THAT'S A CLOWN JOKE BRO  11:51 am September 17, 2012

Rodeo Clown Figgers Rodeo-Goers Will Just Love Racist Joke About Michelle Obama

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

At least he didn't call her a monkey?We don’t know if you have heard, but Michelle Obama IS BLACK, YOU GUYS, GROSS. That was the punchline of the hilarious joke that tickled the earholes of all the attendees at the Creston Classic Rodeo, in the golden hills outside Paso Robles, in California’s inner Kentucky.

[T]he joke as told by the announcer, went something like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.

Then the crowd laughed and laughed, except for how they didn’t.

In fact, despite being not actually on the coast where the sensible Californians live, Paso Robles and Creston seem to be filled with people who are in fact not disgusting racist assholes, and who complained to the rodeo board about the “clown.”

“I was really appalled and the people around me were really appalled,” said spectator Dona Wilson of Santa Margarita. “He was acting like we were buying into his bigotry and we weren’t.”

Wilson said she heard a lady beside her say: “ ‘Whoa! Racist or what?’ ”

Exactly one person on the nine-person rodeo board has commented, saying the board was not responsible for the hilarious joke, but that they guessed they would be asking the clown to write a letter; the other profiles in courage on the board are not returning the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s calls.

[SanLuisObispo.com, via Wonkette superoperative "chascates"]

 

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BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

Oh come on, admit you laughed out loud!

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Does snorting a snot bubble count?

johnmburt September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

No.
In fact, I was quite disgusted.
But even if anyone did laugh involuntarily at a racist joke, that doesn't make it acceptable, any more than if someone gave a snort when they saw a cartoon of, say, Paul Ryan defecating on an American flag.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Need to fine tune your irony meter there, amigo, or head back to Firedog or Kos.

ph7 September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Paul Ryan defecating on an American flag.

He probably thought it was funny when he was stoned. I've made similar mistakes.

Crank_Tango September 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Paul Ryan defecated on a hundred American flags, in a sub-three-hour time.

Designer_Rants September 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

And don't forget about the time he climbed the 40 tallest flag poles in Colorado, and inserted their tips into his rectum – all in just one Summer.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I was LMAO at the thought that Playboy would offer Ann Romney $250K for posing.

I mean, $250K ?!!! Ann doesn't need more tip money for her gaggle of beautifiers. But for that amount of money to other people, they could get someone good looking.

Crank_Tango September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I think hustler has offered a million dollars to reveal her, uh, assets.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Nicely played, sir!

*polite golf clap*

Martini?

Crank_Tango September 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Scotch, please!Sent from my iPhone

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

If by laughed, you mean "gaped silently with dropped jaw and a stunned expression on my face," then yes.

That one was a true holy-shit public whopper. Don't these assholes know by now it's best to keep these little witticisms to their private emails?

Judith_Priest September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Nope. Not even a little.

And I don't have real high standards when it comes to humor.
And Ann Romney looks like shit.

sewollef September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Fuck this noise. I'm setting up a business making and selling American flags… for the defecating and the burning thereof.

I'm gonna be rich, I really am.

An_Outhouse September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Too late.

Patriotic Print Toilet Paper: http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processR

Boojum September 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I did, if by "laughed out loud" you mean "got a queasy feeling in my tummy."

AznMom420 September 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I'm offended that clown would have the gumption to compare the Flotus' bangin boobs to some saggy victim of gravity natgeo titties.

Jus_Wonderin September 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

Boy howdy, I just can't stop (not) laughing.

Serolf_Divad September 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Don't worry. You'll stop not-laughing as soon as Mitt Romney or one of his advisers opens his mouth again to make some pronouncement or other.

Terry September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I was laughing this morning over the Romney camp already starting to pass around blame for this campaign.

Toomush_Infer September 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

Michelle Obama is black? I guess I missed that for the beautiful….

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

Fucking clowns,He will be the next rising star in the GOP.2012 new Joe the plumber.

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

They tend to elevate a lot of real bozos to public renown, don't they?

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

They are a party of clowns.I hate clowns,and sock puppets.

Boojum September 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

My son is afraid of clowns. Now I know why.

Butch_Wagstaff September 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

How many clowns can they fit in that car anyhoo?

Pookums September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

The clown is covering for the fact that he secretly wants Obama to make us all get gaymarried so that the door will finally be opened to bullmarriage so he can finally consummate his bovine love.

Amen.

doloras September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Yeah, I was predicting the alt-text would read SURPRISE BUTTSECHS.

CrunchyKnee September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

They still have rodeos? Man, I need to get outside of my blue box more often.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hell, they have one every week (during "rodeo season" anyway) at this place, just around the corner from where I live. Good steak house, though… http://www.tejasrodeo.com/

CrunchyKnee September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

If you finish the 72 oz steak in one sitting, is it free? Oh, Texas, never change.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

That's the Big Texan up in Amarillo. http://www.bigtexan.com/free72.html I think you also have to finish all the sides. In one hour.

Franknflower September 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Believe it or not, there are even GAY rodeos.

BerkeleyBear September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

They actually have them in a lot of places you wouldn't guess at first glance (San Francisco's Cow Palace is named that because it used to host stock shows and rodeos, and they still have them scattered around Northern California).

ChernobylSoup September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

The clown then jumped into a car filled with 23 other clowns and made a clean getaway.

soeoho September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

It's pulled around by the Romneybus

GunToting[Redacted] September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Were there really that many GOP primary contenders?

AznMom420 September 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Calling shenanigans on your public transit welfare clown.

weejee September 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

The clown wuz Mike Hayhurst of Barstow

Well that explains it. He was bombed.

no_gravity September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Meth capital of the world.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

The joke killed in Needles.

weejee September 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Woulda said he was a skunk too, but Palmdale is a couple of miles away.

Estproph September 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Yep, just outside of there is where the drugs kick in.

Designer_Rants September 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Clown Country.

pdiddycornchips September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yeah, sure. You're not fooling anyone with that nom de plume Louie Gohmert!

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

"Drives a backhoe and wears a gold chain."

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

Barstow is practically the Barstow of California. I wish there was a way to get between Vegas and LA without having to stop anywhere for gas between Primm Valley and Victorville.

Meth Valley, indeed.

SayItWithWookies September 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

I heard Wired offered Mitt a hundred grand for his schematic diagrams.

valthemus September 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hey! No making fun of android-Americans, you racist!

(Truthfully, he was Make magazine's worst ever DIY project.)

SayItWithWookies September 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I'm not racist — why, some of my best friends are cheap trash.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I need to start hanging out at the same bars that you do.

LibertyLover September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I wanna talk to that guy's programmer.

johnmburt September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Now THAT I laughed at. For one thing, it's actually based on his personal characteristics, instead of simply on a juvenile and racist notion that only Caucasian women can be beautiful.

Terry September 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The offer was from Popular Mechanics

Jus_Wonderin September 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I usually enter NPR's Three Minute Fiction. This round the prompt is about meeting a President. Since my slant is usually scifi I wanted to write about the first Android American President.

But, for some reason I can't start it as it turns my stomach a bit due to the reality that we just might have a robot President.

UnholyMoses September 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

They still program him via punchcards …

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

Maybe this guy is an escaped inmate from Atascadero State Hospital; it's just down the road from Paso Robles.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Say, wasn't that where Sarah Connor was incarcerated?

Barrelhse September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

They let you out when you can spell it.

Lucidamente1 September 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

"Ya see, National Geographic has them there pictures of naked African tribal ladies, and me and Clem, when we were young 'uns, used to whack off to 'em, cuz our daddy didn't have none of them Playboy magazines, yuck, yuck, yuck."

Indiepalin September 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Headline of the day (Politico):

"Romney Losing Latina Women by 53 Points"

weejee September 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Golly Indipalin, your Pness is climbing way back up, That'll happen you keep hanging around places like the Wonkette.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

What's with the exclamation point in front of the p-ness?

Terry September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Is for the rest of us to notice, making sure we all know he/she is Bad News.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I see. A real up-and-comer, eh?

Generation[redacted] September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

He should try winning them over with a national geographic joke.

LetUsBray September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I'm seriously surprised and disappointed it's that close.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:44 am

This. lol

iamrrm September 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Have you been taunting the crazies at WingNutDaily or such as? That shit will fuck with your p-ness so bad you might never get it up again.

Tequila Mockingbird September 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

I knew Scott Baio's career was on the decline, but rodeo announcing? Damn.

Serolf_Divad September 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Why do Democrats continually insist on playing the race card!?

This rodeo announcer's comments had nothing to do with race. They were about taking pride in Southern Heritage.

no_gravity September 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Rodeo clown – is Glenn Beck moonlighting on the weekend?

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Glumm Bleek isn't still with us – is he?

FlownOver September 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Joe the Plumber, meet Asshole the Clown.

gullywompr September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

How many racist Romney supporters were offended by the sexism of wanting to see Ann's bewbs?

LetUsBray September 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

None of them, Katie.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Ann Romney was offered 1/4 of what Lindsay Lohan earned?

Wow. Mitt must be pissed! He'll probably outsource her job to China now.

Serolf_Divad September 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

You're thinking of Neil Bush.

Pragmatist2 September 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Or Bishop Romney could just add another wife.

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Wait why would Playboy offer anything to Ann Romney? No one would ever want to see her naked.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

It was for the special "Girls Gone Burqa" issue.

Estproph September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Because they want her to take off that damn ugly shirt with a bird on it.

pdiddycornchips September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I predict Tagg gets the cover of Out Magazine right after the election.

MissTaken September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

On the flight home I watched a CNN doc about Romney. They showed several pics of Ann in her younger days. Even then she had the entitled smirk just like Mitt. Naked? I don't even want to see her face anymore.

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Ouch; I thought your flight was bad enough as it is, watching the Romneys must have made it even worse. And yeah, she has always been an entitled nasty snob; remember her father was also a super-rich auto executive.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Good thing that little white bag was tucked into the seat in front of you…

bearperney September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Speak for yourself!

Hera Sent Me September 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I never fap to Ann Romney.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Her photo would be suitable to paf to.

Gleem McShineys September 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I LOOOOVE YOU WOMENNNNN!

*Peen plays sad trombone sound, hibernates*

Goonemeritus September 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

When you get up really early it can be easy to mistake a regular whistle for a dog whistle. Most smart Republicans have the common sense to buy color coded ones these days.

LibertyLover September 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Exactly one person on the nine-person rodeo board has commented, saying the board was not responsible for the hilarious joke, but that they guessed they would be asking the clown to write a letter….

A letter?

Why not just make him write: "I will not make racist comments about the First Lady." 100 times on a chalkboard?

Or tatoo "racist assh*le" on his forehead?

Jus_Wonderin September 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I bet some talented skin artist could tatoo an actual assh*le on his forehead.

Self-Uploader September 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

or fire him after the tattoo.

arihaya September 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

They didn't, unfortunately, mention that Romney was offered $10,000 to pose for Popular Mechanics

Blueb4sinrise September 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Rodeo promoters in Az. feverishly googling for the announcers contact numbers.

GlowneyHouse September 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The sentence that best describes public debate in America in 2012 –"they guessed they would be asking the clown to write a letter."

Oblios_Cap September 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I'd prefer to see Michelle's naughty bits rather than those of the Rmoney hag.

arihaya September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Shouldn't they joked about how Michelle Obama was only offered 3/5 of the normal pay?

WhatTheHeck September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Know what goes down at a typical rodeo show? A lot of horse shit.

sati_demise September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Bullshit too.

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Can't wait for Sarah Palin to weigh in on this…

notanncoulter September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Darth Vader, is that you?

notanncoulter September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

yes, it is.
you know it to be true.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:49 am

Most impressive.

viennawoods13 September 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Dammit. I don't want to remember that truly asinine moment in the history of film.

Katydid September 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

cunt libel

(is that still allowed?)

proudgrampa September 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Ah, further evidence of The Dumbing of America.

MLHencken September 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I can't believe someone associated with an event where people celebrate performing activities that were – at one time – how some people made a living (but are now performed by monolithic corporations using low paid labor) would employ someone who made tasteless commentary about the First Lady of these United States!

Shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I've been to the rodeo a few times and can assure you, it's not a place to expect a high level of intelligent discourse on politics or culture etc.

It's really all about the bull riding.

ManchuCandidate September 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

The good news is that a bull knocked the asshole on his ass and put him in the hospital.

ElPinche September 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This completely changes my perspective of the Competitive Livestock Performing Arts.

actor212 September 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Used to be it was all dancing horses and shit…

BarackMyWorld September 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

"…tickled the earholes…"

That reminds me…do people still have phone sex?

LibertyLover September 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Yes, but sometimes the phones get stuck now because there isn't a cord attached. ;-)

Jus_Wonderin September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Siri!!!!!

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

What do you think they invented Skype for?

natoslug September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Uh, yeah. Last Thursday I was defining DP, bukakke and gangbang to a fairly sexually naive woman I sort of know (she was raised in a fairly repressive religion, just recently left it), and things sort of devolved into phone sex. Fortunately, when I described furries, plushies and pony play on Friday, things stayed informational and non arousing. I don't need to end up with any extra kinks.

DahBoner September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Pony play? That was play?

natoslug September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

If you are doing it at a rodeo, with actual ponies, you may be doing it wrong.

gullywompr September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

What's your number? I'll call you and let you know.

BloviateMe September 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I've always felt bad rooting for the bulls to smack around the rodeo clowns…now I can hope for it without the gnawing guilt.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

It's time to take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

AznMom420 September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Bovinate me.

ChillBill September 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

But aren't rodeos a primary destination for racist redneck clowns?

soeoho September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Depends on the season. The Civil War reenactment-clown circuit is actually dwindling in some parts.

TootsStansbury September 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

This doesn't surprise me. There is nothing OK about clowns. NOTHING. Racist piece of shit.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Are you on the mime side?

hagajim September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Having been to way more rodeo's than most of the rest of the world (former job hazard)…I can say with some certainty that the joke would play pretty well with the assbackward country fucks who like to see the battle between man and animal. So good on the Cali. folks who found his joke offensive. Hell I was offended because it wasn't even remotely close to funny.

PinkoPopulist September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Job hazard??? Were you a tractor salesman entertaining clients?

hagajim September 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Nah, but my brother sells potatoes. I was a sports writer in the heart of red state country working for a local daily and there were about 11ty7 rodeos I had to cover every year.

LibrarianX September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Apology written with etch-a-sketch

MissTaken September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Reason #4587 why I hate clowns. Hate them all.

ChillBill September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Reason #4587 to hate rodeos, too.

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm
BigSkullF*ckingDog September 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Krusty is okay.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Another mime fan?

You probably didn't like "Shakes the Clown."

Shypixel September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Everybody knows that it's not racist if it's folksy.

TavariousChinaSmith September 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yew mahht bee a rayd-nekk if…

MissTaken September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Can we get the Secret Service/FBI to investigate this clown? I'd bet $10,000 he's a serial killer.

weejee September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm
One_Man_Band September 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I saw James Brown perform at the rodeo in Austin. There were lots of black dudes in cowboy hats. And, white dudes in cowboy hats. Everybody got down. It was awesome!

Not all cowboys are racist assholes.

One_Man_Band September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The band played on a circular, rotating stage. He ended the show with Sex Machine, and ran in the sawdust around the entire length of the rodeo arena shouting "Get on up!" as the band played. Then, he got into a convertible caddy from some local dealership and they drove him all the way around the arena like a king, while the band still kept playing. Dude was near 70 at the time. Fucking amazing.

DCBloom September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Would have loved to see that.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

$10,000 sez he did the splits at least once. I saw him perform back-to-back shows at The Stone on Broadway, North Beach, and they were identical. What a star!

When the Rolling Stones first came to America, James Brown opened the show. Mick Jagger watched from backstage and asked Keith Richards "How are we going to go on after him?"

Shypixel September 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Also: Why are the Wonket trashing the First Amendment?

Also.

Tequila Mockingbird September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Ten bucks says this guy spends his weekends wearing a monkey costume with a hole in the back.

Terry September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I thought clowns were supposed to be silent.

OneYieldRegular September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

On top of his racism, his failure to deliver a single Rafalca joke warrants his resigning from rodeo clowndom forever.

randcoolcatdaddy September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I thought this was some leftover story from the Republican National Convention and then I read it again. "Oh … _rodeo_ clowns ….."

PinkoPopulist September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Why do pill bottles have cotton in the top of them?

Yada yada yada, black people, yada yada!

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Y'know what's next, right? Drone clowns.

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I can hear the show now. "How come nobody's laughing? We killed 'em over in Pakistan."

Next day's review: "Drone Clowns Bomb."

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"We're all bozos on this bull."

Peckerwood_Pete September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

That joke would have gone over better at a South Carolina rodeo event… or a Hank Jr. concert….

ChickTract_Fil_A September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hahaha! It's funny, 'cause now I can call them 'rodeo clowns' instead of 'hillbillies'!

LibrarianX September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Ass clown

LibertyLover September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

If that was his "A" material, I'd hate to see his "B" material.

qwerty42 September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

There is a very real inability to believe that other white folks are not into racial "humor". The folks who like this kind of stuff don't believe they are racist (wasn't that what those mobs in Little Rock were? well, we're not like that), and are amazed when other white folks don't see this as "harmless joshing": "Obviously, some kind of 'political correctness' run amok." Not really, most folks are repelled by that. The reactions from the audience are not surprising.

Come here a minute September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

The clown thought he was working at the Cretin Classic Rodeo.

Mahousu September 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Hayhurst was not performing at the rodeo on Sunday and was unavailable for comment because he is in the hospital, Barrett said. Hayhurst was taken to a local hospital on Saturday evening for head injuries. Hospital officials decided to keep Hayhurst overnight for observation after initial head x-rays did not reveal the presence of a brain. "It's the weirdest thing," Barrett said. "Just a big empty space in there."

HarryButtle September 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

"Hayhurst was not performing at the rodeo on Sunday and was unavailable for comment because he is in the hospital, Barrett said. Hayhurst was taken to a local hospital on Saturday evening for head injuries. Barrett did not know if the injuries were related to an accident at the rodeo Saturday, in which a bull tossed Hayhurst into the air."

He seemed fine as he left the arena…I mean, he even spoke with a whole bunch of National Geographic-reading fans who were hanging around his car looking for autographs. It was after meeting with them that he was found unconscious and bleeding from his ears. We figure it must have been that bull…

lumpenprole September 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

So there's a chance this guy will go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public?

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Looks like FOX News has found someone to replace Glenn Beck.

bibliotequetress September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

National Review is checking his CV and portfolio right now.

DahBoner September 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

nine person rodeo board

Death Panel or advertisement for $99 Dentures?

You decide….

GeorgiaBurning September 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

what has 18 legs and 43 teeth?

Tundra Grifter September 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

It takes nine people to put on a rodeo? Eight of them must be busy shoveling horse and bull puckey.

Clancy_Pants September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Barrelhse September 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

A charter school administrator.- That figures.
Chapman Univ., affiliated with the Disciples of Christ.- Yeah, he's a Christer, all right.

Nostrildamus September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Someone needs to go sit on a cow horn.

BerkeleyBear September 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Paso Robles is where Sideways was set/filmed, an oldtime agricultural community that has more recently gone from industrial wine making (Ernest & Julio Gallo) to finer wine making but still has a lot of old shit kickers running around. Over my lifetime the area has moderated slightly in part because of that influence, but it also has one of the most obnoxious borderline fascist displays I've ever seen – the Avenue of Flags, with 20 foot swaths of red white and blue in Buelton. So this guy was saying out loud a joke that probably circulated in a lot of quiet rooms in the area for years.

Pithaughn September 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

" he's in the dirt now folks, give'm a big Paso Robles cheer"

..
..
..
Crickets.
( that is typical rodeo announcer banter, fyi )

larrykat September 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hold on! They're asking him to "write a letter"? That is serious. They used to make me copy from the dictionary after school for like an hour for being a smartass.

rickmaci September 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

California, socially and politically, is divided. There is the Bay Area and LA County, which is the bulk of the population. Very liberal, very blue. The rest of the state is pretty much Alabama.

Pat_Pending September 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I knew Wilbur Plaugher, and you sir, are NO Wilbur Plaugher.
http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/07/03/2898020/sange

Cheburashka64 September 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Only people with an antI-colonialist world view would find that joke offensive. I wish that were everyone.

docterry6973 September 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

He should try out that joke down at the Compton Rodeo Days. It will be a killer.

cromiller September 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

looks like someone wanted to revive the Krusty Komedy Klassic show.

iamrrm September 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The thought of Ann Romney in Playboy gives me turtle dick.

738838 September 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Cretin Classic Rodeo

barto September 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

National Geographic might offer the clown a pretty sweet photo-op as a knuckle-dragging missing link, however.

AtwatersGhost September 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

You mess with the Bull you get the horns! You mess with the rodeo-clown and you get an all too deep and personal look into the psyche of an ugly, bitter man with no self-esteem who wears make-up.

Comrade Wingtardd September 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Great. Now this clown is going to return to making jokes about assasinating her, after making a perfectly innocent, racist joke. Good job, libtards!

mr bojangles September 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

funny how? you think i'm funny! funny like a clown??!

gurukalehuru September 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

It ain't Nascar, baby.

EBGrey September 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

That's a racist clown, bro. No question.

viennawoods13 September 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Is you is or is you ain't my constituency?

EllenStranger September 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Ass Clown!

TribecaMike September 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I'll tell you what's really funny — naming a town after passing oaks.

ttommyunger September 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

Like this fucker can write-or read…

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

in California’s inner Kentucky.

Sometimes, you just have to properly recognize sharp snark. Well played, Rebecca.

MistaEko September 18, 2012 at 1:07 am

Blood Red Wine Libel!

Paso Robles is the under the radar wine hotspot where the under-40 snobs go to hangout. The whole San Luis Obispo County area is probably in danger of turning solid blue in a few years.

/Try Sextant when you're there.

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