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Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments
WCCO.COM ^ | 01/06/2012 | WCCO.COM

Posted on 01/07/2012 5:08:57 AM PST by mn-bush-man

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jacob Volkmann admits he’s trying to make a name for himself as a fighter. The problem is it’s getting him in trouble at his other job.

Following a fight last Friday, the 31-year old White Bear Lake man was being interviewed by Joe Rogan. Volkmann told Rogan that President Obama should call him to schedule a “glass-ectomy.” Rogan then asked what a “glass-ectomy” is.

“A glass-ectomy is when you cut your bellybutton out and put a piece of glass in there so when you have your head up your butt you can see where you’re going.” Volkmann said.

The White Bear Lake School District apparently was not amused. Volkmann, who’s an assistant wrestling coach for White Bear Lake, said the district put him on paid administrative leave.

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1. New favorite UFC guy!
2. Funny stuff - way to go!
3. Suspended from his public school job? Turn the tables -- had he said something about GWB four years ago, he likely would have been given a raise. Ugg!
1 posted on 01/07/2012 5:08:59 AM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

If he was not fighting for the school district or representing them, they have NO LEGAL RIGHT to suspend him. Sue their asses off..........


2 posted on 01/07/2012 5:24:59 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: mn-bush-man
When asked who he’d like to fight next following a fight in late 2010, Volkmann said “Obama” because “someone’s got to knock some sense into that idiot.”

That comment not only got Volkmann put on leave from the school district, but also caught the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. They questioned him not long after.

If the Secret Service visited everyone who thought Obozo was an idiot, they'd have to hire so many new employees the unemployment rate would go to zero.

3 posted on 01/07/2012 5:32:52 AM PST by econjack
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To: SECURE AMERICA
They are well within their legal rights to suspend him.

Not a smart thing to do IMO, but the law definitely allows them to do it.

4 posted on 01/07/2012 5:45:10 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: mn-bush-man

Too funny. Don’t know him, nor do I follow UFC, but I like him. Unfortunately, he’ll get the “Joe the plumber” treatment and, somehow, the MSM will make him the bad guy.


5 posted on 01/07/2012 5:48:39 AM PST by traintown57
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To: comebacknewt

Seems there is something in the First Amendment to the U.S Constitution that say’s something about “Freedom of Speech”.

Oh, almost forgot, the Constitution is nothing of importance to Buckwheat and his supporters......

Fergetaboutit!


6 posted on 01/07/2012 5:50:06 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: mn-bush-man

If Jacob Volkmann had said this about Sarah Palin:

1) Bill Maher would have him on his HBO show ASAP

2) Chris Matthews would get YET another tingling feeling up his leg

3) MTV would give him his own reality show

4) NY Times would claim this guy is the voice of a new generation.

5) He’d be Michael Moore’s new BFF

6) Joy Behar would be trying to bump uglies

7) KOS Kids would have a new American Idol to worship

8) Cal Berkley would give him an honorary PHD

9) Obama would give him a cabinet position

10) Public School district would make him superintendent with a 7 figure salary.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 5:53:38 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: traintown57
After Danial Craig, who plays a tough guy in hollywood, tells us Obama is the real James Bond, its good to hear the real deal from a real tough guy.
8 posted on 01/07/2012 5:54:31 AM PST by Roy Baty (When there is no way out - Find a way further in.)
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To: mn-bush-man

He should have demonstrated it on Rogan right then and there. Rogan needs it also.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:33 AM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: mn-bush-man
3. Suspended from his public school job? Turn the tables -- had he said something about GWB four years ago, he likely would have been given a raise. Ugg!

Let's protest outside the school and convince parents to defund the PTO!

10 posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:47 AM PST by montag813
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To: traintown57
Too funny. Don’t know him, nor do I follow UFC, but I like him. Unfortunately, he’ll get the “Joe the plumber” treatment and, somehow, the MSM will make him the bad guy.

NOT IF WE STAND UP AND ROAR AND STAND BY HIS SIDE! No one ever protested on behalf of Joe, nor outside the home of the bitch bureacrat who illegally released his tax records.

11 posted on 01/07/2012 6:02:08 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Sign me up.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 6:09:52 AM PST by traintown57
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To: comebacknewt

So much for freedom of speech huh?


13 posted on 01/07/2012 6:12:23 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
There was much worse things spouted off about GWB in a fit of verbal diarrhea by the progressive liberati. I suppose freedom of speech only applies to maggots of a certain political persuasion.
14 posted on 01/07/2012 6:15:49 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: comebacknewt

but the law definitely allows them to do it....Cite that particular law, please.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 6:29:11 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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16 posted on 01/07/2012 6:35:27 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mn-bush-man

And he’s in trouble why??? Sounds like a real man to me not some pansy fag like Obama.


17 posted on 01/07/2012 6:51:22 AM PST by erod (I've had enough hope for 4 years, it's time for a change.)
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To: comebacknewt
Can you cite which of the school's 'legal rights' trump an individual's right of freedom of speech, especially that of political speech?

Sounds more like a lawsuit waiting to happen and his to win and the school's to pay for.

And what a wonderful civics lesson for the students!

May the tree of liberty be watered with the school district's money.

18 posted on 01/07/2012 7:13:17 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: mn-bush-man
prolly should be a galssOSTOMY
19 posted on 01/07/2012 7:14:47 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Safetgiver; comebacknewt
I don't know if comebacknewt can cite that law or not, but I can cite which amendment gives this man the freedom to say whatever he wishes to.
20 posted on 01/07/2012 7:15:46 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: mn-bush-man

In America you have freedom of speech, but Just watch what you say... Boy.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 7:20:46 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: yank in the UK

Here in nobamanation we don’t need no stinkiin’ first amendment!!!!!!!


22 posted on 01/07/2012 7:42:19 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: yank in the UK

As The Clash, a notable band from your current home, put it:

You have the right to free speech - as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it!

They were a bunch of Leftists who said some really conservative things from time to time, only they didn’t really know it.


23 posted on 01/07/2012 7:53:06 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: montag813

bump that
how many times can he say ‘phenomenal’ during a fight?


24 posted on 01/07/2012 8:07:26 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: mn-bush-man

When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you!

Now go pay your taxes - we need raises.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 8:11:45 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: mn-bush-man

“Suspended from his public school job?”

THOU MUST NOT SPEAKETH ILL OF THE MESSIAH, or else.


26 posted on 01/07/2012 8:13:55 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: mn-bush-man

No dick-tater likes smart azzes.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 9:01:57 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: comebacknewt
Not a smart thing to do IMO, but the law definitely allows them to do it.

What law?

28 posted on 01/07/2012 9:56:59 AM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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To: mn-bush-man

My grandson - Jonathan Brookins:

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29 posted on 01/07/2012 9:59:41 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Go Gordon
Come on guys. You really think it is illegal for the school to do this?

The right to free speech is a limited right. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of organizations disciplining their employees for comments they have made -- even while not speaking as representatives of that organization.

Since it is political speech that reflects a personal opinion, I don't agree with the school's decision to do this, but they are well within their legal rights to do so.

30 posted on 01/07/2012 10:50:32 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: mn-bush-man

Last line of the article:

“A call was made to the White Bear Lake School District Friday evening, but the call has not yet been returned.”

Why not? Didn’t the janitor hear the phone ringing?


31 posted on 01/07/2012 10:51:29 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: TribalPrincess2U

bk mk


32 posted on 01/07/2012 10:51:35 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: econjack

Many Obama critics claim Obama has some sort of plan to crack down on dissenters and have them interrogated and sent to prison or reeducation camps or something. But with Obama simultaneously gutting the military-if one is an aspiring dictator, their natural instinct is to spend more money strengthening the military-it makes one wonder he plans on doing that if he is in fact planning it. Does he think the Secret Service could go after all of the millions, tens of millions even, who dont approve of him ? Will he expect to issue written orders to American supporters to make citizens arrests and then they will just do it ?


33 posted on 01/07/2012 11:45:11 AM PST by emax
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To: mn-bush-man

He has been suspended before for political speech. It won’t stand this time either.


34 posted on 01/07/2012 11:54:29 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: comebacknewt

Public schools are public actors and can NOT limit political speech by it’s employees off campus whether they think it is crass or not.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 11:57:05 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: leapfrog0202

36 posted on 01/07/2012 12:23:21 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: comebacknewt
Come on guys. You really think it is illegal for the school to do this? The right to free speech is a limited right. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of organizations disciplining their employees for comments they have made -- even while not speaking as representatives of that organization.

You have made the key distinction. Private organizations/companies can dole out discipline as they see fit. The government, however, cannot carte blanch punish someone for exercising their right to free speech. The man didn't trash the principal, or the teachers or the students or anything related to the school or his job. The school will be sued and will lose. More taxpayer money down the drain because of the acts of liberals.

37 posted on 01/07/2012 12:39:30 PM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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To: mn-bush-man
Making jokes about Herr Fuhrer is Verboten!!
38 posted on 01/07/2012 1:13:26 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: yank in the UK; Safetgiver; comebacknewt

Just like the USSR you could be sent to the gulag for not celebrating Stalin’s birthday, telling a joke about him etc.


39 posted on 01/07/2012 1:17:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: mn-bush-man

He should beat their asses off.


40 posted on 01/07/2012 1:18:55 PM PST by Fledermaus (A snow ball in hell has a better chance of surviving than Ron Paulyp in the primaries.)
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To: mn-bush-man

His mistake was to make a joke instead of ramming someone with a shopping cart. That would have been constitutionally protected “free speech”.


41 posted on 01/07/2012 3:28:04 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

f Jacob Volkmann had said this about Sarah Palin:

1) Bill Maher would have him on his HBO show ASAP

2) Chris Matthews would get YET another tingling feeling up his leg

3) MTV would give him his own reality show

4) NY Times would claim this guy is the voice of a new generation.

5) He’d be Michael Moore’s new BFF

6) Joy Behar would be trying to bump uglies

7) KOS Kids would have a new American Idol to worship

8) Cal Berkley would give him an honorary PHD

9) Obama would give him a cabinet position

10) Public School district would make him superintendent with a 7 figure salary.

TRUE AND MORE!


42 posted on 01/07/2012 4:52:20 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: varina davis

Hey, that’s really cool! Congrats!

Are you okay with his endeavors? I don’t know how hard/easy it would be to watch someone I love. I’ll pull for him now - great to have a connection, even though I’m probably just as closely connected to Kevin Bacon. ;o)


43 posted on 01/07/2012 6:11:15 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: varina davis

Hey, that’s really cool! Congrats!

Are you okay with his endeavors? I don’t know how hard/easy it would be to watch someone I love. I’ll pull for him now - great to have a connection, even though I’m probably just as closely connected to Kevin Bacon. ;o)


44 posted on 01/07/2012 6:12:25 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

Oh yes! The family is in his corner all the way. He is a smart, humble and dedicated young man. Won the MMA amateur championship last December in Las Vegas against Michael Johnson and now has a contract with UFC. He trains out of Orlando with the Gracie Barra gym. He was twice high school state wrestling champion in Oregon before he went pro.

Hope you watch his next fight in Omaha.


45 posted on 01/07/2012 6:47:09 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Roy Baty

Ah,Daniel Craig is ugly anyway.

What a dunce.


46 posted on 01/07/2012 8:37:07 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: little jeremiah

Ja Wohl!

(I think I spelled that correctly...)


47 posted on 01/07/2012 8:39:41 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: emax

>>>Many Obama critics claim Obama has some sort of plan to crack down on dissenters and have them interrogated and sent to prison or reeducation camps or something. But with Obama simultaneously gutting the military-if one is an aspiring dictator, their natural instinct is to spend more money strengthening the military-it makes one wonder he plans on doing that if he is in fact planning it. Does he think the Secret Service could go after all of the millions, tens of millions even, who dont approve of him ? Will he expect to issue written orders to American supporters to make citizens arrests and then they will just do it ?<<<

You confuse the United States with the Soviet Union. There is no need to have mass arrests and scattered gulags.

All that really needs to be done is strategic arrests, maybe with only a few people. If they can select the right kind of person with the right kind of evidence, they can successfully target the groups that they’re after. Media exposure does the rest.

This wrestler is a great example. He does what he does. He’s hung out to dry - maybe losing his job, maybe short-circuiting his career. He gets his 15 minutes of fame - and millions watch what happens to him. Anyone working in a school or an educational institution gets the message mighty quick about speaking out against Obama - not only in a crude way. It’s a reasonable inference that even polite speech against Obama will be dealt with in a harsh way. Hell, you don’t even have to shoot him or put him in jail. Just wreck his reputation and his career. That’s enough for most people.

In my opinion, that was one of the goals of the gang rape of Sarah Palin. It was a warning to anyone else that they better not tread the same path. And look at the group of seven dwarfs facing Obama right now from the other side.

Those in authority don’t care about our griping and lack of support. They just want us marginalized and compliant. Keep your guns, listen to Rush, pray like Tebow until the cows come up. Just don’t mention it at work or in public.

It’s almost as if America has finally found a way to have totalitarian government without any of the mess and fuss.

God help us.


48 posted on 01/07/2012 9:09:40 PM PST by redpoll
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

The only other German I know is that Oh0m0 is a scheisskopf.

(Probably spelled way wrong.)


49 posted on 01/07/2012 9:54:23 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m mostly German but I don’t know a hell of a lot of the language. some of the words are really long!


50 posted on 01/07/2012 11:03:12 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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