Ted Nugent appeared at the Benton/Franklin County (WA) Fair Thursday and carpet F-bombed - not only his own concert - but the entire fairgrounds where kids and grannies were thicker than curly-fries.
They might not say it quite like this- but boy, are they pissed!
Fair Manager Lori Lancaster is catching the incoming from family-oriented, fair-going citizens. She told the TCH, "He went way beyond what was appropriate. ... We are not happy about it."
The folks of tiny Franklin and Benton Counties are ripe, red-state Americans. They're the gun-totin,' (Christian) church-goin,' rock-ribbed ruralites who usually vote R and will shoot if they have to. They're the Real Americans Nuge is always blathering about speaking for.
They're up in arms. And in this crowd, he'd be outgunned if he ever had to face them. (But then, he won't. He's already at the next be-boondocked county fair on his Funnel Cake & Extinct Indian Tribal Casino Tour, having finished last month's Trample the Weak; Hurdle the Dead Tour).
Is Nuge part of Glenn Beck's American Religious Revival? Yes. He was invited, spiritual leader that he is, but was already booked at the Boise Knitting Factory Saturday.
Nugent was on the Dori Monson Show just last week calling President Obama a Moslem, and a Communist, and spouting patriotism, and moralisticism. He loudly said that liberals, using "Saul Alinsky tactics" were trying to destroy him by accusing him of being a "draft dodger, a sex offender, and a child molester."Funny how those who shout the loudest about such things, live in houses made of the most transparent building materials. To note:
- Nuge has bragged many times about how he dodged the Vietnam-era draft by shitting himself and not changing his underwear before going into the physical.
- His own daughters were widely quoted in an interview (which he's tried to scrub from the Net) that they were disgusted when Nugent had a sexual weekend in his own house with a teenage girl younger than them.
- Courtney Love admitted, after heavy questioning by Howard Stern, to allegedly having had oral sex with Nugent at the age of twelve. He has never
- He has laughingly called himself "a serial pedophile."
- Wikipedia: "When Nugent turned 30, in 1978, he began a relationship with a 17-year old Hawaiian girl, Pele Massa, and became her legal guardian to comply with laws pertaining to relationships with minors. This was covered in VH1's 1998 Behind the Music featuring Nugent, and included an interview with Massa. His first wife was Sandra Janowski, whom he began dating when she was 13 years old, married in 1970 and divorced in 1976, they had three children.
- Wikipedia: Nugent fathered a child out of wedlock in 1995, with a Dover, New Hampshire woman, Karen Gutowski, with whom he had a "brief relationship" during his second (and current) marriage to Shemane Nugent. . . Although Nugent had acknowledged paternity earlier and paid "minimal" child support, Gutowski had to sue him to get adequate money for her child.
As so many in the right-wing entertainment realm, (Ted Haggard, Krusty the Klown, Rush Limbaugh) Ted Nugent lives in a morally ambiguous, opportunistic world with perfervid and harsh politics that don't match his sleazy and self-indulgent lifestyle. (Did Glenn Beck rape and murder a young girl in 1990?)
Dandling pubescents in your youth, we guess, can be forgiven, (as long as you marry them) ...as can shouting the Lord's name in vain and yelling "motherfucker" at rural crowds, and their kids.
But Ted, spare us the self-righteousness, and please don't shoot me, bro!