Comments for: Two Bangor councilors want Ted Nugent concert scratched, promoter sees no need

Posted April 22, 2012, at 12:28 p.m.
Last modified April 22, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.

BANGOR | Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray said Sunday that he doesn’t plan to call off Ted Nugent’s Bangor performance despite remarks from two city councilors that the controversial rock star shouldn’t be allowed to play in the city. Last week, Councilor Charlie Longo emailed a letter to Gray …

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  • Anonymous

    And does he have any harsh words for Kruger? Nope, didn’t think so. Maine has become too much of a liberal state that they can’t even realize how stupid they look when they forget the whole “pot kettle” thing

    • Joe

      Pure Hypocrisy.  They let their political ideologies cloud their judgement.  Worst economy since the Great Depression and they want to say, “No” to revenue coming into Bangor.

      I’m sorry Chuck, but your entertainment value is fading and you’re starting to really get on people’s nerves.  You’re way in over your head!  I think it’s time for you to step down and let the “Grown Ups” govern.

      Was it not Joe Baldacci, in November that caused a delay in the contract being signed with Alex Gray that cost Bangor the James Taylor Concert?  Feet dragging costs Bangor Money!

      “ I just wanted to make sure there was some forum for the concerns of the public to be heard before we get into any kind of long-term relationship,” said Baldacci.
      BDN

      • Just another in a long line of bloodlines who think they can run and dicktate what happens in their city.

    • Anonymous

      /yeah right.  there’s liberal conspiracy and charlie longo is the gate keeper.

      • Anonymous

        Longo does have the brain power to run a conspiracy. He is a reactionary bandwagon circus clown.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, really?? He said sonething off the cuff and now we should ban him from Bangor? Give me a break!! Is this not still America? Do we not have the right to free speech anymore?? I for one will welcome Uncle Ted to Maine with open arms!

    • Superuser23

      I hate to stand next to one of these 2 and say something they don’t like, I might get an email asking me to never come to Bangor again.

      • Old Bear

        You just have to remember where its coming from.The council have to do something on Monday night. Makes Mr. Longo and Baldacci feel important and we should thank them for there import that does not mean they are right. It means  Ted Nugent is the man and can’t wait  for him to play at the waterfront. He will rock the city of bangor and most likely be the best  CONCERT EVER on the waterfront.

        • Anonymous

          He’s a has been as best.  I think his music, if you can call it that, is highly overrated.

      • Anonymous

        Only if you threaten the life of the President.

    • Anonymous

      It’s only the Liberals that seem to be whining…..what’s new??

      • Anonymous

        It cracks me up how people take political sides on ever story this paper writes.  The Liberals are wrong, no the Republicans are wrong, wait, no , its the Tea Party….Give me a freaken break people.  The man doesnt like the president and he riled up his fans by blasting him….SO WHAT…Hasnt Romney been doing the very same thing in a more political tone?  We have freedom to speak our mind because we live in America, and yes, we have freedom if we dont want to see Ted Nugent sing on the waterfront, not to go….so how about you city councilors sit back, try to do something worth while for this city, and stop trying to make everyone’s moral and ethical decisions for them?  Yeah, how about that?

        • Anonymous

          t wasn’t his fans he riled up, it was the NRA Gun Nuts.

          • Anonymous

            uhhhhh those are his fans, bro

        • Anonymous

          He is inciting violence against the President. That’s against the law and he should be arrested just like every unknown nut who does the same thing.  Why the special treatment? Because he is a rocker? No! Because he is NRA!

          • Anonymous

            What violence did he incite against your president?

          • Just like the special treatment given to the New Black Panther party and the NAACP right? Your argument is invalid.

      •  I’ll tell you why it’s only the liberals whining, because liberals don’t incite violence like the right wing does. If this kind of hate speech was spewed out on a daily basis from the liberals, I’m sure the righties would be whining too.  But I’m sure there are still some decent conservatives left out there somewhere, who find this kind of talk uncalled for, unpatriotic and just very, very dangerous. I applaud anyone who fights to cancel this right wing extremist’s shows.  At least some people are still fighting for decency in this country. It hasn’t died yet.

        • Joe

          I’m you sure you feel just as passionate about condemning Rep. Chuck Kruger  (D) Thomaston comments recently wishing death to Vice President Cheney.

        • RockyGMarshall

           “liberals don’t incite violence like the right wing does” your kidding ,right? You cant honestly say /type that with a straight face.

        • And let’s not forget Bill Maher call Sarah Palin a C***.

          • Guest

            I thought Bill was an entertainer, ya know,? .. like Rushblob.

          • I thought Uncle Ted was an entertainer, ya know,? .. like Bill Maher.

          • Guest

            No. Just a pedophile.

          • russinmaine

            And Barney Frank is a much better role model for our youth in that realm of things I guess huh?

          • Guest

            Better US Senator Larry Craig (R-Airport Men’s Rooms) don’t you think?

            Frank hasn’t gone after kids but Nugent brags about doing that.

          • Guest

            The US Military just dumped Nugent from a concert they are doing.

          • Alexis

             Well, isn;t that what she is???

          • Just like Sandra Fluke is a S***.

        • Anonymous

          And how about we get the New Black Panther Party here with their “wanted dead or alive” signs parading around Bangor!  What there’re doing is illegal and the Justice Dept. is doing nothing about it.  You and I can’t just put a warrent out for someone’s arrest!

        • Anonymous

          Please! Have you ever heard of bill Maher.?

          • Guest

            He’s hilarious.

          • russinmaine

            In the way of the clueless court jester I suppose?

        • Anonymous

          You must be forgetting Liberals like  Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Jr.  threatening statements at a 99%/union rally to start “taking out” those S.O.B’s that doesn’t agree with the Union’s and President Obama’s Agenda.  You also have other Celebrities and Liberals making threatening statements against Republicans, Tea Partiers and Independents who don’t agree with their message. So your statements are not truthful and out of touch with reality because Liberals are doing it as well and have been for decades.

        • Anonymous

          All I have to say is from what I saw at the 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC You are wrong! 

        • Anonymous

           Deirdre, are you familiar with Democrat State Representative Chuck Kruger ? You know, the one who twittered that he would like to see a live streaming of VP Chaney being hung by his neck, like Saddam Hussein, the one who at first “couldn’t remember saying that” but eventually admitted to it as a “joke” when his short term memory elapse ended. As far as people who fight for decency, what are your feelings about the picture taken of Democrat Cynthia Dill, dancing on the grave of a US Veteran. would you call that “unpatriotic”? Ignorance knows no boundary or Party, it’s everywhere

          • Anonymous

            Roxanne Quimby did good picking Kruger and Dill to promote her park !   
             lmao

          • Guest

            His name is spelled Cheney and he should be in prison.

        • Anonymous

           I thought that most of the occupy people were liberals…there was quite a bit of violence and destruction of property there. I guess if  musician has political views that you don’t believe in, his concert needs to be cancelled, but if it is a group of lazy freeloading hippies, that rape, attack, and destroy property, it is ok….

        • Anonymous

          What violence has occurred from this incident?  Please enlighten us

        • Liberals don’t incite violence? Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Black Panthers and even Obummer himself, Do these names ring a bell?

        • russinmaine

          You might want to Google and study the crime statistics of OWS before you throw out any further shovel fulls of BS like that?

      • Ban a lowlife like Nugent? He’s not even worth our concern. I love free speech more than I hate him.  (But I must say Kudos to Fort Knox for banning him from a military base).

      • Anonymous

        Oh please…conservatives whine on  here every day. Wahh, wahhh, wahhh…day in and day out.

        • Anonymous

           Are you saying that Libs don’t????? Hahahahahahaha!

    • Anonymous

      Free speech does not mean “Free to not be criticized by your speech”  

      • Anonymous

         but Government has no business is this, it would be  censorship at this point.

        • Anonymous

          There has been no suggestion that the city has any interest in trying to force Waterfront Concerts to cancel Nugent’s performance.

          • Anonymous

            I’ll  ask you also, Charlie wrote his  missive on City Letterhead and he used his title, so would you like to rethink that statement?

          • Anonymous

            It was an “E-MAIL”  not a city letterhead.

          • Anonymous

             Check his”Official web page ” and the posting and get back to us.

          • Anonymous

            I wouldn’t say that just yet , Mr. Baldacci will use this at a future meeting to recommend the City of Bangor take over the Concert Series as he felt they should have done last year.  Mr. Baldacci and Mr. Longo are a continuation of what has been wrong with Bangor City Hall for many decades.  They are only out looking for a quick way to make a buck so they can spend it on their foolish pet projects that benefit nobody.  If Mr. Baldacci thinks the City of Bangor can do things better take a look at the Bangor Raceway Harness Track, Bangor Auditorium, Bangor Fair  before  Penn National and Fred Nichols came into the picture.  All were miserable failures under the City of Bangor’s control.  Bangor Raceway was bankrupt , a financial loser with folks not getting paid, vendors not being paid, huge debts occuring.  The Fair losing money every year until the price change a couple of years ago.  The Auditorium has been bleeding taxpayer dollars every single year , it was nearly shut down because of the failed leadership of the city.  This is another way to  find an excuse to use their power/authority to have total socialist control of everything.

        • Tyke

          This should be good.

          Please point out how anyone in Bangor has suggested that anything be done to restrict that hick’s right to free speech.

          ANYTHING????

          If you are going to pretend to defend the constitution you might want to try understanding it first.

          • Anonymous

              Really, Charlies  missive was on City Letter head and he used his title, so would you like to rethink that statement?

          • Anonymous

            Once again, just because you’re free to say it, it doesn’t guarantee that it will be without consequences. Aren’t the CONservatives the ones who keep saying that they’re the party of personal responsibility-so how about Nugent man up and take responsibility for his remarks. And while we’re at it, Liberals are also covered by the Second Amendment, so I would caution Conservatives to not let their mouths write a check their backsides can’t cover.

          • Anonymous

            Great posting.

          • Tyke

            No, of course not. I can read and do understand the constitution, unlike many others posting here.

            His letter did not in any way shape or manner attempt to stop Ted Nugent from exercising his 1st amendment right to free speech.

        • Anonymous

          No, it would be national security.

          • Anonymous

             That makes no sense what so ever.  To stretch  things past their  most illogical limit’s  and attempt to connect your post to something relevant , the only response would be: The Secret Service has already settled  things and have moved on with no further action needed .

      • Anonymous

        True, however Mr Lungo used  City Letter Head and his Title  which makes a  pretty big difference. It also brings up another issue, what kind of trouble might Chuck be in by doing so ?
        This is the second time Chuck and the lesser Baldacci have tried to put the squeeze on the Waterfront Concerts, why do they hate it so?

        • Anonymous

          Being a town council member should give him permission to use that letterhead.

          • Anonymous

            Really? Are you sure? And if he is(allowed to use it), does that  make it official  City business, therefore making your  original argument invalid?
            Can he use the Letterhead for any and all correspondence? That seems to be what you are saying.

        • Anonymous

          Just like most Tea Party people, you say it enough they will believe it.   It is the Conservatives and Tea Partiers that are trying to take Women’s, Children’s, and other Americans right away.  They are the ones who do not follow the Constitution of the United States.

          • I’m not a liberal and I’m not a conservative, I’m one of those fortunate people who can think for themselves and not blindly follow anyone ( I’, not saying everyone who believes one way or another blindly follows but it seems most do) so please explain why this political season its “OMG THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO TAKE AWAY ALL WOMENS RIGHTS”. I’m sure I must have missed something but I would love to know where this comes from. You know since if it stays law my right to choose not to buy overpriced health insurance gets trampled on.

          • Anonymous

            Non sequitur much?

          • Anonymous

            Are you serious.  It has been Democrats including these Liberals here who have been ruining our state with their hopes of having total government control of things.  If I was Mr. Gray I wouldn’t take these folks nonsense  much more.  It’s getting to a point when enough is enough.  The Baldacci’s are corrupt and have shown they are bad for Maine period.  When you have to deal with these nutjobs with this stupidity on an this issue like this.  You can see why Maine is not business friendly, Dead Last economically.  Only in Ultra-Liberal Maine does folks make criticizing the Unqualified Talentless Emperor Obama a big deal.  Ted Nugent spoke the truth actually he didn’t go far enough.  Ted is joining a long list of Tens of Millions of Americans who are just fed up  and tired of the antics with this President, and the Obama-Reid-Pelosi socialist agenda and the loss of rights that has occured under this administration.  You will have more folks attending this concert than any of the events that occur in the City run Auditorium combined in the past few months.  It’s time these Liberals who are on the City Council get a grip and go find something new to complain over because they have done absolutely nothing that is worthy of being voted back in.

          • fourCatssoon

             Endless drible from one who has failing Dendrites:)

        • Just take one look at them. Sour pusses both of them. Momma’s boys. They’ve been crying wolf all their lonely lives. Both should be dismissed from council!!

    • Anonymous

      You do not have the right to hate speech.  You do not have the right to threaten, implied or not, the POTUS.

      • Anonymous

         “Hate speech” is a very subjective label thrown around by liberals, and The Secret Service has decided the Threat issue.

        • Anonymous

          You mean the same Secret Service who has failed so badly with scandal lately?  THAT Secret Service?

          • Anonymous

             You mean the one  overseen my Napalitano and Obama?

      • Anonymous

         I wonder what Baldacci would call Nugent’s words if he were by chance hired to represent him in court?

    • Anonymous

      The last I checked, the First Amendment doesn’t say that there won’t be CONSEQUENCES to whatever you say, just that you won’t be jailed or summarily executed which, by the way, is what the Motor City Maniac (his words, not mine) is suggesting with his drug-addled rants.

      • Anonymous

         Those CONSEQUENCES can not come by the hand of Government.
        P.S Ted  has never taken Drugs or booze. Nice try though.

        • Anonymous

          “In came the white man,  with his thick and empty head.  He couldn’t see past his billfold.  He wanted all the buffalo dead.”  Motor City Madman.

    • Anonymous

      And did you feel the same way about the Dixie Chicks, pray tell?

      • Anonymous

        No threat of violence was made by the Dixie Chicks.  I believe they stated that they were embarrassed of their president.  That is free speech, Nugent’s is threat of violence.

        • Anonymous

          Unfortunately for you  the Secret Service did not agree.

          • Anonymous

            We don’t know that for sure, do we?

          • Anonymous

             Yes we do, The Secret Service has talked to Ted and has moved on.They ended this  like they do all cases  that  do not need  further action.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the update.

      • fourCatssoon

         Toby Keith owes the Dixie Chick an apology for ruining their career by just speaking what we all know spoke the truths about Bobble Head B

        • Anonymous

           No, not really. Besides, it was when  The Chicks  ran their mouth about Reba is when they really got pounded by the Country Music community . It was that moment when their careers  died,Tobby just had  alot of fun watching them go down.

          • Anonymous

            Er, let me see, their North American tour was cancelled the same year as their remark about George Bush (2003), and you want to blame it on something they said about Reba in 2006?  Talk about fitting your facts to the argument rather than your argument to the facts!  Cf.:  
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Chicks

          • Anonymous

            I know comprehension is not everyone’s strong point so I’ll  go again.
             I stated that “The Chicks  ran their mouth about Reba is when they really got pounded by the Country Music community”
             2006 was when this  was spoken in a Time Mag. interview and  ” It was that moment when their careers  died”. They had problems before, and Toby certainly had a blast  screwing with  these gal’s prior to this , but it was when  they made this statement about Reba,Toby and  those fans ,that  their Country  fan base all but disappeared for good.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe you ought to read the link I sent you — unless, of course, you’d like to cite something else that supports *your* position.

          • Anonymous

            you were replying to a statement  I made,in  my post. “and you want to blame it on something they said about Reba in 2006” is what is being addressed.
            I also stated that their “Country” fans/base all but disappeared following this 2006 event. I will check your link but I dont think it is going to counter anything I have stated. They won some California awards , but the Country folks walked away from them.

          • Anonymous

            Once again, if you read the wikipedia piece (again, you can cite something else if you’d like), you will see that their career went into a deep slump after their remarks in 2003.

          • Anonymous

             And ,once again,   after the Reba comments in 2006  is when  County fans walked away forever.

          • Anonymous

            No evidence to support your argument, I guess.

          • Anonymous

            Still not sure  what you are looking for, to blame  Toby and not  the Chicks I guess.I’m not sure  how  they received no awards after 2006 from  anyone but the Hollywood crowd supports whatever it is that you are trying to promote. Country fans  were  leaving these Gal’s even before  Natalie’s  yap got her in trouble, they were fake and Country fans knew it. They were on a steep decline by the time  this statement was made.It wasn not Toby’s fault, no Government  intervention caused their demise, it was their mouths  and there actions, the fans and the market decided their fate.

          • Anonymous

            Not blaming anyone in particular.  In fact, vis a vis the concert, I’d rather see it take place and be poorly attended (and not just because of your man’s loathsome political statement).  I’m just arguing that the situation regarding the Dixie Chicks is more complicated than just a “Well, people didn’t like them anymore so they died a natural death” explanation would suggest.

          • Anonymous

             I see. Sorry if I said or implied that people didn’t like them anymore so they died a natural death. No, People were pissed, some hated them, most  told them to screw. Many  not only stopped supporting them but actively engaged in boycotting them , drove them out. They  called the Country stations and made them decide between advertising dollars or  the Chicks.
            Arrogance was the offense,the fans the victims, the market  the Judge.

          • Anonymous

            And, moreover, that there’s some hypocrisy at work here:  that a number of posters are perfectly willing to yell “freedom of speech” — just as long as it’s speech *they* agree with!

          • russinmaine

            Simple fact is they shot themselves in the foot with the out of control mouth of Natalie Maines and their career went up in smoke, whether it was in 2003 or finalized in 2006 is pretty much a moot point. Their careers are dead, and by in large they are missed very little by the country base that gave them their careers to begin with. 2003 or 2006 who really gives a rats behind?

    • Anonymous

      Freedom of speech still exists so long as the ruling political class says it is okay. Remember, as John Kerry once said, opposing opinions should not be given equal time, because such opinions are insane and radical.

      • Guest

        Toy Story 2 sucked.

        • Anonymous

          It has been too long since I have seen it so I really can’t say, but I think sucked is still a bit harsh.

    • Guest

      Somebody ought to send this young man a DVD of the Woodstock Concert of 1969. 500,000 people showed up, many in protest of the Vietnam war- a much larger issue than Nugent’s comments concerning President Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Off the cuff? Are you serious? He has a history of threatening the life of the President of the United States. Even if his comments were facitious, they still run the risk of inciting violence against the President. 

    • Anonymous

      Very well said!!!!

    • Anonymous

      So Ted shot his mouth off… again. Big deal. Yet, looking at Ted’s history of illegal hunting and his appetite for underage girls makes him the perfect spokesman for the GOP.

    • Guest

      Why do you have a reverence for pedophiles?

    • fourCatssoon

        It seems that this guys Dendrites are failing and no medication will help:)

    • Anonymous

      The Nuge:  Mouth bigger than brain.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he’ll bring Zimmerman with him. Wouldn’t that be swell?

  • Anonymous

      Charlie ol boy, you’re way off base here. we still have the 1st Amendment…at least for now.
       Mr. Nugent is well within his rights to say whatever he chooses. Also please note that this occured at an NRA convention and not at one of his performances.

    • Anonymous

      And I believe Charlie also has his right to say what he thinks protected by that same 1st Amendment.

      • Anonymous

        Charlie is trying to stifle someone else’s right to free speech. Yes, Charlie has a right to say what he thinks, but he is trying to penalize Ted Nuget for saying what HE thinks.

        The word “hypocrite” comes to mind.

        If you kicked everyone who said something you didn’t like out of Bangor, Bangor would be a ghost town. Grow up and get some thicker skin!

        • Anonymous

          I don’t believe this article even mentions Charlie.   So,  can we agree that it is two city council members who are urging reservation regarding Nugent?    All Charlie did was compare and contrast two artist (the Dixie Chicks and Nugent regarding similar public political statements. He and others that feel that Nugent’s comments were inappropriate,  one group was the Secret Service.  So according to your analysis,  the Secret Service violated his rights by even speaking with him……?!? Good luck with that.

          • Anonymous

             “I don’t believe this article even mentions Charlie” Huh?

    • Guest

      Mister Nugent is a pedophile.

  • CPPray

    About eight of us up here won’t go if Nugent’s on the program – sorry Bangor – we can disagree with elected officials but Nugent’s comments were over the line – and that goes for the extremes of the liberals and  the conservatives.  
    Look what the Right did to the Dixie Chicks when they said,”as fellow Texans, we’re a shame of President Bush.” And no one on the right said, oh, its freedom of speech.
    I don’t disagree Nugent has the right to right to say he hates Obama, Biden, and Mrs. Clinton…, and we have the right to not contribute our disposable income to him or Bangor for providing him a stage

    • You absolutely do have a right as a consumer not to spend your money on a ticket.

    • Anonymous

      You have a perfect right to not attend, but don’t try to force me to not make that choice.

      • Anonymous

         I don’t see that he is trying to force anyone to do anything.

        • Anonymous

          No, but the Bangor Concilors are…wake up!

      • Guest

        Do you normally choose pedophile entertainers? Just askin.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, I almost forgot about that one.  Sheesh… the right wing was in a tizzy because the Dixie Chicks said they were ashamed Bush was from Texas.    God only knows what conservative reaction would have been if their comment were similar to Nugent’s.    It is funny that Conservatives only like to quote the constitution (ie free speech) when it supports their agenda.

      • Anonymous

         Watch “Shut Up And Sing” about the death threats the Chicks got as well as the cancellations that happened to them.Once again the Right lies and forgets.

        • Anonymous

           What lies? Be specific about these things ‘the right’ did to the Dixie Chicks and then provide evidence to support your claims. Discourse 101…

        • Joseph Willingham

          Two wrongs make a right?

        • Anonymous

          Please, Please, Please tell me that the Secret Service questioned the Dixie Chicks for expressing their opinions in public? That happened right?

          • Anonymous

             I don’t know, did Wassermann-Shultz call he Secret Service  and demand that they  interview the Dixie Chicks? Besides,   Ted was interviewed and it is  done, to act now  is a matter of personal choice, the Government has no business in this.

          • Anonymous

            I was attempting to show the idiocy and lunacy of this whole issue that these two counselors now want to be a part of. No, she didnt call the Sercret Service and neither did anyone else. People who were upset with the Dixie Chicks showed their displeasure with their pocketbooks, not by using politicians and government agencies to censure them and intimidate them into being silent.

          • Anonymous

            The comments of Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks and Ted Nugent are apples and oranges. False equivalency. Not even close. Right wing Obama haters try to pull this sort of thing all the time. Learn to argue rationally. Enough with the Hannity brand of illogic.

          • Anonymous

             Both where  opinions expressed by “Celebrities” ,political commentaries.They are only different  because of the  Political  views you hold  and that you carried into the situation.
            You say you want to argue rationally , then go with a irrational, talking point laced  rant.
            Your use of False equivalency in this  case is the only logical fallacy. A does not equal B just because you assert it to be so. 

          • Anonymous

            Rocky, the primary difference between the two cases is that Maines didn’t bring violence into her statement.  That’s why no one called for the Secret Service to interview her.  She said she was ashamed that Bush was from Texas, period.  She didn’t say she’d either be dead or in jail if he remained president.  That kind of statement edges closer to a threat and that’s why the Secret Service sat down with Ted for a chat.

            I saw him in 1994 and he spent some time going on about political crap then.  I can only imagine what it’s like now.  (I think he and Chrissie Hynde should be put into a cage together so they can rant at each other for an evening…)  

          • Anonymous

             Ok, that idea I like, when will tickets go on sale?
            Another thing that folks are  forgetting or  are  neglecting to bring up is that  the original statement by Maines is what got  the attention of folks.  But it was subsequent comments that  really caused them the most  pain. Within in a few days the went on to attack Tobby Kieth, and that’s fine and understandable, but  now they just started to dig  themselves into a bigger hole with Country fans. What really got them in trouble ,the  nail in the  popularity coffin, was when one of the Chicks  dissed  Reba and her fans. When Martie Maguire(one of the chicks)stated that  they needed real fans , not ones that would include the likes  of Reba McEntire  in their C.D collection. This is when the Dixie Chicks imploded .
              The Left held up  The Chick’s  as free-speech heroes, pilloried them for expressing their political beliefs.Funny how things seemed to have changed with the Lib’s.

            P.S  I still want to see this cage match you  offered up. :)

          • Anonymous

            I’ll make some phone calls. ;)

            Ted’s been allowed to go on and on for decades, so no one’s been denying him his free speech. Like I said, though, he edged toward the line of threatening the president. (He’s also trashed his share of performers over the years as well. Ask Paul McCartney.)

          • Anonymous

             lol, yup all true. But   council member  using official letter head and his title  cross the line, otherwise this would be a non issue.
            PS I will  clear my scheduled once  you book the show.

          • Anonymous

            Isn’t Sean Penn still in the US even after saying if Bush was re-elected he would leave the country? Somehow the liberals feel entitled to make all kinds of criticism of sitting presidents as long as that president is conservative. Yet, if one makes remarks about a liberal president, then it is irrational and illogical and worse. Celebrities on the left have been using their celebrity status to steer the elections through their fans. Celebrities are no smarter regarding politicians and politics than the rest of us. When a celeb gets in to the political fray, I don’t attend nor buy nor contribute to their income in any way. I haven’t seen anything with Jane Fonda since she condemned our troops into the ground while sitting on a north Vietnamese anti aircraft weapon. I don’t buy the boss’s CD’s nor would I attend his concerts. Let those who want to see Nugent have that concert. Those who choose not to attend are not being dragged in. I have witnessed too many conservative leaders being dissed by entertainers—now someone is dissing the liberal. If the secret service found Nugent not to be a REAL threat, then get over it. Liberals should stay home and not buy his CD’s. But let the fans have their concert. Government needs to get out of the business of policing opposing opinions.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah but, c’mon, there’s a difference between expressing your dislike of someone and saying “I’m going to kill that man or die trying”.

          • Anonymous

            “And if you want more of those kinds of evil, anti-American people in the Supreme Court then don’t get involved and let Obama take office again. Because I’ll tell you this right now, if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

          • Anonymous

            there is a difference between saying ‘I don’t like the president’ and insinuating ‘I’d like to llik the president.’

        • Anonymous

          What lies? How many towns called for the cancellation of their concerts?  None…The people voted with their wallets

        • Anonymous

          This is an entirely different situation.  Consumers deciding they don’t want to see the Dixie Chicks (and who would,really?) because of things they said is fine.  People vote with their wallets all the time.  I don’t condone death threats for this of course.

          However, the situation with Ted Nugent is the local government trying to shut it down.  Please tell me you see the distinction. the Secret Service touched base with Ted Nugent, and if there was anything to what he said, he would most certainly have been detained.

        • Anonymous

          I am 18 years old, and I was probably about 7 or 8 when I heard the Dixie Chicks say they were ashamed to be from Texas, and good God, I have never listened willingly to a Dixie Chicks song sense, I have lied, and forgotten.

        • Anonymous

          The Dixie Chicks were terrible musicians to begin with that is why they got their careers ended.  Album Sales were dropping before the comments Maines and her bandmates made.
          The  hateful comments about Bush and Cheney was only icing on the cake for the demise of that awful group.

      • Anonymous

        The right wing didn’t stop them from performing.  They just stopped buying their records. Despite the left wing’s heroic efforts to prop them up with undeserved awards and positive press, they committed career suicide.

        Don’t like Ted?  Don’t buy his stuff.  Stop encouraging the government to interfere.  

        • Anonymous

          Amen!

        • Tyke

          Wrong… they absolutely did have concerts canceled including ones at bases (government facilities) and their music was banned on hundreds of radio stations,

          Plus – they did not incite violence

          and they were right!!!

          • Anonymous

            The people of the united states had there music banned by sticking together on bashing america.  If you remember they were in Germany when they said the were ashamed to be americans and tobe ashamed to be from Texas.

          • Tyke

            They said they were ashamed of George Bush who is considered a war criminal by several countries.

            They never said they were ashamed to be Americans.

          • Anonymous

            The statement was a metaphor.  Used DAILY in sportscasting.  It was NOT banned on radio.  Station may have decided not to play their music but they were not forced to do so.

            Their statement was about their opinion.  How could they be wrong??

          • Tyke

            Huh?

            The Dixie Chicks were banned from MANY radio stations by their management after a concerted smear campaign by a couple of right wing groups. They also had MULTIPLE concerts canceled.

            The Dixie Chicks never even insinuated that violence should be initiated against those they disagreed with and they have all been upstanding American citizens.

            Ted Nugent on the other hand incited violence and is a draft dodging, pedophile, deadbeat dad. Why anyone would defend that scum is beyond me.

      • Anonymous

        And I would submit that this hypocrisy you point out exists on the liberal side of the fence as well.

      • Anonymous

         You are drawing parallels where they do not exist. Where is the hypocrisy you hint of? People who do not agree with the Dixie Chicks chose not to support them financially. You, and everyone else is free to do the same with Ted Nugent. Don’t like what he said, don’t go. It is as simple as that. Where are the constitutional and free speech hypocrites?

      • Anonymous

         Do you remember seeing Gov. officials  trying to shut down Dixie Chick shows?

      • Anonymous

        It is funny that liberals try to make everything seem “the same as what the conservatives did” when the 2 situations are very different.

    • Anonymous

      You might want to consider that the Dixie Chicks criticized a President of the United States while performing overseas. This is a long standing faux par. Say what you will on American soil, but proper etiquete dictates you keep your big mouth shut overseas. In addition, the Chicks had a Country audience as their base and a Country audience is overwhelmingly conservative. Now, no matter what your business, if you are that stupid to risk insulting the base of your bread and butter, you deserve everything you get. 

      Nugent was not speaking particularly of the President as much as he was referring to the continuation of liberal policies. The two events are quite separate issues. 

      • Anonymous

        Nonsense!  He most certainly has spoken directly about our President, our Vice President, our Secretary of State, several Congressmen, and several Senators.  We should keep our big mouths shut overseas?  That one really blows my mind.  Holy cat scratch fever!

      • Anonymous

         Criticizing a President while overseas is no longer as big an issue as it once was. Having a sitting POTUS who criticizes his own country and apologizes for it while overseas, sort of takes the teeth out of it.

        • Anonymous

          I have to agree.  It certainly isn’t the faux pas that criticizing your own COUNTRY overseas is (and Obama has done that).  What does he have us apologizing for next, I wonder??

      • Anonymous

        I see. Nugent is really a paragon of good etiquette, isn’t he?!! 

        In a way, I agree with your larger point. (Not the business about keeping our mouths shut about our Dear Leader overseas, that’s a myth that people like Pat Buchanan and Sean Hannity devised). I wouldn’t be caught dead going to see Ted Nugent perform anyway.  Since his music hasn’t been relevant for about 40 years or more, if it ever was  it makes since that he would be a big hit in Bangor. 

        • Guest

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          • I guess that classical music is also out. That type of music is not all that relevant either. Or is it? It’s all a matter of someone’s point of view. 

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

             Neil Young is  a whiner.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            And he is Canadian.

          •  And you can’t say anything out of line or they’re arrest you !

        • Anonymous

          So any music that is older isn’t relevant and shouldn’t be listened too?  I listen to a wide variety of older music that hasn’t been vastly popular in quite some time as well as today’s music, a lot of the music isn’t relevant to the times. 

      • Anonymous

        That right wingers are apologizing for this outrageous extremist, heated rhetoric is disgusting. This is at the heart of why politics are so ugly today. The right has embraced the Dark Side and is not able to come up with a positive path to prosperity and jobs and reform. They are too busy hatin on the President and demonizing the left. How many jobs is Eric Cantor and John Boehner directly responsible for? What good has come from supporting Nugent, Coulter, Hannity and the rest of the angry, sneering right? How has the country become a better place for it? Do you want your children and grandchildren to be sneering, angry, extremists too? Really? What has become of the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower? Y’all are rabid.

        • Anonymous

          and just how has Obama made this country better?  You can blame the right all you want to, but the fact remains, Obama has been a horrendous president.  He talks and says nothing more than tax and spend.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t hear many Democrats complaining about what they said either. If you don’t want to go, don’t. I am sure they can sell your tickets to others. I do not agree with the comments, but the Demcrats have gone overboard about political correcteness.

    • Anonymous

       Do you really think you would ever have gone to a Nugent concert to begin with?

      • Anonymous

        Anyone who calls themselves a progressive, or a liberal, would not likely be a fan of Nugent’s brand of paleoconservative song and dance routine, even before the unfortunate comments he made about ganging up and beheading the president. Let whoever wants to subject themselves to that spectacle pay the price, and enjoy it. 

        • Anonymous

          Sorry you feel that way. This particular liberal rather enjoys The Nuge’s paleoconservative song and dance routine. Aside from that brief, regretful stint in the Damn Yankees, his music, and his stage antics have largely been nothing but enjoyable. This right here, folks, is the problem with a lot of my fellow liberals. They take themselves way to seriously, and are constantly trying to impress people with how sophisticated they are. It turns a lot of people off who otherwise might agree with us.

          • Sweet Jesus. Did you have to mention DY. I had erased that band from my memory and NOW I CAN’T GET IT OUT!!!  thanks lol. 

          • Anonymous

             Yup, I’m with you . No way I’m getting  High Enough out of my head. Damn it.
            High Enough

          • Anonymous

            I was a Freshman in High School and kind of liked them. The combination of Sytx and Night Ranger with the Motor City Madman?!!!! Well, it certainly wasnt great but was it really that bad?

          • Anonymous

            Wow!  an honest Lib! 

    • Anonymous

      Of course you have the right not to go see Ted Nugent in concert.  Just as I most likely would not have gone to see the Dixie Chicks if given the chance because of their comments about a sitting president, when they were outside our country during a time of war.  I also would not have wanted them banned from performances, I would have just chosen not to attend.  You can chose not to attend this concert.  Apparently Ted broke no laws, as the Secret Service did not arrest him after their meeting.  

    •  Another staunch supporter of First Amendment rights heard from.

    • Anonymous

      And God Bless America to that.  Enjoy the moose way up dar in dem dare woods:)

    • I dislike what the Obama administration is about also!!!!!! But don’t tell us we can’t have Ted here!!!!! That would be like sayin you can’t have the beach boys cause they don’t like our Governor! FREE SPEECH!!!

    • Anonymous

      Stay – I’ll buy the tickets.

  • Longo is a joke, these councilors are the downfall of Bangor

    • Guest

       Again, Longo will do anything to see his name in the paper…

    • Anonymous

      I guess these are the relatives of long-time Bangor politician’s.  What else can we expect? 

  • Anonymous

    We have four tickets to this event and will be requesting refunds if Ted Nugent is banned. Stick to your guns Alex.

    • Anonymous

      “Stick to your guns,” what a fitting idiom for you to use.

  • Anonymous

    Chuck Kruger hoped Cheney would meet the same end as Osama Bin Laden. Nobody said a word about that vitriol.

    • Anonymous

       that’s not what he said at all.

      • Anonymous

         @searoses, if you mean that Kruger said exactly that, but about Cheney meeting the same end as Saddam Hussein not Bin Laden, then you would be right.

        Kuger clearly said he hoped our former VP would meet the same end as Saddam Hussein – who was executed by hanging, with cellcams so he could watch.

        • Anonymous

          And I hope Kruger killed his political career with that statement.  I do not like Cheney, but for a politician to say that should cost him his career.

        • Anonymous

          He said it in a tweet…..he was trying to make a joke….the joke flopped…..and he appologized……..

          Ted Nugent was the guest speaker at a NRA event……..and didnt appologize……and doubled down on his comments.

      • Anonymous

        Here’s the direct quote from Chuck Kruger twitter account. I mistook Osama Bin Laden in my post above for Saddam Hussein  “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” a reference to technology that would allow Kruger to watch the proposed execution of the former Vice President of the United States.

      • Anonymous

         That is exactly what he said. Exactly.

    • Anonymous

      Bull! His life has been threatened for goodness sakes.  I don’t call that not saying a word.  He has been villified world wide.

    • Anonymous

      There certainly was something said and I think was he said was deplorable.  

    • Anonymous

      Come on, plenty of words have been said about that.  Jeez.

  • Anonymous

    I agree – we don’t need the likes of Ted Nugent hanging around here.  

    • Anonymous

       Hahaha! Are you in charge of the Bangor guest list now, Bangorian?

      • Bangorian is always so pure and wonderful. No cobwebs in his/her closets.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure you going to a Nugent concert would be synonymous to me attending an Ilze Petersons demonstration. 

      • Anonymous

         Funny!

  • pbmann

    They should cancel the show because he is a crappy singer

    • Anonymous

      My thought exactly!

    • Anonymous

      This is the most coherent reasoning I’ve heard. You ought to run for city council. 

    • Anonymous

      Well here’s a thought pb…….DON’T GO.

  • Anonymous

    All bow down to the all mighty council of the city of bangor. God save the queen.

  • Guest

    See a doctor Ted…..Syphilis can cause insanity but is curable !

  • Anonymous

    Ted you need serious mental help soon. Not to mention killing a Black Bear Illegally. Seems you have a lot of serious mental issues that you need help for. Why would Bangor even have this psycho near a crowd?

    • Anonymous

      You just said it, because he draws a crowd. 

      • Anonymous

        Crowd of what?

        • Anonymous

          People that put hard earned cash down and bring money to the city before and after the concert.

  • Anonymous

    If politics is going to play a part in who’s allowed to perform on the Bangor stage (and this IS about politics) I guess we won’t be seeing Lynrd Skynrd or Charlie Daniels back in Bangor either. 

    Why do politicians have to stick their noses into EVERYTHING???

    • Anonymous

       Because we have allowed it.

    • Anonymous

      Yeh, they will replace them with Greenday and U2. I’m sure they see eye to eye with Bono.

  • Anonymous

    I think Nugent’s comments are despicable, and that  he is a draft-dodging chickenhawk ! That being said, he has the right to be as ignorant as he wishes, so I hope that ticket sales are so pathetic that the cancellation becomes a “business decision” 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t agree with you regarding Nugent’s comments, but I sure think you have hit the nail right on the head. Let the ticket sales decide on whether he performs here, not these two arrogant councilors. 

    • Anonymous

      Knowing my fellow Mainers as well as I do, I would bet that ticket sales will probably go up, not down, following all the free advertising Nugent is getting lately. Probably Mr. Gray is rubbing his greedy hands together at the prospect.

    • Anonymous

      Free speech does not mean “Free to not be criticized by your speech”

  • Anonymous

    Here is a thought, send the two councilors packing, what happened to free speech? Not allowed in Bangor?

    • Anonymous

      I’ll practice my own free speech. I don’t need them speaking for me in an official capacity on a subject like this. The people of Bangor are quite capable of making this decision with their wallets. We don’t need these two fat clowns making that call based on their political preferences.

  • Anonymous

    Bangorians we made a mistake electing umm, “little” Charlie Longo. Can we impeach him?

  • Anonymous

    Pretty simple, if the Secret Service is satisfied, then it should be a non issue. Is the Bangor Council more powerful than the Secret Service?  …Bottom line – if you don’t like him, don’t come to the show. No one is making you.

    • Anonymous

       They might not be more powerful, but I bet they’re more moral than some secret service employees .  Remember what was in the news last week about them in Florida?

    • Anonymous

      The Secret Service isn’t the governing body of the City of Bangor,  so when it comes to Bangor and if the President isn’t in town,  they have absolutely no authority when it comes to the city, and Bangor ought not to base any of it’s decisions on what they concluded.   Has it crossed your mind that if what he said  at that convention was bad enough to even get them involved; may lead others to hold him accountable?    I know one city has.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently some members of the Secret Service go about satisfying themselves in ways that BaldArchie ought to be a little more concerned about since they were actually tasked with protecting the chosen one!

  • Ted who? He’s a has been who will say anything just so people will talk about him…..get over it.

  • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      You don’t seem to understand important concepts in regards to free speech. The First Amendment protects the freedom of private citizens to express their views without government interference.

      The Dixie Chicks did not experience any government suppression of their speech. Managers of country music stations pulled the Dixie Chicks from the air in response to listener complaints. The station managers and country music fans were also engaging in free speech with their words and actions.

      • Guest

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        • Yes and in this situation, it’s the government (city council) that is suppressing his free speech, not public opinion.  

    • Anonymous

      Actually the DCs were the victim of a poor choice of words and radio sponsors backing out of radio stations….sort of what Rush Limbaugh experienced recently.

  • Anonymous

    just plain ignorance !!!!(the council men)

  • Joe

    These two clowns got to go.

  • Anonymous

    Would Alex Gray happen to be a republican?   Why did he choose to have Ted Nugent as a performing artist in this divisive election year??   Your guess as good as mine .

    • Anonymous

      Alex is a Business man.  

  • Joe

    To Diane Beal
    LMFAO!  Nice one Girl!

  • I am not a fan of Ted Nugent.  I have a different preference of music.  Simple.I CHOOSE not to buy tickets to his concert in Bangor.  That CHOICE is still mine and all of yours to exercise.  The Dixie Chick debacle was awful.  They were exercising their right to free speech and were ostracized for it.  I never agreed with that lynch mob mentality.  Don’t allow that hypocrisy to snowball into more, now.  The WILL of the PEOPLE is bigger than any Bangor Council person.  Act like it.

    • jimbobhol

      Dixie Chickens did it on a  overseas tour. 

      • Anonymous

        So we are to leave our unalienable rights at the border? Since when?  Nugent didn’t when he dodged the draft. 

        • Try going to Mexico and saying whatever you please.  Let me know how that works out for you.

          • Anonymous

            I have been to Mexico several times.  I’ve never had any problems in the past.  I really don’t understand what you’re talking about though.  What does going to Mexico have to do with my unalienable rights to speak out no matter where I am?  When I speak I speak as an American. 

          • Anonymous

            These days the greatest worry in Mexico is somehow being caught in the crossfire of their “lets play Colombia” drug war. If the poster had used Venezuela instead of Mexico then they would have had a point.

    • The Dixie Chicks forgot who their fan base was, it had nothing to do with elected officials or government of any kind.  Country music, American, apple pie and support of the armed forces all kinda go hand in hand. The DC’s lost their collective head when they basically said they were liberal hippies trapped in country music clothes, the fans stopped listening and stations pulled them from the air as their were radically different from he fan base.  

  • Joe

    Or you for that matter Bangorian.

  • Anonymous

    Can we recall Longo?  I think we need to look into that. 

    • Anonymous

      Why because he speaks the truth, something you probably dont like

      • No, because he’s an attention-seeking brat.

        • Anonymous

          No he is not, he is a great councilor, just give him a chance, unlike blanchette

      • Anonymous

        It’s not about what he spoke, it’s about the implied censorship.  

      •  We bought tickets to see Ted…..I hope he comes back to Bangor again. I am so damn sick and tired of the “BS” double standard that exists. If it were “someone else” saying something, IT WOULD BE JUST FINE. It takes a true American to speak up. Ted Nugent, THANK YOU and looking forward to seeing you in July.

  • Stacy

    you all are upset about the counselors discussing this, but Fort Knox-the military-cancelled his show there as well. the difference between Nugents and Dixie Chicks/others is that he made violent threats-he can make all the comments he wants but when you start threatening harm thats another thing. I know he said it was metaphorical but he really should have said it was in the beginning-

    • Ahhh you mean the military who does not enjoy the same freedom of speech? I’m betting cancelling the show at Fort Knox had everything to do with making themselves look good to the CIC and not much about disagreeing or seeing Nugent’s remarks as threatening. The level of the military that decisions like that are made at is fraught with political end-gaming.

    • Anonymous

      Military bases cannot let someone like him come on the base after the remarks he made, whether we like it or not he is the commander and chief of the military and the office of the president has to be respected by the military. But on the other hand a group of city councilors has no right censorsing who can perform in their city. They represent the people of Bangor not their own interests or beliefs. Nugent should watch what he says but it is still a free country to say what you feel and he has been cleared by the secret service. You cannot compare the decisions military commanders made to what city councilors have done…two different standards that they must abide by.

    • Meta a what?

  • Stacy

    And, no one is stopping his freedom of speech. some people just want him to say it elsewhere!

    • Then don’t sell out his concert. Funny thing is a large number of people are listening and do agree with him, so maybe we uphold the Constitution? 

  • Anonymous

    This concert is not about politics…..and though I don’t agree with him Nugent has the right to feel the way he does about the President…..God Bless America!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Longo, how about burning some books while your on your hate filled anti 1st and 2nd admendment diatribe!

  • beithe

     Rubicon007 I wish I could like this more than once. Well said.

    • Anonymous

       Republica’s unite!

  • PabMainer

    Foolish to even suggest stopping this man from coming to Bangor for his scheduled performance…..Maybe if the President comes back to Maine again for a visit we should ban the Secret Service from our fair state as well, considering the recent behavior scandal involving some of them…..

    • Anonymous

      I hear you, Dr Dee hears you too…..LOL…:)

    • Anonymous

      Great point!

  • Anonymous

    longo and baldacci sound socialist, and stupid. It was an NRA rally morons. Nugent did not threaten obama. He referenced govt. attempting to disarm americans leaving them incapable of defending themselves from criminals who WILL have guns when lawful citizens cannot. Leaving the average law abiding citizen a choice to illegally possess a firearm and possibly go to jail for doing what the constitution guarantees. When Mr. Nugent comes to bangor, I will most definately be there in support of a true american. Anyone who publicly defends the constitution with no regard to self is A-One in my book.

    • Anonymous

      Ted Nugent must be suffering from a guilt complex.  Trying to be all red, white, and blue.  A lot of our families and friends died to defend his big mouth while he dodged the draft.  He should have taken up arms when it mattered the most.  I’m glad he no longer has “regard to self.”  He was certainly being pretty selfish when he ran for the hills and defended his right to do so with his big mouth back then too.  Yep, that ‘s an A-One guy for sure.    

    • When you come for mine, you better bring yours.  :-)

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is a stupid, self important lunatic with barely any talent.  Charlie Longo just put himself on the same level.

    • Anonymous

      Havent seen you around, its nice to see you back, being fair, partial and objective!

  • Anonymous

    he did not threaten obama! Had he done so , he would be in jail.  You tube the video, read something, dont just believe what you hear.

    • But that would allow the facts to get in the way of his position. If rubicon had done as you say he would have never posted the post. 

    • Millicent

      calling him a “phony patriot” hit the nail on the head. Nugent is an admitted draft dodger, and fully admitted in a VH1 interview that he had sex with many underage girls.

  • Anonymous

    we need to stand up to these liberals.

  • Robert Gallant

    Gee what a surprise a Baldacci against someone who isn’t a democrat!

  • Anonymous

    I will have to agree with Alex on this one.   Personally, I voted for President Obama.   This however is about free speech in my opinion.

    • Maybe Obama will say those councilors acted “stupidly” and call a beer summit at the White House.

  • Anonymous

    A fresh concept. The City Council taking care of its own responsibilities before “reaching out” to interfere in the Community’s responsibilities.

  • Anonymous

    Really??  Shouldn’t our City Councilors be worried about other things going on in the City?  Little Chucky should try doing other things than getting his picture in the paper, and the other is a Baldacci, that doesn’t even need to be taken any further! If you don’t like who’s coming to perform, don’t go, it’s as simple as that.

  • Anonymous

    Im not from Bangor but I will say this. Thank goodness I do not have these two political, partisan hacks representing me in anyway.

  • Anonymous

    This is why we should all despise Democrats who think they know best for all.  Democrats are out of control. Talk about political grandstanding. Nugent has done more the for the military than Longo or Baldacci ever will. They have no standing to ask the promoter for anything.  For god’s sake vote republican and get our freedom back from these “know better than you” sheep.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, ok.  Like there aren’t any republicans to despise for doing the very same thing you paint all democrats with a wide brush for.  Ever heard of Paul LePage?  I’m glad Nugent has changed his draft dodging ways.  Hundreds of thousands died to defend his big mouth for him.  He could have taken up arms when it mattered most.  Funny what a guilty conscience will do for a dope addict.

      • Guest

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    • I am a Democrat, but I don’t think I would ever vote for Longo, he is really off the wall.

  • Anonymous

    I just bought tickets to Ted nugget because of this article.

    • Join the NRA and the Tea Party too. It might put the libs over the edge.

  • Anonymous

     Right on rubicon007, Nugent is a coward..

    • Anonymous

      And that would make President Clinton a what……

      • Guest

        Budgetary genius compared to most other presidents!

        • Anonymous

          I don’t seem to recall President Clinton being drafted…do you?

          • Guest

            I was too concerned with my own draft.

          • Anonymous

            He had a deferment and went to college in England, and visited Germany, where he admitted to making anti- American comments.  That was his right as an American Citizen. However if liberals want to scream about Ted Nugent and his actions perhaps they should examine the actions of their own politicians.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe we can stick to the subject. We are talking about what a conservative extremist said, leave out Clinton, liberals, etc. Irrelevant.
             

          • Anonymous

            Just responding to a comment made by another person. Just like your responding to my post with an opinion of yours. Funny how that works, letting people speak their mind, offer their opinions and thoughts on things. Apparently you have trouble with me doing it too.

        • Anonymous

          If I owe 200 dollars a month for 1 year I owe 2400 dollars plus interest.

          If I refinance my debt, reduce my payment by 25% and spread spread the payment out over two years I can end up paying only 150 dollars a month. It then appears that I have created a fifty dollar per month surplus or a 600 dollar surplus per year. However I still owe 2400 dollars and am now paying interest over two years and not one, thus paying more on the debt.

          Bill Clinton did this with Federal Debt, with billions of dollars. That was his budgetary genius. Put off until paying tomorrow, or forty years from now, what you really should be paying today.

      • Anonymous

        Clinton has nothing to do with this. Quit deflecting and stick to the subject. 

        • Anonymous

          So explain to me how Nugent’s draft status is relevant then.

          • Anonymous

            What’s a draft ?

      • Millicent

        The same as Cheney.

        The point is the hypocrisy. 

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Longo: You sir, are a real American hero…!!! Thank you…!!!

  • Anonymous

    Should he be allowed to perform?  Most certainly.  Will I go and do business with him?  Certainly not. Talk about blowhards! 

  • These two should be railroaded right out of office. I am glad I don’t live in a town with these two stooges running it. I hope next election the people of Bangor Maine throws them out on their ear.I don’t want to think my taxes pay their wages at anytime in the future. Their Families must be proud.

  • City councilors have better things to do than discuss who plays on a Bangor stage.

    • Anonymous

      They also have a right to express their opinions. Opinions that a majority of Bangor citizens agree with. Allow Ted to do his thing, but realize that most people don’t agree with his outbursts of disgusting speech and that they object to having him present in their area.

      •  They have the right to express their opinions as private citizens, but to use their elected positions to try and coerce Gray into canceling the concert crosses the ethical line.

  • Anonymous

    I for one will be there. Not inside the gate with a ticket but on the outside with a great big sign that says “TED NUGENT IS A DRUG ADDLED FOOL”  just as the Dixie Chicks were villified by the suddenly contrite republicans.   Who cares to join in the defense of reason?     

    • Anonymous

       Nugent is a fool-but he has supposedly never used alcohol/drugs and has spoken out against them.

      • Anonymous

        Ted has admitted to doing 1 line of crystal methedrine before his draft physical and smoking just 50 joints in his life.  That’s just what he admits to.  He is also a proven liar.  I have seen him in person and I guarantee you he wasn’t just high on life.

        • Anonymous

           Can you point me to a source?  What I’ve read is that he’s been as clean as a whistle his entire life.  If there’s documentation of anything different I’d love to be able to direct people to it!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think we need to trash these two councilors. They are probably just calling out their opinions. But that’s all. I don’t think they would want to hurt business on the waterfront. So let’s have continued faith in the city council and in Waterfront Concerts. We had another political firestorm here last season with Bob Dylan. Some simply protested, their right. Many attended. Ted Nugent has always been a political firestorm. It should not be a problem. Let freedom of speech prevail. Personally, I’m attending because of Styx and Reo Speedwagon. Nugent will probably be the first act, and should be great, but let’s show the nation that we are not the one’s who go against free speech, regardless of our many different beliefs. I’m sure Charlie Longo and Baldacci will both keep their own beliefs in check for the benefit of Bangor’s success to attract.  Their opinions are just as important to the political landscape as ours is. But that’s all it has to be. Opinions. Their are many that will attend Ted’s performance, and some that won’t. Others will show up later for the other main acts. To each his own, but never try to silence the messege. That can be very costly.

    • Anonymous

      Well said!

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I’m not a big Nug fan as he’s a little wacky for me (and I’m pretty open to wackiness) but the idea that the city council feels the need to get involved in this is outright lunacy.  Alex Gray is right, if they can get him banned it does, indeed, open up a slippery slope as to what entertainers would want to come here.  We need to be open to points of views even if we don’t like what they have to say.  When the Dixie Chicks deal happened it wasn’t government censorship that ended the group, it was privately run business (i.e. radio stations) and public outcry that brought about their ruination.  At the time America was still licking their wounds from 911 and not only did they attack the President, they got into a verbal match with Toby Keith.  I don’t care for either Nugent or the Chicks and wouldn’t pay my hard earned money to see them but that doesn’t give me the right to tell others they can’t.  I’m pretty sure freedom of speech and freedom of choice rank pretty high on others lists of what makes America great as well.

  • Anonymous

    C’mon!!!

  • Anonymous

    The socalled “country music stations” who dumped the Dixie Chicks were mostly run by Clear Channel and they are controlled by right wingers who also broadcast Rush Limbaugh and the like.
    For them, you’re allowed free speech only if it’s on the far right.
    Nugent’s speech was over the line even for the NRA who disavowed it and took it off their website.
    Nugent will take any publicity he can get. With old age setting in and no visible talent, he knows that by exciting the far right(TB’s), he can take some of their “hard earned” cash.
    Help yourself to it Ted.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is a draft-dodger who tries to assuage that forty-year-old guilt by waving the same flag and Constitution that he defecated on during the sixties and seventies.  That said, I’m exercising my First Amendment rights by not giving him my money, and by raising my voice in this forum.  Let’s be careful not to silence free speech, even Nugent’s, in the mistaken belief that we will be better for it.  I personally like what Noam Chomsky has said about free speech:  “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”  So rant on, Ted, and maybe someday people will see you for what you are – a mediocre guitarist and a radical ideologue.  

  • Anonymous

     There is a BIG difference.In no way did the DC threaten anyone.Nugent clearly threatened people in front of a bunch of redneck goons.Conservatives are the murderers.Ask Dr. Tiller’s family.

    • Anonymous

      Would you please state what the threat was since the Secret Service has been satisfied that it wasn’t a threat.

      • Anonymous

        He said he’d be dead or in jail if the President won re-election.

        • Anonymous

          Seems the Secret Service disagrees with you. One can imply and/or infer any number of events that could lead to his death or arrest.

        • Anonymous

          So may I. I suppose I just threatened the president. I guess they know where to find me if the come looking.

  • I would sooner go to a Ted Nugent concert THAN a Barack  Obama rally!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think people need to lighten up over the whole thing, worse has been done and said on the political landscape in the past than one guy trying to drum up a response from a gathering of like minds at a convention.

  • Downeasta

    I smell church influence in the above story.

  • LETS SEE I THINK ITS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH MR LONGO——AM I WRONG—–LET NUGENT PERFORM——– THANKS ALEX GRAY FOR HAVING HIM

  • Anonymous

    Hold on here. Longo and Baldacci merely exercised their right to free speech by asking Gray to cancel Nugent’s appearance. There is no suggestion that they are considering using their positions to order the concert canceled.

    • Anonymous

      You better pay closer attention. These two clowns petitioned the concert promoter as council members, not as private citizens. They were speaking for the City of Bangor, therefore they were speaking for me. I don’t need these two idiots speaking for me. If you wish for them to speak for you, by all means, that’s your choice, but I’ll speak for myself when it comes to a choice like this, thank you.  

      • Anonymous

        When the United States Army speaks, do they speak for you as well?  I would assume by your logic here that your answer is yes?  If so, what do you think about them actually cancelling Nugent?  You must really be miffed at them.  

        • Anonymous

          The US Army takes their orders from Obama. He does no speak for me.

          • Anonymous

            Then neither does the Bangor Council.  Thanks by the way for answering the question about the Army cancelling him.  I doubt the President ordered that action though.  If so, I’m sure he would have ordered him jailed as well by the Secret Service.  Who do you suppose ordered the NRA to remove his hate speech from their web site?  Surely not the President.  

      • Anonymous

        They were speaking in their capacity as city councilors. They were not speaking on behalf of the rest of the City Council or on behalf of the city. They have that right. Again, there has been no suggestion that they will try to cancel the concert if Alex Gray won’t do it.

    • Anonymous

      Longo’s letter referred to himself as Councilor Longo and he listed Harlow St. as his address. I read it to mean it was a representation of official council business. If he was merely exercising his free speech rights, there was no need to bring his position as city councilor into the discussion. My concern, is how will this impact negotiations over the next contract with Waterfront Concerts. Will Longo and Baldacci try to put language in that will give them the right to veto acts at the councils discretion? If so, I see a possible loss of this valuable summertime entertainment.

      • Anonymous

        Basic math equation:
        Waterfront Concerts Revenue  > Bangor City Council’s Bureaucratic B.S.I am in full agreement with the folks who stated that they should have approached the promoters as private citizens. By adding their positions as counselors it is quite clear that they are leveraging their positions to send their point across.The promoter handled this very openly, making it quite clear of his stance on the subject. The promoters have already voiced their opinion about other issues with city council….how much longer does it go on before they decide that other city/venue is much more viable for their operation?
        City Council, exercise captialism over liberalism just once.  Don’t drive away a revenue generating giant from a city that God knows needs it. 

      • Anonymous

        His right to free speech also includes the right to identify himself as a city councilor.

  • Guest

    The man is coocoo, but let him perform anyway.  Perhaps he can teach some of those liberals in Bangor how to handle a gun during his intermission.

  • Anonymous

    It seems like if you go against the political will of the Bangor councilors, one might be denied performance privileges at the Bangor Water Front.  Could this be considered government retribution of some free speech.

  • These councilors are traveling on a slippery slope when they
    start banning entertainers based on their personal views. I completely agree
    that what Ted Nugent said then and what he says most of the time is seriously
    out of line, but I don’t think that means we need to ban his music. He is a
    rock musician, you really can’t take him too seriously. I expect this kind of
    rhetoric from Councilor Longo, but Mr. Baldacci too? The council has better
    things to do then banning entetainment acts.

  • Joe

    Please Chuck, give us your two cents as you’re scanning these comments from your Mom’s basement. 

  • Anonymous

    I despise Ted Nugent, and if he were scheduled to play some official function I’d say anyone involved would be well advised to tell him to scram, but if he’s playing a private concert at a private venue, it should not be prevented.  I hope no one protests his presence. The best thing to do to loud mouth cowards like Ted Nugent, unless legal action becomes necessary is ignore them. Protesting just gives him what he wants, attention and free publicity.

    • Anonymous

      Well, you’ve certainly given me pause to reconsider trying to organize a protest.  You have also put a good perspective on why it is OK for the United States Army to have cancelled his appearance at Fort Knox.   

  • Anonymous

    I LIKE TED! It’s a good thing he didn’t mention Bo,
    the secret service and PETA would have had him in
    shackles. Maybe the libbers and secret service should
    be investigating Al Sharpton, the black panthers and
    occupy wall streeters. Now I bet they would come up
    with some interesting findings.

  • Anonymous

    keep complaining and the concerts will all go away in Bangor.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect opportunity to compare left & right responses.  Dixie Chicks: conservatives make personal protest by boycotting the bands records/music.   Nugent: liberals ask that he not be allowed to perform.  And the left likes to think of themselves as the protectors of free speech – couldn’t be farther from the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Baldacci and Longo – you guys mind your own business.  Let the government authorities handle Nugent, for goodness sakes and stop making little local “names” for yourselves by trying to cancel a small concert in Bangor.  You guys are “reverse engineering” yourselves when it comes time for voting for city counselor’s next time!

    No free expressions or freedom of speech here. Nugent said he would kill himself – not Obama. Maybe Nugent reflects what most of America already thinks!

    NUGENT WILL PLAY IN BANGOR.

  • Anonymous

    If he’s not selling or doing bath salts then we don’t want him.

  • Anonymous

     All I can say is hahahahahaha.

    Oh yeah, btw, if he threatened the President then the Secret Service will take care of it.

    • Anonymous

      That’s if the SS is not to busy with the 23 hookers in the backroom

  • Anonymous

    AMAZING… when Natalie Mains from the Dixie Chix dared to make a comment expressing her feelings of embarrassment about being from the same state as W Bush, the conservative community girded up their collective loins and mounted a total blackout of their music. But let someone like Nugent get up and spew violent, obscene filth about the president, and Nugent gets the key to the city of Bangor. Beautiful. Just goes to show where the conservatives’ real values lie.

    • Anonymous

      And a draft dodger at that!

  • Anonymous

    So let’s see….

    General Assistance reimbursement is being cut at the state level but Bangor is still expected to fund at the prior level.

    Search for Fire Chief reopened as their weren’t any qualified applicants from Bangor Fire.

    Many city sidewalks, streets and parking lots are in disrepair and in need of repair.

    Bangor PD continues to get greyer and cannot attract qualified applicants because the pay scale is to low.

    and the biggest issue these two councilors think the City of Bangor faces is a Ted Nugent concert?

    • Anonymous

      Who said Longo and Baldacci think Nugent’s scheduled appearance is a bigger issue than the others you listed?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t see them making public comments, Tweets, FB posts, etc…about the other topics listed above….I don’t see them in the paper on the weekend discussing or saying the city must do something about these issues…

        No, the greatest issue facing Bangor is a one time appearance of an entertainer that made comments at a private event, was investigated by the Secret Service who have declined further investigation. But for some reasons two Bangor Councilors have decided that this is appearance is the biggest issue facing Bangor and requires that the Promoter cancel the show.

        Are Longo and Baldacci going to step up and help cover the resulting law suit for breach of contract? Will they make Grey financially “whole” again for the cost of promoting, advertising, etc…or do they expect him to eat those cost? Does the cities contract will Grey allow for the city to approve or disapprove the acts Grey brings to Bangor?

        The answers to the above questions are No, No and I doubt it. Let the people of Maine decide with their wallets. If they object to Nugent’s comments they will not attend and Grey will lose money. Longo and Baldacci do not have the right to decide who does and doesn’t appear at a private concert.

  • Debbie

    If you don’t want to attend the concert, stay home, simple!!

  • Rock on Ted

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure he won’t have any problems finding liberal votes when needed. Plenty of them to go around.

  • Anonymous

     I cannot like this post enough.

    • Anonymous

       Ralphmcdevitts had the highest rated post until it was blocked. Wonder what it said?

      • something about these 2 being light in their loafers.

        • Anonymous

          absolutely not.   i would never joke about something like that or tease anyone in any way.

  • Anonymous

    The bus was from Lee. He’s from Springfield.

  • Guest

    It’s only money. Host the concert and pocket the cash.

  • Anonymous

    When Charlie and Joe hold those on the Left to the same standard they are now holding those on the Right they will earn the respect of the General Public back.  Until then, both of them need to go back to Civics 101 and take another look at the First Amendment. 

  • Anonymous

    Really??? The Secret Service has no issue with him and Longo wants him banned? So does that mean he has agreed with all the other performers and whatever they may have said and done? Should we make Bangor a laughing stock of the music community? Who will he want to ban next? Like everything else, let us make us our own minds if we are going or not. If you don’t want to see him, DON’T GO!

  • Anonymous

    i was on the fence if i would spend the money to see ted .. thanks to the comments here i will definitely be going now cant wait to here the Nugent rock Bangor

  • Isn’t Charlie, Barney Franks x boyfriend and doesn’t get any worse that a Liberal lawyer with the last name Baldacci  Ted Nugent was cleared of all this crap so welcome to Bangor Ted,you rock

    • Anonymous

      Gee Ben, seems you have a real problem with gays or lawyers named Baldacci but not pedophilia, dead beat dads, draft dodgers, and sex addicts huh?  You do realize Ted Nugent has been (may still be) all of those things?  Yeah, he rocks.  You got one thing right tho, welcomce to Bangor Ted.  Where some of us will ignore and villify you for the self righteous, hate mongering,  hypocrite that you are.  Personally I hope it pours rain on your parade.      

  • Joseph Willingham

    I’m a liberal leaning libertarian type.   

    I think that Nugent should play and let those who don’t want to go not go.  Those who want to go, go.

    I am sick and tired of people shutting down those who voice unpopular opinions.  Imus, Guillen, and now Nugent.  I don’t agree with what they say, but so what?  

    Is it really fair, especially after the Secret Service are okay with his replies, that some people who disagree with him should make the decision that NOBODY should see him.

    Come ON!

    As for the Dixie Chicks-can anyone really say with all honesty, that NO Republicans supported their right to say what they said?  Really?

  • I wonder why Liberals hate the first amendment (freedom of Speech) and the second amendment (right to bare arms) so darn much … thank goodness we have a bill of rights to protect us from these people.  It’s Rock N Roll for pete sake … challenging the man is what it’s all about.

    • Maybe us well armed “libruls” just don’t like draft dodging cowardly diaper wearing republicans. You have it wrong us “libruls”  don’t hate the (right to bare arms), and we don’t hate the right to bear arms either. LOL!

      The Right to Bare Arms

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      Not to be confused with Right to bear arms. The Right to Bare Arms is an album by American comedian Larry the Cable Guy, released on March 29, 2005 on Warner Music Nashville. It has been certified gold by the RIAA. Did you get that from Larry the cable guy.  Republicans are “agin” science and it looks like they are “agin” knowledge too. I will give you an A for effort you at least spelled speech correctly, unlike some on your side that think it is “speach”. ROFLMAO!

  • Guest

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  • Tom

    Uncle Ted for President! (At least he never ate a dog…)

  • Anonymous

    Charlie, Go back to JCPenny and get another boxed shirt and tie combo that isnt so tight. Like Alex said, people can choose to go or not to go to his concert

  • Anonymous

    Ted has black bear poaching violations too…….

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ted-nugent-agrees-to-plead-guilty-in-illegal-kill-of-black-bear-in-alaska/
    A Glenn Beck production

    • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        From your link – “Ted Nugent was ordered to pay a $1,750 fine after pleading no contest to baiting a deer, and for not having properly signed hunting tags.”

        So this is relevant to this story how?

        • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      From your link – “Rocker Ted Nugent has agreed to plead guilty to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in southeast Alaska back in May of 2009. As part of the plea deal, Nugent must pay a $10,000 fine, not hunt or fish within Alaska or on any other U.S. Forest Service lands for one year, record a Public Service Announcement, and serve two years probation.”

      So this is relevant to this story how?

      • Anonymous

        Hey TFB, I thought the Glenn Beck promo would be up your alley!

  • DreadPirateRoberts

    Hmmm… draft-dodging “fella” with a penchant for underage Asian girls…I find this support for him strange.  What the Dixie Chicks said pales in comparison.  Do not ban him from coming, that’s silly.  But let’s see: Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent.  Bob Dylan, Ted Nugent.  James Taylor, Ted Nugent.  Neil Young, Ted Nugent.  See the comparison? Talent vs. a fad for his time… 

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t worry about two people wanting Nugent off the bill. Two noise complaints go further in Bangor than hostile remarks towards the President.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly if the secret service probes someone and says no further action will be taken and that he’s okay than it should just be dropped. 

  • Old Bear

    Didn’t Longo have a big blowup with a fellow councilor at a meeting awhile back.

  • Anonymous

    The two councilors must be LIBERALS

  • Anonymous

    Nugent should be banned because his music sucks….

  • Anonymous

    Keep it up bangor and u will see the concerts all in Scarborough….a couple democrats on the city council do u really think Obama is going to thank you for your little support ..Maine really doesn’t matter to the election period. It is not one person one vote like it should be it is about the electoral college …Maine could not even be counted on election day and we would still have a president!

  • If they want to, they could find something on every single act coming to bangor. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the cat who wants this performance scratched has a  fever!

  • Anonymous

    One more example of sickening, disgusting right wingers defending rotten horrid threatening comments and then they turn around and spew about how much they love Jesus.  If Jesus could see how the right wingers who invoke his name think and behave, he would never stop throwing up.

  • Anonymous

    There Ben Pinkham, bring in a homophobic comment.  

  • Guest

    Joe the lazy lawyer and Charlie dont even have a clue what Ted was talking about

  • Anonymous

    When Eddie Vetter tortured a GWB mask they probably clapped. I doubt Charlie and Joe dont even have a clue what Uncle Ted was talking about

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Longo and Baldachi are Bangor’s moral minority? A statement like that makes it hard to believe  anything you state to be true. What a ridiculous statement. Charlie Longo moral minority, cracks me up. 

  • Anonymous

    maybe the Bangor city councilors should focus on running the City of Bangor…….the secret service is better at figuring out these things than Longo & Baldacci   

  • Anonymous

    This is just another  way for the round one to make the news,  no chance a majority of  councilors will sing on to this. It’s a done deal, enjoy the show.

  • Anonymous

    Never have I wanted GWAR to come to the Bangor waterfront more in my life.  You think the “Nuge” is disrespectful. ..

  • Anonymous

    Like him or not, there is one thing we all need to make sure of, and that is that he, and us will always have the RIGHT to speak our mind and heart. If one person is forced to keep quiet, we all loose and it won’t be long before the rest of us are told to be quiet. You don’t have to like him, or listen to him, but I hope he and every one else will never loose the right to say what they want to say!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Someone ask Charlie  if he had any problems with  performers at the American Folk Festival? Ask if he would be interested in going over political statement they might have made in the past. Ask him If  he took issue with any of the  “Occupiers”  behavior or statements as they stood on City property,any of their signs or statements fall under the same “logic” he is applying here. Ask him if we are going to  elect or appoint a standing committee  to be charge with doing back ground checks on all potential performers,lecturers  any who might  be  asked to Bangor.Ask  Charlie who is going to determine the rules and if these rules will be applied evenly, ask if that is what he would like.
     Or maybe  ask if this is just another excuse to  get a panoramic picture  of himself in the BDN.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe ask Charlie  if he had any problems with  performers at the
    American Folk Festival? Ask if he would be interested in going over
    political statement they might have made in the past. Ask him If  he
    took issue with any of the  “Occupiers”  behavior or statements as they
    stood on City property,any of their signs or statements fall under the
    same “logic” he is applying here. Ask him if we are going to  elect or
    appoint a standing committee  to be charge with doing back ground checks
    on all potential performers,lecturers  any who might  be  asked to
    Bangor.Ask  Charlie who is going to determine the rules and if these
    rules will be applied evenly, ask if that is what he would like.

  • Anonymous

    These two councilors, Charlie Longo and Joseph Baldacci should be removed from office immediately!

  • Anonymous

    I think Ted is a nutcase. Many of us put on a uniform so nutcases can say what they wish in public. When I returned from Vietnam, I endured freedom of speech from the very people I thought I was protecting. Now they all want to say”Welcome Home Brother” They can all go to
     HE DOUBLEHOCKEY STICK. Ted does alot of saber ratteling for someone who was to scared to join the military. I wish I had all those Rambo people with me in the boonies, I would have felt very safe. Guys like him and Rush Limbaugh (and yes, I am Republican)that are quite prpared to send our young people off to war. I may not agree with what an individual says, but this is the United States of America still, and despite ALL politicians attempts in the last 20 years we still have a constitution, bill of rights an other rights. I own no firearms, but I believe anyone should be able to own them that choose to do so as long as they are legally entitled to do so. Why do I belive that? Because it is the law of the land, when do gooder politicians remove that right along with freedom of speech, we might as well p*ss on the fire and call in the dogs, its over.  

  • Anonymous

    It shows his lack of character and his lack of  respect for anything.

  • Anonymous

    I guess Longo and Baldacci (Tweedledee and Tweedledum) are the family relatives of long-line, long-time politicians of Bangor’s political families.  Given the nature of this Ted Nugent Concert coming to Bangor or not, is this something of such high importance for these two Bangor politico’s to get up and grandstanding over this concert?  Allow those who want to attend the concert have fun.  You politician’s will be screaming for Concert money someday – and then again, what’s the Waterfront Concerts and the new Convention Center all about, either?

    • For some people, any chance to showboat is a “good” chance.

      The response from promoter Alex Gray was on-point, and commendable.

      •  Kind of like what you are doing now? I went to AMG website to read about Ted’s threat that was much worse than your allegations about Kruger’s but like I said before AMG crickets. I guess draft dodgers get a free pass at AMG. Tell me where I am wrong, because you were all over the Maine Wire about Kruger.

  • Anonymous

    Last year we heard other cities or towns in the Bangor area were vying for holding the concerts in their locations.  They actually offered “better deals” as one of the perks.  Alex Gray – take a look at this once again.  I also think businesses were privy to the idea, too! 

  • Jo

    At  such a tender age Charlie has found a wonderfully self-serving position, where his petulance and outward hubris are only underscored by his unintelligible interpretation for free speeech.  Four cheers for Charlie. 

  • Anonymous

    Libs!  Sheesh!  What else do you expect from them?

  • So much for Longo and Baldacci’s support of Free Speech rights.

     I guess this means the next time Husson or UMA invites a liberal to deliver the commencement
    address, Maine residents should demand they not be allowed to speak.

  • Anonymous

    Two words for you: Dixie Chicks. Now, what’s this you say about censorship? I have one more word for you: hypocrite.

  • won’t allow him to take the stage in bangor.

    allow gay marriage.

    2 way street.

  • Anonymous

    Good call , Sir. Agree 100%

  • Anonymous

    You mean like insinuating his desire to llik the president?

  • OMG!

  • Anonymous

    The only reason anyone in America is talking about Ted Nugent is because of his radical right wing speech. It has nothing to do with music, record sales or even his back catalogue of 2nd rate garbage. It has to do with his ability to rile people up – and now, incite the public to assassinate the president – apparently that’s what rednecks look for in a night out these days.

  • Anonymous

    On Thursday, the Secret Service agents met with Nugent and resolved questions regarding the comments, which Nugent, a staunch conservative and gun rights advocate, argued were not meant to be threatening.

    How many people really believe that the Secret Service was just trying to get phone numbers of escorts from Ted figuring he knew a few in his heyday??..

  • Anonymous

    I think,   of course he should be allowed to perform.   He’s a musician and an artist who has made a name for himself.   I do not think that it’s pertinent or viable to ask the promoter’s (who are interested in ticket sales)  or the performer”s management and band to suffer because  of the ultra conservative rants and raves of a 64 year old man who’s best selling song was “Stranglehold”…..of the few he had was “Cat Scratch Fever” or “Free for All”………….

    Sounds like this last legislative session! And I will never spend a dime to see Ted Nugent! Is that free speech? People don’t understand, ……….that he says and does these things, such as the NRA comment, because HE”S BEING PAID TO BE THERE. He probably isn’t far away politically, but he’s gonna cash that check.

  • Anonymous

    So it is okay for Kayne or the Dixie chicks to bash bush, but to speak out against Obama will get you black balled?

  • The liberal one sided people that can’t handle comments from others need to get real!!! They have no problem criticizing others they don’t like. Or the opinions of others. They comment on our outspoken Governor all the time.  Their problem is they just want to give hand outs instead of hand ups. We all need to help create jobs. Uncle Ted’s comments are about an administration that has been cheating and lieing to us. Do you liberals really think that Eric Holder is honest? Come on now. And Obama care? Forcing us to do something is constitutional? Are you people really that dumb? Wake up America!!! See this administration for who they are. Along with those in your own local Govt. positions.

  • lame. nugent might be a giant d-bag, but i don’t think mainers need to be paternalistically “saved” from him.

  • This is GREAT advertisement for the concert!!  Thanks Chuck and Joe!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Politics should be kept to the politicians, who we all know are corrupt!

  • Anonymous

    Mr Baldacci .When your president learns to respect the office of the presedent,he will then have my respect.Mr Nugent could have been more gentle by maybe just saying,if this man is elected again WE ARE ALL SCREWED!

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is a right wing nut job that kills animals for the pure fun of it. He always engages his mouth before he puts his brain in gear.  Is anyone really surprised by his comments? Anyone who is serious about running for office would be wise to distance themselves from this crack pot.

    • Anonymous

       If by fun you mean eating them, I agree.  Ted is actually a serious conservationist, just like most hunters. He has probably done more for animal welfare than you or I ever will. What person running for office is embracing him?

  • Anonymous

    If Ted Nugent doesn`t play there goes Free speech !!!

  • Anonymous

    I dont like the man or his views, so I choose not to support his lifestyle by not buying his music or go to his concerts. Is it my right or anyoone elses right to stop him from entertaining his fans? NO .

    • Anonymous

      Exactly and well said!  I won’t attend his concert.  I don’t really care for him or his music, but he has a right to rant and rave all he wants and you and I also have the choice not to go listen to him.  

  • Anonymous

    I stand by, “Freedom of Speech.” I furthermore would hope that citizens of Bangor rethink who we have for Bangor Councilors and determine if they should be replaced.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is not a patriot. He is ridiculous. But, his song “Stranglehold” is awesome. I am torn about a lot of things when it comes to The Nuge… but whether he should be allowed in Bangor is not one of them. Keeping things out that we don’t agree with or understand is what makes people stupid. When we cut ourselves off from the ideas (not to mention revenue) of others we are inviting ignorance and close-mindedness.

  • David Sylvester

    Nugent is an American Patriot. How dare they suggest such a thing. 

    • Lord Whiteman

       He is a draft dodger so he lost his right to call himself a patriot.

  • Anonymous

    We are all entitled to our opinion including Ted Nugent.   And I am SURE there are MANY in America and Bangor that agree with him!  These councilors do not rule Bangor..and Bangor would be better off without them~

  • Anonymous

    If Ted ment what he said he’ll probably be dead or in prison, I think President Obama will be a two term President,a vote for Romoney would be like voting for Hitler.

  • Anonymous

    How is it that the same council that allowed the “occupy” protesters to have their free speech now feels that free speech is no longer important enough to allow it?  Perhaps if Ted Nugent had said something against conservatives instead they would welcome him with open arms.  Fortunately, Ted isn’t that way and will speak his mind.  For those who give a care, I supported the Dixie Chicks right to say what they wanted, but disagreed with their message.  Plus, lately I’ve been wondering (again) where was the outrage when movies were made that advocated the assisination of President Bush and the comments that Dick Cheny should be killed?  It seems that the outrage was in the other direction then.  Both sides need to grow up and not complain about the other side when your own side does the same thing!

  • Anonymous

    I voted yes. If The Clan can march why not Ted play? His music is mediocre at best. Enjoy the show!

  • Anonymous

    I voted yes. If the clan can march, why not ted play. Maybe he and lepage will have lunch and have a few laughs about DHHS cuts.

    ted’s music is mediocre at best anyway. Enjoy the show!

  • Anonymous

    so apparently the two city council members support the vile evil America hating administration. good job people of Bangor. throw those fools out in November.

    • Anonymous

       LOLOL, do you have any proof that the current administration is vile, evil and America-hating??? What on earth makes you say that? I hear it all the time, with absolutely nothing to back it up.

  • Anonymous

    Very good call to not cancel the concert.  It certainly would be a very slippery slope.  FREEDOM OF SPEECH!  His comments, though lacking any sense of tactfulness whatsoever, didn’t seem like a threat from what I read here, and he was previously cleared for those statements.  Great call, Gray – Freedom of Speech IS the beauty of America.  Unfortunately, sometimes it sure seems we’re losing that freedom at a rapid pace

  • cfd130

    What if he wanted to land his jet at Bangor and purchase some fuel?????

  • Anonymous

    No matter how we feel about Nugent, in America he is still pretty much free to speak his mind. The fact that Nugent  is a vulgar, arrogant, ignorant potty mouth has no baring on this freedom.  Thank goodness we still have free speech in the good ole U.S. of A. In many other parts of the world good ole Ted would just disappear. So would you and I. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, rockers are sometimes known to say things “mainstream” citizens might find shocking or inappropriate so Ted does (and always has ) and they want to ban him from Bangor? If the show of inappropriate concern weren’t funny enough, and I don’t even like Ted Nugent’s music but he has been lined up to play and play he will I hope.  City councilors acting as thought police over some political comments?  Disturbing at best.

  • Anonymous

    It appears that Bangor has some city councilors who are in sad need of replacement.  It appears that they seem to have a problem with people stating their opinions and having an open mind to ideas which do not step heel to toe with ones own is the primary responsibility of the city council.  Did they also add a ban on the NBP, Van Jones or L. Farrikan?  I haven’t read that anywhere in the BDN (yet).

  • Anonymous

    Yah, the man’s a reptile, but he does have rights.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know when these two gentlemen can be replaced on the council? They are dangerous.

  • Anonymous

    if you stopped acts who did hate speech on Bush, there would not be any shows this summer except for a couple of country acts….this is so stupid to even suggest..says alot about these two people suggesting this i think..

  • Anonymous

     Mr Lungo used  City Letter Head and his Title  to make this demand. It brings up a question what kind of trouble
    might Chuck be in by doing so ?
    This is the second time Chuck and
    the lesser Baldacci have tried to put the squeeze on the Waterfront
    Concerts, why do they hate it so?

  • Anonymous

    As soon as I saw the headline I knew the councilors were Dems.  Sure enough! read the article and lo and behold – Baldacci and Longo.  Whodathunk it?  These two clowns would rather support the likes of a lieing cheat in Washington, the Palin bashers, the Busch bashers, the LePage bashers with all their foul rhetoric than to afford a single conservative individual with his right to free speech.  These two-faced Lefties are something else.

  • Guest

  • Anonymous

    His show should be cancelled.  Maine doesn’t need his vitriolic rage.  He’s a has-been anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the Bangor City Council ought to read the Bill of Rights at their next meeting. That First Amendment thing may be a shock to a few of them. I thought it was the liberal leaning folks who would stand & spout things like “I disapprove of what you say but will defend TO THE DEATH your right to say it!”. Guess that only applies when they agree with the sentiment.

  • Anonymous

    Vote with your feet…don’t go.

  • Nugent is a low-life, but he has free speech rights.  I wouldn’t hire him to pick up litter along the road, and I won’t attend any performance of which he has any part.  So I won’t be attending any Waterfront Concerts or be in Bangor whenever they are being held.  Actually, I don’t think I will be missing much.  I don’t own any music recorded by Nugent.  I thought his “music” was boring.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Alex for not letting them bully him into cancelling the concert. I’m not a fan of Ted’s music but I do believe he has a right to his own beliefs and opinions just like each and every one of us.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a Ted Nugent fan & never have been, nor do I agree with his sentiments.  However, to try to censor his views would only draw more attention to him.  We are all covered by the right of free speech – even when it is not to our liking!.  

  • Anonymous

    I think everyone cool it. Nugent sees this country as a country without good leadership. With all the bad things goin on in this country we could be dead or in jail a year from now. I think history will be very critical of this president. Personally I think he el presidenti is clueless to the needs of the people. He won’t get re-elected. No one wants 4 more years of this. Oh by the way. I am a democrat. :-(

    • The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!

      Oddly enough, I think one person who would certainly disagree with you would be Mitt Romney.  He earned, or at least his money earned, over $20 million dollars each year for the last two years.  I would think he would be campaigning for President Obama’s re-election.

      George W. Bush nearly pushed this country into another Great Depression. Even the bush administration recognized how close we were to catastrophe when he started his bailout programs. And he threw American troops into an unjustifiable war in Iraq. Since President Obama took office, the economy has improved, and his administration has carefully negotiated international difficulties without sending hundreds of thousands of US military members into some foreign conflict. Turning control of the government back to Republicans is inviting disaster.

  • Anonymous

    Ted – another aging burned out rocker. Who cares?  Threating to shoot the president has always been a crime and is not free speech.  It is the same whether it is Romney, Obama, Bush or any President. What bothers me more about this former acid head  is that he is now  the poster child of hunting. He talks about how sacred the sport of hunting should be and how important it is to respect the wild environment. I agree. Ted ,however, (according to AP) was just convicted in Alaska for game violations. Apparently, the regulations that protect the sport and the game do not apply to him. Hypocrisy at its finest.

    • Anonymous

       Ted is not a burned out rocker.  He is well known for being a teetotaler. His outlandish ways come to him naturally. And you are right. Who cares. Certainly Charlie Longo and Baldacci have better things to do.

  • Lord Whiteman

    Ted Nugget   the “Motor city sad man.”  

  • The First Amendment was written to protect political speach from being stifled by government officials. Here we have two government officials demanding that Ted Nugent be punished for his political comments. Although I see Nugent as a war mongering neo-con “Chicken Hawk” I will defend his right to speak what’s on his mind.

    • Anonymous

      Nugent is a draft dodger – hardly makes him war mongering

    • Nugent’s draft number was 163.  The highest number called was 195.  I wonder how he avoided getting drafted.

      •  He probably tried to sing at his induction, and the master Sargent said ” This guy is crazy!” so he got  4-F  (or maybe 1-Y if he’s gay ) !!

  • Guest

    Maybe it’s time for some new councilors!

  • Ted Nugent’s remarks weren’t even vaguely threatening.  He said nothing about “shooting the president”. There is little doubt that Obama is just waiting for a chance to gut the 2nd amendment. He should be made aware that millions of Americans will resist.

    • Anonymous

      He said “Read between the lines” and held up three fingers.

  • Longo is showing his poitical shirt.. perhaps he needs to spend some down time in the closet ..or maybe a little time with the Consitution might help…

  • Anonymous

    I am happy to for the opportunity to let the people decide , if the majority were unhappy with Nugent then there would be no tickets sold and if tickets are sold that speaks volumes

  • Anonymous

    If you do not like his politics then don’t go!  That the best way to give Ted his message.

  • Anonymous

    Whether or not Nugent sells tickets will say it all Let the people decide

  • Anonymous

    You might be a red neck, if you do not like Ted Nugent…

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    More intolerant and bigoted Democratic Party nonsense, the party of censorship, graft and corruption.

  • Anonymous

    Remember the Dixie Chick’s  If you don’t like Ted’s politics then don’t go to his show. thats the best way to voice your opinion. 

  • Anonymous

    Two questions: did Councilor Longo use city of Bangor letterhead, and if so, was his use of that letterhead authorized by the proper city authorities?  If the answers are “yes” and “no,” respectively, then Councilor Longo is guilty of more than simply grandstanding. 

  • Anonymous

    just like if we dont like what longo said we dont have to read it. bye i’m done reading it.

  • Longo and Baldacci have given Nugent the best plug he could ever wish for – all for free.  Nugent will be sold out. 

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is one of the main reasons why I bought tickets to this show!!!!  I saw him in Portland years ago and it was one of the best shows I ever saw.  Yes, he is controversial, but he speaks TRUTH that no on else is willing to speak and I, for one, will be there screaming my head off when he comes onstage!   It’s going to be a great show and he will definitely ROCK IT!

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is a gutless wonder who only talks tough in front of supportive crowds and with a gun in his hand. Without his “guns”, the draft-dodging pedophile wouldn’t be able to say a word.

  • OMG! This is the second time the edit button is left on-maybe too many people like what I say most of the time. Maybe it isn’t worth the trouble for us to be on with facts to back up our arguments.

  • I disagree with the Bangor councilors but at the same time I hate to see Maine give “ranting radical Ted” a stage.  I’m not sure which way to go on this. 

    • Anonymous

       Anyone can take the stage in this country. And no one has to watch.  God bless the USA!

      • Anonymous

        Very well said. We have several high end artists that also include Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, as well as so many others that past and present that felt or said same. That is what this country is – the right to speak

  • Anonymous

    What he said was not off the cuff, it was a deliberate statement about the President of the United States.  He is a has been that no one in their right mind would pay to see.

  • Anonymous

    This article is a potential pundit opportunity for any newspaper that offers awards. It truly is.

    Anyone reading this is going to have multiple first thoughts. Mine was: 

    1: Freedom of speech. In  his comments to NRA meeting { no violation there }, he has been found to have not violated by a Fed. instituted office – and this dept. -answers to the President.

    Truth told, there not many people that have most likely not made similar comments regarding politics. Most certainly, at moment, after filing their income taxes. I include teenagers, that will be subjected to having their TV disrupted with political ads – this coming year…and they not voting yet.

    2: Alex Gray, right on money in response…

    3: LOL – the two that made comment to have this concert cancelled, are in politics…. and now that they have made that comment – it will be there forever………. and, unfortunately, some of the people that want to attend that concert… are VOTERs, and Mainer’s…….

    Many of us are NRA members. And many us Veteran’s, and many of us do still believe in free speech. I being one of all three those categories.

    4: At moment…and I very disappointed in this – as he states himself ethical hunter……. the only crime Ted Nugent been charged with, and he was cleared by a Federal office on these political comments/ no further inquiry decided necessary… is for an illegal kill and transport over State lines for a bear kill in Alaska. He will be charged, deal with – and that not a reason to have him not do concert.

  • Lord Whiteman

    Nugget’s metal is old and stale. He should have kept up with the movement instead of selling out to the herd masters.

  • Anonymous

    I know I’m looking forward to Ted’s RETURN to Bangor!  Pardon the pun but “stick to your guns” Alex.  Don’t let two politicaly correct lightweights tell you who you can and can’t book.  Let the people decide with their wallets.  Mine will be open for this triple bill!

  • Anonymous

    It is refreshing that there are some individuals that do not have the need to be “politically correct” it keeps us on our toes and generates conversations regarding majority priorities ,I am all for saying what’s on your mind. Right or wrong , open for discussion

  •  I’ll tell you why it’s only the liberals whining, because liberals
    don’t incite violence like the right wing does. If this kind of hate
    speech was spewed out on a daily basis from the liberals, I’m sure the
    righties would be whining too.  But I’m sure there are still some decent
    conservatives left out there somewhere, who find this kind of talk
    uncalled for, unpatriotic and just very, very dangerous. I applaud
    anyone who fights to cancel this right wing extremist’s shows.  At least
    some people are still fighting for decency in this country. It hasn’t died yet.

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of people who are in some kind of office or authority who can’t seem to handle the off the wall comments that are not politicially correct. These are the same people who can’t seem to manage whatever job you give them. Federal government can’t manage Social Security (they keep giving it to people who don’t deserve it) The CIA is a disgusting representation of our country at work and the Education side of the government where we are failing our future generations with lack of sense to see that this is one of the most important  roads we are not taking advantage of. Then you take the FDA who is in the pocket of drug companies and business who have lobbiest. Nothing today that the government is involved is upfront or tranparent for the American Citizens. Insider trading laws for the government officials is legal……..what’s up with that sounds kind wrong to me. So Ted honey you go ahead and have your say on what ever you think, you have the right to feel and say just what you did. Welcome to Maine from a citizen who is more like you and less like the those who think they have the right to throw stones, while they live in glass houses. Party on Dude  

  • whataboutme2

    Can our “elected: officials really be this stoopid ? I hope I don’t get banned from Bangor for this comment.

  • Anonymous

    Ted for President!!

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t read all the comments, so I apologize if someone already posted something similar. My question to the councilors is “Where is the line that determines whether I performer should be able to perform in Bangor?” We are all (I assume) against domestic violence. Do we ban any performer that has a history of that? Anyone that has had a drug conviction?… that would cut Mr. Gray’s options a bit. Let us make the decision on what we find objectionable and you focus on more important issues.

  • Ted Nugent is awful. Do people really still listen to this guy?

  • Guest

    Ted Nugent is a pedophile.

  • Anonymous

    It is refreshing to hear individuals speak who are not afraid to be ” politically correct” I admire , but not necessarily agree with , someone who speaks their truth, at least one knows from the start who their dealing with .too much time can be wasted speaking what you think people want to hear. We have heard enough political correctness , let’s get down to truths.

    •  What you say might have merit, but not when the councilors are using their elected position to try and coerce a business owner who is engaging in lawfully-allowed activity.

  • Anonymous

    Nuggent’s comments encourage violent action. The citizens of Bangor do not respect that. The office of the Presidency deserves respect – from all citizens.
    Nuggent is paid to sing not insight violence.

    • Anonymous

       He also got paid by the NRA, handsomely I’m sure, to spew that crap.

  • All I can think of is the episode of The Simpsons where Homer is going to endorse Ted Nugent for president. Anyway, this is ridiculous.

  • How come these two don’t ban Obama from speaking in Maine after Obama refused to veto senate bill 1867?  Senate bill 1867 takes away more of our freedoms. Obama supports abortion and 50 million children have been aborted in America since Roe v. Wade. If we were to honor each one of these 50 million human beings with a single  minute of silence we would remain speechless for 95 years.

    These two are nut jobs and do not represent all Mainers. Most Mainers would like to hear more people speak freely and not simply spit out what they read and hear in our misguided media.

    It’s not left vs. right it’s liberty vs. tyranny.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn.

  • Well, if Ted Nugent wasn’t 100% correct in his assumptions about the Obama Administration then this article would make more sense. 

  • Anonymous

    A couple thousand whipped up, gun-toting thrash metal heads on the Bangor Waterfront sounds like a great idea to me.   (Not.)  “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

    • Anonymous

      REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent. Yep. That’s a thrash metal fest alright. I imagine their will be several gun related deaths that evening. In between the power ballads.

      • Anonymous

         Who said anything about REO Speedwagon or Styx?

        • Anonymous

          Ted Nugent is only 1/3 of the evenings bill. Or were you not aware of that? So the demographic going to the show will not be gun toting “metal” heads. More likely paunchy balding 40 and 50-somethings. And the men in attendance won’t be looking like spring chickens either.

          • Anonymous

            Styx and REO are FAR from metal.

          • Anonymous

             Preaching to the choir brother. I was trying to clear up some misconceptions honkytonkbob has…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t necessarily agree with Ted’s choice of words… but he is an entertainer, that’s what he does, it’s silly to take it so seriously, obviously the secret service didn’t really care too much.

  • Ban a lowlife like Nugent? He’s not even worth our concern. I love free speech more than I hate him.  (But I must say Kudos to Fort Knox for banning him from a military base).

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of people who are in some kind of office or authority who can’t seem to handle the off the wall comments that are not politicially correct. These are the same people who can’t seem to manage whatever job you give them. Federal government can’t manage Social Security (they keep giving it to people who don’t deserve it) The CIA is a disgusting representation of our country at work and the Education side of the government where we are failing our future generations with lack of sense to see that this is one of the most important  roads we are not taking advantage of. Then you take the FDA who is in the pocket of drug companies and business who have lobbiest. Nothing today that the government is involved is upfront or tranparent for the American Citizens. Insider trading laws for the government officials is legal……..what’s up with that sounds kind wrong to me. So Ted honey you go ahead and have your say on what ever you think, you have the right to feel and say just what you did. Welcome to Maine from a citizen who is more like you and less like the those who think they have the right to throw stones, while they live in glass houses. Party on Dude  

  • Lord Whiteman

     “The French are  only interested in three things: the best place to eat, having sex and how quickly they can run away.”
                                                                     Ted Nugent. May 2006.

    • Anonymous

      “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”.

      Meatloaf.  1978

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone read Longo’s letter in entirety? I went to his website and checked it out.  He seems to like using big words, but comes across as a child playing grown up when simple grammar mistakes and improper form are sprinkled among the $100 dollar words.

    What is his constituency – the diaper dandies?

    • Anonymous

      !!

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Longo deletes persons and comments from his Facebook page if he doesn’t agree with what the commentors say or think.  Freedom of speech? Not for Nugent OR the citizens of Bangor.
    He says, “Please let my words bellow speak for themselves.”
    Did he mean to leave “bellow” or “speak” out of that sentence?

    • Anonymous

       I think he might be a bell-ow hard.

  • Anonymous

    why do some people differentiate free speech made in or outside of the country?

    Probably because the notion of actually being outside of the country totally confounds and terrifies them.

  • Anonymous

    If you don’t like what he has to say, don’t buy a ticket. If enough people did this and his ticket sales plummet, then that is the best message you could send him. Free country, he can say what he wants.
     I bet the waterfront concert series has had lots of performers that have some sort of actual criminal or civil record, like drug busts. Hasn’t stopped them from booking.

  • Anonymous

    BDN, I have your next poll question.

    “Should Charlie Longo be allowed to be a Bangor City Councilor?”

    • Anonymous

      Yes just like we all should, if you dont like his style, pay the price and do a recall.  I can tell you this it will not work

  • Anonymous

    C*** does not incite violence, but crosshair references do.  Let’s not forget how the Tea Party incited the Gabby Gifford shooting.

    • Anonymous

      I REALLY hope your joking.

       That statement is as rational as someone saying the President is from Kenya. 

       You should be ashamed of yourself for spreading such trash. You’re part of the problem not the solution.

      • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the clarification.  That’s exactly what I was referring to.

          • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        Read “morgonens” post below.  That’s exactly what I was referring to.

  • Anonymous

    More reason to ousted the dems.

  • sassyfrazz

    I think Ted Nugent has proven himself to be a whackjob time and time again.
     
    That said, I think he’s rather enjoying all this publicity for his controversial comments, and my aren’t we all playing right into that?   

    Adults can decide for themselves if they want to go listen to him.  I don’t need the city council to tell me that his rhetoric is incendiary.   I just won’t go and waste my money on his ridiculousness. 

    End of issue.

    “Gray said that those who are bothered by Nugent’s comments can choose not to attend his concert. He said they also have the option of standing outside the gates of the concert and protesting Nugent’s presence.”

    Exactly.

  • Anonymous

    what has this guy got against the concerts.His left-wing ideology is going to cost Bangor the concerts. Is charlie trying to take up where the left wing Secret.Service is now  failing .

  • Dear Charlie and Joseph

    Besides his off the cuff remarks about political figures, and stuffed shirts like you two. It looks like both of you could learn a thing or two from Ted. Ted is a great believer in living off the land and eating good healthy meals, which he usually kills, he also eats daily from his many vege gardens. Don’t be surprised if you see Ted walking around our country roads  looking to clean up a little road kill for dinner. Joseph his speech is protected by the Constitution. You should be ashamed of such an ignorant statement. And pointing out to everyone what Ted’s Facebook account has on it, ooh. And besides Ted is somebody who would still invite you guys to his dinner table for Intelligent and Healthy discourse. Small minds can always grow.

    • Anonymous

       LOL, Ted Nugent is an admitted pedophile (“likes ’em young) who has admitted to having sex with 13,14,15,16 year old girls. Ted Nugent got busted baiting deer. Ted Nugent is a deadbeat Dad who had to be sued to pay a paltry sum for his kids’ child support. Nugent has a ranch for canned hunting.

      This is your hero, a pedo, deadbeat dad, poacher

      • Anonymous

         Is Nuge a convicted sex offender?

  • Anonymous

    Bangor doesn’t want Nugent, but promotes homeless people?????? I don’t go to parts of Bangor anymore because of the vagrant problem. Democrats!! 

  • Anonymous

    Ted Nugent’s somewhat threatening comments towards the president may be nothing more than a publicity stunt to make a stir prior to hitting the road with his latest tour.

    Yeah, the guy has some admirable traits like being a naturalist etc. and he plays well with the bikers and the gun lobby crowd…. But he’s still a nut!

    And lets face it…

    Nugent is an old over the hill  rocker who had marginal talent to begin with.

    He wasn’t that great when I saw him play almost 40 years ago. Why would anyone possibly want to see him, (at his age) attempt to jump around the stage now?

    If  Mr. Gray want’s to bring in an old timer that will draw a good crowd from all age groups, why not opt for a songwriter, performer, or music legend? Someone like David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard,  John Fogerty or even Willie Nelson perhaps?

    • Anonymous

      If you saw him 40 years ago and he’s still around, I’d say his “marginal talent” has provided him with a pretty good career!!

    • Anonymous

      David Allan Coe?

      Roses are red, and violet’s are blue
      And ******’s are black, you know that’s true
      But they don’t mind, cause what the heck!
      You gotta be black to get a welfare check!

      -just making sure you are really suggesting that to replace the awful, terrible, no good very bad Nugent, we bring in David Allan Coe and his racist, sexual, nasty lyrics. You do realise that 2 of this guys most famous albums are chock full of lyrics like the one above, that use the N word (and the C word) repeatedly? and sure! Bring in Willie!!! Just keep the drug sniffing dogs away from the bus ;)    David Allan Coe. Im still giggling.

  • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    At times it’s difficult to tell the difference between Babbling ids like this and the group seeking to uphold the ban on gay marriage. They think they’re different but they’re not.

  • Anonymous

    The last thing we need is another person egging on the weirdos, the sickos, and the psychos out there. If Nugent gets a mike and an audience, is there any guarantee he won’t give a hate speech or sing lyrics promoting violence? I’m all for free speech, but the last time I checked, it’s not illegal to limit speech aimed at inciting violence. Keep this man from using the concert as his personal forum to spread his brand of hatred.

    •  ” it’s not illegal to limit speech aimed at inciting violence.”

      So it’s LEGAL to limit speech?

      • Anonymous

        Inciting riot is a prosecutable offense.

        •  If Nugent does so onstage in Bangor, I have no doubt the proper authorities will take notice, and take action. Doesn’t make Longo and Baldacci’s actions proper.

  • Anonymous

    Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and a whole slew of others usta get in trouble singing against war and poverty and racism.  Guess the other side has a right to a voice . . .

  • Anonymous

    I want to see Nugent play. Who do these charecters think they are that they would deny me the chance. Is this the first time they heard him speak? Don’t they know his politics? Idiots. If people are offended then the free market will show it. No one will go. I suspect, however, that it will bring a bigger crowd.
    Too many “politicians” think they rule – not represent. Shut up! – go back to work and mind your own business!!

  • Anonymous

     Ewww, Ted Nugent is a pedo, poaching, deadbeat dad, yet some of you just love him to death.

     It is his First Amendment right to say whatever he’d like to say, but he has a slime trail a mile long, and I wouldn’t let him within a mile radius of my pre-teen or teen daughter. YUCK.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing a politician can make such communist requests and still get elected.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty sure the First Amendment was still in place when I woke up this morning.  Besides, what do his political beliefs have to do with holding a concert????

  • Anonymous

    Good!

    I hope Nugent gets banned from the concert.  His comment was disrespectful to the President and other officials. To have him come to Bangor, Maine, would be disgraceful. No one who makes any such comments should be rewarded.

    Thanks Charlie and Joe for the courage to stand up for what is honorable.

  • I’ve met this Mr. Longo – and I’m not sure that he can stand up and rail against someone who has made comments, whether you agree or not, when I’ve heard the stuff that has come out of his mouth.. Especially while at work……….. He doesn’t know me, but it’s hard not to know him.. Another loud-mouth D trying to get back at the R when and where he can…

    Political speech is free speech – the Supreme Court has upheld this in many cases – why haven’t they pulled Bill Maher or Keith Olbermann… ooops.. Bill Maher off the air??  They’ve said much worse in their time and they’re not under investigation or being subject to termination based on THEIR comments in the past………. Political free speech…

    Maybe we should pull all pundits off the air until after elections… Who would cry the most?  Probably not my side… but I bet Olbermann and Maher and the rest would have their cases filed by noon if it happened for breach of some BS clause……..  Quit whining and accept that not everyone loves the President, and they are allowed to express what they want, even if it is somewhat insincere and offensive – heck, CNN has been in business for how long?

  • People have the right to free speech..If you don’t like it..you don’t have to go to the show!  STAY HOME. I don’t neccessarily agree with his technique of stating his mind..but defend his right to voice his opinion!

  • BTW Ted Nugent ..has been playing in Bangor longer than Longo has been alive. Shooting ones mouth off before thinking the issue out (or researching it) is a sign of lack of experience. That is aimed at everyone..not just Longo..

  • Freedom of speech, heard of it?

  • So much for diversity. Mr. Longo is one of the most cloying hypocritis in that chamber.

  • Anonymous

     Longo and Baldacci need to get a life……..It is no wonder so many Mainers are sick of the intrusive nature of the left. Has everyone forgot what Rep. Chuck Kruger of Thomaston tweeted that “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam!!!   Get a LIFE!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Longo and Baldacci are an embarrassment to the Bangor area….Get a life !! Have you already forgotten Rep. Chuck Kruger of Thomaston tweeted that “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam………………Selective criticism suits the LEFT just fine!!!

    • True.. BUT… Kruger didn’t say anything about being ‘dead or in jail’ over any office that Cheney got himself elected to, did he?  There’s the line he crossed from free speech to a threat.  When it becomes a threat from the speaker to the target either credible or not,  they need to be held accountable whether it is a Republican or Democrat.  I disliked Prez Bush intensly, but I did not even entertain the thought of saying something like Nugent did whether it would have been free speech or not.  Forget the part we all grew up being taught if you make anything remotely a threat to a Prez, the Secret Service will come knocking,  as a Christian,  the Commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ comes to mind.  Saying somebody deserves something whether they do or not and insinuating even round aboutly that you may try to do it yourself is the line you just do not cross.

  • Guest

    Charlie Longo, Joseph Baldacci remind me of John Cary ” Do you know who I am?” Go Ted…..

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, if this show is cancelled over a councelman’s requests I will never put $1 into these concerts, therefore into the City of Bangor ever again.  So you do not like The Nug’s comments or his ideals or perhaps anything about him…he is free to say what he likes and as far as I can tell he did not incite a riot, no violence occured post-Nug’s comments.  You have a right to your comments Mr. Council man and people that do not agree with you or your views are not trying to ban you from Bangor….

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  553 comments!  This really touched a nerve.

  • I remember when the Dixie Chicks had to deal with the same outcry for making a far less vile comment, about GWB.  But let him come, and by all means let people who don’t care about civil discourse go and watch the show.  I won’t be there and won’t regret it.

  • Anonymous

    So in the end, those who like Ted or enjoy his music will show up.  Those who don’t like Ted or his music, or ideas won’t.  What’s new?  Right now it looks like a 78% approval rating.

  • Anonymous

    No wonder they call of you Mainiacs!

  • Uncle TED for President  !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Really.? Done more for animal welfare than most hunters? As a hunter, I resent that implication.  Hunters that are serious conservationists actually follow the game laws.  They don’t kill animals illegally and transport them across state lines like he is accused of.

  • Anonymous

    Look up Ted Nugent on wikipedia and find out why he got a 1-Y medical deferment for feigning insanity.

    Nugent, at 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all
    forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk
    food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the
    bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with
    excrement and urine.

    http://www.newshounds.us/2007/08/26/proof_ted_nugent_is_a_draft_dodger_will_hannity_keep_defending_him.php

  • Anonymous

    Remember when he (obama) remained silent about the vulgar rallying cry of Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa, who introduced Obama at a Detroit Labor Day rally by urging union members to work against Republicans and “take these son of a bitches out.”
    Where were the objections? 

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with Ted’s statements at the NRA convention, but I support his right to free speech and would disagree with any City government effort to prevent him from performing.

    It’s a free country last I checked.

    I’ll probably use my free speech rights and protest his arrival…….hopefully Ted’s fans will not try to
    subdue my free speech rights to protest.

  • Anonymous

    Response to “Harry.”

    DeVry University???

    I hold degrees, including a Masters, from two prestigious Maine schools of learning!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    LMAO!!! How can you people even take this guy seriously? Check out this video of Charlie forward to :48 minute mark…
    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/24/news/bangor/bangor-councilor-walks-out-of-meeting-after-verbal-dispute-with-chairman/

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