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Ted Nugent Might Run For Governor Of Michigan ("I have threatened to do so and I was sincere.")
MaconDaily.com ^ | Sun Aug 19, 2007 | Adam Tanner

Posted on 08/20/2007 12:06:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Ted Nugent might run for Governor of Michigan

By: Adam Tanner

Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:24 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Ted Nugent is exuberantly excited most of the time, but he grows even more animated when asked if he ever tires of playing "Cat Scratch Fever," the 1977 hit he's played thousands of times in a 40-year career.

He shouts repeated obscenities, then picks up a guitar and plays part of both "Cat Scratch Fever" and his 1975 song "Stranglehold" with unbridled enthusiasm.

"When I get on stage, I know what it means to people, I know what it means to me. It's a timeless masterpiece guitar song, how can I not play that?" he said in his dressing room before a recent concert at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

At age 58, Nugent still brims with teenage enthusiasm for hard rock music. He is also one of the nation's most outspoken gun and hunting advocates. And he is considering a run for political office.

Mixing the unbridled personality of actor Robin Williams with the vocabulary of an urban rapper, the father and grandfather still performs about 70 concerts a year in which his music stays true to his hard rock roots with a relentless beat.

"I haven't lost the energy but I have learned how to better and more efficiently channel it."

People close to Nugent confirm his manic ways. "He's pretty much that way all the time," said singer and guitarist Derek St. Holmes, who has played with Nugent since the 1970s.

A board member of the National Rifle Association, Nugent says he spends about 200 days a year hunting, guiding clients to places such as his Michigan hunting preserve, as well as Alaska, Africa, California, Colorado, Texas, and Canada.

He favors hunting many different species, including elephants, mountain lions and tigers, and only when pressed comes up with a few animals he believes should not be hunted, such as penguins.

From Detroit and known as the "Motor City Madman," he has performed nearly 6,000 concerts in his career and releases his 32nd album, "Love Grenade," on September 4, which sticks with the sex and rock formula.

GOVERNOR NUGENT?

For all of his wild-man antics, the politically conservative Nugent is talking about following in the footsteps of celebrities such as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger or wrestler Jesse Ventura, who won gubernatorial races.

"That would be beautiful," Nugent said when asked if he would run for governor of Michigan in 2010. "I have threatened to do so and I was sincere."

Some of Nugent's antics make even Schwarzenegger's past outspokenness appear measured by comparison.

"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."

Nugent refuses to mince words and often uses a racial epithet to describe blacks that normally would mean political suicide. He says his embrace of the word reflects his respect for the black contribution to rock and roll and has another expletive for anyone who disagrees with him.

Heavy duty weapons decorate the stage during his concerts and at his Las Vegas performance he condemned Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Long a critic of drugs, Nugent wrote a recent opinion article for the Wall Street Journal condemning the widespread drug use during the Summer of Love in 1967. He drank just cold water before his Vegas concert.

Nugent still embraces the carnal part of the sex, drugs and rock and roll formula and peppers his concert dialogue with a word describing women that many find offensive.

He described the availability of sex earlier in his life like this: "It was like when carp breed. You walk across the stream and they are ... splashing in the shallows. Just jump in."

Now Nugent says he is a one-woman man, living with his wife and youngest son in Crawford, Texas, near President George W. Bush's ranch. Life is "peaceful, barbecue every day, a lot of school activities with my son Rocco, a lot of charity work."

Although Nugent appears younger than his 58 years (he says freshly hunted venison meat is one secret to longevity), loud music for decades has caused major hearing loss in one ear.

"The ear's not too good, especially with background noise. That's a small price to pay," he said. "Believe me the journey was worth it."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; catscratchfever; electiongovernor; governor; hunting; michigan; nugent; tednugent
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To: dragonblustar

Cue Dr. Evil... “MOLE!”


51 posted on 08/20/2007 1:14:56 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: gdani
I have a feeling his past love of jailbait & women who aren’t his wife would be a gold mine for his opponents.

Slick Willie got elected President twice.

His choice of words, his unrepentant past womanizing, and his tendency to take things a bit to far when addressing people he disagrees with would provide lots of ammunition.

However, he would likely have broad appeal with a lot of people who would overlook those faults, or simply not care.

The fact that he doesn't back down when he is attacked will also likely carry him far with a lot of voters that won't trust any of his opponents. A lot of people that are sick of the current state of politics will be drawn to such a "colorful" and brutally honest candidate.

52 posted on 08/20/2007 1:43:51 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: DogByte6RER

His policy of sex with underage girls should win him a certain segment of the vote.


53 posted on 08/20/2007 2:00:07 PM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Lee Heggy123
At least Ted has a record to be proud off.

Should Mr. Nugent be proud of the method he used to avoid military service in Vietnam?

54 posted on 08/20/2007 2:00:09 PM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: DogByte6RER

Nice...


56 posted on 08/20/2007 2:08:17 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Articles from the Wall Street Journal must be linked and excerpted.

Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

57 posted on 08/20/2007 2:10:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: DogByte6RER

Ted would need to overcome the 500,000 votes the communists in Detroit and Lansing manufacture every election.

Plus the state republican party leadership consists of dead clams, castrated poodles and dimbulbs. Ted running would give them all a major case of incurable constipated conniption.


58 posted on 08/20/2007 2:23:14 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: DogByte6RER

No chance.


59 posted on 08/20/2007 6:25:27 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: DogByte6RER; darkangel82; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; EternalVigilance; ...

Unfortunately, if Nugent runs as a Libertarian for MI Governor, with a decent Republican in the race, the likely Dem nominee, Lt Gov John Cherry, will win in a plurality.


60 posted on 08/20/2007 6:26:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He could run as a Republican, which would be good, as long as he doesn’t turn into Arnold.


61 posted on 08/20/2007 6:32:18 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: hophead

Have you ever seen his daughter? She is drop-dead gorgeous. I’ve wondered from time to time what it must be like to be a young man trying to date Ted Nugent’s daughter. I’d guess the poor girl is very lonely on Saturday nights.


62 posted on 08/20/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: darkangel82

Not likely, since Ah-nold is a liberal. I’d be more worried if he turned into the erratic Jesse Ventura.


63 posted on 08/20/2007 6:46:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: ravensandricks

Pictures ? You know the rules, dude.


64 posted on 08/20/2007 6:46:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL - No way do I want the Nuge knowing I spread pics of his daughter. :)


65 posted on 08/20/2007 6:48:34 PM PDT by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Ted Nugent Might Run For Governor Of Michigan

Michigan has too many deer anyway.

66 posted on 08/20/2007 6:52:31 PM PDT by Barnacle (Hunter 2008)
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To: DogByte6RER
He says his embrace of the word reflects his respect for the black contribution to rock and roll and has another expletive for anyone who disagrees with him.

Well, assuming he runs for office, I hope he's smart enough not to go this route. Detroit would probably explode into riots all over again.

67 posted on 08/20/2007 6:53:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: DogByte6RER

I like him. He’s intelligent, informed, and well-spoken.

I don’t live in Michigan but I’d love to see him in politics. Right now, the WOT and gun control (for law abiding citizens) are huge issues for me. He wasn’t in my era of music mostly so I don’t know his music well.


68 posted on 08/20/2007 6:54:24 PM PDT by Twink
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To: creeping death; cripplecreek; cschroe; Grizzled Bear; JeffreyH; MetalHeadConservative35; ...

When in doubt he whips it out...He got him a campaign manager...it's a free-for-all!

69 posted on 08/20/2007 7:03:51 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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I thought that Ted was now a Texas resident.

One thing for sure... If he runs, it’ll be UGLEEEEEE!!!!! The leftists won’t have to look too far for nasty things to say about Ted.

As for his finally being a “one woman man,” I don’t doubt it for an instant. Besides being an incredible babe, Shemane Nugent is probably every bit as good with a knife, gutting a buck, as is Ted, and HE knows it...

Mark


70 posted on 08/20/2007 7:22:57 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: DogByte6RER
Just imagine the Motor City Madman cutting taxes in MI. The economic boom would be heard all around the world.

5.56mm

71 posted on 08/20/2007 7:25:35 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: gdani
I have a feeling his past love of jailbait & women who aren’t his wife would be a gold mine for his opponents.

While it might hurt his chances for a governorship, it's makes him perfectly qualified for congress.

Mark

72 posted on 08/20/2007 7:33:01 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: hophead
He says he never did drugs OR alcohol.

He does drink, but not to excess. I remember an interview he did a long time ago and he referred to his drink, saying something along the lines of, "I was a better man before I drank this Kahlua."

In the VH1 TV show, he was seen drinking wine with meals.

Of course, drinking alcohol isn't bad, just if done to excess. And I don't believe that Ted's done that.

Mark

73 posted on 08/20/2007 7:39:09 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: MarkL; Fawn
Shemane Nugent is probably every bit as good with a knife, gutting a buck, as is Ted.

Matter of fact she is. She runs her own hunting groups exclusively for women that teaches them all of that, familiarity with firearms, confidence and self-reliance: the Queen of the Forest program.

74 posted on 08/20/2007 8:03:03 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NewRomeTacitus; Fawn
Shemane Nugent is probably every bit as good with a knife, gutting a buck, as is Ted.

Matter of fact she is. She runs her own hunting groups exclusively for women that teaches them all of that, familiarity with firearms, confidence and self-reliance: the Queen of the Forest program.

Yes, I sort of figured that she's perfectly capable of making Loreena Bobbit look like a piker!

Mark

75 posted on 08/20/2007 8:23:49 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: DogByte6RER

He lives in Texas doesn’t he? He can run for governor here. Michigan apparently didn’t want him. We’ll take him and claim him as our own.


76 posted on 08/20/2007 8:40:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Bosh Flimshaw
Should Mr. Nugent be proud of the method he used to avoid military service in Vietnam?

Which was?

77 posted on 08/20/2007 8:46:25 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: MarkL
I sort of figured that she's perfectly capable of making Loreena Bobbit look like a piker!

That wasn't a challenge. Best to let sleeping worms lie.

78 posted on 08/20/2007 9:02:06 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: EternalVigilance

America needs a guy like this now


79 posted on 08/20/2007 9:05:42 PM PDT by ezoeni
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To: RockinRight

You mean about his being unfaithful and his illegitamate kid? He also needs a bath real bad.......


80 posted on 08/21/2007 5:51:29 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: rightinthemiddle
IS this in there?:

Report: TED NUGENT Admits He Fathered Child - Feb. 24, 2004

The Associated Press is reporting that Ted Nugent has admitted he fathered the 8-year-old son of a New Hampshire woman suing the 1970s rocker for child support and custody, according to her lawyer.

Karen Gutowski, 43, sued Nugent for custody and support in August in Strafford County Superior Court. Her lawyer, Jeffrey Runge, said Nugent, 55, has acknowledged he is the father and paid minimal support but has never met the boy.

Nugent's lawyers, meanwhile, have asked the courts to make appropriate custodial and visitation rights for Nugent.

Runge says Nugent is trying to intimidate his client into withdrawing questions about Nugent's finances.

In a Foster's Daily Democrat interview last fall, Runge said that "given the fact he's worth millions and millions of dollars, he's paying the amount someone making about $20,000 per year would pay."

Eight years after the child is born, Runge wrote, Nugent "miraculously decides he wants some component of custody. Indeed (Nugent's) motives ... are suspicious and appear more intended to intimidate and harass the petitioner," Runge wrote.

Runge lists 25 sources of income for Nugent including concerts, album sales, Nugent's radio and television shows, beef jerky sales, and a recent book "God, Guns & Rock n' Roll".

81 posted on 08/21/2007 5:55:36 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

An unfaithful patriot is better than a faithful communist.


82 posted on 08/21/2007 6:06:07 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson once set fire to a crowd of liberals simply by puffing his cigar and staring real hard)
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To: dragonblustar

"Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!"
83 posted on 08/21/2007 6:07:49 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: toddlintown

Well, better Cat Scratch Fever than Cat Stevens fever ....


84 posted on 08/21/2007 6:09:48 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: El Gato

For a week prior to his date with the draft board, Mr. Nugent filled his pants with his own urine and feces. Upon arriving at his physical, Mr. Nugent affected a mental disorder to avoid serving. His loud-mouthed bravado and tough talk ring a bit hollow given his craven performance when he had a chance to put his money where his mouth is, don’t you think?

Considering that Mr. Nugent also has a well-documented penchant for underage girls that may or may not be his wife at the time, I seriously doubt this man is someone with whom Michigan Republicans would wish to be associated.


85 posted on 08/21/2007 7:56:55 AM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: RockinRight

I don’t see him as a patriot. I can’t describe how I see him on this board....I would get suspended.


86 posted on 08/21/2007 8:43:33 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Sure you can - it’s no different than how some people describe Rudy Giuliani around here.

;-)

(for the record, I’m not a Rudy fan)


87 posted on 08/21/2007 8:44:19 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson once set fire to a crowd of liberals simply by puffing his cigar and staring real hard)
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To: Bosh Flimshaw
For a week prior to his date with the draft board, Mr. Nugent filled his pants with his own urine and feces. Upon arriving at his physical, Mr. Nugent affected a mental disorder to avoid serving.

I have heard this urban legend for many years but have never seen any proof one way or the other.

I could not find anything on snopes.com or other sites except the same repeated story.

88 posted on 08/21/2007 11:28:34 AM PDT by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

Do you actually have any proof of this story or are you just regurtiatating an urban myth?

Like the ones all the lefties keep regurtiatating over and over about George Bush avoiding Viet Nam...


89 posted on 08/21/2007 11:33:26 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Fawn
He also needs a bath real bad.......

LOL. OK, now I get it. You're being silly.

90 posted on 08/21/2007 11:34:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; Hazcat

The attribution I’ve seen states the story comes from a 1990 Detroit Free Press interview with Mr. Nugent.

Even leaving that particular story aside for the moment, do you think Mr. Nugent is the type of person with whom the Michigan Republican party would be well advised to associate itself?


91 posted on 08/21/2007 11:59:50 AM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

I like Ted and his stance on most things but I do think he’s a little ‘over the top’ on his presentation.


92 posted on 08/21/2007 1:16:15 PM PDT by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: Hazcat

I understand that he has appealing views on the Second Amendment, but I also I think his history with underage girls amount to more than a “presentation” problem.


93 posted on 08/21/2007 2:01:08 PM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

You did read that quote about carp flailing in the shallows ( or was that shallow girls flailing for the carp?). Ted has never denied his sexual addiction problems, acknowledges that the lifestyle ruined his first marriage to an excellent lady and has turned a new leaf.

What about Newt Gingrich serving his hospitalized wife divorce papers at a time when she needed his moral support? What about Gulliani readily taking a position as a Mexican “consultant” right after leaving office?

I couldn’t imagine Nugent ever stooping to such behavior - yet those assclowns are considered Presidential material by many on this site while they decry a (non-drugging) rock stars behavior during the height of the rock era. My, my.


94 posted on 08/21/2007 3:49:59 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: DogByte6RER

Not gonna happen.


95 posted on 08/21/2007 3:52:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: DogByte6RER


The Nuge!
96 posted on 08/21/2007 3:54:37 PM PDT by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Beagle8U

There are other prohibitions to getting permits. They include OUIL, Careless Driving, Disorderly Person, and a convicition for Domestic Violence. There is a list of 30 or more offenses. Most have time limits of 3 to 8 years.


97 posted on 08/21/2007 4:23:00 PM PDT by healy61
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To: NewRomeTacitus

I don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t really consider someone who has an extended history of sexual activity with underage girls to be gubernatorial material, even if that individual has an appealing position on the right to bear arms.

There are thousands of registered sex offenders in this country that have done nothing more serious than Mr. Nugent, and I find it very disturbing that the majority of people on this thread are willing to overlook his actions.

I don’t personally care for Mr. Gingrich or Mr. Giuliani, but at least their none of their misdeed involved children.


98 posted on 08/21/2007 4:28:26 PM PDT by Bosh Flimshaw
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To: sergeantdave

If Nuge got elected, you couldn’t find a bottle of Kaopectate in the whole state.


99 posted on 08/21/2007 4:29:12 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Bosh Flimshaw

While I share your obvious disgust for privileged types seemingly taking advantage of legally underage girls I purposely brought up the era and culture. The legions of underage groupies literally throwing themselves at rock stars was so commonplace that nearly none of the “criminals” were ever brought up on charges. Consider, also, that most of the rockers security was made up of local moonlighting law enforcement - much who must have recognized their neighbors daughters among the groupie flock.

Ted was nothing compared to Def Leppard, who set up a groupie smorgasbord underneath their stage where musicians were able to get off a “quickie” during an instrumental break. That was the excesses of the time. If you’re hung up on that era’s immorality take comfort that most of those musicians ended up squandering their fortunes or ended up diseased.

Yet Ted survives virile with a plain-spoken agenda immune to the worst disease of all: Political Correctness. To paraphrase Nicholson’s Joker: “This country needs an enema!”


100 posted on 08/21/2007 5:25:27 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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