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Kid_A Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:00 AM
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They couldn't get Ditka, so now they want Ted Nugent. Seriously.
This has probably been posted before, but the Illinois GOP wants the Motor City Madman to run for Senate.

http://talkleft.com/new_archives/007284.html

Yeah, that'll work... :eyes:
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:04 AM
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1. He's as bad as Dennis Miller - let him run
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:04 AM
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2. And he has no history of using drugs?
A rock star? I would think it would be easier to elect a pedophile.
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:05 AM
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4. The Nuge may be the man then. There are many stories of him
bringing home 14yr old girls. Seriously.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:07 AM
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5. Actually its pretty well documented that he never really touched the stuff
his real addiction was the ladies. He actually legally adopted his 16 year old girlfriend so he wouldn't go to jail for statutory rape.

But is that the repugs new strategy? They have no candidate with any character and substance so they have to put up second rate celebrities??
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:11 AM
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10. Believe it or not....He was very anti-drug 35 yrs ago
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:14 AM by JohnnyRingo
When I first saw him with the Amboy Dukes.
Hard to believe, considering he penned "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"

At the time I was very disapointed in him.
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tonekat Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:50 AM
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22. Ever see the cover of Amboy Dukes first album?
It's a pastiche of hash pipes! Rather nice collection of those old-style pipes too!

Nah, he never touched the stuff....right! :eyes:
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:55 PM
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25. Yeah I remember...but even while that album was new he was
spouting anti-drug messages in public.
And the popular stance at the time was "Tune in Turn on Drop out"

I think it may have been that he was somewhat older than we were at the time, and just being a poser for the rock and roll cash.

Still...I've never seen anyone work the neck of a jazz guitar like he did. (and does)
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:43 PM
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29. Actually he has no history of drug use,
just messing around with underage girls. So your statement is far more correct than you can imagine.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:04 AM
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3. I bet the first thing that is going to come out is his daughters saying
he had sex with underage teens....
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:07 AM
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6. Ironic how the GOP condemns Hollywood liberals and elites
for speaking their minds. They sneer at them and say they should concentrate on their craft instead of bashing the president.

...until they get desperate and need the name recognition. Then, it's all glory be and hallalujah!!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:07 AM
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7. No way he'll pass the smell test
If they thought Jack Ryan was a freak i can't imagine their horror when they start digging in to Nugent's past indiscretions.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:11 AM
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11. he's a piece of garbage
i hope he does run.

hey chimpsrsmarter, i haven't seen chickenhawkdown around much LateLy.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:15 AM
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15. Hey sniff!
staying away from franken for awhile, my car is still stolen, my husband is still in China so i'm been more busy than usual but i like coming by here, no teddy or maha to look at. I'll be back there in a few weeks when things settle down for me.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:16 AM
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16. cooL cooL
i recaLL now that you were going to be off for a whiLe - i was worried we offended you. :P
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:25 AM
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17. come on now
you offend me? No way, besides if you ever really did i'd at least email you, i wouldn't just ignore you. We just had a bunch of crappy things happen in a row and i needed a break, i started getting weary of some of the people there, ya know what i mean?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:36 AM
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18. oh, i know
i think you may have missed the Latest rash of um, unmentionabLes.
they're pretty bad, but we're currentLy scrubbing their remnants from the board.

:D
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:40 AM
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20. Thats good
cause i would hate to waste my time researching and outing these asswipes ala Mahamurphy, whom by the way started to be nice to me once i did that to him. he's such a "Flip-Flopper".
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:47 PM
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24. Jeez, I thought the GOP & RWers paraded a bunch of women
around for Clinton . . .
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:09 AM
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8. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang as his campaign song?
Yeah, THAT'll fly with the "Christian" right!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:10 AM
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9. Why not just do a sweepstakes..??
"You may already be a republican candidate"...Send it in !!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:12 AM
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12. Will they bring up his statutory rape admissions?
He used to brag about fucking the underaged groupies backstage.

Don't they have ANYBODY to run? SOMEBODY? Maybe there's a Repub mayor in Illinois who isn't a total fuckup? This is getting pathetic.
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Elginoid Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:13 AM
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13. I can see Michigan, maybe...but what connection does he have to IL?
when they look at the Nuge's history, maybe they'll decide that Jack Ryan isn't so bad after all...maybe that's the plan- run a bunch of outlandish possibilities thru the media, until the public views Jack the Swinger as the more morally moderate candidate.

I wonder how this Nuge story will fare:

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

http://www.nocompromise.org/news/000731c.html
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Paranoid_Portlander Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:29 PM
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28. So he didn't pass the smell test...
... as mentioned by Chimpsrsmarter (see reply #7).
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:13 AM
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14. We can only hope.......nt
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:37 AM
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19. Well, he is a Chickenhawk, so...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:54 AM by Rob H.
...he'd fit right in with Whistle-Ass and all his cronies. If the media starts looking closely at his past, though, I can't help but wonder if after all these years he'll finally try to deny that he dodged the draft.


Edit: Damn! Elginoid beat me to it. Guess that's what I get for just adding my comments willy-nilly. I actually have a book called The Legendary Ted Nugent* wherein he recounts the entire story of how he dodged the draft and the story Nugent told then squares with the story recounted in the web link posted by Elginoid.

*Yes, I know his music is directed at horny 16-year-old boys, but in my own defense, when I bought it I was a horny 16-year-old boy. W's not the only one who can claim "youthful indiscretions"--the difference is, mine actually took place when I was youthful. ;)
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 AM
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21. I'd love to see. It would be interesting to say to older Repubs...
"I really think that Ted Nugent was a great choice by the Illinois GOP to take Jack Ryan's place on the ticket. Are you familiar with his work? I hear that 'Yank Me, Crank Me' and 'Wang Dang Sweet Poontang' are just fantastic!!"
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:52 AM
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23. Bring 'em on!
All it would take a is a few board tapes from some of his recent shows.. and he'd be history. He was never asked back to a state fair in a very conservative area, no less, after his stream of profanity-laden, racist rantings between songs. His stream of four-letter words floated out into the fairgrounds and surrounding neighborhoods. Even in this fair, which attracts mostly Fresno-folks, he was practically run out on a rail. I say.. run the asshole.. another embarrassment for the GOP.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:03 PM
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26. Next Tuesday marks the final day an out-of-stater can move to Illinois
and register to vote in time to get on the ballot.

After Tuesday, Illinois election law would have to be changed.

Not that that hasn't already happend to get the Chimp in Chief on the ballot already this year. I'm just saying what the law currently says.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:09 PM
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27. I love that idea...They should run Ted and show just how low they are
willing to stoop. You ever heard Nugent talk??? This guy makes Limbaugh look like a middle-of-the-roader. Yea, run Ted you fucking idiots.
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