Ted Nugent Ethics, Part I: The Ted Nugent Rule

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This is really simple. From this point on, any one who intentionally gives Ted Nugent a public forum  is to be considered irresponsible regardless of what Nugent says, and accountable for whatever offensive garbage he does say.

Nugent’s uncivilized and hateful description of the President of the United States as a “sub-human mongrel” set this rule in stone. Anyone who wants to argue   that the Ted Nugent Rule should apply retroactively to Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who foolishly allowed Nugent, with  his already wretched record of making uncivil, vicious, and obnoxious statements unfit for civilized public discourse, to represent his campaign for Governor  will get no argument from me.

The rule also applies to talk show hosts or interviewers seeking to goad Nugent into making inflammatory statements that they can use to generate controversy and discredit those who agree with any of Nugent’s political positions, based on the flawed theory that all  opinions held by an idiot must be idiotic.  Sorry: if you let Ted Nugent speak under circumstance where his words will be broadcast, reported or put into print, you are as responsible for the resulting carnage as he is, an accessory to outrageous and destructive incivility.

A good argument could be made for Nugent-like rules for some other prominent flame-throwers, like Bill Maher, Donald Trump and Ann Coulter, but that is for another day. As for Nugent, he is like the party guest who repeatedly arrives drunk, molests your teenage daughter and throws up on the couch. He’s persona non grata, and has forfeited the privilege of being invited to any more parties, because he can’t be trusted not to ruin them for everybody else.

13 thoughts on “Ted Nugent Ethics, Part I: The Ted Nugent Rule

    • We dissected a couple of politicians here in Texas… They so far have all the internal organs of humans and the labs have returned on their DNA, they are 100% genetically human (there is an error factor though).

      I’d say, however, that they are definitely mongrels. At least the anthropologists who have observed the few we have in captivity say so.

  1. What a parade of sub human mongrels you’ve treated us to. From Ted Nugent to Alec Baldwin with a stop at Howard Stern along the way.
    Then you mention more in passing: Bill Maher, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, Harvey Levin, Dan Sullivan, Shia LaBeouf , Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski., Rachel Maddow, Roger Ailes and Ann Coulter.
    I feel properly superior to all of them. I am the veritable goddess of ethical behavior when compared to any one of them!!!
    Or does feeling superior tarnish my tiara a bit?

  2. Actually, we in the field of psychology have a very technical and professional diagnosis for Ted…he is crazy as a hoot owl! By the way, he denies being a politician…he claims he is a rock singer…who knew?

  3. Awhile back I got into an argument with someone who said no self-respecting rock band would cover a Ted Nugent song. I am of the opinion that Wagner’s antisemitism doesn’t take anything away from the majesty of his compositions, and in spite of Paul Robeson going to his grave as an apologist for the Stalin regime, he still does the definitive version of “Old Man River”.

    The thing is, I’m pretty sure Wagner and Robeson would want to be remembered for their contributions to the arts, whereas Ted Nugent seems hell-bent on being remembered as a loathsome human being… and I say that as someone who has been a fan of his music for about 40 years and owns (I mean “owns”, not “downloaded from Limewire”) the majority of his catalog.

    • And I say that as someone who has been a fan of his music for about 40 years and owns (I mean “owns”, not “downloaded from Limewire”) the majority of his catalog.
      **********
      For some of us (not necessarily me…), Teddy’s music was part of the soundtrack of our youth.
      I triple dare anyone not to go all nostalgic over “Stranglehold”, and instantly be transported back to the days of necking ( or trying to) in the buckets seats of some souped up Muscle car, while actual Rock music, by actual musicians, flowed out of the 8-track tape deck and through the quad speakers.
      I don’t care how much of a Jackhole he is, Teddy has a place in my heart forever.

  4. Anybody that said about John McCain that he was “catering to a growing segment of soulless Americans who care less what they can do for their country, but whine louder and louder about what their country must do for them. That is both un-American and pathetic.” has got to be right about something. I think I’d rather have a beer with Ted Nugent than Alec Baldwin on the whole.

    • Sure, because Ted would have you come to his place for the beers… You’d get to look at his wife, and he’d probably let you shoot some of his guns and eat freshly killed animal meat…

      Alec would probably meet you at a bar in NYC and expect you to pay.

      • Sure, because Ted would have you come to his place for the beers… You’d get to look at his wife, and he’d probably let you shoot some of his guns and eat freshly killed animal meat…

        Alec would probably meet you at a bar in NYC and expect you to pay.
        **********
        I’d have lunch with either of them.
        I would not have lunch with Obama, however, Anthony Weiner or either Clinton and esp. not Nancy Pelosi.

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