A local activist organization planned to protest outside the Full Throttle Saloon last night after the saloon refused to drop controversial rocker Ted Nugent from its rally performance line-up.

James Swan, founder of the United Urban Warrior Society in Rapid City, is one of several Native American activists who called on the saloon to dump Nugent over comments the rock legend has made that they say are derogatory toward Native Americans.

Swan vowed to protest outside of the saloon, at 12997 South Dakota Highway 34, during Nugent's show on Wednesday night. Messages left with the Full Throttle Saloon seeking comment were not returned Wednesday.

Swan said Nugent is a bigot whose antics are disrespectful toward Native Americans and all minorities. 

"We've spent two weeks campaigning, trying to get the saloon to cancel the show," he said.

Nugent has referred to Native Americans as "unclean vermin," Swan said. Previous protests have led to shows cancellations, according to media reports.

Even Nugent's choice of attire during concerts shows his disdain for culture other than his own, Swan said.

"The fact that he wears a Native headdress during his shows is very disrespectful," he said. "It's something you earn in our culture, and it has meaning behind it."

Contact Scott Feldman at 394-8337 or scott.feldman@rapidcityjournal.com

(101) comments

petres1956

Whatever he is known for by the larger general public, Nugent is first and for most
a hard rock guitarist whose contributions to the genre (vis-a-vis the Amboy Dukes and the Detroit rock scene, including his connections w/ Mitch Ryder) can't be denied. As a entertainer, he feels the need to answer what he sees to be an important national issue, namely the overwhelming control of the left in the news media and entertainment. For every Nuge there are 25 "left of left" in the media waiting to attack him. But I for one admire him for his music. Fact is that even in his 60's, he could wipe the floor w/ most rock guitarists. As already mentioned by several in these writings, he will never be honored by his industry precisely because the control of his industry is also, tilted way to the left. A musician with his pedigree and one holding more conformable opinions (read: liberal), would be already honored. The fact that he never will doesn't seem to bother Ted. Attending one of his shows and seeing the adulation of his many fans, one begins to understand his lack of concern!

trustno1
trustno1

Could it also be that the list of his greatest hits wouldn't fill one side of an album?

petres1956

Oh come on Trustno, give me a break. I haven't looked it up, but I'd be very surprised if he wan't sold at least 25 million records, worldwide. If you were into the hard rock or metal music genres (which I'm guessing your not) he is revered as much as he ever was, maybe more (due to MTV and it's spinoffs). No matter how much you despise the guy, sorry, you just can't take his career successes away from him. And why would you? Nugent has worked his tail-off touring and recording etc etc. for the better part of four decades. He has earned his status by hard work. I'd also like to see a poll of the younger people on the Idaho reservation that are his fans, and now, due to the politely correct administration (who espouse the liberal credo "just don't worry, we will decide what you need to see and hear," those folks lose out. I'm always amazed as to why "liberals" are called that by society. Shutting out what they don't agree with sure doesn't seem very liberal to me, at least when considering the words definition.

trustno1
trustno1

Some of you guys are awfully quick to define everything in terms of liberal and conservative. It this some kind of litmus test? Can't a person not care (vs. despise) for an artist simply on the merits, or lack thereof? I agree that hammering on a guitar beats working for a living, I don't begrudge Ted for that. But the simple fact is that there are any number of 'one hit wonders', or maybe in uncle Ted's case three or four, but it has to get old for him, I know that it does for me, to keep working the same riffs so then he has to throw in a little psuedo controversy to keep it alive. That's all I am saying, and if that makes me a liberal so be it.
For your info, Ted has sold 30 million albums in his career. Aerosmith 150 million, Barry Manilow 80 million annd Rob Zombie 15 million. There is no accounting for taste.

petres1956

I agree wholeheartedly, there is darn sure no accounting for taste and hope we got more from this discussion than identifying that fact! Maybe my fond recollections of Ted's music in the 1960's and '70's gets me irritated when he gets criticized. This is partially due to the fact that todays music just doesn't seem to cut it for me anymore (I believe anyone growing-up in the 1960's, '70' and 1980's witnessed the golden age of rock-and roll, and like me, probably got really spoiled). I look at musicians who were there then and like Nugent and maybe a dozen or so other who are still on the road today, and naturally get defensive. But hey, Ted's a big boy, he probably doesn't need my help! Anyway with the news as depressing as it seems to be these days, I'd say we probably should be paying attention to things more consequential than the personal opinions of rock stars !

trustno1
trustno1

agreed!

Arlo Blundt

well...while its hard to rock out in support hose ...we should give this fella credit for still, after all these years, getting out there and hammering away....rock lyrics are always controversial and a good rocker should be too....I think he's over the top but so is Neil Young once in a while....thank you...Arlo

petres1956

Arlo,
You are absolutely right mentioning Neil Young as a contemporary of Nugent. After 9/11, Neil came out with a tune called "Let's Roll"which many of the rock rags (including Rolling Stone-in the days she it still concerned itself with rock) took to be "jingoistic", which is a word the left wheels out whenever someone stands up for the USA!

Anyway, all this hoopla over what Ted did or didn't say just plain makes my asx tired!

Petres '56

trustno1
trustno1

Yeah, there can be no denying that he is the voice of his generation, and that his induction into the rock and roll hall of fame can't be far off. His lyrics are emblematic of the Tea party that embraces him, lots of noise and little substance.

Potatoes Browning

Ted is an entertainer, a modern day clown, if you will. His aim is to garner publicity any way he can. What's new about that. He will do and say just about anything to get his name in front of the public. As a musician he is about a C+, evedently as a human about a D-...i would rather watch paint dry than listen to him....and that's MY opinion...

petres1956

For all the Nugent haters out there - I'm amused by the general lack of knowledge regarding Uncle Ted's musicianship. I'm sure much of it has to do with the age of his detractors, suffice to say that he was cranking out amazing guitar on tunes like "Journey to the Center of Your Mind" when he was with the Amboy Dukes in the mid-1960's. When I was a freshmen at USD in '74, Nugent was as in demand as ever and known as "the fastest right hand on the planet' in the rock rags of the day. His music was heavy, blues-based hard-rock, and we loved it! During a disco-era interview and photo shoot article w/ Rolling Stone, Ted appeared in a T-shirt on which was written "Can Ted Nugent Survive in a John Denver World"? He has always felt persecuted by the mundane, and the top 40-ties of the day. If it were not for all the left-driven phony controversies, Ted would today be honored by his industry, no doubt. And he is right, the left-run RRHOF would never accept him for his right-of-center views. But then, the left is made up of hypocrites, and I, along w/ Uncle Ted, know that to a tea. I'd love to see them all kiss his, well, you get the picture, ehh?

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Liberals don't like Ted's personal opinions, therefore they don't like his music. The bottom line is that they, for the most part, don't know anything about his opinions and have never listened to any of his music - but they still hate him because they are supposed to hate him. It's group think, mass psychosis or whatever you want to call it. I call it a well documented mental disorder: Liberalism.

Buldog
Buldog

Frank Smith - 5 hours ago
LOL!


"LOL" really a lazy, childish concoction? Language purists lament "LOL" is a hallmark of creeping illiteracy.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

LOL!!!

Buldog
Buldog

"creeping illiteracy"!!!!!

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

LOL!

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

I don't always get called a racist/sexist/ageist/homophobic/etc, but when I do, it is when I am winning an argument with a liberal.

BeenThere2

I still have to point out that, whether you agree with Nugent or not, he has a right to speak his mind and the bar has a right to employ him. I think the real lesson here is to analyze your own methods of affecting change. Acknowledge his rights and opinion, then use a common-sense argument to offset it.

Whining it totally ineffective and makes the whiner look like a fool.

Be someone others can believe in.

trustno1
trustno1

I'm sorry, but the simple fact that their is even an ongoing discussion about Ted Nugent's relevance is just a sad commentary on the culteral deprivation of South Dakota. So sad.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

I find people who complain about "the culteral deprivation of South Dakota" highly amusing. If It's such a horrible place here, why do you reside here? Why not pack your bags and move somewhere "culterally" enlightening, like San Francisco? I'm positive they would love to have you.

trustno1
trustno1

Frequently wrong but never in doubt. Who said that I live in SD?

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

LOL! Please... You are not fooling anyone.

Buldog
Buldog

I see the moderators at the journal have not forgotten how to not post comments that they do not agree with----anyway, here goes attempt #5.

In this day and age, most bigots, except those with smiles on their face because of the insanity that Terrible Ted brings out, are smart enough to not openly declare their hateful sentiments, but to simply let their racist/sexist/ageist/homophobic/etc. actions speak for themselves. It’s truly appalling that the Nugent supporters and the teapub politicians with whom Nugent is working cannot bring themselves to whole-heartedly condemn his hate speech. That speaks volumes about those so-called “better men”.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

LOL!

harpua

Is this the venue that has the reality show with that doofus in dreddies?

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Are you talking about Obama?

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Oh yeah ... and speaking about horrible bands ... let's talk about Pantera.

Whattha

Frank wants you to respect Ted but then shuts down a different generations band. Pot.. kettle... black. Aka hypocrisy.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Well, it was a sold out show and Ted put on a great performance according to the thousands of his facebook posts from people who were there. About seven demonstrators upset about ... who knows? Not even do they understand what they were upset about. This trumped up and ridiculous controversy is over, folks, until the next one comes along. Personally I liked the Joan Jett fiasco a lot more than this one. At least that was moderately interesting. Now where's our hero Lance Armstrong these days???

Whattha

What defines a "sold out show" at a huge open area venue? Maybe you've bit on the propaganda that they've sold you.

bethsman

The real truth is normally in the middle. If Eddie Murphy was there making white jokes would you ride to protest then? We have all these civil rights groups that hate being stereotyped but you go to Swan's Facebook comments stereotyping white people...there was a diagram showing a person split in half and the white side had nice stuff and the Native American side had less expensive items. This was stereotyping too. These civil rights groups do not seek equality and advancement of all people but only their own people and almost hypocritical in itself. I look at both sides and can understand too the feeling of natives that we took their land but someone always takes it from someone. Before the Native Americans there were others called the "old people". IF there is ever to be peace we need to start being Americans instead of Democrats and Republicans or christian or non christian or white or black or green...Although I am a White Republican Christian I would fight for your right to be different if you choose because individual rights and freedom is something we can all respect. Just don't stand for equality if you can't look at the other race or religion or person that is different than you equally. Don't stereotype us and call us crackers or custer and not expect a defensive reply. I'm not a bigot and can't we all get along? We always try to identify with others like us and probably a little natural to identify with your own race for cultures used to be seperated and now we are in the metling pot of the world we need to do as the God of my understanding wants us to....love eachother. On our final day this will be most important.

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

bethsman, a major issue though is that people want to keep dragging out and whipping the dead horse about the land taken, which happened how long ago? People who did that are dead. Did you take it? Did I take it? Why punish us for it? As for slavery? Did you own slaves? Did I own slaves? Come on over with me here and explain these things to me... Why should -we- be punished for things we had no control over. I agree with you about living together and getting along but until people realize these things I pointed out, that will never happen. Not now, not ever. As for religion, more people have died in the name of Religion than for anything else. I detest big religion. I am Pagan, Harm none, do what you will.

~Be Blessed

Whattha

youtube ted nugent tells hillary. Then ask if you would like this said about your mother or sister on stage so that they could make money.

Whattha

Where's FS and others to defend this? Crickets!

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Nothing brings a smile to my face quicker than watching the insanity that Terrible Ted brings out in our local intolerant liberals. Nobody makes them show their true colors any better. :)

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

Certainly adds to a great day of things to read anyways doesn't it? =)

Posey
Posey

If neugent didn't pull this kind of stuff, hes only concert would be in a half empty bar somewhere in Texas.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Not likely. He sells out everywhere he goes. Those dreaded facts sting, don't they.

Whattha

Maybe because he only plays in areas where he knows there is an abundance of tea party conspiracy theorist? Because he knows his demographic that makes him smart?

counting

The only real fail that I see is that Swan is constantly trying to create "controversies" and protest. Enough Mr. Swan, do yourself and your causes a favor, protest and speak out on the real topics and legitimate concerns. It gives you more credibility and garners more attention. Would you protest when a movie has a native american headdress worn by a non-native actor? Fight the good fight, I have respect for those that are willing to dig in their heels and battle for valid, legitimate causes. This was a mere attempt to gain media publicity and keep Swan's name in the paper.

Pantera

counting, you wouldn't know what it was to have a soul and believe in anything, so your comment is pretty much meaningless

Action Heavy Equipment

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Ted Nugent

"The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period."
- Ted Nugent

"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic."
- Ted Nugent

When a person is incapable of civil dialogue or respectful debate, they always hide behind the race card.
-Ted Nugent

I will carry on with my First Amendment rights in my fight to expose the cockroaches, the abject criminal abuse of power and outrageous runaway corruption infesting our government and media. Sometimes in this sad culture war, harsh words are appropriate to identify vile, nasty conditions and violations, dishonesty and hate.
-Ted Nugent

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

I'm not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.
~Ted Nugent

I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.
~Ted Nugent

Use your lives wisely, my friends, and conserve these precious freedoms for future generations.
~Ted Nugent

Whattha

I think the bigger and funnier point is i doubt anyone can name more than 1 song that 'the nuge' performs. He's not a very good musician, another reason he's at Sturgis.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Never heard of the D a m n Yankees (band)? You've never heard of Stranglehold? And he's sold millions more albums than you, my friend. I'm thinking you don't know anything about his music - which is pretty standard for a liberal to hate something they know nothing about.

Whattha

Thanks FS for telling me i had no idea. So you mention 1 song and a even worse band? And i don't know anything about music? Nice defense of a 80's hair band. I prefer classics like Led Zep not boy pop.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Well, we all like different music. That's the beauty of living in a free country.

Whattha

Out of 34 albums you'd think people would know more of him. But they don't.

Navy veteran

Cat Scratch Fever, Great White Buffalo, Motor City Madness, Strangehold, Wnago Tango......I believe if you knew anything you would know he was not an 80's hair band....lol

Whattha

Go ahead and tell me it's not an 80's hair band. I have eyes and ears! Maybe you're not being honest with yourself?

pilatus

The liberal mantra: Free speech for everyone! (except for white Christians or anyone who disagrees with liberals)

Whattha

No one is trying to stop him from speaking. They protested... that's it.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

What was the point of protesting? They want him gone or shut up, right? What were you saying about free speech again?

Whattha

Want him to shut up and making him shut up is the difference. But i can't imagine you'd see the difference.

Posey
Posey

WHO said he shouldn't have the right to say anything? How many times have (c)histians thrown fits because of speech and demanded something not be said?

"I was going to post some of his quotes that the (c)hristian conservatives lap up but they are too profane--------

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

So here we have the typical tolerant liberal telling us that he can decide what others can say and think. I would pretend to be surprised, but I'm not. That some seriously dangerous thinking there Fret. I can imagine that the First Amendment means very little to you - as t=does the rest of our Constitution.

Posey
Posey

Neugent is scum--that is his right-
I was going to post some of his quotes that the (c)hristian conservatives lap up but they are too profane----------google ted neugent quotes.

Coach

I googled them. Not sure where you're going with that, but as long as you stay away from the far left whacko sites like "mediamatters", "politico" or "bet" and their distortions and spin, there is nothing real offensive. Maybe a little raw on occasion, but not really offensive.

Posey
Posey

" Not sure where you're going with that,"?--, I didn't notice nor does it matter-
" there is nothing real offensive. Maybe a little raw on occasion, but not really offensive"?---------------------------Would they be posted here? Why don't you post just the Hillary one?------ AS I said "his quotes that the (c)hristian conservatives lap up"
---------------------------------------------------------------
If those quotes contain " distortions and spin" --prove it,

"" Not sure where you're going with that,"--- Did he say those things or not?---If they contain " distortions and spin,"---then post the actual quotes.R.N.E.

Posey
Posey

Do you know what "bet" is?---------------------Please post examples of the dishonesty of either of those sites....That should be easy..R.N.E.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Ted is offensive to Fret because Ted is an articulate and highly hostile debater who crushes just about everyone who goes up against him - especially liberals.

Pantera

Where exactly has he crushed any debate?...The guy has a single thought in his head.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

He is scum? Because he voices opinions you don't agree with? I disagree with Obama, but I would never call him scum! Although, being a liberal is just as bad.

Quiet American
Quiet American

I think it's funny that several commenters say "if he said these things". As if the ability to research was a "liberal" thing. Ted Nugent is a hypocritical, draft-dodging, war-mongers, child molester, hate-speech spouting clown. He's kept his "career" afloat by spewing hate-filled nonsense, appealing to the ever dwindling portion of the population that has lost their ability to be outraged by hate-speech and mean-spirited nonsense. And seriously, sports jerseys and cowboy hats are not religious apparel. Like the bikers here at Sturgis, Mr. Nugent is all too willing to appropriate Native American imagery, but completely unable to extend any respect to that same race/ religion. Ted Nugent and Sturgis is a perfect mix. Loud, clueless and beligerent clowns unable to see past their front forks or the neck of their guitars.

Coach

I learned from the Oneida Indian Museum that the headdress was not a religious artifact either. It was more of a warrior dress uniform. Today's military issue medals and ribbons in the same manner that the native tribes issued feathers.

Posey
Posey

"As if the ability to research was a "liberal" thing."?- It is sir, conservative comments prove it...Reality always leans left, "these "people" cannot discuss issues on facts....
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Your description of Neugent is perfect and we see who defends him.on another thread they will be the morally superior super-patriots.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

You wouldn't last five seconds in a debate with the Nuge, LOL! But your hate for just about everyone in Sturgis is duly noted.

Whattha

Debate based in reality or just a debate? The nuge is a huge conspiracy theorist. Probley why you think he "wins" debates, similar minds think alike.

Pantera

Similar minds think alike...the complete absence of a mind that is.

Posey
Posey

What "libbie" has neugent "debated"?

Mahpiya Ska

Right on! Sturgis Rally is a subculture that I hope will someday go away altogether!

sagebrushwy

I can remember a time when freedom of speech was being touted by liberals to justify every offensive thing they said. I knew then as I know now, they only meant/mean their own freedom of speech. I would not agree with Ted if he did in fact say that in the strict terms that people in here are claiming. I do however know liberals lie and expand on what people actually say, so I'll just take these claims with a grain of salt until I find out exactly what he said, and who he said it to, and the circumstances.

Roger Cornelius

This is not a Free Speech issue Sagebrushwy, this is an issue of bigotry and acceptance of the hate Nugents spews. Keep in mind that along with Free Speech comes consequences. The consequences for Nugent is that he has had numerous concert venues cancelled because of his Free Speech and hate.

There is not "If" he said that, he did say that and has similar post on his home page. It should take you about two minutes to google this subject and see the real Nugent and how he feels about Native Americans.

Dakota605

I would want you in any sort of analytical team of mine. It's easy to read what he said, the quote has already been posted. But ANALYZE it. Who's his audience, who is he talking about? He's talking the individuals who cried to have his show cancelled. Those individuals need not have permission from their skin color to be criticized by Nugent.

I feel sorry for those young children standing out there. There was a woman protesting dropping f-bombs and yelling things like "chicken-sh*t" Nugent, and those children heard that language. If you're to condemn someone else's language, you might want to keep your own language in check.

sagebrushwy

I have to say, Roger, liberals have spewed their fair share of hate through the years and I have witnessed it and I don't need to post any sources like you guys so often demand. I don't have to source the things I have lived through. I am the source and if you don't like it, then dismiss my words as you see fit. If others have seen the things I have, they will notice the truth in them while you will not. Anyway, I mentioned circumstances and the strict terms of the claims in here. I have lived enough life to know context is often messed with, and by all people, I might add.

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

I totally understand what you say Sage, my grandmother... Absolutely made it difficult to have a convo with her. She was Democrat part of my family Republican, myself Independent at the time. No bend whatsoever. Eventually it got to the point where no one in the family would discuss Politics or Religion at family gatherings. LoL

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

One other thought. I have been called ways worse than "unclean vermin" on these very blogs, and I have yet to take it personally or boycott anyone. Someone's skin is too thin, me thinks. When you spend your time walking around and looking for reasons to be offended and people to boycott, you might want to consider getting a new hobby. ...or maybe a job.

Pantera

Kinda like how all the conservatives think Obama will be knocking on their doors demanding their guns. Talk about thin-skinned and delusional

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

Pantera, only have to look at the laws that people have been trying to push through for that one. =) Just sayin'

~Be Blessed

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Liberal enclaves around this nation have banned the legal ownership of firearms. You do know this, right?

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

95% of what is said about Terrible Ted are lies trumped up and blown out of proportion by liberal haters and an Obama sycophantic media. Ted couldn't care less. He is way past that point where what anyone thinks matters one iota to him. However, this is America and everyone has a right to protest anything they like. Just as Ted has a right to his (sometimes over-the-top) opinions. Ted brings out in liberals what we all know is there.

Posey
Posey

Has neugent ever claimed his comments were " trumped up and blown out of proportion by liberal haters and an Obama sycophantic media."?---You spew it but you can never stand behind your claims.

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Yawn.

Posey
Posey

Has Neugent EVER denied anything he's said? Has HE ever said they are "lies trumped up and blown out of proportion by liberal haters and an Obama sycophantic media."?

Can YOU post those denials? NO you can't.
He has the right to say ANYTHING but people like you claiming to be a christian super-patriot is the real story here. .I hoped this would happen ,just to bring out and magnify the blind hypocrisy of "you people"

Native Thoughts101

I'm pretty sure if I wore a yamaka, a preachers suit, a pope hat, or anything else sacred to another religion and rant about their religion calling them vermin. Pretty sure I would have a lot of angry religious nuts protesting my show. Calling it disrespectful and what not. But its ok here in American to treat the real Native Americans of this land with utter disrespect and raise your children to do the same. I find that to be very disrespectful. Also their were no other protesters because they were all at the Chip were the real party was at. Full Throttle will never get another cent out of this Native.

Coach

And for the rest of the story:

On Monday, Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Casino, run by the Coeur d'Alene Native American tribe, canceled a scheduled Ted Nugent show, citing local backlash against the "racist attitudes and views that Ted Nugent espouses." In an email interview with Gannett Wisconsin Media published the next day, Nugent responded to those who want to cancel his shows:

"I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy.... By all indicators, I don't think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people." [Nugent, via Appleton Post-Crescent]

Nugent was not specifically calling the Idaho Native Americans "unclean vermin" — he was answering a question about a handful of people in Oshkosh who wanted his Saturday show at Waterfest yanked from the schedule, via a defunct MoveOn.org petition. And he included this uplifting quote in between his harsh words for his critics: "Sometimes you give the world the best you got and you get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you got anyway."

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

Thanks Coach, truly hate that RCJ never puts out the full story sometimes. Nugent does love to twist noses though and everyone should know that. Sad really that people just pop a gasket before realizing what is going on.

~Be Blessed

Frank Smith
Frank Smith

I'm sure all of the money you pour into the Full Throttle will be greatly missed. You don't even understand that you are angry about something that's not true. Now THAT'S funny!

rezident

Did swan actually do the research concerning Nugent, or did he by the internet?

gonewt

i know Nugent said unclean vermin but he was talking about the person/people who shut down his concert in Idaho - not the whole Indian tribe - I don't think. Who exactly had his concert cancelled in Idaho - by name - i never read who did so it's hard to know exactly who he was talking about. I know i have been called worse in my lifetime but it was directed at me only - if Ted did in fact mean Native Americans as then i can see Mr Swans point.

Elviss

Is it true, as the internet says, that Ted Nugent didn't take a bath for a long time, and crapped his pants before he went in for the draft. They denied him entry into the military.

ScreamingEagle

Get over it.

blkhillslvr

Nugent IS a bigot. AND he raises money off of his idiotic and racist rants! He doesn't make money on talent. And, everything (politically and otherwise unrelated to music) that Nugent says, isn't true and has never "become" true. Yet, the lemmings follow him like he is a rocket scientist. People, use your head and think for yourselves. Don't listen to this idiot.

Shame on the Full Throttle. I know it probably won't make a difference to them, but, I will never go there again. Specifically because of this.

smurfette

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and this includes Ted Nugent. I am not agreeing with his opinion by any means, however. But just because you don't agree with his opinion doesn't mean you have to ruin the party for everyone else....democrat.

thatsright

Im a tribal member of the ost. Its not disrespectful for someone to wear feathers if they want. When indians wear cowboy hats no one cries about it being disrespectful.just to have a gripe some people with nothing better to do with their time decides for everyone else what is sacred or disrespectful.dumping garbage along our highways on the reservation and stealing from our neighbors is disrespectful to me.

RedLeg1976

+1 Most every little white boy in western SD had a headress so we could play cowboy's and Indians. I was the Indian and am still proud of the scar on my chin when I hit the concrete after getting shot. And I still have the headress. Folks saved it during the '72 flood while I was in the Army ;-)

Celtgunn
Celtgunn

Thank you, both of you. And Redleg, Thank you for your Service. I appreciate it greatly. My husband is USAF EOD and my son is US Marine Corps Tracks. =)

~Be Blessed

Shorty
Shorty

This is West River South Dakota, Nugent would be welcome here. Remember, conservatives had no problem selecting the Jensen to represent them again.

newsjunkie

Seriously?!?!? Is it disrespectful to wear a sports jersey if you aren't on the team? Is it disrespectful to our military if one wears camoflauge? Is it disrespectful if I believe in a different religion than the next person? This is AMERICA and people have a right to their own beliefs.

humpty dumpty

all 16 protesters that showed up proves that it wasn't as much a controversey as swan wanted it to be.

PED

don't you mean as much as BALLARD wanted it to be? It was a publicity stunt. period.

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