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Activists petitioning for Toad’s to cancel Ted Nugent show find no one home
New Haven Register ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | Mark Zaretsky

Posted on 08/01/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by kevcol



Community activists hoping to convince Toad’s Place president and owner Brian Phelps to cancel the Ted Nugent concert scheduled for Tuesday stopped by the York Street rock club Wednesday night with petitions signed by 2,500 like-minded people.

They can keep hoping — but on Wednesday, all they encountered was a locked door.
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Fair also said that if there is no dialogue and the show is not cancelled, peaceful protesters will turn out the evening of the show.

“We’re making every effort at dialogue first,” said Williams.

“I want to sit down and actually have a decent conversation with him,” Fair said of Phelps. “So our plan is to come back tomorrow then ... I called him a couple of times” but “he hasn’t picked up.”
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“She can give the petitions to someone” in the office, Phelps said. “I’m not really interested in meeting with her.
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“It’s not possible to be neutral,” Williams said of the suggestion that Phelps might believe Toad’s is a business that is simply presenting a show that some people want to see. “You cannot be neutral on a moving train.”

Said Fair, “How would people feel if (Nugent) were going to Newtown to hold a gun rally?”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; communityorganizers; guncontrol; naacp; newhaven; secondamendment; tednugent; toads; trayvonmartin
Following up as the show approaches - previous articles on this:

Activists gearing up for Nugent's New Haven show (July 25)

(NAACP) Rally eyed for New Haven Ted Nugent show over Trayvon Martin case remarks (July 18)


1 posted on 08/01/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Near as I can tell, they want all people who they disagree with to be executed.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A quaer and a minority...who'd thunk it? WTG Nuge!
3 posted on 08/01/2013 8:53:14 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: kevcol

How would I feel if the Nuge held a Gun Rally ?

Sounds like fun: I’d go. . . strap my Mosin across my back openly. . .


4 posted on 08/01/2013 8:54:28 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: kevcol

Disagree with them and you are a bigoted redneck piece of trash. These types of people can GTH and KMA.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kevcol

I love Toads. I even have the TeeShirt. I hope they tell the community communists to wango-de-tango back under their rock.

I am not a fan of Nugent’s music, but if I were in NewHaven I would be at the concert and cheer him on.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 8:57:29 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: kevcol
“We’re making every effort at dialogue first,” said Williams.

Dialogue first? Then what comes second? I have a feeling Nugent and the club owner might need to defend themselves. They should be prepared.

7 posted on 08/01/2013 8:58:26 AM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: kevcol
Said Fair, “How would people feel if (Nugent) were going to Newtown to hold a gun rally?”

A lot of people would think it's a good idea. She'd be surprised at the turnout. Crushed, hopefully.

8 posted on 08/01/2013 8:58:46 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

LOL! Too true.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 9:01:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kevcol
“We’re making every effort at dialogue first,” said Williams.

Any criminal holding a gun to your face in a dark parking lot could say the same thing.

The code word "dialogue" always means that they shout a list of demands, and the other party agrees to them.

10 posted on 08/01/2013 9:01:23 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
“She can give the petitions to someone” in the office, Phelps said. “I’m not really interested in meeting with her.

Har har. Good for Phelps. *Nothing* pisses off these people more than being ignored. The perfect way to handle it.

11 posted on 08/01/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: kevcol

Community activists = Communist activists


12 posted on 08/01/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kevcol

How about you just not buy a ticket?


13 posted on 08/01/2013 9:09:47 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kevcol

dialogue - liberals tell conservatives what to do and conservatives have to shut up and do or get called racist hatemongers.

Yea I don’t do “dialogue”


14 posted on 08/01/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: kevcol
Here's the "petition":

We, the undersigned, ask that out of respect for the New Haven community, which is experiencing a great deal of grief as a result of the Trayvon Martin verdict, you cancel the Ted Nugent show scheduled for August 6th.

Some of the distasteful things that Mr. Nugent has said in the aftermath of the verdict are about Trayvon, a murdered child are:

• Trayvon Martin, was a “17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe."

• “Trayvon had no reason not to attack, because it was the standard thug thing to do.”

New Haven is a community coming together in the aftermath of the Trial of George Zimmerman. Actions across the city—from rallies to marches to discussions—have been attended by individuals of multiple races and ethnicities and we feel that Mr. Nugent, who has a right to express his opinion, is not someone who operates in the spirit that this city does.

We understand that you may consider this a First Amendment issue, and while Mr. Nugent has a right to his speech that right does not require that he do so here. As a small business owner in New Haven we ask that you support those of us bringing together community not the hate speech of Mr. Nugent.

Gargabe.

15 posted on 08/01/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
"Activists" as in Ernst Roehm's "Brownshirts?"

Haven't we seen this movie in an early 1930s newsreel somewhere?

16 posted on 08/01/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: kevcol

and while Mr. Nugent has a right to his speech that right does not require that he do so here.”

...that is funny and pathetic at the same time.


17 posted on 08/01/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by albie (re)
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“and while Mr. Nugent has a right to his speech that right does not require that he do so here.”

And while TrayDmark had a right to walk on a street, that right did not require that he do so in Zimmerman’s neighborhood, Sanford, Florida, America, North or South America....


18 posted on 08/01/2013 9:55:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: kevcol
The Motor City Madman getting protested by Toads. That is a title of a song.

5.56mm

19 posted on 08/01/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kevcol

“How would people feel if (Nugent) were going to Newtown to hold a gun rally?”

I imagine I’d feel much safer there than anywhere on Detroit’s liberal-infested streets.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT by unseelie
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To: M Kehoe
The Motor City Madman getting protested by at Toads. That is a title of a song.

A slight bit more accurate...;)

21 posted on 08/01/2013 6:46:47 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: kevcol

Dialogue: Do what we say or we try to destroy you.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 6:51:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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