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Forum Post: NASCAR and the GOP; peas in a pod:

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 9, 2012, 6:53 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ
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I just realized why the Republican Party is considered the NASCAR Party; Republicans can only cut taxes and NASCAR drivers can only turn left. I mean think about it if a NASCAR driver started to take a right, it would be a disaster just like if a Republican agreed to a tax increase, but a left turn or a cut they’re right there. In the limited constructed world of NASCAR it works, but in the real world a man needs to turn right now and again, same for their tax policy in some pretend world I’m sure the GOP would be just fine, but in the real world, it’s a trainwreck.

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[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Surprising how few see this problem, i think it's because people think of tax policy as a journey, but it's not it's a system on a journey you can go in one direction, it's a good thing, in a system it's a disaster.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13470) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I can't wait till we start producing crash proof batteries. That will be an indication we've turned or are turning some sort of corner in terms of both technology and public acceptance of that technology in an effort to reduce co2 emissions.

Not that such an event is likely to keep us below that 2 C temp increase target set by the IPCC. In all probability we've already produced enough CO2 emissions to blow right on by that 2 C target.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

When the going gets tough, the poor get screwed.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13470) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

And that is exactly who will suffer the worst effects of Global Warming, worldwide.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

It's always puzzled me how we are being encouraged to buy smaller cars, even electric cars, when every weekend, in every tinpot town and city in the western world, leadfoots are burning up gas, nitrous oxide, oils, tyres, lighting systems that could power a small town, just to drive round and round a track, hoping not to crash.

The crowds, on the other hand, are hoping for a crash. They race everything from lawn mowers, to hotted up prime movers, and there's not one word said about that.

Incredible.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13470) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

It doesn't surprise me - when I was a kid my friends brother built a Mustang Mach 1 - I was in the back seat one day, and we hit 140 mph on the interstate.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

People need their excitement - even if it is vicarious - then their is also good things to be learned from any destructive testing for engineers.

I will be happy to see the day though when the racing - even of lawn mowers - will be done with clean fuel - like solar or hydrogen. {:-\

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I'm all for formula 1, and the resulting engine performance and fuel injection technology improvements.

That said, if every little speedway track in the world (Australians are mad on speedway, BTW) had a performance electric category, just think how quickly that technology would move forward.

It's not like electric motors can't run very fast. And in a limited lap race, they are probably faster than formula 1.

We host the annual solar car race challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, and the entrants are becoming faster every year, but due to the limitations of having to generate their own power, the top speeds are still under the 100 mph mark.

With onboard battery banks, top speeds are only limited by aerodynamics, and the physics of road friction.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Brings up a funny coincidence - 4 electric racing - it seems that on an episode of American Chopper that they Built an electric drag bike and set a record with it. {:-])

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Excellent. If you look at the court case between Tesla and the very popular Top Gear car show, you'll see how much resistance there is from the oil companies, and the moving forward into an electric future.

The internal combustion engine is such old technology, and wasteful, if it wasn't for the dollars involved in the massive support industry, it would be relegated to earthmoving machinery, for mine.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Oil companies are stuck in wrong thinking. There will always be markets for oil - synthetic or otherwise - it just does not have to be fuel related. Worse - with their money - they are in the best position to manage a profitable change-over.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Yes, there's this panic about running out of oil, but those in the power seats figure that there's enough for their lifetime, as long as they can get control over it, and make a lot of money from that control.

This has been the way of the world since the start of the industrial revolution.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

The way of the world since the beginning - Greed is Blind.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Greed also affects decision-making.

Any new development that might diminish profit levels is soundly thrashed into non-being. Forget the environment, or the future of our children.

So greed is also damaging and restricting the future of everyone.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In a word - YES.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

It is, it is sad that we don't trust our own government but we place so much trust in the unseen hand of the market that we end up "trusting" the CEO's that we have no control over, who don't consult us at all. I mean people who get pissed off because they don't get exactly what they want from government so they turn everything over to people that they don't even really know what those people are doing. Then these same people act to control the opinions through multiplication of the facts it seems they feel it would cost them too much to address climate change so they're going to sacrifice the planet.

[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Nascar is definitely a racist rightie; what about horse racing? Racist righties, too, right? Are there any sports that these red devils don't own?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Lawn bowls, and errrm crocket.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Not sure you got my point but thank you for the feedback, but I'm going to say Basketball, Barkley for President!!

[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Granted, you can have B-Ball but we're keeping the beer, ok? If you're divvying things up, everything from Bud to Guinness belongs to us.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You don't get the Guinness or Bass. You don't get the rum, either.

[-] -1 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

What? No way... ok, ok, so what about the Pinot Noir? Or Riesling? We'll give you the Chardonnay.

Riesling is definitely rightie territory. Right?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

But, I hate the Chardonnay You take the Chardonnay. Riesling is too sweet. You take the Riesling. You need it. We'll take the Pinot Grigio and vin de Bourgogne. I'm going to need the Metaxa and Grappa to cook with. We will have to share.

[-] -1 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Share? Yearight. Picture that. What if we split the Pinot Grigio?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ok, but then we are going to need the Corona.

[-] -2 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Nice. So what are you cooking?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Moussaka.

[-] -1 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

Are we gonna share that, too?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You like moussaka?

[-] 1 points by yobstreet (-575) 1 year ago

That's a possibility. I could file it under "Corona adventures."

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Hmmm. Ok.

[-] -1 points by WeThePeop (-259) 1 year ago

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[-] -3 points by alva (-442) 1 year ago

one of your dumber posts.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

What''s dumb is voting for a party that can only turn left.

[-] 0 points by alva (-442) 1 year ago

the democrats?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8655) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

I've seen the Ds drive they turn left and right, (they raise and lower taxes) it's the Rs that are heading us toward a cleft and won't turn or slow down.