Ted Nugent is in the news again for shooting off his mouth. His latest rant was a veiled threat against President Obama.
He said to a group at an NRA event, in part -- "I'll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year..."
Dead or jail why? Because you shot the president with your big bow and arrow?
Such threats are against the law, but Nugent will hide behind the Justice Department's manual for federal prosecutors that states his comments do not constitute a threat if "a reasonable person would interpret them as mere political hyperbole, idle talk, or jest."
So, that's that.
More ridiculous is the fact that Nugent is even considered a voice worthy of lending his endorsement. This is a guy that was 30 years old and started dating an underage girl named Pele Massa. To get around the illegality, he had her parents sign over guardianship to him. Creeeeepy.
Some endorsement. Maybe, he's just misunderstood. Maybe we need to look deeper into his psyche to find out what's in there. Maybe there's a nugget of level headed wisdom we can uncover that will put all of this to rest.
Spoiler alert. I wouldn't hold your breath.
About Hillary Clinton: "You probably can't use the term 'toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what she is. Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro." - Westword Newspaper , Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994
“I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.”
“My being there (South Africa) isn’t going to affect any political structure. Besides, apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal.” — Detroit Free Press Magazine, July 15, 1990
“The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.”
“I have busted more hippies’ noses than all the narcs in the free world.”
“Mr. Janet Reno? I think Mr. Janet Reno… I think he’s one of the best hunting dogs in the world.” — to National Review in 2002.
“(Palin’s) on her way to being a good leader. She’s coming from the street, she’s coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file. She makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she’s sincere, she’s knowledgeable , she’s articulate, she’s damn good-looking, plus she kills moose. How can you go wrong?” — on Anderson Cooper in 2011
“I don’t think they’re capable of either of those thoughts, you Limey a–hole. They’re only interested in three things: the best place to eat, having sex, and how quickly they can run away. Much like the French.” — To a British journalist who asked him if he thought hunted deer see him as friend or foe.
“And in my mind, I’m going why can’t I just shoot this [Hate Krishna] guy in the spine right now; shoot him in the spine, explain the facts of life to him. — WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., Sept. 28, 1990
“Obama, he’s a piece of sh-t, and I told him to suck on my machine gun … Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b—t … Any questions? Freeeeeeeeeeeedom!!!!!” — on stage in 2007
"We should put razor wire around our borders and give the finger to any piece of shit who wants to come here." - Westword Newspaper , Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994
"... Yeah they love me (in Japan) - they're still assholes. These people they don't know what life is. I don't have a following, they need me; they don't like me they need me ... Foreigners are assholes; foreigners are scum; I don't like 'em; I don't want 'em in this country; I don't want 'em selling me doughnuts; I don't want 'em pumping my gas; I don't want 'em downwind of my life-OK? So anyhow-and I'm dead serious ..." - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., November 19, 1992