Skip to comments.In (partial) defense of the Missouri rodeo clown
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 Im a clown, the still-unidentified performer said. He [Obama] is just running around acting like one. Doesnt 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 Fairs 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. Bushs years in the White House.....
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Hire the Clown!
Bet you there are lots of places that would like him now :)
The statements sounded pretty accurate to me.
Any bets as to whether he will show such class?
Let's hope he makes a good living. He has 15 minutes!
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.
Rodeo clowns and announcers will now read The New Yorker to bring more sophistication to their humor.
Not only the should the clowns boycott, but any one else in their right mind.
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.
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.
The 1st Amendment needs no defense, and fair goers should boycott that fair. The hypocritical left needs a smackdown.
It’s mandatory that you offend certain people, and verboten that you offend certain other people.
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...
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.
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.
Those whom Marxists can’t persuade, they silence.
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.
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...
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