Helping Governor Patterson Pay His Call Girls

by MADDY MADISON · May 21, 2008

     A federal court yesterday ruled that our money is discriminatory against blind people. Complaining that they had no way of determining the dollar amount currency by touch alone, The American Council for the Blind took Uncle Sam (and Washington and Franklin) to court. Some of the tricks blind folks use to tell a five from a fifty: dog earring the corners of certain bills, using credit cards instead, and generally just placing their financial fate in the hands of well-meaning cashiers.

    As you can imagine, this grew old very quickly and the court ruled in their favor on Tuesday. There seems to be no downside to instituting a braille feature on bills and it's not yet known what the U.S. Mint will do.

    Court Says Money Discriminates [AP]