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garhkal
11-06-2015, 05:02 AM
Saw this over on the GOPUSA site, and was scratching my head, how the vendors shirt could be considered violating the "no religious or political' merchandise order..

Being many of the vendors i have seen have had donkies amounts of religious paraphanalia (from crosses, to shirts with bible quotes, and the like) outside and sometimes even IN the 'strip mall' part of base exchanges, how is it, The specific shirt violates the 'rule'??

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/11/05/vendor-on-army-post-told-to-stop-selling-anti-islam-t-shirt.html

http://www.krdo.com/news/fort-carson-vendor-told-to-stop-selling-antiislam-tshirt/36255456

MikeKerriii
11-06-2015, 06:38 PM
Saw this over on the GOPUSA site, and was scratching my head, how the vendors shirt could be considered violating the "no religious or political' merchandise order..

Being many of the vendors i have seen have had donkies amounts of religious paraphanalia (from crosses, to shirts with bible quotes, and the like) outside and sometimes even IN the 'strip mall' part of base exchanges, how is it, The specific shirt violates the 'rule'??

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/11/05/vendor-on-army-post-told-to-stop-selling-anti-islam-t-shirt.html

http://www.krdo.com/news/fort-carson-vendor-told-to-stop-selling-antiislam-tshirt/36255456

Not politics, just a direct insult to many serving members of the mitary, with a bit of racism and religious hatred thrown in for good measure. How often do you see direct and intentional insults to any region in the Exchange?

Rainmaker
11-06-2015, 07:04 PM
Saw this over on the GOPUSA site, and was scratching my head, how the vendors shirt could be considered violating the "no religious or political' merchandise order..

Being many of the vendors i have seen have had donkies amounts of religious paraphanalia (from crosses, to shirts with bible quotes, and the like) outside and sometimes even IN the 'strip mall' part of base exchanges, how is it, The specific shirt violates the 'rule'??

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/11/05/vendor-on-army-post-told-to-stop-selling-anti-islam-t-shirt.html

http://www.krdo.com/news/fort-carson-vendor-told-to-stop-selling-antiislam-tshirt/36255456



Yet, Pretty much every mini mall in the DoD has one of the stupid kiosks selling the Authentic African Tribal mask Bullshit.

Rainmaker was looking for Christmas Gifts. Just ordered 3 shirts direct from the manufacturer.

Bos Mutus
11-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Saw this over on the GOPUSA site, and was scratching my head, how the vendors shirt could be considered violating the "no religious or political' merchandise order..

Being many of the vendors i have seen have had donkies amounts of religious paraphanalia (from crosses, to shirts with bible quotes, and the like) outside and sometimes even IN the 'strip mall' part of base exchanges, how is it, The specific shirt violates the 'rule'??

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/11/05/vendor-on-army-post-told-to-stop-selling-anti-islam-t-shirt.html

http://www.krdo.com/news/fort-carson-vendor-told-to-stop-selling-antiislam-tshirt/36255456

There is definitely some money to be made catering to either side of the political polarization...

Absinthe Anecdote
11-06-2015, 07:42 PM
There is definitely some money to be made catering to either side of the political polarization...

You really think there is a lot of money in tee shirts like that?

Rainmaker
11-06-2015, 07:52 PM
You really think there is a lot of money in tee shirts like that?

Ever heard of FUBU? started with t-shirts and hats. surely you've got a closet full of em?

UncaRastus
11-06-2015, 08:06 PM
A fellow that lives a block away owns a T-shirt logoing company, and he is making a pretty nice living.

Bos Mutus
11-06-2015, 08:10 PM
You really think there is a lot of money in tee shirts like that?

Not a billion dollar industry or nothing, but some, yeah.

T-shirts may be a bit overdone...but just about anything that caters to a political side these days seems to be a good way to crank up business.

Restaurant slow? Hey, let's have an "Open Carry" policy and have all our wait staff packing heat....zing!

So, maybe not T-shirts in an of themselves, but, yeah, I think the market for that stuff is as good now as ever before...I bet those guys do okay on T-shirts.

Absinthe Anecdote
11-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Not a billion dollar industry or nothing, but some, yeah.

T-shirts may be a bit overdone...but just about anything that caters to a political side these days seems to be a good way to crank up business.

Restaurant slow? Hey, let's have an "Open Carry" policy and have all our wait staff packing heat....zing!

So, maybe not T-shirts in an of themselves, but, yeah, I think the market for that stuff is as good now as ever before...I bet those guys do okay on T-shirts.

I guess.

I was thinking in terms of the Tee shirt in that article. I can't imagine many of those things get sold.

Bos Mutus
11-06-2015, 08:46 PM
I guess.

I was thinking in terms of the Tee shirt in that article. I can't imagine many of those things get sold.

What $20 to walk around telling liberals to suck it? Psshtt...gold mine!