"Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.This is how much they care about "the little guy". Don't forget, kids.
In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
THE top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they've turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.
"It was an intensive, three-hour dinner at 30 Rock which Zucker himself was behind," a source familiar with the powwow told us. "There was a long discussion about whether CNBC has become too conservative and is beating up on Obama too much. There's great concern that CNBC is now the anti-Obama network. The whole meeting was really kind of creepy."
The NSA is breaking the law, reading your email "too much".
The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.
Yeah. They are already allowed to do pretty much whatever they want, so I'd interpret this to mean they collected all the email in the country since January. Send those love notes by snail mail kids. Big Brother still needs a warrant for that.
Republicans finally say WTF?!!! to Janet. Wow, those guys are right on the ball there, eh?
Republicans on Wednesday said a Homeland Security Department intelligence assessment unfairly characterizes military veterans as right-wing extremists.
House Republican leader John Boehner described the report as offensive and called on the agency to apologize to veterans.
I like this part the best:
The commander of the veterans group the American Legion, David Rehbein, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concern with the assessment, which made its way into the mainstream press after conservative bloggers got wind of the analysis.
"Conservative bloggers" broke this. That'd be "rightwing" extremist bloggers, according to the memo. If Republicans wanted my vote they'd have been the ones who broke this story, not drindling along three days later saying "Hey, me too!" Day late and a dollar short, boys.
And finally this which I include for the headline from the Wall Street Journal, aka "Greed's Paper Of Record".
Fear and Greed Have Sales of Guns and Ammo Shooting Up
Buyers Foresee Anti-Weapon Legislation; Collectors Hope to Get Bang for Their Bucks
When you read the article you discover some people are investing in guns because the prices are going up. Its a no brainer. Prices will be going up at least until November 2012, and that's if they don't pass a gun ban. If they do pass one prices will -rocket- upward, jet propelled by yet another genius move by The One to oppress the dangerous Conservatives.
This concludes today's Phantom Fascist Update.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Today American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies -- dubbed "tea parties" -- to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. There is no political party behind these rallies, no grand right-wing conspiracy, not even a 501(c) group like MoveOn.org. So who's behind the Tax Day tea parties? Ordinary folks who are using the power of the Internet to organize.
One problem, there's no there there. This is the marching of a 100 million ants, and some of the ants are planning bigger and better things than just marching about.
People are starting to get it that the Republicans are -not- going to reduce the size of government. George Bush won a lot of victories overseas, but back home he increased the size and scope of the federal government more than any other president before him, including Bill Clinton. They are pissed off about it, to the point where they are willing to shut off the TV and go do something about it. If they start targeting city councils and state legislatures, by 2012 they will have a pretty hefty political machine to run over Bary's ass with. He's going to have tire tracks up one side and down the other, because the policies he's enacting now will have started to really cause damage by 2012.
Cincinnati organizer Mike Wilson, a novice organizer who drew 5,000 people to a rally on March 15, is now planning to create a political action committee and a permanent political organization to press for lower taxes and reduced spending. Tucson tea party organizer Robert Mayer told me that his organization will focus on city council elections in the fall as its next priority. And there's lots of Internet chatter about ways of taking things further after today's protests.
This influx of new energy and new talent is likely to inject new life into small-government politics around the nation. The mainstream Republican Party still seems limp and disorganized. This grassroots effort may revitalize it. Or the tea-party movement may lead to a new third party that may replace the GOP, just as the GOP replaced the fractured and hapless Whigs.
Naturally this makes the socialist/fascist DemocRats very nervous. To date THEY are the ones who have been doing the flash crowd protest crap. They're the ones organizing the G7 summit protests and the Quebec City riots and the Seattle anti-globalization punch-up. Looking down the business end of that is much less comfy than aiming it themselves.
Mark my words, friends. The One is going to use Homeland Security to try and squash this. He's a fascist, that's what they do. No protest of the great leader's genius can be tolerated.
On the bright side, all that will do is increase the pace this tax revolution moves at. You can't put out a brush fire by pouring gas on it.
The Self Assembling Phantom
Media Update! In an amazing fit of total predictability, mainstream media slags the teaparties.
CNN Anderson Cooper "teabagging". Ew.
CNN Susan Roesgen: "anti-government, anti-CNN"
NBC report, "1 million teabags but no place to dump". Stupid rightwing radicals!
That's about it on the news nets. The White House spokesman whatsisname got some soundbites on Limbaugh today, predictably snarky. These guys are not taking this well.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
One (1) clapped out Browning light machine gun that these imbeciles are calling an anti-aircraft gun.
One (1) .50 cal machine gun in unknown condition, from what I can see it looks more like a Barrett .50 but I could be wrong.
Five (5) assorted rifles, two of which are obviously bolt action hunting rifles.
One (1) grenade, condition unknown.
Parts of a grenade launcher, which parts we aren't told.
Assorted ammunition, much of which appears to be .22cal, but there's also some .308 and .50cal in there.
About a hundred empty AK47 magazines.
This is what the Daily Mail UK calls a:
"vast weapons cache"Breitbart went with "arsenal".
Could I make that up? I most certainly could not. I know guys in Phoenix who have a hell of a lot more than that in their basement. Hell, I know guys who take more than that to the range on the weekend.
If that's the super scary well armed Mexican drug cartel bad guys we've been told so much about, the Mexican police are a lot more candy ass than we thought.
(Oh, World Net Daily is a nut-blog you say? Agreed. How about this?)
Oh, what the hell, here's the actual paper itself. I like this part here:
Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment
tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential
administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and
citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms
ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns
and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the
present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in
expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential
There you go. If you want a tax cut, think a functional border fence might be a good thing or just want to go shooting, you're a Rightwing Extremist and the Department of Homeland Security has its eye on you.
Man, its starting to look like a pretty good thing I left the USA and moved home to Canuckistan before the end of Chimpy McBushitler's reign of terror. This new Hope'nChange utopia could get me jail time, I think.
Tell your friends who have kids in university: if you wanna be an anti-establishment radical these days, if you want to stick it to The Man, if you wanna speak truth to power, you have to jettison the Che Guevara T-shirt and get one with Rush Limbaugh on it. Rush with a cigar, preferably.
I always thought that "Homeland Security" sounded kinda Third Reich-ish. Seems I had no idea.
The Dangerous Rightwing Radical Phantom
(Dangerous Rightwing radical dangerous person. Danger, Will Robinson!)
P.S. Now might be a good time to get one of those Vast Right Wing Conspiracy t-shirts or coffee mugs... before they're banned.
Update! Al Reuters: Its TRUE!!! Rightwing radicals are coming for yore Chilllldrun!
Up-Update! Janet speaks!
"We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not — nor will we ever — monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources," Ms. Napolitano said.
Translating that from bafflegab, it means "Hell yes we're watching you, y'bunch of Timmy McVeigh nutcase bastards!!! Better not catch you with a teabag in yer pocket, assholes!"
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
The federal government has ordered a crackdown on licensing of tobacco manufacturers in the wake of reports that permits are going to people from organized crime and the contraband cigarette trade.
Say it ain't so, Joe! And how big is this issue?
Yesterday, a study produced by one of Quebec's top business schools, HEC Montréal, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and Desjardins for the convenience store association said almost 50 per cent of the cigarettes smoked in Ontario and 40 per cent of those in Quebec today are technically illegal.
But really, who is to blame here for this taxation shortfall? Parliament? The civil service? Police? The feds or the provinces?
Oh no no no my friends, it is not them.
Blackburn, who revealed he had worked in a dépanneur [variety store] in his university years and understands the issues, announced his department is also launching an advertising campaign reminding Canadians that their actions have consequences.
"I want smokers to be fully aware of the domino effect they start when they buy contraband cigarettes," he said. "Smokers need to know they are encouraging organized crime by buying smuggled tobacco."
The refusal by the OPP to shut down illegal Indian smoke shack operations all over the province has nothing to do with it. Nor does the fact that Mr. Blackburn's licensing department has been issuing licenses to manufacture to known criminals despite probably daily pissed off phone calls from the OPP, SQ and RCMP. Nor indeed does the aforementioned fact that 70 cents of every dollar spent on smokes is TAX. Its your fault. You dumb bastards!
So smarten the hell up out there, eh? How do you expect this to run smoothly if you won't do what you're told?
Saturday, April 04, 2009
I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn't much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street's black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?
My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell 'em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Well, according to to this, Britain will have to take the lion off the coat of arms and replace it with a PUSSY.
A pregnant woman, her husband and their three-year-old son were killed in a house fire early yesterday as police who arrived before the fire brigade prevented neighbours from trying to save them. The woman screamed: "Please save my kids" from a bedroom window and neighbours tried to help but were beaten back by flames and were told by police not to attempt a rescue.
By the time firefighters got into the house in Doncaster, Michelle Colly, 25, her husband, Mark, 29, and son, Louis, 3, were dead. Their daughter, Sophie, 5, was taken to hospital and believed to be critically ill.
Davey Davis, 38, a friend of the family, said: "It was the most harrowing thing I have ever witnessed. Michelle was at the bedroom window yelling, 'Please save my kids' and we wanted to help but the police were pushing us back and not allowing us near. We were willing to risk our lives to save those kiddies but the police wouldn't let us.
Mark Steyn reminds Canadians we have nothing to be smug about, given our recent history with this kind of thing. AKA Heavilly armed RCMP officers standing around with their thumbs up their asses as a lunatic cut pieces off an innocent man's corpse and ate them. For four and a half hours. After a whole bus full of people ran away.
Still, this action by British police lifts "beyond the pale" to a whole new level of obscene. Far from attempting a rescue themselves, the police actively and forcibly prevented others from attempting a rescue. As Steyn says here:
the emergency responders who are supposed to save you (or at least make an attempt) instead wind up killing you — because a rote prostration before rule enforcement trumps their basic humanity. In recent years, the British police have evolved from being merely useless (at least when it comes to traditional activities such as solving crime) into what John O'Sullivan calls "the paramilitary wing of The Guardian" — the blundering enforcers of the nanny state.
Speaking strictly for myself, I would cheerfully go to jail for assault rather than stand about waiting for The Authorities to finally show up. It would be easier to take than my conscience torturing me for the rest of my life. I've already made up my mind how its going to be at crunch time. I'm gonna GO, same as I always do, and god help the poor bastard public servant who's in the way. Life is too short to spend it regretting cowardice. Its my life, I'll risk it in whatever cause I see fit, and that's how its going to be.
Your mileage may vary, but if it does I think you've got some soul searching to do.
Flame on, trolls.