause]…"

"Gd"? You goin all Kanrei? Smart lefty jewish Retorter who would never type "God". The Christian world is packed to the righteous gills with those who cheerfully proclaim anyone surviving a tornado as a "miracle" while ignoring the 43 other people who died.

#13 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-12 05:14 PM | Reply

Follow-up to my #10. Yup, a good head wax wouldn't hurt. Fallin's botox injections were fails.

#14 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-12 05:16 PM | Reply

I prefer evidence to relying on a 2000 year old fairytale with no evidence

religion is a scourge upon the earth. It is just used by men to control other men and has no redeeming value

#15 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2016-10-12 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That sort of stance isn't Biblical...

Duh. Solutions to our nations thirst for energy will not be found in the bible.

"and to seek His wisdom and ask for protection,"

Here is some Wisdom. Stop being reliant on nonrenewable fossil fuels.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-12 05:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

-The Christian world is packed to the righteous gills with those who cheerfully proclaim anyone surviving a tornado as a "miracle" while ignoring the 43 other people who died.

people over use the term "miracle" metaphorically all the time. Religious or not.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2016-10-12 05:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I get the impression that some folks think praying is sort of like signing a WH petition. If you get enough others to pray for the same thing then God will take notice and perhaps give you a solution. That doesn't mean I don't "pray." I do but I don't actually think God is going to change anything because I do, I do it because it makes me feel better about difficult things, a good part of the time I don't believe in God anyway. Occasionally though I feel that "He" is there and that "She" is cognizant of me an my problems, dreams, etc. Then later I don't believe in God again.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-12 08:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They're lucky. Not everyone has an imaginary friend who is in the oil bidness.

#19 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2016-10-13 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

They are literally praying for you to pay more at the pump again. Isn't that something the GOP complained about and said they'd lower gas prices?

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-10-13 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If we are truly a liberal country, these folks should be encouraged to practice their faith openly, not ridiculed.

Just like we encourage all of the people's that have come here to practice their cultures freely.

It does not matter if we believe or condone their faith, it is theirs.

I'm not a religious man, I have been to Isreal, walked the Via Dolorosa, stuck a prayer in the Western Wall, touch Christ's casket and a bunch of other stuff and it was sad to see the contrast in Eastern Jarusalem and the West Bank.

Faith is faith, whether it is in yourself or a ephemeral being. Faith is a core value of us all.

#21 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-13 10:17 PM | Reply

#21 | Posted by Prolix247

Good post

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-10-14 12:57 AM | Reply

I suspect that big city mayors in Detroit MI, Flint MI, Camden NJ and other big cities that loss industry and jobs also prayed. People in the oil belt should take the advice that was offered to big city residents by many on the right: move; learn new skills; don't be lazy, there's work if you want to work; etc., etc., etc.

Also, OK has been voting republican for decades. After a few more years of hard times, I expect to hear some demagogue running for president say: Oklahomans should vote democratic. After all, what do they have lose?

#23 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2016-10-14 06:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Prayers and good wishes have never solved anything. Either do something tangible, or else STFU and return to your teevee.

#24 | Posted by john47 at 2016-10-14 08:25 AM | Reply

...these folks should be encouraged to practice their faith openly, not ridiculed.
#21 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

Nobody cares what they do in private, to their god. Don't use public resources to do it, that's all that is asked.

#25 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-14 09:34 AM | Reply

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