Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another Liberal speaks his mind!

Wow, there's just an outbreak of truthiness going on all over the place. This time the liberal in question is State Rep. Joe Mitchell, D-Mobile Alabama.  Check it:
Eddie Maxwell sent a mass email to state legislators at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 27, warning them that even attempting to introduce a gun control bill was, in his opinion, a violation of state law.
Mitchell responded from his public, email account at 11:59 p.m., telling Maxwell:
Stay classy, kids!
"Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-assed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk."
"That's not the type of reply I expect to receive from a state legislator," Maxwell replied...

Gotta agree with Eddie Maxwell, not what you expect from a politician. You know that's what they think, but what you expect is for them to send you some bland form letter made of bafflegab: "Thank you for your letter, we value your blah blah blah sooo sleeepy zzzzzzzz... "

But since Bloomberg has been going around saying what he actually thinks, which is that he's the king and that we should all shut the hell up and do what he says, now liberal apparatchiks are bustin' out, baby!

Rage on, brave liberals! Tell us what you really think!

The Truthy Phantom

Monday, March 25, 2013

Wow, UberLiberal says what he thinks!

Michael Bloomberg, dishing the TRUTH, baby!

"I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom," Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth. "We think the judge was just clearly wrong on this," he said, on NBC. "Our Department of Health has the legal ability to do this. … [They're] not banning anything." 

THERE YOU HAVE IT my friends, the naked, unvarnished truth. Bloomberg thinks its his God given right to sort out you stupid peons and make sure you do it right. Same guy who wants to disarm your hopeless red-neck self also thinks you drink too much pop, and he thinks your wife is a lazy slut who feeds your kid baby formula instead of breast feeding like she's supposed to.

So friends, a message from Michael Bloomberg:

"HEY peons! Shut up and get back to work paying those taxes, b1tchez!"

The Phantom

Jim Carry: Dumb? Or Dumber?

Jim Carrey getting himself in trouble on Twitter:

yep, that's classy.
Now, I don't know who does Jim's PR these days, but whoever it is needs a smack. While it may seem that everyone in the entire world hates guns from inside the HollyWeird fishbowl, the truth of the matter is that the majority of Jim Carrey's audience is out there buying guns and ammunition at record rates these days. Apart from revealing himself as one more media millionaire with the moral acumen of a garden snail, he's also seriously damaged his own business. What gun owner is going to go see a movie staring a guy who says they're worthless?

This has the potential to be a career crushing meltdown on par with Jesse James cheating on Sandra Bullock, or Tom Cruise going after Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. The media won't play it that way, but I'm thinking the box office will. I'd say boycott the SOB, but I haven't seen one of his movies in years anyway.

As one Ontario boy to another Mr. Carrey, I'd get out there and apologize as hard and fast as I could if I were you. Y'all are on the wrong side of the horse this time, cowboy. Bet it kicks.

The Phantom

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Washington Post: propaganda at its best.

Another day, another piece of anti-gun propaganda in the American liberal press. This time the Washington Post throws their hat into the ring.

"How many people do you know who have been shot?"

"I was blown away," Hartley says. There were people he had been friends with for years without knowing they had been victims of gun violence. His number went up to 13.
As I read through the postings, I realized how lucky I was that my number is only one: Mark Hummels. Mark and I went to graduate school together at the University of California at Berkeley. Mark was a friendly guy with an easy smile who managed to be hardworking and laid-back all at once. He left behind a wife, two children and many, many friends.¶
I decided to take Hartley's question to people around Washington. About half the people I spoke with said their number was zero and they felt fortunate. Others revealed numbers reaching into three digits. For some, the number changed as they started thinking back, remembering incidents they had long put out of mind.
Here are some of the experiences of nine Washington area residents (portraits taken by Matt Girard):
The piece wanders predictably down memory lane, tugging the heart strings and stoking the moral outrage furnace with every fulsomely related incident. Completely information free, 100% emotional blackmail.

Personally I've met three people who have been shot. One accidentally shot himself through sheer stupidity, the other two were drug dealers/users in New York. Dangerous lifestyle, pretty much begging for it. All three were alive and kicking last I knew, although the two druggies are almost certainly dead by now. Its been 15 years or more, that's longer than the life expectancy of the average dirtbag in Yonkers NY.

What does that prove? Nothing. Its just happenstance. If I worked at the ER in Cook County Hospital Chicago, I'd know -hundreds- of people who had been shot. Because that's where all the shooting happens. Chicago.

Then there's this:

Gun deaths shaped by race in America

Yeah. No shit, Sherlock. Now, one would think that the bald fact that black people in large US urban centers are doing most of the shooting would make bad propaganda, but the Washington Post thinks otherwise apparently.
Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.
The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.
This is still the same old crap, despite the sugar coating of "data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Guns cause blacks to shoot each other, guns cause Whites to shoot themselves. Correlation equals causation.
 Wet roads cause rain.
Plus that other, awesome proof: In 100% of shooting deaths a gun was present. Thank you Sarah Brady for your contribution to public life, the tedious tautology.
Just how sciency is that sugar coating? Lets take a look who got quoted.
  • "Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore."  aka, a full time member of the anti-gun propaganda industry.
  • Harvard anti-gun propaganda.
  • "Janett Massolo, who is white, works at a suicide-prevention center in Reno, Nevada."  aka, some liberal lady.
  • "Shanda Smith, who is black," and a member of  "Survivors of Homicide Inc."  aka, some liberal lady.
  • "Sean Joe, an expert on suicide and violence at the University of Michigan."  Linkage to Mr. Joe's web page. 'Nuff said.
  • "Eleanor Hamm works at the statewide suicide hotline for Colorado, which has high rates of gun ownership and suicide. Her suicide-prevention program is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology." aka, some lady.
  • "Lanny Berman, executive director of the American Association of Suicidology." aka some guy with a title from some outfit nobody ever heard of.
  • Oh, plus "a fact sheet from the NRA". aka the author couldn't even be assed to make a phone call. Because why? Because its horse shit, that's why.
There is no intention here to present a factual, scientifically sound picture of firearms and violence in the USA. The intention is to sell the reader on gun confiscation as a cure-all for what ails America. Can't go out at night? Ban guns!  Wife left you? Ban guns! Can't get a job? Ban guns! Banning guns will solve all problems, ease all pain, assuage all worries!

There's a name for guys who peddle cure-alls in public. They're called snake-oil salesmen. Hucksters. Shills. Hawkers. Pitchmen. Also, if a bit more bluntly, lying assholes trying to make a buck off the rubes without doing any actual -work-.

Just remember that when you read this newspaper. EVERYTHING you read in there is written by guys who lie with malice, forethought and intent, who's purpose is to fool you into doing things you wouldn't do if you knew all the facts.

The Phantom

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blazing Cat Fur turns on the kitchen light.

Oh look! Cockroaches!
The light! It burrrrrns!

TORONTO - Can writing a sarcastic but clearly tame blog comment really land two cops at your doorstep?
It happened to Blazingcatfur blogger Arnie Lemaire Wednesday for musing "OISE and the TDSB need to be purged, or burnt to the ground whichever is more effective."
He's, quite rightfully, upset about it.
Lip off to the school board, they send the cops? Nice!

But then, sweet PAYBACK! See, when you send the cops out to do stuff that's inherently scummy, sometimes they use their powers of discretion to make your life hard. Because cops don't like it when they get sent out on stupid, pointless bullying missions.

He [Arnie] said police told him the complaint came from TDSB spokesman Shari Schwartz-Maltz and he would like a direct answer from her on why?

Oh yeah!  Now we got a 'roach with a NAME! Guess what, Shari Schwartz-Maltz? For being a contemptible bully you get to be famous, baby! Lets see what a quick Google turns up about apparatchik girl here.

Yep, she's a nutbar.

And there's VIDEO! Yay!

And a publicly available EMAIL address with convenient telephone numbers. Here's a linkee to the addy. I'd post it direct, but that might get cops sent to my house. I could do without that.

Why not call Aunty Shar up and let her know how you feel about people who use the police to intimidate their political opponents? Or maybe drop her a line. And maybe call her BOSS too. That'd be nice.

Have fun, Shari baby.

The Phantom

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ah, sweet JUSTICE!!!

Sometimes, despite everything done to stop it, Justice is served.
A Maryland woman was shocked after she received a traffic ticket -- but it wasn't for speeding.
In fact, she was driving 2 mph under the speed limit.
She was driving in the left lane of I-95 on Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right. According to the citation, she had been driving 63 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Oh. Yeah. Mrs. Stupid is going about 10-15 mph slower than the flow of traffic on the superhighway... in the hammer lane. Getting stuck behind Mrs. Stupid is about the most annoying thing that happens to most of us in daily life.

And naturally the Safety Nazis have to get involved. This comment is classic Safety Nazi. Behold:

"The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that."

Yes friends, if we all just drove a little slower, obeyed the speed limits and made allowances for Mrs. Stupid, things would all be rainbows and fluffy bunnies. Safety first, you know.

I'd just like to say that Mr. John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic is a damn fool. Mrs. Stupid is not being penalized for driving too slowly. She's being penalized for creating an unsafe condition on the road.

The thing that causes accidents is not the speed of the cars. Its the DIFFERENCE in speed between the cars. So if you are a normal human being driving on the superhighway, in the fast lane, you are going about 70-75 mph. Because the speed limit is 65, and the cops won't ding you for less than 10 over. That is the reality of how cars move on the road.  I guarantee you that Mr. John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic drives this way. Everybody does.

Except Mrs. Stupid. She's the vacuous imbecile who can't conform to the reality of the way traffic moves. If she's doing 63 mph in the -slow- lane, that's just fine. Everybody in the slow lane is doing 63, 59, whatever. Its ok, because its the slow lane. Where you go slow. But she's not in the slow lane. She's in the fast lane. Where the people go who want to drive FAST, damnit! So now they're tailgating the hell out of her, and people are closing on the 63 mph clog her vehicle created at 75 mph and hitting the brakes, hard.

What gets created is a lovely little knot of pissed off individuals highly motivated to pass, plus a roadblock all ready for some moron talking/texting on their cellphone to ram into. Result, ten car pileup on a clear day. With fatalities.

Mrs. Stupid is a friggin' MENACE is what she is. That's why Mrs. Stupid got a ticket. And that's why Mr. John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic is a damn fool who should choke himself before he utters another damn fool comment like that in public.

Let us all now offer up a little prayer of thanks for the Maryland state trooper who pulled the stupid bitch over and gave her a healthy wake-up!!! slap in the wallet. We love you Officer Calabash, wherever you are.

The Tailgating Phantom

Monday, March 11, 2013

Archaeology discovers heart disease in ancient man.

Well, another day, another medical fad bites the dust. Yes friends, those ancient men who lived pure, wholesome lives eating pure, wholesome foods gathered in the pure, wholesome traditional way with no additives, no antibiotics in the feed, no genetic modifications and no sitting around on their asses all day... still died of heart disease. At age 43, on average.

CT scans of 137 mummies showed evidence of atherosclerosis, or hardened arteries, in one third of those examined, including those from ancient people believed to have healthy lifestyles. Atherosclerosis causes heart attacks and strokes. More than half of the mummies were from Egypt while the rest were from Peru, southwest America and the Aleutian islands in Alaska. The mummies were from about 3800 B.C. to 1900 A.D.

"Heart disease has been stalking mankind for over 4,000 years all over the globe," said Dr. Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and the paper's lead author.

The mummies with clogged arteries were older at the time of their death, around 43 versus 32 for those without the condition. In most cases, scientists couldn't say whether the heart disease killed them.

Modern food and the modern lifestyle is better for you than anything previously discovered in the entire history of the human race. The only people in our culture that die at age 43 are mentally ill drunks/drug addicts left out in the cold by Leftist public policy. Even two pack a day smokers last longer than 43. I'm already a decade older than most of these poor bastard mummies and my diet/exercise lifestyle is crap, frankly. My old man is over 85 and can still eat the top off an egg in the morning, he's never been a marathon runner that's for sure.

A good diet and reasonable exercise will make you -feel- better, absolutely. But its not going to save your life, and that bagel is not going to kill you. Oh, and the organic produce? Total waste of money. Total.

So the next time some bearded whole-food zealot gets ahold of you and starts up with the Frankenfood business, just punch them in the head. Hippie punching is never wrong.

The Phantom

Its not security. Its security theater.

From the New York Post, confirmation of what we've been saying since 2001: American airport security is a show put on by idiots, to fool bigger idiots.

A LOT of what we do is make-believe.

I've had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to "check" them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire "pat-down" lasted 10 seconds. This goes completely against TSA procedure.

Because the cameras are recording our every move, we have to do something. If someone isn't checked or even screened properly, the entire terminal would shut down, as this constitutes a security breach.

But since most TSA supervisors are too daft to actually supervise, bending the rules is easy to do.

Did you know you don't need a high-school diploma or GED to work as a security screener? These are the same screeners that TSA chief John Pistole and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refer to as a first-class first line of defense in the war on terror.

These are the employees who could never keep a job in the private sector. I wouldn't trust them to walk my dog.

Apparently this is written by a former TSA screener, who would know whereof he or she speaks.

Most TSA screeners know their job is a complete joke. Their goal is to use this as a stepping stone to another government agency.

We work in a culture where common sense has no place. All but a very few TSA personnel know they're employed by a bottom-of-the-barrel agency.

No kidding. The screening system is there to make stupid people feel like the government is Doing Something To Keep Them Safe from the horrible terrorists lurking under every rock and behind every corner. In reality it does -nothing- to keep them safe. When a guy who worked there describes the job as "a complete joke" I tend to take him at his word. Besides, anybody who's ever been through that screening knows its a joke. Not a funny one either.

What's the real reason for the TSA? Graft, kickbacks and union payoffs, I would have to say. I have no -evidence- that such things are occurring of course, but just looking at the whole thing from the outside I can't think of a single other purpose that would justify that much money spent to that little purpose. Somebody is stealing the money, obviously.

Tell you one thing though, the TSA and the American federal government in general has bred up a whole new generation of power-tripping fascist camp guards. These TSA weenies are clearly people who will follow -any- order they're given, no matter how illogical, how ridiculous, or how dangerous. Historically speaking, governments staffed by people like that have not gone on to great success.

Lefties want to bash George W. Bush for something, bash him for letting camp guards take over part of the US government. Won't happen though. The problem with Lefties is that they think the TSA/DHS is a good thing. Because Lefties are stupid.

The Phantom

Thursday, March 07, 2013

"Shut up!" he explained. Barry muzzles his friends now.

Since the Newtown CT shootings, the US federal government and various state governments have been doing lots of gun banning and gun restricting legislation. The media has been braying pretty hard the whole time. What we haven't seen since the first week or so is the usual suspects (Brady Campaign etc.) out there making a ruckus and demanding the President "Do Something!!!". 

Which is really odd, isn't it? Normally they're tying themselves to the door handles at City Hall at a time like this.

Well, from the Politico no less we have the answer why:

President Barack Obama's gun control agenda is looking more doomed by the day, but gun control advocates still haven't said a word to complain.

That's no accident.

The White House knew its post-Newtown effort would require bringing key gun control groups into the fold. So the White House offered a simple arrangement: the groups could have access and involvement, but they'd have to offer silence and support in exchange.

The implied rules, according to conversations with many of those involved: No infighting. No second-guessing in the press. Support whatever the president and Vice President Joe Biden propose. And most of all, don't make waves or get ahead of the White House.

In exchange: a voice in the discussions, a role in whatever final agreement is made and weekly meetings at the White House with Biden's chief of staff, Bruce Reed — provided they don't discuss what happens there.

If they want in on the deal they have to be sock puppets for Obama -personally-. Not even for the Democrats as a party, but directly for the President himself. Go there, say that, smile for the cameras, then SHUT UP!

Personally I think this is much more frightening than the drone thing. He's treating his own side worse than he treats Republicans, and they are letting him.

Next up, camp guards making lampshades. In Ohio.

The Phantom

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

DC Comics: shooting themselves in the foot @ 6000 rounds per minute.

Orson Scott Card. Wrote Ender's Game a long time ago. Pretty good story, he's written other things I've read since. Nothing particularly outre or unpleasant about his books, and if he's not on the very cutting edge of awesome he's still eminently readable. A thoroughly uncontroversial author.

Unless you are DC Comics. You see, in his off-duty life Mr. Card it appears holds some deeply troubling beliefs. Oh yes, he's a dangerous one. He actually thinks, and has the gall to say out loud, that a marriage is the joining of a man and a woman in holy matrimony before God!  No boy-boy, girl-girl, boy-girl-girl-girl or girl-girl-pony marriages for this guy, he's a BIGOT!!!

The controversial Adventures of Superman story written by noted homophobe — sorry, "gay marriage opponent" — Orson Scott Card will not see digital nor print release as originally planned following the departure of artist Chris Sprouse from the project.

Confused readers will please note that it is not the -story- which is anti-gay. The story itself hasn't been released, but I have no doubt it is entirely in keeping with DC Comic's radically PC editorial policy. No, it is the author who is being pilloried here.

Once upon a time I collected comics as an adult. I bought all the super hero titles every month, I saved them in the little bags, and I still have a freakin' basement full after moving forty times in the last twenty years. I was into comics.

Three events killed comics for me. First, (chronologically at least) was an issue of something where Captain America killed some character, Flag Smasher I think. They made a big deal out of it. I didn't think it was right. Bad taste in the mouth.
Second, The Death Of Superman. My complete response was: "Oh, come ON!" Then of course he comes back again. Total whoring for sales, no redeeming qualities. Barf.
Third was when the price of a comic hit three dollars in the early 1990s. After that I just stopped caring.

Following that time of course we've had pretty well every major character die at least once, some of them three or four times. We've had Superman's wedding a couple times. We've had Superman's divorce too, I think. We've seen them kill people in ever more bloody and graphic ways. We've seen gay super heroes, we've seen gay super hero's weddings and divorces and deaths and etc.

Ultimately we've seen the comics industry absorbed and assimilated by the PC liberal Borg and turned into just one more propaganda organ for radical Leftyism. And really? Its BORING.

I haven't bought a comic in ages. I sit at Chapters or Barnes & Noble the odd time and read through the titles I used to spend hundreds of dollars on, and I can't find any of them even remotely entertaining. They're awful, in short. And I wouldn't let a child within a hundred yards of a comic book store these days. Any possible perversion or combination of animal/vegetable/mineral can be found drawn in loving detail in the pages of modern comics. Its like they expend all their waking moments trying to come up with the most disgusting possible thing to top the disgusting thing they did last week. A veritable Olympics of objectionable insanity.

So now we have these comic book industry geniuses performing the ultimate inside-out, ano-cranial inversion of reality: the public pillorying of a man for the CRIME of saying out loud that marriage is for one man and one woman, for life. No gays, no polygamy, no ponies, no divorce.

Notice to DC Comics: the next comic I buy will be the Orson Scott Card authored story. I will buy no other DC comic but that one. I hope this makes things perfectly crystal clear to you.

The Phantom

Monday, March 04, 2013

This is getting harder to adequately explain with stupidity.

Graft does remain an excellent second choice, but malice is looking like number one with a bullet here, so to speak. Department of Homeland Security buys 2,700 armored vehicles

Picture this blocking your street. That's a really special response!
This is getting a little creepy.
According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.
DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
Modern Survival Blog reported:
The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these 'Mine Resistant Protected' vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.
Although I've seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.
The new DHS sanctioned 'Street Sweeper' (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (, a division within the Navistar organization.

Its basically an armored truck with special land-mine resistant armor on the undercarriage, presently used in Afghanistan and Iran by US forces because the terroristas keep blowing up trucks. Just the thing for the Homeland Security Safety Patrol to roll up to your house with when they come to check your regulation firearm storage locker is shipshape and Bristol fashion. The gun ports are a nice touch.

Then there's this gem here:
Homeland Security's specifications for its drones, built by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, say they "shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not," meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify "signals interception" technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges used by mobile phones, and "direction finding" technology that can identify the locations of mobile devices or two-way radios.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security's requirements for its drone fleet through the Freedom of Information Act and published it this week. CNET unearthed an unredacted copy of the requirements that provides additional information about the aircraft's surveillance capabilities.
It can tell if that's a gun in your pocket or you're just happy to see it.

To sum up, the Dept. of Homeland Security has enough ammo on hand to shoot everybody in the USA five or six times. Including each other, I suppose. They have, or will soon have, unmanned Predator B drone aircraft that can track you by cellphone emission, see you in the dark, and tell if you're carrying a gun or not. Then they can send an armored car full of guys over to your place if they don't like what you're doing. Or they can just blow you to hell by remote control, since the Predator B can mount two Hellfire air-to-ground missiles. Barry has been using them to blow stuff up overseas, I see no reason to doubt that they'll be at least able to do the same thing back home.

On a personal note, I met one of these DHS dudes at Ikea of all places, in Phoenix. They issued this guy the worst Sad Sack looking uniform I've ever seen. Like a cross between US Marine greens and Puff Diddy oversize coat with baggy ass pants, and a huge 3"x 5" velcro DHS patch on both shoulders. There's not a man or woman alive who wouldn't look a total prat in that outfit. I guess Americans should get used to seeing them though, because there are a lot of them. DHS currently employs almost as many people as the entire Canadian government according to one estimate I've seen someplace.

You put all that together and you come up with a picture of a police agency that is preparing to operate in a seriously hostile environment. This is like the city cop in Podunk Nebraska handing out parking tickets while kitted out for a no-knock SWAT raid on the biggest crack house in Chicago. It appears the DHS are planning on operating without the consent of the governed for a considerable period of time.

Now, Conservatives say that this could be the end of the US Constitution, and that DHS is going to coming out to get Farmer Joe's shotgun with tanks and air cover. That's certainly one explanation, and there's support for that view out there.

If I may offer a slightly different idea, I'd say its equally likely that DHS is arming up for the day, possibly soon to come, when the welfare checks start to bounce in large Eastern cities like New York and Chicago.

Either way, my previous explanation that this is all just graft and stupidity is starting to look a bit weak. They could still just be burning the money on a bunch of fancy stuff that'll never be out of a garage... but man, that's a whole lot of fancy stuff! Somebody someplace is going to be just dying to take all that for a spin, right?

The Phantom