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Friday, April 22, 2016

Wingnut Week In Review: Who’s In Your Wallet?


Terrance Heath
Twitter was ablaze.

Never mind that there are plenty of reasons conservatives should be thrilled with Tubman on the face of the $20. She was a Republican, a Christian, and routinely carried a gun in order to “stand her ground” why conducting along the Underground Railroad.

There are, perhaps, less odious reasons to question Tubman’s place on the new $20 bill. After all, she spent much her life, and risked her life, to free hundreds from a system that treated them like currency and commodities. While the change to the $20 bill honors Tubman’s life and contribution to history, it won’t do much to improve access to cash for African-Americans. Nor will it change that women still earn less than men. 

Conservatives didn’t come up with any of these reasons to honor Tubman with a place on the $20. Oh well. Maybe they only want to honor white men.
Musical genius Prince died on Thursday, and while virtually the entire world mourned His Royal Badness, wingnuts made asses of themselves as usual.
Here’s the rest of the best of the worst in wingnuttia this week:

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