Repairs to a section of catch fence at Daytona International Speedway damaged by airborne parts of a race car on Saturday were completed by 2 a.m. Sunday, Speedway officials said this morning. Fans, officials and teams are ready to go racing today and the Daytona 500 is scheduled to begin as planned at 1 p.m. Officials with the Speedway and NASCAR are conducting two press conferences this morning to discuss further details. Saturday night´s crash injured at least 28 people, including 14 who were taken to area hospitals by ambulance and 14 who were treated at
Were it not for PETA´s fear of animal mistreatment, we could enjoy the spectacle of Lions vs. Christians.
Isn´t that Coptic Christian still in jail for making that film ?
My heart goes out to all the injured race fans but with the slight reservation that those who gather at the scene of a very likely car wreck (like a race track) must accept some degree of liability, however statistically slight.
I hope Dannica can get out of the way without hurting anyone.
Without plates, these guys would be pushing 250 mph, imagine the fun if one of them got into the fence. But hey, there´d probably be some separation...maybe. Spec racing is spec racing. Another option, after some mass spectator deaths, Switzerland outlawed racing.
We could learn from Switzerland, #4, by simply banning death. That should take care of our problems, right?
Declare cars to exceed current tech´s ability to achieve efficiency, safety, and performce, and pat each other on the back for making monumental strides for society. Declare same-sex relationships to be the same as mixed-sex relationships, even though one format is never capable of producing offspring. Declare a man to be a woman or vice-versa, whether their DNA agrees or not. Declare the budget to be balanced, despite fourteen TRILLION dollars in debt.
The victory of relativism over objectivism is a resounding defeat for the human race and its hopes for the future.
I am firmly convinced that the ass-press sissies who make up the majority of news reporters only look at Nascar as "sensationalism" and hope that something goes wrong and bad when all those good old white boys get in their fast cars and go round and round.And they proved it nationwide with this totally one-sided, biased story. They are so biased against we white guys in sports. They love their NBA (lotta blacks) and they love their NFL (full of blacks) but they hate Hockey and Nascar. THEY are the racists, not us! It is them! I am so sick of their gossipy, whiny, feminine girly reporting of anything that they are firmly against. Go screw yourself, you fake reporters, take your hatred of us and your little girly gossipy reports and shove ´em!
Tony Stewart won and I am a big fan of his. Too bad he got caught up in a wreck today. I´ve been a NASCAR fan since the early 80´s, about 30 years. What Fox Sports and ESPN have done to it(girly pony-tail microphone cackling hens) is sickening. I am so sick of network liberals traipsing around with their girly microphones trying to get a scoop. Stop it! We dont like you! You´re like Oprah or Ellen ot THE VIEW, obnoxious morons who know NOTHING and respect NOTHING about our sport! But you always seem to have a NEGATIVE opinion of us! Stop it!
Now I am going for a Sunday drive in my 400-horsepower GTO. Try to catch me in your hybrid if you can. Vroooom!!!
I served Switzerland up to show how far some are willing go. Racing went on outside their little country, I´m sure some felt, well, special, no?
There are physical limits in racing. Several years back, CART and Indy Cars were still separate series. At super fast Texas, CART drivers were sustaining so many G´s on the high banks, most were getting light-headed and dizzy. The race was cancelled a couple days before the event. The slightly slower Indy Cars raced at the same track and no one experienced any physical problems.
With today´s tech, the cars and the tracks have to work together, not always the case. Yeah, plate racing sucks, superspeedways are a problem but they´re big track with tons of seating and high priority for NASCAR. The drivers hate them.
Some very close-minded folks, like #13, sound like lefties when they say such untrue things. I love the Chicago BlackHawks, a great hockey team with polished veterans and graceful skaters and shooters,best team in Hockey...Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hossa, Crawford! Great white guy role model. And Emery is a black guy goalie who is a great role model too. So there! No goons, no fighters, and I watch NASCAR because I love the speed , the skill, and the way they excite me towards the finish. Go Tony! So in my case, you are way off base, completely uninformed, and totally wrong....strike 3 to YOU!
There are no limits on racing, unless you mean artificial ones. Years and years ago a mathematician sweated into the wee hours of the morning and announced that the fastest it was possible for a quarter mile dragster to ever go was about 150 MPH, considering traction and all of the other air head restrictions he could imagine. Well it didn´t take long for rail jobs to be going from 0 to 300+ MPH in a quarter of a mile in about 4+ seconds.
By the way, Danica finished about 6th or so with the stated best car in the race. She´s good, very good, but she has a habit of playing it safe when it counts. First at the starting line doesn´t translate to first at the finish line. Shirley Muldowney, now she was the best.
WASHINGTON- President Obama will meet with congressional members to discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act programs Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicated Obama also will: -- Meet Vice President Joe Biden for lunch in the Private Dining Room.-- Meet with a group of bipartisan members of Congress to discuss key FISA programs. -- Hold a bilateral meeting with Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to discuss matters of mutual interest.-- Host a reception for the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status soon will be allowed to pay in-state tuition rates at all Ohio public colleges as long as they meet other residency requirements. Until now, most of the state’s public two- and four-year schools have charged those students out-of-state or international rates that can be as much as three times what Ohio students pay. Today, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey sent a letter notifying the state’s college presidents about the change, after state Attorney General Mike DeWine determined that immigrant students now may qualify for in-state tuition.
On Tuesday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media get as much pleasure defeating conservatives as they do when they help liberals. "And I think they get as big a thrill, just as all Democrats do, of defeating conservatives as they do helping Obama," Limbaugh said. "The media has aligned with Obama to defeat Republicans, to defeat conservatives. And Obama is all about that. That makes them his best friend, and vice versa." Appearing on Fox News´ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Limbaugh said President Barack Obama can say whatever and "do pretty much
RESTON, Va.— Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background. What he´s driving looks like a cross between a bicycle and a car, the closest thing yet to Fred Flintstone´s footmobile, only with solar panels and a futuristic shape. It´s a "green" option for today´s commuters. Stewart, a 65-year-old family therapist and school psychologist from Cambridge, Mass., took the summer off in order to drive his new ELF
The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches -- even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation. Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama´s repeated claim -- which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday -- that Washington is getting distracted by phony scandals. Asked what the president was referring to, Carney listed the scandals
Fans of the TLC network reality show “19 Kids And Counting” will have to wait until next season to see what happens when the eldest son, his wife and their three children leave the Arkansas family nest on a cross-country trek to the nation’s capitol. But 25-year-old Josh Duggar said he’ll feel right at home as the executive director of FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council. Faith and politics, he said, are the vehicles for promoting family values.Duggar, who ran his own business for six years before joining FRC,
President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to piece together a living, in some cases as freelancers and without
They say D.C. is Hollywood for ugly people, but K Street can be D.C. for beautiful people -- or people whose navigation of ethics rules is a sight to behold. Candidate Obama said lobbyists wouldn’t work in his White House. President Obama said “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” But some lobbyists were too beautiful to exclude. Here are our favorite 50 of the more than 100 former lobbyists who hold or have held senior policymaking jobs in the Obama administration.
TALLAHASSEE- A day after civil-rights advocate Jesse Jackson suggested Florida´s laws were racist and compared its governor to segregationist George Wallace, Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement calling on him to apologize. Here´s the release: Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement in response to remarks from Jesse Jackson who yesterday called Florida “the Selma of our time.” Jackson has also referred to Florida as the “Apartheid State.” Governor Rick Scott said, “Jesse Jackson owes every Floridian an apology for his reckless and divisive comments. It is unfortunate that he
One World Trade Center has set its sights on being not just America´s tallest building, but the most photographed as well. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is holding a photography contest for the monumental 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper that will give three lucky winners an exclusive trip to the top. Photographers behind the three most ´liked´ photos posted to the WTC Progress Facebook page from now until Aug. 25 will be given a sneak peak tour of the "jewel of New York´s skyline" as early as a year and a half before it opens to the public.
Yesterday saw two ridiculous claims accepted by leftists in government and media, backed by purported "studies." President Obama claimed that the Keystone XL Pipeline would produce on 50 jobs. And he has doubled down despite criticism even from usually friendly "fact-checkers." Meanwhile, liberals in the left wing media, led by the HuffPo, are citing a "study" claiming that doubling the wages of McDonald´s workers would only result in a 17% price rise: "Doubling McDonald´s Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More: Study" headlined the story by Christine Fairchild, citing a study by someone
[Photo] From Bill Cosby’s lips to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s ears. Following this morning’s huddle with party lawmakers, Pelosi plans to surprise President Barack Obama with an early birthday gift: a cake smothered in her favorite treat, dark chocolate. 44 will turn 52 on Sunday. Mind you, POTUS appears to be more of a meat eater than a sweets fiend. [Video]
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender
No matter how much you may hope for it, it seems unlikely that you´ll be using the phrase "Senator Sarah Palin" with any great regularity in 2015. A new poll indicates that the former Alaska governor is about as popular in the state as Barack Obama — which is to say, not very popular at all. But even more surprising, while the former vice presidential candidate has made Alaska a central part of her public image, the state´s residents split on the question of whether Palin is all that Alaskan. Conducted by Public Policy Polling,
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”