Ted Nugent, the rock star known for songs likeÂ “Cat Scratch Fever,” his extreme right-wing views, and for attacking Democratic politicians, Tuesday night in an op-ed in the Washington Times attacked the NBA for fining Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant $100,000 for his use of an anti-gay slur, the gay community, and America.
“Those of us addicted to common sense and logic think that finingÂ Mr. Bryant $100,000 for calling a referee a name is much more ugly, vile and demeaning than anythingÂ Mr. BryantÂ uttered or could possibly have uttered,” the 62-year old Ted Nugent wrote. “The politically correct brain-dead canâ€™t seem to remember the ending for ‘Sticks and Stones.'”
Claiming the term “fucking fag” — which Kobe Bryant admitted uttering one week ago today — is “what the NBA thinks is a derogatory, ugly and vile name,” Nugent adds that he believes that “homosexuals [are] the most protected class of people in America.”
“Homosexuals are a protected class in America,” Nugent repeats, adding, “If you think what happened toÂ Mr. Bryant was a travesty, just wait until you see what homosexuals in the military do when they claim they have been mistreated because of their sexual orientation.”
“If the NBA had any true gay convictions, the NBA should host a Homosexual Night. During halftime, the homosexuals could come down on the court, hold hands and prance around the court to music by the Village People. The NBA could then give each homosexual a pink basketball as a symbol of solidarity.”
Ted Nugent, who once said, “Obama’s a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun,” goes on to claim that, “If you think what happened to Mr. Bryant was a travesty, just wait until you see what homosexuals in the military do when they claim they have been mistreated because of their sexual orientation.”
(It should be noted that even when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is officially repealed, there will be no specific sexual harassment protections for LGBTQ service members in the military.)
Nugent, a twice-married Christian who has had eight children (three out of wedlock,) and a “gun rights” extremist, has reportedly suggested thatÂ the second amendment is the only gun license or carry permit any law abiding citizen should need.
“If the NBA had any true gay convictions, the NBA should host a Homosexual Night,” Nugent writes, in what is perhaps the most stereotypically-offensive portion of hisÂ Washington Times screed. “During halftime, the homosexuals could come down on the court, hold hands and prance around the court to music by the Village People. The NBA could then give each homosexual a pink basketball as a symbol of solidarity.”
READ: “Gay Ex-NBA Star: Kobe ‘Did Serious Damage,’ Made Kids Feel ‘Less Safe'”
“Wouldnâ€™t it be refreshing if Mr. Bryant threatened to resign from the NBA over this?,” Nugent suggests, despite the fact that Bryant has apologized and even called the president of the largest LGBT organization in America personally.
“The amount of money the NBA would lose without Kobe Bryant helping to pack the stands would be staggering compared with the politically correct $100,000 fine levied on him. Mr. Bryant threatening to quit wouldnâ€™t make the NBA very gay. I got 20 bucks that says the NBA would toss homosexuals under the bus and fold like a cheap suit to keep Mr. Bryant in the NBA.”
Ted Nugent, whoÂ serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association (NRA), has sold more than 30 million albums, and has performed in thousands of shows on tour, must be worth a tidy sum. Pity he believes his own diatribe is worth only $20. Perhaps he should emulate Kobe Bryant, put his money where his mouth is, and pony up $100,000 for the bet.
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Highly-Anticipated J6 Committee Hearing Likely Postponed
Wednesday’s highly-anticipated hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, the first one since July, and possibly the final publicly-televised event, will likely be postponed due to Hurricane Ian which is ravaging Florida.
The Washington Post’s Jacqueline Alemany and Josh Dawsey were the first to report the postponement. MSNBC has confirmed the likely postponement.
No new date has been scheduled yet.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change.
‘Yes’: GOP Nominee Mastriano Supports Charging Women With Murder if They Have an Abortion After a 6 Week Ban (Audio)
“OK, let’s go back to the basic question there,” Mastriano told Pennsylvania radio station WITF, as NBC News reports. “Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or girl? If it is, it deserves equal protection under the law.”
“Asked if he was saying yes, they should be charged with murder, Mastriano responded: ‘Yes, I am.'”
Mastriano is a conspiracy theorist, election denier, and white Christian nationalist with ties to Gab founder Andrew Torba, an antisemitic Christian nationalist and white supremacist.
Mastriano’s bill would have barred abortions once a so-called “fetal heartbeat” could be detected, NBC News adds, “usually around six weeks,” generally before most women even know they are pregnant.
Mastriano, when confronted, falsely attempted to downplay the ability of a governor to shape laws.
“My views are kind of irrelevant because I cannot rule by fiat or edict or executive order on the issue of life,” Mastriano told the conservative network Real America’s Voice, NBC adds. “It’s up to the people of Pennsylvania. So if Pennsylvanians want exceptions, if they want to limit the number of weeks, it’s going to have to come from your legislative body and then to my desk.”
Mastriano, endorsed by Trump, is facing Democrat Josh Shapiro, who is leading in the polls.
The New York Times reports Mastriano’s campaign is “sputtering,” and says he “is being heavily outspent by his Democratic rival, has had no television ads on the air since May, has chosen not to interact with the state’s news media in ways that would push his agenda, and trails by double digits in reputable public polling and most private surveys.”
Earlier this month Rolling Stone just days before the January 6 insurrection Mastriano “was video taped leading a group in prayer, asking God that the MAGA movement would overthrow the federal government, praying they would ‘seize the power’ and ‘rise up’ on January 6.”
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Wow. NBC obtained a 2019 interview with Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano.
Q: Are you saying that a woman who decided to have an abortion [under your proposed bill] should be charged with murder?
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) September 27, 2022
Trump Mocked for ‘Sidelining’ His New $3 Million Attorney: ‘Must Have Given Him Actual Legal Advice’
It’s no secret Donald Trump has been virtually unable to hire highly-respected attorneys to defend him in the many legal and civil cases he is facing for a variety of alleged crimes and misdeeds, including his actions surrounding fraudulent efforts to overturn a free and fair election and the January 6 insurrection, his retention and refusal to return hundreds of classified documents, and his alleged real estate and tax fraud cases, and more.
Trump did manage to hire what many consider a qualified and respected attorney for his legal issues surrounding his classified documents case.
Chris Kise, the former solicitor general for Florida, agreed to work for Trump but only if he was paid up front.
Thanks to Trump’s massive fundraising operation Kise is being paid millions, effectively by Trump supporters.
Kise is also no longer leading the case.
CNN reports Kise “has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.”
“Kise’s hiring came with an unusual price tag of $3 million, paid for by Trump’s outside spending arm. The retainer fee, paid upfront, raised eyebrows among other lawyers on Trump’s team, given the former President has a developed a reputation for not paying his legal fees.”
Legal experts are mocking Trump for sidelining his top attorney.
“Obviously this means the lawyer must have given Trump actual legal advice,” teased George Conway.
“Which is just RUDE,” replied attorney Ken White.
MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst and anchor Katie Phang asked, “So Kise is a $3 million dollar benchwarmer?”
“Trump is already throwing over Chris Kise after signing a $3M retainer and convincing him to leave Foley & Lardner? That seems … not smart,” says Liz Dye, who writes about law and politics. “Chaos monkey gonna chaos monkey, I guess.”
Dan Berman, CNN Politics managing editor for legal, immigration, and the Supreme Court serves up the perfect headline: “Trump’s 3 Million Dollar Man is sidelined already.”
LA Times columnist Harry Litman, a frequent guest on MSNBC and a former U.S. Attorney offered perhaps the most amusing response:
“The one credible lawyer that Trump has hired in years, Chris Kise, paying $3M up front, now has been demoted and is no longer leading the MAL defense. Must be Trump’s payback for the fix he’s now in w/ Judge Dearie. He thinks he’s Goldfinger/Dr.No but he’s really Austin Powers.”
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