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Re: Smithsonian dinosaur hall renovation



what have we come to if obviously satirical comments need disclaimers?????
*sobb*
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On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:
> As a disclaimer to my previous post, my comment was in response to
> this quote from David Koch, from
> http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/05/smithsonian-dinosaur-hall-gets-renovation-75596.html:
>
> "There's debate, of course, as to how much of the warming is caused by
> human activity vs. just the natural cycles in the climate fluctuations
> of the globe."
>
> My pretend quote ("There's debate, of course, as to how much the
> extinction of the Passenger Pigeon was due to human activity vs. just
> the natural cycles of extinction around the globe") was intended to be
> satirical.  No offense was intended toward Passenger Pigeons (or
> ex-Pigeons).
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:
>> <tyazbeck@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Money talks.
>>
>> All it ever says to me is Goodbye.
>>
>>
>>> I personally think that left-wing donors would avoid funding new dinosaur 
>>> halls because they always call conservatives "dinosaurs". Money
>>> transcends all political differences, it seems...
>>
>> The Koch Brothers certainly have diverse interests.  If they had an
>> interest in ornithology, we might expect statements like: "There's
>> debate, of course, as to how much the extinction of the Passenger
>> Pigeon was due to human activity vs. just the natural cycles of
>> extinction around the globe."