OK...let's welcome the dwarfs?

OK, so we’re now down to eight planets. The astronomers finally kicked our solar system’s odd-ball out of the house. But did they have to go as far as calling Pluto a dwarf?

Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight … Instead, it will be reclassified in a new category of “dwarf planets,” similar to what long have been termed “minor planets.” The definition also lays out a third class of lesser objects that orbit the sun—“small solar system bodies,” a term that will apply to numerous asteroids, comets and other natural satellites.

It just seems so demeaning. It’s not about political correctness. I just feel bad for the Plutonian people. They’re now like the residents of the District of Columbia. They live in the solar system and pay taxes in the solar system, but they don’t get representation.

Pluto license plate