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  •  I am strongly tempted to forward this diary (9+ / 0-)

    to Neal DeGrass Tyson, who, while being brilliant in most facets of the universe, has not grasped the full measure of the injustice heaped the planet Pluto.

    However, I will take an easier path and just invite you to come to New Mexico. A couple of years ago or so, the NM state legislature, in all its majesty, took issue with the astronomical pronouncement wreaking loss of status upon the noble Pluto, thereby passed a resolution* declaring Pluto to be a planet for all time.

    There - you're still a planet in New Mexico, Pluto!

    *it's a state tradition - our lege uses passes one "joke" resolution per year. Probably the most honest action of any legislative body anywhere. One year during the reign (er, term) of triathelete Gov. Johnson, the lege challenged then-Gov Jesse Ventura to a race against Johnson. If NM won, we'd get some of MN's lakes. If MN won - well, we've got a lot of sand dunes, lol.

    pre-Valentine's Day sale at my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet: 15%off scarves, jewelry, journals, artwork & more! <3

    by jan4insight on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:14:28 PM PST

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