Skip to comments.Justice Achieved: Coffee Mug Threat Is Halted by State Attorneys General.
Posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Even the thought of a coffee mug like this sends chills down the spines of state Attorneys General around America. They are ever on the alert to stop crime in its tracks.
So, 22 of them joined together to send a letter to the company that manufactures this mug. Stop it, they said. Stop it right now. For the sake of humanity, cease and desist.
On behalf of the undersigned Attorneys General, we request that Urban Outfitters immediately cease sales of your Prescription Line of glasses, coasters, mugs, drink holders and related products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads.
As you may be aware, there is a national health crisis related to the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. As Attorneys General, we have prosecuted and engaged in outreach to stop this epidemic. We are actively engaged in a campaign of environmental change to educate the public that abuse of prescription drugs is not safe simply because the medication originated from a doctor. By putting these highly recognizable labels on your products you are undermining our efforts. These products demean the thousands of deaths that occur each month in the United States from accidental overdoses.
These products are not in any way fun or humorous but make light of this rampant problem. We invite you to pull these products from your shelves and join with us to fight prescription drug abuse.
So, the company stopped it.
If we did not have socially alert Attorney Generals, elected by the voters, who are in charge of billions of dollars of legal talent, this nation would degenerate into a lawless cacophony of coffee mugs, glasses, coasters, and drink holders. They are the last barrier between us and the chaos of the free market, which preys on people’s base motives.
With these people on the job, civilization moves forward.
Some of you may think we have gone down the rabbit’s hole. I am not that pessimistic.
We are, however, at least two miles behind the looking glass. Maybe three.
War-on-Drugs, Drug-Abuse Nanny State PING!
Cool mug. Idiot DAs.
Thank goodness Texas has Greg Abbott as Attorney Gen., who doesn’t do stupid things like protesting a coffee mug!
He is the best one TX has ever had and will announce tomorrow that he will be the next governor of the Lone Star State. We will miss him in the judiciary, but we know he’ll also be an excellent governor, more conservative than Gov. Perry.
They don’t want little kiddies learning to drink prescription drugs?
Do they think that many parents give their little kiddies mugs of coffee to drink?
Sound’s like these AG’s have joined the “it takes a village crowd”, sorry make that the “it takes a village of idiots” crowd.
Old Doc Kirkwood really wants one of those.
Now I want a few for Christmas gifts.
Oh, thank God these AG’s had the wisdom to funnel my tax dollars into the fight against gag tableware. I feel safer now.
That is adorable!
I’d like one and I don’t even drink coffee...:)
Just wait until they get around TEA cups.
OMG, you can’t buy publicity like this! How many options on the company selling the mugs did these guys buy before they sent out the letters? I want an investigation!
Dunno, but I just bought one...
How about a fashion line of strait jackets?
“Cool mug. Idiot DAs”
DA is also the abbreviation for dumb a$$. Don’t you think the two go together quite well?