Bad American

Submitted by Uncle Ted on 10/10/01. ( ) 205.188.209.11


James Ryan Doster


> > BAD AMERICAN
> > I'm a Bad American: Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001
> >
> > Written by Ted Nugent, the rock singer and hunter/naturalists,
> > upon hearing that California Senators B. Boxer and D. Feinstein
> > denounced him for being a "gun owner" and a "Rock Star". This was
his
> > response after telling the senators about his past contributions to
> > children's charities and scholarship foundations which have totaled
more
> > than $13.7
> > million in the last 5 years!
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > I'm a Bad American--this pretty much sums it up for me. I like
> > big trucks, big boats, big houses, and naturally, pretty women. I
> > believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some
midlevel
> > governmental functionary with a bad comb-over who wants to give it
away
> > to crack addicts squirting out babies. I don't care about appearing
> > compassionate.
> >
> > I think playing with toy guns doesn't make you a killer. I
> > believe ignoring your kids and giving them Prozac might. I think
I'm
> > doing better than the homeless. I don't think being a minority makes
you
> > noble or victimized. I have the right not to be tolerant of others
> > because they are different, weird or make me mad. This is my life
to
live,
> > and not
> > necessarily up to others expectations. I know what SEX is and there
are
> > not varying degrees of it.
> >
> > I don't celebrate Kwanzaa. But if you want to that's fine; I
just
> > don't feel like everyone else should have to. I believe that if you
are
> > selling me a Dairy Queen shake, a pack of cigarettes, or hotel
> > room, you do it in English. As of matter of fact, if you are an
American
> > citizen, you should speak English. My uncles and forefathers
shouldn't
> > have had to die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born
in
to
> > come disrespect ours, and make us bend to your will. Get over it.
> >
> > I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry butt
if
> > you're running from them after they tell you to stop. If you can't
> > understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop' in English, see the
previous
line.
> >
> >
> > I don't use the excuse "it's for the children" as a shield
for
> > unpopular opinions or actions. I know how to count votes and I feel
much
> > safer letting a machine with no political affiliation do a recount
when
> > needed. I know what the definition of lying is, and it isn't based
on
the
> >
> > word "is"-ever.
> >
> > I don't think just because you were not born in this country,
you
> > qualify for any special loan programs, gov't sponsored bank loans,
etc.,
> > so you can open a hotel, 7-Eleven, trinket shop, or any thing else,
> > while the indigenous peoples can't get past a high school
education
> > because they can't afford it. I didn't take the initiative in
inventing
> > the Internet.
> >
> > I thought the Taco Bell dog was funny. I want them to bring
back
> > safe and sane fireworks. I believe no one ever died because of
> > something Ozzy Osbourne, Ice-T or Marilyn Manson sang, but that
doesn't
> > mean I want to listen to that crap from someone else's car when I'm
> > stopped at a red light .But I respect your right to.
> >
> > I think that being a student doesn't give you any more
> > enlightenment than working at Blockbuster or Jack In The Box. I
don't
> > want to eat or drink anything with the words light, lite or fat-free
on
> > the package.
> >
> > Our soldiers did not go to some foreign country and risk
their
> > lives in vain and defend our Constitution so that decades later you
can
> > tell me it's a living document ever changing and is open to
> > interpretation. The guys who wrote it were light years ahead of
anyone
> > today, and they
> > meant what they said -- now leave the document alone, or there's
going
to
> > be trouble.
> >
> > I don't hate the rich. I help the poor. I know wrestling is
fake.
> > I've never owned, or was, a slave, and a large percentage of our
> > forefathers weren't wealthy enough to own one either. Please stop
blaming
> > me because some prior white people were idiots -- and remember, tons
of
> > white, Indian, Chinese, and other races have been enslaved too -- it
was
> > wrong for every one of them. I believe a self-righteous liberal with
a
> > cause is
> > more dangerous than a Hell's Angel with an attitude. I want to know
> > exactly which church is it where the "Reverend" Jessie Jackson
preaches;
> > and what, exactly, is his job function.
> >
> > I own a gun, you can own a gun, and any red blooded American
> > should be allowed to own a gun, but if you use it in a crime, then
you
> > will
> > serve the time.
> >
> > I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he
made
> > and continue to make more. If it makes you mad, then invent the
next
> > operating system that's better and put your name on the building.
Ask
your
> > buddy that invented the Internet to help you.
> >
> > I don't believe in hate crime legislation. Even suggesting
it
> > makes me mad. You're telling me that someone who is a minority,
gay,
> > disabled, another nationality, or otherwise different from the
mainstream
> > of this country has more value as a human being that I do as a
white
male.
> > If
> > someone kills anyone, I'd say that it's a hate crime. We don't need
more
> > laws! Let's enforce the ones we already have.
> >
> > I think turkey bacon, turkey beef, turkey fake anything
sucks. I
> > believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child-it takes a
parent
> > with the guts to stand up to the kid and spank his butt and say
"NO!"
> > when it's necessary to do so. I'll admit that the only movie that
ever
> > made
> > me cry was Ole Yeller. I didn't realize Dr. Seuss was a genius until
I
> > had a kid.
> >
> > I will not be frowned upon or be looked down upon or be made
to
> > keep silent because I have these beliefs and opinions. I thought
this
> > country allowed me that right. I will not conform or compromise just
to
> > keep from hurting somebody's feelings. I'm neither angry nor
> > disenfranchised, no matter how desperately the mainstream media
would
like
> > the world to believe otherwise.
> >
> > Yes, I guess by some people's definition, I may be a bad
> > American. But that's tough.
> >


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Although...

This response submitted by Cecil Baird on 10/10/01. ( ) 63.115.128.140

I don't care for Ted Nugent, his music, nor his arrogance, I did think the previous was well written.

Cecil


I Think

This response submitted by Rob Leckemby on 10/10/01. ( whitetail_14@hotmail.com ) 151.201.88.178

More people should speak their minds like Ted, He makes more sense than most. People today worrie about what other people think.If that was the definition of a bad American than I am one too. And what is so arrogant about telling it like it is.


Sorry

This response submitted by Doug M on 10/11/01. ( ) 65.161.133.6

Nuge didn't write it. Sure sounds like him though. This has been circulating around for awhile. I frequent his bulletin board and it has been established that he didn't write it. I think it's a spin-off of a piece written by George Carlin. Nevertheless, it's an interesting and humorous piece.


I like uncle Ted

This response submitted by Mick on 10/11/01. ( MicD63@aol.com ) 152.163.189.69

I last saw hom about a year ago, truely an amazing show. In the middle of a hard rocking show, he decided to slow things down a bit and play a tribute to the father of archery, Fred Bear. I've had an oportunity to speak directly to Ted, and can say you will probably never meet a man more sincere in his beliefs. I repect those who don't agree with Ted's views, but I also believe that Ted's presence does an unmeasureable amount of good in fighting those that believe the right to own a gun should be that of the organized military alone. Of course, this is only my opinion, which may be influenced by the fact that I don't care for Garth Brooks ;)~


Rude, crude dude

This response submitted by Doug on 10/11/01. ( ) 63.64.149.62

Nugent's way of communicating "in your face" is rude, disrespectful, and offensive. His support for the consumptive uses of wildlife is something I share with him, but his attitude is so arrogant and mean
that his points get lost in the venom. It's too bad some youngsters admire (and emmulate) his sarcastic and nasty way of communication.


Motor City Madman

This response submitted by Larry on 10/11/01. ( ) 209.240.222.132

I love rock & roll and I love hunting.But thats all me and Theodore have in common!


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