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Justice Achieved: Coffee Mug Threat Is Halted by State Attorneys General.
The Tea Party Economist ^ | July 11, 2013 | Gary North

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: coffeemugs; drugabuse; urbanoutfitters; warondrugs
Picture of coffee mug in original
1 posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

War-on-Drugs, Drug-Abuse Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 07/11/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

https://www.google.com/search?q=prescription+coffee+mug&safe=off&tbm=isch


3 posted on 07/11/2013 7:16:55 PM PDT by cynwoody
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4 posted on 07/11/2013 7:21:39 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cool mug. Idiot DAs.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 7:22:33 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 7:24:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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?


7 posted on 07/11/2013 7:24:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 7:27:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: cynwoody

Old Doc Kirkwood really wants one of those.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Annoy the nannies!


Get one here


Get 'em here

10 posted on 07/11/2013 7:32:25 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Aww.

Now I want a few for Christmas gifts.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 7:40:11 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh, thank God these AG’s had the wisdom to funnel my tax dollars into the fight against gag tableware. I feel safer now.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 7:42:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
W
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13 posted on 07/11/2013 7:47:53 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: cynwoody

That is adorable!

I’d like one and I don’t even drink coffee...:)


14 posted on 07/11/2013 7:50:35 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just wait until they get around TEA cups.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 8:01:57 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The AG makes me want one of these:


16 posted on 07/11/2013 8:07:45 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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!


17 posted on 07/11/2013 8:08:51 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Dunno, but I just bought one...


18 posted on 07/11/2013 8:13:57 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about a fashion line of strait jackets?


19 posted on 07/11/2013 8:14:28 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: 2banana

“Cool mug. Idiot DAs”

DA is also the abbreviation for dumb a$$. Don’t you think the two go together quite well?


20 posted on 07/11/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

All we need to do is submit everything to a government censorship board to see if we are practicing correct thinking. It would save all sorts of trouble. Just imagine if the Tea Party had applied for a permit before organizing. So much trouble would have been saved.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 8:36:56 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These AGs are mentally ill.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 8:41:46 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

Puritans and leftist extremists are deathly afraid someone, somewhere may be having fun.

23 posted on 07/11/2013 8:42:32 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Glad my state isn’t part of this crapola


24 posted on 07/11/2013 8:50:32 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dx: Fevah
Rx: More Cowbell


25 posted on 07/11/2013 9:15:03 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Nifster
Glad my state isn’t part of this crapola

I wish mine wasn't.

State Attorneys General

A Communication from the Chief Legal Officers of the Following States and Territories:

Arizona * Arkansas * California * Colorado * Florida * Guam * Hawaii
Illinois * Iowa * Kentucky * Maine * Maryland * Massachusetts * Michigan
Mississippi * Montana * New Mexico * Ohio * Oregon * Pennsylvania
Tennessee * Utah * Wyoming

26 posted on 07/11/2013 9:32:32 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Shimmer1

ping


27 posted on 07/12/2013 12:47:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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