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A Pox on NASCAR Fans

November 21, 2011

The juvenile actions of this NASCAR audience, convinces me that they have no idea what a real patriotic American is.  If NASCAR audiences think they are “Red Blooded Patriotic ‘Mericans”, think again.  The President and Vice President of the United States of America and their First Ladies are a respected part of this country and should be treated that way.

First, this was not a political event.  A political event can draw all sorts of demeaning and noisy behavior.  But, this was a celebration for our veterans and their families. 

Second, NASCAR, as we know, evolved from the romantic era of Bootleggers and Rum Runners.  America always celebrates its gangsters and homegrown law breakers, but, those same criminals are no longer romantic memories.  They are idiots who parrot scripts written by the likes of the Koch Brothers’ mega church of hate and bigotry.  NASCAR fans appear to be the most gullible to corporate dictatorship whims.  After all, look closely at what makes their hotrods so colorful.  Advertisements from the petroleum industry are what allow NASCAR to be a sport.  So, it is logical that the players and watchers of this sport are loyal minions to the great greasy bastards who hate anyone who doesn’t worship them and make them richer.

Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Draw Boos at NASCAR Event

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were grand marshals at today’s NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, appearing as part of their charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families.

But their benign, bipartisan cause wasn’t enough to prevent public fallout from the nation’s polarized political climate as they were introduced before the crowd.

ESPN video from the event documented loud boos from some in the stands as the announcer named Obama and Biden, seconds before they delivered the “most famous words in motorsports,” telling drivers to start their engines.

The pair — who co-chair the Joining Forces initiative — stood beside retired Army Sgt. Andrew Barry and his family. Barry was wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired from the military in 2009 and now volunteers at an Orlando veterans center, the announcer said. He received resounding applause.

A source traveling with the first lady downplayed the incident, telling ABC News there was no discernible booing during the “loud chaotic program with jets flying over and tons of noise.”

The Associated Press reported that the two women received a standing ovation at the pre-race meeting with drivers, during which Obama said NASCAR was “amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families.”

Before the race, the first lady addressed a barbeque for military families that NASCAR had invited to the event.

“Everyone around the country is focused on you. And this isn’t just an effort today,” she said. “ Jill and I through Joining Forces, we want to make this a part of the dialogue in this country forever. Whether Jill or I are here or not, whether this administration is here or not, this is about the way we want this country to talk about our troops, veterans and military families forever. We want you to feel that appreciation and that gratitude so that you know your sacrifice is not in vain.”

The negative reaction from fans was first reported by Mediaite.

  WIKI:  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1947–48. As of 2009, the CEO for the company is Brian France, grandson of the late Bill France Sr.[1]

Stock car racing in the United States has its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made primarily in the Appalachian region of the United States. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illicit products, and they typically used small, fast vehicles to better evade the police. Many of the drivers would modify their cars for speed and handling, as well as increased cargo capacity, and some of them came to love the fast-paced driving down twisty mountain roads.

The repeal of Prohibition in 1933 dried up some of their business, but by then Southerners had developed a taste for moonshine, and a number of the drivers continued “runnin’ shine”, this time evading the “revenuers” who were attempting to tax their operations.[13] The cars continued to improve, and by the late 1940s, races featuring these cars were being run for pride and profit. These races were popular entertainment in the rural Southern United States, and they are most closely associated with theWilkes County region of North Carolina. Most races in those days were of modified cars. Street vehicles were lightened and reinforced.[14]

Today,  NASCAR is one of the most viewed professional sports in terms of television ratings in the United States. In fact, professional football is the only sport in the United States to hold more viewers than NASCAR.[5] Internationally, NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries.[6]

The sport is just that, a sport.  But, the fans attracted to this sport show us how much social intelligence has declined in America.  The selfishness, bigotry and vile that gather at NASCAR is shameful. Can’t the fans just drink their booze in front of their TV after they beat their dogs, instead of embarrassing America before the world by disrespecting First Ladies and Veterans.

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