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Sunday nights were always like an All Star race on Asphalt.  All the hot shoes converged on Fulton.  Great shows until June of 1978.  The show there now is good, but the old Fulton was Great !!

Has it been THAT long??? Man, the time sure passes by in a hurry!!

Trump took it. Needs it down at the US/Mex border.   The real shame is the dirt covering one of the best asphalt tracks ever.   

I agree!! I went there a few times, when it was paved, but never went back, after the dirt went down...

Racing Discussion / Re: SAD NEWS!!!
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:03:55 PM »
Sincerest Condolences to the Leaty family....

Racing Discussion / Re: NASCAR GOING ALL ELECTRIC?
« on: April 08, 2018, 02:28:07 PM »
Unless the battery manufacturers make tremendous strides in technology in the next 3 years, the "competition cautions" will be every 40 change batteries. That should be fun!!

Racing Discussion / Re: The Crummy Weather
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:12:15 AM »
There are numerous arrest warrants out for Punxutawney Phil at this time.

As there should be!!

I was listening to the TV weather forecast a short time ago, and there's still talk of snow in the next few days.....this is crazy, to saw the least.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: N.Y. to toughen gun laws
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:06:15 AM »
Please give this subject a break! Exactly what is a "domestic abuser"? What do you have to do and who decides if it is abuse?  When does someone lose their guns... NY has the toughest gun laws by all that I have read (California is the other state with very stringent rules). Just what does your question do to help? I am sick of the gov't making more laws about gun use and ownership.... enforce the laws that are already on the books.

Well stated!

Criminals, by nature, do NOT abide by the rules, anyway, so what good is it going to do, by enacting more laws?? Consider's 3AM, and a couple of "thugs" are cruising my area, on a "shopping trip". They decide that my house looks pretty nice, so maybe there's some stuff inside worth stealing. They begin to crash through the front door.

Me, the "law abiding citizen" is awakened by the ruckus, and I hand my wife the phone, and tell her to call 911. In the meantime, I'm faced with a serious threat to my home, my wife, and myself...............and the Police are at minimum, several minutes away. And our illustrious Governor, via his nonsensical "SAFE Act", has deemed that for my protection, 7 rounds of ammunition is sufficient, and that is, assuming I jumped through all the hoops, in order to own a firearm. Meanwhile, the "thugs" possibly armed to the teeth, are now coming through the front door.

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture??

Racing Discussion / The Crummy Weather
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
I don't know if it's true or not, but I heard a rumor that the Easter Bunny saw his shadow this morning. That means 6 more weeks of cold weather!!

Just a joke, of course (I hope!!!), and Happy Easter to all.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Will Melania divorce him?
« on: March 30, 2018, 05:59:23 PM »
Which story was it when a porn star sat down with an openly gay man or was it a different story.

That was CNN's "story"......

Racing Discussion / Snow Tires at Martinsville?
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:30:21 AM »
What do y'all think......stock cars or snowmobiles at Martinsville, tomorrow

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Will Melania divorce him?
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:28:52 AM »
In what appears to be your complete dislike of Donald Trump, did it ever occur to you, that all of the crap about Trump is pure conjecture and unsubstantiated fabrication.......and Melania knows this?? So far, the women that the supposed tawdry acts occurred with, aren't exactly the most pious people on the planet, and I'm sure that a wheelbarrow full of cash, might persuade them to "creatively embellish" whatever interaction that they MIGHT have had, in the past, with now-POTUS, Donald Trump.

Just something for you to ponder...........

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Will Melania divorce him?
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:29:13 AM »
If Donald Trump was carrying on an affair, while in office, (as others have done), yes, I would have a problem with it. However, these alleged affairs all occurred long before he took up residence in the White House, BEFORE he became an "employee of the public". Therefore, what occurred in his private life is none of my business.

What absolutely disgusts me, is how the "liberals" simply cannot handle the fact that the "silent majority" once again rose up, and spoke their minds at the polling place, and voted in a Patriot, to lead the country. Their constant sniping, and much raking is beyond belief, and insanely childish. They lost, they need to get over it, and take their blinders off, and understand that Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic party are hell-bent of making America a "banana republic"......and unlike a video game, where you can hit the "reset button" when you realize you screwed up, taking America down the rabbit hole will have grave, long lasting consequences.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Trump fires Tillerson
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:28:22 AM »
Marc Thiessen's column, as published in the 03/18/2018 edition of the Rochester 'Democrat&Chronicle' newspaper......

WASHINGTON There are many reasons Rex Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure to help quickly staff the political appointment positions at the State Department with competent Republicans. But it was his insubordination to the president that assured that he wouldn't be long in his position. With a summit with North Korea in the works, President Trump's decision to oust Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo could not have come at a better moment.

Tillerson was completely out of step with Trump's hard-line stance on North Korea, which ultimately brought Kim Jong Un to the bargaining table. Instead, Tillerson's North Korea strategy seemed to be to beg Pyongyang for talks. Speaking at the Atlantic Council in December, Tillerson delivered this embarrassing plea: "Let's just meet. And we can talk about the weather if you want. But can we at least sit down and see each other face to face?" He might as well have added: "Pretty please, with sugar on top?"

Trump's critics were constantly griping that the president was undermining Tillerson's diplomatic efforts with North Korea, when in fact the opposite was true. Trump's strategy has been to achieve a peaceful solution by getting Kim to understand that the United States is ready to use force to stop him from deploying a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile capable of destroying an American city. This is the message Trump was trying to send during his address to the South Korean legislature, when he told Kim in no uncertain terms: "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."

By projecting weakness to Pyongyang, Tillerson was undercutting Trump's message of strength and thus making war more likely. The fact that Tillerson could not seem to grasp this or get on the same page as his commander in chief made his continued leadership of the State Department untenable.

Pompeo, by contrast, is in lockstep with Trump in sending Kim a clear message that, should diplomacy fail, the United States will not hesitate to act. "The president is intent on delivering this solution through diplomatic means," Pompeo told me during a recent conversation at the American Enterprise Institute. "We are equally, at the same time, ensuring that if we conclude that it is not possible, that we present the president with a range of options that can achieve what is his stated intention."

The failure to deliver those options is yet another reason Tillerson's tenure at the State Department had to end. Tillerson was working with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to slow-walk the delivery of military options to the president, apparently out of fear that the president might actually act on them. According to The New York Times, after a conference call about North Korea organized by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Tillerson stayed on the line with Mattis and, unaware the other participants were still listening, complained about a series of meetings the National Security Council had set up to consider military options "signs, Mr. Tillerson said, that (the NSC) was becoming overly aggressive."

No one elected Tillerson to make these decisions. They elected Trump. With Tillerson gone and Pompeo at State, McMaster will now have an ally at State who shares his belief that for Trump's warnings to North Korea to be credible, he must have well-developed and credible military options on the table.

As Trump put it, Tillerson had to go because "we were not thinking the same. With Mike Pompeo, we have a similar thought process." Having a trusted adviser at State will be critical to the success of the biggest diplomatic gamble of Trump's presidency: his upcoming talks with Kim.

At AEI, Pompeo told me that the CIA assesses that Kim is a rational actor which means that, given accurate information about the president's intentions, Kim should make a rational decision that will not lead to the destruction of his regime. "We're taking the real-world actions that we think will make (it) unmistakable to Kim Jong Un that we are intent on denuclearization," Pompeo said. "We're counting on the fact that he'll see it. We're confident that he will." With Pompeo in office, Trump now has a much better chance of getting that message across to the North Korean dictator.

Isn't that what happened to him at Spencers.

I didn't want to say that, because I wasn't 100% sure, but yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: NASCAR grows a set
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:31:01 PM »
good for them

I agree!

NRA's fault, my azz..........FWIW, I can't recall ever seeing a gun of any type going off by itself.

Harvick made some good points, but on the other hand, he reminded me of something that Rusty Wallace said, quite a while ago. When he was asked why he curtailed his "short track" appearances, he said that he was tired of some of the local "hot shots" wanting to take a cheap shot at him, so they could brag to their friends that they put Rusty Wallace in the wall..............

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Kim invites Trump
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:48:58 AM »
I, too, certainly hope that something positive occurs. With respect to the Nobel prize, one of the previous recipients was given the award for simply being "present", if you know what I mean. Therefore, if Trump is able to craft some sort of deal with NoKo, one that provides positive results, then A) he should indeed become a recipient, pronto; and B) it would restore some dignity and validity to the award, which lost a lot of that, when the previous recipient had it given to him..........

Racing Discussion / Re: Las Vegas
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:10:33 AM »
Yes, I, too, will admit to watching the Cup (whichever one it is, this year) Race, well as the Atlanta race, and of course, the 500. I had a hard time stomaching the 500, as at least in my opinion, it's become a high speed "demo derby'. I simply watch with the hope that maybe there will be some actual side by side racing, and more importantly, the hope that nobody gets hurt. To me, the vehicular carnage at Daytona and Talladega is sickening.

I thought the Atlanta race was decent. Even though the cars are going almost as fast as Daytona, they still manage to actually do a little "racing", and I also enjoyed the lack of major wrecks. I felt the same way about yesterday's race too. The only thing that really bothers me about the "west coast swing" is that they HAVE to start the races at 3-4PM, EST. I realize that the west coasters wouldn't relish the idea of the races starting at 9AM, their time, just so we can see a Noon start. But it is a little annoying when the races drag on past dinner time, here.

Racing Discussion / Re: Shang 2
« on: March 01, 2018, 07:41:43 AM »
I know that this is a completely insane thought, but with Spencer running, essentially, "half a season", maybe Shang could run on Spencer's "off nights", and together, they could put together a decent racing season. Why leave a nice track unused??

Racing Discussion / Re: NASCAR stage racing
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:54:06 AM »
  Too bad there isn't an accurate, fair a way to deduct points for that kind of behavior...

I agree. Watching the race leader, weaving back and forth on the straights, like a drunk driver, trying to hold everybody back, is ridiculous......

Racing Discussion / Re: What Did You Think About the Daytona 500?
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:50:40 AM »
My $0.02 worth..........

Daytona and Talladega may have been interesting races in the past, when the drivers were actually on and off the gas, rather than simply "flat-footing" it around, drafting and blocking for position. Also, 500 miles, in the past, added the endurance of the cars, as a factor in the race, and since the cars were "more stock" than they are now, yes, I could understand the reason behind that distance. Today, the cars are much more robust, and FAR from stock.

Therefore, I personally think that the races should be cut back to 300 miles, and the banking at Daytona should be knocked down to something more like Atlanta. How to eliminate the "draft-fest", which, in turn, leads to the "wreck-fest", I don't have an answer. My opinion of the race, overall, was something less than great. Yeah, there was some good racing, here and there, but it was overshadowed by all the carnage.

Racing Discussion / Re: NASCAR stage racing
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:25:35 AM »
I haven't noticed as many mysterious debris cautions since they went to stage racing so I guess that's a plus.

Good point!

Stage racing, competition cautions, debris cautions,'s all designed to close up the field, no more, no less. Due to some previously unforeseen circumstances, I wound up having to get a cable box for one of my TVs, so I lost my original gripe of not being able to get the FS1 network, the place that NASCAR sent most of it's races to. My new gripe is that they don't start the races, now, until 3PM, eastern time. I suppose that's so the "left coasters" don't have to interrupt their instead, we "east coasters" have to interrupt our dinner!!!

Off Topic Discussion / Danica at Daytona
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:11:10 AM »
A priest, a rabbi and a man with a dog walk into a bar.

 The race is on the TV and when the announcer says Danica is up to 25th the dog jumps up and runs around the bar 25 times.

 Awhile later they annonce that Danica is up to 10th, and the dog races around the bar 10 times.

 After awhile they announce Danica's up to 3rd and the dog races around the bar 3 times.

 The bartender sez That's amazing! What'll he do if Danica wins?

 And the man says I dunno, I've only had him for seven years.

Off Topic Discussion / The Ventriloquist Touring Sweden...........
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:18:19 PM »
                            A young ventriloquist is touring Sweden. One night, he's doing a show in a small rural town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going
                            through his customary dumb-blonde jokes.

                            Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting, "I've heard enough of your ***** blonde jokes.

                            What makes you think you can stereotype Swedish blonde women that way?

                            What does the color of a woman's hair have to do with her worth as a human being?

                            It's men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as  people.

                            It's people like you that make others think that all blondes are dumb!

                            You and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general... pathetically, all in the name of

                            When the embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize, the blonde shouts... "You stay out of this! I'm talking to that little jackass on your lap!"

Racing Discussion / Re: Why bother?
« on: January 25, 2018, 05:24:40 PM »
How about if the discussions that aren't appropriate for the particular heading are moved, BUT the titles aren't left under the original heading, because it's very distracting.......

Off Topic Discussion / Super Bowl Tickets...
« on: January 25, 2018, 05:21:10 PM »

I know it's late notice, but a friend of  mine has two tickets for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, MN at the new U. S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4th. 

They are box seats and he paid $3,500 per ticket, which includes the ride to and from the airport, lunch, dinner, a $400.00 bar tab and a pass to the winners locker room after the game.  What he didn't realize when he bought them last year was that it's on the same day as his wedding. 

If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place.  It's at St. Paul's Church at 3 p.m.  Her name is Ashley.  She's 5'4", about 115 pounds, very pretty, a good cook, loves to fish and hunt and will clean your truck.  She'll be the one in the white dress.

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