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Those “Just. Say. No.” Shirts. I can do it if I can sell about 100 [Bumped]

If you spoke up here please get your orders in so I can determine the size mix. Thank you.

These are the shirts I am fixing to have made and shipped
from a fine American shirt printing company in Chico. I’ve vetted them and visited their shop and they strike me as can-do guys.

 A quick scan of the comments at The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Revised and Updated) shows me that I have 39 spoken for. (Don’t know about the hoodies yet but if this works out I guess I can do it.)

I figure that with set-up, shirt costs (good quality), printing, packing, and shipping I can make a go of it and get enough of a fund to print more if I can sell about 100 t-shirts in all sizes  –XS-5XL.  100 shirts are the minimum number I can order. The color of the shirts and the slogans have not been nailed down but I imagine I could do different colors as long as they are all part of the same printing run. I want to keep the type large and bold. Love for the period to be in red but that adds a second color and costs more per shirt. This is as simple as I can make it.

I need to get a feel of if that is possible so leave me a note in the comments if you want the shirts and how many you might want. (It is, I remind you, Christmas and Yet More Mandates Season)

No commitment now but I need to get a sense of this soon. If it goes ahead you can mail me your shipping addresses later at 


No orders now, please. I’m just seeing if this makes sense.

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  • tim November 1, 2021, 12:08 PM

    I’m in, baby. XL

    “americandigest.org” in small print on the back underneath “No retreat…” would be a nice touch. Just a thought…

    • Gordon Scott November 1, 2021, 1:23 PM

      Agree on adding the URL.

      I am in for two, one white, one black, if available. XXL

  • David Spence November 1, 2021, 1:01 PM


  • Tom Hyland November 1, 2021, 1:12 PM

    Just say NO? This is a 13 minute video describing the two distinct and different mind frames that react to this world. The production is a bit tedious watching the guy walking through the woods but the monologue and several film clips are very persuasive in getting you to say “NO.”

  • obis_sister November 1, 2021, 1:40 PM

    I’ll take one. L.

  • Michael Anderson November 1, 2021, 1:46 PM

    Two, please.
    If it’s simplicity you’re after, edit the front-side message to just “NO.”

  • big kitten November 1, 2021, 2:04 PM

    No one else that I pay attention to has a shirt I’d actually wear, even though they may be great.
    I will buy and wear this shirt. There is power in clear simplicity.

  • Mike Seyle November 1, 2021, 2:13 PM

    Nice shirt. But I have lots of shirts, and diminishing time. Kind of agree with Michael Anderson, but don’t think it’s good to change any wording when offering the shirt and people are signing on. I’ll send a separate check to the “shirt fund” that you can apply to the 100 order minimum. Snail mail, so it’ll be a few days.

  • John Fisher November 1, 2021, 2:20 PM

    Count me in for one large.

  • PA Cat November 1, 2021, 3:11 PM

    I’m in– if the shirts are as high in quality as you say. I use T-shirts for yoga workouts, which means that they have to be pure cotton (no cotton/polyester blends, please) and not fall apart after the second or third wash. They also have to be roomy to allow for bending and stretching– I’ll figure out the size I want later.

  • Terry November 1, 2021, 4:00 PM

    One large, one extra large-

  • Daniel K Day November 1, 2021, 4:05 PM

    I’m in for 2, size L.

  • Kevin in PA November 1, 2021, 4:52 PM

    I’m in for an XL.
    Prefer a darker color. Not white.
    and don’t forget,

  • Sarah Hay November 1, 2021, 4:55 PM

    I want one maybe two!!!!

  • William Hay November 1, 2021, 4:57 PM

    I in for two.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr November 1, 2021, 5:00 PM

    I was investigating getting T-shirts printed last year, IIRC they would’ve been about $12 each if silk screened. There is another method of making them, slightly more cost, which involves laser cut vinyl(?) lettering/images which is then heat fused (ironed on) to the shirt. That method is great for small volume production, from a single shirt to a few dozen; silk screen is more cost effective for larger runs. The laser cut letters are also very opaque.
    I liked the Gil-dan brand of 100% cotton tees.
    If I decide to print up some shirts, could I advertise them here?

  • nunnya bidnez, jr November 1, 2021, 5:01 PM

    PS.. You also have to consider shipping costs, which could end up ~$7.00 each.

  • Ordinary Joe November 1, 2021, 5:20 PM

    Yes, the shirt will be great.
    I’m in for 3.

  • OtG November 1, 2021, 5:48 PM

    2 x med.

  • Phil_in_Englewood November 1, 2021, 6:45 PM

    Put me down for two, XL. I like Let’s Go Brandon and/or the url added somewhere maybe on the back.

  • Tony November 1, 2021, 6:54 PM

    2 larges, maybe three (if one son in law smartens up)

  • Yaacov ben Moshe November 1, 2021, 7:07 PM

    XL for me how about just “NO…,”on the front and “…tyranny, disarmament and surrender” on the back? I’m in for at least one, regardless.

  • CA November 1, 2021, 7:07 PM

    10 XXL

  • Darrell Fritchie November 1, 2021, 7:27 PM

    I’m down for a couple.

    • theduchessofkitty November 2, 2021, 7:51 AM

      How about “You Have The Right To Say NO!” with the word “NO!” in red?

  • jim November 1, 2021, 7:44 PM

    Just the word ‘no’ on the front, about where a pocket would go. Not huge font, normal size. back is good. dark color would be best for those of us who work outside, white gets dirty fast.

  • Anthony Gaudio November 1, 2021, 8:09 PM

    I’ll take one 2x.

  • Casey Klahn November 1, 2021, 8:42 PM


  • Lance de Boyle November 1, 2021, 9:12 PM

    How about “Fuck off Ass Wipe”?
    To the point.
    No pussy-footin’ around.

  • Tom November 2, 2021, 2:21 AM

    I’d take two in XXL.

    As people seem to be making editing suggestions upthread I’d throw my vote in for just ‘NO’ on the front, and definitely add the URL.

  • Don November 2, 2021, 2:22 AM

    In for 3 twoX

  • Gnawbone Jack November 2, 2021, 3:22 AM

    Okay, I’ll join in.

  • MMinWA November 2, 2021, 3:47 AM

    Put me down for 2.

  • Armchair Sinner November 2, 2021, 4:28 AM

    I’m in like Flynn, popsicola.

  • John the River November 2, 2021, 4:38 AM

    Since I’ve been clearing out closets and drawer and tossing T-Shirts and other junk I bought and never used, I’ll pass.
    But it occurs to me I haven’t hit the tip jar lately, incoming.

    Best of luck with it.

  • Hoss November 2, 2021, 5:14 AM

    2 here when your ready.

  • gstaud November 2, 2021, 6:48 AM

    I think your hook, “It’s Christmas and Yet More Mandates Season” is in itself T-worthy!

  • leelu November 2, 2021, 7:07 AM

    1, as described, but, yeah, put the web addy on it. XL, please.

  • Nobody Uno November 2, 2021, 7:17 AM

    3 in size L

  • technochitlin November 2, 2021, 8:34 AM

    I’m good for 2; one 3xl one l; please anything but white…

  • Anne November 2, 2021, 10:17 AM

    Why do I always feel like the little sister running along behind this crowd?
    Would someone please tell me what started this–I seemed to have missed the link.
    Thank you,

    In for 2 ( I think)

  • Steven Wright November 2, 2021, 11:46 AM

    1 in Large please sir.
    Steve in KY

  • Lance de Boyle November 2, 2021, 12:37 PM

    How ‘about “Blow me, pie face”?


    Okay be that way.

  • LadyBikki November 2, 2021, 3:05 PM

    XXL—2 in a dark color.

  • jefferson101 November 2, 2021, 3:26 PM

    You need to offer an option with a pocket.
    I’d be in for a couple if they had pockets, but I don’t wear T-shirts that don’t have one. I expect that a fair percentage of the readership here is the same.
    Note that I’d cheerfully pay another $5 for the pocket version.

    • ghostsniper November 2, 2021, 6:52 PM

      The only downside to a pocket on a T is that there is only one. WTF??? Put one on the other side already, balance it out. sheesh

      The T pocket certainly comes in handy, like when you’re wiring a ceiling fan on top of a 10′ ladder. No need to get down to grab more hardware or wire nuts or whatever – they’re there in that pocket where they’re supposed to be.

      Know how many 9mm bullets you can get in a T pocket? That is without spilling over the edge. 27. That’s right. 1 more and BOOM it’ll hit the floor. That means you get to reload twice with the last load short by 7. (17+17=34-7=27) TA-DAAAAA

      And who doesn’t need a spare condom or 3? Fit’s perfectly in that T pocket without being presumptuous. Readily accessible, but stealthily out of view. Clever and handy at once.

      Finally, if you put the T shirt on in the dark, how do you know if it’s on backward? You won’t know
      until you stand up and it chokes the shit out of you. The pocket acts like your north arrow in the dark. There’s only one and it’s in the front. What could be easier?

      Lastly, do NOT carry coarse thread drywall screws in your T pocket. The threads are like miniature scalpels micro lancing the fibers and the points are downright criminal on your left nip ‘specially if you rub up against a wall or sumfink. I learned this the hard way and that’s why to this day my left chest has perpetual chicken pox. You heard it here first, and probably last….

      • John the River November 3, 2021, 5:38 AM

        Perfect! My girlfriend can’t understand why I refuse to buy or wear t-shirts or any shirt without a pocket, and some fag on Madison Ave or perhaps some Chinaman has decreed that mens shirts sold in America should no longer have pockets. I’ll show this to her.

        I put my dumb-phone (I refuse to buy a Smart-phone) in that shirt pocket, I see the kids today keep them in their jeans back pocket and I have to wonder, “Do they ever sit down?”. Maybe the new phones are build strong enough to be sat on, or maybe they don’t have my bony ass in mind.
        FYI, I could get two, almost three reloads in that same pocket. That’s the advantage of MA laws that mandate a maximum magazine capacity of 10. Yup, that’s an advantage.

        • ghostsniper November 3, 2021, 7:06 AM

          Seems like every year people give me T shirts for the various occasions, birthday, father day, christmas, etc. I currently have about 40, long and short sleeve, in my closet and that’s after just a few days ago I yanked about a dozen of the older ones out to get rid of.

          For the longest time I had a general rule about T’s that everybody that gives them to me knew about, and abided by. “Pocket on the front, picture on the back”. I don’t like pictures on the front of a T.

          Once, my son gave me a T shirt that had a large, angry cobra snake skeleton on the front and it was all reared up in attack mode. I wore it to the grocery store one day and while standing in the checkout the little kid in the cart in front of me saw it and started screaming hysterically. At first I didn’t know what he was skwalkin about and the mother took him in her arms and coddled him while he pointed at my shirt. She hissed at me, “What kind of person would wear such a terrifying thing out in public?’ If that cobra had been on the back of the shirt by the time the kid started howling I would have been long gone.

          Anyway, in keeping with my rule, my son gave me a T-shirt one year that said on the front pocket: “Pocket on the front”, and on the back it had a picture of my S10 truck and the words, “Picture on the back”.

          Now, I mostly wear Carhart T’s and the only indicator is the small “C” graphic on the pocket and I, thankfully, haven’t heard a little kid howl for a long time..

  • Joe Krill November 2, 2021, 4:09 PM

    I’ll buy 2

  • technochitlin November 3, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Gerard- you should have gotten 2-donations of $25, I’d like 1 3xl shirt and 1 xl shirt. I’m the guy in Wilmer, AL