Skip to comments.Tenn. Bookstore Pulls Anti-Obama ‘Disappoint-Mints’ After Dem. Complains
Posted on 08/04/2011 9:16:12 AM PDT by Realman30
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (The Blaze/AP) The University of Tennessee bookstore has quit selling packages of breath mints that satirize President Barack Obama after a state legislator complained
The box bears a picture of Obama and is labeled disappoint-mints. Officials pulled the product after Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong visited the bookstore and told the manager he found the mints offensive.
Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel that UT uses federal and state funds and should be sensitive to what he called politically specific products.
The Knoxville legislator says he went to the bookstore after a UT student complained to him about the mints.
Bookstore director David Kent said the bookstore previously carried mints that satirized former President George W. Bush and said no offense was intended.
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Where can I order these? Just put a picture of GWB on them and they will be allowed on the shelves again. Better yet, make W look like Hitler, the libs will require that they be given to all Americans with their food stamps, welfare and SS checks.
Cannot allow any criticism of The One, you know.
As actor Jack said: “ You can’t handle the truth.”
That’s ok, they probably still have lots of the Bush Disappoint-mints left over.
“Rep. Joe Armstrong visited the bookstore and told the manager he found the mints offensive.”
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Those ‘rats have some very thin skin. Kinda like a snake’s skin.
Pull Rep. Armstrong. I find him offensive.
until the Resistance grows a pair, it ain’t the Resistance. It’s pwn3d.
haha, this guy has a good sense of humor
Would they pull pro-Obama items if a taxpayer complained? If the store stocks a t-shirt, magnet, coffee cup, etc., with Zero’s picture, someone should object.
The bad thing is that they created the mints because they are disappointed that he hasn’t accomplished more in the destruction of this country.
So the question become, do you buy the mints knowing that you are really supporting the opposition??
What’ll you bet that the university bookstore had plenty of those anti-Bush books and calenders prominently displayed near the checkout counter when they were in fashion? I daresay no one complained about that.
I find every democrat living and dead to be offensive and an offense to the Constitution. It would be interesting if flyers were posted across campus detailing where to order both the mints as well as toilet paper with der Fuehrers face on it.
FUBO & FAD
Yeah. 8 years of “George Bush is Hitler,” “Bush is an idiot,” “Bush is a war criminal,” and horrible movies like Oliver Stone’s “W”. But we dare not criticize or speak ill of the “magic negro”.
Can get them here for 7c less, and see all the other various novelty mints.
Like Retiremints, Juvenile Delinqmints, Atonemints,
Sin-O-Mints, CommieMints, Anti-Establishmints, Din Din Fuk Chow Ramen, and Smaller Penis Gum for your best buddy.
He should have said it was to make “A-Point-mints” (bad, I know)
Ah, another politician who thinks being offended is against the law.
Rats get real Pissy when their little paperless toy PET is involved,in fact too this very day they start howling when Palins name is mentioned after her great speech at the convention ,burned their little azzes!
Wait no more:
(From the Philosophers Guild link above)
As we take another step closer to North Korea.
Seriously (to the state legislator who complained)? These sorts of mildly critical presidential novelties are ROUTINE in ANY bookstore, including state-financed student bookstores. I remember seeing little humor books like BUSHISMS and similar items ragging on Dan Quayle ALL THE TIME in such bookstores in the past. Cowboy up, Priscilla.
Which, apparently, "Democratic (sic) state Rep. Joe Armstrong" did NOT find offensive.
That one needs Biden’s face on it and a guy in a wheelchair on one side and a cracked skull on the other.
I can’t believe that they pulled them from a few complaints. I would not buy them because it is just weird but can we please go back to a capitalistic society please. Can we just have folks who want to buy these to do so and those that don’t won’t.
No problem. Not being a thread Nazi - just thought folks might be interested in the earlier discussion.
Tell the Dem to shop elsewhere!
He’s NOT the law and his approval is NOT required.
As if practically every college campus in the United States ISN’T already jammed to the gills with Marxists and liberals
The thing that annoys me about liberals is that they’re such a bunch of humorless, butt hurt crybabies...
We have a local chain store here in New England called “Newbury Comics.”
It sells videos, some CDs, posters, t-shirts, caps, buttons, black lights and general stuff to appeal to teen-agers and twenty somethings.
When GWB was in the White House, the store had racks and shelves of paraphernalia ragging on Bush. When Obama won the election in 2008, there were figurines of him and Michelle.
But funny, now there are absolutely no buttons, t-shirts, bumper stickers or any other thing sporting negative comments about Obama.
I remember going into “Urban Outfitters” about 4 years ago and seeing an entire display dedicated to Bush bashing. I complained and got a look from the a$$wipe like I had a 10 lb goiter on my face. Display was still there weeks later.
According to them that’s “Freedom of Expression.”
Are these liberals such big babies that this mild humor at the president’s expense is truly worth losing sleep over??????
And, because this good Democrat found the mints “offensive”, that mandates their removal???????
This could easily be misinterpreted as satire, yet it actually happened.
If this were reversed, critical of Bush, for example, we would be lectured about freedom of speech issues.
But because some Democrat busy body is “offended”, this product has to be removed.
For all I know the manager is a liberal who was glad to have an excuse to get rid of the item, but he may also have worried that the legislator would make a public stink over the issue or use his political clout against the bookstore (like trying to get its state funding reduced).
LOL I get “this page no longer available” he must not like the emails he’s been getting?
District Address 4708 Hilldale Drive Knoxville, TN 37914
Nashville Address 35 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243
Phone - (615) 741-0768 Fax - 615-253-0316
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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