Friday, March 09, 2007

Dollar Morons Strike Again

Why are the people who govern us so stupid?

Yesterday I got one of the new one-dollar coins. It has a slight--very slight--gold patina. You can see it, but you have to look close and hold it up to the light. It is slightly--very slightly larger than a quarter, but you have to hold the two coins together to notice the difference. In the darkness of a bar, or a restaurant, or a parking garage, or a toll booth at night, or any time when you have to take out a coin under some conditions of haste and under less than optimum conditions, people are going to be giving away a lot of 75-cent tips when they mistake these dollar coins for quarters.

These morons have done it again. The damned thing looks like a quarter! They always do this. This is what, the third dollar coin we've had in twenty years? The fourth? At least this coin has a white male President on it (Washington) and not some stupid politically correct minority bimbo whose role in history has been grossly overinflated, that no one ever heard of or cares about.

But why do these coins always look and feel in the pocket like a quarter? Why? What is going on in these people's minds?

What, exactly, would be wrong with a dollar coin the size and weight of the old silver dollar? They always claim that they want to start dragging these worn and faded and tacky one-dollar bills out of circulation. Fine. But no one is going to carry these coins and use them if they can't be distinguished from quarters. That would entail extra effort and a small amount of concentration on what you're doing, and Americans don't do effort and concentration.

The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and yet expecting a different result every time. (As in our Movement.) Will someone please teach the U. S. Mint this?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they put Washington on it... Same as quarter - go figure.

8:34 PM  

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