October 25, 2013

I am shocked, shocked I say to hear that that well known conservative writer Edmund Burke was all too happy to have his old age comfortably provided for by the UK Government while writing against it doing so for farm labourers.
  • He was a trailblazer and a proud predecessor of today's American Conservatives...
  • Once again, middle class white guy says "fuck you, I got mine" to rest of world.
  • I know, right? Kind of awesome in its own way. Though not sure "middle class" quite covers it either - reading around, his debts were on the order of $3m (with all the usual caveats about trying to compare across centuries like that).
  • Sorry - should have been clearer - $3m in today's currency.