Trump's travel ban throws roller derby into chaos


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/24/trumps-travel-ban-throws-rol.html


#2

Why not just move it to Canada? I also think that even if no teams were directly affected by the ban a lot of people would prefer to not come here because of the Republican Administration and its policies.


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Behdadi was not born in Iran and holds a Swedish passport, but Iran still considers them a citizen because of their parents.

A common problem with Iran in particular- it’s actually not possible to renounce Iranian citizenship.


#4

Even Derby Gals hate tRump, go figure…


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Many players hold citizenship in one of the banned countries…

That means they’re terrorists, right? On rollerskates?


#6

Sure they do. I’ve known quite a few, they’re badass.

I love Roller Derby, and not just because Damon Runyon invented it.*

*No, seriously, he did.


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… Just look at their skating names…Allie Kayda? Judy Boom? Yep, sound like terrorists to me…


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I predict that some of our local teams here in HI will run afoul of this the next time they try to go to the mainland for a meet. HI ain’t part of the US, don’cha know?


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I don’t want to stereotype but I know a couple of roller derby gals who’d love to get Trump and Pence into the ring…as the opposing team.


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Trump’s travel ban throws roller derby into chaos

As it should be. Guess POTUS Trump is managing to fix some stuff after all.


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