Ted Nugent: The Parkland survivors have ‘no soul’, they’re ‘dangerously stupid liars’


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While it’s a completely pathetic extravaganza of stupidity, I’m actually sort of enjoying how the Stoneman Douglas survivors have absolutely made the Deplorables’ minds melt into puddles over the past month. The Deplorables simply don’t know how to handle these beastmode teenagers. I think some of the Deplorables – like Laura Ingraham – are just trying to do the tried-and-true “let’s throw a lot of bullying, misinformation and mockery at these kids and see what happens.” What happened was the kids – with very little effort – fought back and asked Ingraham’s sponsors to withdraw support. A dozen advertisers already have, including Liberty mutual, Office Depot and Hulu. Ingraham is in such a newly precarious position that she suddenly announced that she’s taking this week off, although Fox News insists that she was always going on vacation this week.

So Ingraham’s method – old-school GOP tactics, honestly – wasn’t going to get anything done. They needed a front man with no sponsorship to lose. They needed someone who is already clearly insane and already clearly problematic as hell to make their nonsensical case against these kids. They found Ted Nugent. The same guy who openly spoke of assassinating Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The same guy who literally sh-t himself to avoid the Vietnam draft. He was also one of the first guests to the Trump White House. Now that man is accusing these CHILDREN of being “liars” and having “no soul.”

National Rifle Association board member and classic rocker Ted Nugent slammed survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, calling them “liars” and “poor, mushy-brained children.” Nugent made the comments during an interview on “The Joe Pags Show,” a nationally syndicated conservative radio program.

“All you have to do now is not only feel sorry for the liars, but you have to go against them and pray to God that the lies can be crushed and the liars can be silenced so that real measures can be put into place to actually save children’s lives,” Nugent said about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. “These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul,” he added.

“The lies from the left, the lies from these poor, mushy-brained children who have been fed lies and parrot the lies, they are actually committing spiritual suicide because everything they recommend will cause more death and mayhem, guaranteed.” Nugent said.

Later in the interview, radio host Joe Pagliarulo showed him clips of survivors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez railing against the NRA on CNN.

“The dumbing down of America is manifested in the culture deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies. I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless,” Nugent said after watching the videos. “To attack the good, law-abiding families of America when well-known, predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless,” he added. In his response, Nugent also defended the NRA.

“The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms,” Nugent said.

[From CNN]

Of course Ted Nugent is an utter catastrophe of a human being. But that’s why he’s being used as the front man for the current wave of attacks on these kids. The Deplorables have tried using more legitimate figures, from Laura Ingraham to Dana Loesch to various conservative commentators, to attack these kids and the kids have always ended up owning the debate/conversation. But there’s no debating with a mad man like Nugent. So all they can do is ask for an apology, which is what they’re doing. Considering Nugent’s legitimacy comes from his closeness to Trump and those kinds of white supremacists, I would suggest that maybe the kids shouldn’t even engage him.

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  1. Nicole says:

    He’s a horrible human being and that’s me being nice this morning

    • naomipaige says:

      @ Nicole:
      I’m with you on this. Shame on him!!!!! Then again, he’s shaking this jerks hand… need I say more.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yes, he’s disgusting.

      but I can see teenagers across the nation responding with a collective…

      “Who?…”

      he’s a has been and he knows it.

      PS – this is the man who gave us these profound lyrics, let’s not forget…

      Well I don’t care if you’re just thirteen
      You look too good to be true
      I just know that you’re probably clean
      There’s one lil’ thing I got do to you

      Wait a minute officer
      Don’t put those handcuffs on me
      Put them on her and I’ll share her with you
      Jailbait, jailbait

      so klassy.

    • ELX says:

      Don’t forget pedo! He loves a teen as long as she’s 14 with perky t!ts and parents who take cash or credit.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      The kids have been a revelation and some of the few people who have been able to break through drump’s and the Republicans’ angry, harsh, lying fog of hatred.

      I have gotten a renewed sense of hope from them. Nugent, Ingraham and the NRA sound weak and desperate in comparison.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      The kids have been a revelation and some of the few people who have broken through drump’s and the Republicans’ angry, harsh, lying fog of hatred.

      I have gotten a renewed sense of hope from them. Nugent, Ingraham and the NRA sound weak and desperate in comparison.

      • imqrious2 says:

        The 2nd amendment was NOT about the right to *just* “bear arms: it is the right to have an “armed militia” to fight government tyranny! It is ALSO *NOT* about the “right” to own a FUCKING ASSAULT WEAPON!! NO ONE OUTSIDE OF A MILITARY SITUATION IS IN NEED OF A FUCKING AUTOMATIC WEAPON! If you TRULY believe you have a right to “bear arms”, a pistol/revolver or a SINGLE SHOT rifle (for a “hunter”) should suffice. JFC, it is NOT that hard to understand this!

        GOD DAMN the NRA!
        ETA: sorry for the swearing, but it makes me SO DAMNED MAD to think how these a$$wipes bastardized the 2nd amendment to serve the purposes of gun manufacturers!! (And for the record, I do NOT own a gun, nor do I ever intend to.)

  2. CairinaCat says:

    I hope all that poison inside him spreads to his organs and he dies very soon.
    That’s as nice as I get

  3. WMGDtoo says:

    Have these grownass men and women forgotten that they are talking about CHILDREN that have survived a mass shooting. Children that were afraid for their lives. Children that watched their friends gunned down. Children that I’m sure are still traumatized by this event. Children that will never be the same. How low can these people go to protect their “Right to Carry a Gun”. Now children are the targets of their attacks. Sick. But you won’t hear Trump or the GOP coming out to defend these children. He is just saying what Trump and others want to say.

    • JulP says:

      Ugh. Yes, this! I disabled my Facebook account years ago but unlocked it briefly last week to download my profile and I unfortunately got into a fight with one of my husband’s acquaintances from a town he grew up in. Basically, this woman posted a picture of Emma Gonzalez with a caption that said she’s to blame for the shooting because she bullied the victim (which is a lie), so I called her out on it (basically said what you just said, how can you justify attacking a child, etc.). This woman tried to justify her attacks by claiming Emma “looks like a liar,” and “kids aren’t all that innocent,” and “this generation eats Tide pods.” Yet the conversation ended with her calling *ME* a bully and blocking me! I disabled my Facebook account again right after that. There’s just no use in engaging these people. It’s honestly depressing to see how far we’ve fallen since Trump was elected. Now it’s perfectly OK to attack children, who are victims of a tragedy, as long as their beliefs don’t align with yours. Like, I can see disagreeing with the changes in policy the kids are pushing for, but to personally attack them? Even if they were adults, that’s not a productive way to engage in a debate.

      • ol cranky says:

        oh the RWNJs are now saying that, by ostracizing the shooter (and that means a lot of kids just steered clear but they didn’t attack/harrass him and he did have friends) they are CRIMINALLY responsible for his mental state and the resulting actions

        I was bullied pretty badly as a kid so I understand what it’s like to be treated like a pariah – and that goes beyond just not having anything to do with someone. Even if the kids did make fun of him and/or were unkind, it does not in any way justify what he did or exculpate him

      • Tiffany :) says:

        In these dark times, I am humored by the fact that I know exactly what RWNJ means. I’ve never seen the acronym before, but it was the only thing that made sense.

    • Snappyfish says:

      These are also the “Pro-lifers” who care not what happens once the life has been born. Healthcare, food, shelter, clothes? “Screw these entitled losers” they shout at the top of their lungs.

      Oh & Jesus or whomever they “pray” to thinks they are a$$holes too

  4. Cannibell says:

    He’s a black hole of attention-seeking by any means necessary, so no surprise he’s up for a stomp across the backs of teenagers. But he’s Ted Nugent, so the only people who might take him seriously are the ones who already do, and there’s a chance that this could drive some of them away. (Fingers crossed.)

    {Raises cup of coffee to Ted’s future obscurity}

  5. Rapunzel says:

    Fox is backing Ingraham though. And the Twitter rantings of Dotard Trump are praising the fake news of Sinclair media. State media is coming if we’re not careful. It is practically here.

    • Nicole says:

      It’s already here. We are past that point. If they ever snuff out NBC affiliates then we’ve become China or NK or Russia.
      I don’t think a lot of people realize how far our rights have eroded

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Agree – although it happened in less than a year, that’s all it took for people to accept that a free press is the enemy (good God), the the news is fake, the FBI is stupid, the CIA is useless, ICE should be throwing mothers into internment camps without a hearing, environmental regulations are bad, private prisons are good, and the military needs billions of dollars MORE to spend on parades. They don’t understand that “infrastructure “ and “private sector” actually mean “money laundering by mobsters and Russian oligarchs.” I cannot grasp how all these poor suckers don’t realize nobody cares about them – not their taxes, or their health, or their jobs. Every day brings some fresh new hell. WE ARE SO SCREWED.

    • lightpurple says:

      Ingraham used her work-related twitter account for that attack. If Fox had a problem with it, she would have been off the air that very day. She wasn’t. She voiced Fox’s position. They’re just hoping the clamor dies down while she’s out of sight for a week and they’ve got the Russian bot army in full damage control mode going after the Parkland kids.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Don’t fret Rapunzel. :)
      This is a wave that won’t stop. Time and history have a way of changing against the will of those who have power whether they like it or not. Societies change, and there is nothing 45, and his dolts can do about it.
      If Sinclair and their like were to be successful, then we wouldn’t know about it. We know everything everyone is doing. We know that there are trolls and bots, so they aren’t effective anymore. We know 45 wants to be an authoritarian but there are so many reasons why this will never work. We know Putin owns him. We know the real number of people who support him are a lot lower than it seems.
      Authoritarians come into power in societies that are already oppressed and used to being ruled by a monarchy or a dictator or a ruling class of oligarchs.
      America is not that way and what we are seeing is the beginnings of a revolt. We are more than capable and willing to stop this.
      45 is in huge trouble. These maniacs like Nugent seem more garish and ridiculous than they have ever been. Like they don’t fit the narrative anymore.
      I just believe it will get better. The old system has to die before it does though, and it is happening all around us.

      • Betsy says:

        I’m choosing to believe you today.

      • tracking says:

        magnolia, mr. tracking says the same. I’m having a hard time being optimistic–the dark underbelly 45′s election revealed makes me heartsick and beyond pessimistic about our country–there is so much ugliness, corruption, and manipulation. But I’m trying to maintain some sense of trust in our democratic institutions.

      • AMA1977 says:

        Thank you for saying this. I have thought so often as we approach the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King that the country survived that, and we will survive this. Change is painful, and these are dark days.

        My mom keeps telling me how awful Watergate felt when the country was in the middle of it, but once they made it through, things were better. We have so far to go, but we are getting there, one step at a time. It is awful, and painful, and scary, but we will prevail. Good will triumph. Too many people love this country too fiercely to let these deplorables ruin us.

        I get so anxious and scared sometimes, but I look at the beautiful, strong faces of the Parkland survivors, and I realize that they are the change they wish to see in the world. They make me so proud. They give me (a 41 year-old mom) courage and strength.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, I think things will get better. The INSANE reaction to the Parkland students is evidence of their power. People wouldn’t be desperately attacking them so much if they weren’t having an impact.

        Gun laws are already changing in states. Hopefully, there is more to come.

        VOTE in November!

      • magnoliarose says:

        The hysterical reactions speak volumes. The lengths they are going to tell the story and their greed and corruption have been exposed. Their lies and hypocrisy have been revealed finally.
        Today there was another shooting. There have been 3 or 4 thwarted shootings but it will happen. It will keep repeating, and we are all paying attention. It will keep happening because they allowed this to happen and only they are to blame. It is one of many things they cannot beat back.

        My brother worked in China a couple of years ago and he told me something that reminds me of where we are. He said there was a bridge that was falling apart and crumbling. Instead of fixing it the Chinese government put all sorts of garbage under it to keep it from falling. It was an eyesore and couldn’t hold forever because it wasn’t very stable. The bridge would likely fall apart altogether, and a new one would have to be built since they failed to fix it properly when they could have.
        45 had to happen to expose the cracks and problems in our system so we can repair them and move forward. I think now we realize what we have to lose and what he have taken for granted for a very long time.

  6. lightpurple says:

    Ted Nugent is a pedophile. How any decent person can remain a member of the NRA with that pig on the board and as spokesperson is a mystery.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    This is absolutely rich coming from the loser who literally shit himself for two weeks in order to avoid Vietnam (apparently there’s no bigger patriot than a draft dodger for the right, just like their Orange Fuhrer). Not to mention the boastful creeping about going after underage women.

    But the only the the right loves more than a hypocrite is a sexist abuser.

    If I were those kids, I’d issue a single tweet saying “Who?” and leave him to choke on the bitterness of his own irrelevance.

  8. tracking says:

    How has the earth not opened up to swallow this despicable creature?

  9. hindulovegod says:

    When did Republicans decide to cozy up to the child molester demo? Their best play is to have a rapist plead their side? Against children?! Absolutely disgusting.

  10. Erinn says:

    If Ted Nugent told me I didn’t have a soul, I’d only be able to take it as a compliment.

  11. Eric says:

    Of course ted nugent can be their frontman…there’s nothing for the sane to boycott since he’s an old man.

    Bye ol man!

  12. SM says:

    If he want to really know how soulless human body looks, he should look in the mirror. In any case, what he says doesn’t make any sense and it is so alarming that you actually can talk to people like that, just assuming they lack the ability to understand the logic or an argument.

  13. justcrimmles says:

    Haven’t read such utter nonsense since that excerpt from Honey Bob Who Just Do Stuff 🙄

    The sooner these guys take a direct flight to the sun, the better we’ll all be.

  14. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    A truly demented individual in every sense of the word

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    And he’s a pedophile who adopted his victim to have sex with her. Him calling the survivors names just improves my image of them.

  16. Patricia says:

    Oh I didnt realize owning assault weapons was a God given right. Thanks for the info, ted!
    What a piece of human garbage. And it’s reallllllllly rich when these people talk about the “dumbing down of America”.

  17. noway says:

    Ted is just a mushy-brained loser. My vote is, Parkland students and your friends go after him. It’s not hard to expose him. He starts at a diminished capacity.

    Why do all of these vocal Trumpites project their own weaknesses onto others. Especially the top projector and chief. Look at Trump and all his sexual harasser accusers. He paraded the women who accused Bill to Hillary. Which on itself is crazy as she wasn’t accused of it, and we couldn’t find a room big enough if we brought in all of Trump’s accusers now. Some with more compelling cases than Bill’s. Very school yard crazy. I know I am but what are you. This is where we are people. Wake up!!!!!

  18. Citresse says:

    The name calling is totally out of hand by several on both sides of the aisle but this one from Nugent is unconscionable.

  19. Canadiangirl says:

    How terrifying that today’s youth would take an active interest in their own futures and become engaged in civic issues. That they would use peaceful protest, their proficiency in social media and public interest in an attempt to persuade their elected officials to make changes in their country !!
    Ted Nugent is a 4th rate musician from the 70s. His stupidity, ignorance, hate and arrogance are profound. He will do and say anything to stay relevant. I highly doubt these kids even know who he is.
    Epic fail. He should be more concerned about his own soul.

  20. Annaloo. says:

    He showed more compassion when Scalise was shot, than to these kids who saw their friends’ souls leave this earth. He demanded a more civil tone after a Republican was shot. His sympathy doesn’t extend to gun violence victims indiscriminately. From the way he speaks, you’d think he felt these kids deserved it.

    Hateful, hateful man…also a trigger-happy hypocrite.

  21. SJhere says:

    Oh, ffs…shut up Ted!
    This jerk will do/say anything for attention.
    Fall off the earth ASAP.

  22. NeoCleo says:

    The old man desperately wants to be relevant again.

  23. Tiny Martian says:

    He sounds senile. What exactly does he think these kids are lying about? Does he think the whole Parkland shooting was just a leftist fantasy? What a moron.

  24. Lisa says:

    Pope Francis just said there was no hell, so I’m just going to hope that Ted Nugent disappears. Like, now.

  25. Izzy says:

    Sorry, WHO is the one with no soul???

  26. Sara says:

    Ted Nugent is a known pedophile.

  27. Eileen says:

    I defended the Parkland shooting survivors online a couple weeks ago and was called horrible names-one man called me a F###### bitch and the c-word-a total stranger! Ted Nugent is a cartoon character like Limbaugh and Coulter and should be ignored. He needs a psychiatrist who enjoys a challenge.

  28. cake says:

    He’s always been horrible, no surprise here…

  29. Deeanna says:

    I actually saw this idiot live in concert once. Not voluntarily – he was the opening act for a lynrd skynrd concert to which I won free tickets.

    He stunk. And got booed.

  30. GeekLuva says:

    So there’s this
    From wiki;
    “In a 1977 High Times article, Nugent stated that he took crystal meth and defecated in his pants in order to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War.[37] Nugent reaffirmed this in a 1990 interview with Detroit Free Press, stating that “a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine”.[38] In other interviews, Nugent has denied this claim, stating that he dodged the draft by enrolling at Oakland Community College to get a student deferment. However, his Selective Service classification record shows ratings of 1-Y and 4-F for 1969 and 1972 respectively, indicating ineligibility for military service under established physical, mental, or moral standards, rather than student deferment.[39]”

    What’s funny is he sees himself so differently;
    “America is a target-rich environment for an independent man addicted to logic, truth and The American Way. ”
    The disconnect is PROFOUND

  31. kimbers says:

    interesting that he said these children have no souls when this man has hollow eyes. He oozes negativity, and you can distinctly tell there isn’t something right, when you look at him.