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That’s a clown question, bro: Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’
The Washington Times ^ | 8/13/2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 08/13/2013 4:26:39 PM PDT by Crazieman

In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training.

The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports.

But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to the director of the Missouri State Fair that they have proof that all officials and subcontractors of the MRCA have successfully participated in sensitivity training.”

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KEYWORDS: clown; missouri; obama; rodeo
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1 posted on 08/13/2013 4:26:39 PM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Crazieman

Re-education camps.

A hallmark of repressive regimes everywhere.


2 posted on 08/13/2013 4:28:03 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: Crazieman

Give me a frigging break - they are clowns! The left take this PC stuff too far.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 4:28:06 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Crazieman

I guess you gotta expect bull sheets at a rodeo, but ....
Sue the bass-turds!


4 posted on 08/13/2013 4:28:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Crazieman

good God.

we are living in communist china, next, all clowns will have to go to the re-education compound for an extended stay until they admit their sins.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 4:29:20 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Crazieman

Liberals have no sense of humor, only hate and anger.

Pray for America to Wake Up


6 posted on 08/13/2013 4:29:20 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Crazieman

A giant “F U” would come sailing from my mouth faster than anything I have said in a long time.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Crazieman

thought policing?? - a pillar of Communism


8 posted on 08/13/2013 4:29:58 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Crazieman

But Bush clowns were A-OK.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 4:32:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: null and void

Yep, get in line or suffer the consequences....


10 posted on 08/13/2013 4:32:39 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: Crazieman

11 posted on 08/13/2013 4:33:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Crazieman

Had it been a Reagan clown or a Bush clown when they were in office, nothing would have happened.


12 posted on 08/13/2013 4:33:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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13 posted on 08/13/2013 4:33:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Crazieman
The crowd enthusiastically approved

They need to send the crowd for reeducation too.

Seriously, no self-respecting cowboy will accept this. They should, on the contrary, demand an apology to the cowboy in question, and full reinstatement.

The people involved in banning him should be forced to clean stables for a week or so.

14 posted on 08/13/2013 4:35:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: Crazieman

Once again we have proof that liberals/progressives have no humor and no tolerance for others despite their protestations that they are the most tolerant people in America.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 4:36:00 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Crazieman

Sensitivity Training. A liberal brainfart that had its genesis in the 1960s to the strains of kumbaya. To liberals, EVERYTHING revolves around FEELINGS. After all, liberalism is nothing but an emotional response to adult issues.


16 posted on 08/13/2013 4:36:10 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Crazieman

Making clowns take “sensitivity training” is like making rappers take “sensitivity training”. If clowns can’t be insensitive, what hope is there for the rest of us?


17 posted on 08/13/2013 4:36:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Crazieman

How much longer must we continue to take these douche bags seriously?


18 posted on 08/13/2013 4:38:52 PM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Crazieman

If this guy is anything like rodeo clowns I’ve known, he will dig around in his pocket for a moment, looking for something, and come out with a middle finger to them all.


19 posted on 08/13/2013 4:43:22 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: metesky

Who said most people take them seriously? It’s a way to make a living among the moochers. The most productive thing any of these folks have ever created is a fart.


20 posted on 08/13/2013 4:44:27 PM PDT by neocon1984
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Fallout continues as Mark Ficken resigned as President of the MRCA. Ficken was also the announcer at the rodeo and also is the superintendent of the Boonville School District.


21 posted on 08/13/2013 4:46:05 PM PDT by deport
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To: Crazieman

Those who are “outraged” by the clown need some desensitization therapy along with a complementary session of anger management.


22 posted on 08/13/2013 4:47:12 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: beebuster2000

The House and Senate need to add “Staff Clown” to the directory.... Seems like it would be unfair to deny current members of this august body the opportunity to take on the assignment... They could simply double-dip while holding office...


23 posted on 08/13/2013 4:49:37 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Crazieman
The clown is the target. The clown is the canary in the mine. The clown “gets it”.

It's like a metaphor dressed in the literal wrapped in a symbol.

Isn't the mark of a despotic regime its need to vilify the most powerless, most easily denigrated members of society? A rodeo clown! I don't see the same bulls eye on, say a fire-breathing hate-speech filled America-despising imam.

24 posted on 08/13/2013 4:52:03 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Crazieman

Better yet, just cancel future state fairs to eliminate the possibility of offending anyone.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 4:54:13 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Crazieman

Maybe go on the Leno Going Away Show, or the Alex Jones News Hour, or the Levin Show.... The Q&A should get spicy....


26 posted on 08/13/2013 4:59:06 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Crazieman

A few years ago at a Seattle parade, there was a truck with an effigy of Bush followed by people with a wagon full of rotten fruit, which was repeatedly thrown at the effigy of Bush. No one was reprimanded, there were no editorials denouncing the activity, and no one had to attend sensitivity training.


27 posted on 08/13/2013 5:01:17 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Crazieman

Sensitivity Training!? For clowns and cowboys??

This is insane.

Is there ANYTHING that these worthless bastard libs haven’t contaminated???

Had a clown put on some sort of Brokeback Mountain skit, I am sure these faggots would have been fine with it.


28 posted on 08/13/2013 5:02:48 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Crazieman

Had to double-check this wasn’t The Onion


29 posted on 08/13/2013 5:03:03 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Crazieman

I will get slammed for this, but I think the activity was inappropriate and the persons responsible should be fired. A public rodeo with a captive audience should not be turned into a partisan political event, particularly a crude one of this nature. I should hasten to add that I detest Obama, but this is not the way to express it.


30 posted on 08/13/2013 5:03:44 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Crazieman

I’ve known a few PRCA cowboys. They stick together. I think that the State Fair guys have gone too far and will experience a cowboy-cott at next year’s fair.


31 posted on 08/13/2013 5:06:55 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Steve_Seattle

Yep, you should be slammed for that. Political satire has been a part of rodeos since rodeo began.


32 posted on 08/13/2013 5:08:15 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Crazieman

We are to the point where a CLOWN can’t make fun of th president?!!

Stop this crazy world! I want to get off!


33 posted on 08/13/2013 5:10:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

The other side has changed the rules for “civility”. I have no respect for lawless tyrants.


34 posted on 08/13/2013 5:12:04 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Crazieman

The MRCA should tell the State Fair Board to drop dead. No rodeo clowns = no rodeo = State Fair attendance plummets.

Whatta bunch of maroons.


35 posted on 08/13/2013 5:12:23 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Crazieman

We support your war of terror mister clown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsnbrtd8vE8


36 posted on 08/13/2013 5:12:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Ever hear of Will Rogers?

Political satire is staple rodeo fair, since forever. This is not the first president mask worn by a rodeo clown.


37 posted on 08/13/2013 5:14:43 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Steve_Seattle
"...truck with an effigy of Bush followed by people with a wagon full of rotten fruit, which was repeatedly thrown at the effigy of Bush. ... there were no editorials denouncing the activity, and no one had to attend sensitivity training."

Yeah, but that was just a subtle frolic intended to highlight nuanced policy disagreements with the Bush administration. Since no one could possibly disagree with any obama policies - Racists!

38 posted on 08/13/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I think it was very appropriate and the persons responsible should get a raise. Different strokes for different folks.


39 posted on 08/13/2013 5:16:35 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Exactly when did it become off limits for clowns to mock sitting presidents?


40 posted on 08/13/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Steve_Seattle

Crude? Google the “Folsom Street Fair” sometime.


41 posted on 08/13/2013 5:21:03 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Valpal1

Perhaps the writers on Saturday Night Live should have a bit of training too.


42 posted on 08/13/2013 5:36:17 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: alpo

SEND IN THE CLOWNS


43 posted on 08/13/2013 5:38:45 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: vbmoneyspender

This a prelude to a ban on all mockery of Hitlery, the most deserving target on earth after the scarecrow in chief.


44 posted on 08/13/2013 5:51:48 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

This a prelude to a ban on all mockery of Hitlery, the most deserving target on earth after the scarecrow in chief.


45 posted on 08/13/2013 5:51:49 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: Crazieman
The Bush years: Black man wearing Bush mask mocks President
46 posted on 08/13/2013 6:33:04 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: TigersEye
"Yep, you should be slammed for that. Political satire has been a part of rodeos since rodeo began."

The only one I've ever seen is Flint Rasmussen, and he never did anything political in the shows I attended.
47 posted on 08/13/2013 6:40:16 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Ezekiel
The clown “gets it”.

Unfortunately, that is now what appears to be a permanent minority position.

48 posted on 08/13/2013 6:59:46 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Crazieman
If they can't be crude and insensitive they might as well get rid of them!!
49 posted on 08/13/2013 6:59:54 PM PDT by dalereed
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Can you make this shi7 up????? I just cannot believe the twighlight zone we live in today. If SNL had an ounce of credibility they would be all over this with a skit. Clown sensitivity training!!!!! HAAAAA!! This guy could make himself famous off of this. People are so sick and tired of this sham, and would be willing to pay for his own rodeo show. Guaranteed.


50 posted on 08/13/2013 7:20:51 PM PDT by Phillyred
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