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Put Teddy Roosevelt on the $20, not Harriet Tubman

No more politically correct currency. We’ve already had Susan B Anthony and Sacagawea dollars. Maybe the reason why dollar coins refuse to catch on is because no one likes looking at them?

Teddy Roosevelt was a great president and never honored with his portrait on any paper currency.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

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  1. Teddy would be a great choice. Also what about Mark Twain or Thomas Edison, the quintessential Americans (along with Teddy)? Nikola Tesla? James Watson (after he dies)? Thomas Edison? Jonas Salk? If you want a woman, I would go with Marilyn Monroe or Katharine Hepburn… If you want someone gay, go with Andy Warhol… if black, Frederick Douglas or Muhammed Ali


    April 21, 2016 at 11:05 am

    • Mark Twain is a great idea!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 21, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • Mark Twain said some pretty anti-pc things about religion though. It was published after he died in an essay called Letters from Earth if I remember right. Once people read that he is in trouble.

        What is Man is another essay a lot of people aren’t going to like.

        The Turning Point of my Life is a good essay about how is life unfolded unplanned.


        April 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    • # 1. Senator Joseph McCarthy

      If you must move into the realm of race/gender/ethnicity you have:

      Woman: Audrey Shuey
      Black: George Schuyler
      Queer: Roy Cohn

      Lewis Medlock

      April 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    • I’m outraged that they didn’t decide to put Amy Schumer on the twenty dollar bill.


      Steve Johnson

      April 21, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    • Mark Twain and/or Thomas Edison would be fine, but I think such figures should stick to coins. Bills should feature great Presidents and Founding Fathers.

      BTW, if the Treasury Department wants to save money, instead of continuing to try to force dollar coins (which no one wants) on us, they should just stop making pennies.


      April 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

  2. Dollar coins didn’t catch on because it was to similar in size to a quarter.


    April 21, 2016 at 11:13 am

    • It’s a shame, the thing I like about the Euro coins and Swedish Korna is that you can actually buy things with them! When was the last time anyone bought anything with change alone?


      April 21, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      • Coins are crap money. Bills don’t rattle or weigh you down. The only reason for coins is that they last longer and are cheaper to make once you include the cost of anti-counterfeiting techniques. America isn’t a crap country with poor public services like Europe, so we deserve more paper money. End dollar coins.


        April 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      • Europe has poor public services? A retarded immigration policy maybe….


        April 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      • I agree that I don’t like coins. But it’s clearly a cultural thing and ours is an objectively inferior culture because of the benefits of coins that you mentioned.

        I have no idea what you’re referring to when you’re saying that Europe has poor public services compared to the US.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        April 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      • I used to be for dollar coins and 2 dollar coins, but now I am not so sure.

        We should get rid of the penny first of all. We can either have things divisible by 5 or 10, meaning the smallest coin would be either a nickel or dime.

        I like the it being a dime since a dime is roughly what a penny was worth in the 50’s. Did we have a 1/10 of a penny coin in 1955?

        Coins would be 10 cents, 20 and 50. That’s it.

        We would also use the 2 dollar bill more.


        April 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      • America is a crap country.

        Public services in greater America will eventually become that of NYC’s, where blacks and other racial minorities will service you at the emergency room or when applying for a license.


        April 21, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      • Dollar coins are good for vending machines. We are going to be getting more vending machines and kiosks now that CA and NY have raised their minimum wages.


        April 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      • I buy stuff with coins all alone fairly frequently just to get rid of the coins, because I hate carrying them. Makes me go get coffee more often than I otherwise would, just to unload coins.


        April 22, 2016 at 9:01 am

  3. He’s on Mt Rushmore.

    OT – Trump has come out pro tranny. Good or bad?


    April 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

    • And continues to admit he won’t really deport illegal immigrants.


      April 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    • Good. Trump must have been reading the comments on Lion’s blog and seen me suggest that he should reach out to trans men, who would be receptive to his message of strength and courage because of all the testosterone they’re injecting.

      Horace Pinker

      April 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    • I think it’s good, given the states that are left. He wasn’t strongly pro tranny. When he’s president he can be honest about it.


      April 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    • Re-establishing himself as the pro-gay Republican will win Trump a few votes in November without losing any in swing states. (He may soften his winning margin in Utah or Alabama, but he’s winning easily there anyway.)

      And it will gain Trump about 20 delegates in California where heavily blue districts have gay-dominated local county Republican parties.


      April 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm

  4. Sacagawea is actually kind of cool. Bad-ass chick walked across the continent while breastfeeding and doing a job. Tubman and Anthony, on the other hand, are just pure annoying P.C.


    April 21, 2016 at 11:54 am

    • Something most people don’t know. The Lewis and Clark expedition hired a French trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau as a guide and interpreter. Sacagawea only went with them because she was married to him.


      April 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      • I didn’t know that and had bought the propaganda that she was the interpreter, but it’s still not annoying and I’d be fine with her on a note or coin. “Tough mom goes on big business trip with husband” is about the least annoying P.C. figurehead I can think of.


        April 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    • She walked around while caring for a baby and obeying men.

      So, pretty much what millions of other nomadic women did throughout history…


      April 22, 2016 at 9:03 am

  5. I expect defacing of currency to increase.


    April 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    • Drawing a mustache or glasses or a joint on Tubman’s face will be a federal offense.


      April 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  6. What about King George III? The USA wouldn’t be a country if it hadn’t have been for him!

    Graf von Jung

    April 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  7. Dollar coins have featured former presidents since 2007. The current version features Ford.


    April 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  8. The GOP will never forgive Teddy Roosevelt for splitting the party in the 1912 presidential election, thereby giving the Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, an easy victory.

    Mark Caplan

    April 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    • The modern GOP should love him for that, since they’ve been throwing elections to the Democrats on a regular basis since 1992.


      April 22, 2016 at 9:04 am

  9. Perhaps Prince’s portrait can go on a $3 bill.

    Lewis Medlock

    April 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  10. A country (especially a relatively young one) needs symbols, even myths to keep its identity strong. This is literally a matter of life and death as there were countries (mostly artificial countries created out of former colonies) whose armies fell apart after they were invaded.

    I would actually favor having only Founding Fathers on paper currency. Once you allow others, opportunities for lobbying are unlimited. This is one of those situations where the slippery slope argument is valid.


    April 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    • As we progress into a brave new world of legalized pedophilia and child sex changes, when is the slippery slope not valid?

      Professional Pleb

      April 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm

  11. I was going to point out that at least Tubman got the freed slaves out of the country and made them someone else’s problem. Looking the wikipedia article that may not be true. But I did learn that white quaker Levi Coffin (who I have never heard of) helped free 2000 slaves to Tubman’s 70.

    Lloyd Llewellyn

    April 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    • Let’s see, Tubman made shit up, wiki makes shit up, so the wiki article about Tubman is “made up shit” squared…


      April 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

  12. Huge TR fan here. The $20 is the best place for Teddy, because that’s the street he lived on.


    April 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  13. How about some recognition for the American scientists, doctors, and engineers who have made our lives so much better over the past 200 years? Our un-appreciation is appalling.

    April 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  14. If Harriet Tubman makes it onto the dollar bill then decades of rap lyrics about dead presidents will no longer make any sense. I can’t approve of this brazen attempt to destroy our African American culture.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    April 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm

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