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  The Summer Of Drugs
Posted by CN Staff on July 04, 2007 at 05:53:59 PT
By Ted Nugent 
Source: Wall Street Journal 

cannabisnews.com USA -- This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the so-called Summer of Love. Honest and intelligent people will remember it for what it really was: the Summer of Drugs.

Forty years ago hordes of stoned, dirty, stinky hippies converged on San Francisco to "turn on, tune in, and drop out," which was the calling card of LSD proponent Timothy Leary. Turned off by the work ethic and productive American Dream values of their parents, hippies instead opted for a cowardly, irresponsible lifestyle of random sex, life-destroying drugs and mostly soulless rock music that flourished in San Francisco.

The Summer of Drugs climaxed with the Monterey Pop Festival which included some truly virtuoso musical talents such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, both of whom would be dead a couple of years later due to drug abuse. Other musical geniuses such as Jim Morrison and Mama Cass would also be dead due to drugs within a few short years. The bodies of chemical-infested, braindead liberal deniers continue to stack up like cordwood.

As a diehard musician, I terribly miss these very talented people who squandered God's gifts in favor of poison and the joke of hipness. I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed had they not gagged to death on their own vomit. Their choice of dope over quality of life, musical talent and meaningful relationships with loved ones can only be categorized as despicably selfish.

I literally had to step over stoned, drooling fans, band mates, concert promoters and staff to pursue my musical American Dream throughout the 1960s and 1970s. I flushed more dope and cocaine down backstage toilets than I care to remember. In utter frustration I was even forced to punch my way through violent dopers on occasion. So much for peace and love. The DEA should make me an honorary officer.

I was forced to fire band members and business associates due to mindless, dangerous, illegal drug use. Clean and sober for 59 years, I am still rocking my brains out and approaching my 6,000th concert. Clean and sober is the real party.

Young people make mistakes. I've made my share, but none that involved placing my life or the lives of others at risk because of dope. I saw first-hand too many destroyed lives and wrecked families to ever want to drool and vomit on myself and call that a good time. I put my heart and soul into creating the best music I possibly could and I went hunting instead. My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.

The 1960s, a generation that wanted to hold hands, give peace a chance, smoke dope and change the world, changed it all right: for the worse. America is still suffering the horrible consequences of hippies who thought utopia could be found in joints and intentional disconnect.

A quick study of social statistics before and after the 1960s is quite telling. The rising rates of divorce, high school drop outs, drug use, abortion, sexual diseases and crime, not to mention the exponential expansion of government and taxes, is dramatic. The "if it feels good, do it" lifestyle born of the 1960s has proved to be destructive and deadly.

So now, 40 years later, there are actually people who want to celebrate the anniversary of the Summer of Drugs. Hippies are once again descending on ultra-liberal San Francisco -- a city that once wanted to give shopping carts to the homeless -- to celebrate and try to remember their dopey days of youth when so many of their musical heroes and friends long ago assumed room temperature by "partying" themselves to death. Nice.

While I salute and commend the political and cultural activism of the 1960s that fueled the civil rights movement, other than that, the decade is barren of any positive cultural or social impact. Honest people will remember 1967 for what is truly was.

There is a saying that if you can remember the 1960s, you were not there. I was there and remember the decade in vivid, ugly detail. I remember its toxic underbelly excess because I was caught in the vortex of the music revolution that was sweeping the country, and because my radar was fine-tuned thanks to a clean and sober lifestyle.

Death due to drugs and the social carnage heaped upon America by hippies is nothing to celebrate. That is a fool's game, but it is quite apparent some burned-out hippies never learn.

Mr. Nugent is a rock star releasing his 35th album, "Love Grenade," this summer.

Newshawk: Celaya
Source: Wall Street Journal (US)
Author: Ted Nugent
Published: July 3, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Contact: wsj.ltrs@wsj.com
Website: http://www.wsj.com/

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Comment #69 posted by rchandar on July 18, 2007 at 16:49:05 PT:

One More...
Come on Nuge, you're stretching. Jimi Hendrix was a man with a very real perspective about war, injustice, racism, social ills. Ditto Jim Morrison and Janis.

I would say that Jimi--a guy who wouldn't even play with Morrison when asked--would probably just look at you and walk away. Jim might be a little more communicative--he'd spit in your face. And Janis? Man, I'm sure she'd slap you for what you are. Don't misuse icons that meant a lot to many generations, including mine.



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Comment #68 posted by rchandar on July 05, 2007 at 10:30:11 PT:

whig
whig, I think you should check out webehigh.com to get a glimpse of the Chinese dope scene. If you're caught, you're in a lot of trouble--even minor possession often leads to 5 years in jail. (That's average for Third World countries, not exceptional--Japan it's also 5 years for minor possession). And they execute dealers/growers, no surprise.

HOWEVER, apparently China has a cannabis culture that's still living. Probably because of the 1.3 billion population, it's impossible to police everyone there. They also have hashish, probably from Afghanistan. No idea if MJ is grown there at all; I suspect that most of it comes from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Kazakhstan--where hemp and cannabis grow wild.

But as far as I can tell, the laws are much more intractable than in the West--strange how even our situation can seem enviable to some. These are poor countries; governmentally, being modern and having modern values and laws is everything to a politician or intellectual, devoted or corrupt. One President in Azerbaijan termed drugs "weapons of mass destruction", for example. Never traveled to any of these countries to smoke anything, so you can tell I'm an e-junkie, too.

--rchandar

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Comment #67 posted by whig on July 05, 2007 at 10:01:17 PT
rchandar
Doesn't China produce 40% of the world's hemp at present?

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Comment #66 posted by rchandar on July 05, 2007 at 08:33:52 PT:

Whig
Cannabis will survive, though maybe not everywhere. In the US and Europe and Australia, I'd say the chances of completely eradicating it are nil. I can't say so sure about Asia and Africa; I guess this bugs me because they're really the people who benefit most from it and who have it in their cultural traditions.

Problem is, these are poor countries, and the politicians either will do anything to avoid embarrassment or who are dictators squeezing the people for everything they've got. In reality, penalties for pot are much more severe in these countries. The UN put out a plan to "eradicate all drugs" by 2008. Loosely interpreted, the West can choose to ignore or modify such ideas (even Bush never officially set such a target into his policy statements). The non-Western countries have interpreted it literally, and it's a shame. Morocco, for example, is going through a big eradication program, much to the dismay of farmers who depend on cannabis as the only lucrative cash crop. Oh, but Morocco's fairly liberal compared to the Arabian Peninsula countries; a drugs specialist who was in Afghanistan trying to encourage alternative crops was caught in United Arab Emirates with .0017 grams of hash. Nothing mattered; sent to jail for 4 years. And remember Schapelle Corby--20 years for some pot that was planted on her in Indonesia.

I guess it's good that American, British, and Dutch botanists got hold of the Afghani, Indian, Thai, and Mexican pot seeds decades before these wipe-out campaigns started. At least the strains will survive.



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Comment #65 posted by FoM on July 05, 2007 at 07:11:15 PT
Hope
It was mostly about cannabis for us too but in our area it seemed to be about people in politics that should be watched and not trusted. The whole political system was shunned for it's run away capitalism and greed.

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Comment #64 posted by potpal on July 05, 2007 at 05:29:44 PT
Wall Street Journal
You would think Murdock already owned it, having published this drivel.

In my neighborhood, when I was young, there was a retarded boy named Teddy. He use to stand to the side of the pin ball machine and watch the ball, calculating the score in his head in an attempt to match the machine's count. (This is when it only took 800 to hit, get a free game) If he managed to match the machine score, he would then celebrate with a song. Wonder what became of Ted...

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Comment #63 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 22:35:50 PT
Yup, Whig.
As often as we've talked about it, I don't know why we never mentioned that before. I guess I just thought it was a given that people knew what it meant. But that was it. Don't trust (tell) anyone over thirty, whatever you do. They just don't understand and they'll freak or turn you in or something.

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Comment #62 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 22:08:58 PT
Front lawn cannabis
I figure why not say it again?

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Comment #61 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 22:07:29 PT
Hope
Your generation "rediscovered" cannabis, after the knowledge had been suppressed. Of course, so did mine, in the same sense. Maybe every generation does this, until the knowledge ceases to be suppressed any longer.

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Comment #60 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 22:04:02 PT
Hope
That makes sense -- but I never knew that until just now.

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Comment #59 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 21:26:23 PT
As I remember it...
that's all it was about.

It was actually sort of a rule, in this neck of the woods, anyway.

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Comment #58 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 21:12:37 PT
Not trusting anyone over thirty
was about cannabis use.

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Comment #57 posted by The GCW on July 04, 2007 at 17:32:58 PT
Ted Nugent - what a waste.
Ted Nugent

What a waste.

(No, I didn't read the whole thing)

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Comment #56 posted by mayan on July 04, 2007 at 16:19:13 PT
Nugent
Anyone who corners and shoots "game" in a small,fenced-in area is a serious scumbag. That loser mentality obviously carries over into his political ideology. I have zero respect for this creton.

Here's a piece that's over a year old but right on the money...

BOB TAFT MAY BE THE WORST GOVERNOR IN HISTORY... BUT WAIT TIL MICHIGAN GETS TED NUGENT (WHO WANTS TO NUKE IRAQ): http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2006/05/bob-taft-may-be-worst-governor-in.html

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Comment #55 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on July 04, 2007 at 15:00:01 PT
"soulless rock"
I bet Ted's heard that one a lot.

"The DEA should make me an honorary officer."

And what are those qualifications again?

"I flushed more dope and cocaine down backstage toilets than I care to remember." (No whiskey bottles?)

Destroying evidence, good.....

"I was forced to fire band members and business associates due to mindless, dangerous, illegal drug use." (And calling his music "soulless rock", no doubt.)

Punishment instead of treatment, we like that...

"In utter frustration I was even forced to punch my way through violent dopers on occasion." (Ummmmm...what?)

Welcome to the DEA!

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Comment #54 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 13:34:14 PT
MMJ Ministry
On second thought, I won't copy it unless Ted Nugent comes up in some context that forces me to pay attention to him.

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Comment #53 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 13:24:16 PT
MMJ Ministry #40
I must copy this. Well said.

Especially the closer.

He is a national spokesman for the DARE program.

Too much!

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Comment #52 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 13:07:25 PT
Rebound
I think what happened when the 60s generation said don't trust anyone over thirty the people who didn't agree with them or understand this were upset and said don't trust anyone UNDER thirty, and when your generation was finally over thirty many people sold out and went corporate anyhow, with only a small remnant like you remaining but denied a voice in the commercial airwaves.

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Comment #51 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 13:01:57 PT
FoM
Your generation made its mark when you were under thirty, and didn't trust the over-30 of your time. My generation was told by our parents not to trust your generation, and we did not begin to make our mark until we were over-30. Which we are, and 40 years is about the right time for a revolution to come around again.

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Comment #50 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 13:00:04 PT
Apple trees
Temperance and alcohol prohibition, remember? Now people grow apples on their front lawns.

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Comment #49 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 12:56:30 PT
whig
The 60s helped give us the voice we have today. We questioned everything and didn't trust anyone over 30 or at least that was an expression that we laughed at. The truth is the young people have ideas and energy and as we get older we lose that focus and so the 60s found it's place and here we are now. Generation after generation daring to ask why. The 60s were a very good thing even though Ted Nugent sure doesn't think so.

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Comment #48 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 12:50:06 PT
Front lawn cannabis
Someday, this will be the way.

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Comment #47 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 12:48:25 PT
FoM #20
The way I look at the sixties is it was before my time but it was the garden that was planted and we grew up in it, but were told not to touch the flowers. Well the cannabis flowers are good and we know it now and we're just telling everyone.

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Comment #46 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 12:45:22 PT
RRG
I don't favor burning records, no matter how odious.

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Comment #45 posted by whig on July 04, 2007 at 12:43:27 PT
laduncon
The good news is if we can end the warfare state, we are still an extraordinarily wealthy country that can take care of its people if we choose to do so.

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Comment #44 posted by Celaya on July 04, 2007 at 12:34:44 PT
Peace
Yes. It wasn't for nothing that our greeting has always been "peace!"

That is one of the reasons I like Kucinich so much. He spells out how we could accomplish so much more with a policy of peace than we ever could with wars.

But the forces of greed and ignorance are powerful too, as we see every day. It seems to me the answer must lie in how we educate the children. Hopefully, someday, it will be around the theme of peaceful cooperation instead of aggressive competition. Then, we may just have a chance.

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Comment #43 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 12:16:31 PT
Celaya
I was thinking earlier about people of peace and how important they have been since recorded time began. Without that Spirit we wouldn't be here. The world would have been destroyed. Peace is a powerful word.

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Comment #42 posted by Celaya on July 04, 2007 at 12:12:23 PT
FoM
Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction.

All those great vibrations going out. (And I bet no one there is thinking about Ted Nugent 8^)

I read once where there was a convention of TMer's (Transcendental Meditation) in Atlanta. They meditated on peaceful spirit for the city, and it was reported that weekend had the lowest crime rate in decades!

There's something happening here.

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Comment #41 posted by Celaya on July 04, 2007 at 12:10:50 PT
FoM
Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction.

All those great vibrations going out. (And I bet no one there is thinking about Ted Nugent 8^)

I read once where there was a convention of TMer's (Transcendental Meditation) in Atlanta. They meditated on peaceful spirit for the city, and it was reported that weekend had the lowest crime rate in decades!

There's something happening here.

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Comment #40 posted by MMJ MINISTRY on July 04, 2007 at 11:49:00 PT
DECONSTRUCTING TED
`It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues' - Abraham Lincoln –

Ted Nugent’s family ‘values’:

“Nugent--a Draft Dodger--divorced his wife, used his rock star money to gain sole custody of the kids, lived with a teen groupie who raised the kids (he was too busy touring), cheated on his second wife, Shemane, and had a kid outside of wedlock with Karen Gutowski of New Hampshire, with whom he fought against paying child support for years.” Debbie schlussel Ted Nugent Ordered To Pay Child Support (Had Affair) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1428463/posts

Ted on drugs:

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

Ted ON MILITARY SERVICE:

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

Ted on Underage Girls : (no pun intended, well maybe a LITTLE)

'Uncle Ted' also had a well-known predilection for underage girls, even going so far as becoming the legal guardian to a 17 year old Hawaiian girl in 1978, so he could continue to 'date' her with impunity. http://www.michiganliberal.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=6159

Courtney Love made the shocking allegation that one of the first times she had oral sex was with Ted Nugent, she was 12-years-old - which would have made Nugent approximately 28 years old at the time. http://www.debbieschlussel.com/

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In a 1992 radio interview, Nugent referred to Heidi Prescott of the Fund for Animals as a "worthless whore" and a "shallow slut," asking "who needs to club a seal, when you can club Heidi?" and was ordered by a court to pay $75,000.

He is a national spokesman for the DARE program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Nugent

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Comment #39 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 11:45:20 PT
Celaya
Close to 1 ET here I took a minute and agreed with the Rainbows for peace. I thought of the drums and the unity in my mind.

PS: I had to shorten your Ommmmmm a little. The page got out of whack.

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Comment #38 posted by Had Enough on July 04, 2007 at 11:43:43 PT
Re: #35

I hereby nominate you to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Shame - the one with the traitors, corporate ass-kissers, and government implants.

I hereby second that motion.

All in favor say Aye…

I believe the ayes have it.

Motion passed… (Gavel slams on Ted’s’…)

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Comment #37 posted by Celaya on July 04, 2007 at 11:38:39 PT
Ommmmmmmmmmm!
Isn't it about now that they are having the great circle and Omm at the Rainbow gathering?

I join with my brothers and sisters!

"Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

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Comment #36 posted by Celaya on July 04, 2007 at 11:30:09 PT
New gents
There are a few people who lived through the sixties, even significant players, who didn't really get the era. Nugent is one. Sonny Bono was another. It's probably Nugent's lack of imagination, spirit, and inability to feel the vibe that has made him so bitter. Too bad he never had a good guru.

To me, one of the greatest things about the sixties and seventies was the tolerance and celebration of diversity. Whatever anyone wanted to do was just fine with everyone, as long as they didn't harm others or put them down. That was the closest we have come to freedom in my lifetime.

Bush lied when he said we were attacked on 911 because "they hate our freedom." What's really true is that people like Bush and Nugent attack us because they hate our freedom.

Gaia save us!

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Comment #35 posted by museman on July 04, 2007 at 11:19:11 PT
Hey Ted
Wanna hear some music? Oh you say you are/were a 'rock' star? Apparently you missed the whole idea, because you are/were just the reason why I turned my radio off in 1975. It is people like you that destroyed music with your arrogant no-talent (but money-laden) presence. I hereby nominate you to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Shame - the one with the traitors, corporate ass-kissers, and government implants.

How much did you pay to get that stupid name of yours tossed about? Did you make any profit on your 'investment?'

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Comment #34 posted by rchandar on July 04, 2007 at 11:05:19 PT:

Nuge Loves Butt Sex
Let's try out one of Nuge's great classics. A really challenging, meaningful, thoughtful tune entitled "Wango Tango"

You take a right, take 'er out, Ya get in bed an' drop down, Ya get a butt dropped up.

Kinda weakens any "seriousness." Kinda also slates this guy as a criminal sort of wanker.



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Comment #33 posted by sam adams on July 04, 2007 at 11:02:25 PT
laughing my butt off
Great comments. What a joke. From the man who's biggest hit was "wang-o zee tang-o, sweet poon-tango!" Great! This is definitely the guy who we want writing op-eds on public health policy! A real intellectual! Hell, let's elect him to something!

Why doesn't he get up on stage and share his rants with all his fans! I doubt there's a single one who is clean and sober. I"m sure they'd love being called dirty scum bags who ruined the country. I'm sure they'd continue to pony up $60 to see some has-been talentless loser.



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Comment #32 posted by rchandar on July 04, 2007 at 10:59:51 PT:

Republicans and Rock n' Roll
How appropriate that this was written by "The Motor City Madman", and published in Wall Street Journal. How appropriate. Maybe by now, sharing a cocktail with Donald Trump. Our disadvantaged and disillusioned youth will need such gameless plugs to fill their alienated time.

Ted Nugent, as long as I could remember, was a very poorly accomplished guitarist, and his songs are thoroughly meaningless porno drivel. This is a guy that backed the NRA even at the time of Littleton. The only way a "hippie" inspired by the "Summer of Drugs" could "destroy" his/her life is by buying one of Nuge's shitty records. Parenthetically stupid, offensive, insidiously chauvinistic.

Nuge is comin' to town, ladies. Better pull yor panties up tight, cos' he wants to sodomize you.

--rchandar

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Comment #31 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 10:46:37 PT
Fight_4_freedom
Thank you so much!

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Comment #30 posted by Had Enough on July 04, 2007 at 10:46:02 PT
Can’t Resist

Here is a picture of our “Guitar Hero”

Looks simalar to Charlie Manson, cousins maybe...

http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Scratch-Fever-Ted-Nugent/dp/B00000JBEG

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Comment #29 posted by Had Enough on July 04, 2007 at 10:39:04 PT
and…
and…

I would like to add…

Ted Nugent gives people “Cat Scratch Fever”, who needs it!!!

***************

fight_4_freedom: Cool, job well done.

Take that and put it in your pipe Ted.

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Comment #28 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 10:30:38 PT
fight_4_freedom
Good for you! That is great news to hear.

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Comment #27 posted by fight_4_freedom on July 04, 2007 at 10:23:31 PT:

This guy seems like a total quack
And I bet ya he wouldn't have approved of me petitioning for medical marijuana outside his concert here 2 weeks ago :)

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Comment #26 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 10:03:51 PT
More on Al Gore's Son
http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Inconvenient_bust__Al_Gores_son_0704.html

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Comment #25 posted by Had Enough on July 04, 2007 at 09:53:56 PT
John Tyler Comment #16

Yes, Ted Nugent was in the Amboy Dukes. He took control over the whole band.

Back in the very late 60’s early 70’s I was in my first blues band. The guitar player was about 17 years older than I, and he was teaching me how to feel, experience and make the blues sound good on a Fender Jazz Bass. He was in the Amboy Dukes before Ted Nugent showed up.

He told me that when Ted came along, the whole band changed. Everything had to be centered on Ted; they even had to change the name to Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes.

We talked more about it and he told us (the rest of our band) that he was so arrogant and hard to be around he just up and quit. He said the original idea of the band was scrapped, and was changed over to what ever Ted insisted on. No discussion about anything, just whatever Ted wanted period. He was even dictating the style of guitar playing he ‘insisted’ this guy to play. He was a blues player, and a good one at that, and really taught us how you do the blues. I cannot picture this guy cow towing to an arrogant ego driven, control-freaking maniac, with a 100 watt Marshall cranked to 10 with multiple gismo boxes plugged in between the guitar and amp, and screaming into a microphone.

No other input even considered by Ted. Kinda like, this is my party, do it my way, or leave, and that is what that guitar player did.

I saw some of the contracts that they had, and they were making $1800 for a 2 hr gig back then before Ted took over and trashed their band.

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Comment #24 posted by goblet on July 04, 2007 at 09:34:07 PT:

double standard
"make guns illegal and only criminals will have guns".... but don't apply similar freedom-speak to peaceful cannabists.....

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Comment #23 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 09:29:57 PT
Off Topic: Al Gore's Son
Al Gore Son Arrested: Police Find Illegal, Prescription Drugs In Car!

By Jack Ryan

July 4, 2007

Al Gore's son, Albert Gore III, has been arrested. Al Gore III was pulled over for speeding Wednesday morning when police discovered drugs in his car.

Al Gore III was pulled over for doing 100 mph when police discovered illegal drugs and several prescription drugs in the vehicle.

Police reportedly found Marijuana, Xanax, Vicodin, Valium, and Adderal in the car.

Al Gore III had a similar run-in with officials back in 2003 when he was sent to rehab after police spotted him driving in freezing cold weather with his sunroof down. Police stopped him and found Marijuana in the car.

Copyright: 2007 by Post Chronicle Corp.

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_21290162.shtml

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Comment #22 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 09:08:50 PT
As I remember...
I already burned the one album of his that I had. I felt it hurt my life to have the thing around.



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Comment #21 posted by John Tyler on July 04, 2007 at 08:53:13 PT
one more thought
Here is the whole deal about the hippies. They were brought up and educated in the 50’s and 60’s social rigidity. They were taught classic American ideas of freedom, and justice for all in school, in church and in the Boy Scouts, etc. When they became aware that what they were taught didn’t square with the society in which they lived a great restlessness descended upon them. An inner searching and longing began. They wanted to fulfill one of the tenets of the Declaration of Independence that they learned in school (see above). We are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Working your life away for the establishment did look like a way to pursue happiness. There was a war going on, racial oppression, corporate greed, political corruption, the cold war tension, etc., etc. Mom and Dad’s generation hadn’t done too well and they weren’t too happy either. The kid didn’t want any part of that if they could help it. The establishment needed them as entry level workers bees and soldier ants. When the youth rebelled against this they were labeled malcontents and treated to all manner of vile rebukes and newly passed nasty laws against them. All they wanted was to exercise their freedom as Americans.

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Comment #20 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 08:40:34 PT
RevRayGreen
Go for it! I mind when the message of what the 60s was about gets twisted. I don't want the 60s to be remembered as anything but a door opening for everyone who cared about any issue and was afraid to speak out. We learned we could speak out and what a liberating feeling it was.

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Comment #19 posted by RevRayGreen on July 04, 2007 at 08:32:43 PT
Awhile back
I was picking up old records at garage sales, I'm pretty sure a have a copy of one of his, I'll light it up with a Roman Candle tonight, get some pics to kick this off, if I get motivated enough, I'll start a myspace.

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Comment #18 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 08:31:52 PT
Just Another Thought
I always thought that I was born in the wrong time. I wanted to be on a wagon train and go west. I think Ted Nugent might have been born during the wrong time. He would have fit well in the French Revolution.

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Comment #17 posted by goneposthole on July 04, 2007 at 08:28:49 PT
Right Arm
ed and dangerous.

Give me the old fart, gun-toting, drunken Dick Cheney, shooting at lawyers any day.

Anybody will do to replace good old Ted.

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Comment #16 posted by John Tyler on July 04, 2007 at 08:17:57 PT
poor ted
Wasn’t he in the band, the Amboy Dukes for a while? Didn’t they do the classic one hit wonder, “Journey to the Center of Your Mind”? I might be wrong on that. I never cared for any of his other musical offerings or for his politics. I think he was way into violence, weapons, and killing lots of small defenseless animals for pleasure. That is so superior, a clean and sober killer. This article is way harsh. He comes across as strange, and bitter with a lot of attitude.

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Comment #15 posted by Wayne on July 04, 2007 at 08:14:33 PT
Ted Nugent
When Ted Nugent is dried-up and old? Sorry, he's been there for years. He can't make a decent album to save his life, so he writes about his 'values' and makes hunting shows. 35 albums, and they all suck. How exactly is that considered talent?

We should celebrate him for being clean and sober? Puh-leeze. This is a man who likes to shoot anything and everything that moves, and in all the mention of his touring, he never once mentioned all the underage girls he slept with and impregnated. I'm sure that didn't contribute AT ALL to our social ills. And singing about violence towards women (Stranglehold?), nah no problem there.

And so what if San Francisco wanted to give shopping carts to the homeless? What are we supposed to do, turn them loose in the woods and shoot 'em?

Ted, public enemy #1 is not 'druuugs', suffice to say, it's people with attitudes like yours. Attitudes that glorify making people get in line and smacking down the ones that refuse. Ted, it's long past time for you to head off to the retirement home my friend.

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Comment #14 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 08:08:39 PT
RevRayGreen
That's a really good idea. I never bought any of his music. I just didn't like him. He seems like a crazy person in the wildest of ways.

He said one time that his version of fast food was quail.

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Comment #13 posted by ekim on July 04, 2007 at 08:05:54 PT
they see it coming and they do not like it- R-R-G
How to Move Forward with Ethanol? In order to reach renewable fuels goals, more ethanol production will have to be cellulosic - but when will it be viable? http://www.miagbiz.org/

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Comment #12 posted by RevRayGreen on July 04, 2007 at 08:04:14 PT
I'd like to see
a "Ted Nugent Record Burning" party promoted by some hippie radio station owner/maybe a webcast ?

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Comment #11 posted by goneposthole on July 04, 2007 at 08:02:53 PT
Dow Jonesin'
Eventually, all thirty Dow industrial components will be directly associated with military spending. Corporatism will be in the tertiary stage. Nothing can be done to stop it. Perpetual war will be the direct result.

http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin57.htm

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Comment #10 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 07:46:11 PT
goneposthole
Thank you. I think I do realize CNews importance. Actually it is very humbling to me. Forgive me for saying this but God is good.

You and everyone here on CNews are important. We must not quit now. We are so close to change.

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Comment #9 posted by goneposthole on July 04, 2007 at 07:36:28 PT
A new tool for propagandists - fading rock stars
Ted Nugent, a brown-shirted +ahem+ talented rock star, becomes a propagandist for the State.

The egomaniac Ted believes everybody loves his music. What a maroon. He is clueless. Witless, even.

Never had one of his albums and never will.

Big Pharma wants drugs for all all year round. Drugs that kill all of the time.

When Ted is dried up and old, he'll be drooling big pharma drugs night and day. I won't generate any sympathy for him.

FoM, you do realize how important this web site is. It is better than ever.

It is, by far and away, one of the best. It may have waned some, but it is still alive and kicking. You deserve all of the credit. Kudos

Slowly but surely wins the race.



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Comment #8 posted by RevRayGreen on July 04, 2007 at 07:32:37 PT
Ted Nugent owes his career
to all the drunken, long hair, white trash, pot-smoking,LSD tripping freaks who bought his records in the late 1970's and tickets to his concerts.

If he was really into Mother Nature, he would be into hemp.

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Comment #7 posted by laduncon on July 04, 2007 at 07:19:47 PT
Protecting corporate profits at all costs...
You've just gotta love the ol' Wall Street Journal, perpetually shilling for its malevolent beast of a parent, the Dow Jones Corporation. I'm not sure if the Rupert Murdoch bid to take over the Wall Street Journal would exacerbate the problem of the paper's corporate worship and the accompanying promotion of social restraints/sticking one's head in the sand as to the world's problems or not (or even worse, projecting the hate that rests inside one onto the rest of the world), and that is one heck of a sad realization.

Why is it that we are constantly bombarded with status reports as to the wealth of "America's" 30 largest corporations (DJIA) or 500 largest (SP500) (begging us to give them money to exploit with the gamble that we could become fat cats as well) but never hear about the vast majority left nibbling at the edges of the corporate pie? Profit above ALL ELSE is the motto of the corporation, and no other interest will be tolerated except to the extent it serves the overarching objective of accumulating wealth in the ceaseless pursuit of greed.

Over 50 cents of every federal tax dollar goes to the military/offense budget. And they want more...

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Comment #6 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 07:15:12 PT
Hope
I can see the cows smiling and that makes me smile! We have been taking pictures and I have been putting certain pictures together to Neil Young's song: After The Garden is Gone. My poor old computer doesn't work as well as it did though.

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Comment #5 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 07:12:38 PT
Wonderful about the hay!
Some livestock and owners will be glad of that.

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Comment #4 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 07:10:28 PT
Hope
I skipped thru it too. Good news for us the hay is getting baled right now and a storm is coming so they are rushing to beat the storm. I think they are going to make it. Have a great day!

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Comment #3 posted by Hope on July 04, 2007 at 07:08:13 PT
:0(
I just don't think I want to darken my day by reading this.

Maybe tonight or tomorrow.

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Comment #2 posted by FoM on July 04, 2007 at 06:22:11 PT
Nugent
I never liked his music. He seems to scream when he sings. I can't even remember when I've heard a song of his. He sang and campaigned for George Bush in 04. That's enough to tell me his value structure.

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Comment #1 posted by charmed quark on July 04, 2007 at 06:12:43 PT
Sometimes, he just makes stuff up
Cass Elliot, or Ellen Naomi Cohen, official cause of death: Fatty Myocardial Degeneration due to Obesity. Natural Causes.

My, he sure hates hippies.

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