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Wed Sep 12, 2018, 07:50 PM

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn rescinds Nike ban

Source: The Times-Picayune.



Updated 7:43 PM; Posted 5:04 PM

By Drew Broach dbroach@nola.com
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn, buried under political and legal criticism, on Wednesday (Sept. 12) reversed his week-old ban on Nike purchases by the Parks and Recreation Department. He said he rescinded the order based on advice from his city attorney and in hopes of "bringing this city back together."

Standing before a U.S. Air Force fighter jet display in Veterans Memorial Park, Zahn said his Sept. 5 directive "placed Kenner in a false and unflattering light on the national stage." But he did not apologize for the aborted policy, which he had issued two days after Nike began a controversial advertising campaign featuring former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Two prominent critics of order applauded Zahn's about-face.

"I was completely against the policy. I support inclusion and social justice," said Jefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears Jr., generally an ally of Zahn's in his previous time on the Parish Council. "I have been in communication with Mayor Zahn to voice my disapproval with this policy and am grateful the policy has been rescinded."

Read more: https://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/kenner_zahn_nike.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:04 PM

1. Well, well, well...who could have guessed he would have to reverse the ban?

Everyone with common sense?

Remember the photo when he made the announcement and hoe "intelligent looking" their expressions were? It was obvious that stupidity like that would have to be reversed. This is what happens when people do not think about consequences, it usually hits them in the face, and now he and all those who supported this childish announcement look incredibly stupid, or one could say they look exactly what they are.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:09 PM

2. Nike products for the Trumpsters to burn



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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:11 PM

3. Nike products for the Trumpsters to burn 2

Nike flag sneakers

https ://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dmroyn0U0AAG_G9.jpg



http://tinyurl.com/ybu9ltdq

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 10:42 PM

9. Nice! I see Nike got the color of our Flag's stripes right.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:17 PM

4. Tee hee. Ben Zahn folded like a cheap tent. . .

. . .craven fucker.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 10:47 PM

10. He had no choice

His "mandate" was unenforceable. The lawsuits would have bankrupted the city.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:40 PM

5. It was political meddling in the marketplace by the Get-The-Government-Off-Our-Backs crowd

They don't care about principles, inclusion, social justice, or freedom. All they care about is their political agenda. If public opinion had blown the other way - as it might have in 2016 - they'd be doubling down. They'd steal your shoes if it meant another tax cut for them.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 09:22 PM

6. They'd steal your social security if it meant another tax cut for them too!!!

Wait a minute...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 09:46 PM

7. Standing before a U.S. Air Force fighter jet display in Veterans Memorial Park

Talk about trying to cover himself

Hopefully, Zahn will be out of a job next election cycle

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 10:41 PM

8. You better.. you divisive brainwashed pos.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:42 AM

11. Putz

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