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Tenn. Bookstore Pulls Anti-Obama ‘Disappoint-Mints’ After Dem. Complains
TheBlaze/AP ^ | 08/04/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

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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1 posted on 08/04/2011 9:16:13 AM PDT by Realman30
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To: Realman30

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.


2 posted on 08/04/2011 9:19:33 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Realman30

Cannot allow any criticism of The One, you know.


3 posted on 08/04/2011 9:19:52 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Realman30

As actor Jack said: “ You can’t handle the truth.”


4 posted on 08/04/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Realman30

That’s ok, they probably still have lots of the Bush Disappoint-mints left over.


5 posted on 08/04/2011 9:20:37 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: No Socialist

http://www.philosophersguild.com/index.lasso?page_mode=Product_Detail&item=2123


6 posted on 08/04/2011 9:21:36 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: No Socialist
Someone is going to .. and should .. make a lot of money in the next 24 hrs
7 posted on 08/04/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Netizen
Credit where it's due: It appears Hussein Obama has create a couple of jobs. lol
8 posted on 08/04/2011 9:23:50 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

“Rep. Joe Armstrong visited the bookstore and told the manager he found the mints offensive.”

— — —

Those ‘rats have some very thin skin. Kinda like a snake’s skin.


9 posted on 08/04/2011 9:24:30 AM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Realman30

Pull Rep. Armstrong. I find him offensive.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Realman30

until the Resistance grows a pair, it ain’t the Resistance. It’s pwn3d.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 9:26:24 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: Realman30
Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel that UT uses federal and state funds and should be sensitive to what he called “politically specific products.”

haha, this guy has a good sense of humor

12 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:14 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: Realman30
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13 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:14 AM PDT by txroadkill (460 days until this nightmare ends)
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To: Realman30

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.


14 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Realman30
Like the pet rock, I think someone could market a beat-up rusty old can, put a label on it line “Tax Reform”, “Soshacurdy Reform”, or “Federal Debt”, and become a millionaire. Include instructions on how to “kick it down the road”. Politicians should be encouraged to play this game in heavy traffic.
15 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:35 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Realman30

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??


16 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:56 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Realman30

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.


17 posted on 08/04/2011 9:30:28 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: HighWheeler

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


18 posted on 08/04/2011 9:30:34 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Blennos

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”.


19 posted on 08/04/2011 9:30:57 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Realman30

from yesterday

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2758266/posts


20 posted on 08/04/2011 9:31:46 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: No Socialist

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.

http://www.richardsvarietystore.com/candy.html


21 posted on 08/04/2011 9:32:35 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Realman30

He should have said it was to make “A-Point-mints” (bad, I know)


22 posted on 08/04/2011 9:32:44 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Realman30

Ah, another politician who thinks being offended is against the law.


23 posted on 08/04/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Realman30

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!


24 posted on 08/04/2011 9:34:24 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: No Socialist
Just put a picture of GWB on them and they will be allowed on the shelves again.

Wait no more:

(From the Philosophers Guild link above)

25 posted on 08/04/2011 9:36:30 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Blennos

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.


26 posted on 08/04/2011 9:37:26 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Realman30
Joe Armstrong
27 posted on 08/04/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30
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28 posted on 08/04/2011 9:38:10 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Realman30
Bookstore director David Kent said the bookstore previously carried mints that satirized former President George W. Bush...

Which, apparently, "Democratic (sic) state Rep. Joe Armstrong" did NOT find offensive.

29 posted on 08/04/2011 9:38:16 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: don-o
It didn't appear when I searched ‘mint’ and ‘Obama disappoint.’
30 posted on 08/04/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

That one needs Biden’s face on it and a guy in a wheelchair on one side and a cracked skull on the other.


31 posted on 08/04/2011 9:40:03 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Realman30

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.


32 posted on 08/04/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator (HI]]\]\)
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To: Realman30

No problem. Not being a thread Nazi - just thought folks might be interested in the earlier discussion.


33 posted on 08/04/2011 9:42:49 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Realman30
Rep Joe Armstrong


34 posted on 08/04/2011 9:44:16 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

Tell the Dem to shop elsewhere!

He’s NOT the law and his approval is NOT required.


35 posted on 08/04/2011 9:46:33 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Realman30

As if practically every college campus in the United States ISN’T already jammed to the gills with Marxists and liberals


36 posted on 08/04/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Realman30

The thing that annoys me about liberals is that they’re such a bunch of humorless, butt hurt crybabies...


37 posted on 08/04/2011 9:54:52 AM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Realman30

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.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 9:57:56 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Realman30

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.


39 posted on 08/04/2011 10:02:08 AM PDT by albie
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To: Realman30
"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."


Liberals/Democrats/Progressives are simply ridiculous. It's such a waste of time trying to figure out whether they're delicate, little flowers who've bought into their selective "offense is offensive" twaddle or whether they're hypocritical cynics who use the whiny naivete of the former to shut down discussions they don't like.
40 posted on 08/04/2011 10:06:00 AM PDT by BWDog
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To: albie

According to them that’s “Freedom of Expression.”


41 posted on 08/04/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

42 posted on 08/04/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Blennos

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.

Amazing.............


43 posted on 08/04/2011 10:18:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: HighWheeler
Joe Armstrong is black (he is listed as a member of several black organizations)--maybe instead of the word "offensive" he told the manager that the mints were "racist."

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).

44 posted on 08/04/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Realman30

LOL I get “this page no longer available” he must not like the emails he’s been getting?


45 posted on 08/04/2011 10:54:46 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Realman30
Rep. Joe Armstrong

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 - rep.joe.armstrong@capitol.tn.gov

46 posted on 08/04/2011 10:55:30 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: chris_bdba
This should help you out. This liberal need to hear from the people.


47 posted on 08/04/2011 10:58:45 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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