Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Schadenfreude, Y'all

     There's a delicious, savage irony to Jack Lew announcing today that Harriet Tubman, who once staged a lengthy sit in for $20, will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill. Most people are all for the idea that an African American and the first woman in a century will be getting their face on US currency for the first time. Naturally, not all are on board with it and, gee, they tend to be Christian libertarian "patriots" who aren't too thrilled with the fact that an old white slave-owning southern man who subjugated people of color is being replaced with a female black abolitionist. Talk about a Trail of Crocodile Tears.




     Personally, I hope the Tubman 20 looks like this:

7 Comments:

At April 20, 2016 at 4:11 PM, Anonymous CC said...

When you came out with your post about your favorite children's books, I thought about mine and Wanted Dead or Alive: the True Story of Harriet Tubman came to mind pretty quickly.

I first read the book in the fourth grade when I borrowed it from my school library on a whim. My teacher caught sight of it and offered to read it to the whole class. It was a hit and on our next trip to the library, my classmates borrowed all eight copies of the book. For once, I was a trendsetter.

I actually made contact with the author of the book, Ann McGovern, by e-mail over ten years ago. I asked if she could autograph my copy of the book and she agreed. Since she lived in New York, it would have been easy for me to hook up with her. However, I forgot to contact McGovern on my subsequent trips back to New York and now it's too late because she passed away last year.

 
At April 21, 2016 at 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anton said...

OK racists: next currency portrait change: Jack Johnson on the $10 bill. Hamilton was great , but not a president. Johnson however could beat the shit out of any of these Twitter bigots, and he's been dead since 1945.

 
At April 21, 2016 at 12:37 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Dude, Hamilton was a psychopath and a tyrant-in-waiting. John Adams was correct in disbanding his army.

 
At April 21, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anton said...

By great I meant his baking system innovations; yes he was a tyrant, but so were most of the Founding Fathers.

 
At April 21, 2016 at 3:51 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Oh, by the way, "Irving", starting days ago every one of your troll comments will be marked as spam unread just like Mr. Mooser, "Dave" Chadwick and several other under-the-rock-dwelling cunts such as you. So you might as well get over your growing obsession with me and just move on.

 
At April 25, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Anonymous CC said...

By the way, the noise being spouted on right wing websites that Tubman was a Republican and, hence, the Obama Administration is foolish to replace a Democratic president with a gun-owning Republican on the $20 bill, has to be taken with a grain of salt:

http://www.snopes.com/harriet-tubman-gun-republican/

While Tubman aligned with the Republicans on some key issues, the Republican Party of her time was very unlike the Republican Party of today.

I'd suppose that Tubman would be repulsed by both parties if she were alive today.

 
At April 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anton said...

She'd be pepper-sprayed and beaten by the militarized cops stationed along the Underground Railroad.

 

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