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Rebel clowns say fake shooting aimed at Seattle cops was 'in jest'
mynorthwest.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Brandi Kruse

Posted on 07/28/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT by matt1234

A protester dressed as a clown who was filmed pretending to shoot Seattle police with an umbrella was doing so "in jest," according to another member of CIRCA, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army.

"Furst Lewtenant Gonzo," who is not the man in a YouTube video posted last week, said the group took part in the "Bring the Fight to the Banks" rally on July 20 to act as a "buffer" between police and activists.

In video captured of the demonstration, a member of CIRCA, who goes by the name "General Malaise," levels an umbrella at police officers and pretends to shoot them, as if holding a rifle.

"This is absolutely unbelievable. I don't know that I've ever instantly detested somebody the way I do this guy in this video," Dori Monson of the Dori Monson Show said after seeing the video.

He called it nothing short of "despicable."

Monson said police showed exceptional restraint as the protester got in the face of several officers, shouted obscenities and made racial taunts, repeatedly calling them "fascist pigs."

"You don't know if somebody who looks and acts this crazy if their next act is going to be to try to run you through with the tip of the umbrella," Monson said. "The fact that not every media outlet in the city is heralding the restraint of these Seattle Police Officers, these guys are unbelievable."

A spokesperson for the Seattle Police Department who watched the video said the clown was "not breaking any laws." But, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said it appeared he was trying to provoke a police response.

"Not at all," Furst Lewtenant Gonzo told 97.3 KIRO-FM. "It was more of a joking parody of police using force, really."

The "Lewtenant" said it was "obviously an umbrella" and not a gun.

Still, the timing of the incident may have been perceived as insensitive by some. It occurred the day after a deadly shooting rampage inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 people dead.

Furst Lewtenant Gonzo said the clowns were unaware that the shooting had occurred as they went to bed early on Thursday to prepare for the demonstration.

"Rebel clowning is a very strenuous job," he said. "We had the demonstration that morning and so, as you can imagine, we were more busy putting our clown paint on instead of turning on the news and finding out what was going on."

Still, he said they do not regret their actions and would have acted the same if they had known about the shooting.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: clowns; funny; napl; washington; weird; whytheycallitdope

1 posted on 07/28/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: Slings and Arrows

Clown ping.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234

They should stuff this Bozo into a tiny cop car to take him to his court jester appearance....


3 posted on 07/28/2012 11:15:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (Where are the clowns? Never mind -- they're here...)
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To: matt1234

Sounds like more charming street theater ‘stuff’ from A.N.S.W.E.R.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 11:16:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: matt1234; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Not Bright


5 posted on 07/28/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: matt1234

Gunnury Surjant Ermey would have a field day with this idiot.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: matt1234

Suicide-by-cop epic fail


7 posted on 07/28/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1285 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Stick the umbrella up his .... An open it.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 11:39:21 AM PDT by Squantos
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To: matt1234

Let me get this straight. We are supposed to be upset about clowns who point umbrellas at cops and admire the cops’ restraint.

Does this sound like a parody to anybody else?

If I were a cop I’d have had to demonstrate restraint by not falling to the ground in laughter.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 11:46:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Squantos
Stick the umbrella up his .... An open it.

Given the Occutards' proclivities, that might not be much of a punishment.

10 posted on 07/28/2012 11:48:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good point ....


11 posted on 07/28/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by Squantos
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To: matt1234

They evidently have Obama and Biden in Seattle, but if they really want the Democrat circus, they need to bring in Harry Reid as the dog-faced boy, Nancy Pelosi as the bearded woman and Barney Frank as Barney the half boy/half girl. Debbie Whatsherface Schultz could be a tent peg.


12 posted on 07/28/2012 12:15:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sherman Logan

Dori Monson is this middle of the road pubbie who has a radio show on a left-leaning Seattle station. He sort-of drifted right towards the end of the clinton era but is still way too “moderate” to be interesting for me to listen to.

He appeared to be the only one in the story that was outraged by the asinine antics of a typical Seattlunatic.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 12:25:28 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: matt1234

“Rebel clowning is a very strenuous job,” he said.

A Soros job?


14 posted on 07/28/2012 12:43:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: matt1234

There was a time in this Country when mot folks actually had a life and had real things to do.
So many sad and pathetic people these days....


15 posted on 07/28/2012 12:46:13 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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16 posted on 07/28/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: matt1234

The “Lewtenant” said it was “obviously an umbrella” and not a gun.

And yet if an officer had taken that “umbrella” and shoved it your buddies butt you would be pissed wouldn’t you?


17 posted on 07/28/2012 12:49:39 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Sherman Logan
Liberalism is a mental disorder. The major urban cities are lost to Democrat malfeasance.
18 posted on 07/28/2012 1:19:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: matt1234

I suppose the mentally ill attempting suicide by cop is preferable to them driving the express loop in any major city.


19 posted on 07/28/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: matt1234

The whole country is turning into Gotham city. The clowns are never funny


20 posted on 07/28/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: matt1234

They just don’t make clowns like they used to..


21 posted on 07/28/2012 6:18:55 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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