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(CBS St. Louis)   Obama the rodeo clown is way out in front for Sedalia, Missouri's Person of the Year Award. After all, who wouldn't like to see Obama gored by a bull?   (stlouis.cbslocal.com) divider line 62
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2013-12-16 11:58:03 AM
So now they're just attention whoring about it as much as possible. Look, your middle of nowhere town got it's 15 minutes. Go away
 
2013-12-16 11:59:53 AM
so, subby, what you are saying is that you would like to see something violent happen to the current President of the United States?  sounds like a threat to me.  Expect a visit from nice men in black suits.  make some cupcakes, it's nice to have something when company arrives.
 
2013-12-16 12:15:26 PM
Conservative humor, folks.
 
2013-12-16 12:17:52 PM
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 Barack Obama mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick. Cowboys in their hats and long-sleeved shirts lined the arena's fences, some sitting on the top rails, some standing right on the sand. This bull bucked well, needing no prompting from the bullfighters. And when the bull had lost his rider, he made moves toward the fences, sending cowboys scrambling up the fence rails, away from the bull's horns. Each of the first four bulls did about the same, bucking well but choosing not to charge their fallen riders, demanding few of the bullfighters' talents. The fifth bull was behind the gate ready to go. His rider, O.J. Jones, pumped with adrenalin and, like the other riders, shaking in anticipation, was settling onto the back of Number 117 when, up in the announcer's booth, Dusty Cleveland enunciated the name that demanded respect.

"JA-LA-PE-NO!"

The big white bull with black spots and the foot-long horns came slamming out, looking big as a pickup truck, and Skimmer Walker, his feet spread, his hands out to the side, crouched to make a move. Jalapeno dispatched his rider before the mandatory eight seconds. Now he stood tall, his head up, looking for something to charge. 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 Barack Obama 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.

Walker waited. But it had been a hot day, and bulls, like men, have moods. Jalapeno, Grant Harris' "excited rascal," called it a night, found the exit gate and, like a locomotive floating on cotton balls, galloped silently over the soft sand and disappeared into the night. Unchallenged, the brave Jimmy Lee Walker eased through the rest of another rodeo, fit to fight bulls one more night in a career that may never end.


Oh, wait.
 
2013-12-16 12:29:57 PM
Tell me again how liberals are dividing the country.
 
2013-12-16 12:34:19 PM

NeverDrunk23: Conservative humor, folks.


I had nothing to do with that. Please stop blaming me for all that is wrong with the world.

Your words, they hurt, man.
 
2013-12-16 12:36:48 PM

Conservative Humor: NeverDrunk23: Conservative humor, folks.

I had nothing to do with that. Please stop blaming me for all that is wrong with the world.

Your words, they hurt, man.


My apologies.

I also apologize to the mods for calling out a farker before they posted.
 
2013-12-16 12:38:21 PM

NeverDrunk23: Conservative humor, folks.


I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

Sleeping Monkey: Tell me again how liberals are dividing the country.


Well Democrats are winning elections and attempting to govern contrary to what Republicans want, which is divisive
 
2013-12-16 12:41:42 PM
"Sedalia, Missouri"?
 
2013-12-16 12:44:18 PM

Erik_Emune: "Sedalia, Missouri"?


Yeah, to be fair what else is there to do there?
 
2013-12-16 12:45:14 PM
You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know...racist knuckle-draggers.
 
2013-12-16 12:46:07 PM
And this is where we're at as a country - for every one of us attempting to move beyond racism, there are three assholes happy to wallow in it like bigoted pigs.
 
2013-12-16 12:48:32 PM
What happened to "respect the office"? Oh, right a democrat is in office.
 
2013-12-16 12:48:46 PM
www.ghettogolfassociation.org

this is the only bull that gonna gore obama

(ducks)
 
2013-12-16 12:49:29 PM
The creator of this reward says it's about not who is nice but who has had the biggest impact.

Is this more an indictment on Obama's popularity or how farking pathetic and meaningless Missouri is?
 
2013-12-16 12:49:54 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-16 12:55:52 PM
There's a lot of social unrest in middle Missouri these days, as parents, whose families have been alcoholics for generations, proudly drinking themselves into oblivion, watch their children choose meth instead. It's easy to blame the president when social disruption like this occurs.
But hey, what the hell? Those farking hillbillies don't matter anyway. All they care about is that the UN is forbidden from invading Missouri, and that the pink elephants aren't allowed to implement Sharia law.
 
2013-12-16 12:58:22 PM
Oddly enough, I'm willing to believe that a rodeo clown is the most distinguished person in Missouri.
 
2013-12-16 01:00:49 PM

Fart_Machine: Erik_Emune: "Sedalia, Missouri"?

Yeah, to be fair what else is there to do there?


Drive to Kansas City.

/has family there
 
2013-12-16 01:05:28 PM

Katolu: What happened to "respect the office"? Oh, right a democrat is in office.


Yes, that's it.

www.zombietime.com
 
2013-12-16 01:07:39 PM

Satanic_Hamster: The creator of this reward says it's about not who is nice but who has had the biggest impact.

Is this more an indictment on Obama's popularity or how farking pathetic and meaningless Missouri is?


Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.
 
2013-12-16 01:07:57 PM

Peter von Nostrand: NeverDrunk23: Conservative humor, folks.

I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency



They did, but now that the president is a black democrat, it is racist or divisive.
 
2013-12-16 01:10:19 PM
The comments section is spectacular. It almost seems fake, it's so perfect.
 
2013-12-16 01:12:26 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency


W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.
 
2013-12-16 01:15:33 PM

NeverDrunk23: Conservative humor, folks.


img.photobucket.com

Guffaw, I say, guffaw.
 
2013-12-16 01:16:11 PM
"Tuffy Gessling, better known as Tuffy the Clown, is a rodeo clown who at the fair, asking those in the crowd if they wanted to see the president gored by a bull."

And yet he didn't let himself be gored. Coward.
 
2013-12-16 01:17:17 PM

A Cave Geek: Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.


Yes, yes, and the current Healthcare.gov snafu, NSA scandal, and massive Pentagon waste aren't embarrassing?

I tried to like Obama. I really did. Fact is, though, after roughly five years in office, he's either not touched a number of things from the former administration that he could personally improve (NSA wiretapping, Pentagon waste) or he has produced more problems (Healthcare.gov). He's only slightly better than Bush. Maybe not even slightly. He might be at the same level.
 
2013-12-16 01:20:45 PM

Marine1: A Cave Geek: Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.

Yes, yes, and the current Healthcare.gov snafu, NSA scandal, and massive Pentagon waste aren't embarrassing?

I tried to like Obama. I really did. Fact is, though, after roughly five years in office, he's either not touched a number of things from the former administration that he could personally improve (NSA wiretapping, Pentagon waste) or he has produced more problems (Healthcare.gov). He's only slightly better than Bush. Maybe not even slightly. He might be at the same level.


You can't be serious. All the domestic surveillance sh*t has been going on since the PATRIOT Act, and I'll agree Obama really is no better than Bush as far as security state crap, but do you really see the ACA as on the same level as two of the longest, most expensive and most poorly justified wars in our history?
 
2013-12-16 01:21:19 PM
Sounds like being Sedalia's "Person of the Year" is similar to an employee at Rush Limbaugh's mansion that has to clean Limbaugh's toilet right after Rush comes back from an oxycontin, succulent-little-boy fueled binge in the Dominican Republic and decides to forgo the Rod-Stewart-stomach-pump session at the emergency room and, instead, elects to cure his gastric ills via porcelain prayer.
 
2013-12-16 01:21:32 PM

Cletus C.: Katolu: What happened to "respect the office"? Oh, right a democrat is in office.

Yes, that's it.


I thought "but Bush" wasn't a defense. I guess it is when you guys use it.
 
2013-12-16 01:23:27 PM

Marine1: A Cave Geek: Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.

Yes, yes, and the current Healthcare.gov snafu, NSA scandal, and massive Pentagon waste aren't embarrassing?

I tried to like Obama. I really did. Fact is, though, after roughly five years in office, he's either not touched a number of things from the former administration that he could personally improve (NSA wiretapping, Pentagon waste) or he has produced more problems (Healthcare.gov). He's only slightly better than Bush. Maybe not even slightly. He might be at the same level.


Obama can speak full sentences...correctly.  Case closed.
 
2013-12-16 01:27:22 PM

Marine1: A Cave Geek: Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.

Yes, yes, and the current Healthcare.gov snafu, NSA scandal, and massive Pentagon waste aren't embarrassing?

I tried to like Obama. I really did. Fact is, though, after roughly five years in office, he's either not touched a number of things from the former administration that he could personally improve (NSA wiretapping, Pentagon waste) or he has produced more problems (Healthcare.gov). He's only slightly better than Bush. Maybe not even slightly. He might be at the same level.


You're high, drunk or badly misinfromed if you think Obama is at the same level as Bush. While nowhere near perfect, Obama is and has been a much better than Bush. Of course, that's really not a very high bar
 
2013-12-16 01:34:10 PM
Stupid, racist hicks find stupid, racist things amusing. Go figure.
 
2013-12-16 01:38:09 PM

Marine1: Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.


For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.
 
2013-12-16 01:42:09 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Marine1: Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.

For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.


Dalton cleaned up the Double Deuce.
 
2013-12-16 01:44:56 PM
Meh.  He's always worn a mask of the current president in office.  BFD.
 
2013-12-16 01:45:17 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Marine1: Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.

For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.


www.newyorker.com

"I'm legitimately saying hello."
 
2013-12-16 01:45:48 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Marine1: Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.

For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.


Missouri is a nexus for information technology stuff. Violating the letter but adhering to the spirit of the requirement, Missouri is one of the early deployment areas for Google fiber this year for precisely that reason.

Governor Jay Nixon has done his best to give the teabaggers infesting his state hell, and has either vetoed or forced the derpers to override his veto for any amount of stupid shiat.

Claire McCaskill signed on to filibuster reform, providing one of the key votes in overcoming unprecedented Republican sabotage of our judiciary.

Unfortunately, two out of those three things off the top of my head are Democrats who somehow managed to restrain, opposed, or overcome their state's horrible wave of anti-American, racist, bigoted, stupid assholes.
 
2013-12-16 01:47:05 PM

Satanic_Hamster: For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.


The Cardinals won the National League pennant
 
2013-12-16 01:54:53 PM

Fart_Machine: Erik_Emune: "Sedalia, Missouri"?

Yeah, to be fair what else is there to do there?


I live in Missouri; I've been to Sedalia.  Where there's no competition, any 15-minutes-of-famer could get a person of the year award.
 
2013-12-16 01:58:13 PM

Katolu: What happened to "respect the office"? Oh, right a democrat is in office.


It was wrong when they said it then.

It is wrong when you say it now.

Glad I could clear that up for you.
 
2013-12-16 01:59:45 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Oh, wait.

"The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather. One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy."


Yup, same thing.
 
2013-12-16 02:02:02 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Marine1: A Cave Geek: Peter von Nostrand: I thought that they did this during the Bush presidency

W wasn't funny...he was embarrassing.

Yes, yes, and the current Healthcare.gov snafu, NSA scandal, and massive Pentagon waste aren't embarrassing?

I tried to like Obama. I really did. Fact is, though, after roughly five years in office, he's either not touched a number of things from the former administration that he could personally improve (NSA wiretapping, Pentagon waste) or he has produced more problems (Healthcare.gov). He's only slightly better than Bush. Maybe not even slightly. He might be at the same level.

You can't be serious. All the domestic surveillance sh*t has been going on since the PATRIOT Act, and I'll agree Obama really is no better than Bush as far as security state crap, but do you really see the ACA as on the same level as two of the longest, most expensive and most poorly justified wars in our history?


Forget the wars. They're being wound down, and honestly, while poorly executed and justified, I can at least understand some of the rationale behind them. When we're ready to say "Well, having a dictator/religious extremists rule over (insert country name here) is the only way to keep those people in line", we've seriously hit a massive problem as a species. That's the justification I've heard over and over again as to why we shouldn't have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan... that they're not able to be controlled without psychopaths at the helm. Often, the people arguing that are people living in countries where prosperity has been made possible by freedom. In fact, it's unlikely that such dissent would even be tolerated by these regimes that these people argue we should have left alone. It's hypocrisy. Full-on invasions may not be the way to handle it, but neither is sitting on our thumbs while dickheads in black turbans shoot girls for wanting to go to school. 

Domestic surveillance only continues as long as Obama wants it to. Not only has he not stopped it, he's made it bigger. I remember having a guy from the NSA come to my university to pitch why us computer science and information technology students should work there upon graduation. I remember "we do not spy on American citizens" being specifically mentioned time and time again. As it turns out, that was a joke. It's causing us to re-evaluate everything we do in this business. All of these encryption algorithms that we use to keep crap secure? Developed by the NSA, and probably useless since it's likely they put back doors in the algorithms. We're spending billions to maintain this infrastructure that most Americans don't want. It's a stain on my profession. Obama has allowed those under him to lie and manipulate in order to keep these programs going. There's currently an American sitting in Russia... yes, that Russia... evading American law enforcement for blowing the lid off of all of this. The US never claimed to be some country that would never attack others, like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan. We did claim to be the land of the free, where people could hold the government to account. The fact that Ed Snowden is seeking asylum for whistle blowing in a country that was our former enemy and that sent people to prisons for simple political dissent is mind blowing.

ACA is very much an embarrassment. We're the United States of America. Well over 90% of the smartphone handsets sold today run an operating system developed in the United States (Android, iOS, Windows Phone). Most of the world's leading tech firms are based here. The electronic infrastructure as the world knows it is mainly an American creation. Somehow, none of this added up to mean anything in the development of the systems to support the ACA's main functions. All it says is that the US government cannot adapt to 21st-century problems with 21st-century technology, despite companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, Oracle, HP, Dell, Amazon, IBM, eBay, Cerner, Garmin, Intel, AMD, Adobe, and Symantec all being based in and operating mainly out of the United States. All of those companies have expertise to offer on matters pertinent to services like Healthcare.gov, and most of them operate (and regularly introduce new) services that are at least as complex as Healthcare.gov, or moreso. Instead, the administration sets up a bidding process and development schedule that gets companies like General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman, along with CGI Federal, to do the work. Whether the Obama administration set it up like this intentionally or not is beyond me, and I don't really care if they did or not. Instead of looking immediately to a host of American companies who are known to produce high-quality web services for their expertise, the government went to a bunch of defense contractors and obscure companies known to few outside the Beltway for the task. The results were expensive and predictable.  

Obama talked a big game, and while some of it has been broken up by partisan meddling, some things are just common sense to handle. That's why I don't like him, and that's why I don't care if some hayseed sitting about 65 miles to the west of me put on a mask and got hit by a bull. The rodeo clown isn't the guy sniffing my emails, botching websites, and trying to get Snowden to face charges. Obama is. All of it can be reversed, and Obama would be higher up in my esteem. All he has to do are the common-sense right things.
 
2013-12-16 02:02:28 PM

ManateeGag: Cletus C.: Katolu: What happened to "respect the office"? Oh, right a democrat is in office.

Yes, that's it.

I thought "but Bush" wasn't a defense. I guess it is when you guys use it.


What are you talking about? "But Bush" works in every circumstance imaginable.
 
2013-12-16 02:14:44 PM

Marine1: Forget the wars.

...

So, let me get this straight. Thousands of Americans are killed, tens of thousands wounded and maimed, to say nothing of all the Iraqis who died for a lie, and that's perfectly a-ok with you. But a freaking website doesn't work in the year where they have an extra-long enrollment period just in case anything goes wrong, and it's a national disgrace. You America-hating partisan hack. I hope you choke.
 
2013-12-16 02:15:04 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Marine1: Oh yeah. The whole state is meaningless, based on who one town of roughly 21,000 people (out of over six million, most of whom live in cities) designates its "Person of the Year".

Next up: California is meaningless because of some asshole in Fontana, and New York is pathetic because of a dipshiat in upstate.

For sake of argument, please name three things that Missouri or someone from Missouri has accomplished this year.

For honestly, no using Google.


Weird that you bring up Google. Google Fiber deployed in KC this year, making it one of the first major markets to have choice in telecom providers.

A scientist at the University of Missouri discovered a workable method of implementing boron neutron capture therapy for cancer. He moved from UCLA to the university because it was the only place he could find all of the resources he needed on one campus. President Obama gave him the  National Medal of Science for it.

The same university regularly ranked in the top 10 college football teams in the nation this year. 

St. Louis is currently bidding for a new plant for Boeing, in addition to the one they already have (Boeing's defense division is based in St. Louis and produces fighters like the F-15E and F/A-18).
 
2013-12-16 02:15:38 PM

Marine1: Forget the wars.


That's... a bit of a tough sell. The rationale for Afghanistan is understandable to a degree, but the American people were lied to repeatedly about the reasons for going into Iraq, which was done without broad international support. Bush and Congress cost the nation trillions of dollars and thousands of lives without a clear goal in a war justified by fraud. History will not dismiss it, and it will continue to be one of the greatest diplomatic failings of the United States.

Marine1: Domestic surveillance only continues as long as Obama wants it to.


Congress writes the laws, and while the President has largely stepped back from the NSA controversy, he can't dismantle the security infrastructure enshrined in the PATRIOT Act without a new law. He has not taken leadership on this issue, but can not be held solely responsible.

Marine1: ACA is very much an embarrassment.


I think you meant to say Healthcare.gov, and yes, the contracting process is/was a dismal failure. The website is working better now,  and access to healthcare is an option now for many Americans that were previously denied. This is a marked improvement over the status-quo.
 
2013-12-16 02:16:43 PM

captainktainer: Marine1: Forget the wars....

So, let me get this straight. Thousands of Americans are killed, tens of thousands wounded and maimed, to say nothing of all the Iraqis who died for a lie, and that's perfectly a-ok with you. But a freaking website doesn't work in the year where they have an extra-long enrollment period just in case anything goes wrong, and it's a national disgrace. You America-hating partisan hack. I hope you choke.


Oh yeah. That's me.

/I can see you didn't bother reading the rest of that part.
 
2013-12-16 02:17:27 PM

Marine1: Forget the wars


Well, that certainly helps make the argument that Obama might not even be slightly better than Bush easier.
 
2013-12-16 02:18:36 PM

Marine1: Oh yeah. That's me.

/I can see you didn't bother reading the rest of that part.


I read every word. You're still disgusting in every possible way.
 
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