One thing that still astounds the Czar is the ability of the Left to hear things never said and see things never done, and in such a colorful way.
The Drudge Report links to that. No real commentary, mind you, just a link that was titled Looking European.
Joe Klein of Time magazine writes an observation about this, and quotes Bloombergs description of the bills anticipated new color scheme.
His conclusion: Drudge feels that because the bill looks European, conservatives must be convinced that the new $100 bill is a prelude to socialism! Hah, those stupid conservatives! What is this country coming to, he concludes.
Mind you, all this socialism talk was said by Klein, not by Drudge or Bloomberg. And you are right: all of this was spun in some anti-conservative fantasy inside Kleins own head, and is not found nor supported by anything in either Drudge or Bloomberg.
The Czars read? The new $100 contains some new elements that have indeed been borrowed from some successful elements on the euro. Done. His other conclusion? Klein is, in fact, the paranoid fantasist that he projects onto the Right; he is, after all, the sole source of all the paranoid scribblings therein.
In fact, the Czar would be more accurate to say Joe Klein of Time provides evidence that new $100 bill is socialist move! At the very least, we have relied on our sources more accurately than he has relied on his.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.