So before we celebrate the New Year with something uplifting let's shred some leftism - it took me exactly 7 seconds to type in the address of a popular leftist blog and lo & behold, post #1 was just ripe for the wood chipper, so let's do it. I'm not linking it (no linky love from me! plus I don't want any infestations) but I'll save the link for posterity (if you really want it ask me in private.) The question posed to the posters was "What person/scenes/quotes would you like to see on your country's currency?" Now that's not something you really want the left's opinion on...until you start thinking about it. Why the hell not? At the moment I can still BUY some toilet paper with it but soon I'll be wiping my ass WITH the stuff anyway, since the fed's just printing it out at will, right? So my original horror at the answers quickly gave way to laughter, as I'm sure will yours. Now it's rather new so I'm sure fun new stuff will be added but for now here are some choice tidbits:
Hillary ClintonAnd yeah, I laughed right there.
Women poets: "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver: You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Ok honestly I'm not a poetry fan but it seems like it sucks to me. Who knows. Bit odd to be putting on a ten-spot, but hey, who am I to complain?
USA -- how about some lines from "This Land is Your Land." And not the first verse. The other verses, the ones that never get sung cause they're all socialist and shit. These verses -- As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there And that sign said - no tresspassin' But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin! Now that side was made for you and me! In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple Near the relief office - I see my people And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin' If this land's still made for you and me.
Where they gonna fit all that? On the back?
Ellen Page (yes, the little girl from Juno who played a pregnant teenager and also from Hard Candy who played a revenge-seeking little girl against an alleged pedophile) and her quote: "I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what's funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don't love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don't want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do – go back to clothes hangers?"
Because that's like, totally what money should, like, say and stuff. Hehe.
Then we get, oh, Georgia O'Keefe (maybe one of her vagina paintings on the back, eh?) and Martin Luther King (no word on whether anything possibly plagiarized should be included) then my favorite so far
Oh, and the US should replace "In God We Trust" with "Property is Theft".
THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT MONEY?!? HAND IT OVER! LOL
I would kind of like to see a ban on white dudes on money for a hundred years or so.
Ah, yes, the white dudes. Gotta ban them. That one also suggests that money be made different sizes for the visually impaired - I would have gone with Braille, but what do I know?
I'd love to see currency with the slogan "From each according to ability; to each according to need."
Well why not? We're all socialists now, right Newsweek? Well, before you sold your magazine for $1 that is.
I'd love to see US currency have actual quotes by Thomas Paine. I wonder sometimes if alot of "patriots" have any idea at all what it was the revolution was fought for. I think they might shit their collective pants.
Well...considering what your friends are suggesting, I kinda doubt that we'd be the ones shocked, but ok...
Billie Holliday, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Janis Joplin, Katharine Hepburn, Sylvia Plath, Betty Friedan, bell hooks, Abigail Adams, Kate Chopin, Flannery O'Connor, Margaret Sanger, Mae Jemison, Margaret Mead
Does Rosa Parks come with a NAACP sticker on the back? Does Margaret Sanger get a token quote about eugenics? Or Margaret Mead about the hoax that was perpetrated on her by the Samoan girls? So many possibilities.
Well, on a fun note, the Ronald Reagan Commemorative Postage Stamp (his second) just went on sale, and the nice thing is they said they're replacing the "44 cents" with "Forever" so if you stock up now you can use them when the rates go up! I was gonna put a pic but my keyboard is sticking; it's on google. Enjoy!