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Provocative Acts: North Korea and Ted Nugent

(Rocker Ted Nugent and   North Korean Military)

(Rocker Ted Nugent and North Korean Military)

I’m not exactly sure which is more provocative- Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman’s invitation to Ted Nugent to attend the State of the Union address or North Korea conducting a nuclear test to go along with a recent successful missile launch.

I’m going with the nukes.

This new North Korean dear leader, Kim Jong Eun, seems, regrettably, to be much more competent than his father or his grandfather. The North Koreans put a satellite up in space just a few months ago and despite initial reports that the polar orbit of the device was slightly off, it seems like they actually had a successful rocket launch and deployement. You can keep track of that North Korean satellite here (click on KWANGMYONGSONG 3).

This nuclear test which was ominously detected as a 4.9 earthquake in North Korea around 10pm, ET last night- was conducted in a horizontally carved out tunnel in a remote North Korean mountainside. There is no way to verify claims by the North Koreans that it was a lighter, smaller, miniaturized type of nuke that could be used as a warhead on a missile. This is not good news any way you look at it.

Last week, the North Koreans released a bizarre video complete with Michael Jackson’s “We are the World” in the background, that ended with shots of a destroyed New York City that were actually edited in from a scene in the video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. At the time of its release it seemed funny and the film a pathetic statement about the state of North Korea’s propaganda machine. But that was before they proved capable of setting off a nuclear blast as strong as a 4.9 earthquake.

I’m not sure how you further isolate a country like North Korea that is already the most isolated, poverty-stricken nation on the planet. But between successful missile launches, crazy videos and real nuclear explosions, they appear to be, officially, a regional menace. The Chinese did not want the North Koreans to conduct this nuclear test, so one would hope the Kim Jong Eun’s largest sponsor will try to do something to keep these guys in check.

As for Congressman Steve Stockman, who has threatened to file articles of impeachment against President Obama for proposing new gun control laws- his invitation to rocker/crazy-pro-gun-guy, Ted Nugent has been accepted.

After the State of the Union speech is completed, reporters all flock to Statuary Hall to get the reactions to the big speech and, apparently, Mr. Nugent will be holding court there along with lawmakers. He should be quite interesting. Among Nugent’s spicier quotes (some of which led to interviews with real Secret Service agents):

If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.

Our president, attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton — they’re criminals, they’re criminals…we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.

Obama, he’s a piece of sh*t. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these [brandishing two automatic rifles] into the sunset, you worthless b*tch.

Ted Nugent at the State of the Union speech- another great chapter in the moderation of our public political discourse.

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