8.10.2006

Sounds Bad

The Star Telegram has a story on how the drought is killing, figuratively speaking, Wise County ranchers.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And just like the last story on this, the hobbyist ranchers and farmers cry the loudest. I fail to have any sympathy since drought mitigation measures can be implemented and herds/crops can be saved. West Texas and New Mexico drought isn't a once in x years thing, it is a way of life. Yet they persist without the hand-wringing stories of woe.

I'll be watching the names in this particular story, I'm sure they'll appear at the top of the subsity list next year.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many are God-fearing believers. And of those, how many go out, look at their dead grass and dried up tanks, and say "thank you Lord, I'm thrilled that your will to dry up my family farm is being done." After all, if it rained, they would be in church saying "thank you God for hearing our prayers and bringing the rain." Can't have it both ways. Either God is or isn't. And if you think God is, then he is for everything happening, not just a few things you pick out that go your way.

goober said...

For you two anons., I look forward to hearing you cry in the next two years when your grocery bills quadruple and hamberger is $6-$8/lbs., a can of greenbeans cost about 90cents, and there are periodic empty shelves in the stores. If you had any intellegence at all, you would know management techniques for different gepgraphical regions are all being impacted, you just don't hear it locally and you sure don't intend to findout. I look forward to the day your precious stock market craters because of what's happening in the ag sector, and it will. And no one understands the influence of the Almighty better than those who have made a life working w/ that which He has provided. Send the Drs., lawyers, and airplane pilots back to the messes THEY created and return the land for the purpose God created it for. Only then can this country return to the world economic force it once was. Otherwise, you will live to see the food market go the way of the oil market.

Anonymous said...

What a narrow minded response 8:16. Does your husband or wife do everything you want them to do? No, but you still thank them when they do what ou want or need them to, and you don't turn your back on them when they do the oppposite. Just God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want doesn't mean he's not answering them at all.

Anonymous said...

if it were coffee or tobacco that failed, anon 10:44 and anon 8:16 might be more sympathetic.....

Anonymous said...

8:16 - fine, go ahead and bash God-fearing believers.

And yes, people do thank God for the rain AND thank Him for helping them survive drought too.

The rain will come in God's own timing.

Anonymous said...

But what about those for whom it comes too late? Some of them prayed real hard but with no rain and no financial cushion, they'll be out of business, maybe starving and wondering, "Why me, God?" And you'll make up some excuse about it’s "just God's will." Lotta help that is. Sorry, I just don't buy it.

Anonymous said...

8:31 - why should you buy it anyway?

It is the ones who are involved who will deal with it.

And if they are Christian, they will deal with it by faith.

Which always eludes those who have no understanding of it.

Nothing new there.