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Title: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: wdg3rd on December 06, 2008, 03:00:31 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,462924,00.html


Bummer, man.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Rocketman on December 07, 2008, 03:10:14 pm
I agree.  Bummer.  At 82 I don't think Hef is going to live a lot longer either.  There are a lot of people in the world that I wouldn't mind seeing leave it but not those two.  They both have stood up to the government in various ways and for that they deserve the thanks of every liberty loving person.   Get well soon Bettie and it you don't make it I hope you Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: KBCraig on December 08, 2008, 05:00:32 am
I wish her well. She is a true icon.

I recently watched "The Notorious Bettie Page" with Gretchen Mol. It was better than I expected.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Rocketman on December 12, 2008, 11:15:41 am
The Yahoo web news has just announced that Bettie Page has died.  RIP Bettie.
You deserve it.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Token on December 12, 2008, 10:52:22 pm
I'm gradually accumulating a list of Free Society Holidays...

So far, Bill Of Rights Day is December 14th [day after tomorrow!]

July 7th is Heinlein Day

and now let April 22nd be Bettie Page Day [invent your own Rite of Spring and take some naughty pictures!]

Token

Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: wdg3rd on December 13, 2008, 12:37:05 am
I'm gradually accumulating a list of Free Society Holidays...

So far, Bill Of Rights Day is December 14th [day after tomorrow!]

July 7th is Heinlein Day

and now let April 22nd be Bettie Page Day [invent your own Rite of Spring and take some naughty pictures!]

Token


Bill of Rights Day is actually December 15th, Monday this week.  Sorry to nitpick.  http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/bord.htm

It amazes me that FDR actually declared it a holiday in 1941, deep as he was in burying the first ten amendments in the footsteps of Lincoln and Wilson.  I guess he figured with the fresh war fever nobody would notice the discrepancy.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Rocketman on December 13, 2008, 12:32:06 pm
Token:
     I hereby endorse April 22 as Bettie Page day.  She did a lot more for the country than a lot of presidents that I could name and she did it without robbing any of the taxpaying public, destroying the constitution or defaming any of the founding fathers libertarian principals to promote their socialist agenda.  On second thought maybe we should start by replacing FDR on the dime with her.  I would much rather see her picture at her peak than the individual that gave us the "social security" system which is about to fall flat on it's face.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Scott on December 13, 2008, 10:23:52 pm
Rather than put Bettie on some phoney-baloney tin "coin," I'd rather see Bettie on a real gold or silver coin.

Hmmm. Maybe I can work this into ESCAPE FROM TERRA somehow.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Sean Roach on December 13, 2008, 10:26:34 pm
You know...if it's for art that you're defacing us currency, it's not considered a felony.
Remember all those penny crushing machines?  How about re-dieing some roosevelt dimes?
Still spendable, and ...for art.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Leviathan on December 14, 2008, 11:58:44 am
It's still a funny money token.  Metal value in a dime is at most a penny equivalent.  Though at the rate the gov's printing, it may soon end up effectively backed, heh.  That's the point I think Scott's trying to make.  Why sully Bettie's image by putting it on such a worthless thing?  Put it on a nice silver or gold coin.  Maybe platinum.  Though the collector in me is horrified at the prospect of altering a collector's item, for the old coins that used to be silver, even if it improves the appearance  :D

Larry Flynt, while a complete asshole in many ways, might qualify as people who've fought idiotic legislation.  There are things that he's done that are sleazy, admittedly.  Like rehiring the pedo who got convicted of raping his daughter, who apparently does some of the cartoons.  But most of the regs he's had to actually fight are the ones that are absolute stupidity.
Title: Re: Aunt Bettie in Intensive Care
Post by: Rocketman on December 14, 2008, 11:30:14 pm
Scott:  Your absolutely right.  I should have been thinking more clearly when I suggested using a dime.  A small gold or silver coin with her on one of her famous poses would have been a much better choice.  You could call the coin a "Betty"!   How does that sound?  ;D