Racin' & Internet Stuff:
was back on June 26, 1996, when I first met Dr. Cary Hirsch at
Guess whom I have an appointment to see at 11:30 AM this Friday, July 15th? Uh huh. I have no idea as to what the end result will be, and to be perfectly honest, I’m a little nervous about it. I’m hoping that such drastic measures won’t be needed this time.
The first ever Cup race, out at the Kentucky Speedway, sure caused a ton of problems with race fans getting to and into the track.
Here’s just one item I found on the Internet, about it. There are many, many more that are quite similar:
Having been to the track for IRL races I
sort of knew what to expect. I only live about 90 mins away. Race starts at
7:30, I left my house at 2:00 to make sure I gave myself plenty of time to get
there. As you all know...that did not happen. When I tried to get on I71 it was
backed up for about a mile on I75. My wife said "Calm down...you have 4
and half hours before the start of the race". 4 and half hours later....I
could see the track from my car and that was about it. 4 and
half hours to go 20 miles. One we tried to park at the speedway, it went
from 4 lanes in, down to 3, and then down to 2. 2 LANES OPEN to park everybody.
As we are driving around we can see open parking spaces in the lots. Every time
you tried to pull in somewhere to park, a state cop told us we could not go
that way...keep moving with traffic. So at this point, have almost drove
completely around the track and they still won't let us park. I finally stopped
and asked a State Cop where the hell can I park....he said "Oh you looking
for a place to park? We thought most people were leaving. Try over there".
So we finally parked in a gravel lot with a ton of semis around. So park, get
in, and we are starving by this point. Guess what...lines for the food stands
were about as long as the traffic because you are not allowed to bring coolers
in. SO we stand in line, get something to eat (they are out of just about
everything by the time we get to the window), and make it to our seats at lap
155. MISSED HALF THE RACE!! What I got to see of the race...i liked it After the race we looked at some stands and then headed out.
It was much better on the way out and made it home in only 3 hours.
Doubt if I will be back next year....just stick to the Brickyard and
Note: More on this in the “Jayski” section, below.
I’m not going to say what driver posted this on Facebook over this past weekend, but it really makes one think a little:
Looking at My Laps for a certain track over the weekend, and I found that the winner of a feature race was timed at 20 minutes 59.409 seconds. Meanwhile, the driver that finished second, for the same amount of laps, was timed at 20 minutes 32.925 seconds. That’s 26.484 seconds faster than the winner. Over a lap, really. What is more odd is that there is no difference, in time, shown between first and second, yet the third place car, which is shown to complete the feature in 20:33.959 is shown to be 1.034 behind the second place car. Did My Laps have a “typo” as far as the winners overall time? Kinda weird, huh?
Sprint cars – mostly winged, today, but “Back in the day” they didn’t even have roll bars or roll cages. And, when one looks at the photos, linked to, below, one has to wonder, what if there was a wing on this particular sprint car, and what might have happened to the driver?
Note: I was there that day, and it happened right in front of me. He was as high in the air as I was in the stands.
Remember the young man that caught Derek Jeters 3,000th hit – the homerun? In our local paper on Tuesday, it makes mention of the blood sucking IRS more than likely coming after him for taxes on his “gifts” from the Yankees.
Just a little reminder about him and those gifts:
A day after Christian Lopez of Highland Mills caught Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, returning the potential moneyball to the Yankees' captain, he continued to show his allegiance to No. 2.
Sitting in Section 236, Row 1, Seat 19 in the left-field bleachers, Lopez caught Jeter's 3,000th hit on Saturday — a solo homer in the third inning against the Rays. Some estimates put the ball's worth at $250,000 or more. However, all Lopez wanted was a chance to meet Jeter and present him with the souvenir.
The Yankees hooked up Lopez with four luxury box tickets for every remaining game this season — including the playoffs — a ball signed by Jeter and other Yankees merchandise. After Sunday's game, Lopez said he expects to get the memorabilia from the Yankees this week.
Note: Some good news.
Modell's, Miller High Life offer to help Lopez
Sporting Goods in
“In addition to Modell’s, Miller High Life has stepped into help Lopez. Miller High Life released a statement Wednesday saying it would cover the bill for Lopez.
"Miller High Life believes you should be rewarded for doing the right thing, not penalized," Miller High Life brand manager Brendan Noonan said in a statement. "We want to recognize Christian Lopez, and in turn everyone like him, for doing the common sense thing and help him continue to live the High Life."
Back to some racin’ stuff:
Holding A Pretty Wheel – Amy Henderson
NASCAR-ese: A NASCAR to English Dictionary
A few examples:
“Probation Translation: “Well crap. We don’t really want to punish this driver because what he did wrong was A: actually pretty good for the old TV ratings and maybe fans will tune in to see what happens, or B: excusable because we like him and it might help him dethrone Five-Time in the long run. Which would go directly back to A. On the other hand, we sort of backed ourselves into a corner here because we do have rules, so we have to at least look like we’re doing something. As long as we don’t have to actually enforce this deal, we all go home happy.”
“No Fighting Translation: “What we actually meant by the no fighting rule was no fighting where anyone can see you. If you slug a guy in the hauler, that’s different than slugging him in the garage, because nobody else saw it. So we won’t do anything if you go at it in the truck. If you go at it in public, well, we do have an actual written rule about fighting, so we’re going to have to punish you. So we’re going to put you on probation. That will take care of it.”
“The Chase Wild-Card Spots Translation: “What are we going to do if Dale Junior wins a race this year and still doesn’t make the Chase? Wait, I have an idea…”
“Start and Park Translation: “Oh, you mean the guys who pay us their entry fees and ensure us a full field so we don’t have to pay the network. Do something about them? What do you mean? Why would we want to do that?”
“Danica Translation: “Cash Cow. Wait, is it politically correct to call her a cow?”
Saturday, during the telecast of the Cup race from
Some “Scare tactics” here?
“The president said in an
"I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue," Obama said, according to excerpts of the interview released in advance of its broadcast.
"Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," Obama said. He said veterans checks and disability benefits could also be affected without a deal.”
All Season Fuel Night – Racing all divisions plus RaceSaver CRSA Sprints – Lebanon Valley Spec Accord Challenge Series.
Note: No Lightning Sprints or Legends.
Mid Week Madness - 07/20/11 - 5:00pm
Van Kleeck Tire Night- Racing all divisions plus Legends - 07/22/11 - 5:00pm
July 16th: Steve Dodd Plumbing and Heating - Little League Night - Kids Club - M/SP/PRO/SS/4 Cylinder.
All Little League ballplayers, both boys and girls, and their coaches are invited to attend the stock car races at Orange County Fair Speedway free of charge on Saturday, July 16. The only stipulation: players and coaches must wear their uniforms.
Note: Don’t count on 4 Cylinders, folks.
July 21st: 100 Lap Enduro
July 23rd: McGannon Excavating - Pine Bush Equipment - M/SP/PRO/SS - 2011 Little Miss OCFS
July 28th: Rock Fantasy - All Steel Aluminum - 50 lap Sportsman Eastern States Qualifier - $1,000 to Win - SP/PRO/SS
July 30th: Howard Johnson of
Note: Here’s the link for you to order your race tickets, online, for racing that’s held during the fair, at a lower price: http://www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net/tickets.html
July 16: Rifenburg Construction Presents $5,000 To Win Modified King Of The Track, Eastern States Qualifier, Weekly Divisions
July 18, July 19 & 20:
MARCHESE FORD PRESENTS
3 NIGHTS OF USHRA MONSTER JAM
SUMMER NATIONALS Gates Open @ 5pm | Show Starts @ 8pm
July 23: NBT Bank & Heavy Hauler Present “Kids Night” With A Bike Giveaway, Weekly Divisions, Budget Sportsman (LV/Accord 602 Chase)
July 24: CARQUEST
Auto Parts & Castrol Oil Presents
The World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Plus The 358 Modifieds E.S.W. Qualifier
Gates Open @ 4pm | Show Starts @ 6pm
Aug. 25: CARQUEST
Auto Parts & General Tire Present
$17,500 TO WIN “MR. DIRT Track
Found on Jayski’s website:
Speedway, which is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., today
issued the following statement regarding the fan experience at Saturday's
"Quaker State 400."
"To those fans that were not able to attend the Quaker State 400, we offer our sincerest apologies," said Mark Simendinger, general manager, Kentucky Speedway. "We'd also like to apologize to all of our fans who endured challenging conditions during our event weekend. As we said earlier, we're committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and traffic experts to address Saturday's traffic issues to ensure that we never have this type of experience again."
"I would like to apologize on behalf of Speedway Motorsports to the fans who had tickets, yet due to logistical issues, were not able to attend the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway," said Marcus Smith, president and chief operating officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. "For those fans with tickets who were unable to attend Saturday night's event, we will honor their ticket at any remaining 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at a Speedway Motorsports facility or the 2012 Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
"Our company has always been about enhancing the fan experience with first-class amenities and putting fans first. I feel terrible for the fans that had a bad experience at Kentucky Speedway and we are asking that they give us a chance to make it up to them. We are very thankful for the overwhelming fan support we had for this inaugural event. We learned some valuable lessons this past weekend and will do everything in our power to make sure we don't have these issues again."
The ticket exchange is good for the following events at Speedway Motorsports facilities while supplies last at each respective venue:
17 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Aug. 27 - Bristol Motor Speedway
Sept. 4 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 25 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct. 15 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nov. 6 - Texas Motor Speedway
2012 - Kentucky Speedway
In addition to the ticket exchange, Kentucky Speedway will issue these fans an equal quantity of tickets to either its Oct. 1 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225-mile race or Oct. 2 IZOD IndyCar Series 300-mile event. For information on ticket exchange and redemption, fans should only contact the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 859-578-2300 or by email at email@example.com.(Kentucky Speedway)(7-11-2011)
Kentucky Gov. to work with speedway to address traffic:
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday's Quaker State 400. A bottleneck traffic jam at Interstate 71's Exit 57 onto Ky. 35, the road that runs by the track, left thousands stuck in traffic for six hours in many cases and ultimately too late to see the race. Many ticket holders also said they were turned away when they eventually arrived after the race began because there was no more parking left at the track. "There is no question that the entire week at the Kentucky Speedway was a big success, but it's also clear that there are issues, such as traffic flow, which must be addressed before next year's event," Beshear said in a statement. "We will work with track officials to determine what can be done to address these problems, so that next year's NASCAR event will be even bigger and better." Beshear said it was too early to tell whether the state would get involved in a major expansion or renovation of the interstate near the track. That is the hope, though, of Bruton Smith, the chairman of the track's ownership group, who said during the race that the state would need to step up in fixing the interstate.(full article at the Lexington Herald-Leader)(7-11-2011)
Stock-Car Montréal looking to for grant to retain Montreal Nationwide race UPDATE:
Racers on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve dive into
the physical, twin-turn Senna Corner praying that
they'll emerge at the exit with the same number of parts on their cars as when
they entered. It's with a similar cautious optimism that NASCAR promoters hope
to hear an encouraging word from the provincial government this week about a
request that will keep the sport in
Seems I had something about what follows, in a column a couple of weeks ago.
long-running dispute over development incentives, the city of
The engineering reports that the city is acquiring cover several projects, including widening Bruton Smith Boulevard from I-85 to U.S. 29 and improving U.S. 29 from west of Morehead Road to east of the speedway. The greenway easement on speedway property will allow for future development of the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of trails and greenways. The settlement money will come out of
At OCFS last Saturday – In the modified feature, Mike Ruggiero was 9th, Clinton Mills 11th, Billy VanInwegen 14th, Michael Storms 15th and Tim Hindley 21st. In the Sportsman feature that had a 16-car pile up on the first lap, with a good amount of cars knocked out of the race, in it, Brian Krummel was 4th, Matt Hitchcock 7th, Jason Roe 8th. Credited with one lap were John Lodini – 13th, Keith Still 14th and RJ Smykla 15th. Those knocked out in that first lap crash – Matt Janiak 17th, Anthony Perrego 19th, and Tyler Boniface 21st. Seth Pacella and Zack Vavricka were both DNQ’s. Maybe they were lucky?
At Hamlin, in the All Star Slingshot feature, Tyler Dipple was 1st and Charlie Lawrence 2nd. In the wingless 600 Micro Sprint “Mid Summer 40”, Kyle Rohner was 11th, Jacob Hendershot 13th and Joe Kata 15th. In the 600 Micro Sprint Rookie feature, Jacob was 5th.
Roger Coss finished 4th in the Modified feature at Wall Stadium.
Danny Creeden won the Modified feature at Five Mile point.
Nick Pecko was 3rd at Mountain Speedway in the Sport Modified class.
At Wyalusing, Molly Chambers was 13th in the 600 Micro Sprint feature.
Kyle Armstrong, who
said on Facebook that his engine was finally running
right, was involved in a wreck and was 20th in the Modified feature
Bobby Hackel, IV was the Modified feature winner at Devil’s Bowl, and Alex Bell was 8th.
AJ Filbeck had a 2nd place finish in the Sportsman feature at Utica/Rome.
At I-88, in the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature, Josh Pieniazek was the feature winner, with Brittany Tresch 2nd, John Virgilio 5th, Billy VanInwegen 19th, Emily VanInwegen 21st and Dan Hennessy 23rd.
Tiffany Wambold was 8th in the 270 Micro Sprint feature at Borgers.
Mike Mammana was 19th in the Modified feature at New Egypt, while Brian Pomponio was 20th in the TSRS 305 Sprint Car feature.
Wow! 38 names this week.
Hope I didn’t miss anyone!
Going back, in time – in racing history:
Note: Most of the following information was found here:
Covering the days from July 15th to the 21st:
Mickey Shaw ... Born ... USAC driver from the 1960's.
... Died ... He was killed in his first Sprint Car outing in a
AAA race at the Salem Speedway,
Richard Petty drove the
Petty Enterprises Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Grand National '
Fonty Flock ... Died ... NASCAR great and one of the central figures in the formative days of NASCAR. He was the brother of NASCAR pioneers Tim Flock and Bob Flock, and the second female NASCAR driver Ethel Mobley. The four raced at the July 10, 1949 race at the Daytona Beach Road Course, which was the first event to feature a brother and a sister, and the only NASCAR event to feature four siblings. Ethel beat Fonty and Bob by finishing in eleventh.
Doc MacKenzie ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's. He was killed in a Sprint Car race on the 1.0-mile
dirt oval Milwaukee Mile,
Wally Campbell ... Born ...
A stock car, midget, and sprint car racer from
... Born ... (born Richard Rathmann from
... Died ... ARDC Midget Car driver died in a midget race at the Hatfield
... Died ... Ron Lux was a resident of
Bill Randall ... Born ...
He raced sprint cars and midgets, winning the Eastern USAC Sprint Car title in
1957 and finishing third in the ARDC Midget Championship in 1961. In Champ Cars
he raced at Daytona in 1959 in the USAC event driving a Kurtis
500C Offy, finishing 14th. He tried to qualify for
the Indy 500 in 1961 but was unsuccessful. In 1962 he qualified for a race at
Wally Campbell ... Died ...
A stock car, midget, and sprint car racer from
Juan Manuel Fangio ... Died ... A driver from
My mother, Kathryn Cecilia Loughman was born. We still miss her.
Danny Oakes... Born ... In
the 1940s and 50s, he was one of
Miller ... Born ... AAA driver 1928 to 1953. Ran the Indy 500 sixteen times with
a best finish of 3rd in 1938. He was killed at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway during practice for the 1953
Dale Van Johnson... Died ... USAC driver. First name Dale, he was killed in a race at Williams Grove Speedway just 5 weeks after winning his first champ car race. Rodger Ward won the race followed by Eddie Sachs, Jim Packard, Johnny Thomson and A.J. Foyt.
Red Riegel... Born ... URC and USAC driver from Leesport PA. Died in a USAC Sprint car race at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway in the same crash which also claimed the life of Jud Larson.
Emil Andres ... Died ... AAA driver from 1935 to 1950
Louis Meyer... Born ... American Hall of Fame race car driver best known as the
first three-time winner of the
... Died ... USAC Midget and Sprint Car driver. Inductee in
the National Sprint Car Hall of fame. First to win
both the USAC Sprint Car and Midget Championships in the same season.
His 134 wins (95 Midget, 35 Sprint, and four Silver Crown wins) in national
events is second only to A. J. Foyt's
169. Vogler had 170 total USAC wins, and won over 200
"outlaw" (non-USAC) midget races. Five starts at Indy, best finish -
eighth in 1989 driving a Penske. In the last race of his life, July 21, 1990
during an ESPN "Saturday Night Thunder" national broadcast, he was
killed while leading a sprint car race at the
News from the AARN:
From their July 5th issue:
Lenny Sammons had quite a lot in his column about Electronic Fuel Injection and will it ever replace carburetors. DIRTcar tech man Bob Dini doesn’t see it happening for a long time. He thinks it would be hard policing and understanding the rules. Most teams, today, have more than one carburetor, at about $1,000.00 each. Jeff Behrent says he cost to switch would be considerable.
Ernie Saxton was
asking if we remember the “Winston Million”? Well, Sprint is planning on a similar thing –
“The Summer Showdown” which would pay the winning driver one million. The driver would have to win Indy (Brickyard
400), or the August Pocono race, or Watkins Glen, or the
Mr. Saxton was also comparing prices for Phillies games (119 consecutive sell outs). You have to pay to park – sometimes as much as $20.00, you are not allowed to bring coolers into the stadium, and if you’re a beer drinker, you can figure on spending $8.50 for one.
Brett Deyo, in his column makes mention of Matt Sheppard racing more than just with DIRTcar. It’s come to the point that if you’re racing for a living, there are not enough DIRTcar events to do that. Also, racing tow series – DIRTcar and RoC, requires a team to have an extensive inventory of tires to get by.
In Mike Malletts column, Frank Cozze is quoted as saying: “I’m still happy I made the switch (to Sprint Cars), because I got tired of doing the same old thing. Modified racing was a lot more fun when everywhere you went to had the same rules. Now things are all screwed up, and it’s hard on the racers.”
On page 21 there
was a pretty good ad about two up-coming races at
Don and Jo Ann Davies happened to be at Fonda and in their column the say: “It was made clear in the Pit meeting that all drivers were to have both gloves and head socks in place before entering the track.
Note: I’ve personally seen drivers racing without gloves – this year!
I’m not sure if one can believe everything that Dave Moody comes out with about NASCAR in his columns. I have yet to get a response about the time he was quoting Jack Roush about the 2012 Cup car being a Mustang, while NASCAR and Ford say otherwise. But Dave was saying that Michael Waltrip Racing might possibly be fielding a car in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series in 2012. He was also saying that Robby Gordon was complaining to NASCAR about some certain drivers/teams getting better tires.
I got a chuckle out of two articles on page 46. Frank Catizone, in his OCFS race report, says that when Richie Eurich won the feature at OCFS, a couple of weeks ago, it put him ahead of Will Cagle as far as feature wins at OCFS goes.
Next, in Bill Utters column, he makes mention that with that win, Eurich is now tied with Cagle as far as feature wins go.
Tom Iaeger had a rather interesting thing about Central PA Sprint Car Handicapping. There are various ways that they could be handicapped:
1. By season results
2. Time Trials
3. Luck of the draw
4. Passing points
Four drivers offered their thoughts on the subject – Don Kreitz, Fred Rahmer, Mark Smith and Frank Cozze. All had different thoughts.
“Race chaser” Guy
Smith, while over in Europe and
More racin’ stuff:
To be honest, I only watched the opening lap of the Indycar race this past Sunday, since I’m not a fan of that type of racing (city streets with every turn a blind one etc etc) A certain female driver – Danica Patrick, who might very well be headed to NASCAR land in 2012, doesn’t fair to well in road racing.
Here’s a little from a thread over on the Track Forum:
“She's reminded me
of Sam Hornish's demeanour in his final season.
Can't say I blame her, really. He didn't like the roads & streets much either, and with half the season now consigned to Mickey Mouse crash fests it's probably obvious to her that the sun is setting on her IndyCar career in a way that won't show her at her best.
I still believe she's a talented oval driver -
Note: One of the reasons I don’t like those kind of courses – from above:
“He didn't like the roads & streets much either, and with half the season now consigned to Mickey Mouse crash fests”
Racing and television:
Racing on TV - http://www.racefantv.com/USTV.htm
Some non-racing stuff:
Neighbor vs. neighbor as homeowner fights get ugly
“The Inlet House
condo complex in
But that was Inlet House before the rats started chewing through the toilet seats in vacant units and sewage started seeping from the ceiling. Before condos that were worth $79,000 four years ago sold for as little as $3,000. And before the homeowners' association levied $6,000 assessments on everyone -- and then foreclosed on seniors who couldn't pay the association bill, even if they didn't owe the bank a dime.
Normally, it's the bankers who go after delinquent homeowners. But in communities governed by the mighty homeowners' association, as the sour economy leaves more people unable to pay their fees, it's neighbor versus neighbor.”
More can be found here:
“CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Muslim women would have to remove veils and show their faces to police on request or risk a prison sentence under proposed new laws in Australia's most populous state that have drawn criticism as culturally insensitive.
A vigorous debate that the proposal has triggered reflects the cultural clashes being ignited by the growing influx of Muslim immigrants and the unease that visible symbols of Islam are causing in predominantly white Christian Australia since 1973 when the government relaxed its immigration policy.
Under the law
proposed by the government of
The bill — to be voted on by the state parliament in August — has been condemned by civil libertarians and many Muslims as an overreaction to a traffic offense case involving a Muslim woman driver in a "niqab," or a veil that reveals only the eyes.
The government says the law would require motorists and criminal suspects to remove any head coverings so that police can identify them.”
Check it out, here:
“According to the California Hospital Association (CHA), illegal aliens cost hospitals across the state about $1.25 billion a year in unpaid medical care.
CHA recently stated that $26 million of those costs are absorbed in the eight
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is asking the Obama administration to compensate hospitals for the care they extend to the millions foreign nationals living in this country illegally.
In June, AHA President Richard Umbdenstock sent a letter to President Obama, reminding him that while federal law requires hospitals to provide emergency care to every patient who walks through the doors, those hospitals are now forced to eat the costs of treating uninsured illegal aliens.”
2003, the American Southwest saw 77 hospitals enter bankruptcy due to unpaid
medical bills incurred by illegal aliens. A staggering 84 hospitals in
Read more about the burden illegal aliens place on our healthcare system: http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/35-million-emergency-healthcare-spent-on-illegal-aliens-massachusetts-alone”
Is this true?:
Maybe you’ve received the same e-mail?
CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?
This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to
finish. And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American
Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.
Can a good Muslim be a good American?
This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in
for 20 years. The following is his reply:
Theologically - no.. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon
Religiously - no... Because no other religion is accepted by His
Allah except Islam. (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally - no... Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars
of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically - no.. Because his allegiance is to
he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially - no... Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make
friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically - no.... Because he must submit to the mullahs
(spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of
Domestically - no... Because he is instructed to marry four women
and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34 )
Intellectually - no.. Because he cannot accept the American
Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes
the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically - no... Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does
not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam
cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or
Spiritually - no... Because when we declare 'one nation under God,'
The Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred
to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99
Therefore, after much study and deliberation... Perhaps we should be
very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. - - - They obviously
cannot be both 'good' Muslims and 'good' Americans. Call it what you
wish it's still the truth.. You had better believe it. The more who
understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
The religious war is bigger than we know or understand!
Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. SO
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE
Please don't delete this until you send it on.
If you recall, a couple of columns back I made mention of some USAC Midget racing here in the Northeast. They’re powered by Quad 4 and Ford Focus engines. Here ya go:
Closing with these:
Lexiphiles: lovers of
words ("you can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish").
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
When the smog lifts in
The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
The batteries were given out free of charge.
A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
A will is a dead giveaway.
With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
Local Area Network in
A boiled egg, is hard to beat.
When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.
If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory..
A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your count that votes.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds
The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
Acupuncture: a jab well done.
May “Guardian Angels” sit on the shoulders of all of our race drivers and race fans, and guide them safely around the tracks!
As usual, you can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I surely do hope that come this time next week, you’ll be reading column # 65 from me!