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Old 08-13-2001, 02:38 PM   #1
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I'm A Bad American

I agree wholeheartedly in everything said in this article/poem. And if you don't like it, tough.


I'm A Bad American
by Ted Nugent
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;
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 fucking 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!!!
written by Ted Nugent, the rock singer
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Old 08-13-2001, 02:42 PM   #2
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I agree with most of that.

Unfortunately, due to my health problems, abiding by the following is not an available option:

"I don't want to eat or drink anything with the words light, lite or fat-free on the package"
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Old 08-13-2001, 02:57 PM   #3
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"Wango Tango".

Hmmm... I think I'll look towards higher thinking and wisdom, thank you.
He does play a mean guitar, and had a couple of cute hits twenty five years ago though... and I DO forgive him for the whole "NightRanger" deal.


Peace.
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That doesn't make you a bad American, just a bad person.
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Old 08-13-2001, 04:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrTeeth:
That doesn't make you a bad American, just a bad person.
lol

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You say I've been lucky,well hell I've made my own.
Not part of the crowd,but not feeling alone.

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Old 08-14-2001, 12:19 AM   #6
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who the hell really cares what he thinks!!

He's a cracked out old rock star!

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Old 08-14-2001, 02:01 AM   #7
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...and a self-admitted womanizer. Actually, he's probably committed many more adulterous acts than Clinton. And yet the conservatives love this guy.
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Old 08-14-2001, 04:13 AM   #8
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who's ted nugent?

must be an american bigot no doubt.. i love the term indigenous people cos i'm pretty sure he was refering to american indians (sarcasm)

he also mentions bill gates.. typical pure risible cretinous bilge that only gentree could post...

oops.. made a mistake.. ted nugent has to be a comedian
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Actually, Nugent doesn't sound like a 'bad American,' just a blithering stereotype.

"I will not conform or compromise just to keep from hurting somebody's feelings."

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Old 08-14-2001, 07:37 AM   #10
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Alternate lyric to "The Sunscreen Song" By Quindon Tarver. This post of pollux's reminded me of this and the "asshole" song by Dennis Leary.

This is also Australianised, but Im sure you can translate it.


Ladies and gentleman of the class of `98
people often ask me if I have any advice to offer
and when they do, I tell them this:

If you're unsure about what you're going to do with your life
try to remember some of the most interesting people didn't know what they
wanted to do at age 22 or even at 40, when nearly all of them are
unemployed drug addicts forced to live on cat food.
Also understand that friends will come and go - this is because of your
irritating personality - nobody likes you. So if the only thing getting you
through the day is the misconception that people like you - end it now.
Learn how to smoke Winnie blues. If you're underage, get an older kid to
buy them for you. Get to really know your parents - they're good for money.
Milk them, then put them in an old peoples home. Travel as often as you
can. Live in New York City once. Live in northern California once. Never
live in Adelaide - it's a hole.

Maybe you'll marry. Maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children. Maybe you won't. If you do have children, lock
them under the stairs.
Do one thing each day that scares you. Sing. Dance. Jump in front of a car.
Do not trust anyone that tries to update Shakespeare for the kids. And if
you see Quindon Tarver in the street - punch him in the face for me...

Brother and sister, we can be free.

If you're worried about the way you look, try to remember you're probably
fatter than you think. Maybe you should consider an eating disorder. Don't
worry too much about the future. If you're nervous about an exam, ring up
the school at the scheduled time and make a bomb threat. If you're a girl,
lie about period pain just to get out of anything that you don't want to
do. Cheat if you think you can get away with it. Remember, someone with
richer parents is getting private tuition.

Shoplift as often as you can. Shopping centres factor shop lifting into
their prices so if you don't do it, it's like they're getting money for
free. When you're on work experience, steal a cabcharge and take a taxi to
Perth. Wear sunscreen, but only if its that coconut oil that gives you
cancer. Keep your old love letters. If you see an old lover in the street,
try to run them over in your car. Don't mess too much with your hair,
otherwise by the time you're 35, you'll look like Greg Matthews. Remember
you can wear your underwear 4 times without washing: forwards, backwards,
inside out forwards, inside out backwards.

Brother and sister...

Congregate in gangs around train stations and shopping centres. It's a free
country. It's public space. Skateboard on war memorials. Smoke in your
school uniform. Set off car alarms. Plant drugs on a teacher. Join a cult.
Spike drinks. Don't flush public toilets. Remember, only you will only
truly take care of you - so carry a concealed weapon. Don't wear your P
plates. Walk around with your eyelids rolled back. Touch you tongue on the
tips of batteries. Be open to new love. Remember, you can't get pregnant
the first time you have sex. Expect others to support you. It's easy to get
the dole - and still do cash in hand work. Respect your elders. When your
grandmother dies have her stuffed. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them
when you're kneecapped by a loan shark. Get revenge. Don't forgive anyone
for anything. But most of all, don't aim too high - You're probably only
suited to an office or factory job.

And trust me on the Winnie blues.
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Quote:
Originally posted by frogbat:
who's ted nugent?

must be an american bigot no doubt.. i love the term indigenous people cos i'm pretty sure he was refering to american indians (sarcasm)
I don't get it. Where do you find any eveidence of bigotry in the post?
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Just for the record, some of what Nugent said I really agree with. A little, I really don't agree with, and some I don't really have an opinon on.

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Quote:
Originally posted by 80sU2isBest:
Just for the record, some of what Nugent said I really agree with. A little, I really don't agree with, and some I don't really have an opinon on.
That probably goes for everybody
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Nugent is the conservative counterpoint to a self-righteous former liberal hippie turned Clinton voting yuppie. In other words he is full of hot air and to be ignored. Nugent is too much of a caricature to be upset by. The cops should shoot someone in the back for running from them. Sure, that sounds like a great idea.
Pub Crawler, I too am amused by Nugents popularity with some conservatives. The guy drank like a fish, slept with dozens of underage girls, left his pregnant wife for a teenager and yet he's somehow turned himself into a conservative icon for some. Weird.

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