Monday, May 22, 2006

Diversity, Multiculturalism=BAD

Here is the final portion of an article written by Susan Lampert Smith in the Wisconsin State Journal while covering the NRA Convention in Milwaukee.

"Around 2 p.m., we all trooped over to the U.S. Cellular Arena to see Ted Nugent open the convention.

Behind me, three men expressed their admiration for the rocker-hunter-gun lover from Michigan.

"Wouldn't want to be a liberal around him!"

"I think the John Birch Society is too liberal."

"I'm to the right of the Spanish Inquistion."

Were they talking so loud because they could tell I was from Madison? Did I give off Liberal-aroma? Could they smell vegan bratwurst on my breath?

At the Arena, I was glad that no one knew that the last show I saw there was the anti-Bush Dixie Chicks.

I watched NRA president Sandy Froman, who looks like a fourth-grade teacher in her pretty flowered scarf, introduce the crazed looking Nugent. As he ripped into the National Anthem on his Tony-the-Tiger striped guitar, I recalled the last time I saw him live: 30 years ago at Bicentennial Fest at the Rockford Speedway. Who knew he'd become a law-and-order type?

And who knew Nugent would become the answer to the trivia question: Who uttered the naughtiest word ever said over the airwaves of Wisconsin Public Radio? Larry Meiller still chokes when he talks about it.

My reverie ended as Nugent hit the last chords of "The Star Spangled Banner." Suddenly, I realized that I was the only person in an arena filled with flag-wagging, gun-loving people who did not stand, with hand over heart. Suddenly, I felt thousands of glaring eyes.

Suddenly, I felt a little less safe in downtown Milwaukee.

I slunk out a side entrance and didn't relax until I crossed the Dane County line.

Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own."


Back in the day, people often said that I looked like Ted Nugent...



And a little later on, too...



Cat Scratch Fever, dah, dah, dah, DAH...

Kittyanna Katrina Kallikovski-Mayovich

2 comments:

tee bee said...

"Suddenly, I felt a little less safe in downtown Milwaukee.

I slunk out a side entrance and didn't relax until I crossed the Dane County line.

Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own.""

And certain people of a certain political persuasion are shocked and insulted when they are called paranoid, and when some shrink-types call their thinking a mental disorder.

This one is classic, or she's a great faker, preaching to the Mad City crowd.

I'm surprised she didn't compound her stupidity by noting that she let one nicer-looking deranged gun-toter escort her to her car in the crime-ridden gun-flooded town of Milwaukee.

Which, if she were smart, she would have done.

Steve said...

It's a pretty funny article. I don't know her enough to discern if she was semi-serious or just writing a 'hoot' piece.