Rodeo clowns asked to take "sensitivity training" over Obama mask

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    Aug 13, 2013 10:55 PM GMT

    Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’

    In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training.

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    Aug 14, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    This happened in 1994 and nobody was outraged then.

    Douglas A. Campbell, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer chronicled a rodeo clown even featuring George H.W. Bush.

    From the report:

    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. […]

    T.J. Hawkins rolled out the big inner tube, and the bull lowered his head, shot forward and launched into the tube, sending it bounding down the center of the arena. The crowd cheered. Then the bull saw the George Bush dummy. He tore into it, sending the rubber mask flying halfway across the sand as he turned toward the fence, sending cowboys scrambling up the fence rails, hooking one with his horn and tossing him off the fence.

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    Aug 15, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    That (the Obama mask) was mild in comparison to some of the antics I've seen and heard. The classic joke is:

    "How do the Chinese say 'Obama'?"

    "Coon-Soon-Die." :-)