Friday, May 31, 2013

Quote of the Day

Daniel Greenfield discussing the decline in media outlets that embrace liberalism (MSNBC, Newsweek, etc.) rather than posture as objective outlets spewing liberalism:
Naked liberalism makes even liberals uncomfortable. It's why they get uncomfortable hearing the self-righteous voices on NPR. It's too much like looking into a mirror and the things in the mirror are surprisingly unsettling. Hearing a Keith Olbermann or Jon Stewart tear into Republicans was one thing. Opposition is always safe ground. It's when the talk begins to turn to what you stand for that things begin to fall apart.

Newsweek and MSNBC had made the mistake of going "Full Liberal" and not only is there a much smaller liberal audience, but that audience doesn't really like naked liberalism. It would rather see its agenda dressed up in mainstream colors than see it for what it really is.

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What media liberals fear most isn't the right, it's being exposed as the left.

U/T: Captain Capitalism

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Combo Post: Cigar and Book Review

It is only fitting that we smoke a Nub Habano while we read our latest book from Captain Capitalism.



Book Review:
Boris the Shitting Buffalo by Aaron Clarey
Available in paperback and kindle at Amazon.  
46 pages.  Illustrations by Jorge E. Gonzalez.


Comrade Aaron Clarey wrote another book,
Stop what you’re doing and take a look.

“Boris the Shitting Buffalo” is the new book’s title,
Colorful illustrations are part vulgar, part idyll.

Wearing his furry ushanka with a bright red star,
Boris explores South Dakota like a Vacation Czar.

But like all commies Boris has a secret pleasure,
Something he enjoys more than a friendly heifer.

He shits and poops and shits some more,
With zero inhibitions, Boris is quite the boor.

We proudly recommend this kids-book-for-adults,
But only for those readers immune to insults.

State of Education: It's Not All Bad

A FB comrade of ours is a 2nd Grade school teacher.  She triggered a FB kerfuffle today when she posted two photos from her class today.

Here is a replica of a caulk-application tool, with extra caulk capacity, that one of her kids designed:


And here is one of her students reading a Bible during reading time:


While we focus on the many commie inspirations of our current leaders in Washington, and the losers in our government bureaucracies like the IRS, BATFE, etc., it is a nice reminder that not all institutions are corrupt and that there are children among us who reflect the American children of the past.

Quote of the Day

Now the FBI?

The FBI office in charge of investigating terrorism is contacting pro-life organizations.  Huh?

Pat Dollard reports that this FBI office has contacted Chris Slattery, national director of Expectant Mother Care (EMC) Frontline Pregnancy Centers to ask some questions. 

Chris has hired a couple lawyers including big hitter Jay Sekulow.

Chris Slattery:
I thank God for the FBI.  But if the president orders them to do something, they have to do it.

I do know they have been used by attorney generals in the past for surveillance of domestic troublemakers and communists, and now we are the communists of the modern-day, the domestic ‘people of interest.'

There is a New App in Town

The WSJ had an article yesterday written by the founder, Adam Andrzejewski, of Open the Books

Open the Books is a service that connects to the federal spending database, and to some local and state databases, to show all spending associated with a zip code.  They have mobile apps and we just downloaded the free app for our iPhone.


Our first search has shown us that someone who lives less than a mile away has received $61,2-- for "Supplemental Assistance Program", and four payments of $6,1--, $6,0--, $5,7--, and $5,4-- for "Direct and Counter Cyclical Prog" under the category, "Farm Subsidies."

Looks like our cuss jar will be getting some donations today....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No Surprise Here

A union boss who comes into the office for two hours a day, racks up $1400 in union food expenses a month, and spends his office time doing "power naps."  Yep. 


Meet Mark Rosenthal, President of Local 983 of District Council 37: New York's largest blue-collar municipal-workers union.  From their website:
Our members are dedicated and hardworking. Day in and day out, we provide the services that make the City of New York one of the best in the world.
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United in DC 37, we are a mighty and powerful force to be reckoned with. 


But don't single Mr. Rosenthal out.  Do you think any of the other union bosses are any different?

This has been going on since Karl Marx.  Marx sat around while his kids either died from neglect or suicide.  The man who first penned, "Workers of the World, Unite!" was a fat, lazy slob just like Mr. Rosenthal. 


While Mr. Rosenthal "Power Naps" (his words, in his defense), the workers of the municipal workers union are working paying into Mr. Rosenthal's salary and food expenses. 

The man needs to rest, as he is no doubt a ferocious advocate for worker's rights every time the union contract comes due. 

Funny photos, but no surprise at all.  Read more, and see more power nap photos, at The New York Post.

Book Review and Author Interview: Sliding Home Feet First

We just finished a book written by a friend we met through blogging.  We met Diann Russell through I Own The World, and she is now a blogger at All the Right Snark.


Russell has published three books this month at Smashwords, where you can download the e-books in whatever e-reader format you wish.  We just finished one of her two fiction books, Sliding Home Feet First.


The author classifies it as a ‘coming of age’ story.  Our better half calls it a “life” book.  The book summary calls it, “a story of an American family.”  We’d say it is 'all of the above.'


Our Review:


Sliding Home Feet First is about family, life’s successes and failures, friendships - both true and otherwise, and character.  You’ll go through a couple chapters of character development.  After that, you’re in for a wild ride as the pages turn on their own.


You’ll experience all that high school drama that, thankfully for us, is long forgotten.  You’ll watch as the main character makes judgement errors that later blow up in his face.  His faith in the goodness of others becomes a stubborn attribute that leads to pain at times, but at other times becomes the core success factor.


You’ll follow Russell’s main character through more drama than, hopefully, you experienced in the latter years of high school and early years of college.  Not only do you experience those first girlfriend relationships, but the college roommates and the Woodstock-type acquaintances.  


Russell’s fiction is believable, from the character reactions to shocks along the way to the angst of being a Cubs fan.  From the quirky personalities of the grandmother and father to those of the siblings.  You’ll believe you are there as you read the conversations and watch the arguments.


This book is a fun-read for someone long past high school, but we’d suggest it’d be a powerful influence for high school juniors and seniors too.  Between the lines there is plenty of relationship and family advice for the reader.  Why not learn from someone else’s experiences?


We struggled with the slow start, but it was well worth it.  We’d like to see this made available at Amazon for easier Kindle setup.  Otherwise, a wonderful book.  You will be shocked it is one of Diann Russell’s first.


Our Interview with author Diann Russell:


1.  Sliding Home Feet First takes place in the Chicago area in the 1960s.  You captured the Irish community, the Cubs-fan angst, and the racial challenges of that time and place.  Did you grow up in Chicago, or was Sliding Home Feet First a research project?

I grew up in Central NY in a German/Scottish Presbyterian family, and I am a Braves fan.  That being said: I did live in Chicago for quite a number of years after college.  I directed "Hair" in 1994 for a company outside of Chicago, and since I was having the play (to use the term loosely) take place in Chicago, I did a lot of research on "Chicago in the sixties. " Plus I had an older friend who was out to dinner for her 21st birthday and got caught inadvertently in the riots during the convention (she got arrested). I was intrigued by the time period (and I love the music!).


2.  You are a political blogger who posts rants from a conservative view almost daily, yet there was little in the way of political commentary in this book.  How do you maintain this separation in your writing?  Are there two sides of Diann Russell, a political activist side and a drama side?  Are there more sides that will someday be represented in print?
It's a left brain/right brain thing, I think. My daily column is a leftie (which is kind of ironic when you stop and think about it).  My novels come from the right side.  I remember once in music theory class saying that music is an enigma because it is both mathematical and creative -- geometric and fluid.  My theory teacher gave me a look of horror.  I think I'm right on that one and I'll go to the mat on it.  My brain works the same way.  Storytelling comes from a different place.


3.  You dropped three books onto the market in as many days.  Obviously you can write multiple themes in parallel.  What should we expect from you in the near future?

I am a very "character-driven" storyteller.  To me, the characters are what motivates -- families, relationships, conflicts.  So don't expect a murder mystery or a espionage thriller.  Ain't gonna happen.  I am working on final rewrites of a novel called "Pieces of Dad."  Like "Sliding Home" and "Under the Cloud," it takes place in the past (1960s through early 90s).

Monday, May 27, 2013

To Those Who Gave It All



Wikipedia:

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

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Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, living or dead.


This is a photo of US Army Ranger Corporal William M. Amundson Jr.  We've been wearing a KIA bracelet with his name for over 7 years.  He died in a vehicle accident on October 18, 2004 while serving us in Afghanistan.

Our very worn bracelet:



You can order KIA bracelets from Ranger Joes

We posted two stories about the bracelet you may like to read:  Sept 2008, and Sept 2012

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Primer

FB Comrade Val posted this music video and link to the background story at National Review:
I was already tearing up before that story about Jared’s truck. But as the details piled up — the truck was a Dodge 4X4 Ram 1500 with decals on it that included the 10th Mountain Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, an American flag, and a Go Army sticker — I lost it.

And there I was sitting in my car in a Walmart parking lot on a sunny Memorial Day in my hometown crying hard. Crying like a child. Crying as if I’d lost my child.
Lee Brice - I Drive Your Truck:



U/T: Val

English Defence League

This post continues the thoughts in our post four days ago:  Predicted in 2007.

The English Defence League has been out front since the London street beheading last week.   Here is a photo of the group in their masks:


 Who are they?  What do they stand for?  

Wikipedia:
The English Defence League (EDL) is a far-right street protest movement which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom. At many of their demonstrations, EDL members have clashed with counter-demonstrators, including supporters of Unite Against Fascism (UAF).
EDL co-founder, Tommy Robinson, said yesterday:
We are at war!




What are your thoughts about watching a passionate, politically-incorrect speech on a street in a Western country?  Is this disturbing to you?  Do you call this 'hate speech?'

If you had only these two options, which would you choose:

1) Random beheadings on your neighborhood streets in the name of Islam, or
2) Street speeches denouncing the "poor armed muslims" and anger about soldiers butchered in the streets?

You probably would want a third choice, right?  We do!

But, if you were the victim from last week's beheading, wouldn't you want someone to be as angry as Tommy Robinson?  We would!

We don't know the full scope of EDL.  Many seem to want to paint them as fascist or racist.  Maybe.  Did you know Tommy Robinson's group has sub-groups for Jews, gays, and women? 

And listen at the 10:10 mark:
It is honorable to oppose terrorism.
It is honorable to oppose Sharia Law.
It is honorable to oppose Muslim [unintelligible]

One thing we do have to point out:
It is not honorable to shout out at individual Muslim women or attack individual Muslims.  Because at the same time, there are individual Muslims serving the British armed forces. 

We have to identify, and separate, Muslims from Islam.
When Hitler inflamed passions with angry speeches, he spoke to the very legitimate issue of the day regarding the terms of surrender forced on Germany after World War One.  The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to pay for damages at a level that could not be met.  Many historians credit the Allies' terms of surrender in WWI to guarantee the start of WWII.  The resulting mass inflation combined with national shame lifted Hitler to power.  But pulling out of the Treaty and restoring Germany as an economic powerhouse was a means to a very different and ugly end. 

If Tommy Robinson succeeds at leading a new political party in Britain that restores peace from radical Islam by peaceable (albeit unpopular) means, then there is only good to come of this movement.  Right?

The "Communism" Comparisons and the Ushanka Image

The Language

As any Ushanka reader knows, our senses are sensitive to key words like "Socialism," "Tyranny," or "Communism."  We use these words and study their history.  We watch how others use them too.

The most prevelent use of these terms was during the 2008 election in political cartoons.  We have never seen these concepts used in such quantities before or since.  You can see this phenomenon in any of these three places here at Ushanka:


Since the 2008 election we have found the use of these key words mostly in articles and blog posts where the writer is arguing that President Obama is not a Communist or Socialist or Fascist or Tyrant.  We track these incidents as well under the Ushanka label:



Our Image

Our fascination with this language, and our blog header with a Hammer and Sickle are two reasons we are often spurned by the more mainstream conservative blogs.  It is easy to label us as extreme, or fringe, when the theme or our new media site is based on the ideology that killed over 100,000,000 people last century.  But to do so means one hasn't reviewed our work.

Other reasons to ignore us could be 1) some are limited to what they can say due to advertisers or owners, 2) intimidation with the depth of our research into the leftist mind (See the Library and Cinema sections to the left, read our book notes), 3) Envy - not wanting to trigger any Commie Obama hat sales (envy it isn't just a 'left' thing), 4) disagreement with our philosophy that, if liberalism continues unchecked, we'll reach a level of tyranny equal to that of the 20th century where human life is subordinate to the needs of the people, or 5) our no-holds-barred mockery of Libertarians.

Curious, we checked our email account to get a count of how many times we've written to one of the key conservative bloggers.  Would you believe we've sent him links to Ushanka posts, that fit his site's narrative, 45 times without one link back or the courtesy of a single reply?  Ah, to be the king....



While the lack of community among some like-minded conservatives can be frustrating, this also highlights the generosity and openness of those patriots who do communicate, partner and share.  We've updated our blogroll to show 1) who writes back (Comrades), 2) who wears our cool hat, and 3) who we've met in person. 


Anyhoo... as Zoomie would say... the driver for this post are two recent blog posts that use the words-we-do-not-speak-of language.

First, Comrade and hat owner Captain Capitalism wrote a post two days ago titled, Yes Jimmy, the Democrats are Socialists, where he shares his frustration with the common argument that emerges from such a statement:
So when you make any accusation of a politician or person being a socialist you are immediately dismissed as crazy or a right wing lunatic because you're essentially claiming that person is a fool-near-murderer.
Go read his short post for the full context.  Prepare yourself for this conversation.

Three days ago ZeroHedge presented this guest post by Brandon Smith, Is America's Economy Being Sovietized?

He starts:
The foundation of the Soviet model of trade and investment was centralization under the guise of "universal public ownership". The entire goal of communism in general was not to give more social and political power to the people, but to extinguish alternative options and focus power into the hands of a select few. The process used to reach this end result can vary, but the goal always remains the same. In most cases, such centralization begins with economic hegemony, and it is in our fiscal structure that we have the means to see the future. Sovietization in our financial life will inevitably lead to sovietization in our political life.

Does the U.S. economy’s path resemble the Soviet template exactly? No. And I’m sure the very suggestion will make the average unaware free market evangelical froth at the mouth. However, as I plan to show, the parallels in our fundamentals are disturbing; the reality is that true free markets in America died a long time ago.
No doubt, there is plenty of 'gray area' along the political spectrum between freedom and tyranny.

For every argument we could give that Obama is a Communist, a sane and reasonable person could give a compelling counter argument based in reality and fact.  In other words, it is not an absolute.

So, as we've suggested here in the past, one only has to know the following: in which direction within that political spectrum are we moving?  

Think about that while you wait in line for your doctor nurse practitioner next year.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Article: Our IRS Experience

Our latest article is published at World Net Daily:




Our story about two IRS audits during the summer of 2010 - the same period the Cincinnati IRS office was harassing conservative groups seeking tax deferment status.  They were harassed, as were the Romney donors who faced politicized audits in 2012.

While we think our audits were triggered by legitimate reasons, the current news about a run-amok IRS suggests the penalties we faced were political.

We suspect the IRS staffer who chose to pursue penalties did not like the soviet-style Commie Obama ushanka hats that we've been selling since 2008.


This past Tuesday we had the honor to join the Tea Party organization in Cincinnati on their march to the Federal Building to protest the IRS.  Here is our video from that march:



U/T: Hat Owner and author Diann Russell for help with our article.

Thanks for sharing!!!  MoonBattery, The Anti-Liberal Zone, Doug Ross, Captain Capitalism,

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Predicted in 2007

Author Bruce Bower predicted in 2007 that Europe was over as a developed, Western civilization.


Bower is gay, and frequently vacationed in Europe.  He saw the changes with each trip which motivated his 2007 book, While Europe Slept.  It is a short book and an easy read, and explains everything we are seeing today, from butchered UK soldiers to burning cars in France and Sweden.

MoonBattery posted this video today.  Watch for the [REFRESHING] politically incorrect language from the female editor near the end.  This too was predicted by Bower.




He suggested that European countries would, at some point, stop the uber-tolerance BS of opening the doors to masses of people who have zero intention of assimilating into the European/Western culture.

He predicted that, at some point, Europe will swing to the absolute opposite position with tight immigration laws and even mass deportations.  That seemed a possibility back in 2007 when we read his book.  Further, we shared our book with a gay friend who was also a frequent traveler in Europe and he agreed that Europeans can be quick to take 180-degree positions as radical as Bower suggests.

 British soldier Lee Rigby

We're wondering now if they've passed the turning point.  When a UK soldier can be butchered in the middle of a British street in broad daylight, what is left of that once great nation?  It took 20 minutes for the police to respond to that crime.  But last night UK police were in force to counter any anti-Muslim sentiment that may arise.  Would you agree that their standards have shifted since the Thatcher days?


Completely unrelated....

We didn't always live bug-free.

We once rented an apartment in Garden Grove, CA (called by the locals: Garbage Grove).  We shared it with a guy in a wheel chair who'd go around and tell people he was a Vietnam Vet, when in fact he got high one day and surfed next to into a pier.

We remember vividly the swarms of cockroaches that would come from, and retreat into, the kitchen counter under the sink.  Our veteran loser roommate didn't care, but we did.  We didn't hem and haw, wring our hands or attempt to negotiate with the intruders.  Nor did we pick and choose which cockroaches could stay and give the rest a California-mandated 60-days notice.

Instead, we deployed weapons of mass destruction and took back our apartment.  We probably took a couple years off of our life and risked our future offspring to unsightly birth defects, but we never once felt regret.

UPDATED 5.25.13 1:30pm:

Link Back Thanks!  IOTW

Want to read more on this topic?  John Hinderaker at Powerline posted yesterday: The Inevitable Decline of Great Britain (Cont). 

UPDATED 5.25.13 9PM:

Doug Ross has more.

Just Because





Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quote of the Day

South Carolina congressman, Trey Gowdy, via David M. Drucker:


EXACTLY what we thought when we saw these Drudge updates.  If Lois Lerner said "I have done nothing wrong," then she has testified and should continue to testify.

Here is one minute of the congressman at work.  This is from a hearing on Benghazi.  (That thing that happened a long long time ago...)


Ever wonder why there are so few politicians that come across as a commercial for their state like this guy?  Or, to phrase this question a different way: How many people have moved to Arizona because McCain is a senator there?

South Carolina hit the ball out of the park with Trey Gowdy.

More at WSJ.

UPDATED 12:30pm:

Gowdy's comments on video - just released!



Technical question:  How do I set this video to endlessly loop?

IRS Protests

We attended Cincinnati's protest yesterday.  Our video will be posted shortly.

In the meantime, here are two photos from yesterday that we pulled off of InstaPundit or from one of the many photo albums linked by Glenn.



UDPATED 9am:

Gutfeld at FOX has an opinion to share.  (Via BreitbartSorry for the auto-start.

UPDATED 12:30pm: 

Removed auto-play video.  Click the Breitbart link above to view the Gutfeld video.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Guest Post: Movie Review - Hating Breitbart



The only showing of this movie in Ohio is five hours away.

So we sent Ushanka's man-on-the-town, Dimitry, instead.  All expenses paid... by him.

His review:

I would give it 5 Hammer & Sickles.

...it was a movie of inspiration - both of the man and might of Andrew Breitbart and of the new media usurpation of the stonewalling and bad reporting we've come to expect from major commercial media outlets.

With one event Andrew Breitbart utilized social media via James O'Keefe's expose videos to sufficiently expose the moral filth and corruption of publicly funded 'community group', Acorn, that the Senate took measures to defund the group before any written article had been generated by the New York Times or the Washington Post!

This was Breitbart's notice to media that his indignation would not relent despite the full out attempts to lie to diminish and suppress the truth from being provided to the public.

Time and time again we see a cast of characters from media goons, propaganda manipulators, and political apologists doing their best to look the other way and ignore reality and the harm and pain of what was actually going on.

Breitbart stood out and engaged a discourse about truth in a highly hostile arena of powerful media and willing tools and puppets.
When confronting one such situation, he went to the extent of offering an increasing reward lasting over a week until reaching $100,000 to any single person who provided video proof.
The unclaimed reward was but for only *one example* of the purported trumped up lie that a black Congressman was assailed with the racial provocative slur of N-ote by 15 people 15 times by Tea Party members peacefully assembled protesting a bill.
Only later did Breitbart collect and publish a full video collage of cell phone caps and handy cam footage showing with audio the entire public march chosen path directly though the protest without any such event occurring. The ruse was a bust and exposed. If not for Breitbart it wouldn’t have ended so conclusively.
Andrew Breitbart died in 2012 with a legacy of much love from his wife, children, and other family and friends ...his spirit lives in the desires of every citizen journalist to report and expose truth when no one else does or is too timid to risk revealing the difficult story in front of their eyes and cell phone.

Movie website.

UPDATED 5.21 7am.  Dimitry sent edits.

Lets Wait For More Info First

Comrade Stilton's latest work:


This is in reference to Benghazi.  An unfortunate event that happened a LONG time ago.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Cigar

We smoked our last PG as we finished Bunker Hill.


This is a great book.  The author does a great job at explaining the situation in 1770 and later years.  He frames the Bunker Hill Battle with the Lexington-Concord battle, and the subsequent Boston Siege.  You will get to know the people involved, how they felt about their commanders and King George III and about fighting.  You'll learn about all the mistakes on both sides, and will likely be surprised at all the in-fighting within the Patriot ranks.

Our focus of study here at Ushanka is on tyranny, and specifically Communism.  But it is nice every now and then to read about the other side - the good side. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Afternoon Cigar

We enjoyed a Rocky Patel Sun Grown, our favorite, while we read Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrook. This book just came out last month, and it is hard to put down.


P. 142, Reverend William Emerson, in a sermon one month before the Lexington-Concord fight:
...a consciousness of having acted up to the principles of our religion... when we go forth to battle will be a most comfortable antidote against fear and cowardice, and serve to stimulate us to the most heroic actions.

Benghazi Indictment

It takes Judge Jeanine Pirro 12 minutes to speak to every false statement from the State Department and Obama administration.  Best presentation of the facts to date.



U/T: NiceDeb (Click for more videos!)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

One Worships God, The Other Doesn't


UPDATED 5.17 9am:

Washington Examiner:  The top photo is Sarah Hall Ingram.  She makes $177k a year at the IRS, and has received over $103k in bonuses since running the group that denied the Tea Party their tax-exempt requests.

The Tea Party groups all wanted smaller government.  A smaller government would not pay an IRS staffer $177k, nor an average of $20k in bonuses each year.

One could argue that Commissar Sarah Hall Ingram was looking out for ol #1 at the IRS.

One could argue she still is.

One could even go so far as to say if one heart bypass surgery is left and  it comes down to Commissar Sarah Hall Ingram or a younger, more vibrant and attractive gal like Sarah Palin, the Commissar will get a new lease on life.

Is it possible - follow me on this - that there could be one or more other government employees who have, or will, place their personal gain over their nation's best interests?

UDPATED 5.17 10am:

A reminder from Moe Lane:

 

Toon of the Day

found at 90Ninety:


Pose of the Day

...and Tribute post of the day goes to Evan Mathis outside an IRS facility.


He tweeted "Audit This" when he shared the picture. 

Poetic.

U/T: Mashable

Quote of the Day

Roger Simon at PJ Media:
…with the IRS evidently watching our every move and the Associated Press and who knows who else under surveillance, I feel quite literally like I’m back in the USSR. And I haven’t even left home.

Making matters worse is they don’t need the cheesy microphones anymore and the reel-to-reel tape reorders. We’re all wired and bugged everywhere we go automatically through our high-tech toys. So we have come to depend on the moderation and judiciousness of our government.

What we have now discovered about Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s America, if we didn’t already know it, is that any belief in a benign and decent government in this country is absolute horseshit. Liberalism has been revealed as a fascist joke.
We knew it back in October 2006 when we started the Ushanka blog, and in February 2008 when we started selling our Commie Obama hats

It is nice to see others coming around.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Book Added

Comrades! 

We just finished a fun book on Soviet/Russian espionage.  Comrade J by Pete Earley is the story of the first commie defection after the Cold War. 


The book is now listed in our Library to the left.  We've also added a link to our Book Notes where we share some lessons and funny stories from the book. 

Enjoy!

Quote of the Day


 This run-on sentence found at Knuckledraggin:
Fast and Furious, warrantless searches, Obamacare in the dead of the night, drone surveillance of American citizens, ability to arrest and detain (or even kill) American citizens indefinitely without charging them, Arab Spring bankrolling, gun grabbing attempts, Benghazi, FBI/CIA ignoring the Boston Bomber threat, IRS bullying tactics on TEA Party and Jewish groups, Justice Dept. secret phone tapping of the AP, EPA special interest preferential treatment, the ongoing attacks on the I, II and IV Amendments.
It was just a series of scandals. It's to the point that I'm officially calling it for what it really is; a full blown crime wave.
-Don

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Commie Themes

...in the blog sphere.  There seems to be more lately.

Zoomie reminises about Schwinn bicycles:
These vintage American-made bikes had no suspension and nothing to soften the ride and it was so rough-riding that it would make one's spine shoot out one's asshole.  But that's the kinda thing that made America great and tough.

Sorta. 

Nowadays, Schwinns are most likely made in the motherland of all Commie wastelands...China...and they use tubular forks or forks that have pneumatic or fluid or some other kind of shock absorber that pussifies our youth and makes them dependent on government for their every need.

Commie bicycles were the ruination of America.

Pretty much. 
And Comrade Maksim recently posted this winner of pseudo-commie propaganda over at The People's Cube:


Comrades Zoomie and Maksim are two of our top dissidents remaining in the wild.  Be sure to swing by their sites before they're pulled in for re-education!

UPDATED 9:30am:

Oh ya.  We foung this image on FB a few days ago and meant to post it.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Launch Requirements


Comrades!  In order to launch your commie missile, you must have:

1) a commie missile,
2) an Ushanka hat,
3) and a long match.

Click here to see more hat/missile pictures at English Russia!


The Gestapo IRS


REMEMBER, the IRS is the only government agency that can seize property.  They are best positioned to harass citizens.

The news on Friday that had everybody but us excited was that the IRS was targeting conservative groups - mainly the Tea Party groups - with audits and tax-exempt reviews.  Rather than use objective systems to flag possible returns with fraudulent math, the bureaucrats in the IRS chose the tax payers to pursue based on political ideology.  As we mentioned earlier today, this is not new for Democrats.

REMEMBER, Liberals Progressives Communists 1) lie, 2) cheat, 3) steal, 4) agitate, and 5) tolerate others who do too.  This is numbers 4 and 5.  (The fact that a tax return was submitted means number 3 has already been accomplished.)

From the links at Drudge:

Washington Post:
At various points over the past two years, Internal Revenue Service officials targeted nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.
The Wall Street Journal:
The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe.

The investigation also revealed that a high-ranking IRS official knew as early as mid-2011 that conservative groups were being inappropriately targeted—nearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn't targeting conservative groups.
Breitbart News:
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fired back on assertions by the IRS that its efforts to target conservative groups were relegated to low-level employees. “Of course not,” he told Breitbart News.
Fox News:
Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias.
REMEMBER, our Commie Obama hat store was audited twice by the same Cincinnati IRS officeWe've recorded these audits, and this news story, in our Obama To-Do List.  That list is where we strip away the noise, and instead record the actual tyrannical events of the Obama Administration.



ABC News (with video):
By June 2011, the [Cincinnati IRS] unit had flagged over 100 Tea Party-related applications and the criteria used to scrutinize organizations had grown considerably, flagging not just “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in group names, but also groups that were working on issues like “government debt,” “taxes” and even organizations making statements that “criticize how the country is being run.”
The Washington Times reports that the idiot, and former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi claims the Citizens United case caused IRS staff to searches on "tea party" and "patriot" words to find organizations to harass.  In other words, in her tiny little mind, it is the Supreme Court's fault that the IRS targeted certain groups for harassment.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the IRS should be condemned for targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to last year’s elections, but she also blamed the Supreme Court for opening the door to broader political activity.
The Politico:
Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.
REMEMBER when people, and heads of organizations, took responsibility for errors or lapses in judgement?  It shouldn't take a lawsuit.

In a world long gone, the IRS would offer to cover ALL tax-related expenses for the groups who were unfairly harassed.  That is what we call "the right way" to respond to this story.

UPDATED 4pm:

ZeroHedge (with video) shares Rick Santelli's fear of how IRS bureaucrats could influence your future healthcare:
His bigger fears lie in the IRS administration of Obamacare where he is concerned that "No stent for you," will be heard when the powers that be know what groups you support, what thoughts you have, and what area you live in.

Think he is exaggerating? Did you really believe the tin-foil hat wearers conspiracies that the IRS was doing this before it became mainstream news?

Quote of the Day II

She is the smart one!

Congresswoman Michelle Bachman nailed it today when she said the big news this past weekend of the IRS targeting conservatives with expensive and burdensome audits is meant to distract from the Benghazi scandal.  Speaking to WND:
“I was in that Benghazi hearing,” she told WND. “I think the Obama administration is desperate to spin Benghazi, and they can’t. I think they saved this story up for a day like today so that conservatives would focus on this admission.”

It won’t work, she insisted.

“Conservatives can handle two shocking stories at the same time,” she said. “Both are equally unconstitutional and call into question the very president.”
Bill Clinton used the IRS against his opponents, and Obama knows this.  Clinton wasn't held accountable for his harassment of political opponents, and Obama won't be either.

So why not fill the front page with a harmless 'scandal' and push the impeachable offenses to the back page?


Quote of the Day I

Brit, Lord Monckton, says the end of the world is near in his WND article, The Dollar - and the USA - Is Toast

There are many dooms-day'ers writing these days, but Monckton's warning touches on the reason for the coming decline/collapse.  Can you find the reason in the selected quotes below?

International totalitarianism no longer needs direction. Its cruel, hate-filled, destructive mission now advances on autopilot.

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Your GOP representatives should be, but are not, asking the administration to reveal to them the ever-tougher terms on which the Chinese continue – with ever-greater reluctance –to lend money to keep their communist ally in the White House afloat.

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At worst, what is now happening to your nation may be deliberate. In that event, your current “president” will go down as history’s greatest villain. In any event, he will go down as history’s greatest incompetent.