Pray at the Pump. Now here’s an idea whose time has surely come. This is a group that meets at gas stations, holds hands, sings and prays for God to reduce gas prices. When they first began praying at the pumps gas was $3.53. It has now risen to $3.96. So much for the efficacy of prayer. However, the leader says, “true faith does not demand instant gratification,” and they will continue until “God tells us to stop.” I’m guessing this will be at about $4.50. I love magical thinking.
And speaking of magical thinking, it would appear that Hillary Clinton’s magical thinking is about to come to an end. Contrary to her magical belief that the Democratic party belongs exclusively to her and Bill, they refused to give in to her (completely unreasonable) demands (that all Michigan and Florida votes should be counted for her). Some are now concluding that, indeed, the party no longer does belong to her and Bill. Of course it is not too late for some disaster to overtake Obama so magical thinking will prevail for at least a while longer. It appears their influence is at least wuthering away, if not actually withering. Let us all hail a new day! But of course the Hillary fanatics are not satisfied with the outcome. They apparently really believe that Hillary should have been given all the votes from Michigan even though Obama’s name was not even on the ballot. Ickes now blames this on Obama himself, never mind that Hillary herself had agreed originally that the Michigan votes would not even count (so what would have been the point of having your name on the ballot). Will they take this to the Convention? Let us hope not. To say that Hillary can’t take a hint would be to insult even the most oblivious among us.
As being President of the United States is said to be the most important position in the world, and as whoever is President will in fact have some influence on the rest of the world, why should we not just allow the whole world to vote on who should be our President? What, you say people in Darfur or the Congo or Madagascar or somewhere don’t even know who is running or what the issues are? Why should that matter, we have voters right here at home that don’t know any more than that and we let them vote. If we let the world vote do you think they would vote for Hillary Clinton? How about John McCain? Barack Obama? Impractical you say? Our current system doesn’t seem very practical to me.
The mixing of politics and religion has now caused Obama to resign from the church of which he has been a member for 20 years. This seems to be because he is personally responsible for the fact that some absolute nut-case of a visiting priest made fun of Hillary Clinton and her tears. Obama, as you will recall (who will ever let you forget) is also responsible for the Reverend Wright’s comments on the abominable behavior of the United States when it comes to killing people around the world. I guess the moral of this story is, never listen to the truth, and avoid church entirely if you know what’s good for you. But wait, this raises a serious problem. If Obama no longer belongs to a church how can he possibly be made President? Belonging to a church is a prerequisite for the Presidency here in these (sometimes) United States. Jeez, Barack, you better find a church quick, maybe one of Hillary and Bill’s, or perhaps McCain’s (does he actually even go to church, or does he just pick and choose his insane church friends?). Will this nonsense continue long after Tuesday? I hope not. It almost makes even me want to pray (prayer is for the desperate isn’t it?).
“A feeling these days
I will not live much longer.
But so what? Outside,
the birch leaves turn up silver
undersides to the wind.”