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Murphy (D-CT) wants NASCAR to rename NRA 500
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Posted on 03/07/2013 1:55:45 PM PST by matt04

A U.S. Senator for Connecticut is asked NASCAR to "reverse its decision to name" one of its races after the National Rifle Association.

Earlier this week, the NRA signed a one-year agreement to be the title sponsor for the April 13 race at the Texas Motor Speedway.

"The NRA has been involved in the sport for several years and a partner of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. for many years in various aspects, and this race entitlement is just another extension of that business relationship," said Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage. "We look forward to another successful partnership with the NRA for our April race week of activities."

The decision to sign the contract is the Texas Motor Speedway's and not NASCAR's.

"As you may or may not know, race sponsor entitlement partnerships are agreements directly between the track and the sponsor," NASCAR told Eyewitness News Thursday.

The race, which will be called the NRA 500, is part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The NRA 500 is first prime-time Saturday evening race of the 2013 season, according to Texas Motor Speedway officials.

"The NRA 500 is the latest announcement in the long history of a growing partnership between the NRA, Speedway Motorsports and the NASCAR community," said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. "NRA members and NASCAR fans love their country and everything that is good and right about America."

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who has been outspoken on gun control and against the NRA, urged NASCAR to change its decision.

"They should stay out of political debate about gun violence," the senator tweeted Thursday.

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During an interview with Eyewitness News, Murphy called the decision to rename the race "irresponsible during the most important debate over gun control in a generation."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; murphy; nascar; nra; secondamendment
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I normally don't watch NASCAR, however I will watch this race.
1 posted on 03/07/2013 1:55:47 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
It's none of your %#&@^#$ business, dude.
2 posted on 03/07/2013 2:00:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: matt04
"They should stay out of political debate about gun violence," the senator tweeted Thursday.

There's that pesky first amendment thingie again.

Anybody who disagrees with the crook should stay out of the debate.

3 posted on 03/07/2013 2:01:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: matt04
Some, so liberal a$$hat in CT wants to tell NASCAR and TX what to do in regards to an event in Texas?

f***king typical lib. I think i can speak for both TX and NASCAR when I tell Murphy to go **** ******* *** *** ***** ** **** ** **!

4 posted on 03/07/2013 2:02:08 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: matt04

Chris Murphy should stay out of the political debate and listen to his constituents.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 2:03:21 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey Yankee! Don’t mess with Texas!


6 posted on 03/07/2013 2:04:41 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Refresh my memory but didn’t NASCAR finally bend to a lot of political pressure to drop the name Winston Cup? This certainly isn’t the first time that liberals have had NASCAR in their sights (deliberate gun analogy).


7 posted on 03/07/2013 2:07:10 PM PST by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: matt04

the rat’s a moron...Bells will ring
Ting-a-ling-a-ling
Ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing “Vita bella”
Vita bell-vitabella
Hearts will play
Tippi-tippi-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
Lucky fella


8 posted on 03/07/2013 2:09:41 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: matt04

Maybe this Rat should have his own race.

Call it the Commie Blast 100.

Only allow Government Motors Chevy Volts to run.

It would be great, Instead of taking wages on who would win, wagering would be on who explodes first.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 2:09:51 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: CommerceComet

My memory of this tells me NASCAR dropped the Winston Cup name because the Feds banned most cigarette advertising.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 2:10:11 PM PST by Texican72
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To: matt04

Let’s find out where he lives...both in CT *and* DC...and publish those addresses with the announcement that he doesn’t own any firearms,being philosophically opposed to guns.Let’s see how long it takes for one Or both) of his places being broken into.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 2:10:31 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: matt04

If the alternate selection is the “Connecticut Sucks 500” then I’m all for the name change.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 2:13:29 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: matt04

All he has to do is find out what the NRA is paying NASCAR, and offer more.

But that’ll never happen because Democrats only know how the spend other people’s money, not their own.

Jerk.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 2:13:51 PM PST by Stosh
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To: re_nortex

sent him a note...

Happy to see you find the 1st amendment as interrupted by the US Supreme court in(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama

“Immunity from state scrutiny of petitioner’s membership lists is here so related to the right of petitioner’s members to pursue their lawful private interests privately and to associate freely with others in doing so as to come within the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment” and, further, that freedom to associate with organizations dedicated to the “advancement of beliefs and ideas” is an inseparable part of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment”

as out of date and useless as the 2nd Amendment. Good job. Keep up the good work!


14 posted on 03/07/2013 2:14:21 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: matt04

The should rename it, “The U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is an A-hole 500”


15 posted on 03/07/2013 2:14:24 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: matt04
Chris "Light in the Loafers" Murphy


16 posted on 03/07/2013 2:16:38 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Doomonyou

How about the “Eric Holder traffics guns to Mexican cartels 500.” Practically rolls off the tongue. Well it is better than the “Pork, the Other White Meat 500.”


17 posted on 03/07/2013 2:16:53 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: matt04

If the alternate selection is the “Connecticut Sucks 500” then I’m all for the name change.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 2:16:54 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: matt04

Maybe they’d be happier with the Fast and Furious Gun Runner 500. Eric Holder can start the race.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 2:20:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt04

“It’s the economy, stupid.” —JAMES CARVILLE, 1992


20 posted on 03/07/2013 2:23:31 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: matt04

F’Off Chris Murphy. ...go change your panties!


21 posted on 03/07/2013 2:27:39 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Doomonyou
... rename it, “The U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is an A-hole 500”

Or "The Dyslexic 500 - sponsored by ARN"

22 posted on 03/07/2013 2:27:42 PM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Doomonyou

Better yet “The U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is an A-hole 500 Presented by the NRA”


23 posted on 03/07/2013 2:33:58 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Democrats - Daily showing that they can suck more.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 2:34:03 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: USNBandit

Works for me!


25 posted on 03/07/2013 2:35:01 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: ken in texas

Another idiot in government that wants to mess with business!
Dude go yack to someone who cares!
NASCAR fans don’t care what it’s called, idiot they just wanna see the stinkin race!


26 posted on 03/07/2013 2:36:27 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: VeniVidiVici

He looks like a spit-shine Yankee knob polisher.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 2:49:02 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: matt04

Eat it, Murphy. So glad we moved out of your progressive Connecticut political scene to Texas last year!!!!

Your state is losing hundreds of income tax dollars and that’s becoming a trend, wake up to the fleeing constituency & smell the lost cordite.


28 posted on 03/07/2013 2:50:07 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: matt04
Chris Murphy is a political hack who won election to the senate by simply being the candidate on the ballot with the 'D' after his name in a deep 'blue' state where Democrats rule - everything. The state is teetering on bankruptcy and unemployment stands at 8% + but this clown is worried about the sponsor of a race held by NASCAR, a sport he cares absolutely nothing about. Doesn't matter. Murphy figures his silly complaint about a race having the NRA as a sponsor gets him a little publicity (trust me, he's useless as a senator) and burnishes his liberal image with nutmeg state voters who love liberals.

Hating the NRA is one requisite for membership in the Democrat party these days and Chris Murphy is a member in good standing. Of course the NRA and NASCAR will ignore the junior senators request but it'll get him the media coverage he craves because his media pals share his abhorrence of law abiding Americans owning, gasp, guns!

29 posted on 03/07/2013 2:58:25 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: LurkedLongEnough

There’s not a single NASCAR race in Connecticut, either at the Sprint Cup level or the Nationwide level. And although most of the fans that attend the races in New Hampshire, Delaware, Illinois, California, Michigan and New York would likely support NRA sponsorship of those races, NASCAR was smart enough to avoid that situation. This would be like a Republican congressman protesting against the Hollywood based Academy Awards because it was sponsored by the United Auto Workers Union.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 3:01:29 PM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: matt04

How about adding 35 miles to the course and calling it the Idiot 535?


31 posted on 03/07/2013 3:03:00 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: matt04

Consider these connections between the “Evil twins” Chris Dodd and Chris Murphy.

In 2007-2008 Chris Dodd was Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee; at the same time Chris Murphy was a member of the House Banking Committee.

In 2003 Dodd got a “below market” Countrywide Financial Corp mortgage on his Washington, DC and Connecticut homes.

In 2007 Murphy also got his “below market” rate mortgage. His was from Webster Bank and it was on his Connecticut home.

In 2008 Dodd claimed his loan rate from Countrywide was at a “competitive rate “– which it was not.

He denied any political pressure on Countrywide which was ridiculous.

In 2012 Murphy, who got the “below market” rate from Webster despite his poor credit, also denied his mortgage was the result of political pressure.

In June 2008 Dodd proposed a program to assist sub-prime mortgage lenders like HIS pals at Countrywide and later voted for the big bank bailout of 2008.

When it was considered in the House, Chris Murphy voted for the bailout that delivered 400 million dollars of tax payer money to HIS pals at Webster Bank.

Chris Dodd was a Connecticut congressman from 1975-1980 and senator from 1981 to 2010 when he decided not to run again in recognition that he could not win reelection. People preferred an acknowledged liar who claimed to have served in Viet Nam with the Marines over Chris Dodd.

Chris Murphy served as an intern to Chris Dodd in the Senate: HC 5/1/09.

In 2007 when Dodd ran for President Murphy was one of the first to endorse him: why not?


32 posted on 03/07/2013 3:18:33 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: matt04

I wish we could give Murphy and that other A-Hole we have in the Senate,The Fake Marine to Texas so Texans can straiten them out.These Two are serious mental cases and they should have never been elected.

Unfortunately the majority of voters in connecticut are mental cases.

Oh!by the way I left the name of the state in small type because it is small.Small in size,mental capacity,you name it.The only thing thats not small is their capacity to try and control people and steal our money.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 3:35:55 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: matt04
I suggest that Chris Murphy resign from the Senate and move to TX. Then as a private citizen voice an opinion. Afterwards, I strongly urge Murphy to run for Senate in TX.

I am not a big race fan, but this race is huge - literally the largest race of the year. I would love to go to that party.

34 posted on 03/07/2013 3:40:32 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Texican72

>> “My memory of this tells me NASCAR dropped the Winston Cup name because the Feds banned most cigarette advertising” <<

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They repealed the first amendment?


35 posted on 03/07/2013 3:48:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: matt04

HAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAAA!!

How about the “F*** Marxism 500” Mr. Murphy??


36 posted on 03/07/2013 3:52:55 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: matt04

If they signed the contract, “reconsidering” is actually spelled “breach”.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 3:54:29 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: editor-surveyor
"They repealed the first amendment?"

Well, I read right here on FR that any State Legislature or Town/City Council can suspend any or all of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights by enacting a State Law, or City/Town ordinance. Their position was based on States Rights.

So who knows if we still have First Amendment Rights...

I know people in some States are losing their 2nd Amendment Rights at an alarming rate.

38 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:00 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: matt04
"They should stay out of political debate about gun violence," the senator tweeted Thursday.

I imagine he's pretty selective about who he thinks should "stay out" of the debate, namely the other side. I bet if they named it the "Wussy Pussy Anti-Rights 500" he'd be just junky dory with them having an opinion on a public issue.

39 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:26 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: matt04

“U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who has been outspoken on gun control and against the NRA, urged NASCAR to change its decision.”

*Sigh* and 55.2% of voters in CT supported this guy in 2012.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:51 PM PST by DemforBush (When life gives you lemons, hoard them and make a killing in citrus futures!)
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To: cripplecreek
Eric Holder can start the race.

he could fire a starting gun!

41 posted on 03/07/2013 3:57:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: editor-surveyor
They repealed the first amendment?

Only for people with opinions not on the approved list. If they like what you think, it's censorship if someone just skips buying your product.

42 posted on 03/07/2013 3:58:22 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Doomonyou
The should rename it, “The U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is an A-hole 500”

No way a lib can complain about that! They like Sen. Chris Murphy and they like a-holes, so what's not to like?

43 posted on 03/07/2013 4:04:54 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Mad Dawgg
States Rights WRT the Bill of Rights were willingly surrendered with the ratification of the 14th amendment.
44 posted on 03/07/2013 4:15:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

“.....when I tell Murphy to go **** ******* *** *** ***** ** **** ** **!”

I attempted to decode the encrypted part of your statement. I came up with: “to go COMMIT FORNICATION UPON HIMSELF!”

Am I anywheres close?


45 posted on 03/07/2013 5:03:45 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: matt04

As if anyone at the Texas race or in NASCAR cares what some CT left scum has to say. About ANYTHING!


46 posted on 03/07/2013 5:28:05 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: matt04

Has anyone told this idiot that NASCAR is a LOT more powerful than he is? LOL What a fool!


47 posted on 03/07/2013 5:30:36 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: matt04

48 posted on 03/07/2013 5:37:31 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

49 posted on 03/07/2013 5:41:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

50 posted on 03/07/2013 5:42:11 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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