April 19, 2012

The Ted Nugent Threat & other stuff I'm not going to bother reading about

From the Washington Post:

The threat of the extreme right

The threat of the extreme right
Rants from Ted Nugent and Rep. Allen West exemplify a poison we can’t ignore.

I surmise, from glancing at headlines, that Mitt Romney was Ted's drummer for 20 years. Who knew? I guess, now that I think about it, that explains why Mitt entitled his campaign autobiography "Cat Scratch Fever."

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a positive sign that righteous anger has been ceded from the left to the right, albeit grudgingly. Balance of terror, and all that.

It also shows that the liberals still own the status quo; which they are defending with their patented mixture of hissing fury and dim sarcasm.

Gilbert Pinfold

Engineer Dad said...

Thank heaven I've personalised my Android LG phone into a soothing and responsive stereo music player.

Good play-lists make short commutes.

The loss of not keeping up with the Oakland and San Francisco shootings or Governor Brown's plans within plans for fleecing the newly rich are easily forgotten.

Eric Rasmusen said...

It's noteworthy that when Nugent says
“if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” he gets a visit from the police, but when the New Black Panthers offer a reward for anyone who kills Zimmerman, it's laughed off. The Secret Service is always doing this, maybe as an excuse to do some travelling and hire some hookers at the hotel. But I think in a republic the ordinary citizen's life should be protected too.

Wango Tango said...

Could they even put on an event like Cal Jam II these days? And if they did, wouldn't it make sense to do it with the original performers?

- Ted Nugent
- Aerosmith
- Santana
- Foreigner
- Dave Mason

Are there still 300K white guys in SoCal to attend?

Mr. Anon said...

And along the recent theme of "Cops Behaving Badly", this recent story:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/cops-school-kids-dna-murder-case-012952307--abc-news-topstories.html

Hey, it's not an "interrogation" - it's an "interview".

Mr. Anon said...

"Eric Rasmusen said...

But I think in a republic the ordinary citizen's life should be protected too."

Nonsense. Only the lives of the rich and powerful, such as our emperor and his retinue, are important. The rest of us must peep around and find ourselves dishonorable graves.

An aquaintenance of mine described to me attending a speech given by Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture. The room was swept by security goons, and after he entered was locked down - nobody was allowed to leave while he was in the room, even to use the restroom. If they had to relieve themselves, I suppose they were just supposed to wet themselves. All this so that the precious Mr. Vilsack would be safe from a roomfull of middle-aged women.

This is how the government views us - we are nothing but subjects.

David said...

>Are there still 300K white guys in SoCal to attend<

Maybe not, but that many might fly in and pay gouging prices.

Anonymous said...

Ted needs to stop stirring up the Secret Service and get to work on a remake of "Dog Eat Dog" in honor of Obama's recently publicized boyhood culinary adventures. I'm thinking "Dog, dog, boy eat dog" would be a good start. Take it from there, Ted.

ATBOTL said...

"Are there still 300K white guys in SoCal to attend?"

That depends if you count "men in gold chains" as white.

Baloo said...

Quite so, Eric, a bit of a double standard. I'm a little annoyed when they go overboard about "threats" of that sort to ANY President, while the rest of us hide behind locked doors. Nugent's rant is here:
Liberals' Panties in a Twist over Ted Nugent

heartiste said...

will the media ever be called out in the same way for inciting the spate of racial violence in the wake of trayvonmania? or is the media so completely a propaganda arm of leftism that such introspection is beyond their capacity?

Paul Mendez said...

When the rapper "Common" threatened to kill Bush, did the Secret Service investigate?

He did get invited to the Obama White House, however.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/10/palin-raps-white-house-rapper/

NOTA said...

Mr Anon:

My best guess about that is that keeping the powerful in a bubble of security, and convincing them that it's necessary, is an effective way to keep them steeped in fear so they're more amenable to whatever spy or police state power is wanted next.

Further, security probably helps keep the powerful in a bubble in the sense that they don't talk to normal people much, protests are relegated to "free speech zones" out of their view, and to some extent can be kept in a kind of Potemkin village.

Anonymous said...

The rich/powerful put themselves in a "bubble", and have always done so, even in the most democratic societies. Read some of Robert Anton Wilson's writings on the subject.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little annoyed when they go overboard about "threats" of that sort to ANY President, while the rest of us hide behind locked doors.



The Secret Service displayed a lack of interest in "threats" of this sort when they were aimed at Bush.

Anonymous said...

Sarah palin was hung in effigy - it was 'art' and a political statement - like treatment of obama (even before he was president) warranted a visit from the secret service.


It is now implicitly understood you can hang Romney, McCain, -- any conservative white male in effigy but not Obama.

formerly no name said...

The rich/powerful put themselves in a "bubble", and have always done so, even in the most democratic societies. Read some of Robert Anton Wilson's writings on the subject.

When Truman left office he and Bess just got into the Chevy and drove home to Missouri without benefit of any bodyguards or any accompanying vehicles.

And recall that Truman had come close to being shot by Puerto Rican nationalists only a couple of years earlier.

formerly no name said...

An aquaintenance of mine described to me attending a speech given by Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture. The room was swept by security goons, and after he entered was locked down - nobody was allowed to leave while he was in the room, even to use the restroom. If they had to relieve themselves, I suppose they were just supposed to wet themselves. All this so that the precious Mr. Vilsack would be safe from a roomfull of middle-aged women.

Of course no one outside the Ag industry knows or cares who Vilsack is. But as Paul Craig Roberts pointed out, how much of a domestic terrorist threat can there really be if the neocon architects of the Iraq War can walk the streets unmolested? Do they go around with this kind of security?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Heart.

elvisd said...

Could they even put on an event like Cal Jam II these days?

So we can see this shit again?

The rich/powerful put themselves in a "bubble", and have always done so, even in the most democratic societies. Read some of Robert Anton Wilson's writings on the subject.

I was wondering when someone on this blog was going to bring up Wilson.

Mr. Anon said...

"formerly no name said...

""The rich/powerful put themselves in a "bubble", and have always done so, even in the most democratic societies. Read some of Robert Anton Wilson's writings on the subject.""

When Truman left office he and Bess just got into the Chevy and drove home to Missouri without benefit of any bodyguards or any accompanying vehicles."

Truman often went for a morning walk around downtown Washington, accompanied only by one bodyguard.

The politically powerful in this country have certainly gotten vastly more isolated and cossetted than they used to be - perhaps not in comparison to the kings and emperors of old, but then, this country was supposed to be different.

Mr. Anon said...

@NOTA

I believe you are right.

Anonymous said...

elvisd:
I was wondering when someone on this blog was going to bring up Wilson.

It happened before.

Robert Anton Wilson's reputation as a hippie / leftist has been exaggerated. Not that RAW wasn't, at least on certain issues, but on others he was as much as a libertarian as Rand or Heinlein.

Robert Anson Heinlein
Anton Szandor LaVey
Robert Anton Wilson

I can also see why some people get the above three mixed up, with such similar names.

Mr. Anon:
The politically powerful in this country have certainly gotten vastly more isolated and cossetted than they used to be - perhaps not in comparison to the kings and emperors of old, but then, this country was supposed to be different.

Consider also in the good old days, the presidents and captains of industry never needed the level of security they seem to need now. Part of it is paranoia, part of it a rational appreciation of modern technology. The JFK assassination really made Nixon paranoid (or more paranoid than before.)

And besides, would Truman or either Roosevelt have schmoozed around at (say) an ultra-left-wing union rally, with minimal security, back in the day when such things existed? I think not.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/iDtAl2PYFps

Horrible. Didn't know eagles could kill wolves.

Anonymous said...

Parrots can kill sheep.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Nugent is just dumb or psychotic. I browsed through his book once and it said US should fight wars like it's a rock concert. It was about the most sickening stuff I ever read. I mean ruthlessness is necessary in war, but war is hell, not some videogame.

Also, I don't much respect men who must abuse animals to feel like a man. If Nugents wants to wrestle with a tiger, okay. But using arrows and high powered rifles to shoot a bunch of animals and act tough is sick shit.

Also, Nugent used to run a mink farm, which is disgusting. I can understand killing animals for food but for vanity? Besides, minks are intelligent and cute.

GFC said...

Anonymous @ 5:11 PM

"Also, I don't much respect men who must abuse animals to feel like a man. If Nugents wants to wrestle with a tiger, okay. But using arrows and high powered rifles to shoot a bunch of animals and act tough is sick shit. "

Well he's hunting, not abusing animals, no one has hunted animals with spears and bare hands since the paleolithic. I suspect you're just a faggot.

Anonymous said...

If Nugent means to kill Obama, you suppose Eric Holder will supply him with a gun?

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/C9Kw2Y1nwXQ

OBAMA!!