Hanes Tagless T-Shirt

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 09 Aug 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"People like me will never surrender our God-given right to keep and bear arms. Let us see if there are enough people like you to make us do so." -- David Codrea

From outofstep:

"You can't fight city hall, but you can pee on the steps and run." -- Gary North

From saltypig:

"If President Bush and his security apparatus really want to make us safer, they should use the alert system differently. Every time the U.S. government meddles overseas--for example, needlessly invading the Islamic country du jour--and enlarges the bull's eye already painted on us here at home, the alert level should be raised a notch..." -- Ivan Eland

From Project for the Old America Century: [demented]

Me travel? not a chance! Terror Levels

# Hanes - Hanes Retires Annoying T-Shirt Tag and Introduces New Tagless T-Shirt - I saw a TV ad about this last night. Simple, but great idea. I haven't been bothered by a T-shirt tag in a while, but I remember growling while cutting one off. Of course the real reason for doing this is likely that it saves money for Hanes, but hey, win/win is good.

A recent survey by Hanes found that two out of every three men consider underwear T-shirt tags to be annoying, and close to half of all men surveyed routinely rip or cut the tags out of their shirts. Men everywhere can now put down their scissors - Hanes is eliminating this source of irritation, printing tag information directly on the T-shirt.

According to Hanes, when men wear the new Tagless T-shirt, they love how it feels. "When we first started testing this new design, guys went crazy," said [Terri] Thompson. "The Tagless T-shirt helps men to be comfortable on the inside, so they can be stylish on the outside."

# Jeff Greenspan at The Militant Libertarian - National ID... - use slightly different language to talk about social security and driving licences, and the organized crime behind both becomes readily apparent. Bravo! [militant]

Getting work to provide for you and your family is currently an illegal activity. The process of obtaining work or actually engaging in work is, at its inception illegal for everyone in any profession.


In summary, in order to get a job, an otherwise illegal activity, you must get a waiver from the law which outlaws employment and an exemption from prosecution for attempting to work. This waiver comes to you AFTER visiting the National Socialist Retirement Insurance office to enroll in their program and AFTER visiting the Drivers' Licensing kommissar. Then the Drivers' Licensing kommissar completes the process and mails you your waiver and exemption (in the form of a licence) to WORK and drive.

# The Militant Libertarian is Aaron Turpen's weblog. I found it, this time, via Claire Wolfe's blogroll. His by-lines are "Give me liberty... or eat my lead!" and "I'm pissed off and I'm a libertarian. What else you wanna know?" Did you guess that I might like this? Don't miss his Who Am I? page. Added to my links page in the "Weblogs" column of the "News" section. [claire]

# Ron Beatty at The Libertarian Enterprise - What Would the Founders Do? - shoot the bastards, of course. [tle]

What would the founders do? I don't know, all I can do is speculate, based on their writings and speeches. I can say that I know what they did do, against a government that was far less oppressive than ours has become. Do I advocate a revolution? Absolutely not. Do I see one coming, if there is no change in the policies and practices of our benevolent nanny state in Washington?


# Jim Hightower at The Nation - Bush Zones Go National - concerning the Bushcroftian nationwide crackdown, mostly by local and state police, on the expression of dissent. [whatreallyhappened]

The Bushites are using federal, state and local police to conduct an undeclared war against dissent, literally incarcerating Americans who publicly express their disagreements with him and his policies. The ACLU and others have now sued Bush's Secret Service for its ongoing pattern of repressing legitimate, made-in-America protest, citing cases in Arizona, California, Virginia, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas--and coming soon to a theater near you!

If incarceration is not enough to deter dissenters, how about some old-fashioned goon-squad tactics like infiltration and intimidation of protesters? In May of 2002 Ashcroft issued a decree terminating a quarter-century-old policy that bans FBI agents from spying on Americans in their political meetings and churches.

# Vin Suprynowicz at The Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gender gap favors Kerry ... - if the presidential election were held today, Vin thinks that Kerry would win, because his tax-and-spend brand of socialism is favored by women.

Let me state again that I have no horse in the race between these two Skull-and-Bonesmen. I'll vote for Michael Badnarik, the principled Libertarian who really would work to repeal the income tax, re-legalize guns and drugs, and restore to us the smaller, limited constitutional government the founders promised.

The major networks won't even announce Mr. Badnarik's single-digit vote totals on election night. But I'll go to sleep knowing I bear no responsibility for the burgeoning tyranny most of you folks will have continued to endorse and support, no matter which branch of the incumbent Republicrat party you finally vote for.

But I believe the oddsmakers would be wrong to call it a toss-up if the election were held today. Today, John Kerry would probably win, and I can tell you why in one word, which is not "My Pet Goat."

No, the word that explains why Mr. Kerry would probably win today is "women."


The socialist cause would be in a world of hurt were it not for women's suffrage. There are some notable exceptions (thank God), but as a group, American women seem to view tax-supported big government not as an out-of-control escaped monster that takes money out of our paychecks and uses it to bomb foreigners and bust into our homes at night and put lots of harmless people in jail, but rather as a surrogate Sugar Daddy, a source of Lots of Free Stuff that's even less trouble than staying married or clipping coupons.


Next week: How George Bush could win, anyway.

# Charley Reese at AntiWar.com - Iraq on the Verge of Implosion - Mr. Reese respects Robert Fisk's assessment, Iraq to Explode, and takes the Busheviks to task. [smith2004]

In the meantime, the number of Americans killed is pressing steadily toward the 1,000 mark, and the number of permanently maimed is already profoundly sad.

For what have these brave young men and women sacrificed their lives? I think Rudyard Kipling has the answer. "If any question why we died, Tell them because our fathers lied," he wrote in a bitter poem after the war that had claimed his only son. There were no weapons of mass destruction, there was no cooperation with al-Qaida, there was no threat, gathering or otherwise, to the United States, and, as of Aug. 2, 912 young men and women have died to prove that.

Arms inspectors could have proven the same thing without the grief blight on American families.

# Edgar J. Steele - Who Would Jesus Vote For? - as usual for Mr. Steele, he loudly berates "Zionist lackeys", but ignoring that small part of this essay, he gets it spot on. The lesser of two evils is still evil. Don't choose either wing of the Boot on Your Neck party. Don't vote for Kush or Berry. Vote your conscience. Nader, a third party (scroll down), the Libertarian Party (though Mr. Steele doesn't like them), the Reform Party, or his personal favorite, the Constitution Party.

Shortly after George W. Bush first assumed office, I found myself driving down a rural Arkansas road, enroute to a speaking engagement. A small church stood alongside the road and, as I swept past, I noticed that it's readerboard said, "The lesser of two evils is still evil." I nodded to the wisdom of that rural pastor in posting his commentary on things Presidential. I assumed he meant Bush, of course, as representing the lesser evil in the choice that America had just made.

That was before 9-11. Before the Patriot Act. Before the airport Gestapo-like crackdowns. Before so many Patriot community leaders were imprisoned on trumped-up charges. Before America had killed so many innocents in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Before the gutting of America's constitutional Bill of Rights had been undertaken with a vengeance. Before the coming worldwide Depression truly was set in stone by outlandish government spending and immoral fiscal policy.

Remember those days?

Amazing how far we have come. I never would have thought it possible to sit here, over three years later, and actually feel nostalgic about the Bill Clinton era. Ah, for the good old days when I merely was ashamed of America's President and thought governmental growth and spending to be simply grossly out of control.


Bush must go because of what he has done. That is a given. In fact, Bush and his entire crew should be tried for treason. How anybody can vote for Bush after the past 3-1/2 years is beyond me.


How about not voting, increasingly the choice made by a majority of eligible voters? Refusing to vote makes a statement, of course, but it is the statement of losers. It was Leon Trotsky (born Zev Bronstein) who quite correctly said, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." The same can be said of politics. By not voting, you actually invest those who do vote with greater legitimacy, sway and control than they deserve. Control over you. By not voting, you choose evil, in other words.


Jesus would vote, believe me. And he would vote his conscience. And never for evil in any form.

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