Video: NASCAR cooties!

posted at 4:03 pm on October 12, 2007 by Allahpundit

Mary K’s told me before how she wants to drag all of her yankee friends to a NASCAR event so they can taste the magic for themselves of grown men driving around in a circle for a few hours. I’m game, if only to see how accurate the Red State Update guys’ stereotypes are. There’s only one little problem: I’m not inoculated for Hep yet.

Audrey Hudson’s been on this story at the Wash Times for a few days now, and understandably so: it’s irresistible. Do the Dems really fear disease from rubbing elbows with southerners, though? Really? To the point where they’d get vaccinated for Hep B — which is an STD? Something doesn’t add up.

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You cain’t rub the red off this neck.

Mindcrime on October 12, 2007 at 4:05 PM

obviously a government plot that everyone south of the mason-dixon line has hepatitis b. I’m shaking with anger! (or is that my hepatitis acting up…so hard to tell sometimes)

lorien1973 on October 12, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Two things:
1. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, is not truly representing his constituents, hep A,B&C.

2. There are no left turns in Nascar

Kini on October 12, 2007 at 4:14 PM

most NASCAR fans do take imunizations befor they go it’s called budwiser

bosco on October 12, 2007 at 4:14 PM

2. There are no left turns in Nascar

Kini on October 12, 2007 at 4:14 PM

But imagine the possibilities if there were…

Mindcrime on October 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM

I think everybody has it backwards. NASCAR fans need to be innoculated from whatever infects those who work inside the beltway!

Just think of the ramifications should a pandemic of DC Flu breaks out and legions of NASCAR fans start going to the races to drink merlot, network, and talk about their set of golf clubs!

highhopes on October 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM

Bennie Thompson is from Mississippi. It would be hard to push the idea that this was due to a fear of southerners.

Gregor on October 12, 2007 at 4:16 PM

Hah!
It’s a wily plan to get all the Yankees that have retired and moved south over the years to finally go home.

There could only be one person with the capability to pull this off-
Rove you magnificent bastard!

Trooper on October 12, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Whatever it takes to get a NASCAR post Allah! :)

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Bennie Thompson is a big racist, it is that simple. IMHO

abinitioadinfinitum on October 12, 2007 at 4:22 PM

So, the democraps now have allowed themselves to appear that they need protection from the infected little people…

Zorro on October 12, 2007 at 4:23 PM

NASCAR fans tend to vote Republican.

Democrats don’t like that…so it looks like an obvious attempt to get a GOP dig in.

JetBoy on October 12, 2007 at 4:26 PM

The Today show was covering this story when I turned on the TV this morning. One of the hosts made a crack about there being more than one reason for “necks to be red” at the race. I guess she was saying that in addition to the redneck NASCAR fans, some people might be angry or embarrassed, hence the red necks – or something…

I don’t find the redneck stereotype all that annoying, but for the fact that a liberal-elite PC journalist was saying it.

forest on October 12, 2007 at 4:29 PM

I’m proud to be a redneck. Especially when I’m out of the country on business or visiting relatives, because then it’s extremely easy to weed out the tools you don’t want to drink with when you’re in an ex-pat pub.

Mindcrime on October 12, 2007 at 4:30 PM

There’s only one little problem: I’m not inoculated for Hep yet. —- Allahpundit

Its OK Allah, if you drink enough beer you don’t need the inoculation.

Maxx on October 12, 2007 at 4:31 PM

Bennie Thompson is a big racist, it is that simple. IMHO

abinitioadinfinitum on October 12, 2007 at 4:22 PM

DING!

He is big.

Kini on October 12, 2007 at 4:32 PM

Standing invitation, Allah.

We’ll get you set up with a tall boy and some radio headphones, so you can hear all the strategizin’.

marykatharine on October 12, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Allah, you could find God in the infield at Talladega.

As Lewis Grizzard used to say, every true Southerner knows that God talks like Bear Bryant and looks like Robert E. Lee. I would add that God drives like Junior Johnson.

Ali-Bubba on October 12, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Mary K’s told me before how she wants to drag all of her yankee friends to a NASCAR event…

…just before I told her and her cameraman ta get da f— outta my f—in’ awffice.

ScottMcC on October 12, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Mary Katharine,
Don’t forget to feed him some decent barbecue if he’s in NC also. Poor yankees don’t know what they’re missing…

phineas g. on October 12, 2007 at 4:42 PM

NASCAR is not an OLNY southeners gig anymore, you have drivers from the west like Gordon, Jimmy Johnson, the Busch brothers, Biffle etc… it is expanding so even the dems stereotying of they typical NASCAR driver being southerner is not accurate either. And, NASCAR fans are not typical either lots of families and people from all walks of life are into the sport.

pabo on October 12, 2007 at 4:45 PM

Mary Katharine — who are your favorite drivers? I’ll admit to being a Gordon fan. Along with Johnson. :) And yes, I know that’s not very southern. Just can’t help it. :)

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 4:45 PM

I shouldn’t leave Carl Edwards out. He’s pretty awesome too. :)

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 4:49 PM

I used to live in NC, not too far from Charlotte Motor Speedway, but somehow the NASCAR thing never got into my veins. Of course, if I would have known a girl like MKH, I wouldn’t have had to have been dragged to see a race.

thirteen28 on October 12, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Bennie found about getting inoculated on many of his junkets that he takes his “staff” on.

d1carter on October 12, 2007 at 5:03 PM

Nope sorry not gonna like NASCAR, ever… and MKH couldn’t change my attitude. Oh and I’m 100% Catholic Irish hetero so you pervs can forget the limpwrist innuendo.

MNDavenotPC on October 12, 2007 at 5:12 PM

I wonder what Bennie Thompson’s reaction would be if instead of NASCAR it was say The Black College Reunion.

roux on October 12, 2007 at 5:26 PM

Do the Dems really fear disease from rubbing elbows with southerners, though? Really? To the point where they’d get vaccinated for Hep B — which is an STD? Something doesn’t add up.

This speaks more to the (urban) legendary easiness of lefty chicks. Perhaps this may be a preventive word of warning to overworked, underlaid congressional aides who might be inclined to go slummin’ down Sooth. Just in case they get the urge to frolic with the local talent after one or twelve Cosmos. Or Budweisers.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 12, 2007 at 5:31 PM

Don’t forget to feed him some decent barbecue if he’s in NC also. Poor yankees don’t know what they’re missing…

phineas g. on October 12, 2007 at 4:42 PM

Damn straight…. Yankee’s think that throwing something that resembles a steak on the Webber in the back back yard is barbecuing.

JackS on October 12, 2007 at 5:36 PM

I’m risking divorce here, but I’ll take the risk: NASCAR shirt.

Mark Jaquith on October 12, 2007 at 5:38 PM

If Thompson really is saying that ANY event that draws huge crowds is a tempting target for a bio attack, then it does make sense for people attending a lot of them to be immunized. As long as he’s not singling out NASCAR fans as needing to be “perfected”, that is.

The Monster on October 12, 2007 at 5:47 PM

2. There are no left turns in Nascar

At the road courses they turn both left and right. On the ovals, NASCAR only has left turns, as all the oval courses go counter clockwise.

I used to work for DuPont, and I worked in the part of the company that first sponsored Jeff Gordon (now it’s a corporate wide thing), so there were people on site that were involved in the business side of the sponsorship as well as the people who worked on the #24 car graphics. Every few years when there was a race at Michigan Int’l, he’d do a meet and greet for the site’s employees. The most notable thing I remember (other than getting a very small autograph on a 1/64 scale die cast model), was that while exiting the lab parking lot in his rental Cadillac Gordon managed to drive right over a couple of curbs.

rokemronnie on October 12, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Well, I’m not a NASCAR fan at all (although my sister is), but I can’t help but think that the redneck southerners that frequent the races (and of course nobody else does, especially here in California, no, of course not) would just as soon stupid Yankees stay away in droves anyway.

Jes’ sayin’

(And just how far from SanFran is Sears Point Infineon again?)

Bob's Kid on October 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM

Imagine if the same had been suggested for attending a football, or better yet, a basketball game. Jackson and Sharpton would have been salivating over the chance to call the feds racists.

But since NASCAR fans are mostly Caucasian
Southerners, no harm, no foul, right?

madmonkphotog on October 12, 2007 at 6:23 PM

Anyone who eats anything not grown/slaughtered personally needs a Hep A shot (you get that from folks who don’t wash their hands after handling their…ahem…tools). As for Hep B, it comes from infected blood and, for obvious reason, can be an STD but it isn’t always. /former immunization tech

baldilocks on October 12, 2007 at 6:23 PM

Oh yeah. I think that Hep B shot should be required for all elected officials–these are politicians we’re talking about here.

baldilocks on October 12, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Baldi, doesn’t that take you out of the blood donor pool, though?

Bob's Kid on October 12, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Stupid Dems prolly misread STP.

Coronagold on October 12, 2007 at 6:35 PM

I’m risking divorce here, but I’ll take the risk: NASCAR shirt.

Mark Jaquith on October 12, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Ouch! Just kidding — to each their own. Not to mention, tickets are hard enough to come by. :)

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Stupid Dems prolly misread STP.

Coronagold on October 12, 2007 at 6:35 PM

That’s funny! :)

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 6:40 PM

Once again the D.C. political class is out of touch with reality. Not liking NASCAR and its fans because they have COOTIES is rediculous. The correct reason to not like NASCAR is because all they do is drive in circles in cars designed to crash.
Actual racing:
http://www.champcarworldseries.com/

Resolute on October 12, 2007 at 6:48 PM

Well, I’m not a NASCAR fan at all (although my sister is), but I can’t help but think that the redneck southerners that frequent the races (and of course nobody else does, especially here in California, no, of course not) would just as soon stupid Yankees stay away in droves anyway.

Very insightful. There must be convoys of us “rednecks” heading up north to fill the stands in New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Michigan, and all those other “Yankee” places there are races. Sure is hell on traffic.

Tennessee Dave on October 12, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Very insightful. There must be convoys of us “rednecks” heading up north to fill the stands in New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Michigan, and all those other “Yankee” places there are races. Sure is hell on traffic.
Tennessee Dave on October 12, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Ahem … that’s “shore is hay-ull on traffic”.

thirteen28 on October 12, 2007 at 7:52 PM

I think all y’all NASCAR haters outta go to one race…just one. After that, if ya wanna hate it, at least you’ve got all the info.

speed911 on October 12, 2007 at 8:17 PM

To the point where they’d get vaccinated for Hep B — which is an STD?

This makes sense if you have dumb enough stereotypes… I can hear the banjo music already.

gekkobear on October 12, 2007 at 8:36 PM

We have been going to Talladega for years and have had a blast each and every time. The only thing we ever caught was the desire to come back for the next race.

Woo Hoo Gordon. Here’s hoping he gets his 5th!!!

katieanne on October 12, 2007 at 9:19 PM

There are no left turns in Nascar
Kini on October 12, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Yes there are, twice a year at Infineon and Watkin’s Glen.

Whatever it takes to get a NASCAR post Allah! :)
wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Hell yes! I’ll be in Concorde tomorrow. In a body condom thanks to the good congressman’s suggestion.

We’ll get you set up with a tall boy and some radio headphones, so you can hear all the strategizin’.
marykatharine on October 12, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Coors Light for me and Bass in a can for you and a splitter for my scanner. Come on down to Bristol AP, we’ll set ya right.

I’ll admit to being a Gordon fan. Along with Johnson.
wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 4:45 PM

You’re dead to me.

Resolute on October 12, 2007 at 6:48 PM

Listen here, if you’re gonna disparage NASCAR and watch the little sissy cars, at least watch the Indy cars.
Champ cars? Really?

SouthernDem on October 12, 2007 at 9:31 PM

The white guy was smiling the entire time!

nottakingsides on October 12, 2007 at 10:04 PM

You’re dead to me.
SouthernDem on October 12, 2007 at 9:31 PM

Lol! I know, I said I can’t help it! I said I like Carl Edwards too. :) Does that still make me dead to you?

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Listen here, if you’re gonna disparage NASCAR and watch the little sissy cars, at least watch the Indy cars.
Champ cars? Really?

SouthernDem on October 12, 2007 at 9:31 PM

Why would I watch the Indy cars? They also mostly drive in circles. That is like a NASCAR wannabe league in cars that are less safe for high speed ovals. I’ll take my racing on the streets of LA or Vegas, thank you.

Resolute on October 12, 2007 at 10:36 PM

I lived in Concord for a couple of years. I bought a house about a mile from the speedway as the crow flies. It’s a real nice town.

Which makes me wonder why shots were “suggested” for visiting NC after hundreds of governmental trips to real diseased areas like San Francisco.

NC doesn’t even make the top ten.

Guardian on October 12, 2007 at 10:46 PM

as a lifelong race fan I got sick of attending races Because of all the wanna be bread and circus types that infiltrate once a year and screw it up for real race fans.I live 1 mile from Fontana Speedway (CA) and it’s so fake,expensive just a bunch of posers,I’ll never go back(and I get FREE tickets).with all the lefties at my home event I’m sure glad I’m vaccinated,
Bob

Bobnormal on October 13, 2007 at 12:15 AM

To the point where they’d get vaccinated for Hep B — which is an STD?

No Allah it is not an std.

and unless this tool dem from miss informed the staffers to get the shots about 6-9 months ago , he is nothing but a racist liar .

hep a consiste of 2 seperate shots over a period of time { I think its 3-6 months , its been a while since i recived mine}

and hep b consiste of 3 seperate shots over a longer period of time, and just becuase4 you have gotton the shot dose not mean it took , I am on the second go around with the hep B inoculation .

so my question is . Is the dem from miss a racist or a lair ?

Mojack420 on October 13, 2007 at 12:34 AM

Please help!!! LOL

I am sure that Nascar drivers make left hand turns. They go counter-clockwise around the track an have to turn left, Except in Road Racing.

The Democrats will soon be bowing to Nascar. Big Big Money plus their thoughts that other countries are always right and America is always in the wrong will change their ways.

Also, the Katrina guidelines state that people that went to help after Hurrican Katrina needed a tetanus-diptheria toxiod(TD)IF they had not had the vaccine in 10 years. The 2 Hepatitis A and B are ONLY recommended for Africa and Parts of Asia. I was not recommended any vaccines for Belize, Costa Rica, Bahamas or any other country I visited.

This was either one ridiculously stupid mistake or they want to continue to reinforce their disdain for those southern types. LOL I was visiting a Sports blog websie and the other website had a posting stating that I (or any other commentors) were hypicritcal assholes who would probably accuse that poster of being unpatriotic. This was before I said anything. They are so predictable.

tanmany2k on October 13, 2007 at 12:57 AM

Will someone please tell these poufs ‘Start Your Engines’ is Car talk, not Bar talk

They would be in more danger of broken bones from asking those redneck guys at NASCAR to do what that toe-tapping Senator was fishing for in the public restroom

RedNeck is an honorable title referring to the red neck a real man gets when he works like a dog his whole life under the burning sun

entagor on October 13, 2007 at 1:13 AM

Standing invitation, Allah.

We’ll get you set up with a tall boy and some radio headphones, so you can hear all the strategizin’.

marykatharine on October 12, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Question: Will we ever see Allah again?

T J Green on October 13, 2007 at 2:30 AM

wytammic on October 12, 2007 at 10:26 PM

No, that’s your saving grace. Come away from the dark side!
I was actually a Roush devotee till he signed up with Fenway (blech). Now I just root for Kenseth and Edwards.

Resolute on October 12, 2007 at 10:36 PM

Yeah, just joking. I love the Champ cars as well. I’ll watch pretty much any racing. Rally cars would be my favorite if they raced side by side. Could you imagine?!

T J Green on October 13, 2007 at 2:30 AM

Oh yeah. On t.v., hoisting a beer, with his shirt off going WOOOOOOO!

SouthernDem on October 13, 2007 at 8:54 AM

Baldi, doesn’t that take you out of the blood donor pool, though?

Bob’s Kid on October 12, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Getting the immunization for Hep A/B? No. Military personnel are all required to have both and they give blood all the time.

Having the actual disease(s) will take you out of it, of course.

baldilocks on October 13, 2007 at 5:31 PM

I listened to one of the Nascar talk shows today and they are ticked off about the insult. One driver made a comment that maybe the fans need body condoms to make Washington people happy. Unfortunately, they make it sound like it was a Republican request just as much as a Democratic request. The comment was that they could understand an Anthrax kit but not immunizations against Nascar fans. They said they felt their sport was disrespected and felt that an ‘anti’ polical correctness statement had been made against them.

tanmany2k on October 13, 2007 at 7:44 PM

Bennie Thompson is a big racist, it is that simple. IMHO

abinitioadinfinitum on October 12, 2007 at 4:22 PM

DING!

He is big.

Kini on October 12, 2007 at 4:32 PM

And he is a racist – when I worked on the Hill, Thompson would not meet with constituents or lobbyists unless there was a black person also in the meeting…

He also has a seriously “checkered past” ethic-wise prior to his entering Congress, succeeding Mike Espy.

Coastian on October 13, 2007 at 8:54 PM

I used to work for DuPont, and I worked in the part of the company that first sponsored Jeff Gordon . . .

rokemronnie on October 12, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Gordon-supporting scum, I question your patriotism!

Remember, race fans: You can’t spell “Gordon” without “g.d.”

Ali-Bubba on October 14, 2007 at 2:39 PM