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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It is freedom of expression and humor. I don't understand the big deal.
    He made fun of their messiah...plain and simple. To the obamatards he is god.

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelplate View Post
    I agree. That's what this boils down to...the punishment. I think a lifetime ban is too harsh. However, I'd have been cool with a stern warning.

    Something like..."look man, I get it....you don't like Obama(or the pope, Jesus, or whoever)...but keep your issues to yourself or the.next time...we'll have to get rid of you....we're paying you to do a job....not to make commentary".

    That would have been fine with me.
    I wouldn't even issue a warning....

    Individuals have civil liberties..... I could give a rats ass if anyone was offended....

    Our Bill of Rights isn't in place to protect individuals from being offended - the document is in place to protect those from those WHO ARE OFFENDED and want our government to persecute the offenders..

    If anyone needs a warning it's the assholes who WANT any warning or punishment for this "clown" embracing the First Amendment...

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I wouldn't even issue a warning....

    Individuals have civil liberties..... I could give a rats ass if anyone was offended....

    Our Bill of Rights isn't in place to protect individuals from being offended - the document is in place to protect those from those WHO ARE OFFENDED and want our government to persecute the offenders..

    If anyone needs a warning it's the assholes who WANT any warning or punishment for this "clown" embracing the First Amendment...
    He's not "embracing" his first amendment rights when he's being paid to perform. He's on the job. He can do or say.anything.he wants on his own time, on his own dime.

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I agree but correct me if I'm mistaken... wasn't this a state fair? A state funded event?
    ••Sure, it was a state fair. So what? I remember George Bush masks - was anybody barred for life for wearing one. Where did a sense of humor go? Making fun of the President is an American pastime - or at least it was....
    I'll be sure to lock away my Richard Nixon mask before they come for me.

    Maybe I'm not smart enough to see what the problem is.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Denial mode? That was fast!
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ooooh!! That stings!
    ••Are you sure you're responding to the right person? I think you've confused a rather dull conversation I had with someone else.

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Just as a followup to my previous.post....I am a performing musician. I get paid to play.....not to give social commentary to my audience.

    If I were to choose the latter rather than the former, I doubt if I'd get many gigs or requests to return.

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lysander View Post
    He made fun of their messiah...plain and simple. To the obamatards he is god.
    Its one thing to be annoyed about something and another thing to take action about it. Punishing someone for mocking any President or other big shot owner is as unamerican as you can get. Surely, we still have a few rights?

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    I wouldn't call 211 games a "several" year suspension, especially since he's still playing and earning. Braun, A-Fraud, and the other 12 Hispanic surnames are just as guilty as Pete Rose and the 1919 Blacksox, if not more.

    The mizzou dude will be working for another red-state fair and promoted by FOX/KOCH in no time.
    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Or a ban from the fair for a year or two. Heck, A-Rod got a several year ban for doping. This guy got a lifetime ban for a very stupid political statement? Seems extreme.
    Last edited by NIMBY; 08-14-13 at 01:16 AM.

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelplate View Post
    He's not "embracing" his first amendment rights when he's being paid to perform. He's on the job. He can do or say.anything.he wants on his own time, on his own dime.
    Apparently you don't know what a rodeo clown does...

    Furthermore I would love to know where in his ****ing contract it says "thou shalt not mock Obama."

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    This BS against Obama is reaching new lows each day, many times in front of Federally-elected Republican pols. I'm all for the Sedition law as in WW I. Any Dem pol questioning or allowing this talk against Bush/Cheney back in the day would have been RIPped on as unpatriotic. Will Repubs reap what they have sewn?
    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Its one thing to be annoyed about something and another thing to take action about it. Punishing someone for mocking any President or other big shot owner is as unamerican as you can get. Surely, we still have a few rights?

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    re: Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?[W:395]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Apparently you don't know what a rodeo clown does...

    Furthermore I would love to know where in his ****ing contract it says "thou shalt not mock Obama."
    I know exactly what a rodeo clown does....he keeps the bull from attacking the rider. Do you think I am ignorant? I am and have always been a country boy....tractor pulls, rodeos and horseshoes....don't assume too much about me because I am a pro-labor Democrat. I can shoot a deer at 100 yards in heavy brush...and I can clean, skin and butcher it myself.

    Furthermore....you don't like the way the conversation is going....so you are moving the goalpost. A pro-employer person like yourself ought to be able to figure out that the Employer has the final say on disciplinary matters of employees.

    Lastly, the rodeo clown is a PERFORMER as well as a safety net. He entertains the audience while the rider gets up off his butt and gets to safety and the next rider comes out of the chute.

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