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Ted Nugent Blames Hippies for Divorce, Abortion, Drugs and Crime
The Rolling Stone ^ | July 3, 2007 | Zachary Weiss

Posted on 07/30/2007 8:10:20 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Ted Nugent Blames Hippies for Divorce, Abortion, Drugs and Crime

7/3/07, 2:22 pm EST

It was only a matter of time before Ted Nugent decided to rain on the Summer of Love’s anniversary parade. In an article from today’s Wall Street Journal titled “The * Summer of Drugs,” the notoriously opinionated guitar god took some time off his busy hunting schedule to blame “stoned, dirty, stinky hippies” for “rising rates of divorce, high school drop-outs, drug use, abortion, sexual diseases and crime, not to mention the exponential expansion of government and taxes.”

* Highlights (including some choice words for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) after the jump:

* On the Summer Of Love: “Honest and intelligent people will remember it for what it really was: the Summer of Drugs.”

* On Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Mama Cass: “I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed had they not gagged to death on their own vomit.”

* On the hippie movement: “Turned off by the work ethic and productive American Dream values of their parents, hippies instead opted for a cowardly, irresponsible lifestyle of random sex, life-destroying drugs and mostly soulless rock music that flourished in San Francisco.”

* On life as the Nuge: “Clean and sober for 59 years, I am still rocking my brains out and approaching my 6,000th concert. Clean and sober is the real party.”

-- Zachary Weiss

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 1960s; abortion; babyboomers; boomers; catscratchfever; counterculture; crime; culturewar; declineofwesternciv; dirtyliberals; divorce; dopefiends; drugs; ericcartman; genx; hippies; pigs; ratbastards; summeroflove; tednugent
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This is almost a month old, but I just stumbled on it and thought this might make some good debate among the FReepers...
1 posted on 07/30/2007 8:10:23 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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“The Summer of Drugs”

By Ted Nugent

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118342613870356143.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries


2 posted on 07/30/2007 8:11:01 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I love Ted, but considering his track record of infidelity, it seems a bit hypocritical coming from him.


3 posted on 07/30/2007 8:12:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER

While I’m only 21 and admire the Nuge for his clean lifestyle, I have no problem having a few drinks with friends every now and then. I’ll never touch any drugs, though.

Drugs are for losers.


4 posted on 07/30/2007 8:12:52 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hippies were just another symptom, not the cause.


5 posted on 07/30/2007 8:13:14 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: DogByte6RER

While I agree with most everything Ted said, I must say the music wasn’t all soulless.


6 posted on 07/30/2007 8:14:22 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: DogByte6RER
Has Nugent ever responded to allegations from Courtney Love that she "serviced" him back stage at one his concerts when she was something like 12 or 13-years-old?
7 posted on 07/30/2007 8:14:24 AM PDT by gdani (The average speed of a house fly is 4.5 miles an hour)
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To: dfwgator
I love Ted, but considering his track record of infidelity, it seems a bit hypocritical coming from him.

It's a Boolean thing.

Ted is opposed to sex and drugs. Not sex OR drugs.

8 posted on 07/30/2007 8:15:26 AM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: dirtboy

I remember hearing Ted boasting about the fact that he would do other guys’ girlfriends while the guys were too stoned out to “perform.”


9 posted on 07/30/2007 8:17:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: gdani

Oooohhh..Courtney Love. Always the voice of piety there.


10 posted on 07/30/2007 8:17:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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11 posted on 07/30/2007 8:17:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: AppyPappy
Oooohhh..Courtney Love. Always the voice of piety there

If it's not true, I can't imagine why Nugent hasn't sued her.

12 posted on 07/30/2007 8:18:08 AM PDT by gdani (The average speed of a house fly is 4.5 miles an hour)
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To: DogByte6RER

This from a guy that penned such classy songs as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Wango Tango”?


13 posted on 07/30/2007 8:18:10 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Some people blame all those things on Poverty.


14 posted on 07/30/2007 8:19:06 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: dfwgator
I love Ted, but considering his track record of infidelity, it seems a bit hypocritical coming from him.

C'mon, you can't really hold someone responsible for acts committed when they were suffering from Cat Scratch Fever, can you?

15 posted on 07/30/2007 8:19:22 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: gdani

Never, never, NEVER sue a nut.


16 posted on 07/30/2007 8:19:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He left off illegal immigration, and massive legal third world immigration which are existential threats to this country. And, yes, I blame it on the sixties counter-culture.


17 posted on 07/30/2007 8:19:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Bestowing kindness on the evil visits cruelty on the good.)
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To: gdani

Courtney Love or not, Ted liked ‘em young. He had the parents of one minor he was diddling sign over guardianship to him.


18 posted on 07/30/2007 8:20:08 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: DogByte6RER

Once again Eric Cartman nails it (regarding hippies).


19 posted on 07/30/2007 8:20:29 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: DogByte6RER

I like the Nuge.

This article of his goes along with all the boomer bashing threads here on FR. We are overun with boomer bashing lately.


20 posted on 07/30/2007 8:20:30 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: stuartcr
This from a guy that penned such classy songs as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Wango Tango”?

You left out his tender, love ballad, "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang."

21 posted on 07/30/2007 8:20:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hendrix was a far better guitarist than Nugent.


22 posted on 07/30/2007 8:21:15 AM PDT by zencat (The universe is not what it appears, nor is it something else.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What’s there to debate? The title says it all. :)


23 posted on 07/30/2007 8:21:56 AM PDT by RushCrush (Rush bot. Just waiting for instructions.)
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To: dfwgator

We all have our vices...when a brick falls from Century Tower let me know ;-)


24 posted on 07/30/2007 8:22:08 AM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: RightWhale

“Hippies were just another symptom, not the cause.

You mean to say, that given human nature, if a highly affluent, generous, and orderly society happens to have large numbers of children, this sort of thing is likely to happen?


25 posted on 07/30/2007 8:22:25 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: zencat
Hendrix was a far better guitarist than Nugent.

No doubt Ted would agree, but Ted's still here and Jimi is not.

26 posted on 07/30/2007 8:23:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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27 posted on 07/30/2007 8:23:33 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Damn dirty hippies! I hate 'em,I hate 'em!

28 posted on 07/30/2007 8:23:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: zencat

“was” being the past tense.


29 posted on 07/30/2007 8:23:48 AM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: proxy_user

No.


31 posted on 07/30/2007 8:24:21 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: dfwgator

You’re right, he is an accomplished lyricist.


32 posted on 07/30/2007 8:26:42 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Truth is never Politically Correct.

Pray for W and Our Troops


33 posted on 07/30/2007 8:26:48 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: DogByte6RER
"The Summer of Drugs"

Ahhh, but it was fun. I think, I'm not quite sure.

34 posted on 07/30/2007 8:26:52 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: BallyBill

If you remember it, you weren’t there.


35 posted on 07/30/2007 8:28:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yeah, that’s who I’d blame too.


36 posted on 07/30/2007 8:28:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: dfwgator
No doubt Ted would agree, but Ted's still here and Jimi is not.

True, but we're all not going to be here at some point. Just saying, drug use doesn't automatically make one a talentless loser or socialist.

Ted's just getting a little preachy for my taste. Shut up and play, Ted.
37 posted on 07/30/2007 8:29:26 AM PDT by zencat (The universe is not what it appears, nor is it something else.)
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To: zencat

“I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed....”

Seems to me here Ted is admitting they had tremendous talent, but just that they pissed it away on drugs.

And I too wonder what Hendrix could have done had he lived, I still consider him the most amazing guitarist ever.


38 posted on 07/30/2007 8:31:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: caver
We are overun with boomer bashing lately.

They got it coming -- selfish narcissists.
39 posted on 07/30/2007 8:38:41 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Beckwith

Oh, I left out spoiled.


40 posted on 07/30/2007 8:39:07 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: DogByte6RER

I applaud ted for his pro 2A stance, but google the lyrics to “Wango Tango” before people turn him into a Father Knows Best figure.


41 posted on 07/30/2007 8:40:28 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is this the same Ted who once made an album with about 30 hash pipes on the cover art? Just what kind of journey to the center of the mind is this guy on?


42 posted on 07/30/2007 8:41:34 AM PDT by shuckmaster (The only purpose of the news is to fill the space around the advertisements.)
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Hmmm. So there was no sex or drugs or high school dropouts or abortions before the hippies?


43 posted on 07/30/2007 8:42:58 AM PDT by ObadiahLynch
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To: dfwgator
And I too wonder what Hendrix could have done had he lived, I still consider him the most amazing guitarist ever.

I have to disagree; I think Stevie Ray Vaughan beat Hendrix out, and he didn't need a stack of Marshalls to do it. That said, I DID admire Hendrix a LOT!


44 posted on 07/30/2007 8:43:04 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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To: shuckmaster
Is this the same Ted who once made an album with about 30 hash pipes on the cover art? Just what kind of journey to the center of the mind is this guy on?

That was the "Amboy Dukes," not Ted. Ted got his anti-drug views from seeing what they did to his fellow bandmates. He was only 17 when that album came out, and he admits he was naive about the cover, as well as to the lyrics of "Journey to the Center of the Mind."

45 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER
The Summer of Love is long gone.
All that's left is Sex, Drugs and Geritol.

46 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:25 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: NRA1995

But I say, no Hendrix, there would have been no SRV. But I definately would put SRV, if not #2, in the Top 5 easily.


47 posted on 07/30/2007 8:45:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: zencat
Hendrix was a far better guitarist than Nugent.

Not after 1970 he wasn't. I think that's Ted's point.

48 posted on 07/30/2007 8:46:30 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Doctor Raoul
We Are The Old
49 posted on 07/30/2007 8:46:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

We all have our opinions.....


50 posted on 07/30/2007 8:47:46 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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