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Ahead Of The Curve

The trick to making a bajillion dollars off a fad, of course, is to get way ahead of the curve.

That's why, for a limited time only, I'll be selling bumperstickers (and other merchandise) to my conservative readers.

Be the first to slap one on your car, January 21, 2005!

Update According to whois, "impeachdean.com" was registered in Novemember of last year. So was "impeachclark.com." Curiously, "impeachkucinich.com" is still available ...

Posted on January 05, 2004 to Politics





Comments

Heh heh! Here, I'll turn the comments on so Duane and the other Dean (Esmay) can make disparaging remarks.

Posted by: Matthew on January 5, 2004 1:26 PM

Wouldn't that be assuming that Dean was capable of being caught doing something impeachable. It's not like his children drink and drive, regularly flip state troopers the "bird" and in advertently get caught on presidents daughters gone wild videos (ok not outright Impeachable, but i'm sure some liberties were taken to get the girls home) . Or as if he's chosen a VP who's ties to big business make Ken Lay look like big fish in a small pond. Or even as if he has shown certain affinities towards specialty cigars and buxom interns. To top our last two esteemed presidents he’s truly going to have to work at it, and honestly I'm not quite sure the man has it in him. Now if this were Ralph Nader we were talking about….. :)

Posted by: chris on January 5, 2004 2:03 PM

Chris, it's not like a president actually has to commit an impeachable offense to start the Impeachment Bandwagon a-rollin'!

Posted by: spygeek on January 5, 2004 2:10 PM

target = conservatives. you know, the ones who are so anally retentive they can't sit down for fear of sucking up the furniture. the ones who are now unable to move thanks to the magical wonderment of the botox® injections.

brilliant, 'specially the thong.

Posted by: jeff on January 5, 2004 2:17 PM

If you only make them available to your conservative readers you'll sell, what, like five of them?

You could sell Impeach Bush thongs but of course he wasn't really elected was he?


Posted by: Duane on January 5, 2004 3:21 PM

I just re-read that last sentence. Impeach Bush thongs. Double entendre's anyone?

Oh, and I'm still waiting to order my "Slap Me With Brie" shirt.

Posted by: Duane on January 5, 2004 3:25 PM

Of course, if you REALLY want to get ahead of the curve, you could sell IMPEACH HILARY gear...

Posted by: mr. grooism on January 5, 2004 4:35 PM

Well IMPEACH HILARY gear might be a little TOO foward thinking.

Maybe we should just Censure her, i'm sure then she'll learn her lesson. Maybe we should disbar her too. I mean that'll REALLY teach her a lesson.


Posted by: chris on January 5, 2004 6:07 PM

Impeach Hilary Duff

Posted by: michael on January 5, 2004 7:07 PM

Actually, I think the remnants of Dean's presidential hopes were found in a spider-hole outside of Tikrit. Along with some guy, I can't remember who.

Nice try, though...

Posted by: Lemon Man on January 5, 2004 7:59 PM

No, No, No, that was Sadaam Hussein.
I know people are forever confusing Dean and Hussein, but eventually you figure this has got to look bad for Hussein.
I'm surprised his minister of press hasn’t straightened this all out.
Oh well I’m sure a media savvy mogul like Hussein will eventually turn this to his advantage.
I mean I don't even think Dean would know what to do in a foxhole. especially one with out internet access.

Posted by: chris on January 5, 2004 9:30 PM

Actually, "Impeach Hillary" merchandise has been around for a while. I remember way back in '93-'94 during the health care fiasco, I frequently saw "Impeach Hillary" bumper stickers, and a classmate of mine had an "IH" shirt that he proudly wore every time he was going to walk past the White House (we went to school at GW a few blocks away, so this actually did happen from time to time).

Me, I chose to get a life instead, but that was his decision...

Posted by: Stella on January 5, 2004 11:46 PM

poor kucinich. on the political compass (http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/index.html) he's the only candidate more closely aligned with the dalai lama than hitler. if the dalai lama and hitler were both running in the same election, i bet people would gripe about how the dalai lama isn't electable, too.

Posted by: zach on January 6, 2004 8:40 AM

Actually hitler was very electable. Back in 1936 he was quite the public speaker. People still study the films of him speaking, he was that good. Now concerning his Foreign Policy, that had some "issues".
Remember the rise to megolmaniac dictator status is not often seen with out charisma.

Posted by: chris on January 6, 2004 8:58 AM

The trick to making HALF a bajillion dollars off a fad, of course, is to rip off a good idea and make it your own.

That's why I am in the process of marketing "Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Dean" merchandise on my site.

Posted by: Duane on January 6, 2004 8:59 AM

Wow. Bob Kerry mortgages his house to fund his campaign, and internet pundits don't even have the decency to make impeachment bumper stickers for him. It's a sad world we live in.

Posted by: Lost Poke on January 6, 2004 11:23 AM

Well you see that's the problem to be a pre election "Impeachment" worthy candidate you need to be willing to mortgage the House, the Senate, and part of your soul. Bob Kerry is just too decent of a guy to merit such treatment out of the box.

But cheer up there's always hope, some clever Photoshop work and you can start a website claiming he married Brittany Spears on a whim, but summarily had it annulled due to the fact she sobered up.

Posted by: chris on January 6, 2004 11:30 AM

I'd buy, but I'm pretty sure you need to be elected to be impeached.

Posted by: BillB on January 6, 2004 12:49 PM

oh ye of little faith....

Posted by: chris on January 6, 2004 2:09 PM

I think stickergiant.com had the best idea (unless they got it from someone else)...I bought a pin from them that says "He is not my president". I can reuse it as necessary.

Posted by: spygeek on January 6, 2004 2:24 PM

Who the hell is BOB Kerry?

You mean JOHN KERRY of Massachusettes?

Posted by: John F on January 7, 2004 9:05 AM

Yeah...JOHN Kerry. Maybe that explains why no one's trying to impeach him, yet. He's gotta get that name thingy straightened out. I mean, he's only been in the Senate for how many years? And they named a hand lotion after him, too.

Posted by: Lost Poke on January 7, 2004 9:50 AM

No I meant BOB kerrey of Nebraska.
You know, the Ex Navy seal that admited to the shooting dozens of women and children, although several reports state that they were shot due to heavy cross fire.
I personally won't vote for him, but i'll admit, the man has SACK, he admits war is ugly and didn't back down from tough questions. He says he still has nightmares about vietnam.

"who the hell is BOB Kerry?"
Check out these links and find out.
picture of the man
article about the man

article about shootings

Posted by: chris on January 7, 2004 10:26 AM

I stand corrected Chris. Apologies for my ignorance...

I'm goign to crawl under my rock again... :p :)

Posted by: John F on January 7, 2004 4:46 PM

I'm still unsure how you go about wearing a thong as a shirt, as it suggests in the ad. It might be too cold for that next january.

Posted by: jake on January 8, 2004 1:50 AM

I'm still unsure how you go about wearing a thong as a shirt, as it suggests in the site. It might be too cold for that next january.

Posted by: jake on January 8, 2004 1:51 AM

I'm still unsure how you go about wearing a thong as a shirt, as it suggests in the site. It might be too cold for that next january.

Posted by: jake on January 8, 2004 1:51 AM

I wonder if jake is unsure about wearing the thong as a shirt, he might find next january too cold.
:P

Posted by: chris on January 8, 2004 6:59 AM

I wonder if jake is unsure about wearing the thong as a shirt, he might find next january too cold.
:P

Posted by: chris on January 8, 2004 7:00 AM

Yeah, I do find thong-shirts such as these pretty damned constricting, but it does give you a HELL of a wedgie!!!

Posted by: mr. grooism on January 8, 2004 9:55 AM

BTW, you currently get an error message when posting for some reason, but the message does go through, so double check before clicking send a second time

- or if you prefer just keep clicking send and drive your point home, either way is fine with me!

Posted by: mr. grooism on January 8, 2004 9:58 AM

One question that's been burning inside me is why would any one want to impeach Dean Martin? For goodness sake the man died on christmas day (ok christmas day 1995, but still christmas day). I just think that posthumous impeachment of the man would be outright mean.

Posted by: chris on January 8, 2004 12:31 PM

Chris, Jerry Lewis would tell you otherwise... :)

Posted by: John F on January 9, 2004 9:49 AM

Dean Martin? There's obviously been some confusion. The Republicans want to impeach Jimmy Dean. Not the man himself, of course, but his Fresh Taste Fast Fully Cooked Bacon.

Posted by: palinode on January 12, 2004 1:13 PM