Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NY governor breaking world record!

Yes friends, Governor Cuomo is breaking new ground in the race to see which DemocRat politician can be the most full of it about guns without actually exploding. He is now, officially, the most full of it that any human being has ever been.
Andrew Cuomo, new "full of it" world record holder.
Just a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the strictest gun control law in the country, state officials plan to make some exemptions.
The law toughened restrictions on military-style rifles and high-capacity semiautomatic handguns, but those restrictions will be changed so those types of weapons can be used on the sets of television shows and movies being shot in New York.
"We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that," Cuomo said.
Congratulations Governor on your new world record.

The Phantom

Monday, February 18, 2013

This is not at all alarming.

Let's put two things next to each other on the same page here, shall we?

Exhibit A:

Chicago's embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption.  Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety.  McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

After totally dismissing the citizen's right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained his constitutional wisdom on the 2nd Amendment.  Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2nd Amendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets.  McCarthy went on to say that he believes that the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.

I don't have a transcript of Mr. McCarthy's comments, but I'm willing to take the  Illinois State Rifle Association's word for it. Not because I think they're so awesome and infallible, but because I'm 100% sure it would be wall-to-wall on CNN if they misquoted the guy in the smallest detail. Plus that musket meme is DemocRat Party boilerplate this year.

Exhibit B:

The Department of Homeland Security is advancing its plan to use surveillance drones for "public safety" applications, announcing last week that it had received a deluge of "excellent" responses from potential vendors and was set to carry out more tests of the technology.

Yes its infowars, but we do have lots of independent confirmation from other sources. The Infowars piece quotes WIRED magazine, which is run by a bunch of hipster Obama fanboys, in case anyone wanted some view from the Dark Side, as it were. And hey, the FAA promised no shooting:
Last week, a Federal Aviation Administration official told a conference in Northern Virginia that unmanned surveillance drones deployed in US airspace would not be armed with missiles.

So Americans. Your government is actively pursuing technology that looks into your house from the air (infra red, look it up) for pennies an hour instead of helicopter prices,  and the Chief of the Chicago Police thinks the Second Amendment covers muskets only. Oh and if you disagree you're a threat to public order and are causing political corruption. Which presumably means he'd have to reluctantly have drones peering in your windows, just to make sure you weren't trying to bribe him. Or something.

See? Not at all alarming. Well, not for me anyway. I'm a Canadian. I already don't have any rights.

The Phantom

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Socialist snow removal NY style.

I've been mocking the Big Storm here in Arizona, mostly because as a Canadian its big fun to watch people get all in a fuss about snow. But now I get to mock New York, which is even better!

Four days after a massive snowstorm, many snow-weary residents on Long Island say their neighborhoods have yet to see any major plowing.

Residential roads in portions of Brookhaven, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Ronkonkoma still remain covered in snow and ice after Friday's storm dumped up to 30 inches of snow on Suffolk County.

"None, not a plow yet," said Ronkonkoma resident Mike Dubois. "It's amazing. There's really no excuse for it."

I love this guy Mike Dubois, "Its amazing" he says. 

No Mike, its PREDICTABLE. Every single time it snows in Noo Yawk south of Schenectady, it takes your town governments at least five days to pull their thumbs out of their butts, get the plows on the trucks and scrape the hardened ice kinda off to one side of the road a little. That's because Noo Yawk State is a socialist utopia run by and for the exclusive benefit of the New York DemocRat Party.

You voted for this, Mike baby. Or your dumbass neighbors did.  Now you're getting the government you deserve, good and hard.

My advice, either decamp to Arizona and vote Republican, or invest in a generator and tire chains. And a boat, for when you get flooded again. Or maybe a hovercraft for in case you get flooded in the winter. Which happens.

The Phantom

Monday, February 11, 2013


If you look closely you will see that the driveway is [gasp!] WET. I was actually struck, squarely upon the head, by a raindrop while taking that picture.

The Phantom, suffering outrageous weather inclemency to get you the news the MSN won't report!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Revnant Dream

Prolific commenter at SDA, and sometime reader of this soapbox,  Revnant Dream has taken ill.  His sister reports he is at University of Alberta hospital in ICU.

We all hope you pull through Rev, and look forward to more sage commentary in the near future.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Morning after the Big Storm!

Remember friends, first rule of storm preparation: location location location!

Friday, February 08, 2013

The Big Storm!

Phantom Southern Command locked down and weathering the snow storm.