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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:23 PM
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Blanco asks Bush to declare Aug. 29 national day of prayer

http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpupdates/index.ssf?/mtlog...

Blanco asks Bush to declare Aug. 29 national day of prayer

Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco has written a letter to President Bush asking him to declare Aug. 29 as a national day of prayer. The date marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.

Blanco also invited the president to Louisiana during the week leading up to August 29 to participate in events honoring the lives lost due to Hurricane Katrina, according to a news release on the website of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, www.lra.louisiana.gov

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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:29 PM
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1. Fuck that noise.
Why can't we have a National Day of Ritualistic Purification Floggings instead? I'll even buy a nice chain flail for Blank-o and * to use. They can bloody each other up something fierce. Their gawd *loves* blood.

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:31 PM
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4. !
:spray:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 02:53 PM
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19. Stunning idea!
More people would tune in to watch, too!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:59 PM
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35. "The beatings will continue
until moral improves."
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:30 PM
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2. Oooh, a FAITH-Off!
Edited on Tue Jul-25-06 12:38 PM by kenny blankenship
Will Bush accept the challenge to his faithiness?
Does he dare decline to create another National Day of Prayer when put on the spot to do so?
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:20 PM
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39. Actually it's a cunning chess move...
He either has to go down there and face the people whose lives he royally apathetically flogged up, or go on record refusing to attend a "day of prayer". It's his own personal wedge issue!
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 12:16 AM
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45. "Faith-Off" ... I like that. I'd like to see that routinely exercised...
... maybe at town hall meetings, or at least on The Daily Show or Colbert.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 12:39 AM
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46. Faithiness--LOL
:rofl:
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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:31 PM
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3. the height of nerve -
talk about empty talk. what good will prayer do all those who died while * ate cake and played guitar. :mad:
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RangerSmith Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:37 PM
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8. It's not a first for her
When asked what she was going to do first thing after the devastation had begun, she answered "declare a day of prayer."
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:33 PM
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5. I have no problem with this
The lives lost need to be remembered. As well as the inaction of this idiot president.

Maybe a Day of Remembrance would be more appropriate but not only those on the conservative right believe in prayer.
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:33 PM
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6. No way! It's my son's birthday.
It's bad enough that his birthday is the anniversary of Katrina... and that he shares John McCain's birthday. Do we have to fsck his special day up further? He's just a little boy, for cryin' out loud!
:grr:

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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:36 PM
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7. Blanc Woman to da rescue.
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effektz Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:42 PM
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9. How funny because christians now
need a specific day to pray? Praying together will fix the world wont it.
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:49 PM
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10. How about a prayer week?
That way it can sort be like a reenactment. Do nothing but pray just like what happened.
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Gully Foyle Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 12:55 PM
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11. When
When will we get a national Day of ritual sex?
National day of dope smoking?
National day of slacking off?
National day of drunken rioting ( oops forgot those soccer nations)?

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bainz Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 06:07 PM
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24. 3 out of 4 . . .
>When will we get a national Day of ritual sex?

Feb 14

>National day of dope smoking?

Everyday at 4:20

>National day of slacking off?

Labor Day

>National day of drunken rioting ( oops forgot those soccer nations)?

I will defer to FIFA on this one, I have never been a big fan of riots.

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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 01:24 PM
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12. Only if
we all pray by sitting on our roofs with big signs that say HELP US like the Katrina survivors had to do, or if we cluster to pray in civic centers with no lights, air conditioning, food, water, or sanitary facilities. And let's make it a whole week while we're at it. I usually don't pay much attention to events like the National Day of Prayer, figuring if people want to pray, it's fine with me, but ever since Oliver North was the honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer a few years ago, I find the whole proposition blasphemous, exploitative and disgusting.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 01:27 PM
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13. For what are the people supposed to pray?
Does the all knowing god need petitions to slay Lebanese? Does he not know the injustice and the lies of a president who stole the office are immoral and obscene as well as all the rest of his policies that have caused suffering, degradation and the loss of prestige of a nation that was once praised for it's humanitarian concerns? Does the god need to be petitioned to keep up the abuses of the 'enemy combatants" we are torturing? Petition the god by praying--but for what? A continuence of this barbarism, whuile others will state that all human beings are "god's children"?

I say this kind of sh*t is just plain nonsense and to give this war criminal, Bush, a platform upon which to further appeal to the dispensationalists, the cult of the "rapture" and the eagerly awaited "armageddon" in which the killing of millions will be processed by this gentle, all knowing god, (not) and those who follow that, are dancing in joy at the killings and murders of little babies and children because soon they will be in heaven. So kill them all, so heaven will be a certain thing for them. They actuallty love the killing--it signifies their place in heaven.

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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 08:01 PM
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27. Anything to help Nationalism along.
Some are calling for English to be declared our national language. Flags are allowed to fly any place you damn well please. Again someone in Congress will be calling for Christianity to be declared the national religion. Nothing binds a nation together by such declaratons, it is called Fascism.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 10:04 PM
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36. Pray that we get a
president who won't abandon the citizens of this country like bush did with his cake eating, air guitar playin' flip off to the people of New Orleans on August 29, 2005!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 01:56 PM
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14. How come we can't have a "National Day of Pissed-Off Ranting"
It would be as effective, and most of us would feel a lot better :)
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 02:14 PM
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15. Had a 100 bucks on the Mets last nite. Prayed for them to win
and they lost, and I lost my money.

Prayer doesn't work!
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 02:33 PM
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16. EVERY DAY is Prayer Day at my house
I've been praying every day since that motherfucker stole office the first time.
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:00 PM
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31. Me too Frank! Me too!
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 02:36 PM
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17. She's got a real ZAP on her head! That's sick!
WTF has happened to this Democratic Governor's mind?

I'm giving money to her democratic challenger in the next primary. :grr:
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 02:40 PM
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18. Followed by compassionate indifference and quiet sobbing.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:11 PM
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20. This is a good political move
I smiled when I read this. Blanco is being challenged and calling for a national day of prayer helps position her in a fairly conservative state. It also highlights the Katrina fiasco and helps bring attention to the continued plight of her state. As an added bonus, it hurts *. He will have difficulty rejecting a national day of prayer and justifying that to his religious base. :rofl:
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:16 PM
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21. I pray and I am
totally supportive of prayer..however, why does the government have to tell people to pray?
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:21 PM
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22. They don't and shouldn't but I'm for winning
I think this helps Blanco.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:31 PM
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23. That's why I think a Day of Rembrance would be better
But I'm not sure Bush would go along with that.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:49 PM
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25. God is confused
He ( of course, to most, he is a he) has heard from the Christians, Hindus, Muslims and certain other believers in a divinity; so far he has turned a blind ear. I guess he doesn't want to take sides, it's so confusing. He's been hearing prayers since human have been wondering who's in charge. Shouldn't we know by now that we are in charge of our own destinies.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 07:58 PM
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26. won't work. encroaches to heavily on separation of church/state.
it would easily be knocked down by the supremes.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 12:43 AM
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47. Nah- they would just label it "ceremonial deism" and call it a day. n/t
n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 08:03 PM
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28. lololololololol
I love me
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 08:16 PM
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29. oh that'll really help. how about a national day of getting shit done
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:22 PM
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40. National Day of Not Vacationing, Mister Bush!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 08:36 PM
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30. National Day of Pandering Stupidity
"As the World Burns"

Borrowed from another DUer.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:13 PM
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32. magic double post!!
Edited on Tue Jul-25-06 09:14 PM by VegasWolf
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:13 PM
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33. It's a "go outside and yell up to the sky people day!" Hallelujah!!!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:29 PM
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34. I will offer a chicken to the Santeria god Chang


Chang - santo of war and thunder

Chang is one of the most popular santos in Cuba. He is the very symbol of what a Cuban male would like to be. He is strong, dances wildly and passionately and knows the art of captivating women. Chang is furthermore fond of telling stories, though they will often surpass reality.

Natural elements

Chang owes part of his strength to the fact that he is the guardian of thunder and lightning. His power is often symbolised by a sword and an axe. The axe is also found in Nigeria, but the sword comes from the Catholic saint of Santa Barbara.

Personality traits

Chang is not only the santo of natural elements such as thunder and lightning, but also of human qualities such as strength and sensual appeal. He is also considered the divinity of dancing and music.

Catholic saint and day of celebration

It may seem strange that Chang is linked to a female Catholic saint, Santa Barbara, as he is the very manifestation of manly qualities. The explanation may lie in one of the old stories about Chang, in which he had to dress up as a woman to flee from an enemy that wanted to kill him. Both are celebrated on 4 December.

Dwelling place

It is said that Chang lives in the royal palm, which is also Cuba's national tree. In the devotee's home he lives in a wooden receptacle called batea, which is placed with the tureens on the altar.

http://www.khm.uio.no/utstillinger/santeria/english/cha...
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 10:39 PM
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37. Fuck you Blanco, god expressed his opinion according
to the fundies.
:puke: On N.O.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 10:51 PM
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38. Well, they better pray. It's the only help they're likely to get.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:28 PM
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41. Here's what the bible-thumpers need to remember about their precious
"national day of prayer".

Per orders of the Big Guy in the guise of Jeebus:

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. --- Matthew 6:6-7
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:36 PM
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42. How about a National day of ACTION
start DOING something to bring about positive changes instead of simply WISHING that things would change?


Can't take any action, but pander to the fundies...there's always time for that. :eyes:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:53 PM
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43. I really don't care. I'm sure there's a national day for
underarm deoderant and one for rigatoni too, but I haven't observed them.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 12:15 AM
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44. Could be a subtle ploy.
By asking for a national day of prayer, maybe she thinks Rove is more likely to go along. And then once the cameras come down on August 29th, they can film the lack of progress in getting the city going again.

Just a hope. However slim. That it's not just political pandering on her part.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 03:20 AM
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48. off this blanco! haven't you seen enough of what bush & followers
and their creepy faith have done to your city?

faith off?
(spare me!)
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