Obama "Disappointment Mints" removed from University store Offended Dems

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    This story is unreal in the wake of Tea Partiers being called terrorists by the Vice President no less.

    "Obama "Disappoint-Mints" removed from university store shelves

    MintsAmazing how intolerant free-thinking liberals are when the shoe's on the other foot, isn't it?

    KNOXVILLE,TN - A student at the University of Tennessee was offended the covering of mints being sold at the school's bookstore, so he called a local Democratic state lawmaker who spoke to the store director during a visit.

    The mints were taken off the shelves soon after the visit, the state lawmaker said. The offensive cover depicted President Obama with these words: "This is change? Disappointmints"

    "I explained to him that I felt those mints were politically specific products that had no educational value," Armstrong said.

    "If it was a book or something of that nature, fine, but that's sort of a discretionary product they have there. It wasn't viewpoint neutral. It was very specifically insulting to the president."

    KnoxNews.com reports the bookstore carried mints depicting George W. Bush when he was president, too."


    Illinois Review: Obama "Disappoint-Mints" removed from university store shelves

    Meanwhile liberals are telling Tea Partiers to suck it up over being called terrorists and hostage takers and a Dem can't take a mint.

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    "I explained to him that I felt those mints were politically specific products that had no educational value," Armstrong said.
    No educational value huh. :lol:
    Shit, maybe we need to shut down all of the schools tomorrow or just have the kiddies both big and little sing Obama songs and praises to the State all day. :D
     
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    I want some and i dont like mints, no such thing as bad spam!

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    I think it was a cute product and would have bought some myself.

    Now its perfectly legal for the student to complain.

    Its perfectly legal for the rep to talk to the business owner.


    It is also perfectly legal for the business owner to deside what products they are going to sell.


    why is this an issue?
     
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    Who are you and what have you done with TM?
     
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    Satirical Mints Poking Fun at President Obama Yanked From Tennessee Bookstore - FoxNews.com

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    MERGED with existing thread.
     
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    Is it a private business? Is it being hypocritical and discriminatory?
     
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    Called the Gestapo in ay? Typical Socialist/Progressive Democrat move. What a bunch of cowardly douchebags.
     
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    where was anything illegal done here folks?
     
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    Damn -- I was heading to Knoxville tomorrow to drop my daughter off and buy her books. Certainly would have stocked up on those..

    It IS a little dicey to put political items in a state university book store.. But afterall there IS a political science book section with all manner of partisian crappola for sale.. It would be wise to stock up on maybe on Palin and Obama mints for "balance" and choice... I would never oppose sale of political banners or stickers in a public univ bookstore.. So thumbs down on bailing to the pressure..

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