"Learn to Speak Tea Bag..."
While some consider to be insulted by a rodeo clown the height of achievement, others consider it to be the lowest of insults. Case in point: A rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair has found his antics have been condemned as "borderline illegal" by one of the reporters with The Kansas City Star, as reported by The Week on Aug. 12, 2013.
The still yet to be identified rodeo clown who recently made headlines for wearing an Obama mask during his act has been banned for life from ever performing again at the Missouri State Fair.
To make the situation worse for him, editorial writer Yael T. Abouhalkah of the Kansas City Star pens that the clown's act was no mere parody or simply poking good natured fun at the Chief Executive.
According to Abouhalkah:
It's also borderline illegal.
Not quite done yet, the pundit went on to state:
The U.S. Secret Service takes threats against the president seriously.
While the president himself was in no danger here, it's the kind of stupid activity that could give nuts ideas about harming the president.
With legality on hold, Belle Waring of the left-leaning blog Crooked Timber correctly points out that the Missouri State Fair does receive $400,000 in state funding.
Yet a sufficiently outraged Waring lamented that "this was not a private racist rodeo."
Abouhalkah and Waring failed to mention that during the administration of George W. Bush, a clown at a Texas rodeo once led a bull to trample a dummy wearing a mask of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
Also, taxpayer-funded National Public Radio once demeaned members of Congress John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Michelle Bachmann in a video entitled "Learn to Speak Tea Bag."