Letters to the Editor

Letter: Real fossils

March 6, 2014


To the editor:

After reading the Feb. 28 Journal-World, I was glad to see that the Kansas Legislature has finally accomplished something concrete this session.

Specifically, I refer to the designation of a state marine fossil (the Tylosaurus) and a state flying fossil (the Pteranodon). However, the lack of a state terrestrial fossil seems to me to be a striking omission. Upon reflection, I think a elegant solution has presented itself: Simply name the representatives who proposed the now-infamous House Bill 2453. By exposing the state to nationwide ridicule by introducing the gay discrimination bill, in my humble opinion these individuals have richly earned the honor of being so designated.


Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 2 months ago

Bob,I have a feeling you are old enough to remember the olden days when someone who had old-fashioned ideas was referred to as "that old fossil."

Good one, Jeff.

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