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What does the rodeo clown incident mean? Poll
St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 8/13/2013 | St. Louis Business Journal

Posted on 08/13/2013 1:28:29 PM PDT by ncfool

What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

Missouri is racist

Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state

It is a tempest in a teapot

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: clown; missouri; obama
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Time to Freep this poll. Give the old Freerepublic vote.
1 posted on 08/13/2013 1:28:29 PM PDT by ncfool
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To: ncfool

It means that a lot of people think this President is a clown.

Easy


2 posted on 08/13/2013 1:31:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ncfool

POORLY worded poll. Banning the masked clown was “Poor judgment”. But, you can’t insult Chairman Mao-bama in public. Won’t be long before there’s huge posters of the Fuehrer 0bama in all public places.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:35 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ncfool

What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

Missouri is racist 15%

Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state 31%

It is a tempest in a teapot 54%

Votes Cast: 172


4 posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ncfool

It was at 116 votes when I posted it.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:54 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool

it means the thin skinned muslim juvenile in the WH might throw a tantrum


6 posted on 08/13/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I heard that by Executive order he was going to Ban the production and wearing of the Obama mask.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 1:34:33 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool

Poll choices clearly show the bias of the ones asking the question.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 1:34:49 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: ncfool

Teapot Tempest.....54 percent.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 1:35:08 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ncfool
I voted, and commented:

I remember masked effigies of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes. In fact, these types of masks were frequently shown on MSM sitcoms and shows like SNL, and there was zero outrage. For that matter, effigies of those presidents were hung and burned, no outrage. But in the new America, our Dear Leader must not be mocked! Welcome to the USSA. Now shut up and be a good comrade, or the NSA might “find” kiddie porn on your computer, or your brat kid might not get that operation she needs. And no making fun of Dear Leader! Don't even MENTION his dumbo ears, or the 57 states he says he visited, or Benghazi, (where was he hiding for 8 hours while Americans were fighting and dying?) or Fast and Furious (300 dead Mexicans) or the IRS....etc....etc...

10 posted on 08/13/2013 1:36:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ncfool

Obama should punish Missouri by kicking it out of the Obamanation. Then, all the other red states can hire a rodeo clown and get kicked out.


11 posted on 08/13/2013 1:37:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ncfool

It means a very large percentage of America is ignorant about rodeos and rodeo clowns in general.

I’ve worked at one of the top 3 world rodeos for 30 years. Politics and politicians have always been the butt of rural humor. Most especially if they seem citified or dandified.

Has no one ever heard of Will Rogers?


12 posted on 08/13/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: ncfool
FREE THE OBAMA CLOWN!
13 posted on 08/13/2013 1:38:44 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: bigbob

I find it interesting how much time is being given to this as compared to the amount of time being given to the Benghazi incident.


14 posted on 08/13/2013 1:41:36 PM PDT by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: ncfool

The pinkos are always happy to mock Americans but when one of their own gets roasted they can’t take it.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 1:43:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Obadiah

They’ve got it all wrong, the Obama Clown is in the White House... one of them, scary clowns...


16 posted on 08/13/2013 1:46:30 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect
Okay.

FREE US FROM THE OBAMA CLOWN

That better?

17 posted on 08/13/2013 1:48:44 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: ncfool
The idea that the state should intervene on behalf of the sovereign to censor political speech, even satire, has been rejected time and again in America. By the logic of those who would impose financial sanctions for this act of satire at the Missouri State rodeo fair, what would George III have done to Thomas Jefferson for writing a bill of particulars of the sovereign's crimes in a document called the Declaration of Independence?

The article says that the Missouri State fair is subsidized by the state in an amount in excess of $500,000 a year. Presumably the state has given the Missouri State fair the power of police over the grounds and other arrangements which make affair at least a quasi governmental operation. There is no place in America for censorship on behalf of the sovereign, especially by the sovereign.

The essence of that idea was enshrined in the Supreme Court's opinion New York Times vs. Sullivan, which protected the media even when it libels those who have not even attained the exalted position of sovereign, merely because they are celebrities.

We now have in a companion thread the story of a poor Swiss shopgirl being harassed because Oprah Winfrey, with her multibillion-dollar power of the press, says she was slighted. The companion article reveals that the shopgirl says that Oprah simply misunderstood what was said, not unlikely when there is a language barrier. But the point is we have now so institutionalized African-American sensitivity that we have created a monster. The subjective reaction of sensitive African-Americans should never be elevated over the Constitution of the United States.

Black Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and especially black presidents like Barack Obama should not be occasions for the distortion of my birthright-or yours.

Since writing the above an additional report has emerged alleging that Oprah Winfrey in 2005 made a similar complaint while in Europe coincidently just before one of her movies was to be released. The author notes that Winfrey is involved in another movie production now. The implication is that these are stunts for publicity. If so, it illustrates one more reason why it is so dangerous to institutionalize African-American sensitivity. We are pandering always to the subjective reactions of African-Americans to whatever stimulus seems to trouble them today.

When we act as a government, even through quasi governmental agencies like the Missouri State fair, to deprive people of a livelihood because we disapprove of their political speech, we are proceeding down a dangerous path. When it happened in Hollywood the left has never let the world forget it decrying for the next half-century the so-called Hollywood blacklist.

The left will never let us forget McCarthyism but we are now suffering from McCarthy in blackface.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 1:50:06 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
POORLY worded poll...

I agree. I don't like any of the choices:

"Missouri is racist"
I actually agree with this one - but not the way the pollsters probably meant it. It shows that the Missouri politicians are racist by them giving a rat's behind about something they would have ignored if the same thing had been done to Bush or Reagan.

Poor judgment by fair officials embarrassed state
Yes - poor judgment by the Fair officials for not telling the Politicians to pound sand.

It is a tempest in a teapot
This is the closest for being a fair yes - but I'm still not voting on this rigged poll.

19 posted on 08/13/2013 1:53:23 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ncfool

Option 4 - No big deal when they did the same to W.


20 posted on 08/13/2013 1:55:02 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: ncfool

big deal......free speech


21 posted on 08/13/2013 1:59:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Valpal1

I think it would come as news to some folks how important clowns are to rodeos. They save lives at great risk to their own.


22 posted on 08/13/2013 2:02:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: ncfool

Missouri is racist
8%
Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state
25%
It is a tempest in a teapot
67%
Votes Cast: 462


23 posted on 08/13/2013 2:03:12 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: ncfool

Obama should fly the clown to Martha’s Vineyard on an Osprey for immediate trial before the Court of the Star Chamber.


24 posted on 08/13/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: ncfool

No thanks. The poll answers are leftist.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ncfool; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Clowning around in Missouri. Rodeo clown poll.

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26 posted on 08/13/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: ncfool

It means we are becoming Zimbabwe where a person is jailed for mocking Robert Mugabe!


27 posted on 08/13/2013 2:20:14 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: ncfool

Any phone numbers of fair officials or politicians to call? Their poll is really stoopid! Bunch of hypocrits I’d say.


28 posted on 08/13/2013 2:20:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ncfool
What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

a) Missouri pols are all castrated.
b) If this is a newsworthy example of racism there is no racism.
c) Comparing 0bama to a rodeo clown is an insult to rodeo clowns.
d) All of the above.

29 posted on 08/13/2013 2:23:33 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: dynachrome; ncfool
What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

I see racism everywhere, and Missouri is racist
7%

Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state, which is racist
22%

It is a tempest in a teapot
71%


Votes Cast: 647
30 posted on 08/13/2013 2:29:45 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ncfool

Tuffy Gessling Rodeo Performer, is getting liked a whole lot more than votes on this stupid poll (tempest 71%)


31 posted on 08/13/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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First they came for the Clowns right to poke fun and jest!

This is a PURE 1st Amendment case!

Clowns make their living satirizing, and making light of WELL KNOWN PEEPS!

If ANY ONE has a RIGHT to mock Dear Leader, it's the clowns!

32 posted on 08/13/2013 2:36:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: bigbob
It means that a lot of people think this President is a clown.

A clown who has supporters that have no sense of humor.

33 posted on 08/13/2013 2:40:41 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: ncfool

There is an old adage about knowing your ruler - he is the guy you can’t insult.


34 posted on 08/13/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: ncfool

I think if I see a Barack Obama mask/costume at Halloween, I will either call 911 or file a complaint.


35 posted on 08/13/2013 2:46:51 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Obadiah

This could be a treasure trove for some comedian...


36 posted on 08/13/2013 2:59:21 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: ncfool

Bump.


37 posted on 08/13/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: bigbob

It means people are having a hay day on Twitter #MockObamaDay

What does the rodeo clown incident mean?

Missouri is racist 6%

Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state 21%

It is a tempest in a teapot 73%

Votes Cast: 795


38 posted on 08/13/2013 3:09:01 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: ncfool

It means that even Obama’s people think that he is such a weak person that he cannot be criticized at all, or he might very well crumble.

In truth he is no longer “the chief executive” of the United States, but already he is on the path that Clinton was on in his final time of office, obsessed with his “legacy”, having surrendered all decision making to his flaky subordinates, with the prime directive to squelch any scandals that could derail him.

His speeches of late are just exercises in bathos, “an abrupt transition in style from the exalted to the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect.” But his fall has not been that great, because he was never exalted in the eyes of anyone but his followers in the first place.

As time goes by, he will become more and more deferential to Hillary, who has already been chosen as his nominee-replacement.

Yet anything that criticizes him now is truly painful to him and his followers. They hate it, resent it, and will bitterly attack anyone who does it.


39 posted on 08/13/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: ncfool

We should all buy Obama masks for Halloween this year and dress like the Obama clown.


40 posted on 08/13/2013 3:30:23 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Eva you can’t by Executive order by the Royal Ass himself they have been banned from production and wearers of the mask are subject to be droned.


41 posted on 08/13/2013 3:47:03 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool

Bizarre poll answers!! Didn’t like any of ‘em.

Shame on the St. Louis Business Journal for wording the poll this way!!


42 posted on 08/13/2013 4:13:46 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Oh, What Fresh Hell Is This??)
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To: ncfool

You’re kidding, masks of the presidents have always been available, since Reagan. Well, I don’t remember anyone having a mask of George Bush 1, but they did of Clinton and of Bush 2. I guess we would just have to put a stocking over our heads, with some big ears sticking out, carrying a golf club.


43 posted on 08/13/2013 4:56:45 PM PDT by Eva
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To: ncfool

White liberals have no sense of humor.


44 posted on 08/13/2013 4:57:50 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: ncfool

“What does the rodeo clown incident mean?”

Remember the little girl crying because she was sick and tired of “Bronco Bama”.....now there’s a whole nation behind her.


45 posted on 08/13/2013 5:04:48 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ncfool

Missouri is racist
5%
Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state
19%
It is a tempest in a teapot
76%
Votes Cast: 1035


46 posted on 08/13/2013 5:33:18 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: ncfool
The Bush years: Black man wearing Bush mask mocks President
47 posted on 08/13/2013 6:33:17 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ncfool

Someone can’t take a joke. Next thing they will do is ban Obama Masks or jokes about “The One”. Sounds like a Banana Republic to me. Things got to change! Gets much worse mobs will be burning Pro-obama Newspapers and Tv stations.


48 posted on 08/13/2013 8:41:18 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ncfool

It means same old game playing they have been doing for years.


49 posted on 08/13/2013 9:26:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nathanbedford

Well said.


50 posted on 08/13/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT by 1035rep
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