Saturday, February 28, 2009

Product Endorsement

A new bumper sticker from the Tennessee GOP:

A hearty Ushanka Tip to the creative minds in Tennessee!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Almost Missed It...

It looks so natural in that setting...

Found another at Townhall:

That's two in three days. We wonder if Townhall scolds its cartoonists for using the Hammer and Sickle symbol as some advertising entities have scolded us for trying to advertise the sexy Commie Obama Rally Caps. "Too controversial", they say. For the next four years we'll be saying, "We told you so".

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Santelli Revolution

Rick Santelli's call for a Tea Party has been answered. Some protests are scheduled for tomorrow, others in coming days/weeks. Be sure to wear your Commie Obama Rally Cap at your local tea party!

Link - Schedule of all Tea Parties

UT: Graphic found at Michelle Malkin's site

UPDATE 3pm: Why isn't there an event in Boston?? If that is not a telling sign, we don't know what is!

Bitter Clinging Cowards Beware!

The 'Top Cop' of the United States announced a new assault weapons ban as a solution to... some problem. Oh yea, the problem of guns in Mexico! ABC seems to be the only MSM outlet reporting this news - 12 hours after the announcement. Hmmm, wonder why a proposed law that will limit citizens' rights and dilute the most important Bill of Right isn't making news...

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.


1) So limiting our firearm choices is kinda like a surge in the war on drugs?

2) And why not talk about the true core of the Mexican gun problem, such as the Mexican demand for high quality US weapons? We thought the cheaper AK-47 was the weapon of choice among third-world thugs (and commies).

3) Who's looking out for the American workers in America's gun factories?

4) Would the Obama administration change its tone on gun rights if assault weapons were used to kill babies who survived abortions?

5) When the Mexican state collapses because of corruption and socialist policies the drug trade and refugees flee North by the hundred of thousands, what tools will the American citizens have at their disposal to defend their families and property?

6) Why not - follow me on this one - build a fence between the US and Mexico - along the border - that would keep guns out of Mexico?


1) When the founders wrote the 2nd Amendment, EVERY rifle was an assault rifle.

2) The 2nd Amendment makes the other amendments possible. It is the glue.

Sometimes we feel we're writing the final chapter for the US History books...

Karl's Weekend Reading

Laura Holis, at Townhall, writes her second part this week (part one is in last week's Reading), The Taxpayer's Mantra: No We Won't. Why this University of Illinois professor does NOT have our Commie Obama hat is beyond us! She is definitely aware of the biggest weakness among the Commies - their precious image with the masses.

I warned that the “Keynesian” policies it supposedly reflected were long-since discredited, that it would throw us more deeply into economic chaos, that this was deliberate, that it was little more than a thinly disguised effort to socialize the entire American economy, and that one need only read 80 years of communist and socialist theory to see it for what it was.
We are having hundreds of billions of our hard-earned tax dollars taken from us and given to the same organizations that got us in this mess, under the advice and counsel of the same irresponsible and deceitful politicians like Barney Frank and others who ignored warnings about the bad lending practices in the first place. And those same politicians now see fit to lecture us about patriotism and fiscal responsibility? This is a travesty so appalling that it should be prompting protests in the streets.
Obama’s campaign mantra was “Yes, we can.” Here’s the new mantra for the American taxpayer: “No, we won’t.”

The Obama administration looks bold, calm and confident, but they have one primal fear, and it isn’t economic collapse. The Obamaniacs are terrified that Americans will see through the charade.
[regarding Rick Santelli's rant on CNBC] That is what Obama and his Congressional commie comrades fear more than anything else. It was proven when the President – the leader of the most powerful nation in the world - trotted out his press secretary, the next day, to try to humiliate a hitherto-obscure reporter from a show called “The Squawk Box.” Americans must not know the truth. We must not know how many of us are in agreement. We must not defeat Democrats and elect conservatives in 2010 (and 2012). And so you can expect the push for the “Fairness Doctrine” (under that name, or something else) to get stronger now, not weaker.

Thomas Sowell warns in Townhall, "Not One of Us":

Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic. After years of denouncing each other, they signed the Nazi-Soviet pact under which they became allies for a couple of years before going to war against one another.

Pragmatism tells you nothing about extremism.

Michelle Malkin speaks for us in her Townhall article, Those Foreclosure "Victims" Deserve No Sympathy. The other side of the foreclosure story:

...a closer look at ACORN's sob stories shows that the prototypical foreclosure "victims" don't deserve an ounce of sympathy -- or a cent of our money.

Bret Stephens warns of history repeating itself in his WSJ opinion piece, Post-Post-9/11 Looks Just Like Pre-World War II. Will anybody in the Change/Hope administration read this now, or will it only be read after the fact?? We regret that sometimes we feel we're only posting articles like this to say "We Told You So". Bret's conclusion:

We know how this movie ends. So here's a suggestion: If we're going to squander trillions in "stimulus," let's spend more on defense. An F-22 assembly line adds just as much to employment as a few thousand more "green" workers, with the added bonus of deterring our enemies. That's a lesson the democracies learned almost too late in the dismal post-Locarno years. Why make the same mistake twice?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Headlines Needed

We are [not] sad to see the San Francisco Chronicle announcement today on Drudge. Not shocking news - liberal rags posing as objective news sources are dying off at a rapid rate. Heck, our Mocha Frappuccino costs more than a share of The New York Times (NYSE: NYT). What IS shocking is the Chronicle has over 339k subscribers! The AP reports:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses.

If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430.

It appears we will have one less biased news source for our list of biased headlines on our home page.

BTW, what does an out-of-work Chronicle journalist commie do? We hear Nova Gazeta is hiring...

UT: Drudge and Townhall for the cartoon.


UT: Townhall

Cuss Jar

Our Commie Obama Cuss Jar just increased in value because of this video of Stuart Varney interviewing ACORN's Berth Lewis.

Blame a culture of entitlement? No.
Blame Eduction? Maybe.
Blame Liberals. YES!

UT: Sweetness & Light (w/ transcript)

Friday, February 20, 2009

El Presidente

This time it is personal.

Normally saved for our Weekend Reading post, this Oliver North article deserves its own posting. Townhall: Stealth Surge.

We are watching a close friend ship out to Afghanistan as one of the 17,000 'surge' this month. Among a tight group of fellow Army officers who served together in the 90's, he is known as El Presidente. What Ollie says today worries us.

Last week, the administration announced a full-blown, 60-day, interagency, multinational, quadraphonic, star-studded, strategic review of "every aspect of our Afghanistan policy." Our European allies were informed that Afghanistan is at the "top of the agenda" for the NATO summit in March. On Sunday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that he, too, would be participating in the strategic review. And then Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., too late for much besides a headline on the evening news, the one-page deployment order, which has troops from Camp Lejeune, N.C., to Fort Lewis, Wash. -- and countless points in between -- packing their kits for the Hindu Kush. So much for having a strategy before committing what's needed to implement it.

So what is our strategy? Is it victory against our enemies, the Taliban and Al Qaeda? Or will it be some diluted, ever-changing initiatives dictated by Obama's advisors in the Main Stream Media? And what about our relations with Afghanistan's government? A rift appeared this week where Karzi didn't get the assurances desired about mandatory joint US-Afghan operations. Not good according to Colonel North:

...Karzai, who is running for re-election in August, said, "If foreign troops do not listen to us, we will call a (grand council), and we will also include the Taliban to decide whether foreign troops should stay in Afghanistan."

The Taliban dictating US strategy in Afghanistan? Not a lot of hope, but plenty of change! Ollie concludes:

Finally, there is the issue of presidential style. In the final paragraph of his one-page order, Mr. Obama notes, "This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan." All true. But then he goes on to whine, "Which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires." That is a gratuitous and unseemly swipe at his predecessor. Perhaps that is why Mr. Obama decided this has to be a stealth surge.

It is not a Stealth Surge for the families and friends of the additional 17,000 American soldiers. Fight this war properly, Mr. President. If not for America, then for the public relations problems that will plague you and distract from your grand domestic ambitions.

God Speed, El Presidente!

Karl's Weekend Reading

We are making up for no weekend reading last week to oodles of reading this week. Enjoy!

The assessments of Obama's foreign policy are rolling in and they are not good. At least as it relates to Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Venezuela. Not all is lost. Our relations with Canada are intact after Obama's promise this week to leave current trade agreements alone. For now.

Kim Zigfield at Pajama's Media comments on the first month of failures in Obama Hopelessly Adrift on Foreign Policy? Specifically, what Obama did not say about Russia in a recent press conference:

Not a word from Obama about the Markelov killing, or about Russia’s equally terrifying litany of race murder, or about the fact that Medvedev’s “election” was shamelessly rigged after all serious opposition had been purged from the ballot, or about the fact that Medvedev support an extension of the presidential term widely viewed as a platform for the return of Russia’s real ruler, Vladimir Putin, to permanent formal power. Not a syllable about how Medvedev has begun abolishing the right to trial by jury, not a peep about Russia’s support for Hamas and Hezbollah terrorism, both directly and through Syria and Iran. Nothing about the fact that Russia just booted the U.S. out of a key military base in Kyrgzystan, signed a cooperation pact with Cuba, bribed Belarus into forming an anti-U.S. air defense program and started building military bases in the territory it seized from Georgia in Abkhazia.

Instead, Obama appears to let Russia off the hook, conveniently releasing the pressure of the nuclear arms race at exactly the moment the Kremlin needs him to do so. How can Russia possibly take this statement as anything other than an open invitation to escalate its crackdown on democracy and its efforts to dominate its neighbors?

Charles Krauthammer continues in his Townhall article, The Biden Prophecy:

With a grinning Goliath staggering about sporting a "kick me" sign on his back, even reputed allies joined the fun.
I would like to think the supine posture is attributable to a rookie leader otherwise preoccupied (i.e. domestically), leading a foreign policy team as yet unorganized if not disoriented. But when the State Department says that Hugo Chavez's president-for-life referendum, which was preceded by a sham government-controlled campaign featuring the tear-gassing of the opposition, was "for the most part ... a process that was fully consistent with democratic process," you have to wonder if Month One is not a harbinger of things to come.

We are starting a new label called "Crisis as a Means". The following three articles discuss Obama's modus operandi - crying wolf to pass unpopular legislation.

One of our favorites at Townhall, Laura Hollis, writes The New Americans: Peasants by Choice:

This time, instead of our leaders inspiring us with uplifting – and historically true – accounts of America’s exceptionalism (yes, that is the right word), and the can-do attitude of the average American, our current government fills the airwaves with doom and gloom, and warns of impending “crises” and “catastrophes,” unless we sell ourselves to the government, which will take care of us by taking everything we have, denying us control over our own lives, and promising goodies that cannot be paid for. This is not stimulus; it is “stealfromus.” It is not security; it is slavery.

It is self-serving deception of the highest sort, completely and resoundingly refuted by history. Our Founding Fathers never saw the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, Cambodia, or the Sudan. And didn’t need to. They knew enough of government to know that a people dependent upon any form of government would be a people enslaved by it. Nothing in the 200+ years since they lived has proven them wrong.

Victor Davis Hanson writes at the NRO, The Audacity of Irony:

Bush was pilloried for supposedly hyping al-Qaeda in order to create a security state. Obama trumped that by proclaiming that the present recession is a catastrophe, a disaster, a Great Depression. He ceased his scare-mongering only when he had exhausted the vocabulary of doom. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” bragged Rahm Emanuel, reminding us that the envisioned Obama socialism could take root only if a climate of fear was created.

Thomas Sowell coins the phrase "Amateurism in Action" in his IBD Editorial - Obama Rushes to Capitalize on Emergency:

The urgency was real, even if the reason given was phony. Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, let slip a valuable clue when he said that a crisis should not go to waste, that a crisis is an opportunity to do things that you could not do otherwise.
Think about the utter cynicism of that. During a crisis, a panicked public will let you get away with things you couldn't get away with otherwise.
A corollary of that is that you had better act quickly while the crisis is at hand, without congressional hearings or public debates about what you are doing. Above all, you must act before the economy begins to recover on its own.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Denver - Ushanka Tips All Around!

A primary motivation behind this site came from the 'mob' outside the recount center in Palm Beach Florida in 2000. It wasn't a stretch to see moron liberals counting chads, but it was a paradigm shift for us to see outraged conservatives staging a protest. How did so many get off from work that day?!

So it is with our honor to offer Ushanka Tips to the members of the latest 'mob' in Denver yesterday at the Anti-Stimulus Pork BBQ! The only thing missing was a smattering of Commie Obama hats.... Next time...

More links - courtesy of Michelle Malkin, HotAir, Instapundit, Phoenix's East Valley Tribune, AZCentral, Face The State, and Looking at the Left.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our Economic Crisis Story

Obama's site is asking for personal stories regarding the economic crisis - Link.

Here is our story:

UT Sweetness & Light

Sim City Obama

Comments today from our Treasury Secretary:

... I want to be candid: this comprehensive strategy will cost money, involve risk, and take time.

We will have to adapt it as conditions change. We will have to try things we've never tried before. We will make mistakes. We will go through periods in which things get worse and progress is uneven or interrupted.

We enjoyed Sim City when it was installed on our PC. We don't like it now that it is installed on Obama's.

Vicious Cycle

Stop the Cycle of Liberalism!

The New York Times campaigns for Obama, gets him elected, supports his "stimulus". One of their editorial writers fantasized about having sex with Obama this week in her column.

What do they get in return? A 10.38% single day drop on their share price the day the "stimulus" plan passes the Senate.

Here is the NYT's stock performance in the Change/Hope year of 2009:

What next? MORE layoffs of quality journalists? We hear Noveta Gazeta has openings.

We'll keep an eye on what comes of this vicious cycle...

Universal Stimulus

Obama's Stimulus Pork Bill just passed the Senate. Washington Post reports:

Senators voted 61 to 37 to approve the massive bill, which the Congressional Budget Office now says would cost $838 billion over 10 years. Only three Republicans voted in favor of it. In the House, an $819 billion version of the package passed Jan. 28 with no Republican support.

The plan reverses Bill Clinton's only major domestic accomplishment - welfare reform - by removing the language restricting welfare benefits to a certain timetable. Opinion article in today's WSJ: The Return of Welfare as We Knew It.

Through a little noticed provision of the stimulus package that has passed the House of Representatives, the bill creates a fund for TANF [Temporary Assistance to Needy Families] that is open-ended -- the same way Medicare and Social Security are.

In the section of the House bill dealing with cash assistance to low-income families, the authors inserted the bombshell phrase: "such sums as are necessary." This is a profound departure from the current statutory scheme, despite the fact that, in this particular bill, state TANF spending would be capped. The "such sums" appropriation language is deliberately obscure. It is a camel's nose provision intended to reverse Clinton-era legislation and create a new template for future TANF reauthorizations.

UT Doug Ross for the graphic.

Monday Afternoon Cigar

We can't let a nice day go by in Southern Ohio without a stogie. Monday's cigar was a Camacho SLR Maduro. Excellent.

RWN Interviews Ann Coulter

John Hawkins, Blogger at Right Wing News and Commie Obama hat owner, interviewed Ann Coulter (also a Commie Obama hat owner) about her new book, Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America. Click here to read it all.

We appreciated this exchange:

Do you hope Barack Obama succeeds?

That depends. At what? At being a good president, yes, I do! That would mean he'd have to govern as a right-winger. Consequently, I hope his plans for creeping totalitarian socialism fail.

We do to.

UTs to Ann and John for their great work!

Go here to buy your very own Commie Obama Ushanka!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Cigar

A CAO Brazilla burned as we read the autobiography of a successful black man who reached the pinnacle of success in his field. Abandoned by his father, raised by a hard-working mother and by grandparents, faced with poverty and racial prejudices at every level of his life, including at a prestigious law school, who overcame it all by focusing on results and setting an example for his son and colleagues. Of course, we're talking about Clarance Thomas and his book My Grandfather's Son. It is an incredible book that we can't put down. From page 77, regarding his struggles to pay tuition at Yale:

I kept telling myself that my problems were insignificant compared to the ones that Daddy [his grandfather] and his generation had faced, and that my own lot had once been far harder. Myers [brother] and I had always wanted to be just like the other kids in Savannah, and couldn't understand why Daddy refused to give in to our childish desires. Why couldn't we watch TV or play with our friends instead of going out to Liberty County to pluck chickens and till the fields? Why did we have to go without underwear and decent shoes all summer? But Daddy knew it was more important for us to financially independent than to do as the other kids did, and now, years later, I was profiting from his foresight.

Click here to buy yours today -Link

Friday, February 06, 2009

Too Stimulating...

UT: Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit

Karl's Weekend Reading

This week's face of evil - Samira Ahmed Jassim

James Taranto at the WSJ summarizes this week's discovery in Iraq - Samira Ahmed Jassim, a 50 year old woman who identified likely female suicide bombers, arranged for their rape, then recruited them in their state of despair. As many as 80. AP Story link. In related news, it was determined in an autopsy that a male suicide bomber in Algeria was also raped. It is suspected the rape-to-suicide recruitment method is gender-neutral. Pajamas Media Link. James' reaction from his Thursday Best of the Web post:

A Muslim woman is arranging for Muslim men to rape Muslim women in order to shame those Muslim women into committing suicide for the purpose of murdering other Muslim men, women and children. And all of this is done in the name of Islam.

The stimulus liberal commie pork bill is causing our leader a bit of unexpected stress. Charles Krauthammer comments on the CHANGE from Hope/Change to Fear/Socialism in only two weeks. The Fierce Urgency of Pork, Washington Post.

It's the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended on the grounds that a national emergency requires an immediate job-creating stimulus -- and then throwing into it hundreds of billions that have nothing to do with stimulus, that Congress's own budget office says won't be spent until 2011 and beyond, and that are little more than the back-scratching, special-interest, lobby-driven parochialism that Obama came to Washington to abolish. He said.
After Obama's miraculous 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that at some point the magical mystery tour would have to end. The nation would rub its eyes and begin to emerge from its reverie. The hallucinatory Obama would give way to the mere mortal. The great ethical transformations promised would be seen as a fairy tale that all presidents tell -- and that this president told better than anyone.

I thought the awakening would take six months. It took two and a half weeks.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tyranny of the Elite

"Tyranny of the Elite" - what happens if we lose our Republic.

UT: Love, Mom

Comrade Update!

Another great Glenn Beck episode. Check out his other enlightened rants at!

When did socialism become a happy thing for us?

These people may not be taking us on the same road that fascist dictators took the rest of the world on a long time ago. But they are using the same tactics and the same propaganda.

Our very country is at stake. When people use emergencies to quickly shove down programs down our throats without any discussion.

UT: Drudge

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Obama to Meet with Chavez

Ed Morrissey, blogger and owner of our Commie Obama Rally Cap, breaks the story at Hot Air.

From the Caribbean Net News:

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: United States President, Barack Obama will have a face-to-face meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in April in Port of Spain, when the two leaders will be among three dozen heads of government and state at the three day Summit of the Americas.

Will Sean Penn join them?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Karl's Weekend Reading

What a week for Rush Limbaugh! Let's start our weekend reading list with his ingenious bipartisan plan. Why aren't the Republican's getting on board with this? Why aren't the Democrats?? If adopted, both parties would feel they were only wasting half of the total. Unless... one party knows their preference creates fiscal failure and dependence, thus leading to re-election. WSJ, My Bipartisan Stimulus.

Yes, elections have consequences. But where's the bipartisanship, Mr. Obama? This does not have to be a divisive issue. My proposal is a genuine compromise.

Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let's say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion -- $486 billion -- will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% -- $414 billion -- will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.

Then we compare. We see which stimulus actually works. This is bipartisanship! It would satisfy the American people's wishes, as polls currently note; and it would also serve as a measurable test as to which approach best stimulates job growth.

Two related blog posts:
Doug Ross lists the details of the $819 billion stimulus pork bill, and
Sweetness & Light convey's the bill's support from the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA).

Oliver North reacts to Obama's interview with Al-Arabiya in his Townhall article, and the administration's lowered expectations in Afghanistan, Troubling Talk.

Unfortunately, the Al-Arabiya interview isn't the only troubling talk coming from the Obama administration that could well leave members of our all-volunteer force wondering just what is expected of them. In congressional testimony this week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that even though Afghanistan is the new commander in chief's "top priority," we also "ought to keep our objectives realistic and limited in Afghanistan."

I have spent my life in and around our military. Everyone I ever have known in our armed forces has believed in "realistic" missions and goals. But I've yet to meet a man or woman in uniform who is willing to sacrifice all for "respect," a "partnership" or a "limited objective."

John Bolton, former UN Abassador and owner of our Commie Obama hat, discusses the State Department's lack of interest in North Korea's nuclear program. WSJ, Now Is No Time to Downplay North Korea.

Most troubling is Mrs. Clinton's unwillingness to acknowledge North Korea's uranium-enrichment efforts. In her confirmation hearing, she said these efforts were "never quite verified." Although we know precious little about the North's progress, including how much weapons-grade uranium may have been produced, Mrs. Clinton cast doubt on whether uranium enrichment was a serious subject at all. Pressed on this point on Jan. 23 at State's daily briefing, the department spokesman said "we don't know" whether such a program exists.

Of course, the easiest way to solve a difficult problem is to conclude there really isn't one. (This was John Kennedy's technique for eliminating the U.S. "missile gap" with the Soviet Union, which he had deployed so effectively against Richard Nixon.) For years, State's permanent bureaucracy has been trying to wish away North Korea's uranium-enrichment program. If President Barack Obama's State Department takes this strategy, Pyongyang will once again have occasion to contemplate the profound wisdom of the ancient North Korean riddle: Why negotiate with the Americans when we do so well by letting them negotiate with themselves?