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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:52 PM

My twelve year old son just asked a very insightful question

"Who's Ted Nugent?"
That folks, gives me hope for the future.

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Reply My twelve year old son just asked a very insightful question (Original post)
jorno67 Feb 2013 OP
narnian60 Feb 2013 #1
left on green only Feb 2013 #2
freshwest Feb 2013 #3
panader0 Feb 2013 #18
wandy Feb 2013 #24
Robb Feb 2013 #4
randome Feb 2013 #11
Robb Feb 2013 #14
mimi85 Feb 2013 #15
Blanks Feb 2013 #5
Tien1985 Feb 2013 #7
Blanks Feb 2013 #8
Tien1985 Feb 2013 #19
Blanks Feb 2013 #23
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #26
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #27
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #6
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #9
Johnboi70 Feb 2013 #10
Mira Feb 2013 #12
mimi85 Feb 2013 #13
ISW Feb 2013 #16
alp227 Feb 2013 #17
okwmember Feb 2013 #20
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #21
LWolf Feb 2013 #22
Spider Jerusalem Feb 2013 #25

Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:02 PM

1. Know where you're coming from, but

when I used to play trivia with my 6th graders, they didn't know who Mick Jagger or the Rolling Stones were-ouch!

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:03 PM

2. Me thinks that the news media, in their attempt to create the public hysteria......

......upon which their success depends, will often dwell on irrelevant individuals and trolls who they are hoping will make them wealthy. Perhaps then, Ned Tugent is but a Sarah Palin without lipstick.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:08 PM

3. +1

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Response to left on green only (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:58 PM

18. I like this. Here.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:24 PM

24. I've herd of putting lipstick on a pig but........

Are you suggesting that Ted Nugent would somehow make more sense if Wayne LaPierre put lipstick on him ?

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:11 PM

4. Heh. Nice.

Not really related, but my 3-year-old asked me last night, "Do mermaids have two knees, or just one?"

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. Also an excellent question!

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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:05 PM

14. I went with one.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:10 PM

15. Well now I have soup all over my keyboard!

That is truly priceless!

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:20 PM

5. Did you tell him...

He's Oliver North's cousin; just to see if he knows who Ollie North was/is?

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Response to Blanks (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:32 PM

7. As far as I can tell,

Ted Nugent is in an old band and did something with a golf cart? And I have no idea who North is. Like "North" the movie?

No one here (at work) knows him either, except the boss, who snorted??

Is it worth googling?

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Response to Tien1985 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:36 PM

8. You've got to be kidding.

If you seriously don't know who Oliver North is; you should google it.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:21 PM

19. Holy crap,

No, I really didn't know, and neither did at least 5 others. There is apparently a lot more to the Iran Contra issue than I knew. When we were taught this, they mostly focused on hostages and how it caused problems for Pres. Carter. Not meaning to look stupid--but this just wasn't taught. I did well in high school (AP US History) and didn't take history in college. I often wish now that I had, they left out too much.

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Response to Tien1985 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:57 AM

23. Don't beat yourself up. I only knew because I'm old.

I didn't read a lot on him, but he also ran for congress. After all that the republicans still love him.

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Response to Tien1985 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:52 PM

26. He even has or had

A rightwing radio show too.

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Response to Tien1985 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:39 PM

27. What shocks me is that anyone, of any age remembers the movie 'North'

20 year old bupke. I thought even Reiner had forgotten it.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:27 PM

6. Well I bet your relieved.

 

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:43 PM

9. Me too

Give your boy a hug for me

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:47 PM

10. He was the general who won the Vietnam War!!!

Or was that Vo Nguyen Giap?? I keep forgetting.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:52 PM

12. ...

I hang my head as I admit I had to google him to find out who he is.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:02 PM

13. Good for your son! And good for you for playing good music!

Yes, I feel some hope as well.

My pre-teen granddaughter is not a Beiber fan, which I find very encouraging. She's into some boy band called One Direction, so there is that. I seem to remember her grandmother (aka Mimi) being into a couple boy bands called the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. My dad seemed to blame the state of the world on them until the day he died. Of course, when he picked my friend and me up in Long Beach after seeing them on their first tour, he took one look at my shredded stockings and torn mini-skirt and said I'd never go to a concert again. He was a moderate Republican and was wrong about the concert and the GOP.

I'm still proud that when my best friend and I went to Woolworth's with our $3.33 to buy a record, I picked the Stones first album, she wanted Herman's Hermits. Fortunately, I "won" in two ways. We got "The Rolling Stones" and she's still my bestest friend. It's our 50th friend anniversary year and I feel so fortunate.

I was SO glad that Nugent wasn't shown during the SOTU. At least on MSNBC and I think (though don't know for sure) that there was one feed and not every network had cameras. Please correct me if I'm mistaken. Happy Heart's Day to all!

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:13 PM

16. Nugent is a fool and a liar!

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:40 PM

17. Hope? Oh NOW I get it.

If your son asked that question 35 years ago you'd be worried that he was missing out on the latest rock-n-roll fad. But now that he's come out as a psycho gun nut, his music has become more worthless now than it was back then.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:27 PM

20. My 14 year old daughter asked the same question yesterday.

Its a hopeful sign.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:22 AM

21. Even better:

Nugent was shepherded over to a standing MSNBC camera. Two police officers looked on, confused by the mobile media herd.

“Who’s that?” asked one cop.

“It’s Ted Nugent,” said the other cop. “He’s a rock star, he talks about guns.”

“Really? Never heard of him.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/02/barack_obama_s_state_of_the_union_address_like_ted_nugent_republican_lawmakers.html

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:23 AM

22. My middle school students

also routinely ask me who any music performer playing more than a decade before they were born is.

There are exceptions, of course, but generally speaking, young people don't listen to older performers. That's why I usually end each period with some song they've never heard before.

Not Ted Nugent, though, lol.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

25. I'd be surprised if anyone under 20 knows who he is or cares

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