Nevertheless, Ted is in trouble for calling a certain deceased person a “dope-smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.”
The good leftists of New Haven, CT are upset that a private citizen would express his opinion. I suppose they would be just as upset with Obama's buddy Jay Z.
People have a right to boycott, to protest, and to express their opinion. Nobody has a right to tell a private business owner such as Brian Phelps of Toad's Place, the site of Nugent's scheduled performance on August 6th, whom he may or may not bring in. If a person is offended by Ted Nugent, the sensible thing would be to not go to his show.
If I bothered to watch much of the crap on television or listen to the pop music stations on the radio, I would probably find somebody who offended me. Since I have better things to do than feel deeply and self-righteously indignant, I don't watch or listen to most of it. It's America. The first thing we tell you is you can say what you like as long as you get off my lawn.
All you Nugent fans out there, whether because you like loud guitars and feedback or firearms, if you happen to have some free time on August 6, 2013, and you happen to be in driving distance of Brian Phelps' Toad's Place, head on over.
You knew I was going to put up "Stormtroopers". Who knew Ted Nugent was a prophet? This is the studio version behind a rather chilling slideshow with lyrics thanks to Bernie Vest:
Here's a great live version from 1977 with Derek St. Holmes and Nugent the way I remember him.