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A Sensible Response To Indiana


People are people.  And as such, will find that they want to associate with people they find … agreeable.

I may find that association unacceptable – think my daughter and ANY boy – or not.  But the truth remains that we are free, it’s a hallmark, to associate with any one we want.

Indiana has sparked controversy, and many liberal groups have responded by “banning” behavior they find disagreeable.  Funny that.  Disagree with a Leftist?  Be banned!

But I like NASCAR’s response:

NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana,” chief communications officer Brett Jewkes said in a statement. “We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we race.

In short – “we disagree with Indian but will continue doin’ what we do!”

Redneck logic!

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon And Racing

Even if you’re not a NASCAR fan, this is must see TV.

It starts out with 3 laps to go on one of the circuits fastest track; Daytona.  The drivers are going about 200 miler per hour.  The thing is, the way these cars are built, when going that fast and that close, the driver in back has to, HAS to drift up on the right side of the bumper in front of him.  In other words, if you are not going to be directly behind the car in front of you, make sure you stay to his right side.

If you fail to follow this simple rule, the car if front of you will see the air pressure taken off his fender and he’ll enter into a “counter-clockwise” spin; his car will lurch left.

Now, in the middle of a race with dozens of cars around you, this is a good rule to follow.  Never break it.  However, racing for the win with 3 laps to go, this is less a rule than it is a tool.  Jeff Gordon is behind the M&M car and needs to be in FRONT of the M&M car.  So, Gordon “breaks” the one rule, slides to the man’s left, the car lurches left and Gordon gets by.  But.

Then he gets tangled with the driver above him and wrecks.

And boy does he wreck.

This Is Me

NASCAR is big in North Carolina.  I used to make fun of it when I lived back in Minnesota.  Now, we watch it as a family now.

I’ve embraced the South and am beginning to love it.  So, this is me:

Brother Love’s Travellin’ Salvation Show has nothin’ on this man.