So Ted Nugent roams a concert stage while toting automatic weapons, calls Barack Obama “a piece of —–” and says he told Obama to suck on one of his machine-guns. He also calls Hillary Clinton a “worthless bitch” and Dianne Feinstein a “worthless whore.”
That Nugent, he’s a man’s man. He talks the talk and walks the walk, right?
Except when it was time to register for the draft during the Vietnam era. By his own admission, Nugent stopped all forms of personal hygiene for a month and showed up for his draft board physical in pants caked with his own urine and feces, winning a deferment. Creative!
Ah, but that was a long time ago. Nugent isn’t just a washed-up rocker — he’s a right-wing madman who’s not afraid to call out some of the leading Democrats in language so vile it makes the Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ comments about President Bush sound like a love poem.
You’d think even someone such as Sean Hannity would dismiss Nugent as a macho clown, desperate for attention.
In a discussion on his show last week, Hannity refused to condemn Nugent’s remarks, saying, “I like Ted Nugent . . . he’s a friend of mine,” and even laughing loudly as Alan Colmes read the transcript of some of Nugent’s remarks.
Funny. I don’t remember Hannity being so cavalier about the Dixie Chicks went they criticized Bush.
Not that he’s operating under a double standard or anything.
“The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles — including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border,” CNN reports. That comes out to $16.13 million per mile or $32.26 billion to fence the entire 2,000-mile border.
36% to 57%
The latest Gallup daily tracking poll shows President Trump’s approval rate crashing to 36% to 57%. “Trump’s current 36% is two percentage points below Barack Obama’s low point of 38%, recorded in 2011 and 2014. Trump has also edged below Bill Clinton’s all-time low of 37%, recorded in the summer of 1993, his first year in office, as well as Gerald Ford’s 37% low point in January and March 1975. John F. Kennedy’s lowest approval rating was 56%; Dwight Eisenhower’s was 48%.”
“Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years,” according to an Associated Press analysis.
Playbook: “The government is slated to shut down at the end of April. The House — where funding the government will be most difficult — is only in session for 12 more days between now and then. (The House is out from April 7 through April 25.)”
President Trump handed German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” NATO for defending it when they met last week, the Times of London reports. The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. Said the minister: “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”
Buck Banks | Mar. 28, 2017
To us, he seems like a bit of a bounder,
Though to his dad-in-law he’s a top advisor.
He’ll bring peace to the Middle East!
And he’ll set Russian banks unleashed!
The trouble is, nobody voted for Jared Kushner.
“The problem that he’s created is he’s gone off on a lark by himself, sort of an Inspector Clouseau investigation.”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).
“I almost feel sorry for them. But I don’t.”
— Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), quoted by Roll Call, on the challenges Republicans faced on health care.
“I don’t know that we could pass a Mother’s Day resolution right now.”
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), quoted by Politico, on the GOP’s agenda.
“I’ve been in this job eight years, and I’m wracking my brain to think of one thing our party has done that’s been something positive, that’s been something other than stopping something else from happening. We need to start having victories as a party. And if we can’t, then it’s hard to justify why we should be back here.”
— Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), quoted by The Atlantic.
“If we don’t pass this out of the House, this is the beginning of the end for us as a Republican Party.”
— Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL), quoted by the Tampa Bay Times, on the GOP Obamacare replacement.