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By Mr. Curmudgeon:
According to a paper released by Yale University geologists, the asteroid that destroyed mega dinosaurs like Alamosaurus, Triceratops and the terrible T-Rex, killed a greater number of smaller snakes and lizards – to the tune of 83%. The paper also unveiled a new discovery … an extinct species of small lizard that measured less than one foot. Examining the specimen’s jaw and teeth, researchers suspect the animal survived by eating insects.
They gave their find a name … Obamadon gracillis.
The “don,” forming a scaly tail at the end of the president’s first name, alludes to the community-organizer’s toothy grin. “Gracillis” refers to his slender frame.
Did Yale geologists name their dead lizard after America’s fearless leader as an honor or a warning?
When the smoke cleared from the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 65.5 million years ago, surviving creatures weighed no more than one pound, and the age of the dinosaurs came to a close. Small-brained Mesozoic reptiles didn’t know what hit them … a major advantage for those slated for extinction.
Our national debt, like the giant space rock that smashed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula eons ago, stands ready to erase America’s future. And the small of brain will gladly follow the slender, toothy White House reptile into extinction.