Welcome to ImpeachTheMotherFuckerAlready.com —the url is a bit unwieldy, I realize, and I have no one to blame for that but myself. I foolishly neglected to buy the more obvious domain name—ITMFA.com—before I wrote about it in my column. By the time I decided to get a domain name, the good url was gone. Too bad, so sad.
If you're just joining us, you're probably wondering what ITMFA all about. Well, it stands for â€śimpeach the motherfucker already,â€ť which, er, I guess you kinda had to know if you found your way to this website. I'm your host, Dan Savage, and I'm the author of Savage Love, a widely syndicated sex advice column. I have been advising people in shit relationships to DTMFA for years (â€śdump the motherfucker alreadyâ€ť) and a Savage Love reader suggested that I attempt to popularize ITMFA.
I approached the idea cautiously. While Savage Love readers have successfully popularized two terms— pegging and santorum—I was apprehensive about ITMFA. Did the world need another anti-Bush slogan? Did we need another anti-Bush website? Instead of launching the campaign, I punted, asking my readers what they thought.
Well, they thought we should go for it—and my readers are usually right about this stuff. One Savage Love reader suggested we come up with a name for a woman fucking a man in the ass with a strap-on dildo, and another Savage Love reader came up with the winning definition. (Much to my Aunt Peggy's consternation.) It was a Savage Love reader who suggested that we name a sex act or byproduct in honor of homophobic/heterophobic Sen. Rick Santorum, and another Savage Love reader came up with the winning definition. If my readers think it's a good idea, who am I to stand in their way?
On this website we'll be documenting the spread of ITMFA—sightings of the stark ITMFA buttons and tasteful ITMFA lapel pins that I'll be selling via this website just as soon as, um, they're back from the factory in China where they're probably being made. Until the goods get here, feel free to create your own ITMFA merch—like these enterprising students at the University of Missouri did...
In the time it took me to write the above post, ITMFA scored it's first little victory. There's a definition up at Urban Dictionary:
An acronym suggested by a reader of Dan Savage, the online advice columnist of 'Savage Love'. It stands for Impeach The Mother Fucker Already, and was coined as a slogan calling for the impeachment of President George Bush. It was inspired by a typically direct piece of advice delivered by Savage on a radio programme for a caller to DTMFA Dan Savage is also responsible for the popular adoption of the neologism santorum.
I'd love to see a line of bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing that sensible message: ITMFA. We need a shorthand for the obvious — think of the boost to productivity we'd get if we could cut half-hour conversations about Bush to five simple letters! (From the reader's letter to Savage.)
And a reader just sent in this picture of a t-shirt she made...
Okay, that's all for now—I realize things are still a little rough here. There are no links over there in the links column, and the official ITMFA merch I promised you is not yet available for ordering. But it will be soon—and here's a look at what we're going to be selling...
That's the tasteful lapel pin on the left, and the confrontational button the right. As soon as they're in, I'll be pushing them here. In the meantime, feel free to create your own ITMFA merch—and be sure to send me pictures of you and your friends wearing your ITMFA buttons, t-shirts, thongs, titclamps—whatever—so I can post 'em here. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.