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Obama Furious He Wasted Week Posing for Coin -- Andy Borowitz

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Based on Mr. Geithner's advice, Mr. Obama carved hours out of his schedule to pose for the ill-fated coin, even cutting short meetings with world leaders such as Afghan President Hamid Karzai. ***HUMOR - Just for grins and giggles***

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Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:59 pm
(Photo Credit: Photograph by Charles Dharapak/AP.)

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Barack Obama was “totally furious” he spent a week of his time posing for a trillion-dollar platinum coin that would never be minted, a White House source confirmed today.

“The President is a super-busy man, so it’s understandable that he’d be mad,” the source said. “It’s not like he has time to sit still for hours on end for a coin that’s not going to happen.”

Mr. Obama devoted much of last week to posing for the trillion-dollar coin on the assurances of outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who told Mr. Obama that the coin had “a way better than fifty percent chance” of being minted.

Based on Mr. Geithner’s advice, Mr. Obama carved hours out of his schedule to pose for the ill-fated coin, even cutting short meetings with world leaders such as Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

But even as he posed for it, Mr. Obama seemed “fidgety and skeptical” that the platinum coin would ever see the light of day.

“He was like, ‘Look, I’ve got things to do. Is this coin really going to happen, because if not, this whole thing is really messed up,’” the source said.

When Mr. Geithner delivered the news to the President that the coin idea had been scrapped, according to the source, “to say that things got ugly would be a massive understatement.”

The coin fiasco behind him, Mr. Obama has now apparently learned his lesson, the source said: “If this coin idea ever comes up again, he’s going to make Biden pose for it.”

By Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:00 pm

I think this may have rate among the funniest of Andy's endeavors. If you need a smile or grin then this is a MUST read. Enjoy!

Jade N (22)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:12 pm

Barbara K (60)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:53 pm
lol, thanks for the giggle, my friend.

JL A (281)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
love the climax!

Jae A (316)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:06 pm
Yes indeed..a most enjoy and funny story ! Which most of us could use these thank ye Ms. Kt B. for sharing it with all your fans/friends/family and even the rightwing nuts who might also get a smile from it. Bummer about the coin though....hehehe

Jae A (316)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:10 pm
I just realized how disappointed people in Kenya must feel right about now.....
Ok, open can of worms...pour in more humor..or not ~

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:14 pm

Hey, I was hoping to get one of those coins. I'm now in a deep depression, I was so sure Obama would mail me one. *sigh*

My Green Star bucket is showing empty again or I would be sending out showers of Greenies to all of you.

Phil R (29)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:24 pm
thanks kit! too bad about the trillion dollar probably wouldn't have worked in a parking meter or a vending machine anyway though....

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:27 pm

Quite possibly true, Phil. If it will not work in a vending machine than what possible use could it have?

Carrie B (306)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:29 pm
Very Good! I needed the laugh.

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:32 pm
There go my dreams of stockpiling the coins like those Reich-wing nuts do those "special edition Franklin Mint" coins..bummer...and after I sold off the gold bullion too..:(

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:34 pm

Poor Yvonne, I do share your pain.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:39 pm
LOL Hope you get a coin Kit :)

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:50 pm

Thanks Rose - I can't believe that everyone isn't signing up for one. Maybe we need a petition for this? Other than a couple of rings how many of us ever have a platinum coin worth a trillion bucks? Geesh, Suddenly our tax brackets would change and we could protest against increased taxes. LOL!

Pat B (356)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:02 pm
Shame that I couldn't get one of these, as it's not going to get minted now. Darn it.!! Thanks, Kit for this one. It made me laugh.!!! ;-)

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:15 pm
Thanks for the giggle Kit.

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:15 pm

I do agree Pat, darn it! I just know many us were expecting we too would get at least one.

Andy usually makes me laugh but this was just too good to not share.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:24 pm
Well, after reading this, I just had to "check" and see if I have any more "Chucky Cheese coins", in the "kid's drawer" of my secretary-curio!!...YUP!!!..I have 11 left!!!......should I "donate" them, to help save our economy???..Let me know, and send your address!!! (HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:42 pm
Well, I did NOT laugh, like many I am pissed my chance to get one is blown. Besides, if Obama posted with THAT FACE as in the photo I'm glad as hell that coin flopped!
LOL, thx Kit!

Terry King (113)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:55 pm
Have you any idea how many baggers are going to believe this story is real?

Kit B (276)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:00 pm

Of course, I often post Jon Stewart, Bill Maher or Andy Borowitz or even the Onion News and those are all taken seriously no matter how many notices about HUMOR.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:02 pm
Laughing at how you gracefully danced around the cliche:s**ts and giggles.
What a lady! Grins and giggles is so dignified in comparison.Thanks Ms Kitty.

Kathy B (106)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:36 pm
The first laugh I got out of this coin was someone thinking it couldn't be made because of the size - they thought the coin had **be** a trillion $$$ worth of platinum.

Then there was an artists rendering of what the tail side would look like - it was an elepant's *ss.

This however, is the best laugh, thanks Kit!

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:00 pm
Just thinking about 3 coins in the fountain song.....ah the leaps the mind makes. Thanks for the smile.

Judy C (97)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:17 pm
Thanks for the laugh, Kit. Comic relief is always welcome!

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:36 pm
Noted, thanks for the laugh Kit... :)

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:07 pm
Great fun. Thanks for the smile Kit.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:54 pm
Always enjoy a reason to smile!!! Guess this trillion dollar coin wasn't worth a plug nickle! Thanks so much for sharing Kit!!!!~~~

lee e (114)
Monday January 14, 2013, 3:48 am
Thanks for the laugh!

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:13 am
Noted. Really funny. Thanks Kit.

Nancy M (197)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:51 am
Priceless. (Or worth at least a trillion dollars)

Kit B (276)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:28 pm

Thanks Elle - I just got a flash image of Obama at the table discussing the debt ceiling and flipping his Platinum Trillion dollar coin while listening to the jabberwockey (nod to Lewis Carroll).

Nancy M (197)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:11 pm
And speaking of Lewis Carrol, it seems all those in Washington are wearing those old "Mad Hatter" hats.

Michela M (3964)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:48 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
Maybe he was upset because there was no teleprompter? Just sayin...............

Kit B (276)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:47 pm

Caught that Nancy - and why is that no surprise? Tea anyone?

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:56 pm
hehee thanks Kit

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Monday January 14, 2013, 4:32 pm

Susanne R (235)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:02 pm
Thanks for posting this, Kit!

Dee C (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:33 pm
Had a really rough week..and this was just what I needed..Thanks for a good laugh Kit..
Noted with lot's of giggles here..

Mary L (132)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:12 pm
Here I thought Trump would be the poster boy.
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