January 03, 2007

Darn those evil Republicans and their weather control/time machine contraption!!

Climate shift helped destroy China's Tang dynasty: scientists

::shakes impotent fists of fury::

This is interesting, too:

[...] The twilight of the Tang began in 751, when the imperial army was defeated by Arabs.

But what eventually destroyed the dynasty were prolonged droughts and poor summer rains, which caused crop failure and stoked peasants' uprisings. Eventually, these rebellions led to the collapse of the dynasty in 907. [...]

Well, if the Chinese had only been more supportive of an independent Palestinian homeland, maybe they wouldn't have been attacked. 'Root causes,' doncha know.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 3, 2007 03:13 PM

I guess the lack of water would be devastating to a dynasty based on powdered orange drink.

Posted by: jim at January 3, 2007 08:09 PM

I blame Bush.

BTW, long time no see :-) And I blame Bush for that...no wait, I blame Cheney. And the Joooooos!

Posted by: Patrick Carver at January 3, 2007 10:24 PM

If only John Kary wuz hear to halp us...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 4, 2007 07:49 AM

Darn it! We thought we'd slip that one by you gentiles!

Posted by: skinnydan at January 4, 2007 08:10 AM

And you would have, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 4, 2007 08:24 AM