Or maybe she’s just suggesting people take a little personal responsibility and put forth the effort to learn English before they decide to get sick.
Or maybe, just maybe, when you live in the radical right wing echo chamber you lack the cognitive ability to process on your own that people who aren’t fluent in English are some of the people most likely to currently be without insurance. And translating forms ahead of time is more efficient than dealing with them after someone has gotten frustrated.
I rarely watch Fox News, so I didn’t see this. Do they really think such a coin would actually be made, or was this a rhetorical statement poking fun at the absurdity of the idea? The latter is okay. I can’t believe even Fox would be that dumb.
I have found, historically, FOX News is not the home of intricate satire. Now, I do think THIS conversation may have happened:
Producer: So there appears to be a law that allows the President to mint a coin in any denomination as long as it is platinum. So he could get past the debt ceiling block by approving the minting of coins as debts come due.
Show Writer: So a coin made of that much platinum?
Producer: No. No. No. Like any coin. The weird law that exists just says that the only coins he can mint need to be made from platinum. It was meant for commemorative coins but the law was written poorly.
Show Writer: Oh! I get it.
Show Writer: …
Producer: We could have fun with the idea of a coin made from that much platinum.
Show Writer: Yeah. But it could confuse our extremely low information voters on the intricacies of a complicated issue.
We’re a very nationalistic nation. But we’ve also lost over time that jingoistic feeling.
David Webb, who apparently wishes we were more “extremely chauvinistic or nationalistic and marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy.”
Vocabulary is a tricky mistress.
It is a great insight into this kind of idiot’s mind. All his life he has heard people call a certain type of faux patriotism “jingoism” with disdain in their voices and has assumed they must hate all patriotism.
Not The Onion of the Day: This is a screengrab from today’s Fox Nation story on President Obama’s support of gay marriage. It has since been changed to read: “Obama flip flops on gay marriage.” Still a fail.