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Army pulling out of NASCAR at end of season
Yahoo ^ | 7/10/12 | Jenna Fryer - AP

Posted on 07/10/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, effectively ending its sponsorship in NASCAR altogether after a decade.

SHR said Tuesday it is pursuing a new sponsor.

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The Army has been in NASCAR for 10 seasons, ..

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The decision to leave NASCAR comes as Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Rep. Jackson Kingston of Georgia are pushing an amendment that would prohibit military sponsorship of sports.

McCollum lost a House vote a year ago to end military sponsorships of NASCAR, professional wrestling and fishing, but is trying again to have the approximately $80 million in sponsorship cut from the defense budget.

McCollum applauded the Army's decision to pull out of NASCAR.

"The Army made the right move to eliminate a wasteful program and protect taxpayer dollars - which has been my goal all along," she said. "Congress is facing a very difficult budget environment, and I want taxpayer dollars protected, even at the Pentagon.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhomilitary; federalfunding; militaryspending; nascar; obama; usarmy
80 million these dingbats are worried about.. a drop in the bucket.. compared to obamacure.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 7:36:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

McCollum is a divorced unhappy liberal to the left of Fidel Castro. Her son use to swim on our son’s YMCA swim team. She was one of those parents that dropped him off, never volunteered, never stayed to watch him swim, and then showed up after the meet to pick him up.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: NormsRevenge

Consider how many kids grow up from diapers seeing NASCAR and the military together in a positive light. When I used to take my ex wife’s son to the races, all he ever wanted was the military themed NASCAR gear. He was as interested in the troops wandering around as he was in the cars.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 7:43:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NormsRevenge

she doesn’t want nascar sponsered because its more regular, middle class people that like it...not her leftist mob....


4 posted on 07/10/2012 7:44:23 PM PDT by cherry (Catholics for Romney)
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To: NormsRevenge

I gotta’ agree. This was improper. Reminds me of the ancient SNL skit with John Belushi trying to make the Air Force seem cool.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 7:52:46 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Then no Basketball, Football or Baseball ads.

The most patriot (and conservative) kids are into NASCAR, Fishing, and even wrestling. To single those sports out is definite discrimination and it is bad for the military, since these are the bread and butter of our military.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 7:56:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Meh. It’s part of their advertizing budget for recruiting. It looks like stupid over-detailed meddling in how the services use the money given them to do the jobs we task them with.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably order by zero himself. It was too effective in recruitment. No we just can’t have that now can we?


8 posted on 07/10/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 23 Everest

I’ll drink to that!


9 posted on 07/10/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: FreeAtlanta

NASCAR is still the best advertizing bargain there is.


10 posted on 07/10/2012 7:59:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NormsRevenge

If the election does not change the direction, the military Nascar funds will be diverted to pride parade floats with “faboulous” drivers and support crews.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 7:59:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge

Good. This money could be better spent supporting green companies like Solyndra, maybe some extra long-term help Katrina victims, midnight basketball, blah, blah, blah.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 8:00:42 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge
Choombama only wants mooslims and gang bangers joining the service now anyway. Take the adverts off NASCAR and put them on 40 ouncers, Blunt packages and military C4 grade wrappings to get the desired results.

Just smart advertising...I'm jes' sayin'...

13 posted on 07/10/2012 8:00:57 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: NormsRevenge

BM, as Rep. McCollum is colloquially known, is a raving leftist lunatic from a raving leftist lunatic base district in the Twin Cities metro area. She opposes this Army strategy because she wants to detract from the manly venues the Army supports and to cut into recruitment from masculine sources. Better an all-leftist, all-fruitcake military than one capable of defending anything.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: umgud

What, you got sumpin against sponsoring gay wedding chapels?


15 posted on 07/10/2012 8:02:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MtnClimber

Next sponsor, Queens of New Orleans?


16 posted on 07/10/2012 8:06:39 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gotta save money to pay for those Gay Pride parties, parades and “festivities” at the Pentagon?


17 posted on 07/10/2012 8:10:23 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: NormsRevenge

This is aimed directly at recruitment of volunteers. FedGov also cut funding for some “free” military bands- free if you allow a recruitment booth.

The left, remembering 1968, would love a draft so they can recruit kids themselves.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 8:12:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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"Gotta save money to pay for those Gay Pride parties, parades and “festivities” at the Pentagon?"

Exactly. Expect support for the "Gay Olympics" and other homosexual events. Until the Congress bans homosexuals from the military, Americans should avoid serving in any branch of the military.

19 posted on 07/10/2012 8:16:15 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: NormsRevenge

The Army will now be sponsoring interior decorating competitions and gay cabaret.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 8:24:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Glad to see she is interested in saving taxpayer money.

Maybe she will push a bill to boot crack whores, brood sows, gang bangers, drug pushers, lazy slugs and illegal aliens off welfare, food stamps and ObamaKare.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 8:32:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder how much advertising on the Olympics will set the U S Postal Service back?


22 posted on 07/10/2012 10:42:46 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

As late as the mid 1980’s, the United States Government used to sponsor NRA High-Power matches through the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) which was run by an Army Officer in Washington DC. I remember shooting in them then. DCM would issue the shooters a bandolier of Lake City M2 Ball ammunition if we had an M1 Garand, and we were allowed to keep the bandoliers, brass & clips after the match. I still have some of that stuff. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (D Colorado) had it all closed down because she and her leftist cabal didn’t think it appropriate for the government to give ammunition to civilians. What a country we once had.


23 posted on 07/10/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: NormsRevenge
To be honest, I'm surprised that they still allow fly overs at NASCAR events. I'm sure they could justify cutting them out on financial grounds.

Look for the other branches to drop out soon and a return to local high schools presenting the colors.

NASCAR will continue to honor the troops regardless of what the administration might mandate through DOD.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT by norton
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To: VR-21

“What a country we once had.”

That about says it all; it bears no resemblance at all to when I was the age of my children today. Reagan was president, Communism was evil, deviants stayed under their rocks...


25 posted on 07/11/2012 3:46:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: NormsRevenge
,,,,,, just another assault on the conservative right by the left-wing communist dingbatz in congress . All the while they have no problem with the massive amount of waivers of 0bamacare granted to their commie union buddies and campaign supporters . Tony Stewart ROCKS !!!!! ,,,, go SMOKE !!!!
26 posted on 07/11/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: cripplecreek

I alwsys thought that the USMC had the best recruiting commercials of any branch.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 4:29:41 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell maybe they are just tired of NASCAR and their green bullsh*t. I am.

LLS


28 posted on 07/11/2012 4:37:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: norton
Look for the other branches to drop out soon and a return to local high schools presenting the colors.

They aren't going to be returning to high schools, that was the first place liberals attacked them. (For recruiting children!!!!!)
29 posted on 07/11/2012 4:53:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I could see this coming but am still surprised its finally happening. Norton is right - flyovers are next.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 10:31:09 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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