Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bastard of the Day

It's America's favorite bowhunter, the Motor City Meathead, Ted Nugent. Over the years, his right-wing tirades have become more and more ridiculous. I suppose it's his way of staying "relevant" without having a hit song for a couple of decades. Nugent graduated to complete bastardhood with this outburst from an Anaheim, California concert. "Uncle Ted" was walking around with what looked like a machine gun in his hand as he said

Hey Arnold, suck on this one time, you putz.* I was in Chicago last week, I was in Chicago, I said "Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these you punk!" You know what I mean, that Obama, he's a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun. Let's hear it for him. And then I was in New York, I said, I said hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset you worthless bitch. And since I'm in California, how 'bout Barbara Boxer, she might want to suck on my machine gun. Hey Diane Feinstein, ride one of these you worthless whore... Any questions? FREEDOM!!!!!

Yes, Ted, in America you have the freedom to say whatever you want, but you're still a bastard. Nugent's apologists will say he was just joking, and there is an obvious pseudo-phallic element to "suck on my machine gun." But joking about killing politicians -- particularly senators who are presidential candidates -- isn't particularly funny, especially within 30 miles of where Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

* For those who wonder why the Republican governor was included in Nugent's rant against Democratic senators, it's no doubt because he supports the Brady Bill and other gun control measures.

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