Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some salt for that wound, sir?

Drill baby, drill!


The Phantom

Today's Under-The-Bus Report

Y'all no doubt remember Sarah Palin's famous saying "Drill baby, drill!". No doubt you will also remember the media response, which continues to this day. The shrill, penetrating shriek of a New York metrosexual who's had his little bag of cocaine stolen. "How STUPID she is! What a MORON she is! What about the baby seals?!" they shrieked. To the point where Barry "The One" Obama ran his campaign promising all kinds of bunny hugging, flowers and unicorns and carbon cap 'n trade-y loving Gaia worship.

'Member that? Got that all recalled from the memory banks? M'kay.

Now, you also remember the eight long years of the Bush administration, where every time somebody, anybody, even mentioned that it might be a good idea to do some drilling someplace, that the whole f-ing world was coming to an end? And you remember that it was the Democrats doing all the shouting and maneuvering and uproar? And the Iraq war was "blood for oil"? And Bush was in the pockets of Big Oil?

'Member that? M'kay.

And also you remember who it was that got drilling banned in California and the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast? Democrats again, remember?

And who's the friend of all Greenies everywhere? Who do the Greenies raise money for every election? Democrats.

Ok. So guess who is going to announce drilling in the Atlantic and the Gulf today at 11:00 AM?

[hee hee!] No go on, guess. [snicker!]

Yes, BARRY OBAMA my friends.

In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

Yeah, going to drill in the south where the drippings might actually damage something so he won't have to make Sarah Palin look good by drilling where there's NOTHING to hurt for like a thousand miles. On the bright side its cheaper, you don't have to build a huge frickin' pipeline.

Obama's plan offers few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation's shores. Hinted at for months, the plan modifies a ban that for more than 20 years has limited drilling along coastal areas other than the Gulf of Mexico.

So today my friends, today is THE DAY you have to ask any Greenies that you know how they like it under the bus. How's the springs looking boys? Got good tread depth there? See any OIL leaking from the diff as it whizzed by your head?


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Now this is convenient!

Seems today the FBI is busy raiding a "Christian militia" group called Hutaree in Michigan.

On Sunday, the FBI confirmed that federal law enforcement agents were conducting activities in Washtenaw and Lenawee counties over the weekend in connection to Hutaree, a Christian militia group. FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold told The Detroit News the federal warrants in the case are under court seal and declined further comment.

To say I find the timing of this raid convenient is to understate things considerably. No sooner does the healthcare bill pass and Democrat congressmen start calling Republicans a bunch of violent haters, than the FBI raids a "militia". Odd that they escaped notice for the entire eight years of the War On Terror under Bush, only to suddenly come to light now.

Will follow with interest.

The Interested Phantom

Update already: Also raids in Indiana and Ohio.
Update Monday Mar. 29, the indictment. The usual collection of "We're sure they were going to do something" and gun charges. These dorks have been rattling around for years, it still looks very convenient timewise to me. OTOH, the Michigan Militia spokes-whatsit also says they were freaky deaky. So, we shall see. Bail hearing on Wednesday.

"Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: Drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, ...

Bill Maher tells us, finally, what he really thinks of America. Worthy of note ONLY because it seems this is going to be the next big Democrat Party propaganda maneuver.

"The Democrats need to push the rest of their agenda while their boot is on the neck of the greedy, poisonous old reptile. Who cares if cap-and-trade bill isn't popular, neither was health care. Your poll numbers may have descended a bit, but so did your testicles.

So don't stop. We need to regulate the banks, we need to overhaul immigration, we need to end corporate welfare including at the Pentagon, we need to bring troops home from everywhere, we need to end the drug war, and we need to put terrorists and other human rights violators on trial in civilian courts -- starting with Dick Cheney. [applause]

Democrats, in conclusion, Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: Drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th. And by passing health care, the Democrats saved their brand.

The above is really the -only- part of Maher's whole expletive filled verbal bowel movement which is work safe. I recommend not reading it, its not worth the two minutes of your life. Viewing the video of Maher actually saying it all on TV is even less worth it.

But here's some more from Frank Rich in the New York Slimes:

"If Obama's first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It's not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver — none of them major Democratic players in the health care push — received a major share of last weekend's abuse. When you hear demonstrators chant the slogan "Take our country back!," these are the people they want to take the country back from."

Evil white people want to kill blacks, gays and wise Latinas. Everybody got that? Obama is re-fighting the 1964 Civil Rights Act against the eeeeeevile Republicans who hate all that is good in life and exist to bring despair and death to the nice brown and gay people! Meanies! Again, not really worth it to read the whole thing. Its bollocks.

Why all the MSM froth? Here's a reason fer ya: 15 recess appointments.

Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.

Obama revealed his decision by blistering Republicans, accusing them of holding up nominees for months solely to try to score a political advantage on him.

"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," Obama said in a statement.

The 15 appointees to boards and agencies include the contentious choice of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Republicans had blocked his nomination on grounds he would bring a radical pro-union agenda to the job, and they called on Obama not to appoint Becker over the recess.

Communist union thug appointed to the Labor Relations Board? Naw, that couldn't have anything to do with it. Its because Obama's a Black man! Damn Republicans!

Here's another one: White men shun DemocRats.

Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they'll take the midterms elections in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994.

Unlike the first two, this one actually gives reasons other than racism for white men leaving the DemocRats. Still, no report on BLACK men leaving the Democrats. Which they are. Which I know because I talked to a few in Arizona last month, and they were -pissed- let me tell you.

Even big huge Mexican gearhead biker type guys with mega tattoos and their shirts done up to the neck are pissed at Barry in Arizona. That was a pretty damn interesting conversation. Standing in a classic car dealership lot, hearing all kinds of things I talk about here at The Phantom Soapbox being spoken by this enormous gnarly dude with a Spanish accent thick enough to walk on, couple of his buddies standing there nodding, telling the massively not-tanned white bread Phantom how the country was coming to ruin. In considerable detail, I might add.

None of that matters to the Dems and their Useful Idiots in the press though. For them it all boils down to this:

"Shut the hell up you friggin' stupid, gun toting, beer swilling, popcorn eating, pickup truck driving, inbred, ignorant hillbillies!"

That's pretty much what you can plan on seeing the next several months on TV and in the papers. White people are scum, they want to keep y'all down, Barry is here to save you.

Okay then. Game on.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Oh, that could NEVER happen! We have security procedures."

Yes friends, another Phantom Prophecy has come to pass.  Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely.

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.

Police with Austin's High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership's four Austin-area lots.

"We initially dismissed it as mechanical failure," says Texas Auto Center manager Martin Garcia. "We started having a rash of up to a hundred customers at one time complaining. Some customers complained of the horns going off in the middle of the night. The only option they had was to remove the battery."

Its funny.  When I used to post about how stuff like this was bound to happen with these remote auto systems, some people (trolls) used to comment that I sounded crazy paranoid.  Lately, not so much.

Is there a pattern forming here?  ~:D

BTW, how'd you like the cops to disable every car in the city like this some day?  Just think about it.

Why tax cuts are better than tax refunds.

No check to bounce.

For hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, the check won't be in the mail -- at least not on time. New York State has stopped paying tax refunds and won't start again until next month.

The tax refund delay is part of a bigger cash crunch.

Its funny.  Used to be when I'd suggest the idea of  government checks bouncing , people would comment that it sounded crazy paranoid.  I don't get those comments lately.

No, you are NOT being too paranoid.

I don't like customer loyalty cards. Too easy for Big Brother to use is my reason, plus I don't like the store having that much data on hand. Which in many people's opinion makes me a paranoid freak, possibly dangerous and certainly anti-social. Reason they give, the government "never uses those databases, they are private".

Well, no, they're not.

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.

With permission from the patients, investigators followed the trail of grocery purchases to a Rhode Island company that makes salami, then zeroed in on the pepper used to season the meat.

Never before had the CDC successfully mined the mountain of data that supermarket chains compile.

"It was really exciting. It was a break in the investigation for sure," CDC epidemiologist Casey Barton Behravesh said.

Note the breathless adulation CDC gets in this article for being the White Knight riding to the rescue. MSM loves this stuff, its Government Working For You! Awesome.

My question is, suppose this approach works very well a few more times? How long will it be until the CDC can get this data -without- your permission?

Should we be -more- worried?

Item from Drudge: US Department of Education tender for 27 sawed-off shotguns.

Added: Mar 08, 2010 10:39 am
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14" - PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT - XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID - 14" LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.
The required date of delivery is March 22, 2010.

The US Department of Education has a f-ing shotgun inventory? They have armor? Combat training protocols?

Who knew? Gee, I wonder what else they got, and what in hell the Education Department needs stuff like that for.

The "WTF Is This?" Phantom