Thou Shalt Not Mock Thy Puffed Up God

This is just incredibly appalling

The fallout from a Missouri rodeo clown’s mockery of President Obama continued as the Missouri State Fair said it will force all clowns to undergo sensitivity training and the head of the state rodeo-clown organization resigned.

The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify its decision to ban for life the clown in question who wore an Obama mask. The rodeo announcer and a second clown wearing a microphone asked whether the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull.

Liberty and Freedom of Speech are dying away.


And so was the guy wearing the mask.

Update: and there’s this

“They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening,” Beam told the AP. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

Yes, “like you’d see on TV”

Because in all likelihood you’d never see it in, you know, real life.

6 Responses to “Thou Shalt Not Mock Thy Puffed Up God”

  1. ricki says:

    “…force all rodeo clowns to undergo sensitivity training.”

    Shades of: “Because Billy couldn’t stop talking in class, you’re ALL going to miss recess. Now put your heads down on the desk.”

    I wonder what the reaction from the media/PTB would have been back in 2004 if the rodeo clown was wearing a George W. mask….

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Chimpy McHitlerstein?

  3. JeffS says:

    It was a nice run, America. Welcome to Amerika.

  4. aelfheld says:

    This is where all the usual proponents of ‘reasonable’ restrictions on public discourse start saying ‘Of course we support freedom of expression, but . . .

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “And so was the guy wearing the mask.”

    I’m very glad I had just swallowed my drink before reading that…

  6. nightfly says:

    Ricki, you don’t have to wonder. Apparently, the Missouri State Fair HAS done this gag before with Bush 43, and nobody said boo.

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