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Missouri school officials looking into rodeo clown Obama skit (announcer may lose his job)
UPI ^ | August 14, 2013

Posted on 08/15/2013 12:20:51 AM PDT by Zakeet

Missouri officials say they will look into whether school district employees engaged in "offensive conduct or remarks" in a controversial state fair rodeo skit.

Missouri State Fair officials have banned a rodeo clown for life from the fair for the skit in which he wore a Barack Obama mask and taunted a bull. The state fair commission apologized Sunday for the clown's performance at the taxpayer-funded state fair in Sedalia.

Mark Ficken resigned Tuesday as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association after fair officials fired the clown for what it called "disrespectful" treatment of the president.

Ficken, who was the public address announcer at Saturday's event, is also superintendent of the Boonville School District. He has disputed media reports he delivered lines that fair officials said were "inappropriate and disrespectful, and [did] not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair."

Ficken contends he only delivered the single statement, "Watch out for that bull Obama!" as a warning to the clown that the bull was approaching.

In a statement, the Boonville School District said it "will not tolerate racially inflammatory statements by its District employees" and it has taken steps to hire an outside investigator, The (St. Louis) Riverfront Times reported Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 666; alinskytactics; democrats; fudemocrats; humorlessdems; liberalfascism; liberalhistrionics; liberallunacy; obama; pc; pcpolice; politicalspeech; racecard; racism; rodeo; rodeoclown

I had to refrain from further comment on this article out of fear of being banned from this forum for life!

1 posted on 08/15/2013 12:20:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Cannot speak ill of Dear Leader in a communist state.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Zakeet

By the way, FUBO!! Assclown!!


3 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Long past shooting time. Getting rounded up into camps is the way America will go.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 12:25:58 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Jim Robinson

“the one” shall not be mocked!


5 posted on 08/15/2013 12:27:35 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Zakeet
Amazing how much abuse W endured as President, how much Palin endured as simply a Vice Presidential Candidate.

Rubber masks of Nixon and every president since have been used in less than flattering manners, but this one incident in flyover country gets people fired?

No one even uttered ill toward Obama.

The "most powerful man in the world" has a pretty thin skin--either that or his worshipers have one for him. My Reaction? Boycott Missouri Rodeo until they are reinstated. The fired rodeo clown has put his life on the line for others--and that is more valuable, imho, than the piker in the oval office.

6 posted on 08/15/2013 12:30:25 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Zakeet
...said it "will not tolerate racially inflammatory statements by its District employees"

Total insanity

7 posted on 08/15/2013 12:31:21 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Smokin' Joe

It seems that Barack’s image has been parlayed by a foolish crowd into representing the Generic Black Man.

The problem is the abuse of the image by THOSE folks, not by the rodeo clown!!

I bet said clown would be very welcome in Tennessee.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 12:33:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

By the way, I’ve been praying that He will allow Barack to allow some grace through and ask those folks please stop seeing him and his image as representing the entire black population of America. And please get over themselves.

But he’d have to fall back on God to get to that point of humility. That choice is up to Barack. Nobody can make him do it. And God can’t force him to do it, but God can orchestrate events in a manner well beyond our ken to bring us a Barack who would do exactly that. I still believe it worth the prayer. If it happens we will be exceedingly glad. I’m not mad at Barack. However God and I have an affair to settle with Old Scratch.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 12:39:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Zakeet
My original take on this matter has not changed:

The idea that the state should intervene on behalf of the sovereign to censor political speech, even satire, has been rejected time and again in America. By the logic of those who would impose financial sanctions for this act of satire at the Missouri State rodeo fair, what would George III have done to Thomas Jefferson for writing a bill of particulars of the sovereign's crimes in a document called the Declaration of Independence? My original take on this matter has not changed:

The idea that the state should intervene on behalf of the sovereign to censor political speech, even satire, has been rejected time and again in America. By the logic of those who would impose financial sanctions for this act of satire at the Missouri State rodeo fair, what would George III have done to Thomas Jefferson for writing a bill of particulars of the sovereign's crimes in a document called the Declaration of Independence? The article says that the Missouri State fair is subsidized by the state in an amount in excess of $500,000 a year. Presumably the state has given the Missouri State fair the power of police over the grounds and other arrangements which make affair at least a quasi governmental operation. There is no place in America for censorship on behalf of the sovereign, especially by the sovereign.

The essence of that idea was enshrined in the Supreme Court's opinion New York Times vs. Sullivan, which protected the media even when it libels those who have not even attained the exalted position of sovereign, merely because they are celebrities.

We now have in a companion thread the story of a poor Swiss shopgirl being harassed because Oprah Winfrey, with her multibillion-dollar power of the press, says she was slighted. The companion article reveals that the shopgirl says that Oprah simply misunderstood what was said, not unlikely when there is a language barrier. But the point is we have now so institutionalized African-American sensitivity that we have created a monster. The subjective reaction of sensitive African-Americans should never be elevated over the Constitution of the United States.

Black Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and especially black presidents like Barack Obama should not be occasions for the distortion of my birthright-or yours.

Since writing the above an additional report has emerged alleging that Oprah Winfrey in 2005 made a similar complaint while in Europe coincidently just before one of her movies was to be released. The author notes that Winfrey is involved in another movie production now. The implication is that these are stunts for publicity. If so, it illustrates one more reason why it is so dangerous to institutionalize African-American sensitivity. We are pandering always to the subjective reactions of African-Americans to whatever stimulus seems to trouble them today -or offers a likely profit.

When we act as a government, even through quasi-governmental agencies like the Missouri State fair, to deprive people of a livelihood because we disapprove of their political speech, we are proceeding down a dangerous path. When it happened in Hollywood the left has never let the world forget it decrying for the next half-century the so-called Hollywood Blacklist.

The left will never let us forget McCarthyism (or at least its definition of McCarthyism) but we are now suffering from McCarthy in blackface.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 12:40:07 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“He” meaning God


11 posted on 08/15/2013 12:41:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Zakeet

If you make fun of “The Great ObamaNation” it’s a hate crime. Even wearing a mask of ‘it’ is a hate crime. Nothing exposes a bad law like its enforcement.

Some FReeper suggested a demonstration/rally where people would be encouraged to wear masks of ‘it’. Sort of like that Guy Fox thing


12 posted on 08/15/2013 12:41:30 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Zakeet

This is getting insane.

You can no longer parody these people. They do it themselves.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 1:02:06 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Zakeet

Amen !


14 posted on 08/15/2013 1:04:27 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Zakeet

But Fist gate pedophiles only get a slap at worst in school districts. Can’t be grading the teacher or the President, I guess.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 1:25:33 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Jim Robinson

Ayatollah Mohammed Obama... we are ruled by mad clerics. Too much government.


16 posted on 08/15/2013 1:28:19 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Zakeet

Funny they say the Fair is Tparty tax payer paid as legitimacy for the firing. That is right, not paid by school officials who are paid by us.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 1:29:40 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Zakeet

18 posted on 08/15/2013 1:38:53 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Zakeet

19 posted on 08/15/2013 1:43:25 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Zakeet

Meanwhile, teachers in CA are “standing in solidarity” with a homosexual pedophile who raped one of his male students.

Not a whimper from the lapdog press.


20 posted on 08/15/2013 3:17:42 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Zakeet

Do not mock il douchebag.


21 posted on 08/15/2013 4:15:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

Hey MO... I will NEVER set foot in your state again... never. I did do business there... no more.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 4:23:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: grundle

23 posted on 08/15/2013 4:23:32 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: Zakeet

Who needs a clown in a phony mask when we already have Obama?


24 posted on 08/15/2013 4:28:50 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Zakeet

Yes, we might ask why every woman in the US isn’t incensed to her core about this?

Here’s the answer. It’s spiritual. When the demons of hell warp the spiritual landscape by obscuring God’s light and love, weird substitutes for love spring up in the place of God’s love and they are hotly defended because they are fragile. This progressive spiritual deterioration and resulting destruction is the paradigm that God set up to occur when His light is obstructed. It is also called God’s wrath; this behavior under these circumstances is built by God into the creation.

Anyhow, demons don’t attack everything equally. They focus in on strategic targets.

Good news: they can’t outfox God who has already outflanked them with Jesus who takes the wrath on Himself and enables us to be forgiven, instantly, when we go to God’s arms for it.


25 posted on 08/15/2013 4:34:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Zakeet

Missourians are making fools of themselves.

Instead of laughing at a good joke they are showing their cowardice.

Surely the native Missourians are not as fearful as these clowns that call themselves leaders, who fear America’s freedoms.

I expect Missouri to investigate and punish anyone in the crowd who laughed or cheered. Can they order everyone in the stands to take sensitivity classes?
Maybe they will order everyone in the state to take sensitivity classes.

I have had experience with sensitivity classes.
In my experience they sent in a racist black woman to tell me how insensitive I was, That lasted about 10 minutes till I walked out.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 4:43:37 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is all a distraction from the Benghazi cover up. These people have deception and manipulation down to a science.


27 posted on 08/15/2013 4:45:15 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Jim Robinson

Where IS the guy who wore the Bush clown costume?

Why on earth is is OK to bash one President and not another?

If “O’s” skin is SO thin, he’s in the wrong business!


28 posted on 08/15/2013 5:04:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Zakeet

I hope every conservative, and every other person in Missouri who has any sense, will boycott the rodeo from now on. I doubt they can keep it going with just left wingers buying tickets.


29 posted on 08/15/2013 5:27:08 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Zakeet

All cowboys should refuse to participate in the rodeo next year.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 6:07:04 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Zakeet
Maybe the rodeos in Missouri could just have those that support Obama participate. That will show them.
31 posted on 08/15/2013 7:11:57 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Zakeet

This skit has been around since the 1960s. I worked rodeos in 1968 and saw it often, when Lyndon Johnson was the butt of the jokes.

TELL THEM HOW YOU REALLY FEEL! I have!

mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.


32 posted on 08/15/2013 7:20:48 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Zakeet

0bama - all hat and no cows


33 posted on 08/15/2013 7:35:44 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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TELL THEM HOW YOU REALLY FEEL! I have!

mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.

This skit has been around since the 1960s when Lyndon Johnson was the “dummy”. I worked rodeos then and saw it often.

How the skit works.

Rodeo clowns work in teams. One yells he is going to bring out a dummy for the bulls to hit, he then drags out the dummy, often with the mask of a current politician, and props it up with a broomstick.

When the bull come out, often the bull will buck away from the dummy.

The the next bull and rider may buck toward the dummy in which the dummy jumps to life, grabs the broomstick, whops the bull on the butt, and runs for the fence with the bull after him. This gives a thrown rider a chance to get away in the opposite direction.
The audience always loves it.


34 posted on 08/15/2013 7:41:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Jim Robinson

We lost control of the language long ago, folks....


35 posted on 08/15/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: GeronL
Weaponized umbrage.
36 posted on 08/15/2013 8:20:57 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: GeronL
You can no longer parody these people. They do it themselves.

Do you mind terribly if I steal this?

37 posted on 08/15/2013 12:16:00 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

of course not


38 posted on 08/15/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Thanks.


39 posted on 08/15/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: grundle

That’s a good place to bump this sickening thread.


40 posted on 08/15/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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41 posted on 08/16/2013 1:26:28 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Zakeet; sickoflibs; jimbo123; stephenjohnbanker; Tennessee Nana

LOL!

Somebody toss these 2 mopes a red cape : )


42 posted on 08/16/2013 1:35:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Zakeet

43 posted on 08/17/2013 1:42:12 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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