Ted Nugent....Again!on Aug 21, 2012
These outbursts are easily attributed to Nugent’s aforementioned ego and perhaps the need to maintain a “Motor City Madman” rock-star image. Love him or hate him – as so many lines begin when Nugent is under discussion – there are some inescapable truths here. It was a foregone conclusion Nugent would receive a free pass -- from the hunting industry at least -- regarding the incident, because the industry (and NRA executives, apparently) believe we need him. Perhaps this is true. Rock-star status, minor appearances in cinema and popular television programming, does grant him access to mainstream outlets (“Larry King Live,” “The Howard Stern Show” and “Politically Incorrect” a partial list of recent venues) any other spokesman of the hunting industry would be automatically denied – because, as liberals who don’t believe in God, MLM worship celebrities and politicians instead.
The trouble with Nugent – not a unique or recent revelation – is his propensity to say things aloud, and in such a way, that the MLM is able to run with in shrieking, knee-jerk hysteria as proof those he proposes to represent en todo – the American hunter and gun owner – are all bumptious, foul-mouthed, gun-happy crazies. Now don’t get me wrong, a B. Hassan Obama fan I’m certainly not. The thought of another term of BHO and his gang of Marxists czars sends a real shiver down my spine. And it’s not gun ownership that worries me most, in the face of the largest attack on Constitutional rights and most open advancement of wealth redistribution yet attempted, but it’s right up there. Any thinking hunter and/or gun owner doesn’t have to dig too deeply to understand Democrats – very rarely “moderate Republicans” (a MLM term by the way, which translated by sentient humans means “Democrat”) have been responsible for every anti-gun law ever proposed or enacted in the history of this nation. To believe otherwise is a real exercise in denial.
In your face......that is the popular image that follows Ted Nugent. Is it good or bad for bowhunting?
Mitt Romney voted for the Brady Bill, and “Romneycare” (and pro-abortion laws, which he later reversed his views on), but did so as a Republican occupying the governor’s seat of arguably the most socialist state in the Union (Taxachusetts) – where he also managed to balance a budget resembling our current national crisis but on a state-sized scale (also created by liberal Democrats). At best Romney’s a middle-of-the-road Republican, at worst a “moderate”; like Bush I and II. In other words, compared to a far-left (dangerous lame-duck) socialist bent on destroying everything our country stands for, Romney’s the easy choice.
So, quite unsurprisingly, when Nugent claimed he’d “be dead or in jail by this time next year” and used language such as “chop their heads off,” of course the MLM used it to make normal, garden-variety hunters appear as kooks. The Secret Service was dispatched for a friendly chat, at God only knows what cost to American taxpayers, leaving a good many outdoorsmen pleading, “For the love of God Uncle Ted, could you maybe tone it down a tad?”
For all of the bad things you can dig up concerning Ted Nugent, there are purhaps just as many good things too. Especially when it comes to the message he preaches (and lives by) to the youth.
But I gladly give credit where credit’s due. Nugent’s steadfast stance against drug and alcohol abuse is highly commendable, perhaps even “brave,” considering his primary occupation. It’s perhaps his most important talking point, more potent coming from a guitar hero living inside the world of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Nugent’s also a long-time ambassador of Big Brother Big Sisters, operates the Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids -- a venue annually introducing gaggles of youngsters to outdoor activities such as archery, shooting (air guns), fishing, trapping, survival and first aid. Nugent, a staunch supporter of our US troops, is a regular on USO tours traveling around the globe to entertain our fighting men and women; his wife, Shemane, founder of the non-profit charitable foundation Freedom’s Angels, working to enhance the lives of America’s military personnel and their families. These are only highlights.
I remain neutral in my views of Nugent. I certainly respect the man, what he is able to do for us as hunters and gun owners, and agree with him wholeheartedly on most political points. But… I find myself cringing all too often, as I did while viewing his NRA speech, am a bit put off by his siphoning money off the industry via product endorsements (does a successful rocker – or other millionaire bowhunters -- really need free gear?). But again – that’s just me. Love him or hate him…well, you know…