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Missouri Rodeo Clown: "A Lot Of People Have Lost Their Ability To Laugh"
Real Clear Politics Video ^ | August 27, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video

Posted on 08/27/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT by Biggirl

Tuffy Gessling, the Missouri rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask at the state fair, defends his actions and discusses the backlash he has faced.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bho44; clown; gessling; humorlessdems; missouri; obamalegacy
Has people become too thin-skinned?
1 posted on 08/27/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Boy, did he ever say a mouthful. And the liberals are the worst of the lot!

I remember the disgraceful way they treated Presidents Bush and President Reagan. They also tore apart President Ford. But their little Bambi-Boy is sacrosanct. Hypocritical, double-standard and thin skinned.

This country is getting to be more and more like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, all wrapped up in one little dictatorship ball!

2 posted on 08/27/2013 3:41:27 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Biggirl
I really don't think they did.
I don't think Liberals ever had the ability to laugh. . .
3 posted on 08/27/2013 3:49:56 AM PDT by DeaconRed (CRACKERS are dangerous, especially those of US that pack Heat. . . .)
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To: Biggirl

I call them maturity snobs because they’re so much better (PC) than to laugh at themselves or the absurdities in every day life and these days there is more of that than I’ve ever known. First it was the ‘90’s and now this. The more I make fun of it the more I feel like a real human being.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 3:57:19 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Biggirl

the backlash he faced is only from liberals.

Unfortunately with the liberals firmly in control of the media, the media set in motion the process by which he was fired and banned from the Missouri fair.

But I understand he has been invited to perform elsewhere.

Even if you can think that what he did was in poor taste, does he really deserve to lose his livelihood over something like this? Is making fun of Obama really a firing offense? Yet that was the politically correct reaction of the idiots who run the Missouri fair.

And the other clowns are being sent to sensitivity training. You might think it was satire when you heard about sensitivity training. But we live in a politically correct world.

I predict that political humor and belittling jokes will be okay again, the nexttime there is a Republican president.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 4:00:52 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: DeaconRed

Liberals are sadsacks, they suck the fun out of EVERYTHING.


6 posted on 08/27/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Be thankful for the new media which is doing the job the old media either can not or refuses to do.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 4:03:57 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Also because humor does tell the truth.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 4:07:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Hang in there cowboy, there is still hope that someday people will not be so thin skinned they can’t laugh at anything, including themselves. Keep doing what you do, the world needs to lighten up and laugh.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 4:31:20 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Biggirl
The "Progressives" know that mockery can be a devastating weapon that erodes public support. That's why they use it at every opportunity, but shield Obama from the slightest comedic jab.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 4:42:07 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Biggirl
Missouri Rodeo Clown: 'A Lot Of People Have Lost Their Ability To Laugh.'”

It's not nice to make fun of sacred cows.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 4:50:47 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Biggirl

Actually you can’t lose what you never had. Leftist sneer and mock but they have no humor, none.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 4:51:04 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Biggirl

Fear is the culprit here.

The leaders in Missouri all acted out of fear.

A pack of cowards. They feared being called racist, the actually fear the word as it is spouted by actual racists who scream it 24/7.

This is one of the biggest tempests in a tea pot that has come along in a long time. There is no meaning to it.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 5:08:07 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: clearcarbon

.....But “sacred cows” do get destroyed in the end.


14 posted on 08/27/2013 5:15:06 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But we live in a politically correct world.

In other words, we are living Orwell's 1984.

All the spying, the class/race warfare, government control of everything, part-time low paying jobs (if you can get one), buisnesses being run out of buisness.

All these things ultimately serve to funnel millions on to the government (taxpayer) dole. Hugo Chavez would be proud of his protege 0bama.

16 posted on 08/27/2013 5:28:40 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Biggirl

Yes, people have become too thin-skinned. The long-lost American sense of humor prevails. If people were happier in general they would lighten up. Some, like Muslims, feminists, NAACP Elders, and the stridently left are always going to be unhappy and, thus, need help with their senses of humor. Others are just not in a good mood because of the direction things have been going for the last decade or so.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 5:30:18 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Biggirl

The rodeo clown performance never bothered me. But as a city girl, it was very interesting to find out the background and history of this kind of act. Urbanites, liberals et al have got to educate themselves about rural customs just as country people need to understand the ways of city live. In other words, Northeasterners need to travel more in America than Europe.


18 posted on 08/27/2013 5:34:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Good points. The only problem with this, though, is that northeastern liberals think they are smarter than everyone else, and feel that they should tell everyone else how to live. They don’t think that they can learn anything from anyone about other parts of the country, because they feel so superiorand feel that New York, Boston, Washington, etc are far superior in every way to Columbus, Kansas City, Boise, Omaha, Ft. Wayne, Louisville, etc.

And don’t even mention traveling in the south to these northeastern liberals.

So they would never want to travel and learn about other parts of the country. Northeast liberals will travel to California, but, never stop anywhere in flyover country.


19 posted on 08/27/2013 5:45:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I owuld pay to see the guy perform with a tropp of Obama clowns. Humor is a the cure for self-righteousness.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 6:09:31 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: miss marmelstein

***But as a city girl, it was very interesting to find out the background and history of this kind of act.****

I saw this same act played in a Rodeo ring back in 1968.

The purpose of the clown is to distract the animal while thrown riders run toward the fence.

Clowns work in pairs.
One clown pulls a “dummy” into the ring, often with a presidental mask on it, then props it up with a broomstick.

Bull bucks out, may not go toward the dummy.

Next bull comes out, throws his rider and, seeing the dummy, attacks toward.

Dummy suddenly comes to life, grabs the broomstick and swats the bull on the butt. Bull chases the “dummy” toward the fence allowing the thrown rider makes toward the opposite fence.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 6:46:41 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Biggirl
Has people become too thin-skinned?They (libs in particular) has become way beyond thin skinned.
22 posted on 08/27/2013 6:48:54 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Biggirl

Seems to me that there is an abysmal loss of a national sense of humor. Things that once were funny now just attract law suits.

Jase Robertson (Duck Dynasty) displayed class recently. After being ejected from a New York hotel as a homeless bum, he mildly pointed out that he had been Beard Profiled. Jase made a joke of it, which once was the American way.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 8:15:54 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: citizen

But in the end, it plants the seeds for a second revolt.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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