A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 22, 2010
Fedzilla (federal government + Godzilla)

"Fedzilla” (federal + Godzilla) is a term for an out-of-control, monster big government. American hard rock musician and conservative critic Ted Nugent has used the name “Fedzilla” frequently since at least July 2008. “Fedzilla” gained increasing usage following the November 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama.

‘Fedzilla” has also been used to describe the Federal Reserve ("the Fed") banking system, with this usage cited in print since at least February 2009.


Wiktionary: Fedzilla
Etymology
Blend of federal and Godzilla
Noun
Fedzilla (uncountable)
(US, informal) US federal government regarded as a rapacious monster with an appetite for political power, money, etc.

Urban Dictionary
fedzilla
slang for the federal government which has too much power and too many regulations over people’s day to day lives.
Fedzilla turned down my application to cut down the tree because the form wasn’t filled out correctly.
by Greg Janke Jan 8, 2009

Fedzilla
A federal government that is out of control and whose employees (bureaucrats) meddle through excessive rules and regulations.
Fedzilla sent me a letter that says I have to show up for an IRS audit next month.
by Gregmeister66 Oct 22, 2008

Zazzle.com
Fedzilla T-Shirts, Hoodies, and more

Wikipedia: Ted Nugent
Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent (born December 13, 1948) is an American hard rock guitarist and vocalist from Detroit, Michigan. He originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes. He is also noted for his vocal conservative political views and his ardent defense of hunting, conservation, and gun ownership rights.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
Godzilla, n.
slang (orig. U.S.).
[< Godzilla, the name of a dinosaur-like monster which first appeared in the 1956 U.S. Inoshiro Honda film Godzilla, King of the Monsters, alteration of Gojira, the name of the monster in the original 1954 Japanese film of that name, blend of Japanese gorira gorilla and kujira whale, apparently adopted from the nickname of a burly film-set employee.]
A large or strong example of its type; a person or thing of monstrous proportions or strength.
1965 N.Y. Times 11 July F1/2 The institutional investor, that Godzilla of the financial world,..may soon find itself in a new relationship to small, independent shareholders.
1982 F. MCGUINNESS Factory Girls (rev. ed.) i. 10/1 Ellen: These clippers up the nose if you don’t. Hop it. Rosemary: All right, Godzilla.

-zilla, comb. form
[< -zilla (in GODZILLA n.).]
colloq. (orig. U.S.).
With preceding noun, forming humorous, usually temporary words which depict a person or thing as a particularly imposing, relentless, or overbearing example of its kind.
See also BRIDEZILLA n.
1978 I. REED Secretary to Spirits 6 It breathes and hollars [sic] like All the Japanese sci fi monsters Rolled into one: Hogzilla.
1988 D. TKAC Everyday Health Tips iv. 147/1 (heading) Bosszilla… Your immediate supervisor at work is (a) crazy, (b) probably wanted by the FBI, (c) half man, half some type of life form from Pluto.

Google Groups; alt.abuse.recovery
Newsgroups: alt.abuse.recovery
From: “Alan B. Mac Farlane”
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 09:37:12 -0700
Local: Thurs, Aug 29 2002 11:37 am
Subject: Judge Tansil Slapped/Patient Died Anyway

Which seems plausible, given the mental set of Fedzilla. ³Visible defiance. Must destroy!²

Google Books
Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto
By Ted Nugent
Washington, DC: Regnery Pub.
2008
Pg. 166:
Do you supporters of Fedzilla health care really believe the limousine liberal crowd who support a Fedzilla health care are going to use the health care system they force on everyone else?

Human Events
Guitar Player Economics 101
by Ted Nugent
07/23/2008
(...)
A major reason for this tremendous prosperity over the last 25 years is largely attributed to tax cuts, which Senator Obama wants to rescind and reverse. Instead of continuing with this historic growth by continuing President Bush’s tax cuts or even providing more economic stimulus by lowering taxes even further and reducing the size of the federal government (which I refer to as Fedzilla), Senator Obama wants to feed Fedzilla by raising taxes. This is simply weird and dangerous.
(...)
Warning: Do not feed Fedzilla. It is a pig.

Human Events
Rockbama Does Invesco
by Ted Nugent
08/29/2008
(UPDATED): While Senator Obama was giving his acceptance speech at Invesco Field in Denver to tens of thousands of Fedzilla supporting numbskulls, I was busy pummeling musical fun gluttons at the New York State Fair with my R&B spirit-infested guitar as I’ve done over 6,000 times so far in my gravity-defying career.

FOXNews.com
Rocker Ted Nugent Discusses His New Book
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is a rush transcript from “Hannity & Colmes,” October 13, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: Our next guest is well known to legions of rock ‘n’ roll fans, but he’s here to unveil his brand-new book on politics, “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto.” Joining us now with his no-holds-barred plan to attack what he calls the problems that are gutting our nation, rock star, friend, author, Ted Nugent.
(...)
NUGENT: We’d like — we’d like Fedzilla to show a little bit of accountability, and that’s what we’re demanding. 

MLive.com
Give me liberty or give me debt
By Joyce Pines | Kalamazoo Gazette
February 19, 2009, 11:31AM
(...)
Of all the Republicans and Democrats who ran for President in 2007-2008, only one, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, understood the relationship between our Federal Reserve ("Fedzilla," as some call it) money system and America’s financial crisis.

FOXNews.com
Moore, Nugent, Wilson sound off on Detroit
Saturday, April 04, 2009
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press Writer
(...)
Nugent, the wildman rocker and outdoor enthusiast known as the “Motor City Madman,” is far to the right of Moore on the political spectrum and doesn’t see government intervention in autos as a particularly good thing.

“Left to their own accord and entrepreneurial enterprise, I am confident the U.S. auto industry would have outperformed all others. ... Now that Fedzilla has had the audacity to turn up the havoc-wreaking, criminally violating the U.S. Constitution and all parameters of logic and decency, it appears the death knell has sounded. It breaks my Motor City heart,” he said.

SodaHead
The Unstoppable Ted Nugent!
Posted 05/04/10
By Ted Nugent
In the absence of any real border enforcement by Fedzilla and after the emergency of the recent murder of rancher Robert Krentz, Arizonans rightfully took matters into their own hands and passed a law allowing Arizona cops to demand immigration papers from people they stop. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, May 22, 2010 • Permalink


Who else thinks Ted is the sh*t? He’s so right on about everything it’s funny! And please anti-hunters/tree huggers, just let em rip. LOL. I’m ready for this one.

Posted by Jack Smith  on  06/27  at  03:38 AM

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