September 10, 2016 9:30 pm -

The mayor of Dupont, WA canceled a rally for the Seattle Seahawks for fear of protests.

In a matter of hours, as the tweets, Facebook posts and trending stories went viral, Mayor Mike Courts’ city-sponsored Seahawks rally Saturday was maybe uncanceled, then canceled for sure, then the door left open for a future Hawks rally.

Courts, 57, is a retired Army colonel who served for 30 years, including two deployments each in Bosnia and Iraq. His official Facebook page features a giant U.S. flag.


He said that when he learned about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem, “I was personally offended.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.