Nugent: “Mongrel” Comment Wasn’t Racist

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LaPierre: Lock Up “Homicidal Maniacs”

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For example, anyone who opposes the NRA is obviously nuts….

Nugent: Blacks Are Lazy, Dirty, And Talk Funny

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Dinosaur rocker and NRA front-man Ted Nugent called into a right-wing radio talk show Tuesday to “reach out to black America” and inform them they are the primary cause of racism.  He said only “the blacks” can “solve the black problem”.

Nugent contends that racism ended in the 1960s when he started touring the U.S.: “Nothing of consequence existed to deter or compromise a black American’s dream if they got an alarm clock, if they set it, if they took good care of themselves, they remained clean and sober, if they spoke clearly, and they demanded excellence of themselves and provided excellence to their employers.”

So that’s all there is to it! If all you black people would stop sleeping-in, take showers, talk like mid-western radio announcers, and just do what the boss-man says all your problems would be solved!

At least he said “the black problem” and not “the black question” – although a close-up of that patch on his hat might put his words into the proper context.

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Ted Nugent Says He’s Willing To Kill U.S. Service Personnel

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Rock dinosaur Ted Nugent says Barack Obama “is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776…If you want another Concord bridge, I’ve got some buddies.”

Since any hypothetical treason Nugent might commit against the United States would supposedly involve him and his “buddies” in armed combat against U.S. military personnel, or at the very least law enforcement personnel, Nugent is essentially saying he is willing to use his guns to kill American citizens to promote his political agenda, which is closely tied to the National Rifle Association’s political agenda.

Why I Love Social Networking

THE PETITION (the original post):

http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/tof_pledge/

THE COMMENTS (aggregated from a single poster):

If you take this “pledge”
You should also renounce the
ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, AlterNet, DailyKos, MoveOn, MMFA
sites.

FoxNews versus all those is unfair to FoxNews, right?

If FoxNews is bad, the others are far worse!

. . .

Petitions scare the nonsense out of politicians, some companies and people.
5000 signatures make uninformed {people,companies,politicians} change their views.
Backbone, therein, is missing.

Witness the Voter ID issues ALEC has experienced.
ALEC has no moral fiber.

Voter ID laws only ask a voter to absolutely identify
himself or herself. Were you a precinct voter volunteer,
what, EXACTLY, would you require of a voter to
ACCURATELY identify that voter?

I think a Voter ID is PROFOUNDLY obvious to any who
does not have an alternative agenda.

. . .

All “pledges” must provide logic AND clarity, or they only summon the mob.
You know that!

This “pledge” summons the mob — “the mob” is a TRUE representation of
Bullying – a.k.a. HATE.

The “pledge” provides no logic, ethics or justification for the majority of
Americans to support it.

THE RESPONSE:

By your reasoning, [poster’s name] , the Pledge of Allegiance is invalid as it involves pledging one’s allegiance to a flag (an inanimate object) rather than the actual nation (a political and social ideal), which is illogical, and it invokes a supreme being whose existence cannot be proven.

Voter ID laws are unconstitutional as they presume all citizens will have some form of ID, and there are citizens who refuse to do so for ideological, political, and even religious reasons. And that has nothing to do with illegal immigrants or racism.

“Moral fiber” just makes you shit opinions and is irrelevant to any discussion of “logic” and “clarity”.

I do agree about swearing-off using any American media outlets, though. Any so-called “news source” that is dependent on advertising and corporate sponsors for its existence is untrustworthy. That’s why I get most of my news from the BBC and (ironically) Al Jazeera. Neither engages in American-style “press release” journalism. They actually investigate and report. And they have no patriotic political agenda to color their reporting on the U.S. to make us look like the world’s “good guys”: the fact that we are right now going through scandals involving prostitutes in Colombia, and soldiers posing with body parts in Afghanistan, invalidates that mythos. Although really all you need to do is look at the history of our foreign policy to accomplish that.

I truly do love this country, but I really hate most of the assholes who have run it and are running it. And the behavior of our business community is, historically, beneath contempt. Most of the average people who live here are pretty good people though. Except for Ted Nugent. That guy’s a dick.

Ted Nugent Threatens President

Dinosaur rocker Ted Nugent threw his support behind Mitt Romney at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis this weekend by apparently threatening the life of President Barack Obama and encouraging NRA members to commit acts of violence.

Aging rock star Ted Nugent urged NRA members to “chop their heads off in November”, referring to Democrats in general and to President Barack Obama in particular. “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said. “If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil America hated administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”

While his sentence construction and word choice posed some translation problems when attempting to render his words into English, the Secret Service found the has-been musician’s language threatening enough that they want to interview him.

Mitt Romney’s campaign was quick to distance itself from Nugent. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said “Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil”, which isn’t exactly saying Romney disagrees with or even disavows Nugent’s violent outburst.

The NRA made it’s position clear by adding this latest diatribe to their Ted Nugent shrine page on the NRA Web site.