Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Usually they try to pretty it up a bit...

Why should fat people take precedence over the elderly in the NHS?

The NHS has to consider that there are deserving cases and undeserving ones. Age should not be a barrier to optimum care; but bad habits should be.

OMG we're back to "the Deserving Poor". Put down the twinky and come out with your hands up!

The Phantom

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Its all going wrong!

Yes friends, if your name is Barack Obama today is SO not your day.

Your healthcare law is getting ridiculed in the supreme court. Even the Wise Latina broad you hand picked can't hold her nose hard enough.

The guy who shot the kid you said would look like your son if you had one turns out to be a registered Democrat. [bwahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!] Oh, and other of your supporters are out ransacking stores as part of a Support Traaaaayvon! demonstration. Double sweetness!

But this is the big one. This is the one you had such high hopes for, and it just came crashing down. The Michigan militia named Hutaree just all got set free because as the judge said, being an asshole, hanging out with a bunch of other assholes and talking a whole lot of crazy shite is not a federal crime in the United States of America. Nor is owning a gun. Or even several guns!

Damn rednecks can't even be trusted to form a proper Right Wing Terror group to take the attention off your Healthcare bill, eh Barry? Man, it sucks to be The One some days don't it?

The Not-The-One Phantom

Skittles update!

Obama 2012 campaign is now selling hoodies.

Because hey, why should the Black Panthers get all the donations? Gravy TRAAAAAAIN!!!

The Hooded Phantom

"What is best in life?" Hollywood version

We all know Conan the Barbarian's answer to that question, but what's a Hollywood director's answer? Hanoi Jane plays Nancy Regan in a movie about the White House's butler.

In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project "The Butler," director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan.

Based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood, pic follows Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan.

Just in case any of y'all didn't know there was a war on, and who its with. No word if Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper or Rob Reiner will play any presidents.

The Phantom

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Barack meets the Ghost of Christmas Future... and blinks!

Well, it seems Barry went to look at North Korea. A country that has the welfare system he wants, the health care system he wants, and the "cult of personality" leadership he's been assiduously cultivating since he was just a community organizer.

Here's what The One had to say after looking at his ideal country:

"It is like you are in a time warp," Obama said Sunday, after he toured a rocky border post in the demilitarised buffer zone that has split the Korean peninsular for longer than he has been alive."It is like you are looking across 50 years into a country that has missed 40 years or 50 years of progress,"

Yeah, no shit Sherlock. We've been saying this. Then later when talking to reporters he said:

"If a country can't feed its people effectively, if it can't make anything of any use to anybody, if it has no exports other than weapons and even those aren't ones that in any way would be considered state of the art.

"If it can't deliver on any indicators of well-being... for its people... then you'd think you'd want to try something different," Obama said in a highly undiplomatic and unusually frank public appearance.

"There are certain things that just don't work and what they are doing doesn't work."

How about if a country can't pay its frickin' bills, Barry? How about that? Having seen the wasteland of Communism, you think maybe you'll give some thought to not making YOUR freegin' country into that?

Dumb ass.

Violence in the streets, what are you nuts?

Clearly, Glen Beck is insane.

...we rarely hear much about the rodeo clown these days. But it doesn't mean he's still not melting down and issuing warnings of the coming left wing Armageddon.

That was back in October 2011, Beck remarking that the Leftie/OWS crowd were dangerous. He said:

"They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you."

Glenn baby, that's kwazzy tawk!

Fast forward to yesterday:

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the "capture" of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.

Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

"If the government won't do the job, we'll do it," Muhammad said, leading chants that included "freedom or death" and "justice for Trayvon."

They've also been circulating a "WANTED" poster with Zimmerman's picture on it. Don't know if it said "Dead Or Alive" on it or not.

Now, normally one just accepts that the New Black Panthers are a pack of lunatics and moves on, but this time they've got Big DemocRat support from the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and the well known Chicago community organizer Mr. Barack Obama.

And REUTERS too!
[Treyvon] Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot dead on February 26 after Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, believed the young man walking through the gated community in a "hoodie" hooded sweatshirt looked suspicious. Zimmerman followed him and an altercation ensued.

A "white Hispanic" forsooth. As opposed to a "mahogany Hispanic" or a "jaunty turquoise Hispanic" I suppose. What, they forgot Zimmerman's father is Jewish? He's a "white, Hispanic half-Jew!!!", surely. I say again, it is impossible to lampoon the media anymore, they will top you every single time.

So there you have it my friends. Beck clearly crazy in October, by March he's just reading aloud from the New York Daily News as nut groups offer big money to drag a guy out in the street and kill him. And its not even spring yet.

What's going to happen when it gets hot out? Keep your Go-bag packed and check your escape routes my friends. Never hurts to be ready for trouble.

The Phantom

Friday, March 23, 2012

Another Lefty "RAAAAACIST!" attack job goes horribly wrong.

Barack Obama has joined the angel chorus of good righteous Lefties screaming for blood in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Charges of racism have figured prominently, I guess they figured they were on pretty safe ground screaming RAAAACIST!!! at a guy named George Zimmerman.


George Zimmerman is Hispanic and grew up in a multiracial family, the statement says.
"He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever ...," the letter says. "The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth."


There are also indications that the media story about what happened could use some work too, because right now they've got Zimmerman shooting this kid after chasing him into somebody's back yard. Even with the "Stand Your Ground" law, something like that is a no-brainer manslaughter charge at the very least. But the cops didn't charge him. So it would seem that yet again, all is not the way Rev. Al Sharpton would like you to believe.

The Phantom

OOPS! Update: well now it seems there's a witness who saw the whole thing, and that's why the cops didn't arrest Zimmerman. Seems that maybe little Trayvon wasn't the innocent victim here, that MAYBE, Ghod forbid, the cops have a clue and are acting as required by law. Who'd a thunk it? This tidbit of information hasn't slowed up the media freakshow of race baiters any, now Jesse Jackson is in on it and Barack Hussein baby is doubling down.

Borders? We don't need no stinking borders!

California circling the bowl so fast that today they broke the sound barrier.

The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days.

The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are immigrants who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD says the state's impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine to get their car back.

I wonder whose re-election campaign this has to do with, eh? Ok truth, I'm not wondering.

The Phantom

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Who to blame here?

At this time (1:38pm Wednesday Mar. 21st 2012) the French cops are said to be lined up ready to rush the guy who shot a bunch of people around Paris lately. The list of atrocities is not edifying, so I shall not include them. Suffice to say he's a rabid dog in need of a bullet.

Initially the media was speculating this was another Lars Vilks deal, news now says he's French, and/or Al Qaeda, escaped from Afghan jail and/or let go by the USA, and/or under surveillance by the French for several years, blah blah blah.  Naturally this puts the media in the uncomfortable position of having to chose which of their sacred cows to gore in the assigning of blame.

For me, this is easy. I just blame the media. Kids and teacher shot at school = gun-free zone, blame liberal media. Paratroopers shot while unarmed (by law), blame liberal media. Unsecured know fruitloop running around free, blame liberal media.

Why? Because gun control is THEIR policy. Lenient to the point of insanity sentencing of known criminals is THEIR policy.

That's why.

Chick snaps in class, newsies blame Jesus.

Alternative title: This is your brain on drugs.

Some girl freaks out in college and has to be forcibly removed from class and taken to the hospital.  This is news... why?

"They were talking about natural selection. They were talking about peacocks and how females choose their mates by their most feathers and the woman started asking about how that killed all black people," said one FAU student.

Students say that's when the girl snaps, ranting and threatening to kill Professor Kaijura and several of her classmates.

Yep, kid loses her shit in class and it makes national news, media spinning hard so it seems like some fundie is getting all dangerous about Darwin again. Gotta be a headliner for sure, what with those kids getting killed in France the other day, gets some Christian action out there to make it look like "they all do it"..

Plus, you know, they had video. Ten pukes with iPhones and YouTube accounts made sure. Nice little bit of safe-to-show violence and swearing to titillate the ten o'clock news crowd, fill up two minutes of otherwise dead air on a no-news day.

It looks to me like too many lectures on The White Male Hegemony plus a diet high in recreational chemicals, but t'would appear nobody is going to let the facts get in the way of a perfectly good TV time filler.

I hate TV.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I know you people all think I'm mental for posting this flying drone crap all the time...

... but I'm SO not.

The world's largest and most resilient BitTorrent site plans to redefine "cloud computing" with a plan to move at least some of its servers onto unmanned drones miles above Sweden. 

In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new "Low Orbit Server Stations" that will house the site's servers and files on unmanned, GPS-controlled, aircraft drones.

To me its just obvious. You want to put your stuff someplace where the cops can't just kick in your front door anytime they want? Put it on an autonomous aircraft or an autonomous zeppelin/balloon/blimp whatever. They are CHEAP, they are easy to make in your mom's basement, they can do the job you want them to do be it file server or phone sniffer/cracker/whatever, and the best part is the cops can't get to them. Physically can't get there.

I mean, are we going to have police units running around Europe and North America shooting down glorified model airplanes all the time? Unlikely! 

But even if they do try to shoot them,  shooting them down with what? Stinger missiles? AAA cannon?  Jet fighters? You put a drone up higher than the airline industry goes and have it stay there stationary for a couple of days on solar power, that's going to be a hell of a thing to try and stop. The cost of such an aircraft would be considerably less than the cost of the fuel for the jet that's going to go shoot it too.

It is also the answer to Barack Hussein Obama's fabulous Internet Off-Switch. Sail a few of these things over every city in the country, you've got basic text internet instantly for anybody willing to aim a TV dish at it.

Way to go Pirate Bay!

The Phantom

Your tax dollars at work, America.

Armed guards ensuring safety of Organ Pipe tours

QUITOBAQUITO - It was a tour of public lands with splendid scenery, a glib guide - and lethal firepower on hand just in case.

The tour last week - to Quitobaquito Spring at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument south of Ajo - was guarded by federal officers armed with assault rifles and other weapons.


"It's because of the perception that exposure to human and narcotics smugglers is a bad thing for the visiting public," said Matthew Vandzura, chief ranger at the monument on the Mexican border.

No word on whether or not TSA was on hand to grope the tourists before and after the tour, in case one of them might have had a Swiss Army knife.

I've been to Organ Pipe National Monument. It was nice. There were no armed guards or "Danger beware of narco-smugglers" signs. That's because it was about 1997 and the Border Patrol hadn't yet been ordered to NOT arrest smugglers. 

Then there's this gem today:

Federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010. After they questioned him, he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control.

Because its the LS Times I'll do the translation for you. He didn't magically "disappear", THEY LET HIM GO.

Why ATF agents did not arrest Celis-Acosta immediately is not clear. He was their prime suspect and the subject of secret wiretaps approved by the Justice Department.

"Due to the fact that the criminal case is still ongoing in the courts, and the inspector general's office is still investigating, we cannot comment about this," ATF chief spokesman Drew Wade said.

They can't comment because nobody at Justice is willing to fall on their sword and admit they gave the order to ATF to let this clown go, even though they had him dead to rights. Because it probably came from pretty high up.

So why is human- smuggling, drug traffic and gun-running out of control on the southern US border? Because Obama and Holder want it that way, that's why. Its government policy. Y'all are paying for this.

The Phantom

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Eric Holder, busted Breitbart style.

Andrew Breitbart, even though he is dead,  STILL DOING THE JOB the rest of the media has quite obviously been paid not to do. has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

Because people are stupid, you know. If we don't tell them what to think they'll get it wrong, the dumb bastards.

The Phantom

Scientists having fun with scanning/tunneling microscopes again.

This... is very cool.

In short, if you can manually move electrons around, you can create different or entirely new materials. That's exactly what Stanford University has done: Using a scanning tunneling microscope (the blue point in the image above), the team of researchers placed individual carbon monoxide molecules on a clean sheet of copper to create "molecular graphene" — an entirely new substance (pictured right) that definitely isn't graphene, but with electrons that act a lot like graphene. The team, which was led by Hari Manoharan, then proceeded to move these individual atoms around, changing the structure and electron arrangement of the material.

It turns out that if you do that, you can make the electrons do things they aren't supposed to do. Which is twice as cool.

"One of the wildest things we did was to make the electrons think they are in a huge magnetic field when, in fact, no real field had been applied," Manoharan said. The team simulated where the atoms would be if there was a magnetic field, and then proceeded to move the individual atoms into these positions. Weirdly enough, the molecular graphene then behaved as if it was in a magnetic field. In other words, the presence of a magnetic field is neither here nor there: What really matters is the position of atoms and their effect on the arrangement of electrons.

So in principle anyway its possible to make a material that behaves as if it was in a magnetic field when its not.
What that would look like in bulk amounts is materials that have properties that will be like magic. Room-temperature superconductors anyone? Surface-to-orbit beanstalk/space elevator anyone? Cloak of Invisibility? Bullet-proof t-shirts?

This could be fun!

The Phantom

Saturday, March 17, 2012

In Soviet Amerika, TV watches -you-.

What have I been telling you people?

Everything from remote controls to clock radios can now be controlled via apps - and chip company ARM recently unveiled low-powered, cheaper chips which will be used in everything from fridges and ovens to doorbells.

The resultant chorus of 'connected' gadgets will be able to be read like a book - and even remote-controlled, according to CIA CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a recent report by Wired's 'Danger Room' blog.

Petraeus says that web-connected gadgets will 'transform' the art of spying - allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.

'Transformational' is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,' said Petraeus.

"Transformational" is not the word I would have chosen. Terrifying might be closer.

Time to polish up those hacking skills and get working on your whole-house Faraday cage.

The Phantom

Faster, please.

Newspapers are America's fastest shrinking industry.

Newspapers also ruthlessly weed out the philosophically conservative , the people who work in them are overwhelmingly DemocRat.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bad ideas and their consequences.

Why is this a bad idea?
Tempers are flaring over a version of the American flag flying in Lake County. A veterans group says the flag is an outrage.
The flag, which features a picture of President Obama, was taken down Tuesday afternoon.

Because it leads to this:
The New York Times bestselling author of the explosive new book, Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama's Biggest Backers, Jason Mattera, had his crew's camera snatched and hurled by comedian Chris Rock when he asked the star why he has called the Tea Party racist (video below).

And ultimately leads from there to this here:
PHOENIX - A man described as a President Barack Obama fanatic pleads guilty to threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

You don't have to go far back in history to find examples of why political cults of personality are a bad idea, you just have to surf Drudge for a minute or two every morning to see what Barry's fanboys did yesterday.

The Phantom

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CBC: Federal employees too expensive to fire, hint hint...

Every once in a while you come across an article so self serving you just have to post it.

Federal workers' buyouts could reach $2B

Workers eligible for up to 82 weeks severance, plus retraining and pension breaks

The special federal severance package does not apply to layoffs at federal Crown corporations such as the CBC

But they would really, really like it to. Please please pleeeeeeease?

Ghod, I'm gonna barf...

The Barfing Phantom

In every cloud a silver lining.

Greek Students Fight Stray Dogs and Despair Amid College Cuts

Tear jerker setup, right? Gets worse:

Higher education in Greece, as in much of Europe, has been battered by the recession and austerity measures. Budget cuts of 23 percent since 2009 mean buildings aren't heated in the winter, schools have slashed faculty salaries and newly hired professors can wait more than a year to be appointed. Students say it's hard to be hopeful with youth unemployment surpassing 50 percent and protesters seizing university buildings.


Elizabeth Iounnou, 22, an architecture student at the National Technical University of Athens, said that many of last year's graduates don't have permanent jobs and that she worries about her prospects. Her parents are suffering after a 20 percent pay cut "and when the time comes for us to work, it will be worse," she said.

The blame lies with politicians, and those that benefitted from a corrupt political system, who stole her future, Iounnou said.

"It is unfair," she said. "I am angry and most of all I am disappointed."

Its all just so SAD. Boo hoo.

But if you go waaaaaay down to the bottom you discover Greek students pay no tuition. And then there's this gem of knowledge here:

The higher-education system is a legacy of the student-led revolt against the 1970s dictatorship, said Dimitri Sotiropoulos, an associate professor of political science at the University of Athens.

"In Europe, and in southern Europe in particular, universities were always the hub of reform movements and even revolutionary movements," Sotiropoulos said in an interview. "It was the only space where antifascist intellectuals could express opinions."

As a result, Greek students have a significant role in the governance and administration of the universities, including a say in the hiring of the rectors in charge, Sotiropoulos said. That power is often exploited by political parties, which have large and active youth branches, to fight reform, he said.

Borrow more money to pay for free beer at Frosh Week? Hell ya, great idea! 

Then there's this:
Another legacy of the 1970s youth movement was a prohibition against police entering campus. Originally intended to protect student protesters from police brutality, it meant drug dealers and users could find asylum on campuses, Sotiropoulos said. While that law was overturned last year, the deans must invite police on campus, and because the deans were elected by students, they are loath to do so, he said. 

So in truth its not really a school. Its more a hive of anarchists and communists pretending to be a school. Full of "students" who are mostly there for the welfare money and cheap drugs. Talk about yer higher education.

And now its going broke. Silver lining! Toldja.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Its the Zombie Apocalypse, do you know where your shotgun is?

I've got your patented zombie medicine right here, the KelTec KSG bullpup pump shotgun. Its kewl!

Need a pistol to keep you alive until you can get to your shotgun? U.S. Firearms M4-.410. Its so steampunk I can hardly believe it.
And what are we going to load our zombie slaying shotguns with? Zombie Blasters, obviously! ka-BOOM!

What is it that keeps Detroit F-ed?

For instance, why does crap like this keep happening? 86-year-old World War II veteran was assaulted and his car was stolen in broad daylight. After several people passed by him as he crawled, unable to walk because his leg was broken in the attack, the man tried to pay a stranger to drive him home. The good Samaritan man drove him for free, and called an ambulance. Days later, a 21-year-old suspect was arrested. Charges are pending.

Here's a clue.

Detroit Councilman Kwame Kenyatta is drafting an ordinance that would require gas station owners to hire security guards to protect the public.

"And as we watch this man was beaten on camera and crawled into the station, never once did I see the proprietor, as well as the people who were going to that gas station, help that individual. We are saying secure your facility, safeguard us as a community," said Kenyatta.

Pretty much given up on the idea of having the cops do it, I guess. Ok, but that's not normal, really. After the beating people usually go help the old man, right? Why didn't they?  Why did the owner/manager/punk kid employee stay buttoned up inside the store?

Here's a clue.

A man was shot and killed Friday night after an apparent dispute over the price of condoms at a Detroit gas station.

WWJ's Beth Fisher spoke to an employee at the BP gas station on Fenkell and Meyers, where the shooting took place on the city's westside overnight. The employee said the argument was apparently over the price of a box of condoms.

He said the customer bought a box of condoms, but made a comment that he was overcharged and could have bought them somewhere else for a cheaper price. After being told he couldn't get a refund, the customer allegedly began tossing items off the shelves. That's when, according to the employee, the overnight clerk came out with a gun and fired a warning shot, which struck the customer in the shoulder.

Police say the customer was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Why is this a clue as to why nobody wants to "get involved?  This is just toooooo good:

Ron Scott, with the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, said they are working on conflict resolution between gas station owners and Detroiters, something they will be discussing at a meeting on Sunday.

"We can't have this kind of attitude and this kind of disrespect for life. Whether it happens to people who work in the gas station or definitely if it happens to people in the community. From what I'm understanding, the price of a condom should not be somebody's life," said Scott.

Police say the store clerk, whose name has not been released, is in custody. An investigation is ongoing.

Because shooting some violent asshole who's probably armed and obviously dangerous, during a crime wave, when he's wrecking your store and threatening to kick your ass, is just so WRONG.

Bottom line here,  Councilman Kwame Kenyatta  wants to make gas station owners hire security guards to "safeguard us as a community", and Ron Scott is ok with that but wants to make sure they can't actually -do- anything when the "community" gets all up in their face and starts wrecking the joint. 

'Cause its all down to respec'. I couldn't make that up, that's a DIRECT QUOTE baby!

Scott said part of the problem is the general relationship between customers in the communities and gas station owners and employees.

"The problem basically is that you have people who work in the stations who do not have a reasonable relationship with the community, where the respect for the dollars that they spend is accorded to them in the terms of human respect. On the other hand, you do have people in the neighborhood who come in, or people who might engage in negative activity, where the lives of the owners are threatened," said Scott.

What it comes down to, said Scott, is respect.

"I've been in similar situations in some of these stores where I've been disrespected. And now we're talking about young, specifically African-American men. One of the major things in the community that you want is respect… and I think people here don't have skills in terms of de-escalation of violence," said Scott.

Brothers gotta have their props. That's all Ron baby sayin'.  Don't start none, won't be none.  Sing it Aretha! "R-e-s-p-e-c-t, Find out what it means to me..."

And that is what keeps Detroit f-ed. Its run by people like Kwame and Ronnie, two guys who between them have the IQ of a ham sandwich.

Cue Kathy Shaidle in 3, 2, 1... [mushroom cloud, lightning]

The Phantom

Summer of Love, Iraqi style.

On Drudge today, a report that as many as 90 or 100 Iraqi teenagers have been stoned to death for having "Emo" haircuts.

"The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read.

"They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities," it continued.

Religious extremists caught onto the interior ministry statement, and have been harassing and killing teenagers with "strange" or "emo" appearances.

Religion of Peace, doing what it does. How would San Francisco have looked in 1969 with some of that going on, eh? Pair of jeans and a skull t-shirt gets you stoned to death. Sure makes all those casualties in Desert Storm seem worthwhile.

Meanwhile, Catholicism remains at the top of President Obama's Biggest Problems list, with Sandra "The Slut" Fluke and the whole DemocRat caucus out there to make sure that dope smokin' Pope don't play no joke on the Sistahs. You payin' for that abortion Ratzinger, oh yas you are.

Come on November!

The Phantom

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gloria Allred screaming "SHUT UUUUUUP!"

 Gloria Allred has decided, all on her own and uninvited mind you, that calling a woman (who claims she spends $1000.00 a year on contraceptives) a slut is an indictable offense.

In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.

The statute stipulates that anyone who "speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity" is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh's remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.

I'm not a lawyer, but off hand I'd say a bill for contraceptives in excess of a thousand bucks a year puts paid to the idea that any imputation of "a want of chastity" would be either false or malicious. More like a bald statement of recorded fact. Call me crazy, but that's my take.

However I must say that its real nice of ol' Gloria there to come out and give this piece of free legal help to poor little Sandra Fluke, unasked for.

Allred, whose most recent high-profile clients have included Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, and porn star Ginger Lee, who exchanged explicit emails with former Rep. Anthony Weiner, said Friday that she has not yet been in touch with Fluke.

"I don't reach out to women, they reach out to me," she said. "If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond."

Since she's such a nice helpful lady, and so concerned with unpleasant innuendo against prominent women in the media, I'll be very interested to see what Gloria does about Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a four letter word which starts with "c" on the air. Not to mention the legions of Lefty commentators who have had seriously frigged up things to say about Anne Coulter, including wanting to hate f- her and stuff like that.  Maybe Michelle Malkin should try "reaching out" to Gloria. With a broom handle perhaps, Gloria looks like she bites as well as barks.

While on the subject, I think Limbaugh was right the first time about Ms. Fluke. A thousand bucks worth of contraception adds up to three times a day, three sixty five days a year, or some serious weekends, and no one guy is going to measure up to that kind of load, long term. Which kind of -defines- the term "slut". Unless she was LYING about the $1k per year for safes, in which case he was merely misled.  In which case, isn't there some law against lying to the Senate? Just sayin'.

Either way he's wrong for apologizing to this objectionable apparatchik Fluke, and all the pussy advertisers who jumped ship from his show are going to see their reward for cowardice in next quarter's sales figures.

Increasingly these days being a Conservative in public discourse means high sticking and throwing your gloves on the ice, not chasing the puck. Never mind the game, just pound on the sons of b!tches and leave 'em leaking.

The Phantom

Saturday, March 03, 2012

"SHUT UP!!!!" they explained.

And now, from Japan, the Shutupatron, a device that shuts you up.  For real.

Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a portable "SpeechJammer" gun that can silence people more than 30 meters away.

The device works by recording its target's speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain's cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely.

Describing the device in their research paper, Kurihara and Tsukada wrote, "In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stopping speaking."

Is it just me, or are there a lot of guys spending 'way too much time trying to find new ways to shut people up?

The Phantom

The tolerant Left ramping up that toleration.

Occupy Oakland wankers arrested for beating up and robbing some random lady. But this here is the toleration part:

"She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

So all you wacky kids out there who bat for the other team, just remember the founding principle of the Left is not honor. Personal integrity is so... bourgeois y'know.

The Phantom

Friday, March 02, 2012

This is freakin' cool.

Joint implant that grows its way into a new joint. Awesome!

The implant has been in development since the mid 90s, and is intended for use in the small finger and toe joints of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients. It is made from a polylactide copolymer, and is inserted within the joint capsule of the affected digit.

Once in place, it reduces pain by acting as a cushioning spacer between the exposed bone ends, while also also restoring a reasonable range of movement, and keeping the already-compromised cartilage from being damaged further. Additionally, however, it triggers the body to produce new fibrous tissue, which proceeds to gradually replace the implant. According to the university, all that's left eventually is a fully-functioning "neojoint," made from the body's own cells.

Come on, that's soooo cool! :)

The Phantom

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Passing: Andrew Breitbart and Davy Jones.

First, Davy Jones of The Monkeys, part of the soundtrack to my boyhood. "What do you mean, Davy Jones is dead?! How can that guy be dead!" was my reaction.

Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, died this morning after suffering a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla., his representative confirmed to ABC News. He was 66.

"He passed next to his passions, his horses, and was one hour away from his wife, Jessica Pacheco-Jones," his rep said in a statement.

One of those people who were just good, that you never think of except with fond memories of what you were doing when they were on the radio.

Second, Andrew Breitbart, the Happy Warrior.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I've lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I've gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

Word. We will miss you in the trenches Mr. Breitbart.

Life is fleeting. Live it, my friends.

The Phantom