Ted Nugent, aka Motor City Madman, that washed up old rocker dude from the 1970’s, gonzo gun enthusiast, and certified all American Yahoo, enjoyed an interview with President Obama’s Secret Service goons this week after babbling some incoherent but seemingly “threatening” nonsense at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA), in St. Louis, Missouri recently.
I reserve the word Yahoo for those special types of American’s who make me ashamed to be one – guys like Nugent who prefers to wear his custom made camouflage motif cowboy hat in the shower because he doesn’t ever want to take it off, and who sleeps every night in bed with his beloved guns, a prized .357 magnum pistol under his pillow, and his leg folded lovingly under the covers over his high powered American made military style assault rifle.
Nugent compared Obama and his administration to coyotes that needed to be shot, and bellowed that we must "ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent hollered at the crowd as shown in a video that the NRA posted on YouTube. "If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made out of."
Now please don’t get me wrong; though I’ve never owned, and probably never will own a gun, I’m still a supporter of the Second Amendment constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. Ted Nugent has a right to his guns, a right to be in love with them, and I’m the last person who would attempt to take that right away from him.
But people like Nugent who believe that the best and only way to solve the many problems of this world is by the use of force just creep me out. They have a barbarian mentality.
A U.S. official said Wednesday that Secret Service policy is to acknowledge every Americans right to free speech while still determining an individuals intent. And in this case the Secret Service predictably found that the Motor City Madman was just bellowing his standard line of bullshit at the NRA conference.
"The issue has been resolved" and the agency" does not anticipate any further action," a Secret Service spokesman explained.
"I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today," said Nugent on Thursday. It was a "good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service; we shook hands and went about our business. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be."
The bluster and bravado was all gone by the time the Secret Service arrived and that meekly ended Ted Nugent’s excellent First Amendment Adventure.