Racin' & Internet Stuff:

                                       By Tom Avenengo

                                            Volume # 33




If you recall, last week I started out mentioning the threatening weather that was due a large portion of the Northeast.  I hope everyone had as much luck and success as I did.  Even thought I’m only two blocks from the Delaware River, here in Port Jervis, NY, and the river did get high, we had no flooding here in town.  Strange, but the river really looked like chocolate milk while it was high.



Do you realize that the 2010 racing season, here in the East, has only one more month to go?  Oh, there will be some indoor racing, like the Karts up in Syracuse in December, and out in PA, and the indoor racing down in Atlantic City and out in Rhode Island.  Does anyone know of any other indoor racing here in the Northeast – other than places like S&S Speedways, where YOU do the driving of the “race” cars?  That is a blast, by the way!





Some of my thoughts:


Somehow, I think I’m one of a majority that think that Clint Bowyer and the Childress race team got shafted by NA$CAR.  I feel that once a car goes through pre-race inspection, and is deemed to be legal, the post race inspections should be minimal and not so “technical”.  I don’t think that anyone from Childress was at that NA$CAR post race inspection of the number 33 car or was there?  The final say so on the whole deal is due this past Tuesday, October 5th.


And, the verdict didn’t change, but some penalties were reduced, some.

From Jayski’s website on Tuesday evening:

National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel Statement - #33 Penalty Upheld, adjustments made: Following an appeal hearing earlier today in Concord, N.C., the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer has upheld the penalty for the #33 Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, with the following revisions:
Crew chief Shane Wilson's fine has been reduced from $150,000 to $100,000 and Wilson and car chief Chad Haney's race suspensions have been lowered from six to four. Both are suspended from NASCAR until Nov. 3 and are on probation until Dec. 31.
The loss of 150 championship owner and driver points remains intact.
The #33 car was penalized by NASCAR on Sept. 22 as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center following the Sept. 19 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Specifically, the car body location specifications in reference to the certified chassis did not meet NASCAR-approved specifications of the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book. "After reviewing all the data, presentation and factors involved, I am ruling NASCAR was correct in its decision to levy penalties," said John Middlebrook, the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer who presided over the hearing. "I believe that the revisions that have been made to the penalties are consistent and fair to both parties involved."  John Middlebrook, National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate.(NASCAR), see more info and details on the penalties and appeal on my 2010 Penalties page.(10-5-2010)”

I doubt I’ll be alone in saying that I really don’t agree with what has happened, here.  Another nail in the NA$CAR coffin, maybe?





Going back, in time:

Note:  Most of the following information was found here: 



Covering the days of October 1st to October 7th.



Alton Soules... Died ... AAA Board track driver 1920 & 1921. On October 1, 1921 at the 1 Mile Board Oval Fresno Speedway Fresno, California, Alton Soules and his mechanic Harry Earner went over the top rail on the southwest turn and dropped over 50 feet to their death.


Richard Petty announced that he will retire after the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup season.




Mike Nazaruk... Born ... AAA driver He raced midget cars, sprint cars, and IndyCars. He was nicknamed "Iron Mike." He won the track championships at Staten Island, New York, and Rhinebeck, New York in 1947. He scored over twenty feature wins at Middletown, New York enroute to winning the 1948 track championship. Nazaruk was the 1949 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) midget car champion. [1] The series tours the East Coast of the United States. Nazaruk joined the AAA in 1950. He won 14 national midget tour events, including the 1950 Night Before the 500, and the first midget car event at Terre Haute Action Track in 1953. He finished fifth in the 1954 National Midget car points. Nazaruk finished second in his first Indianapolis 500 in 1951. He competed in two more Indianapolis 500, including a fifth place finish in 1954. Nazaruk was killed in a sprint car race at Langhorne Speedway on May 1, 1955.


Paul Goldsmith... Born ... A motorcycle Hall of Famer and former USAC and NASCAR driver. Goldsmith was a famous AMA motorcycle racer during the late 1940s through the mid-1950s. He was the winner of the final stock car race at the famous Daytona Beach Road Course in 1958. He was also the only driver to win the Daytona Beach Road course both in a stock car and on a motorcycle. Goldsmith was the 1961 USAC Stock Car Champion, with 7 poles, 10 wins, 16 top-five finishes in 19 races. Goldsmith won his second consecutive USAC championship in 1962 with 6 poles, 8 wins, and 15 top-five finishes in 20 races. Goldsmith competed in 8 races in the USAC Championship Car series, between 1958 and 1963 with 6 of those starts in the Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top five twice at Indy, following up a 5th place finish in 1959 with a 3rd in 1960.


Lucky Lux... Died ... AAA driver from the 1940's.


John Force became the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the 1/4-mile in less than 4.8 seconds when he clipped off a 4.787 second pass at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.


Edwin Keith "Banjo" Matthews... Died ... A NASCAR driver, car owner and builder.



Chuck Hulse ... Born ... USAC Sprint & Indy Car driver from the 1950's and 1960's . Hulse raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1959-1964 and 1966-1968 seasons, with 60 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1962, 1963, 1966 and 1967. He finished in the top ten 26 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1963 at Phoenix and 1966 at Sacramento. Hulse stopped driving for 2 years in 1964-1966 due to vision problems caused in a sprint car accident in New Bremen, Ohio.


Max Papis ... Born ... Formula One, CART Champ Car and NASACAR driver from the 1990's into the 2000's.


Jim Epler became the first man in NHRA history to break 300 mph in a Funny Car when he ran 300.40 mph at Topeka, Kansas.



Barney Oldfield ... Died ... AAA driver from 1905 to 1918. He was the first man to drive a car at 60 miles per hour (96 km/h). His accomplishments led to the expression "Who do you think you are? Barney Oldfield?" Oldfield was suspended by the AAA for his "outlaw" racing activities and was unable to race at sanctioned events for much of the prime of his career. Speed records, match races and exhibitions made up most of Oldfield's career. He was reinstated and he competed in the 1914 and 1916 Indianapolis 500, finishing fifth in each attempt but becoming the first person in Indianapolis history to run a 100 mile per hour lap. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in the inaugural 1989 class. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.


Curtis Turner ... Died ... One of NASCAR's earliest starts and among its most controversial drivers....won 17 poles and 17 races in his career, which spanned 1949 through 1968....he won the fourth Winston Cup race of its inaugural season of 1949, then won 16 more, almost all of them during the '50s....he was suspended fron competition by NASCAR president Bill France, Sr. in 1960 because he tried to organize the drivers for the Teamsters Union...was the first president of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and needed a loan from the Teamsters in 1960 to repay creditors....when France got wind of it, he banned Turner until late in the 1965 season. During the time that he was banned from NASCAR Turner raced in the USAC stock car series....he died in a plane crash in 1970.


Sarah Fisher ... Born ... As a child, she raced quarter midgets and go-karts until she was a teenager, winning the 1991, 1993 & 1994 World Karting Association Grand National Championships, the 1993 Circleville Points Championship and the 1994 WKA Grand National Championship. From 1995–99, she raced in the sprint car and midget ranks, winning the 1995 Dirt Track Racing Round-Up Rookie of the Year award. She had a very successful career racing in the World of Outlaws. In 1997, she was named to the 62-race All-Stars Circuit of Champions series, earning a second place finish at Eldora Speedway. She held the track record at historic Winchester Speedway until it was broken by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. In 1998, Fisher and her father and then-crew chief Dave Fisher sought out new challenges in the world of asphalt midget racing. She raced in ARCA, NAMARS and USAC sanctioned events, a competitive schedule that helped prepare her for life in the IRL. She signed a contract in 1999 to compete at the top level of open-wheel racing and qualified for her first Indianapolis 500 in May 2000 at age 19, creating a media frenzy much like the modern-day frenzy around rival Danica Patrick. Fisher was a pioneer in the early days of her career, setting a wealth of first's for women in motorsports but later fell from the ranks in 2004. She returned to the IndyCar Series in late 2006, ran full time in the series in 2007 and ran a limited schedule under her own umbrella, having founded her own race team in January 2008, Sarah Fisher Racing.


Denny Hulme... Died ... A New Zealand car racer, the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. Hulme later went on to race for McLaren in Formula One, the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series, and at Indianapolis. Hulme competed in the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions: 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1971. His best results in the event were in 1967 and 1968, both times finishing fourth. He did not compete in the 1970 race, due to methanol burns to the hands after a fire during practice. A favorite event of Hulme's was the Bathurst 1000, held at the famous Mount Panorama track in Australia. In the 1992 event he was sharing a Benson & Hedges-sponsored BMW M3 with Paul Morris. After complaining of blurred vision Hulme suffered a massive heart attack at the wheel while travelling part the way down the 200-mph Conrod Straight. After veering into the wall on the left side of the track, he managed to bring the car to a relatively controlled stop sliding against the safety railing and concrete wall. When marshals reached the scene they found Hulme still strapped in, dead.


Blaise Alexander ... Died ... Blaise was killed in a racing accident during the ARCA RE/MAX EasyCare 100 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Alexander had raced in several series during his career, including ARCA, NASCAR Busch and Truck Series.




Michael Andretti ... Born ... Retired CART, Formula One, IRL driver , IRL Car owner and the son of Mario Andretti  and the father of Marco.


J.J. Yeley ... Born ... USAC Midget, Sprint, Silver Crown, IRL and NASCAR driver.




Tony Bettenhausen won the AAA sanctioned George Robson Memorial 100 Race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Good Time Park in Goshen, New York. Ted Horn was second followed by Duke Dinsmore, Emil Andres and Charlie Rogers.

Note:   More on this race will appear later on in this column in the “History of the Sport” section



Buzz Barton... Born ... Raced in IMCA & USAC Sprints and Indy Cars


Grandson, Brett Allen Avenengo was born.  Brett ended up being the one in our family that did the most, racing wise.  He now lives down in North Carolina.


Louis Meyer... Died ... American Hall of Fame race car driver best known as the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. He raced in 12 Indy 500's with wins in 1928, 1933 and 1936.




 Track news – (for tracks in my area):



From their website:



October   16th


ENDUROS-$1000 to win!*




*Based on 25 entries for each division



Demo Derby-$1000 to win!*




*Based on 25 entries for each division


“Run What Ya Brung

$1000 TO WIN!**

**Based on 15 entries



Pro Stocks- 30 Laps


Pure Stocks- 30 Laps

Powder Puff Enduro


Powder Puff Pure Stock Race




Registration Form & Rules are in the “Files” Section above

Pit Gates open at 11 AM Spectator Gates open at 12

Adult Admission $12 Kids (11 & under) $3

Family 4 Pack $40-2 adult & 2 kids admission & $20 in food vouchers


OVRP – the dirt track:  http://www.oaklandvalleyspeedway.com/


Just another heads up:  The practice session that was scheduled for this coming Friday evening has been cancelled.  For this coming weekend, there will be Kart and Slingshot racing on Saturday, with Bike and Quad racing on Sunday.




The History of the Sport:

As noted above, this week a little about the Indy car race that was held in Goshen, N.Y. - back on October 6, 1946.


There were only three Indy Car races held at the triangular shaped one-mile dirt track in Goshen, N.Y.  The first was on June 20, 1936 and started 14 cars.  That particular race was the only one that Ted Horn and Bill Schindler would have competed against, in Indy Cars, if they had qualified for it, which neither did.  Later on, in 1936, Schindler lost a leg in a racing accident, and didn’t return to running big cars until after Horn had passed away, on October 10, 1948.  Next was the October 6, 1946 race, which was followed by the last one on August 17, 1947.  The 1947 race started 15 cars.


The total purse for the 1946 race was a whopping $12,000.00 for the 100 miler.  Prior to the 100 mile race, there was a 5 lap match race between Rex Mays and Ted Horn which was won by Mays by about a foot.  Emil Andres won the pole with a speed of 83.799 MPH.  There was quite a difference in qualifying speeds, with the average qualifying speed being only 77.417 MPH.  Only 10 cars started the race, out of the twelve that had entered.  Ironically, Mays was one of those that didn’t start, having broken a connecting rod.  The other non-qualifier was Zora Arkus-Duntov, who’s ignition failed.  No, not too many cars were entered that day.  Andres led the first two laps then was passed by Tony Bettenhausen.  Tony led the remaining 98 laps for the win.  Ted Horn would finish in second place, being one lap down.  Duke Dinsmore and Andres would be next, also a lap down from Bettenhausen.  Charlie Rodgers and Eddie Casterline would be next, both two laps down.  Those, believe it or not, were the only finishers!  Fred Carpenter lasted 70 laps until his car overheated.  George Metzler got as far as 59 laps when he hit the fence.  George Connor lost oil pressure in his engine on his 55th lap.  Bringing up the rear, in tenth place was Bud Bardowski, who’s day ended on his 47th lap with a cracked engine block.  Bettenhausen averaged 77.644 MPH for the 100 mile distance.


Bettenhausen returned in 1947 to again beat Horn in the final Indy Car race on the Goshen track.  Later on, in 1947, on September 21st, there would be a 100-mile Midget race, which, to the best of my knowledge, was the last auto race on the one-mile track.




Former Dirt Oval (Oakland Valley Speedway) runners:


With the racing season winding down, this section sure is getting smaller, isn’t it?

In the “Outlaw 200” at Fulton, Michael Storms was 39th.

David Webb had a 15th in the SK Light feature at Stafford.  Fo rthe season, David ended up 4th in points, having made all 21 races.  Lauren Cooper ended up 25th in points after making six of the shows.

Tiffany Wambold was a DNS in the 270 Micro feature at Borgers.

In the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature at Woodhull, Billy VanInwegen was 3rd, Danny6 Hennessy 9th, Brittany Tresch 13th and Josh Pieniazek 16th.

At Bethel, for their final 2010 racing weekend, in the Sportsman class, Brian Krummel was 4th overall, with Rich Coons 13th and Kyle Redner 20th.  In the three features, Brian was 6th, 7th and 1st.  Rich was 19th, 8th and 14th.  Kyle was 17th in his only feature, the first one.


Again, I hope I didn’t miss anyone!




More racin’ stuff:

I’ve never been a fan of NASCAR’s new point system – the “Chase”, so from this column on, I hope to show points as I feel they should be (per Jayski’s website) and how the “Chase” points are, weekly.


How they should be:

2010 Sprint Cup Driver 'Classic' Points Standings:
[after Kansas, race 29 of 36....the OLD way]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #29-Kevin Harvick, 4166
2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 3938, -228
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3906, -260
4) #99-Carl Edwards, 3877, -289
5) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3870, -296
6) #31-Jeff Burton, 3792, -374
7) #14-Tony Stewart, 3783, -383
8) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3777, -389
9) #2-Kurt Busch, 3750, -416
10) #17-Matt Kenseth, 3700, -466
11) #33-Clint Bowyer, 3622, -544
12) #16-Greg Biffle, 3585, -581


And, the “Chase”:




Jimmie Johnson



Denny Hamlin



Kevin Harvick



Carl Edwards



Jeff Gordon



Kurt Busch



Kyle Busch



Greg Biffle



Jeff Burton



Tony Stewart



Matt Kenseth



Clint Bowyer



Found this on Jayski’s website this past Tuesday:

Sinkhole on the property of Charlotte Motor Speedway: A sinkhole has formed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, on the infield near the back end of the track. A Speedway representative said the sinkhole was likely caused by the recent spate of rain. In addition, part of the speedway is built on top of a landfill, which could have added to the issue. Crews have already started work to fill the hole and hope to have it repaired before next week's Bank of America 500.(WSOC)(10-5-2010)”


And this, too on Jayski, which is, in my opinion, way, way overdue!

Kansas Speedway to introduce tickets for individual races in 2011: Kansas Speedway is changing its ticket policy for 2011 and will allow fans to purchase tickets for each of the four races instead of requiring they buy season tickets. For the first time in the track's 11-year history, the 2011 schedule will include two NASCAR Sprint Cup races. The 2011 schedule calls for the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series and Sprint Cup Series on June 4 and 5, and the Oct. 8 and 9 weekend will be include the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup. In previous years, fans were required to buy season tickets for all speedway events  the IndyCar Series, the Camping World Trucks Series, the NASCAR Nationwide and the Sprint Cup series. This season, fans had the option of buying weekend packages. Next season, the IndyCar Series will not return, and with two Sprint Cup race weekends, Kansas Speedway officials decided to make tickets for individual races or through a season ticket. Pat Warren, the president of Kansas Speedway said the starting price for the Sprint Cup race in June will be $59, and $64 in October because it's a Chase for the Sprint Cup event. The Track Pass is for each of the two Sprint Cup races and enables season ticket holders to attend all of the pre-race activities that include concerts, driver introductions, it's drivers' appearances on the infield. This weekend, the Nationwide Series on Saturday attracted a crowd of about 70,000, and the Sprint Cup race drew an estimated 100,000 at Kansas Speedway, which seats 82,000 in addition to RVs that fill the infield and overlook the track.(Kansas City Star)(10-4-2010)”

Note:  I sure hope this is just the tip of the “Iceberg” so to speak, about having to buy tickets for races that you really can’t or probably won’t attend.




Other forums/message boards and websites:


You might find some interesting reading if you go to the links below.


Track Forum: - http://www.trackforum.com/forums/


Frontstretch.com:  http://www.frontstretch.com/


Jayski: - http://www.jayski.com/

Open Wheel Racers3:  http://www.openwheelracers3.com/

Race Pro Weekly:  http://raceproweekly.com/

Racing on TV - http://www.racefantv.com/USTV.htm





Video time:

Late on Wednesday night, while watching TV, I told the wife that most everything was done on this week’s column except for a video.  I was tempted to put on one that showed a man getting arrested up in Alaska for carrying an “Impeach Obama” sign – showing how we have, in a way, lost our FREEDOM OF SPEECH in this country of ours.  Maybe next week on that one.

But number one son, Tom, Jr. came through when he sent me what follows, in an e-mail.  Note to all you “Hot Rodders” and “wannbe race drivers” out there – I suggest you do NOT attempt any of this stuff!





Other (non racing) news:




From October 1st:


Bank of America delays foreclosures in 23 states


In part:

“Bank of America is delaying foreclosures in 23 states as it examines whether it rushed the foreclosure process for thousands of homeowners without reading the documents.  The move adds the nation's largest bank to a growing list of mortgage companies whose employees signed documents in foreclosure cases without verifying the information in them.”


“Two other companies, Ally Financial Inc.'s GMAC Mortgage unit and JPMorgan Chase, have halted tens of thousands of foreclosure cases after similar problems became public.

The document problems could cause thousands of homeowners to contest foreclosures that are in the works or have been completed. If the problems turn up at other lenders, a foreclosure crisis that's already likely to drag on for several more years could persist even longer. Analysts caution that most homeowners facing foreclosure are still likely to lose their homes.”



OK, maybe I’m being to fussy here, but when I hear our National Anthem being sung, I usually “cringe” when the “singers” have to change and go to a higher octave when singing the word “free”.  And also how some have changed the word “fight” to “night”.  Why on this last one – I have no idea as to those words being changed.  And I also “cringe” when the singers have to do it “their way” and not the way it was written.

Here is what might happen if you sing the Philippines National Anthem improperly:


Philippines tells anthem crooners not to do it their way


In part:

In the Philippines, a land of passionate singers, taking on the national anthem is about to get a little more daunting -- get it wrong and you could land in jail for a couple of years and be fined more than $2,000 (1,260 pounds).

A ban on the improper singing of Lupang Hinirang (Beloved Land) and unpatriotic displays of the Philippine flag is a Senate vote away from becoming law after the lower house voted 196-0 in favour of it on Monday.”


Well, to be honest, I don’t think I’d go as far as having them jailed, but, gee, I sure wish that someone would check out how some of those that do our National Anthem actually will sing it, and if not done correctly – as it is written, then send them on their way with a nice “Thanks, but no thanks”.



Over these last years, there’s been quite an exodus from New York State by the people that used to live here.  Believe me, if I could sell our house and at least get a tad bit more than breaking even, I’d probably join ‘em.  Heck just in what it would cost me to rent a three bedroom, two bath house in Cape Coral, Florida, I could save about $3,600.00 a year compared to what my monthly mortgage runs.  Then, count in the much cheaper cost for utilities down there, well, it sure is inviting!  When we first visited our daughter in Cape Coral some years back, I visited my former Chiropractor who lives in Fort Myers – right next to Cape Coral.  He told me, at that time, that “We’d live like a king down there”, with the income we had.


Personal incomes in New York State drop for first time in 70 years with $908B in lost income

In part:

Personal incomes fell in the Empire State last year for the first time in 70 years, a new report revealed Wednesday.

They tumbled "almost twice" as much in New York as in the rest of country - a 3.1% dent to local wallets totalling a staggering $908 billion in lost income, according to state Controller Thomas DiNapoli.”

“Some 90,000 jobs have been added in New York City and the 'burbs since December 2009. But the entire state lost 367,400 jobs during the recession.

New York lives and dies by Wall Street, which provides about 20% of state's tax income.

The federal bailout rescued The Street and enabled it to achieve record profits last year of $61.4 billion after the securities industry lost a record $54 billion in the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, DiNapoli reported.

But that did not offset the income losses statewide as industries shed jobs and the bottom lines of many New Yorkers took a beating.”


Note:  How about a three bedroom, two bath house for $745.00/month?



Is this true?:

From the Las Vegas Review Journal,  June 6, 2010Overwhelm The System

Wayne Allyn Root

Barrack Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. Economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward and Piven, two professors atColumbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ...And can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

 Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kickback hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around."

-- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?  Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

-- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

-- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America . The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

-- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia Universitycollege classmate Barack Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan.


Note:  Apparently, what is above, and what was sent to me via an e-mail (same person that sent the “Up” info, below) is true, since I did a search on the author – Wayne Allyn Root.

Search results:  http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/obama-s-agenda--overwhelm-the-system-95716764.html



Closing with this:



Read until the end.....you'll laugh....

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word
is 'UP.'  It is listed in the
dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do
we speak UP, and why are the
officers UP
and why is it UP to the secretary to
write UP a
report? We call UP our friends,
brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver, warm UP
the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We
lock UP the house and  
fix UP the old

At other times this little word has real special
meaning. People stir UP trouble,
line UP for
tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP
To be dressed is one
thing but to be dressed UP is

And this UP is confusing:  A
drain must be opened UP because it is stopped  UP.

UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at
night. We seem to be pretty mixed
about UP !
To be
knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP
the word UP in the dictionary.. In a desk-sized
dictionary, it takes UP
almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about
thirty definitions
If you are UP
to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may
wind UP with a hundred or
When it threatens to rain, we say it is
clouding UP . When the sun comes out
we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it
soaks UP the
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on & on, but I'll wrap
it UP
, for now  ........my time is UP !
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing you
do in the morning & the last thing you do at

 P !

Did that one crack you UP?


Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you
look UP in your address book..or not...it's UP to you.

Now I'll shut UP







May “Guardian Angels” sit on the shoulders of all of our race drivers and race fans, and guide them safely around the tracks!

Drive safe! 

As usual, you can reach me at:  ygordad@yahoo.com