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Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?
CSM.com ^ | 8/13/2013 | Peter Grier

Posted on 08/13/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT by mykroar

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 identity.

During a bull riding contest on Sunday, the clown appeared wearing a rubber mask of the president with an upside down broomstick trailing from his backside, as if it were a tail. The audience was asked, over a public address system, if it wanted to see Mr. Obama “run down by a bull.” Many people present clapped and cheered, according to one witness, Perry Beam.

“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally,” said Mr. Beam.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clown; obama; rodeo; scarecrow; snookered
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Highlight is my comment. I know there are similar postings, but I didn't see this idiotic statement in any of the others. Where exactly are we when our leaders (and I use the term very loosely) cannot be mocked?
1 posted on 08/13/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

We are on down escalator to hell.

Jesus is the answer.


2 posted on 08/13/2013 5:08:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mykroar

He’ll probably end up with an expense paid vacation to Gitmo.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 5:10:14 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: mykroar

How many clowns have been banned for wearing a GW Bush, Ronald Reagan, or Richard Nixon mask?
Or for that matter - a Bill Clinton mask?

So what is so different about THIS president to result in such a “lifetime ban”?


4 posted on 08/13/2013 5:10:52 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: mykroar

Maybe there should be a movement by conservatives to avoid this fair in the future, kind of like that outdoor show at the beginning of the year. This is just way over the top, and ridiculous.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 5:10:57 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: mykroar

If only he had worn a Bush mask or Clinton all would be well, but thou darest not mock mohamed! Death to the infidel will be cried hither and yon by the race baiters, followed with only White folk may be parodied.


6 posted on 08/13/2013 5:11:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mykroar
He should count himselves lucky.

Steve Bridges dared to lampoon Obama, and suddenly died...

...at age 48, of "a severe allergic reaction".

It's nice to have access to everyone's medical records, know their allergies and pre-existing conditions...

A life-time ban can be a very short sentence...

7 posted on 08/13/2013 5:12:56 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: mykroar
They should be deported, stripped of citizenship and forced to commit suicide.

There ought to be a law against mocking the POTUS!

8 posted on 08/13/2013 5:14:35 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: mykroar

It’s starting to look like a lot of “Show Me” People believe that Barry actually IS a god. A Hawaiian or Indonesian god. It’s sad. Americans have lost their courage. Nothing left now but cowards.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 5:14:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: mykroar

Good grief - a bit of an overreaction I’d say.


10 posted on 08/13/2013 5:16:24 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: mykroar

“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally,” said Mr. Beam.

So Mr. Beam, when was the last time you attended a “Klan Rally”?


11 posted on 08/13/2013 5:16:27 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: mykroar
"Many people present clapped and cheered"

OMG! How DARE people have a sense of humor!! Arrest all of them IMMEDIATELY!!! /s

"...as if it were a tail."

Is the writer implying 'monkey' here? What a vivid distortion of reality! Nice try, Peter. False depiction made by the race-baiting author. A-HOLE!

12 posted on 08/13/2013 5:16:34 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: mykroar

This bunch should be able to parley all this publicity into a fortune. I hope they do.


13 posted on 08/13/2013 5:17:08 PM PDT by DManA (pi)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Courage on tap: Go to the everlasting arms and ask for a forgiving hug.


14 posted on 08/13/2013 5:17:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mykroar

Free speech is dead and its not coming back


15 posted on 08/13/2013 5:17:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Typical of a fascist state. Criticize dear leader and lose everything. He will likely end up dead like Hastings, brietbart and all the rest, poor guy.


16 posted on 08/13/2013 5:18:28 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

My guess is that the idea was donkey, not monkey. But wow what are these complainers, are they witches who decry the blasphemy to broomsticks?


17 posted on 08/13/2013 5:19:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mykroar

When did US rodeo operators become Communist/Marxist?


18 posted on 08/13/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Gator113

That was my thought also; he did seem to have more than a passing familiarity with that, or so he implied.


19 posted on 08/13/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: AlexW

More like cowardly... this is one thing a gospel loss leaves us with. Will we let this be the end of the story? WELL I PRAY NOT


20 posted on 08/13/2013 5:20:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: GeronL

My first thought also:

Freedom of speech!!!


21 posted on 08/13/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Newtoidaho

Devils’ lies. Powerful delusions.


22 posted on 08/13/2013 5:21:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mykroar

Oh good lord.
He was not banned when he wore a Clinton mask or a GQ Bush mask..........he are doomed.


23 posted on 08/13/2013 5:21:35 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: GeronL

How is what this poor clown guy did any different from an SNL skit about Bush or Palin ?

Maybe Glenn Beck will hire him as his clown stand-in.
Hey, I like Beck. Am just referring to his many self- deprecating remarks on being a radio clown.


24 posted on 08/13/2013 5:21:46 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: TheBattman

At the next event, this same rodeo should have all black clowns wear masks of past presidents EXCEPT for 0bama and watch the crowd have fun without any complaints whatsoever. Let the leftists stew in their own hypocrisy.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

why of course, because this is not the devil’s little game. i think this is satan’s dress rehearsal for the great world deceit.


26 posted on 08/13/2013 5:23:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: mykroar

It was not a Human being!
It was a scarecrow!


27 posted on 08/13/2013 5:23:35 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mykroar

But in 1994, Douglas A. Campbell, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer chronicled a rodeo clown even featuring George H.W. Bush.

From the report:

The big white gate flew open. The bull came out bucking. The rider flopped from side to side and the bullfighters held back, letting the bull make his moves until the rider dropped off. Licciardello crouched in a heavily padded barrel, a human target should the bull decide to charge. Hawkins waited near the barrel, holding his big inner tube. A dummy with a George Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick.

T.J. Hawkins rolled out the big inner tube, and the bull lowered his head, shot forward and launched into the tube, sending it bounding down the center of the arena. The crowd cheered. Then the bull saw the George Bush dummy. He tore into it, sending the rubber mask flying halfway across the sand as he turned toward the fence, sending cowboys scrambling up the fence rails, hooking one with his horn and tossing him off the fence.


28 posted on 08/13/2013 5:23:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mykroar

Give him the same punishment as those who wore those Nixon, Reagan and Bush masks.


29 posted on 08/13/2013 5:24:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Scrambler Bob
My final thought on this..

The media will be throwing these screams of racism at us, from here until the election 2016..

Trayvon, Paula Deen, DOJ drug crimes reform, DOJ suing States over Voter ID laws AGAIN, Oprah, Rodeo Clown.. Media pimping early for Hillary 2016!! Gotta start rallying the black voters early!! That's what this is all about. A lot more to come.

Has the War on Women come back to life yet? That should be stirred up in the media AGAIN any day now.

30 posted on 08/13/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: mykroar

when all that is left on the earth are savages, they’ll have their wonderful, christian-free utopia.

spoiler alert - it won’t end well.


31 posted on 08/13/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

“Free speech is dead and its not coming back”.
Just wait till the next rodeo in Texas, Obummer masks will be required clown costume. This could go big with mocking the fraud, like the king has no clothes but funnier!


32 posted on 08/13/2013 5:27:26 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: AlexW

I don’t think this is the rodeo operators, I think it’s beuracrats that work for the state reacting to elected democrats. Republicans joined in not wanting to be called racists.


33 posted on 08/13/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: null and void

that’s because you can’t have TWO actors playing obama.


34 posted on 08/13/2013 5:27:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mykroar

I checked out several Missouri media outlets and they were closed for comments............


35 posted on 08/13/2013 5:28:09 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: null and void

bttt


36 posted on 08/13/2013 5:29:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TheBattman

because...because...he’s “THE ONE!! Gag!


37 posted on 08/13/2013 5:29:20 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mykroar
We mustn't ever dare mock the naked emperor!
His toadying minions will gather together and cry: Off with our heads!

And after the crowds laugh at them - total anarchy ensues!

Hey look over there- a safe, family friendly, Gay Pride parade of costumed deviants!

38 posted on 08/13/2013 5:30:20 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It’s starting to look like a lot of “Show Me” People believe that Barry actually IS a god

I don't think so, I think it's a case of tyranny of the minority.......

39 posted on 08/13/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Secret Agent Man

Pauli Exclusion Principle?


40 posted on 08/13/2013 5:30:42 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: mykroar

Come on, people! Where are the entrepreneurs? What an opportunity for some enterprising promoter to put together the “OBAMA CLOWN POSSE RODEO” show, where ALL the clowns look like Obama! Put this show together and you would back the house anywhere in the middle part of the country you would take it, and much of the south and west as well.

Step right up!


41 posted on 08/13/2013 5:31:00 PM PDT by bigbob (W)
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To: mykroar

Ok freeper lawyers, if this is the “State” fair, I assume the commission is paid by the government, how is this ban not a first amendment violation? I could see if they had tons of complaints he wasn’t good at his job, but it sounds like the crowd approved.


42 posted on 08/13/2013 5:31:24 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: mykroar
Wait a minute here, The Dear Leader was mocked! When The Dear Leader is mocked it is an outrage!!


43 posted on 08/13/2013 5:31:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 9422WMR

I hope half the crowd brings Obama masks


44 posted on 08/13/2013 5:31:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: mykroar
Where are we?

We are country under seige...divided down the middle.

And when the traitorous leader of that component which is trying to overthrow the country has taken charge of the White House, it is to be expected that he and his minions would try to silence the loyal half from voicing any complaints about himself and/or his traitorous movement.

And as an aside to the NSA--who is certainly listening in--Eff You @ssholes!

45 posted on 08/13/2013 5:34:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: mykroar

Somebody get Perry a crown because he’s a drama queen.


46 posted on 08/13/2013 5:36:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I can’t get anyone here to understand that the unnamed cowboy was a straw dummy.

Let the libs think they got justice.
The rodeo just dooped them.


47 posted on 08/13/2013 5:37:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mykroar

Gutless.


48 posted on 08/13/2013 5:37:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Yogafist

It would be fitting to call for a National Obama Clown Face day in honor of all the clowns in Washington that are running this nation off the economic and moral cliff. If an Obama clown mask bothers Libs this much it needs to be exploited to the full. Anyone else remember a TV show called “That’s my Bush!” in 2001 that mocked President Bush? Libs will always accused the right of doing what it does far more effectively.


49 posted on 08/13/2013 5:37:35 PM PDT by Keflavik76 (But in my lonely room I cry the tears of a clown)
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To: mykroar

Missouri State UNFAIR Commission!

That explains it all.

Still too many leftists in the Show Me State. Time for a real election purge of these idiots.

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association should refuse to perform anywhere in Missouri unless the banned “clown” is reinstated with full performance rights.

You don’t want to face angry rodeo fans, do you, you leftist cowards? And you thought the bulls were mean.


50 posted on 08/13/2013 5:37:46 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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