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(CNN)   Much like Reagan himself, Reagan dime idea "pretty much dead"   (money.cnn.com) divider line 236
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2004-06-23 01:52:54 AM
FDR is on the dime because he had polio, hence the 'march of dimes'. I'm sure someone has brought this up, but Reagan didn't win any world wars, didn't bring america out of but into a depression, and basically farked things up for everyone.

Oh wait, I forgot, he died, lets all pay our respects to this obviously brilliant president.

/sigh
 
2004-06-23 01:57:09 AM


SDI did not *cause* the fall of the Soviet Union, no single event was, but the escalation in defense spending -- that the US could afford and the USSR could not, did not help. Gorbachev admitted to that fact in interviews following the dissolution of the USSR. But thanks for the lesson in why we study history. In a cold war and escalating arms race, you are correct, the arms industry does stand to benefit at the expense of other industries.
 
2004-06-23 01:57:44 AM
damn italics.
 
2004-06-23 01:59:57 AM
W. T. Fark, yeah you guys need to get rid of your pennies. The smallest denomination here (NZ) is the 5 cent piece, and I've got too many of those damn things... I wouldn't mind getting rid of those as well.

Pennies must be a pain in the arse.
 
2004-06-23 02:01:40 AM
Great Britain did not toppel the democratic government of Iran and replace it with Our Shah (though they approved at the time). We did that. Dominoes started falling and they are still falling.


The soviet union was a bigger threat at the time. That's the way things go. The policies weren't the greatest, but they addressed the largest threat at the time. I stand by my statement though. British colonial policy really didn't do the world any favors, especially with the advent of proxy wars during the cold war.
 
2004-06-23 02:03:25 AM
Just tired of Americans talking about our president and past presidents evil pieces of shiat and burning in hell. Seriously, im glad to live in this country and get pissed off when I hear farkers talk about our president(s) as pieces of shiat. Very tired of it. Why do I join in on these flame wars?... because Im drunk.. but I know how I feel about things and fark them if they dont like our president. Sure we are a democracy, but we are nothing if we dont believe in our leaders. If there is no belief in that, then we are lost...Forever.
 
2004-06-23 02:07:26 AM
yeah you guys need to get rid of your pennies.

Hell no. Then i'd have to throw dimes at bums just so I didn't feel bad.

And oh the irony if they were Reagan dimes.

: )
 
2004-06-23 02:08:24 AM
Twitch
Nixon was a piece of shiat.
 
2004-06-23 02:08:38 AM
Pennies must be a pain in the arse.

The are, but people are afraid that the concept of the cent will leave if pennies leave, and are too proud to get 'screwed' out of 2 cents.
 
TKO
2004-06-23 02:11:09 AM
A Reagan $10 bill would displace Alexander Hamilton, the Federal era founder of the U.S. banking system, who has no connections to either of the two current major political parties (except that he was killed by a Democrat, Aaron Burr).

I just looked this up. http://www2.worldbook.com/wc/popup?path=features/presidents&page=html/burr.htm &direct=yes

And holy crap. The vice president dueled the guy on the $10 bill! I wish they taught this stuff in my history class. Canadian history was never this interesting.
 
2004-06-23 02:11:39 AM
Crappetite
Hell no. Then i'd have to throw dimes at bums just so I didn't feel bad.

You just gave me an idea. Throw a fistful of pennies at the bums, as hard as ye can. That way, they can still buy their pack of smokes, but they get a beatdown just for being a moochin' bum.

/evil
 
2004-06-23 02:15:03 AM
Why was my quote deleted about Reagan being on a penny because he was basically worthless?

Please explain why that deserved to be deleted?
 
2004-06-23 02:17:31 AM
Crappetite
"SDI did not *cause* the fall of the Soviet Union, no single event was, but the escalation in defense spending -- that the US could afford and the USSR could not, did not help."

Except for the fact that we *couldn't* afford it then and *can't* afford it now.

SDI was not, and still is not, worth the cost. It had negligible, *if any*, effect on the Soviet Union's downfall.
Gorbachev was a thousand times more responsible for this progress than SDI. SDI was a bone tossed to big money arms interests, and one that Joe Six-Pack is STILL paying for.


"But thanks for the lesson in why we study history. In a cold war and escalating arms race, you are correct, the arms industry does stand to benefit at the expense of other industries."

Especially when we have built an entire economic system beholden to feeding a military industrial complex at the expense of middle-class and poor Americans. But to you, I guess thats a *good* thing... Too bad its doomed to spectacular failure, sooner rather than later...


"The soviet union was a bigger threat at the time. That's the way things go. The policies weren't the greatest, but they addressed the largest threat at the time."

If you think destroying fledgling democracy in the middle-east is the lesser evil, than you are a fool. Iran's big mistake was nationalizing their oil (you know, the people's resource, for the people of Iran)--big oil was about to lose big money. *That's* why we moved the CIA into action. More often then not, our actions in the world come down to money interests, not political ideology. If you can't see that, you are a dupe.
 
2004-06-23 02:18:43 AM
Personally, I would shiat my pants if Reagan were to replace that other guy.
 
2004-06-23 02:21:22 AM
Long Live FDR

 
2004-06-23 02:47:23 AM
Finally some sanity.
 
2004-06-23 02:49:55 AM
I don't know why they would want to remove FDR.... I don't particularily want to see it change, but let's get rid of Hamilton and Grant before FDR. sheesh.
 
2004-06-23 02:53:04 AM
"Twitch OSX
Are you calling Reagan a queen?"

That would be an insult to most, if not all queens.
The man can rot for all I care... there isn't anything called 'aids' nope, not here...
 
2004-06-23 02:57:52 AM
I dunno, I have no problem with Reagan on the $10. He probably accomplished more than Hamilton did. Hell, at least Reagan didn't die when he got shot.
 
2004-06-23 02:59:48 AM
The idea of Reagan on the $10 makes me physically ill.

Yet another reason to put Reagan on the $10 bill.

Long Live FDR

Actually, he died in 1945.
 
2004-06-23 03:00:31 AM
Taking Roosevelt off the dime would be a great way to show the United States regrets & rejects any and all blatantly racist episodes of its past. The man signed an executive order that locked up people for being japanese, for chrissakes.

Nancy's wrong on this one. Get the racist off the dime. Replace him with Grimace of the Hamburgler for all I care.
 
2004-06-23 03:04:14 AM
clearly come people haven't learned their lessons about not screwing with things.

Things that should be hard to mess with :

Money - they already put in god we trust on there, which was not there originally

Constitution - dont go and add amendments based on your belief system that others might not share.

Pledge of allegiance - see money.
 
2004-06-23 03:04:37 AM
mkfreeberg,

and put the bigot in his place? I think not.
 
2004-06-23 03:14:26 AM
Good, now we can all focus on carving his leering visage into Mt. Rushmore.

No, no, no...listen, all politics aside, people need to put this one to bed. There is simply not enough room to carve another statue into Mt. Rushmore.

Senator Johnson relied, in part, on Douglas A. Blankenship, a geomechanics consultant in Rapid City, S.D. When work began on Mount Rushmore in 1927 during the Coolidge administration, Gutzon Borglum, the monument's sculptor, had wanted to carve Jefferson to the left of Washington, Mr. Blankenship said.

But Mr. Borglum found the rock there too veined with cracks, said Mr. Blankenship, so Jefferson was carved to Washington's right, where the ground was more stable. Indeed, Mr. Borglum had to peel away nearly a half-million tons of crumbly granite to get to the more solid granite beneath.

What's more, there is not enough room to carve another 60-foot-tall, 30-foot-wide presidential head on either side. "Politics aside, this is the most asinine thing I've ever heard of," Mr. Blankenship said. "Do they want to put another head on Michelangelo's `David'?"


See? So, unless you want to blow up Jefferson...
 
2004-06-23 03:16:56 AM
Twitch OCX

Just tired of Americans talking about our president and past presidents evil pieces of shiat and burning in hell. Seriously, im glad to live in this country and get pissed off when I hear farkers talk about our president(s) as pieces of shiat. Very tired of it. Why do I join in on these flame wars?... because Im drunk.. but I know how I feel about things and fark them if they dont like our president. Sure we are a democracy, but we are nothing if we dont believe in our leaders. If there is no belief in that, then we are lost...Forever.


Jonnie Walker on the penny! Jim Beam on the dime! Jack Daniels on the quarter!

Seriously, when you get off the juice, think about what you said. Freedom, and along with it democracy, cannot exist when a society feels enslaved to its leaders. The same logic you are arguing was used to keep the blacks in submission during slavery...

/believes in his leaders; also believes in his chasers
 
2004-06-23 03:24:58 AM
They should put Reagan on the -$1 bill!
 
2004-06-23 03:26:45 AM
Reagan: toppling democratically elected governments in the name of democracy.

fark him.
 
2004-06-23 03:46:36 AM

ironic how we're puttin him on currency....
 
2004-06-23 03:47:32 AM
not my picture by the way... just somethin to think about
 
2004-06-23 03:50:29 AM
also not entirely reagan's fault... just his legacy... wow making myself look like an idiot here i know... hahahah
 
2004-06-23 04:39:34 AM
Anyway, I'm late to this but I say put Reagan on the twenty. I'm no huge fan of the Gipper but anyone is better than Trail of Tears Jackson.
 
2004-06-23 04:47:17 AM
Twitchosx, et al:

If you were still crapping your diapers when Reagan was President, SHUT THE fark UP. Go jerk off somewhere else and let people who know what they're talking about discuss this, pro or con.

At least modern day liberals don't spooge themselves talking about Kennedy like they knew him personally.

Alexander Hamilton proposed the federal bank. That's why THE FREAKING TREASURY'S on the back of the bill, not because it's another DC building with pretty Greek columns in front of it.

as for the guy asking wtf Salmon Chase was to get on the thousand, he was the Secretary of the Treasury who founded the Secret Service. The Treasury put him on a bill they knew most people would never see, so it's a symbolic measure.

Most liberals and Democrats don't want to see anyone displaced to put William Jefferson Clinton on currency, even if they loved him as a President. We're content to let history remember his achievements and his failures. He was human, and from what I hear, a lousy author. When his lawyers said "That depends on what your definition of 'is' is," we groaned. When Reagan said "Trees cause more pollution than [polluters]," your contemporaries back in the day wanked with glee.
 
2004-06-23 05:30:43 AM
A simple solution: just put Reagan, James Madison, and Teddy Roosevelt on the quarter, penny and $2. Those three already share presidents with different coins/bills: Washington (quarter, dollar bill), Lincoln (penny, $5), Jefferson (nickel, $2).

Such an easy solution. I should rule the world one day...
 
2004-06-23 05:32:06 AM
who is reagin?
 
2004-06-23 06:01:21 AM
Fark Regean.

/'nuff said
 
2004-06-23 07:19:34 AM
Reagan should be on the dime, and both sides should agree on this.

Thanks to Reaganomics, America experienced more bank closings than the Great Depression. To recoup the federally guaranteed losses, the feds had to sell bank assets at 10 cents on the dollar, with taxpayers eating the difference. In other words, Reagan's economic policies caused the value of one dollar's in assets to be reduced to 10 cents... A DIME!

Thus, the dime is the perfect symbol for Reagan's value to America!
 
2004-06-23 07:26:00 AM
I notice some Farkers advocating the return of the $500 bill and putting RR on it. I'm an American living in Europe, and I think a better idea would be to create a $200 bill. It would be a bit better considering the decrease in the relative value of money over the years, and it would stand a better chance of actually being used (unlike the $1 coin).

As far as putting RR on it, I couldn't care less. Put Warren Harding or James K. Polk on it for all I care. I think both Democrats AND Republicans suck.
 
2004-06-23 07:38:58 AM
uclajd, you may want to keep this in mind.

4/1/87
A White House official admits that President Reagan has never discussed AIDS with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and has yet to read Koop's six-month--old report, which predicted 180,000 deaths from the disease by 1991.


Compassion was dead in the White House in January of 1980. And it's been dead in the hearts of Republicans ever since.
 
2004-06-23 07:41:30 AM
Sure, slap his mug on a .10 or a $10. What better way to show what he or any other dead politician was really about?
 
2004-06-23 07:52:04 AM
Where did this myth come from that Ronnie was such a popular president? When he left office he had a 53% approval rating. Bill Clinton not only had 55% approval when he left office, but also had a higher approval average over the course of his 2 terms.

I guess it's that "liberal media" trying to re-write history again.
 
2004-06-23 08:01:23 AM
BTW - reagan did receive the most votes for President ever in the 1984 "landslide."
Who received the second highest vote total you ask?
Al Gore in 2000.
 
2004-06-23 08:38:13 AM
"Fark Regean."
______________

I'm wit yoo, pal! Fark edjumacation too!11!
 
2004-06-23 08:45:25 AM
I've got a question for all of you St. Reagan fans out there who want him on the $10 or the $20. How does your hero stand up against Teddy Roosevelt's history and legacy? TR was a republican too. He's not on any currency. How come you GOP goose-steppers aren't crying and whining for TR to be put on any currency either? My view personally, would be to put Harding and Hoover on the $10 and $20. After all, they were "great" republican presidents just St. Reagan.
 
2004-06-23 08:47:39 AM
The guy is already burning in hell. Can't we just leave it at that?
 
2004-06-23 08:48:25 AM
Compassion was dead in the White House in January of 1980. And it's been dead in the hearts of Republicans ever since.

Beemer you lamer, Reagan spent $5.7 billion on AIDS/HIV. End of story.


Yeah, and Bush's $3B pledge to African AIDS - more than all other countries combbined - doesn't show any compasssion. Why else would they do it? Conservatives don't get any credit when they are compassionate, so it must be for moral reasons rather than politics! Show me one of you jackass libs who has given GWB one scintilla of credit for his AIDS relief package.
 
2004-06-23 08:48:30 AM
He's dead, fark him...
 
2004-06-23 08:50:56 AM
Reagan: toppling democratically elected governments in the name of democracy.

Uh, which governments were those? Nicaragua? East Germany? Poland? Afghanistan?

Dumbarse.
 
2004-06-23 09:14:12 AM
I agree, he's dead. Leave him that way
 
2004-06-23 09:15:32 AM
 
2004-06-23 09:19:42 AM
uclajd:

Uh, which governments were those?

Nicaragua's government was democratically elected, but it was up to Reagan's illegal funding of the Contras to bring them OMG FREEEEDOM.

And, on a side note, he was totally cool with sending aid to Guatemala while they commited genocide on the Mayans. He was pretty soft on terrorism, when you think about it -- funded Al Qaeda, sent Rumsfeld in to congratulate Saddam Hussein after the gassing of Halabja, sold weapons to a sworn enemy of the U.S. and used the money to fund an illegal overthrow of Nicaragua.
 
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