Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pardon the Coin Mutilation

Proving that he's in touch with the important issues, President Obama issued the first pardons of his presidency. Nine people received pardons for their crimes, including one Ronald Lee Foster who was convicted in 1963 of the serious crime of mutilating coins:

_Ronald Lee Foster, of Beaver Falls, Pa., sentenced in 1963 to a year of probation and a $20 fine for mutilating coins.

I can't wait for the (never) right wing to attack Obama for being soft on coin mutilation, and I'm expecting a huge wave of chopped up quarters to plague the nation in the coming years. Pennies everywhere will end up littering railroad tracks (like they already do here in Flagstaff) and nickels will be repeatedly plugged for target practice. Where will it end?


Labrys said...

We are much more artful around here when we do mutilation of coins. We feed quarters into a machine that spits them out flat and ovoid with a Boeing B-17 replacing the traditional design!

stanley5625 said...

Are you a fool? It's a coin, it is only a peace of metal the has a significance. If you have the coin and you earned it then i see no problem.