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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Update: CafePress diverts us with Bush gear

Apparently this is what every well-dressed liberal will be wearing this season:

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The t-shirts are marketed by San Leandro, Calif.-based CafePress.com, which produces custom-made shirts, coffee mugs and other products. According to the CafePress "Questionable Material & Prohibited Content Guidelines," the company prohibits:

* Use of marks that signify hate towards another group of people. * Hate and/or racist terms.
* Obscene and vulgar comments and offensive remarks that harass, threaten, defame or abuse others such as F*** (Ethnic Group). * Content that depicts violence, is obscene, abusive, fraudulent or threatening such as an image of a murder victim, morgue shots, promotion of suicide, etc.

Apparently, CafePress is having some trouble enforcing its own guidelines. Let's give 'em a little help. The U.S. Secret Service may be reached in Washington at 202-406-8000, in Houston at 713-868-2299, or in San Francisco at 415-744-9026. UPDATE: Stand down, citizens. The offending apparel is no longer for sale, having been pulled from the site mere moments ago. Heh. ANOTHER UPDATE: I spoke too soon. Another item for sale just happens to be a "Kill Shrub" button. YET ANOTHER UPDATE: I've got to hand it to the CafePress guys. They're clever. Now when you click on the "Kill Bush" or "Kill Shrub" links, you're directed to the page that sells Pro-Bush shirts.

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