Sarah Palin got in some criticism of the newer U.S. coin when she spoke in Wisconsin recently. It’s that “In God We Trust” motto that was moved to the edge of the coin. Jonathan Martin wrote about her speech and mentioned this:
Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins.
“Who calls a shot like that?” she demanded. “Who makes a decision like that?”
She added: “It’s a disturbing trend.”
Unsaid but implied was that the new Democratic White House was behind such a move to secularize the nation’s currency.
But the new coins – concerns over which apparently stemmed from an email chain letter widely circulated among conservatives – were commissioned by the Republican-led Congress in 2005 and approved by President Bush.
It seems as though people would find more important disturbing trends to fret over, but I have to give her credit for acknowledging the placement of the motto. I’m still getting e-mails from incensed citizens because the motto has supposedly been completely removed from the coin. At least she’s been directed to Snopes to learn that isn’t true.
Adobe is to cut 9% of its workforce, or roughly 680 staff, as part of a company restructuring that follows a year in which its principal customers – in large corporations, and especially publishing – have been struggling to generate cash.
New 3D technology is in the offing – but in the meantime, replacing the flimsy specs that got crumpled underneath the cat/sofa cushions every time C4 goes all 3D on us, then strapping them to your whole family’s face just to watch TV seems a chore too far.
Maybe I’ll become more of a watcher. Since the digital conversion, our reception went downhill. I thought it was supposed to get better, but we can mostly get only the Christian station from the nearby tower. So it’s either “I Love Lucy” or sermons.
Until last night. Brian from George’s Radio climbed the antenna and installed coax cable instead of the old flat cable spliced together in three places. Now there’s ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox. Channel 24 doesn’t make it. Brian said it’s the toughest one to pull in. I could spend $110 for an amplifier, but I don’t think that will be necessary.