Ted Nugent

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The magic's in my hands
When in doubt I whip it out…

Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent (born December 13, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, hunter, and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock. After playing with the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career. Nugent is a board member of the National Rifle Association.


They know I do it for free

They give me cat scratch fever…

  • Practice, practice, practice. Practice until you get a guitar welt on your chest...if it makes you feel good, don't stop until you see the blood from your fingers. Then you'll know you're on to something!
  • Pat Buchanan...was fired by MSNBC for doing nothing more than voicing his rock-solid conservative thoughts on the otherwise failing network....The real message of the left is intolerance, zealotry, bigotry and hate. The left has no use for the First Amendment or the rest of the Constitution unless it fits their multicultural, euro-socialist agenda, which is failing all across Europe and everywhere it is practiced.
    • Washington Times op-ed by Nugent criticizing MSNBC for firing Pat Buchanan, February 20, 2012.
  • If it was up to me, if you uttered the word 'gun control,' we'd put you in jail.
    • From a speech at the 2011 NRA Convention. [2]

The New York Times interview (2005)[edit]

I'll show you some security and I'll show you some peace: Nagasaki and Hiroshima. You fuck with us and we'll fucking melt you.
Vegans, Keep Out: It's Hunting Season by Danny Hakim in The New York Times (27 September 2005)
  • Big bangs don't make this. That's not a big bang. God made that. That's a liver. That's mystical. You and I can't make livers. Things banging don't make livers. This is mystical stuff. This is magic. This is perfection.
  • I'll show you some security and I'll show you some peace: Nagasaki and Hiroshima. You fuck with us and we'll fucking melt you.
  • They got how many trillions of dollars in gold and silver and jewelry and art and real estate and stained glass and they're passing the basket on Sunday so they can get the tomato farmers' donation?
    • On the Roman Catholic Church

Postings on Pantera (2006)[edit]

Postings to his official message board quoted "TED NUGENT Says PANTERA's Version Of 'Cat Scratch Fever' Had 'No Soul, No Balls'" at Blabbermouth.net (14 May 2006)
  • [I] never thought too highly of anyone foolish enough to take on the nickname of a life-destroying dope product and promote such family-destroying conduct on stage.
  • Though I'm no expert on all things Pantera, I did hear their version of 'Cat Scratch Fever' and it was exceedingly white. No soul, no balls, no feel. Caucasian all the way. Elements of dope, booze and heroin disconnect quite apparent as usual. There is no excuse for such horrifically negative, irresponsible, criminal, America-wrecking behavior as such chimp-like substance abuse. Period. They appeared as Ozzy-like zombies on TV. Ya think. American drunks and dopers are allahpuke terrorists' favorite allies. Damn them. Damn them all.
  • I indeed do respect all people for the positives in their life. Sadly, there comes a time of diminishing returns in the balance. At the end of the day, my respect is reserved for those solidly in the asset column of mankind.
    • Reply to a fan who wrote "you have to at least respect Dime as a guitarist."

2014 interview at Guns.com[edit]

The Washington Times column, July 5, 2012[edit]

1994 interview in Westword[edit]

  • You probably can't use the term `toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what [Hilary Clinton] is. Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro.
  • In Ted's world, we want the death penalty to be imposed at the scene of the crime.
  • Should a kid going to a Grateful Dead concert who's caught with sugar-cube-encrusted LSD go to prison for life with no parole? Of course not. But should that guy get caned? Yeah. And should he go to prison in an overcrowded cell where a huge, unclean black man will fuck him in the ass every night? Yeah. Now, that sounds cruel, doesn't it? Well, tough fucking shit.

Live at the Feather Falls Casino[edit]

Interviewed on Hannity and Colmes, June 29 2000[edit]

Don't be Niggardly with Language (June 24, 2015)[edit]

Give Trump the Medal of Freedom (August 7, 2015)[edit]

Give Trump the Medal of Freedom (August 7, 2015), WorldNetDaily
  • The problem with guys like Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary of George W. Bush, is that he’s drunk the inside-the-beltway political Kookaid for so long that he actually believes his own spin. Poor guy went down for the third time in the denial goo long ago. Donald Trump’s biggest critics all believe that the engine of all things good and serious emanates from the professional Fedzillacrats who apparently enjoy wallowing in the said goo of Washington, D.C. ... Donald Trump is a mess? Maybe Mr. Fleischer should open up the political garbage can he and the majority of Fedzillacrats live in and take a look at the real, certifiable, rotting, stinking mess that has been caused by the professional scammers of both political stripes for the past 50 years. ... If you want to watch a real political train wreck, witness a real mess in progress, you need look no further than the professional politicians who have borrowed and spent this country into oblivion. Trump that if you dare.
  • Mr. Trump didn’t create this economic swan dive to the street. Our politicians did.
  • Our forefathers wouldn’t recognize the political labyrinth our professional politicians have created. The very things our forefathers warned us not to do as it pertains to embracing a centralized, powerful federal government is the very cliff our professional politicians have steered the Goodship America straight off of.
  • American doesn’t need any more professional political punks in D.C., unless you believe sticking a red hot crowbar in your eye is an excellent treatment for cataracts. It’s professional political punks who have created the pus-filled infected wound of fundamental transformation, not Donald Trump. They are the ones calling for a bigger bureaucratic shovel for the hole they have already dug, not Donald Trump. They are the ones who have lied to Americans or intentionally hidden the truth from us, not Donald Trump. It’s professional politicians who are the enemy of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump’s message sings to Americans because he doesn’t play politically correct brain-dead games. He calls them like he sees them. That’s refreshing to millions of Americans who believe political correctness is a public cancer that has eroded free speech and everything else good about America.
  • Donald Trump should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest and straight-forward manner.
  • GOP, your very existence is on the line here. Show some honesty or you’re done.

Song lyrics[edit]

  • The magic's in my hands
    When in doubt I whip it out
    I got me a rock 'n' roll band
    It's a free-for-all
  • I make the pussy purr with
    The stroke of my hand
    They know they gettin' it from me
    They know just where to go
    When they need their lovin man
    They know I do it for free

    They give me cat scratch fever

Quotes about Nugent[edit]

  • Ted Nugent would make a good cult leader. He’s got all the ingredients: charisma, fame in a popular art form, a highly articulate and highly singular worldview and a badass public persona. Also, the man is heavily armed.
    • Amy Benfer, "I have the American Dream Licked!", Salon, (June 11, 2002)

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