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Couric Crows: Reagan Unlikely To Replace Grant On $50 Bill
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/26/2010 4:45:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

"The old general might still have it in him ... 145 years after Appomattox, Grant won't have to surrender this one either." -- Katie Couric, Notebook, 8-25-10

What does it take to get Katie Couric to root for a military man? Put him in a fight against the MSM's great bogeyman, Ronald Reagan.

The CBS Evening News anchor devoted her Notebook yesterday to the battle to replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with the Gipper. And Katie left no doubt--witness her concluding lines above--that she's rooting for the man who's buried in Grant's tomb to defeat the president who made Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 50bill; katiecouric; ronaldreagan; tynt; ulyssessgrant
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1 posted on 08/26/2010 4:46:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Couric rooting against Reagan on $50 bill. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/26/2010 4:46:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think Grant should stay, if only because of his distinguished beard. Such a manly President, compared to some we could mention ...


3 posted on 08/26/2010 4:48:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The girl looked in annoyance at her party ...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I like Grant on the 50....

replace that Communist FDR on the Dime with Ronny....


4 posted on 08/26/2010 4:52:50 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Meanwhile, Katie Couric is quite likely to be replaced.


5 posted on 08/26/2010 4:53:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Tax-chick

I can see the case for Grant. But for Katie to single out this, of all stories, for her Notebook, reflects her anti-Reagan bias, IMHO.


6 posted on 08/26/2010 4:53:24 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Newsbusters : watching crap like this so that I don't have to.

Too bad Newsbusters has become a TYNT Jerk.

That's where they mess with your copy/paste process and send info back to the home planet to track you.

Not a good way to treat your readers, Mark.

7 posted on 08/26/2010 4:54:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Even as a Tennessee boy, I would vote for Grant to replace Couric.


8 posted on 08/26/2010 4:55:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The would be the same Couric who anchors the lowest rated network news show in the history of broadcast television.


9 posted on 08/26/2010 4:57:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“145 years after Appomattox, Grant won’t have to surrender this one either.”

Huh? Grant was never in danger of having to surrender at Appomattox. Trying to be cute by spouting nonsense.

Personally I’m a big fan of Sam Grant, and wouldn’t want to see him replaced. If anything put Reagan on the 10. Grant saved the Union, Hamilton started a bank.


10 posted on 08/26/2010 4:58:10 AM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let Grant go. His administration was one of the most corrupt in American history.


11 posted on 08/26/2010 4:59:37 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yes, it’s astonishing how much the left hates President Reagan. Far more than Southerners ever disliked Grant!


12 posted on 08/26/2010 5:00:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The girl looked in annoyance at her party ...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What does it take to get Katie Couric to root for a military man? Put him in a fight against the MSM's great bogeyman, Ronald Reagan.

LMAO Ain't that the truth..

13 posted on 08/26/2010 5:00:34 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would place Reagan on the dollar coin. While nobody wanted to use them when they honored feminist icons, I bet they would be glad to use “the Gipper.”


14 posted on 08/26/2010 5:05:36 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would place Reagan on the dollar coin. While nobody wanted to use them when they honored feminist icons, I bet they would be glad to use “the Gipper.”


15 posted on 08/26/2010 5:05:43 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think Katie needs the probe again.

16 posted on 08/26/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT by jetson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When Couric crows, few are there to hear it.


17 posted on 08/26/2010 5:06:11 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: I-ambush

Sorry about the double post.


18 posted on 08/26/2010 5:06:14 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The current one should be on the $3 bill.


19 posted on 08/26/2010 5:06:27 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But Katie is still supporting a war-mongering culture of corruption Republican in Grant. You go, girl! ;-)


20 posted on 08/26/2010 5:10:27 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The sooner the better. May she rot in lefty ,reporter ,who got fired ,hell.


21 posted on 08/26/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: I-ambush
I would place Reagan on the dollar coin. While nobody wanted to use them when they honored feminist icons, I bet they would be glad to use “the Gipper.”

The Susan B. Anthony dollar coins failed primarily because they were too close in size to the quarter. Now the Eisenhower dollar coin was a real dollar coin. It felt solid in your pocket, as if you had some real money. :-)

22 posted on 08/26/2010 5:14:27 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Alternative.
23 posted on 08/26/2010 5:16:14 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Select the text. Right-click on the selected text and choose View Selection Source. Copy, then go to your comment text box and paste.

Problem solved.

(This works in Firefox, but I’m sure there are ways to accomplish the same thing in other Browsers.)


24 posted on 08/26/2010 5:36:58 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Off subject, but does anyone know how I can locate a you tube video of Katie interviewing a Marine Corp Colonel last Friday. The young Marine standing guard was a local young man. Thanks!


25 posted on 08/26/2010 5:37:45 AM PDT by GrannyK
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Mother...My Couric itches.”


26 posted on 08/26/2010 5:40:09 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (CNN:AP:etc:Today, President Obama's stool was firm and well-formed. One end was slightly pointed. ")
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To: savedbygrace

Sure, there are ways around it - that’s not the point.

For all I know, that sends info back to the home planet as well.

Why should I have to dodge their spies?

Why should I tolerate their messing with my COPY/PASTE function on MY computer?

Copy and paste has been around for 25 years, why futz with it now?


27 posted on 08/26/2010 5:47:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Hugin
Huh? Grant was never in danger of having to surrender at Appomattox.

That was my first reaction, but reading it again, her statement is valid.

Grant won’t have to surrender this one either, just like he didn't have to surrender the last one.

28 posted on 08/26/2010 5:50:36 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

the idiot! is this the best she can do given all the serious news we have today?


29 posted on 08/26/2010 5:53:31 AM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: dalebert

Let’s ask Native Americans.


30 posted on 08/26/2010 6:00:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Izzy Dunne
For all I know, that sends info back to the home planet as well.

The referring info gets sent to the host when someone copies the URL into their Browser address box. When you copy from Selection Source, that URL is not added to the copied text. Therefore, no phoning home.

Copy and paste has been around for 25 years, why futz with it now?

Money from advertisers for web page hits?

31 posted on 08/26/2010 6:04:24 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Make her really happy & put Karl Marx on it.


32 posted on 08/26/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Put Reagan on a new $500 bill.

We will need them soon enough.


33 posted on 08/26/2010 6:05:25 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: I-ambush

Now is not the time to be spending any money to fix something that isn’t broken. It’s all adding up, and it pisses me off!


34 posted on 08/26/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Katie Couric: anchor of the lowest-rated news show since Morty Feldman’s “High School Roundup” on Public Access.


35 posted on 08/26/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Hate to break it to you, Izzy, but on the internet if it’s doable it’s pretty much going to be done.

If copy/paste java scriptlets offend your sense of privacy you better be aware that there’s a whole lot more going on behind the scenes that would also give you the jitters.

Suggestion: switch back to print newspapers and give your computer to charity (or to your kids).


36 posted on 08/26/2010 6:08:58 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: MBB1984

‘My enemies I can handle, but my friends are KILLING me!’ Grant on the corruption in his administration.


37 posted on 08/26/2010 6:09:47 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: jazminerose
Make her really happy & put Karl Marx on it.
You're talking about giving her a Chrissy-size leg-tingle!
38 posted on 08/26/2010 6:09:54 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Our devoted nanny did away with bills bigger than $100 so that drug dealers couldn’t move large sums without attracting attention by moving big bulk. What a crock!

Go to a casino and ask if bringing back the $500 bill would be a good thing. Or the $1K or the $10K.

Put Ronnie on the $500 bill.


39 posted on 08/26/2010 6:13:19 AM PDT by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I say we use Katie Couric’s picture....on every square of toilet paper manufactured, that is.


40 posted on 08/26/2010 6:16:08 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That's not something Reagan would have wanted anyway, Katie, unlike The One who will probably put his own mug on US currency like the third-world dictators he loves so much.
41 posted on 08/26/2010 6:16:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: TheCipher

I’ve got one of those twee dollar bills that I picked up in Amsterdam many moons ago. It looks more like Bill and Monica, if you know what I mean.


42 posted on 08/26/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Um, Katie dear, wasn’t it General Robert E. Lee who surrendered at Appomattox?


43 posted on 08/26/2010 6:29:47 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: rhombus

She probably doesn’t realize Grant was a pubbie. He has that great tomb and statue (the one across from the Plaza where she lunches perhaps) in NYC after all.


44 posted on 08/26/2010 6:39:57 AM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

Actually I guess he wasn’t a very good pubie... He failed at almost every business he tried and was only successful on the public dole as a General because he refused to quit. ;-)


45 posted on 08/26/2010 6:42:17 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Put the 40th president on a limited edition $40 bill.


46 posted on 08/26/2010 6:46:22 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: Tax-chick
Yes, it’s astonishing how much the left hates President Reagan.

I totally agree. Unfortunately we do have our own haters of "Southern Republicans" (Reagan Republicans?) here on FR. I wonder if they only want to divide us?

There are one million and one “Reagan Republicans“¸ but where are the “Lincoln Republicans“? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2577071/posts

47 posted on 08/26/2010 6:48:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Make a GOLD COIN for Reynaldus Maximus.
Perhaps a 1/2 .oz?
No image on Fiat Money for this century’s greatest US President.


48 posted on 08/26/2010 6:57:48 AM PDT by Macoozie (Go Sarah! Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: xp38

Grant’s Tomb is on Riverside, just south of Tieman Pl. I lived there for 3 years while at Columbia, actually a nice quiet neighborhood. Especially Sakura Park in the spring with the Cherry Blossoms.


49 posted on 08/26/2010 7:04:32 AM PDT by Macoozie (Go Sarah! Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: samtheman
So, I should just bend over and take it, huh?

No thanks.

50 posted on 08/26/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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