the south is strange

July 9, 2008 at 8:44 am | | great finds

…Evidenced by this currency I received as change in Columbia, SC:

I was forced to spend it when I ran out of cash. Unfortunately, I handed it to a Black cashier in Chicago; I hope she didn’t notice.

I actually really like the South: I spent a few years in Chapel Hill, NC, and enjoyed it. Racism and anti-intellectualism is sickening, though.


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  1. nice. That is so classy.

    Comment by Chemgeek — July 9, 2008 #

  2. This belongs in “not science”. And that $5 is all about Abe Lincoln’s support for Malcolm X. I know, I know; it’s hard to tell.


    Comment by jordan — July 9, 2008 #

  3. As a Southerner who has lived above the Mason-Dixon for a while now, I can say I have seen way more Stars and Bars north of it than south of it.

    Comment by Abby — July 15, 2008 #

  4. I’ve seen $5 bills stamped that way in Utah.

    Comment by llewelly — July 28, 2008 #

  5. Okay because the cashier was African American she was to stuiped to notice?
    psh Racist

    Comment by Tiffany — December 8, 2008 #

  6. :)

    Comment by sam — December 8, 2008 #

  7. Just a small one
    To begin with that symbol recognizes a noble cause
    to say that the civil war was fought over slavery
    or racial hatred is to be uninformed of actual historic
    facts or markers if you will and while the confederate
    states listed a desire for continued slavery in their
    articles of succession the actual war was to be fought
    for states rights (Yes, the right of a state to make laws
    to govern its people and yes if they saw fit to succeed
    from the Union and why because before the war all states
    were sovereigns although united for protection under an
    umbrella like governing body, I refer you to the Native
    Americans style of Democracy.)
    However, the southern states began to see in the Union
    a complication one that survives to this day they were to
    list this as a cause for succession and that was the Unions
    desire to be an Empire.
    Abraham Lincoln’s presidency quickly succumbed to Despotic
    rule and in this arena he led the union to fight an illegal
    war against his own people for what he believed to be for
    the sake of the Union but was to quickly become an Empire
    which would eventually be known to force it style of Democracy
    on other countries around the world and impose sanctions on
    those countries unwilling to submit.
    Who told these men who built this nation that it was for them to advance (Force) this democracy on others.
    It was because foreseeing this the south wished to succeed
    but you don’t have to take my word for it you can
    certainly research the facts for yourselves and please
    remember there has always been racism in the world the
    problems facing this nation came from beyond the slavery
    of the south.
    And to those southerners both black and white racial hatred
    is unbecoming of a TRUE SOUTHERNER!
    and to those stamping (defacing)the five dollar bill, thats
    illegal and if you are a true confederate you must realise
    just how useless and uninformed you really are.
    The United States of America is a legal government deserving
    of your respect.
    If the south succeeds it must be by legal means and not by
    Thats it had my say, thanks.

    Comment by bear — May 21, 2009 #

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