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D.C. Residents Want Duke Ellington On Quarter - News Story - WR...

There are 23 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Jun 20, 2008, titled D.C. Residents Want Duke Ellington On Quarter - News Story - WR.... In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

D.C. residents have made their choice. Now the final decision on the design for the D.C. commemorative quarter is up to the U.S. Treasury Department .

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not surprised

Hyattsville, MD

#1 Jun 20, 2008
Fenty probably wants to replace Ben Franklin with his own image on the the one hundred dollar bill.
Gotcha

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 20, 2008
Exactly, narrcisitic pig.
Marcea

Washington, DC

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Maybe they should have someone with a gun and a body on the ground, that is more along the lines of DC
Jim

Brandywine, MD

#4 Jun 20, 2008
The "choices" that were offered reflected DC's current population demographics, not its history. The only appropriate choice for the quater would have been L'Enfant. He is the man who had the greatest impact on Washington as a city. But who cares about history these days.

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#5 Jun 20, 2008
They outta just have a picture of Marion Barry smoking crack (witha big smile) on the quarter. That's what most people outside of DC really know about the city and it's council anyways. Marcea's idea of the gun and body would work well also.

DC = Dumb Crackheads
Trixie

Richmond, VA

#6 Jun 20, 2008
Why him and not some others?
Washington DC

Rockville, MD

#7 Jun 20, 2008
Bejamin Banneker of course!
Matt

Montgomery, AL

#8 Jun 20, 2008
My vote's for Marvin Gay.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jun 20, 2008
Why not? The greatest American songwriter and bandleader, Duke Ellington, should be remembered forever. There will never be another Duke Ellington. He has more compositions that has become standards, and famous standards than any American composer. His music is loved and worshiped all over the planet. He has performed for Kings and Queens and Presidents. Duke Ellington lives, Long live Duke Ellington!
Jim

Brandywine, MD

#10 Jun 20, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
Why not? The greatest American songwriter and bandleader, Duke Ellington, should be remembered forever. There will never be another Duke Ellington. He has more compositions that has become standards, and famous standards than any American composer. His music is loved and worshiped all over the planet. He has performed for Kings and Queens and Presidents. Duke Ellington lives, Long live Duke Ellington!
Because he is not representative of DC in any meaningful way? His accomplishments may be many, but they are narrow and not significant in the greater context of the history of Washington, DC. Frankly, none of the choices embodied Washington as the Capitol of the country; they were simply nods to its current demographics, not its story in the context of American history.
Washington DC

Rockville, MD

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Jim wrote:
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Because he is not representative of DC in any meaningful way? His accomplishments may be many, but they are narrow and not significant in the greater context of the history of Washington, DC. Frankly, none of the choices embodied Washington as the Capitol of the country; they were simply nods to its current demographics, not its story in the context of American history.
Benjamin Banneker was a free educated black man before 1865 and in 1792 helped map the city of Washington DC using the stars along side of George Washington and L'Enfant and represents a very important part of our revolutionary history where music men who perfom song and dance although wonderful are not as significant as American revolutionaries of 1792.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Jun 20, 2008
Jim wrote:
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Because he is not representative of DC in any meaningful way? His accomplishments may be many, but they are narrow and not significant in the greater context of the history of Washington, DC. Frankly, none of the choices embodied Washington as the Capitol of the country; they were simply nods to its current demographics, not its story in the context of American history.
He was born in Washington, D.C., what does Washington as the Capitol of the country have to do with honoring Duke Ellington? What is American history?
Jim

Brandywine, MD

#13 Jun 20, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
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what does Washington as the Capitol of the country have to do with honoring Duke Ellington? What is American history?
Are those factual, sociological, or philosophical questions?
Jim

Brandywine, MD

#14 Jun 20, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text> what does Washington as the Capitol of the country have to do with honoring Duke Ellington? What is American history?
Who is John Galt?

America is doomed.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jun 20, 2008
Jim wrote:
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Are those factual, sociological, or philosophical questions?
You wrote them I'm asking you. What does Washington as capitol of the nation have to do with honoring Duke Ellington?

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Jun 20, 2008
Jim wrote:
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Who is John Galt?
America is doomed.
Writer of the film Undiscovered. The question was about Duke Ellington, whom the people of Wash., D.C. decided to honor on a quarter.
Jim

Brandywine, MD

#17 Jun 20, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
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Writer of the film Undiscovered.
Ever heard of "Atlas Shrugged"? "Ayn Rand"? You can't Google your way to intelligence. Try cracking a book once and a while.
not surprised

Hyattsville, MD

#18 Jun 20, 2008
A likeness of an entertainer from one of DC's clubs in the late sixties could appear on the head's side while Marion Barry's grinning image is on the tail's side.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jun 20, 2008
Jim wrote:
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Ever heard of "Atlas Shrugged"? "Ayn Rand"? You can't Google your way to intelligence. Try cracking a book once and a while.
You're stupid, and what did that have to do with Duke Ellington?

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jun 20, 2008
not surprised wrote:
A likeness of an entertainer from one of DC's clubs in the late sixties could appear on the head's side while Marion Barry's grinning image is on the tail's side.
If all you know about D.C. is Marion Berry, you are sadly behind the times and shouldn't be in this forum, perp!

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