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Satirical Mints Poking Fun at President Obama Yanked From Tennessee Bookstore
foxnews.com/ ^ | 8-4-11 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/04/2011 2:05:35 PM PDT by Justaham

The University of Tennessee bookstore in Knoxville has decided to stop selling packages of breath mints poking fun at President Obama after a Democratic lawmaker complained.

The product is called, “Disappoint-mints” and features a blue and red picture of the president on the label.

State Rep. Joe Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel he found the breath mints offensive.

He said a student had notified him of the mints so he decided to go to the bookstore to investigate.

He said the breath freshener was “very specifically insulting to the president” and said the university should be sensitive to what he called “politically specific products.”

But others find the outrage over “Disappoint-mints” to be curiously strong – suggesting that removing the products is a form of censorship.

“Let me make very clear, there is no candy exception to the First Amendment,” Glenn Reynolds, a constitutional law professor, told the newspaper.

“Free speech is free speech. If you make fun of the president in a mint, it is just as much free speech as it is if you make fun of the president in a political cartoon.”

The bookstore manager said the shop previously carried breath mints satirizing former President George W. Bush – but no one ever complained.

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1 posted on 08/04/2011 2:05:39 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Add State Rep. Joe Armstrong to the growing list of racists intent on bringing back Jim Crow laws, this time against their political opponents.


2 posted on 08/04/2011 2:10:24 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: Justaham

He didn’t disappoint me. I knew he was going to be a piece of crap. Are the mints turd flavor?


3 posted on 08/04/2011 2:12:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Justaham

“State Rep. Joe Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel he found the breath mints offensive.”

That Bunghole ,should look in a Mirror!


4 posted on 08/04/2011 2:14:24 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Justaham

Seriously, where can we buy these?


5 posted on 08/04/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: ChiMark

looks like ebay has some - cha-ching


6 posted on 08/04/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: Justaham

Freedom of speech?

I wonder if these mints cross state lines to get to that book store? Restraint of inter-state trade?

Taking action to prevent a business from taking measures intended to result in making a profit?

I’ll bet this guy cheered when the snuff movie about Bush came out, but dare sell something dire like a “Disapoint-Mint”, now there’s a dangerous situation.


7 posted on 08/04/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US anti-West anti-Christian anti-Israel and reminiscent of the anti-Christ.)
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To: ChiMark

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


8 posted on 08/04/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Justaham

The bookstore manager should have told Joe to go f**k himself...what are we coming to when people allow themselves to be intimidated by a public SERVANT, who is EMPLOYED by US???


9 posted on 08/04/2011 2:22:54 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Justaham

I’ve got the perfect reaction to this.

Replace Obama’s likeness with a pile of... well you guessed it.

Everyone will know exactly what that pile would stand for.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US anti-West anti-Christian anti-Israel and reminiscent of the anti-Christ.)
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To: beaversmom

I have it on good authority that the mints are round and pea green.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 2:32:56 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Justaham

"Freedom of Speech for me, but not for thee", sayest the fascist liberal.


12 posted on 08/04/2011 2:35:59 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Frank_2001
...what are we coming to when people allow themselves to be intimidated by a public SERVANT, who is EMPLOYED by US???

It's The Royalty Syndrome.

Ignorant sheeple love their royalty. Movie stars are royalty to them. Politicians are royalty....and real, honest to goodness royalty from Britain!? Oh..how they swoon!
"Did you see that dress Kate was wearing!? OMG!"

They make me sick. They will be the ones who bow down before any who would call themselves our masters. I spit on them. They will be the first to die when Revolution II comes.

13 posted on 08/04/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: wtc911

thanks! Great site . They are sold out.


14 posted on 08/04/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Justaham

When I went to the website that sells these mints I notioced they had hate Sarah Moints and other mints also. Did he complain about the anti-Sarah minst or just the Obma ones.?


15 posted on 08/04/2011 2:48:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I didn’t think it was possible to insult the POS.


16 posted on 08/04/2011 2:52:23 PM PDT by benewton
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To: Justaham

“very specifically insulting to the president”

So what?


17 posted on 08/04/2011 2:57:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: ChiMark

they are on backorder I just ordered 4 boxes.


18 posted on 08/04/2011 2:57:43 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: Justaham

We are obviously only permitted to insult CONSERVATIVES and Republicans!!!!


19 posted on 08/04/2011 3:00:28 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Justaham

Sounds like Rep. Armstrong needs a visit from the ACLU. (yeah, that’ll happen)


20 posted on 08/04/2011 3:09:48 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Justaham
Who objected to these mints??

Why were they not pulled from the shelves??


21 posted on 08/04/2011 3:20:16 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Justaham

State Rep. Joe Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel he found the breath mints offensive.

Suck it up Armstrong. We find it offensive that Obama is President. So deal with reality........


22 posted on 08/04/2011 3:26:54 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Frank_2001
go f**k himself..

Profanity: How small minds try to speak with strength?

23 posted on 08/04/2011 3:27:32 PM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: CharlyFord
Why were they not pulled from the shelves??

Wrong color

24 posted on 08/04/2011 3:59:00 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: Justaham

Contact Your Legislator:

The Honorable Joe E. Armstrong
25 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0115

Phone: (615) 741-0768


25 posted on 08/04/2011 4:49:11 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The existence of these mints is why those otherwise peaceful and law abiding African-American patriots did what they did in Wisconsin. /s

Thanks Justaham.


26 posted on 08/06/2011 6:54:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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