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August 12, 2013

Apparently Free Speech Doesn't Exist Anymore: Rodeo Clown Banned for Life From Missouri Fair for Crime of Sassing the President

Eh, America had a good run.

The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike.

The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event.

The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside. Spectators were asked if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull." Many in the audience responded enthusiastically.

Numerous Missouri officials denounced the act after video and photos were posted online. Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers suggested Monday that there should be financial consequences for the fair.

I guess in America, in these trying times, we all have to Watch What We Say.

Below, a Thoughtcrime in progress.


Dana Loesch Counterpunches: On Twitchy.

I don't know if I'm eager for Obama to be done Transforming America, or if I'm too horrified what it might look like by then.

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