The right is mad over Kathy Griffin’s gruesome Trump video. The left asks: Remember Ted Nugent?

May 31 at 4:01 PM

At a time of strong partisan divide, when one side messes up, the other pounces like a bird of prey.

That happened after comedian Kathy Griffin, who supported Hillary Clinton, posted a 12-second video of her holding what appeared to be President Trump’s bloody, severed head. It immediately drew ire from conservatives, as well as some liberals. By Wednesday, CNN had dropped the comedian from its annual New Year’s Eve program, which Griffin has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper since 2007.

As the backlash against Griffin continues, many on social media have pointed out what they see as a double standard.

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Comedian Kathy Griffin apologized for a picture of her holding a prop of President Trump’s severed head on May 30. Griffin came under fire from both conservatives and liberal figures for the image. (AP)

A few times within the past several years, a well-known conservative activist got in hot water over hateful comments about former president Barack Obama. In those instances, though, there was no image of a bloody head; just Ted Nugent’s pointed words, some of which prompted a Secret Service investigation. Trump would later host the hard rocker at the White House — a recent memory that many on Twitter brought up in the aftermath of Griffin’s controversial post.

Their cumulative sentiment: Both spewed hatred. Griffin was punished for it. Nugent became a White House guest.

You old enough to remember your silence at Ted Nugent calling for Obama to be hanged? No? So pipe down now, too. Grown-ups got this. https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/869636473732997120 

Remember that time you sought and accepted the endorsement of violently racist pederast Ted Nugent for your presidential bid? Good times. https://twitter.com/mittromney/status/869678525925670914 

Ted Nugent called for the death of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He then got invited to the White House. Your argument is null. https://twitter.com/tomilahren/status/869735211684077568 

Nugent, a gun rights activist, is known for his heated remarks about Obama that stretch back to at least 2007, when the former president was competing against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nugent went on a rant onstage during a concert and said vile things about both Obama and Clinton, using expletives to refer to both.

Five years later, Nugent made an impassioned plea for support for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a National Rifle Association Conference in St. Louis. At that time, Obama was running for reelection.

“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November,” he said of the Obama administration in April 2012. He added: “If Barack Obama becomes the next president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

Nugent said he was simply trying to excite voters. But the Secret Service nevertheless asked to talk to him so he could explain his comments. A Secret Service spokesman confirmed the investigation at that time but declined to give details.

You will not be surprised to learn that Spicer ducked a reporter’s question about Ted Nugent by claiming not to know what he said.

Two years later, during a hunting and outdoor trade show in Las Vegas in 2014, he called Obama a “communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel” and a “gangster” who weaseled his way into the presidency.

Nugent apologized for using the term “subhuman mongrel” during an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson a month later. Ferguson then asked whether Nugent was directly apologizing to Obama, to which he replied, “Yes.”

But the controversial remarks didn’t stop there.

In a lengthy Facebook post last year, Nugent said Obama and Clinton should be tried for treason and hanged over their handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Despite his history of making inflammatory statements, Nugent, along with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and musician Kid Rock, became Trump’s dinner guests at the White House in April. Trump had invited Palin, who brought Nugent and Kid Rock with her. Nugent posted a picture of him shaking Trump’s hand as the president sat at his desk during the visit.

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Ted Nugent Murdered Or Killed In A Montana Hunting Accident…

… Is A Celebrity Death Hoax
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Shawn Rice — April 28, 2017

Ted Nugent killed or murdered in a Montana hunting accident is just another celebrity death hoax. Despite rumors that the rocker was killed in a hunting accident in Montana, he remains alive and well. Nugent is an American musician and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock. Where did this false rumor originate?

On April 28, 2017, a number of unreliable web sites began publishing stories reporting that the rock musician and conservative icon had been killed in a hunting accident in Montana. You can read text from that fake story below.

“Ted Nugent, 70’s rocker turned hunting guide and conservative icon, was shot and killed early this morning in a tragic hunting accident. While setting up his tree stand just outside a wildlife reserve in Montana, Nugent was fired on and hit in the chest by a hunter with a scope nearly a quarter of a mile away who believed he was a brown bear.”

However, there are no legitimate news reports of Nugent’s death. Just recently, Nugent made a Facebook Live video with his wife Shermane on the same afternoon the death hoax starting circulating social media. They confirmed he is indeed alive and well. You can see that video below.

If that were not enough, Shermane posted another live video a few minutes later in which her husband’s voice could be heard while she played with the couple’s dogs. You can check out that video below as well.

Nugent’s spokeswoman Linda Peterson confirmed to Snopes that reports of Nugent’s untimely death were nothing more than “fake news.” Here are some examples of people discussing Nugent’s alleged death on social media.

Nugent is famous for his rock career, but has also become an outspoken supporter of conservative political figures, such as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and President Donald Trump. Nugent recently made news when he was pictured alongside Palin and fellow rock singer Kid Rock at the White House, where they all dined with Trump. The trio also were pictured in front of a painting of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mocking her.

Nugent is also a divisive figure due to comments he has made about former President Barack Obama and Clinton that have been characterized as racist, sexist and potentially inciting violence. Nugent hunts and is an ardent Second Amendment advocate who sits on the board of the National Rifle Association..

What did you think of the fake news about Nugent’s alleged death? Did you see people sharing it falsely on social media? Have you seen any other celebrity hoaxes recently? Let us know in the comments section.
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Trump hosted ‘trailer park trash’

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/329762-olbermann-trump-hosted-trailer-park-trash

Olbermann: Trump hosted ‘trailer park trash’

A detailed analysis of the Trump-Palin-Nugent-Kid Rock photo

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/donald-trump-sarah-palin-kid-rock-ted-nugent/

Washington (CNN)Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as well as rock stars Kid Rock and Ted Nugent were at the White House on Wednesday night, dining with President Trump and snapping a few pics in the Oval Office. “Asked why I invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent I joked, ‘Because Jesus was booked,'” Palin wrote on her website.

This photo was taken of the quartet:

It is, in a word, amazing. I spent a fair amount of time studying it — cue Twitter outrage; “Don’t you have anything better to do?????” — and I have a few thoughts.
Donald Trump: The President is, of course, talking. What is he talking about? Something on those papers he is holding up. I zoomed in until my eyes blurred to try to figure out what the papers on his desk say. No dice. Maybe you have better eyesight than me? Here’s the close-up:

The look on the president’s face says something like “See, now, isn’t this interesting” to me. Or maybe, “Then I figured out…”
Kid Rock: Robert James Ritchie — and, no, I didn’t know Kid Rock’s real name without looking it up — makes this whole photo for me. He’s the unquestioned star. First of all, the hat: A+. And then “The Thinker” pose: A+++++. Whatever is on those papers Trump is showing RJR, he finds it totally fascinating. In fact, I wish one day I could find something in life as interesting as Kid Rock finds what the President is saying.
Ted Nugent
: First off, I sort of respect the fact that The Nuge didn’t abandon his trademark camo cowboy hat even though he was going to the White House. You do you, Ted. When it comes to the rest, Nugent is the anithesis of Kid Rock. Whereas K. Rock is all attentiveness, Nugent looks more dutiful than anything else. “OK, this guy is the president. He’s talking about something. I am looking and acting interested.”
Sarah Palin: The angle from which this photo was taken makes Palin’s facial expression unknowable. Which makes me sad. But, given how good the rest of the photo is, I won’t get greedy.

Ted Nugent tells NRA crowd: Donald Trump is ‘the [expletive] kicker’

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If someone has their heart set on casting their vote for Donald Trump, I wouldn’t necessarily want to tell them where they should go or what they should do; but when Ted Nugent recommends something, I tend to do the opposite–if only out of spite.

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from the Washington Post:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Hard rock legend Ted Nugent on Sunday delivered a profanity-laced speech urging gun-rights supporters to get behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, telling the National Rifle Association’s annual convention that they must stop the Democrats this year.

Donald Trump is the [expletive] kicker,” the rock guitarist/gun rights advocate said in a speech billed as “Ted Nugent: 2016 Election Do or Die for America and Freedom.”

He took particular aim at Bernard Sanders, the self-described socialist who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, saying the Vermont senator is “preaching communism.” Mr. Nugent said 58,000 American warriors died fighting communism — presumably referring to the death toll in Vietnam.

“Hey Bernie: eat [expletive] and die,” said Mr. Nugent, who is known as the “Motor City Madman.” “[Put] that on MSNBC!”

Mr. Nugent went on to say it’s time for people to coalesce around Mr. Trump, who chased the remaining opponents from the GOP presidential race earlier this month.

“Don’t give me this ‘He’s not your favorite guy’ crap,” he said.

“You don’t deny your dying child life-saving medicine because you don’t like the captain and his boat,” he said. “You get on the damn boat and you get the medicine to the child, and then you fix the captain.”

“Do you know what I’m saying?” he said. “So we need to elect him and then stay on him.”

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Ted Nugent Posts Photo of Himself with a Lion Carcass

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http://radio.com/2015/07/31/ted-nugent-posts-photo-of-himself-with-a-lion-carcass/

By Brian Ives

Ted Nugent is at it again.

The “Motor City Madman” and scourge to animal rights activists everywhere just posted a photo to his Facebook page showing him over a lion who he had, apparently, just killed in a hunt. He refers to it as “Fernando the lion” and says it is “Cecil’s great great grandpa.”

In the photo, he is sitting on the carcass, saying “this pure natural legal proper scientificaly [sic] sound necessary hunt like all hunts was pure SPORT TROPHY MEAT FUN.”

Related: Ted Nugent Weighs in on Cecil the Lion Debate

As he noted to Radio.com in a recent interview, it his his stance that animals must be hunted in order to keep the population under control.

He also says, “Every sacred precious [sic] part of this animal was utilized. We hired 40 people on the safari, shared the meat, claws, skull, sinew, body fluids, teeth, blood, organs, skin, hair, tongue, eyeballs & each & every hard earned resource this magnificent RENEWABLE resource provided while bringing in critical massive revenues to the local economy while making room for new lions to be born & bringing value to valuable creatures.” However, he doesn’t address that Cecil was killed and his head taken as a trophy, but none of the rest of the carcass was used at all. According to CBS News, Cecil was found beheaded and skinned. Additionally, Animal Planet’s predator expert David Salmoni explained to CBS News that Cecil had six cubs who will now probably be killed by a male lion from another group of lions.

Related: Ted Nugent Posts Picture of Kid Rock with Dead Endangered Lion

And the hunt that resulted in Cecil’s death was, in fact, not legal, at least according to the Zimbabwean government who arrested the hunting guide and land owner who were allegedly involved in the incident. 

And now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for the American who paid north of $50,000 for he privilege of killing the lion. “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of ‘Cecil the lion.’ That investigation will take us wherever the facts lead,” said Edward Grace, the agency’s deputy chief of law enforcement, in the statement (via Huffington Post).

Poacher Ted Nugent says: ‘Cecil the Lion story is a lie’

http://www.komonews.com/news/entertainment/Ted-Nugent-Cecil-the-Lion-story-is-a-lie-320074031.html

By WENN.com Published: Jul 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Ted Nugent has risked angering animal rights campaigners by branding the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe “a lie.”

Dentist Walter Palmer sparked outrage this week when it emerged he had shot and killed the popular beast during a $50,000 hunting trip at the Hwange National Park.

It is alleged the big cat had been lured out of a protected zone in the region, but Nugent is adamant the hunt was a legitimate form of animal population control.

In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, “The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal & essential beyond the park borders. All animals reproduce every year & would run out of room/food to live w/o (without) hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke asap. God are people stupid.” [Look who’s talking–stupid is as stupid say!]

When other users of the social networking site disagreed with his stance on the controversy, Nugent angered them further by branding them “ignorant.”

The controversial rocker was fined $10,000 in 2012 and banned from hunting in Alaska after pleading guilty to transporting an illegally killed black bear.

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Thank God it’s Fryday–Wish it Applied to Ted Nugent Too

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Some people are animal people and some are people people, while others claim to love everyone equally. The fact is, whether consciously or not, at some point we all have to make a choice as to where our sympathies really lie.

It seems that all but the most saintly of us has a limited quantity of compassion. If it’s too focused, a lot of individuals can get left out, but spread too thin it’s not much good to anyone.

Animal advocates are often some of the most caring people around, yet  at times itfry-ted-fry-300x203 appears as if they don’t have a whole lot of compassion for the people who abuse animals. Most animal rights supporters actually have a limited empathy allotment, so they tend to save theirs for the victims—not the perpetrators—of cruelty.

When animal rights advocates look at their own culpabilities, they take responsibility and work to change their actions. This is something you cannot expect from willful animal exploiters. Those who knowingly mistreat can’t be made to feel shame for anything; they’ve built up a wall of rationalization eight feet thick. Nothing gets in. They can’t or won’t be changed, though they may profess a profound transformation to their parole board.

Such was surely the case with Ted Bundy, before he ultimately confessed to the brutal murders of thirty young women (many of whom he decapitated and—like a typical sport hunter—kept their heads as trophies to help him relive the kills).

When the day of Ted Bundy’s execution finally came, people in Florida were weighing in on all sides of the issue. On one extreme were folks chanting and carrying signs like, “Thank God it’s FRY-day,” “Bye-Bye Bundy, and more power to you” and “Hey Ted, don’t forget to file an appeal in Hell” expressing their displeasure with the serial killer’s horrendous acts. At the other end of the spectrum was a virtual fan club of Ted Bundy devotees and groupies, one of whom had married him surreptitiously during his sentencing hearing.

Most people’s reactions were somewhere in between the two, depending on where their sympathies lie. As always, mine are with the victims.

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Ted Nugent Blames Democrats For Church Shootings: “It’s All Because Of Gun Control Laws”

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Written by June 19th 2015

“President Obama on Thursday linked gun control to the Charleston church shooting in his first statement on Thursday, saying the nation needed to “come to grips” with the issue in the wake of the massacre that killed nine people. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency,” Obama said. “And it is in our power to do something about it.”

“Obama’s Justice Department is investigating the mass shooting as a hate crime. But as the president addressed the tragedy in the White House briefing room, he also turned to politics – trying to focus the national conversation not just on race and violence, but gun laws. However, despite his raising the issue, Obama seemed aware of the challenge of passing any new gun control measures in the current environment, saying “politics” in Washington “foreclose a lot of those avenues right now.”

On the other hand, it is no secret that political activist, hunter and (occasionally) musician Ted Nugent has a bone to pick with the Democrats about existing gun control laws, let alone any upcoming ones. Commenting on the recent unfortunate events in Charleston, Nugent stated that “none of that would have happened had the good people of Charleston been allowed to protect themselves with some good, old American-made firepower.”
Speaking to Newslo, Nugent said: “As a hunting enthusiast, I’m not often asked the question which wild animals are most endangered nowadays. But, if I were asked that question, I would say that the average American homeowner is on the brink of extinction! Take a guess as to why that is? Go ahead? I’ll tell you why – Democrats and their damn gun control laws.”

The Motor City Madman also added: “What’s more, Americans in general are an endangered nation and will continue to be one until Democrats are overthrown, complete with that Iran-loving moron. And, to make one thing clear – I’m not saying this because I’m a Republican. .

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Lies and the Lying Hunters Who Tell Them

The Many Myths From Hunters

by Barbara J. Bonsignore

Once again, it is hunting season, time for the myths that abound regarding this blood sport.

Hunters claim that they kill the weak and starving animals, thus helping the population. In actuality, hunters want the biggest and the best, those with a huge rack for the mantle trophy. Diseased animals don’t provide much optimal meat and, of course, isn’t that what hunting is all about? Nature’s own system of balance allows the debilitated, old animals to die out in favor of “survival of the fittest.” But when hunters are killing the dominant, healthy animals, the best genes are removed from the herd’s gene pool – as are the most experienced individuals – which leaves the population weak.Here are four more hunting myths:

∎ Hunting prevents the overpopulation of animals.

Actually, hunting creates an overabundance of animals of a certain species. Nature abhors a vacuum. For example, when a given amount of deer are removed from the herd by hunting, females will have more and bigger litters to fill up the gap.

∎ Hunted animals don’t suffer.

Wild animals are terrorized by the chase and agonized by the kill. Their families, herds and flocks are disrupted. It is estimated that for every animal a hunter kills and claims, at least two wounded but unrecovered animals die slowly and painfully from blood loss, infection or starvation. Those who don’t die can suffer permanent injury. During hunting season, wild animals are more likely to get hit by a vehicle as they flee into the road when hunters walk through their territory.

∎ Hunters pay the majority of the tab for conservation.

In reality, wildlife management and conservation programs receive up to 90 percent of their funds from general tax reserves, more than 90 percent of which are paid by non-hunters. Since less than 5 percent of the U.S. population hunts, this contribution is negligible. Every year, thousands of public acres are bulldozed, burned, replanted and otherwise manipulated to kill off non-target species (including natural predators) and attract game species. Animals are also bred or captured to stock hunting and fishing areas.

∎ Hunters help feed the homeless by donating meat from their kills.

A recent interesting study by Michael Gregor at Nutritionfacts.org showed that in game meat tested, 80 percent had lead bullet fragments in the samples. Nobody, including the homeless, needs more fat and cholesterol, found in meat, in their diet. More fruits, vegetables and protein from plant sources should be consumed daily.

What can you do to stop hunting? Oppose any legislation, national or local, that establishes higher quotas of animals to be hunted, lengthens hunting seasons, allows new species to be hunted. Speak out against any bills that open more wildlife refuges to hunting. Refuges should protect, not allow animals to be killed. If you own a substantial parcel of land, post it against hunting and trapping.

It is encouraging that every year fewer people hunt in the United States. The state Fish and Game Department’s income has decreased considerably, which is why the agency is constantly reaching out to get women, youth and the handicapped to purchase hunting licenses.

Hunting today is unnecessary and is more detrimental to animals and the environment than beneficial. Enjoy wildlife by “hunting” with a camera.

Who better to introduce The Many Myths From Hunters: http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/3186598-95/hunting-hunters-species-hunted   than two of the most infamous and dubious hunting proponents: Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin (pictured here smirking in a joint holiday greeting card). 10606222_10152562961222297_7413450529070189592_n