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Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500
Tampa Bay ^ | 2/25/12

Posted on 02/26/2012 8:47:34 AM PST by Libloather

Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500
FEBRUARY 25, 2012

The United Auto Workers will taunt Mitt Romney from the sky while he attends Daytona 500 on Sunday. Plane banner: "Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."

The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers.

"Had the country taken Romney's advice, turning his back on the Auto Industry and the millions who depend on it during their darkest hour, what would have become of NASCAR?"

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: daytona; nascar; romney; uaw; union; unionvote
Why NASCAR? The Chevy Volt bursts into flames all by itself.
1 posted on 02/26/2012 8:47:38 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Santorum has the #26 today.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 8:48:43 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Libloather

I’ve found the the flames really help me reach my destination faster.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 8:49:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather

let them . they are overpaid shitty workers,


4 posted on 02/26/2012 8:53:51 AM PST by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Libloather

5 posted on 02/26/2012 8:57:46 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Libloather; All

Brewer endorsed Romney..just d*mn.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/26/10510247-arizona-gov-brewer-endorses-romney-for-president


6 posted on 02/26/2012 8:58:56 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Libloather
The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers.

Ain't nothin' stock about a stock car son.

All of that stuff is custom built. The "Car of Tomorrow is here and they are all the same. Same profile, same engine, same everything. The only thing different is the graphics.

7 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:58 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if the guys that build those cars are even in a union. I believe they’re built by the car owners in their shops and I doubt that they are union people.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:02:56 AM PST by deweyfrank
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The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers.

BS. They're built by their respective sponsors. Maybe he means built to look like American cars...

9 posted on 02/26/2012 9:03:38 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Libloather
When they say Auto Union, I think of this:

Not the union for auto workers.

10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:03:48 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Libloather

The Chevy Volt with a 500 mile extension cord was a last minute qualifier today.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: patriot08

I’m really sorry to read that.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:30 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Ouderkirk
All of that stuff is custom built. The "Car of Tomorrow is here and they are all the same. Same profile, same engine, same everything. The only thing different is the graphics.

I miss the heyday when car manufacturers would sell a street legal race car to get it homoligated.

Who wouldn't want a hemi Superbird from 1970?

13 posted on 02/26/2012 9:10:45 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: goseminoles

Keep in on the track for Rick all 500 miles!"

14 posted on 02/26/2012 9:13:31 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Libloather
[The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers.]

Generally speaking, sports fans don't like partisan politics mixed with the spectacle. I remember John Kerry was loudly booed at Fenway—in a town he would win by a landslide—when he threw out the first pitch(which hit the dirt in front of the plate). I got the impression the booing wasn't because it was Kerry or that he couldn't throw. It was about fans not wanting the game polluted by politics.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 9:14:54 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Nascar picked John Cena over Willard Romney who had traveled down to Daytona to start the race.

Good choice.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 9:18:08 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Ouderkirk

As to the UAW dolts, the industry operates at the whim of bureaucrats and not the customers. Chapter 11 was the way to go but that would have busted the unions and they would have been on the short end of the stick they already had. Those bond holders who risked their investment dollars were the really big losers.

Not the same engine. Each is slightly different according to the basic block and head design. I can tell you after experience with the D3 Roush flat tappet engine, the four engines are as different from each other as their names. The basic rules are the same for each and each must fit their basics into the rules.

As a racing techno geek, I am very happy they have brought EFI into the mix. How out of character it was to see the data guy’s laptop on the roof of the cars in the NASCAR garages.

As to the point the cars are all the same, yep. The only exception is the nose. Very slight differences but essentially the same. Everywhere, spec racing is the norm and the overriding agenda is for the show. What they don’t legislate by car chassis, shape and engine, they will attempt to level the playing field so driver ability is paramount. They are wedded to making the racing a sport of personalities and abilities.

Professional racing is the new “Circus come to town”. The trucks roll in like the Circus Train used to with all of the fancy graphics to announce their arrival. The tents go up, the show ensues, and when it is all over, the tents come down and it is off to the next stop for the show. That is the reality.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 9:22:07 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Ouderkirk

As to the UAW dolts, the industry operates at the whim of bureaucrats and not the customers. Chapter 11 was the way to go but that would have busted the unions and they would have been on the short end of the stick they already had. Those bond holders who risked their investment dollars were the really big losers.

Not the same engine. Each is slightly different according to the basic block and head design. I can tell you after experience with the D3 Roush flat tappet engine, the four engines are as different from each other as their names. The basic rules are the same for each and each must fit their basics into the rules.

As a racing techno geek, I am very happy they have brought EFI into the mix. How out of character it was to see the data guy’s laptop on the roof of the cars in the NASCAR garages.

As to the point the cars are all the same, yep. The only exception is the nose. Very slight differences but essentially the same. Everywhere, spec racing is the norm and the overriding agenda is for the show. What they don’t legislate by car chassis, shape and engine, they will attempt to level the playing field so driver ability is paramount. They are wedded to making the racing a sport of personalities and abilities.

Professional racing is the new “Circus come to town”. The trucks roll in like the Circus Train used to with all of the fancy graphics to announce their arrival. The tents go up, the show ensues, and when it is all over, the tents come down and it is off to the next stop for the show. That is the reality.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 9:22:17 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Libloather

Are they really going to fly that banner today? Oh, please dear God, let it be true!!!

Go Number 26!


19 posted on 02/26/2012 9:34:29 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: CainConservative
The Chevy Volt with a 500 mile extension cord was a last minute qualifier today.

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How about a big mast in the center of the track and an extension cord to the car?

Sort of like a huge May Pole -


20 posted on 02/26/2012 9:37:20 AM PST by az_gila
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To: patriot08

I clicked over and read the article, and like everything that comes out of msnbc, it was deceptive. Its purpose was to demoralize and sow discord among conservatives, therefore; Gov. Brewer’s interview didn’t disappoint me that much.

How many votes is her lukewarm statement that because she thinks Romney has the best chance against Obama, she supports him, the day before the day before the voting takes place? Aren’t there a lot o mormons that are pretty actve in the Arizona republican party right now because they see a chance to get Romney the nomination?

And how is this for spin and deceptiveness: Ouote from the article: “Brewer said she expected Super Tuesday to largely end the battle for the nomination, even if Santorum were to continue fighting”. (article opinion, not Brewer quote)

Now, what Brewer actually said: “He (Santorum) might be in it but I think it’ll be overwhelmingly decided after Super Tuesday,” she said.

So, what did she say? What did she mean exactly?: That the Super Tuesday vote would decide and end the republican primary process? or that the nomination would be decided AFTER Super Tuesday?

Worst case scenario: we still have a generally conservative tough lady Governor out there in Arizona, on our side, even if she actually (mistakenly) thinks Romney has the best shot at unseating Obama.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 9:51:10 AM PST by ngat
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To: Ouderkirk

Exactly correct. Change the grill and the logo and a Ford becomes a Chevy becomes a Dodge becomes a Camry.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 10:24:17 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Obama 2011: "Let them eat peas")
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To: Libloather

How dare Romney advocate following the law.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 11:04:30 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Libloather

The UAW? Those dummies will be sitting on the runway in a boat yelling “Maybe we need a bigger propeller!”


24 posted on 02/26/2012 11:04:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: CainConservative
500 mile cord? Obama will just recharge it every forty miles.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: mazda77

The engines are essentially the same, (overhead valve/pushrod), the rest is window dressing, a vanilla wafer.

The Car of Tomorrow is another vanilla wafer, and you’re left with the marshmallow on the inside.

Racing has jumped the shark and it is simply no longer fun to watch.

NASCAR is like dumping a box of Fruit Loops into a toilet and giving it a flush. Throw in some screaming redneck to announce it, and you could sell tickets.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 3:12:45 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

On the surface you are correct. They (NASCAR) are trying to do the same thing to Grand-Am in regards to it being more show with the go.

But what amazed me about the flat tappet engines is the entire lifter valley and the area above the heads are totally flooded with oil. One of the cars I did data for, and this goes for virtually all of the Ford powered TransAm cars, use this thing that I have seen 9600 RPM on the data and it wasn’t even straining. The regular roller engines cannot do that. I hear this is mainly a road racing engine package. At the end of each day the oil in those areas (~5 gal) has to be drained so it doesn’t leak past the rings and hydrolock the engine overnight.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 4:16:27 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: hecht

Actually, if the auto makers would have stayed in auto manucturing instead of the retirement and healthcare business, forced by the unions, there wouldn’t have been any need for a bailout or bankruptcy. So the UAW can stick their banner .............


28 posted on 02/26/2012 4:26:56 PM PST by Toespi
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To: mazda77
I used to race supermodifieds in the 80's and it too just got to be too rich for the privateer. There was a time when you could buy a used chassis, build a good alky motor and a kinsler injection and be ready to go racing for about $40K and be competitive. Now you can't even get in the gate for less than $300K.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 5:01:11 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

Sidewinders! Kewl stuff!


30 posted on 02/26/2012 5:05:13 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Libloather

Lying unions - Romney’s advice was the correct advice all along. GM and Chrysler DID go bankrupt, they had to. Obama bailed out the unions with taxpayer money in that, pumping money so the unions could take over, and screwed the bondholders in the process.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 6:33:20 AM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: Libloather
The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers.

"A cat can give birth to kittens in the oven. That don't make 'em biscuits." - Quanell X

32 posted on 02/27/2012 9:13:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Ouderkirk

Oswego?


33 posted on 02/27/2012 9:21:39 AM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Libloather

If anybody asks Romney about this, he should just say “When Obama gave the taxpayer’s money to UAW, I bet he didn’t tell them this is what they’d be using it for.”


34 posted on 02/27/2012 9:29:36 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Gettin Betta

Good catch. It is Oswego Speedway.


35 posted on 02/27/2012 3:00:19 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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