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Rodeo Clown Intimidated and Banned for Obama Impersonation
USBC News ^ | 2013,08,19 | USBC News Wire

Posted on 08/21/2013 9:57:11 AM PDT by swampthang77

...The clown, Tuffy Gessling, has reportedly received a lifetime ban for the gesture, which was part of his clown act for an event focused on entertainment.

The taxpayer funded Missouri State Fair Commission, reportedly given Gessling a lifetime ban from performing again at the fair. It is not clear to what extent this could be a violation of Gessling’s first amendment rights to free speech, but many have noted that the United States has a long tradition of satirizing presidents and politicians...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; missouristatefair; rodeoclown; tuffygessling
This entire situation is stupid, not the least of which because they've misidentified which individual in this story is the real clown...
1 posted on 08/21/2013 9:57:11 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: swampthang77

Where is the ACLU?............


2 posted on 08/21/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: swampthang77

On the other hand, Tuffy Gessling will for the rest of his life be the guy who got banned for laughing at this clown of a president.

That’s actually kind of cool. He probably won’t have to buy his own beer ever again.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 10:02:06 AM PDT by marron
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To: swampthang77

Taxpayers should issue the Missouri State Fair Commission a lifetime ban on attending.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 10:03:52 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: swampthang77

“.... this could be a violation of Gessling’s first amendment rights to free speech....”

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From now on, First Amendment Rights are being evaluated and approved on an individual basis.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 10:04:46 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: swampthang77
The taxpayer funded Missouri State Fair Commission, reportedly given Gessling a lifetime ban from performing again at the fair. It is not clear to what extent this could be a violation of Gessling’s first amendment rights to free speech,

A civil-rights lawsuit against the Missouri State Fair Commission would hopefully clarify.

6 posted on 08/21/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: swampthang77
Yep, no clown Tuffy Gessling, no attendence.  Sounds good to me.  If attendence drops by 75%, that might get someone's attention.

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7 posted on 08/21/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Red Badger

This is the ACLU’s hibernation phase. It will awaken from it’s slumber to address the next issue of someone being taking to task for trying to destroy our nation.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 10:09:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: swampthang77

Are the ‘oh so tolerant liberals’ going to put the clown (Tuffy Gessling) in jail with the film maker they framed for Benghazi?


9 posted on 08/21/2013 10:10:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Blacks blame whites for all their failures... Newspapers blame the internet for all of theirs.)
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To: swampthang77

BOYCOTT THE FAIR!


10 posted on 08/21/2013 10:12:55 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 353FMG
“.... this could be a violation of Gessling’s first amendment rights to free speech....”

Not in Banana Republics.

11 posted on 08/21/2013 10:18:08 AM PDT by Digger
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To: swampthang77

We need an Obama Mask Day - maybe to coincide with the anniv. of Benghazi.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 10:18:58 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Awhite woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: swampthang77

Tuffy needs to take them to court!!!!


13 posted on 08/21/2013 10:27:38 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Red Badger

You talkin’ about the American Communists and Liars Union?


14 posted on 08/21/2013 10:34:20 AM PDT by Robert Burkholder
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To: swampthang77

I guarantee the first major rodeo that hires and advertises that they have the “obama” rodeo clown will be sold out for the entire time the rodeo is in town. This could be a marketing bonanza.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 10:37:31 AM PDT by pke
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To: swampthang77

Where are the people of Missouri and their Governor on this nothing issue...as in most rodeos the Announcer speaks for the clowns...did the clown have a mike on in this instance? Regardless the idiot who got the media to respond to honest humor as in any roast of a famous person, rodeos do a good job of presenting America in all her colors....Rodeo is the REAL AMERICANA...anyone see a smoke screen in this to blott out the IRS, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the Obama taxpayer trips, his lack of decision on Egypt or any of the other crimes linked to this man? This is a no-fault clown debacule brought on by the Obama Brown Shirts!


16 posted on 08/21/2013 10:50:28 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: swampthang77
Sorry, but I doubt there are many things that "intimidate" a rodeo clown (also known as a "bull fighter!), and it's certainly not a bunch of leftists who've got their panties in a wad!

Mark

17 posted on 08/21/2013 10:50:37 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: swampthang77
If you are on target...you get a lot of flack...

nice to see Alinsky tactics reflected back at the dims...

18 posted on 08/21/2013 10:55:44 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: swampthang77

So, everyone is still keying on the clown for simply wearing a mask. It was the announcer who really sparked the issue by his asking the crowd if they wanted to see him run down by a bull, as I recall the first reports of this were fans upset over the announcer’s comments, not the clown himself.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Digger
"Missouri State Fair Commission, reportedly given Gessling a lifetime ban from performing again at the fair..." would do well to apologize for being hood-winked and silenced by the Obama's Brown Shirts and asked to do his Obama impersonation again. Is this Political Correctness or is this Radical Obama Brown Shirts?
20 posted on 08/21/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: swampthang77

Obama really is beneath contempt. He serenely vacations while his people destroy the life of a rodeo clown, who makes how much per year?


21 posted on 08/21/2013 10:57:21 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: pke
Here are the names and cities of the Totalitarians who voted to ban him for life for mocking Dear Leader.

Ms. Janet M. Crafton City: St. James

Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of Missouri Dept. of Agriculture City: Jefferson City

Mrs. Barbara Hayden City: Sedalia

Mrs. Sherry Jones City: Dawn

Dr. Jack Magruder, Chairman City: Kirksville

Mr. Lowell Mohler, Vice Chairman City: Jefferson City

Mr. Kevin Roberts City: Hillsboro

Mr. Ted E. Sheppard City: Cabool

22 posted on 08/21/2013 11:00:34 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: IYAS9YAS
It was the announcer who really sparked the issue by his asking the crowd if they wanted to see him run down by a bull..."

So? Either way the cowardly Missouri State Fair Commission let themselves be silenced....do you see what is going on here? Obama's Brown Shirts...you can't even use humor if it belittles this man...Obama. We're in a heap of trouble folks.......

23 posted on 08/21/2013 11:01:44 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: SkyDancer

good idea—I have already written the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association—and their Gov. protesting this.IF the PRCA were as low life as the Missery politicians the PRCA would ban all PRCA events from associating with Missry (Missouri) I agree with te editorial on WND that Tuffy deserves the Nobel Prize— and with comment there by Preacher Kinchlow who called it all nonsense. This suggestion of everyone wearing a BO mask to remember Benghazi reminds me of the suggestion by Glenn Beck also.But it is a good idea.On that day everybody could Lie to the press about how his Administration was just a spontaneous reaction to a movie nobody ever saw.


24 posted on 08/21/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT by Robert Burkholder
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To: Robert Burkholder
I am sure some local Dem/Lib politician will somehow get cops to shut it down in the name of public safety.

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25 posted on 08/21/2013 11:08:05 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
"..as I recall the first reports of this were fans upset over the announcer’s comments, not the clown himself.."

Well, ain't we all just sooo sorry to hear some humans were "upset" about a l'il roast directed at Dearest Leader. /s

26 posted on 08/21/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by CopperTop
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To: swampthang77
But the rodeo performer can now go on tour to standing applause, across America. Some aspiring professional talent scout should sign him to a representation agency agreement.

William Flax

27 posted on 08/21/2013 11:12:19 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: swampthang77

bookmark


28 posted on 08/21/2013 11:18:15 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Betty Jane
Thanks....here is another headline: Clown at state fair dressed as Obama draws criticism... Incident condemned by politicians, fair officials.

From a spectator in the stands: XX was among the spectators Saturday in Sedalia. He told the Associated Press “everybody screamed” and “just went wild” as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.

“It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm,” X......... from Higginsville, told the AP, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair’s grandstand.

Apparently the enthusiasm expressed by the Rodeo fans is an unwanted indicator for Obamniacks in your list and "“The State Fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring out families and celebrate the state that we love,” Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a statement." Well Yeah Ms.McCaskill, all sorts of families not just those who agree with you.............

29 posted on 08/21/2013 11:29:42 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: yoe
So? Either way the cowardly Missouri State Fair Commission let themselves be silenced....do you see what is going on here? Obama's Brown Shirts...you can't even use humor if it belittles this man...Obama. We're in a heap of trouble folks.......

Understood, and agreed with. I just wanted to point out that the clown only wore the mask. And likely, had the announcer not said what he did, there would likely have been no outrage whatsoever. It's still droppings from the south end of a north-bound bull.

30 posted on 08/21/2013 12:49:00 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: swampthang77

Let’s find out who is banning the clown so we can threaten the banners with economic harm. We’re at war with the leftist Nazi scum, so let’s start acting like we’re at war and attack.


31 posted on 08/21/2013 6:37:42 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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