by Darryl, 01/15/2013, 12:52 AM

Ted Nugent wants you to know (my emphasis):

“A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent told conservative radio host Aaron Klein. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it’s illogical — I believe it’s clearly and dangerously anti-American, anti-humanity.”

This reminded me of my former life as a volunteer political consultant. Once I had to offer Mr. Nugent some advice after he announced his intentions to run for Governor of Michigan…to a British reporter for a British magazine. That was the first of many political faux paux for the novice gubernatorial wannabe.

For instance, at one point, the reporter was asking a question about a past incident, and Mr. Nugent interrupted:

Nugent: “Neither did I poke my erect penis through a map of West Virginia – did you read that?”

Reporter: “No.”

And, at another point in the interview that was taking place in Mr. Nugent’s basement:

He fires at a Styrofoam bear using his weapon of choice, a traditional bow and arrow. “Straight through the heart… dead bear,” says Ted, as his heavily pitted target submits to yet another onslaught. “Both lungs… dead bear.” The arrows, which he makes himself, keep flying. “Dead bear… dead bear… dead bear.”

Psychotic? Crazy? Hmmm….

In his recent musings, Mr. Nugent…

criticized the leadership of Obama’s gun violence task force, saying that putting “crazy uncle” Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder in charge was akin to “hiring [serial killer] Jeffrey Dahmer to tell us to how to take care of our children.”

I guess he is suggesting that the Vice President and Attorney General are killing, and possibly eating, children. This seems rather illogical, considering that the administration hasn’t undertaken any actions on this issue or even announced future actions base on the recommendations of the gun violence task force.

Mr. Nugent’s deep concern about “dangerously anti-American, anti-humanity” tendencies may have some basis in reality, as revealed in that British interview through his own ideas for achieving a Utopian world:

“I say if somebody robs you, shoot ‘em. I’d like all thieves killed. And all rapists. And carjackers. No more graffiti. No more ‘snatch-pursing.’”
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“How do you get peace, love and understanding? First of all you have to find all the bad people. Then you kill them.”

Psychotoc? Crazy? Illogical? Dangerously anti-American? Anti-humanity?

All of the above.

18 Responses to “Ted Talks”

1. Deathfrogg spews:

Why give this nutball any press time at all? He’s an attention whore, he demands everyone place him at the center of attention all the time. When I was a longhair metalhead in high school, he was considered pretty cool. As an adult who still likes Metal, I have long since realized that he is a pretty mediocre guitarist and really hasn’t contributed anything special to music at all.

Now his music career is pretty much over, and he’s got nothing else but self-promotion to make a living with. Bear in mind that this is a man who spent three months sleeping in the bushes, literally crapping and pissing himself and eating nothing but potato chips and coke before he reported to the draft board, just so he could escape from having to to to Vietnam. He’s a professional coward, and a liar.

2. rhp6033 spews:

Raised Catholic, he proclaims himself as being religious and that he goes to church regularly. Perhaps this was a relatively recent conversion, he personal life hasn’t reflected it. From Wikipedia:

“He has had two wives and has eight children, including three out of wedlock in two liaisons almost 30 years apart. In the late 1960s, prior to his first marriage, Nugent fathered a boy, Ted (Mann) and a girl, whom he gave up for adoption in infancy. This did not become public knowledge until 2010. The siblings were adopted separately and had no contact with one another. The son learned the identity of his birth father in 2010 through the daughter’s quest to make contact with him and their birth parents….

In 2005 Nugent was involved in a legal battle for not paying enough child support for a child he had out of wedlock in 1995.[26] It was finally resolved when Nugent was ordered to pay $3,500 per month in child support.[27]
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In 1978, Nugent began a relationship with seventeen-year-old Hawaii native Pele Massa. Due to the age difference they could not marry so Nugent joined Massa’s parents in signing documents to make himself her legal guardian, an arrangement that Spin magazine ranked in October 2000 as #63 on their list of the “100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock”.

Don’t forget that this is a 64-year-old man, not a teenager. He’s had plenty of time to get past his wild teen and 20′s years, and to come back to earth and pay for the consequences (resolving family issues, etc.). That doesn’t seem to be the case with Nugent, he just crashes from one personal disaster to another. And he’s just a few years away from entering the “Get off my lawn! stage of his life.

3. Serial conservative spews:

I wonder if Ted Nugent worries about Guam tipping over into the sea.

4. YLB spews:

He’s a professional coward, and a liar.

And..

“I say if somebody robs you, shoot ‘em. I’d like all thieves killed. And all rapists. And carjackers. No more graffiti. No more ‘snatch-pursing.’”

A dead ringer for little maxie wankatansky..

5. YLB spews:

Heh. I thought Nuge was supposed to be dead or in jail by now.

6. Serial conservative spews:

@ 5


Heh. I thought Nuge was supposed to be dead or in jail by now.

Go figure. I thought that of Jesse Jackson, Jr. And he was in a position to do far more damage than Nugent ever was.

7. Serial conservative spews:

Two more Maryland school kids got into trouble for pointing their fingers playing cops and robbers at school.

Actually, in the Eastern Shore schoolyard during recess in this latest case.

It happened last week at White Marsh Elementary in Tabot County.

The two six year olds had been playing and were suspended for a day.

http://www.wbal.com/article/96927/2/template-story/Two-Boys-Suspended-For-Playing-Cops-And-Robbers-In-Recess

Won’t be long before listening to Cat Scratch Fever gets a kid suspended, too.

8. Don Joe spews:

@7

Anyone voluntarily listening to Cat Scratch Fever should be suspended. The song is crap, as is most of Nugent’s work. He’s just not that good a guitar player.

Indeed, every time Nugent opens his mouth, I become more and more convinced that he’s actually living out The Amboy Dukes’ only hit. He’s on a journey to the center of his mind, and he is never coming back.

9. Serial conservative spews:

@ 8

… and he is never coming back.

Promises, promises…..

10. YLB spews:

And he was in a position to do far more damage than Nugent ever was.

LOL! How so? Aren’t the baggers in the House worth a damn?

Back to Nuge – guess no one should ever take a right wing ding suffering from chronic ODS at their word.

11. SeattleMike spews:

He made his statement on April 12, 2012:

‘If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.’

Looks like he has just short of 3 months to keep his pledge. C’mon, Ted! Be a man of your word.

12. ArtFart spews:

The guy was once a halfway decent guitarist, and at one time my wife thought his bow hunting was cool–she was a competitive archer in college. Now he’s just another middle-aged, drug-addled hayseed whose talent didn’t improve with age, shooting off his yap to get attention and shooting off his guns because his pecker doesn’t work as well as it used to. The media are doing him and us a disservice by giving him a sounding board and egging him on to act even more idiotic.

If there are any folks out there who have more reasoned arguments to offer for gun rights (and I’m sure there are) they’ll do nothing for that cause by going off course and defending him.

13. Deathfrogg spews:

@12 AF

Actually, he claims to never have used drugs or alcohol. Frankly, I believe him. Nobody could become that big of an asshole if they smoked dope once in a while. A boozer could, and they often do, but it’s evident his pathos is strictly organic.

Testosterone toxicity syndrome perhaps.

14. rhp6033 spews:

# 13: More like ‘roid rage.

15. Roger Rabbit spews:

I’d like to say, in defense of Ted Nugent, that many unbalanced people who crave attention as much as he does pick up a gun and shoot a bunch of kids with it, and he hasn’t done that yet.

16. ArtFart spews:

@14 That’s one hell of a case of hemmorhoids.

17. Roger Rabbit spews:

We wouldn’t need a gun registration law if we had a Ted Nugent registration law.

18. Roger Rabbit spews:

Ted Nugent is America’s trailerpark minstrel.