Monday, July 28, 2014

"Unclean Vermin" - The Ted Nugent Cancellation Tour

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For some unfathomable reason, rocker gun-nut Ted Nugent has been booked into several public places this summer as "entertainment," even though he is an epic racist. After a letter to the editor in Oshkosh, Wisconsin raised questions about whether Nugent should be performing ANYWHERE, some of  the  Indian Nations stepped up to cancel his performances at casinos, perhaps due to his insulting act of wearing a headdress and singing about a "White Buffalo" - symbolizing himself - that seeks to white-splain things to the injuns.

To me this story is all about the type of people who frequent Casinos on the Reservations - white gambling hypocrites and Tea Party males with Peter Pan fixations who are also NRA members. Maybe even they might like a different singer hwo hasn't threatened to shoot the President of the United States.

It started in Oshkosh, Wisconsin:

From Gannett Northwestern:
Ted Nugent headlines Waterfest in Oshkosh during a July 26 premium show - but not everyone is happy about it.
In fact, Nugent's scheduled appearance has led one Oshkosh resident, Kevin Kratsch to call for the cancellation of the show, while others question the rationale for booking the outspoken, controversial rocker.
. . .Kratsch said he was initially moved to take action after finding out the East Texas town of Longview paid Nugent about $16,000 earlier this year to not play a Fourth of July event he was booked for. He felt if it could be done in Texas, it could be done here too.
The online petition calling on Waterfest to cancel the show, on the MoveOn.org website., had 242 signatures as of Friday afternoon. However, fewer than 100 of those signatures were listed as Oshkosh residents. Mark Bye of Schofield, a friend of Kratsch's, created the petition.           

The Petition has now been taken down. And it appears that Nugent is still going to play at the Waterfest in OshKosh.

BUT our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center took a look at Nugent's schedule and requested comment from the Coeur d'Alene tribe in Idaho, leading to cancellation of his concert there:

From Hatewatch Blog, SPLC
Less than seven hours after being asked about the racist legacy of rock entertainer Ted Nugent, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of American Indians this evening cancelled a scheduled performance next month by the controversial performer.
Tribal officials sounded completely caught off-guard earlier in the day when Hatewatch called and asked why the tribe – with a sterling record of combating hate and standing up for equal rights – had booked Nugent.
Heather Keen, the public relations director for the tribe, announced the decision that Nugent’s scheduled for Aug.4 was being abruptly cancelled.
“Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks was brought to Tribal Council’s attention earlier today” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Keen said in a statement e-mailed to media outlets.

Of course Motormouth Nugent couldn't resist firing back:

I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy. Put your heart and soul into everything you do and nobody can stop you. Sometimes you give the world the best you got and you get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you got anyway."
By all indicators, I don't think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people.
~ Ted Nugent, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Calling his critics "unclean vermin" surprisingly didn't help. 

Via Ultimate Classic Rock
Following last week’s decision by an Idaho casino to cancel a Ted Nugent concert, another venue has done the same. The Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA has removed his Aug. 2-3 shows from their calendar.
“The first amendment gives people the right to free speech,” Lawrence W. LaPointe of the Puyallup Tribe, which runs the casino, said. “But I think racism is intolerable and not acceptable here. We’ve been getting lots of complaints from the community and other organizations. I don’t want to take away his right to say what he wants to say, but we don’t need it here.”
While neither of the two casinos that have severed their relationships with Nugent have offered proof of his racism, some have pointed to his reference to President Obama in January as a “subhuman mongrel” — a term loaded with racial implications — as evidence. Nugent apologized a month after making that remark.

Then he doubled down:

I call them unclean varmints, I’ve actually gone by them and I mean it, they’re hygiene-challenged, they actually stink, they’re dirty people, they’re unclean, they’re bused in to Connecticut and New Jersey and different places to protest a Ted Nugent concert but, Lars, they are so stoned or just brain dead, they actually wear their American Communist Party regalia, they’re not smart enough to take off their identification that they’re not really protesters, they’ve been paid and bussed in.
~ Ted Nugent, via Addicting Info

No one should be surprised by any of this," said Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar USA, which tracks concert touring receipts. "It's a free country and Nugent has always had a big mouth. But if he keeps making incendiary statements his future tours may be limited to NRA conventions and Fox News events.
. . . While Nugent will perform at The Toledo Blade's Northwest Ohio Rib-Off festival next month, the paper's sales director told Media Matters he had received numerous complaints and strongly suggested Nugent would never be booked again
~ via Media Matters

But Nugent does have a few supporters left:

I also want to say that calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” does not make Ted Nugent a racist, as this kind of personal name-calling against a president of the United States is part of a long tradition of political slander that goes back to the founding of the Republic. Abraham Lincoln was called a baboon.
~ Alan Block, owner of the Toledo Blade Newspaper in Ohio, which is sponsoring a cook-out featuring Nugent

Monday, July 21, 2014

Palin Urges GOP to Impeach Obama

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Sarah Palin's new claim to fame is that she calls for the Impeachment of Barack Obama every time she is in front of a camera. She really, really wants the GOP to Impeach President Obama. This is a woman who couldn't get elected on a national level, and who resigned as Governor of Alaska before her term ended. So it's easy for her to judge a man who, against all the odds, won the Presidency twice, the second time in a near-landslide.

Obama has made fun of this:

You hear some of them. Sue him! Impeach him! Really? Really? For what? I mean think about that — you're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don't do your job? Huh.
~ President Obama speaking in Austin, Texas, via The Hill

From The Washington Times
DENVER — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.
“There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it’s impeachment,” said Ms. Palin. “It’s the I word. You don’t need some fancy law degree hanging on your wall there to know laws are not being enforced today. Illegal immigrants all over the world also know that.”
Ms. Palin drew headlines two weeks ago when she called for the president’s impeachment, citing the flood of border-crossing children as the last straw, but House Speaker John Boehner quickly put the kibosh on the proposal, saying, “I disagree.”
. . . “Okay, politicians, what are you going to do about it?” said Ms. Palin. “Let’s call their bluff. I’m calling their bluff because we need a little less talk and a lot more action.”



Transcript via PoliticusUSA
“I’m hearing some argue for ‘cautious inaction.’ They’re terming it. They’re saying ‘Well Obama’s policies expose his failures anyway, so why rock the boat.’ But that argument, it misses the point. Folks he is radically changing the balance of power. It’s setting a wicked dangerous precedent. With his pen and his phone, hes abrogating his presidential authority. Making himself a ruler not a President.”
. . . “This president’s forgotten man is we the people, and we the people know that our best days are still ahead because we know that God shed his grace. He’s given us our freedom to do what’s right. God doesn’t drive parked cars. I think he expects us to get up and take action in order to defend these freedoms that are God given. I think it’s an affront to God to let this go on because he gave us these freedoms. We’re not going to let someone, a person, a party take them from us. We’re not going to dethrone God and substitute him with someone who wants to play God.”



Earlier in July, Palin called for impeachment on Breitbart:
Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”
. . . It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.
The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.

To which Comedian Jon Stewart
It appears that ex-Governor Palin has finally finished mangling the English language and has moved on to making Spanish incomprehensible. She's like a serial killer of language -- or whatever the opposite of a Rosetta Stone is.

Eric Holder, Obama's Attorney General, had this to say:

She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.
~ via ABC News