Pluto : Bush is after us

September 1, 2007

A few weeks back I noted that the “Please Save Pluto” petition web page was full of rather unpleasant entries. Laurel Kornfeld stressed that there is a somewhat saner “save Pluto” website and has since emailed me privately to let me know that the Please Save Pluto site has now been cleaned up. Course, the intellectual analysis is just as deep as before … but thats Web 2.0 for you. I really like this one :

  • 1849. Adam Cardon | August 9th, 2007 at 1:02 am

    I cannot believe that those dum-dums said that pluto is not a planet!! I for one am so angry that I wrote to the president of the united states of america and he said he would get back to me on it. so dont worry everyone. Pluto will be a planet again soon.

Oh crikey. Everything is going horribly wrong for Bush and he could do with a popular victory. Is he going to make the IAU an offer it can’t refuse ????


Pluto : the IAU should be very afraid… apparently

July 22, 2007

Just about every day somebody finds my old blog posts on Pluto through a Google search. One describes being at the IAU vote; one was about the bizarre attempts at legislation in New Mexico and California; and another, a link to the beautiful image of solar system bodies made by Alan Taylor. I got into a rather intense debate with Laurel Kornfeld. So I just went to check on how the “Please Save Pluto” petition is going.

The petition entries keep growing but their standard is getting even lower, and indeed are becoming even more unpleasant. Here are a few samples

  • 2056. URL | July 20th, 2007 at 5:50 am

    WE SHALL GIVE IAU A WAR THEY DESERVE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • 2048. OPAL | July 19th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    I cant believe the IAU would do such a nasty thing ! I will not let this happen , its time to take them down ! down to hell !

  • 2025. JADA | July 18th, 2007 at 4:23 am

    IAU likes to suck dicks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2007. ULA | July 17th, 2007 at 12:44 am
    I love you pluto. The IAU are just being cock suckers!
  • 2000. XANTHUS | July 17th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    PLUTO WILL COME BACK AND IAU CANT DO A FUCKING THING ABOUT IT , THEY WILL , HOWEVER , PAY THE PRICE SEVERELY
    FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO POOR PLUTO ! ! ! ! ! DOWN WITH IAU FOREVER ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • 1999. QUINNA | July 17th, 2007 at 12:19 am

    GIVE US BACK PLUTO YOU SHIT FACES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • 1976. SONYA | July 16th, 2007 at 11:16 pm
    THE IAU MUST PAY ! ! ! ! !
  • 1957. XENIYA | July 16th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    THE ASSHOLES WHO WORK AT IAU ETTER GIVE BACK PLUTO OR ELSE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • 1956. Big Brother | July 16th, 2007 at 10:07 am
    To all of you Pluto Kooks
    WE are watching YOU!
    You have been warned
    DC

Well, I’m convinced, aren’t you ?