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Friday, August 24, 2007

That's Entertainment

By Keith Schmitz

Man-child and hero of those everywhere with a gun fetish Ted Nugent might be a Republican, but he easily made an ass out of himself the other night in California.

Crooks and Liars has the clip and transcript, which goes like this:
I was in Chicago last week I said—Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these you punk? Obama, he’s a piece of shit and I told him to suck on one of my machine guns…Let’s hear it for them. I was in NY and I said hey Hillary—you might want to ride one of these into the sunset you worthless bitch…Since I’m in California, I’m gonna find– she might wanna suck on my machine gun! Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these you worthless whore. Any questions? Freeeeedom!
Now, substitute George Bush for all those names and think back about how the right-wing went berserk over Natalie Maines' throw off comment in London five years ago. It is now five years hence and there are still people who hold a grudge against the Dixie Chicks for exercising their freeeedom.

Of course one could think about Nugent's mental imbalance and how he lives in a country unlike any in the world were any one can get their hands on an automatic weapon. One could think about how he is coarsening the political dialogue, especially belching what could easily be construed as sexist comments tinged with not too latent violence. But then you have to wonder about the people who admire this guy.

But then again it is his freeeedom to make as big of a buffoon of himself as he and his fans wish. It's constitutionally protected.

Kind of reminds me of a Johnny Carson comment from some years ago. "Ballistic experts examined the Sex Pistols and found they were actually small bores."

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