Thursday, August 24, 2006

Betrayal of Pluto

Back in the late 1990s, it was a matter of tremendous sorrow to me that some severely misguided astronomers wanted to demote Pluto from its rightful status as a planet to a mere asteroid. I couldn't believe their nerve! I was quite surprised how many people seemed to agree with me, and I breathed a sigh of relief when it was finally announced that the bozoes would not proceed with that lunacy (pun intended!) after all. It is now clear that my sigh was premature.

The rotten psychopaths have now completely gone off the deep end and have proceeded to recommend that Pluto actually be demoted afterall. This is a clear case of both intellectual and moral bankruptcy! Granted, there is at least one other body that is bigger than Pluto which has not yet been recognized as a planet. Why not promote that planet instead? There is nothing sacred about having fewer than ten planets. Why be so stingy? Is it necessary to have more commandments than planets in the solar system?

As an eccentric individual, I am truly offended that the bozoes have so callously chosen to target the only current planet with a truly eccentric orbit for this treatment. Have they no shame?