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Ted Nugent: Sorry about the “subhuman mongrel” verbiage

Ted Nugent: Sorry about the “subhuman mongrel” verbiage

“I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics”

Ted Nugent apologized – sort of – and acknowledged on Friday that he did cross the line when he used the phrase “subhuman mongrel” last month to describe President Obama.

In an interview with conservative radio talk show host and CNN commentator Ben Ferguson, Nugent first apologized “not necessarily to the President, but on behalf of much better men than myself,” referring to Texas politicians such as Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Nugent went on to say, “I apologize for using the street fighter terminology of ‘subhuman mongrel’ instead of just using more understandable language.” He then used phrases like ‘violator of his oath to the Constitution; the liar that he is’ and elaborated by criticizing Obama’s handling of certain issues, such as the president’s broken promise on Obamacare. “I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics,” Nugent said.

When prompted by Ferguson to clarify, “Are you apologizing to the president of the United States of America Barack Obama for calling him a ‘subhuman mongrel’?” Nugent replied, “yes.”

Listen below.

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I’m sure he has a spacious home — large enough for an office for the IRS auditor who is about to move in permanently.

bull. he meant it and he said it. never should apologize for speaking your mind.
world would be a better place with more bluntness and less pussification of language done to protect the feelings of sub-human mongrels.
don’t want to be called one then don’t act like one.

    Rational in reply to dmacleo. | February 22, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    “protect the feelings of sub-human mongrels” Do you really think that any of the people he is attacking or those who support them, give one rat f**k about what Nugent has to say? LOL Pointing to him is just a wonderful way to show how disgusting and uncivil people like you are.

    We can even feint outrage to make a much bigger deal of it that it is. Who really cares about a 5th rate rock-in-roller who figured out he could get a whole new bunch of suckers by acting as he does.

    It is funny how the country world went crazy when Natalie Manes made much milder comments about Bush after he blundered into Iraq. She was found to be absolutely correct, but that hardly mattered.

    So you cheer Nugent. I will cheer Manes. I definitely get the better of that deal.

    Some people

      Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Why don’t you take a minute and recount what Manes did, what she said, and how she was “totally correct”?


        Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        Just as soon as you explain how calling the President a sub-human mongrel isn’t worse than questioning a President who bungled a war? Do I need to recount the whole phony build-up to a war that resulted in thousands of Americans deaths and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths? Do I need to recount the botched, ideological actions after the invasion that intensified the damage. Do I need to remind you of the Iran ally we produced.

        Wow, what a reflexive f00l you are! I snap my fingers and you jump. Your more fun than a cat toy is too my cat. I was going to leave here after the Dunn verdict. But you provide endless amusement. Please follow me aroung; you caricature of a conservative ‘thinker’.

          SmokeVanThorn in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm

          Careful – if you get too excited with your tired talking points you’ll spill your hot chocolate on your footie pajamas.

          And you already stained them when you were “cheering” Manes.

          Zelsdorf Ragshaft III in reply to Rational. | February 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Bungled a war. Is Saddam one of your heros? How many UN resolution violations did Saddam have to have before it was time to do something. Which of the worlds intelligence bureaus stated clearly Saddam had no WMD? Unlike the current subhuman mongrel occupying an office he is not qualified to hold, When the previous occupant said something he meant it. I remember you communists making a big deal about the lies about Bush using cocaine, he Obama openly admits it and you vote for him. Do you understand the term hypocrite???

          Zelsdorf Ragshaft III in reply to Rational. | February 23, 2014 at 8:58 pm

          Funny, you pick the name Rational when no stretch of the imagination brings you there. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed??? Yes, by Saddam. You get your statistics the same place you get the rest of your bs, from your ass?

I thought subhuman mongrel has a nice ring to it. But I guess SOB would have been more politically correct.

    Rational in reply to Jenny. | February 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    It really is too bad that Obama is not an SOB. If he was, maybe we could get done some of the things you guys keep claiming he already has done.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Rational. | February 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Right. He’s actually an SOC – Sonofacommie.

      Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      To be harshly truthful, his mother was pretty much a bitch, and is heavily responsible for Baracula being the poor, sick, twisted thing he is due to her abandonment of him.

      He is the son of two Collectivists, both of whom were themselves sick, twisted people who led miserable lives.


I remember when rockers were SUPPOSED to be all edgy and transgressive.

|m|, DUDE! Now, these PC police would crush Frank Zapa and make him pablum…

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Zappa was fairly tame. No alcohol, no drugs, left-leaning, but not without some sense. A well educated man, too.

    Here’s Zappa’s first TV appearance, 1963, The Steve Allen Show, where he plays music on a bicycle. Not while riding a bicycle. He plays the bicycle like a musical instrument:

    Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    You do not speak for Frank Zappa.

      Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      You are delusional if you got that out of my comment.


      You ARE delusional, as demonstrated.

        Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        Just wondering if you channel Zappa? When did Zappa ever saying anything like Nugent? When? But it fits well with your well proven psychic abilities to receive Holder’s thoughts. You know what he is thinking even when he doesn’t do what you predict. Anything new? Still waiting.

        You really think that Frank Zappa wasn’t infinitely more creative and talented than Nugent? You think Zappa had to call someone a sub-human mongrel to satirize them? Sorry, I am giving too much credit to Nugent. He wasn’t satirizing. He was just venting spleen and hate. When did Zappa ever spew hate?

        Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        BTW, the 1st couple of hundred times I ever heard Zappa or his music was on a radical, left-wing, socialist, collectivist. peace-nic, listener sponsored radio station. It was actually called Pacifica Radio. I think they even had a station in Huston TX, although I can’t speak to their programing.

        Zappa was funny, satirical and made excellent music. I don’t know why you picked his name out of you a-$$, but it doesn’t seem like you listened to him much.

        He even satirized people like me. But he was funny and I can laugh at myself. When you or Nugent rise to that level, I will tip my hat to you. But to date, you are just a knee-Jerk who exists in a nice safe environment with others who couldn’t hold there own in a fair fight. The intellectual dishonesty around here is mind-boggling.

          Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm

          Describing his political views, Frank Zappa categorized himself as a “practical conservative”,[198] or “independent”. He favored limited government and low taxes; he also stated that he approved of national defense, social security, and other federal programs, but only if recipients of such programs are willing and able to pay for them.[198] He favored capitalism, entrepreneurship, and independent business, stating that musicians could make more from owning their own businesses than from collecting royalties.[199] He opposed communism, stating, “A system that doesn’t allow ownership […] has—to put it mildly—a fatal design flaw.”[198] Some of his songs, concert performances, interviews and public debates in the 1980s criticized and derided Republicans and their policies, President Ronald Reagan, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), televangelism, and the Christian Right, and warned that the United States government was in danger of becoming a “fascist theocracy”.[200][201] Zappa expressed opinions on censorship when he appeared on CNN’s Crossfire TV series and debated issues with Washington Times commentator John Lofton in 1986.[201] He had always encouraged his fans to register to vote on album covers, and throughout 1988 he had registration booths at his concerts.[202] He even considered running for president of the United States.[203]

          Zappa did not use illegal drugs. He tried cannabis ten times, but without any pleasure, and “never used LSD, never used cocaine, never used heroin or any of that other stuff.”[204] Zappa stated, “Drugs do not become a problem until the person who uses the drugs does something to you, or does something that would affect your life that you don’t want to have happen to you, like an airline pilot who crashes because he was full of drugs.”[205] He was a regular tobacco smoker for most of his life, and strongly critical of anti-tobacco campaigns.[206] While he disapproved of drug use, he criticized the War on Drugs, comparing it to alcohol prohibition, and stated that the United States Treasury would benefit from the decriminalization and regulation of drugs.[198] Describing his philosophical views, Zappa stated, “I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so long as) individual citizens give it a ‘temporary license to exist’—in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy, you own the government—it doesn’t own you.”[198]

          Or, a TEA Party kinda guy! (With a few hang-ups and hysterics over religion).


        Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        “After Maines commented at a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire theatre in London that the Chicks didn’t want the Iraq War and were “ashamed” President Bush “was from Texas”, Keith’s 2003 “Shock’n Y’all” tour began displaying a backdrop showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.”

        Is being ashamed of Bush the equivalent of calling Obama a ‘sub-human mongrel’. Come on, lawyer! Tell me about that. Mongrel? The mixing of races? That’s not racist. Is it? I have a defense for you. He didn’t really mean it. Because if he did, then he is, by definition, a racist.

        Thhe difference between the left and the rightis the right needs to doctor photos, take quotes out of context and make sheet up. It happens some on the left, but normally it isn’t necessary. Personally I don’t tolerate that in liberal commentary, either.

        But the right would fold up if they had to tell the truth; especially about the left. The average time it takes for Limbaugh to say some BS, lie, exaggerate, take something out of context, distort and misrepresent,or purposely misunderstand something is about 90 seconds. I have heard him torture a syllogism to the point that he was in violation of the Geneva Convention. Why is that necessary if he is so smart and so right?

        I guess we could destroy Nugent cd’s or demand that they not be played on the radio. But first we would need to find some cd’s or a station that played his music.

          Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

          Geez, what a liar.

          Maines had a public feud with fellow country music star Toby Keith over the 2002 chart-topping country hit “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue”, as well as a comment Maines made about U.S. President George W. Bush during a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert in London.

          Maines publicly criticized Keith’s song “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue” by saying, “I hate it. It’s ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture—and not just the bad people who did bad things. You’ve got to have some tact. Anybody can write, ‘We’ll put a boot in your ass’ … “[29] Keith responded by belittling Maines’s songwriting skills: “I’ll bury her. She has never written anything that has been a hit…”[30] and “That’s what I do — I write songs…”[31] Keith further stated, “…she said anyone can write ‘We’ll put a boot in your ass’, but, you know … she didn’t.”[32]

          After Maines commented at a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire theatre in London that the Chicks didn’t want the Iraq War and were “ashamed” President Bush “was from Texas”, Keith’s 2003 “Shock’n Y’all” tour began displaying a backdrop showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.[33] Shortly thereafter, on May 21, 2003, Maines wore a t-shirt with the acronym “F.U.T.K.” written on the front while performing for the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast.[33] The Dixie Chicks website stated that the acronym stood for “Freedom, United, Together in Kindness.”[34] Some saw it as a veiled insult directed at Keith.[33]


          During the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq ordered by U.S. President George W. Bush after Congress’s approval of the Iraq War Resolution, the Dixie Chicks performed on March 10, 2003 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire theatre in London, the first concert stop on their Top of the World Tour. Prior to performing their song “Travelin’ Soldier”, the band gave an introductory monologue during which Maines said:

          Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.[37]

          (You saw that part where the CONGRESS authorized the war in Iraq, right, you lying POS? Do you remember how many predicates the CONGRESS supported for its action, liar?)

Almost 40 years ago now as a teen I saw “Newj” at that grungy & acoustically nightmarish Aragon Ballroom on Chicago’s northside. He had a totally badass band.

But you could tell even then he was a douchebag king and his band eventually mutineed en masse.

He’s gone downhill from there.

(Derek St. Holmes singing “Light My Way” tho STILL is an all-time rocker.)

Ted Nugent committed the #1 sin in modern America: He told the truth.

    Rational in reply to CrustyB. | February 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Obama is sub-human? Obama is a mongrel? Praise Jesus!

      Ragspierre in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm


      Obama thinks he’s superhuman. Nugent thinks he’s subhuman.

      Works out on average!

        Rational in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

        Ha Ha Ha. I guess that is what passes for humor in your world.

        I keep thinking you are 13 years old and pretending to be a lawyer. That would explain everything. It would explain the juvenile humor and the need to revert to ad hominem attacks when you are losing an argument.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Rational. | February 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

          Argument? Kid, you don’t realize when you are being toyed with like a chinny little brother.

          are you just some bot posting random OFA drivel? what ad hominem? you are not making any sense or scoring any points here. is this was a monty python movie you would be an armless, legless stump spouting off his mouth.

Nugent has always been over the top in the rhetoric department since the time he played in his first band. Watch footage of his concerts and you’ll find they are filled with four letter words and crass sexual innuendo that rivals most 14 year old boys locker rooms. I agree with his politics but find that his constant need to shock and play the over the top “Alpha male” pretty boring and a major turnoff. His language sounds like a 15 year old neighborhood gang member trying to impress his homies. All that garbage mouth completely buries any point he tries to make regarding the second amendment, freedom, etc.Point in case, no one remembers what he said before or after this name calling. He has done this numerous times on political fronts and he also does it repeatedly regarding hunting.

Most of the conservative politicians in Michigan, where he still has history and connections, appreciate his endorsements but decline to have him show up at campaign spots, LOL. They’ve learned.

He’s a decent guitar player, but his schtick is as outdated as the loincloth/raccoon tail he used to wear at his concerts in the 80s.
Please Ted, go back to playing loud guitar solos and making hunting videos and let the politicians speak for themselves.

Ted Nugent does and says does whatever he wants and without a care in the world whom it pleases. It’s called freedom, the product of his US citizenship and the way he translated musical talent, showmanship, and decades of hard work into great wealth.

Ted Nugent is an American, plain and simple, and couldn’t care less what his detractors say. I’ve never met him, but I’m guessing he wouldn’t care about my defense of him either, that is, he’d feel no need of it.

Ted Nugent is bad …..He makes Good conservatives look bad we need better conervative critics making good arguments not Fools running around and calling names….This type of way helps no one…..