Aug. 26th, 2003

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Does heat make everyone dopey?

Anyway, to start off (I meant to do this on Saturday but it didn't seem to be appropriate on the anniversary of the March), a few thoughts of Chairman Nuge.

As you may or may not have heard, Captain Catscratch is suing the town of Muskegon for pulling him from a rock festival after he made some unfortunate comments (he feels strongly about the need to restore the "just" words n*r, g*k and j*p to their proud place in american discourse. Real Lenny Bruce, this guy, except for the integrity and the sense of humor).

Michigan rocker Ted Nugent filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming organizers who canceled a June performance wrongly accused him of making racist comments.

Nugent claims that accusations made by city officials and others, and the cancelation of the June 30 concert, damaged his reputation and career, according to a statement issued by his attorney.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, names the City of Muskegon; Mayor Stephen Warmington; City Manager Bryon Mazade; Meridian Entertainment, the concert's promoter, and others as defendants.

"In a world of political correctness, there is no more reputation-destroying term than racist," Nugent said in the statement. "And the alleged statements falsely attributed to me could not have been more inaccurate or misleading, completely counter to what I stand for."

Of course, the "statements falsely attributed to" da nuge were heard over the air and he refused to retract them when asked to by his DJ hosts, who are big supporters of his.

(Note: racist - just a word, right?)

Anyway, I'm sure his contract had a "don't make us look like idiots" clause in it - understand that's pretty standard - but I'm sure Nuge would like you to donate to the ACLU on his behalf anyway.

To put his love of the social healing in some context, here are a few random Nugent thoughts about race relations, immigration status, religious freedom and other fine progressive causes he feels strongly about:

"My being there (South Africa) isn't going to affect any political structure. Besides, apartheid isn't that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal." - Detroit Free Press Magazine , July 15, 1990

(About Haiti) "We should put razor wire around our borders and give the finger to any piece of shit who wants to come here." - Westword Newspaper , Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994

"[Ted Nugent's] conversations are peppered with the word nigger. He refers to his upcoming tour of Japan the Jap Whack Tour." - Detroit Free Press Magazine , July 15, 1990

"...Yeah, we want to go to Saudi Arabia, man, and see if we can't get a four iron and knock people's laundry off the top of their heads. Wear laundry on your head and die, is the basic theme of the Damn Yankees ... (The Damn Yankees was Ted's band in the '90s)" - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., September 25, 1990

"... And in my mind, I'm going why can't I just shoot this guy in the spine right now; shoot him in the spine, explain the facts of life to him... [Ted referring to an encounter with a Hare Krishna]" - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., September 28, 1990

"... Yeah they love me (in Japan) - they're still assholes. These people they don't know what life is. I don't have a following, they need me; they don't like me they need me ... Foreigners are assholes; foreigners are scum; I don't like 'em; I don't want 'em in this country; I don't want 'em selling me doughnuts; I don't want 'em pumping my gas; I don't want 'em downwind of my life-OK? So anyhow-and I'm dead serious ..." - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., November 19, 1992


About Hillary Clinton: "You probably can't use the term 'toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what she is. Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro." - Westword Newspaper , Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994


"I have a brain and I work that brain and it works and it knows the difference between right and wrong and it's got a thread of common sense. And that it's not Ted's opinion. It is how it is ... we're just working hard, playing hard and anybody that wants to get in our way does not deserve anything less than a bullet between the eyes ..." - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., September 23, 1991


"... Rock and roll, the great outdoors and short skirts is what makes Ted Nugent tick...the reason that Ted Nugent kicks major ass is because I've never done drugs. I've never touched chemicals. I've never drank. I've never touched tobacco." - WRIF-FM, Detroit, Ted Nugent as guest D.J., September 26, 1991

"I smoked 50 joints in the '60s and snorted two lines of coke once in Detroit." - People Weekly , Feb. 28, 1977

And my personal favorite, Nuge on supporting the soldiers when his own skinny white ass was likely to get shot at:

He claims that 30 days before his draft board physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days, he ingested nothing but Vienna sausages and Pepsi; and a week before his physical, he stopped using bathrooms altogether, virtually living inside pants caked with his own excrement, stained by his urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment, he says. "... but if I would have gone over there, I'd have been killed, or I'd have killed, or I'd killed all the hippies in the foxholes...I would have killed everybody." - Detroit Free Press Magazine , July 15, 1990

It would fill me with great joy if da Nuge's lawyers wheeled out the recently popular satire defense (go Al!). It really would.

'Cause I want to hear them say he doesn't mean any of it.


Aug. 26th, 2003 11:10 pm
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my computer is behaving strangely and I'm going to give up and go to bed.

Also this is my last post as a person in my thirties. At some hour of the morning or other (three, I think) I'm going to be forty.

Which is a little weird, because I was practically out of high school when my mom turned forty, but not too bad, I think.



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