Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.
Skull Nickels…a lost hobo art.
“Although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, it was greatly popularized in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. This particular coin was minted using soft metal and was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface and transform into the portraits of other people, animals, or even scenery. Add to that the idle hands of unemployed artists during the depression (thus, “hobo”) and soon a flood of curious numismatic treasures were born.”
via the Colassal blog
Just so we don’t forget how we got here. There’s a lot of sleight-of-hand and misdirection going on with media and politics these days, particularly with election campaigns, and it’s important to remember to stick to actual facts and evidence when making comments and decisions. I’ve posted this or similar charts before from the the CBPP based on CBO data which is non-partisan, but I’m glad there are others out there who are keeping this in the forefront of their thinking.
Here’s what rich people — sorry, I meant “job creators” — are really doing with those generous Bush tax cuts.
They’ll thank you with campaign contributions and premium job posts once you’re done with your terms in Congress.
Meanwhile, thank you, GOP, for your continued raising of middle finger to those of us in the middle and lower classes.
You’re probably flipping us the bird from your window seat on a private plane on the way to day camp.
The other half