Teabagger worried imprecatory prayer backfired

On the weekend, GOP Senator Tom Coburn famously advised those against health care reform to pray that one of the Democrats wouldn’t be able to make the vote on Sunday night.  This was widely interpreted as a call for imprecatory prayer against elderly Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), but Byrd showed up alive and well, and the senate bill passed.

But a teabagger watching C-Span yesterday noticed that Republican Jim Inhofe was missing and was worried that his prayers had whacked the wrong person:

“Our small tea bag group here in Waycross, we got our vigil together and took Dr. Coburn’s instructions and prayed real hard that Sen. Byrd would either die or couldn’t show up at the vote the other night,” the caller said.

“How hard did you pray because I see one of our members was missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? One of our members died? How hard did you pray senator? Did you pray hard enough?” he continued, his voice breaking.

Who would Jesus imprecatorily pray for?

12 Responses to “Teabagger worried imprecatory prayer backfired”


  1. 1 Torontonian Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Which is the greater curse on society, imprecatory prayers or Teabaggers?

  2. 2 Jymn Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Talking Points Memo wonders if this is a prank. Nothing is too far out for tea baggers but I have to admit, it’s a little too perfect.

  3. 3 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Torontonian – Teabaggers, by far. Imprecatory prayer isn’t actually dangerous.

  4. 4 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Jymm – I wondered that myself — the “tell” is the word “teabag”. If he’d used the word “teabaggers” I would have said it’s absolutely a prank. Also the way he breaks down at the end of the call, he could have been laughing, not crying.

    I’m thinking there’s a 40% chance it was a prank.

  5. 5 balbulican Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Isn’t the fact that you have to ask the question chilling enough?

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

    balb – Yes, in a less-weird world there’d be no question, would there?

    It’s like that census worker in Kentucky — although it was ultimately determined that he committed suicide, the fact that investigators seriously considered the possibility of murder due to anti-government sentiment is scary in itself.

    EDITed to take out “LOL” guy, I wasn’t LOLing, I was 😐

  7. 7 Rob F Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    If this isn’t a prank, it will be another example of the tremendously bad aim of an “omnipotent” and “omniscient” “being”.

  8. 8 Reality Bites Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Rob, you mean as in this fine old bible story?

    Nun And A Priest Playing Golf. The Priest Concentrates, Concentrates, Takes The Putt, And misses.

    “Fuckin shit! I missed!” Exclaimed the priest.

    “Watch your mouth dear, the Lord is listening” sweetly stated the nun.

    On the next hole, he attempts to putt again, but again he misses.

    “Fuckin shit! I missed!” The priest once again blurted out.

    “I’m warning you” stated the Nun. “The Lord can hear you and will surely smite you for such language”

    So onto the next hole and again ready to putt, the Priest concentrates, concentrates and readies his shot. He takes it, but wouldn’t ya know it? Once again he misses.

    “Fuckin shit! I missed!” He proclaimed even more loudly than he had previously.

    And then, there was a bright flash of light from the sky. The clouds rumbled with anger, and there was a crashing sound of thunder… And the nun disappeared.

    A loud booming voice from the heavens could be heard: “FUCKING SHIT! I MISSED!!!”

  9. 9 Rob F Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    RB: That was FUNNY!

    I’ll know who to blame if lightning strikes my neighbour;)

  10. 10 J. A. Baker Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    RB, you owe me a new monitor!

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  11. 11 JJ Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 7:08 am

    RB – 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
    Thankyoooooooou!


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