Thursday, February 6, 2014

U.S. History Factoidal Post of the Evening


Some Tea Party jerks (sorry, redundant) in the South are saying the snowstorms down there are the wicked work of the Obama administration, tricking them with "fake snow" to provide a justification for martial law. I'M NOT KIDDING! Also heard one of them saying the U.S. was founded as a "Christian nation" because of our national motto, printed on our currency since the founding of the Republic. Well . . .


NATIONAL MOTTO of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Permanently on U.S. Currency (since October 1, 1957)


A law passed by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956, the President approved a Joint Resolution of the 84th Congress, declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States. IN GOD WE TRUST was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate. The first paper currency bearing the motto entered circulation on October 1, 1957. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) was converting to the dry intaglio printing process. During this conversion, it gradually included IN GOD WE TRUST in the back design of all classes and denominations of currency.


5 comments:

whkattk said...

Well, Steve, I suppose it's no worse than thinking the Bible was written in English!!!

Tonknchek said...

I imagine with some effort you could find a dumb ass democrat (sorry, redundant) spouting some similar ignorance.

Question is.... Got jack?

Anonymous said...

The reason 'In God We Trust' and the addition of 'under God' to the pledge of allegiance was to be a counter to the so called godless Russians..Commies didn't believe in God. Its all BS and propaganda.

JiEL said...

So «funny», not to mention totally hilarious, how ignorants are those conservatives that make those kind of statement wihtout verifying if their true...

Saw that one of Fox News from Michele Bachmann that said (if it's is correctly reproduced on the net):" If English was good enough for Jesus when He wrote the Bible, it should be good enough for Coke..."

Must be very intellectualy retarded to say such an imbecile quote..??

Not to mention what we heard coming out of Sarah Palin in the past years...

Well, your conservative have to go back to school (primary..) and learn more about the human history...

Must tell you that our «Conservative Party» up here in Canada are not that much better. Most of them come from the western provinces were there are many «farmers»...

Courage USA, hope you can get rid of those bigots and narrow minded people..

Best regards!

SteveXS said...

The lead dumb ass Democrats has to be Anthony Weiner.