Skip to comments.Missouri State Fair Scandal: Boonville Schools to Hire Investigator, NAACP Wants DOJ Action
Posted on 08/14/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by kristinn
It's been four days since the controversial performance of a Missouri State Fair rodeo clown dressed as Obama -- but the condemning statements and the calls for investigations continue to roll in.
Yesterday we reported that Mark Ficken, the announcer during the stunt who alleges he was not behind the act, resigned as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. Ficken, his attorney says, is trying to focus his energy on his real job as superintendent of the Boonville School District.
School officials, however, now say they are in the process of hiring an outside investigator to determine if any district employees were "involved in the inappropriate conduct." Meanwhile, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling for federal investigations into the actions at the fair on Saturday.
Ficken says he did not make controversial comments attributed to him, but simply said, "Watch out for that bull Obama!" Regardless, he has stepped down as head of the cowboy association, which puts on the rodeo show (and whose contract is currently being reviewed by state officials).
Ficken is not, it seems, in the clear yet. The statement from the Boonville R-1 School District -- sent to Daily RFT by board President Charles Melkersman this morning -- does not directly name Ficken, but says that the district "will not tolerate racially inflammatory statements by its...employees."
The district is hiring an "outside investigator" and at the conclusion of the investigation, "if it is discovered that District employees participated in the offensive conduct or remarks, then the District will take appropriate action," says the statement, full version below.
The NAACP in its own statement -- published yesterday on OzarksFirst.com -- says the bull-riding stunt warrants investigations by the Secret Service and the United States Department of Justice. From NAACP State President Mary Ratliff:
The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department. Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.
Stockman subsequently tweeted, If that rodeo clown had sexually assaulted a San Diego city employee Democrats would be defending him
I LOVE this guy, Stockman!!!!
This is insanity. We are friggin’ North Korea. Bow down to the Dear Reader ... you worthless subjects.
Ficken you are a coward.
The pinkos can dish it out but they cant take it.
The SS has moved in.
Sounds like the NAALCP wanna pull out the cannon to swat the fly with.
It’s a PURGE!
“Some people” won’t be satisfied until every white person is investigated by the DOJ.....
President Charles Melkersman NEEDS to feel some very real HEAT.
Hey, Yo! Milkersmaid: You ever hear of George Bush? You lousy commie pig.
So how much further out of proportion are they going to blow this?
NAACP ain’t doodley squat.
Nuthin more than a modern day KLAN WITH A TAN.
Bigots and pigs all.
We now know more about Mark Ficken than we do about the Kenyan.
The clown performed the very same act when George Bush was president. There was not a peep from the media and the race baiters, because he was a White Republican. Sickening.
They are going to over reach one of these days.........
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Let the witch-hunt begin!
Do we all need Obama masks? Like the racists all wore hoodies?
Keep your powder dry and expect the worse...
NAACP = National Association for the Adoration of Colored Presidents
Hey, NAACP, what is it that you don’t understand about the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States?
And, if you want to ignore the First Amendment, how about if we all ignore the Thirteenth?
Anybody who was offended by the clown...hasn't been to their first rodeo.
This is complete total NONSENSE and it has gone way too far!
Dear Lord - he’s a rodeo clown. The left needs to give this a rest - but like everything else they go overboard and never quit. (unlike the Reps who just fold, tuck their tail between their legs and go hide in a corner).
Its Ficken Right? Or Not?
Fascists cannot stand ridicule.It is their weakness.
Lay it on, heavy and thick.
This incident and the stupid reaction proves Rush Limbaugh is correct when he says that there is nothing we can do to stop obumbler.
As someone else said, we could catch him barbecuing a baby and the dims, along with the know-nothings would pass it off as inconsequential.
That is why Rush and many others say that the birth certificate thing is a waste of time.
This clown story should make everyone have nightmares because it demonstrates that this country is done.
The combination of low information voters and the Marxists has become the group in charge.
If this is all the DOJ has to do, IT’S TIME TO SHUT THAT ‘RAT HOLE DOWN. If the advanced “colored people” want an investigation, THEY CAN PAY THE FLIPPIN’ BILL! Stop wasting the taxpayers’ money on commie lib bull****!!!!
I expect the rodeo clown will show up on Hannity’s show soon.
Women are at or above 50% of the entire population of the USA. NOW has what,about 5000 members?(That's less than the number of FReepers)
And they claim to represent the women of the USA?
I don't think the NAACP represents the collective viewpoints of black men and women, in the same way that I know that NOW doesn't represent the viewpoints of most USA women.
Apparently the real clowns are not in the rodeo arena.
Apparently the real clowns are not in the rodeo arena.
“Sounds like the NAALCP wanna pull out the cannon to swat the fly with.”
They should just say they were mocking the white half.
“This is insanity. We are friggin North Korea. Bow down to the Dear Reader ... you worthless subjects.”
But don’t you see??? This is exactly the same mindset that drove the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups looking for C4 status! The left’s reaction to everything is gross overreaction and whether we’re talking about a rodeo clown mocking Obama or the IRS targeting Christian and Tea Party groups, we’re talking about the same call to investigate and destroy ANYONE the left either doesn’t like or considers a threat!
Totally tired of this. They keep pushing and laughing.
Lefties need to sit the F down and shut the F up!!!
Why is it those who want to punish people for what they believe is blasphemy are the ones squawking the loudest about Christians needing to shut up and leave their faith at home?
How about we all grow a pair and tell the NAACP, Obama, and Leftists everywhere: F YOU! We think it is funny to make fun of a clown with a clown, if you don’t like it BLOW IT OUT YOUR Obamahole!
Make movies and signs depicting George Bush as Hitler or having him murdered..no big deal..having Sarah Palin being hanged outside someone’s house in West Hollywood, CA, no big deal according to leftist scum, hey all in good fun..but dare make a joke about the Commie scumbag Obama and all hell breaks loose..welcome to Obama’s Marxist America
What’s next, the arrest of anyone suspected of possessing or selling a clown mask?
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Yeh, well, john F'ing kerry is sec of state, a traitor long ago...
Does that raise any questions about the honor of the so called "republicans"?
ONE PARTY SYSTEM comes to my mind.
I could be wrong, but, anybody, tell me I'm wrong.
The proper way to deal with this is to rehire the clown and extend his contract until 2016.
Washington has its clown. Why shouldn’t Sedalia have its clown.
It’s because leftism is satanism.
They can't delete fast enough!