Texas Town Gives Ted Nugent Over $16,000 To Go Away

Pic: Lenny Francioni, US Navy (PD)

Pic: Lenny Francioni, US Navy (PD)

Like the Mongol hordes of old, Ted Nugent will sometimes accept tribute in lieu of destroying your town.

Via UPI:

A Texas town was so intent on ridding themselves of the Motor City Madman that city officials opted to pay out more than $15,000 to have Ted Nugent not play on the Fourth of July.

Longview was in negotiations to have Nugent play at the Fireworks and Freedom Celebration on Independence Day, but backed out after Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” while campaigning with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott earlier this year.

According to city spokesman Shawn Hara, Longview had other concerns that led to Nugent being paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations. The amount was half of Nugent’s guaranteed performance fee.

Read more at UPI.

  • Eric_D_Read

    Whatever you think of Nugent’s politics and overall douchebaggery, I’d wear the fact that a place would pay me money to go away as a badge of honor.

  • BuzzCoastin

    seems a bit high
    Ted usually only gets $10 not to play
    butt it seems like if he insults Obummer
    he makes more mullah

    • misinformation

      Obama…mullah…I see what you did there 😉

    • jasonpaulhayes

      Well, his signature song is titled after a bacterial disease.

  • Juan

    May god bless Ted Nugent, a real American!

  • frafri

    why doesn’t the town raise 16k to end poverty?
    dumb people man.
    thats why the world is the way it is…
    like what the fuck are we thinking?
    if we can raise 16k to get a guy out.. we can for sure make things better as a team… but everybody is concentrating in their own shit.. selfish..

  • Geek Hillbilly

    Nothing.If he shows up here,He had been start running real fast.I shoot varmints here