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Clowning Around
American Standard ^ | 8-16-13 | Happy Jack Feder

Posted on 08/16/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A former clown reflects on the Obama circus’s creeping Stalinoidism.

I’m surprised, in the efforts to lynch the Obama Clown and brainwash other cowboys with sensitivity training, that the Obama regime and cronies have failed to recount one of my favorite Stalin stories from long ago.

After a hard day’s work, Uncle Joe blessed a Moscow circus with his presence. The clowns performed a bit that contained (what Stalin perceived as) political commentary obliquely critical of him. Yet the audience roared with delight at the funny clowns!

True to form, Stalin had his armed guards line up the clowns in center ring and execute them, on the spot.

Then, as a clever follow-up on Stalin’s part, he had the guards turn their guns on the audience and slaughter dozens. Call it a curtain call: it was curtains for all.

Oh, the dangers of mocking Great Leaders.

As a young man I was for several carefree years a professional clown and juggler. I also wrote two books of clown and mime performance routines which, in the tiny genre of professional clown literature, are what pass as standards (or so I like to think). I’ve given a lot of intellectual effort to un-intellectual humor.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: democrats; humor; obama; statefair

1 posted on 08/16/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We Heil, thbbtt, Heil, thbbtt, right in Obama’s face.


2 posted on 08/16/2013 11:38:15 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“The rodeo fired the wrong clown.”

Curtesy freeper Argus.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 11:41:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cannibals won’t eat you guys,
so you got that going for you.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Obama could have diffused this and looked good by doing so. All he had to do was mention the rodeo clown with the Obama mask, chuckle and say "I thought he was pretty funny". The leftmedia, recognizing their expected response, would have instantly fell in line and quickly dropped the story. The lefty pundits would praise the president for his sense of humor and grace in accepting a few laughs at his expense while the general public would have thought Obama was a decent guy. Conservatives would suspect Obama was faking it but without proof, would have let the incident die.

But no. Obama proved his arrogance and narcissism once again by saying nothing and letting his left-wing buds do all the dirty work of attempting to destroy the poor rodeo clown's life, beating their chests with righteous indignation while black race hustlers shouted 'racism', as they do at just about everything on earth.

In the long run (I know, we'll all be dead) this minor incident, blown into ridiculous proportions by the left, will do the self-loving Obama more harm than good while giving conservatives plenty of opportunities to connect the word 'clown' with Obama and the left. In that respect, it may be a good thing, after all.

5 posted on 08/16/2013 11:50:14 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A “rodeo clown” is completely different from a circus clown. First off “rodeo clowns” refer to themselves as “ bullfighter”. Their main job is to distract a huge bull and keep it from killing a bull rider who is off the bull. They really are guardian Angels for the bull riders. A circus clown is out to get laughs. “Rodeo clowns” are serious athletes who have to be fast on their feet and fearless. A bull can cripple or maim you or kill you.
A “rodeo clown” will risk his body to save you. Obama couldn’t be bothered to wake up to try and save Americans in Benghazi. He made no effort to save white men in Benghazi. Does that make Obama racist?


6 posted on 08/16/2013 11:52:07 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No one called for a hate crime investigation when a rodeo clown wore a Bush mask.


7 posted on 08/16/2013 11:52:31 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xzins
True to form, Stalin had his armed guards line up the clowns in center ring and execute them, on the spot. Then, as a clever follow-up on Stalin’s part, he had the guards turn their guns on the audience and slaughter dozens.

I have to be skeptical of this charge. Is there some reference to this event somewhere? I just googled it and couldn't find anything except references to it in the rodeo clown story.

Does anyone have a link where it is documented that Stalin executed a bunch of clowns at a circus? Or is this just a rumor?

8 posted on 08/16/2013 12:00:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: blueunicorn6

Excellent post.


9 posted on 08/16/2013 12:03:14 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Arm_Bears



10 posted on 08/16/2013 12:07:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bookmark


11 posted on 08/16/2013 12:14:14 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Then, as a clever follow-up on Stalin’s part, he had the guards turn their guns on the audience and slaughter dozens.”

I wonder why, in all the history of despots, not one guard has ever turned on such an occasion and gunned down the dictator.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: tumblindice

“Cannibals won’t eat you guys”

Taste funny? :)


13 posted on 08/16/2013 12:48:19 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” - Orwell)
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To: Rennes Templar

Usually because the guards know that the dictator’s lieutenants will make sure that the offending guard died a very painful & prolonged death.

To send the message to future guards, “Don’t even think about assassinating ME when I’m the new dictator!”

IIRC, Indira Gandhi’s Sikh guards assassinated her for her giving the order to storm their Golden Temple.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 12:50:04 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

What is our Sikh gaurd and where is their Golden Temple?


15 posted on 08/16/2013 12:51:50 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Check Alexsander Solzenitzen, if you have a spare eight years to read The Archepelagio. Pardon my spelling of words and names I almost never aloud speak these days.


16 posted on 08/16/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: P-Marlowe
I have to be skeptical of this charge. Is there some reference to this event somewhere? I just googled it and couldn't find anything except references to it in the rodeo clown story.

Does anyone have a link where it is documented that Stalin executed a bunch of clowns at a circus? Or is this just a rumor?

LOL, yer a bit slow today. Choose one answer from Column A, and one from Column B.

A. It's a story meant to illustrate Stalinism, and the Stalinist way of ruling.

B. Stalin butchered over 50 million people. He had villagers beaten to death with iron rods. He starved families and shot them in their own fields if they ate even one potato. Every inch of Russian soil is drenched in the blood of absolutely insane levels of murder, and you want to know if this story is true? Yes, it's true - it represents the literal truth of the madness with which Stalin killed people. Whether clowns were ever shot in a circus is utterly irrelevent.

17 posted on 08/16/2013 1:01:11 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lee martell
Check Alexsander Solzenitzen, if you have a spare eight years to read The Archepelagio.

I did. There are no references to this incident in the book.

18 posted on 08/16/2013 1:18:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

Having spent ~40 years of my life in the Soviet paradise, I have never heard of such a story. Totally out of character for Stalin to publicly display such brutality, he would arrange for killing thousands by his henchmen, stayed in the shadows himself and organized the execution of executioners later on.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT by exinnj
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To: exinnj

This is an extreme example of brutality which, if true, would obviously have been documented somewhere. Circuses were and still are primarily a vehicle for entertaining children. To have executed the clowns at a circus and then turn the automatic weapons on the children in the crowd would have been an act which would have shocked the conscience of even the hardest-hearted Waffen SS troops.

My own conclusion is that this is a rumor at best and completely made up by the author at worst.


20 posted on 08/16/2013 1:30:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The author must have seen some bad movies.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 1:33:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sender

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/93/41/9341e1331cf01e6d1d9c0557907691b5.jpg?itok=oTwJf82S


22 posted on 08/16/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT by Ed25
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To: Sender
And this went pretty much nowhere in the corrupt, criminal media:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/this-day-in-wnd-history-aug-10/ (FR mentioned)

23 posted on 08/16/2013 1:37:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Try this: Google Images, search for “anti bush” and see what you get. A decade of hate and insults, if anyone has forgotten, is sobering to look at.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 1:42:17 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Sender

25 posted on 08/16/2013 2:38:25 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: afraidfortherepublic

obama wore an obama mask on Saturday Nite Live .

obama must be racist .


26 posted on 08/16/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Sender

Just. Freaking. Amazing.

FUBO Clownie Boy!


27 posted on 08/16/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
What is our Sikh guard and where is their Golden Temple?

If I told you..... :-)

Besides, it would ruin NSA's weekend. They were planning on going to the driving range (or putt-putt) and knocking back a few cold ones.... /sarc

28 posted on 08/16/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He comes across the key point toward the end. COnservatives, would have booed and laughed and that would have been the end. Liberals feel the need to monkey-stomp any dang thing they don’t agree with. They are statist control freaks to the core.


29 posted on 08/16/2013 4:18:01 PM PDT by vpintheak (I am thankful to be God blessed & chosen! Are you!?)
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To: tet68
Obama: “If I had a son he'd look a lot like that Missouri rodeo clown with that mask of me on.”
30 posted on 08/16/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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