Friday Open Thread

“Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche

23 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Zappatero says:

    Ted Nugent is blaming the “enemy” for veteran suicides: President Barack Obama.

    “Here’s your job, Republican Party,” Nugent said over the weekend in comments posted online by Right Wing Watch. “Twenty to 25 of those guys kill themselves every day, and they haven’t told you why and they haven’t told anybody else why but they told me why: because the commander-in-chief is the enemy.”

    Nugent was speaking at the Republican Party of Maricopa County, Arizona’s Lincoln Day Dinner, where he had been introduced by controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio, the website reported.

    His remarks come as a new report finds that increasing rates of veteran suicides are not being caused by deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Every Dem and every press organization and every sane person could do our democracy a big favor by calling out these psychopathic liars every time they open their mouths. There are just enough Dumass-Americans that some of what they say becomes accepted as fact. And that Joe Arpaio has been Sheriff down there for so many years proves the staying power of the lies.

  2. Duke Cox says:

    Nugent is a disgrace….repulsive, in fact.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      But Ted’s music is still pretty good. Not long ago, I found a great, 2009, live YouTube of Ted and the original Amboy Dukes doing Journey to the Center of the Mind. Duke: weren’t you around back in 1969 when the original came out? I think I have it on 45 rpm (oops, I’m dating myself). 


      • Duke Cox says:

        Come along if you dare….cool

      • dustpuppy says:

        I find Nugent’s music and his pedophilic behavior horrible.

        By definition, you are a pedophile as well if you like Nugent.Nugent needs to off himself, and make his records worthless.

        • Duke Cox says:

          Isn’t that a bit extreme, there, dp?

          Being a musician, I am of the opinion that a persons’ musical ability and their world view, however abhorrent, are essentially disconnected. I find “the Ted” to be the most onerous of human creatures, but liking his music, I am convinced, does not automatically make one have a desire for sex with little children.

          just sayin’

          • taterheaptom says:

            While that point is undoubtedly correct Duke, it also stands to reason that being so does not preclude us from the strong likelihood that Ted’s music is ‘pretty good’ in the same manner a jackhammer is rhythmic.  

          • BlueCat says:

            Meh. Always considered his music mediocre, long before I knew what his politics were. On the other hand I still love ZZ Top even though they’re a bunch of red neck righties, granted not as repulsively abhorrent as Nugent. High bar there. So, yeah, I’m able to separate a person’s art from their political views. Unless it’s bad art just to illustrate those views, like Ayn Rand’s, clunky juvenile novels.

            • Duke Cox says:

              Well.. I didn’t say I was a fan. I never have been. Ted has never been more than a very second rate musician..I was just being circumspect, I guess.
              I have never owned one of his recordings…if that tells you anything.

              • BlueCat says:

                A bit extreme was right, Duke. And as far as taste in music goes, many wouldn’t consider my taste for ZZ exactly elevated. No accounting for people’s taste, including my own. wink

                • Duke Cox says:

                  I too, am a bit of a ZZ fan. I used to cover their hit “Under Pressure” when I was singing with a band in Boulder.

                  and they had beards before beards were cool….cool

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    Isn’t Nugent that profile in courage who defecated on himself before appearing at the draft board in order to avoid going to Vietnam?

  4. BlueCat says:

    Another example of how great unfettered 21st century Republican ideology works. Why wasn’t the right next door example of failed GOTP policy in completely GOTP controlled Kansas ever used by a single Colorado Dem candidate in 2014? Never mind. We know why. Scared to look like mean, rich hating socialists or something so don’t say mean things about conservative economic bull, even though it’s so clearly bull….

    • exlurker19 says:

      Luckily, the Kansas economy hasn’t rebounded like ours, so more Kansans are out of work.  No need for additional pesky childcare with the schools out early if you’re unemployed.  The Republicans–always good for a silver lining.

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