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Living people on U.S. stamps: Who would you choose?
AP via Seattle Times ^ | September 26, 2011 | HOPE YEN and STACY A. ANDERSON

Posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

WASHINGTON —

Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself?

Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: napl; postage; postoffice; usmail; usps
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Y'know, I think Freepers may have a few suggestions.
1 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
0bama is out - people won't know which side of the stamp to spit on.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:44:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dick Cheney.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:44:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Bill Clinton pic where he’s got this skeevy look on his face.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:45:20 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ben Bernanke. (You’re talking about food stamps, right?)


5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:46:25 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Elvis


6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:48:25 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If the choice is Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen or myself, I would put Lady Gaga on the stamp because she has been the most successful. Sheen is an idiot and me....I am an average salary family man just trying to make it so hardly stamp material.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:48:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Herman Cain. A real American.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Food Stamps you say? Obviously Martin Luther King.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:51:50 PM PDT by DelanoSAlways (The Obamas: Truly Something Awful)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nancy Reagan.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:51:53 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Jim Robinson


11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:52:35 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Slings and Arrows

How about Cigar guy at the golf course or Katrina looter man. Sorry I do not have the pics. Maybe someone could help out.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:54:25 PM PDT by taterjay
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Jim Robinson

Oh h*ll yeah. In a set with Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.

13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:56:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chaz Bono


14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:56:31 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Slings and Arrows

USPS may be onto something here. Let celebrities pay to have their mugs on stamps. I wouldn’t mind sending a letter with a Justin Bieber or Bette Midler stamp, if it meant I could still get my Saturday mail.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 9:57:47 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Michael.SF.
Elvis

You know something we don't?

16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:57:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: taterjay
Knock yourself out.
17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:58:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: re_nortex

probably Cassius Clay..not my favorite but he has had a huge impact....


18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:58:51 PM PDT by cherry
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Jim Robinson

Don't you mean Jim Thompson?

19 posted on 09/26/2011 9:59:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

felonious munk.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 10:00:16 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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Lady Liberty?

Oh, wait... she’s dead...


21 posted on 09/26/2011 10:00:33 PM PDT by djf (Buncha sheep: A flock.. Buncha cows: A herd.. Buncha fish: A school.. Buncha baboons: A Congress..)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rush


22 posted on 09/26/2011 10:01:26 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: cherry
probably Cassius Clay..not my favorite but he has had a huge impact....

*rimshot*

23 posted on 09/26/2011 10:01:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Jim Robinson


24 posted on 09/26/2011 10:02:01 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I say put a picture of a prostitute on the stamp....it will cost 46 cents at the post office, but if you want to lick it, it will cost 20 bucks.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 10:02:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: taterjay

Or Ted Kennedy with the swim trunks and packer helmet, anyone have that pic?


26 posted on 09/26/2011 10:02:48 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Slings and Arrows

General Petraeus.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 10:03:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: dfwgator

OK, that got a LOL!


28 posted on 09/26/2011 10:03:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Rush

Since when do we put Canadians on US Stamps?

29 posted on 09/26/2011 10:04:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chuck Norris.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 10:04:37 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Crooked Constituent

I think President Obama would like a Je...Janitor on the stamp.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 10:05:04 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Slings and Arrows
I believe this is all about Obama. Remember the schools being named for him before the inaguration? They need to get this to happen while there is still a shadow of the hype of hope and change alive.

I think even the most far left liberals know deep down inside that by the time he is gone, there will be no one who would consider him to be on a stamp. And all the schools that were named for him will all have been quietly renamed as well by the time of his death.

32 posted on 09/26/2011 10:05:29 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thomas Sowell for sure. Stephen Hawking, amazing man that ticks me off, but I can’t deny how amazing he is. Bah! It is too late for Dr. Michael Elias DeBakey.

Do they need to be Americans? If not, maybe Margaret Thatcher, Daniel Hannan (sorry, just LOVE that speech of his)


33 posted on 09/26/2011 10:06:18 PM PDT by Irenic
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Chuck Norris.

You'd have to roundhouse-kick it onto the envelope.

34 posted on 09/26/2011 10:06:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Allegra

The Most Interesting Man in the World, even if the letter has insufficient postage, it would still get there.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 10:06:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: taterjay

Jesus? He is alive afterall.


36 posted on 09/26/2011 10:07:37 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Slings and Arrows

Of course it will be Obama and the USPS is right, they will probably sell a bunch of them. They would be smart to release a General Swartzkoff stamp or someone on the other side at the same time.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 10:08:49 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They should have a stamp series of teenage girls taking cellphone camera Facebook profile shots of themselves. We can bury them in time capsules so future civilizations will have an idea of what went wrong with ours.


38 posted on 09/26/2011 10:10:11 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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Obviously it’s about Zer0 - with him, it always is.


39 posted on 09/26/2011 10:10:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL. If we did, I’d say Mark Steyn, the modern equivalent of Thomas Paine. ;-P


40 posted on 09/26/2011 10:11:38 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They should have kept the rule disallowing living people on the stamp


41 posted on 09/26/2011 10:13:34 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Crooked Constituent

Yes, Jesus. It took a second but the brain finally clicked! Let’s try one more...ummm...how about, for seriousness, Clarence Thomas, a great and wonderful American.


42 posted on 09/26/2011 10:13:57 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Slings and Arrows

How about this idea. You get to choose what to put on your stamps but we get to choose alternative postal service companies to get our mail instead of being stuck with a monopoly.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 10:15:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When my brother’s first grandson was born he had the baby’s picture put on stamps. Very cute.


44 posted on 09/26/2011 10:17:05 PM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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They should have kept the rule disallowing living people on the stamp

Agreed. Primary reason I posted it, in fact.

45 posted on 09/26/2011 10:17:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ari-freedom

I’d propose it just to hear the screaming.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 10:18:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mount Athos

yeah you know it’s just a way to get Obama in there


47 posted on 09/26/2011 10:29:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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48 posted on 09/26/2011 10:30:44 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

You just had to go there, didn’t you?


49 posted on 09/26/2011 10:38:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows
Suggestions? Sure do! If the post office needs money why not sell a spot on the postage stamps? Pay a million dollars and get your face on one issue of stamps. Second issue, double the price and no more spots for former buyers for the next few years.

Or maybe instead of faces company logos. Or cancellation stamps with a persons name on it if they buy a special envelope.

50 posted on 09/26/2011 10:47:26 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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