This seems like a good time to repost the Obama children’s choir video
What with the damn rodeo clown getting fired, banned, and the whole association subject to sensitivity training for the offense of clowning around at the expense of the President.
What with the long history of rodeo and other clowns mocking presidents at public events (even down to the broom up the rear end), as well as protesters and others doing the same:
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 [H.W.?] Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick.
Is this all cute or creepy? Creepy.
Update: Tuffy the Clown has a Facebook page AND a Facebook Support Tuffy page.
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They make a big deal of the public funding, but that is only about 20% of the whole fair funding, from what I heard.
If there is a financial part of the state fair that was profitable, surely it was the rodeo. It seems that might separate them from the “public funding” class.
But of course any time there is government (taxpayer) money distributed, the left wants to impose their creepy thought control.
But Justice Roberts in the Obamacare case said withholding of Medicaid funds could not be used as a coercive tool. Too bad the feds get away with such coercive state control on a regular basis. “Thought control for thee but not for me”, has worked for the left so far.
What is left out of this discussion is that humor is Mr. Gessling’s sideline. His job is to place his body between a bull rider and a couple of tons of angry bull. It’s a dangerous profession.
In this day and age of “outraged punditry” the lives and livelihoods of real people and their families (who are taxpaying contributing members of society) are fair game…. whether you’re Paula Dean, Tuffy Gessling or a Swiss sales clerk.
I don’t know if this clown has to own an Actor’s Equity Card. But if so, all he does “after being fired” … is get on the unemployment line. ALL Hollywood people who have Actor’s Equity Cards use them as soon as their show’s over … to get back onto the unemployment line.
Now, I don’t know “who” fired the clown for “life.” Because I think he’s got an act that Lorne Michaels should take to SNL. (You know Fred Anisen quit the show). So, too, has Seth Myers.
This “rodeo” could be TV material. Especially given the fact that Drudge has been running this at the top of his page for days now.
You can’t buy publicity like this.
I’m sorry if I take the tone of your post wrong. I grew up in flyover country, rodeo is part of my heritage and I count both rodeo contestants and bullfighters aka rodeo clowns among my many, many friends.
Folks involved in rodeo are not actors or entertainers. They’re athletes. Most of them are amateurs who scrape up enough cash to compete on Saturday night by working a day job. The vast majority of the pro’s don’t make much money, most end up in the hole at the end of a season. There are a handful who’ve worked their way to the top of the rankings to be able to make a living rodeoing and even those guys have a day job.
Bullfighters are a vital necessity. They maintain a high level of fitness and agility. They are entrusted with the safety of those who are working in the arena each night. Their job is to maintain control of the arena and to place their bodies between a bull rider and a couple of tons of angry beef. Most of these guys go home with more than bruises at the end of a night on the job. These guys are independent businessmen and either pay their own insurance or pay for their medical care out of pocket. Very few earn more than a few hundred dollars a night for risking their lives.
There is no “unemployment” for an injured or out of work cowboy or bullfighter. What there is, is a community that steps up and lends a hand when someone is in need. That’s the safety net in the rodeo world.
And a bunch of elitist politicos have now made it their business to cause real long term financial harm to Mr. Gessling for having the temerity to tell a joke. A variation of a joke that’s been told about every president for nearly a hundred years.
God, that was beautiful.
I started to feel a little choked up by the children’s hope and innocence.
I’m a conservative, but I’m not cold and heartless.
I was able, with much effort, to force out a single tear.
I quickly took it, with the tip of my index finger, and placed it in a sealed petri dish. Permanent testimony to the fact I’m not cold and heartless.
I’m going to watch it again and see if I can get a second tear. Hand me that petri dish, will you?
Man, how embarrassed will these kids be in 20-30 years when the Obama administration has long replaced the Carter administration as the worst since at least WWII ?
“Hahahaha! You worshipped Obama! Dumbass!”
BTW… when will we put together a Legal Insurrection Choir?
I’m fairly sure such an assault on human (and canine) hearing would constitute a violation of the Terms of Service with Legal Insurrections web hosting company…. and most likely result in a boycott by most travelers of the internet. Except for those guys at Ace of Spades – they’ll listen to anything!
The problem, Henry, is that lately most Republicans can only sing soprano.
Well, I’m a basso profundo independo.
Remember last year when Obama observed how much easier it would be to be President of China?
It seems he has progressed in his thinking and now aspires to be the Beloved Leader of the Peoples Republic of Korea.
A few years ago they found the woman who had sang and danced a poem of loyalty for Mao as a four year old child. It was a famous picture from the Great Leap Forward days (don’t you know Obama so badly wanted to use that for his reelection campaign, but Axelrod cautioned, “Still too soon, Barry, still too soon”). She’s now getting old, but says she had no idea what she was singing, they just told her to memorize the song and do her dance, so she did it. It wasn’t even clear to her who Mao was until years later.
God willing, should the Republic survive its current travails, some day historians will seek out the little children in the Obama song video, and ask them if they had any idea what they were doing.
Democrats, their supporters, and their sycophantic media go nuts over Obama being made the butt of a joke because, under any type of scrutiny, Dear Leader, can’t stand up to the criticism.
That is why there are these “worship” videos of Obama, either in song, prayer, or otherwise.
So one little rodeo clown has enraged the thin skin crowd. If you can’t take it then don’t dish it out. If the presidency can’t stand up to a rubber mask then maybe that presidency isn’t worth much.
Don’t forget this one:
Mmm. “Mmm. Mmm. Barack Hussein Obama” from 2009
And let’s not leave out this classic:
“Obama Youth Movement” from 2008 (Notice the health care plan “segment”…..very prescient, weren’t they?!)
And then the one that may have inspired them all:
Yes We Can – Barack Obama Music Video
The culture was, and is, indoctrinated well…… Yes. They. Did.
He’s the “teflon” Prez – insulated from any and all criticism, because…..raaaaacism. And they (the Alinsky-loving Dems) knew it all along……
So many believed electing Obama – YES! FINALLY!! – would “prove” that racism is dead in the USA, that we are better than our supposed “racist-hater” past.
Wrong. Rather it has become a snare; Democrats have made it their ultimate protection, their Teflon, their cause celebre, their last resort whenever anyone gets too close to the truth, to any real issue, valid criticism, or controversy.
Race relations and tensions are worse now than before the 1960’s civil rights movement.
“Bitter clingers” and rodeo clowns have more fun.
When will PBS offer Obama Children’s choir CDs/DVDs as subscription gifts?
If they could just stretch the performance out to about 30 minutes long … it would make for a great Twilight Zone episode.
Exactly … Cayuga Productions should be taken out of mothballs.
I live in Missouri. The Kansas City Star has written several stories about the clown being a clown. Now I just heard on the local TV news that the NAACP has asked the Department of Justice and the Secret Service to investigate the clown.
Our society has gone completely off the rails.
National Association for the Advancement of Crazy People?
The video is absolutely disgusting. Make me want to puke.
It’s creepy to indoctrinate kids to worship a politician as a god.
Like every other red-blooded American male, I’ve crooned my love to my Janet Napolitano blow-up doll, but this is just sick.
Look, I’m laying out some pretty good straight lines and you guys are whiffing on ’em.
“How many quarters does it take to blow her up, Henry? About $20 worth?”
In many states school attendance is required by law. Truancy can result in civil or criminal penalties. In many states parents must jump through many hoops to home school. Sign the petition to decriminalize school truancy. Parents are legally required to send their children to be indoctrinated.
Decriminalize K-12 Truancy Laws
Just watched the John Adams miniseries.
In one scene, George Washington remarked that folks were burning so may effigies of him that he could probably see to ride all the way back home to Mount Vernon at night.
Obama and his acolytes would really have their panties in a wad if that were to happen now.
As for the children’s choir, Obama sees himself as a benevolent beloved dictator in the manner of Sukarno, the Indonesian.
Believe me, he won’t go willingly or peacefully out of the White House. Rumor has it he wants to be head of a greatly empowered global government based in the UN where he can rule the world with the same bullying tactics he has run the US.
Shortly before election 2008, I was walking on a quiet street right after this video began making the rounds, when I passed a guy wearing a T-shirt with the Shepard Fairey [sp? not that I care] portrait.
Normally I don’t confront strangers with my political views, but the whole cult was making me sick already. So as I approached the Obama worshiper, I asked, “Do you know the little song too?” I waved my hands around and chanted in a childish voice, “Obama’s gonna save the world!” The guy probably didn’t know about this video, but he let out an embarrassed-sounding little laugh as I walked on.
It was satisfying to think I had made an Obama cultist feel slightly foolish. I just hope the guy remembers and realizes I was right.