LA Times reporter’s non sequitur: Ted Nugent arrives for SOTU, deputy dies in Dorner gunfight

Um, what? We know Los Angeles Times political reporter Maeve Reston has only 140 characters to work with in each tweet, but we really need her to connect the dots for us on this one. A deputy tragically has been reported dead following a shootout with fugitive Christopher Dorner. Therefore, Ted Nugent shouldn’t attend the president’s state of the union address? Did Second Amendment supporter Nugent have something to do with the killings currently suspected to have been the work of gun control proponent Chris Dorner?

So, wait, one more time: this photo of Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has what to do with Dorner?

Several people whose lives have been touched by gun violence will be in attendance at the state of the union address tonight. It’s OK if they attend, right?

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Update: We’ve found a runner-up for tonight’s Ted Nugent non sequitur award.

Yes, Nugent’s comment, while certainly rude, had nothing to do with the congressman’s use of a wheelchair. So why include it in the tweet?

  • Vols939

    Dems just love to stand on the graves of the dead. Where is their sympathy for the children Obama is bombing indiscriminately all over the rest of the world?

  • Maxx

    Yet another liberal nitwit who purposefully connects the actions of criminals to law abiding citizenry. Keep going progs…..with every pathetic attempt, the rest of America is waking up to your impotent gun grab.

  • Martin Stein

    I certainly hope there won’t be any members of the military at the SOTU. I’ve heard they regularly handle guns, too.

  • bradgates

    Which Democrat will invite families of the 16 teenagers murdered at a birthday celebration in Sonora, Mexico by drug cartel thugs armed with Obama’s Fast & Furious assault weapons?

    • TugboatPhil

      We can also guess that there will be no mention of Agent Brian Terry either.

    • grais

      Brian Terry’s family ought to be there.

      • lainer51

        They have been LONG AGO forgotten… 2 years and no mention of his name EVER!

  • insolublog

    Dorner was a former policeman. Gun control would have done *nothing* to disarm him.

  • Billie Slash

    So its “Take A Victim To Work Day” is it??
    Don’t these poor people (shooting victims) know they’re being trotted out by the Democrats as a political ploy?? Why don’t they take a homeless family from a neighborhood hit by Hurricane Sandy to the SOTU?? Oh, wait……

  • grais

    Are any 2nd amendment defenders going to bring along some folks who’ve used a firearm to defend their lives, their families, or their homes? Might be a good idea.

  • thepoliticalchef

    Reblogged this on Thepoliticalchef's Blog and commented:
    Go Nuge!

  • Rob

    TED NUGENT: Known civilian gun rights supporter. MURDERS = 0

    CHRISTOPHER DORNER: Federal government enlisted soldier. Local Government hired officer of the law. MURDERS = 3 and counting

    Do we REALLY believe mandatory background checks and registration will curtail crime? No, YOU don’t have sufficient enough REASON to possess a firearm but they will arm and train the Chris Dorners of the world.

    • AimToMisbehave

      Dorner was actually a commissioned officer who held the rank of Lieutenant (O-3), but other than that your point regarding his body count vs. Nugent’s is a good one.

    • AimToMisbehave

      Dorner was actually a commissioned officer who held the rank of Lieutenant (O-3), but other than that your point regarding his body count vs. Nugent’s is a good one.

  • TocksNedlog

    HuffPo sez: It’s extra icky when you’re mean to the disabled.

    • xsnipe

      It is called equality… as long as the remarks do not denigrate them because of their disability, why should they be off limits?

      • Penny Robinson Fan Club


  • TocksNedlog

    It appears that “accuracy,” “integrity” and “ethics” are all ELECTIVE classes at journalism school, now.

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      No, they’ve just been redefined as :”Whatever serves the Party.”

      2 + 2 = ?

  • NRPax

    So basically when any tragedy or crime is committed, we conservatives are forbidden from speaking, must remain out of sight and live our lives in hermetically sealed chambers until the other side grants us absolution.

    Yeah. I’ll pass on that, thankyouverymuch.

  • notenoughtime

    Pres. Obama our hypocrite in chief does not acknowledge Kyle, Fort Hood Victims, Fast & Furious victims in his parade of visuals to further his agenda. The lost of human life regardless of the circumstances should be acknowledged and mourned.

    • xsnipe

      The victims of Ft. Hood have been deemed to be victims of work place violence by the national government and not the victims of terrorism as all logical thinking individuals know them to be.

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Love how they try to brand Ted’s rhetoric as inflammatory when they’re the ones who have spewing the napalm since about 2007.