Update — 7:05 a.m., 9/30/07: A comment from the Parsing Poet.
Michelle Malkin writes:
Earlier in the week, the LA Times reported that MoveOn.org, the infamous left-wing thugs who sponsored the “General Betray Us” ads, had unleashed its lawyers on Internet retailer Cafe Press, which allows folks to sell custom-designed t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. The anti-military smear merchants don’t take kindly to be being mocked and satirized on homemade items and knick-knacks.
Here is the logo on the items Parsing Poet was selling on Cafe Press:
Cafe Press did not completely fold after MoveOn.org’s lawyers served them cease-and-desist letters demanding that the items with that logo be removed. Parsing Poet wrote Malkin this:
“Cafe Press wonderfully told them about First Amendment Rights. Cafe Press told them to shove off, but went and removed some but not all of my merchandise that had the words XXXX-XX on it. Okay. So there. Well, you have to think with a friend like the left leaning group that paid big bucks to demean a four star general, that the Democrats have conveniently created their own in-house enemy. I decided on my own to shut down my store temporarily, retool, and come up with even more pointed campaign of their hypocrisy. It will support General Petraeus’s reputation, and it will refrain from use of their name, however, they shall be dubbed, ‘the #1 contributor to the Democratic Party THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED.’ So go ahead, have a chuckle. Show the shirt on your blog…show the damned world. In fact, soon this photo will be on a MUG at my store! Tell everyone that a right leaning Democrat got shut out by XXXX-XX because they can’t even take dissent from within their ranks.”
Malkin says, “Spread the word. Parsing Poet is fighting back. Here’s his new shirt for sale (proceeds benefit military families),” so I have:
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I took your suggestion, Michelle. I bought the mug.
I am about to mock you, using your “organization’s” name. If you do not like it, there is an email address in the right-hand column where your lawyers can reach me.
co-founder and webmaster
9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America
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