Ya know what, Mr. Speaker? I actually don't feel sorry for you anymore. That you've humiliatingly ceded control of your House to Cruz and his Tea Party henchmen makes you inept and not worthy of your leadership position.
Every so often, in penning this column, I get to write words that I never thought I would see together in a sentence -- words so incongruous that there exists virtually no possibility of their being associated.
Why not provide an opportunity for Nugent to demonstrate his humanitarian side? In other words, why not turn lemons into lemonade (or perhaps more aptly, feral hog entrails into pulled pork sandwiches)?
Seeing what a feral hog hunt actually looks like, and knowing that he's a cheerful promoter as well as participant, Nugent's "joke" about gunning down "South Central" residents now has a dark visual resonance.
Ted Nugent and Rand Paul aren't joking. They're playing the same old Republican game: do and say a lot of peculiar things, then later insist that it never happened and hope that no one fact-checks any of it.
Apropos of nothing, here's one of those chicken/egg quandaries: Which is more unnecessary: a sequel or a remake? They're often the same thing.
Mr. Nugent, please come visit South Central up close and personal -- come to A Place Called Home any weekday afternoon to meet a few hundred young people who were casually referenced in your punchline.
Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?
By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!
A document obtained today by this reporter reveals that right-wing Texas billionaire brothers Charles and Bill Koch, rumored for months to be planning a takeover of the venerable Los Angeles Times, are secretly detailing changes they intend to make after they assume control.
Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.
If the National Rifle Association (NRA) were not so dangerous to the physical health and general welfare of the people of the United States, they'd probably qualify as some of the most unintentionally hilarious people on the planet. Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
The Founding Fathers allowed for the right to bear arms to be limited to the arms the majority want among us. They did not obligate us to tolerate arms in the hands of lunatics, arms designed for maximal carnage. But the NRA does.
If anyone wished to create a more perfect depiction of just how disconnected the modern conservative movement appears to be, what better symbol than the presence of Nugent?
If you're going to abuse the White House petition program, make sure you're an addled rightwing wackjob. I'm serious. I, an addled midwing pinhead, am apparently excluded by the Terms of Service.
Nugent will attend at the invitation of Republican Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas. But the message he sends is toxic for the Republican Party.