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I'm not entirely convinced that the young-earth contingent of conspiracy theorists aren't just a dedicated group of performance artists. Here's prominent "creation scientist" Joseph Mastropaolo explaining how dinosaurs and humans likely interacted:
As for how human beings were able to survive in the same neighborhood as a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mastropaolo said that humans beings would have been able to trick them.

"Human beings were smarter the further back we go in time because they have been less degenerated but the pollutants that we've been putting into the air, water, and soil," he said. "T-Rex … could be herded into a blind canyon and have rocks dropped on their heads from above. And they'd soon be done in."

Furthermore, Mastropaolo believes that they could even have been domesticated the "way we have domesticated cattle and elephants."

"I can't imagine that they wouldn't be able to do it with [a dinosaur]," he said. "We know that animal husbandry goes back thousands of years. Why not? If people found out that there was a dinosaur that they were able to feed and domesticate, why not expect that they used that knowledge to better their standard of living?"

C'mon. You're really gonna tell me that's not an elaborate, Borat-style prank?

Mastropaolo is currently wagering $10,000 against anyone who can "prove" to a judge in a mock trial that the literal version of Genesis didn't happen. To claim the money, though, you'll have to contest with truly masterful counterarguments as to whether or not ancient smarter-than-you humans milked dinosaurs and why radiometric dating is not off by a factor of over one million simply because Mastropaolo says it is, and so far Mastropaolo's keen intellect and withering ability to "calibrate" things has frightened prospective opponents off.

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009Republicans Hate Democracy, Episode 532:

We had an election. There were no irregularities with the election. Mark Begich won.

Nobody disputes any of this.

The entire investigation into Ted Stevens' lawbreaking was conducted by a Republican Justice Department. And naturally enough, the Bush DOJ managed to screw up the investigation. Given that virtually everything the Bushies touched turned to suck, this is no surprise to anyone.

Yet somehow, this is all grounds for overturning a perfectly legitimate election. Because the Republican lost, ya see! And that's no fair!

After all, Republicans should be rewarded for Republican screwups!

Tweet of the Day:

NRA instructor would've joined gun-rights supporters at state Capitol—if he hadn't accidentally shot himself in foot
@KagroX via TweetDeck

On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin on NRA-backed suppression of gun violence data, and a new poll suggesting no wavering in public support for stricter gun laws. The NC Gop bill to establish a state religion & declare the Constitution non-binding. Louie Gohmert out-derps himself. For variety: Aereo finds a way around copyright to allow streaming broadcast TV, and; how much of cable TV costs are due to pro sports. Armando took on O'Reilly vs. Limbaugh fight. And former Hostess worker Mike Hummel (aka bluebarnstormer) reported in from Maine, where he's with yet more employees getting screwed by Hostess.

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