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(Talking Points Memo)   9 possible faces for the $1T coin. Can you do better than Sandra Fluke? Yes, she made the list too   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 146
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2013-01-08 07:31:03 AM
A $1T coin to avoid the debt ceiling shenaniganery?

i1.kym-cdn.com

/and for those of you who are about to go HURR HYPERINFLATION, read the link in TFA
 
2013-01-08 07:43:25 AM
Given the fact that I'll never see one, I'm having a hard time caring about this.
 
2013-01-08 07:47:01 AM
Most of those people are alive. Is that legal?

If it's technically a commemorative coin, I guess maybe it is. Link
 
2013-01-08 07:51:17 AM
Maximum Trolling: Emilio Mwai Kibaki
 
2013-01-08 07:54:40 AM
They're all trolling, to at least some degree.
 
2013-01-08 07:55:02 AM
Jed Bartlett.
 
2013-01-08 07:56:00 AM

TheSopwithTurtle: Jed Bartlett.


I'm done with that
 
2013-01-08 07:56:03 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: Maximum Trolling: Emilio Mwai Kibaki


I was going to suggest Malcolm X, but damn, that's good. You win, sir.
 
2013-01-08 07:57:18 AM

Alphax: They're all trolling, to at least some degree.


Well, minting the coin, or a legitimate threat to do so, would constitute a fine counter-troll to all of the unnecessary drama we've been hearing about the debt ceiling.
 
2013-01-08 07:57:24 AM

somedude210: I'm done down with that


FTFM

too early
 
2013-01-08 07:59:14 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

How about Norman Borlaug, sure he has nothing much to do with politics or economics directly, he is however likely the greatest human being to ever live.
 
2013-01-08 07:59:45 AM
If I was a Bond villain, I would definitely try to steal this. All the gold in Fort Knox is worth 250 billion roughly, so this coin would be worth all of the gold in it, times 4. That is a pretty awesome coin.
nativevotewa.files.wordpress.com
/The Simpsons already did it anyways
 
2013-01-08 08:00:26 AM
Just make sure you keep that coin away from Fidel Castro.

/not obscure obviously
 
2013-01-08 08:00:43 AM
KONY 2013
 
2013-01-08 08:07:19 AM
Ayn Rand.
 
2013-01-08 08:07:54 AM
Paul Krugman???? LMAO....what a clown
 
2013-01-08 08:10:13 AM
I know it's fun to discuss hypotheticals, but honestly if this became a necessity then there is a MUCH easier solution that would have an identical effect: get Ben Bernanke to announce that the Fed is giving back a significant portion of their Treasury holdings without asking to be reimbursed for them. Considering the whole defense of the coin is that the value of the coin would be so great as to be functionally useless, the result of such a move would only differ on paper.

It's stupid we even have to have this discussion though. The fact that the news media has decided that this sort of political hostage taking of the debt ceiling is normal/reasonable blows my mind.
 
2013-01-08 08:10:14 AM

ordinarysteve: /The Simpsons already did it anyways


They did, and along that lines the REAL question is who will own such a valuable coin, and I'd like to suggest that I do.
 
2013-01-08 08:11:23 AM
The Biden coin needs to have identical sides. Both, just Biden's smiling face.

And while we are in the fantasy land of government actions, we'll let him walk around carrying it on his person (you know. walking around money) so he can do awesome things like this:

"Tell ya what sport, I'll flip ya for it I got heads
.. ok, lets do this.
*flip*
Oh! Better luck next time tiger."
 
2013-01-08 08:12:53 AM
Guy Fawkes mask
 
2013-01-08 08:13:05 AM

As far as lists on the internet go, that wasn't too bad.

Other trolling options could be Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises or Friedrich Hayek.

Or...

RON PAUL!!!
 
2013-01-08 08:14:46 AM
Put Obama's Birth Certificate on it. Maximum trolling!
 
2013-01-08 08:14:59 AM

nekom: ordinarysteve: /The Simpsons already did it anyways

They did, and along that lines the REAL question is who will own such a valuable coin, and I'd like to suggest that I do.


Sorry but I already called dibs.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
I propose this ballin' eagle be on one side of the coin.
 
2013-01-08 08:16:59 AM
asia-business.biz
I thought the coin had already been minted.
 
2013-01-08 08:18:55 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-08 08:21:30 AM
Saul Alinsky
 
2013-01-08 08:21:58 AM
Make 17 coins and give them to China.

/INSTANT SURPLUS
 
2013-01-08 08:22:26 AM

Maturin: [asia-business.biz image 200x200]
I thought the coin had already been minted.


Why not something its owners may like?

dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-01-08 08:22:39 AM

Maturin: I thought the coin had already been minted.


Purely out of curiousity, is your handle a reference to Stephen Maturin?
 
2013-01-08 08:23:37 AM
Kirk Johnson
 
2013-01-08 08:23:43 AM

ordinarysteve: If I was a Bond villain, I would definitely try to steal this. All the gold in Fort Knox is worth 250 billion roughly, so this coin would be worth all of the gold in it, times 4. That is a pretty awesome coin.
[nativevotewa.files.wordpress.com image 320x241]
/The Simpsons already did it anyways


This coin would be worthless if stolen, even if it was created. It is not like you could go into the local kwik-e-mart and get ~$1 trillion in change buying some expired meat using the coin.
 
2013-01-08 08:24:14 AM
I'm put in mind of the hundred million pound notes of the Bank Of England.
They're perfectly boring pieces of paper. Nothing special. Just IOU's.

So, the trillion dollar coin? Use a worn out quarter die, scratch out "quarter" and etch in "trillion" then stamp out coins in plutonium. Since that's a restricted material yada yada I'm not really awake.
 
2013-01-08 08:25:38 AM

xria: ordinarysteve: If I was a Bond villain, I would definitely try to steal this. All the gold in Fort Knox is worth 250 billion roughly, so this coin would be worth all of the gold in it, times 4. That is a pretty awesome coin.
[nativevotewa.files.wordpress.com image 320x241]
/The Simpsons already did it anyways

This coin would be worthless if stolen, even if it was created. It is not like you could go into the local kwik-e-mart and get ~$1 trillion in change buying some expired meat using the coin.


I was thinking about trying to sell it to the guys on Pawn stars.
 
2013-01-08 08:25:45 AM
For maximum trolling of the Tea "we aint racists" Party, put Rosa Parks on it with the inscription "Who's driving the bus now, crackers?"
 
2013-01-08 08:27:02 AM
Has anyone in the administration even MENTIONED this as a possibility? This has come up at work like four times yesterday which means Rush or Michael Berry is pushing this. Is there anyone NOT on the right talking about this?
 
2013-01-08 08:29:13 AM

giftedmadness: Paul Krugman???? LMAO....what a clown


Krugman would be on a $4 trillion coin.
 
2013-01-08 08:29:41 AM

ordinarysteve: xria: ordinarysteve: If I was a Bond villain, I would definitely try to steal this. All the gold in Fort Knox is worth 250 billion roughly, so this coin would be worth all of the gold in it, times 4. That is a pretty awesome coin.
[nativevotewa.files.wordpress.com image 320x241]
/The Simpsons already did it anyways

This coin would be worthless if stolen, even if it was created. It is not like you could go into the local kwik-e-mart and get ~$1 trillion in change buying some expired meat using the coin.

I was thinking about trying to sell it to the guys on Pawn stars.


"I'm going to have a buddy who knows about $1 trillion coins come down and take a look at this to tell me how much it's worth."
 
2013-01-08 08:29:55 AM
Mint the coin. Don't give these morons a single inch. Congress paying the bills it racked up is not a negotiating point. If the hammer doesn't fall now we are going to go through this crap every time we hit the debt ceiling.
 
2013-01-08 08:30:42 AM

ordinarysteve: xria: ordinarysteve: If I was a Bond villain, I would definitely try to steal this. All the gold in Fort Knox is worth 250 billion roughly, so this coin would be worth all of the gold in it, times 4. That is a pretty awesome coin.
[nativevotewa.files.wordpress.com image 320x241]
/The Simpsons already did it anyways

This coin would be worthless if stolen, even if it was created. It is not like you could go into the local kwik-e-mart and get ~$1 trillion in change buying some expired meat using the coin.

I was thinking about trying to sell it to the guys on Pawn stars.


Well, sure it's worth a trillion, but I'm gonna have to build a display case and then it's just gonna sit there...pretty specialized market...I just dunno. Tell you what, I'll go $75.
 
2013-01-08 08:34:32 AM

EngineerAU: For maximum trolling of the Tea "we aint racists" Party, put Rosa Parks on it with the inscription "Who's driving the bus now, crackers?"


It would be even funnier to present this as the design and get the GOP to vote against it:

gothamist.com
 
2013-01-08 08:35:40 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Has anyone in the administration even MENTIONED this as a possibility? This has come up at work like four times yesterday which means Rush or Michael Berry is pushing this. Is there anyone NOT on the right talking about this?


Twitter blew up a couple days ago with mostly liberals saying Obama should do it to destroy Congressional Republicans' ability to use the debt ceiling as leverage in the negotiation in two months. No one in the administration has suggested it; they've only sent trial balloons on a "14th Amendment Option", though they publicly said they don't support it.

It's a really silly idea, but I have to admit the "Trollbama superglues one to the Capitol steps" idea would be so hilarious it would almost be worth it.
 
2013-01-08 08:35:47 AM
Maximum trolling would be Ron Paul.
 
paj
2013-01-08 08:35:53 AM
For maximum trolling, put a picture of Tank Man on the coin and publicly give it to the Chinese.
 
2013-01-08 08:37:28 AM
Ronald Reagan

Doesn't need to be on a coin. His face is already on the Ronald W. Reagan National Debt.
 
2013-01-08 08:40:15 AM
I found a good design for the reverse:

sandiegofreepress.org
 
2013-01-08 08:40:21 AM

giftedmadness: Paul Krugman???? LMAO....what a clown


ooh, you showed him!
 
2013-01-08 08:41:15 AM

FlashHarry: giftedmadness: Paul Krugman???? LMAO....what a clown

ooh, you showed him!


I bet he cries himself to sleep next to his nobel prize
 
2013-01-08 08:43:55 AM
Heck, if they are going to do this, make a statement with the coins. The 'coin' needs to be shaped like the pyramid on the dollar bill and have sides at least 10 feet long. Pack it with some electronics like an atomic clock and a 100 year RTG for self power. Make it a big deal, then put it in display somewhere and show it off.

If you are going to troll with a $1T 'coin', go for the max.
 
2013-01-08 08:44:55 AM

xanadian: A $1T coin to avoid the debt ceiling shenaniganery?

[i1.kym-cdn.com image 400x300]

/and for those of you who are about to go HURR HYPERINFLATION, read the link in TFA


Mmm yes. why not make a piece of Obamas s*it worth 50 trillion?

All our problems would solved.
 
2013-01-08 08:50:12 AM
would they actually have to make the coin or would just saying they made it be good enough?
 
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