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Snapshots: Tuesday’s protest of bigoted Ted Nugent

John Atlas put it well:

“He’s a decent guitar player, but a vile human being.”

That’s about right. And that’s why a crowd showed up outside Ted Nugent’s show at the Wellmont Theater last night. They weren’t there for the guitar playing, but to protest Nugent’s nasty-ass view of the world and other people. The Wellmont didn’t cancel Nugent’s show, despite calls asking them to do just that. Disgust with his racist and otherwise bigoted statements has cost Nugent gigs, like the casino booking Nugent lost Monday. Nugent calls people who protest him “unclean vermin”. I say there were a lot of good people – better than him – outside the Wellmont last night. My friend Stacy Kay took this snapshots:

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TONIGHT 6:30PM: Protest Ted Nugent at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater

“…subhuman mongrel …”

Ted Nugent,on President Obama

“You probably can’t use the term ‘toxic cunt’ in your magazine, but that’s what she is.”

– Nugent, on Hillary Clinton

“I’d like to shoot them dead.”

– Nugent on undocumented immigrants

The Coeur d’Alene Tribejust canceled Ted Nugent’s August 4 casino gig in Worley, Idaho yesterday, because Nugent’s “racist and hate-filled remarks” were unacceptable.

But as of now, Nugent is scheduled to perform tonight at the Wellmont Theater right in the middle of one of NJ’s most progressive, most inclusive towns – Montclair. This despite months of calls to the theater to register upset, most of which went unanswered by the theater (their statement, here). Ticket sales were flagging last week.

So tonight, as Nugent takes the stage in Montclair, a lot of people who find his brand of racist, homophobic, sexist and violence-inciting commentary will be outside the Wellmont tonight:

TONIGHT, starting 6:30pm at the Wellmont Theater

5 Seymour Street Montclair NJ

Gather at the corner of Seymour & Bloomfield Ave.

Ted Nugent is coming to New Jersey

Ted Nugent said, “Obama, he’s a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun. Let’s hear it for him. And then I was in New York. I said, “Hey, Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch. Since I’m in California, how about[Senator] Barbara Boxer [D-CA], she might want to suck on my machine gun. And [Senator] Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], ride one of these you worthless whore. Any questions?”

                      – Ted Nugent, via LiveLeak.com, accessed 10/1/12

A bunch of good souls, some of them friends of mine, are going to show up where this racist, sexist, gun-lovin’ character is appearing in New Jersey and exercise some American free speech rights. Want in?

What to do: First, RSVP at Facebook and say that you will come to a picketline if they don’t cancel him. And then call the Wellmont Theater at (973) 783-9500 and let them know you will be picketing outside if they don’t cancel him.

Ted Nugent screen capProtest Ted Nugent in Montclair

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm

The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. Montclair, NJ

Christie’s GOP opponent rips Town Halls

So Christie’s Director of Constituent Service says his ‘Town Halls’ are “private meetings on private property? (check ken’s link) What’s Christie so worried about that he has to control these ‘public’ ‘Town Halls’ so tightly? If Grossman does continue to make this point, it will be interesting to see if he gets any media attention for it. Promoted by Rosi

I don’t agree with GOP candidate for governor Seth Grossman very often, but on this issue he happens to be right. He has an interesting blogpost on his campaign website describing how he was nearly arrested for distributing literature at Christie’s campaign rally disguised as a Town Hall. He raises some important issues involving free speech and right of assembly. Keep in mind Steve Lonegan got himself arrested for doing the same thing at a Corzine Town Hall. and the charges were later dropped.

It will be interesting to see if Grossman seriously contests the restrictions on free speech at these campaign events. He is a lawyer and a former Atlantic County Freeholder, so he knows his way around.