Remember When We Had a First Amendment?

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    Jacob Volkmann, the UFC lightweight fighter who said that President Obama was "not too bright" following his win at UFC 125, has been placed on paid administrative leave by White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota while the school conducts an investigation regarding the comments he made to MMAFighting.com about the President.

    Volkmann has served as an assistant wrestling coach for the school for three years.

    "They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach," Volkmann said.

    Volkmann expressed frustration over the situation, which has also seen him questioned by the Secret Service ...

    "I have an opinion and I have the right to say my opinion – and there's no regrets of what I said," Volkmann said. "The only regret I have is calling him an idiot. I don't think he's an idiot, but I do think he's making a lot of mistakes."
    Jacob Volkmann Placed on Paid Administrative Leave From Job -- MMA Fighting

    I suggest watching both of these...if you know what's good for you...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewvBUzOkLPE&feature=related[/ame]

     
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    Oh for fuck's sake. Investigated by the Secret Service for calling the prez an idiot? :wtf:


    That is just plain sad.
     
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    I don't know...it was at a school function, and he is a school facilty member in an interview about a program of the school's.
    In that capacity, he has no business making his personal political opinions a part of the interview.

    The school is within their right to take disciplinary action.
     
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    This one's good too, because it doesn't come within a mile of getting in Obama's face:

    Fired over Facebook comments: Director of Chicago chapter of Coats for Kids fired after commenting about Arizona shootings - WGHP

    Support or opposition to issues or causes in appropriate in the non-profit sector? Anyone ever heard of the League of Liberal Women Voters?
     
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    Dumb ass should know better than to say anything that could even be hinted bad about the left in Chicago.
     
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    No kidding. I would hire a bodygaurd if I were him.
     

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