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UPDATE Shameful Missouri State Fair stunt smears Obama

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Source: Kansas City Star

The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia.

The story is posted to Daily Kos and Show Me Progress. And look for reaction with #MoStateFair on Twitter.

Basically, a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull.”

Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost bigtime to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state) in 2012 re-election bid.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4403626/shameful-missouri-state-fair-stunt.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4403626/shameful-missouri-state-fair-stunt.html



How far will the continuing backlash go? Obama-hate is getting out of control. Contact the Missouri State Fair:

For more information on how you can partner with us to help preserve the rich heritage and traditions of the Missouri State Fair, please contact us.

Missouri State Fair Foundation
2503 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

(660)-530-5620

msffoundation@sbcglobal.net


UPDATE: The Fair has responded https://www.facebook.com/MissouriStateFair
The performance by one of the rodeo clowns at Saturday’s event was inappropriate and disrespectful, and does not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair. We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.

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Reply UPDATE Shameful Missouri State Fair stunt smears Obama (Original post)
uhnope Aug 2013 OP
BumRushDaShow Aug 2013 #1
Doctor_J Aug 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #7
Skittles Aug 2013 #9
BlueManFan Aug 2013 #23
BainsBane Aug 2013 #66
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #70
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Doctor_J Aug 2013 #97
michreject Aug 2013 #19
Doctor_J Aug 2013 #37
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uhnope Aug 2013 #20
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Dawson Leery Aug 2013 #11
Jerry442 Aug 2013 #16
another_liberal Aug 2013 #27
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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. "Obama-hate is getting out of control"

Including right here on DU. It's a disgrace.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:46 PM

5. Can you point some of that out?

 

I haven't seen any hatred. there is some pointed criticism of unwarranted spying on Americans and proposals to cut SS, but I haven't seen any hatred.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. Not waving Pom poms=hate. nt

 

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:58 PM

9. CORRECT

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:08 PM

23. Saying You Are Disgusted & Think You Could Leave=hate

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 11:26 PM

66. Saying he is worse than Bush

Calling him a Nazi and creator of a Stasi state strikes me as pretty hateful.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #66)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:52 AM

70. I never said he was worse than Bush...

 

or the creator of Stasi.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #70)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 06:07 AM

87. You said people asserted that not waving pom poms equals hate

I told you the kind of hatred toward the President expressed on this site all the time. I have no idea what you have said aside from that one post.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #66)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 11:15 AM

97. No one has ever said he's worse than Bush.

 

Ever. Some have said that he is more disappointing since with Bush we knew we were getting a right winger. Everyone here knows that voting for McCain or Willard was completely unacceptable. I don't understand why the BOG has to lie to try to make their points.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:41 PM

19. Look in here

If you look close, I thing you might find some.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014561074

ETA: Forgot link.

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Response to michreject (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:44 PM

37. nope. don't see any hate there. lots of disappointment that he is again

 

taking sides with the republicans and against the majority of Americans though.

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Response to michreject (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

46. That is one ugly thread

It look's hardly different from how we used to bash Bush.

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Response to michreject (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:53 AM

84. Do you back Christian only prayer at government meetings?

Why do you hate America?

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:52 PM

21. Oh Ha, Ha, Ha

 

there's plenty of hate on other sites and you know it.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:52 AM

83. I love your sig Doctor_J

You are a valued member of this community.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #83)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 11:25 AM

98. Getting tired though.

 

Democratic Underground has turned into Obama Underground. my President - worship him or leave. People are now willing to accept murder, torture, domestic spying, proposed cuts to SS and Medicare, and post bizarre excuses and personal insults whenever someone questions Dear Leader.

Wanna know why our party is dead? The Republicans in government serve their (misguided and metally ill) voters - fundies, racists, 1%ers, Randians, gun nuts, Fox Nation and GlenBeckistan. The Dems in government ignore or piss all over their voters - liberals, organized labor, environmentalists, poor people, progressives, Keynesians. Another onslaught coming next November, unless the leader of the party suddenly wakes up and starts rallying voters.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:10 PM

12. I agree that "hate" is out of control. And believe it's extremely dangerous.

If the only way to promote your agenda is to express hatred of leadership, I think we're sunk. You put holes in the lifeboat and expect a safe voyage. Idiotic.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:34 AM

74. Well said.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:11 PM

13. You might want to distinguish between "human being" and "political ideas."

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:15 PM

15. hate

 

they just can't get over the fact they lost the last two elections ; and if they keep up these hateful shenanigans , they will lose the next two also !

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:33 AM

73. It's an industry. Bill Press wrote a book on it; Infowars and Beck make millions off it.

And it gives freedom for the most extreme RWNJs to do as they please. It's overt intimidation of those who support him and any liberal ideas. Rush's call has come to pass, and they call it all a joke or their first amendment rights, when they call for 'hunting down liberals with or without dogs.' He is the progressive they want to kill, along with all our platform supporting voting, women, gay and minority rights. It's more pervasive than it was when JFK was murdered.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:17 PM

105. Disagreeing with policy positions is not hate

 

I will criticize Obama when needed.
I will praise Obama when needed.
I will defend Obama when needed.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. If you had any respect for Obama you would not have brought this here.

Did you forget where you were?

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:43 PM

3. It's a news story worthy of sharing ....

 

It would be silly to wish it into the cornfield ....

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:44 PM

4. Suppressing the negative is often no more than new-fashioned book burning, and that never

 


helped anyone.

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:01 PM

10. No, it needs to be said

And some people here need to be reminded who they are crawling into bed with.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:56 AM

76. +100

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 07:53 AM

89. +

 

+1000

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:13 PM

14. You forgot to add the *sarcasm*.

 

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:16 PM

17. I do not understand your post.

 

The OP posted a story from Raw Story, in fact the same story I just received via email.

Can you further explain?

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:56 PM

39. I think it's okay to know what

the enemy is up to.

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Response to mia (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:14 PM

48. +1 n/m

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:47 PM

6. They are proving that their hatred is race related and nothing else. Bigots will be bigots.

And sore damn losers to boot. They have made their entire state look bad, disrespectful and just plain stupid. That is unfair to the people there that are honorable.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:51 PM

8. "Contact Us"

For more information on how you can partner with us to help preserve the rich heritage and traditions of the Missouri State Fair, please contact us.

Missouri State Fair Foundation
2503 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

(660)-530-5620

msffoundation@sbcglobal.net

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:43 PM

20. awesome post. I will put it in the OP. thanks nt

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:58 PM

40. thank you, ,jberryhill

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:03 PM

11. Don't worry.

These people will see change once their pork (farm bill) is eliminated.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:16 PM

16. Hear a rumor: to be fair and balanced, next night Rush and a donkey were going to....

.....errrrr...... put on some kind of performance, but the animal cruelty people nixed it.

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:38 PM

27. The donkey does Rush in private.

 

But you have to get him looped on oxycontin first, the donkey that is.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:30 PM

18. Time to hose me down...again.

I need to be reminded that letting my prejudice for the South out into the open is wrong. It's hard to keep inside, and it's a pretty damned big elephant in the room. I see too many posts sharing these sorts of tales in "the South", and I quickly want to jump on the wagon and shout just how ass-backward that part of the country is; and then I either suck it up and say nothing, or I splurt out my insults and am reminded that it's "not productive" on these threads. So I shut up and move on.
I won't drive through the South any more than is absolutely necessary...for many reasons such as this. I could share a zillion stories of how backward many aspects of "the South" are; but I have to remind myself that there are some damn wonderful people - progressive, loving people, who inhabit that portion of the USA. Doesn't do any good to alienate them further.
So, Missouri? I'm not surprised in the least. Here's hoping the good people eventually gain control and shut down such incidents in the near future.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:30 PM

51. Sedalia, Missouri, isn't exactly "South"

It's more Midwest, as is most of the state.

It's also home to the annual Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival.

http://www.scottjoplin.org/

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:06 PM

22. Fuck Missouri. Fuck Obama haters. Fuck anyone that has looked at the man cross-eyed.

 

They are wearing my patience thin and don't deserve a seat at the table.

Hopefully HEADS WILL ROLL (pink slips) for this.

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Response to millennialmax (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:48 PM

28. K&R! n/t

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Response to millennialmax (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

56. fuck all those fucking fuckers!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:16 PM

24. When do these things rise to the level of

being threats to the life of the President of the United States? Or are we so inured to this that anyone can say anything. I doubt the Bush administration would have put up with this crap.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:31 PM

25. What is it with people from the rural areas of the U.S. .. are they that disengaged?

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:53 PM

29. Sadly I think so. I've driven cross-country now several times over the past year or two,

sometimes off the beaten path and I've been amazed at the hostilities. ... certainly not everyone, but there are some areas where one can just feel it in the air.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:55 AM

75. Rural area media only has a few voices, and they are viciously RW. All others have been shut down.

Garbage In. Garbage Out. And they prosper by their prejudices as well. It gives them permission to run people off, take their jobs and land, or work them for slave wages. That's how large landowners have accumulated land in the past. It still works. They make conditions so unbearable for 'the other' whoever that is going to be that they leave. Or they submit to conditions that city people would not. At least that's been my experience. All things are in the control of a few families and if you ain't one of them, watch out. I'm talking really rural. I also noticed that the law enforcement had turned into more of the old time type that extort money off of travelers. And there isn't much civilization in some areas. So traveling through is not as safe as it is once was at one time; more like no man's land. Certainly not everywhere, but when you're in a place like that, you can feel it in your bones.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #75)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:03 AM

90. America

 

has, because of the election of Barack Obama, let it's true color(s) be shown to the world, Been going on six years now and the man's skin color is still the major factor that a substantial body of the populace hate him for and judges him on. This country is racially, psychotically sick. No doubt, anymore, in my mind. Never really was doubt, always knew how racially sick a substantial portion of the populace is, this hate is only substantiated and clarified EVERYDAY now.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:34 PM

26. This has to be punished.

 

Those responsible should never work at a State-sponsored event again, period.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:59 PM

30. In Missouri? They probably got free tickets for their trouble.

 

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Response to RC (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:26 PM

33. There are more Democrats in Missouri than you may realize.

 

The Governor and one Senator are both Democrats. Senator Claire McCaskill has already demanded those responsible be held accountable for what happened. When a U. S. Senator leans on you, you will feel it.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 11:06 PM

64. Does the Name Roy Blunt or Todd Akin ring a bell

 

Lots of people voted for both of them. Neither one is really sane.

Missouri has 6 Republican Representatives and 2 Democrat Representatives in Congress.

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Response to RC (Reply #64)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 11:23 PM

65. Last year Todd was defeated by fifty-five percent to thirty-nine percent.

 

That was Senator McCaskill and Missouri Democrats at their best.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 08:13 AM

116. "TO LEARN WHO RULES OVER YOU, LEARN WHO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE." --Voltaire

See above

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Response to Ako1915 (Reply #116)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

117. This was not criticism of the President.

 

This was cowboy themed Black-Face, no different than staging a Minstrel Show as in the days of Jim Crow. It was an insult and humiliation to every decent American. I suggest next time these "performers" replace the masks with their KKK hoods, so people can see who they really are.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

31. let them get it out

 

like children who throw fits when they dont get their way. They will eventually tire. I knew that when Obama was elected they would throw fits. I knew the bigots would be emboldened. Its a good thing that they are venting. It is a good thing that they are walking in daylight. They are ugly. And they have hidden their hate for so long , we almost forgot how ugly they are.
We will prevail. Honor and dignity and civilization will ultimately prevail.

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Response to maindawg (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:08 AM

92. six

 

years of throwing a fit? They'll get tired? Yes on the daylight, all Obama's election has done is show me HOW MANY were in the woodwork. No amount of Raid can eradicate this scourge. We'll get a different race next election and these ........scum, I'm being nice, will for the most part crawl back into the woodwork and wait to be able to cheer another zimmerman.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:12 PM

32. Even if Rmoney won 60-40, that's still least at 40% that paid for that bs. Why would you offend

almost half of the Missouri population?

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:32 PM

34. Just e-mailed everybody I could. Totally uncalled for and unquestionably racist. This has to be ....

hate speech clearly to anyone.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:54 PM

38. Good for you, thank you, everybody pls be inspired to spread the word. nt

 

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:59 PM

41. mahalo, marble falls

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Response to Cha (Reply #41)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:06 PM

44. Hey! How about this latestdevelopment? I've read right wing crapola claiming the left did as bad to

Reagan and Bush. Never ever happened.

'Course Dick Tuck did plant a pregnant Chinese woman at a campaign stop SF's Little China that read in Mandarin "Nixon's the One!" in '68. But this is different. Its hate and racism.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:59 AM

72. Too ugly to look at more than once.

 

There has to be an investigation to find out who was really behind this disgrace.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 03:43 AM

85. I just blasted them on their FB page

and will be writing my State Senator & State Representative asking that any state funding and support for the fair be ended.

This was revolting and the Fair's response was beyond lame.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #85)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:07 AM

91. Its nice to see them react so quickly, but I agree with you: apology or CYA? More CYA than apology.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:38 PM

35. Senator McCaskill and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder...


-snip-

The fair also drew rebuke from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who called the event "shameful" and "unacceptable."

"The State Fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring our families and celebrate the state that we love," the senator wrote in a statement.

According to the News Tribune, the fair received about $420,000 from state coffers to fund this year's events.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) also spoke out against the display on Twitter:

Peter Kinder ✔ @PeterKinder
The @MoStateFair celebrates Missouri and our people. I condemn the actions disrespectful to POTUS the other night. We are better than this.


-snip-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/obama-rodeo-clown_n_3741218.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:01 PM

43. Appreciate the Gov tweeting that!

Peter Kinder ✔ @PeterKinder

The @MoStateFair celebrates Missouri and our people. I condemn the actions disrespectful to POTUS the other night. We are better than this.

thanks Tx

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 01:57 AM

77. +1

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 04:22 PM

108. Evidently the people that cheered the stupid stunt are not "better than this".

They are not about to apologize for this event.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #35)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:22 PM

106. Cut those fuckers off the government tit!

 

Let them use their goddamn farm subsidies to fund their fucking fair!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:40 PM

36. I'm from Missouri and this really has me pissed.

The announcer for the rodeo was Booneville School Superintendent Mark Ficken who also happens to be the president of the Missouri Cowboy Association. It has a website and a contact email address. Let them know what you think.

http://politicmo.com/2013/08/11/boonville-superintendent-announcer-during-controversial-rodeo-performance/

http://missourirodeo.com/

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Response to Loki (Reply #36)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:59 PM

55. Here's the schedule for the people who run these events for the rest of the fall:

http://outlawrodeoproductions.com/rodeo-schedule/

Six more weekends. Should be interesting to see if they keep their violence against the President act in the program. Dirtballs.

The Mike Gillum family seems to be in charge of the operations:




Dirtballs. Hope this won't be something they can just put behind them for a very long time.

Contact Outlaw Rodeo
8104 North Chelsey Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
Email: Letembuck@yahoo.com
Office: Mike & Mary Beth Gillum, 573.875.1348
Ranch: Lance & Joey McCollum, 573.470.6888

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:14 AM

79. thanks Judi Lynn!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 07:48 AM

88. figures

 

geez

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Response to Loki (Reply #36)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

59. The Missouri Cowboys Association just issued an apology on its website.

http://missourirodeo.com/

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association would like to extend a sincere apology for the
inappropriate act during the Bull Riding at the Saturday performance of the MRCA Rodeo.
The MRCA Board of Directors and over 600 members do not condone nor approve of this
sort of activity. The MRCA Board of Directors is dealing with the situation firmly and
quickly as this type of behavior will not be tolerated. The Sport of Rodeo is not meant
to be a political platform. We are taking measures by training and educating our contract
acts to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.
All Members of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association are very proud of our Country and
our President. Once again our apologies to the Missouri State Fair and the fans who were
in attendance and we hope to see you at another rodeo soon.

Sincerely,
The Missouri Board of Directors

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Response to Loki (Reply #59)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:34 PM

60. So good to see that, whether it's sincere or not. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Loki (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:12 AM

78. Mahalo, Loki!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:59 PM

42. Well, to be fair

 

Well, to be fair, if Bush would have jumped out in an orange jumpsuit 6 years ago, I would have cheered.

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Response to lobodons (Reply #42)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:11 PM

45. There would not have been a racist element if the clown had made a thing about Bush's lips. This....

is different. And I think you would have come to the conclusion at some point that it is over the top to offer a trampling by a bull of anyone let alone a President.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #45)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:36 PM

62. It would have still been an overly familar vulgar act toward a President,

and a human being.

Trashy, slimy, hate-filled idiots.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

47. meh.

Taken at Mardi Gras Zulu parade, 2008.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #47)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:22 PM

49. Mardi Gras- New Orleans- Katrina Disaster- "Heckuva Job Brownie"

The people of New Orleans had plenty of good reasons to mock bu$h.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #47)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:28 PM

50. Conflating Bush hate with Obama hate is absolute bullshit.

One is nothing more than unadulterated racism and the other is about political leadership and policy...

It is absolutely naive to think that these people hate Obama because of his political policy...
They haven’t the slightest idea of the difference between a Socialist and a Fascist. They are just plain dumb fucking idiots....

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #50)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:40 PM

52. I got better things to get outraged about than fucking clowns.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #52)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

58. Like being outraged at people who are unhappy with this, I suppose

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #58)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:00 PM

99. What the fu....???

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #52)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:13 AM

94. figures

 

part of the problem, then.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #50)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:09 PM

57. Reading the comments under the article, I agree with you

They proudly wear their ignorance on their sleeve. If Obama is a "Marxist-Socialist", then I'm the Prince of Wales

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #47)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:12 AM

93. after

 

Katrina? I'm not surprised at all. Bush was a hateful, neglectful man toward the black race.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:51 PM

53. Kick! n/t

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:56 PM

54. Mocking the president is immoral.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:17 AM

81. they're being held accountable for their asshole racism.

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Response to Cha (Reply #81)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:16 AM

95. I

 

truly doubt anything will come of this for the people who perpetrated this act. It has to be remembered Missouri was in sympathy with the south during the first Civil War. No surprised here. Expected.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #54)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:51 PM

113. Even mocking Bush?

If you were around DU last decade then you'd get tombstoned for posting this. Let's not be like Thailand where people can go to jail for mocking the king.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #113)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:26 PM

114. Well, I suppose not for Bush. I guess it's only immoral if the target of the mockery is black.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:34 PM

61. UPDATE: The Fair has responded

 

UPDATE: The Fair has responded https://www.facebook.com/MissouriStateFair
The performance by one of the rodeo clowns at Saturday’s event was inappropriate and disrespectful, and does not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair. We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:52 PM

63. Can we call this sort of behavior "racism" yet?

I mean, at what point can we just say what junk like this REALLY is?

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 11:51 PM

67. I saw "Winters Bone" so I know all about people from Missouri..

and I doubt Obama would concern himself with the antic of a rodeo clown

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:01 AM

68. After reading the comments in their newspaper

I wonder how I'll feel in tornado season.

So much hate from so many so called religious righties.

How many would be laughing at a make believe lynching?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #68)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:19 AM

96. same

 

amount that laughed and hooted to this 'skit'.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #68)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:41 PM

103. Many of them would CHEER at an actual lynching

especially Obama. Sick, hateful, ignorant fucks.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:30 AM

69. You won't see this when they need FEMA money and Medicare.

 

They'll ask his white half for it. See, I can b racist too. Besides my gramps was Irish. Sorry.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:57 AM

71. This doesn't really bother me much.

I think it's funny and cool to disrespect powerful people - especially those who seem to be self-serving elitists.

It seems racist though. But only because Missouri seems kind of racist to me. Not sure if that's real or imaginary on my part.

If this had been in Vermont it wouldn't bother me at all.

Also I think this article is from the opinion pages.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:15 AM

80. thanks for the update, uhnope!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 02:49 AM

82. Missouri went for Obama in 08 if I'm not mistaken, so I'm not sure some up the stuff mentioned

 

upthread is entirely true, though I'm totally not surprised this happened there.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #82)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:27 PM

100. IIRC, Obama narrowly won the Democratic primary

in Missouri in 2008. McCain definitely won the state's electoral votes that year, however

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 04:01 AM

86. Righties are assholes?

I didn't know.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:31 PM

101. Was it a Sacha Baron Cohen stunt?

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:41 PM

102. The rodeo announcer involved in this is a school superintendent...

name is Mark Fincken. Can you believe that dork is an "educator"??!? WTF is he teaching the kids??

Here is his contact info from the Boonville, MO School District website:



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Response to lastlib (Reply #102)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 03:47 PM

107. IMHO...This is the bigger story. nt

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Response to lastlib (Reply #102)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:13 PM

110. thanks, would love to send him a note

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

104. Rural Missouri?!? A natural disaster will demonstrate a country boy will NOT survive without

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the Feds intervening.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 05:46 PM

109. Remember the election that the dead guy won? Mel Carnahan?

Check out this website:

www.ozarkopathy.org

Ozarkopathy (O-zark-OP-athee) is a neologism that means "sickness of the Ozarks" and refers to the extreme social pathology of the Ozark Mountain Region. This pathology includes bigotry, fraud, drugs, violence, extortion, conspiracy, corruption, and organized crime, especially the Ozark or Dixie Mafia. Unfortunately, this pathology is not well-known and catches many people by surprise, especially since this pathology is carefully camouflaged by a veneer of folksy sincerity and religiosity. The purpose of this website is to publicize the dangers of the Ozarks and the plight of its many, helpless, frightened victims, most of whom are naive outsiders and minorities. The message of this website is: beware of the Ozarks, or avoid them altogether.


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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:15 PM

111. "We’re going to smoke Obama, man.” I believe "smoke" is a euphemism for "shoot with a gun"

That is a threat to kill. What are these idiots thinking?

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:46 PM

112. FAMILY FRIENDLY? But it's Missouri - a lot of families may actually SUPPORT that clown!

Of course because the clown mocked that LIBERAL, COMMUNIST, ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-WHITE, KENYAN president, not a Good, Christian White Man like Mitt Romney. Hell, this state would've voted Todd Akin in the Senate had Akin not opened his mouth about "legitimate rape"!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 09:23 PM

115. whipping the audience into a lather

"The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull," the posting said. "The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather."

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 03:17 PM

118. backwards racist redneck losers predominate in rural Missouri? Shocking! nt

 

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