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    Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    The head of an eastern Pennsylvania amusement company has yanked a carnival game in which players shot foam darts at an image resembling President Barack Obama.


    Irvin Good Jr. pulled the target-shooting game after receiving a complaint from a Massachusetts woman attending a fair in Roseto, about 65 miles north of Philadelphia. Good said Wednesday his company, Hellertown-based Goodtime Amusements, won't offer the game again.


    "It was just a big, big mistake in judgment, and I feel sorry about it," he told The Associated Press. "I can't take it back, but I can try to make it better."
    He is sorry he offered the game? Bullocks. Naturally, some people did not like his game at all, but what he had to do is the result of political correctness run amok.

    This is America, the nation, that has had the proud tradition of lambasting every president that has ever served in office. Who remembers Richard Nixon being burned in effigy for his policies? I do, and it is free speech. Those who don't like Obama, IMHO, have every right to burn him in effigy, throw pies at his effigy, and yes, even throw darts at his effigy. It is called the First Amendment.

    What some are calling politically incorrect is actually part of the free expression that comes with American citizenship. This is the American way. Too bad the carnival bowed to the pressure, and ended the game. If I was in their shoes, I would have simply said "If you don't like the game, then just don't play it. But like it or not, the game stays".

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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    This sounds like a business move, not a political one. Your business wont do very well if you piss off half your customers.
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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Free speech doesn't just work one way, folks. The woman who complained was exercising HER free speech, and since the government did not get involved, there was absolutely no infringement of anybody's.

    Lets not confuse the notion of marketing decisions with free speech. The notion of free speech is framed by interactions between the citizen and the state and NOT between one citizen complaining about objectionable material and the other responding to the objections.
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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Cindy Wofford, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia office of the Secret Service, said her agents are looking into the game and will determine if there were any direct or indirect threats to the president. They will share their findings with the U.S. attorney's office.

    "We take these kinds of things very seriously," Wofford said.
    President Obama target game: Secret Service investigating company for Obama target shooting game - mcall.com



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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Just more fluff, let it go people. Life goes on.
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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post


    I think its quite obvious that the owner/creator of this game was making a statement regarding the status of Obama's birth place by pairing him with other aliens.

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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    He is sorry he offered the game? Bullocks. Naturally, some people did not like his game at all, but what he had to do is the result of political correctness run amok.

    This is America, the nation, that has had the proud tradition of lambasting every president that has ever served in office. Who remembers Richard Nixon being burned in effigy for his policies? I do, and it is free speech. Those who don't like Obama, IMHO, have every right to burn him in effigy, throw pies at his effigy, and yes, even throw darts at his effigy. It is called the First Amendment.

    What some are calling politically incorrect is actually part of the free expression that comes with American citizenship. This is the American way. Too bad the carnival bowed to the pressure, and ended the game. If I was in their shoes, I would have simply said "If you don't like the game, then just don't play it. But like it or not, the game stays".

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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think its quite obvious that the owner/creator of this game was making a statement regarding the status of Obama's birth place by pairing him with other aliens.
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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think its quite obvious that the owner/creator of this game was making a statement regarding the status of Obama's birth place by pairing him with other aliens.
    That's more believable than being born in Kenya.
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    Re: Carnival cancels ‘shoot a dart at Obama’ game

    Here's a better idea: keep the Obama target, and add a Bush or Palin target next to it. Players can choose which target to throw a dart at, and everyone is happy. That's what should have happened anyways.

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