Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wear This T-Shirt, Win $80,000

CHARLESTON, WV - The American Civil Liberties Union today announced a successful resolution of the case of Jeffery and Nicole Rank, the young Texas couple arrested on the West Virginia capitol grounds on July 4, 2004 for peacefully expressing their opposition to President Bush. According to the settlement agreement, the United States government will pay the Ranks $80,000.

The Ranks, who wanted to attend the President's Fourth of July address without being mistaken for supporters of his policies, wore homemade t-shirts bearing the international "no" symbol (a circle with a diagonal line across it) superimposed over the word "Bush." One t-shirt said "Love America, Hate Bush" on the back and the other said "Regime Change Starts At Home." Click for more.

Don't have an anti-Bush T-shirt so you can get arrested and sue? can solve that problem. Actually, these are aimed at impeaching Cheney, but I suspect the Bush crowd control manual doesn't make such fine distinctions. Unfortunately, we can't know for sure since most of the text the ACLU got was redacted.

Thanks to AlaskanAbroad for the lawsuit story.
Disclosure: My son and a friend set up T-shirt in the picture is the Pacific Northwest Edition. Others for the rest of the Congressional Districts are available.

1 comment:

  1. It was really a very nice idea.


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