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Thread: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    What the clown did was make an expression of political speech that you don't like. He has the right as an American citizen to do that, and your wish to have him suppressed and your acquiesce to the ban is un-American.

    That he was banned from one arena in no way makes the ban excusable. The officials who did that are cowardly scum, kowtowing before the ignorant, hateful mob.
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    No, the episode is dramatically overblown.
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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    I laugh at those feigning to be indignant and thank them for showing just how tolerant they really are...

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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    The knee jerk reaction from racists and conservatives is to blame the "libruls" and the "Librul press" for the punishment this insensitive racist asshole got.
    Why don't Sean and Bill and Glen direct their outrage at the Missouri state rodeo commission? It was their decision.

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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    No he didn't. He was on the company clock and made fun of the President
    That shouldn't bother you.

    There are full time jobs of making fun of the President. Michael Moore for instance. Rush Limbaugh. Few people get upset over their treatment of the President.

    What should bother people is what the clown was suggesting happen to Obama via the clown at a state event. I'd like to think we have a society that doesn't advocate the idea that the (or a) President should be seriously injured/killed at a family state fair in front of a crowd. But some people here feel that if it's a member of the other party, it's okay to do just that.

    There's a difference between making fun of the President and suggesting that the President should come to potentially fatally bodily harm. You can do the first one all you want and shouldn't expect backlash.
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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    The firing was righteous. The brouhaha whining about it is not.
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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    That shouldn't bother you. There are full time jobs of making fun of the President. Michael Moore for instance. Rush Limbaugh. Few people get upset over their treatment of the President. What should bother people is what the clown was suggesting happen to Obama via the clown at a state event. I'd like to think we have a society that doesn't advocate the idea that the (or a) President should be seriously injured/killed at a family state fair in front of a crowd. But some people here feel that if it's a member of the other party, it's okay to do just that. There's a difference between making fun of the President and suggesting that the President should come to potentially fatally bodily harm. You can do the first one all you want and shouldn't expect backlash.
    I don't recall either Moore or Limbaugh pulling their hijinks at a State Fair. Venue is a lot as I doubt the Fair Board would invite back a cattle company that brought topless chute loader females, though the bar across the road has them. Doubt Andrew Dice Clay would be invited to do his raunch before the Rodeo dance.

    There is a certain non political air to a State fair and it's rodeo.

    But I do agree it was very tacky to suggest the President is a target for a runaway bull. To suggest bodily harm come to him.

    You can't do the making fun thing all you want anyplace you want. It seems a difficult subject for some. I don't pay workers to do what I don't like. I don't pay workers to give their political opinions. I don't pay people to be dumber than the livestock they work with.

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    Re: Rodeo Clown Brouhaha Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I don't recall either Moore or Limbaugh pulling their hijinks at a State Fair. Venue is a lot as I doubt the Fair Board would invite back a cattle company that brought topless chute loader females, though the bar across the road has them. Doubt Andrew Dice Clay would be invited to do his raunch before the Rodeo dance.
    I agree venue means quite a bit. If a rodeo clown had done this at a private show, probably wouldn't have made the news. It's still a bad thing to say, but that's a private event as far as I'm concerned.

    There is a certain non political air to a State fair and it's rodeo.
    That's the way it should be.

    But I do agree it was very tacky to suggest the President is a target for a runaway bull. To suggest bodily harm come to him.
    It's more than tacky. It's a degradation of the civility of society and offensive to the Office of the President. Hence why I keep asking people who think I'm wrong to think this is out of hand for a previous example. Not a single person has been able to cite a single instance. Not Zimmer. Not J-Mac. Not It'sNotFree. No one has been able to cite a single instance of similarity. Politics is degrading the civility of society in ways we haven't seen in a long time. It's okay when the target of a suggestion for bodily injury/death is a Democrat apparently.

    You can't do the making fun thing all you want anyplace you want. It seems a difficult subject for some. I don't pay workers to do what I don't like. I don't pay workers to give their political opinions. I don't pay people to be dumber than the livestock they work with.
    A certain level of this is expected, you can't control the opinions of your workers. But a line was clearly crossed. You know for a fact that if at a state fair in Connecticut, that if they put on a Bush mask over a pig that was going to be killed and butchered and talked about suggestions of how the crowd wanted to see that "pig" butchered, the GOP would have gone wildly bonkers. And the GOP would have been right to do so.
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