By Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo
Uh oh. Should I change that title? Am I really suggesting someone tried to assassinate the Motor City Madman? Surely, some liberal will fake outrage and call me a violent person who’s “beyond the pale.” What’s interesting is how the liberal political and media machinery is in full swing insisting everything a conservative says is and has to be literal. You’ll enjoy how I shoot holes in that theory. I’ll shred it. I’ll pick it up, smack it around, throw it against the wall, wad it up in a nice little ball and throw it in the garbage. Will I really do all that — or just expose the stupidity of the ultra-left in this country whose faux outrage isn’t fooling anyone.
Ted Nugent is no stranger to controversy. He’s known for saying he doesn’t want to press 1 for English and said, ”If you can’t speak English, get out of the country.” This while his bass player was Hispanic. He didn’t serve in the military while shamelessly giving of himself and his stardom to perform with little fanfare or media coverage for wounded men and women in uniform. He’s been named the Father of the Year, has been a member of law enforcement for years — paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. after he was killed — looks to many musicians as his mentors — including plenty who are Black. And, he offers free hunts to sick and terminally ill children.
A couple of weeks ago Hillary Rosen, a friend of this president and administration (she visited the White House 35 times since Obama took office — although Jay Carney says he knows three Hillary Rosens so he’s not sure which one caused the outrage) was on CNN and said, “Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life.” That was a major problem among women that libs had been pandering to for months with lie after lie. Things like – Republicans don’t want women to have access to birth control or healthcare or food, air and water. It was all bunk but had been resonating with some women — until the Rosen debacle. What the libs needed to bury that with was a conservative whipping boy so the libs honed in on — quotes Nugent recently made at an NRA gathering:
“Our government is wiping it’s a _ _ with the Constitution,”
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,”
“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November! Any questions?”
“It isn’t the enemy that ruined America. It’s good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote’s in your living room pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your fault for not shooting him.”
It’s clear that Nugent didn’t really expect us to ride into Washington, D.C. to actually cut off people’s heads. Somehow DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (the same US Rep Debbie Wasserman-Shultz who fought hard against the parents wishes for Congress to help them save their daughter Terri Schiavo some years back) deduced that what Nugent said was “vile and beyond the pale,” and soon thereafter, there was a meeting scheduled between the Secret Service and the rocker. Is this just an opportunity to jump on some figurative speech of a pro-gun, pro-constitution NRA board of directors/Rock Star? Or, is there more. I have it from a very good source that Ted Nugent was charged with breaking an Alaskan hunting law on a 2009 hunting trip ONE DAY after he endorsed Mitt Romney. So what took so long? You tell me.
Nugent was hunting in the far-north state and grazed a bear. He then killed another bear and that was a violation of law. Turns out there was a recent Alaskan law passed that you can only wound or kill one bear per year. Further, he put the shooting and the trip on his television show. Why would he do that, if he knew he broke the law? This was yet another part of the concerted assassination attempt of Ted Nugent.
But it doesn’t end there. On the heels of the NRA quotes and the pretend-liberal outrage, Fort Knox posted this on its Facebook page:
… 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… I do a show Monday – Friday in San Antonio. It’s known as “Military City, USA.” Many who’ve called me on this move by Fort Knox are unhappy with this knee-jerk reaction by the military.
Did they accomplish what they set out to do? Yes and no. Nobody’s talking about Hillary Rosen’s attack on stay-at-home moms; Mitt Romney’s campaign separated itself from Nugent’s comments. Those are a yes. But, the no is — they chose the wrong guy to pick on. What usually happens is Ted ends up on top. His concerts continue to draw large crowds, his TV shows continue to draw a large viewer ship and he continues to live the American Dream through the freedoms and liberties protected for us all by the US Constitution. Mark my words; Obama, Wasserman-Shultz and the lib establishment will move on in short order when they realize their attacks fall by the wayside and will be quickly forgotten.
Joe Pagliarulo “Pags” is a radio talkshow host on the 950-AM, from 6 to 10 am Monday through Friday. You can call him during his show at 713- 212-5950. His website is www.joepags.com