HAR-RI-ET! HAR-RI-ET! HAR-RI-ET! April 9, 2015

They’ve narrowed down the list of finalists for the $20 bill to Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Chief Wilma Mankiller.

I won’t tell you who I’m rooting for. PS. Well done, US Treasury for not putting crazy racist Margaret Sanger on the bill to replace crazy racist Andrew Jackson.

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  • Hezekiah Garrett

    Wilma Mankiller!!!

    It’d be fitting to replace Sharp Knife, the author of our attempted destruction, with our first female Principal Chief.

    • Paul

      Reminds me of the Urologist here in Austin named Richard Chopp….who apparently does a lot of vasectomies…….his friends call him Dick…..

      you probably think I’m making this up…..check the link out below if you don’t believe me….


      • Paul

        ….I’m probably on the verge of getting censored here, but…..

        ….they also have a Dr. Hardeman on the Urology team as well…


      • Hezekiah Garrett

        Chief Mankiller’s name is an old title of distinction given to certain Cherokee warriors. Mankiller is an English translation of ‘Asgaya dihi’.

        But certainly, yes, hilarious that such an honorable woman’s heritage and accomplishments makes you think of a dick joke. Assuming you are a very common specimen of your people, all I know is to suggest you should thank your lucky stars for smallpox.

        • Paul

          On the contrary, I know nothing of this honorable woman’s heritage and accomplishments. I am much more of a simpleton really. I was merely responding to what I thought were funny sounding names (e.g. Wilma Mankiller and Sharp Knife).

          I like the veiled, multi-generational death threat though. Very classy. Much more classy than my sick and twisted mention of the local M.D. (man of distinction).

          I should just let it go. You don’t like me. I’m an ass. There is zero percent chance we would ever share a beer. The earth turns. Entropy grows.

    • dasrach

      As much as I love, love, love the appropriateness of replacing Jackson with a Native American woman, I’m voting Harriet. The Treasury Department is more likely to listen if it’s someone extraordinarily well-known. I hadn’t heard of Wilma Mankiller before this, which I realize is a failing on my part, but one that a lot of other people probably have as well.

  • OverlappingMagisteria

    From what I understand, it’s not the US Treasury that is doing this. It run by http://www.womenon20s.org/ who plan to get a petition to send to the president. Hopefully he will then direct the Secretary of the Treasury to change the bill, but we don’t know if that will definitely happen.

    With that said…. HAR-RI-ET!! HAR-RI-ET!! HAR-RI-ET!!

  • Mark R

    I am still holding out for Totie Fields.

  • In money circles, Jackson’s very much associated with getting rid of the central bank. With the movement to audit the fed gathering steam, they want to knock *Jackson* off our money? Really?

    • Dave G.

      I notice that the ones who have screamed ‘focus on the sins of our past’ the most are in many cases the ones pushing us toward an end to things like freedom and liberty and godliness today. Not that there isn’t legitimate criticism of Jackson. But there was also good that, before the dark days of Multi-Cultural PC, we could balance. Today, one sin defines the whole. For convenience. And for ending this laughable notion that we souls forgive, since remembering the sins isn’t to learn from, but to advance agendas by.

      • I’m not even that concerned about Jackson per se. I’m concerned about the potential for distraction and unnecessary controversy at a time when we have far more serious problems to deal with (such as doing an independent audit of the Fed) in the sector of money.

  • antigon

    Well, fine, I was for Harriet too, until I heard about Hilary Mantel’s new expose’ showing what a neurotic creep she was, not to say the inspiring characters possessed by the slaveholders who put (in her case, alas, unsuccessfully) the 40 grand price on her head.
    T’is also a salient reason why we won’t be seeing her as any kind of reminder on our means of exchange.

  • Gunnar Thalweg

    I think we should put John Quincy Adams on the $20 instead.