Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GOP Quotes of the Week

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina referring to Hillary in an interview with Obama syncophant outlet MSNBC:
I come from a world where titles are just titles, and talk is just talk. It’s only in politics where titles and words mean a lot. In the rest of the world, it’s actually about what have you done, actions speak louder than words. People want to know are your words and your actions consistent and are they consistent over time. And so, I think when 82% of the American people now believe that there is a professional political class more interested in preserving its own power and privilege than it is in serving the American people, people expect basic questions to be asked of anyone running for president. ‘What have you done, are you trustworthy, are you transparent, will you answer questions?'
Texas Governor Rick Perry's advice to the senators within the GOP lineup:
...if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this country.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Obama's open borders:
This is truly a matter national sovereignty, in that if we were having people penetrate our water-based ports throughout the Gulf [of Mexico] or either coast, we’d be taking swift action initially with the Coast Guard and eventually probably with the Navy. Yet, we have international criminal organizations seeking to penetrate our land-based borders to the south—the push for drugs, for firearms and increasingly for people from a trafficking standpoint—it’s just horrific we’re not taking more action to truly secure that border.
Ohio governor John Kasich is expected to announce soon.  I appreciate his zinger re: the name of Jeb's PAC, Right to Rise:
I don’t know anything about [Bush’s theme]. I really don’t. I’ve never listened to him. What’s “Right to Rise”? Getting up in the morning?
I like what I'm hearing, but I'm a long way from optimistic.  I'll feel better when Jeb gets blown out of the primaries. 


We Can Turn the Tables Anytime

Just like this.

The campaign slogan I want to see in 2016:
We tried it your way.  Now we do it our way.
U/T: Captain Capitalism

Tab Clearing May 27

You can find the full articles, plus others that I didn't link to below, in this Google Doc.

Vietnam veteran Fred posts an open letter to Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Odierno, about the recent ROTC red high-heel shoe incident.
I see that on your watch the Army is turning into a transvestite marching corps in high heels, a Ziegfeld cross-gendered or bisected gay-bath sexual zoo vacuuming up every sort of erotic loony, not to mention becoming a home for unwed mothers and prostitution rings. I commend you. I have always wanted to be defended by a freak show.

I do not question your qualifications for command. You doubtless have a firm handshake, a steely gaze, an imposing presence, and a perfect grasp of PowerPoint. But a general who is so afraid of feminists that he forces his troops to play dress-up, well, I mean, what if there is a real war?

Finland prepares as history repeats.  Examiner:  Russia rising; tiny Finland preps 1 million strong standing army.
...the tiny Scandinavian nation of Finland has sent notices to all adult males of military service age detailed instructions on what is expected if and when a national military call-up is announced. Of the 5.4 million citizens of the Suomen Tasavalta (Republic of Finland), more than 900,000 received governmental greetings in the mail.

Although certain members of the Helsinki government denying the notifications of possible mobilization has anything to do with neighboring Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent sabre rattling in Eastern Europe...

Silvio Canto writes about two glaring hypocrisies in his American Thinker article, Hey media: A very bad week for black lives in Baltimore (and gay rights in the Middle East).

The pro-gay left has said nothing about homosexuals being thrown off rooftops by ISIS, and the #BlackLivesMatter left has been silent in the murders of dozens of blacks in America's inner cities.

Comrade Aaron Clarey writes at Captain Capitalism, Society vs. The Individual, Part 1.  He is angry we've been lied to by society, parents, and teachers.  
But sadly, after 4 years undergrad, 2 years in a masters program, another 2 for a doctorate and voting for Barack Obama twice, your average Millennial has $78,000 in student loans, a lousy labor market, no skills and lives with their parents.  Can you imagine not just the insanity, but the terror and fear these poor kids have now that it looks like their lives are ruined forever and will come NOWHERE NEAR to what they were promised?

Oh well.  No matter.  Democrats got their votes, academia got $1 trillion every year this generation was in college, and employers now have MILLIONS of new and ESPECIALLY DESPERATE people begging for jobs.  Again, society won at the expense of the individual.

The Libertarian Moment is Everywhere Around Us (Increasing Social Tolerance Edition), by Nick Gillespie.
Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals want to keep the world tightly sorted into two categories that describe fewer and fewer Americans.
Mr. Gillespie is excited that traditional family values and religious values are diluting, and he concludes this will be good for the Libertarian voting bloc.  He specifically credits the two wedge issues of gay marriage and drug legalization. 

He does not address the Ushanka maxim that a communist take over cannot occur until traditional family values and religious values are sufficiently diluted.  If this is true, what is good for Libertarians is also good for Communists.  No?

Nor does he answer the age-old question: If Libertarianism is gaining popularity, why does a flat 2% vote Libertarian in elections?  He makes some good points, as always, but does not introduce anything new to suggest a sea change.

Betty Butter puts the Nazi's ahead of the Commies 327 to 25 in her article, 100 Million Dead Under Communism – Next to Zero Hollywood Films.
How many hundreds of movies have been made, and are still being made, about the Nazis, but so few about the 100 million who perished under communism?
She links to this failed KickStarter campaign to fund the Gulag movie, Gulag Barashevo.

I wish I had known about the movie earlier.  I would have shared it with Ushanka's three loyal readers.

Here is a killing efficiency comparison I prepared long ago:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


45 wounded and 12 dead in Chicago.  That is the tally from this past holiday weekend.

Apparently 57 total shot in three days is over the threshold of avoiding the issue of gun violence in a city run by Democrats since Jesus wore short pants.  So Mayor "Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste" Emanual had to say something.

Did he accuse the cops of being racist?
No, he didn't.  None of the 57 shootings this week were police shootings.  That speech is for another day.
Did he say the Democrats were wrong to replace fathers with a government check?
No, he didn't.  That would eliminate most of the problems in Chicago, but also eliminate the black community's dependence on the Democrat Party.
Did he announce a city-wide voucher program to jolt the education system into a result-oriented program that is run like a business?
No, he didn't.  That would eliminate many of the problems in Chicago, but also eliminate the Democrat Party's dependence on the teachers' unions.
Did he suggest adding gun control laws onto one of the most gun-controlled cities in the country, knowing full well any new law would be ignored by those doing the shooting?
Yes, he went there.  Typical Liberal Progressive Communist.


HeyJackAss - The latest, and most accurate, Chicago shooting stats.  Source for image at top.
CBS Chicago - The short article about today's 'news' of a liberal suggesting more gun control.
Video - Comrade Aaron Clarey explains how to debate vouchers.
Second City Cop - a Chicago cop's blog.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Remembering America's Best

This week at Ft. Hood: one boot for every soldier we've lost in TWOT.  (Imgur)

I found this photo floating around on FB.

Old Media Tribute #35

On February 10th NBC suspended top anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

I collected over 60 meme images mocking Brian Williams’ lying and, by extension, the loss of credibility within the old media.

I will post one of these images every three days until his suspension is over. . .  and trust is restored.

Friday, May 22, 2015


Our dear leader must have visited a Joann's recently and found some swatches of softer colors.

This FoxNews article explains how the Marxist thinks police are sending the wrong message all dressed in black. 
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama banned the sale of certain military-style equipment to police departments.

Brian Kilmeade reported tonight on "The Kelly File" that Obama also thinks that police officers should have "softer looking" uniforms.
He has not suggested local police decide on their own uniforms, patrol routines, and partnerships with their communities.

Nor has he suggested police refrain from shooting dogs, conducting no-knock raids or laying in wait outside biker hangouts.  He is only suggesting they wear a different color while doing so.

And while some federal equipment is now off limits to local police, the MRAPs, automatic weapons and training partnerships with special operations are still moving forward. 

You know . . . FORWARD!

I've asked the Ushanka minions to form several exploratory committees - each to identify a new color that better distracts from the militarization of America's local law enforcement. 

The first committee took the suggestion to heart and created their own uniforms:

The second committee suggested TSA blue:

Another suggested NKVD blue:

At least the NKVD had the courtesy to knock. 

How times have changed, eh comrades?

Old Media Tribute #34

On February 10th NBC suspended top anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

I collected over 60 meme images mocking Brian Williams’ lying and, by extension, the loss of credibility within the old media.

I will post one of these images every three days until his suspension is over. . .  and trust is restored.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Surrender, Obama Style

Our dear leader has found a way to surrender without using a white flag.  Just call the mission "over" and pull the troops out.

Somehow this will all be Bush's fault.

U/T: A.F. Branco

UPDATED 5.26.15 9pm:

See the first two comments in this post for the humor in this update.

Gateway Pundit:  Pathetic. Obama White House Actually Blames Bush for ISIS

Question to White House press secretary:
...ISIS — the larger point there is that because the President decided to complete a full withdrawal from Iraq — and of course we can go back and debate the circumstances around that, but you didn’t have the status forces agreement with the Iraqi’s that you wanted to have and so forth — that that vacuum allowed ISIS to develop into the threat to this country and to that region that they are today. Isn’t there something to that?

Thursday Tab Clearing

Comrades!  Put on your ushankas and join me for another episode of ....

Some articles that our Blogroll comrades suggested this past week.  You can see them all here, plus others that didn't make the cut, in this Google Doc.

You Should Be Angry About Jade Helm Even If You're Not Crazy by William M. Arkin

I'm not linking to this article because I agree with the author - he doesn't give anything to agree or disagree with - but because I did not know what "handgun threat 9" was, nor the acronym "RMT."  Do you? 

The auther correctly concludes "it is out of control," yet he doesn't offer any suggestions.  His digs into right wingers, tea party types and the special operations community go unqualified and give off that Libertarian'ish 'everybody sucks' message.  Did I miss something?

Rock City, The Casbah by Mark Steyn

Some short comments from Mr. Steyn.  The first is about Jeb Bush and his suggestion on how to "revitalize the Motor City."
A man who wants to Islamize Detroit because it's worked out so well in Dearborn would seem an odd choice even for the Stupid Party.
With Republicans like Jeb, who needs the Democrats?

Jeb's nonchalance at the state of the union after 6+ years of Obama is, and will be, the scariest thing we face until Iran detonates a nuke in Tel Aviv.  His lack of seriousness, his status-quo approach to the 2016 primaries, and his establishment backing are bad signs for you, me and America.

My Son Died for Ramadi. Now ISIS Has It.

No quotes.  Just a link to an article that should never have been written. 

Obama and the Democrat Party owe this mother, and the many other mothers who lost America's best in Ramadi, an apology.

Correction: they deserve their day in court, just like Nicolae and Elena.

A Queer Alliance Against Free Speech by hat owner Mike Adams

Comrade Adams warns of the "sexual totalitarianism" we face with the homosexual political movement.  The three steps:
1. Interject homosexuality into every discussion on every conceivable topic.
2. Ban those who refuse to affirm homosexuality from the discussion.
3. In the process, reaffirm your commitment to free speech and the importance of open debate and dialogue.
Done. Done. And done.

Coming Home From The War On Terror by Simon Wolfe
The memory of my service has since been tainted as I realized that I was less defending my nation and its people than serving the interests of a government that not only did not care about me, but has increasingly showed itself to hate me. I came back to a country that I did not recognize as the one that I had set out to defend all those years ago. It more closely resembles the war zones I fought in than the country in which I grew up.
Not too unlike what our veterans felt coming back from Vietnam.  They saw the start of the domestic communist movement to destroy America.  Simon makes a good case that we are seeing the end.
It turned out I was fighting for a government that hated me, and everybody like me. This government liked to show me off as an instrument used to protect free speech, but now that I’m home it doesn’t want to hear my opinion. The government found value in my use as a tool but my opinions are labelled as hatred.

Let’s Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media! by Kurt Schlichter
All decent, patriotic Americans yearn for the day when the effects of emerging technologies combine with the mainstream media’s insufferable progressive cheer leading to finally destroy it. Its death throes are underway, but it won’t buy the farm overnight. The body of the mainstream media is still shambling along, wreaking havoc, long after it its brain has died. So we need to put down the mainstream media like we would any other mindless zombie. 
We're doing our part to kill off the MSM.  Are you doing yours?