"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Monday, May 11, 2009

Who's minding the store?

Not to worry folks, though nine trillion dollars (so far) in taxpayer loot has disappeared into the coffers of insolvent banks declared "too big to fail" your highly motivated federal "regulators" are on the case:


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed both of those clips, Coldie. It amazes me that we have never done anything significant to combat narcotics from Afganistan. The term "narco-state" is very approprate.

When I heard the guest was Tom Lasseter I immediately thought of the late Bob Lassister, one of the first hosts at WLS in 1989 or 90 when it became talk radio.

In regards to the government official who would not be pinned down on the government bailout. No surprise there. Obama is showing his capitaist side.


Coldtype said...

Yep, and he's gone even further with regard to American autoworkers. The new plan to "rescue" GM intends for US taxpayers to subsidize the further off-shoring of American industrial jobs by allowing for the manufacture of nearly 24% of GM vehicles abroad for re-importation. As William Grieder so astutely asks: how the fuck does this “plan” resuscitate the US economy if there are no allowances for value added labor (at sustainable living wages) for American workers?

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Anonymous said...

Hey Coldie!!!

I was told there was a thread which attacked me over at SCC. Apparently they thought I posted a message which criticized officers involved in a shooting.

I have not posted there in a year (two?) and have only visited the site twice in months. I guess all the blind followers are getting boring and to drum up interest someone posted using my moniker.

Pretty sad, eh?


Coldtype said...

Truly pathetic Lefty. I rarely venture there myself now since there are far more interesting and frankly more important destinations elsewhere on the net than the SCC blog--especially since it has now devolved into a circle-jerk. I really haven't looked back since I was effectively banned about a year ago. Can't say I miss the place.