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Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces
KATU-TV ^ | Feb. 16, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 02/16/2009 1:31:58 PM PST by library user

They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.

VIDEO HERE


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho2009; bho44; coins; democrats; haha; obama; ptbarnum; suckersforzero; zeroworship
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To: library user
Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces...hmmm - fancy facade, no substance - seems perfectly representative to me......
51 posted on 02/16/2009 1:51:17 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: library user

Now they can take the fifty cent pieces and buy one of those valuable Obama plates.


52 posted on 02/16/2009 1:53:13 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: library user

A fraud just like the Kenyan-born Barry Hussein Soetero


53 posted on 02/16/2009 1:53:35 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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I’ll bet the .50 cent pieces were minted in Kenya...


54 posted on 02/16/2009 1:53:42 PM PST by isom35
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To: library user
To use the language of our enemies...

there's something very karmic about this turn of events.
55 posted on 02/16/2009 1:54:33 PM PST by chrisser (The Two Americas: Those that want to be coddled, Those that want to be left the hell alone.)
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To: isom35

Well just like the person they elected ONLY SKIN DEEP! A phony underneath.


56 posted on 02/16/2009 1:54:54 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Democrats= Phony Americans)
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To: library user


Getcha d@#n stickas offa me, bro!
57 posted on 02/16/2009 1:55:45 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: library user

As the man says, “Heeere’s your sign”!...


58 posted on 02/16/2009 1:56:56 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: xcamel

Shoot, should have searched, sorry about that.


59 posted on 02/16/2009 1:57:08 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: library user

It should have been a Kenyan coin.
Other than that, it is the perfect Obama coin: Paper-thin, multi-colored, an image with no substance, and a fraudulent pitch.


60 posted on 02/16/2009 1:57:22 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: library user

Because of welfare we have exceeded the “there’s a sucker born every minute” rate by a wide margin.


61 posted on 02/16/2009 1:57:59 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (I'm studying Voodoo...curses cast daily. Landrieu be gone to the devil...)
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To: library user

Montel! lol


62 posted on 02/16/2009 1:58:52 PM PST by GeronL (please stand by...)
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To: t1b8zs

This made my day. There is one born each minute. Save them—they may be valuable someday just like my old WIN button from the Ford Days. Soon, all too soon, all the Obama Junk will be in the Dollar Stores and Thrift Shops.


63 posted on 02/16/2009 1:59:26 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Those selling these coins know better than anyone that “a liberal and their money is soon parted”.


64 posted on 02/16/2009 2:01:10 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: library user

Just pointed out for comments..


65 posted on 02/16/2009 2:04:32 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: library user

LOL! thanks for putting it up.


66 posted on 02/16/2009 2:06:18 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: library user
The symbol of Barry's stimulus package.


67 posted on 02/16/2009 2:09:39 PM PST by America2012
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To: Kimmers
"I am irked by the commercials......."

Oh, man, me too! I switch the channel away from anything Zer0-related, and those commercials have got to be the longest commercials evah!

As to the idjits who buy this junk, they deserve what they get.

68 posted on 02/16/2009 2:12:36 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

“I got one and going give it to my father, the lifetime republican, as a gag gift for his birthday.”

Does he shoot skeet? He may find the plate useful after all!


69 posted on 02/16/2009 2:17:57 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: library user
Some years ago, I read an article here on FR concerning some people who had been ripped off by con artists. The "victims" had been told they were entitled to millions of dollars in "slavery reparations", and so they filled out their tax forms to reflect this information. Not only did they NOT get a cent of tax payer dollars-and they DIDN'T become Instant Millionaires as they were told they would be-but the IRS actually penalized them for submitting a fraudulent claim. Apparently, quite a few people nationwide fell for this fraud.

As I went to the link to the full article and saw an image of the somber older couple who were so sure they were entitled to take money out of my and my friend's, family's , and coworker's pockets, I thought, "I will never see anything on FR that will make me feel so happy again".

This article comes close.

Vindictive? Spiteful? Whatever! The people who voted for that worthless POS BHO did so out of greed (they think they are getting freebies) or blatant stupidity ("always vote for the Democrat because they're for the little guy", white guilt, they thought it was 'kewl' to vote for him-bandwagon voters, etc). I dare say most of the buyers of BHO memorabilia are those who voted for that creature. I believe BHO will either destroy the USA, or at least damage it irreparably. So am D****d if I won't rejoice at every hardship, major or minor, that befalls his supporters.

70 posted on 02/16/2009 2:24:18 PM PST by kaylar
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To: library user

Anyone who ordered those coins deserves to be ripped off.


71 posted on 02/16/2009 2:30:28 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: library user

Well, they said they wanted “change”....


72 posted on 02/16/2009 2:30:53 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: library user

“being ripped off”

ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!! You can say that again but it has nothing to do with stickers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

That’s great I can always count on a good laugh here :)


73 posted on 02/16/2009 2:31:54 PM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
“I was at Bath, Bed, and Beyond a couple days ago and when I got to the cash register, there was a pile of boxes of those “Obama commemorative diner plate” you saw advertised constantly on tv last month. Right next to all the other “As Seen On TV” crap they are selling at a discount as well.
They were selling them marked down for 5 bucks! I’m sure those things are real high quality.
I got one and going give it to my father, the lifetime republican, as a gag gift for his birthday. He’s going to looooooove me.”

LOL. I saw them at BBB before Christmas, and thought about buying one of the plates for my mom as a gag, but did not have the heart. As I am a victim of Obama induced Turrets Syndrome myself, I did not want to make Christmas any more stressful for her.

74 posted on 02/16/2009 2:32:22 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: library user

As phony as Obama himself.


75 posted on 02/16/2009 2:32:49 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberalism is Communism, and both are a mental disorder. Grow up.)
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To: library user
The "Coin product" is nothing more than a reflection of the IMAGE it salutes.

BOTH the Coin and the President are a GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT to those that expected something AUTHENTIC. Buyer Beware!

76 posted on 02/16/2009 2:33:23 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: PAR35

Yea i feel the same way, the coin are just a phoney as our current POTUS, empty suit obamawama.


77 posted on 02/16/2009 2:33:23 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: mickey finn
Obama induced Turrets Syndrome

LOL! Me, too!

78 posted on 02/16/2009 2:34:52 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: library user
Defacing US Currency, from Google Answers.

United States Code

TITLE 18
PART I
CHAPTER 17
331. Mutilation, diminution, and falsification of coins

http://assembler.law.cornell.edu/uscode/search/display.html?terms=defaces&url=/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000331----000-.html

?Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the mints of the United States, or any foreign coins which are by law made current or are in actual use or circulation as money within the United States; or whoever fraudulently possesses, passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or brings into the United States, any such coin, knowing the same to be altered, defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened? Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

More at the top link.

-PJ

79 posted on 02/16/2009 2:40:42 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: OB1kNOb
I remember getting an email about those coins. Also offering a JFK half dollar coin as an extra incentive.
80 posted on 02/16/2009 2:41:17 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: kaylar

“Not only did they NOT get a cent of tax payer dollars”

That is not accurate:

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/apr/13/news/mn-37569


81 posted on 02/16/2009 2:43:14 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Your article isn’t the one I was thinking of (but I have seen it before, on FR and elsewhere, and I remember the outrage it created)...The article I was remembering was more recent, from 2005 or 2006 or thereabouts. Is it possible that outrage from the earlier go arounds with this BS made the IRS decide to come down hard on later attempted fraudsters? Maybe, maybe not...I just remember being cheered to read of the IRS’s punitive fines against the 20058-2006 people who tried the same stunt (I *think* the article I saw was from the KC Star, but I may be misremembering.)


82 posted on 02/16/2009 2:49:40 PM PST by kaylar
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To: kaylar

Ah thanks!


83 posted on 02/16/2009 2:51:25 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Indy Pendance

Good....I’m glad....Maybe I won’t have to listen to that stupid commercial that makes me turn on the bathroom fan everytime I hear it!!!!!!!!!


84 posted on 02/16/2009 2:54:24 PM PST by geege
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To: kaylar
It kills me a million ways inside to know that people who think stuff like this is a big deal - and who are stupid enough to buy into the cult of personality - are allowed a vote that counts equally to mine.
85 posted on 02/16/2009 2:57:29 PM PST by jr.ewing.78
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To: library user

Symbolic in so many ways.


86 posted on 02/16/2009 3:11:46 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
I was at Bath, Bed, and Beyond a couple days ago and when I got to the cash register, there was a pile of boxes of those “Obama commemorative diner plate” you saw advertised constantly on tv last month. Right next to all the other “As Seen On TV” crap they are selling at a discount as well. They were selling them marked down for 5 bucks! I’m sure those things are real high quality. I got one and going give it to my father, the lifetime republican, as a gag gift for his birthday. He’s going to looooooove me.

Must ...

Not..

Say...

"X" Ring decal...

87 posted on 02/16/2009 3:13:52 PM PST by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The 0bama “plug nickel” - how appropriate!

"Plug"?

That's more appropriate than maybe even you realize.. Check out the the Character Plug from the long running cartoon strip in the The English Comic "The Beano"

That's him in the middle... with the ears.....LOL!

88 posted on 02/16/2009 3:25:37 PM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: gate2wire
"This really cheers me up."

LOL, me too! :-)

89 posted on 02/16/2009 3:26:53 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Hard to believe it would be associated with a guy who a) didn’t salute the flag in violation of the USC and b) created his own seal in violation of the USC.

(thanks for noting that)


90 posted on 02/16/2009 3:41:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: library user

Very appropriate symbolism, a cheap counterfeit of a real President.


91 posted on 02/16/2009 3:44:17 PM PST by TexasRepublic (I am inconsolate over the death of our country.)
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To: library user

Sad part is, Odumbo will bail them out with our money!


92 posted on 02/16/2009 3:57:24 PM PST by Fireone (Prosecute all who voted for the illegal stimulus fiasco.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I got the biggest laugh out of this when I heard about it over the weekend. Couldn’t happen to a finer group of people...Obamanation supporters.


93 posted on 02/16/2009 4:02:22 PM PST by youturn ("It's not about doing something, or doing nothing, it's about doing the right thing"...Capito)
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To: youturn

What’s funny is I recall seeing the ads for these before Jan 20th and Montel Williams goes back and forth in the ad from saying “President” Obama and “President-Elect” Obama. The ad was sooo poorly done, I doubt there was anything but one take. Cheap ad. Cheap product. Cheap suit.


94 posted on 02/16/2009 4:07:35 PM PST by youturn ("It's not about doing something, or doing nothing, it's about doing the right thing"...Capito)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

“Those selling these coins know better than anyone that “a liberal and their money is soon parted”.”

Don’t worry they will be bailed out soon with our money.


95 posted on 02/16/2009 5:24:52 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (I'm studying Voodoo...curses cast daily. Landrieu be gone to the devil...)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Does this include the nut who stamped JFK in profile on pennies, or kids who smash coins on RR Tracks?

96 posted on 02/16/2009 6:21:23 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: gridlock
I knew that the mint would never strike a coin in the Savior's image. Separation of Church and State or some such. So I was on to the game from the first infomercial.
97 posted on 02/16/2009 10:27:39 PM PST by ashtanga
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