Disappoint mints banned from University of Tennessee, Economy tanking, High unemployment rates, Hopium running dangerously low

Disappoint mints banned from University of Tennessee, Economy tanking, High unemployment rates, Hopium running dangerously low

From John Kass and the Chicago Tribune August 5, 2011.

“So what do you give a beleaguered president who just ate a mess of birthday barbecue with his friends from Chicago?

Disappoint-mints.

Yes, Disappoint-mints, the breath mints with President Barack Obama’s likeness on the cover.

After you chow down on some baby backs and corn and birthday burgers while roughly 9 percent of the nation is out of work and thinking about dog food recipes, there’s only thing that’ll freshen your barbecue breath.

Mints in a box with Obama’s face and the slogan:

“This is Change? Disappoint-mints.”

With the economy tanking and overwhelmingly high unemployment rates, and the nation’s supply of Hopium running dangerously low, who wouldn’t want something sweet and tasty?

Like a Disappoint-mint.

They were on sale at the University of Tennessee bookstore for only $2.99 when an angry Democratic state legislator, Joe Armstrong, declared the mints were offensive.

He insisted that those offensive mints be removed from the shelves.

You’d think a Democrat would support a diversity of mints and champion equal opportunity of flavors, but with Obama in political trouble, tolerance becomes a casualty.

Armstrong got angry. The meek University of Tennessee caved. And those insensitive Obama Disappoint-mints were yanked off the shelves.

“… When you operate on state and federal dollars, you ought to be sensitive to those type of politically specific products,” the Knoxville News Sentinel quoted Armstrong as saying. “If it was a private entity or corporation or store, (that’s different), but this is a state university. We certainly don’t want in any way to put the university in a bad light by having those political (products), particularly aimed at defaming the president.”

Armstrong, who will be known henceforth as Mr. Free Speech, told the newspaper that pulling the mints off the shelves did not violate the First Amendment, because the mints were not “educational material.”

In other words, Armstrong is a complete moron and is just making up random stuff in the name of Obama.

“With a book or something of that nature, then fine, but (the mints are) sort of a discretionary product they have,” Armstrong told the News Sentinel. “It wasn’t viewpoint-neutral. Very specifically insulting to the president.”

We called Glenn Reynolds, professor of law at the University of Tennessee and boss of the widely read blog Instapundit.

“My first response is that there’s no candy exception in the First Amendment,” said Reynolds.

“… But it’s far more suppressive when a legislator travels down there in person and demands that they be taken off the shelf,” he said.

Reynolds said that with the election coming up, people will have to learn to be more thick-skinned.

That’s the noble ideal. But it seems to me that as elections near, skins tend to stretch thinner and thinner.”

“Obama insists that government can lift the country out of recession, but all the meddling has made it worse, and Thursday’s drop of more than 500 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average highlights the futility.

So many Americans are nervous. And political hacks like Joe Armstrong are merely a symptom.

But all that can change.

All we’ve got to do is ban all the Disappoint-mints.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0805-20110805,0,7782665,full.column

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36 responses to “Disappoint mints banned from University of Tennessee, Economy tanking, High unemployment rates, Hopium running dangerously low

  1. Sometimes, when reality hits the public, and everyone is suffering you have to find humor. Democrats, far and wide, say one thing and do just the opposite. Supporting freedom of speech is much harder when you don’t like what the other person is saying, so the democrats stop supporting it then.

  2. Was Lakin conviction influenced by radical Obama supporter?

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=10572
    ———————————-
    I was hoping to buy a bunch of ‘disappointmints’ to give a Christmas gifts this year.

    Keep up the Great WORK CW!

  3. citizenwells

    Zach.
    Any mint produced or other food product is a disappoint mint due to the high food prices mostly
    brought about by high gas prices.
    How is that lib European model for gas prices looking now?

  4. zachjonesishome | August 5, 2011 at 6:56 am |
    I was hoping to buy a bunch of ‘disappointmints’ to give a Christmas gifts this year.
    ===================================
    Zach,
    I’d like to buy some boxes of Disappointments too. Anyone know where to buy them? They’re unavailable at Amazon.com. Take a look at the comments ……..

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars – Left a bad taste in my mouth, August 4, 2011

    By Phileas Fogg –
    This review is from: Disappointmints (Misc.)
    Many of us had high hopes for these mints, we ignored the masses who said these mints were Marxist and anti-American. Unfortunately the masses were right. Now these mints have cost me my job, my good quality healthcare and my retirement account. I hope that by 2012 when these mints are gone, I will be able to afford something a little more appetizing.

    http://www.amazon.com/Disappointmints/product-reviews/B004K3JY00/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

  5. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)
  6. Speaking of candy with a message, a fellow I know has another name for the taffy candy , AIRHEADS He calls it Congress Candy. Zoom in on the package and you’ll see why.
    http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/18169/n/Air-Heads-Cherry

    “AIR HEADS – OUT OF CONTROL”

    I think it should be called Obama White House Candy.
    I bought a big box and passed them out to my TEA Party friends. It was fun!

  7. As Obama’s Scam Comes Unraveled
    In Barack Hussein Obama’s America, ordinary Americans exercising their Constitutional rights are considered “terrorists”, simply because they oppose his radical agenda.

    Obama’s contempt for us knows no bounds. His plan to suppress us is no longer constrained by the Constitution and the rule of law. Or so he hopes.

    Although Obama is trying to empty Guantánamo Bay of real terrorists, it is still too small for Obama to house the millions of Americans who now realize that he is an illegal President and has committed felonies both before and after occupying the White House. Read more.
    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/

  8. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | August 5, 2011 at 8:03 am |
    Get the mints from here –
    http://www.richardsvarietystore.com/candy.html
    ===============================
    ms. helga,
    Thanks! They’re selling them on ebay too! Really high bids, too!

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4840.m570.l1313&_nkw=disappointmints&_sacat=See-All-Categories

  9. the Unemployed Phosophers Guild is also selling them along with lots of other great political fun stuff…go to your search engine and type in: unemployedphilopsophersguild.com

  10. In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against such man because of creed, or birthplace, or orgin. But this is predicted upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiances here. any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag..have room for one language here, and that is the English language…And we have room for the one sole loyalty and that is loyalty to the American people. Theodore Roosevelt 1907

    Such were taught in school, my how it has changed. Stay safe all, God Bless America !!!

  11. Hotlanta Mike

    Esquire magazine files motion to extend time to answer or respond to $250 million suit by WND

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/08/esquire-magazine-files-motion-to-extend.html#comment-form

  12. Hotlanta Mike

    Hope and Change for blacks turning into dope and rage. I guess Eric Holder doesn’t want to demean his people for calling them a nation of thugs…

    ‘Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, including some claiming racially-charged attacks’

    http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/126825018.html

  13. What is the reasoning to putting me into moderation?

  14. Hotlanta Mike

    Excerpt:

    Obama did that trick in reverse. Instead of vanishing without a trace he just popped into existence, without a hint there was a living person there before, with parents, friends, college chums.

    Want proof?

    Example 1: Real people have college transcripts.

    Example 2: Real people have gossipy friends who like to boast about their old buddy.

    Example 3: Real politicians have voting records.

    Example 4: Real people don’t have pdf layered birth certificates with blank spaces for the fill-ins.

    Example 5. Real American blacks don’t have bio-dads in Africa. Their family lines are American, both black and white. Real American blacks go back hundreds of years in America.

    The President Who Wasn’t There

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/the_president_who_wasnt_there.html

  15. You are sooooooooooo right Mike !

  16. citizenwells

    Margie.
    You put yourself in moderation.

  17. Amen Mr Bill…Amen

  18. Good morning, Folks!
    Speaking of “disappoint mints”, I recently bought a large package of regular chocolate-covered mints (well-known brand), and was very disappointed in the reduced size! I would say there is at least 20% less of the good stuff in each one.

    We’ve all been seeing a sneaky reduction of food amounts in the packages we buy, and that bears out the observation that our food is being stolen by the government, as suggested by a writer recently.

    At first blush I thought this “stolen” description was perhaps a bit over the top; however, the reasoning is that the manufacturers have to reduce the sizes of their products in order to pay Uncle Sam – taxes, regulatory demands, etc., which is definitely true. Who is being robbed? We the People – that’s who. It’s true.

  19. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    rminnc – Yesterday you and I were discussing Denver Intl. Airport and you mentioned the the Queen had invested in Denver too. I was about ready to answer you and our network went down for awhile so I couldn’t. I loved Johnny Carson and one of his favorite expressions was -“I DID NOT KNOW THAT!!”, so that was going to be my answer to you. We live in interesting times.

  20. Yes we sure do Mr. Bill…and I’m afraid they are going to be getting much more interesting in the very near future !

  21. Did you know that this year the top 20 staffers at the Obama White House received pay increases of an average 48%? Yes, and besides, VP Joe Biden bills Secret Service $13,000 per year for the rent of a dwelling on Biden’s property that is used by the SS to provide security to the VP. The total contract is $60,000, all out of taxpayer money and personal income to Biden.
    Details here:
    http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/white-house-salaries-out-of-control-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/

  22. Why would World Net Daily ( Corsi and Farah) consent to an EXTENSION of time for Esquire Magazine and Mark Warren to respond to their complaint for damages in reference to remarks Warren made about Corsie’s book “Where’s the Birth Certificate”? see: Birtherreport.com

    Is this part of Farah’s plan, or has World Net Daily CAVED? WND has been very quite lately.

    Time will tell !

  23. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Cabby – AZ | August 5, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    ____________________________________________
    This was my 666th comment at “USURPERVILLE”

    ms. helga | February 18, 2011 at 8:00 am |

    On this day I will make my “”666″ comment.

    William Jefferson Clinton was the first U.S. President to “franchise” the federal government through his presidency. The Usurper, alias Barry Soetoro, was the first person to turn the federal government into a “racket”. Lastly, but most consequentially, Facebook has replaced the mimeograph machine.

    http://www.google.com/webhp#hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=mimeograph+machine+%2B+Russian+Revolution&cp=39&pf=p&sclient=psy&site=webhp&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=mimeograph+machine+%2B+Russian+Revolution&pbx=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=5e2b21bd614e0a97

  24. Cabby, yes I have noticed less volume in a lot of products at the supermarket. In fact, my husband grabbed a cheaper blend (same manufacturer) of coffee the other day because it was about 1.50 cheaper than what we normally buy. When I went to put it in the pantry, i knew the minute I picked up the cannister, that it was smaller. Then I compared it to the higher priced blend I had in the pantry and it had several ounces less. They reduced the regular 3 lb can of coffee several years ago, but now they’ve reduced more. Also, check the pasta packaging. Always came in 1 lb bags, not so any more in a lot of brands. And the campbell soups, I think they have reduced the volume. Used to be 11.4 ozs (if memory serves me), now its 10.75 or 10.5 oz. The only way I realized that was using some old recipes and they are suddenly coming up on the “dry” side. Iam sure there are a lot more of that going on

  25. CW, i don’t understand how I did it. Did I do something wrong? Thanks for all you do. Keep fighting for the Restoration of the Republic, stay safe, God Bless.

  26. Armstrong apparently didn’t have any problem when the same bookstore sold mints skewering George W. Bush a few years ago; at the very least, no one demanded an end to that satire. In fact, The Anchoress has a picture of those mints, which went a great deal further than “disappointment” in its satire:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/04/lame-local-dem-politician-demands-end-to-obama-satire-in-tennessee/

    http://www.patheos.com/community/theanchoress/2011/08/04/humorless-dems-bad-temperamint/

  27. “Dr. Ronald Polland: White House posts copy of birth certificate I forged!”

    “Dr. Ronald Polland: On April 27, 2011. Obama and his White House held a press conference in which they gave reporters a copy of his “long-form” birth certificate and a copy of his “short-form” birth certificate.” That copy, now posted on WHITEHOUSE.GOV, came from the image I created and stored in my Photobucket account – they did not make a copy of his short-form because there is no short-form (the COLB).

    The “scan” images that his Campaign and Administration posted online are forgeries that were sent to them. They never sent out any “scan image” of Obama’s COLB because Obama never had one to scan or photograph.”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/08/dr-ronald-polland-white-house-posts.html

  28. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | August 5, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    rminnc – Yesterday you and I were discussing Denver Intl. Airport.

    ++++++++++

    Colorado is NOT the only one. Kansas, Maryland, and a few other ones I have not definitively tracked yet.
    This is your Stimulus Dollars at work!!!

    Two of the Contractors providing these: Green Eye Technology http://greeneyetech.com/home.html
    and Radius Engineering http://www.bomb-shelter.net/

    Both websites have been recently purged of information and are now only about 1/4 the size they used to be. Their new disclaimer states that only customers may see blueprints for their “Community Systems.” However, when you go to this page http://greeneyetech.com/community.html you will see the Trogonia 8 Configuration (2nd and 3rd illustrations) which are the closest “Unclassified” illustrations to what the Federal Government is funding and building in secret locations around the Country.

    The Trogonia 8 configuration: Cached page before purging http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2xjRC4X0okIJ:http://greeneyetech.com/shelter%2520products%2520trogonia%2520earthcom%2520100.html
    Trogonia 8 is composed of 8 Earthcom 100’s each having an Earthcom 32 support module for long term power needs. Each Earthcom 100 arch system protects 250 people. The Mall style floor plan is designed with shops, City Hall, fitness center, restaurants, and a hospital all located on the main floor. Living quarters a located on the second floor, and food/misc. storage on the third floor. The artificial sky inside provides a comfortable feeling for long-term protection.

    Not counting land/labor costs, but fully equipped with Food Staples, Diesel Fuel, Decontamination units, Telescoping sensor arrays, Secure Communications, CNBR air filtering life support units, et.al: Each one runs about 4.5 BILLION dollars each. That is not taking into account any other specialized equipment the Federal Government likes to surround itself with.

  29. Video from July 2009:

    Viveca Novak (Deputy Director, FactCheck.org) and Rick Sanchez.
    —-
    “Rick Sanchez Puts End To Obama Birth Certificate Issue”


    ==========
    ==========
    “PRESS BILL PRESS to EARN his PRESS CREDENTIALS”
    © 2010 jbjd

    “I only began noticing Bill Press on account of this fabricated exchange he initiated with WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a White House press briefing on July 27, 2009. (I have seen no videos that showed Mr. Press signaling he had a question; but undoubtedly, Mr. Gibbs did call on him to ask a question and, he undoubtedly did ask the question.) (As the video below clearly shows, notwithstanding Mr. Press asked the question and received an extended answer; for some reason, he kept his reporter’s notepad wedged firmly under his arm throughout the exchange.)

    BP: Robert, I hate to bring this up but somebody has to.

    RB: Uh oh.

    BP: Is there anything you can say that will make the Birthers go away?

    RG: No.

    BP: Are you gonna try?

    RG: No. I mean, the God’s honest truth is no. I mean, Bill, let’s understand this. And I almost hate to indulge in such as august setting as the White House – and I mean this in seriousness – the White House briefing room discussing the made-up fictional nonsense of whether or not the President was born in this country. A year-and-a-half ago, I asked that the birth certificate be put on the internet. …”

    http://jbjd.org/2010/06/26/press-bill-press/

  30. citizenwells

    Margie,
    look at your name spelling.

  31. Hotlanta Mike

    Friday, August 05, 2011

    Guests On The Rusty Humphries Show From Hawaii

    Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.- continues to challenge Barack Obama’s Presidential eligibility in court. She’s planning a trip to Hawaii next week to do more investigating on the birth certificate issue.

    Investigative journalist Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate.

    http://www.640wgst.com/pages/Rusty_Humphries.html

  32. I gave CW a heads up on this and he will let the cat out of the bag Monday morning:

    I want to alert everyone to the fact that there will be an explosive press release issued by The Birther Summit Monday morning. Everything is being coordinated right now to make sure this story receives a major buzz across the internet and traditional media outlets. A conservative PR firm is being retained to assure this story gets widely covered–to the point where the liberal media won’t be able to ignore it. Because they want this all to hit at the same time, I am not at liberty to provide specific details right now, but trust me, it should be huge!

    Along those lines, I really need your help. To capitalize on the publicity we should get from this story, we need to have all six of our volunteer coordinators identified and in place. We still need to identify three people who will cover the following national regions: northwest, north central, and southeast. Because of everything I’m needing to do regarding Monday’s bombshell, I need to be able to count on all of you to help identify those three people. Please reach out to anyone you think might be able to handle doing this.

    Come Monday, hang on–it should be a wild ride!

  33. Re Above Post:

    We have our regional coordinators assigned but we still need help in getting the word out to everyone.

    Sam

  34. . . . We certainly don’t want in any way to put the university in a bad light by having those political (products), particularly aimed at defaming the president.”

    Allow me to enlighten you, Mr. Free Speech Armstrong. Obama DEFAMED HIMSELF. And your juvenile tantrum cannot change that.

  35. Now Amazon is selling the Obama Disappoint Mints. And each of the four customer reviews ranks the Mints five stars. 🙂

    Three of the four reviewers express their disappointment in Amazon for taking a political side and suppressing freedom of speech.

    http://www.amazon.com/Disappointmints/dp/B004K3JY00/ref=sr_1_1/176-0411636-1347431?ie=UTF8&qid=1312608671&sr=1-1-catcorr

    PLUS . . . those Obama Disappoint Mints are Number 1 in Amazon’s The most popular items in Breath Mints list of 100!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/hpc/3777941/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_hpc_1_5_last

    In essence, Amazon customers are predicting the 2012 election outcome. This is so good!

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