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Oy: Rodeo clowns now enrolling in 'sensitivity training

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This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. The announcer asked the crowd if anyone wanted to see Obama run down by a bull, according to a spectator. So then everybody screamed. ... They just went wild, said Perry Beam, who attended the rodeo at the State Fair in Sedalia on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. State Fair officials apologized calling the display inappropriate and disrespectful. (AP/Jameson Hsieh)

In case we all couldn't agree that this non-story has been blown completely out of proportion, the Washington Times reports on the latest found of political correctness insanity:

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. [...]

But the state commission went further Monday, saying it will require that before the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to the director of the Missouri State Fair that they have proof that all officials and subcontractors of the MRCA have successfully participated in sensitivity training.”

As we reported Tuesday, the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has also stepped down in the wake of this "scandal."  According to Mark Ficken's attorney, the Boonville School District superintendent resigned his rodeo post "for the better part of valor," but now his school district employer is considering taking action of its own -- God only knows why:

The district announced Monday it will ask an outside investigator to determine whether Mr. Ficken was involved in any “inappropriate conduct” during Saturday’s bull riding event.

Ugh. C'mon, America.

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