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The Memes of March 2010

For some time now, we’ve sold bumper stickers, buttons and made-in the USA shirts to cover the costs of putting up Irregular Times and make a bit of pin money on the side. Those pins and shirts and stickers number nearly 15,000 and cover a wide range of topics, but from month to month certain [...]

Top 10 Signs Your Friend is a Communist

If our top generals and television anchors only paid attention to the bumper stickers and buttons of the world, why, our nation wouldn’t be in such grave peril from the waves of Red Menace lapping at our shores. You think I jest? Open your window and lean your head outside. Can’t you hear the lapping, [...]

And Moms 12 and Under Get a Free Albanian Passport

I had no idea that the kids of teenage moms lose their American citizenship, no idea at all until now:

See, it’s right here in Article IV, Section 3:

New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any [...]

Zazzle Widens Lead Over CafePress After CafePress Disrespects Designers

June 2009: CafePress revokes graphic designers’ ability to set commissions for items featuring their designs on its “marketplace” search engine. Designers’ new mandated commissions are lower than before. At the same time, CafePress raises prices on customers. CafePress increases its own corporate profit margin per item at the expense of both customers and designers.

July [...]

Don’t Mess With Marriage? Don’t Mess With Equality! Bumper Stickers to Counter the Meme.

Thanks to Pam’s House Blend, I’ve been made aware of a new campaign by the “National Organization for Marriage,” an anti-equality front group combining the money of the Roman Catholic Church with the marketing machinery of Focus on the Family. The NOM is deploying its deep pockets to try and distribute two million free bumper [...]

Don't Mess With Marriage? Don't Mess With Equality! Bumper Stickers to Counter the Meme.

Thanks to Pam’s House Blend, I’ve been made aware of a new campaign by the “National Organization for Marriage,” an anti-equality front group combining the money of the Roman Catholic Church with the marketing machinery of Focus on the Family. The NOM is deploying its deep pockets to try and distribute two million free bumper [...]

Artistic and Ethical Disaster: CafePress Removes Designer and Product Discretion. Take Control of Your Destiny. Get Off the Marketplace!

The last time that CafePress made changes to its terms of service, it did so openly. The t-shirt, button and bumper sticker printer did not make that mistake again, making a quiet but fundamental change today that may nevertheless push more people away from doing business there.

Corporate, Capitalist CafePress CafePress is a “print on [...]

Blue Dog Status Now Being Used Against Them

The term Blue Dog, which once shone as a beacon to corrupt politicians that they could have their cake and eat it too, is now becoming a liability. Progressive Democrats are finally catching on that they need to go after the parasitic Blue Dogs, and can turn a Blue Dog affiliation into political poison. [...]

In Swag Searches, GOP Attention Still Focused on McCain and Palin

This past March, I looked into the number of searches made by people looking for various forms of gear at CafePress featuring the names of various possible Republican presidential contenders for 2012. (If you log in to CafePress.com, you can find out how many people searched for bumper stickers, buttons or shirts for sale featuring [...]

Bumper Sticker Shift: What A Difference 9 Months Makes

For the first two weeks of December 2008, the following were our five best-selling bumper stickers:

1. Barack 2008, Michelle 2016 bumper sticker 2. Go Solar bumper sticker 3. Obama ’08: Mission Accomplished bumper sticker 4. 1-20-09 bumper sticker 5. O: The President bumper sticker

For the last week of August 2009, the following were [...]

Audition Call for Actresses Pretending to Be Waitresses Against Gay Marriage

Apparently unable to find any actual waitresses or teachers in the state of Maine who oppose gay marriage, James Stiles of the anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine will be hiring an actress to pretend to be a waitress who is against same-sex marriage. The pretend waitress will pretend to sound sincere in an actual TV [...]