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People have said stupid things. Like when Digital CEO Ken Olsen told the World Future Society in 1977, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

What Ted Nugent recently said is light-years beyond stupid.

The rock star shamefully crossed a line by referring to President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel,” in an interview with the website Guns.com.

With all the legitimate avenues of criticism to take against Obama – his failed policies, his reckless spending, his lack of transparency – why choose to be so grossly offensive as to hurl a racially tinged epithet at the president?

Nugent apologized Friday, but such shoot-from-the-lip blather has no business being uttered in the first place.

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deestafford
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deestafford 02/22/14 - 01:03 am
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There was a quote in one of the AC's sections...

There was a quote in one of the AC's sections the other day which said something on the order of "Sometimes people speak seconds before they engage their brain." or something like that.

So many times passionate people fail to engage their brain before engaging their tongue and this has happens a few times with Nugent. Him being a strongly opinionated and outspoken conservative obviously will draw publicity every time he says something stupid.

This of course is directly opposite of our illustrious, never-been-right-on-foreign-policy-in-twenty-years Vice President Joe Biden. When he says something stupid it's always responded to by the media as, "Oh, that's just Joe being Joe."

I think the politician and those in the limelight ought to pray, "Please God, make my foot too big to go in my mouth." Of course, that maybe a good prayer for many of us.

myfather15
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myfather15 02/22/14 - 06:30 am
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Why, oooh why do we continue

Why, oooh why do we continue to give a moments credence to what celebreties say? Why do SOME people believe that because a famous person says it, it means more? To me, it doesn't and I could absolutely not care less what Nugent or anyone else SAYS!!! Now, if he continues fighting for the 2nd Amendment, good; but other than that, I couldn't care less about him!!

localguy55
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localguy55 02/22/14 - 09:29 am
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Prehaps I just missed it

AC, were you there when President Bush was continuously dragged through the mud by celebrities, politicians, and others? Were you there to point out and correct the lies told of Bushes administration.

Where were you when the Islamic leaders in the U.S. refused to speak out against their terrorist brothers?

Perhaps I was not aware or perhaps I am asking the right questions.

As far as I am concerned, in my book, Ted had it right. We are dealing with a political party, Democrats, that are driving this country into ruin aided by a electorate that doesn't have enough sense to, at least, acknowledge the enormous failures that are right in front of their faces. That's moronic any way you look at it, and their leader (Obama) is playing his flute and leading his followers, and everyone else, off a cliff.

mrenee2003
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mrenee2003 02/22/14 - 09:42 am
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LC55

The AC article stated there are plenty of things to criticize the president about. Furthermore, AC has written plenty of articles criticizing the president. The specific point of the article was that it was wrong for Nugent to use a racially tinged epithet to describe the president. So, you agree with hurling racial epithets toward the president?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/22/14 - 09:58 am
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Uncalled for slant

Bush caught hell too but this was overboard & crass.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/22/14 - 11:01 am
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The last time old Ted shot
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The last time old Ted shot his mouth off he was rewarded.He called the president a chimpanzee and also made a threat that he would be dead or in jail if President Obama won. A member of the GOP invited him to the State of the Union for his efforts.

localguy55
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localguy55 02/22/14 - 10:17 am
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mrenee2003

I guess being called a subhuman Mongrel is worse than Alex Baldwins Rant about killing Representative Henry Hyde R-

"all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families." Conan Show 1998.

Try this for size: http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

There were many threats to Bush's life and yet a few simple insulting words to the dear leader sets you off.

So, guess you agree with hurling death threats towards republicans and Bush was just fine.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/22/14 - 10:29 am
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No one said that, I can say
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No one said that, I can say the Hyde example was over the line, reach in your heart and deal with the article. The GOP will never win another national election surrounding itself with clowns like Nugent.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/22/14 - 10:35 am
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"surrounding itself with clowns like Nugent"?

my goodness... the gop has far too few clowns to "surround" even one person... the man said something stupid, but every person that does not like big nanny state totalitarian government does not represent every other person that does not like big nanny state totalitarian government
geez what cognitive myopia

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/22/14 - 11:12 am
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Boy you just can't
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Boy you just can't acknowledge a wrong. The chronicle simply says stick to policy and leave the ugliness out and some just can't find it in themselves to do it. This guy was campaigning Texas for Abbot in the Governors race.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 11:02 am
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"The chronicle simply says
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"The chronicle simply says stick to policy and leave the ugliness out and some just can't find it in themselves to do it."
owens, I agree I did notice when many on the left called Palin all sorts of vile names you folks 'just can't find it in themselves' to criticize them.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/22/14 - 11:19 am
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Is this article about Palin?
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Is this article about Palin? Was she ever called a subhuman mongrel or a chimp. Was her life ever threatened by a Democratic surrogate? No one ever argued policy with Palin because she could never articulate any.

localguy55
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localguy55 02/22/14 - 11:35 am
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The left has always accepted

The left has always accepted as O.K. the lambasting of conservatives regardless of the content of such criticism. Mud slinging is their way of skirting debate and they are masters of it.

As a matter of fact, they have been at it so long, without similar retort from the Right, that when it does occur, they cry foul. When they cry foul, some on the right hang their heads and lament that perhaps they were being too harsh and pull back. The left then goes back to their same slash and burn comments of the right without even a whimper from conservatives.

I say it is due time to dispense with niceties and fight harsh rhetoric with harsh rhetoric. The right needs to thicken their skin and grow a pair and stop taking it whenever these leftist cry foul.

They invented political correctness to use it against us and beat conservative over the head with, yet political correctness does not apply to them.

Enough is enough....

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/22/14 - 11:58 am
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owensjef, your party is actively racist

and you're up on a high horse about Ted Nugent
seems hypocritical to me...
but hey... whatever comforts you

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 01:46 pm
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Damage control. Republicans

Damage control. Republicans have been campaigning with this idiot.

At least Nugent didn't say anything about craving sex with underage girls. Oh wait, spoke too soon ...

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/22/14 - 02:10 pm
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Damn game set match.
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Damn game set match.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/22/14 - 03:37 pm
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Who cares about what Ted

Who cares about what Ted Nugent says about anything?

corgimom
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corgimom 02/22/14 - 03:40 pm
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localguy, you must not have

localguy, you must not have been around long.

The filth that was written about Hilary and Bill Clinton during his Presidential campaigns were awful. I saw some of it. It was unbelievable.

It's on both sides, and it speaks only to the character of the writer or speaker, not the political party or the candidate.

But it DOES come from both sides.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/22/14 - 03:41 pm
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And I've also seen some

And I've also seen some things that were written about Eleanor Roosevelt. It was filth.

It's been around for a long, long time.

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 02/22/14 - 03:47 pm
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Localguy -- yes, we've been

Localguy -- yes, we've been there all along, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. We defended Bush when he needed it (such as when the Dixie Chicks attacked him) and have been one of the few editorial pages in the nation to take on moderate Islam for not coming out stronger against terrorism. We've done so in words and cartoons...

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 02/22/14 - 03:47 pm
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Localguy -- yes, we've been

Localguy -- yes, we've been there all along, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. We defended Bush when he needed it (such as when the Dixie Chicks attacked him) and have been one of the few editorial pages in the nation to take on moderate Islam for not coming out stronger against terrorism. We've done so in words and cartoons...

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 04:12 pm
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"Who cares about what Ted

"Who cares about what Ted Nugent says about anything?"
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Normally, they wouldn't. But prominent Republicans have been campaigning with him. He was even a Republican guest at the State of the Union.

At the same time, the Republican party is desperately trying to overcome the stereotype that a core voter group in the party are unrepentant racists. Enter your pet campaign celebrity calling the President a "subhuman mongrel", who is then unrepentant about it (his apology was to the Republicans he damaged, not for his racism). That's a problem.

It's not about PC, and it's not about speech -- it's about political power. American demographic trends are clear -- we'll be a majority of what white supremacists would dub "subhuman mongrels" in the very near future. That majority is the Republicans' to lose, if they continue to tie their pony to unrepentant racists like Nugent -- and Republicans (and their newspapers) know it.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 04:32 pm
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"Was her life ever threatened
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"Was her life ever threatened by a Democratic surrogate?"
owens, whose life was 'threatened by' a republican 'surrogate'?

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 04:48 pm
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"Was she ever called a
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"Was she ever called a subhuman mongrel or a chimp."
owens, Palin was called vile names which I can't repeat here. One of MSNBC guys who loves the anointed one said that Palin she should have someone defecate and urine in her mouth but we are not surprised that is typical of what comes from the left.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 04:52 pm
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" That majority is the
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" That majority is the Republicans' to lose, if they continue to tie their pony to unrepentant racists like Nugent -- and Republicans (and their newspapers) know it."
burn, I am not a republican. It going to be very hard for a conservative to win any national election. The MOOCHERS ARE OUT NUMBERING THE WORKERS.

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 05:04 pm
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Moochers vs workers?

Teaparty, the moochers aren't outnumbering the workers. By any analysis imaginable, this is an entirely false statement. Are people really basing their politics and worldviews on obvious falsehoods like this?

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 05:01 pm
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"That majority is the
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"That majority is the Republicans' to lose, if they continue to tie their pony to unrepentant racists like Nugent"
burn, I am no fan of Nugent but he is no more of a racist than the community organizer in the WH. His mentor for 10 yrs. was an America hating communist racist child molester. He sat in a church for 20 yrs. and listen to a preacher spew racist hate.

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 05:12 pm
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teaparty, the nature and type

teaparty, the nature and type of President Obama's racism is an interesting subject. It has nothing to do with Republicans' Nugent problem.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 05:20 pm
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"teaparty, the nature and
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"teaparty, the nature and type of President Obama's racism is an interesting subject. It has nothing to do with Republicans' Nugent problem."
Actually it is MUCH MORE important than Nugent's problem. Nugent is pretty much a harmless idiot but the racist in the WH is president of the USA.

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GnipGnop 02/22/14 - 06:56 pm
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So...just so I can get this right,,,

It's deplorable that a moron like Ted Nugent runs his mouth while campaigning for the GOP. It's quite alright for a hate spewing man of god (Wright) or an admitted domestic terrorist (Ayers) campaign for the Dems...got it. Thanks for the totally fair playing field...

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