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Old 11-20-11, 07:35 PM   #1
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Stay classy, NASCAR fans

The first :15 is the relevant part.



http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/s...,6437580.story

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First Lady Michelle Obama booed as honorary starter for Ford 400
By Juan C. Rodriguez
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7:42 p.m. EST, November 20, 2011

HOMESTEAD—
NASCAR fans booed First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, before the start of the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Obama and Biden servied as Ford 400 Grand Marshals, where they addressed the drivers’ meeting Sunday afternoon before presiding over the cermonial starting of the engines for Sunday's race.

The First Lady and Dr. Biden were invited to the season-ending event to bring awareness to their Joining Forces initiative, which supports military families.

“I know this is a big day for all of you so we’re not going to take up your time because you need to be focused,” Obama said. “We just wanted to stop by and say thank you. NASCAR has just been amazing in terms of its support not just today, but everyday of military families.

“What Joining Forces is trying to do is rally the country to make sure these families feel the same kind of support from this country they’ve given us. One percent of our country serves and they protect the freedoms of the other 99 percent of us. ...

“These military families are stepping up in ways that are amazing. Days like this just remind them they do have a country that cares and appreciates what they do, and it means so much to them.”

Obama and Biden attended a special barbeque lunch with service members and their families in advance of giving the “Gentlemen, start your engines” order for the 3:20 p.m. race. As they performed that function, boos could be prominently heard before the roar of the engines.
Fuck you, you troglodytic redneck pieces of shit. Not only is she the First Lady and there for a good cause, she is there for a good cause that you claim to hold near and dear to your hearts.
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Old 11-20-11, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Stay classy, NASCAR fans

Maybe they thought there was actually another cause that brought her there. Not that that excuses booing a first lady.
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Old 11-20-11, 07:56 PM   #3
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I would never boo our President, let alone the first lady. Shameful.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:14 PM   #4
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I would never boo our President, let alone the first lady. Shameful.
I might boo a president. I've heckled a congressperson, but it was really only awkward because I worked for her.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:16 PM   #5
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I would boo her.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-11, 08:18 PM   #7
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Old 11-20-11, 08:22 PM   #8
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I've boo'ed and given a thumbs down sign to our governor during a parade. The first lady looked at me and mouthed "why?". He's now in prison (Jim Ryan / Illinois).

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Old 11-20-11, 08:26 PM   #9
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I played it back like 5 times, I hear a few boos but it really sounds like a small percentage of the crowd.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:30 PM   #10
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He's now in prison (Jim Thompson / Illinois).
The odds were with you, but actually, Big Jim Thompson is one of the few Illinois governors who is not in prison.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:30 PM   #11
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Funny isn't it? Ironic? indeed. For years those on the left got away with heckling Bush. And yet the minute they get a little comeuppance they cry like babies. What the fuck? Double standard much? Jesus Christ people deal with it, it's called freedom of speech, it's that thing you consider a one way street.

BTW, you wouldn't believe how many "Union" working NASCAR fans are out there in the crowd, it's a pretty large number of 100% certified card carrying Democrats. And from the sound of it they're collectively finished with sitting around waiting for this magical "change" to take place.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:33 PM   #12
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The odds were with you, but actually, Big Jim Thompson is one of the few Illinois governors who is not in prison.
... presently. But then Blago isn't there right now either.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:35 PM   #13
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The odds were with you, but actually, Big Jim Thompson is one of the few Illinois governors who is not in prison.
I agree - it was Jim Ryan I did that to. My original post has been corrected.

I have high respect for Thompson... and Jim Egar.
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Old 11-20-11, 08:50 PM   #14
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I agree - it was Jim Ryan I did that to. My original post has been corrected.

I have high respect for Thompson... and Jim Egar.
I do too -- even though they were both Republicans, I thought Thompson and Edgar were both decent men who worked hard to do what was right for the state, even if I didn't always agree with their approaches.

(BTW, you mean George Ryan -- Jim Ryan was the sacrificial lamb who ran against Blago after they were getting ready to cart George off to jail and before everyone realized that Blago belonged in the next cell. Not to be confused with Jack Ryan, who was the guy who was going to take down Obama in the 2004 Senate race, until it came out that he forced Jeri Ryan to go to sex clubs).
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Old 11-20-11, 09:20 PM   #15
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Funny isn't it? Ironic? indeed. For years those on the left got away with heckling Bush. And yet the minute they get a little comeuppance they cry like babies. What the fuck? Double standard much? Jesus Christ people deal with it, it's called freedom of speech, it's that thing you consider a one way street.
1. I am not "on the left." Read my posts here and I think you will find that it is pretty obvious that I am not.

2. You are committing the fallacy sadly common among blind partisans that leads you to interpret an attack on douchebaggery on one side of the aisle as a defense of and/or a denial of douchebaggery on the opposite side of the aisle.

3. Really? You're making a constitutional argument to defend people acting like petulant assholes?
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Old 11-20-11, 09:27 PM   #16
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Next to this the Nascar crowd looks like Mr. Howell and Lovey:

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Old 11-21-11, 01:21 AM   #17
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Ooh yeah baby! Check out those arms!


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Old 11-21-11, 02:45 AM   #18
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Re: Stay classy, NASCAR fans

Is this thread meant seriously? I'm surprised NASCAR fans can spell boo. What the hell do you expect them to do when they see a black woman?
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Old 11-21-11, 07:00 AM   #19
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Oh come on, NASCAR fans---she had just become proud of America for the first time in her adult life, and now you do this.
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Old 11-21-11, 07:06 AM   #20
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Not to be confused with Jack Ryan, who was the guy who was going to take down Obama in the 2004 Senate race, until it came out that he forced Jeri Ryan to go to sex clubs
Tom Clancy is slipping in his old age. That said, if this one ever gets made into a movie, I'm in as long as Jeri Ryan is playing herself.
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Old 11-21-11, 11:39 AM   #21
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Based on my perception of the average NASCAR fan, they weren't booing Mrs. Obama because of her husband's politics, but because it was only too obvious, since she was not in a car, that there was absolutely NO chance of her being splattered all over the tracks in a fiery, bloody carnival of a death scene. I mean, isn't that the kind of thing they go and sit there four hours just PRAYING will happen to some driver? And then of course, they go on to establish the mawkish tributes that are such a standard trailer-park sight nowadays. "Dale Earnhardt: in the arms of Jesus now."
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Old 11-21-11, 11:53 AM   #22
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Old 11-21-11, 11:58 AM   #23
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Groucho, if you're going to post a pic in response to hal900's post, it should be the McConaughey pic.

BTW, hal -- I looked on YouTube and couldn't find video of First Lady Laura Bush getting booed while promoting a non-partisan cause like supporting our troops. Would you mind posting that link? Thanks!
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Groucho, if you're going to post a pic in response to hal900's post, it should be the McConaughey pic.

BTW, hal -- I looked on YouTube and couldn't find video of First Lady Laura Bush getting booed while promoting a non-partisan cause like supporting our troops. Would you mind posting that link? Thanks!
Hmmm... using equivalent examples when making a point? Sounds like a radical idea; I don't see it catching on anytime soon around here.
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Old 11-21-11, 01:20 PM   #25
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They weren't booing, they were saying Bruuuuuuce!
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