Of course he is (I read that sophmorically written article), but please, please don't take everything he says seriously. I don't. His music is entertainment. If you are looking for a message...there isn't one. It's teenage masturbatory rock & roll. That's all.
As far as his dodge of the draft (DRAFT), if the draft returned, do you think that the Bush daughters will line up to serve for their country, on the front lines?
I'm not going to go into the hunting crap, I don't hunt, I like animals. But I have friends who do. I feel that if you are hunting within their element, fine. If you hunt or let others hunt within an environment that merely traps the animal in a fenced in location then that sucks. Ted don't do that. He's an asshole (the manhandling of the protesters and mugging with cops IS uncool), but he's harmless.
And as far as politically correct...he's right. It has gone too far. What Michael Richards did was wrong because it was real hatred. Ted's hatred for Japan is an act. He sells out every show in Japan. Why? Because they know it's an act (OH look at the funny American!). The rest is comedy, he's an entertainer. He knows he has "REDNECK" and "ASSHOLE" stamped on his image, he'll never get rid of it.
I swear, if Lenny Bruce was alive today, he'd be railroaded just as he was in the 60's...you think Bruce could get away with this today?...
Are there any n*ggers here tonight? I know that one n*gger works here, I see him back there. Oh, theres two n*ggers Between those two n*ggers sits one k*ke man, thank God for the k*ke. Uh, two k*kes. Thats two k*kes and three n*ggers and one sp*c. One sp*c two, three sp*cs. One m*ck. One m*ck, one sp*c, one h*ck thick funky spunky boogey.
The point? That the words suppression gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness. If President Kennedy got on television and said, Tonight Id like to introduce the n*ggers in my cabinet, and he yelled n*ggern*ggern*ggern*ggern*gger at every n*gger he saw, boogeyboogeyboogeyboogeyboogey n*ggern*ggern*ggern*gger till n*gger didnt mean anything any more, till n*gger lost its meaning you'd never make any four-year-old n*gger cry when he came home from school.
He believed in freedom of speech, whether it came from the good or bad.
"Take away the right to say 'fuck' and you take away the right to say 'fuck the government'."
I'm done with this. I don't want to derail this thread. Bush has created more hatred, fear and death than three million Ted Nugents.