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In (partial) defense of the Missouri rodeo clown
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Byron York

Posted on 08/13/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Missouri State Fair has banned for life a rodeo clown who wore a Barack Obama mask during a bull-riding competition and suggested that “Obama” might be run down by an angry bull. “Hey, I know I’m a clown,” the still-unidentified performer said. “He [Obama] is just running around acting like one. Doesn’t know he is one.” Many in the audience were amused; at least some were offended. The event was captured on home video, which quickly made the rounds of news reports.

In a press release Monday, the State Fair said, “the statements and actions Saturday night were inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards. The Missouri State Fair apologizes for the unconscionable stunt.” The organization said it had decided “to permanently ban this rodeo clown from ever participating or performing at the Missouri State Fair again.”

The controversy over the incident seemed to have two parts. One was outrage in some quarters over the obvious disrespect and ridicule directed at the president. The other was outrage over the suggestion of violence toward Obama — in the form of an encounter with the bull — that was the premise of the act. This is the most complete video of the incident available; you can watch it to judge for yourself.

Of course the Missouri State Fair can do what it wants, but the lifetime ban seems excessive. Any president comes in for a fair amount of public mockery, and what happened at the State Fair does not seem worse than the mockery of the president that occurred — without consequences like lifetime bans — during George W. Bush’s years in the White House.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bushhassers; doublestandard; missouri; obama; obamunism; orwelliannightmare; rodeoclown; sendhimtothelions; stalinisttactics; theone; thoughtcrime; unemploymentline
Yep, "Chimpy McBushitler" was everywhere.
1 posted on 08/13/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hire the Clown!

Bet you there are lots of places that would like him now :)


2 posted on 08/13/2013 5:49:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The statements sounded pretty accurate to me.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 5:49:26 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Barry could score huge points if he would call the Missouri people and tell them he forgives the guy who was just "clowing" around, so give him his job back.

Any bets as to whether he will show such class?

4 posted on 08/13/2013 5:53:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum
Hire the Clown!

Let's hope he makes a good living. He has 15 minutes!

5 posted on 08/13/2013 5:53:40 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve known a few PRCA cowboys. They stick together. I think that the State Fair guys have gone too far and will experience a cowboy-cott at next year’s fair.


6 posted on 08/13/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT by Rio
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That’s a clown question, bro: Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’

Rodeo clowns and announcers will now read The New Yorker to bring more sophistication to their humor.

7 posted on 08/13/2013 5:55:06 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: Rio

Not only the should the clowns boycott, but any one else in their right mind.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 5:56:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is an art form,

therefore protected by the First Amendment,

as the burners of effigies of George W. Bush were protected and no one was banned from parading because of it-

It` s double standard for the Obummer dictator lovers.

9 posted on 08/13/2013 5:57:18 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Rio

Gee, what happened to HBO when Bush’s head was placed on a pike in Game of Thrones for scores of millions to see? Yeah, the rules sure seem equal.


10 posted on 08/13/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 1st Amendment needs no defense, and fair goers should boycott that fair. The hypocritical left needs a smackdown.


11 posted on 08/13/2013 6:01:21 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or this.


12 posted on 08/13/2013 6:02:24 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s mandatory that you offend certain people, and verboten that you offend certain other people.


13 posted on 08/13/2013 6:03:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was a big joke at the State fair...
McCaskill et als... just get over it...

Obammie doesn't need any help diminishing the office @ 1600...

... and with VJ & Chewbacca driving the Dems very own clown-car every day...
...Holder isn't writing any tickets.

Give the rodeo entertainer /bullfighter his job back...

14 posted on 08/13/2013 6:11:14 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guys in the arena are there to protect and help the riders. They call themselves “bullfighters”. I’ve met a couple of them. You have to be quick and fearless. This is much ado about nothing.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 6:18:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Rio; All

I sent an email to the state fair last night, pointing out there hypocrisy. Today they double down. Most people that go to a state fair, are rural folk. I don’t see the state bureaucrats doing well with this sensitivity crap.


16 posted on 08/13/2013 6:19:21 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those whom Marxists can’t persuade, they silence.


17 posted on 08/13/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

On a related topic. Did the ‘rassiss’ Swiss sales clerk who allegedly dissed our beloved Okrah get fired? No, Okrah, in a rare display for her and her kind, issued an apology. (I suspect some back channel communication reached her saying that she’s no longer welcome in Switzerland.) Imagine a similar situation here in Paradise. The sales clerk would be after such a complaint unemployed and unemployable. Just like the clown we’re talking about. A country intimidated into a helpless paralysis by a privileged caste of permanent victims.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 6:30:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Bush years: Black man wearing Bush mask mocks President
19 posted on 08/13/2013 6:32:22 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"the one" shall not be mocked!

This has been front page everywhere and the left is foaming at the mouth.

The outrage over the beating death Timothy McNerney, a White college student in Washington, PA by 6 urban yutes? Not so much...

20 posted on 08/13/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Revolting cat!

No one in the world f***s with the gnomes of Zurich.


21 posted on 08/13/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Nachum

Didn’t Missouri vote for a dead guys wife as a Senatress?


22 posted on 08/13/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re taking your free speech.

It’s nice that you don’t care. :)


23 posted on 08/13/2013 7:03:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Who doesn’t care?


24 posted on 08/13/2013 7:05:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Nachum

This is absurd.

I think liberals stepped in it this time.

Picking on a token, rabble-rousing conservative, when he has a chance.

Then he gets FIRED.

This is just so wrong.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 7:06:18 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another thing I wished I patronized so I could turn around and boycott! I do hope that Missourians turn their backs on the real klowns of the state fair.


26 posted on 08/13/2013 7:37:36 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Been to plenty of rodeos. Just one last month. And the guy that keeps things lively is the guy in the booth with the banter. And it is conservative, traditional, down-home American. And screw the guy that can make a racist interpretation out of it.

Obama is clearly, convincingly, demonstrably and certified an Anti-American. He is arguably a Marxist, based on his family, associations, and own writings.

So why do we have to scrape the shit off our boots, like he is some royal potentate? He's luck they don't put him in the bullpen.

A lot of fun was also had with Curious George the Chimp-President. Good God! That would have sent the planet of the apes wild into the brush!!

27 posted on 08/13/2013 9:40:47 PM PDT by CT (Obama is the product of a shiftless press, LoFoVo, and the conquest of Soviet style public education)
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To: Revolting cat!
(I suspect some back channel communication reached her saying that she’s no longer welcome in Switzerland.)

The posts going around yesterday said the owner/designer of the handbag establishment was ALSO invited to Tina Turner's wedding.

Okra's mistake was trying to make herself relevant by accusing one of the 'little people' of creating a *racist* incident while being totally ignorant of the fact she was actually just crapping in the nest of the celebrity set.

Apparently, they didn't like the stench. LOL!

28 posted on 08/14/2013 3:26:17 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!
The event was captured on home video, which quickly made the rounds of news reports.

Unlike video the pimp and hoe being coached by ACORN on how to milk the system for public assistance and how to hide the fact that they sex trafficked in underage girls.

Unlike video of the underage girls being coached by Planned Parenthood on how to get an abortion without reporting a (statutory) rape to the authorities bringing public exposure to the abortion and crime.

Unlike the tape of a racist asking Planned Parenthood if a donation for abortions could be targeted specifically towards the elimination of black babies simply because they are black.

Funny how the media tries to pretend they are impartial in scandals and controversy.

29 posted on 08/14/2013 5:38:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yep, "Chimpy McBushitler" was everywhere.

Mr. Obama knew of that crap AND SUPPORTED IT:

"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.

Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"

Same propagandist at work.

30 posted on 08/14/2013 5:43:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TigersEye; Revolting cat!
Rodeo clowns and announcers will now read The New Yorker to bring more sophistication to their humor.

It's nuanced.


31 posted on 08/14/2013 5:49:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That rodeo clown insulted clowns everywhere when he put on an Obama costume. Really low of him.


32 posted on 08/14/2013 5:51:39 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Perhaps The New Yorker wasn’t the best choice for an example of sophistication. lol


33 posted on 08/14/2013 8:34:47 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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