Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The -real- problem on the Texas border.

According to the AP, the real problem is damn white people with guns.

The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation.

Although the Aug. 6 incident in Mission resulted in no harm, it's not hard to imagine deadlier outcomes throughout the Rio Grande Valley, a wide area patrolled by more than 3,000 border agents, as well as hundreds of state troopers, game wardens, deputies and local police officers. Gov. Rick Perry is also sending as many as 1,000 National Guard troops.

What happened on August 6th, you ask?

On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.

Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal's milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has no law-enforcement training or authority of any kind.

Yes friends, those idiot militia rednecks had the poor judgement to show up and help out the Border Patrol without proper ID and authorization.

Dear AP, please go f- yourselves.

The Phantom

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hard evidence of what we suspected: We don't affect public policy.

So my friends, is it still a free country if law makers pay ZERO attention to the population?

A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."
The startling study, titled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens," is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.

Just off the cuff, I'd have to say no, it ain't. They take half your money and you have zero input on where it goes, that's a kingdom not a democracy.

What was the Revolution of 1776 about? "No taxation without representation!"

The Phantom

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

"Battle cry of the white man." What Dems think of Americans.

The DemocRats in the Media Party want to make all this immigration stuff be about Race Hate!!!!  Dana Milbank says:

Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, a Republican immigration hard-liner and part of what the Wall Street Journal just branded "the GOP's Deportation Caucus," was giving his retort to the paper's pro-business editorialists on Laura Ingraham's radio show Monday: "They need to be patriots, and they need to think about America first," Brooks said.

So? Wait, you mean that's a -bad- thing he said?

America First? How 1940! The congressman went on to condemn those who say the Republican position on immigration is dooming the party by alienating Latinos.

"This is a part of the war on whites that's being launched by the Democratic Party," Brooks said. "And the way in which they're launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It's a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare."

It was the battle cry of the white man, particularly the Southern white man, who is feeling besieged. I don't share the fear, but I understand it. The United States is experiencing a rapid decoupling of race and nationality: Whiteness has less and less to do with being American.

Oh, I get it. In the Demoverse the only possible reason anyone could object to letting just anybody immigrate ILLEGALLY into the USA, bearing all manner of nasty diseases with them I might add, is that the person objecting is a RAAAAAACIST!!!!

Because what the USA is currently experiencing is not a "rapid decoupling of race and nationality". Its not a "surge in immigration. Its not even a "refugee crisis" as some DemocRat operatives have tried to name it.

What the USA is experiencing is a President who proclaimed his southern border open to the entire world. A President who ordered the Border Patrol to stop arresting people for crossing at places other than a proper border access point. A President who has said he will unilaterally declare an amnesty for every illegal who is in the USA in September. Or maybe October, he was kinda vague about the actual date. Despite anything the Congress or the Senate might have to say about it.

And if you dare say anything about it, you're a RAAAAACIST!!!!!!

Man, I hope Dana Milbank gets a front row seat if white people actually do start getting scared and pissed off about this. DemocRats are not going to like it if they manage to really and truly make this about race. It will not go in their favor.

The Phantom

The "Tiny House Movement". Otherwise known as "Poverty".

Yep, more "Tiny House" propaganda. Makes me wanna barf.

Once upon a time an American family's home was their castle and the bigger the better, but growing concerns about meeting mortgage payments and the environmental impact of large houses has helped fuel a new movement of people who are happy to live small.
The Tiny House Movement is a growing group of people who are happy to downsize the space that they live in and enjoy simplified lives as a result.
While the average American home is around 2600 square feet, the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet.

Hey hipsters. Its not a tiny house. its a TRAILER. Its not a tiny house community. Its a TRAILER PARK. You are not "right sizing". You are POOR.

Words mean things. Stop your damn lying.

The Phantom

Update: Welcome Small Dead Animals and flying monkeys! :)

Friday, August 01, 2014

Looks like I'm not the only one thinking plague.

New York City rolls out the largest surprise public health drill ever.

The New York City Department of Health will be conducting a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday.

They are testing the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings.

It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history. The drill was scheduled to take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The majority of participants were given no notice to better test and simulate a real emergency and response.

At least the NYC Powers That Be are THINKING about it.

Sad that I don't find that more reassuring.

The Phantom

Palestinians behaving badly. UN's fault?

Well, they are behaving badly. Attacks under a flag of truce are generally considered to fall under the term "treachery".

Just 90 minutes into the "humanitarian" "ceasefire"  Hamas emerged from a terror tunnel, detonated a suicide bomb and took one Jew hostage back through the tunnel.

That's pretty much a textbook definition of treachery. From the Intertubes we get:

synonyms:betrayal, disloyalty, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, infidelity, breach of trust, duplicity, dirty tricks, deceit, deception, chicanery, stab in the back, backstabbing, double-dealing, untrustworthiness;

From the Jerusalem Post we get more detail:

A Hamas attack on IDF soldiers in southern Gaza, which occurred an hour and a half after the start of a humanitarian truce, ended with the suspected kidnapping of a soldier, the IDF said Friday.

Second Lt. Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old Givati officer from Kfar Saba, was named as the IDF soldier presumed to be abducted by Hamas. His family has been notified.

Two other soldiers were killed during the incident. Their families have been notified.

Terrorists emerged from a tunnel shaft, and a suicide bomber detonated himself in the vicinity of soldiers. Heavy exchanges of fire ensued, before one of the IDF soldiers was kidnapped, a senior army source said.

The IDF said the incident occurred at 9:30 a.m., but a spokesman for Hamas's military wing claimed the terrorists came out of the tunnel and took part in the ensuing gunfight at 7:00 a.m.

So, all you brave Leftists out there, "transgressing against bourgeois values" with your Hamas flags and your Arab head scarves, just be aware of what exactly it is you are supporting. You are the KKK skinhead with the swastika tattoo on your forehead, showing up at the Holocaust Memorial.

Yeah, its tacky.

As to the UN, we have this bit from the Gateway Pundit's link above:

Some of the terror tunnels are almost 2 miles long and cost upwards of $1 Million each to construct. Some of that construction money comes from American tax payers. Some of those tunnels were built with entrances INSIDE United Nations buildings, ostensibly with tacit UN approval.

We also know that the tunnels run from mosques. Think murder hole dug from your local Baptist church to the nearby shopping mall, that's what we're talking about here.

We also know that not one, not two but THREE stashes of highly explosive rockets have been found in UN-funded schools. You know, where kids go every day to learn how to read. These are not proper rockets made in a nice proper Soviet factory by the way. These are pieces of cobbled-up drain pipe and irrigation tubing tinkered together with home-made explosives and propellants by Mustapha the One Eyed Bomb Maker in his basement. They tend toward unpredictability, shall we say.

We also know that Hamas headquarters is the local hospital where Western reporters are shown all sorts of wounded children.

Here's what the UN said:

Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, told reporters in Geneva that Hamas was hiding rockets in schools and hospitals and launching them from areas where civilians live. Israel, she said, has attacked civilian structures including homes, hospitals, schools and U.N. facilities.

"None of this appears to me to be accidental," said Pillay, referring to Israel. "They appear to be defying — a deliberate defiance of — obligations that international law imposes on Israel."

She also criticized the United States for providing significant financial assistance for Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system while offering "no such protection" to shield Gazans against shelling and airstrikes.

This by the way is buried 'waaaaay down at the bottom of the Washington Post article. The UN spokesbabe admits Hamas is hiding munitions in and firing them from schools, hospitals and UN buildings, then condemns Israel for attacking... schools, hospitals and UN buildings.

I conclude that if it wasn't for the UN, there wouldn't even be any Middle East unrest. Much less war.

The Phantom

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

That didn't take long. Immigrant facility locked down for outbreak of chicken pox.

Sucks to be right sometimes.

The federal government's new facility to house illegal immigrant families surging across the border has been put on lockdown because of chicken pox, with no immigrants allowed to be transferred in or out, a congressman said this week.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants being kept at the campus of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, are being treated for and vaccinated against chicken pox after an outbreak, said Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican congressman whose district includes Artesia.

"As the FLETC facility reaches maximum capacity, I am increasingly concerned for the health and safety of the women and children at FLETC and for the local community. The virus, that has caused two residents to be put in isolation, has halted all departures," Mr. Pearce said.

So, chicken pox, no big deal right? Unless you haven't been vaccinated and catch it as an adult. Then it'll kick your ass.

Now imagine plague, as I've been saying. It could -easily- happen. Fleas are equal opportunity germ spreaders.

Or Ebola.

Nigeria felt a chill from the hot zone when a 40-year-old man collapsed and died from the dread Ebola virus after flying there from Liberia.

That hot zone chill now reaches America, with word that the same man was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis in time for an August 16 party celebrating the birthdays of two of his three young daughters.

Patrick Sawyer was a naturalized U.S. citizen who worked for the Finance Ministry of his native Liberia and returned home to his wife and children in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, whenever he could. He almost certainly would have boarded that flight to Minneapolis had he remained at least outwardly healthy enough not to exhibit symptoms.

That could easily happen too. Guy hops a flight to Mexico, infects some fellow Death Train travelers before he falls off someplace, they make it through the desert to a nice Federal Processing Facility/concentration camp and spread it to a couple hundred people as they get processed, they start feeling a bit poorly as they ride a public train to a new city...

That's all accidental. That's just because you've got huge numbers of Third World people crushed into close confines to swap infections.

Now imagine what somebody with half a clue could do deliberately. The USA does have enemies in the world, and some of them aren't too particular who they kill.

Now call your Congressman's office and melt his phone, True Believers.

By the way, the above nightmare scenarios will suck less than the long term effects of drug resistant Tuberculosis on the US populace. Just so ya know what you're dealing with.

The Phantom

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wonder Woman: Comics taken over by perves. Stupid ones.

Latest slap in the face to comic fans? Wonder Woman Movie.

To play the super-powered Princess of the Amazons, they pick a short, skinny Israeli model with arms like pipe cleaners. Because obviously there are no large-framed Greek girls who look good in a bathing suit left on the entire Planet Earth. That's the stupid part.

The pervy part? Bondage leather.

Hurt me hurt me, tiny skinny model person.

Because obviously the Princess of the Amazons is going to pick her battle armor so it doesn't cover anything important (like her NECK) but its real butch, it makes the most of her rack and makes her butt look goooood. Even though she's fighting in a volcano. Which would be kind of scalding hot on the skin if she fell down, one would think.

And of course she's going to leave her hair flying out like that so it will get in her eyes and provide a nice handle for somebody to grab. Not to mention it will catch in the bow string of the bow she doesn't have.

Because in Pervo Universe good hair and a nice rack is way more important than... well, pretty much anything.

So really, DC Comics is going to loose another buttload of money on another Green Lantern-style flop, and you can tell just from the first advertising stills. Because why? Because they have no respect for their own characters, because they are a bunch of sexually deviant perverts who can't get their minds out of the gutter far enough even to get their chins up on the sidewalk, and most of all because they are STUPID.

Why are the Marvel Comics Avengers movies not like this? Probably because Stan Lee is still alive, and he won't let the pervy fools f- things up. Otherwise Captain America would be gay. And a chick. And black. And a Mooselimb. In a wheelchair. With good hair and a nice rack.

Not that there's anything wrong with gay black Mooselimb chicks in wheelchairs per se, but they don't resemble Captain America. And skinny models in bondage leather don't resemble Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Linda Carter does.

Maybe I'll catch it on Netflix. If I'm really, really bored.

The Phantom

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York Slimes views Texas National Guard with alarm.

What's the NY Slimes think is most dangerous thing on the Mexico border right now? Texas National Guard.

When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing.

Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.

Wait, troops with a lack of federal oversight?! Why, they could run amok!!!! Oh, the humanity!

Critics worry that the Guard will be ill trained to deal with an immigrant population.

"It's going to complicate the scenario of civil and human rights at the border," said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights. "Border Patrol agents have to go through a number of certifications in academy and post-academy training on immigration law, on civil rights law. Now you're talking about putting in soldiers doing that kind of work. Legally, it's going to be a disaster if they start enforcing criminal, civil or immigration laws."

Let's compress this "argument" to its true form, shall we? Just as the New York Times thinks standard civilians lack the training and certifications to be trusted with a gun, they also think that only Federal Border Patrol Agents have the super-duper training and certification neccessary to be entrusted with the high calling of arresting stupid teenagers crossing the border illegally. Or to put it more bluntly:

You're stupid. You must be controlled.

Mere State level government apparatchiks are stupid as well. They must be controlled.

Only unionized and certified Federal Government Employees are smart enough to manage these highly complex and nuanced issues of people swimming across a river when they aren't supposed to. Because it would be CRAZY to just put the sons of bitches in a boat and ferry them back again, right? That would be nuts!

The Compressed Phantom

Illegal to be arrested for being tuberculosis positive in California.

Going to be seeing a lot more of this, I do think.

Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.
San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said Thursday that police are looking for 25-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a transient who comes from a part of Mexico known for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
Now, you would think that FREE treatment for a very painful and fatal disease, not to mention free room and board, would be enough to keep anybody happy. You would be wrong.
Prosecutors say Rosas Cruz was diagnosed in March when he went to the hospital for treatment of a severe cough. He was supposed to stay in a motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But prosecutors say he took off.
This is the kind of "transient", read illegal Mexican, that one commonly is dealing with in the South West these days. They are not all good, hard working Catholics with a tan. I'd guess as much as 10% of them are like this Eduardo Rosas Cruz guy. Pig-ignorant gutter trash who just don't give a rip what happens to them or anybody else.

Spread drug resistant TB to other people? Who cares, he needed some smokes. Or a hit of crack. Or who the hell knows what, he just felt like leaving so off he went to spread destruction and death. He's That Guy.

Lots of 'em are That Guy. A very common and recurrent pattern that shows up in the illegal immigrant population. That Guy in sufficient numbers will bring down entire public service systems just by existing. Places like Minnesota are getting inundated, and they just can't handle them. California is already crushed. Its too expensive. It costs an idiotic amount of money to monitor somebody who won't cooperate. The odd druggie or deranged vet they can handle, but 100 new cases a month? No way.

What's the alternative? Forced confinement in a TB sanitarium, of course. Otherwise known as prison for sick people.

Every city in Ontario has buildings, sometimes entire hospital compounds, called "The Sanitarium". Usually referred to as "The San". Arizona was a place people with TB were sent, to be cured by the dry desert air.  Example, Bethany Home Road in Phoenix is named for the Bethany Home, which was a TB sanitarium. TB was big business in Phoenix for a very long time, there's old sanitariums all over the valley.

By the time us Baby Boomers came along after WWII they were being re-purposed as regular hospitals, and Gen XYZers probably never even heard about it. But before Penicillin was invented and rolled out in the 1940's, The San was where an awful lot of people went to die.

Because TB is contagious. Look for new sanitariums to start springing up in the next ten years or so, because this problem is only just starting.

What is the US government doing right now? Bringing drug resistant TB into the country. Deliberately.

Like, on purpose. Any questions?

The Sanitary Phantom

UPDATE: Video of the guy.