The Secret Service clears Ted NugentApril 20, 2012 @ 9:01 am (Updated: 4:28 pm - 4/21/12 )
"Ted Nugent -- Motor City Madman, now constitutional activist, sat down with the Secret Service, probably to discuss some remarks made during a broadcast from the NRA convention. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Ted Nugent, Motor City Madman, now constitutional activist, sat down with the Secret Service, probably to discuss these remarks made during a broadcast from the NRA convention:
"I'd tell you this right now, if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," said Nugent.
This one probably came up too.
"If the coyote is in your living room pissing on your couch, it's not the coyote's fault, it's your fault for not shooting him."
And maybe this:
"We are patriots. We are braveheart. We need to ride in that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?"
None at all. As Nugent pointed out, these aren't threats...these are metaphors:
"I've never threatened anybody's life in my life. I don't threaten. I don't waste breath threatening," said Nugent.
If they had come of of the mouth of some middle eastern Imam, we might see them differently, but it's just Ted. It's what he does. And so the Secret Service quickly closed its little investigation. They have another investigation to worry about anyway.
I find myself strangely unshocked by this anymore. I think it's because if you spend any time on the Internet, it's the kind of stuff you see every day, usually by about the fourth or fifth comment after the article you just read, when the trolls take over.
At least Ted Nugent can play a mean guitar too.
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