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Friday, April 10, 2009

Ass Clown of the Week (April 3-9), And the Winner Is...

Posted By on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 4:50 PM

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The shoplifter's father by a mile.

I had predicted a tight race. Boy was I wrong. More than half of voters (55 percent) thought the guy who avenged his daughter's shoplifting bust by beating up the sales clerk who caught her was this week's biggest ass clown.

Cynthia Tiemann the mother who made fraudulent student loans in her daughters' names to fuel her gambling addiction came in second with 21 percent of the vote. Richard Thompson, owner of a website that has allegedly failed to pay a $1-million prize to pet shelter Stray Rescue garnered 18 percent of the vote.

Coming in dead last was Adam Dylan Leon who made national news this week for stealing a plane in Canada and flying it to Missouri. Readers apparently considered Leon's action (he supposedly wanted National Guard fighters to shoot him down) more pathetic than ass-clownish.

Thanks all who voted and stay tuned next week for a whole new cast of nominees.

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