These were strong conservative items. Both are made, and enjoyed, by capitalists. Had the Soviet Union survived, we're sure they would brag today about their state flannel and their state hot chocolate. The flannel would feel (and smell) like old cardboard, and the hot chocolate would be neither hot nor chocolate. That's assuming you were willing to stand in line for these items.
This little fairy has set us back!
Ushanka's Zhukov received the gift of a flannel shirt today, which led to a series of blistering cracks about how he may or may not hold a cup of hot chocolate. So we asked him to pose for this photo:
Notice how a man holds a cup.
And wears a flannel shirt.
Yes, we are taking these back from the libs. From our cold dead hands!
The mug is from the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo WY - a recommended stop by Captain Capitalism if you are in the area.
UPDATED 12.26 6pm:
Comrade Differ is taking it back!
For the record, Zhukov's rifle is a Marlin .17 HMR. As a commenter correctly pointed out, that is a POS scope. The scope was 'good enough' back when Karl gave Zhukov the rifle. He was 10 at the time, and the