Skip to comments.Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?
Posted on 08/13/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT by mykroar
Missouri State Fair officials have banned for life the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask while facing bulls at the event over the weekend.
The clown in question engaged in an unconscionable stunt and will never perform at the Show Me state venue again, the Missouri State Fair Commission said Monday, in a statement. Fair officials are also reviewing their contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for hiring and overseeing bull ring clowns.
The performance was inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fairs standards," said the statement.
The fair did not reveal the clowns identity.
During a bull riding contest on Sunday, the clown appeared wearing a rubber mask of the president with an upside down broomstick trailing from his backside, as if it were a tail. The audience was asked, over a public address system, if it wanted to see Mr. Obama run down by a bull. Many people present clapped and cheered, according to one witness, Perry Beam.
It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally, said Mr. Beam.
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We are on down escalator to hell.
Jesus is the answer.
He’ll probably end up with an expense paid vacation to Gitmo.
How many clowns have been banned for wearing a GW Bush, Ronald Reagan, or Richard Nixon mask?
Or for that matter - a Bill Clinton mask?
So what is so different about THIS president to result in such a “lifetime ban”?
Maybe there should be a movement by conservatives to avoid this fair in the future, kind of like that outdoor show at the beginning of the year. This is just way over the top, and ridiculous.
If only he had worn a Bush mask or Clinton all would be well, but thou darest not mock mohamed! Death to the infidel will be cried hither and yon by the race baiters, followed with only White folk may be parodied.
Steve Bridges dared to lampoon Obama, and suddenly died...
...at age 48, of "a severe allergic reaction".
It's nice to have access to everyone's medical records, know their allergies and pre-existing conditions...
A life-time ban can be a very short sentence...
There ought to be a law against mocking the POTUS!
It’s starting to look like a lot of “Show Me” People believe that Barry actually IS a god. A Hawaiian or Indonesian god. It’s sad. Americans have lost their courage. Nothing left now but cowards.
Good grief - a bit of an overreaction I’d say.
It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally, said Mr. Beam.
So Mr. Beam, when was the last time you attended a “Klan Rally”?
OMG! How DARE people have a sense of humor!! Arrest all of them IMMEDIATELY!!! /s
"...as if it were a tail."
Is the writer implying 'monkey' here? What a vivid distortion of reality! Nice try, Peter. False depiction made by the race-baiting author. A-HOLE!
This bunch should be able to parley all this publicity into a fortune. I hope they do.
Courage on tap: Go to the everlasting arms and ask for a forgiving hug.
Free speech is dead and its not coming back
Typical of a fascist state. Criticize dear leader and lose everything. He will likely end up dead like Hastings, brietbart and all the rest, poor guy.
My guess is that the idea was donkey, not monkey. But wow what are these complainers, are they witches who decry the blasphemy to broomsticks?
When did US rodeo operators become Communist/Marxist?
That was my thought also; he did seem to have more than a passing familiarity with that, or so he implied.
More like cowardly... this is one thing a gospel loss leaves us with. Will we let this be the end of the story? WELL I PRAY NOT
My first thought also:
Freedom of speech!!!
Devils’ lies. Powerful delusions.
Oh good lord.
He was not banned when he wore a Clinton mask or a GQ Bush mask..........he are doomed.
How is what this poor clown guy did any different from an SNL skit about Bush or Palin ?
Maybe Glenn Beck will hire him as his clown stand-in.
Hey, I like Beck. Am just referring to his many self- deprecating remarks on being a radio clown.
At the next event, this same rodeo should have all black clowns wear masks of past presidents EXCEPT for 0bama and watch the crowd have fun without any complaints whatsoever. Let the leftists stew in their own hypocrisy.
why of course, because this is not the devil’s little game. i think this is satan’s dress rehearsal for the great world deceit.
It was not a Human being!
It was a scarecrow!
But in 1994, Douglas A. Campbell, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer chronicled a rodeo clown even featuring George H.W. Bush.
From the report:
The big white gate flew open. The bull came out bucking. The rider flopped from side to side and the bullfighters held back, letting the bull make his moves until the rider dropped off. Licciardello crouched in a heavily padded barrel, a human target should the bull decide to charge. Hawkins waited near the barrel, holding his big inner tube. A dummy with a George Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick.
T.J. Hawkins rolled out the big inner tube, and the bull lowered his head, shot forward and launched into the tube, sending it bounding down the center of the arena. The crowd cheered. Then the bull saw the George Bush dummy. He tore into it, sending the rubber mask flying halfway across the sand as he turned toward the fence, sending cowboys scrambling up the fence rails, hooking one with his horn and tossing him off the fence.
Give him the same punishment as those who wore those Nixon, Reagan and Bush masks.
The media will be throwing these screams of racism at us, from here until the election 2016..
Trayvon, Paula Deen, DOJ drug crimes reform, DOJ suing States over Voter ID laws AGAIN, Oprah, Rodeo Clown.. Media pimping early for Hillary 2016!! Gotta start rallying the black voters early!! That's what this is all about. A lot more to come.
Has the War on Women come back to life yet? That should be stirred up in the media AGAIN any day now.
when all that is left on the earth are savages, they’ll have their wonderful, christian-free utopia.
spoiler alert - it won’t end well.
“Free speech is dead and its not coming back”.
Just wait till the next rodeo in Texas, Obummer masks will be required clown costume. This could go big with mocking the fraud, like the king has no clothes but funnier!
I don’t think this is the rodeo operators, I think it’s beuracrats that work for the state reacting to elected democrats. Republicans joined in not wanting to be called racists.
that’s because you can’t have TWO actors playing obama.
I checked out several Missouri media outlets and they were closed for comments............
because...because...he’s “THE ONE!! Gag!
And after the crowds laugh at them - total anarchy ensues!
Hey look over there- a safe, family friendly, Gay Pride parade of costumed deviants!
I don't think so, I think it's a case of tyranny of the minority.......
Pauli Exclusion Principle?
Come on, people! Where are the entrepreneurs? What an opportunity for some enterprising promoter to put together the “OBAMA CLOWN POSSE RODEO” show, where ALL the clowns look like Obama! Put this show together and you would back the house anywhere in the middle part of the country you would take it, and much of the south and west as well.
Step right up!
Ok freeper lawyers, if this is the “State” fair, I assume the commission is paid by the government, how is this ban not a first amendment violation? I could see if they had tons of complaints he wasn’t good at his job, but it sounds like the crowd approved.
I hope half the crowd brings Obama masks
We are country under seige...divided down the middle.
And when the traitorous leader of that component which is trying to overthrow the country has taken charge of the White House, it is to be expected that he and his minions would try to silence the loyal half from voicing any complaints about himself and/or his traitorous movement.
And as an aside to the NSA--who is certainly listening in--Eff You @ssholes!
Somebody get Perry a crown because he’s a drama queen.
I can’t get anyone here to understand that the unnamed cowboy was a straw dummy.
Let the libs think they got justice.
The rodeo just dooped them.
It would be fitting to call for a National Obama Clown Face day in honor of all the clowns in Washington that are running this nation off the economic and moral cliff. If an Obama clown mask bothers Libs this much it needs to be exploited to the full. Anyone else remember a TV show called “That’s my Bush!” in 2001 that mocked President Bush? Libs will always accused the right of doing what it does far more effectively.
Missouri State UNFAIR Commission!
That explains it all.
Still too many leftists in the Show Me State. Time for a real election purge of these idiots.
The Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association should refuse to perform anywhere in Missouri unless the banned “clown” is reinstated with full performance rights.
You don’t want to face angry rodeo fans, do you, you leftist cowards? And you thought the bulls were mean.