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Feb. 21, 2018 6:59 AM EST


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MADRID (AP) A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive.

Ladino, a language taken abroad by Spanish Jews expelled from Spain in the late 15th century, uniquely preserves many elements of medieval Spanish, but some fear it is dying out.

The Spanish Royal Academy has given it a lift by taking a first step toward creating a distinct academy for Ladino that will nurture the archaic language.

“I feel this is a very important moment, a historic moment,” said Tamar Alexander-Frizer, president of the Autoridad Nasionala del Ladino i su Kultura (National Authority of Ladino and its Culture), established by Israel in 1996 to support and foster the language.

Alexander-Frizer spoke Tuesday at the Madrid headquarters of the Spanish Royal Academy, where Ladino experts signed an agreement to set up a new institution that will become part of the 23-member Association of Spanish Language Academies.

Sephardic Jews is the term commonly used for those who once lived in the Iberian peninsula. They fled to other countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The largest community is in Israel.

Granting Ladino the distinction of its own academy and locking it into an international support network aims to secure its future.

Only a few thousand people are thought to still speak the language fluently. At least 250,000 people in Israel are believed to have some knowledge of Ladino, according to Shmuel Refael Vivante of the National Authority of Ladino and its Culture. But outside Israel, the number is “a mystery,” he says.

UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, classifies Ladino as a language that is “severely endangered.”

Jacobo Sefami, a Sephardi born in Mexico and now a professor at the University of California, Irvine, is pessimistic. “The truth is that no children are speaking it anymore and its progress toward extinction seems irreversible,” he wrote in an email to the Associated Press.

Others, like Maria Cherro de Azar, a specialist at the Buenos Aires-based Center for the Research and Spread of Sephardic Culture, are less gloomy. “There has been talk of the language dying for more than 100 years,” she said by telephone.

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Posted on September 2, 2017

( DailyCaller ) Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing domestic terrorist violence.

By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento violence left at least 10 people hospitalized, several of whom had knife wounds.

One of BAMNs most prominent organizers is Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle school teacher and pro-violence militant. Felarca currently faces charges of inciting a riotfor her role in the Sacramento violence.

After BAMN and other antifa groups staged violent protests in Berkeley to keep right-wing author Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, Felarca defended her groups acts of violence. BAMN was able to cancel another event, this time an April speech by pro-Trump author Ann Coulter, by promising a repeat performance of the Milo riots.

The FBI and DHS say Antifa groups like BAMN areengaging in domestic terrorist violence, according to the Politico report.

Just last weekend, Felarca helped organize BAMNs mass demonstrations that shut down a free speech rally in Berkeley last weekend. As with BAMNs other organized actions, left-wing actors at Saturday demonstrations violently attacked peaceful protesters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemned the Antifa violence in Berkeley, while Felarcacalled BAMNs actions a resounding success.

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Maxine Waters Attended Farrakhan Speech | The Daily Caller

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate groups leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers.

The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.

We have Maxine Waters here, Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, our great congresswoman from this area. The audience cheered Waters name.

Later in his speech, Farrakhan excused Palestinian suicide bombers and defended Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists.

Farrakhan criticized the United States for providing Israel with planes and other weapons, which he indicated was to blame for Palestinian suicide bombers.

The Palestinians have nothing to defend themselves with, so theyre so exhausted and exasperated, think about that, strapping bombs to themselves, making themselves a weapon, Farrakhan said.

And then for the world to get upset because Iran or somebody is trying to send them some weapons. Wait a minute. If you were Jewish and you saw unarmed Jews being persecuted, wouldnt you come to your brothers aid? Do you expect Muslims to see their brothers suffering like that and not come to their aid?

Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite who has called Jews Satanic and said that white people deserve to die. The Nation of Islam holds that white people are inherently inferior to black people and its leaders have criticized inter-racial marriage as unholy and wrong.(RELATED:Seven Louis Farrakhan Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People)

Waters office did not return repeated requests for comment. An interview request submitted to the Nation of Islam was not returned.

Waters appearance at the Nation of Islam convention is just the latest tie to emerge between the hate group and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

The CBC in 2005 held a meeting with Farrakhan, where then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama took a smiling photo with the hate group leader.

Both the photo and the meeting remained secret until last month. The man who took the photo, a journalist for a Nation of Islam publication, said CBC members asked him to suppress it in order to protect Obamas political future.

A year after the Obama-Farrakhan photo op, Waters and several Democratic members of the CBC met Farrakhan and were seen embracing him, recently resurfaced video shows.

Twenty-one current CBC members were part of the caucus at the time of the 2005 Farrakhan meeting. TheDC asked all 21 members if they would condemn Farrakhan. Zero of the 21 condemned Farrakhan.

One of those members, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan as an outstanding human being in an interview with The Daily Caller. Davis said he has a personal relationship with Farrakhan and has visited him at his house.

The clearest ties between Democrats and the Nation of Islam run through Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Ellison worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months organizing a Minnesota delegation to Farrakhans 1995 Million Man March. Ellison admitted to his work with the Nation of Islam when he first ran for Congress in 2006, but assured the public that he had since cut ties with Farrakhan.


But Ellisons ties with Farrakhan continued while in Congress.Ellison attendedat least three meetings with the hate group leadersince taking office, according to photos, videos and witness accounts reviewed by TheDC.

One of those meetings was a visitwith Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson to Farrakhans hotel room. Farrakhan said in Dec. 2016 that the meeting had taken place recently and that the three men had an enjoyable time together.

Ellisons office refused to deny or confirm that the meeting took place and instead attacked the media for reporting on it.

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GoSephardic: Bringing Sephardic Communities Together on a …

Sephardic Jewry is a culture that spans across the globe in many different areas. To every Sephardic Jew who exists, their unique Sephardic heritage prevails as one of the most important features in their everyday lives.

GoSephardic is an organization that began in 2006 by Rabbi Chaim Levythat aims to highlight the beauty of Sephardic Jewry as a whole. GoSephardics mission is to empower Sephardic communities to explore and experience its rich wisdom and traditions. In doing so, individuals can live connected lives with themselves, spouses, parents, and each other.

GoSephardics nationwide platform cultivates social networks through their exciting programs. Some of GoSephardics highlighted programs include trips abroad that give a relevant and inspiring Jewish experience to the Sephardim of today. GoSephardic is truly a global organization. Their influance is felt strongly in Los Angeles California, Brooklyn and Great Neck New York, and Montreal, Canada.

GoSephardic hopes to give their members a fresh and relevant look at what it is to be a modern religious Jew in hopes that they themselves become leaders and make an impact on their communities. Those who participate experience a fresh and relevant look at being Sephardic Jews, in hopes of sparking a flame of inspiration, bringing out leadership, and even impacting their communities.

One of the programs that Go Sephardic is best known for is its trips. They have a few different options when it comes to their well planned and joyful adventures. Go Sephardic organizes a trip to Israel for adults ranging from ages 18 to 29 years old. This trip brings Sephardim from NY and LA, both men and women of all backgrounds, together to experience Israel and all of its spiritual and physical beauty. Another trip they organize is for young adults ages 24 to 36, to exotic locations.They also organize a young adultstrip which takes place in Morocco for individuals ranging from ages 24 to 36 years old. Attendees this yearget to explore five different cities in Morocco while learning about the rich culture of the Sephardic Jews that live there to this day.

Being a single young adult can have its challenges. Namely, it is challenging to meet new friends and potential matches after leaving school.Trips such as GoSephardics creates friendships that usually expands ones real life social network, and in some cases, help find companionship that can last a lifetime. Well over125 Shidduchim to date have resulted from previous trips and interactions with GoSephardic Rabbis.

Individuals are encouraged to join their trips either on their own or with a friend. Attendees should come with an open mind to having new experiences and meeting people from outside their general network or community. Prices vary depending on which trip you choose and what city youre departing from. Tours, kosher meals, and hotel stays are included in the cost of a trip.

Camp Gesher is another trip option Go Sephardic provides as well. Each year, Go Sephardic sends a team of passionate young adults to Israel to form a summer camp and spread light, hope, and love in the lives of the underprivileged children from Neve Michael Childrens Home. By joining this trip, you are agreeing to roll up your sleeves and put in the work to make children in need happy.

The children look forward to this every year and its a truly unique experience in which the Go Sephardic participants get a chance to make a real difference. Some classes and lectures must be attended by those wishing to join. These include leadership lessons, basic Hebrew lessons, stay positive workshops, and many more.

GoSephardic Rabbis are relatable and allow you to be yourself. People from all different backgrounds come together for these various international experiences to gather Chizuk. It results in an incredible sense of unity, many describing it as a freeing experience.

We aim to light a spark of inspiration that lasts a lifetime. explained Rabbi Sabbah of GoSephardic.

GoSephardic has local classes and workshops for married couples as well. These programs include practical Shiurs about Shalom Bayit and raising children. GoSephardic hopes to impart helpful tools to young Sephardic couples through their various classes and workshops. In Los Angeles, CA, GoSephardic will be launching their yearly retreat for young couples that is open to all. It is a weekend getaway that emphasized the need to take care of themselves and also to connect and be inspired by their religion and community.

Another incredible part of the GoSephardic organization is its app calledInstaRabbi. This app is good for both Sephardim and Ashkenazim who find themselves in situations where theyre not sure what the Halachically correct thing to do is in various situations. Some may feel guilty contacting their local rabbi over small issues. Others have philosophical questions that they feel unable to ask their Rabbis in person, InstaRabbi is there to field those questions as well.

InstaRabbi takes your orthodox Jewish observance to the next level by making sure you never again have to act as your own rabbi when you dont know what to do.Simply download the app and submit a question. The waiting period isnt long before you receive a response from one of their high-quality and dedicated staff of rabbis. The rabbis of InstaRabbi are committed to enhancing halachic observance throughout the world.

To learn more about GoSephardic and to donate, get involved, and get connected, head to!

Frieda Schweky is Sephardic.Org’s official community events reporter. For inquiries and to get involved with our site, please contact Frieda via email.

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Reconstructing Gaza – Donor Pledges – World Bank

The disbursement ratio is the ratio of the amount disbursed of the total support to Gaza. The disbursement of Support to Gaza does not necessarily reflect actual expenditures made on purchasing project-related goods and services but that donor funds have been made available for use by the relevant implementing agency.

Disbursement Status by Donor of Support to Gaza pledged at Cairo Conference on Palestine “Reconstructing Gaza”

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Ted Nugent – Wikipedia

Theodore Anthony Nugent (; born December 13, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock[1][2] and hard rock.[3][4] After playing with the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career.

Nugent is also noted for conservative political views, his lifelong stance against drug and alcohol abuse and advocacy of hunting and gun ownership rights.[5][6] He is a board member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the Republican Party.

Nugent was born the third of four siblings in Redford, Michigan,[7][8][9] and raised in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, the son of Marion Dorothy (ne Johnson) and Warren Henry Nugent.[10][11][12] His maternal grandparents were Swedish.[13] He moved to Palatine, Illinois as a teenager, and has two brothers: John and Jeffrey, and a sister, Kathy. He attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois, then transferred after his freshman year to St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.[citation needed]

Nugent has released more than[quantify] 34 albums and has sold a career total of 30 million records. He was known throughout his early career in the 1970s for using Fender amps, a large part of his signature sound, and for playing the hollow-body Gibson Byrdland guitar.

Performing since 1958,[14] Nugent has been touring annually since 1967, averaging more than 300 shows per year (196773), 200 per year (197480), 150 (198189), 127 concerts in 1990, 162 concerts in 1991, 150 concerts in 1993, 180 in 1994, 166 in 1995, 81 in 1996, Summer Blitz ’97, ’98, Rock Never Stops ’99, and 133 concerts with KISS 2K. Nugent’s 2005 plans involved a tour with country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith, whom Nugent met in Iraq while they were both performing in USO-sponsored shows for the coalition troops.[citation needed] Nugent toured with local Detroit musician Alex Winston during the summers of 2007 and 2008.[15]

On July 4, 2008, at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, Ted Nugent played his 6,000th concert.[14] Derek St. Holmes (original singer for the Ted Nugent band), Johnny Bee Badanjek (drummer for Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels), and Nugent’s guitar teacher from 1958, Joe Podorsek, all jammed on stage with Nugent for various tunes.

His first edition of the Amboy Dukes played at The Cellar, a teen dance club outside of Chicago in Arlington Heights, Illinois, starting in late 1965, while Nugent was a student at St. Viator High School. The Cellar’s “house band” at the time had been the Shadows of Knight, although the Amboy Dukes eventually became a staple until the club’s closing.[16]

The Amboy Dukes’ second single was “Journey to the Center of the Mind”, which featured lyrics written by the Dukes’ second guitarist Steve Farmer. Nugent, an ardent anti-drug campaigner, has always claimed that he had no idea that this song was about drug use.[17] The Amboy Dukes (1967), Journey to the Center of the Mind (1968), Migration and Rusty Day (1969) all recorded on the Mainstream label sold moderately well. On April 5, 1968, Nugent along with a group of musicians paid tribute to Martin Luther King by having a folk, rock and blues jam session. Joni Mitchell played first, followed by Buddy Guy, Cactus, and Jimi Hendrix. Other musicians who participated were BB King and Al Kooper.[18]

After settling down on a ranch in Michigan in 1973, Nugent signed a record deal with Frank Zappa’s DiscReet Records label and recorded Call of the Wild. The following year, Tooth Fang & Claw (which contained the song “Great White Buffalo”, arranged with Rob Grange) established a fan base for Nugent and the other Amboy Dukes. Personnel changes nearly wrecked the band, which became known as Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes. Nugent reunited with the other members of the Amboy Dukes at the 2009 Detroit Music Awards, which took place April 17, 2009. The psychedelic band received a distinguished achievement honor at the event. The Dukes also played together at the ceremony, marking their first public performance in more than 30 years.[17]

Nugent dropped the Amboy Dukes band name for good in 1975, and signed to Epic Records. Derek St. Holmes (guitar, vocals), Rob Grange (bass) and Clifford Davies (drums) were the primary additional band members for his 1970s multi-platinum[19] albums: Ted Nugent (1975), Free-for-All (1976) and Cat Scratch Fever (1977). These albums produced the popular radio anthems “Hey Baby”, “Stranglehold”, “Dog Eat Dog”, and “Cat Scratch Fever”. It was during these three years that Nugent emerged as a guitar hero to hard rock fans, many of whom were unaware of his lengthy apprenticeship with the Amboy Dukes.[20] This band lineup toured extensively, also releasing the multi-platinum live album Double Live Gonzo! (1978), until its breakup in 1978 when St. Holmes and Grange departed. St. Holmes was replaced by Charlie Huhn and Grange by Dave Kiswiney. Davies left around 1982 after staying on to record Weekend Warriors (1978), State of Shock (1979), Scream Dream (1980) and Intensities in 10 Cities (1981). The “Intensities in 10 Cities” album includes the controversial song “Jailbait.”[21]

On July 8, 1979, Ted was on the rock radio program King Biscuit Flower Hour. This was the original broadcast of Ted’s performance of Live at Hammersmith ’79 which had been recorded during the second set of a night at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1979. An album of this program was released in 1997.

During this era, Nugent was notable for his declarations that he did not drink alcoholic beverages or smoke tobacco or marijuana. In an interview for VH1’s Behind The Music, Nugent said this was due to his father’s having reprimanded him when he came home smelling of alcohol after a night of drinking. Nugent has been cited as an influence on the straight edge movement, which disavows drinking and recreational drug use.[22]

During the period of 198289, Nugent released a series of moderately successful solo albums. In 1989, he joined the supergroup Damn Yankees, with Jack Blades (bass/vocals, of Night Ranger), Tommy Shaw (guitar/vocals, of Styx) and Michael Cartellone (drums). Damn Yankees (1990) was a hit, going multi-platinum in the U.S., thanks in no small part to the smash hit power ballad “High Enough”. The video for this song featured Nugent in a priest’s collar, and later in a zebra-striped cape during the guitar solo. It also saw the first appearance of his ‘WhackMaster’ hat.

Returning to a solo career, Nugent released Spirit of the Wild in 1995, his best-reviewed album in quite some time. The album also marked the return of Derek St. Holmes to Nugent’s studio band. A series of archival releases also came out in the 1990s, keeping Nugent’s name in the national consciousness. He also began hosting a radio show in Detroit on WWBR-FM (“102.7 The Bear, Detroit’s Rock Animal”) and took ownership in several hunting-related businesses. He created TV shows for several networks; Wanted: Ted or Alive on Versus, Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild on PBS and The Outdoor Channel, as well as Surviving Nugent and Supergroup-Damnocracy on VH1.

Ted Nugent appears on David Crowder Band’s 2007 release, Remedy, playing guitar on the song “We Won’t Be Quiet”.[23] He announced his “Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead” tour on April 21, 2010.[24]

On March 14, 2011, Nugent released a new song, “I Still Believe”, as a free download via his website to subscribers to his news letter. Nugent says of the song: “America is a target-rich environment for an independent man addicted to logic, truth and The American Way. ‘I Still Believe’ throttles the animal spirit of rugged individualism in pure MotorCity ultra high-energy rhythm and blues and rock and roll.”[25][26] In April 2011 Nugent announced that former frontman Derek St. Holmes would be joining his band for Nugent’s I Still Believe Tour.[27]

Nugent starred in his own outdoors television show, named after his popular song “Spirit of the Wild”. The song was the theme music to the TV series, in which Nugent took viewers on a variety of wild game hunts using his bow. In the series, he taught and advised hunters and “hands-on” conservationists around the world on the different aspects of hunting and politics, and informed the public on the importance of getting children away from the TV and video games and getting them out beyond the pavement in order to better their lives.[28] In one episode of Spirit of the Wild, Nugent hits a young deer with a bow. Two game wardens saw the episode, later charging Nugent with 11 misdemeanor violations of California hunting law. Nugent plead guilty to two violations.[29]

In 2003, he was host of the VH1 reality television program Surviving Nugent, in which city dwellers such as model Tila Tequila moved to Nugent’s Michigan ranch in order to survive such “backwoods” activities as building an outhouse and skinning a boar. The success of the two-hour show spawned a four-part miniseries in 2004, titled Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments. This time it was filmed on Nugent’s ranch in China Spring, Texas. During filming, Nugent injured himself with a chainsaw, requiring 44 stitches and a leg brace.

In 2003, Nugent also guested on the VH1 program Forever Wild, hosted by Sebastian Bach, former lead vocalist for the band Skid Row. They shot some firearms and walked around Nugent’s cabin in the woods. Two years later, in 2005, Nugent hosted a reality-type show, Wanted: Ted or Alive, on what was then called the OLN, or Outdoor Life Network, before it became the NBC Sports Network of the present day. In Wanted: Ted or Alive, contestants competed for money as well as for opportunities to go hunting with “Uncle Ted.” The contestants had to kill and clean their own food to survive.

In 2006, he appeared on VH1’s reality show SuperGroup, with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Biohazard bassist Evan Seinfeld, ex-Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach, and John Bonham’s son Jason Bonham, who had been the drummer for Bonham, UFO, and Foreigner. The name of the supergroup was originally FIST but later was changed to Damnocracy. Bach had lobbied for the name Savage Animal. Captured on film by VH1 was a rare Nugent duet with guitarist Joe Bonamassa at the Sand Dollar Blues Room for a 45-minute blues jam. He starred in another reality show for CMT in August 2009. The show, titled Runnin’ Wild … From Ted Nugent, featured Nugent instructing competitors in the art of survival; the competitors had to use those skills in challenges in which Nugent himself hunted them down.[30]

In 2008, Nugent was a guest on the episode Southwest Road Trip Special of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, where he spoke against obesity and public health care.[31]

Also in 2009, Nugent played guitar at The Alamo for a Tax Day Tea Party hosted by Glenn Beck and Fox News. Most notable in his set was a version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in which he used alternate picking and whammy bar effects. The clip and sound bite of this came to be played extensively on Fox News as well as on The Glenn Beck Program.

In 1976 Nugent was in the documentary Demon Lover Diary, about the making of the John Dods’ horror/comedy movie My Demon Lover. He is shown supplying real guns for the making of My Demon Lover, as the crew films at Nugent’s house.

In 1986, he guest starred in an episode of the hit television show Miami Vice entitled “Definitely Miami”. Nugent played a villain. His song “Angry Young Man” was featured in the episode. His song “Little Miss Dangerous” was also featured on a Miami Vice episode of the same name, although he did not appear in the episode.

In 2001, Nugent appeared as himself in a third-season episode of That ’70s Show entitled “Backstage Pass”. Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon), who works for radio station WFPP, obtains tickets to the upcoming Ted Nugent concert for the entire gang. Following the concert, her boss Max (Howard Hesseman) gives Donna a backstage pass to meet Nugent, where he volunteers to sit for an interview. Meanwhile, Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson) and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) try to sell unauthorized concert t-shirts accidentally spelled Tad Nugent.

Also in 2001, Nugent appeared as himself in the second episode of the short-lived university campus FOX comedy series, Undeclared. In the episode “Full Bluntal Nugety”, Nugent is a guest at the university, there to speak on his favorite topics, mainly hunting and gun control. This is where new student Steven Karp (Jay Baruchel) takes his love interest Lizzie (Carla Gallo) on their first date. Karp tries to heckle Nugent during his speech in an attempt to impress Lizzie, with disastrous results. FOX didn’t like the idea of Nugent and his political views appearing on this show, so the episode was re-shot and re-edited as “Oh, So You Have a Boyfriend?” which aired without any Ted Nugent content whatsoever. The complete “Full Bluntal Nugety (Director’s Cut)” episode is available in its entirety, in the Undeclared DVD box set, including some extra Ted Nugent scenes that had been deleted.

He made a guest appearance on the cult television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in the episode “Gee Whiz”, on Adult Swim. Locals believe to have seen the face of Jesus in a billboard, and they mention how it looks like Ted Nugent. Throughout the episode they think it’s Jesus’ face, but at the end they discover it was in fact Nugent’s. He proceeds to shoot a flaming explosive arrow at Carl (mistaking him for a “varmint”). Ted also appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy in a sketch where he kills the Ghost of Christmas Past and serves him to guests for dinner.

In 2007, Nugent appeared in the music video for Nickelback’s song “Rockstar”, and in 2008 he played a key role in the Toby Keith film Beer for My Horses as the quiet deputy named Skunk.

In 2007, Nugent debated The Simpsons producer Sam Simon on the Howard Stern Show about the ethics of hunting animals. Coincidentally, Nugent would later lend his voice to an over-the-phone appearance in the season 19 episode of The Simpsons, “I Don’t Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, where, in a humorous jab at his political stance, inmate Dwight picks up his call for voting no to the fictional Proposition 87, which bans crossbows in public schools. As part of his pre-recorded message, Nugent asks “If we outlaw crossbows in our public schools, who’s going to protect our children from charging elk?”.[32]

In 2012, Nugent again appeared as himself on The Simpsons, on the episode “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson,” in which he is nominated as a Presidential candidate for the Republican Party.

Attracting attention for his outspoken statements on issues ranging from guns to biodiversity, Nugent has been a regular guest on such programs as Larry King Live, The Howard Stern Show, and Politically Incorrect. In 1978 Nugent appeared on The Midnight Special as host and a performer. In 1978 Nugent’s song “Queen of the Forest” was featured on the pilot episode of WKRP in Cincinnati as the first record the fictional radio station played upon switching formats. In 1980, Nugent appeared on Fridays as the musical guest. He performed “Paralyzed” and “Scream Dream”.

He also appeared on Chicago Radio personality Jonathon Brandmeir’s short lived talk show, “Johnny B. on the Loose”. In 1991, he guest-starred on the PBS science show Newton’s Apple in a short comedic feature called Science of the Rich and Famous in which he demonstrates and explains the phenomenon of electric guitar feedback. On March 13, 2007, Nugent was interviewed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed the songs “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Rawdogs and Warhogs”.

On April 15, 2009, Nugent appeared onstage with his guitar in San Antonio as part of Glenn Beck’s coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests on the Fox News Channel. He hosted the show with Beck, and played music for the protestors at the Alamo. He made an appearance in Guitar Hero World Tour. As part of the solo guitar career, the player engages in a guitar duel with Nugent, after which the song “Stranglehold” is unlocked and Nugent becomes available as a playable character. On July 30, 2008, Nugent was interviewed on The Alex Jones Show about his book “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” (2008).[33][34]

On July 9, 2010, Nugent was again interviewed by Jones and criticized the latest policies issued by the Obama administration and the US Supreme Court concerning gun policy. He claimed that rejecting the idea of the right to self-defense being expressed in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which Nugent called “gun control” policies, is most likely to destroy American society. Nugent also claimed similar policies were the cause of the downfall of every society in human history.[35] Nugent also appeared in the season 2 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! episode on P.E.T.A in 2004.

In the late 1990s, Nugent began writing for various magazines. He has written for more than 20 publications and is the author of New York Times Best Seller God, Guns and Rock ‘n’ Roll (July 2000), Kill It and Grill It (2002) (co-authored with his wife, Shemane), BloodTrails II: The Truth About Bowhunting (2004), and Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto (2008).

In 1996 Nugent joined the WWBR-FM air staff. The Ted Nugent Morning Show on 102.7 FM in Detroit was a success. He and co-host Steve Black (now host of the syndicated radio show Chop Shop and Chop Shop Classic) often shocked Detroit with their opinions.

Nugent is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings in hockey, Detroit Pistons in basketball, Detroit Lions in football, and Detroit Tigers in baseball.[36] He wore a Pistons shirt in the Damn Yankees music video for “Come Again”.

In a 1977 High Times article, Nugent stated that he took crystal meth and defecated in his pants in order to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War.[37] Nugent reaffirmed this in a 1990 interview with Detroit Free Press, stating that “a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine”.[38] In other interviews, Nugent has denied this claim, stating that he dodged the draft by enrolling at Oakland Community College to get a student deferment. However, his Selective Service classification record shows ratings of 1-Y and 4-F for 1969 and 1972 respectively, indicating ineligibility for military service under established physical, mental, or moral standards, rather than student deferment.[39]

Nugent suffers from hearing loss.[40] He said in a 2007 interview: “The ear’s not too good, especially with background noise, but that’s a small price to pay. Believe me the journey was worth it.”[41]

Nugent has been married twice and has five children. In the late 1960s, prior to his first marriage, Nugent fathered a boy, Ted (Mann) and a girl, whom he gave up for adoption in infancy. This did not become public knowledge until 2010. The siblings were adopted separately and had no contact with one another. The son learned the identity of his birth father in 2010 through the daughter’s quest to make contact with him and their birth parents. According to a news report, over the years Nugent had discussed the existence of these children with his other children.[42]

He was married to his first wife, Sandra Jezowski, from 1970 to 1979. They had two children, son Theodore Tobias “Toby” Nugent and daughter Sasha Nugent. Sandra died in a car crash in 1982.

His second marriage is to Shemane Deziel, whom he met while a guest on Detroit’s WLLZ-FM, where she was a member of the news staff. They married on January 21, 1989. Together they have one child, son Rocco Winchester Nugent.

In 1978, Nugent began a relationship with seventeen-year-old Hawaii native Pele Massa. Due to the age difference, they could not marry so Nugent joined Massa’s parents in signing documents to make himself her legal guardian, an arrangement that Spin magazine ranked in October 2000 as #63 on their list of the “100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock”.[43][44]

Since the 1970s Nugent has promoted anti-drug and anti-alcohol stances. He has been cited as a key influence on the straight edge movement, a punk rock-associated lifestyle that developed in the early 1980s and discourages drug and alcohol use. Henry Rollins, vocalist for Black Flag, reports that he and friend Ian MacKaye (vocalist for Minor Threat and writer of the song “Straight Edge” that gave the movement its name) were inspired by Nugent during their high school years in the 1970s when he was the only major rock star to publicly eschew drug use: “[We] would read about the Nuge and the thing that really rubbed off on us was the fact that he didn’t drink or smoke or do drugs … [Nugent’s performance] was the craziest thing we’d ever seen onstage and here’s this guy saying, ‘I don’t get high.’ We thought that was so impressive.”[45]

Nugent is a national spokesman for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program,[46] advocating the “natural highs” to be found in an outdoor lifestyle.[citation needed] In 2015, however, Nugent declared his support for the legalization of marijuana for medical use.[47]

Nugent is an advocate of the right to bear arms. When interviewed by Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith in season 5 of TexasMonthlyTalks he said, “I would rather that [a victim of violent crime] in Massachusetts last month who was taking her daughter to soccer when they were carjacked by a recidivist maggot, who had been in the prison system all his life but was let out again because we feel sorry for him, maybe he had a bad childhood. Instead of her being hijacked and murdered, I’d rather she just shot the bastard dead… But in Massachusetts, somebody decided she can’t do that. So she’s dead. I would rather she was alive and the carjacker was dead.”[48]

Nugent currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association (NRA).[49][50] In 2016, Nugent posted an image on his Facebook page implying that Jews were responsible for gun control.[51] Nugent’s antisemitic rant sparked outrage and gun owners called for his NRA resignation.[52]

Nugent, an opponent of animal rights, said in a long interview, “I’m stymied to come up with anything funnier than people who think animals have rights. Just stick an arrow through their lungs.”[53] In 2000, Bhaskar Sinha was jailed briefly following an incident outside a department store in San Francisco in which he threatened and physically assaulted Nugent, who in turn took Sinha into custody until San Francisco Police arrived and arrested the protester. However, protesters claim that Nugent started the altercation by spitting in the face of one of the protester when offered an anti-fur flyer. A San Francisco police officer who said he was on the scene, stated he didn’t believe Nugent spit on anyone.[54]

Nugent has reported receiving death threats against him and his family from animal rights activists. On the Penn & Teller’s Bullshit! episode about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Nugent claimed, “We’ve got reports and files with law enforcement across America where the animal rights extremists are on record threatening to kill my children on the way to school because we eat pheasant.” In 2006, he stated in an interview that “anyone who thinks hunting is terrible can kiss my ass.”[55]

In a 1992 radio interview, Nugent referred to Heidi Prescott of the Fund for Animals as a “worthless whore” and a “shallow slut,” asking “who needs to club a seal, when you can club Heidi?” He was ordered by a court to pay Prescott $75,000.[56]

Nugent defended Kid Rock, a fellow rocker and hunter, when he killed a mountain lion in January 2015, calling the people who targeted Rock “braindead squawkers” and that Rock did good by keeping predator numbers low and helping the deer population, which is vital for hunting.[57] In July 2015, Nugent was one of the few to defend the killing of Cecil the lion.[58]

Nugent owns a 340-acre hunting ranch near Jackson, Michigan, called Sunrize Acres.[59] Anti-hunters claim this fenced facility offers “canned” hunts. Nugent has said, “I understand the criticism from those who say canned hunting violates the ethic of fair chase”, though he still operates the facility, and refers to it as “high fence hunting”. Nugent was interviewed in October 2011 by Field & Stream magazine regarding “canned” hunts.[60]

In April 2012, Nugent pleaded guilty to illegally killing and transporting an American black bear in Alaska.[61] His sentence included two years of probation, a prohibition on hunting and fishing in Alaska and on any U.S. Forest Service lands for one year, and a fine of $10,000, and he was required to produce and broadcast at his own expense a 30-60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) on the responsibilities of hunters.[62][63]

In an interview in 1990, a few months after the release of Nelson Mandela during the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa, Nugent stated: “apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal.” He described black South Africans as “a different breed of man” who “still put bones in their noses, they still walk around naked, they wipe their butts with their hands”.[64][65]

Nugent is a vocal supporter of the U.S. Republican Party and various associated conservative causes, particularly gun rights and hunter’s rights.[66] He is known for his outspoken political statements: At a concert on August 21, 2007, Nugent made indecent and obscene comments about Democratic Party presidential aspirants Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and California’s senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein[citation needed]. He complained, “Obama’s a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun.”[67][68] Referring to Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (in office 2003-11), during performances he would frequently interject “Jennifer Granholm, kiss my ass” into his songs, and shoot an arrow at her likeness. In a 2007 interview, in discussing running for governor of Michigan, he stated that Granholm “is not doing an ugly job, but as the perfect woman, she is scrotumless”.[69]

Although Nugent has never run for government office, in the 2000s, he publicly speculated about doing so on several occasions. In May 2005, he announced he was “getting real close to deciding to run” for governor of Michigan in 2006, while in 2007, he talked about running for that office in 2010. During the latter period, he stated, “Michigan was once a great state. Michigan was a state that rewarded the entrepreneur and the most productive, work-ethic families of the state. Now the pimps and the whores and the welfare brats are basically the state’s babies.”[41] Earlier, Nugent had been rumored to be under consideration by the Illinois Republican Party as its candidate in that state’s 2004 Senate race, given his roots in Palatine, Illinois.[70]

In May 2007, Nugent criticized rap metal band Rage Against the Machine after singer Zach de la Rocha’s onstage proclamation at the 2007 Coachella festival that the “current administration . . . should be hung and tried and shot.” Nugent appeared on the Hannity & Colmes program on Fox News and said “We’ve disagreed with a lot of administrations in the past, but none of our rhetoric included threatening lives, these guys are over the top, but they’re the lunatic fringe that even your average Democrat and liberal doesn’t agree with. But unfortunately, nobody is silencing these guys or not necessarily silencing, but condemning this outrageous violence that they’re recommending.”[71] Critics cited this as hypocritical, given his many aggressive and controversial political statements and described him as a conservative extremist.[67][72]

In July 2008, Nugent declared “I was serious when I threatened to run for office in the past if I cannot find a candidate who respects the U.S. Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights.”[73] When asked by Imagineer magazine in a 2010 interview about what he would do if elected to political office, he responded: “Slash the living hell out of the waste and corruption and the outrageous army of do-nothing bureaucrats. I would fire every government worker whose job I would deem to be redundant and wasteful. No able-bodied human being would ever get a handout again.”[74]

On July 17, 2008, during the presidential election season and shortly before the Republican presidential nominating convention, Nugent expressed his skepticism about presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain, stating that McCain was “catering to a growing segment of soulless Americans who care less what they can do for their country, but whine louder and louder about what their country must do for them. That is both un-American and pathetic.”[75] He was a weekly contributor to the newspaper, the Waco Tribune-Herald until 2009.[76] He has been a special deputy sheriff in Lake County, Michigan, since 1982, and has also been a reserve deputy constable in McLennan County, Texas.

At a 2009 West Virginia rally sponsored in part by Massey Energy, Nugent “defended mountaintop removal mining,” according to reporters on the scene. “On behalf of the Nugent family, I say, start up the bulldozers and get me some more coal, Massey,” Nugent was recorded as saying.[77] Nugent is an outspoken critic of Islam, which he describes as a “voodoo religion” which “believes in world domination”.[78]

During an interview with Piers Morgan, Nugent denied that he considered himself homophobic, saying “Im repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex, I think it’s against nature. I think its strange as hell, but if thats what you are, I love you. I’m not going to judge another’s morals. I say live and let live. I have friends that are gay.”[79][80] As a reward for entertaining U.S. troops in Iraq in 2004, he visited Saddam Hussein’s war room. “It was a glorious moment. It looked like something out of Star Wars. I saw his gold toilet. I shat in his bidet.”[81] Nugent also said: “Our failure has been not to Nagasaki them.”[81]

At a Republican event in February 2012, Nugent said, “The whole world sucks, but America still sucks less,” followed by, “But with this administration, we are catching up.”[82]

On April 17, 2012, in a Romney stump speech at the 2012 NRA Convention in St. Louis, Nugent said, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”[83] Nugent received a visit from the Secret Service for these remarks.[84] Following these comments, commanders at Fort Knox opted not to allow him to perform at a previously scheduled event with REO Speedwagon and Styx.[85]

On February 12, 2013, Nugent attended the State of the Union address given by President Obama. He was the guest of U.S. Representative Steve Stockman of Texas’s 36th congressional district.[86]

In a July 2013 interview with The Washington Post, Nugent expressed interest in possibly running for President of the United States as a Republican in the 2016 election.[87] He never sought the office.

In a January 2014 interview at a Las Vegas hunting and outdoor trade show, recorded by, Nugent was recorded stating, “I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America”.[88] After being chastised by Rand Paul, Nugent apologized for his “subhuman mongrel” statement.[89] However, when asked in April 2017 if he regretted his comments about Obama, he replied “No! I will never apologize for calling out evil people”[90]

In February 2014, Nugent endorsed Greg Abbott, the Attorney General of Texas, in March 4 Republican primary election to succeed retiring Texas Governor Rick Perry. Abbott criticized Ted Nugent’s infamous “subhuman mongrel” comment directed at President Barack Obama by saying “This is not the kind of language I would use or endorse in any way. It’s time to move beyond this, and I will continue to focus on the issues that matter to Texans.”[91]

Nugent clashed in 2014 with Jay Dean, then the mayor of Longview, Texas, and an incoming Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives after Dean moved to cancel Nugent’s scheduled appearance at the Longview Independence Day concert. Dean said that he finds Nugent’s music unsuitable for family-oriented audiences on July 4. Longview hence paid Nugent $16,000, half of the amount he had been promised, to drop him from the concert. Nugent in turn called Dean “racist” and “clueless, dishonest, and one of the bad guys.”[92]

In a blog post published in July 2015, he praised Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and called for Trump to be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[93]

In February 2016, Ted Nugent praised Ted Cruz, stating “My dream would be if Ted Cruz became president tonight. I really admire Ted Cruz, on many levels.”[94][95]

Nugent later endorsed Donald Trump, and during the last week of the U.S. presidential election campaign performed at a number of Trump rallies in Michigan, including Trump’s final campaign rally in Grand Rapids.

Nugent’s ultraconservative politics have prompted feuds with other musicians.[96] These include Paul McCartney[97] and David Crosby.[96]

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