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2013-02-20 08:26:45 AM
Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!
 
2013-02-20 08:29:17 AM

roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!


He's on the $5 you know. He's pretty well represented in currency.
 
2013-02-20 08:31:14 AM

nekom: roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!

He's on the $5 you know. He's pretty well represented in currency.


And as i remember it, nearly 1/2 the country doesn't really like Lincoln, so i don't know what they're complaining about.
 
2013-02-20 08:33:53 AM

nekom: roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!

He's on the $5 you know. He's pretty well represented in currency.


One step at a time, don't jump the gun yet. A slippery slope starts with the first push.
 
2013-02-20 08:38:38 AM
HE OBJECTS TO THE COIN BECAUSE IT SAYS ONE NATION UNDER GOD

ALSO HE WANTS TO WHITEWASH HISTORY OF LINCONL WHO WAS A GREAT GOP AND PROVED REPUBLICANS (NOT REUBLICANT'S HA HA HA) ARE NOT THE RACIST ONES BUT DIM-O-CRATS ARE.

STUDY IT OUT
 
2013-02-20 08:38:41 AM

roadkillontheweb: nekom: roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!

He's on the $5 you know. He's pretty well represented in currency.

One step at a time, don't jump the gun yet. A slippery slope starts with the first push.


Jump the gun or you won't make it to curtain call. Exit stage right.

/too soon?
 
2013-02-20 08:38:48 AM
This would have been modestly funny if it said "Obama wants less change." Then it would at least be a legit pun. As it is, "change" in the sense of "transformation or metamorphosis" isn't something you "get rid of." So it really doesn't work very well as a pun.
 
2013-02-20 08:40:50 AM

mittromneysdog: This would have been modestly funny if it said "Obama wants less change." Then it would at least be a legit pun. As it is, "change" in the sense of "transformation or metamorphosis" isn't something you "get rid of." So it really doesn't work very well as a pun.


Jesus, no wonder you had to ride on the roof.
 
2013-02-20 08:42:36 AM
If we don't get the budget back on track, our currency will become worthless no matter what happens to the penny.

/too much effort to solve the symptoms of a bigger problem.
 
2013-02-20 08:45:27 AM
Next he's comin for ur bronzed baby shoes, study it out.
 
2013-02-20 08:45:35 AM

BarrRepublican: mittromneysdog: This would have been modestly funny if it said "Obama wants less change." Then it would at least be a legit pun. As it is, "change" in the sense of "transformation or metamorphosis" isn't something you "get rid of." So it really doesn't work very well as a pun.

Jesus, no wonder you had to ride on the roof.


If my dog could analyze a pun that way, I might not like having a beer with him. But I would not make him ride on the roof.
 
2013-02-20 08:46:08 AM
Be warned. We in Canada got rid of our penny earlier this month and it's been a nonstop bloodbath every since. Moose rampaging through the streets, mobs pelting Parliament Hill with timbits...just anarchy everywhere.
 
2013-02-20 08:52:28 AM
And the biggest opponents of getting rid of the penny are the zinc industry and Coinstar.  They have a pro-penny advocacy group in DC, although Colbert didn't mention if the group has any real leverage.
 
2013-02-20 08:53:16 AM
Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins
 
2013-02-20 08:54:52 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Be warned. We in Canada got rid of our penny earlier this month and it's been a nonstop bloodbath every since. Moose rampaging through the streets, mobs pelting Parliament Hill with timbits...just anarchy everywhere.


Don't forget the nation wide poutine shortage. And bagged milk is now being rationed in Toronto.
 
2013-02-20 09:00:04 AM
I thought we switched the whole thing over to the debit card system.  Certainly nobody I know uses cash for anything anymore.
 
2013-02-20 09:02:43 AM

Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins


As badly as people would biatch about it, I wish this would happen.
 
2013-02-20 09:02:58 AM

Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins


This.
 
2013-02-20 09:05:51 AM

BarrRepublican: HE OBJECTS TO THE COIN BECAUSE IT SAYS ONE NATION UNDER GOD

ALSO HE WANTS TO WHITEWASH HISTORY OF LINCONL WHO WAS A GREAT GOP AND PROVED REPUBLICANS (NOT REUBLICANT'S HA HA HA) ARE NOT THE RACIST ONES BUT DIM-O-CRATS ARE.

STUDY IT OUT


snert
/+1 funny
 
2013-02-20 09:16:37 AM
Just change the wording on the pennies, One Dollar instead of One Cent. Problem solved.
 
2013-02-20 09:20:58 AM
The quickest way to get rid of the penny is for Obama to say he wants more of them.
 
2013-02-20 09:24:47 AM

b0rg9: The quickest way to get rid of the penny is for Obama to say he wants more of them.


Actually... this could work.
 
2013-02-20 09:29:13 AM

Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins


Canada managed it just fine, and as an added bonus has the best informal names for the coins- the Loony ($1) and the Dubloony ($2).  Still have a couple of them laying around from when I lived there.

What they need to do is to say that Reagan's face will be on the $1.  The only way it wouldn't pass is if the YES button was covered in so much drool they couldn't manage to punch it.
 
2013-02-20 09:30:57 AM

Glockenspiel Hero: Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins

Canada managed it just fine, and as an added bonus has the best informal names for the coins- the Loony ($1) and the Dubloony ($2).  Still have a couple of them laying around from when I lived there.

What they need to do is to say that Reagan's face will be on the $1.  The only way it wouldn't pass is if the YES button was covered in so much drool they couldn't manage to punch it.


*aghast face* Twoonie, please.
 
2013-02-20 09:42:14 AM
This should have been done over 20 years ago.  Today, you should be eliminating the nickle and the quarter.  Just keeping the  dime and a 50 cent piece.  Also, the paper dollar should be eliminated.
 
2013-02-20 09:42:51 AM
Canada ditched their penny and still seems to be functioning.
 
2013-02-20 09:56:07 AM

Glockenspiel Hero: Canada managed it just fine, and as an added bonus has the best informal names for the coins- the Loony ($1) and the Dubloony ($2).


media.steampowered.com
 
2013-02-20 09:59:54 AM
Technically (and isn't that the best kind of being right?), we don't have a penny. We have a cent.
 
2013-02-20 10:00:00 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Be warned. We in Canada got rid of our penny earlier this month and it's been a nonstop bloodbath every since. Moose rampaging through the streets, mobs pelting Parliament Hill with timbits...just anarchy everywhere.


But don't you guys have coins up to like the $100 range? All I remember is being in Windsor and having to tighten my belt.
 
2013-02-20 10:00:51 AM
DO IT!!
 
2013-02-20 10:08:24 AM

Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins


Dollar COINS?!  What are we supposed to do at a strip club with those, make it hail?
 
2013-02-20 10:13:44 AM

monoski: Canada ditched their penny and still seems to be functioning.


Canada was also over 20 years too late in doing this.
 
2013-02-20 10:16:57 AM

willicus: Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins

Dollar COINS?!  What are we supposed to do at a strip club with those, make it hail?


Long time ago, I was at a peeler bar in Calgary and the women would stick photos to their body and if you knocked off the photo with a dollar coin (looney), you got the photo.  Every once and a awhile a stripper would get hit in the head but they would just wince and gesture that it was OK to continue.

At the end of the song, the DJ would sweep up all the looneys (maybe a hundred bucks worth).  A guy went around making change for the customers around the stage.

I shiat you not.
 
2013-02-20 10:41:44 AM

mrshowrules: monoski: Canada ditched their penny and still seems to be functioning.

Canada was also over 20 years too late in doing this.


How much longer do you think it will take the US to get this done? I have already seen coin collectors are up in arms about this and their complaints are being funded by CoinStar
 
2013-02-20 10:42:53 AM

mrshowrules: willicus: Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins

Dollar COINS?!  What are we supposed to do at a strip club with those, make it hail?

Long time ago, I was at a peeler bar in Calgary and the women would stick photos to their body and if you knocked off the photo with a dollar coin (looney), you got the photo.  Every once and a awhile a stripper would get hit in the head but they would just wince and gesture that it was OK to continue.

At the end of the song, the DJ would sweep up all the looneys (maybe a hundred bucks worth).  A guy went around making change for the customers around the stage.

I shiat you not.


That's the funniest damn thing I've read today.
 
2013-02-20 10:45:11 AM

Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins


Yup.  Both of these need to happen (alternatively, you could convert the penny to a composition that costs less than one cent to make).  These are examples of good places to cut government spending (as opposed to cutting funding for roads or schools or for Medicare).  The one and two dollar bills need to stop being made.  Coins cost more to produce but last twenty times as long.  Heck, there are so many dollar coins in storage that the short-term savings would be very large.
 
2013-02-20 10:46:25 AM
Is this the topic where people pretend the only value of currency is in the materials/manufacturing to produce it.
?
 
2013-02-20 10:47:35 AM

roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!


The penny is the only brown coin.

/especially if they're ass-pennies
 
2013-02-20 10:48:59 AM

monoski: mrshowrules: monoski: Canada ditched their penny and still seems to be functioning.

Canada was also over 20 years too late in doing this.

How much longer do you think it will take the US to get this done? I have already seen coin collectors are up in arms about this and their complaints are being funded by CoinStar


The zinc lobby is leading the charge.  The only group with the bucks to fight it.  I still don't understand why the US hasn't officially converted to metric.   You have about 30% of your population which will prevent you from doing anything intelligent.
 
2013-02-20 10:49:55 AM

willicus: Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins

Dollar COINS?!  What are we supposed to do at a strip club with those, make it hail?


stick them in the coin slot
 
2013-02-20 10:50:11 AM

VvonderJesus: Just change the wording on the pennies, One Dollar instead of One Cent. Problem solved.


Holy crap. That is actually a brilliant idea. The penny is the new dollar coin. I don't see a downside to this.
 
2013-02-20 10:54:58 AM

Spaced Lion: Glockenspiel Hero: Canada managed it just fine, and as an added bonus has the best informal names for the coins- the Loony ($1) and the Dubloony ($2).

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Heh- amusingly I wasn't trolling.  I was living in Canada when they introduced the coin and everyone I knew referred to it as the Dubloonie, but I moved right after that.  Obviously the name changed somewhere along the line

/Thinks Dubloonie is cooler anyway.
 
2013-02-20 11:05:32 AM

Tax Boy: roadkillontheweb: Wasn't Lincoln a white guy?
just sayin!

The penny is the only brown coin.

/especially if they're ass-pennies


And they're ALL ass-pennies.
 
2013-02-20 11:19:45 AM

Glockenspiel Hero: Spaced Lion: Glockenspiel Hero: Canada managed it just fine, and as an added bonus has the best informal names for the coins- the Loony ($1) and the Dubloony ($2).

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Heh- amusingly I wasn't trolling.  I was living in Canada when they introduced the coin and everyone I knew referred to it as the Dubloonie, but I moved right after that.  Obviously the name changed somewhere along the line

/Thinks Dubloonie is cooler anyway.


I advocated for the Dubloonie.  The "twoney" just seemed lame but there you have it.  It French we call the quarter "Trente-sous" which means 30 cents.  Go figure.
 
2013-02-20 11:33:42 AM

Leader O'Cola: Is this the topic where people pretend the only value of currency is in the materials/manufacturing to produce it.
?


Sure. You throw out a coin after you've used it once, don't you? I know I do.
 
2013-02-20 12:03:39 PM

BMulligan: Leader O'Cola: Is this the topic where people pretend the only value of currency is in the materials/manufacturing to produce it.
?

Sure. You throw out a coin after you've used it once, don't you? I know I do.


It's like in video games where you just paid a guy 1,500 in gold coins for equipment and then you go to pickpocket him to get your money back and he's only got 400 on him. Those coins got used once and then evaporated.
 
2013-02-20 12:23:12 PM

mrshowrules: willicus: Lost Thought 00: Drop the penny, switch completely to dollar coins

Dollar COINS?!  What are we supposed to do at a strip club with those, make it hail?

Long time ago, I was at a peeler bar in Calgary and the women would stick photos to their body and if you knocked off the photo with a dollar coin (looney), you got the photo.  Every once and a awhile a stripper would get hit in the head but they would just wince and gesture that it was OK to continue.

At the end of the song, the DJ would sweep up all the looneys (maybe a hundred bucks worth).  A guy went around making change for the customers around the stage.

I shiat you not.


Mr. Co-Pirate says it's called the Calgary Coin Toss.
 
2013-02-20 01:09:07 PM

mittromneysdog: This would have been modestly funny if it said "Obama wants less change." Then it would at least be a legit pun. As it is, "change" in the sense of "transformation or metamorphosis" isn't something you "get rid of." So it really doesn't work very well as a pun.


I think it would've been funnier if the headline went: "Obama hopes to get rid of change."
 
2013-02-20 01:55:11 PM
Oh how I wish they would get rid of the penny.  They can get rid of the nickel too, as far as I'm concerned.  If they got rid of both, I can't imagine it would possibly mean more than about $5 a year difference in either direction.
 
2013-02-20 04:34:37 PM

mrshowrules: This should have been done over 20 years ago.  Today, you should be eliminating the nickle and the quarter.  Just keeping the  dime and a 50 cent piece.   Also, the paper dollar should be eliminated.


Given that a One-Dollar Bill today (2012) is worth less than a Quarter from my early childhood, I would agree with your proposal....
 
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