Ted Nugent: Obama makes me want to ‘throw up’, Rolling Stone publisher ‘should die’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, February 4, 2010 23:03 EDT
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Ted Nugent is an angry, angry man.

In a recent interview with culture publication Royal Flush, the so-called “Motor City Madman” let loose with a series of tirades that would make anyone’s mother blush.

On President Obama, the southern rocker said he believes “Mao Tse Tung” had arrived, “and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.”

“I wanna throw up,” Nugent said.

He started off the interview by jabbing supporters of animal rights, claiming he wants to kill 100 more of something every time he hears the two words together in a paragraph.

“I’m not just killing them I’m fucking slaughtering them and I’m going to gut them and skin them, quarter them and butcher them and feed them to the soup kitchen and homeless shelters of America,” Nugent said. “Not because I need to, because it will cause Bill Maher to shit blood. That’s my goal in life.”

Oddly, while he boasts about wanting to feed the poor and hungry masses, Nugent’s words for his fellow Americans who depend on food assistance are quite vulgar and surprising.

“Welfare isn’t supposed to be used for hairdos,” he said. “If you need food stamps, eat the fucking pet!”

According to The New York Times, one in eight Americans is on food aid amid one of the greatest periods of economic uncertainty since the Great Depression. One in six — nearly 48 million Americans — earns income below the poverty line. More than 90 percent of black children are projected to receive government food aid at some point.

Finally, and without provocation or explanation, Nugent assailed Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner for not covering the rocker’s most recent tour. To Nugent, this means that “Jann Wenner should die.”

Coming from a guy who once reportedly urinated on a nun and jokingly fantasized about becoming Obama’s drug czar, maybe Wenner won’t be surprised.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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