The Two-Bit Town

Christmas has apparently come early for DC this week… not only do we get our postmark back, but now we’re also getting a quarter. (Now Santa, about that Congressional representation we asked you for…)

DC was left out of the plans for the State Quarter program when it was established in 1998, and with the last state quarter set to be released next year, DC and the U.S. territories have finally been granted their own spot on the back of a quarter. Here’s the template for the quarter design; what do you want to see on it? Those of you with mad Photoshop skillz can submit your proposed design to the Metroblogging DC Flickr Pool.

10 Comments so far

  1. Brett (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 5:35 am

    Congressional representation belongs to the states,not the 10 square miles in D.C.,simply because D.C. was NOT a part of the compact between the several States,and therefore has NO right to Representation. I would strongly suggest moving to a State to be represented.But then again,I have not seen a fair Representation of the people from any of the States in quite a few years.

  2. Don (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    I’d like to see them find a way to put "Taxation without representation" on the quarters.

    And Brett, you’ve missed the actual size of DC by about a factor of 7, buddy.

  3. Darling Girlfriend (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    Despite strongly supporting the residents of DC who want the opportunity to have their voices count in Congress, I’m not sure I support using the quarter for it. Plus – let’s be optimistic – the quarters will be around for a long time … hopefully longer than the ‘screw you, DC’ mentality Congress has right now.

    I’m sentimental this way, but I would much rather see the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin, the Smithsonian castle or a representation (not a bust since that seems to be prohibited) of a famous, historic figure hailing from Washington (as suggested by a few in the WaPo article).

  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    Well, we can find non-Federal DC landmarks…

    Perhaps the Kennedy Center or Watergate? Old Post Office building?

    I’m pro-putting Ben’s Chili Bowl on it, though…

  5. Tiffany (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    If one is going to argue that DC doesn’t deserve representation because it wasn’t part of the "original compact." then one had better be prepared to ALSO argue that women, black people, and any state that didn’t yet exist in 1787 also don’t count, because they weren’t part of the deal, either. Oh wait, black people were counted as 3/5 of a person back then…


  6. poo poo (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

    pretty funny. check out

    it’s a blog that stole the quarter idea from this blog. it’s mostly a bunch of transplant kids, but check out what they think should go on the quarter.

    funny stuff. kiddos will be kiddos……

  7. poo poo's buddy (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

    maybe we could put poo poo’s suggestion for the wackiest blog of the year on our new quarter?

  8. The Blonde (unregistered) on December 21st, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    Poo Poo – as always, I appreciate your insight, but perhaps next time you could mark it NSFW? I almost had a stroke when I opened the link!

  9. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on December 21st, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    Yeah, that link is pretty much as NSFW as you can get. I am hanging with family for Christmas this year and made the mistake of opening it last night in the family room….oops.

  10. poo poo (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    yikes! SORRY!

    seriously, my apologies.

    next time i’ll be better.

    i thought of putting a ‘disclaimer’, but our cat was downstairs freaking out, so i just posted and ran downstairs to find him attacking my wife’s new faux fur coat.

    ugh… story of my life…

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