NASCAR ~ Astro – Scopes

I am having some issues with the po-dunk server here in OR., and it will be down for maintenance for a few hours. I will get ‘scopes up as soon as possible. Hopefully I can get my dish up after we brand this morning, and that will take care of the po-dunk thing. Sorry!!
Tallagedaho!!

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NASCAR, and griping to your hearts content…

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I will post the ‘scopes tomorrow morning for ‘Dega. I am on the leg of the move (i.e. cleaning yard work etc.) YAY!!

As far as my mission to complain about the fine and probation ( See my last post ) given to Juan Pablo Montoya, along with the other “shady” things that I believe NASCAR may be doing, here are some addresses, phone and fax numbers and email addresses for you to bombard them with:

NASCAR
P.O. Box 2875
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
or
1801 W. International Speed Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114

Telephone: (386) 253-0611
(386) 253-8804

fanfeedback@nascar.com
nascar@turner.com

The Official NASCAR Members Club (this group has a little more powerful voice right now)
memberservice@onmc.com
Official NASCAR Members Club
P.O. Box 855
Shelton, CT 06484

If you have any questions regarding Ethics and Compliance at Sprint Nextel, contact Sprint Nextel:

Sprint Nextel
2001 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703-433-4000
ATTN: Gary ForseeChairman and CEO
Sprint Nextel
executive.offices@sprint.com

By fax: 913-523-9779
By mail: Ethics and Compliance Program
2001 Edmund Halley Drive
Mailstop: A5-6
Reston, VA 20191

Financial and Corporate Communications
Leigh Horner
Director
leigh.horner@sprint.com

Public Policy, Business Continuity
Travis Sowders
travis.l.sowders@sprint.com

To show your support for Juan Pablo Montoya:

Chip Ganassi Racing
Heather Kincel, Patrick Rogers or Kelby Krauss
8500 Westmoreland Drive
Concord, N.C. 28027
hkincel@ganassi.com
704-662-9642 – phone
704-662-9643 – fax

Contact JPM with support
info4@jpmontoya.com or fill out the form at http://www.jpmontoya.com/Home_English/Contact/

To Support JPM and the unfairness/unequal treatment of this issue you can contact:
Chevron/Halvoline :
comment@chevron.com

Now, remember what I said in my previous post about listening to the masses. They have answered me on complaints before.
May the masses speak. Feel free to complain about all your other complaints while your at it!!

Yes Marc, my ankle is feeling very well today, thenk you for caring:)
Tally Ho!! Onward!!

** My spell checker isn’t working and I don’t have time to edit this morning!! Have a great day.

NASCAR ~ Who is Cheating? Politics, Fairness ~ Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart

Whoa!! I don’t know where my last two posts went, or all my links. What the heck? ( **post script**didn’t find out what the problem was, but found a template that would let me have them on any post that is pulled up. Oh, well. I will figure it out eventually**)**

I am pretty ticked at NASCAR right now.

From ESPN:

“NASCAR announced Wednesday that Juan Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Dodge in the Busch Series, has been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 because of an inappropriate gesture made during a practice session on April 19 at Phoenix International Raceway.
The former Formula One star made the gesture at a cameraman following him from Nextel Cup qualifying to the Busch Series garage for practice.
According to officials at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, the gesture was made in fun because Montoya thought the cameraman was a person who has been shadowing him as part of a documentary for more than a month.
“I really feel bad that the incident happened,” Montoya said. “It was only meant as a joke to one of my friends. I completely understand NASCAR’s point of view and their decision.”

From Foxsports.com:

“Montoya, who was also placed on probation through the end of the year, “waved a finger” at a camera following practice last week at Phoenix International Raceway. Team officials have maintained the gesture was made in fun and he was unaware the camera was providing a live feed.”

“Two-time series champion Tony Stewart made the same gesture toward Jimmie Johnson during a March race in Atlanta this season and was not penalized. That also was captured on live TV, but NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said he was unaware of Stewart’s gesture when asked about it this week. But Stewart’s gesture was so obvious that Johnson saw it from his rearview mirror and complimented Stewart the next week for being able to wave a finger while also preventing his car from crashing. Stewart also made the same gesture at Carl Edwards last year at Pocono and was not penalized.”

MSNBC reported that he “waved a finger” at a camera following practice last week at Phoenix International Raceway.

SceneDaily.com,  called the incident an “inappropriate gesture”, as did NASCAR.com.

I call it telling someone  “Yes!! I am number 1!!”.

The problem I have with all this, is consistency. Treating all driver’s exactly the same. The NASCAR Police are becoming slaves to Dictators. Who is doing the dictating any way? Well, the Almighty Dollar of course.

Tony , on his radio program said, in words that cannot be minced, what the real problem is:

“It’s like playing God,” “They can almost dictate the race instead of the drivers
doing it. It’s happened too many times this year.”

Tony also went on to say fans are complaining about debris cautions and
NASCAR isn’t listening.

“I guess NASCAR thinks ‘Hey, wrestling worked, and it was for the
most part staged, so I guess it’s going to work in racing, too,”‘ he
said. “I can’t understand how long the fans are going to let NASCAR
treat them like they’re stupid before the fans finally turn on NASCAR.

“I don’t know that they’ve run a fair race all year.”

(**I am going to repeat this quote by Tony, this is not a typo**)

“I guess NASCAR thinks ‘Hey, wrestling worked, and it was for the
most part staged, so I guess it’s going to work in racing, too.’ I
can’t understand how long the fans are going to let NASCAR treat them
like they’re stupid before the fans finally turn on NASCAR. I don’t
know that they’ve run a fair race all year.”

— Tony Stewart on his Sirius Satellite Radio Show

I think, NA$CAR thinks, we as fans, are stupid. I think they think we are really like WA. resident’s who are fighting a NASCAR track coming in, thinks we are.

Change can be more difficult for some than for others. Change can be stressful. NA$CAR is changing. Usually, I am of the opinion, that change always brings some fussing and whining from the fans, and the driver’s themselves. However, this time I am flat out ticked. NA$CAR needs to do something about themselves as a governing body. Instead of building a bigger fan base and a stronger sport, they are destroying the fun and joy of racing, both for the driver’s and the fans. Media, Sponsors and $$ for NA$CAR dictate this sport, as it always has. However, instead of making the sport better, they are destroying the freshness and originality and individuality of the driver’s by expecting fake posturing. The driver’s feel they have to guard themselves against making any verbal, or physical mistakes, no matter how human they may be. This is a highly competitive sport. Tempers flare. People joke around. Juan Pablo Montoya wasn’t being a flagrant jerk and even if he was, big deal. Our sport has some colorful personality’s. That is why we pick, and then proudly say “My Driver.” It’s why when we meet another NASCAR fan for the first time, the second thing after “Nice to meet you.” that we say is: “Who’s your driver?” If we can’t already tell by the dud’s, that is.

He is number 1 as far as he and many are concerned. That was the sign he gave. Who says what finger you have to use. He is John Paul, The Pope of Motorsports. If the sponsors and the media are going to ban all emotional outbursts, and expect these driver’s to be robots, then I am starting to be scared. Pretty soon Hockey won’t be allowed to be shown on T.V. at all.

I told you NA$CAR has been taken over by Aliens. I am not talking the Busch Brothers either. They were just pawns for the Real Aliens that showed themselves over Charlotte, the day the ground was broken for the Hall of Fame.

NA$CAR? I am “waving a finger” at you right now. If you really want to spend your energy disciplining real violations that matter, how about catching the NASCAR fans who were throwing U.F.O.’s at Jeff Gordon as he gave his respect to Dale Earhardt Sr. during his victory lap at Phoenix? Catch them, fine them $10 grand, and then ban them from attending any NASCAR sanctioned race for life. That was what I would call a real “CRIME.”

No drivers should have to undergo ASSAULT when he wins. If I threw anything at a moving car on the street and hit it, I would go to jail, in Idaho anyway.Wreckless Endangerment is a serious crime. If I hit the person in the car, I would also be charge with Assault and Battery. I am totally disgusted with “those” NA$CAR fans. That type of fan like that is exactly why the people in  WA. State do not want a $ track built there. It’s why Dateline was going to try to do a documentary on Bigotry and $. The few can ruin things for so many. No wonder non-NA$car fans “profile” us as being ignorant, and stupid. Incidents like this just prove to them that there is no “class” in the NA$CAR fan base. That is so unfortunate, because the majority of fans have class and are the best, and loyal fans out there, above any other sport.

The governing body of NA$CAR, however is proving that they have no class what so ever. 

I am writing to NA$CAR and expressing my disgust, and I encourage you all to do so also. Yes, I know the average Joe thinks “NA$CAR don’t read” what they get from fans, or care about fan opinion. ( Wow! I never thought about the possbility that maybe the people who open the mail or emails really can’t read…maybe “they” are really machines) That would fit into the “non-NA$car fans” perceptions quite well.

I have had response’s from NA$CAR before. They read them. I also hope, that because they are trying to “build” their “Community”, they might listen a bit. Dale Jr. was a smart cookie when he started Infield Parking. I would venture to say that the activity within the NASCAR fan based community has dropped tremendously since he has gone public with it. NA$car.com is obviously trying to get into the same ball game. I am part of the NASCAR Community Beta Team and may get booted off because of this post, but I don’t give a rip. I will let you know if they do. (By the way, if any of you want to become part of the Beta NASCAR Community, let me know. I will get you set up with an invite.) If they let me stay after this.

I am also writing Ganassi Racing to show my support and disdain for the action. I think they should appeal the crap out of this penalty.

I also think every NASCAR driver, in protest, should flip each other off at least once,  before, during, and after the race at Talladega this weekend.

So… I will be back in a little while to start my campaign to bombard NASCAR and encourage you all to do the same and then pass it on to every NASCAR fan we know.

Tally Ho LugNutZ. I am on a mission.

P.S. While you are waiting for my next tirade, and all the addresses, phone number and email address’s in the world that we could ever need, why don’t you do me a favor and check out Lafferty Motorsport’s new development driver Matt Poole ~ Cross BowMotorsports.

Matt is a test driver for Lafferty Motorsports and has quite an inspring project and dream going on. I have been emailing him back and forth regarding his dream, and have spoken to him on the phone several times. He is one neat man. I have been soimpressed with him, not only as a driver, but as a remarkable human being. What makes him so special as to many other driver wannabe’s or development drivers? Well? Go over to his site and take a look see. Read every page there. Then we will talk about him some more in the coming weeks.

Huh?? ~ Chat with Jamie McMurray today Live 6:30 PM EST

Where the heck did all my links go? I remove some dead links and links that I had spoke in Typoneese, now I have none.

I guess I will work on fixing them while I do the Jamie McMurray chat.

Don’t forget:

Gillette Young Guns is sponsoring a live chat with Jamie McMurray today at 6:30 EST at Sportsmates.com. If you don;t have an account, go get one, fill out your profile and click on the chat line on your profile page.

Then, when your done with that, take a look at someone who is doing everything he can to achieve his dreams against some pretty impossible odds.

Matt Poole is a Man with a dream. He dreams to drive…to race. To race to live and continue the memory of his mother and his dear freind Tonya, who was killed in a horrendous domestic violence incident, leaving two children behind

NASCAR in Phoenix

Today would have been my Mom’s 75th birthday. Happy Birthday in Heaven Mom! I love you so much and miss you catastrophically. Thanks you for coming and seeing me in my dreams sometimes. Come more often, k? 

Jeff Gordon won at Phoenix. Congrats to Jerry that his driver won. I suppose I also, as a respectful NA$CAR fan, must acknowledge that he is a pretty good driver sometimes and because of all the once upon a time really good consistent driving, he tied Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s record for sixth place on the career victory list with 76 Congrats on his first victory at the 1-mile Phoenix oval, leaving only Texas and Homestead as active tracks where he has yet to find Victory Lane.

**Jerry, The Diecast Dude has a new project going on called Restrictor Plate This. Check it out. What you will find, besides his usual acerbic wit and unique perspectives are a couple other surprises and another writer or two over there.

My dear Hubby, the #1 #44 fan on the Western half of the U.S. (Tom and he have a respectful disagreement as to who is the #1 fan, and they made this compromise:)) , second fav driver is Jeff Gordon. We nearly had a knock down drag- out at the end of the race because I was so ticked that he was rooting for Gordon in the EXTREME manner he was. I am ashamed to admit how mad I was at my husband. I was so mad I wouldn’t talk to him for about an hour after the race. FURIOUS. One of our non-NA$car friends, thought we were fun to watch a race with tho. I think the stress from the move finally got to me. It is either that or I have developed some serious anger management issues. (**felt pretty stupid the next day , I must say.**).

I was however ELATED for Ryan Newman. Still am. It’s about time, my friend. Yippity skippity!!

I am also pretty happy that my ‘scope’s were pretty close. I always like that and my fantasy teams all did great. Yippity skippity!

Gillette Young Guns is sponsoring a live chat with Jamie McMurray tomorrow at Sportsmates.com.

If you don’t have a Sportsmates account go get one. It’s a great all round sports community that is a lot of fun, besides the fact that there are a lot of cool things to do there.

Here are the details:

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NASCAR ~ Phoenix Astro – Predictions

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Here are the pertinent driver’s horoscopes for Phoenix. All I can say, after looking at these ‘scopes is that it’s anybody game. Well, except maybe Biff’s, Stremme, and D.J.’s. There are some awesome positive aspects there for nearly all the driver’s. Take a close look at Jr.’s aspects. in light of what is happening in his life right now. Hmmmm….??

Jimmy Johnson, born 17 September 1975
Theme: Taking a stand 
**Very likely you will have to convince someone of something today. This will probably not be an argument, but rather a situation in which you have to present your case with vigor and energy. But if someone tries to talk you into something, you will defend your own position vehemently and successfully. This influence is not as argumentative as it sounds. People will not see you as spoiling for a fight, nor will they be particularly likely to pick a fight.
Instead they will respect you for taking a stand on your own beliefs.
Your inner confidence in your ideas and beliefs will help you initiate and take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. Do not be reluctant to use them. Under this influence you should be successful.

Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977
Theme: Getting involved 
This influence favors love relationships and the formation of friendships. It indicates a balance in your life between self-assertion and the need to relate to others. In a sexual relationship this balance is manifested by your ability to give and receive equally. 
This influence may bring about financial opportunities, particularly for investment in a new and unique venture. Your own individuality is best expressed by getting involved, financially or emotionally, in projects that are different and innovative.

Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971
Theme: Something New

You want to take a larger view of life in order to see how the various parts fit together to make up the whole. Any new and interesting phenomenon from a world outside your own is likely to attract your attention at this time. Subjects relating to foreign places, the law, philosophy or higher knowledge of any kind will engage your attention. It is possible that you may have some dealings with officials connected with the law, although you should not fear this possibility particularly. It is a good time to travel, because your curiosity makes travel very interesting to you. You are also quite open to alternative lifestyles at this time. This influence is valid for several weeks.

Moon square Pluto brings on a tendency toward sudden urges today. Although this is a weak tranient effect, it is significant, as it also shows up in a couple of other drivers ‘scopes today.
This influence can have many different effects, some of which you should be quite careful of. To begin with, it encourages compulsive behavior; your emotions acquire so much momentum that it is difficult not to give in to sudden urges and impulses that may not be good for you in the long run, particularly if you have been trying to suppress your feelings. This influence is least difficult if you deal with your feelings honestly and do not try to hide them from yourself. On the plus side, however, this influence allows you to go inside yourself and find out what you really want in any situation. Emotional self-analysis is very effective now, as long as you are willing to be honest. Encounters with others may also force an emotional self-confrontation which is useful, even though possibly unpleasant
.

Dale Jr.’s is a bit more complex…too complex to go with the short version.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., born 10 October 1974
Theme: Out of the woodwork
Mercury Opposition Mars ~ Under this influence you feel like telling everyone you encounter exactly what you think of them, whether or not it is flattering. You are likely to be in a combative mood, which may cause other people to start a fight.
Quite often this combativeness is well buried in your subconscious mind, and the only way you know it is there is because people seem to come out of the woodwork to start an argument. You may feel like the totally innocent victim of someone else’s aggressiveness, and it may appear that way to a neutral observer, but nevertheless you have been sending out hostile signals at a very subtle level. At this time it is better to be conscious of your feelings of aggression, hostility and resentment toward others than to try to ignore them. At least you will have some control over them.

Perhaps some Delays? 
Mercury square Saturn in your ‘scope today is a good influence for heavy mental work and for tasks that require disciplined thinking. Your critical faculties are sharp and your standards are high. However, you won’t find it easy to communicate with others; either you will have difficulty being understood, or you will give a more negative impression than you intended. This is not a good time for important negotiations or business transactions because communications between you and the other parties will probably be delayed or misinterpreted. Also it will be difficult to make the right kind of positive impression in such a situation, so delay personal contact until another day. Today you are able to think very practically, but do not let this practicality turn into narrow-mindedness or a total lack of vision.

Venus sextile Moon brings a theme of taking it easy into your day.
Your emotions are softened by this influence. You will find it difficult to feel anger or resentment against anyone, particularly the people who are close to you emotionally or those whom you encounter in the course of everyday life. Toward friends you feel protective and nurturing, and you want to help them in any way you can. If you have to work with others, you are able to keep things running smoothly because of your sympathetic understanding of their feelings. If you have a choice, you should have people visit you today instead of going out, because the benevolent nature of this influence is best expressed at home. This is one of the finest influences under which to relax and take it easy, and probably you will not feel like working anyway.

Your Moon Square Med. Coeli has a weak, transient effect. Today during the day you experience rapidly changing moods, which may interfere with clear perception of your goals, especially if your goals have been set without much regard for your personal needs. If your goals are purely professional or make excessive demands on your personal and domestic life, this time will be somewhat disruptive. You may feel dissatisfied with your progress, or you may feel that no matter how much you accomplish, there is always something lacking. This influence sometimes signifies tensions in your domestic life. If you have handled this matter well, you should encounter the more positive side of this influence and be able to go about your business with a remarkable sense of wholeness. You will feel that your activities are satisfying, both professionally and personally.

Greg Biffle, born 23 December 1969
I am not even going there. Don’t expect a good day for him.

Carl Edwards, born 15 August 1979
Theme: Sweet talk
 
Mercury trine Venus is a very agreeable influence that makes you feel quite positive and friendly toward everyone you meet. Also you are in tune with your feelings, and you speak with considerable sensitivity. This is a good time to meet new people, because you can project the most agreeable side of your personality. If you like to make sweet talk, that is this is the time for it. Of course this is an excellent time to talk with someone about your feelings of love and friendship, for it will be easier than usual to talk about these feelings.

Matt Kenseth, born 10 March 1972
Theme: Enlarging your scope
Mars trine Ascendent affects a lot. In most areas of your life, you are able to act much more decisively than usual, especially in dealing with others. You know where you stand, and you ask others to let you know where they stand. And despite your self-assertiveness, you are able to create a balance in a group so that everyone benefits from working together and no one feels dissatisfied. Under this influence you will want to enlarge the scope of your activities somewhat. It will not be enough to express your energies as you have in the past. At this time you want to find new expressions, and you will look for people to share in this. For this reason you want to be with active people who have enough energy to go along with your plans. On the physical level, this is usually a period of good health.

Kurt Busch, born 4 August 1978
Sun trine Saturn
signifies a great opportunity to know yourself through your relationship with and effect upon your environment. You are highly disciplined and able to channel all your energies toward any objective you wish  to attain. There is a close relationship between who you are and what you do. So take this opportunity to examine your life and the structures you have built into it. Today you can organize and make an overall plan for the way you would like to order your affairs and then arrange them accordingly. Because you work very thoroughly and meticulously under this influence, your efforts will achieve lasting results. This is also a good time to undertake any intellectual discipline or technique that requires concentration and attention to detail.

Dale Jarrett, born 26 November 1956
Sun Opposition Neptune
isn’t the best aspect to be influencing you today. You can however make it positive if you are aware of it and chooose it to be different. This may be a day of considerable confusion and uncertainty. On the other hand, you may gain new awareness of and sensitivity to others and their needs and how they relate to your own. Your encounters with others today may be demoralizing or confusing. Your ego energies are not very high, and you are not in a self-assertive mood for vigorous competition. If someone comes at you aggressively, your natural inclination today is to avoid the confrontation. You might withdraw, or pretend to agree with the person just to avoid a contest. You are afraid that asserting yourself might accomplish nothing, and this fear may tempt you to act surreptitiously rather than out in the open. Avoid doing that, however, because it will demoralize you further. 

Elliot Sadler, born 30 April 1975
Venus Opposition Neptune
shows up as a you should be careful of your relationships. This influence has many possibilities, some good, some difficult. Your unrealistic ideals may lead to acute disappointment with loved ones, unless you make an effort to understand and accept the reality of your relationships. A typical illusion to beware of is picturing yourself in a love relationship as the unselfish, giving one who sacrifices everything for the other. This is a blatant ego game in which the ultimate purpose may be to gain control over the other by manipulating feelings of obligation. Although this influence is capable of producing a beautiful romantic experience, you cannot depend upon it continuing forever. Enjoy it for itself and do not make demands upon it. Beauty does not need to be justified.

Kyle Busch, born 2 May 1985
Venus Sextile Ascendant
brings on a tone of being the life of the party 
This is a very lighthearted time, when you should be able to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and loved ones. You will enjoy being with groups of people, and you will wish to express your feelings of affection. Your favor will extend even to the point that you want to share it with everyone. This is also a good time to go out and meet people. You will not have the fear and shyness that may sometimes make it difficult for you to encounter new people, nor will you need to worry about making bad impressions on anyone.This influence helps to ensure you will make a favorable impression upon everyone. If you usually enjoy being the life of the party, you will certainly have the chance to play this role now.

Martin Truex JR, born 29 June 1980
Mercury opposition Pluto
means that you could possibly get caught in some kind of power play on race day. This is a good day for getting to the bottom of any problem, either in a relationship or in some other encounter between you and another person. Or you may become involved in an intellectual conflict of wills with another person. Someone may try very hard today to convince you of some truth that you would rather not accept, or you may do this to someone else. It can go either way. Be very careful about these attempts to persuade, because they can become the basis of a very subversive, smoldering conflict between you. It may be hard to bring such a conflict out into the open where the two of you can air your grievances. And it may be that there aren’t any real grievances at all, but that one of you is trying to pull off a naked power play.

Robby Gordon, born 2 January 1969
Mercury conjunction Saturn
places a focus on precision. During this period you are likely to proceed with considerable caution, which has both good and difficult effects. You are much more concious than usual of the distinctions between things, making it hard to see the “forest for the trees.” This extends to your attitudes toward others, so that you may be inclined to concentrate on people’s negative characteristics and to overlook their positive traits. On the positive side, this influence can give you great intellectual precision. If you have to do any work that requires extreme precision of thought and planning, now is the time. It will work especially well if you have previously outlined the general plan and left the detailed planning until now. 

Kasey Kahne, born 10 April 1980
Mercury Conjunction Med.Coeli
means that today your attention will be focused on your work, profession or important social duties that you must exercise. You have an opportunity to plan for the future in these areas of your life, and you will discuss with others your proper course of action. On the psychological level, this is a good time for being alone to reflect upon your long range plans and how well you are fulfilling them. The Midheaven is strongly connected with the ego structure, and Mercury transiting it may indicate that you are dwelling upon your basic ego needs. This is especially important if by nature you are a meditative person, who wants to plan everything out before acting. A more extroverted person will go right out and talk to the world, even though that may mean going off half-cocked.

Jamie McMurray, born 3 June 1976
Here is thatMoon trine Uranus aspect again that we see in both Tony and Jr.’s chart. Tonight you are likely to crave emotional excitement, something that departs from the routine of your daily life. You are likely to seek out people who are different from those you usually meet. You might spend the day or evening in very different surroundings. And while you may feel a bit impulsive, these impulses make you feel more alive rather than inclined to act rashly or stupidly. On a more quiet level, you may use this energy to make needed changes in your immediate personal life or your domestic environment. While others may seem startled by your apparently sudden moves, these changes should be constructive, and the people in your life will accept them. If you have to deal with groups of people or with the general public, you will advocate change and new policies. 

Kevin Harvick, born 8 December 1975
Kevo’s scope is good. Very,very good. Better than anyone else’s. Way better. Happy could be very happy. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

Denny Hamlin, born 18 November 1980
Chiron Square Chiron
active in your chart from March of 2007 until Nov.2008 can signify a period bad luckunless you are very aware of your own inner workings and outide influences in your enviroment. Under this influence you could cause yourself considerable harm by making strenuous attempts to overcompensate for your weaknesses ~ for example by overdoing things or taking on tasks for which you are not yet ready. Demanding far too much of yourself is likely to lead to some kind of failure or disgrace, which will only serve to reopen old wounds. Less dramatic effects are also possible which nevertheless have the same root causes. You could, for example, feel that you are often your own worst enemy when dealing with others. Trying to appear strong when you actually feel weak could lead you into unpleasant situations.
You will find it easiest to cope with this influence if you can admit that, unlike baron Münchhausen, you are unable to pull yourself out of the swamp by your own hair. No heroic feat of strength can undo old wounds. If you can recognize this you will be able to avoid the more unpleasant side-effects of this influence, but also to realize where bypassing old pain might have caused you to skip important stages in your personal development. Try to accept these uncomfortable feelings without overreacting. This influence will help you to find ways of healing old wounds connected to the physical and instinctive sides of your nature, or at very least how you can better integrate them into your life.
Thank goodness that there are many other aspects in your chart every day to balance this out and make things easier in your life.. This is an Aspect we all go through in our lives. It is the door that opens into new and greater doors. I will predict right now that Denny may take the championship in 2009.

Casey Mears, born 12 March 1978
Moon Sextile Chiron is in Jr.’s chart also and is the main theme for yours. During this time your feelings make themselves more noticeable than usual – even small embarrassments become extremely uncomfortable. Therefore, if you should make any mistake today, you should not immediately accuse yourself for it, as it is probably not as serious as it seems. This sensitivity, though, also gives you a good feel for the weaknesses and sensibilities of others, so that you can be very tactful and accommodating about them. In this way you encourage others to be open and also admit to their sore points. Your capacity for understanding and your readiness to take due account of personal traits, offers others – for example children – enough security to trust you.

And finally:

Juan Pablo Montoya, born 20 September 1975
Sun Opposition Uranus brings with it, a sense of restlessness.All one-to-one encounters and close intimate relationships will be occasions for surprising events today. Exactly what will happen is hard to say, except that it will be quite different from the norm, whatever your norm may be. For example, in a close relationship as with your partner, one or the other partner may be extremely restless. In this case, there is something in the relationship that one of you is impatient with and unwilling to put up with. This feeling may lead to an argument. Or perhaps one of you will do something radically different and startling that will disrupt the relationship or force you to encounter a new aspect of it. In a business or professional partnership, you may have to make a radical revision because of some unexpected factor.
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can provide some moments of difficulty and irritation. Your emotions are discordant, and you may be more inclined to get into disagreements with others. This will probably have the greatest effect in your most personal life and domestic situation. Consequently you should watch out for unnecessary conflicts with loved ones. In a group, you will not feel that your interests are in accord with the others’ interests. It is not a good time to work with people or to make any kind of public appearance, if peace and harmony is your goal. However, if you are trying to stir people up about some issue or call their attention to circumstances that must be dealt with, this influence can be quite helpful, although the others may not appreciate your role in this.


Hmmmm….this will be an interesting race. Will someone be eating CORN?
Tally Ho LugnutZ! Off to the dezert we go.

Onward!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the race. Dale and I are taking off for the Canyon mine in OR and will be back to finish the move on Sunday. We heard today that the river is rising and we need to get up there with some equipment while we can still cross with the truck. For the short time that the river is really high, we can access it with the cable car, and 4 wheelers. (*FYI ~ Where we go is less than two hours on the free way from our home in ID. The last few miles take a half an hour in itself, because of the remoteness, and slow, curvy gravel roads with occasional boulders in the way. It’s not like we are driving hundreds and miles:)) We still have a load of equipment and parts that we need to get up there.

Later Gators. See ya Sunday sometime!

NASCAR ~ Insert Thy Foot into Thy Mouth.

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There are a lot of lips flapping this week about Mr. Excitement, Jr., Kelly, DEI, Mikey, Tony Stewart and John Paul the Pope of Motorsports.

My opinion?  ROFLOL.

1. Should Jimmy Spencer be fired?

Heck no! Who could ever take his place? He is what he is and he says what he says. It wasn’t a racial, sexist, misogynistic comment. It was his opinion and he has the right to it. Yes, I agree it was harsh… to the point of mean. I understand Jr. and Kelly and their staff and fans being very angry. He apologized, for what that was worth. But fire him? No way.

2. Should Dale Jr. have driven for alien-kyle-busch.jpg at Texas?

Yup-oh! Made Baby Busch look a bit, ummmmm, stupid. Which always breaks my heart. Sorry Helen.  I really hope it doesn’t come back to bite Jr. in the butt. For example, Kyle beating Jr. into the 12th Chase spot by 3 points.

3. Has DEI renewed Jr.’s contract, giving him controlling interest?

Step-Mommy would be an idiot not to do it. If she loses him , well I wouldn’t want to wish that kind of a catastrophe on anyone. Yes, she would still make a ton of money off Dale Sr.’s name and rightfully so. She was his wife. I do believe that where Jr. goes…Martin Truex Jr. will follow. Who would drive for her? Jimmy’s comment that Dale Sr.’s fans would be upset with Jr.? I doubt it…Jr.’s fans rank him right under God and Dad.

4. Mikey?

I feel really bad for him. What a bunch of bad luck. The saying goes “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.“ Thank God he wasn’t killed. No, I don’t believe he was drunk for one second. Give the guy a friggin’ break. I hope the Crew Chief change will help. I think we all need to remember that Toyota is the ONLY American made car in NASCAR, and get off the “Made in the U.S.A.” crap. It’s not like he and the other Toyota driver’s have committed treason and went over to Al-Qa’ida.

5. Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya tiffing?

I predicted Tony and John Paul, The Pope of Motorsports, would eventually be at war this season. I received a lot of disagreement at the time about it, as he and Tony had at one time been team mates. So what? They are both out to win, not say “Excuse me! Please move along now.” I also predicted J.P.M. would make a lot of driver’s mad. My favorite “Rookie” didn’t come to NASCAR to ”Kick back and learn” as my driver so delicately said. He came to kick butt. I believe he will continue to do what he does best. Drive. Aggressively. Very Aggressively. He has now ticked off my 2 favorite drivers. First Ryan, then Tony.

Wonder who will be next?

Jr.? Heaven forbid.

Jeff Gordon? **snicker… I can’t wait to see that. 

Maybe Kevo?  Wonder if Kev would have anything to say, or would he / could he, stay totally silent? Ol’ Hap can make me laugh like no one else, except Kenny Wallace. I am anxious to see Tony & John Paul, The Pope of Motorsports, perform at Phoenix. We all know how Tony loves Phoenix.

6. Did the Baby Alien really? just have a mis-communication?

I doubt it. Is that even a word? It was probably more of a temper tantrum. I promised him earlier this year that I wouldn’t call him Big Baby Busch anymore if he continued to act like a man. I didn’t see it and those who did aren’t talking, so I will keep my promise. I am just waiting though. Heart beating in anticipation for the day I can break my promise. sign-end-blasting-zone.gif      

So there, now you have my opinion, for what it’s worth.

I will have the Phoenix ‘scopes done tomorrow.      headbang-on-computer.gif

Another exciting race with those spankin’ new neat-o vehicle thingys.

Tally Ho!! Come now. Onward to Phoenix “My Little Precious” LugNutz!