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Should Ronald Reagan’s face be on the $50 bill?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 4, 2010

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“Sure, why not?”

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“No, I think we should leave grant on there.”

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“Oh hell no, he didn’t do our country right.”

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“I think it’s too soon.”

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DB Ashton 4 years, 1 month ago

Excellent idea. Make it the $50, but worth only $26.99.

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Pywacket 4 years, 1 month ago

Hydra~ True. It should reflect his aspect while in office.

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Hydra 4 years, 1 month ago

If they put him on I hope it's with his eyes shut and mouth drooling!

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JustNoticed 4 years, 1 month ago

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jimmyjms 4 years, 1 month ago

"actually financial mess started under Carter and the community reinvestment act."

Kinda like the current financial mess was started by...George W. Bush?


"Reagan, a truly great president. freed a billion or so souls from soviet tyrany."

Uh huh, that's exactly how that happened. sigh

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bblbfolks 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't think that he should be on the $50. It would be too confusing. Make a new denomination for him. The $30 bill or the $12 bill. It's just too soon, in my opinion. And for the people blasting Reagan, saying that the ecconomy tanking is HIS fault, that it all started in his administration? Guess what? I think it started about 4 or 5 decades before he took office. Yeah, there were some boom years in there, but hte national debt just kept climbing with the military industrial complex (of which my entire family, including myself, was a part of). It just ain't cheap knocking out an Axis of evil, and the majority of the Communist Block.

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grammaddy 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm with Autie, either Marion or Sherron. Or maybe both, one on the back and the other on the front.

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headdoctor 4 years, 1 month ago

autie (anonymous) says… Scratch the Sherron Collins idea. My new idea is to put Marion Sydney Lynn on the fifty dollar bill.


You mean something like this.

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9408/georgecopy1.jpg

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yankeevet 4 years, 1 month ago

I nominate Snideley Whiplash...............

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SpeedRacer 4 years, 1 month ago

I think if it were to be changed it should be William Henry Harrison (second oldest president) who had the decency to limit the length of his term to 32 days.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

No one wants to here about your Reagan fetish and you feeling your pink rising!!!

multi, I thought for sure the ref to putting a certain disappearededded one on the $50 wouldn't last ten minutes! its still there...there are miracles.

and yes its true, Mr. Obama's debt dwarfs all debt accumulated previously in total. . China is playing funny with our paper already. bond rating threatened...all didn't happen under GWB/Reagan.

and just why do you think Gorby threw in the towel, well SDI was one important part.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years, 1 month ago

Why not put the face of that little monkey the S.O.B. co-starred with... I personally cannot see the logic in calling the a$$hole a mediocre president, much less a great president, unless of course you were one of the people who made millions off of the scandalousS&L bailout.

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puddleglum 4 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says...

"goldwater (anonymous) says... During Reagan's 8 years he added more to the national debt that during the previous 200 years of our republic. " Dear Leader has beaten that record in 14 months. You must really be cheesed off at him.

totally false. try again.

your boy w. wrecked the record...now that is true.

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says...

"I never did understand the type of ally the USSR was in WWII." The type that killed a great heap of German soldiers, in other words, the good kind. obviously neither one of you understands anything about it. but interestingly, so in other words, you are a commie after all, no wonder you use fox-phrases such as "dear leader"..... you should love Obama.

back to topic: Reagan didn't do anything to the cold war. he was president when Gorby pulled the plug. that's it. everyone else in the world attributes the end of the cold war to Gorby. He was the one to throw in the cards.

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75x55 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm surprised none of you haters has brought up Bitburg. Of course, you'd be wrong and not have a clue why.

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 1 month ago

He could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20

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bennyoates 4 years, 1 month ago

Hell, no. He hated government, so he wouldn't have liked the idea of spending money to change the money. If the $50 ain't broke, so to speak, don't fix it by replacing a brilliant general's portrait with the likeness of a lousy actor who didn't fight for his country in WW2.

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paulette2 4 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely NOT! HENCHMAN of the McCarthy era?

CONTRA & IRAN GUN SALES? CIA cocaine laundering during IRAN/CONTRA?

not. look at his presidential pardons. those speak volumes!

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denak 4 years, 1 month ago

No, absolutely not. Whether or not Grant deserves the honor of being on the $50 bill is debateable but I definitely do not want Reagan. Yes, Reagan did some good things but he also supported state terrorism in Central America and deliberately undercut democratic movements in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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denak 4 years, 1 month ago

No, absolutely not. Whether or not Grant deserves the honor of being on the $50 bill is debateable but I definitely do not want Reagan. Yes, Reagan did some good things but he also supported state terrorism in Central America and deliberately undercut democratic movements in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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denak 4 years, 1 month ago

No, absolutely not. Whether or not Grant deserves the honor of being on the $50 bill is debateable but I definitely do not want Reagan. Yes, Reagan did some good things but he also supported state terrorism in Central America and deliberately undercut democratic movements in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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rantor 4 years, 1 month ago

Babboy, Your 9:16 post was the most hilarious post I've ever read. You need to at least do a little homework before you shout to the world, "I'm totally ignorant about the Reagan administration." BTW, notice how Reagan is spelled. Thank you so much for that post, I needed something to make me laugh today. (You're aren't really Irish are you?)

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MyName 4 years, 1 month ago

Wait, is this real money or Monopoly money? 'Cause personally I think you should leave Monopoly the way it is...

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

"while we're at it, lets think of other morons to put on other dollar bills."

Ooh! Ooh! Can I be on the Twenty?

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Rainydaze49 4 years, 1 month ago

Sure! And while we're at it, lets think of other morons to put on other dollar bills.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I like the Goodfellas reference, Jonas. Hey, isn't Tom Cruise on the $3 bill? Is his current "beard" still that beaten-down Katie Holmes?

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tange 4 years, 1 month ago

Ronald Reagan?

I really don't recall....

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gccs14r 4 years, 1 month ago

"A reference to a wikipedia entry as serious history?"

It serves the purpose of giving you an overview of what happened. I could have done additional searching to come up with non-Wikipedia sites, but what's on the page jives with what I've seen in documentary film and what I've been told by both historians and German scholars.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

Funny how? Funny lika clown? Do I amuuse you?

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jackbinkelman 4 years, 1 month ago

Ray gun? No way, hows about Jerry Lewis?

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure they applied some make up for the picture, Mel. But he does seem to have good pores, yes. Surprising for a smoker and for all the blow he's hoovered up.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

obama has really good pores. in a picture that large, i don't see any blemishes.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 1 month ago

"I never did understand the type of ally the USSR was in WWII." The type that killed a great heap of German soldiers, in other words, the good kind.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 1 month ago

Oh, that's right, it has to be a dead president, doesn't it?

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

plus john f. kennedy was already on currency. the 50 cent piece.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 1 month ago

"Nobody mentioned JFK?! One of only three presidents who were killed during their term as president." Close, but no cigar. Lincoln, 1865 Garfield, 1881 McKinley, 1901 Kennedy, 1963

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jayhawklawrence 4 years, 1 month ago

In my opinion Reagan had a common sense understanding of American values and history that most Americans loved and appreciated. He inspired us just as Roosevelt inspired Americans during WWII. He was a wonderful and beloved communicator of American values.

I disagree with Michael Moore that Reagan was just a salesman for hire. I think that is very unfair.

The greatest thing about Reagan as President was that he understood Communism and understood how evil it is and how intellectuals are deceived by it's ideology. He made a very expensive investment in our military and stood up against it. We are very lucky to have had Reagan as our President. I don't expect a lot of young people to be able to appreciate.

It has always been the intellectual elite that is seduced by communism and secular Utopian ideologies.

Unfortunately, one man cannot run the government and he listened to bad advice from people that were supposed to be experts. After running up the deficit, Congress forgot that we had to pay for it. Tip O'Neil sounded a lot like the Republicans sound today.

The modern Republican party has exploited the memory of Ronald Reagan for their own purposes and this is another opportunity for a cheap politician to exploit the man.

Despite his shortcomings, I will always love Ronald Reagan. He should be remembered but not on a 50 dollar bill.

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75x55 4 years, 1 month ago

A reference to a wikipedia entry as serious history?

[ copy and paste snarky comment from any leftist mocking wikipedia references, from any past LJWorld online article, here ]

Solidarity, anyone? Poland, Catholic Church, Lech Wałęsa, Uncle Ronnie?

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SpunKey 4 years, 1 month ago

Nobody mentioned JFK?! One of only three presidents who were killed during their term as president. To me, his face is associated with promise, vision and hope - things we need to stay focused on even more in hard times!

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

TR was cool... well, cool as far as old time presidents go.

let's put fredrick douglas on currency. i'm all for MLK too but we can put someone else of color... crazy horse or harriet tubman on currency as well.

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Mary Sucha 4 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says... "Dear Leader has beaten that record in 14 months. You must really be cheesed off at him. "

If in 4 years the deficit isn't significantly less, Obama should and will be held accountable.

Reagan is the one that brought us "voodoo economics" and "tax cuts pay for themselves" , and so here we are with a debt of $11 trillion compared to less than $1 trillion when saint Ronnie became president. Remember his campaign, cut taxes 30%, increase spending and balance the budget. Most neocons like you must still believe that BS.

Maybe Ronnies picture should be on the $3 bill.

Your boy "W" handed Obama a $1.2 trillion dollar debt on January 20, 2009. I'm sure you remember the Bush stimulus in Feb. 2008 of $150 billion and the $700 billion bailout of his rich wall street buddies in Oct. 2008, all on top of his normal overspending and off budget war expenses of $700 billion, or was all that Clinton's fault?

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mapboy 4 years, 1 month ago

Grant and Jackson need to be removed from American currency. Grant is universally acknowledged as one of the worst presidents in American history because he hired his own friends and cronies to run the government. He was elected to two terms even though he was a failure in his first term. The spoils system ran amok during his presidency . Sounds a lot like the terms of Reagan and W to me. Jackson was personally responsible for the deaths of thousands of Native Americans. Why not put Martin Luther King on the $20 bill? This seems like a no-brainer to me. For the $50, let's put TR on it to satisfy people who think that wartime leaders are the only people worthy of placing on currency. The thing is, TR was so much more than a war-monger. He was personally responsible for making sure the conservation movement stayed alive in the early 20th century and laid the groundwork for the modern-day environmental movement.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

"I never did understand the type of ally the USSR was in WWII."

I think that would be "the unfortunately necessary" type. Wouldn't have one that war without them.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

Excellent points, flock. That 2-faced Stalin hated Truman, whereas FDR slimed his way into Stalin's lap, even callling him "Uncle Joe." Stalin slaughtered more people than Hitler. I never really did understand what type of allie the USSR was in WWII. As soon WWII ended, the Cold War was on. And true, the Iran-Contra thing was a travesty. Politics is filthy. We used to be allies with Iraq and Iran. Hell, the Taliban is still killing our troops with weapons we gave them to defeat the Soviets. Wha? Anyway, good to hear some intelligent thoughts from someone in the know.

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HW 4 years, 1 month ago

Spacehog -

Condie did have hot legs though.

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HW 4 years, 1 month ago

Spacehog -

I don't know about Condie, but Dana Perino was smoking.

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years, 1 month ago

spacehog (anonymous) says...

"What are you people smoking? I'd love to try some. BABBOY, you're wrong and right. Reagan did win the cold the cold war, and he also "did" free everyone form soviet tyranny. Here's how: 1. He outspent the hell out of the USSR."

Ehhh, not so fast. Regardless of who was prez, it was only a matter of time when a nation that spends >25% of its GDP on defense, especially a closed economy, would collapse on its own weight. Credit to RR, though, for keeping the pressure up and playing an important role, but it didn't start with him (see Truman's containment policy). The extent of the soviet military threat was overestimated (I served during the cold war and under Reagan).

Trickle down economics didn't work. Reagan presided over the gutting of college financial aid and, despite being in an era of austerity, how did that serve America for the better? He, by way of Col. North, circumvented Congress to provide funding to the Contras.

That said, I will grant that he was one of the better Presidents we've had. Not worthy of bein on the fiddy, at least not this soon.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

Hit Me with a survivalist! Hey, any of you watch "Let's Talk About Pep"? I am sooo smitten with Jacque Reid, always have been. I can't believe she said she's never had the Big O! I used to watch BET news before I went to bed. Always slept with a smile on my face.

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hitme 4 years, 1 month ago

We should replace Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore with Reagan. Carter should be hanged for treason. Clinton's name should be removed from anything associating it with the office of the president

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gccs14r 4 years, 1 month ago

"Ronnie was a pretty good human being;..."

Yes, especially when he testified against Americans for their political beliefs.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

Oh, Mel. I'm all into that mocha foot rubbing!

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I never voted until 2000, when I was 35. I voted for Ralph Nader. Seriously. As attrocious and stupid as Bush was, I would never vote for that nut job Al Gore or crybaby John Kerry. Imagine if something had happened to Kerry. John Edwards would have been President. Lots of character, that guy. You have to realize, Bush's biggest mistake was letting his administration run the show. I wish someone would lock me in a room with Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld for a couple of hours. Beatdown Supreme!! Although I did think Condie Rice was pretty hot.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

mount rushmore was created by a card carrying member of the klan who i really could care less whose on that big piece of rock.

spacehog, you must rub my feet now.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

thanks, py! you put me in the same league as heavy hitters like bea and jonas! woot woot! :)

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years, 1 month ago

Bonzo the ninja chimp (Ron's better half) should be on the fiddy. It would be a warning to all enemies that we have ninja chimps / trunk monkeys and will use them and accomplish the obligatory nod to those who deify St. Ron.

Ooops, did I let the 'R' word slip? My bad.

Our money may be worthless, but we have monkeys that will throw caca at you if you mess wid us.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

"Reagan didn't have anything to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union". "Reagan did not win the cold war. Reagan did free anyone from Soviet tyranny"

What are you people smoking? I'd love to try some. BABBOY, you're wrong and right. Reagan did win the cold the cold war, and he also "did" free everyone form soviet tyranny. Here's how: 1. He outspent the hell out of the USSR. 2. He had the rare opportunity to bargain with a sane, rational Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. I have think you have some semantics issues. I think you meant to say "couldn't give a crap" instead of "could". Like the common pet peeve of mine when people say "I could care less", meaning they do care to an extent. I hope you don't say "irregardless" too. Also, you might want to look into some anger mangement classes. Smoking weed might help.

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Paul R Getto 4 years, 1 month ago

I voted for Reagan once. His mythology is stretched, as most famous person's are. He knew how to get along with people, stuck to his guns on the big picture, worked across the political spectrum and, when necesssary, allowed for tax increases. Who cares which pictures are on the money? The Reagan fans just want to memorialize his reconstructed life story. I suppose this would be better than having to argue about adding his face to Mount Rushmore. Ronnie was a pretty good human being; he just erred when he allowed the Radical Religious Right to attach itself to the Republican platform. I'm not sure he could have prevented this, but he, like all Republican presidents, used them for votes, then generally ignored them between elections. de mortuis nil nisi bonum

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Pywacket 4 years, 1 month ago

They can print Ronnie's clueless face on squares of Charmin for all I care.

You guys are comedy gold today-- Jonas at 7:50 a.m., Mel at 8:02, Bea at 8:09....

I love Boltzmann's idea--why do we have to always look at boring president faces? Let's mix it up with boring faces of scientists, musicians, and artists, at least.

If it were up to me, I'd put wildlife on the bills. Cutthroat trout--downy woodpecker--banana slug--9-banded armadillo--bloody-jawed orca. The possibilities are endless.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

We got a thousand points of light For the homeless man We got a kinder, gentler, Machine gun hand -Neil Young, patheic Bob Dylan impersonator

Okay, Neil Young is a Canadian. Does he have U.S. Citizenship? If not, I wish he would shut his pie hole about U.S. politics and go hang out with Donovan, another Dylan wanna-be.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

Wait a minute. Carter did let Willie Nelson smoke weed on the roof of the White House. He WAS a great president.

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SLOPOKE 4 years, 1 month ago

Why sure they should, our money's is worthless, why not put Homer Simpson on our $100.00 Bill too.......

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

Surely there's a middle ground between saying that Reagan was fully or mostly responsible for toppling the USSR and saying that he had nothing to do with it.

I mean, we're all reasonable people herahahahahahaha hahahahahahahcoughcoughcough.

. . . yeah

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

OMG, somedude! you truly did have me LOL over here w/ that last post! that was a classic! applause

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Indeed, Autie. I noticed green things coming out of the ground now that the snow has melted. It is almost time.

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gogoplata 4 years, 1 month ago

Sherron Collins over Reagan!

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

And all of that R_I is why we have fishing poles. We go get a minnow or a worm on the hook and into the water and all of that "stuff" evaporates for a spell. All other forms of endeavor become insignificant when you get that big catfish on your line.

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lindseydoyle 4 years, 1 month ago

Only if you put some puppet strings on him and a picture of the Federal Reserve on the back.

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somedude20 4 years, 1 month ago

I would rather have The Hamburglar represent America on her currency than that jagaloon Reagan!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it's what you create. And even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are only here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. But while alive, you wait in vain, wasting years, for a phone call or a letter or a look from someone or something to make it all right. And it never comes or it seems to but it doesn't really. And so you spend your time in vague regret or vaguer hope that something good will come along. Something to make you feel connected, something to make you feel whole, something to make you feel loved. And the truth is I feel so angry, and the truth is I feel so friggin sad, and the truth is I've felt so friggin hurt for so friggin long and for just as long I've been pretending I'm OK, just to get along, just for, I don't know why, maybe because no one wants to hear about my misery, because they have their own. Well, screw everybody. Amen.

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Kam_Fong_as_Chin_Ho 4 years, 1 month ago

They should put Ron Jr. on a $3 bill.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 1 month ago

"goldwater (anonymous) says... During Reagan's 8 years he added more to the national debt that during the previous 200 years of our republic. " Dear Leader has beaten that record in 14 months. You must really be cheesed off at him.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 1 month ago

Grant's adm. was one of the most corrupt in American history (currently being hotly contested). I guess winning the war for the North makes up for it though.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

ret, you still owe me $5.00. calling yourself an atheist all of the sudden ain't gonna change that.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

Backed By The Full Faith And Credit Of The United States Government. I am moving from being a currency agnostic to a full blown currency atheist.

Screw it.

Besides the North Korean counterfeiting operations will just copy it.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

i vote for sideshow bob on the fifty.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

true, punker... grant was a great general. a horrible president but he is remembered moreso for the former instead of the latter.

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conservativepunker 4 years, 1 month ago

By God, no. Leave General Grant on there. The country could very possibly not be what it is if it weren't for him, and his coolheadedness after what that moron McClellan did to screw up the war....

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

"and, mult, i think there is an LJW space-time continuum as well."

If anything, there is an alternate timeline.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

"Bill Self on a fifty."

there ya go.

and, mult, i think there is an LJW space-time continuum as well. i thought it was all in my head (well, there IS alot of space in there...) but since you mentioned it too......

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Danimal 4 years, 1 month ago

Sure, love him or hate him, Reagen was unarguably a better President than Grant. I would rather see T.R. or one of the founders on money before Reagen. Maybe Jackson should get promoted to the $50 since he is the only President in American history to get the national debt down to $0 during his time in office.

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garyr 4 years, 1 month ago

I think I'd rather see a picture of a turd on the 50.00 bill than Reagan's mug.

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Mary Sucha 4 years, 1 month ago

During Reagan's 8 years he added more to the national debt that during the previous 200 years of our republic.

I would put his face on one of the T-bills our government has to sell every month to finance our debt.

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CWGOKU 4 years, 1 month ago

Goodness Spacehog, on a roll today. I don't really care, leave as is with Grant may be best. Reagan is fine too, I liked him alot. Really, just give me lots of fifties and I don't care who is on them, even Spacehog. Sobriety sucks, one more day to the weekend. Gonna get out the patio furniture and the beer and head outdoors if the weather cooperates. Bill Self on a fifty.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 1 month ago

hear (drats,not much sleep last night, and worried I'll get caught in the LJW time space continuum when I try to post)

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75x55 4 years, 1 month ago

jaywalker - that would be an improvement. gccs14r's and babboy's reputation for knowing even a speck of history would be improved if a fifth grader posted for them.

East Germans and Carter? Good grief, the ignorance is astounding.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 1 month ago

gnome, come on, it's early. Listen to Babboy and Mel..

No one wants to here about your Reagan fetish and you feeling your pink rising!!!

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

"Screw Reagan and the jerk offs that like him."

........ i think i'm in love........ swoons

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Kirk Larson 4 years, 1 month ago

Carter, looking to the future, put solar panels on the White House. Reagan, beholden to the oil companies, took them down. I say put Carter on a bill before Ronnie Raygun.

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jaywalker 4 years, 1 month ago

Sweet cheese and rice, BABBOY, can't you find a fifth grader to write your posts in the future? They'd have to be an improvement over that display of grammatic deficiency.

To the question: Nah.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

I would have repeated it a 100 times had the esteemed LJW servers allowed me. Get the word out. I had a census employee come to my door yesterday saying I needed to mail a form in by April 1st with my family's personal information. The time has come. I need to double down and get the bunker earthquake ready. Earthquakes all over the world yesterday including Washington and Sikeston, Mo. This is not natural. These are government produced earthquakes. Haiti and Cheelay were mere warnings for us.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

From the LJWorld: Please bear with us if you get slow video load times, slow page loads, and the impatient need to click submit multiple times today. Also for the sake of humanity, please discontinue the use of the "R" word. (We recommend the use of the "I" word) We're maxing out our large pipes with people playing #sherroncollins videos.

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

TOB, did that bear repeating twice or do we have a glitch this morning?

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BABBOY 4 years, 1 month ago

That should be Reagan "did not free anyone"

What a rant kill.

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BABBOY 4 years, 1 month ago

No.

Reagan did not win the cold war. Reagan did free anyone from Soviet tyranny. The cold war started with Korea with Truman and was fought by every president up too Reagan. Giving him credit is BS. The Soviet fell in upon itself as much as anything Reagan did.

He did spend a lot of money on defense and his buddies and make every one feel good by waiving the flag and telling warm fuzzy stories. Actually, I find anyone who liked him kid of lame (but that is big list). The man was liked. No doubt about that. But, there are lot of stupid gullible people who get distracted by things like religion and the flag.

Regan clearly lied about funding for weapons he could not get approved in Congress and went around the constitution and country to get that funding from another source and the country did not even blink an eye. Some moron will defend him for that on this thread which says a lot for how stupid people that they think leaders can break the rules when they agree with them. But, that does not make him a great president.

Screw Reagan and the jerk offs that like him.

I could give a crap about who they put on the 50 dollar bill. Grant did more for this country then Reagan however. Grant really was a soldier and did not play one in Hollywood and Washington.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

yep. i know the conspiracy theories... NWO.... illuminati.... how the masons tie into it. i've heard it all. wonder if any of its true?

(thank goodness i stocked up on green beans while they were on sale at dillons!)

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Stock up on essentials. Paper will be worthless once the riots start.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Stock up on essentials. Paper will be worthless once the riots start.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Stock up on essentials. Paper will be worthless once the riots start.

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

Put Spacehog on the 50 for all I care. I don't deal in cash anymore.

Mel, there are those who believe that soon, most transactions will be down a cold, steel barrel with a fully cocked hammer.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

bob, sounds like you are down w/ the whole new world order thing.

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Kat Christian 4 years, 1 month ago

OH HE)) NO. Put him on a stamp if you have to put him on something but don't change our money pics. Leave as they are. How ridiculous.

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

Most of them boys cut that hair off at least by after 35 or so. Supposed to be above sixty down here this weekend....I should probably take advantage and gets some preseason yard work done..or.....orrrr maybe....go Fishing? Slip corks and deep water crappie. Maybe Big Hll.

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ferrislives 4 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says...

"Let's wait until 100 years have passed since someone's death before they appear on currency or stamps. Give history time to sort itself out a bit."

I like that suggestion snap. I'm wondering why it's not already part of the government's policy regarding currency.

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boltzmann 4 years, 1 month ago

This is sort of a pet peeve of mine - why is it that we always have to put dead presidents or politicians on our money. Why not scientists, inventors, artists or other non-political notables? They have as much or more to do with American culture and defining who we are than politicians. Why not Edison, Louis (Louis or Neil) Armstrong, Mark Twain or Faukner? It always impresses me when I go to many other countries and see how they honor the people who contributed to their culture on the money. Not that the people on the money currently have not contributed, but politics alone does not define the US. Before the boring Euro notes with their fake bridges, Austria had Mozart and Schrödinger, Germany had Gauss and Schumann (Clara). England still has Darwin on the 10 £ note and used to have Newton on the 5£ note.

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deathpenaltyliberal 4 years, 1 month ago

No, the cult of personality that has developed around former President Reagan is very un-American.

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yourworstnightmare 4 years, 1 month ago

Reagan's picture should go on IOUs to China, Japan, and European countries that supplied the money for the deficit spending that Reagan was so fond of.

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gccs14r 4 years, 1 month ago

Not only shouldn't Reagan be on the 50, they should take his name off of Washington National Airport. Reagan didn't have anything to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union (thank Carter and the East Germans for that), but he did reverse the Carter-era debt-reduction plan and fuel economy initiatives and put us on the road to ecological and financial ruin.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

The Joker said that he wanted His face on the $1 bill. That would be pretty cool.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Blast from the past. Brent Barry got a hair cut and lives in Taos now.

Put Spacehog on the 50 for all I care. I don't deal in cash anymore.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

LOL @ the kwik shop joke... keep em coming, darling... you haven't yet made ammends w/ me. just keep me laughing. ;)

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LogicMan 4 years, 1 month ago

"now, who's on the $2 bill, anyone?"

Jefferson.

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KS 4 years, 1 month ago

CLARKKENT - The mess we are in now started post WWII. Everyone wanted a home, then a car and a garage to put it in. Not a bad idea, but then came credit cards and instant gratification, and as they say, the rest is history. We learned from the best about spending outside our means. Our teacher is the Federal Government and they are still doing it. You and I and our kids and grandkids and their grandkids and their grandkids will have to pay the freaking bill.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 1 month ago

This is not a big deal. In 4-5 years, when they start building a ship, the USS Barack H. Obama to honor a former president...that'll be a big deal.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 1 month ago

Like spacehog, I ♥ Reagan, but no.

I say put Seward back on, and while were are at it, bring back the "Will Pay to the Bearer on Demand". That is the reason the Federal Reserve Board conspired and killed JFK. Yeah, I said it.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I found a Confederate bill the other day. Madonna was on it.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

Good one, beobachter. Got any Elvis jokes?

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I stopped by Kwik Shop this morning for a 6 pack of near beer. Went to the door. It was locked. I saw the clerk inside and banged on the door. He gives me a dirty look and yells "We're Closed!". I said "The sign says Open 24 Hours." He said "Yeah, but not in a row!"

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puddleglum 4 years, 1 month ago

reagan on a fifty? sure-as long as Clinton is on the hundred.

reagan and W. printed toilet paper-where can I get some of that?

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beobachter 4 years, 1 month ago

actually Reagen would be more fitting on toilet paper along with W

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beatrice 4 years, 1 month ago

Go for it. Who ever said that once someone is selected they have to remain there forever and ever, amen. Mix it up. I mean, we already have Barbara Bush on the one dollar bill, so why not Reagan on a fitty.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 1 month ago

oh man, I can feel the pink rising on that comment already!!!


actually financial mess started under Carter and the community reinvestment act.


Reagan, a truly great president. freed a billion or so souls from soviet tyrany.

replace Grant? do we forget that Grant sorta won the civil war?

no, I say create a brand new denomination.
$75 bill Reagan's face on it.

now, who's on the $2 bill, anyone?

I like the leering Bill Clinton instead of GWashington on the $1.

have to take Clinton off of the $3 bill though to prevent confuion.

and finally: what bill gets Mr. Obama's face? promisary note?

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I'll come up with something, Mel. You know I love you.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

"I'm not politically affiliated, but I feel he was one of the best Presidents since Truman. " oh my, spacehog..... i'm not going to go so far as to say you lost points w/ me but i will say that you have to do something especially clever or zany to make up for saying something that whack.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah!! breath bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!

why not put his pictures on packets of ketchup, since that was his vegetable of choice for us school kids back then.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

I'd like to see a musical wallet that plays the Howard Dean Pterodactyl noise when you open it. http://www.youtube.com/watch#!videos=aWUk_NHRReg&v=KDwODbl3muE

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

Scratch the Sherron Collins idea. My new idea is to put Marion Sydney Lynn on the fifty dollar bill.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

The financial mess we're in now started when they had to build a bathtub for William H Taft . He kept breaking bathtubs, so they had to build one to accomodate his 332lb. carcass. And they used real porcelain back then.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 1 month ago

I say no, but we should still remove Grant. Put Washington on the $50, and then put a leering Bill Clinton on all the singles. For the strippers.

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consumer1 4 years, 1 month ago

Henry Winkler without a doubt.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

The true face of every bill is to the left of this sentence.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 1 month ago

Not Ronnie, but his horse "tonto" would be good/.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 1 month ago

Not Ronnie, but his horse "tonto" would be good/.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 1 month ago

Not Ronnie, but his horse "tonto" would be good/.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 1 month ago

Not Ronnie, but his horse "tonto" would be good/.

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autie 4 years, 1 month ago

I think they should put Sherron Collins on the fifty dollar bill.

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CLARKKENT 4 years, 1 month ago

heck no, this financial trouble we are going through, started during his administration.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 1 month ago

Let's wait until 100 years have passed since someone's death before they appear on currency or stamps. Give history time to sort itself out a bit.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

75x55, you totally rock!! FDR was far from the wonderful man that were all brainwashed to believe in school. He was an elitist, ego-maniacal, shady manipulator. Just by luck, he played eany-meany-miny-mo and picked Truman for VP. Truman ended WWII, passed term limits for Presidents(should've done the same for Senators), and got the U.S. on the right track. Read "Truman", by David McCullough. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

In all fairness, I think Bill Clinton is right up there, too. It may sound selfish, but I can't grasp the big picture of the effect of Presidents. I tend to look at how life is going in my small world, and it was going pretty darned good when Bill was Pres. I wonder if Ken "McCarthy" Starr and Henry "I cheated too" Hyde were aware of the simmering pot that was Al Queda during those years, when Monica Lewinsky was SO important. Ahmad Shah Massoud, military commander of the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (known previously as the Northern Alliance), had Bin Laden in his crosshairs in the late 90's, but some crybaby U.S. Civil Rights attorney intervened. Tip to kids: stop with the Murderous Che' tatoos and go for Massoud. A true hero and martyr. And politics aside, how can you Not like Bill Clinton? Put him on the quarter. Hmm...so this is how sobriety feels. Interesting.......

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Nikki May 4 years, 1 month ago

No. And actually Brent Berry stole my answer.

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75x55 4 years, 1 month ago

Leave Grant where he is.

Have Reagan replace that pathetic president on the dime.

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spacehog 4 years, 1 month ago

“Oh hell no, he didn’t do our country right.”

Obviously, some Confederate sentiment. I'm not politically affiliated, but I feel he was one of the best Presidents since Truman. We were going to hell in a bucket before he got elected. I think very highly of Jimmy Carter, but he wasn't cut out to be President. Let's set aside the right-wing, "he was so mean to hippies and mentally ill people" propaganda. The guy ended a 45 year cold war and brought down the Soviet Union. Very enigmatic person. Few people really knew him. But I agree with Nancy's slogan: "Getting Wasted Is A Terrible Thing To Mind." Plus, she is one of Madonna's daughters, which is pretty cool.

Put him on every bill. It'll make my conterfeiting work more easy.

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LogicMan 4 years, 1 month ago

Isn't Jackson already on it?

The dollar coin would be more suitable.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 1 month ago

Nah. I'm thinking more like a Walter Sobchak.

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RoeDapple 4 years, 1 month ago

Nah, but if they want a former actor I pick John Wayne...

http://s1.hubimg.com/u/2002604_f520.jpg

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