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  • Glenn Beck pleads with migrant parents

    07/16/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2014 | Hadas Gold and Kendall Breitman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative radio host Glenn Beck directly addressed the parents of children in Latin America on his show on Tuesday, begging them in a monologue with Spanish captions not to send their children to the United States. “I come to you as a dad … keep your family together,” Beck said on his program on Blaze TV. “Please would you consider doing the hard thing as well would you resist the temptation to flee or break up your family, please don’t hand your child off to a smuggler in the middle of the night.” While they may have been told America...
  • Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoid a train during a railway safety [snip]

    04/19/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/19/2014 | Sarah Eberspacher
    Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday. The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town's Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA's safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines. "Safety, as you know, is paramount," Blake said — and then this happened. It would appear that taking personal responsibility for train safety is equally important. And that yellow line on...
  • This Horrifying Clown Is Haunting Staten Island

    03/25/2014 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again. If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. The clown, which has reportedly been spotted hanging around the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations according to the SI Advance, has been snapped three times and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, providing both internet buzz and...
  • Obama's Fall from Grace [a clown president]

    12/17/2013 12:34:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Amreican Thinker ^ | December 17, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    "..........How does a serious president handle this? He steps out of the spotlight, curtails the golf games with celebrities, persuades the wife to postpone further multi-million dollar vacations, abjures any serious or epoch-making speeches or public efforts. He lets other, lesser figures carry the public load for awhile.... This strategy would very likely work for the current chief executive as well. But I ask you -- does any of that sound like Barack Obama? He can't back out of sight because of a little thing called "ObamaCare." He let the help handle that and it didn't work. Now it's attached...
  • Tuffy the Clown

    12/08/2013 7:23:58 PM PST · by Dscott_FR · 6 replies
    Facebook | Tuffy the Clown
    Support Tuffy the Clown I'm out here at the NFR and I have talked to over 15 Rodeo Committee's about hiring me and working. Everyone has said "We can't hire you. This stuff needs to blow over first". What stuff needs to blow over? I did nothing wrong! These "Committee's" will privately tell me that I got a raw deal but they can't hire me and they won't make a statement? I'm a good rodeo clown. What are these committee's afraid of. Watch the video on my website www.tuffytheclown.com . Watch the video that started this whole thing! I did...
  • "If you like your plan you can keep your plan. For a year. Period."

    11/14/2013 8:24:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    The new Obamacare slogan.
  • Drunk Clown Accused of Dangling Child from Overpass

    10/30/2013 5:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 30 Oct 2013, 10:25 AM PDT
    According to court records, Brown invited the children to go for a walk on train tracks when he returned from a Halloween party about 1 a.m. The children had done this before and thought it was fun. But the 13-year-old boy told police that this time Brown was drunk and he forced the children to drink alcohol as well. The teen said he drank so much that he vomited. The younger child became scared after they climbed onto the tracks, and the boys tried to run away. Brown grabbed the older child, held him upside down from the overpass and...
  • Charlie Crist Launches Campaign Website

    10/26/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/25/13 | Javier Manjarres
    And so it begins. Former Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, Charlie Crist, has finally launched his much anticipated gubernatorial campaign against Rick Scott. Well, kind of. The website CharlieCrist.com has just launch, asking Floridians to share their comments with the former governor, because as Crist believes,” Only you, the people, can get Florida back to common sense.” -
  • Obama to speak on Thursday about path ahead on fiscal issues [Live Thread for Clown, 10:35]

    10/17/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/13
    ... Obama will deliver a statement on Thursday at 10:35 a.m. about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll have more to say about this tomorrow...
  • Obamacare: Destined to flop?

    10/05/2013 8:03:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 9/25/13 | Joseph Antos
    The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thus far has been characterized by missed milestones, a lack of clarity, and partisan squabbling. But does this inauspicious beginning mean that the law will fail in its goal to make health care more available to and affordable for all Americans, or will the ship right itself before it sinks? The American public is concerned with three major aspects of the law: the access to coverage, the affordability of coverage, and how the changes will benefit them. On all three counts, the ACA will fail to live up to the promises made...
  • Obama, Guns and ‘The Untouchables’ [Obama Threatened to bring a gun to political enemies, remember?]

    10/04/2013 1:45:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    factcheck.org ^ | 1/14/11
    Q. Did President Obama once say of Republicans: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” A: Yes. Obama made those remarks at a fundraiser in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential campaign. He was paraphrasing a quote from the 1987 mob movie "The Untouchables."
  • Obama Speaking at 10:30, Networks Prepare to Worship [Live Thread]

    10/03/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 375 replies
    10/3/13
    Just announced....
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ‘I had my first encounter with the IRS’ after prayer breakfast with Obama

    10/03/2013 2:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | By Douglas Ernst
    Dr. Ben S. Carson went years without ever having a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. But his good fortune changed after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said Monday night at an event with business leaders and elected officials in Alabama. Alabama’s Yellow Hammer News tweeted Dr. Carson’s remarks from the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner: “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the Prayer Breakfast.”
  • At U.N., Brazil's Rousseff blasts U.S. spying as breach of law [Mainstream Media Blackout]

    09/24/2013 9:46:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/13 | Daniel Trotta
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her position as the opening speaker at the U.N. General Assembly to accuse the United States of violating human rights and international law through espionage that included spying on her email. Rousseff had expressed her displeasure last week by calling off a high-profile state visit to the United States scheduled for October over reports that the U.S. National Security Agency had been spying on Brazil. In unusually strong language, Rousseff launched a blistering attack on U.S. surveillance, calling it an affront to Brazilian sovereignty and "totally unacceptable."
  • Negotiations [New Video from...wait for it...Boehner! Takes the Clown to Task!]

    09/19/2013 11:15:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/19/13 | John Boehner & Staff
    After adding more than $6 trillion to the national debt, the president now says he won't work in a bipartisan way to address our spending problem and strengthen our economy.
  • Obama says Iran shouldn’t misinterpret U.S. response to Syria

    09/15/2013 10:33:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/13 | Z Goldfarb
    [The Clown] declared that the United States is still prepared to act militarily to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons despite the decision to pursue a diplomatic deal and not strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. He also acknowledged that his approach to the Syria crisis has been uneven, but defended it... Obama spoke in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” taped Friday before the United States and Russia agreed on a plan to bring Syrian chemical weapons under international control in order to avoid military strikes.
  • Securing Syria's Weapons May Require US Troops

    09/14/2013 7:00:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    military.com ^ | 9/14/13 | Richard Sisk
    The White House and the Pentagon have repeatedly ruled out "boots on the ground" in Syria, but Defense Department officials were less certain Thursday on whether U.S. military personnel might be sent to help secure or destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little gave a vague answer when asked if U.S. troops were prepared to assist should an international agreement allow Russia to take control of the tons of chemical weapons believed to be in the stockpiles of President Bashar al-Assad. "I'm not going to speculate on who may or may not be participating in a process that...
  • Pelosi Statement on the Nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as Representative to the United..

    09/13/2013 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Pelosi Statement on the Nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as Representative to the United Nations September 11, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to the nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as U.S. Representative to the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Leader Pelosi recommended Congresswoman Lee for this position. “In recommending Congresswoman Barbara Lee to represent the Democratic Caucus at the United Nations, I knew she would be a strong, resolute, and unwavering voice for peace in a world burdened by war. That is why I am so...
  • Susan Rice Will Brief Congress on Syria on Anniversary of Benghazi

    09/08/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Susan Rice Will Brief Congress on Syria on Anniversary of Benghazi September 8, 2013 - 2:36 PM By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - Susan Rice, who falsely told the nation that the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 had developed out of a spontaneous demonstration against a YouTube video, will mark the one year anniversary of those attacks by briefing Congress to make the administration's case for authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force in Syria. The administration has decided to make Rice a key point person for pushing military intervention in Syria. On Monday, Rice will...
  • Black Unemployment Leaps to 13%

    09/06/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 9/6/13 | John Nolte
    While there was all kinds of bad news for everyone in the August employment and jobs numbers released Friday, the news was especially bad for black Americans. Out of every group listed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report report (age, gender, race, etc.) the unemployment rate among blacks increased the most; almost a full half-point, from 12.6% to 13%. This news is in line with a report released earlier this week that showed black homeownership levels are at an eighteen year low.
  • A vote of no confidence is in order

    09/02/2013 6:47:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/13 | Ed Rogers
    <p>What with our president having received the Nobel Peace Prize and leading us in a pivot to Asia, I guess the White House wants to pretend that the humiliating debacle America is suffering —in front of the world —isn’t happening....</p>
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE: FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER (and foot on the desk)

    09/01/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-1-2013 | Drudge
    September 1, 2013FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 30th, 2013 | Nile Gardiner -- World
    President Bush knew how to build a coalitionGeorge W. Bush was widely mocked by the Left during the Iraq War, with liberals jeering at the “coalition of the willing,” which included in its ranks some minnows such as Moldova and Kazkhstan. Michael Moore, in his rather silly documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, went to great lengths to lampoon the Iraq War alliance. But the coalition also contained, as I pointed out in Congressional testimony back in 2007, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, Poland, and 16 members of the NATO alliance, as well as Japan and South Korea. In Europe, France and...
  • Missouri Rodeo Clown: "A Lot Of People Have Lost Their Ability To Laugh"

    08/27/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | August 27, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    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.
  • President Obama’s ‘Red Line’: What He Actually Said About Syria and Chemical Weapons

    08/27/2013 12:44:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    President Obama’s “red line” on Syria isn’t quite as straightforward as it’s been made out to be... The use of chemical weapons, itself, was not exactly Obama’s original “red line,” as he laid it out during a news conference at the White House on Aug. 20, 2012. For purposes of expediency and practicality, media outlets have simplified the “red line” as this: If Syria deployed chemical weapons against its own people, it would have crossed a threshold with the White House. But what Obama said was a little less clear. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but...
  • Colin Powell: George Zimmerman Verdict 'Questionable'

    08/26/2013 4:37:07 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 07:52 AM | AP via Newsmax
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed George Zimmerman, the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, Powell says America has come a long way toward racial equality 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell recalled being refused service when...
  • Mesquite Rodeo promotes appearance by an Obama clown

    08/23/2013 6:38:20 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 40 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | 08/23/13 | Mark Norris
    The Mesquite Rodeo isn't shying from controversy this weekend by promoting the appearance of a rodeo clown wearing a mask of Barack Obama.
  • White House under pressure to pay its interns

    08/21/2013 4:35:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Doris Taylor
    ... Hundreds of interns have filed lawsuits or raised complaints over working long hours for free. But one group of former interns is sidestepping the courtroom and going straight to the White House to fight for fair compensation. The Fair Pay Campaign, a grassroots lobby set to launch around Labor Day, is calling on President Obama to pay White House interns in order to set an example for other government agencies and private employers.
  • Rodeo Clowns- Then and Now

    08/20/2013 9:00:22 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Won Vacation Ends, Another Begins: On the Road Again Too

    08/19/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Following a well deserved rest, the Wons have returned to their nest. Unfortunately it’s still August and we all know what happens in August, don’t we? That’s right, everyone in Washington gets all wee weed up. Butt until that happens I’m taking the slow road home and will be traveling in my air conditioned Jeep Grand Cherokee for the next few days, winding my way through the mountains and by-ways. I’ll probably be passing through places where people still bitterly cling to their guns and religion, stopping for lunch in diners, drive-ins and dives that serve lots of red meat...
  • Obama Wore an Obama Mask on Saturday Night Live in 2007

    08/17/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT · by potlatch · 72 replies
    Saturday Night Live Video ^ | August 17, 2013 | self
    In a skit titled "Halloween Party", Senator Obama wore an Obama Mask himself. The November 2007 skit was a parody of "Senator Barack Obama stops by the Clintons for a Trick or Treat". <
  • Clown who looks like Obama gets banned for life: PHOTOS

    08/15/2013 5:25:39 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    Yesterday a clown who dressed up to look like President Obama was was banned for life from performing for the American public after engaging in shocking antics that outraged many viewers. The Tatler has obtained theses exclusive photos of the clown’s career-ending performance:
  • An apology letter to Mr. Obama

    08/15/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 8-15-13 | Matt Walsh
    Dear President Obama, I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The...
  • GOP congressman invites controversial Obama-mask rodeo clown to perform in Texas

    08/15/2013 4:26:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Andrew Rafferty
    The controversial rodeo clown who on Saturday fired up a crowd at the Missouri State Fair by wearing a mask of President Barack Obama — and encouraging a bull to run him down — now has a standing invitation to perform in Texas, a Republican congressman said Wednesday. Though the clown has been banned from future state fairs in Missouri and the other performers have been ordered to undergo sensitivity training, Rep. Steve Stockman invited the rodeo group to perform in his congressional district near Houston. "Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if it’s speech...
  • Send in the Obama Clowns

    08/15/2013 3:45:08 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 40 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Saturday night in Sedalia, a Missouri city with a population that would fit into Arrowhead Stadium four times over, the entire nation was shaken when a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask performed his usual routine. Toward the end of Obama’s first term a tornado had torn through Sedalia blowing off roofs and destroying a school bus barn, but that was nothing compared to this. The governor of Missouri stated that the performance, which involved Obama being chased by a bull, did not “reflect the values of Missourians”. He did not clarify whether the other times that a rodeo...
  • An apology letter to Mr. Obama

    08/14/2013 6:05:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 8/14/13 | Matt Walsh
    Dear President Obama, I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The...
  • Stockman invites controversial rodeo clown to Texas

    08/14/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8-14-2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman has invited the rodeo clown who caused a stir this week when he mocked President Barack Obama during an act at the Missouri State Fair to come perform in Texas, saying the negative reaction to the act amount to “liberals … targeting this man for personal destruction.” In the act, during the bull riding competition, the clown wore an Obama mask and the dialogue suggested Obama get run over by a bull. Politicians on both sides of the aisle condemned the performance and the clown was permanently banned from the Missouri State Fair. Future clowns...
  • Reaction to the Missouri Rodeo Clown is Akin to the Radical Muslim Response to a Mohammed Cartoon

    08/14/2013 3:30:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This Missouri clown situation is so out of hand and out of proportion, and I'm gonna tell you what this is like, and I'm not gonna pull any punches.  This is no different than those countries reacting freakishly when there were cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.  That is exactly what this is.  It is as though President Obama is a messiah or is a god and this little thing that happened at the Missouri State Fair is a defamation, a denunciation, almost a religious sacrilege that took place.    He's the president of the United States!  They...
  • Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns

    08/14/2013 1:36:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/14/13 | Doyle Murphy
    The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally. The fair’s commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown. **SNIP** The fair commission has called the stunt “unacceptable” and approved a measure that would force the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association to crack down on everyone responsible. The association would also have to prove all officials and subcontractors — such as the clowns — had successfully completed sensitivity training before working future rodeos.
  • Rodeo clown forces decimated and on the run

    As every Constitutional scholar knows, the First Amendment includes a clause that strictly forbids mockery of the President of the United States, depending on who it is, and which party he belongs to. It’s in one of the penumbras of the Constitution, or maybe it’s an emanation. I always get those two mixed up. Thus it became essential for the forces of freedom and democracy to crush an impertinent rodeo clown who dared to put on a mask of our Dear Leader, President Barack Obama, and ask spectators if they would like to seem him get run down by a...
  • “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page Collects Over 25,000 Fans in One Day

    08/14/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair rodeo after he wore an Obama mask and taunted bulls on Saturday night. Now, thousands of fans are flocking to support Tuffy. “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page has amassed over 25,000 supporters in a little over a day. Via The Missouri Torch: Poor Tuffy. A rodeo clown’s gotta eat.
  • Bush rodeo clown allowed in ’94, Obama clown banned forever

    08/14/2013 3:37:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/13/13 | Tom Tillison
    While there is no written law, we may have finally reached a place in America where it’s forbidden to publicly mock the president of the United States — assuming the president is an African-American and a member of the Democratic Party. The outcry over a rodeo clown donning a mask resembling President Obama reached a new level of absurdity when it was reported Monday that the man behind the mask has been permanently banned from performing at the fair ever again, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri State Fair officials barred the rodeo clown from ever performing at...
  • Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?

    08/13/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT · by mykroar · 112 replies
    CSM.com ^ | 8/13/2013 | Peter Grier
    Missouri State Fair officials have banned for life the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask while facing bulls at the event over the weekend.The clown in question engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” and will never perform at the Show Me state venue again, the Missouri State Fair Commission said Monday, in a statement. Fair officials are also reviewing their contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for hiring and overseeing bull ring clowns. The performance was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards," said the statement. The fair did not reveal the clown’s...
  • Clown Banned, Announcer Resigns After State Fair Rodeo

    08/13/2013 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 64 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 8/13/2013 | Justin Wingerter
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There was further fallout Monday from a controversy sparked Saturday night when a rodeo clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama was taunted in front of a cheering and jeering Missouri State Fair crowd. First came word Monday morning that Mark Ficken, superintendent of the Boonville R-1 School District and an announcer at the event, had obtained legal counsel in hopes of clearing his name. Ficken became president of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association Saturday morning, a post he resigned after just two days Monday.
  • NAACP: DOJ, Secret Service Should Investigate Rodeo Clown

    08/13/2013 4:28:36 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/13/2013
    On Tuesday, the Missouri State National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a statement asking for federal involvement in the case of a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask and then asked the crowd if they’d like to see Obama run down by a bull. “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” said State President Mary Ratliff. “Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances,...
  • That’s a clown question, bro: Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’

    08/13/2013 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/13/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    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...
  • What does the rodeo clown incident mean? Poll

    08/13/2013 1:28:29 PM PDT · by ncfool · 52 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 8/13/2013 | St. Louis Business Journal
    What does the rodeo clown incident mean? What does the rodeo clown incident mean? Missouri is racist Poor judgement by fair officials embarrassed state It is a tempest in a teapot
  • Bush rodeo clown allowed in '94, Obama clown banned forever

    08/13/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/13/13 | Tom Tillison
    rodeo-clownWhile there is no written law, we may have finally reached a place in America where it’s forbidden to publicly mock the president of the United States — assuming the president is an African-American and a member of the Democratic Party. The outcry over a rodeo clown donning a mask resembling President Obama reached a new level of absurdity when it was reported Monday that the man behind the mask has been permanently banned from performing at the fair ever again, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri State Fair officials barred the rodeo clown from ever performing at...
  • Rodeo clown forces decimated and on the run

    08/13/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 13, 2013 | John Hayward
    As every Constitutional scholar knows, the First Amendment includes a clause that strictly forbids mockery of the President of the United States, depending on who it is, and which party he belongs to. It’s in one of the penumbras of the Constitution, or maybe it’s an emanation. I always get those two mixed up. Thus it became essential for the forces of freedom and democracy to crush an impertinent rodeo clown who dared to put on a mask of our Dear Leader, President Barack Obama, and ask spectators if they would like to seem him get run down by a...
  • Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

    08/12/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 188 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/12/13 | David Leib
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike. The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event. The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside....