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A Word About Shipping

At Banana Republicards, LLC, the concern is always about America first. This country of ours needs a lot of attention, and we will only fail if we don't address the real issues at hand. Sometimes, the actions seem futile. Back when I was in elementary school, my mother made sure my sister and I participated in newspaper and magazine drives, where we collected all the old newspapers and magazines in our house, and from our neighbors' houses, and from our grandparents' house; and we made piles and tied those piles with twine. Then we schlepped about 10 miles to our Jewish day school where other likeminded parents and kids brought all their piles of paper. Now centralized, a diesel spewing recycling truck would take everyone's stuff to a recycling center, ideally. That's how we did it in the '70s. It sure didn't solve our problems of then or even of today, but the action of doing something good for the planet instilled responsibility and a desire to do so. Not trying to get real weepy here, but it's the final [...]

By |2021-04-27T16:27:58-07:00April 27th, 2021|Shop Talk, Uncategorized|

The Googles Can’t Help It

Got another letter from Google today. To their credit, they're only removing one of my ads currently running on the system. The reason, they say, is Click Bait, which is pretty hysterical coming from, you know, Google. Naturally, the email Google sent came from a notification-only email address that does not accept replies. So I can't tell them exactly what I'm going to tell this faithful readership (especially those who have been coming back for something new only to discover that this blog is the same old bland complaints). The reason for the tagline America's Most Dangerous Cards is because Google spent three months banning my ads from reaching the readers of small left-wing blog sites. The explicit reason Google banned my cards, after all, was because of their manufactured excuse that our country had entered a Sensitive Event phase. First, it was the run-up and five week aftermath of the Nov 2020 elections; and then it was the run-up and six weeks following Joe Biden's inauguration. That is the origin of our tagline, Sundar, you nauseating gas bag of [...]

By |2021-04-27T16:01:20-07:00April 26th, 2021|Of Googles and Damnation, Uncategorized|

Update – B.R. Cards Social Media Policy

The B.R. Cards' Twitter account is currently deactivated. It seems that I, Sole Member and lone online marketeer, had upset the machine that runs the Twit machine one too many times. The first time I upset the machine was when I told Lauren Boebert to serve herself a plate of her own bullets in response to her public encouragement to my governor to remove the statewide mask ordinance. My comment was a reference to the strapped waitress policy she enforced at Shooters Grill, the gun toting, diarrhea inducing, greasy spoon in Rifle, CO she owns. This was my governor she was speaking to, and though I shouldn't get personal and emotional with the company Twit account, I still won't get myself a second account for my own personal, emotional benefit. So I told her, the walking and talking, Q-preaching, right wing gun culture jerkoff material, what she could do with herself. (BTW, it's a decision that has gone over real well, especially if you'd like a stabbing with a side of fries.) This governor of mine is the same ineffectual [...]

By |2021-05-03T15:44:48-07:00March 25th, 2021|Annals of Twit, Uncategorized|

Let the Record Show

On Sat, Feb 27, Google Ads graciously allowed B.R. Cards back onto the platform so that we could advertise to our market, the good readers of relatively small left-wing blog sites. On top of allowing Sole Member to generate income again, how cool is it that we as a nation made it through the latest declared period of a Sensitive Event without any further damage? Do you believe in miracles? God bless the U.S.A. In pure Google fashion, there is no telling what makes the general online audience less sensitive to events today than in previous weeks. To be honest (and I'm biased), but I felt that I handled the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump pretty darn good. I didn't scream at my television set nearly as much as I had during the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Like a lot of educated folks, I knew what was going to happen. The Republicans would deny responsibility while simultaneously declare that they have been tied up in legislative knots and/or total cahoots and justice will be delayed again. But [...]

By |2021-03-26T13:01:07-07:00March 1st, 2021|Of Googles and Damnation, Uncategorized|

When Shit Talking Goes South

I have a personal history of talking tough behind a keyboard. I have posted things online that I wouldn't have put quite as verbose or profane if said in person. One excuse is my poor decision to utilize the sarcastic perspective I was born with that unsuspecting innocents don't happen to see. This personality trait of mine was developed long before I became Sole Member and began hocking cards to the left-wing circles all over the Internet. (Well...) In my youth and other younger days, I went so far as yell such invective opinion out in the open. Whether at a ball game or on the school yard, I had a big enough mouth and a very loud voice. And when I did happened to do it in the kitchen, my family treated reacted as if I suffered from Turret's syndrome, which was nice of them. But this blog piece isn't about me. Buy my cards! This blog piece is about Ted Cruz. I made him a 3 because the GOP has so many 2s! As a Texan who has [...]

By |2021-02-18T16:38:39-08:00February 18th, 2021|Shop Talk, Uncategorized|

Witness This, Witness That

The second impeachment of Donald J Trump is quite the show. The defense attorneys have their heads up their asses, and once again, the GOP has decided to ignore all the important facts of the case because of so-called procedure. The sticking point seems for rank-and-file GOP is the manufactured nonsense that the impeachment of Donald Trump can only happen when he's in office. So if he commits crimes while in office, and the GOP pushes the trial back until he's out of office, by way of procedure, then they can declare the trial as unconstitutional. And even though the Democrats can spend three hours explaining how it is actually in the Constitution to save our nation from enemies both foreign and domestic, which includes presidents who incited a mob with the hope of killing their vice presidents for not disenfranchising over 81 million Americans by declaring the official result of the nation's elections as null and void, it simply won't matter. Today's Republican Party happens to be full of that much wretched shit. Quite frankly, witnesses would be great. [...]

By |2021-02-13T13:18:46-08:00February 13th, 2021|Shop Talk, Uncategorized|

Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

If it wasn't for the psycho whackjobs who make up the Boogaloo Bois, the title of this piece would have been simply Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo. I've been making those types of jokes for years. God bless Golan and Globus. I can still hear my mother screaming at my dad for taking me to one of their movies when I was 10. (They had been divorced for six years by then, so I was used to these things.) "What did you think The Last American Virgin was going to be about?" Those were the days. These days in the 2020s, when the calendar hits early-February, it seemingly time to have an impeachment trial of Donald J Trump again. Although, let's make it our last one this lifetime. It's not hard to imagine what might have happened if the Republicans had taken their jobs seriously last year at this time. For one thing, you wouldn't be reading the words of Sole Member because these cards wouldn't have a reason to exist. But then these Republicans haven't been taking their jobs seriously [...]

By |2021-02-09T19:57:09-08:00February 9th, 2021|Shop Talk, Uncategorized|

Sole Member vs Goliath

The following is the official reason why Google banned the B.R. Cards ad campaign from the Google Ads platform. It took a few clicks to get to the link, but here's what the company explained to yours truly: Ads that potentially profit from or exploit a sensitive event with significant social, cultural, or political impact, such as civil emergencies, natural disasters, public health emergencies, terrorism and related activities, conflict, or mass acts of violence. Examples (non-exhaustive): Appearing to profit from a tragic event with no discernible benefit to users; price gouging or artificially inflating prices that prohibits/restricts access to vital supplies; sale of products or services  which may be insufficient for the demand during a sensitive event; using keywords related to a sensitive event to attempt to drive additional traffic. Ads that claim victims of a sensitive event were responsible for their own tragedy or similar instances of victim blaming; ads that claim victims of a sensitive event are not deserving of remedy or support Examples (non-exhaustive): Ads which claim victims from certain countries were responsible or deserving of a [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:08:17-08:00January 22nd, 2021|Of Googles and Damnation, Uncategorized|

Our Republic, If We Can Keep It

Yesterday, before the government of the United States had to go into lockdown due to a rampaging goon squad of Infowarriors, QBalls, and American Nazis, I realized I hadn't finished the previous blog post whose title promised that I was going to get political. That title, of course, was meant to get images of leg warmers on your mind (thereby being a great title), as well as introduce the concept of the company blog becoming some kind of edgy mouthpiece of serious discussion. Then, in perfect stoned Sole Member fashion, I went on to not discuss any politics at all. More so, I didn't even construct an ending. I posted and published and was done with it. Listen, nothing here is edited beyond the scope of my interest. I will add a link to something or other for no real reason, but I will not necessarily go back and fix the punctuation. These are blog pieces. They are meant to maybe entice you to come back to the website for more (if you want to call it that). And. as [...]

By |2021-01-08T23:37:45-08:00January 7th, 2021|Je Suis Company Blog, Uncategorized|

Let’s Get Political

However, we must first acknowledge the elephant in the room which that this photograph isn't the sharpest looking photo on the blog. That's because it was just shot by me via my phone on this day, the first Sunday of the year, in the midst of a historical meltdown by the Republican Party. All the other photos here were professionally shot, with a real camera and a concern for lighting. This is not that type of photo. The perceptive viewer might also notice these cards have been put through a few Solitaire smoke sessions with their various nicks and smears of residue. But if anything, this should prove to the durability of our 2020 Senate Impeachment Trial Acquittal playing cards. They take a licking, and keep on ticking. And, boy, are they still meaningful! Yes, it's 2021, and now each deck of 2020 Senate Impeachment Trial Acquittal playing cards comes with eight (8!!) seditious shitbags. Two shandas in one pack! Talk about a deal.  

By |2021-01-08T23:38:03-08:00January 3rd, 2021|Shop Talk, Uncategorized|
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