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December 10, 2016

Nugent is getting attention he deserves

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  • Rockstrongo posted at 5:37 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 345

    Wasn't W Bush referred to as "chimpy" by the left?
    Hillary Clinton is a "worthless b----".
    Obama is/was nurtured/surrounded by commies.
    Truth, much like Hillary, is a b*tch

  • sverige1 posted at 7:24 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Curious to know Mr. Nugent's educational background. Seems as though bettering himself in the intellectual realm never was a goal of his.

    He luckily found his niche in the entertainment business, which holds some individuals who went beyond their little world of singing/acting/fanbase. But, not him. As I recall, George Strait received an agricultural degree many years back. The way George "carries" himself represents that he, in the past, has assimilated in the world besides entertaining. There are other examples: Brooke Shields (French Lit), Jodie Foster - literature. Ray Romano has a degree in accounting. James Franco - degree in English. Eva Longoria - kinesiology. Jay Lleno - speech therapy. Kenny Chesney - degree in advertising.

    Mind you, getting a degree doesn't guarantee one to be a respectable member of society. EX: Ron Jeremy (porn mogul) has degree in spec. education. He's a "shocker". Same for Howard Stern.

    One can be assimilatable and respectable without advanced education. But, it does help. Nugent simply isn't educated, neither in the formal nor informal sense.

  • LisaAGray posted at 7:31 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    LisaAGray Posts: 26

    Nice to know that the Daily News keeping up it's reputation for printing editorials that agree with their political ideology. David Michael Smith, REALLY?? Can you get a little more bias please? I for one will be happy when this paper is really a balanced news source.

  • drumb47 posted at 8:48 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 405

    The disrespect shown this President is unparalleled. For anyone to refer to women as a b.....goes to that individuals lack of respect.

    Reading the post by Rockstrongo, is an example of hatred gone wild.

    President Barack Obama, history will concur, has and is the most disrespected President in the History of the United States of America. For a man to have had so much on his plate coming into office and to have guided this Country to where it is today, I would think people would see pass the color of his skin or hs politics. To hear a Mayor in Flordia demand the reporter address his a Mr. Mayor, then in the same breath refer to President Obama as Obama, is an example of what I'm talking about. Kinda reminds me of a point in history when Black Men could never be refered to as Mr. the best that would be said was, Uncle. Seems to me, nothing has changed when it comes to respecting this President.

  • TrebleClef posted at 9:57 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    TrebleClef Posts: 489

    This editorial is smack, dab on target. Any conservative that condones Nugent's open hostility and bigotry towards minority groups and women earns the right to have the term 'conservative' interchanged for 'bigot'.

  • kevjlang posted at 10:04 am on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    They print articles from the Three Musketeers as well as articles from David Michael Smith. On this same issue of Nugent, they printed an article by John Dreiss. I think both John Dreiss and David Michael Smith would chuckle at your assertion that the two of them simultaneously agree with the GCDN's political idealogy. It seems to me that, if the paper is printing articles from all three of these contributors, there's good indication that the paper is printing a cross section of viewpoints, which, I believe, is what a newspaper SHOULD do.

    If David Michael Smith gets you thinking enough to either get your blood boiling, or even get a hint of another perspective, he's done his job. If John Dreiss doesn't get you thinking at all, he hasn't done his. If you're tuned out and turned off as soon as you see either name in the by-line, then you aren'd doing your job.

    This is true regardless of your own political sense. To me, nothing is more nonsensical than having to read the writings of someone that thinks exactly like me. Not that I don't find myself entertaining, but I'm not entertained by a roomfull of 100% like-minded clones. I want to keep growing. I want to be challenged.

    Your miles may vary.

  • Rockstrongo posted at 4:46 pm on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 345

    What has Hilary done to earn any respect? Name her accomplishments.
    The color of obamas skin means nothing, get over it. The only thing that matters is that obama is a complete failure as a leader. What has he done that has been good for the country???!!!! Does it make him any less of a failure if I call him Mr. Obama, or Mr. President??!!!

  • kevjlang posted at 5:19 pm on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I would sure like to think that Boehner, Cruz, Perry, and others have also had their share of failed ideas and sordid character associations. I'd sure hate to think that they're legislating from the perspective of a sheltered and silo'd existence.

    I'm sure, too, that Obama has had his share of nurturing from conservatives, too. Which of his past associates have had the most effect on him depends on how upset you are that you haven't got what you wanted out of his presidency.

    As for me, I've gotten just about the same out of the Obama presidency as I got out of the Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush presidencies--pretty much what I worked for.

  • vic krc posted at 9:21 pm on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 298

    I have considered myself a conservative for many years now after my youthful fling with liberal political activities disillusioned me. I was "mugged by reality". Someone once said that if you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart and if you are not a conservative when you are mature, you have no brains.

    I am not going to defend Ted Nugent because much of what he says is way over the top, to put it mildly. However, I have always been chagrined by the selective outrage shown by those lefties who are so quick to point the finger at people like Nugent but do not point to and condemn some of the filthy, demeaning - to - women and violence - condoning Rap lyrics that I have heard booming from passing vehicles. Perhaps Mr. Smith would like to share his thoughts on this also.

  • carol4com posted at 10:33 pm on Fri, Feb 21, 2014.

    carol4com Posts: 66

    Let's not forget that this over-aged, has- been rock Icon is an ADMITTED pedophile!!! Anyone that votes for a supporter of this pedophile, deserves what will come to them. Pedophiles are, in my opinion, the scum of the Earth.

  • TikiOwl posted at 8:28 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    TikiOwl Posts: 69

    Is Wendy campaigning with a Rapper? The idea that a candidate for Governor would choose to align himself with Nugent is the point here.

  • mytoby3113 posted at 12:32 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    mytoby3113 Posts: 429

    Thank you again and again its been so much disrespect shown toward the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. But as a BLACK MAN I know he can stay strong and handel it.

    I feel that they can not stand the thought of a BLACK MAN yes i said BLACK MAN who won not once but TWICE. The people has spoken. The likes of Lambaughm, O'Reily ,Nugent and many more are just CRAZY. The have to look and just accept it.


  • vic krc posted at 12:40 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    vic krc Posts: 298

    OK, well then the people will decide via the ballot box.

    As I see it, the folks that are going to vote for Davis are going to vote for her anyway, Nugent or no Nugent.

    Abbott obviously thinks that adding Nugent to his campaign will get him the votes of people that would otherwise sit the election out. He is also assuming that adding Nugent will not lose him votes. We will see.

    All this is good old - fashioned popular sovereignty politics. Rancorous campaigns are nothing new in our national political history. The people will decide. That's the good news.

  • carlosrponce posted at 12:15 am on Sun, Feb 23, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6568

    When Wendy Davis had her filibuster, her pro abortion supporters were also chanting "Hail Satan". Did she ever disavow them?