Skip to comments.Coach Put on Leave for Challenging Obama (challenges him to a fight)
Posted on 01/13/2011 1:15:08 PM PST by inflorida
An Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter has been placed on administrative leave from his job at a Minnesota high school after he insulted President Obamas intelligence and challenged the commander in chief to a fight.
Jacob Volkmann told Fox News Radio that he is under investigation by White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked as a part-time assistant wrestling coach for three years.
They didnt like how I was representing the school, he said. They said I was representing them bad because of what I said about the president and his policies.
Marisa Vette, the school districts director of communications, confirmed to Fox News Radio that Volkmann is on paid leave. She refused to say if his comments about President Obama sparked the investigation.
Volkmanns comments came during a New Years Day interview after he had won a fight. A reporter asked who Volkmann would like to fight next and he replied, Obama.
Hes not too bright, Volkmann told MMA Fighting. Someones got to knock some sense into that idiot.
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This is not right.
Good thing he didn’t write a pamphlet on how to, Oh never mind.
Given recent events, that’s treasonous talk.
I hope he has a good lawyer.
Too bad I agree with him. The Prez does need his @$$ kicked.
free speech only applies to those that agree with the unions and bureaucrats.
A raving lunatic who sees blue trees and green sky sending death threats they miss.
After fight braggadocio they pick up on in 10 seconds.
Prevcisely. You cannot knock sense into Odumbo.
He should have said “But I would REALLY like to kick Bush’s ass even more!”
He would have gotten a raise
Sorry. My bad.
Given recent events, that’s treasonous talk. /SARC
So much for the Land of the Free.
WOW! He could spout off all the hate Palin, Bush, Rush, Beck, all he wanted I’ll bet. But talk about the Bam, and fuggetaboutit, you shall be silenced!
And all those who are threatening Sarah’s life these days?
What say you, Mr. Attorney General?
If they do this to everyone who did that unemployment could hit 70 to 80%>
What happened to all the protesting over “treasonous talk” when the whack jobs were writing/producing books and movies about President G.W. Bush?
It was a game with them, to see how far they could push their talk against the man. Funny how it doesn’t work the other way ‘round.
If he had said “Palin’s not too bright. Someone needs to knock some sense into that old hag”, he would have been promoted to full time coach.
Insulted Obama’s intelligence? Is that even possible?
Conservatives cannot speak freely but liberals can? This is America???
Paid vacation for making a political statement?
Well, obviously any criticism of TFBP has to be racially motivated...
The parents of the students at that school should pull their kids, effective immediately (today). If it is like California, head count determines incoming state and federal funds to the district and school.
Liberal public school administrators may not understand common sense or freedom of speech, but they probably can be taught. Just use the appropriate intervention.
The First Amendment as put into practice by the White Bear Lake High School (do as we say, not as we do):
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances...
... unless the speech is politically incorrect.