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“Bulletproof” – WalMart Ditches one BLM T-Shirt

Hmmm…The FOP is still stupidly stirring thing up…

Walmart Ditches ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirt After Police Protest

The Fraternal Order of Police has also complained to Amazon.

Walmart is dropping the online sale of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts bearing the message “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter,” it announced Tuesday night, following a complaint from the country’s largest police organization.

The national Fraternal Order of Police had called the message “offensive” in a letter to the giant retailer earlier that day.

The 325,000-member organization has since issued a similar letter to Amazon complaining about the same products, as well as about shirts and sweatshirts bearing the words “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

Commercializing our differences will not help our local police and communities to build greater trust and respect for one another. Turning a buck on strained relationships will not contribute to the healing process,” FOP President Chuck Canterbury wrote to Walmart CEO C. Douglas McMillon.

Canterbury told McMillon that he was “concerned” that selling the shirts would “damage your company’s good name” among FOP members, as well as among other “active and retired law enforcement officers.”

Shortly afterward, Walmart issued a statement to The Washington Post announcing it was dropping the products because of “customer complaints.” It will continue to sell other products bearing the words “Black Lives Matter.”

“Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that includes Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter merchandise. After hearing concerns from customers, we are removing the specific item with the ‘bulletproof’ reference,” said the statement.

The “Bulletproof” shirts were being sold through the Walmart website by third-party vendor Old Glory Merchandise, which was not immediately available for comment.

On Wednesday, Canterbury sent a similar letter to Amazon and its CEO, Jeffrey Bezos ― who also owns The Washington Post.

“Because I believe you share the FOP’s goal of increasing the bonds of trust between the men and women of law enforcement and the communities they serve, I wanted to let you know that my members are very upset that you and Amazon are complicit in the sale of this very offensive merchandise,” Canterbury wrote to Bezos.

Black Lives Matter merchandise on Amazon’s site comes from several different third-party sellers. Shirts saying “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” were still available on the site Wednesday. “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” shirts were not for sale.

Amazon was not immediately available for comment.

The Fraternal Order of Police has clashed frequently with the Black Lives Matter movement, which was born when Trayvon Martin’s killer was acquitted in 2013 and has been fueled by the deaths of other black men at the hands of police. The FOP has claimed that the movement is anti-police and places officers’ lives in danger. Last year it began to push for classifying attacks on police officers as hate crimes.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Mexican Beer Company Trolls Trumpazoids

Spanish, just like any other living language, has it’s own regional colloquialisms. Americans should be familiar with this because of the number of sayings and words entering the lexicon from the popular and black American culture. Learned my Spanish by spending over a year on the border and befriending several Mexican people. Being surrounded by people who speak a different language is the fastest way I know of to learn a new language. I was initially surprised at the number of colloquialisms and sayings that they don’t teach you in Spanish class – which were relevant only to Mexican culture.

In this video, two employees of a Mexican Brewing Company are trolling Chumph Supporters with free T-Shirts. To the uninitiated, the t-shirts seem to be supportive of Trump. To any speaker of Mexican Spanish familiar with the people’s saying…It means something quite different. The saying “el que lo lea” literally means “You are what you read” It derives from a saying “Puto el que lo lea”, which means whomever reads this is a faggot”…

The T-shirt has a big picture of Trump, with a red clown nose. So what the saying on the front, “Hasta el que lo lea” means….”Whomever wears this is a clown”.

Mexican brewery trolls Trump supporters with hilarious trick T-shirts

Mexican craft brewery Cerveza Cucapá launched a hilarious campaign — not for a wall but for beer — and “Donald Trump is going to pay for our beers,” they say.

A Spanish-language video was published during the first presidential debate, showing a man who traveled to Los Angeles and sold Trump T-shirts to unsuspecting Trump supporters. While the shirt read “Donald el que lo lea,” and showed the Republican nominee in a clown nose, no one noticed it was mocking Trump. The phrase is a variation of a well-known Mexican saying that only Mexicans and Mexican-Americanswould understand.

Cucapá founder Mario García explained to Vice that the campaign came from Trump himself, who has claimed that Mexico will pay for the wall on the U.S. border. “Well, Donald Trump is gonna pay for our beers, even though he doesn’t know it yet,” García said.

While getting Trump himself to cough up the cash proved more difficult, their T-shirt trick worked wonders on the Venice Beach boardwalk, along Hollywood Boulevard and Huntington Beach.

The first sale on video shows García sitting next to an old white man at a bus stop. He asks who the man, “Are you a Donald supporter?” The man says that he is, and snags a T-shirt.

The plan worked, except with the police, who seemed to have problems with T-shirt stand and further that García was filming interactions.

“Two police officers wanted to take away our merchandise and another moved us on,” she said. “There were a lot of people that insulted us, threw our merchandise on the floor, and shouted at us for supporting Trump, but there were also a lot of people who wanted to buy the shirts.”

The border issue has always been something that the brewery has talked about. Founded in 2002, their first location was in Mexicali and gets their name from the indigenous Cocopah tribe, that settled on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican borders.

“At Cucapá we’ve always carried the theme of the border in our DNA, so it was very natural for us as a brand to want to do something about Trump,” García said.

 

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2016 in Chumph Butt Kicking

 

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