Ted Nugent is subtle

CAUTION: Inappropriate language ahead. Of course. ‘Cause it’s Ted Nugent.

Apparently the “Motor City Madman” popped a gasket during a California concert this week (and hey, let’s take a minute to consider that Ted Nugent still tours, and people pay to see him), hefting machine guns while on stage and extending some – ahem – untoward invitations to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

“…I was in Chicago last week I said—Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these you punk? Obama, he’s a piece of shit and I told him to suck on one of my machine guns, let’s hear it for them. And then I was in NY and I said hey Hillary—you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch. Since I’m in California, how about Barbara Boxer, she might wanna suck on my machine gun. Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these you worthless whore. Any questions? FREEDOM!

Nugent’s Web site shows he performed Monday in West Hollywood, Tuesday in Anaheim, Wednesday in Oroville and Thursday in Jackson. It’s unclear at which of these concerts this clip was filmed; personally, I’m hoping it was at the House of Blues in Anaheim, as that’s located in the Downtown Disney district – and where better to invite four U.S. Senators to suck on your machine guns than right next door to “the happiest place on Earth?”

Also, remember that two of those Senators are presidential candidates now under U.S. Secret Service protection. Does insulting someone and inviting that person to suck on your machine gun constitute a threat? From the Secret Service’s Web site:

“The Secret Service is interested in legitimate information relating to threats, plans or attempts by individuals, groups or organizations to harm Secret Service protectees. However, the agency does not desire or solicit information pertaining to individuals or groups expressing legitimate criticism of, or political opposition to, the policies and decisions of the government or government officials.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.