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2006-09-08 15:12:14.556231+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, everyone else has been pointing to it, so should I: California HR 36 Assembly House Resolution: Relative to Pluto's planetary status. Among other things:

WHEREAS, The deletion of Pluto as a planet is a hasty, ill-considered scientific heresy similar to questioning the Copernican theory, drawing maps of a round world, and proving the existence of the time and space continuum; and

WHEREAS, The downgrading of Pluto reduces the number of planets available for legislative leaders to hide redistricting legislation and other inconvenient political reform measures; and

Worth reading. Thanks to Brainwagon (entry here) and More Like This (entry here).

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-08 15:40:18.352968+00 by: Larry Burton

I just hate it that all those astrological charts will have to be redone and no telling who all's fate was just changed by the deletion of Pluto as a planet.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-08 19:42:04.330988+00 by: petronius [edit history]

Maybe they could add a codocil that declares the value of pi to be 3.2.