Ted Nugent appearance

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  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    'Motor City Wild Man' talks guns, blasts hippies

    (CNN) --Ted Nugent has made waves with his music and views on gun control.
    Now, he is pushing his new cookbook "Kill It and Grill It". Why does he
    indict the hippie culture for the September 11 terror attacks? Why is he
    opposed to gun control? Hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson step into the
    "Crossfire" with Nugent.

    CARLSON: Welcome back to "Crossfire". Ted Nugent burst into American
    consciousness in the 1970s with a blazing guitar and a wild act that earned him
    name "Motor City Wild Man." Hits like "Cat Scratch Fever," "Wango Tango," and
    "Storm Trooping" may not be music to your ears, but Ted Nugent strikes a chord
    with countless Americans. That's because, like many sensible people, he's an
    sportsman, hunter, and outspoken opponent of silly gun control laws.

    And if you want to put your money where his mouth is, consider his new book,
    "Kill It and Grill It," a fantastic book. It features recipes for delicacies
    such as
    venison roast, sweet and sour antelope, and wild sheep shanks. Please welcome
    Nugent to the "Crossfire" stage.

    BEGALA: Take a seat. We've got a little meat here for you. Mr. Nugent?

    NUGENT: Yes, sir?

    BEGALA: First, congratulations on the book.

    NUGENT: Is that cute or what?

    BEGALA: It is outstanding. It really is. But -- I got a bone to pick with you.

    NUGENT: I got a bone to clean with you.

    BEGALA: All right, here we go. You start. The only thing I don't like about this

    NUGENT: Yes?

    BEGALA: Massive suck-up to some guy named Sean Hannity. Now let me show
    you a couple pics up on the big screen.

    NUGENT: Well, you know, he's a cute guy. He needs some grits.

    BEGALA: Cute guy. He had never shot off anything bigger than his mouth. Let me
    show you some pictures here of a real hunter. That's me and my brother Dave and
    a deer we shot down in Tony Sanchez's ranch, my buddy down in Texas. There we

    NUGENT: You're a real American, damn it.

    BEGALA: And we also -- I'm a big bird...

    NUGENT: How about you, Tucker?

    BEGALA: Bird hunters?

    CARLSON: I was shooting this weekend, Ted.

    NUGENT: Good work, I love a man who kills his own dinner.

    BEGALA: And you know what? I don't -- this is South Dakota pheasant hunting,
    as you well know.

    NUGENT: But I'm on a crusade, I'm going to take Sean, and I'm going to take
    Tucker, and I'm going to take everybody in America. And I'm going to teach them
    how to get the ultimate pure sustenance and be a steward of these precious
    resources. Stick with me.

    BEGALA: I'm totally for it. I've got some venison sausage from deer that I have
    killed myself for you, straight out of the cookbook. But here's my quarrel.

    NUGENT: Yes, what do you got going?

    BEGALA: I didn't need an AK-47 to bring down that big buck.

    NUGENT: Yes, well, good for you.

    BEGALA: And I didn't need an Uzi to shoot those pheasants. We have sensible gun
    laws in this country. And they harm law-abiding citizens like you and me, do

    NUGENT: What the hell does that have to do with anything?

    BEGALA: We need a Brady bill, right? I mean, there's some people out there who
    think if you're for gun control, you're anti-hunting, you're anti-guns.

    NUGENT: You know, Paul, with all due respect, this is good venison, by the way.
    Good work.

    BEGALA: Isn't that good?

    NUGENT: I'll have you handle my carcass when I go.

    BEGALA: I would be thrilled to.

    NUGENT: What kind of idiot, with all due respect, would attempt to equate
    utilized for sporting purposes and firearms used for other purposes? Our
    fathers had no question whatsoever that we had the right to get food. So they
    even include that in the documents.

    Certainly they were concerned about self-defense. And I know a bunch of guys in
    South Central Los Angeles that if it were not for semi-automatic weapons, which
    are exactly like these semi-automatic Uzis and AK's that you're talking about,
    establishments would have been burned down. And they could have been killed.

    But they needed weapons more than just a three-shot deer rifle to protect their
    neighborhoods. So I'm in support of the common sense that sometimes firepower is
    needed for certain specific duties. And deer hunting and defense of property and
    self have no relationship whatsoever. Your turn.

    CARLSON: That's a tough -- I have to say I'm not sure I can ask a question. I
    would agree with all of that. And I would say I'm a better shot than Paul.

    BEGALA: So you think, no, you think teen-agers should have access to these
    AK-47s, so they can slaughter each other on the street?

    NUGENT: Well first of all, there are no AK-47s available.

    BEGALA: Because we passed a law.

    NUGENT: Fully automatic weapons have been banned since 1934.

    BEGALA: That's gun control. And I'm for it, so are you, right?

    NUGENT: And there are over 2.5 million lawfully owned fully automatic machine
    guns in private citizens' hands in this country. Good venison.

    BEGALA: Oh, God, now you're going to be choking on it. It is pretty spicy. We
    make it in south Texas.

    CARLSON: Yes, while you choke to death, let me ask you a question. That's
    exactly right. I'll lay off the demagoguery, unlike Paul. But let me just...

    NUGENT: You got to cut it smaller. I got to get you a knife, here.

    CARLSON: Now I want to read you a quote from the NRA Convention last month.
    This was...

    NUGENT: Which I was proud to be a part of. I'm on the Board of Directors.

    CARLSON: Amen and good for you. It's a marvelous organization. But here's your
    quote. This was quoted in "The San Francisco Chronicle." This is your take on
    September 11.

    September 11 "was the culmination of a hippie mindset, that you shouldn't resist
    when confronted by evil. 'Give peace a chance' is a laugh. The only way to peace
    to eliminate those who would challenge peace." Now I agree with the second part,
    mostly, but the first part, September 11 was a culmination of a hippie mindset,
    you shouldn't resist evil. The U.S. has resisted evil pretty vigorously,
    wouldn't you

    NUGENT: No. We've had a policy in this country. In fact, under the Clinton
    administration, it's been documented that we knew where Osama was on numerous
    occasions. And we knew the documented threats to destroy America, to destroy
    Americans' lives. And we did nothing. And you're talking about Jimmy Carter, who
    embarrassed America by allowing a bunch of hippie college kids to take American
    citizens hostage for over two years. And he did nothing.

    I'm just a guitar player, and I could have fixed that. These are the kinds of
    peace a chance" nonsense that I believe has sent a message around the globe
    yes, you can mess with America because we'll tolerate your evil. We'll tolerate
    crime. And I think it's time to stand up and say we won't be tolerant to evil or
    dangerous conditions. And those that perpetrate them should be neutralized and

    CARLSON: But at the same time, don't you think that the very same politicians
    you're talking about who tolerate this sort of thing, are the same ones who have
    total loathing and contempt for you and people like you, people who bring knives
    to sets and eat venison sausage. People who own guns. People like -- no, no, but
    culturally, you have nothing in common. And they have contempt for you. Why is

    NUGENT: Because I turned down their dope. And I turned down their stupid
    trends. And the hippies always hated me, because they were preaching peace and
    love and I was loading a .44 magnum. All the people criticized me for being a
    lover, they're all dead. They puked and died. That's not a party where I come
  2. behemoth

    behemoth 1/2 ton status

    May 16, 2000
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    Northwest Florida
    Go Ted, Go !!
  3. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

    Mar 7, 2000
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    <font color=blue> I love this guy !
  4. loudnowlouder

    loudnowlouder 1/2 ton status

    Jan 29, 2001
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    Ellicott City, MD
    one of my friends is a talk show host on an XM radio channel, he just did a long interview with Mr Nugent, really enjoyed it, and i got a free copy of his book out of it!
  5. loudnowlouder

    loudnowlouder 1/2 ton status

    Jan 29, 2001
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    my bad the interview is in june, i thought he'd already done it...but he's real psyched, hes like 23 and just got into the talk show business
  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester Premium Member

    Feb 24, 2000
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Da Nuge!!!!!!! I love America....
  7. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

    Jun 22, 2001
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    what the hell?? I couldn't follow that at all, quit reading half way through... I'll just see if I can listen to it somewhere, might make some sense...
  8. four_by_ken

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    Jun 9, 2001
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    At the begining the Carlson person says...

    "Motor City Wild Man."

    its the Motor City Mad Man.


    Ken H.
  9. Goober

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    Apr 26, 2002
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    Mayberry (Auburn, WA)
  10. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

    Dec 23, 2001
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    Thanks for posting that!!!

    I Love the Nuge!!!

  11. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status Premium Member

    May 8, 2001
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    Los Estados Unitos
    Ken, "Motor city wild man" stuck out to me too!

    That guy needs more airtime, though, he doesn't get heard enough. He makes too much sense most of the time!

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