Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bid for Same-sex Marriage in DC may come next week

During this busy holiday season, you may have missed this article in the Washington Times on the District government's effort to legalize same-sex marriage. According to the Times, a majority of the DC City Council and the mayor support same-sex marriage. Therefore, if proposed a same-sex marriage measure would likely pass. Other sources have said the Council may be planning to act as early as next week on January 6 2009. Considering all of the issues that challenge our wonderful city, such as crime and troubled public schools, is this how we want our leaders spending their time and our tax dollars? Do a majority of the people of the District of Columbia support gay marriage?

If you aren't in favor of same-sex marriage becoming law in Washington DC, please let your councilmember know. Here's their contact information:

Council Offices
Vincent C. Gray, Council Chairman
Suite: 504
vgray@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8032
Fax: (202) 724-8085

David A. Catania, Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 110
dcatania@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-7772
Fax: (202) 724-8087

Phil Mendelson, Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 402
pmendelson@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8064
Fax: (202) 724-8099

Kwame R. Brown, Councilmember (At-Large)
Suite: 506
kbrown@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8174
Fax: (202) 724-8156

Jim Graham, Councilmember (Ward 1)
Suite: 105
jgraham@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8181
Fax: (202) 724-8109

Jack Evans, Councilmember (Ward 2)
Suite: 106
jackevans@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8058
Fax: (202) 727-8023

Mary M. Cheh, Councilmember (Ward 3)
Suite: 108
mcheh@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8062
Fax: (202) 724-8118

Muriel Bowser, Councilmember (Ward 4)
Suite: 406
mbowser@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8052
Fax: (202) 741-0908

Harry Thomas, Jr., Councilmember (Ward 5)
Suite: 107
hthomas@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8028
Fax: (202) 724-8076

Tommy Wells, Councilmember (Ward 6)
Suite: 408
twells@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8072
Fax: (202) 724-8054

Yvette M. Alexander, Councilmember (Ward 7)
Suite: 400
yalexander@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8068
Fax: (202) 741-0911

Marion Barry, Councilmember (Ward 8)
Suite: 102
mbarry@dccouncil.us
Tel: (202) 724-8045
Fax: (202) 724-8055

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

New: Black Hoodies and Sweatshirts

Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts now has black hoodies and black sweatshirts. We've also added zip hoodies for men and for women.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Check out our New Flip Minos

Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts now has the hot gift of the 2008 Christmas season, the Flip Video Mino. It's a camcorder that's ultra-thin and pocket-sized. The Flip Video Mino hooks up to your PC or Mac. This charges the battery, plus lets you use its built-in software to view, edit, and upload video and photos to your favorite sharing sites.



Uncle Bob's Tie Flip Mino

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shop DC Tax Free

The District of Columbia will offer its second 2008 Sales Tax Holiday beginning at 12:01 am Friday, November 28, through midnight Sunday, December 7. The Sales Tax holiday grants an exemption from the 5.75 percent sales tax for clothes, shoes, and accessory items. To qualify, each item must cost $100 or less.

The sales tax exemption will apply to each eligible item, no matter how many items are on the bill.

Sales Tax Holiday

Clothes (clothing) Any article of apparel for humans, including pants, shirts and blouses, dresses, coats, jackets, belts, hats, undergarments, and multiple-piece garments sold as a set, if $100 or less.
Shoes All footwear, except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and roller-skates.
Accessory Items
Jewelry, non-prescription eyeglasses, watches, watchbands, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, gloves, scarves, ties, headbands, hats, belts and belt buckles, and other traditional accessory items.

For additional tax information, please call (202) 727-4TAX (4829).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mooseburger Helper Giveaway

Sarah's Kickin' Mooseburger Helper is the lastest edible collectible from West Wing Waffles. Featuring Snowflake and Moose-shaped pasta with Real Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Sauce. Just add moose for the perfect Moose, Mac & Cheese treat. (City dwellers add hamburger.)

Mooseburger Helper Giveaway. Be the first to e-mail the name of one the stations that Sarah Palin worked as a sportscaster and we'll send you a a box of Mooseburger Helper with a bonus Superhero Card. You can purchase Mooseburger Helper online from West Wing Waffles.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is out on DVD Today

If you missed the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
in the theatre, order it on DVD today. This documentary is Ben Stein's expose on how major academic institutions are stifling academic freedom and free speech as related to any view point contrary to Darwinism. Here's a link to the full movie review and trailer.

I Voted Today Stickers, Buttons, and T-shirts

Get ready for election day on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. 'I Voted Today' stickers, buttons, t-shirts and more are available at Best of Washington DC T-shirts.

Theodore Roosevelt Quoted on T-shirts, Stickers and Buttons

This 'quote from Theodore Roosevelt', former president of the United States, says: "If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. He served from 1901 to 1909.

Get Out the Vote with Buttons, Stickers and T-shirts

'Vote' is the simple message on this patriotic image. Inspired by the U.S. flag, stars are on a blue field while red and white stripes descend vertically. Vote design is on buttons, t-shirts, magnets, stickers and much more.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cheap Gas in DC

At 9AM today we filled our gas tank for $3.30/gallon at Lowest Price (9th & V Streets NE). The gas station is across the street from the Brentwood post office and a block away from the Brentwood Giant/Home Depot complex. Post a comment if you've found a good gasoline deal in the Washington DC metro area.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lila Rose, Pro Life Activist, at Value Voters Summit

Here are video links to a speech given by Lila Rose at the Value Voters Summit this month. Ms. Rose is president of Live Action Films, a human rights group dedicated to the protection of all human life including the unborn. Her organization has gained fame for its undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood. (Live Action Films is also the group that has had videos censored by YouTube.) See her speech:

Lila Rose, Part 1

Lila Rose, Part 2

Lila Rose, Part 3

Lila Rose, Part 4

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where are the Obama and McCain T-shirts?

Yep, we know that you're looking t-shirts in support of or making fun of the presidential candidates. We don't sell those on this site but you'll find plenty at Cafepress . And yes for those of you that inquired they have shirts that make fun of Obama waffling on the issues.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Funny Maternity T-shirt Says Hands Off

Fun maternity t-shirts for the future mom. Message on tees reads: Hands Off The Belly.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Obama "Above My Pay Grade" Quote on Buttons, Stickers and More

At the Saddleback Church presidential forum, Rick Warren asked presidential candidate Barack Obama at what point a baby gained human rights. Senator Obama said "Answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade." "With specificity" has been omitted from the senator's words on our "Above my pay grade" t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and magnets.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Register To Vote Buttons, Stickers and T-shirts

'Register to vote' appears on this patriotic image. Inspired by the U.S. flag, stars are in the upper left hand corner while red and white stripes descend vertically. Available on buttons, t-shirts, magnets, stickers and much more.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Where McCain and Obama Stand

Find out where presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, stand on the issues important to you at my new site. You'll find video of the candidates on key issues, links to up-to-the-minute articles, and book titles to learn more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wake Up America

America, a patriotic figure who was once as popular as Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty, sleeps as she wears traditional attire in red, white, and blue. The text accompanying the image reads 'Wake Up America' in blue letters. Displaying this image on your apparel brings attention to the country's need to wake up to current political realities, such as the erosion of our civil liberties.


We love Wall-E, a family-friendly film

As the film opens, Wall-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is a lonely robot. He is the last of a cadre of robots whose duty is to clean a heavily-polluted planet Earth while humanity takes refuge on a spaceship. Read full review.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

If you missed Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed in the theatre, you can pre-order it on DVD. This movie is Ben Stein's expose on how major academic institutions are stifling academic freedom and free speech as related to any view point contrary to Darwinism. Here's a link to the full movie review and trailer.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

East of the River: Continuity and Change

East of the River: Continuity and Change is the Anacostia Museum's current exhibition. It focuses on life in the communities east of the Anacostia River. To learn more, visit the museum's website. The exhibition continues through November 9, 2008.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

4th of July Shipping Deadlines

To receive orders on time, please order by 11:59 p.m. EST on:
Shipping Method Order Date
Economy 6/23/08
Standard 6/24/08
Premium 6/30/08
1-Day 7/1/08
Order deadlines apply for all items except books which have a longer processing time.
Delivery dates are not guaranteed and may include extra transit time in case of unforeseen delays. Late deliveries are always a possibility, but Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts will do its best to ensure late deliveries are as infrequent as possible.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Addition to the Washington DC Alphabet Shirts

Z is for Zoo is the latest design added to Washington DC alphabet series of t-shirts. Check out the cool green text on the t-shirt below. From Best of Washington DC T-shirt and Gifts.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Shop Now for Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday, June 15.
Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts' shipping deadlines are:
Standard 6/5/08
Premium 6/9/08 at noon
1-Day 6/11/08 at noon

Order deadlines apply for all items except books which have a longer processing time.
Delivery dates are not guaranteed and may include extra transit time in case of unforeseen delays. Late deliveries are always a possibility, but we will do our best to ensure late deliveries are as infrequent as possible.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

DC Gal likes Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. It's a good movie that also family-friendly. Check out her mini-movie review here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Great Brookland Yard Sale is April 19

We're not sponsors but announce this event as a public service.

Announcing the Great Brookland Yard Sale, April 19, 2008

Come to Brookland on April 19, 2008 for the Great Brookland Yard Sale. Households throughout the Brookland neighborhood have joined together to hold yard sales on that Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. In addition to the individual yard sales, St. Anthony of Padua’s Church on 12th Street NE will be participating as well, with a yard sale in the church’s parking lot.

In joining together for the Great Yard sale, Brooklanders are inviting people from all over the Washington metro area to come to Brookland for a day of fun and great bargains. Andrew Fortin, an organizer of the event said, “With all of these yard sales going on at once, there’s no telling what treasures you’ll find! And, at the same time, we also want to showcase Brookland as a great D.C. neighborhood with a lot to offer.”

Yard sale organizers have posted a blog (brooklandblog.blogspot.com) with complete information on the Great Brookland Yard Sale, including a map of the area with participating homes highlighted, and information on some of the items that will be for sale. This information will be updated frequently as the sale approaches.

For more information contact Andrew S. Fortin at Fortinandrew@hotmail.com

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cherry Blossoms Expected to Peak Next Week

The National Park Service has forecast the cherry blossoms around Washington DC's tidal basin will peak from March 27 to April 3. The annual cherry blossom festival begins Saturday, March 29 and ends on Sunday April 13.

Find cherry blossom note cards, t-shirts and more at CafePress.com

Monday, February 25, 2008

2008 DC Voting Rights March

Celebrate DC Emancipation Day at the DC Voting Rights March
Where: Gather at Freedom Plaza march down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW &
to the Capitol Building
When: DC Emancipation Day, Wednesday, April 16
2:30 PM — Rally at Freedom Plaza
Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue & Orange lines)
3:00 PM — March down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, to the Capitol Building
Metro: Federal Center SW (Blue & Orange lines)
What: The Largest DC Voting Rights March & Rally
Why: NOW is the time to make a difference!

Friday, January 25, 2008

DC Vote Gets New Digs

On Monday, January 28 DC Vote will be opening a new, larger office space.

Starting, Monday, January 28, 2008, DC Vote's address is:
2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Phone numbers and Web site remain the same:
202.462.6000
202.462.7001 fax
www.dcvote.org

Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts offers this information as a public service. We are not an official partner of DC Vote.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

T-shirt of the Week

'Yes I'm Single', t-shirts and gifts for good-humored singles. Advertise your single status now and maybe you'll need a Sorry I'm Taken t-shirt by Valentine's Day.

Yes I'm Single White T-shirt

Friday, January 04, 2008

Register Now for DC Presidential Primary

Washington DC's Presidential Preference Primary
Deadline to Register to Vote – January 14, 2008
Election Day – February 12, 2008

If you're a DC resident who needs to register to vote in time for the presidential primary, hurry. You have until Monday, January 14 to register.

Today Register to Vote Bumper Sticker




Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year


May you have a peaceful and blessed 2008. Happy New Year!

T-shirt of the Week

T-shirt shows an historical black and white photograph of an African-American civil war infantry taken at Fort Lincoln in Washington DC. From Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.

Fort Lincoln Civil War Infantry Women's T-Shirt