Why are Dinosaurs extinct?

Because they didn’t have a space program.

“Asteroids,” tweeted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “are nature’s way of asking: ‘How’s that space program coming along?'”

Not well enough, judging by what we experienced on Asteroid Friday last week. We know, of course, that an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs, and there’s considerable evidence of other substantial asteroid strikes in prehistoric times. In historical times there have been several, including most recently the 1908 Tunguska strike — also in Russia, but then Russia is an awfully big place — which leveled trees for miles and would have killed millions if it had happened near a major city.

Even the most libertarian among us would likely agree that a government program to avoid a planet wide, massive extinction event is a worthwhile investment, right? Sadly, it isn’t on Obama’s Acorn, Community Organizer, Saul Alinsky, Cloward and Piven agenda.

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6 Responses to Why are Dinosaurs extinct?

  1. Bman says:

    If people are around in about 5 billion years or so, hopefully NASA will be back in business shuttling people off the earth and away from the sun. It’s our only hope.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I am more worried about an unseen mountain sized rock that has our name on it in 20 years.

      • Bman says:

        I just hope they give us at least a weeks warning so I can stock up on PBR one last time. I would be fugged up for that event.

  2. Roy Ryder says:

    If the Obama administration is behind it, our asteroid shield will be a wall of debt orbiting the planet. It’s the only thing he knows how to produce in bulk.

  3. notamobster says:

    Maybe he could apologize to it, and hold secret meetings.

  4. dukkaA says:

    Planet X is making it’s pass shortly…get on board while you can.