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Ted Nugent to Meet With Secret Service

 

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent to Meet With Secret Service

I had the opportunity to meet the Nuge a few years ago. I was on a video shoot project for a local hospital that contracted with Ted to provide a public service announcement on the dangers of substance abuse.

Now, given that perspective I understand that colors my upcoming thoughts on Ted.

So, the arrangement for the shoot determined that it would happen in his trailer parked behind the stage at a local summer county fair – that also features a lot of big name music acts during the week. His son greeted us and was very polite and courteous, but he asked us to wait for a bit while they cleaned out the trailer a little. The “cleaning out” was basically carrying out dozens of gun cases (full, I’m sure) and stowing them near by in a neat fashion. Weird, but kinda cool too. I’m not so turned off by folks that like to own guns.

Fast-forward 20 minutes – we are all set up in Ted’s trailer, ready to go, when he makes his entrance. Rednecky-cowboy hat and all. Dude was straight up polite to every one of us. Offered us cold beverages – no alcohol, of course. I will say honestly that the Nuge had a way of putting us at ease. And, as media production folks, we don’t encounter that all that often. We’ve shot with Sheryl Crowe, LeAnne Rimes, Helen Hunt – Ted was probably the most down to earth of all of them.

I’m not sure why I am pointing all of this out. I’m well aware of his conservative stance and have never agreed with him on political points. This recent brew-ha-ha concerning his statements about Obama getting re-elected certainly comes off as pretty dumb and ill-advised. The dude is also a pretty infamous misogynist — also, not cool.

Whenever the Nuge appears on the 24/7 news cycle I, like most people, roll my eyes. While I don’t think he can be reasoned with in political matters, I have at least felt like he is a human being and kind of down to earth in a way.

I was never even a huge fan of his music. But of all the famous people I’ve met over the years, meeting Ted was one of the more positive experiences.

Lexington: The president and the pump | The Economist

Lexington: The president and the pump | The Economist.

REPUBLICAN politicians do not yet blame Barack Obama personally for the recent changes in America’s weather. That would stick in the craw, given that, in spite of overwhelming scientific evidence, most of them still question and many deny that man plays a role in global warming. They do, however, blame Mr Obama for the rise in the price of oil. This is odd too, especially for a party that as a rule likes to believe in the impotence of governments and the omnipotence of markets. As any competent economist will tell you, the price of oil is set in the market—the world market, that is—and not in the White House.

How Joseph Stalin Invented ‘American Exceptionalism’ – The Atlantic

How Joseph Stalin Invented ‘American Exceptionalism’ – The Atlantic.

Gibson Guitar plant raided, still no charges filed

Gibson Guitar plant raided, still no charges filed

Interesting video clip from Reason.tv, the Libertarian online media dispensary. I’m not a Libertarian, but I think this is an example of government overreach that might seem more accessible to most folks than, say, the Affordable Healthcare Act.

From Reddit user “aelbric”: An Open Letter to the Republican National Committee: I am your demographic and you’ve lost my vote

From Reddit user “aelbric”: An Open Letter to the Republican National Committee: I am your demographic and you’ve lost my vote

This post reflects my frustration with the GOP as well.  I have always been independent, but I did actually vote for Bush and was going to vote for McCain until he selected his VP running mate.  Ever since then, it seems the Republican party is being run by the insane asylum inmates. Read the post, it’s long but worth it.