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Two Bangor, Maine councilors want Ted Nugent concert scratched, promoter sees no need
Bangor Daily News ^ | April 22, 2012 | Nick McCrea

Posted on 04/23/2012 5:16:38 AM PDT by como_1996

BANGOR, Maine — Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray said Sunday that he doesn’t plan to call off Ted Nugent’s Bangor performance despite remarks from two city councilors that the controversial rock star shouldn’t be allowed to play in the city.

Last week, Councilor Charlie Longo emailed a letter to Gray saying that the concert series shouldn’t allow Nugent to perform because of comments he made during a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. Longo later posted the letter to his website.

During the convention, Nugent was quoted saying, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”

Longo argued that a man who would make such “threatening comments” doesn’t belong on a Bangor stage.

“In the wake of one of the most fiery election seasons ever, I believe that this vitriolic, incendiary rhetoric has no place in our national discourse,” he wrote.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: nugent
Councilor Charlie Longo: www.charlielongo.com/
1 posted on 04/23/2012 5:16:41 AM PDT by como_1996
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To: como_1996

Liberal punishment attempt for someone not kowtowing to their line of infamy


2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: como_1996

Did you hear about the groom who was taking his bride to Maine for their honeymoon?
Yeah, he said he was going to Bangor for a week.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:22:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: como_1996

If Democrats don’t like you, you should not be allowed to exist.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 5:30:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: como_1996

Freedom of speech for me, but not for thee.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 5:32:16 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: como_1996

These power hungry little trolls of the government are way our of control.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: como_1996

Did Hollweird cancel Alec Baldwin when he threatened the Bush Family DIRECTLY???

Democrats, go stuff it.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: como_1996
Hey...I got an idea.

How ‘bout we just let the concert proceed and see if anyone shows up. That way, the free market dictates what the public wants, not some friggin’ idiot bureaucrat.

8 posted on 04/23/2012 5:49:01 AM PDT by econjack
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To: econjack

If he gives a concert in my town I will be there.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 5:51:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: como_1996

The Secret Service looked the comments over. They’re satisfied. These two councilmen can suck an alligator egg.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:05:22 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: como_1996
the tolerant left

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12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:07:51 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: como_1996
...remarks from two city councilors that the controversial rock star shouldn’t be allowed to play in the city.

But if he was going to burn a flag, urinate on a cross, etc. "in the name of art" they'd be allocating city funding to keep the show there for a week.

It is called free speech. They want to keep him out because of his remarks. Funny, I'd like to hear/see him perform all the more because of his remarks.

13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:11:27 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: como_1996

Longo is in some deep doo-doo because he used official paperwork to make his comments. He dodged the local radio show that was trying to contact him all morning.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:37:37 AM PDT by mirkwood (another rainy day in Maine)
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To: como_1996

I wonder how upset Charlie was when the left was constantly degrading and threatening George W Bush?


15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: como_1996

Charlie’s email... Charles.Longo@bangormaine.gov


16 posted on 04/23/2012 6:51:34 AM PDT by CheezyD
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To: como_1996

sounds like he felt threatened.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 6:59:36 AM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: MrB
Oh good grief. Bangor is pronounced Bangor or Bangah not Banger.
18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:06:37 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: como_1996

Locally libs are looking really silly over this. The more press these two get the worse they look.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:08:21 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

Eugene Robinson through a little 12 yr old girl hissy fit over this.

They really don’t like having people point out their fascist tendencies and fight back.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

“threw” a hissy fit.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:17:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Venturer

I saw him at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, TX on Saturday. I was so impressed. He’s 64 this year. What energy and spirit this man has. Uncle Ted rocks hard!

Good for that promoter, too.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: como_1996

Clearly Bangor Councilor Charlie Longo is unfit to hold a position of public responsibility and trust.

It is truly frightening to have a brownshirted ignoramus like Longo wielding the levers of government. Clearly he missed his calling by living in the United States - it seems that the Soviet Union or North Korea would have been much more appropriate for Longo’s style of immature, constipated, anti-freedom ranting.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 8:09:55 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: armymarinemom
Oh good grief. Bangor is pronounced Bangor or Bangah not Banger.

It's a joke that you apparently didn't get.

24 posted on 04/23/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT by KirbDog
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To: MrB
Good one. But if you pronounce it "Banger", then the locals will all immediately spot you as being 'From Away'.

It's sort of like Southerners saying "Yew ain't from around here, are yew?". Not world-ending, but far from being a compliment.

The correct pronunciation is "BANG-gore". Folks from away still won't fool the locals, but they can fool each other. :-)

25 posted on 04/23/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by wbill
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To: armymarinemom; MrB
Good point, AMM. "BANG-gah" is also an appropriate local pronunciation. But dropping an "ah" (arrrr, for those not from Maine) is not for the faint of heart (Haht).

I'd practice saying "Cahd-booahd Cah-ton" (cardboard carton) a couple of hundred times before tenatively trying it out.

;-)

26 posted on 04/23/2012 9:12:43 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Pronouncing it correctly ruins the joke.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: KirbDog

Oh got it.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: KirbDog

Oh got it.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom
Oh got it.

No problem it's kinda of a guy thing.

30 posted on 04/23/2012 5:00:34 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: armymarinemom

correction. Oh, I got it. I got it from the get go it just wasn’t funny with proper pronunciation.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 3:58:52 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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