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A jumping mouse that isn’t

Now this is important! The Federal government has determined that the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse really doesn’t exist! Why is this important? Because this little non-existent guy prevented a lot of houses from being built when he was (albeit non-existent) placed on the endangered species list. "The Interior Department said Friday that new DNA research shows the 9-inch mouse, which can launch itself a foot and a half into the air and switch direction in mid-flight, is probably identical to another variety of mouse common enough not to need protection." And this important piece of scientific knowledge was gotten, of course, at government expense and, of course, through a very serious process of scientific peer-review process. So it is true. But do note that even though the mouse doesn’t exist, it will remain on the endangered species list for one more year. Then it will be removed. I am betting that this is not the end of the story. There will be fight over this--at least one Kennedy will become involved--honor, ambition, and many elections will be at stake. Good stuff.

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Mice are fun, but... HEY, I SAW SO MANY POSTS HERE ABOUT DAN RATHER AND HIS FIASCO - ANYONE GONNA EVEN MENTION THE THREE "JOURNALISTS" WHO TOOK MONEY FROM THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO TOUT ADMINISTRATION POLICIES???? EVEN ONE SENTENCE????

" which can launch itself a foot and a half into the air and switch direction in mid-flight.."

Hmm, the ability to switch directions in mid flight implies some force not known to current physics. We really ought to investigate.

Actually this is the kind of mindless acceptance of very implausible data that I’ve come to expect from the current batch of journalists. Come on folks, have you been watching too many mighty mouse cartoons?

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