99 WAYS TO DIE  12:30 pm August 16, 2012

Heavy Metal Yowler Dave Mustaine Knows Obama Did All Those Shootings, Probably 9/11 Too

by Josh Fruhlinger

99 WAYS TO DIEEEEEEIf there’s one aspect of modern political discourse your Wonkette editor finds unbearably tedious, it’s “Remember how our side did X and you reacted with outrage, but now YOUR side did X and WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE,” because the only thing duller than arguing about tax policy or whatever is meta-arguing about arguing. That having been said, remember when the Dixie Chicks said “we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” at a concert in London and people were all like “HOW DARE YOU ATTACK OUR PRESIDENT IN FRONT OF THE FOREIGNERS???” Well, um, Dave Mustaine, frontman for Megadeth, told a crowd in Singapore that Barack Obama staged the shootings in Aurora and Wisconsin as part of his plan to take away our guns, and also impose Nazi rule! This an important Lapse In Civility, right? Or maybe it’s just hilarious?

Your editor has vague memories from college that Megadeth was the “thinking person’s metal band” because it put out albums called things like Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying that seemed to indicate that there was some kind of semi-coherent political philosophy behind them, and also because Dave Mustaine reported for MTV from the 1992 Democratic National Convention, an honor only given to the music scene’s intellectual heavyweights. And yet, based on Mustaine’s between-song patter to some Singaporeans last week, maybe he is not so smart … or maybe he’s too smart, in that he knows too much about the coming Nobama coup:

Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders. Like the Fast And Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.

Here, you can watch the whole video at TMZ, and see that he hilariously ends his rambling about where he’s going to flee to by suggesting, much to the crowd’s delight, that maybe he’d escape Barack Hussein Hitler by settling in Singapore, which is of course a tightly controlled police state with extremely restrictive gun laws. But hey, whatever you gotta do to get the audience fired up, we guess!

Dave Mustaine’s Facebook page features praise for Glenn Beck and Alex Jones, so probably this shouldn’t be super-surprising. Also, back in the ’80s he started a riot at a concert in Northern Ireland because he inadvertently praised the IRA, so you might say he’s not really the most sophisticated guy politically. Enjoy being caned in Singapore, Dave! [TMZ]

 

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{ 218 comments }

ph7 August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going

I think Idaho is the place you're looking for.

nounverb911 August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Newt's moon colony?

UW8316154 August 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Kentucky?

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Montana. Up on the Snake. The area around the Flathead reservation. In the middle of all those white power idiots.

rickmaci August 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Mars?

Not_So_Much August 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

No, we're already way over capacity on dipshitting derps here in Idaho.

Caelan Aegana August 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

That's why they're all moving over here to Spokane.

JustPixelz August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

What is Somalia? (ding) Alex, I'd like to try "Idiot's Delight" for $800.

An_Outhouse August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Don't come back. Somalia is beautiful. Even Hills had a good word for them a week or so ago.

karlamarx August 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oklahoma?

Callyson August 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I hear Pakistan has no gun control.

nounverb911 August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I bet the Sporeland authorities give him a good drug sniff on his way out of town.

neiltheblaze August 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Glue sniffing is not dead.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Carbona, not glue.

neiltheblaze August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I was waiting for that.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Rituals can be very comforting.

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Is this a subliminal message that Dave Mustaine should Leave Home?

BeefHardcake August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Mustane/Nugent 2016?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Baconzgood August 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

That's the concert that plays in the seventh circle of Hell.

GunToting[Redacted] August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Hank Williams Jr. and Lee Greenwood on the second stage!

emmelemm August 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Man, I better pray a little harder, cuz I don't want to go to there.

Exhausted66 August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Well I'm not buying any more Megadeth albums.

Man, that was easy.

HELisforHEL August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

WIN, sir or madam, WIN.

rockyoumonkeys August 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I wish I could unbuy all mine. Sigh.

Whatever August 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

you PAY for albums?

Beowoof August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Megamoron.

WhatTheHeck August 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Heavy metal rocker is off his rocker.

elviouslyqueer August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Dear Dave:

Enjoy Somalia. I've heard it's lovely this time of year.

Peace out,

EQ

UW8316154 August 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Don't have to worry about gun control or onerous goverment regulations there!

JustPixelz August 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

A libertarian paradise, indeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QDv4sYwjO0

MadBrahms August 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

For added fun and nostalgia, let's revisit the Reason article that started it all!

Oh, lolbertarians, what would we do without you.

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I wish Obama would try to pass a gun ban; but no, he hasn't done anything on gun control, so why he would stage attacks to support a policy that does not exist is beyond me.

PsycWench August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Yeah, remember how gun sales shot up after he was elected because he was going to somehow unilaterally ban all guns once he took office? Do these people ever stop and think about what POTUS really can and can't do?

HELisforHEL August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

They never stop to think, therefore, they are.

Chet Kincaid_ August 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

You could ask certain liberals the same question. No, I haven't forgotten!!

BerkeleyBear August 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

NEVER FORGET THE TERRORS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LEFT! AND THE DEMONIC BUTTPLUGS OF THE CENTRIST BLUE DOGS!

I only wish that was snark. Or that I didn't wish I could show people an alternative timeline where Obama hadn't won in 2008 just so everyone could see how fucked we'd all be and shut the fuck up about his perceived failures.

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

OBAMA IS JUST LIKE ROMNEY BECAUSE HE DIDN"T USE HIS MAGIC POWER TO MAKE CONGRESS PASS FULL SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE!

emmelemm August 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Demonic buttplugs? Really?

prommie August 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

Ahem. Nader got close to 50,000 votes in Florida in 2000. Nader can be thanked for Bush and trillions in war debt and hundreds of thousands killed and my house losing $200,000 in value and every fucking damned thing ever for the last 12 years. nader, nader, nader, and the Paultards of the left, the naderites. And youth is no excuse, you fucks, you know who you are.

chicken_thief August 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

It doesn't matter that Obama loosened gun laws, they know deep in their hearts that him and Holder really want to take their guns away. Because Muzlin!

metamarcisf August 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Mustaine's career plateau was getting kicked out of Metallica for being a drug-addled dick.

ChillBill August 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Imagine the kind of dick you have to be to outdick Metallica.

GunToting[Redacted] August 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Drug libel! Dave was just a violent alcoholic when Metallica kicked him out. He graduated to heroin later in life.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

OK, so booze, and then heroin … but when did he completely lose his his shit, and descend into Republicanism?

GunToting[Redacted] August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That would be an interesting case study… At what point had Dave so destroyed his higher brain functioning that Republican policy seemed reasonable to him?

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

It's quite a scary place, Dave Mustaine's brain.

Texan_Bulldog August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Newest columnist at World Net Daily?

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Chuck Norris' ghostwriter has probably been looking for a new gig for a while now, so that just might work out.

EatsBabyDingos August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Megaderp.

PsycWench August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Did this guy ever cover The Kinks' "Paranoia Will Destroy Ya"? Just wondering.

metamarcisf August 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

More likely, "Brainwashed"

Mumbletypeg August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Wasn't that kid who made headlines for getting the caning years ago, arrested and sentenced thus for merely chewing gum in an undesignated area or something?
Oh,… this Mustaine guy should've been toast the moment he entered Singapore.

nounverb911 August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Michael Fay, graffitiing. (I was living there at the time).

Mumbletypeg August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I was just back from Nepal, which by contrast is tolerant of much Western crassitude for "good business"/ "customer is always right" sake — since tourism was key for thriving or just getting by. But even as I was negotiating the nuances (how not to insult your host; haggling at the market etc) I returned home to these headlines about singapore & realized I still had a lot left to learn about intercultural graces. It was my first overseas experience so at 25 I was just getting started (on understanding it all, that is. Mostly armchair-overeseas traveler since then).

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Wait, how would gun control mean "it’s turning into Nazi America"? The Nazis encouraged people to own guns.

el_donaldo August 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Not according to gun-nut revisionist history. Seriously. They have a unified-field theory of totalitarianism that says it's basically restrictions on gun ownership, and so if the Nazis were totalitarian, ipso facto they restricted gun ownership. Q.E.D.

Ruhe August 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

In that "standard model" of totalitarianism does the higgs boson come in both solid and hollow point flavors?

MadBrahms August 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Full-Boson Jacket.

IonaTrailer August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Words, words…..(do not use on wood).

Lucidamente1 August 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Maybe he could play a benefit for Joe the Plumber.

ChillBill August 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Now that his band is dead (and Metal in general, thank God!), he's must be getting career advise from Donald Trump

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Thank god that Metal, one of the greatest forms of music ever to exist, is dead!? Boo!! Hiss!!

SmutBoffin August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Fear not, Ye Gods of Metal shall smite ChillBill. First with a mighty riff, then with a full-size van bearing a kick-ass dragon airbrushed on the side.

ChillBill August 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

As much as I hate to admit it, I was in a Metal band back in High School. No wonder why I wasn't getting any action…

HistoriCat August 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Deathtongue or GTFO.

SmutBoffin August 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

“…pimply, prole, putrid, unchic, unsophisticated, anti-intellectual (but impossibly pretentious), dismal, abysmal, terrible, horrible, and stupid music, barely music at all…music made by slack-jawed, alpaca-haired, bulbous-inseamed imbeciles in jackboots and leather chrome for slack-jawed, alpaca-haired, downy-moustachioed imbeciles in cheap, too large t-shirts with pictures of comic book Armageddon ironed on the front…heavy metal, mon amour, where do I start?”

UW8316154 August 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You take that back about Metal! Right Now!!!

Angry_Marmot August 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

You're right, he shouldn't have dissed comic book armageddons like that.

ChillBill August 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Sorry, but I won't. I suggest that you start an online petition "Ask ChillBill to take his mean, divisive comments out of Wonkette!"

bumfug August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Considering that there aren't 12 people in North America who give a fuck if Megadeth ever plays another note, why is there always so much publicity about what this mutt says?

Fun Fact: Megadeth stole their name from a fake band in National Lampoon's Lemmings but spelled it wrong.

MosesInvests August 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I was about to mention that, but you beat me to it. Great album, BTW. The parody of John Denver was classic ("Oh, Colorado's calling me {HEY, YOU!}").

bumfug August 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

The album was only the second half of the show – I saw it five times at the Village Gate and it had new stuff added every time. The first half was topical sketches and was hilarious.
Female reporter interviewing John Belushi as the last POW off the helicopter, the man who'd been in the Hanoi Hilton longer than any other man: "What would you like to say to the American people?"
Belushi, grabbing the back of her head and shoving her face in his crotch: "EAT IT!!! EAT IT NOW!!!!"

Rotundo_ August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I only caught a bit of it on tape, of all things, in the student union back in college many many many years ago, I would kill for video of it now, I can't even fathom how funny they must have been live. Congratulations on witnessing some great comedic talent. (Not just Belushi and Chase, but Alice Playten and all of them…)

ManchuCandidate August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I find it ironic that he's decrying killings allegedly orchestrated by Barry while his band is known as MegaDeath.

GunToting[Redacted] August 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Duh! It's ironic.

emmelemm August 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

So, hair metal and hipster collide?

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Like rain on your wedding day?

noodlesalad August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Well, if anyone knows what would cause a heavy-metal-playing ignorant racist to go and kill people at a Sikh temple, it would be this a-hole.

FakaktaSouth August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Dave, Dave, ya gotta think bigger, it's not a proposed gun ban, it's FEMA camps for gun owners (even HE hasn't listened to Glenn Beck and he claims to "like" him?).

Also, if PresO were gonna start having people shot, I would think he would start with the really important people, the truth-speakers, the old ass – no talent – playing in Singapore for JimBeam money – one hit wonders who were excommunicated from their uber-successful metal bands for being suckass losers. Like Dave.

Chet Kincaid_ August 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

OT: I'm in love with the lady who co-sings "Love Interruption" with Ol' Jack. Hearing the tune, I was expecting some Loretta Lynn lookalike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iErNRBTPbEc

FakaktaSouth August 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oh my. She is beautiful and her voice is so sweet and twangy I love her too! Man. This is my new favorite song, for reals.

Chet Kincaid_ August 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Live in Paris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q1RKXajFqo

I know Proms don't like him, but that new album is like the hippest, best episode of Prairie Home Companion.

FakaktaSouth August 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I think he's coming around, through force and persistence, and hell, listen to this song! Who could ever resist? Especially not prommie, that's who.

prommie August 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

I can't get over why he would marry his brain-damaged sister.

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

(even HE hasn't listened to Glenn Beck and he claims to "like" him?)

Alex Jones libel! (who Dave also claims to "like" but hasn't listened to)

toaster_pastry August 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

In the interest of fairness, despite banishing Dave, Metallica still finds itself full of "suckass losers". Thank god Cliff Burton did not survive to see what became of that sorry crap.

KeepFnThatChicken August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Looking at the photo, it's about fucking time we learned where Donald gets his hair.

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Dixie Chicks, for their sins, did not get any of their songs played on the radio.

Dave Mustaine has been receiving the same punishment since 1985.

fartknocker August 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Our local independent rad-did-eo station in Austin loved playing the Dixie Chicks during that period. Emily Robison at the time was married to Charlie Robison, and both are highly respected musicians. I won't bother anyone with the divorce or new marriage stuff.

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

If I remember "Shut Up and Sing" correctly, that whole brouhaha worked out very well for them.

DaSandman August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

This guy is just one step from an overdose and has been all his life. The best thing that came out of his mouth is vomit and that happens all the live long day.

A perfect CV for commenting on FAUX news…

Baconzgood August 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Mega Death sucks SLAYER RULZ!!!

(not really, I hate Slayer too. Give me Unsane or these cats from R.I. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeeIQX8ElB0 )

Jus_Wonderin August 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Dave, the Dixie Chicks are on Line 1.

MacRaith August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I'm betting that right about now the authorities in Singapore are regretting that they ever relaxed their old ban on men with long hair.

bibliotequetress August 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

You'd think after Gary Glitter, they'd be more careful.

MissTaken August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Sure hope he's not chewing any gum when he goes through border control leaving S'pore.

imissopus August 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Chewing gum on line, eh? I hope you've brought enough for everybody!

smitallica August 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I didn't know there'd be so many!!

HogeyeGrex August 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Boy, is he strict.

Steverino247 August 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Now go do, that voodoo, that you do, so well!!!!

SmutBoffin August 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying was good. It was snotty and was a kind of metal that seems so long-gone now as to be considered "classic".

But then Mustaine caught the Christian and then he sucked. The end.

imissopus August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Aw man, first Nuge and now Mustaine? Are there no heroes left in music?

vodkamuppet August 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

He also got kicked out of Metallica for being a bigger asshole than the rest of Metallica. Not an easy accomplishment.

SayItWithWookies August 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Megadeth is in Singapore? Awesome — they're well on their way to doing a tour of community colleges and backyard cookouts.

GeorgiaBurning August 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

They got that much time off from their job at Domino's?

SnarkOff August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

PUPPET SHOW AND MEGADETH

bibliotequetress August 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Don't forget state fair appearances opening for Molly Hatchet!

smitallica August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Oh be quiet, Megadunce. Did Obama also get you thrown out of Metallica?

Oh no, wait. That was your drinking and general assholeishness.

CrunchyKnee August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Like little Davie's guitar playing, if you take the distortion and volume off the stupid words he's spouting it will come out as week, noodlely drivel that does not stand on its own.

fartknocker August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

This guy is enough of a douchebag that Ted Nugent will use him as an opening act.

Baconzgood August 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

"my president is trying to pass a gun ban"

Hmmmmm. I'm pretty sure if that was true I would have heard somthing about that.

Hera Sent Me August 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Here's your brain.

Here's your brain after twenty years of headbanging.

Any questions?

eggsacklywright August 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I have never heard of this person. I guess I'm out of the cultural avant-garde.

WhatTheHeck August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Heavy metal was never my scene and I don’t like Star Wars.

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

You say coke, I say caine, you say dave, I say stain.

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

He's much more apres-garde these days.

OneYieldRegular August 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Get a haircut, hippie.

MissTaken August 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I always trust the conspiracy ramblings of has-been musicians. I won't make up my mind who to vote for until Styx weighs in.

T3rbo August 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Yeah, good point: what does Men at Work think about 9/11 being an inside job?

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Remember when the Styx song Show Me The Way was remixed to be a stirring patriotic Gulf War I anthem? Good times.

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

They endorsed Mr. Roboto way back in 83, so I guess that's a win for Romney.

emmelemm August 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Nice.

Stevola August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Wasn't Tommy Shaw in a band with Nugent?

HarryButtle August 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Damn Yankees! Along with the guy from Night Ranger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_uh8XjgLTE

Douchebags with big hair.

kittensdontlie August 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Given that ol' Lynyrd Skynyrd has remained deadly quiet about our oBamanation, we must assume that they approve. What,…too soon?

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Watergate doesn't bother them now, that's for sure.

PsycWench August 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I'm waiting to see what Rush has to say on the matter.

doloras August 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

You mean the band who did a concept album based on an Ayn Rand book? Take a wild guess.

UnholyMoses August 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Well, I hope you have too much time on your hands because that's all just a grand illusion …

Baconzgood August 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I only listen to political diatribes at concerts from GWAR's Beefcake The Mighty.

MissTaken August 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Balsac the Jaws of Death LIBEL!

FakaktaSouth August 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Techno Destructo and the Sexicutioner have helped me through many a primary.

freakishlywrong August 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

How fast can he leave? Even one less asshole lightens the load.

Barrelhse August 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Especially a SOLID asshole like Mustaine.

imissopus August 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The other night an old high school friend was posting pics from a concert she went to in Virginia Beach – Def Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford. And I thought that sounded pathetic.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Kiss me deadly!

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Megadeth's latest single, "Quantitative Easing Up Yer Ass" is sure to be a hit.

EatsBabyDingos August 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Does he close with "Mustaine Sully" or "Mustaine Silly"?

Baconzgood August 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thank God for grung putting him out of work.

An_Outhouse August 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Singapore is one step above playing a puppet theater. Ask Ted Nugent.

Angry_Marmot August 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hello, Johor!!!

Troglodeity August 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

This is OUTRAGEOUS! Let's collect all the CDs Megadeth has sold over the last ten years and burn them all at once!

I've got a 22-inch Weber Kettle; that should have plenty of room to spare.

Steverino247 August 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

No, you microwave CD's, dude.

rickmaci August 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Never know what shit is coming out of Mustyanus.

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Druggedout rock and roller (or, at least, a guy who thinks he is one) says some crazy shit.

Not exactly news in my world.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

People think meta started with derrida, or foucalt, or whoever the fuck all, but in reality, it started with US political reporting, which, for most of a century, has been what they call "horserace" reporting, and thats just another word for "meta." Reporting on which campaign has been succesful in influencing the reporting makes my head hurt. My newest punk band will be called "Meta is Murder."

Rcrumbudgeon August 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I'd suggest "Electile dysfunction," because Morrissey rides a cock horse.

FakaktaSouth August 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

But, watching you, the narrating-est narrator of all talk about how the media talks about what the politicians are doing to make them talk about them is just about the most meta thing I have encountered all day. And I like you, so instead of it making my head hurt it makes me laugh. Do it again! Do it again!

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

You already metadid again!

Now I did it! I did it again! That's three metas!

I'm So Meta, Even This Acronym

Pat_Pending August 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

"oops I meta-did it again…" Yeah, that works!

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

That other observer on my shoulder that watches everything from a distance, watch out, that might just be Mr. Schizophrenia.

outragedcitizen August 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Singapore, huh? So the audience is like: "What did he say?" and "Beats the fuck outta me, I don't speak English!"

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

They probably spoke English pretty well, but still had no idea what the fuck he's talking about, because contrary to what most Americans believe, especially ones like Dave Mustaine, the rest of the world does not obsess constantly about what's happening in America. They have their own countries to worry about.

Also, even Dave Mustaine has no idea idea what Dave Mustaine is talking about.

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

"Dave?"

"Dave's not here."

"Sweet."

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

OK, people keep making this reference. What the fuck does this refer to?

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

No, it's me, Dave. Open the door, I got the stuff. I think the cops are following me!

viennawoods13 August 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Only a classic! TDave's not here, man

SorosBot August 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Wait, that's it? A forgotten, lame comedy team from ancient history?

Tangled sin tax August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Cheech and Chong lame? Forgotton? Ancient history? I didn't know this was going to be the kid's table when I sat down for dinner.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

The real story here is that this dude is obviously a victim of the disinformation campaign that seems to be spearheaded by that shoe-fetishist scumbag shitweasel Dick Morris, who is a constant presence on right-wing terror radio pounding some insane theory that Obama is gonna ban guns by signing on to a UN anti-gun treaty and that this will be a "back door repeal of the second amendment," on the grounds that treaties do take precedence over the Constitution. All based on a provision in the UN treaty that signatory nations must take steps to make gun transactions traceable. I have heard him give the whole spiel, on Hannity, its just vile and disgusting false nonsense, but the gun fetishists, you know, the dude's with the tiny dicks, they eat that shit up.

GeorgiaBurning August 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Obama, UN, gun sales regulations? Sounds like a trifecta win for the recreational firearms industry with any right-wing blogger

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

It's a hydra of disinformation. I wasn't even aware of Dick Morris spreading this absurd nonsense, but I knew about Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and Darrell Issa's dissemination.

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

All sucking at the money-dripping cock of karl rove's PAC, I am sure.

MadBrahms August 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Jesus, you need to send that suggestion to GWAR, quick.

emmelemm August 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

"back door"

Huh huh. Huh huh.

chicken_thief August 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

"…the beautiful people at the Sikh temple"

In any context other than "Obummer is going to steal my guns!!!" I doubt that Mustaine would refer to the Sikh's as "beautiful".

CommieLibunatic August 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I wonder if "Occam's Razor" is taken as a metal band name yet. I'd thrash and scream-sing about how sometimes a random mass shooting is just a random mass shooting.

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Maybe throw in something about how maybe, just maybe, if a President has, over the course of almost a full term, never once proposed specific new gun regulation, and has in fact on at least two occasions signed into law relaxations of gun regulation, maybe this is a sign that he is not coming for your guns.

ETA: bad news, by the way

HistoriCat August 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Back in the dot com era I toyed with getting the domain name allthegoodnamesweretaken.com

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Just goes to show, when Alice Cooper takes you backstage to warn you about your excessive drug use, you know something is seriously wrong.

LetUsBray August 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Kind of like when Keith Richards said Amy Winehouse needed to get her shit together and fly right. Turned out he knew what he was talking about.

Blunderthing August 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Mustaine Stupid, think you better slow your Mustaine down….

anniegetyerfun August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Can I express some delight at TMZ as a source?

lunchbox360 August 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I thought Singapore did not allow trash in public places.

Estproph August 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

That's really a picture of him? He looks like he works at Subway.

Steverino247 August 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Needs moar prison tats.

Barrelhse August 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

It's what you'd expect from someone who can't even play music

JustPixelz August 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

"…it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America…"

</snark>
I despise the way right-wingers (or anyone) throws Hitler and the Nazis into our political discourse. The real Nazis started World War II which killed 50-60 million people — a thousand deaths an hour for six years. The real Nazis rounded up their political, religious, ethnic and other enemies (Communists, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals) and killed them. By the hundreds, the thousands and the millions. That was real life mega-death. And, heads up Mustaine, they banned music they didn't like.

To equate the United States of America to Hitler's Germany is an outrageous insult to the soldiers and sailors who died in WWII. Fuck you Mustaine.

lulzmonger August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

But … but what would the Batshit Right possibly have to gain by trivializing Hitler????

Also, Obama likes beer … you know who ELSE liked beer?

HistoriCat August 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Homer Simpson?
Cindy McCain?
Me!

sewollef August 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Round of applause JP.

As the son of a WWII veteran [and hero] who's armoured battalion liberated Bergen-Belsen death camp*, this ranks as the fucking comment of the day.

[OT sidebar]; *My dad's comrades promptly rounded up the remaining SS guards and started shooting them in the head in anger. Their officers told them to stop.

Naked_Bunny August 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Get this man a column at the Washington Post, stat!

prommie August 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Anyone watch that Anvil documentary?

lulzmonger August 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Give it up, Dave … FOX still won't put you on the air until AFTER you cut the grease-mop.

dennis1943 August 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Now we know he never had a day job to give up………………

mrblifil August 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This is powerful coming from a respected figure from an industry (heavy metal) that prides itself on it's diversity.

Chet Kincaid_ August 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Led Zeppelin was a great band because they knew their roots. Your Megadeths and what not are what happens when you take all the "race music" out of rock'n'roll. After another round of devolution, all that's left is the "white power music scene."

Toomush_Infer August 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh, settle down people – he's just been reading the NRA Handbook on How to Stay Relevant Despite Reality and Garner Big Bucks…. although in his case, the big bucks aren't so relevant….

CthuNHu August 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

So, wait — Megadeth frontdude thinks America is going Nazi… and he's not happy about it?

I haz a confuse.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Megadumb

sewollef August 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I have no comment….

larrykat August 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

We would organize a boycott of Megadeath if a boycott was not so close to the level of attention they actually get paid by the public. I mean, who would know they were being boycotted?

randcoolcatdaddy August 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Ah, the 80s … when politics and music meant "Just Say No" with Michael Jackson and Nancy Reagan and gay rights was about Frankie Goes to Hollywood telling Jesse Helms to "Relax".

Good times, simple times. Except for the whole AIDS, Apartheid, Guns for Hostages, and Cold War things.

glamourdammerung August 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Wait a second, he is threatening to leave if President Obama gets re-elected? And he thinks that is going to get people to NOT vote for Obama?

thefrontpage August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Megabraincelldeth.

DahBoner August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Heavy Metal Yowler

I thought 'Yowling' was the purveyance of Black Music from the 70's, like Average White Band?

thefrontpage August 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

When did an anvil fall from the sky and hit Mustaine on the head?

And why are so many anvils falling lately and hitting people on the head?

thefrontpage August 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

TMZZZ reporting today, August 16, that Victoria Jackson, Dave Mustaine's girlfriend, issued a statement clarifying Mustaine's remarks.

"What my conservative honeybunch was really saying is that Obama, together with liberal Democrats and liberal Republicans, has actually staged most huge domestic terrorist and gun-shooting incidents in the United States for the last 15 years. Many of these incidents didn't really happen, and they were all staged by a clandestine group of actors and magicians within the CIA, FEMA, the Defense Department, the Homeland Security Department, the DIA, the FBI and NOAA. Also, we believe that Democrats were behind the Kennedy assassinations, and they also faked the landing on the moon in 1969."

thefrontpage August 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Asked for comment about Mustaine's remarks today, Yeti, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, E.T., Bat Boy, Lobster Man, Dracula and the Loch Ness Monster just sighed, rolled their eyes and shrugged their collective shoulders, according to an exclusive reaction article in The Weekly World News.

"Man, that guy–he's lost his grip on reality, big-time!" said Sasquatch, before heading back into the Oregon forest.

"I think he's an asshole," said Lobster Man, from his oceanfront home in Maine. "He's taking the spotlight away from real sideshow and freakshow people. I mean, we have to make a living, too."

Pat_Pending August 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Well that 'splains everything. It's ok if stupid people say it. Smart people (Natalie Maines), not so much. That's why the totalitarians always round up the college students and professors first.

Mr. Musty here need never worry, cuz he haz a dum.

rockyoumonkeys August 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Honestly, I'm still floored by this. I knew he was a born-again, and I was willing to overlook that. But I didn't realize he was this level of crazy.

It's why I desperately avoid learning about artists I like (authors, musicians, etc.), because I'd hate to find out they were insane douches.

So now what? How can I listen to his music again?

ElPinche August 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Mustaine needs a proper lobotomy , put in him front of a Mastadon amp stack.

lochnessmonster August 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

He's in Singapore…maybe he shouldn't come back if it's so bad here?

BZ1 August 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

if only someone had the cojones to deal with the pistol-packin' crowd

Generation[redacted] August 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Please, Dave, move to Singapore, and take all your guns with you. I'm sure the Singapore government would love that.

bibliotequetress August 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Serious question: Is Singapore where Ted Nugent adopted his teen wife?

God, I don't care how tasty their slings are, Singapore is dropping to the bottom of my "Let's Go Asia!" travel list.

Uniprober August 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Eh. Lousy band. Lousy guitar player.

Makinglifehell August 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Washed-up footnote to rock history said what?! I think this sums my feelings up pretty well. http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/fueds/g

iburl August 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

He's just trying to throw it for Romney, so Santorum can win in 2016 years.

Mustaine used to shill for the Libertarian party in the 80's, that's when he seemed more political and therefore 'smarter' than most metalheads.

His appearance in the "Some Kind of Monster" Metallica doc shows him, and Metallica, to be amongst the most whiney millionaire crybabies of all time. In other words, Romney Republicans.

ttommyunger August 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Dave, Dave, ugly, stupid and unhygienic is no way to go through life; just ask Ted Nugent…

Tundra Grifter August 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Tst:

Some folks just don't appreciate the classics.

AOTK.

sullivanst August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Q: Are you not Bot?
A: You are Devo.

Tangled sin tax August 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

They have a special place in my heart 'cause they were the first performance I took my hawt 19-yo gf to in '71 while back in school on the GI Bill. Also we were stoned.

docteur_giraud August 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Magic Mormon underwear is the only protection against Demonic buttplugs.

BerkeleyBear August 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Just sorta fits Nelson and Bayh, screwing everyone in the ass for no good reason.

prommie August 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

Yes, I do love The Black Keys, why do you ask?

FakaktaSouth August 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

Are you talking about Meg? I know you cannot be talking about my baby girl's hero in this way. I KNOW this. Say it.

Chet Kincaid_ August 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Meg is a primitive, deep-grooved genius, and she seems like a sweetie. It doesn't hurt that she is mighty "bouncy" behind the drumkit, either.

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