Image Source: The Oakland Press



The Army has dropped 70’s rocker Ted Nugent from a concert he was scheduled to headline at Fort Knox this summer after he made these comments at an NRA convention earlier this week.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

A spokesperson for Fort Knox told The Blaze…

“It would be a conflict of interest since the military has the obligation to be apolitical.”

Reactions to the announcement have been mixed, drawing a  wide variety of both supportive and critical comments on the official Fort Knox Facebook page.

The Hollywood Reporter says the move isn’t consistent with past performances on the base.

“At its website, for example, Fort Knox is touting an appearance this month by comedian Jay Phillips who is supportive of Obama through his Twitter activities. And Ludacris has performed at U.S. Army bases even after the 2008 release of his pro-Obama song ‘Politics As Usual,’ which calls Hillary Clinton, who was running against Obama at the time, a ‘b****’ who is ‘irrelevant.”

But a writer for the Stir argues...

“...the U.S. Army has stepped up to show him that there are repercussions when you go throwing around hate-filled rhetoric that gets perilously close to threatening our nation's president.”

Nugent’s comments also prompted two city council members in Bangor, Maine to call for the cancellation of a Nugent concert this summer in their town.  Councilor Baldacci told the Bangor Daily News.  

“[Nugent] has made several disturbing and violent statements against both President Obama as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … I don’t think he should be allowed to perform on city property. I think it’s not an issue of free speech, it’s an issue of his threatening verbal conduct — which is not protected by the First Amendment.”

The concert promoter says he will reconsider the show if the majority of the Bangor City Council feels the same way. And CNN notes, this is just the latest in a string of bad news for Nugent who  agreed to a plea deal yesterday for illegally killing an Alaska black bear in 2009.

“Nugent admitted to shooting and killing a bear using a bow and arrow during a hunt on Sukkwan Island in southeast Alaska, just days after he wounded another bear. Alaska limits licensed hunters to the bagging of one bear per hunting season. Under the law, the wounding of a bear counts toward the season's bag limit.”

The Army says it would offer a refund to anyone hoping to see Nugent take the stage at Godman Army Airfield.

 

 

Army Base Cancels Ted Nugent Concert: Others to Follow?

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Army Base Cancels Ted Nugent Concert: Others to Follow?

Image Source: The Oakland Press



The Army has dropped 70’s rocker Ted Nugent from a concert he was scheduled to headline at Fort Knox this summer after he made these comments at an NRA convention earlier this week.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

A spokesperson for Fort Knox told The Blaze…

“It would be a conflict of interest since the military has the obligation to be apolitical.”

Reactions to the announcement have been mixed, drawing a  wide variety of both supportive and critical comments on the official Fort Knox Facebook page.

The Hollywood Reporter says the move isn’t consistent with past performances on the base.

“At its website, for example, Fort Knox is touting an appearance this month by comedian Jay Phillips who is supportive of Obama through his Twitter activities. And Ludacris has performed at U.S. Army bases even after the 2008 release of his pro-Obama song ‘Politics As Usual,’ which calls Hillary Clinton, who was running against Obama at the time, a ‘b****’ who is ‘irrelevant.”

But a writer for the Stir argues...

“...the U.S. Army has stepped up to show him that there are repercussions when you go throwing around hate-filled rhetoric that gets perilously close to threatening our nation's president.”

Nugent’s comments also prompted two city council members in Bangor, Maine to call for the cancellation of a Nugent concert this summer in their town.  Councilor Baldacci told the Bangor Daily News.  

“[Nugent] has made several disturbing and violent statements against both President Obama as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … I don’t think he should be allowed to perform on city property. I think it’s not an issue of free speech, it’s an issue of his threatening verbal conduct — which is not protected by the First Amendment.”

The concert promoter says he will reconsider the show if the majority of the Bangor City Council feels the same way. And CNN notes, this is just the latest in a string of bad news for Nugent who  agreed to a plea deal yesterday for illegally killing an Alaska black bear in 2009.

“Nugent admitted to shooting and killing a bear using a bow and arrow during a hunt on Sukkwan Island in southeast Alaska, just days after he wounded another bear. Alaska limits licensed hunters to the bagging of one bear per hunting season. Under the law, the wounding of a bear counts toward the season's bag limit.”

The Army says it would offer a refund to anyone hoping to see Nugent take the stage at Godman Army Airfield.

 

 

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