"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

Friday, February 11, 2011

Truly Priceless



Hat tip to As'ad AbuKhalil aka the Angry Arab...

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liked your post, Coldie, on the previuos thread about Rahm. Things will get pretty bad for union workers when he takes power.

"leftisthebest"

Coldtype said...

Big fight coming for us ahead Lefty despite the fact that our pension benefits are ratified in the state constitution. Never forget that the rules don't apply to our class enemies.

Anonymous said...

Join the NRA!

nra.org

Coldtype said...

"Join the NRA!"-Anon

Not really sure how that will help. Have you forgotten that the State retains the monopoly on violence? If Egyptians and Tunisians have taught us anything it is the efficacy of non-violent protest and committed non-cooperation with illegitimate institutions.

Anonymous said...

Is that rahm??

Coldtype said...

It should be.

Anonymous said...

I think that is Jody Weis in his escape costume.

Coldtype said...

He escaped with a lot of loot though which of course doesn't include his FBI pension.

Anonymous said...

http://igold.isra.org/

Anonymous said...

Are you supporting your brother workers in Springfield to restore the Second Amendment to Illinois??

Coldtype said...

I'm working to support fellow workers in Wisconsin to defeat the assault upon rights earned over a century of labor struggle. How about you?

Anonymous said...

Give it up, Coldie, on trying to talk to these conservatives.

These guys want all the benefits of protected workers right, historically made through the efforts of mostly leftists, yet slam the unions at the same time.

"leftisthebest"

Coldtype said...

So true Lefty. The winning formula for the ruling class has been to convince people without a pot to piss in to vote and agitate against their own best interest. The Tea Party--a wholly owned and co-opted creature of the Koch brothers and their fellow plutocrats--is a perfect example of this.

Anonymous said...

airstrikes are going well.We have well trained pilots.

Coldtype said...

If only they were legal.

Anonymous said...

Coldtype said...
If only they were legal.

2:47 PM

Its all legal,we are the govt.

Anonymous said...

Tomahawks proving to be very accurate.This will save lives when the ground invasion starts.

Anonymous said...

Aaaah, the lies of the Obama administration continue. The bombing of Libya is just a smokescreen. He is as phony as Bush I or Bush II.

If you want true accounts of what goes on there watch live reports on Al Jazeera.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

Rebels doing well on ground.Moving forward towards Kadaffis HQ.

Anonymous said...

Become a millionaire!!Invest in Folos Beef stock.!!

Anonymous said...

Blessed Easter yo you and your readers, Coldie.

"leftisthebest"

Coldtype said...

To you as well Lefty.

paine said...

my kinda blog

precious few but solid posts

a blog is a cat house
not a fish pier
owen paine

Coldtype said...

Glad you approve Paine, I mean that.

Anonymous said...

Coldie, come back, we need you. The war lord Obama is itching to get into Syria.

"leftisthebest"


P.S. that fool from a ways back is again posting on Rue-y we are one in the same. i wrote that even on a bad day you're brighter than I.

"leftisthbest"

Anonymous said...

If Leftisthebest and most other coppers tried to advise us on financial matters,we would wind up like Folos Beef.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If Leftisthebest and most other coppers tried to advise us on financial matters,we would wind up like Folos Beef.
6:44 AM


My only advice on "financial matters" would be equal distibution of the wealth. That being said, on this May Day, "Workers of the World Unite!!"

Anonymous said...

SF did a bang up job in Pakistan as did our intel community.

Anonymous said...

I saw where happy protesters, I guess we can call them that, showed up outside the residence of former president Bush.

Mmmm, the Bush family who flew out the family of bin Laden the day after 9/11? If that had been a Democratic president the conservatives would still be talking about it.

"leftisthebest"

Coldtype said...

The only things we should now watch are 1) will we leave the Af/Pak region now that the ostensible reason we've occupied it is no more and 2) will our foreign policies that served as the motivation for the 9/11 attacks be modified in any significant way?

My money is on hell no. So it's critical that we understand that the death of OBL means essentially nothing. Our wars without end and our rapidly evolving national security state will continue unabated until we are exhausted.

Anonymous said...

Call your elected officals in Springfield.Tell them to support HB148.Illinois resident need concealed carry!!

http://www2.illinois.gov/government/Pages/LegislativeBranch.aspx

Anonymous said...

"(Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322)

"The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"

(Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87)

"No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

(Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950])

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

(James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

(Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good"

(George Washington)

Now please, stop talking about what the founding fathers "would have wanted" when they went to painstaking detail to make sure no one could possibly misunderstand them when they told you exactly what they wanted.

Anonymous said...

What's with Rue taking down your link here?

"leftisthebest"

Coldtype said...

I noticed that too Lefty but so far I've managed to keep my chin up.