Nugent Stumps for Romney at this year’s NRA convention
This, friends, is drama taken from real life. Yes, this is fiction. But it’s based on some recent history in the news business.
This whole episode is something I wish every American could see and ponder, especially in the context of the two preceding installments. They would then understand how a combination of big business and big government, working for their mutual benefit — not the public interest but rather their own interests — affects the news we see and hear.
Hilarious epiphany for me, which, while I loves me Aaron Sorkin’s new series, focused on the Tea Party connections to the Koch Brothers and their being subsumed by Americans for Prosperity, which I spent most of 2010 reporting as a voice crying in the wilderness*. But the main plot is the control of news by corporate interests, and that brings us to WHO is being given a platform to make news. (Kinda quiet since Sarah Palin went into hiding.)
[* And which Dan Rather STILL finds unworthy of mention in his review.]
Many friends have passed on Nugent’s latest idiocy with a nudge and a wink. After all, as email readers know, this blog has been scaring hell out of the pussy for almost exactly five years, now. There is something astrologically wrong with Nugent, seemingly, since he always pulls these stunts around the Fourth of July, but then, perhaps he’s so much of an attention whore that he feels a desperate need to upstage Independence Day. Whatever.
I am writing another, more lucid posting on Nugent’s latest offense against the very language he utters it in, but for now, we need to see this:
Theodore Nugent … patriot?
Nugent says that the Confederacy should have won the Civil War, that the Government is the enemy (“Fedzilla”) and worships the senseless art of killing as few worshippers of Thanatos have been seen, since Dick Cheney shot 70 pheasants in the morning* and numberless quail in the afternoon one day, at a “pet” hunting range, where the birds are raised to be hunted, and in the company of other “manly” men, who justified their insane slaughter FOR NO REASON by donating the dead birds to local charity.
[* "The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reported that the 10-man hunting party killed 417 of the 500 pheasants released from nets in the morning hunt." In the afternoon, they shot quail.]
And, in the Guns ‘N Ammo segment of the demographic, a significant number of Angry Timothy McVeighs and Terry Nicholses and that other guys exist.
Oklahoma City Federal Building
What dumbass pursy* Nugent has done, twice this year, is to grant license to their paranoid fantasies that health care leads to Death Camps and the p0llution of the precious bodily fluids of True American Americans, e.g. White Americans, e.g. WASP Americans who instinctively feel the sting of their loss of suzerainty over all World Affairs.
[* Might as well get this straight now, before Sean Hannity wets his bed again:
Forgive me this my virtue;
For in the fatness of these pursy* times
Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,
Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.
~Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV
* Means "shortbreathed and fat," modern misspelling is "pussy." See Webster's 1913 Unabridged Dictionary:
Pus"sy (?), a. See Pursy. [Colloq. or Low]
Pur”sy(?), a. [OF. pourcif, poulsif, poussif, fr. pousser to push, thrust, heave, OF. also poulser: cf. F. pousse the heaves, asthma. See Push.] Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence. Shak.
Pursy important he sat him down. Sir W. Scot.
The notion of comparing someone to a wheezing pampered fat man as an insult versus comparing a pampered wheezing fat man to a vulva pretty much makes the case, straight up. Yes, throughout Northern Europe, “cat” is used as an euphemism for “vagina” but that’s just dumbassitude. ‘Pursy‘ is what we mean, clearly. Just remember: no Englishman has yet mastered the world “guillotine” even though French AND Spanish use the convention that two L’s are pronounced as a “Y” as in “Llama” or “Villa.” So, studied mispronunciation aside, Ted Nugent is a pussy and remains a pussy, without reference to any vulvate authority.]
After the Gabby Gifford murders and attempted assassination, and after the murder of Dr. Tiller (or, in the words of Bill O’Reilly, “Tiller the Baby Killer,”) and Oklahoma City, and the church murders in Tennessee, I thought the national debate had concluded that we probably needed to pay a little greater care in our inflammatory utterances. Right now, today, we’re one John Brown shy of Civil War, and the madness, rage and mindless hatred unleashed following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the Congress and the Presidency’s right to pass a law they don’t like is mind-boggling.
If you don’t believe me, just go to any rightie site that’s posted some negative comment on Obama. Even for crazy Freeper rhetoric, it’s bad crazy.
Nugent is screeching this stuff, but Mitt Romney won’t condemn or even distance. Meantime, his bus literally STALKED President Obama’s bus through Ohio and Pnensylvania last week, and has circled arenas Obama is going to speak at, blowing its horn. The notion of “civilization” seems lost on Romney’s campaign, and that OUGHT to frighten hell out of us.
John Brown mural in Kansas state capitol
Worse, open talk of “civil war” is rife, and “secession” has become increasingly prevalent. Last night I saw a commercial that blew my mind. I won’t name the item, but it’s a cooking thing. And it opens with the “wife” telling the camera “I’m seceding from the kitchen.”
WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?!!?
Well, if you see America’s commercials as a constant and accurate window into America’s id, it means bad craziness.
In a sense, I already wrote my response on July 3 to the pussy’s July 6 screech that health care = totalitarian state and loss of all rights, betrayal of the Founders, etc. etc. etc.
Things is crazy bad.