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Missouri State Fair Scandal: Boonville Schools to Hire Investigator, NAACP Wants DOJ Action
The Riverfront Times ^ | Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Sam Levin

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.

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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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: markficken; naacp; obama; obamunism; orwelliannightmare; partisanwitchhunt; rodeoclown; stalinisttactics; tuffytheclown; tyranny
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Thou shalt not mock the Lord, thy God Barack Hussein Obama II, pbuh.
1 posted on 08/14/2013 4:57:03 PM PDT by kristinn
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“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!!!!

http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/obama-rodeo-clown-gets-invite-to-perform-from-stockman/


2 posted on 08/14/2013 4:57:57 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: kristinn

This is insanity. We are friggin’ North Korea. Bow down to the Dear Reader ... you worthless subjects.


3 posted on 08/14/2013 4:59:00 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: All

Ficken you are a coward.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 4:59:02 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: kristinn

The pinkos can dish it out but they can’t take it.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kristinn

The SS has moved in.


6 posted on 08/14/2013 5:00:31 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: kristinn

Sounds like the NAALCP wanna pull out the cannon to swat the fly with.


7 posted on 08/14/2013 5:00:57 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Mortrey
Stockman is awesome! As is Texas! He also tweeted this ...

Stockman invites Obama rodeo clown to perform in Texas

8 posted on 08/14/2013 5:00:59 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

It’s a PURGE!


9 posted on 08/14/2013 5:01:33 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kristinn

“Some people” won’t be satisfied until every white person is investigated by the DOJ.....


10 posted on 08/14/2013 5:03:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: kristinn

President Charles Melkersman NEEDS to feel some very real HEAT.

Hey, Yo! Milkersmaid: You ever hear of George Bush? You lousy commie pig.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 5:03:52 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: kristinn

So how much further out of proportion are they going to blow this?


12 posted on 08/14/2013 5:05:52 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: joethedrummer

NAACP ain’t doodley squat.

Nuthin more than a modern day KLAN WITH A TAN.

Bigots and pigs all.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 5:05:55 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: kristinn

We now know more about Mark Ficken than we do about the Kenyan.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 5:06:45 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: kristinn

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.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 5:06:54 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kristinn
Total B.S. by the raving mad left.....

They are going to over reach one of these days.........

16 posted on 08/14/2013 5:07:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: kristinn

I googled ‘Obama mask’ and got a full page of places they sell them (and pictures): Party City, I think WalMart and Target had them. To arms, Citizens. Don yer masks and take the country back.

Barack Obama Mask - Party City

Hail to the chief with our Obama Mask! Barack Obama Mask features the face of President Barack Obama with his familiar toothy smile and closely cropped hair.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 5:07:14 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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18 posted on 08/14/2013 5:07:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

Let the witch-hunt begin!

19 posted on 08/14/2013 5:08:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn
Thou shalt mock.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 5:08:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: txrefugee

Do we all need Obama masks? Like the racists all wore hoodies?


21 posted on 08/14/2013 5:09:06 PM PDT by abclily
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To: kristinn
Anybody else tired of this bullshit?

Keep your powder dry and expect the worse...

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 08/14/2013 5:09:17 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: kristinn

NAACP = National Association for the Adoration of Colored Presidents


23 posted on 08/14/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: kristinn

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?


24 posted on 08/14/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: kristinn
The US has become less free than Russia...thanks to our PRAVDA.

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!

25 posted on 08/14/2013 5:11:11 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: kristinn
Gutless pukes, the lot of 'em

spit

26 posted on 08/14/2013 5:11:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Servant of the Cross

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).


27 posted on 08/14/2013 5:12:42 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: kristinn; Fred Nerks

Its Ficken Right? Or Not?

Fascists cannot stand ridicule.It is their weakness.

Lay it on, heavy and thick.


28 posted on 08/14/2013 5:13:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kristinn

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.


29 posted on 08/14/2013 5:17:11 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: kristinn

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****!!!!


30 posted on 08/14/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: 0.E.O

I expect the rodeo clown will show up on Hannity’s show soon.


31 posted on 08/14/2013 5:17:39 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: kristinn
And the membership of the NAACP is?
I will make a WAG (educated) estimate it has about the same number of members as the NOW.

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?
LOL!

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.

32 posted on 08/14/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: kristinn

Apparently the real clowns are not in the rodeo arena.


33 posted on 08/14/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT by lrdg
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To: kristinn

Apparently the real clowns are not in the rodeo arena.


34 posted on 08/14/2013 5:18:09 PM PDT by lrdg
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To: joethedrummer

“Sounds like the NAALCP wanna pull out the cannon to swat the fly with.”

They should just say they were mocking the white half.


35 posted on 08/14/2013 5:18:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“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!


36 posted on 08/14/2013 5:19:49 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: nothingnew

Totally tired of this. They keep pushing and laughing.


37 posted on 08/14/2013 5:20:42 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Stingray

Lefties need to sit the F down and shut the F up!!!


38 posted on 08/14/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: kristinn

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?


39 posted on 08/14/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: kristinn

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!


40 posted on 08/14/2013 5:34:11 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: kristinn

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


41 posted on 08/14/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

What’s next, the arrest of anyone suspected of possessing or selling a clown mask?


42 posted on 08/14/2013 5:37:41 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: kristinn

Missouri State Fair. Switchboard (out of state) 660.530.5600.
email: mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.


43 posted on 08/14/2013 5:39:06 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: kristinn

Lynch Whitey!


44 posted on 08/14/2013 5:41:06 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: stevio
Totally tired of this. They keep pushing and laughing.

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.

FMCDH(BITS)

45 posted on 08/14/2013 5:41:56 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: kristinn
This looks like 0bama to me:


46 posted on 08/14/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

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.


47 posted on 08/14/2013 5:42:54 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: lastchance

It’s because leftism is satanism.


48 posted on 08/14/2013 5:48:16 PM PDT by Mmmike
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To: kristinn
The Missouri State Fair Facebook page is getting hammered hard!

They can't delete fast enough!

49 posted on 08/14/2013 5:49:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kristinn

50 posted on 08/14/2013 5:53:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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