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April 13, 2010 8:50 PM   Subscribe

The votes are in, the people have spoken. An official commemorative health reform t-shirt design has been chosen and is now on sale at Organizing for America. The Vice President must be so proud.
posted by booksherpa (47 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, they are right. It is a BFD.

Not as big a FD as needed, but the something. At least the Republican'ts didn't stop it completely.
posted by Some1 at 9:08 PM on April 13, 2010


I can't believe that the adults swear!
posted by greasy_skillet at 9:18 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Apparently, the equivalent Tea Bag Party t-shirt had "Health Reform is a DP" on it, using their peculiar skill at breaking the English language to refer to death panels.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:20 PM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Really? Your sitting government barely passes some legislation after a huge saga, and that's worth a t-shirt?

What would happen if they ended a war?

(yeah yeah, trick question, neverending war - you got me)
posted by pompomtom at 9:22 PM on April 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


Health Reform is a DP

Eww.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:22 PM on April 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


DP?!? Really? At what point are they going to rebrand themselves The Hilarious Double Entendre Party?
posted by Bromius at 9:24 PM on April 13, 2010 [12 favorites]




Really? Your sitting government barely passes some legislation after a huge saga, and that's worth a t-shirt?


A $25 t-shirt, not some cheap t-shirt. This is a huge ass thing.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:24 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


HAT
posted by kneecapped at 9:26 PM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


What they fail to realize is that it's fun to click vote on a webpage. It's less fun to spend $25. I still like the design and if I wasn't paying my student loan burden then I would buy one.
posted by msbutah at 9:28 PM on April 13, 2010


Boston Fire Department, Big Friendly Dog, Breakfast for Dinner, Bradford Regional Airport, Brute Force Detection, Brooklyn's Finest Deli, Bob Fucking Dylan
posted by sallybrown at 9:32 PM on April 13, 2010 [4 favorites]



Health Care Reform is a HAT


Coming soon, $20 each.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:32 PM on April 13, 2010


As much as it was probably a fuck up on Biden's part, I can't help but think of that West Wing episode in which Bartlett insults his opponent while thinking his mike was off, creating a controversy...but one that he had planned all along. I wouldn't put it past Biden that he knew exactly what the mike was picking up.
posted by zardoz at 9:33 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking a Tricorne to mess with the tea party folks.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:34 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nothing is really a big fucking deal until it makes a t-shirt. I can finally get excited about health care reform now that it's in the same league as "Where's the Beef?", "I'm With Stupid", and "Official Bikini Inspector".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:43 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wish they had gone with my idea; "W.E.C.A.N.D.O.I.T.A.N.D.I.T.W.I.L.L.B.F.U.N"
Wellness Everyone Can Accept No Dummies Or Indians That Ate Noodles Don't Involve The Wales I'll Lick But Forts Unite Nobody.
posted by nola at 9:46 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dirty things aside, what would DP stand for? I know it is apparently "Death Panel" but how would any reasonable person come to that concl...oh, tea baggers, all rationality is out the window. Nevermind.
posted by djduckie at 10:12 PM on April 13, 2010


djduckie: urban dictionary knows.
posted by tss at 10:31 PM on April 13, 2010


Health Reform is a DP

I hear that in Oklahoma the tea partiers are forming a Death Panel Destruction Army.
posted by Artw at 10:44 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Double Penetration, djduckie. We're all adults, here, right? Don't get me started on DVDA...
posted by matkline at 10:45 PM on April 13, 2010


Seriously? A Health-Care-Bill t-shirt? Is this some joke that I am too square to get, or is this for serious?

This is mind-bogglingly stupid, and I wouldn't wear one if you paid me, for the record.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:46 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


matkline: Double Penetration, djduckie. We're all adults, here, right? Don't get me started on DVDA...

Yeah, nothing better than a high quality DVDA.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:47 PM on April 13, 2010


Health care reform underwear comes with a pubic option.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:00 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Does it come in size BFG 9000? I'DKFA.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 11:07 PM on April 13, 2010


Pepsi Bluestate.
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:39 PM on April 13, 2010


Democratic Pepsi Veto Advocate.
posted by Artw at 11:42 PM on April 13, 2010


This is mind-bogglingly stupid, and I wouldn't wear one if you paid me, for the record.

You are not the target audience for this.
posted by empath at 12:00 AM on April 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Fundraiser.
posted by cavalier at 12:36 AM on April 14, 2010


"Health Reform is a DP"

Yes, but the Blue Dogs watered it down, so while you get the DP, there's no happy ending!
posted by markkraft at 1:18 AM on April 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is a huge ass thing.

I think you have it on wrong.
posted by Hicksu at 1:27 AM on April 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


I voted for "CO-ED NAKED HEALTH CARE REFORM" in 1989.
posted by mintcake! at 3:34 AM on April 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Or you could just admit that it isn't all it's cracked up to be: Blame Me I Voted For Obama
posted by Gungho at 3:35 AM on April 14, 2010


You are not the target audience for this.

Right, the target audience is people who don't really care that things are getting worse because it's always possible to find some alternate universe where things might be getting worse faster.

(Although it's arguable whether McCain actually would have been worse for healthcare. At least with him, there'd have been no illusion that things had been fixed and we'd still have impetus for universal care and/or a public option.)
posted by DU at 4:44 AM on April 14, 2010


Right, the target audience is people who don't really care that things are getting worse because it's always possible to find some alternate universe where things might be getting worse faster.

I was thinking more 'political volunteers who want to pat themselves on the back for getting something accomplished when many others before them tried and failed, rather than throwing their toys out of the pram when they didn't get everything they wanted.'

You know, the kind of people who see the HCR bill as a good start and are already working on improvements. The kind of people who actually get things done, instead of complaining about it on the internet.
posted by empath at 5:04 AM on April 14, 2010 [15 favorites]


Throwing tantrums is how Lieberman (not to mention Limbaugh) gets the Democrats to do his bidding. Why can't the Left do the same thing?
posted by DU at 5:11 AM on April 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Unless you're a Senator or a multi-millionaire, witholding support won't get you far.
posted by empath at 5:27 AM on April 14, 2010


If political candidates/parties don't have to win votes, then the game is already over.
posted by DU at 5:32 AM on April 14, 2010


I like that 'I Stand With The President' bumper sticker. I'm not the target market for it, though.
posted by box at 5:45 AM on April 14, 2010


Blind Fire Drill?

Which is also my new imaginary band name.
posted by JaredSeth at 6:27 AM on April 14, 2010


Actually BustedTees beat them to the punch on this one.
posted by haveanicesummer at 6:44 AM on April 14, 2010


Wow, I'm a god damn idiot.

Even though I *KNEW* it was AFD, I went ahead and tried to order the "Health Care is a BFD" shirt and it let me put it in my cart and fill in my CC data and everything. I figured shit, if they're gonna take my order this thing is real.

I got played like a fucking chump.

Not sure what I'm going to do just yet.
posted by BeerFilter at 7:30 AM on April 14, 2010


Kind of makes a nice target if you're going facist hunting!
posted by jlind0 at 7:59 AM on April 14, 2010


The kind of people who actually get things done, instead of complaining about it on the internet.

Sounds very much like something a Bush would have said circa five years ago. Way to go dude, you have got your strawman army down.
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 12:06 PM on April 14, 2010


Someone needs a "BUT I WANTED A UNICORN!" T-Shirt.
posted by Artw at 12:21 PM on April 14, 2010


This is great news! For health insurers' stockholders!
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 12:34 PM on April 14, 2010


Right, the target audience is people who don't really care that things are getting worse because it's always possible to find some alternate universe where things might be getting worse faster.

Wow, DU, it's one thing to have an opinion, it's another thing to insult the people who hold a different opinion than you. Guess what? I'm not apathetic and I don't have my head in the sand. Quite the opposite, actually. But I am really excited about health care reform, and I'm about to buy this T-shirt.

It's amazing how people can have different opinions than you and not be horrible people because of it!

Although it's arguable whether McCain actually would have been worse for healthcare. At least with him, there'd have been no illusion that things had been fixed and we'd still have impetus for universal care and/or a public option.

If 8 years of Bush didn't get people to that point, I really doubt 4 years of McCain would do the trick.
posted by lunasol at 1:25 PM on April 14, 2010


there'd have been no illusion that things had been fixed

Yeah, certainly the modern Republican party is under no illusions. On backward day.
posted by lumpenprole at 2:16 PM on April 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Update! Upthread I expressed some displeasure, but I'm happy to report that I actually got my BFD shit in the mail today! DON'T STOP BELIEVING!
posted by BeerFilter at 6:17 PM on May 7, 2010


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