(09-16-2012 01:02 PM)sandnsea Wrote: I didn't go to any rodeos this year for precisely this reason. We went to the big pro bull riding last year and it was full of gay jokes, that fell really flat in Eugene, imagine pin drop in a rodeo arena. Yeah it was like that. Then the 4th of July last year was full of Obama bashing jokes. Not that we had much money this year anyway, but I sure wasn't going to spend it to listen to that.
And they wonder why we think they're racists.
I stopped going after Obama was elected because of the same thing. The "jokes" were not funny in the least, and my husband and I were very uncomfortable.
And in Eugene? Good grief, they must not know that it's the Dead Head Capital of the World, populated by lots of those hippy dippy tie died college students! (I grew up in Springfield; some of the folks there would probably have liked those "joke" better.)