‘Crisis averted’: Mo. State Fair permanently bans Obama mask-wearing rodeo clown

Another triumph for free speech!

Claire McCaskill and the rest of the Obama Defense League who raised hell over a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair can now breathe a little easier:

And fair officials are gonna do their damnedest to make sure nothing like this ever happens again:

Sensitivity training? Read it and weep — a lot:

The Missouri State Fair Commission ratifies the firm action already taken by the Fair director to permanently ban this rodeo clown from ever participating or performing at the Missouri State Fair again.

Furthermore the MRCA must hold all those responsible for this offensive stunt accountable.

In addition, before the Missouri State Fair considers contracting with this association again for future rodeos, they must provide evidence to the director of the Missouri State Fair that they have proof that all officials and subcontractors of the MRCA have successfully participated in sensitivity training.

Alas, if only he’d been wearing a Bush mask. But now he’s banned from the fair for life.

We could all take a lesson from this: No matter what happens, never ever mock The One — or else there will be hell to pay.

We’re in Obama’s America now.



Smash! Loesch pulverizes Dems, media over ‘racist’ rodeo clown idiocy

  • jkpalmdale

    I do not remember the outcry over the Game of Thrones with President Bush’s head on a pike http://tv.yahoo.com/news/game-thrones-hbo-sorry-putting-bushs-head-pike-061150975.html

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yeah, and Bush wasn’t even President anymore when that happened which makes it even more unnecessary.

      • Elaine

        There are masks of ALL presidents. So we toss the D’s and keep the R’s? Bush,AGAIN this year at Halloween.

        • loupgarous

          When I was at Louisiana Boys’ State (an American Legion-sponsored summer event to teach high-school age youth about government by immersing them into politics – we even got to sit in the Seats of the Mighty at the Louisiana State Capitol), it was late summer 1974, and impeachment fever was raging. A camp counselor appeared in what was by then standard college attire, a Nixon mask. No outcry, just groans over a gag that had gotten old 6 years ago. We were all just tired of Watergate and ready to get on with being America. Just like now – except for the liberals who still expect us to kneel and pray before THEIR Nixon. No conservative would have been outraged over a rodeo clown sporting a Nixon mask. For that grade of narcissism, you have to go to the Left.

    • BigSky1970

      HBO did do something about it, they didn’t make it available on DVD releases.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        I thought it came from the DVD commentary in the first place?

        • BigSky1970

          No, the episode aired on HBO, and Viacom (parent of HBO) removed that whole scene from DVD releases.

          • jkpalmdale

            The point still is the LEFT did not scream racism or anything. They did not complain at all about any of the things against Bush

          • BigSky1970

            Of course they didn’t. After 8 years of mocking Bush, they have no moral high ground on this issue whatsoever.

          • loupgarous

            More importantly, the Obama administration has flouted the Constitution since Day One – no liberal outrage until Obama’s John Mitchell, Eric Holder, wiretapped the Associated Press. And notice how long THAT kerfuffle lasted, compared to the “national agony” of Watergate.

            Obama has not missed a SINGLE item on the Nixon Litany of Constitutional Abuses, and so far liberal outrage is conspicuous by its absence. Remind me to yawn loudly the next time one of them begins bawling about how evil Nixon was again.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Ready for Obama’s racist statement in one of his autobiographies?

    Obama on White Folks Greed…
    Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:

    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
    than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
    where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
    apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
    That’s the world! On which hope sits!

    • sigh

      Twitchy is part of the problem. They are also cowering and deleting comments.

      • wwbdinct

        One of mine was deleted this morning and I have no earthly idea why. It was on this story but nothing remotely offensive at all in it.

        • WilliamAmos

          WWB I can see deleted comments even from past days. I don’t see any comment made by you that was deleted.

          • wwbdinct

            It was this morning on the original story. When I first posted it went into moderation. I edited it to change Obama to O, then the comment went up, then disappeared.

          • Emily B

            Same thing happened to me on a different story the other day. As soon as I posted it it went into moderation, and then disappeared. Nothing offensive at all though.

          • WilliamAmos

            DISQUS has hick-ups at times. I checked and your post wasn’t deleted by any mod.

          • CatHerder

            Good to know, thanks.

          • Worship Dancer

            yea DISQUS calls them hick-ups the rest of us call them censorship.

          • WilliamAmos

            Yes I have deleted some comments that were over the line. In the above two cases I can say for certain that they were not deleted by me or any other mod.

          • Worship Dancer

            some of mine in the past were deleted but they were NOT over the line.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Maybe not a clearly defined or discernible line. A line as clear as 0’Bama’s “red lines”

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “yea DISQUS calls them hick-ups the rest of us call them censorship.”

            Rules-based censorship.

          • Worship Dancer

            ah so as long as i don’t say anything bad about dear leader i’m good?

          • WilliamAmos

            Where did I say that you couldn’t say anything bad about Obama ? There are many comments in this thread a lot that show that isn’t true.

          • Worship Dancer

            so then it must be saying some bad about the proclaimed “prophet”. AGAIN TOO BAD DISQUS. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONE AND ONLY MESSIAH.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’m just explaining how it works technically based on observable evidence. I don’t know what their rules are specifically but I can guess a few of them.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Is there a way that comments can be scrubbed clean to meet your standards rather than deleting them entirely?

            Even clowns should be heard. Once they’ve been screened. Reprogrammed. Or whatever.

          • William James Ward

            The mask should have had a mole on the nose, If I
            had the time I would sell these masks and make a
            fortune, capitalism working over Obama, that would
            be fun…….I want one, no make that ten……….William

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “capitalism working over Obama”

            If only we could fight back. Crony-capitalism (incremental socialism) is making too many unchecked gains these days.

          • William James Ward

            It is sad that socialism has come in incrementally and
            I see that as subversion by socialists, government
            regulations killing the free market system and gaining
            control over every aspect of our lives. Obama care
            is the hideous result of the dilution. Fighting back may
            come to the day of taking the drug war of “just say no”
            to just say no to anything the government demands.
            We can’t all go to jail and it may take that risk to
            change people and the present thinking that free is
            worth lying down for even though free is something
            taken from someone else. Years ago there was a
            Science fiction book called “No” where the government
            was totally ignored by the populace and the government
            disappeared in the face of a cooperative social order,
            I wish the book was still in print, it was a great read.
            I still want ten masks and maybe I will want 100.

    • WhoMeToo

      …………..And the zer0s dog flies in his own plane.

    • leslymill

      wow…he wrote that and made it all worse…..shame

    • William James Ward

      I wonder how much time Obama has spent in Port-au-Prince,
      probably none…………….William

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    I’m marking my ’14 calendar right now for a trip to the Missouri State Fair rodeo, & I’m going with a Barry mask on.

    • World B. Free

      Right on. I can’t wait to see this “ban” on 0bama masks backfire on them!

      I hope the entire audience wears them.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Missouri is a fairly conservative state, do they not realize what they are doing?

        • World B. Free

          Well, they did elect Claire McCaskill, so….

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            A good point but that was mostly because the other choice was Todd Akin and the media had it set up so he couldn’t win period.

  • Steve_J

    Does that mean Obama can never go to the Missouri State Fair Rodeo?

  • Steve_J

    The MRCA should organize a boycott of the Missouri State Rodeo.

  • Richard Jefferies

    You’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. ~Barack Insane Obama

    Yes, reject the voices. Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain. This would be funny if it weren’t so damn serious. Even Clinton didn’t get this kind of Orwellian protection. Mocking elected officials is the cornerstone of American freedom of speech. Shame on you Missouri State Rodia for genuflecting to the government out of fear. You are allowing them to censor you without forcing them to do if formally, thus giving you the moral high ground. Myrmidons, all of you!

    I say we handle this like the Muhammad cartoons. Let’s have an Obama mask day!

    • sigh

      It can only be a Barack Obama mask though, as per Twitchy moderators.

    • ked5

      Clinton wasn’t this much of a grandiose character with delusions of dictatorhood. (gore . . . . getting there.)

  • $29561723

    Fascism is alive and well folks.

  • Republicanvet

    Missouri residents who attend this fair should fill the stands at the next rodeo…all wearing Obama masks.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      or better yet, just not go period or give them any money.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        That is the ticket indeed. Err, no ticket as the case may be.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Yeah, money is the Great Motivator

  • Steve_J

    If Obama had a rodeo clown he’d look just like him. How about that, he does.

  • sigh

    Twitchy is afraid of letting everyone wear an Obama mask. Good job deleting my comment, cowards. Look in the mirror and see part of the problem.

    • WilliamAmos

      Mocking Michelle Obama is OK but not sure what she has to do with this story. Try using Obama himself and that would work.

      • sigh

        Yes, keeping all 10 comments uncluttered by deleting an Obama pic makes total sense. Carry on.

      • wwbdinct

        William – One of my comments on the original story on this was also deleted this morning and Michelle was not a part of it. I used no profantiy or nothing even remotely close.

  • sigh

  • The Masked Avatar

    If only the terrorists in Benghazi had been wearing Obama masks…

  • tjcuzns

    Missouri I always pegged you as a Pu*** Democrat state.

  • Sharkteeth

    hard to type w/o cursing ^%$^$&^ (*&& (*&(^&%#$^%#&*( (&^*&%^$%$%^ liberal fascist.

  • Joel A. Edge

    If you want give them an e-mail and let them know what you think.
    mailto:[email protected]

  • Sharkteeth

    Which knee jerker banned him ?. We want a name so we can mock him.

    • leslymill

      probably Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and he is …probably afraid to be under NSA surveillance…we have lost free speech…all truth offends the left…they really can not handle it…sigh

      • Worship Dancer

        more likely libturd governor jay nixon.

  • Marjorie

    This is utter and complete nonsense! We have made fun of politicians for decades and all of a sudden it’s forbidden because the “chosen one” is made the butt of a rodeo clown. What country am I living in?

  • dogwonder

    Obama’s supporters become more like the Taliban by the day, killing babies in utro is good, not educating girls is good under Common core they can indoctrinate them and now censoring things that might offend the Grand Muffti of Mericastan.

  • lazypadawan

    Going by a YouTube video I saw earlier, we must pray to His Holiness now. The rodeo clown committed an act of blasphemy; he’s lucky he wasn’t decapitated.

    • sigh

      Mocking the Caliph is haram.

  • cfc1905

    So are we going to ban the movie “Point Break”? Those racist devils were wearing masks of Presidents! Nancy Reagan/Hanoi Jane will be up in arms over the horrible depiction of Ronaldus Magnus as a common bank robber! Wait a tic…Swazey died, Busey thinks he died, and Reeves has been killing his career for years…never mind.

  • World B. Free

    So, does this ban apply to ALL presidential masks, or just 0bama masks?

    I mean, if we’re going to be consistent…..

    Or could RACE be a factor in this decision? *** gasp *** say it ain’t so! The left would NEVER be guilty of a double standard, would they?

    • MarcusFenix

      Had someone shown up with a Bush mask, they could have stabbed half a dozen riders and the local headline would have been “Clowns at State Fair have spirited exchange with riders”.

      Nothing to see here, right?

    • leslymill

      If the “Mother Monster” Hillary mask is banned at Halloween …I am sure they will be shouting ….guillotine…. guillotine..

    • CatHerder

      Damn, now I have to torch my tape of Lords of Discipline! They wore LBJ masks.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Correct. No more masks of half-white Presidents!!

  • waterytart

    If it’s that easy, let’s just ban Jug Ears himself.

  • MNWoman

    So the clown was banned because he was wearing a mask of a U.S. President, right? Not necessarily this particular president? I am sure the clown would face equal outrage had it been a Bush, Reagan or Nixon mask.

    Seriously, though, I hope the people in MO contact whoever is in charge of this stupidity and remind them of freedom of speech.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Jefferson never addressed the separation of Church and State Fairs, so this is a wholly reasonable reaction to the heretical use of an Obamask.

  • RblDiver

    Had there been any more rodeo days, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see more clowns wear the masks. Just try to fire them all!

  • Zederok

    I said it in 2008 and again in 2012. This country is lost forever. Can’t believe I even opened a political link a friend sent me. I put all my faith and stock in my lord and savior, this world is of evil and will never change. I now only serve 1 master and could care less about this wretched world.

    • MarcusFenix

      I get how you feel…and there are plenty of people who are likewise fed up with things. This site is a testament to it on several levels.

      Without being combative, because I’m not terribly far behind you in the viewpoint…but basically, evil has always been a part of the world. It’s been here since before our time, and will be here long after we’re gone.

      But Christians aren’t to turn their nose up at things, or turn a blind eye. You should stand up, dust off your boots, and keep doing what’s right. We are told to “go ye into all the world…”. Not just go to the parts we like. James 1:12 might be of some comfort in this respect.

      Personally…when i feel tested at times and things look a little rough, i look at Revelation 2:10, which says:

      “Fear none of these things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison that ye may be tried, and ye shall have tribulation ten days: Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

      I know things are crappy…but don’t give up either.


      • CatHerder

        Amen, my brother.

  • $7610427

    Having known a few rodeo clowns…I can promise you they aren’t signing up for any “sensitivity training”!!!

  • gekkobear

    Sensitivity training for clowns? Makes sense.

    Is it crying on the inside and laughing on the outside… or the other way around.

    You need training to get that sort of thing right.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Looks like the Missouri State Fair took down the part about rodeo clown sensitivity training. Political correctness in this country has become just as bad if not worse than the fiscal situation.

  • ToyZebra

    Rodeo clowns are not there just for entertainment, but also to help the riders. In the case of bull riding, a clown may risk his own life to distract a bull from a fallen rider. How many of those complaining about that stupid mask would be willing to risk a 2000 lbs angry horned bull to save someone else? But hey, he is banned now so Obama’s delicate reputation is safe from mockery.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Rodeo clowns save lives!

  • BigSky1970

    The Democrats have no high road on this particular issue.

    They’re the ones who award filmmakers for making films depicting the presidential assassination of a sitting president, namely, President George W. Bush.

  • walterc

    I hope the rodeo industry boycotts the Mo fascist state fair in support of this clown (rodeo clown not Obama). At least the clowns and cowboys should let the fair board know that they won’t be participating in the rodeo next year unless this clown (the rodeo guy, not Obama) is reinstated. and plenty of fans should advise the board that they won’t be selling many tickets next year.

  • CatHerder

    This guy will never miss another meal. The assclowns in the van of this ill-advised witch hunt have assured him notoriety beyond his wildest dreams. Good show!

  • rennyangel2

    Hope the guy makes a fortune taking his mask and himself on the road. I didn’t notice anyone cared about Reagan and Clinton masks. Is obozo under the protection of some church?

  • fivebyfive

    They should also ban the REAL CLOWN obama

  • truckguy

    Can’t tell by photo, perhaps clown is black, that would twist it up.

  • ked5

    I object to the mask on the basis of I would be going to a rodeo to get away form hismajesty’suglymug, even if it’s just a mask. that said – the left are a bunch of screeching wussy hypocrites considering they’ve done far worse – with Reagan and bush masks.

  • Bexcee
  • stuckinIL4now

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black … ol’ pot McCaskill is the queen of “shameful” and “unacceptable” behavior–remember she cast the 60th vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on the Obamacare train wreck back in December 2009. Just another useless Obumuh shill.

  • http://www.grouchyconservativepundits.org/ Rusty Bill

    Cult of personality. Obama the messiah.

    This will not end well…

  • blueniner

    The same people that are condeming this clown, had no problem with all the G.W Bush costumes, or hanging a Sarah Palin doll in a noose in effigy in West Hollywood…hypocrits!

  • Voice of reason

    This is kinda like blaming the video for Benghazi. Immediately ban all caricature masks of leftist politicians and immediately pass federal funding for the manufacture of caricature masks of any who oppose.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Tears of a clown.

    Why are clowns so “insensitive” to others? Don’t they take their jobs seriously? This is no way to evolve towards our Utopian future.

    • William James Ward

      Our government is made up of clowns, the Obama mask is just
      one of “killer clowns from outer space”. The biggest circus tent
      is on Pennsylvania Ave…………………….William

  • crosspatch

    This angers me more than anything I have ever seen out of the Democrats. So now if you mock a politician of their party you lose your job? Is this China? The person who banned this individual needs to be fired, immediately.

  • TocksNedlog

    Another state gone purple.

  • Jeremy

    What a damn joke sensitivity training? a.k.a liberal brainwashing.He wore a damn mask and if he wore a Rand Paul mask for example nothing would have happened.

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    Imagine if these were of this pResident:

  • Dominic Macchio

    What the hell happened to freedom of speech in this country.

  • archer52

    a good leader would reach out to the commission and remind them people can offend him legally and nothing should be done to the clown. That would be a win/win for him. But nooo… he likes the fact he’s a demi-god.


  • Conservative First

    Proper Title: “Man Loses Livelyhood and is Publically Ridiculed For Mocking President”

  • goat10000

    Please note that the Kansas City Star removed all the comments (which were mostly anti-Obama) from their stories about this, and have disabled commenting on all of them.

  • Acethepug

    And as an example, because Leftists aren’t monstrous hypocrites, they retroactively banned everyone involved with the Comedy Central Series “That’s My Bush” from ever being involved with television entertainment again, right?

    Oh, right, Democrats. What was I thinking? When people (read: Leftists) have no morals or standards, it’s not like they can betray them …

  • neoface

    Obama is a clown!! Too bad no one wore Michelle Obama’s face, OK, way too ugly. LOL!!!

  • Mr. Evolving

    The 11th commandment…..

  • Paladin

    The big white gate flew open. The bull came out bucking. The rider flopped from side to side and the bullfighters held back, letting the bull make his moves until the rider dropped off. Licciardello crouched in a heavily padded barrel, a human target should the bull decide to charge. Hawkins waited near the barrel, holding his big inner tube. A dummy with a George Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick.


    -Via Gateway Pundit.

  • OldLady Norma

    Well, for what good it will do, I just sent an email to the MO State Fair. If I get anything other than “Thank you we will look into this” I will let you all know.

  • ArmyRetPat

    At the next MO. state fair all the rodeo audiences should wear obama masks in support of the rodeo clown. How communist, and at the same time facist, the country has become.

  • Gavin Wisecarver

    I for one applaud that rodeo clown. For doing his job. It’s sad, now our politicians are following what Obama has started… Apologize apologize apologize, point fingers. Pretty cheap..

  • Mark King

    What about the Rodeo clown occupying the Oval office?

  • loupgarous

    All the talk about lese-majeste has it backwards. WE are the sovereigns of the United States of America, and Obama commits lese-majeste when he, Eric Holder and his proxies Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson set American against American in order to distract us ALL from the pathetic spectacle of an American president who simply can’t do his job.

  • TocksNedlog

    If only the clown had read the warning label:
    “You must be at least half-black to wear this mask!”

  • LochGates44

    Congrats on the dumbest comment in Twitchy history.

  • NRPax

    Conservatives defending the right to freedom of expression, Liberals punishing people for it. Typical.

  • jkpalmdale

    No its not, but since you want to say it is, What about where was the outrage when Air America which was tax payer funded was pushing the Bush Assassination movie? Randi Rhodes called for his assassination also..

  • mike_in_kosovo

    The rodeo, on the other hand, is NOT paid for by taxpayers… but nice to see the double standards on the left, as per norm.

  • Dominic Macchio

    Planned parenthood is subsidized by the tax payer and they do abortions wether I believe in them or not so save that BS excuse for your liberal buddies.

  • Lienathan

    Your argument starts in a false premise. The first amendment says the government does not abridge free speech. It doesn’t say you have to keep quiet if you receive some sort of largess from the government. Government funding =/= ‘shut up’. Otherwise, if you are not allowed to opine or have a political view while receiving government funds, we need to start again talking about defunding PBS, silence government employee unions, and start discussing not allowing welfare recipients to vote. How’s that grab you?

    Government authority, and the money for government, flows from the people. The government doesn’t have any money that it hasn’t first taken from citizens. We as Americans are not required to bow and scrape before our King and never criticize His Majesty. Expressions of disfavor toward political leadership are precisely what our freedom of speech rights were intended to protect.

    Again: Air America can receive gov. funding and call for Bush’s assassination and that’s fine. Nobody’s outraged when Sarah Palin is hung in effigy. If this had been *any* other president, it would have been harmless political humor (this same sort of thing was done with a Bush dummy at another rodeo a few years ago and nobody complained about it then), but our current president is melanin-enhanced and therefore *all* criticism is racist, so sayeth the Democrat party. That’s the real problem, the real racism, here, is that we are no longer allowed to criticize our political leader because his skin color makes him immune from criticism.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Being held *at* the State Fair =/= part of the fair.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    And you’re thinking this proves something, how?

    “Thank you, come again”

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Yes, because Republican politicians never suck up to Democrats. I’m sure it’s not politically motivated at all. Do you live in Rio Linda perhaps?

  • William James Ward

    The greatest disrespect to POTUS is Obama.