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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brown man speaks with forked tongue. Yes, about guns too.

Getting crowded under there.

Remember the great gnashing of teeth, tearing of hair and rending of garments among the Left after the Newtown school shootings? Remember how Obama stood up and said "Never Again!" before hitting the golf course? Remember how there was going to be this Big Push to arrest all these illegal gun guys and stuff, and how the ATF was going to Get It Done, and all the liberals were all excited and jazzed to be shutting down those eeeeevil NRA gun totin' rednecks? Remember that?

Remember waaaaaay back in 2004 how I prophesied that after Algore lost the election, gun control was dead as a US public policy issue forever more? And how I've been saying there's -nobody- Barry won't throw under the bus?

Guess who was right? 

While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows.
Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush's presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent decline from the record number of 8,752 prosecutions of ATF cases brought by the Justice Department in 2004 under Mr. Bush, according to the data.

Wow. That's nearly half. Why the big plummet in prosecution numbers? Well, its like this:

"Within the later part of the Bush years, case selections within the ATF have gone from mostly violent crime cases — which is their forte — toward the regulatory, where they look at dealers, manufacturers and trafficking cases," said Robert Sanders, a former ATF assistant director. "The agency's philosophy has shifted to guns are the problem and access to guns are the problem, rather than the criminal being the direct indicator of crime."
 Yeah, the policy has changed from prosecuting criminals to prosecuting... you. Yes you, Mr. and Mrs. Average Schmo, the gun buyer or gun merchant who's trying to comply with the ever-increasingly-retarded paperwork and Catch-22 bullshit that is the ATF these days. As with everything else touched by the Obama Machine, it is the Regular American Citizen who is the problem, not the criminal who actually runs guns and shoots people.

But even that assessment, while realistic, seems to be a piece of bureaucratic ass-coverage, because there's this:

Current ATF agents, who spoke to The Times only on the condition of anonymity because of fears of retaliation, said the Justice Department has become risk-averse under Mr. Obama, especially after the Fast and Furious scandal. "The current climate within ATF is: 'Let's take a step back and not go after too many hard-hitting violent crime cases that use informants or undercover agents," one ATF agent said. "We can't just go it alone anymore, or even lead a case. We need buy-in from everybody: local law enforcement, other agencies. Then, and only then, are we able to sell it internally and will the U.S. attorney come onboard."

Really they cut prosecutions to stay out of the newspapers. My evil mind also says this is punishment from Barry being visited upon the ATF leadership because they made him look bad. Your agency isn't allowed to lead a case? That's Punishment with a capital "P" in the US Law Enforcement Universe. It means the Big Boss thinks you're too stupid to be trusted with the car keys.

Sarah Brady being helped by Barry.

Meaning, finally, that Barry threw all of you gun control jerkoffs under the bus. Watch out that diff on the back axle doesn't cuff you on the way by, liberal true believers.

Welcome to the under-bus area, liberals. Mind the pumpkin.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First, they came for Superman...

... but I didn't care because Superman is boring. Then they came for Batman, but I didn't care because by then I'd stopped buying comics with irritating liberal PC plot lines. Then they came for Spiderman, and Captain America, and Thor, and now...

Archie.  No, really. Death of Archie.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of Life with Archie when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

Wait, Archie comics, fave rave of tween girls since forever has an openly gay character? Really, Archie Comics.

Yep, they went there!  Its as if the entire comics publishing industry has entered into a mass suicide pact, where they all try to destroy their businesses as fast as possible.

Unbearable retard Mr. Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO:

 "notes that [Archie] Andrews's passing isn't just a publicity stunt, but also a lesson about gun violence and a declaration of diversity in the new age of Archie Comics."

Because that's what kids want in a comic. Preachy bullshit about diversity and gun violence, weird sex,  plus lots of death.

No word on the rumor that has Veronica hooking up with Betty and Reggie for a threesome at Archie's wake. I guess they're keeping that for a surprise at Christmas.

The Phantom

Ahem. As I was saying about the plague...

I'm beginning to have a tiny little bit of respect for the Chicom government. They at least have the sense to treat an incipient disaster with some seriousness.

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.
The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.
A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.
CCTV said officials were not allowing anyone to leave. The China Daily newspaper said four quarantine sectors had been set up in the city.
"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added. "Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition." No further cases have been reported.

The difference between this seemingly over the top response by Chicom goons and the "no-response" response from US Federal goons is this: the Chicoms have no illusions about their ability to contain a major outbreak of bubonic plague. They fully understand the risk if the plague gets out, and they are scared of it. Like, shut a whole city down kind of scared.

Obamacare 2015

The Americans by contrast think the plague is no big deal, and political issues are FAR more important.

I hope they're right, but I'm afraid the Chicoms may have a more realistic approach.

The Phantom

Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Garner died.

Sad news this morning, James Garner died at home yesterday.

Garner, who built a six-decade career playing ruggedly charming, good-natured anti-heroes and received the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004, was found dead from natural causes on Saturday night at his Los Angeles home, according to police.

There were no further details immediately available on the circumstances of his death. Garner underwent surgery for a stroke in 2008, two years after appearing in his last big-screen role as a wealthy grandfather for a film adaptation of the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift".

According to the obit, Mr. Garner had a stroke back in 2008, so I can only assume his passing yesterday was not unexpected.

I always liked James Garner in the movies.

The Phantom

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The hill Liberals have chosen to die on in 2014.

This is Elizabeth Warren's 11 commandments of progressivism. Moses got it done in ten, but then he was a private sector contractor.

"What are our values?" Warren asked the audience, some of whom held up "Run Liz Run" signs. "What does it mean to be a progressive?"
She went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism:
- "We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it."
- "We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."
- "We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."
- "We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."
- "We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them."
- "We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt."
- "We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions."
- "We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work."
- "We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America."
- "We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform."
- "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"

So to re-cap: Higher taxes, higher minimum wages, more regulation of everything from Wall St. to the Internet, gay marriage, more illegal immigrants, and LESS religious freedom.

In other words, same old sh1t dressed up in a brand new pile and buffed to a high sheen. Elizabeth Warren, living proof that you really can polish a turd.

Oh, and by the way, this is Lizzie's take on Conservatives:

And the main tenet of conservatives' philosophy, according to Warren? "I got mine. The rest of you are on your own."

Which is just SO last century. That was the old Conservatism. The New Conservatism is "Get out of my face beeotch!!!" Which you can tell by the fact that Conservatives are buying firearms and ammunition in such numbers that new sales records are beaten about every quarter.

The Phantom

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oh look, more plague victims. Fleas get around.

Three more victims of pneumonic plague in Colorado on Drudge today. Because fleas can JUMP.

The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form. All four cases may be linked to the original man's dog, which died from the illness, state health officials said. The people newly-found to be infected were treated with antibiotics, recovered, and are no longer contagious. Health officials suspect the dog that died may [have] been exposed to plague-infected fleas from a prairie dog or rabbit, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment department.

Because as I said previously, bubonic plague is endemic in the South West USA and the Sonora area of Mexico. Where all these illegals are crossing, and where they are getting infested with fleas and etc. from sleeping out in the desert.

Immigration 2014

Picture what's going to happen if ONE person infected with pneumonic plague and fleas sleeps in a room with two hundred others in some Texas inspection station. And then they all get shipped out the next day to the four points of the compass all over the USA by bus, airplane, train etc.

This is why Ellis Island was founded on an ISLAND in New York Harbour.

Fun, huh? That's your DemocRat Party at work right there, America. Subverting everything protecting the USA that's been known to work throughout history. With your money, incidentally.

The Picturing Phantom

Thursday, July 17, 2014

And now, Marvel makes Captain America black.

Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel Comics is turning The Mighty Thor into a chick. Today, Captain America becomes a Black guy.

Marvel is aiming for greater diversity in its big titles, hence these important changes to major characters.

Comic book fans had long-rumoured the shift from Rogers to his old ally Wilson, with the latter set to take up the founding Avenger's patriotic shield this October.

Wilson is set to star in Rick Remender's Captain America #25 with art by Carlos Pacheco. Concept art taken from the cover to All-New Captain American #1 tells fans that his costume will blend elements from his Falcon outfit with Captain America's classic style.

Because seeing a White man fighting evil super villains is -so- 20th Century. Their sales must be in the absolute toilet these days or they wouldn't be destroying their brand like this with desperation, sales-whoring shock tactics.

Look for Thor-ette #1 and Captain (Afro)America #1 in October, then in the fifty cent bin come January.

Next up, Iron Man is secretly gay. Or a tranny. Or a gay tranny. (Yeah, figure that one out.)

The Ex-Comic Collector Phantom

Nice pic of a windmill.

I like the colours. :)

And of course the best part is that the operator won't be scamming government subsidy money off that one for a while. Over ten years that fire probably saved the taxpayers a few million bucks.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marvel turning Thor into a woman. Wait, what?

Yep, they went there. Thor is a chick now. No word on how the whole "son of Odin" thing is going to work though.

Certainly getting Marvel a lot of media attention. But most think they've fallen short. Its just not freakish enough.

As do I. Its not enough to turn Thor into a chick. They should have Thor be a gay black transgender woman in a wheel chair. With hair extensions. And a fondness for ponies.

Did I miss any tick boxes?

The Phantom

The "mystery" of why Conservatives hate "free" healthcare.

This is something that's bugging me this morning, and I just have to vent it.

It is no secret that Conservatives everywhere are against "socialized medicine", otherwise known as "the single payer model", "Medicare", the "Canadian/Cuban/North Korean model", or as I like to call it, The Free Lunch.

The "mystery" to Lefties and liberals of all stripes is why this is so. They don't understand. "Why do you hate poor people? What about the POOR?!!!!" is all you ever hear out of a Lefty when the conversation arises.

There are two factors, one of which is that any bureaucracy will grow to consume more than the available amount of funds, and deliver ever decreasing service for every budget increase. But that's just a money argument, and as we know money arguments make no impact on Lefties because they can't count. They can only feeeeeeel.

So here's the Feeeeeeeeeeeeelings argument, for all you innumerate sons of bitches who want to know why I, The Phantom, hate poor people.

The answer, dear Lefty, is: You're a fucking Moron.

You're a moron if you think free healthcare helps the poor. It doesn't. Because for most people, if you didn't pay money for a thing, it has no value.

People don't say thank you at the Free Lunch. They complain about the food. And they waste it.

It is a very well documented fact that the most successful health systems, with the best outcomes, are two-tier systems with co-pays. This means, morons!, that there is a public-pay section with public hospitals for the poor, and there is a private hospital system for the "lucky" 90% who work for a living and pay for their own health insurance. A co-pay means that rich or poor, everybody pays money when they visit the doctor. It works better than the "free" system. Every single time.

But WHY does it work better? Because when a human being works for a thing, they value that thing more than if they picked it up off the side of the road.

See, Lefty morons try to make it about the rich doctors grubbing money from the poor patients. But that's not what its about.

Its about the poor patient showing up at the doctors office because they have a hangnail. And getting up in everybody's face about how its their right to have their hangnail clipped by the $200/hr physician because it just is. And how its inhuman that they have to wait two hours because there's forty other morons with hangnails ahead of them. And how the doctor is stupid anyway, and the nurse is ugly, and I'm going to SUE!!!! And never mind that sick guy in the corner who might be dead, I'm going to SUE!!!!

That's the life of a Canadian doctor. (Also a Veteran's Administration doctor.)

If you make Mr. Hangnail pay even five dollars, that's $5.00 for those of you Lefty morons who can count, this entire problem goes away. For five bucks Mr. Hangnail will clip his own friggin' hangnail, and he will be a lot more inclined to LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR when he/she tells him to quit drinking Sterno before it destroys his liver. And maybe be a little more careful about his blood sugar to manage his diabetes so he doesn't lose his other, remaining leg. Or go blind. Or, you know, die.

Is the doctor making out like a bandit over the five bucks? No.

Is Mr. Hangnail poor guy going to -expire- if he has to pay five bucks? Will he have to sell his big screen TV to get healthcare? Will five bucks from his welfare check mean he has to eat dog food for a week? Uh, no.

At worst, five minutes of begging outside the hospital will get him five bucks. And gee whiz, maybe the hospital might agree to waive the co-pay for destitute guys who show up busted in the ER. Wow, could happen right? Maybe some big hearted Christian charity (like the Shriners!) might endow entire freakin' private charity hospitals for the destitute. Oh, wait, they already did.

So there you go, Lefties. Might want to think about who actually hates the poor and works to keep them down. If you can think, anyway. Morons!

The Phantom

Media discovers dead illegal immigrant in desert!

The Horror! Media finally wakes up to what's been going on for at least 20 years, and supercharged this year.

FALFURRIAS, Texas—The death march through Brooks County, Texas claimed the life of yet another illegal immigrant. A human skull and the decomposed skeletal remains are all that is left of a person who decided to come to this country illegally. A total of 42 bodies have been found this year in the desert-like ranch fields surrounding the town of Falfurrias.

The body was reported by another illegal immigrant who had been captured the day before. A search of the field, located on the northern portions of the Cage Ranch by Border Patrol agents found the decomposed body under a mesquite tree not far from the natural gas pipeline being constructed through the western portions of Brooks County.

Yeah. Like I've been saying. By the way that's not 42 dead found in the whole border region, or even just in Texas. That's just around one town in Texas. Never mind California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Its a nice day in Nogales AZ today, only 91F for the high. By Tuesday it'll be back to 106F, 38C for you Canadians, which is kinda cool for this time of year. Normally in July its up around 115F, over 40C.

You want to walk over to that mountain at 115F? Illegals are.
Stand in front of a pizza oven some time. That's what it feels like at night.

In other news, another dead kid found floating in the Rio Grande.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's office recovered the body early Tuesday morning, according to KFXZ-TV.
"Just hours ago, Hidalgo County sheriff's investigators responded to the area of 15th street and Texas boulevard in Hidalgo after reports of a body found in the water.
"Authorities were able to pull the body from the Rio Grande River and determined it belongs to a young boy, possibly from Central America.
"The boy's age and identity were not revealed pending an autopsy to determine a cause of death."
Hidalgo County is where the only other death of an illegal alien child in this tidal wave of illegal immigration has been acknowledged by authorities.
Gilberto Ramos, a 15 year-old boy from Guatemala was found lying in brush dead from the heat over a month ago. His death was not announced by authorities for two weeks.

I expect there have been DOZENS of people drown in the Rio Grande this year so far. Must be a big ol' freezer filling up in some Federal facility someplace. Or possibly they just shovel and shut up.

But see, I'm a RACIST for even mentioning it, ok? Eric Holder said so:

"There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president," Holder told ABC News' Pierre Thomas. "You know, people talking about taking their country back. I can't look into people's hearts, look into people's minds. But it seems to me that this president has been treated differently than others."
When asked further about the race issue, Holder said: "There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."

That's right my friends, Eric Holder is going to fight for the right of every non-white person in the entire Western Hemisphere to come to America and get a food stamp card of their very own, and live in hastily thrown together FEMA camps, and trade potentially fatal contagious diseases with each other. All shall have an equal opportunity to watch their child die in the desert or drown in the Rio Grande.

Graphical presentation of Eric Holder's plan for racial equality.

And if like me or Sarah Palin you think letting kids die in the desert for political leverage might be... bad, maybe?... then you're motivated by "a racial animus" against the President. 'Cause he's half Black, y'know!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Priorities, priorities. DEA has some.

At a time when the southern US border is awash in illegal immigrants and Mexican drug smuggling, the DEA has decided to go after... wait for it this is a good one...

... the NFL!

The Drug Enforcement Administration has opened an investigation that will explore how teams obtain and distribute prescription drugs, including narcotics like Vicodin, Percodan and Percocet as well as anti-inflammatories such as Toradol, according to the New York Daily News.

Because that's what's important to the Obama Administration my friends. The painkiller consuming behavior of pigskin chasing millionaires and their hangers-on.

Or at least its another shiny thing to distract from the various nightmares happening in US society right now. Like unemployment.

The Shiny Phantom

Monday, July 14, 2014

No, really? Electronic medical records might be... bad?

Say it ain't so, Politico!

America's medical records systems are flirting with disaster, say the experts who monitor crime in cyberspace. A hack that exposes the medical and financial records of hundreds of thousands of patients is coming, they say — it's only a matter of when.

As health data become increasingly digital and the use of electronic health records booms, thieves see patient records in a vulnerable health care system as attractive bait, according to experts interviewed by POLITICO. On the black market, a full identity profile contained in a single record can bring as much as $500.

Yeah, Bad Guys might hack them like they hacked Target stores. Like they say in America, no shit Sherlock!

This is in addition to the entirely -legal- snooping of government officials rummaging through your medical records for things they might find of interest.

The Phantom

Small bodies washing up on banks of Rio Grande.

Small bodies are washing up in Texas.

A Fox News exclusive reported this morning by Jana Winter inexplicably buried the lede.

Winter reports that several dead children have been discovered "washed up along the riverbank" of the Rio Grande, but fails to note that there have been no reports by the Obama administration on this.

This indicates a pattern of covering up dead illegal alien kids by the Obama administration. It was two weeks before news was reported on the sole child death acknowledged by the Obama administration, Gilberto Ramos, a 15 year-old boy from Guatemala whose body was found in the Texas brush dead from the heat.

I understand from local Arizona sources that small bodies have been showing up in the desert for years. Weekly. As in: every week, for years. I can only imagine the numbers are way, way up this year.

No film at eleven.

The Phantom

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Planet of the target rich environment.

My comment on the newest, most flagrantly idiotic Planet of the Apes movie:


Hey, monkey! Who made that rifle, tough guy?

Humans are THE most bad-ass animal on this bad-ass animal planet, baby. We would frig those doofus monkeys up SO bad.

The Phantom Monkey Hunter


The UK Guardian: proof of the adage that even a blind pig finds the odd acorn. Found on the Drudge Report today:

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.

 Yeah. No shit.
Nice suit, Mr. Spy dude.

"At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US", Binney said. "This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores."
The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually.

Yes, every freakin' thing you send on the phone, on the Web, and yes indeed Apple users, everything you save in "The Cloud" is recorded by your good friends, the NSA. Yep, even your cat pictures. Yep, even those "personal" text messages and emailed pics you share with... who ever. Every single everlovin' thing you've seen or done on the Intertubes is sitting on a hard drive in government hell someplace.

Isn't that special.

The Phantom

Why is DHS showing up with tanks and choppers in the middle of nowhere?

This is becoming a common occurrence:

Residents of Livingston, IL., population 850, were shocked to see agents from Homeland Security, the US Customs and Border Patrol and local police agencies swarm a field belonging to a grade school yesterday, with one local telling news channel KTVI, "When all the armored trucks started showing up and everything it made me kind of nervous."

One child said he thought the spectacle was "pretty cool" and that agents invited the local children to check out the choppers up close, despite the presence of weapons inside the helicopters.

The school superintendent said he was not given any information about the operation beforehand, despite authorities using school land as a staging ground. The U.S. Attorney's Office refused to release any information on the purpose behind the operation.

KTVI labeled the presence of the feds a "mystery," although it subsequently emerged that the school was being used as a staging ground for a raid on a house three miles away. Authorities refused to divulge the purpose behind the raid or if anyone was taken into custody.

Reporter Roche Madden said he learned that ten police cars showed up at the house to conduct the raid, suggesting that the Black Hawk and the armored vehicles were merely on standby.

The sheer number of feds present, in addition to multiple armored vehicles, military-style choppers and other vehicles, in order to conduct a raid on a single house clearly suggests overkill and will prompt more concerns as to the increasing militarization of U.S. law enforcement.

Given the price of fuel, vehicles, court time, middle management apparatchiki planning time and police overtime, I would guess that raid cost about a quarter million bucks. What is the purpose of showing up with that much firepower to raid one miserable house in the sticks?

Authorities routinely stage unannounced drills, often in the middle of the night, which terrify startled residents. Critics have asserted that Americans are being conditioned to accept military-style policing as a routine occurrence.

 Uhm, yeah. The same as getting frisked at the airport is a scam to condition Americans to accept getting frisked, rather than a vital piece of security.

The American Constitution has been suspended for some time now. They just haven't announced it yet.

The Suspended Phantom

Friday, July 11, 2014

TSA: illegals fly without ID. Security theater becomes security clown circus.

Really, the extent to which the US government is full of shit cannot be overstated. When I fly, I have to have umpteen pieces of photo ID plus a passport, be groped by some minimum wage "security officer"/ doofus in a blue shirt, have all my crap x-rayed, stand in line like a cow for hours, and so forth. Meanwhile in Texas:

MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). "The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms," NBPC's Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.

"This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel," said Garza. "This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth."

Spokesman Garza continued, "We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves."

And don't forget friends, this week it was announced that there's a big TSA security push at foreign airports.

If you're going to let -illegal- aliens fly wherever they want with nothing more than a laser-printed sheet of paper, how serious about the security of the USA are you? And how much legitimacy does the endless harassment of the legally traveling public now have? Questions you won't be seeing asked on TV anytime soon.

I'd say this has moved from theater under Bush to farce under Term One Obama and now onward to concerted attack on the American public, my friends. Forethought and malicious intent.

The Phantom

Another reason why rats, fleas etc. are bad things.

Bubonic plague. Or in this case the really, REALLY bad version, pneumonic plague.

Do yourself a favor, don't look up "Bubonic Plague images".
Fleas are known to transmit this.

A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.
It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The man, who hasn't been identified, may have been exposed in Adams County near Denver, health officials said in a statement. While House said the man has been hospitalized and treated, she wouldn't release other details about his situation.
"He's on treatment long enough to not be transmissible," House said in a telephone interview. He may have contracted the illness from his dog, she said, which died suddenly and has also been found to carry the disease.

Least disgusting flea picture I could find.

I'll take this opportunity to remind all of y'all that bubonic/pneumonic plague is endemic in the desert rodent population of Colorado/Arizona/Nevada/New Mexico. Not to mention Mexico and South America generally. Up around the Grand Canyon they have several cases every year.

This is the same bacillus that de-populated Europe.

Imagine if some of this shit got loose in a "processing facility" for illegals who already have lice, fleas, TB, and lots of contact with desert rodentia. It wouldn't take much to kill 100,000 people, even today with our antibiotics.

Least disgusting lice picture I could find.

Its a question of logistics. Can the US government get enough resources applied fast enough to knock down an outbreak like that in a transient camp of women and children? Can they do it without stepping on their -----? How many times can they do it before they run short of something important?

Wouldn't it be smarter not to have camps full of lice infested illegals being shipped all over the country on public transit? Just sayin'.

When words don't mean things.

Of late it has come to my attention that the word "liberal" has become a bad thing among some of the fruitier fruitbats of the Left.

Today we hear from pollsters that "liberal" does not mean the same thing when Millennials say it as it does when their Boomer parents say it.

Millennials use language differently than Boomers and Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1980). In the Reason-Rupe poll, about 62% of Millennials call themselves liberal. By that, they mean the favor gay marriage and pot legalization, but those views hold little or no implication for their views on government spending. To Millennials, being socially liberal is being liberal, period. For most older Americans, calling yourself a liberal means you want to increase the size, scope, and spending of the government (it may not even mean you support legal pot and marriage equality). Despite the strong liberal tilt among Millennials, 53% say they would support a candidate who was socially liberal and fiscally conservative (are you listening, major parties?).

 What they mean when they say "liberal" is "libertarian". As in, "stop taxing me and get out of my face Big Brother!"

There are other areas where language doesn't track neatly with Boomer and Gen X definitions. Millennials have no first-hand memories of the Soviet Union or the Cold War. Forty-two percent say they prefer socialism as a means of organizing society but only 16% can define the term properly as government ownership of the means of production. In fact, when asked whether they want an economy managed by the free market or by the government, 64% want the former and just 32% want the latter. Scratch a Millennial "socialist" and you are likely to find a budding entrepreneur (55% saying they want to start their own business someday). Although they support a government-provided social safety net, two-thirds of Millennials agree that "government is usually inefficient and wasteful" and they are highly skeptical toward government with regards to privacy and nanny-state regulations about e-cigarettes, soda sizes, and the like.

But, due to the continual destruction of the English language by the Left, nobody knows what anyone is talking about. "Conservative" used to mean somebody who wanted to conserve government power and privilege to the crown and the noble class, these days it means somebody who resists unlawful government tyranny. Pretty much a full 180 degree inversion of meaning.

"Liberal" likewise has become inverted, deliberately, but lately its getting inverted again to approach its original meaning. Furthermore the Kewl Kids of the New Left are using liberal as a term of disparagement, to draw a line between themselves and the old-school Boomer Left with their ever-more ridiculous parsing of sexuality into 57 different varieties.

What goes around, comes around.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Snowden confirms, NSA records -everything-.

Love him or hate him, Snowden has done us all a big favor.

Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else.

This article reveals how pervasive the searching is and particularly the sheer volume of stored conversations being kept by the NSA. This isn't the  "raw" take either, this is the post analysis storage of stuff the NSA wants to keep around forever.

The raw intercept take I think we can safely assume is the entire global internet. As in, your cat pictures are backed-up at the NSA. Girls, your suggestive selfies that you though only your boyfriend could see are circulating among the male and probably the lesbo employees at the NSA. For sure.

Men are men, you know that's what they're doing. Don't even pretend they aren't.

The Phantom

Friday, July 04, 2014

Joan Rivers is my hero.

Joan Rivers is 81 years old and clearly doesn't give a shit:

Asked by a street reporter whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Rivers replied, "We already have it with Obama."

"You know Michelle is a tr*nny," she went on. "A transgender. We all know."

I'm slow-clapping for Joan. She is the bomb, baby. Testify, sister!

The Bombing Phantom

Armpit hair is now political.

Apparently there's political gold in women's armpit hair. Also, extra credit at university.

Female Arizona State University students can receive extra credit for defying social norms and refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester.

Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs, encourages her female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and document their experiences in a journal.

When I was a lad in university we used to call this "camping". You know, back in the Dark Ages of 1970's when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  But I guess in these modern times people are more sensitive to this kind of thing. Here's what one chick said about her life changing experience:

Participant and student Jaqueline Gonzalez said the experience allowed her to start on a path of activism.

"The experience helped me better understand how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture. Furthermore, by doing this kind of activist project I was no longer an armchair activist theorizing in the classroom." she said. "So much is learned by actually taking part in the theory or idea we learn in the classroom, and we could benefit from this type of pedagogy being taken up by similar classes."

I agree! I think college students could benefit from getting extra credit in Math for example, if they gave up using an electronic calculator for ten weeks. Particularly Liberal Arts majors and Wimmin's Studies. Or Wymen's. Or is it Womyn's?

Break out those slide rules, girls.

The Phantom

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Signs of the Apocalypse: "My Bed" goes for over $4 million bucks.

Truly, the zombies are marshaling.

Tracey Emin's "My Bed," complete with cigarette butts, crumpled sheets and underwear, sold for 2.5 million pounds ($4.25 million) on Tuesday, a record for the artist, who was present at the auction and applauded and whooped delightedly.
Emin's 1998 work, which fetched over 1 million pounds above its top estimated price, and a Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, which sold for 11.5 million pounds, were the show stoppers in a 75 strong collection of portrait-themed works auctioned by Christie's.

Its literally her freakin' unmade bed and a bunch of her miscellaneous crap lying on a carpet.

The "artist", with her "art". Four megabucks worth.
Whoever bought this thing is forever safe from the zombie hordes, due to having no brain at all. Any other rich, brainless knobs feeling left out that want to buy my unmade bed for $4 million, I'm open to offers. I'll even deliver it in person.

The Phantom

Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento CA high school.

That was fast! Proof that you must never doubt The Phantom, the Sacramento Bee reports that a high schooler managed to infect four other kids at the school plus some relatives, for a total of nine TB cases... that they know of.

A California high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak linked to an infectious student who tested positive for active TB in February, county health officials said Wednesday.
Four more students at Grant Union High School in Sacramento have contracted active TB. Three related tuberculosis cases are considered an outbreak, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland said.
Four relatives and friends of the student who initially tested positive have also contracted active TB — bringing the total to nine known cases.

And that my friends is why allowing 10,000 illegals a week to enter the USA unopposed is a really, really bad idea. You could catch this. For real.

This is the least disgusting picture of TB I could come up with. 

Tuberculosis ain't the flu. It is a life-altering and potentially fatal disease. If not caught right away, it will eat holes in your lungs.

 The image above in instructive.White arrows point to scarring, black arrows point to a big fucking hole in this poor bastard's lung. You better believe that hurts, too. Think cigaret burn, but -inside-.

The Vancomycin resistant strains are virtually untreatable, they can kill you even if caught in time.

Cue the liberals shrieking RAAAAAAACIST!!!! in 3, 2, 1...

Our American friends are advised to CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES in the federal, state and local government, plus any level of the DemocRat Party, and ask them why the US government thinks its a good idea to import and release into the general population people carrying this horrific disease.

The Phantom

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

And now, actual Brown Shirts.

"Shut up!" they explained.

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans.
The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the Baptist Family & Children's Services, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.
The sources say security forces called themselves the "Brown Shirts."
"It was a very submissive atmosphere," the counselor said. "Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws."
She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.
Leaving aside the abysmal conditions the border-jumping children are being kept in, and the poor medical condition many of them are in, it is extremely troubling that any private security force would be threatening anyone with arrest, much less doctors and nurses in a public health setting.

You are watching camp guards being recruited and trained right in front of your eyes, Ladies and Gentlemen. In actual camps, no less. So remember that name, Baptist Family & Children's Services. Just file it away in the memory vault.

The Phantom

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