Also Said Something About a Black Pearl

A Montana state senator is asking to be paid in gold coins because of his lack of faith in the US dollar.

Even stranger, he’s also demanding an eye-patch and a parrot.

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  1. How many bushels of beans can you buy for an ounce of gold?
    I’m getting a mixed metaphor vibe from this story; pirates, sure, but also Jack and the Beanstalk, old Twilight Zone episodes, and something about a dead goose.

  2. Bad Science, the gold would be just as tasty as freshly printed but totally worthless treasury notes. The gold would always be worth something in trade, unless Obama pulled a FDR, and made it illegal to own gold.
    The precious metals I’m investing it are lead and copper jacketed lead. I figure those will be quite useful pretty soon.


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