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Texas Town Pays Ted Nugent $16K to Stay Away From 4th of July Concert
Mediaite ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

The town of Longview, Texas has reportedly paid conservative rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 to make sure he does not play at their annual 4th of July concert this summer. That figure represents half of the amount Nugent would have been guaranteed if the performance happened as scheduled.

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“I’m sad the City of Longview has done this. I think it was done by a great deal of political correctness, political pressure,” Gregg County Republican Party Chair Keith Rothra told KLTV. “We have various performers who have made all kinds of statements that rattled people’s conscience and yet they are still slated as performers.”

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[M]eanwhile, Ted Nugent just made $16,000 for doing absolutely nothing.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
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Easiest $16K Ted ever made.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:54:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
I'll stay away from Longview for just $10,000. No checks.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 9:55:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll gladly not attend for half that amount. I don’t want people to think of me as cheap but I can be had . . . for a price.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Slings and Arrows

Only $16K? If they dislike him so much, they’d be willing to pay much more, methinks.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:39 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ha! Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
5 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:40 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well come on man, Ted supports the constitution, is for freedom and the individual, is an excellent role model for kids, teaches them the importance of confidence and being the best you can be, never drank nor smoked dope in his life, hates tyranny and other destroyers of freedom, kills for his own food rather than have someone do it for him, and he makes great music . I mean really, who would want that kind of guy around?


6 posted on 03/23/2014 10:08:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I thought Texas was in the USA, not Massachusetts or Albania. Maybe the Commies will get their wish and change the USA to USSA.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 10:09:55 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

from the Miami Herald:

In January, Nugent called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” The comments resurfaced when Nugent campaigned in February with Gary Abbott, who said he did not endorse such language.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 10:13:22 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40
In January, Nugent called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” The comments resurfaced when Nugent campaigned in February with Gary Abbott, who said he did not endorse such language.

I don't endorse that type of language either. It's insulting to subhuman mongrels.

9 posted on 03/23/2014 10:20:43 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Politicalkiddo
Yeah, so what if Ted goes to the next town over....,. and brings all those folks to their Ted businesses instead?

What fools are running that town?
10 posted on 03/23/2014 10:25:43 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Your link did NOT connect to Cat Scratch Fever but to some easy listening rap station.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 10:29:48 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Right Brother
It's insulting to subhuman mongrels.

LOL! Thanks!
12 posted on 03/23/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: JSteff
dang. Sorry.

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever

13 posted on 03/23/2014 10:33:00 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jcon40

” “subhuman mongrel.””
_____________________________________________
translation: Communist illegal alien from Mombasa, Kenya.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 10:33:01 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: JSteff

Liberals, I’d assume.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 10:34:31 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks, that is more like it.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 10:36:46 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: jcon40
The "subhuman" part was uncalled for. The mongrel part? Fitting enough.

signed,


17 posted on 03/23/2014 10:36:52 PM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He should show up unannounced and give a free concert two blocks away...watch that venue clear out...

F em.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 10:38:23 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Longview, XT (ex-Texas town), should try booking the Dixie Chicks if you can find’em... :)

If I were a business owner in Longview, maybe it’s time to start planning my re-location, bankruptcy, or early retirement. Maybe even a new city council in lieu of the above.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 10:39:49 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Liberty Valance; Slings and Arrows
Nah, the tune that is called for in this situation is $16,000 worth. He has 'dem.
20 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:00 PM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: AlexW

You forgot to finish the sentence with: “who got all sorts of equal opportunity money to attend big name schools he was not entitled to attend but made their EEOC money worth spending... to get more EO money from the leftist voting business’s.... and so on till he is president.”


21 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:23 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I'll see your $10,000, and reduce it by $5,000 to stay out of Texas,PERIOD!

Cash, checks, or money orders accepted: send to 1313 Mufti Ave, Box FUBO, Lagos, Nigeria, 666-KFC.

22 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:26 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Politicalkiddo
We had a town close to ours who made stupid decisions just like that but about fireworks.... wait for it... on the 4th of July being to noisy. Just stupid. Instead of putting up with the bang/bang for a few hours they lost all that revenue. J

Again... just stupid.
23 posted on 03/23/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: jcon40

Ted Nugent is using the language of the Alinsky Method. Someone tell Gary Abbott that the method works no matter who uses it.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 10:48:55 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sounds like they would rather have the Dixie Chicks. I won’t be going there for anything.I wonder what Advanced Industries
that’s headquartered there thinks of it?


25 posted on 03/23/2014 10:54:11 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Actually, I quite like Texas - just not those parts of it that are anti-Ted.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 10:54:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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Longview, XT (ex-Texas town), should try booking the Dixie Chicks if you can find’em... :)

Depends whether or not it conflicts with their shifts at Denny's.

27 posted on 03/23/2014 10:56:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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I am not unsympathetic with Longview.

When Nugent came to my community to perform at our county fair, it was the most foulmouthed performance I have ever heard, and it could be heard far beyond the fenced off stadium where he was "performing". The F-bombs were frequent, loud and clear, in addition to a number of other profane words and scatological terms. This at a fair meant for families with a great many children present throughout the area.

It was disgusting and for me, a Conservative, incredibly embarrassing. He's a grown man and should have known better. I hope he never comes back, as if they would even invite him.

28 posted on 03/23/2014 11:06:14 PM PDT by Robwin
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I’m not fond of foul language myself, but foul language is not why he was cancelled. Presumably, if he hadn’t made his comments about Zer0 then Longview would have accepted any number of f-bombs.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 11:10:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Crim

“He should show up unannounced and give a free concert two blocks away...watch that venue clear out...”

I was going to suggest that Ted Nugent use the $16,000 to promote a 4th of July concert in Tyler, Texas, only about 40 miles from Longview, Texas.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 11:18:08 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: BlueDragon

Excellent! Thanks.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 11:23:00 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, I think I know what you mean.
Ted goes with Joan.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 11:35:26 PM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah-mon; aye even has friends and fambly there, but, Mon, I needs the cash.

Nevah said how long I would stay out, either; just 4th of July, 2014.

33 posted on 03/23/2014 11:45:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Donate it to the Texas Tea Party. That’s got to hurt!


34 posted on 03/23/2014 11:55:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ApplegateRanch

Ah!


35 posted on 03/24/2014 12:14:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Stupid *should* hurt.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 12:14:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Robwin

Sounds like a couple Sammy Hagar concerts I went to in the 80’s. He acted like a 13-year-old that had just learned to curse. When he played, it was spot-on. I never saw any other performer do that from the stage.

Then again, I never went to rap “concerts”.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 12:23:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am so old I remember when Calfronia had a guy named Reagan as Governor.

Like Ca Tejas will be blue soon.

Millions of illegal Catholics have a way of changing the politics of a place.


38 posted on 03/24/2014 12:30:04 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: jcon40

I’m angryvat Ted for insulting subhuman mongrels.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 12:56:49 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Robwin

The first time I saw him in concert I was fourteen or so and he really shocked me with his mouth. That language was not used at home or in school at the time. Nowadays that’s how you give directions to someone that’s lost! Things have changed.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 1:00:17 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Free in Texas

There are “Christian rockers” who don’t get scatological. I’m disappointed to hear Nugent is now more like the “old gent.”


41 posted on 03/24/2014 1:25:33 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Robwin

I was born and raised in Michigan, and I remember when Ted had his own radio station in the Detroit area in the 90’s. I don’t recall him ever dropping “F” bombs, or any other profanity for that matter. What I do remember is that he had a serious axe to grind with clinton and reno, and the majority of his audience had the same view. This wreaks of a concern troll incursion.


42 posted on 03/24/2014 2:20:47 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat

It’s fair enough to want documentation. Though, to be fair, to call someone a subhuman mongrel apparently riles the left worse than calling him (in coarse words) a parent raping child of a female dog.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 2:24:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a feeling Longview is going to regret this.


44 posted on 03/24/2014 3:00:50 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s actually standard practice, 50 percent deposit upfront. It exists for this very purpose, to prevent willful cancellations. The story is written more dramatically, but they have really forfeited their deposit by cancelling a lefitimate booking.


45 posted on 03/24/2014 3:24:39 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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LOL. The Dixie Chicks were like a fart in the wind, but Ted keeps rolling along...


46 posted on 03/24/2014 4:04:37 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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“Easiest $16K Ted ever made. “.........Buy more guns Ted, the day is coming when we will all need more.

If Ted was really into entertaining, he would come up with a gig in the outlying area of Longview and draw some of the crowd away to HIS concert. Probably make even more $$$$$.

Poetic justice!


47 posted on 03/24/2014 4:07:29 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t mess with Texas, Ted.


48 posted on 03/24/2014 4:22:36 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Everybody knows that the only reason to go to Longview is to visit the whores along both sides of Highway 80.


49 posted on 03/24/2014 4:31:02 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: NoLibZone
Millions of illegal Catholics have a way of changing the politics of a place.

Perhaps, but that's not much of a factor in Longview. It's way up in the northeast corner of the state, along the I-20 corridor near the Louisiana border. The city's woes can probably be traced more to Shreveport than Laredo.

50 posted on 03/24/2014 4:37:34 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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