Few are as passionate or as vocal about causes they love as Ted Nugent. No doubt those who attend his concert Sunday at the Hartman Arena – tickets still available – will hear his thoughts on hunting, gun control, the military and American politics.
I got to spend a little time with “Uncle Ted” about 12 years ago when we were speakers at a National Shooting Sports Foundation summit in Virginia. The guy’s not talking just to hear his voice, he really cares.
A little looking online provided the following Ted Nugent quotes.
“If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed – like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.”
“Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I’m going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I’d scare you. ‘
“Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food – unless, of course, it’s a mallard.”
“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” “Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak.”
"I don’t partake in assembly-line convenience. I don’t say that killing things is bad while I hire people to kill things for me."
“If you want your body to be healthier, get off the salmonella, e-coli, mad cow, assembly-line toxic hell train! God I love that statement. What did I just say?"