Sunday, August 28, 2011

Greetings from Texas

Things are calm here at my parents' house in Houston.  We could have used the rain that came with that little hurricane Irene since there's a pitiful drought and it's something like 107 degrees outside, which is extreme even for Houston. 

Mother has a cartoon she found over at Juanita Jean's The World's Most Dangerous Beauty Salon hung up on the refrigerator with a magnet.


I have to say that Rick Perry's Texas is pretty fucking scary.   I had just gotten off the plane and was heading toward baggage claim when a booming voice over the PA System announced that services were being held in the interfaith chapel in 15 minutes.  I half expected a homeland security swat team to appear to drag me to church.


11 comments:

Susan Tiner said...

That photo is hysterical.

Patricia, stay cool and duck for cover if you see any Perry people :-).

Leslie Parsley said...

Love the photo. Have fun although I can imagine being back in Houston this time of year under the best of circumstances.

Dr. Monkey said...

Stay safe in the Christian republic of Texas-stan.

PENolan said...

I'm having lots of fun with the family, but it will be good to get back to the city tomorrow. Actually, it will be good to get back to work on Wednesday, too.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

That's a pretty scary picture. Let's hope saner minds prevail and go to the voting booth at election time. Speaking of religion, did you see in the L.A. Times that some Catholics still insist Galileo was wrong and point to Bible verses to prove it. Really? I mean, you can see with your own eyes that the Earth is not the center of the Universe. I don't understand how their brains work.

Mr. Charleston said...

Maybe church is just the place for you Trish. After all, you could use a good laugh. I think a tent revival should do the trick. Just be sure you laugh after you leave.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

would love to have you come up for westfest...skunk eggs for everyone.

PENolan said...

Y'all - I didn't sign in before checking the comments so I got a word verification and it's priest.
PRIEST! It has got to be some kind of sign that Mr. C is right, and I need to start holy rolling. As it happens, I'm already planning to start going to Rev Billy's church in NYC - the one that was The Church of Life After Shopping that is now Earthalujah!

People have been telling me for years that if I wanted to meet a man I should go to church . . .

Granny, I wish I had time this trip to make it to Westfest, but I've got to be back at work on Wednesday. Those skunk eggs are G-O-O-D

Cali said...

While most of the group finds that cartoon funny, I find it terrifying! Everyone is really upset with Obama's rounded heels for Boehner. (How the hell does he get a pronunciation of bay-ner out of that, anyway?) If there is a third party candidate on the ballot, (as predicted by the talking heads,) we could, seriously, end up repeating history with a purportedly crazier, stupider Texan in the White House. This is a real problem.

What color candles should we burn Election Eve to get progressives to get off the yoga mat or couch and stop by the polls on Election Day? Should they be green, black and orange, the opposites of red, white and blue? I hope not, those secondary colors are just not my favorites. I lean heavily to the primary colors and their various shades and hues. Perhaps a nice shade of pink as a nod to "commie pinkos," ruby red as a nod to the "Red Scourge," and basic black, because you need a neutral and everybody looks good in black.

Hey, I think I just picked the colors for a movement! The Menopausal Stoners Party. A bunch of middle-aged women, mothers or not, who are concerned-- no, OUTRAGED women who are taking it to the streets. I am inspired and I think I'm off to design a flag. In the words of the terminator, (who was defeated by a menopausal woman btw,) I'll be back.

P.S. *snort* my word verification is "ingized." Good word.

Jennifer said...

Whoa. Lucky to not know who the hell Rick Perry is, but I hear enough about him to know... it's... creeeeeppppyyyy

Lynda said...

Yes, Perry is VERY creepy. I unfortunately have him for govenor. Texas is becoming more and more backward.

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