Wednesday, August 14, 2013

You Can't Write Satire Like This...

Who on earth would believe a story like this one?

That’s a clown question, bro: Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’
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.
I cannot freakin' believe that: a) There is a state fair commission that investigates rodeo clowns; b) there is a state rodeo-clown organization; c) that said organization has a head who would resign over a simple stunt; and d) that someone actually thought the words "sensitivity training" and "rodeo-clown" belonged in the same sentence.

Folks, we have hit rock bottom, have started digging, and are in the process of procuring dynamite to faster facilitate going lower. This was a silly, stupid stunt performed at a state rodeo by a freakin' rodeo clown. We had Hollywood celebrities calling for George Bush to be arrested and tried as a war criminal and they were celebrated by the intellectual elite; but a rodeo-clown needs to undergo sensitivity training over an Obama mask.

Personally, I think that the whole story is offensive - to rodeo-clowns.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

You can't get more un PC than the rodeo crowd. They make the gun group look down right liberal.


Dave H said...

I feel bad for the poor schmuck who has to try to give sensitivity training to a classroom full of rodeo clowns.

Like a lamb to the slaughter.

threecollie said...

Rodeo clowns lampooned George H. W. Bush in precisely the same manner....funny how no one heard about it.

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

The only ones involved in this who are not "beclowning" themselves are the rodeo clowns.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

If that state fair commission is in any way a government entity, they just handed that clown a nicely gift-wrapped First Amendment lawsuit. Complete with a big, pretty bow on top. Banned for life over political speech?

I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of lawyers suddenly cried out in surprise when they started salivating for no discernible reason.

Ed said...

I suggest that the clowns boycott in solidarity with the banned clown. Ban one, ban them all.

Chris said...

Growing up, I enjoyed the Retief books by Keith Laumer, but wondered if real-life diplomats and government employees were really that PC in real life (the term wasn't really in general usage then - 1960's - but that's how they were portrayed). Over the years, I have realized that he was soft-pedaling it.