THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE – Military cancels Nugent concert, Nugent pleads guilty to federal wildlife violation. See below.] If someone wants to dodge the draft, I suppose it’s their choice, after all, former vice president Dick Cheney set an example for many people by getting five deferments and avoided Vietnam entirely.
But then, Dick Cheney didn’t insinuate violence against the president (I can’t believe I’m using Cheney again in a positive portrayal!) like Ted Nugent did last weekend.
Ted Nugent at a National Rifle Association gathering: “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November. I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” He also ranted about a “vile, evil, America-hating administration.”
A public figure doesn’t get to use “free speech” rhetoric to justify harming, or threatening to harm the president. So, as a result, Nugent has a meeting scheduled today with the Secret Service (sans girls, of course) to explain his behavior. While some are calling for his head, I think he’ll just be forced to make a public apology and the Secret Service will move on to other matters.
Nugent, however, did open the door into his draft-dodging history. According to Nugent in an earlier report, he quit showering and ate nothing but junk food prior to the physical exam then showed up with several days worth of crusty poop in his pants. The scheme worked.
How’s that for a great American hero?
UPDATE-1 April 21, 2012: Military cancels Ted Nugent concert:
Fort Knox has cancelled Ted Nugent’s appearance at its annual summer concert, following the rocker’s incendiary comments about President Obama.
Nugent had been scheduled to headline the June 23rd concert at the Kentucky military base, along with REO Speedwagon and Styx. But the controversy he attracted last week when he told a group of NRA supporters that he would be “dead or in jail” next year if Obama was reelected did not sit well with Fort Knox’s leadership.
“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” read an announcement posted to Fort Knox’s Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.”
Ted Nugent: Call him Chickenhawk: http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060528/NEWS/605280335/1017/FEATURES08
CNN: Why Nugent belongs in jail: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/opinion/granderson-nugent/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn
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nice 🙂 2 losers for the price of 1
What does this have to do with transgenderism exactly? Also, it’s not like the US military is such a progressive force in the world anyway.
There’s no direct connection to TG, but indirectly, yes — if we don’t vote we’ll get more people with views like Nugent and Cheney deciding our futures.
My point is that in the context of the US military, I don’t see “draft dodging” as necessarily a bad thing at all. The Vietnam War isn’t exactly a glorious campaign.
Also, given trans
Also given that trans people are still not openly allowed in the US military, it isn’t exactly a “trans friendly” place either.
Agreed about trans. If we still had a draft today, trans people shouldn’t be forced to serve.
Or at least be allowed to be openly trans.
I understand your point, no problem with it. However, ducking the draft then later supporting war and/or military might is another matter. While Cheney method was a bit dubious, he did it legally, Nugent used fraud to get out of serving. IMO he should have man up to stand up and say he refused to serve.
“IMO he should have man up to stand up and say he refused to serve.”
I don’t think this has anything to do with gender.
Your comment has been noted. Thanks.