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Town pays Ted Nugent NOT to perform

Texas Town Pays Ted Nugent $16K NOT To Perform
A Texas town is taking back it's 4th of July and and giving a good chunk of money to keep one performer from even showing up. Longview city is standing by its decision to cut ties with rocker Ted Nugent, who was scheduled to be the headline performer at the city's holiday celebration. The city paid out about $16 thousand last month to end contract negotiations with Nugent, according to the Longview News-Journal. The town dubbed him inappropriate for the family oriented occasion after he backed gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. But that wasn't the only factor. Nugent came under fire after he called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" while campaigning with Abbott earlier this year. A community activist, Quantell X, and KRIV correspondent, Matt Patrick, discussed differing views on the matter. Here's what they had to say: Quanell: "This man was very racist in using that Klu Klux Klan language and he said other things that are very offensive towards African Americans. Pay the man the money because a fool in the administration invited him who is probably just as racist as Ted Nugent is." Patrick: "The political correctness cost the taxpayers of Longview $16,250. I would say the winner is Ted Nugent and he got the money and didn't have to show up." But, according to several reports, the money isn't coming from taxpayers'' pockets - but from the activity budget of Maude Cobb - the convention center set to hold the Independence Day performance. No word yet on who will be replacing Nugent.

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William March 26 2014 at 8:38 AM

This was a standard cancellation clause in a contract. The town made the decision that Mr. Nugent was not an appropriate act for this particular event. AOL has once again distorted the story to meet their leftist agenda. I seriously doubt that the same would be said if Bruce Springsteen was cancelled

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kent_hern William March 26 2014 at 9:05 AM

Well, at least you admit to seeing the difference. There may be hope for you after all.

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stephenlorourke March 26 2014 at 8:39 AM

Ted can come play at my place instead.

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TED stephenlorourke March 26 2014 at 9:10 AM

You really want that defecating, draft dodging, traitor sullying your door? What positive can be said about people that support a cowardly traitor such as Nugent? Yyou need to volunteer at a Veteran's hospital to familiarize yourself with what a real American is.

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eloise March 26 2014 at 9:53 AM

You couldn't pay me enough money to go see Nugent. He is dirt!

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James March 26 2014 at 8:41 AM

OMG The race card REALLY what about Quantell X that sounds a little like RACIST MalcomX to me

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airforcecct March 26 2014 at 10:13 AM

Teddy Nugent is nothing more than a draft dodging scum bag moron that admitted he **** in his pants for a week and took drugs prior to taking his induction physical just to ensure that he would flunk it and not be drafted. And now this piece of scum had the balls to try and align himself with vets and the flag. Here is a ChickenHawk ready to point the finger at everyone else. Typical of his chicken **** kind.

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ntk5584 airforcecct March 26 2014 at 10:36 AM

If this is all true ,why bother with people like him ,to many good people out there, our veterans are the best , and they are not draft dodgers

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gcanning775 March 26 2014 at 9:04 AM

my band only wants 12,000 not to play there.

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Eric gcanning775 March 26 2014 at 9:15 AM

You're gonna need to saying something ridiculous that gathers national attention first. Or are you guys so bad that it's possible to be paid for not performing? Like Courney Love bad.

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arbolducesq March 26 2014 at 8:53 AM

I guess there are some decent & intelligent people in Texas. Too bad their politicians aren't either intelligent or decent!

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Brian March 26 2014 at 10:02 AM

One of these days, I'm going to show up at one of his concerts just so I can throw tomatoes at him.

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Sharon March 26 2014 at 10:37 AM

getting paid not to work-thats the way the welfare system always worked. why shouldn't everyone get a shot at it. wtg ted

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sam54ct Sharon March 26 2014 at 10:53 AM

Now take the time to educate youself, the highest usage of entitlements come from Conservative States. Only ONE Conservative State "Utah" pays more in taxes, then they receive in Federal Aid. As for complimenting a coward, I lost my cousin, and even though I survived 71 - 77, the loss still hurts. My cousin, or myself, may have been selected to takes little teddie the cowards billet in the military.

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nannatina69 March 26 2014 at 9:55 AM

I agree when wakobirds arnt wanted in Texas you have a problem with your message. maybe all the nuts arnt in Texes and he is a draft dodger like most of the wako birds.

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