Skip to comments.Fort Knox drops Ted Nugent from concert plans
Posted on 04/19/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT by SLB
Following rocker Ted Nugent's recent comments about President Barack Obama, he has been dropped from a scheduled performance at Fort Knox, the post announced Thursday afternoon.
Nugent set off a controversy at last weekend's National Rifle Association convention when he criticized high-ranking members of Obama's administration and offered support for possible Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
In a video posted on YouTube by the NRA, Nugent said, "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 hated administration, I don't even know what you're made out of."
He also suggested members of the Obama administration, including the vice president, attorney general and secretary of state were "criminals."
Army Entertainment and the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are committed to carrying out the concert, according to a news release. REO Speedwagon and Styx remain scheduled to perform as part of the post's annual summer concert June 23. The possibility exists that a replacement will be selected, post officials said.
Nugent should hold a concert off-site and see who gets the bigger gate.
He will be replaced by a Wiccan prayer and a gay sex orgy.
What a bunch of pussies.
He is wrong on this, but I am not writing off the whole man because of it.
Now if we could come up with some silly looking "special clothing" or uniform that Kolobians wear, we'd be all set.
You know, maybe something subtle, like underwear... but impregnated with special sauce that gives them magic powers or something...
Nah, nobody would believe that. :)
Uncle Ted supporting the liberal media backed Romney. HMMMMM Somebody is disingenuous or someboy is eskeered and/or bought. At any rate..this is wrong on too many levels.
Funny you say that....I’ve been wondering about the melantonin (sp) of those Secret Service guys who got into trouble...
But let a non-Eric Holder person say he probably won't survive a second Ubama term and the Feds pee all over themselves.
The price one pays for honesty. He probably needed the gig, too. All the more power to him if he doesn’t cave to any powers that be - that means he’s truly honest, everything he says is what he truly believes.
I hear that :) Don’t even ask about the Equal Opportunity Office... makes one wonder ... Hmmmm
Maybe they’ll replace Ted with the Dixie Chicks or some comedy from Bill Maher.
I agree, and if this were almost anyone other than the Department of Defense, I would have problems with canceling Nugent.
But let's change the situation a bit. What if the Dixie Chicks had been booked to perform at an Army post before they made disparaging comments about a Republican President? Would we not say that MWR needs to take a long hard look at the appropriateness of having a major performance by singers who have made recent disparaging comments about the Commander in Chief? Most of us would say the difference is Nugent is right and the Dixie Chicks were wrong, but unlike us, the Department of Defense can't get involved in politics.
My guess is Ted Nugent knew there would be consequences to his comments and made them with the full intention of using his national reputation to get widespread attention for his criticism of President Obama.
The old saying is often true in the entertainment world: “There's no such thing as bad publicity.” I'm guessing Nugent is quite happy to see that MWR’s cancellation of his appearance had resulted in his comments about Obama getting even more attention.
I’m sure it put a dent in his revenue for the quarter, but Ted Nugent has been around for a long, long time, and he doesn’t drink or do drugs, so I”m guessing he’s... comfortable.
As much as I agree with what Ted said, it would be inappropriate to allow him to potentially act similarly on a US military base. Go ARMOR!
I wish he’d find some conservative farmer in the area who would let him use a few acres to put on a free concert in direct competition with the Ft. Knox show. hee hee
Armor is at Benning now.