As longtime Eat The Press readers may know, I have lived most of my life in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I schlepped around this state for many years, doing time in its finest universities and bars and auto impound lots before finally settling in Arlington County, a small Northern Virginia community founded by people who like voting and Salvadoran-style chicken. A lot of you might be reading the news these days and wondering to yourselves: “Virginia: are they fixing to secede from the Union?” And the answer is: “Probably, I think?”
Consider, if you will, House Joint Resolution No. 557, which will establish “a joint subcommittee to study whether the Commonwealth should adopt a currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System,” probably backed by Jefferson Davis’s Secret Gold Stash and minted on tobacco leaves.
The Washington Post‘s Rosalind S. Helderman has the details: