Major Pantytwister Event in Missouri:
The rodeo clown behind the Obama stunt over the weekend that has sparked national outrage has been banned from ever participating in or performing at the Missouri State Fair again, officials announced this afternoon.
In case you haven’t been following the drama, a rodeo clown in an Obama mask appeared at the fair in Sedalia on Saturday night and someone over the loudspeaker made repeated jokes about having a bull run over the president — which many in the crowd apparently loved.
Now, members of the Missouri State Fair Commission have voted to ban the clown — who reports have identified as performer Tuffy Gessling — and the commission is also reviewing its contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Associations, which puts on the rodeo show.
So they put what looks like a dummy wearing an Obama mask out in the ring while “Tuffy” makes some comments. When they open the gate and the bull comes out the “dummy” suddenly comes to life and runs away. No one was hurt and there was not even any simulated violence.
Was it funny? Not particularly, at least to me. Was it in good taste? That depends, because “taste” is an opinion.
Should the guy have been fired and banned for life?
Americans have a long history of mocking our elected leaders. Barack Obama is not sacred and mocking him is not inherently racist. The First Amendment covers this shit.
What part of “clown” don’t these fucking morons understand?
I’m guessing we haven’t heard the end of this. I certainly hope not.