Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

May 15, 2005

Who Killed the Dinosaurs?

Filed under: — Different River @ 2:54 pm

Toby Katz brings us this gem:

Well, time for something a little lighter than my usual fare. Let’s read the New York Times this morning for our amusement and enlightenment.

From an article about a new dinosaur exhibit:

The final section is, appropriately, on the dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago. Much is made, of course, of the asteroid or comet that struck Earth at that time and contributed to a mass extinction of life. But other things were going on, including global climate change….

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE killed the dinosaurs!? So it was the Republicans. I suspected it all along. They wouldn’t sign the Kyoto Treaty, and look what happened. Well, maybe we should all vote Democratic next time and see if we can bring the dinosaurs back.

After all, voting for Kerry was allegedly going to cure paralysis, as John Edwards said: “If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.”

Edwards said this the day after Christopher Reeve died. Which is much less of a delay between the demise of the dinosaurs and the Kyoto protocol. I wonder if there are time limits on the Democrats’ power of resurrection.

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