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Title: Pigboy Longo Wants To Cancel Ted Nugent Concert
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URL Source: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/04/ ... ratched-promoter-sees-no-need/
Published: Apr 23, 2012
Author: Nick McCrea
Post Date: 2012-04-23 09:44:58 by A K A Stone
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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.

On Thursday, the Secret Service agents met with Nugent and resolved questions regarding the comments, which Nugent, a staunch conservative and gun rights advocate, argued were not meant to be threatening. The Secret Service said it was satisfied by the meeting and said it would take no further action against Nugent.

Nugent’s comments have put him in hot water before. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Nugent took the stage during one of his concerts with a machine gun in each hand.

“Obama, he’s a piece of [expletive]. I told him to suck on my machine gun,” Nugent said, adding, “Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless [expletive].”

On Saturday night, Councilor Joseph Baldacci posted a series of articles related to Nugent’s comments on his Facebook page.

“[Nugent] has made several disturbing and violent statements against both President Obama as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” Baldacci wrote. “I don’t think he should be allowed to perform on city property. I think it’s not an issue of free speech, it’s an issue of his threatening verbal conduct — which is not protected by the First Amendment.”

In that post, Baldacci asks residents for their opinions on the issue.

Commanders at Fort Knox Army base in Kentucky cancelled a Nugent appearance that was scheduled for June 23 in the wake of his comments.

Baldacci said that move “only made sense,” adding that he “was brought up to respect the office of the president.”

On Sunday, Gray countered that the fact that the Secret Service cleared Nugent shows his comments weren’t intended to be a threat of violence against the president, but rather as a form of political speech.

“The courts have vehemently upheld political speech as free speech,” Gray said.

Gray said calling off the concert would put Bangor’s music scene on a “very slippery slope.” Performers’ agents might shy away from Bangor as a destination if they see another music act had a performance canceled because he or she said the wrong thing, Gray said.

Musicians have long expressed controversial political stances in songs and off the stage, he argued.

“I am far from a political historian, but I do know music has played a special part in civil disobedience, especially when it pertains to our government,” Gray said.

Gray said he might take another look at the Nugent concert if the majority of the City Council agrees with Longo and Baldacci.

Tracy Willette, director of Bangor’s Parks and Recreation Department, sent Gray an email Sunday after hearing that a councilor had raised concerns about the contract.

“The city has an agreement which reflects a contractual commitment with Waterfront Concerts,” Willette wrote. “The city will continue to honor that contract.”

Gray said that those who are bothered by Nugent’s comments can choose not to attend his concert. He said they also have the option of standing outside the gates of the concert and protesting Nugent’s presence.

“That’s what makes this country great,” Gray said.


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#1. To: All (#0)

Here is pig boys letter.

A K A Stone  posted on  2012-04-23   9:47:01 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: A K A Stone (#0)

You do have a point,but there is no getting around the fact that not only is Nugent a freaking idiot,he BRAGS about being a freaking idiot.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-04-23   10:35:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: A K A Stone (#0)

Canceling the concert is a damn good idea. Nugent is a coward, a thief, and a loon.

Ferret Mike  posted on  2012-04-23   12:03:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: A K A Stone (#0)

If Michael Moore had a son, he'd look like this.


"We (government) need to do a lot less, a lot sooner" ~Ron Paul

Obama's watch stopped on 24 May 2008, but he's been too busy smoking crack to notice.

hondo68  posted on  2012-04-23   12:08:22 ET  (2 images) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: sneakypete (#2)

“Obama, he’s a piece of [expletive]. I told him to suck on my machine gun,” Nugent said, adding, “Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless [expletive].”

Anyone who calls these clowns out like this has my nod of approval. As a matter of fact I wish there were millions more doing the same.

SJN  posted on  2012-04-23   12:14:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: SJN (#5)

Anyone who wants to be a pander monkey to the right wing war machine of neocons, and loved his illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq and other countries should think twice about doing so if they were so afraid to serve in the military they did what they could to seem crazy enough to get a deferment from the draft during the Vietnam War era.

Nugent has no credibility. He is a chicken hawk.

Ferret Mike  posted on  2012-04-23   12:30:42 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Ferret Mike (#6)

You indeed have a valid point. I guess, I wish it were the true Conservatives who were calling out these tyrants in the halls of DC.

SJN  posted on  2012-04-23   12:39:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: SJN (#5)

Anyone who calls these clowns out like this has my nod of approval. As a matter of fact I wish there were millions more doing the same.

Yeah,BOY! I can't think of a better way to support the 2nd Amendment than to have a draft-dodging piece of shit 3rd rate musician talk shit about wanting people to suck on or sit on his machine gun.

Good call!

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-04-23   12:45:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Ferret Mike (#6)

Nugent has no credibility. He is a chicken hawk.

Amen.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-04-23   12:46:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Ferret Mike (#6)

Nugent has no credibility. He is a chicken hawk.

He only shoots at creatures that can't shoot back.

Anyone claiming to be an expert is selling something. I brandish my ignorance like a crucifix at vampires. Aaron Bady

lucysmom  posted on  2012-04-23   12:51:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Ferret Mike (#3)

Canceling the concert is a damn good idea. Nugent is a coward, a thief, and a loon.

Naah, I say let old Ted Boy keep on yapping, plus it keeps a large proportion of his Tea Party followers preoccupied and fleeced of their earnings.

Almost every country in the Middle East is awash in oil, and we have to side with the one that has nothing but joos. Goddamn, that was good thinkin'. Esso posted on 2012-01-13 7:37:56 ET

mininggold  posted on  2012-04-23   12:53:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: A K A Stone (#0)

This POS is scheduled to do a concert in our county in July.

No word as of yet of protests or efforts to shut him down...

www.songkick.com/concerts...ackson-county-fairgrounds

Never swear "allegiance" to anything other than the 'right to change your mind'!

Brian S  posted on  2012-04-23   12:57:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: mininggold (#11)

Ted's slogan is, "Give me liberty, or that other guy's death.

Better men -- including musicians -- served, were wounded or died in Vietnam who didn't want to be there either.

I say that whenever we see tiny ted, we remember just how arrogantly dumb Right Wing versions of Jane Fonda look when they try to make this area their domain when they haven't a leg to stand on to justify them doing so.

Ferret Mike  posted on  2012-04-23   13:04:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Ferret Mike (#13)

Jane Fonda went to Vietnam.

Anyone claiming to be an expert is selling something. I brandish my ignorance like a crucifix at vampires. Aaron Bady

lucysmom  posted on  2012-04-23   13:14:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: A K A Stone, all (#0)

“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.”

Can anyone tell me exactly what this loon is saying here? Sorry if this was answered on another thread.

NewsJunky  posted on  2012-04-23   14:56:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: NewsJunky (#15)

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.

I was discussing this part of the quote with the local sherrif.

I asked him if I was to tell an ex-wife 'if you are still living in this county, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year' what could happen.

He stated that if a report was filed, an investigation would be initiated and most likely referred to the DA for a domestic violence threat.

Just saying...

Never swear "allegiance" to anything other than the 'right to change your mind'!

Brian S  posted on  2012-04-23   15:21:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: NewsJunky (#15)

I don't know. But maybe he is saying Obama is King George and off with his head. But he knows he just can't come out and say it or the government will put him in jail. So he is coy about it.

Or maybe he is just using some rhetoric to get under leftists skin.

A K A Stone  posted on  2012-04-23   16:36:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: Ferret Mike (#6)

Anyone who wants to be a pander monkey to the right wing war machine of neocons, and loved his illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq and other countries should think twice about doing so if they were so afraid to serve in the military they did what they could to seem crazy enough to get a deferment from the draft during the Vietnam War era.

I do respect Nugent's Second Amendment position, but on everything else he's a total neo-con shill.

“America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”---Claire Wolfe

Bill D Berger  posted on  2012-04-23   16:58:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: Brian S (#16)

A K A Stone  posted on  2012-04-23   17:15:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: A K A Stone (#17)

Obama is King George and off with his head.

Yeah that is why I called him a loon.

NewsJunky  posted on  2012-04-23   20:27:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: NewsJunky (#15)

“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.”

Can anyone tell me exactly what this loon is saying here?

Here, I'll try.

He was 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.”

We The People  posted on  2012-04-23   20:32:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: We The People (#21)

So explain to me why he is going to be dead or in jail.

NewsJunky  posted on  2012-04-23   20:52:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: NewsJunky (#22)

So explain to me why he is going to be dead or in jail.

Because he said so.

Do you believe him?

We The People  posted on  2012-04-23   20:59:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: We The People (#23)

Do you believe him?

No.. He should have explained himself. That is why I asked the question. I think we all want to know what he means.

NewsJunky  posted on  2012-04-23   21:41:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: NewsJunky (#20)

Obama is King George and off with his head.

Yeah that is why I called him a loon.

I guess that is kind of loony. I mean Obama being much worse then King George and all.

A K A Stone  posted on  2012-04-23   23:59:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: NewsJunky (#24)

No.. He should have explained himself. That is why I asked the question. I think we all want to know what he means.

He's just a drama queen, wanting to sound tough and sell tickets. I'd say he's a perfect fit for the GOP.

Almost every country in the Middle East is awash in oil, and we have to side with the one that has nothing but joos. Goddamn, that was good thinkin'. Esso posted on 2012-01-13 7:37:56 ET

mininggold  posted on  2012-04-24   0:30:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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