Monday, September 27, 2010

Just so we're clear...

Burn a Koran, get arrested.

Draw Mohamed, get death threats.

But draw yourself assassinating the Pope, George W. Bush and Brazilian President de Solva , you get a gallery show!

The charcoal drawings by Gil became a focus of controversy when they went on display at the opening of the Sao Paulo Art Biennial on Saturday.

Controversial, really?

The series, called Inimigos (Enemies), is meant to highlight alleged crimes for which the leaders have been directly or indirectly responsible by imagining that they are being made to pay the price. "Because they kill so many other people, it would be a favour to kill them, understand? Why don't people in power and in the elite die?" he said.

They gave him a pass on the Achhhhmadinnerjacket one, I guess it was ok because Vicente did kill the Queen AND Ariel Sharon. Popping a cap in Bush sealed the deal I bet.
$260,000 for the whole set. Smokin' deal!

The Phantom

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Maps don't lie.

This guy's maps are apparently making a big splash on the web. He's taken data from the last census and imposed it on maps of major US cities, tracking what race of people lives where. In some cities the dividing line between black, Hispanic or white is a single street. In others, not so much. His photo site is here.

Given that this guy is -not- a professional cartographer, and given that these maps are SO provocative of comment, one must suspect The Invisible Hand of Self Censorship that there aren't government maps like this commonly available for social and business research types. Personally if I were a cop I'd kill for maps like this, you could plot crimes on them and figure out where to put your guys for best effect, plot what gangs are doing what crimes in what locations, all kinds of things.

Funny how we -never- see stuff like that. One might be excused for the suspicion that maybe solving crimes wasn't the highest police priority.

Here's Phoenix AZ:
Note how there's not really a single race neighborhood in the whole place? Some have more yellow than others, some more blue. Damn racists.

But you don't see this:
This is Chicago, where a certain community organizer got his training on how to be the President and unify the country. Note the intense colors and sharply drawn borders!

The Phantom

Not content with pissing off 70% of America, Barry starts in on his friends.

To date, Barack Obama's performance as prezzy has been such that not only conservatives but also people who don't care about politics are turning out in the 100,000s of thousands for Tea Party events all over the USA. You would think that would be enough for him. You would be wrong. He's now opened fire on his own side.

The FBI raided the Minneapolis homes of five antiwar activists, including three leaders of the Twin Cities peace movement, Friday morning as part of what it called a probe of "activities concerning the material support of terrorism."

The Minneapolis office of an antiwar organization was also raided, protest leaders said. No one was arrested in any of the raids.

FBI spokesman Steve Warfield said the searches were conducted at about 7 a.m. Lawyers said the agents seized computers, cell phones and documents in the protesters' homes.

The Great Hope of the Left has His FBI raiding PEACE ACTIVISTS just like it was 1970 again with Tricky Dick Nixon. It gets better though!

The warrant for the raid on Kelly's apartment, in the 1800 block of Riverside Avenue, sought notebooks, address books, photos and maps of Kelly's travels to the Palestinian territories, Colombia and in the United States on behalf of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. It also sought materials on his personal finances and those of the group, on Kelly's "potential co-conspirators" and recruitment efforts for the group.

The warrant also sought any information about efforts to support FARC, a guerrilla organization in Colombia, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Hezbollah, the political and paramilitary organization based in Lebanon.

Can you believe this? These are his own guys! These guys MARCHED FOR BARRY!!!

Mick Kelly, whose home was searched, played a central role in the 2008 demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

This Mick Kelly guy is a frickin' professional astroturfer for the DemocRat Party, getting his crib raided because he's been supporting popular Lefty sacred cows FARC and Hamas. Are you kidding me?

In other news, the Leftist Innelekshual responsible for that "HOPE" poster is all discouraged.

Fairey, who at 40 is no kid himself, said it's easy to see why young voters are down on Obama and the Democrats. He lamented that health care reform was watered down, Tea Party activists have been emboldened, and his man has fallen short on bold campaign promises like closing Guantanamo Bay.

I'd give a lot to see Sheppard Fairey's face when he finds out the FBI just raided peace activist hippies in Minneapolis. I bet his jaw hits the floor. Talk about thunder-struck!

The Phantom

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Barrry's teleprompter just blinked.

Hard on the heels of a royal thrashing at CNBC's TV townhall the other night, Barry's teleprompter speaks praise of the Tea Parties.  No, really!  I wouldn't kid you.

Calling the movement part of a "noble" American tradition, Obama whined that Tea Partiers have simply misidentified the real culprits in Washington. It's those untax-and-spend Republicans, he insisted. Not wise and frugal Democratic statesmen such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and himself. OBAMA now says he thinks skepticism of the federal govern ment is healthy.

And, suddenly, he says he now believes in a limited, fiscally conservative government.

The teleprompter could not be reached for comment after the speech.  No word on what Barry himself thinks, he just reads 'em the way he sees 'em.

The "am I sufficiently cynical yet?" Phantom

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh PLEASE let it be so!!!

Latest Barry Clown Circus brainstorm: go after the Tea Parties!

WASHINGTON — President Obama's political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements, to cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists, people involved in the discussion said.

Barry wants to make the GOP look  -more- Tea Party?  Thanks Barry! The damn fools were running away from the Tea Party during the primaries, maybe a little Democrat propaganda will be enough to put them over the top!

Please please please run against the Tea Party Barry!  Run against the spontaneous uprising of people appalled by your actions.  Please pit your DemocRat buffoons against 70% of the American public.  Pretty please?

The Phantom

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kiss your encryption goodbye, folks!

Quantum computing may be only 5 years away.

A new photonic chip that works on light rather than electricity has been built by an international research team, paving the way for the production of ultra-fast quantum computers with capabilities far beyond today's devices.

Future quantum computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. As the amount of electronic data stored worldwide grows exponentially, the technology will make it easier for people to search with precision for what they want.


The breakthrough, published today in the journal Science, means data can be processed according to the counterintuitive rules of quantum physics that allow individual subatomic particles to be in several places at the same time. This property will enable quantum computers to process information in quantities and at speeds far beyond conventional supercomputers.

Yas, and one of those things far beyond conventional computers is factoring large prime numbers  -instantly-.  Meaning all current encryption schemes will be obsolete.  Any true quantum computer will be able to blow through any existing password protected firewall, server, database, anything.

Fun eh?  You want to keep it secret, keep it off-line my friends.

The Phantom

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shut-update: NYC Koran burner fired from New Jersey Transit job!

Because when Big Brother says "Shut up!", you better shut the hell up!

The protestor who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from NJ Transit over the controversial act, sources and authorities said yesterday.

Derek Fenton's 11-year career at the agency came to an abrupt halt Monday after photographs of him ripping pages from the Muslim holy book and setting them ablaze appeared in newspapers.

That's right monkey-boy!  You think you can just come out and tug on Obama's cape like that?  Oh no you di-in't!!

However, I must say that New Jersey Transit Inc. is going to look very, very sick real soon in court when Mr. Fenton sues the frack out of them for wrongful dismissal, denial of his First Amendment right to be a prick if he wants to, harassment and whatever else he can tack on there.  If they settle for less than a couple million it'll be amazing.

I can hardly wait to see which side of this bun fight the union comes down on, Fenton's or the state.  Support the Koran burner, or choke yer bile down and support The Man?

Woo HOO! Gonna be a BIG ol' smack down!  The Phantom LIKES it!

The Phantom.  Yeehaw!

Monday, September 13, 2010

How to tell when your county has been invaded by liberals.

If this happens where you live, that's a strong hint your county has been taken over by liberals.

DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call "Cabbagegate."Fig trees, broccoli and cabbages are among the many greens that line the soil on Steve Miller's more than two acres in Clarkston, who said he has spent fifteen years growing crops to give away and sell at local farmers markets.
In January, Dekalb County code enforcement officers began ticketing him for growing too many crops for the zoning and having unpermitted employees on site.Miller stopped growing vegetables this summer and the charges were put on hold as he got the property rezoned.
Two weeks after approval, however, his attorney said the county began prosecuting the old charges, saying he was technically in violation before the rezoning.

City guy comes along and tries to fine you for something you've been doing for 15 years on your own land. Some regulation no one has ever heard of before.  To keep him happy you go through all the re-zoning so you can legally keep doing what you were already doing.  Because you're a law abiding citizen, and you want to follow the rules because that's the right thing to do.

Then after you follow all the rules they sue you ANYWAY

That is the true measure of a socialist, my friends. Using government as a bat to beat up anybody they can reach, just to see the look on your face.

How long before DeKalb County code enforcement officers start getting run off people's places when they show up?  I'm thinking it won't be long.  Probably time for a career change.

I had a similar situation in City of Hamilton, the neighbors didn't like me fixing MY car in MY driveway, and the city inspector guy came around and informed me that having a non-operational vehicle in your driveway was against code.  So I moved.  Problem solved, baby!  Now I have a bunch of shit in my driveway, and I get complements on the high quality nature of it.

City of Hamilton isn't missing my tax contribution much right now. But eventually, after they piss off enough people...

The Phantom

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Lawyering update, Arizona gets a" whopping" 30 man back-up!

Yes friends, the Feds have sent 30 Arizona National Guardsmen to the border, as backup to those BLM signs.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said requests by Arizona law enforcement personnel and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) for 3,000 National Guard troops along the state's border with Mexico have been answered so far with 1 percent of that number deployed there this week.
"We have a whopping 30 [National Guard troops] this week that are showing up," Babeu told "It's less than a half-hearted measure designed to fail."
But the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed 15 signs along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 that links San Diego with Phoenix and Tucson warning travelers of drug cartels and human trafficking operations.

Recapping, those signs say this:
"Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed. Stay Away From Trash, Clothing, Backpacks, and Abandoned Vehicles."
"BLM Encourages Visitors To Use Public Land North of Interstate 8"

What those signs really are is a message to the state government of Arizona, "Nice state ya got there. Shame if anything were to ... happen to it."  Jan Brewer didn't bend over for Barry's subtle BLM hint, so now we get the part where the Molotov cocktail comes through the front window at 3AM. I wonder if Barry is prepared for the buckshot that Brewer is going to fire back out the window ? 

That buckshot will probably be active and very public state support for "civilians" hunting down drug cartel wankers -on federal land-.  Packs of lads roaring around the desert in dune buggies and pickup trucks with -state supplied- machine guns on the top, playing Rat Patrol and lighting up gang bangers all over the place, guys getting shot, all on national TV with Katie Couric moaning about the RACISTS hurting the innocent poor little insane head chopping Mexicans.

In a sane country refusal to defend the border would be grounds for impeachment, clearly the USA is no longer governed by the sane.  WTF, Republican Party?

November's just two months away kids.  8 short weeks.  Put some FEAR into them Republicans.

The Phantom

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

When lawyers run the country, signs are enough.

Things in Arizona are getting interesting.  It seems the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been busy solving the Mexican drug cartel problem.  Action at last, ladies and gentlemen!

The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state. The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego.

I used to work in Casa Grande.  Its a fairly big town.  Gila Bend is a decent size too.  Its not very far to Phoenix from there, maybe an hour and a bit if you obey the speed limit.  Which nobody ever does.

Anyway, as far as the BLM is concerned they've done everything they need to do.  They warned you that bad people have pretty much taken over part of the USA, specifically the part BLM is responsible for, and that sign is sufficient to fix the problem.  Everything will be fine, just run away as bravely as possible.

Meanwhile another arm of the Federal government is SUING the State of Arizona to make sure those out-of-control fascist bastards aren't mean to the nice, harmless illegal immigrants. 

Gee, that seems reasonable doesn't it?

The Phantom