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Posted on 11/23/2004 7:16:23 AM PST by Corazon

Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara

http://www.freestarmedia.com/burlingtonchefactory.html

Burlington Coat Factory has become "Burlington Che Factory." The company ran television ads promoting sales of its Che Guevara t-shirts in August (see photo above) and despite complaints was still selling the shirts in its stores nationwide in November. Freestar Media plans to expose this outrage with a video press release to national television news organizations in conjunction with a boycott and protest. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to view Burlington's television ad.

BOYCOTT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY

PROTEST Saturday Dec. 4, 2004 at noon at Burlington Coat Factory stores

MIAMI: 11301 NW 12TH Street, Miami, FL 33172 NEW YORK: 707 6th Avenue, NY, NY 10010 LOS ANGELES: 22835 Victory Blvd., WEST HILLS, CA 91307 SAN FRANCISCO: 899 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103 WASHINGTON D.C.: 3524 South Jefferson Street Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041 Why the Boycott and Protest?

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: burlington; che; cuba; guevara; murderer; tshirts
Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara

Burlington Coat Factory has become "Burlington Che Factory." The company ran television ads promoting sales of its Che Guevara t-shirts in August (see photo above) and despite complaints was still selling the shirts in its stores nationwide in November. Freestar Media plans to expose this outrage with a video press release to national television news organizations in conjunction with a boycott and protest. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to view Burlington's television ad.

BOYCOTT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY

PROTEST Saturday Dec. 4, 2004 at noon at Burlington Coat Factory stores

MIAMI: 11301 NW 12TH Street, Miami, FL 33172 NEW YORK: 707 6th Avenue, NY, NY 10010 LOS ANGELES: 22835 Victory Blvd., WEST HILLS, CA 91307 SAN FRANCISCO: 899 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103 WASHINGTON D.C.: 3524 South Jefferson Street Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041 Why the Boycott and Protest?

1. Burlington Coat Factory ran TV ads promoting its Che Guevara t-shirt 2. Burlington Coat Factory sells Che Guevara t-shirts in their stores

Who was Che Guevara?

Che was a Marxist solider who aided the Cuban revolution. He advocated the philosophy of communism which is responsible for over 100 million murders and he personally supervised the executions of scores of people himself. One of Che's famous quotes was "Hatred is an element of struggle; relentless hatred of the enemy that impels us over and beyond the natural limitations of man and transforms us into effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machines. Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy."

Learn more about Che below under "Educate Yourself".

Four things you can do:

1. Tell all your friends by e-mail the reason why you won't shop at Burlington Coat Factory.

2. Contact Cuban-American groups and other groups that oppose communism (objectivists, libertarians, republicans, etc.) and ask them to picket the stores on Saturday December 4, 2004 at 12 noon.

3. Contact Burlington Coat Factory and demand BCF fire their advertising agency, Scheer Advertising, and every BCF employee that was aware of, and approved the advertisement or the decision to sell Che shirts in the stores.

4. Sponsor a video press release. As a video production company we can videotape and edit together a 1 minute video press of this story and beam by satellite to TV newsrooms nationwide at very low cost. However a sponsor is needed to cover costs of: acquiring old footage of Che and Cuban executions, and for a national press release and satellite broadcast to TV newsrooms. This may cost between $1,000 and $2,000.

Educate Yourself

1. Learn about Che Guevara:

UCLA Today: Portrait of a Ruthless Killer

Slate Magazine: The Cult of Che

NewsMax: Che Guevara: Assassin and Bumbler

2. View the Burlington Coat Factory ad titled "Values" by visiting http://www.adforum.com/adfolio/simglist.asp Scroll down to the bottom. In the box "Keyword" type "Values"

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1 posted on 11/23/2004 7:16:24 AM PST by Corazon
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To: Corazon

The local Burlington Coat Factory is in a part of town where I just don't feel very safe. It seems to cater to a different crowd here in Raleigh.


2 posted on 11/23/2004 7:19:55 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale

Communists?


3 posted on 11/23/2004 7:22:54 AM PST by CitadelArmyJag ("Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions" G. K. Chesterton)
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To: TommyDale

Communists?


4 posted on 11/23/2004 7:22:57 AM PST by CitadelArmyJag ("Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions" G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Corazon
Che Guevara is promoted as a hero in our schools - even in middle schools.

The sales should be tracked - it would give a good argument to support that the schools are pushing communist bilge to our kids. (Wont see George Washington tees)

My grandson, in 7th grade, was assigned as essay on Che.

We did did Internet research and I let him read and extrapolate as he saw fit.

His paper was not a glowing account of the "hero" and he not only got a poor grade but a dressing down.

Hello, folks?

Ditto on a paper on the Holocaust and Hitler. In other words, my grandson "went off the reservation" into independent research, bringing in 'facts' - NO NO

5 posted on 11/23/2004 7:24:19 AM PST by maine-iac7 ( Pray without doubt..."Ask and you SHALL receive")
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To: TommyDale

Thanks, Freestarmedia should know.
Here another good article.



CHE SHOW ONLY GLORIFIES PORTRAIT OF A RUTHLESS KILLER

http://www.today.ucla.edu/1997/971010CheShow.html

BY SARA LEQUERICA DE LA VEGA

The decision by the Fowler Museum of Cultural History to mount the exhibition "Che Guevara: Icon, Myth and Message" has painfully shocked and offended the Cuban-American community of Los Angeles.

As it is, this exhibition demonstrates how Guevara’s "admirers" have constructed, manipulated and displayed his image for mainly political ends. The idealization of the Argentine revolutionary, who was a key figure in the Cuban Castro Revolution, portraying him as a romantic hero, intellectual and freedom fighter, contributes to the distortion of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

This man, who ordered the execution of countless human beings while in charge of the notorious La Cabaña prison in Havana, who terrorized Cuban society and who denied freedom to thousands of citizens whom he considered "deviants" or "anti-revolutionaries" can never be accepted as a hero, martyr or -- the shock of it -- a saint. The blood of thousands of Cubans is on the hands of "Che" Guevara. The families who lost loved ones cannot condone this exhibition and must protest and express their anger and disgust. The revulsion of Cubans to this event is as valid and honest as would be that of the Jewish community if confronted with the idealization of Adolf Hitler.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara dreamed of creating the "New Man" at any cost. During the Cuban missile crisis, he was in favor of a nuclear war because he believed that a better world could be built from the ashes, regardless of the cost in millions of lives. By adhering to his anti-American feelings and pro-Soviet stance, he achieved a role in history that stands for one failure after another, both in Cuba, as well as in all the other countries where he went to promote and disseminate Castro’s Revolution.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara had all the characteristics of a ruthless dictator and opponent of freedom. He believed that the end justifies the means, and he fanatically adhered to this gospel. This "idealized icon" is the one who, as a modern day Grand Inquisitor, eliminated many of his foes with a single pistol shot to the back of their heads. And he is also the same one who authored these enhancing words printed in the identity booklets of young Cuban soldiers sent to fight in Angola: "Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary."

Guevara’s elevation as symbol of goodness, due to the self-indulgence and frivolity of pampered Western pseudo revolutionaries, speaks clearly of their lack of critical objective analysis, forgetting that, as Anthony Daniels states, "The difference between ‘Che’ Guevara and Pol Pot was that Guevara never studied in Paris."

Being UCLA a first-rate research university and a place of knowledge, it is expected that the public conferences planned for October 24 and 25 will include exiled Cuban historians and intellectuals who will shed a different light from the one promoted by the exhibition. This way, history will be properly served.

Sara Lequerica de la Vega is a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Valley College



6 posted on 11/23/2004 7:25:23 AM PST by Corazon
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To: CitadelArmyJag

Rap listeners.


7 posted on 11/23/2004 7:26:56 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: Corazon
I love these shirts!

It's just a trick to get people to voluntarily identify themselves a clueless jackasses.

Without these shirts, it can take up to thirteen seconds of conversation to conclusively identify them.

8 posted on 11/23/2004 7:28:48 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TommyDale
My father in law was one of the victims of Che Guevara at La Cabaña, first he was senteced to 10 years in jail, but Che Guevara ordered him to be killed at the firing squad pm February 8, 1959. I have a page mostly in spanish about his crimes at ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA, HABANA 1959
9 posted on 11/23/2004 7:35:56 AM PST by Corazon
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To: Corazon

10 posted on 11/23/2004 7:37:54 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 61,103,636 Bush fans.)
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To: maine-iac7

Contact your local American Legion or VFW and ask for time under "New Business" at the monthly meeting. Explain what's going on with the Che worship and request a dozen vets to go with you to the local school board to confront the communists.

Contact local media before the school board meeting and ask that cameras record the event for the local newscast.

If the teacher doesn't apologize for promoting a communist mass murderer, ostracize and shun the teacher. Go to local food markets and gas stations and request that they not sell this teacher food or gasoline. If you can get the backing of vets, probably informally as I doubt vet groups would pass a formal resolution condemning this teacher but they might, let businesses know that local vets support this action.

Plaster the teacher's picture up on community bulletin boards explaining what happened.


11 posted on 11/23/2004 7:39:44 AM PST by sergeantdave (More liberal turkeys will be steamed this month than real turkeys baked.)
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To: Corazon
Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara

.....N. and S. Americas war coming?

12 posted on 11/23/2004 7:40:01 AM PST by maestro
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To: Corazon
T-Shirts with Che on them are old and Busted anyhow!!!

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Idi Amin is the new hotness!!!

13 posted on 11/23/2004 7:42:15 AM PST by skikvt
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To: maine-iac7

I'm intrigued by the Hitler / Holocaust paper you speak of. What facts did your son raise that got him in trouble?


15 posted on 11/23/2004 7:49:43 AM PST by dmz
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To: Corazon

I guess the movie "Motorcycle Diaries" really disgusted you.


16 posted on 11/23/2004 8:13:38 AM PST by mel
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To: dmz
I'm intrigued by the Hitler / Holocaust paper you speak of. What facts did your son raise that got him in trouble?

Well, for one thing, each student was given the name of an actual concentration camp inmate to pin on their clothing - and would be told at the end of the 2 weeks study if "they" were one who died or one who lived. all victims were Jewish and only Jews were victims, according to the 'lesson.'

My grandson also pointed out that, yes, the deliberate genocide of the Jews was horrific and must never be allowed again - but that there were equal numbers of NON-Jews that were also targeted: Hitler wanted all poles killed - for the land; he ordered all gypsies and homosexuals killed and then there were the hundreds of thousands killed for aiding Jews.

He brought out that there are two main groups of Jews today that deal with the Holocaust: the group that perpetuates only the Jews that were killed, and the ones that also pay homage to those who died or survived that weren't Jewish but gave unstintingly and at great cost, to aid the Jews.

This later Jewish group are still actively tracking down actual people who helped and survived or their descendants, to pay homage to them.

this was all information the teacher did not want. One rebuff was because: "We have a Jewish student in our class that may be offended by this information." - (She couldn't answer my grandson's question: "How?" - just made her angrier.)

My grandson eventually quit public school, did on line, independent high school and is now in college in Texas.

17 posted on 11/23/2004 8:13:47 AM PST by maine-iac7 ( Pray without doubt..."Ask and you SHALL receive")
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To: Corazon

Perhaps they bought the leftovers from Urban Outfitters when they sold them for a stretch.


18 posted on 11/23/2004 9:52:29 AM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: maine-iac7

"the group that perpetuates only the Jews that were killed"
Any facts?


19 posted on 11/23/2004 10:25:32 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Mi-kha-el

OK, talking to myself. The term "Holocaust" is used in a specific meaning of extermination of approximately 6 mln. Jews at the hands of the Nazis as part of the "final solution". This does not negate the fact that many millions of other people were killed by the Nazis or as a result of WWII nor does it deny the noble role of people saving the Jews during the war and the etrnal gratitude of the Jewish people towards them(the Alley of the Righteous of the World in Jerusalem's Yad va Shem Museum). There is no school of though or a movement among the Jews "perpetuating" what you said (PC-traumatized public school teachers and mental ward patients do not count). You and your grandson seem like decent and thoughtful people, so please do not through careless allegations like that. This is what may offens the Jewish people and it did.


20 posted on 11/23/2004 10:39:32 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Corazon; All
Burlington Coat Factory holds NO Exclusive with this one. Example 2:



LA LA LING CLICK eShop - Hot Fashion - New Arrivals

Thanks to TIME MAGAZIBE for the tip.
21 posted on 11/23/2004 11:59:12 AM PST by the_gospel_of_thomas (Know your Enemy and Know yourself)
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To: the_gospel_of_thomas

Thanks all, here another good letter.



Burlington Coat Factory Sucks!



http://www.cooperforpresident.com/id350.html


Yo. Check this out, Esse. Last night I was watching television, when a commercial for Burlington Coat Factory came on. At first glance, it looked like a typical back-to-school advertisement, featuring teenagers wearing the latest fashions, striking a pose, and other crap. To my utter astonishment, there was a short clip of some dumbass wearing a Che Guevara T-Shirt! I thought I MUST have seen that wrong. After all, the "Che" T-shirt image has been copied and used elsewhere (such as the brilliant "Reagan Revolution" T-shirts).
 
Half an hour later, the same commercial came on. I paid close attention to it, and sure enough, the kid was wearing a Che shirt. Holy shit. What the hell is wrong with Burlington Coat Factory?
 
I went to their website (www.coat.com), and tried to get an email address. All they had was an online contact form. Rather than sending an angry complaint email, which would no doubt be deleted immediately, I sent them the following message:




http://www.coat.com/contact/webform1.shtml
 
I just saw your excellent new Back-to-School ad, and I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see that you featured a young man wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt. As a Marxist, I am elated that General Che has become a fashion statement, and I applaud your efforts. I am currently marketing a line of Fidel Castro hatwear, as well as Yassir Arafat exploding suicide belts, and I'd like to know if you would be interested in funding my marketing efforts. Although I am vehemently against capitalism, I am willing to sell my work for "the cause." Best regards, MC




Before patting myself on the back for being the first person to discover this ad, I did a quick Google search for "Burlington Coat Factory Che." It seems that I was NOT the first person to catch this. The blogger who goes by the name Blind Pig wrote an excellent article about it a couple of weeks ago. OK, so I'm second. I'll take what I can get.
 
When Blind Pig originally saw the ad, he too could not believe his eyes. Fortunately, he has Tivo and was able to stop it at the right point (and take the photo above). I'm adding B.P. to my links page, and you can check out his site here. Great work, and thanks for the photo!
 
So, with school only days away, where are YOU going to buy your children's all-important revolutionary wear? That's right, Burlington Coat Factory! I'm not sure if they actually SELL the T-shirts, but with so many other stores around, I'm not going to waste my time there to find out. Ever. Fuck 'em.
 
I realize there are more important issues right now (Islamists murdering children at schools would be one), but at minimum this is just more evidence of the "dumbing down" of America. When these shirts first started sprouting up, I was annoyed. Every goddamn nose-ring, tattooed Moe haircut bitch in my town has one of these. Fine. But whose idea was it to turn Fidel Castro's chief political executioner into a fucking fashion statement?
 
'Coop
 
PS: If I get a response, I'll be sure to post it.












22 posted on 11/23/2004 1:11:03 PM PST by Corazon
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To: maine-iac7
His paper was not a glowing account of the "hero" and he not only got a poor grade but a dressing down.

My daughter got a poor grade and a dressing down on a report she wrote because of the teacher's political views. We took it to the principal and questioned the grade. The principal called the teacher in during lunch time so he could dress her down for grading good work poorly because she had a different opinion.

If the principal won't do anything, go to the district office. Teachers are there to teach, not issue political directives.
23 posted on 11/23/2004 10:13:47 PM PST by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: Corazon

I've got me one of these :

http://www.thoseshirts.com/commies.html

Haven't -quite- worked up the nerve to wear it to work yet though. Would love to see various lefties blow their stacks.


24 posted on 11/23/2004 10:15:46 PM PST by OOPisforLiberals
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To: nutmeg

bump


25 posted on 11/23/2004 10:34:35 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: sandyeggo

If you take the web address of the Che Guevaraa site, and put it into Google, it will come up and you can click on a link to translate it. Comes outin English.


26 posted on 11/25/2004 9:47:09 AM PST by hoppity
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To: the_gospel_of_thomas
I just finished (i.e., on Friday 11-26-04, at 1:52 pm PST,) giving these LaLaLing creeps a call - at 323-664-4400. I asked them if, since they're selling shirts **for infants!!** with mass-murderers on them, they'll be coming out with an Adolph Hitler shirt, a Josef Stalin shirt, a Pol Pot shirt, a Ted Bundy shirt, etc. I was quickly dismissed with an arrogant, "Yah, thank you for expressing your opinion, goodbye" - which clearly meant "We just don't give a damn."

Ahem - perhaps they could use a little more....feedback?

This is an issue of ethics - in other words, of refusing to sell items, even if sales are lucrative, that have ethically-contemptible content. The argument needs to be framed in terms of ethics. LaLaLing needs to feel some HEAT. Publicize this along with the Burlington Coat Factory effort. The latter is a better target though, since it's big and will land the biggest media splash. If we're successful in getting them to back down, the stigma about "Che" shirts will perhaps filter down to smaller stores.

Another thing: If you want to get a shirt that ridicules Guevara (as well as Marx,) then check out the "Mickey Che" and "Skull Che" shirts at Bureaucrash:

http://bureaucrash.com/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=47&storynum=15

For the record, I'm not affiliated with Freestar Media or Bureaucrash except as a longtime supporter.

27 posted on 11/26/2004 2:31:24 PM PST by KasigiYabuSama (Call LaLaLing about their "murderer shirts for infants" - ask them if they'd like a boycott, etc.)
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To: maine-iac7
My grandson, in 7th grade, was assigned as essay on Che. We did Internet research and I let him read and extrapolate as he saw fit. His paper was not a glowing account of the "hero" and he not only got a poor grade but a dressing down.

I hope they had to use 50 strong men on ropes and the Jaws of Life to remove your boot from your grandson's teacher's keister. That's one shining example why my nephews attend private school.

28 posted on 11/26/2004 2:36:57 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: dead
I love these shirts!

It's just a trick to get people to voluntarily identify themselves a clueless jackasses.

Without these shirts, it can take up to thirteen seconds of conversation to conclusively identify them.

I LOVE THAT!!!


I always thought they were what dopey kids wore when they were too old for Big Bird, but still too dumb for Mickey Mouse shirts...

29 posted on 11/26/2004 2:38:27 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Corazon
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30 posted on 11/27/2004 1:41:22 PM PST by docbnj
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To: Corazon

Weren't these the people who were selling coats made of dog a few years ago?


32 posted on 12/12/2004 9:53:20 PM PST by GOPJ (M.Dowd...hits..like a bucket of vomit with Body Shop potpourri sprinked across the surface--Goldberg)
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