January 19, 2007
Only in Tejas!! Rocker Ted Nugent Insults African Americans, Non-English Speakers, Etc. -- At Texas Governor's Inauguration!
AP reports that hours after Texas Governor Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent, a rocker popular in the 1970s perhaps best known for his signature (and to some anti-woman) song Stranglehold (click here to see and hear it performed), helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala. Using machine-guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance. "I think it was a horrible choice," Republican strategist Royal Masset said. "I hope nobody approved it." Nugent, a hunting and gun-rights advocate, couldn't be reached for comment Thursday because he was hunting, a spokeswoman said. News of Nugent's appearance drew criticisms from civil-rights leaders. "Whenever someone sports the Confederate battle flag, many Texans will be offended, and rightly so, because of what it symbolizes - the enslavement of African-Americans and more recently the symbol of hate groups and terrorists," said Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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Thanks to GAM for this news tip!!
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What a hard-hitting article!!!
What did the "Nuge" say?
Posted by: bob | Feb 20, 2007 5:28:56 PM
what a hard-hitting article!!!
Too bad you never gave us a quote from Nugent.
Wow, he had a flag
Posted by: bob | Feb 20, 2007 5:38:39 PM