Thursday, November 26, 2009

Here's some REAL science for ya.

I was going to post something about the revelation that global warming really IS a pile of steaming poo, but Kate is doing that much better than I can.  So all I'm going to say about it is: I toldya so.  Toldya toldya tollllllllldya!

Today we have a truly great discovery in biology.
The atomic-level action of a remarkable class of ring-shaped protein motors has been uncovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) using a state-of-the-art protein crystallography beamline at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). These protein motors play pivotal roles in gene expression and replication, and are vital to the survival of all biological cells, as well as infectious agents, such as the human papillomavirus, which has been linked to cervical cancer.

We have known for a very long time that things move around inside a cell under their own power.  We have known that DNA and RNA  get copied and read for instructions by little gizmos that somehow drive the RNA strand through themselves.  What's cool about this is now we know HOW they do it. The actual guts of the molecular sized motor that makes it go are laid bare. 

This is like finally getting the hood off your new Dodge Challenger and seeing the Hemi inside for the first time.  We get to watch the pistons move, see the gas squirt in, see the compression stroke and BANG watch it go round and round.

Check out the little video, its cool.

The Phantom

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Confusion in the enemy ranks!

In the Blob and Snail today, uberLefty Gerald Caplan attacks Smilin' Jack Layton for not being Lefty enough.  I love this!

The bitter divisions over the long-gun registry are by no means over. When the House supported the bill to abolish the registry, it left significant numbers of Canadians feeling betrayed and wondering how to vote in the next election.

Many of us lobbied publicly and privately against passage of this bill. The Liberals and New Democrats in Ottawa heard in no uncertain terms from a large, spontaneous alliance of their own political supporters and potential supporters. Trade unions, feminist organizations, NGOs, ordinary women, social activists of all kinds, women like Suzanne Laplante-Edwards whose daughter had been murdered by Marc Lepine in the MontrĂ©al massacre – all pleaded with both parties to stand united to defeat the bill. It did no good.

That's right Gerald, it did no good and the registry is done like dinner.  This is because, oddly enough, Jack Layton is not a complete fool, and chose not to let his party die on this hill. Layton knows that continued support for the odious, useless and obscenely expensive registry will ensure the NDP never again gets a single seat in the West or in a rural riding anywhere else.

But please, keep attacking Taliban Jack.  Do it louder and harder.  Division and disorder among dippers is beautiful music to my ears.

The Mean Phantom

Thursday, November 19, 2009

So, WHY do we have to sue to get basic police services in Caledonia?

I'm following along in the papers with the Dave Brown Linda Chatwell lawsuit against the province and the OPP.  Currently we have sworn testimony from individual OPP officers that they ignored Mohawk Warrior thugs doing violence to Caledonia residents UNDER ORDERS.  Which confirms two things I've been saying, one is that OPP rank and file doesn't do crap like this except under duress from upper management (and they are pretty peeved about it too), and the other is that this whole cluster frack is organized crime.  All of it. 

The links: National Post
Toronto (Red) Star
Christy Blatchford at the Blob & Snail
The Hamilton Speculator (aka the Red Star)
The Regional News

Caledonia Wakeup Call has the whole thing with more links than you can shake a stick at.  I can't read these things, they just torque me off too badly.

The question arises though, what sane political leadership allows things like this to continue, when all it can do is damage their chances at re-election.  Why the hell would they do this?
All along I've been assuming that Big Names are on the take, because this is billion dollar sized stuff going on here.  But I might be wrong about that.  Check it:
Early one morning, Sharon Abbott was delivering newspapers to homes in Toronto's west end. Police Sergeant Stephen Ruffino observed her car double-parked outside an apartment.
She then proceeds to break a bunch of traffic laws and refuses to stop, so obviously the cop busts her.  Duh.  Now the fun begins:

Although the HRTO [Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario] found no "conscious" racism on Sgt. Ruffino's part, it nonetheless concluded his actions were motivated by a deep-seated prejudice ... of which he was apparently entirely unaware.

The Tribunal also stated, without substantiation, that white people in authority have "an expectation of docility and compliance" from black people they encounter.

Yeah, I always expect docility from the black people I meet.  We learnt that in school along with wife beating and cow tipping.

Given that the HRTO is an official Ontario government outfit, I find I must re-examine my assumption of crime in high places and include the possibility that they are merely insane.  Comprehensively barking mad.  Whacko.  Loopy.  Three fries short of a Happy Meal.

Where's the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party?  Why am I not seeing the Sterling Street bridge on fire in Conservative political ads every day?  This lawsuit is a gift from the heavens.  What the F%#& are you people doing, SLEEPING?  Wake the hell up and smell your new majority brewing, morons!

Religion of Pieces?

Say what you want about rednecks and domestic violence, usually when they beat their ex to death it doesn't take six of them to git 'er done. One redneck, a case of beer and a pool cue is pretty much the norm.

And they don't usually cut bits off to save for later.

Just sayin'.

Oh and by the way. I wouldn't want to twist the multi-culti knife or anything, but do you think a concerned neighbor, say a big huge REDNECK with a 12 gauge pump would have been useful in this situation? Like maybe while she was screaming like an air raid siren as they cut her hand off? Or haggled it off more likely, incompetent fucks probably used a knife.

Next anti-gun pacifist I meet is getting my size 10 boot in their ass, you better believe it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Caledonia blast from the past!

Saw this today at Kathy Shaidle's Five Feet of Fury:

Why I hate my country

Canada sucks. Any questions?

Succinct and to the point, as always Kathy.

The link is to Christie Blatchford's column of the other day in the Blob and Snail regarding Caledonia and the lawsuit presently under way in court.  Quoth the Blatch:

There it was, in lawyer David Feliciant's opening statement yesterday, a glimpse of the dark heart of the government case.


Mr. Feliciant was discussing Mr. Brown's arrest that May. (2006)

On the night in question, Mr. Feliciant alleged, Mr. Brown, who was returning home from a Blue Jays game in Toronto, appeared to be intoxicated and, when he was denied entry to his home by the native protesters who were then running things, he got belligerent.

"He squealed his tires," Mr. Feliciant said - good God, the horror - and drove through the barricade, and when he got to his house, instead of going directly inside, Mr. Brown dared to confront the protesters who had followed him there.

Net result, Mr. Bown got tossed in the cooler for the evening, the pricks who -caused- the problem got zippo.  Haven't been charged to this day.  Won't be either.  Not a chance.

This reminded me I had my own  little run-in with the OPP that year, June 23 2006, which I mentioned in a comment at Kate McMillan's Small Dead Animals:

Well, today I took a wander over to the problem zone for an hour, took a few pictures out the window of my truck and got pulled over for my trouble. The boys were very polite once they decided I wasn't a terrorist or some kind of vigilante nut. Congratulated me on my good sense for not pissing off the Natives by stopping and snapping, said sorry we had to pull you over and that was that.

More excitement than this I do not need. All I can say is, damn good thing my papers were in order.

Important safety tip: don't have any outstanding tickets or stuff wrong with your insurance if you want to take snaps in Caledonia. Well, unless you're an Indian I suppose.

All I did was drive past and take pictures out the window, they pulled me over for a chat.  Full tactical stop, with shotgun.  Scary stuff.  Meanwhile the "Mohawk protesters" otherwise known as organized crime, are using the DCE and Dave Brown's back yard for a motocross track, shooting range, pissoir, and generally behaving ugly 24/7.  No tactical stop with shotgun for them.

The Liberal government of Ontario, the OPP and Chief Fantino have been called to account for the breathtaking failure to do their duty in 2006, and protect Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell, or even to allow they to protect themselves.  To this day, nothing has been done for these two.  To this day, the illegal occupation continues.  To this day, Mohawk "protesters" are running all around the region trying to jack up small towns and businesses in the biggest protection racket since Al Capone.  Illegal smoke shacks are springing up weekly in Caledonia on Highway Six, on private property.  Otherwise known as the front lawns of retired farmers.  Who got charged that time?  The FARMER.  Ernie Palmer.  Look it up.

So hell yeah Kathy, Canada sucks.  No question.

The only positive result out of this freak show so far is that nobody has been killed yet.  Not for lack of trying mind you, given the heart attack, the several beatings and the Indians trying to run cops over, but still nobody got planted.  Way to go, boys.

In closing I should mention I do not blame the rank and file OPP policemen for the ongoing bollocks this is.  They do what they are told, as always.  I could wish they would be a little more proactive about refusing to follow illegal orders, but realistically they wouldn't have made it through the selection process if they were likely to do that.  This is why it is insane to think the police are going to protect you from the monsters.  Police protect themselves first, just like everybody else.

The Phantom

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The End of the Democrat Party? Gawd I hope so.

I has been my feeling for some time now that the election of Barack Obama marks the end of the Democrat Party as presently constituted.  Today's stories which support this thesis:

Jail time for people who don't get health insurance.  I kid you not.

During an exclusive interview with ABC News' Jake Tapper today, President Obama said that penalties are appropriate for people who try to "free ride" the health care system but stopped short of endorsing the threat of jail time for those who refuse to pay a fine for not having insurance.

"What I think is appropriate is that in the same way that everybody has to get auto insurance and if you don't, you're subject to some penalty, that in this situation, if you have the ability to buy insurance, it's affordable and you choose not to do so, forcing you and me and everybody else to subsidize you, you know, there's a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America are -- are burdened by because of the fact that people don't have health insurance, you know, there's nothing wrong with a penalty."

Ft. Hood attacker may have "cracked from stress".

JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS: Philosophically, what separates an act of violence from an act of terrorism?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, look, we -- we have seen, in the past, rampages of this sort. And in a country of 300 million people, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable. Even within the extraordinary military that we have -- and I think everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in uniform are under the most severe stress -- there are going to be instances in which an individual cracks. I think the questions that we're asking now and we don't have yet complete answers to is, is this an individual who's acting in this way or is it some larger set of actors? You know, what are the motivations? Those are all questions that I think we have to ask ourselves. Until we have these answers buttoned down, I'd rather not comment on it. 

Note that Barry is off to Ft. Hood today, I have no doubt his speech will be mellifluous, moving and utterly meaningless upon close examination.  Except possibly for yet another warning to the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to lay off the backlash crap.  The VRWC seems to be easily cowed by all this tough talk from Democrats, they haven't even spray-painted a mosque this week.

Chicago mayor blames guns for the Ft. Hood attack.

"Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don't blame a group."

U.S. Department of Justice sent a subpoena to Indymedia ordering it to provide details of all reader visits

In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day.

The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
note that this ain't the Daughters of the American Revolution:
The Independent Media Center is a left-of-center amalgamation of journalists and advocates that – according to their principles of unity and mission statement – work toward "promoting social and economic justice" and "social change."

Taken together, we have a regime that considers its citizens a bunch of crooks, idiots and madmen on the thin edge of exploding, who must be threatened into good behavior.  A regime who's minions won't follow their own rules, and who don't even distinguish friends from enemies.  A uniform policy of "comply or be ground under" is in force, and Leftists are not exempt.  They hate that.  Bush was supposed to be Hitler, not their guy.  I can hear the "WTF?!" explosions from here.

I don't see that as a recipe for roaring success in 2010 and 2012 elections.  I do see it as the last desperate grab of a party who sees its former power base in the mainstream media being decimated by new technology, and its collectivist/pacifist ideology being demonstrated as both false and dangerous by the economy and the war.

Couple that with a spectacularly incompetent President, and you have the end of the Democrats.  The Republicans can run a yellow dog against Obama in 2012 and the dog will win.  Go Old Yeller!
The Phantom

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Regarding the Ft. Hood attack.

First of all, let's not screw around with euphemisms about tragedy or crime. The media response is beyond insane and getting well into the range of traitorous, you ask me.

This was an enemy attack on the US military, and a damn good one. Surprise was complete, and the attacker was a competent shooter. 100+ rounds fired for 30+ wounded and 13 deceased is nearly a 50% hit ratio. Better than the usual bullet spray these types of attackers normally manage.

Armed response to it was one (1) female trafffic cop with the heart of a lion. If not for Officer Kimberly Munley, the jihadist would have killed many more people. All praise and honor to Kimberly Munley for sheer guts, for her marksmanship while under fire and particularly for continuing to function and return accurate fire after being severely wounded through both legs. Magnificent.

Kate at Small Dead Animals has posted a report by a friend of hers who was a paramedic at the scene. Read it, it will give you a good idea of what went on after the shooting stopped. Magnificent effort by the EMS people and the Army people on site. Many were save who might have died.

Article here by The Spectator UK on the epic fail by US officialdom to red flag the shooter ages ago.

There can be no doubt whatever that this was a jihadi attack upon America, not least from the evidence that has now surfaced of Major Hasan's attitudes for months before his rampage – evidence that the US authorities simply ignored.
...Yet not only did the US authorities ignore these warning signs that its army psychiatrist was an Islamist fanatic – it has been revealed that he was even a member of the Homeland Security panel advising on the presidential transition -- but much of the media reaction to the atrocity on both sides of the Atlantic has demonstrated an astounding state of denial.

It has also been revealed that he went to the same mosque with some of the 9/11 terrorists before they flew into the World Trade Center. No dots connected, eyes averted, fingers in ears, shouting LALALALALALA...

The reaction by the media is all the explanation we need for the willful blindness of the Army and medical officials. If anyone had even gently suggested that maybe the shooter might want to reconsider some of his whacky Islamic pronouncements they would have been pilloried, treated worse than pedophiles in fact. Its not a breakdown of security we're looking at here, its official policy. They did not connect any dots, deliberately, because they weren't allowed to. The American media demands it be that way.

My question is a little more practical. What possible excuse is there for having the only armed human being on a military base, in war time no less, be the civilian traffic cop? No MP's, no base defense SWAT team, no armed NCO's keeping an eye on the new recruits? What the hell is that? Scout camp?

The truth is even without the PC See No Evil approach, no conceivable security apparatus can dig out every enemy agent. They will get in, and they will attack. The only sane policy is to arm your people so they can be of some use when the attack comes.

Possibly now that they have taken serious casualties, some generals will re-think their idiotic gun-free-zone base arrangements. Possibly I hope for too much, but they are looking really, really bad right now so we'll see.

If they do re-arm common base personnel rest assured they will do it quietly. Barry Obama has made his priorities very clear, what with the shout-outs during his short speech about the attack, his "don't jump to conclusions" comments and his no-visit to the hospital because he was too busy with the health care bill and golfing this weekend. We got it, Barry. Message received, big daddy.

The Seriously Torqued Off Phantom

Update! Sometimes a cigar really IS a cigar:
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

More lyin'...

The Red Star is on a roll.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's law-and-order Conservatives have no valid reason to kill off Canada's rifle and shotgun registry, beyond pandering to their rural constituencies. So they've resorted to playing up the cost of the so-called "long gun" database and denying its usefulness, trying to cast it in the worst possible light.

And sadly, with support from a handful of spineless New Democrats and Liberals, the Harper government nudged forward a private member's bill in the Commons last week that would kill the long gun registry and deprive police of a crime-fighting tool they find helpful.

Darn Conservatives!  Vote Liberal, they are much nicer.  We know, because they give us goodies when they come to our newsroom every morning and tell us what to print that day.

The Regusted Phantom

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Star keeps on lying and lying.

If you want to see the most shameless display of brown nosing to a political party ever in Canadian history, just read anything they write about the gun registry.

Today's pack of lies, headlined "Firearms database popular with police" :
New quarterly figures posted on the RCMP's website reveal not just increased police use of the controversial firearms registry, but increased civilian use as well, meaning more guns in the hands of Canadians are being legally registered.

So the Star's message is the cops LOVE the registry, it provides valuable info that they access all the time, and more people are registering their guns because the number registered keeps going up.

Lie one, cops don't love the registry. Cops -ignore- the registry because it contains zero useful information. Unless they are checking to see if a specific person has a license or that a specific gun is registered, the registry tells them nothing they can use.

Lie two, cops are checking the registry more. The registry gets checked with every police database inquiry. If they run your plate for a parking ticket, the registry gets checked. Its automatic.

Lie three, "more guns in the hands of Canadians are being legally registered." Implying people are all happy about it and getting on board. New purchases get registered because they have to, and that is what the number indicates. New purchases. Possibly more people are buying guns? Gee, ya think?

The best part is where they go after the Conservatives.


MP Dave MacKenzie, parliamentary secretary to Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan, quietly tabled the 2008 report in the Commons, and left without taking questions from reporters. A largely positive review of the gun-control program, the 2008 report was not released prior to a Commons vote Wednesday that now puts the long-gun registry's future in doubt.

Those cheaters!!!

Van Loan justified withholding the 2008 report until now, saying it contained "no new information," and accused staff of the national database of failing to provide relevant statistics in an attempt "to justify the existence" of the registry.

The minister, who was unavailable after the report's release, claimed that although police use of the registry has increased, "only 2.4 per cent" of police queries to the database were related to long-gun registration or serial numbers.

Cheater, he's lyin' too! Well, but except he's not. They even say so:

Of the more than 10,000 daily queries, the average number directly related to the guns registered – the serial number or registration certificate – was 296 or 2.7 per cent. But that number is not broken down to long guns versus other firearms.

Yeah, 9,700 traffic tickets and 300 actual questions about an actual gun. But you know, its STILL A LIE, because the implication is these are police inquiries about criminal matters. No, they aren't. Most of them are POLICE INVENTORY CHECKS. Also museums, stores buying and selling between themselves and to customers, and etc. The registry is lucky if it gets one inquiry a day about a gun used in an actual crime.

And is anything worthwhile learned? NO! They learn who owned it before it got stolen, not who used it in a crime.

But all that aside. Since when do we arrange public policy to keep the RCMP happy? Is this a police state where the cops call the tune and we all dance?

The Star thinks it should be, and so does the Liberal Party of Canada. Me, I don't think so.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So why are we all lining up for swine flu vaccine?

We are all lining up because there is one (1) manufacturer of the swine flu vaccine, and they are having "production problems".  That's why.  There's a shortage due to incompetence and/or misadventure at the sole provider.

Next question, why is there only one (1) manufacturer?  How stupid is that?  What idiot decided that?  Harper?

Well, no. Not Harper.

Jean Chretien.  In 2002, as it happens.

By a miracle, CTV actually did their freakin' jobs for once and dug that little gem up out of the memory hole.

Way to go, Liberals.

The exact thing that makes Toronto suck.

We have here in this story from the Toronto (Red) Star the exact thing that makes Toronto suck as a place to live and work.

Store owner catches shop lifter dead to rights, WITH VIDEO to boot, tackles the guy, doesn't harm the shoplifter at all,  waits for the cops to finally get there.  What happens?

[David Chen] The 35-year-old shopkeeper and two of his employees were arrested following a May 23 incident in which they allegedly chased down and tied up a shoplifter, detaining him in a delivery truck until police arrived.

[David] Chen, Jie Chen, 21, and Qing Li, 40, were charged with assault, forcible confinement, carrying a concealed weapon and kidnapping.

But in a pre-trial hearing Tuesday morning, Crown prosecutor Colleen Hepburn tossed out the latter two charges for all three men.

This was welcome news for Chen and his lawyer, Peter Lindsay, but outside the courthouse, both expressed dismay with the Crown's decision to proceed to trial on the other two charges.

"I don't believe that Mr. Chen should have ever faced criminal charges," Lindsay told a group of reporters in front of Old City Hall.

"My much-preferred outcome would have been that all four (charges) had been dropped."

On Aug. 17, Anthony Bennett pleaded guilty to stealing 10 plants from Chen's Lucky Moose Food Mart on Dundas St. W., as well as plant thefts at another store on King St. W.

Bennett was sentenced to 30 days in prison.

Bennett will now testify as a Crown witness at Chen's trial, which is scheduled to begin on June 21.

If convicted, Chen and his co-accused face a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

That my friends is what makes Toronto suck.  The Powers That Be are making it suck on purpose.  They think it is much more important that David Chen knows his place than that Anthony Bennett should be prevented from shoplifting.  Mr. Chen's place is tax payer peon, not free man of business.

Mr. Chen's comment is the beautiful round red cherry on top:

"In China, if this happened, a lot of people in the area would help, plus the police would arrive immediately," he said in Mandarin.

"The thief would be on trial, not the store owner."

He ought to know, he's from there.  If he thinks he'd get better police service and be safer from abjectly stupid justice officials in COMMUNIST CHINA, maybe that's something we ought to think about a little bit.  I can tell y'all one thing, if he'd done this in Phoenix Arizona he would have got the Good Citizenship award from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's own hand, with an additional commendation for his restraint in not shooting the shoplifting son of a bitch.

The Phreakin' Irritated Phantom

The Canadian media and why they are going out of business.

The Toronto (Red) Star flatly lies about the long gun registry and an upcoming bill to repeal it.  Business as usual at the Red Star.

First we have the "news" story wherein we see this lovely statement.

"I'm concerned about the vote," Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley said in an interview.

"People shouldn't play politics with public safety. The gun registry saves lives; it protects police officers," Bentley said.

Well we do expect Liberal politicians to lie, so that statement is no real shocker.
But the last sentence in the piece is:

The registry was established as part of an overhaul of gun laws after the 1989 Montreal massacre.

That is simply not true.  The gun registry was created as an election campaign ploy to win votes from the Kim Campbell PCs in 1993.  It was rammed through in 1995 by the detestable Alan Rock despite vociferous and intense disagreement from police services across the country, including the RCMP.  Rocky went with it anyway, because it looked good to Liberal voters in 905/416, and because it gave Liberals a bat to beat up PC voters everywhere.

Everybody knows this.  Its no secret.

Here's the opinion piece, wherein they say:

The gun registry was a reaction to the 1989 "Montreal massacre" – where, it should be noted, the killer used a rifle, not a handgun. But it soon became a political football, with the Reform party, in particular, vilifying it as unwarranted intrusion on the rights of legitimate gun owners. The public has split on the issue largely along the rural/urban divide, exploited by Reform and, latterly, the Conservatives.

The politicization of this issue is unfortunate. As Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says, the gun registry is really an issue of public safety, and "public safety is everybody's issue." Wavering Liberal and NDP MPs ought to take heed of his words.

Again, the gun registry was a political ploy from the outset, to give Alan Rock a way of looking tough on crime without actually being tough on crime. 

The net result of the gun registry has been two things.  First, it gave the Liberal Party of Canada a way to steal two billion dollars from the taxpayer.  That's $2,000,000,000 for a database you could run on a laptop.  Really.  The whole thing is less than a gigabyte of records.  Even the most appalling stupidity can't explain why something so trivial can cost two billion.  It isn't like they were trying to automate health records or something, right?

Second and much more dangerous, is that the majority of gun owners have defied the law.  It is estimated (by reliable sources, not the Liberals) that there are between five and seven million gun owners in this country, and that they posses anywhere from 16 to 20 million guns between them.  Currently less than three million gun owners are registered.  Three to five million Canadians have decided to risk ten years in jail rather than comply with this asinine law.

When people openly defy the law, that's a bad thing.  When they defy a STUPID law because the have to, that is much, much worse.  Liberals don't care, and the Star doesn't care.

That's why the Star and the other big papers are in so much trouble.  They know the above lies are lies.  They know that we know they are lying.  They continue to lie anyway.  Recipe for disaster, and disaster is what they've got.

Looks good on them.  Liars never prosper.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Welcome to People's Republic of Canuckistan!

Where the sick line up for their medicine... outside.

Here's your H1N1 vaccine clinic in Cayuga Ontario today, Nov. 3 2009, at four o'clock in the afternoon give or take a bit. Temperature a nice windy, rainy 8 degrees C or ~48 Fahrenheit for y'all in America. Wait time, 3 hours. I asked.

Here it is again from another angle.

Take a good look Americans, this is what happens when you let government decide how its going to be in health care. They couldn't even find a heated building big enough for people to wait in. Like the arena. Which is about 30 yards from where this picture was taken.

Or a school. Or the court house. Or a friggin' barn, for crap sakes.