Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t take these phony money things. If they were gold or silver coins, then it would be different. At least they’d be worth the metal.

    Assuming you could be sure of the weight and metal content. Unlike any nation’s gold/silver coins, you can know the specs of them.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    I believe that at the time of the Civil War, the US did not have a standard currency… railroads and various companies issued their own paper money.
    Hate to think what the exchange rates were.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    They’re value would generally depend on proximity to their source.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Would Texas Aggie bills then look just like Civil War Confederate Bills, and eventually be worth just as much?

  5. Whizzer42

    Whizzer42 said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers


    How about at issue?

  6. patiodragon

    patiodragon said, over 3 years ago

    Sounds like the “Aggies” have as much backing as the USD. “Don’t worry, we’ll never default… we’ll just print more of them!”

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    The one time I drove through a portion of Texas – in the middle of the desert – I got stopped and asked to see my passport.

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s happening again! Anyone aware of bit coins?

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Surprised they’re not all out buildin’ the fence!
    Whoa! Got Meskins fer dat!

  10. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, over 3 years ago

    “Aggie’s” = Ag, as sin they’re pure silver bullion. Now, are you sure you really wanted that in US Dollars, pure paper pulp with one strip of plastic and alittle ink to decorate it?

    Or do you want to be paid in “Austin’s” (Au) or better known as the larger Republic of Texas Gold based coins . . . either or, they still spend better than the pulp paper the US Federal Reserve is pumping out by the bale.

  11. Lorenzo Browncoat

    Lorenzo Browncoat said, over 3 years ago

    Do Aggies still have the stereotype of being dumb? NO, pardon me, I mean DUMB!

  12. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 3 years ago

    I’d have thought their basic unit of currency would be the Landry, and the smaller unit would be the yard.

  13. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 3 years ago

    Texas has huge quantities of Oil and Natural gas. Once free of the US national debt they would have more wealth than Saudi Arabia.

  14. wildcatherder

    wildcatherder said, over 3 years ago

    Texas has been “cruising” on the benefits of the last round of government subsidies, which, thanks to the fervor of Perry and his fellow conservatives, are drying up. The job boom in Texas was primarily in government jobs. Remember the Alamo? Texas lost.

  15. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, over 3 years ago

    Remember The Alamo is what was heard at San Jacinto… one guess what happened there.

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