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Coach Put on Leave for Challenging Obama (challenges him to a fight)
Foxnews.com ^ | January 13, 2011 | Todd Starnes

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 Obama’s 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 didn’t 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 district’s 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.

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Volkmann’s comments came during a New Year’s Day interview after he had won a fight. A reporter asked who Volkmann would like to fight next and he replied, “Obama.”

“He’s not too bright,” Volkmann told MMA Fighting. “Someone’s got to knock some sense into that idiot.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coach; firstamendment; mn; obama; obamaisanidiot; publicschools; ufc

1 posted on 01/13/2011 1:15:09 PM PST by inflorida
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To: inflorida

This is not right.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 1:16:00 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: inflorida

Good thing he didn’t write a pamphlet on how to, Oh never mind.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 1:16:54 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: inflorida

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.


4 posted on 01/13/2011 1:17:31 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: inflorida

free speech only applies to those that agree with the unions and bureaucrats.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 1:17:40 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: inflorida

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.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 1:17:54 PM PST by DManA
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To: GoCards

Prevcisely. You cannot knock sense into Odumbo.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 1:18:38 PM PST by SgtHooper (If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.)
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To: TexasPatriot1
Given recent events, that’s treasonous talk.

BS!

8 posted on 01/13/2011 1:20:35 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: inflorida

He should have said “But I would REALLY like to kick Bush’s ass even more!”

He would have gotten a raise


9 posted on 01/13/2011 1:21:31 PM PST by Mr. K
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To: Osage Orange

Sorry. My bad.
Given recent events, that’s treasonous talk. /SARC


10 posted on 01/13/2011 1:21:48 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: inflorida

So much for the Land of the Free.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 1:24:45 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: inflorida

12 posted on 01/13/2011 1:25:00 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: SgtHooper

13 posted on 01/13/2011 1:26:41 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: inflorida

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!


14 posted on 01/13/2011 1:32:36 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: inflorida

And all those who are threatening Sarah’s life these days?

What say you, Mr. Attorney General?


15 posted on 01/13/2011 1:33:40 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: inflorida
placed on administrative leave... after he insulted President Obama’s intelligence

If they do this to everyone who did that unemployment could hit 70 to 80%>

16 posted on 01/13/2011 1:36:53 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: inflorida

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.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 1:45:57 PM PST by madison10
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To: inflorida

MOUNTAIN_OUT_OF_MOLE_HILL_PING!


18 posted on 01/13/2011 1:51:56 PM PST by The Duke
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To: inflorida

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.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 1:52:50 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: inflorida

Insulted Obama’s intelligence? Is that even possible?


20 posted on 01/13/2011 2:04:36 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: inflorida
You have to admit, it would be fun to watch.

I'd pay!

21 posted on 01/13/2011 2:09:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: inflorida

Conservatives cannot speak freely but liberals can? This is America???


22 posted on 01/13/2011 2:09:22 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: GoCards

Paid vacation for making a political statement?
Cool!

/sarc


23 posted on 01/13/2011 2:10:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: vpintheak

Well, obviously any criticism of TFBP has to be racially motivated...


24 posted on 01/13/2011 2:11:38 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: inflorida
No doubt the ACLU will rush to his defense? ? ? ?
25 posted on 01/13/2011 3:07:44 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: inflorida

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.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 6:06:12 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: inflorida

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.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 6:17:20 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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