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Exclusive: US rocker Ted Nugent's outrageous rant on UK knife crime
Mirror.co.uk ^ | 17/07/2008 | Jody Thompson

Posted on 07/19/2008 1:54:07 PM PDT by yankeedame

Exclusive: US rocker Ted Nugent's outrageous rant on UK knife crime

By Jody Thompson,
17/07/2008

(What's this?)American rock star Ted Nugent has followed in Lily Allen's footsteps to be the latest celebrity to comment on the UK's knife crime problem.

However, unlike Lily, he's set to spark controversy with his outrageous views.

An advocate of hunting and gun-ownership rights, Nugent currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association and thinks the problem would stop if Britons were allowed to arm themselves with guns.

Talking mid-set during his gig at London's Indigo venue in the 02 Arena on Monday night, he said: "I understand that London has a knife problem. That's because you took everybody's guns away."

He continued: "If you had a f***ing gun you could shoot the motherf*****s with the knife. Do you need me to explain that to you dumb Limey motherf******? In Detroit, we don't have a knife problem. The knife motherf*****s got a Ted problem."

"'Oooh, he's got a knife, I'll pretend I'm from England'. [Imitates firing a gun]. Take that motherf****r. [Then pretends to call 911]: 'You might wanna bring a dustpan and broom because there's a big puddle of shit on the sidewalk'. That's what you call a deterrent. That motherf****r ain't gonna knife no-one ever again."

It's unlikely anti-knife campaigners are going to take Nugent's ideas seriously however.

As exclusively revealed in The Mirror today, one in five youngsters now claim they or their pals have been threatened with knives in the past year with an explosion of gangs being blamed.

Police figures to be released today are expected to show 25,000 stabbings were committed in England and Wales in the last 12 months.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; britain; england; greatbritain; nugent; tednugent; thenuge; uk; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 07/19/2008 1:54:08 PM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

A little tactless, but true.


2 posted on 07/19/2008 1:57:07 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: yankeedame

Ted’s completely right


3 posted on 07/19/2008 1:58:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: yankeedame

Yer dang skippy Ted.
Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.


4 posted on 07/19/2008 1:58:58 PM PDT by Southern Partisan ("Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." ----R. E. Lee)
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To: yankeedame
That is classic Ted.....


5 posted on 07/19/2008 1:59:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak Obama is as inept as a bear cub with his dink.)
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To: tanuki

Full bluntal Nugity...


6 posted on 07/19/2008 1:59:33 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: tanuki

Overt concern for being “tactless” and politically correct is what got England into the problems it faces today...


7 posted on 07/19/2008 1:59:48 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: yankeedame

LOL!!! Oh, man, you’ve gotta love Ted! Hehehehehehe...


8 posted on 07/19/2008 2:00:01 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: yankeedame
Nugent ... thinks the problem would stop if Britons were allowed to arm themselves with guns.

He's absolutely right.
9 posted on 07/19/2008 2:01:00 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: yankeedame

The only reason why this restrained statement of obvious truth is considered an “outrageous rant” is because Socialism is a mental disorder that prevents those afflicted from grasping basic logical concepts.

I think, however, that his words will ring entirely true with many British FReepers here, even if the delivery may be somewhat off-putting.


10 posted on 07/19/2008 2:02:17 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: yankeedame

Ted’s aiming to be charged with a hate crime... It is a hate crime to hate crime, right? I get so confused...


11 posted on 07/19/2008 2:02:50 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Did you make that up yourself? I like it!


12 posted on 07/19/2008 2:03:22 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: yankeedame

ROFL. I can just picture the Brits fainting and spilling their tea, and their nannies and butlers trying to revive them over hearing this. I wish I was an enterprising criminal with access to a ton of .38 snub-nosed revolvers. I’d sell them on the street for $100 bucks apiece, and be rich.


13 posted on 07/19/2008 2:03:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: yankeedame

That rant is full of Nugenty goodness.


14 posted on 07/19/2008 2:03:58 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

“Full bluntal Nugity...”

LOL!!!


15 posted on 07/19/2008 2:04:01 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: yankeedame
It's unlikely anti-knife campaigners are going to take Nugent's ideas seriously however.

Let me guess... The anti-knifers are the same folks who were anti-gun.

16 posted on 07/19/2008 2:05:35 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: yankeedame
" 'You might wanna bring a dustpan and broom because there's a big puddle of shit on the sidewalk'. That's what you call a deterrent. That motherf****r ain't gonna knife no-one ever again."

BWWwhahahhhahahahhaaaa.... Amen, brother.

17 posted on 07/19/2008 2:05:38 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Better a rino than a jackass....sigh.....)
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To: LibWhacker

LOL!!! Oh, man, you’ve gotta love Ted! Hehehehehehe...


YEP! ;)


18 posted on 07/19/2008 2:05:41 PM PDT by chasio649 (sick of it all)
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To: yankeedame

They aren’t smart enough to get what he’s saying.


19 posted on 07/19/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: yankeedame
"Police figures to be released today are expected to show 25,000 stabbings were committed in England and Wales in the last 12 months."

I wonder how many shootings they had in a 12 month period before they took away everyone's guns......

I think it's time to give their guns back!


20 posted on 07/19/2008 2:10:32 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: tanuki

Ted is Ted. My former neighbor. ( Yes, he used to live a few houses down from me.)


21 posted on 07/19/2008 2:11:12 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: yankeedame

You just got to LOVE Nugent!!

It’s a shame that we don’t more just like him!


22 posted on 07/19/2008 2:11:40 PM PDT by Howie66 (To the RAT Party: How can I question your patriotism? You have none, so what's your point?)
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To: yankeedame

That Ted— he’s a pip!


23 posted on 07/19/2008 2:12:16 PM PDT by Clara Lou (McCain is better than Obama any day.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Let me guess... The anti-knifers are the same folks who were anti-gun.

Then next it will be anti-pointed sticks.

24 posted on 07/19/2008 2:13:14 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: kingu

They’d probably just arrest Ted if he went there. Its illegal to point how how badly they are failing.


25 posted on 07/19/2008 2:13:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: yankeedame

“Duh”.

Britain’s crime rate has spiraled out of control since they banned firearms. Now they’re going bonkers, over KNIVES?...

America’s crime rate, has gone down during the same time.


26 posted on 07/19/2008 2:15:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 103 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: yankeedame
In Detroit, we don't have a knife problem.

I don't know if Detroit's a good place to brag about.
27 posted on 07/19/2008 2:15:28 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: tanuki
Tackless?

Are you familiar with Ted Nugent?

28 posted on 07/19/2008 2:16:01 PM PDT by Vision (The light of the body is the eye, if your eye is true all your body will be full of light. Matt 6:22)
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To: driftdiver

He was “there”: “Talking mid-set during his gig at London’s Indigo venue in the 02 Arena on Monday night”.


29 posted on 07/19/2008 2:16:02 PM PDT by Caramelgal (Just a lump of organized protoplasm - braying at the stars :),)
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To: yankeedame

“In a world gone soft, somebody’s got to be hard.”


30 posted on 07/19/2008 2:16:31 PM PDT by Vision (The light of the body is the eye, if your eye is true all your body will be full of light. Matt 6:22)
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To: yankeedame

BBC correspondent discovers gun-owning America feels safe
The American Thinker
25 April 2008

Justin Webb, BBC’s North America editor, reports to UK listeners and readers on the “paradox” that America is less violent (and feels much safer) than Britain, where private hand gun ownership is banned.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006780/posts#21


31 posted on 07/19/2008 2:17:28 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: "American schools" and "Sodom and Gomorrha")
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To: Hi Heels

Ted’s right, of course, but there’s something I don’t understand about the knife crime epidemic in Britland:

Once the populace was disarmed, the criminals still had guns, didn’t they? Lots of cheap handguns flooding in from former Soviet bloc and China.

But now, thugs would rather stab their victims than shoot them, even if illegal guns are available? It sounds like something truly insidious, a mass psychosis, is taking over the Brits. Violence that used to be the specialty of soccer yobbos (and they used fists, mostly) seems to be spreading like mass mental illness. Are the Brits so purposeless and disillusioned that turning on their fellow humankind is the only outlet remaining?

Thoughts?


32 posted on 07/19/2008 2:18:47 PM PDT by elcid1970 (My cartridges are dipped in pig grease.)
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To: yankeedame
"...anti-knife campaigners..."

Soon to be followed by "anti-sharp stick campaigners", then "anti-rock campaigners", "anti-dirt-clod campaigners", and "anti-finger-in-your-eye campaigners".

What's next? "Anti-sticking-your-tongue-out-at-me campaigners"?

Let the Muzzies have the damned place. The British deserve to lose it.
33 posted on 07/19/2008 2:21:12 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Obammunists: Millions fooled daily!!!)
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To: yankeedame

They didn’t arrest him for a hate crime? lol


34 posted on 07/19/2008 2:21:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: yankeedame

Best use of the word f******!!!!


35 posted on 07/19/2008 2:23:29 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ( MUST SEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkgHkxIfgBc)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I don't know if Detroit's a good place to brag about.

True but it's probably safer than London.

36 posted on 07/19/2008 2:24:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: Maverick68

This is the Mirror, a left wing tabloid. ‘Nuff said.


37 posted on 07/19/2008 2:25:05 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Beagle8U; Vision

Wow! I’d love to have Ted Nugent as my neighbor. Any stories?

And yes, Vision, I do know Ted Nugent. And I concede the more I think on it, the lamer my response sounds. Ted is Ted and the Brits need to smell the coffee-or the blood wafting from their streets.


38 posted on 07/19/2008 2:26:02 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: yankeedame

TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND STABBINGS IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN THE PAST YEAR??? THAT IS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS CRIME STATISTIC I HAVE EVER HEARD!! hOW does that compare with other countries? I would bet that’s twenty times the US’s statistic, even with our huge population difference/


39 posted on 07/19/2008 2:28:08 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Maverick68
a civil respectable society has its citizenry armed.

Unarmed, we lose our citizen respectability.

40 posted on 07/19/2008 2:28:51 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: supremedoctrine

classic Ted
you gotta love this guy!!


41 posted on 07/19/2008 2:29:43 PM PDT by mouse1 ("whitey")
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To: elcid1970

Not so complicated.

Guns are banned, and knives are banned. So only outlaws have guns, and knives.

Basically, it’s possible for a violent thug to achieve the same degree of one-on-one intimidation (perhaps even more) over a victim, with a knife, and knives are quiet.

Guns are really, really loud. Britain is a small, densely populated country. Shoot a gun, and about 3,000 people know about it, instantly.

In a country with cameras on ever corner, in the era of cell phones (and most likely, an array of directional mikes), an instant dragnet about 5 seconds after a gunshot is reported.

I would imagine, the bad guys figure they can get exactly the same results with a knive, with almost zero risk of being aprehended. All they need to do, is somehow mask their identity to recording devices while they make their getaway, so someone reviewing the tapes the next day, can’t figure out who they are.

Scott free. They know their victims are unarmed, so they’ve basically got free money.

The flip side of this is ... if potential victims had guns, that calculation, would be completely invalid.

In other words, Ted Nugent is *completely* correct.

But Britain is hysterical, and beyond thinking rationally about this.

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Next step: Sharia.


42 posted on 07/19/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 103 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I love Nugent and basically agree with everything he said with the exception of using Detroit as a good example. I think it has one of the worst crime rates in the country and also to some degree bans guns.


43 posted on 07/19/2008 2:35:23 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Maverick68

Political Correctness:
”A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority,
and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media,
which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

By spreading this definition around, perhaps we can employ one of the more effective methods of deflating and defeating the fools who practice and promote it: RIDICULE.

Unless stopped – and soon – PC will DESTROY Western Civilization — if it hasn’t already.

PASS IT ON!!

(Credit hereby given to my late cousin Karl Benton Clark for either creating this definition or bringing it to my attention


44 posted on 07/19/2008 2:35:46 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: mamelukesabre
"Full Bluntal Nugity" is the name of a live album Nugent released several years ago.
45 posted on 07/19/2008 2:36:29 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Full bluntal Nugity...

You can say that again!

46 posted on 07/19/2008 2:36:40 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dfwgator

“Then next it will be anti-pointed sticks.”

Sharpened pencils, man; they’re going to ban sharpened pencils. Brits will be doing all their writing with chalk and crayons.


47 posted on 07/19/2008 2:39:34 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

” Best use of the word f******!!!! “

Double standard here . I don’t know how many times I read Freepers castigating funnyman George Carlin for HIS use ( overuse ? ) of the MF word ( and other epithets ) . I guess if George had been a Republican it would have been cool , right ? ; )


48 posted on 07/19/2008 2:39:42 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Southern Partisan
Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

Britain's problem is deeper than just the gun ban. Although Britons have the same de jure right to use "proportional force" in self-defense, courts interpret this as the right to use one's fists only. Use of ANY weapon in self defense will heavier charges on the victim than on the criminal. In fact, the criminal will get invited over to George Monbiot's place for tea and crumpets while the victim rots in prison.

49 posted on 07/19/2008 2:40:14 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Beagle8U
Yes, he used to live a few houses down from me.

Did he ever stop by to borrow a motherf****ing cup of sugar? I bet he invited you over for a motherf****ing Barbecue!

Wait a minute, are we talking about Ted Nugent or Samuel Jackson?

NOTE; THIS WAS MEANT AS A JOKE. SO THOSE OF YOU WHO TEND TO GET A CASE OF THE VAPORS WHEN YOU READ A POST THAT WAS NOT DIRECTED AT YOU SHOULD GO READ ANOTHER THREAD BECAUSE I'M SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF POSTS LIKE THIS ON THIS THREAD.

50 posted on 07/19/2008 2:41:50 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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