Is Nugent a hero?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE - Military cancels Nugent concert, Nugent pleads guilty to federal wildlife violation. See below.] If someone wants to dodge the draft, I suppose it’s their choice, after all, former vice president Dick Cheney set an example for many people by getting five deferments and avoided Vietnam entirely.
But then, Dick Cheney didn’t insinuate violence against the president (I can’t believe I’m using Cheney again in a positive portrayal!) like Ted Nugent did last weekend.
Ted Nugent at a National Rifle Association gathering: “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November. I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” He also ranted about a “vile, evil, America-hating administration.”
A public figure doesn’t get to use “free speech” rhetoric to justify harming, or threatening to harm the president. So, as a result, Nugent has a meeting scheduled today with the Secret Service (sans girls, of course) to explain his behavior. While some are calling for his head, I think he’ll just be forced to make a public apology and the Secret Service will move on to other matters.
Nugent, however, did open the door into his draft-dodging history. According to Nugent in an earlier report, he quit showering and ate nothing but junk food prior to the physical exam then showed up with several days worth of crusty poop in his pants. The scheme worked.
How’s that for a great American hero?
UPDATE-1 April 21, 2012: Military cancels Ted Nugent concert:
Fort Knox has cancelled Ted Nugent’s appearance at its annual summer concert, following the rocker’s incendiary comments about President Obama.
Nugent had been scheduled to headline the June 23rd concert at the Kentucky military base, along with REO Speedwagon and Styx. But the controversy he attracted last week when he told a group of NRA supporters that he would be “dead or in jail” next year if Obama was reelected did not sit well with Fort Knox’s leadership.
“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” read an announcement posted to Fort Knox’s Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.”
UPDATE-2 April 21, 2012: Nugent guilty of a federal wildlife violation:
“Rocker Ted Nugent has agreed to plead guilty to a federal wildlife violation for killing one black bear too many during a hunting expedition at a national forest in Alaska, . . . Nugent has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and be barred from hunting or fishing in Alaska or any U.S. national forest for a year, according to the plea agreement Nugent signed last Saturday. . . . He has also agreed to produce a 30- to 60-second public service announcement about responsible hunting that is to be aired every other week on his television program for a year . . .”
Ted Nugent: Call him Chickenhawk: http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060528/NEWS/605280335/1017/FEATURES08
CNN: Why Nugent belongs in jail: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/opinion/granderson-nugent/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn
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