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Oh my, the vapors over Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Against my better angels, I took a tour of the Internet fever swamps to see how the denizens thereof are taking the news. True to form, they did not disappoint.

What strikes me in some of their ridiculous reactions is that our currency used to be a lot more interesting than a collection of dead presidents (plus Ben Franklin) in the first place.

We have had Native Americans:

We have even had pagan gods!

Can you imagine the conniptions that would result from proposing to put a pagan god on US currency today?

Great Moments In Presidential Hairstyles

Update on Sanders' Vatican lodging, for those concerned..

As you may know, Francis doesn't use the traditional papal apartment suite, so he's letting Bernie crash there.

It's Pope-BNB - just like Uber, which Bernie adores because they secretly use the identities of all of the Uber drivers' iPhones to donate exactly $27 dollars from each weekly.

Joe Biden - Must Have Used Bernie's Subway Tokens...

At the time, Katie's Restaurant had been closed for 15 years.


News Journal feature writer Ryan Cormier blogged the next day that the Katie's mention caught him and food writer Patricia Talorico off guard. He said she checked "and realized Biden was referring to the long-closed Katie's Italian restaurant," two blocks from Union at Sixth and Scott streets.

I'll never forget the ruckus here at DU when Biden referred to a restaurant in near his own home that doesn't exist.

In case you were wondering what the end of the world is going to look like

Watch where the missile goes:

I can understand going to North Korea for shits and giggles

But if you do that, you have to understand that, just like Disney World, it is a magic kingdom of illusion ruled by an exploitative and despotic rodent. You smile and nod, bow at whatever wants bowing at, look concerned and serious at appropriate times, don't ask difficult questions of your minders, act like you believe whatever they tell you, and save the shits and giggles until you are out of the country. You don't stand by the parade telling kids on Main Street, "It's just a guy in a mouse suit".

It's really not difficult to understand. And if you establish trust with the minders that you aren't going to cause any problems for them, then they will loosen up a little bit on a person-to-person level. Just don't talk politics.

Yes, their entire society is premised on bullshit. But I think anyone with the wherewithal to travel to China in order to then travel to Pyongyang should be somewhat informed about what they are getting into, or at least bone up on the subject of fundamental do's and dont's if they want to carve that notch on the "fucking weird places I've seen" bedpost.

They even have a bike tour that seems like it would be a hoot:


I would like to know how on earth it is possible for a college-educated person who has made a conscious decision and substantial investment in travel expenses to think it would be - in any conceivable reality - a neat idea to try to steal a propaganda banner?

Granted, that is what is merely alleged. But as was explained to me while being cited for "driving too fast for conditions" on a snowy turnpike one time, when I asked the officer the basis for his belief I had been in fact driving too fast for conditions - "You see that road up there? You see the cars up there driving on it? You are the only son of a bitch who slid off of it into this ditch."

A report on CNN suggested, on the basis of similar convictions, that he's going to be working on a farm and planting and sowing vegetables for as long as they decide to keep him. Fifteen years is clearly excessive - utterly and absolutely. But if the privileged circumstances of his upbringing, admission to a highly respected school, and apparent financial means were insufficient to provide him with an atmosphere in which he could develop any sense of good judgment - in circumstances entirely of his own choosing and volition - then a couple of months of digging potatoes might do him some good.

Visiting North Korea strikes me as one of those "don't laugh" contests, in which someone does outrageous things designed to make you laugh. If you think you might laugh, then it's probably not a good idea to attempt a visit to North Korea.

Next up: Let's pretend we're Muslim, go to Mecca during Hajj, and get a selfie next to the Kaaba making an obscene gesture.

Karl Rove at the Fox analysis desk

I scrolled past that channel.

I think he's still looking for Romney votes in Ohio.

Rubio: "We are the descendants of go-getters"

Um, yeah, I guess.

Unless you are one of the many who were sentenced to live here, or are descended from someone whom the go-getters went to Africa to go get.

Would you vote for Hillary in a house?

Would you vote for Hillary with a mouse?

Would you vote for Hillary in a box?

Would you vote for Hillary with a fox?

Would you voy for Hillary here or there?

Would you vote for Hillary anywhere?

This place has gotten weird ever since Sam I Am signed up.

So when Trump supporters start showing up at D rallies...

...how do you suppose it is going to go down?
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