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.