Archive for January 4th, 2013

Funny because it is true

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Funny because it is true

Click through for a larger version to see why it’s funny.

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Holy Shi… Look who might have solved the phoney debt ceiling “crisis”

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Holy Shi…  Look who might have solved the phoney debt ceiling “crisis”

Michael Castle: Unsuspecting godfather of the $1 trillion coin solution

The story starts in 1995, when Rep. Michael Castle, then the Republican at-large representative for Delaware, took over as head of the House Financial Services subcommittee on domestic and international monetary policy. Issues of coinage were part of that subcommittee’s jurisdiction, and so Castle — who tells me that he personally has never collected coins or previously hadn’t had much interest in coin issues — started working with coin collectors and others to draft legislation on the topic.

Castle’s biggest accomplishment in the role was the 50-state quarter program, which involved issuing 50 differently designed quarters in the order the states were admitted to the Union (it isn’t a coincidence that Castle’s home state of Delaware was the first admitted). But he also drafted a bill, the Commemorative Coin Authorization and Reform Act of 1995, that included this provision:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Treasury may mint and issue platinum coins in such quantity and of such variety as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.

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Friday Open Thread [1.4.13]

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“It’s a little bit like being the head caretaker of the cemetery. There are a lot of people under you, but nobody listens.” — Rep. Hal Rodgers (R-KY), quoted by the New York Times, describing House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership.

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Oh Joe.

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This video captures all aspects of the Schmoozer in Chief. Sometimes he is funny. Sometimes he is charming. And then there are sometimes he is a little creepy.

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My Advice To Dems: Ignore Republicans

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Republicans are in tough guy mode.  Lots of chest thumping and trash talk going on as they, once again, thrust the debt ceiling onto center stage.  The howling is quite intense, and, as usual, our awesome media will latch onto the hysterics with a passion that would make a Twilight fan blush.  My advice to Dems… Ignore it.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.4.13]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.4.13]

Kelly’s Logan House bar and restaurant in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington. Who was this establishment named for?

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The Trillion dollar Reagan “Super Freedom” Coin – Sign the Petition

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It really is the most sensible – and legal! – way out of the debt ceiling nonsense. Sign the petition. Atrios added that putting Reagan on it would be a hoot.  I whole heartedly agree.

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Tweet of the Day

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Some people say we should eat vegetables, some say we should eat broken glass. Democrats believe in a balanced diet of veggies and glass. — @drgrist via TweetDeck via dkos

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