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  The Two Minutes' Hate, rock'n'roll style
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jul 05, 2007 09:43pm
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News DateWednesday, July 4, 2007 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTed Nugent, a journeyman rock musician who fancies himself a star, performed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry's inauguration wearing a Confederate flag as a shirt. He thinks our mistake in Iraq was failing to use nuclear weapons, and he (naturally) claims George W. Bush among his fans. The Wall Street Journal editorial page, long a cesspit of lunatic-fringe hate speech, apparently decided to get ready for becoming part of the Murdoch empire by giving Nugent a chance to rant. And rant he did; his piece reads as if it were from The Onion

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Forty years ago hordes of stoned, dirty, stinky hippies converged on San Francisco to "turn on, tune in, and drop out," which was the calling card of LSD proponent Timothy Leary. Turned off by the work ethic and productive American Dream values of their parents, hippies instead opted for a cowardly, irresponsible lifestyle of random sex, life-destroying drugs and mostly soulless rock music that flourished in San Francisco.

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Really, you can't grasp how hatefully, hilariously ugly and stupid the piece is without reading it all. But of course a commenter on Daily Kos once used a dirty word, so we should treat the commerical media with respect and worry about the loss of standards of civility and professionalism due to blogging.
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