Skip to comments.Satirical Mints Poking Fun at President Obama Yanked From Tennessee Bookstore
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Add State Rep. Joe Armstrong to the growing list of racists intent on bringing back Jim Crow laws, this time against their political opponents.
He didn’t disappoint me. I knew he was going to be a piece of crap. Are the mints turd flavor?
“State Rep. Joe Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel he found the breath mints offensive.”
That Bunghole ,should look in a Mirror!
Seriously, where can we buy these?
looks like ebay has some - cha-ching
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.
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???
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.
I have it on good authority that the mints are round and pea green.
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.
thanks! Great site . They are sold out.
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.?
I didn’t think it was possible to insult the POS.
very specifically insulting to the president
they are on backorder I just ordered 4 boxes.
We are obviously only permitted to insult CONSERVATIVES and Republicans!!!!
Sounds like Rep. Armstrong needs a visit from the ACLU. (yeah, that’ll happen)