The drought in Texas is getting fierce, with dead lakes, dead crops, dead animals, even a few dead people. Obviously God has it in for the Lone Star State. So let's explore the reasons (see below).
The Puritans (bless their little granite-like heads) blamed the earthquake and tsunami that struck Lisbon, Portugal, in 1755 on the backsliding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's residents. An angry God had punished them by killing a bunch of Portugese Catholics and destroying their city, including most of their churches.
We have had Hurricane Katrina blamed on the sinfulness of New Orleans, Hurricane Irene blamed on the sinfulness of the Eastern US in general, and total silence on the drought in Texas. Michele Bachman, the Protestant Mafia, Fox News commentators all have ignored this.
So what is it? Is it Rick Perry? As governor he ought to step up and take the blame. After all, the buck stops on the governor's desk. Is it his hubris? His hypocrisy (taking, not taking, taking, not taking federal funds)? His hair? His executions?
Or is it the whole state's attitude? Many people I've talked to think Texans are riding for a fall, too high and mighty. I don't necessarily agree, I think that there are a$$holes and saints everywhere alike, but they may have a point. They've been only the 2nd biggest state in area for the past 52 years and their egos are hurting.
Maybe it's because, without Molly Ivins and Ann Richardson, there aren't ten righteious people in Texas (see Book of Genesis about Sodom and Gomorrah).