superdumb supervillain: Printed Matters

Friday, September 05, 2008

Printed Matters

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her comment...
NOTHING tacky about politics--it's a public issue, religion is private.
Obama all the way! I like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee.




Ciara Elend is an artist whose canvas is clothing. She hand carves her designs into linoleum blocks and then prints them on incredibly soft vintage-styled tees and handmade totes. I was lucky enough to receive two of my favorite prints: Soda Girl and Candy Boy. I love the retro look of the prints. And the tees fit like your oldest favorite shirt, soft and cuddly. The tags (shown above) are recycled paper, embedded with seeds, so you can plant them. So cool.




The cut is snug but not tight and what's especially nice for mommies is the forgiving length. They hit around your hips, so there is no riding up and exposing a flubby underbelly or muffin top! The fabric is so stretchy that I think these might even work as maternity tees for slimmer women. And they don't lose their shape or get baggy and loose when you pull 'em up to nurse your kiddo, either. Very nice.



Ciara Elend Couture has partnered with The Creative Coalition to raise awareness of the importance of voting in this election year. Ciara has designed a series of Special Edition Election 2008 tees with proceeds going to The Creative Coalition.



You may have seen some celebrities wearing Ciara's Election 2008 tees at the Democratic or Republican conventions!



To enter and win your own Special Edition Election 2008 tees (choice of style and size subject to availability), please comment on this post with your favorite print from Ciara Elend Couture. In the interest of being topical, you could tell me which way you're leaning in the election, too. (Or not, that's not mandatory for entry… politics isn't something that comes up a lot on mommy blogs and I am curious what everyone is thinking.)


Entries will be accepted through September 24th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a site that compiles winners in one convenient place:




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162 comments:

  1. I would pick the Women's Vote Couture Tee because that's what I think all Americans should do. I'm voting Democratic and proud of it!

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  2. My favorite print is the Biker Couple Couture Tee - thank you

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  3. Oh I'm REALLY liking these tees! I've not seen them before either. Loving the Bebot tee! : )

    Steph

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  4. I am as undecided about which t-shirt is my favortie as I am about who to vote for. I like the biker couple and the rotten apple shirts, but stand for and love the speed kills turtle shirt (i've been known to help a few across the street!)....I like that Obama is so different from the current administration, but I stand for more of what the republicans represent - I really like Sara Palin

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  5. great shirts!

    Candy Boy is a great one ... but so are all of the Voting tees!!

    Voting ... I'll be at the polls. Not sure still who's circle I'll be filling in with that #2.

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  6. I like the Women's Vote Couture Tee. As for who, I am for, I am undecided. I don't like either side all that well.

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  7. my favorite that is not a vote for me or vote shirt is Spring Bling Couture Couture Tee but as far as vote shirts I like Unisex/Men's Republican Elephant Couture Tee in light blue xl...can you guess where I lean??????

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  8. Soda Girl, as modeled by the lovely Naomi, is my favorite.

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  9. Biker couple is cool.

    angelina115@hotmail.com

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  10. you can delete an extra entry, I forgot to say I'm voting democrat.

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  11. the Candy Boy Couture Tee in Blush is my favorite......I also love all of the election 2008 tees.....

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  12. I love the Candy Tee, and also both of the "Vote" women shirts. I'm going to have to pay close attention to both candidates before I decide how to vote.

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  13. I like the Bebot shirt the most. i don't want to wear a political shirt and get stuck talking politics with old men! Or my step-dad!

    I am 110% on the way I am voting, I know the issues and who is on my side.

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  14. I like the Candy Boy Coutour tee. I don't know who I'm voting for just yet.

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  15. I like the women's vote couture t shirt. I'm all for Palin Power!
    She gives us hope!

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  16. I love the Speed Kills Couture Tank :D IT'S SO ADORABLE.

    I love it!

    Annerszz101@roadrunner.com

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  17. My favorite is the Bad Apples Tank. Vote for Obama.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  18. I really like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee...its very ME!

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  19. Candy Boy Couture Tee is my favorite.

    Nora
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  20. It would be the Vote Couture with the red and blue star in size xl it's the best election shirt i've seen

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  21. My favorite t-shirt is the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. I will be voting for Obama.

    krystal82107@hotmail.com

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  22. Obama baby. I LOVE the women's democrat donkey shirt

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  23. The I AM NOT MASS Couture shirt rocks so much. That is definitely my favorite!

    As for the election, there's a good chance that I will write a candidate's name in on my ballot, or I might go along with Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party. I can't in good conscience vote for either the Democrat or Republican candidates for president.



    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. women's vote couture t shirt is my choice

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  25. I like the women's Republican elephant tee, and I will be voting for McCain in the presidential election. Thanks for the contest!

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  26. I love the Cocaine Toothache Drops Couture Tee, I think it's adorable. As for who I'm voting for, with everything going on lately, I'm still completely undecided but I'll definitely be at the polls on voting day to cast my vote and hopefully be 100% decided!

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  27. I like the speed kills t-shirt and out of the election ones, I like the womens donkey couture tee. I'm leaning toward Obama this election. Im wishing Hillary was still in it though.
    num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  28. I like the Speed Kills print.

    It's very tacky to ask people you aren't close to about their political or religious beliefs.

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  29. NOTHING tacky about politics--it's a public issue, religion is private. Obama all the way! I like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee.
    jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  30. My favorite is the "Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee" and, of course, I'm voting Barack!

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  31. Thank you for having this. I really like the Unisex/Men's Vote Couture Tee as it is very important to vote. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net. Oh, I am voting Republican :)

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  32. Women's Vote Couture Tee-love this
    Barack is my choice
    THANKS

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  33. Right now my favorite is the Unisex/Men's Vote Couture Tee.

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  34. I'm a fan of the Vote 8-star tee!
    Obama has my vote, for now.

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  35. Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee Large for me! Obama '08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Since I'm partial to cats, I like the Kitty Couture Tee. I should say that I like the Heroin cough syrup, but I'd be too chicken to wear it, especially with the huge HEROIN font right on me boobs.

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  37. I love the Spring Bling - love the vote t's, too! I'm undecided, but strongly leaning republican right now.

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  38. I really love the Speed Kills tee with the turtle on it. Thats really cute. Thank you!

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  39. I really like the Bebot Couture Tank. I am voting Democratic.

    legacyofbrutalitya{at}gmail.com

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  40. I like the Women's Vote Tee and I will proudly be voting Republican this term!

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  41. I like the biker couple and I am democrat

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  42. I like the Speed Kills couture tee. Of the election tees, my favorite is the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. From that you can probaby guess that I plan to vote for Senator Obama!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  43. I would choose the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee!

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  44. I love the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee! I am voting Democrat! Barak all the way!

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  45. I like the pink Best in Show shirt and the women's democratic donkey tee. I am definitely an Obama mama.

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  46. cute shirts, i like the best in show shirt. i am voting republican.

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  47. Soda Girl Couture Tee
    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  48. I like the biker couple tee! I love the length, OH how I wish more companies would catch on that we don't want our tees hitting at our waistbands!

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  49. My favorite is the Biker Couple Couture Tee. I'm not sure, but I'm leaning towards Barack Obama.
    -Trera
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I like the women's vote with the 8 stars best. I'd get small. I also like the Best in Show dog t shirt. so cute.

    aarmatthews at yahoo dot com

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  51. I like the Women's Republican Elephant Couture Tee. I would wear it proudly. I like Sarah Palin so far. kdgalo at gmail dot com.

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  52. I'd get
    Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee

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  53. I like the Women's Republican Couture Tee -- Republican leaner here....

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  54. I love the Unisex Democrat Donkey t and am leaning toward Obama.

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  55. I like the Women's Vote Couture Tee and I'm voting for Bob Barr!

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  56. Women's Vote Couture Tee
    for me ( I love the Turtle one that says Speed Kills too!) and I am leaning towards Obama

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  57. I like the Best in Show Couture Tank. I wish Colin Powell was running
    tys29@hotmail.com

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  58. My favorite is the kitty couture tee.

    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  59. I like the big star and "vote" T, and will vote for Obama!

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  60. I like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. Can you guess which way I'm leaning? :-)

    oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. I like the 8 star vote shirt, but I really want the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. Perfect.

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  62. I love the Women's Republican Elephant Couture Tee! I would wear it proudly here in IL!
    hmwmail@yahoo.com

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  63. I like the Speed Kills Couture Tee

    galxichic (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  64. Must have a Vote t-shirt. So proud that we have the chance to have our voice heard in our nation. Not everyone is so lucky... I really like Obama. :)

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  65. I'm a fan of the Soda Girl shirt--I am a major soda girl. Well, not so much now that Im pregnant... McCain will get my support this election!
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. I would love to win an election tee shirt. I really like the "Spring Bling Couture" Tee Shirt. Pleas enter my name in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  67. Vamp Couture Tee is really cool. That's my favorite!

    Mommymeng@gmail.com

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  68. I'd have to choose one of the vote tees - either eight star or one star.

    denise.fahl@gmail.com

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  69. I love Spring Bling and the Democrat Donkey. I'm a small blue dot in a big red state...

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  70. I like the Kitty Couture tees. Still undecided about election day!! Thanks!
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. My favorite is the Speed Kills shirt. Turtles rock!. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. I'm digging the Unisex/Men's Vote Couture Tee.

    Obama x100000000. GO OBAMA!!

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. The great thing about America is that everyone's vote counts. My favorite tee is the Women's Vote Couture Tee.

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  74. I like the "Spring Bling Couture Couture Tee" i love the different colours used!

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  75. women's democrat donkey is my fave
    I am planning on voting for Obama
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  76. I love the Soda Girl Couture Tee. THanks! germandarius@gmail{dot}com

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  77. There are so many cute t's! I really like the 8 Star Vote shirt. Adorable.

    My email is sarahw56@gmail.com

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  78. I like the 'bebot' shirt - really cool designs overall though! Thanks for the chance!

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  79. rhubbert@socal.rr.comSeptember 16, 2008 12:03 AM

    I love these Tees, I had seen Anne Hathaway in hers! My fave is the mob logic couture tees. Thanks for teh contest.

    Roberta

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  80. HI, Love all the biker couple couture tees, I'd go for the sleeved tee in pink. (I'm not really a tank top girl) - my arms won't let me. LOl.

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  81. Speed Kills is my fave, the couture tortoise tank in grey. Thanks for the contest.

    davidjnorris@ntlworld.com

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  82. I like the Kitty Couture tee the best.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. I like the Democrat Donkey tee!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  84. I like the women's vote couture. I am voting Obama/Biden.

    Laura.Adams@ky.gov

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  85. Mob Logic Couture Tee in medium I think.
    OBAMA/BIDEN! Especially with the way McCain and Palin and trying to get dirty, Yuck, at least keep your facts straight yall. As if he wants to teach 6 years old where penis' go. whatever that was uncalled for.

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  86. I like the biker couple and I love the Speed Kills shirt with the turtle on it.
    The vote shirts are cute as well. Maybe if I wear one it will have magical powers and help me decide who to vote for because I am torn!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  87. They are all great looking shirts. She does great work. Very cool and trendy.

    I am an unabashed conservative and generally vote a Republican ticket, although I stay educated on individual issues and candidates and have no problem switching parties if I prefer the candidate on the other side of the aisle.

    For this election, I would choose that cute elephant tee. Elections aside, I just like elephants. When I was little we went to the zoo a lot and I was fascinated with them. Send it over and I will wear it with pride.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  88. I like the Spring Bling Couture Tee. I am voting Obama.

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  89. I like the Vamp Couture Tank

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  90. I like the bad apples couture tee

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  91. What great shirts! My favorite is the Best in Show Couture Tee.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I am a political JUNKIE!! My hands down favorite is the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. Obama baby hands down!!!! Thanks for the chance to win... This gives me hope I have been scared to put up political things on my blog.. I think I just might!

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  93. I like the Vote Couture Tee. And I'm a proud Obama supporter! Is it possible to get the t-shirt with Johs Lucas still wearing it? ;)

    chefskate at aol dot com

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  94. My favorite print is Best in Show :) I'm a Democrat leaning towards voting Republican, or not at all. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  95. I like the Republican elephant tee and I'm definitely voting for McCain/Palin.

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  96. I like the big stat that says "vote." I'm voting for Obama/Biden, and the more voters turn out, the better Obama will do!

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  97. I like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. OBAMA!!!!

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  98. She has some great designs. I like the cute Speed Kills Couture Tee.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

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  99. Awesome Designs. The Unisex/Men's Vote Couture Tee is great. These are a great way to show your support.

    Hommy1@tampabay.rr.com

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  100. speed kills coulture tee-McCain

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  101. I like the
    Women's Vote 8-Star Couture Tee
    because I want everyone to get out and vote. If you don't vote, don't complain for the next four years. Personally I'm for McCain.

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  102. My favorite is the Woman's Republican Elephant Couture Tee :0)

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  103. My favorite is the Unisex/Men's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee.

    Not leaning - standing tall.

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  104. Women's Republican Elephant Couture Tee is my favorite!

    nsurja (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. I know how i am voting but I do not share that with anyone though I am sure my husband could guess :)

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  106. I really like the Women's Democrat Donkey Couture Tee. OBAMA!

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  107. I like the Women's Republican Elephant short sleeve tee. As you may have guessed from my choice, I am leaning Republiican.



    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  108. Best In Show (dog) Tank!. Voting for Obama!

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  109. I would vote for the Democratic Donkey tee. (And proud of it!)

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  110. Unisex democrat donkey tee in XL. I guess that answers the other question. Obama all the way - see ya Caribou Barbie!

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  111. I really like the Kitty short sleeve tunic! Cute!
    oewiz@ yahoo.com

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  112. I like the Unisex/Men's Republican Elephant short sleeve tee.
    Palin Power!!

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  113. I would choose the unisex vote tee. Leaning all the way to the left! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  114. I like the best in show tank top. Just too cute!
    beausdorei at gmail dot com

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  115. I like the Spring Bling short sleeve tunic, and I am voting for Obama!

    shotgunnnsinner@yahoo.com

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  116. I really like the women's vote tee. As for who I will vote for. Well, I was undecided. I am not affiliated with any party and did not care for Obama or McCain. However, when Palin joined the ticket it swayed me to vote Republican this time. I think Sarah Palin is an absolutely amazing woman, governor, and mother. Go Palin Power!!!

    sweetmp7(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I Love the "Women's Vote 8-Star short sleeve tee" in Large...And um Wow, kinda scary - geeze, lemmie just be the oddball in this post and say I'm voting Republican - always have, always will!!
    im.in.luv.with.rey[at]gmail[dot]com

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  118. My favorite print is the Biker Couple Couture, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  119. I like the Women's Republican Elephant Couture Tee.mccain/palin.

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  120. I like the speed kills tunic, I am voting democrat, the republicans have done enough damage.

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  121. I like the vote t-shirt. What affects us affects Europe and they are watching this election very closely. There is no question who would win if it were up to the Europeans. I agree with them and am voting for the candidate who will benefit the majority of a
    Americans. If you don't know who that it you should look into what the rest of the world is saying and why. dmalia@live.com

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  122. Great shirts. I like them all.

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  123. i like the womans vote shirt and am waiting for the debate to make my desion but am leaning toward democrats

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  124. I like the medium sized Women's Republican Elephant Couture. I'm voting McCain/Palin.

    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  125. I like the Bebot tank . I had liked both but they seem to have changed.

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  126. I like the candy boy shirt, small. it reminds me of a 50's advertisement.
    I am really impressed by how well spoken Obama is. We need a president who carefully considers his responses and is thoughtful, not one we want to drink beer with. that said, i am undecided.

    rau.cameren@gmail.com

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  127. My favorite print from Ciara Elend Couture is the Vamp short sleeve tunic. I think Ciara's designs are ultra cool and totally hip! I would love to wear any one of them! I chose the Vamp design because it reminds me that I am so much more than just a mother and wife. Sometimes we want to add a little "spice" and vampiness to our lives! In terms of the upcoming election, I have always been a Democrat and so I will be voting for Obama!

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  129. i like the Women's Democrat Donkey short sleeve tee!

    Obama all the way, it seems down right un-American not to.

    The only thing i like about Sarah Palin is that that Tina Fey does a good job making fun of her on SNL!

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  130. I like the womans vote shirt, voting for Obama and NO on 8 in CA

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  131. I like the Unisex/Men's Vote 8-Star short sleeve tee (size XL) - I'm pretty neutral at this point...will be a good election

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  132. I really like the soda girl print

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  133. I really like the Unisez/Men's short sleeve VOTE tee {the one with the single star}

    I'm voting for Obama!!!

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  134. oops!!! forgot addy
    froggypartyof2@aol.com

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  135. Women's vote, Obama

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  136. Republican in vote and choice of Tee! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  137. cdrury@gmail.com
    Soda Girl Couture Tee for me please!!

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  138. I like the Women's Vote short sleeve tee.

    Thanks!

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  139. I like the kitty tank best, and as far as the election, I don't feel good about either of the main candidates.
    cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

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  140. these are really neat ,i like the styles of the biker chic but my fave is the turtle that says speed kills i love it!

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  141. I like the VOTE Tee Shirts with the big star....McCain/Palin Power!!

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  142. My favorite design is the Kitty short sleeve tunic. As far as the election, I'm leaning towards Obama.

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  143. Unisex/Men's Democrat Donkey short sleeve tee says who I will be voting for.

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  144. Women's Obama for me, please, size medium.

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  145. I like the vamp tank

    Obama all the way!

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  146. I would pick the Women's Vote Couture Tee because that's what I think all Americans should do.

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  147. Vote short sleeve with the one big star on it. You are a star just for voting. If you don't vote you can't complain.

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  148. I like the Best in Show short sleeve tunic.
    I am starting to think that most of them are a bunch of crooks on both sides. Get involved people! Don't let them demand and get $700 billion of our tax dollars. That is $700,000,000,000. The crooks need to go to jail!

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  149. I am in love with the Biker Couple short sleeve tunic.

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  150. The Women's Democrat Donkey short sleeve tee is my favorite. I'm noy leaning. I'm definite Obama. My husband doesn't know who to vote for. He doesn't like Obama, McCain, Barr. He's looking for someone else but there isn't anyone else on the ballot. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  151. Soda Girl, as modeled by the lovely Naomi, is my favorite

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  152. I think Spring Bling is cute. Thanks!

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  153. I think the Speed Kills tank is really cute.

    A Republican for 40 years it time for a change...Obama/Biden in 2008.

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  154. I love the Kitty short sleeve tunic!

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  155. Vote Couture with the red and blue star in size L for this Democratic voter.

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