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TED NUGENT IS THROWING A BARBECUE FOR THE SECRET SERVICE

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On Sunday, Mr. Sensitivity himself, Ted Nugent, told members of the National Rifle Association that “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year” and that “we need to ride into that battlefield and chop [the Obama administration’s] heads off.” Comments which, y’know, strongly imply that he wants to kill the President. Which isn’t, like, legal. Seriously, regardless of whether or not you mean it, you’re not even allowed to say it. So, understandably, the Secret Service decided to investigate Mr. Nugent.

Lucky for us, everyone is taking these inquiries very seriously. In a recent interview with the single greatest journalist of all time, Glenn Beck, Nugent revealed that he and the Secret Service are “going to have a little barbecue get together,” before adding that “I’m not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious.” Because nothing says “serious” like a barbecue. Whassa matter, he couldn’t afford to get them all hookers or something?

Of course, The Nuge could be talking out of his ass and trying to downplay the whole thing. But he does display a basic lack of understanding with regards to the English language elsewhere in the interview, telling Beck, “bottom line is, I‘ve never threatened anybody’s life in my life.” So I guess telling someone to “suck on machine gun” isn’t considered a threat where Teddy comes from.

-AR

[via Talking Points Memo]

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