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NASCAR turns to the Left; rejects gun ads

The public perception of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has always been that NASCAR is all-American, pro-Second Amendment, and in sync with red-state values.

No more.

Stephen Gutowski reports for The Washington Free Beacon, August 30, 2019, that two gun companies said NASCAR rejected their gun ads because of the racing company’s “gradual shift on guns”. Both gun companies said a NASCAR advertising agency had solicited ads from them for NASCAR publications, but when they submitted ads, they were told NASCAR would not accept them.

The two gun companies are:

(1) Dark Storm Industries:

Dark Storm said an ad it submitted featuring one of the company’s AR-15s was rejected. Dark Storm wrote in an Instagram post:

“NASCAR decided to turn their back on their customer base, joining the likes of Yeti, Dick’s and Under Armour. We were approached by a NASCAR publication eager to earn our business, but after submitting our ad it was immediately rejected, stating that we cannot depict ‘assault weapons’. As we have learned, NASCAR has made a ‘gradual shift’ but this doesn’t seem very gradual to us. It seems as though NASCAR has turned their back on the overwhelming majority of their fan base in the most embarrassing way possible.”

(2) Online retailer K-Var Corp:

K-Var said NASCAR rejected an ad featuring an AK-47 and 9mm handgun. An April email exchange between K-Var and National Event Publications, which books ads for NASCAR publications, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows the ad booker working with the gun dealer on final details of an ad for the souvenir program sold during the Race for the Cup series. Dave Dolbee, general manager of K-Var, said the company thought the ad would be good for brand awareness since the NASCAR audience is considered to be very gun-friendly and notable gun companies had previously advertised in the program. However, the ad company emailed Dolbee in August to say NASCAR rejected K-Var’s ad because of the firearms included in it. Sunny Berlin, art director for National Event Publications, told Dolbee in an email:

“We just heard back from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately due to a gradual shift in their position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed– especially those that are depicted as assault style rifles/sniper rifles. They are still open to some ads featuring some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes. Can you supply a new ad that would fit more along these guidelines? NASCAR will then review again.”

Dolbee said:

  • K-Var was unable to get any clarification from NASCAR on what it considered an “assault style rifle” or “sniper rifle” or other details of their “gradual shift” on guns.
  • National Event Publications were “cagey about it when they gave me that 24-hour deadline to resubmit an ad.”
  • NASCAR had not even been clear with National Event Publications and did not provide “clear enough guidelines to say ‘it was exactly this in your ad or it was exactly that in your ad.'”

Dolbee told the Free Beacon K-Var refused to submit another ad:

“Naturally we took the position ‘absolutely not’. You can’t do ‘this gun’s good, that gun’s bad.’ You know? I said we wouldn’t deal with them at all if that was going to be the case. We could never go forward with that type of a policy.

It’s just bad for business. I’m somebody who grew up on NASCAR. My father was a huge fan. So, he of course brought me into the sport as a fan. And you see something with that type of a legacy and heritage, instead of being a sporting organization, try and play politics.”

Neither National Event Publications nor NASCAR responded to requests for comment on the policy change.

Backlash to NASCAR’s ban on gun ads was swift:

  • A headline at Outdoor Hub said: “Turning Left: NASCAR Bans Firearm Ads, Cites ‘Gradual Shift’ on Guns.”
  • All Outdoor said: “NASCAR Goes Anti-Gun, Bans Black Rifle Ads”.
  • Radio show host and lifelong NASCAR fan Mark Walters said in a piece for Ammoland that the shift in gun ad policy tells him the racing association is “no longer the NASCAR I thought I knew. Go ahead NASCAR, try to fill the stands with a bunch of David Hogg, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, urban, progressive, skinny jean wearing, soy sipping, man-bun wearing, Antifa loving, gun-hating socialists. I won’t be around to see how that turns out for you.”

See “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons,” Feb. 27, 2018.

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H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

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Insanity: NASCAR driver Conor Daly loses sponsorship because his father used the “N word” in an interview – before Conor was born

Conor Daly: Being punished for the ancient action of his father/ESPN photo

From Daily Mail: NASCAR Xfinity driver Conor Daly has lost one of his sponsors because of a racial slur made by his racing driver father in the 1980s before he was even born.

Lilly Diabetes said in a statement on Friday that it was pulling sponsorship of Conor’s No.6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing the racially insensitive remark made by his father Derek Daly that surfaced this week.

The company said in a statement that its sponsorship was intended to raise awareness for treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.

‘Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will no longer run the No. 6 at Road America this weekend,’ Lilly said.

Primarily an IndyCar driver, Conor will make his NASCAR debut at the rural Wisconsin road course on Saturday with Roush Fenway Racing.

‘The last (24 hours) have been quite an unnecessarily difficult ride for my family. There is A LOT I want to say… but I’m still here and still racing,’ Conor wrote on Twitter on Friday night.

He found himself caught up in controversy this week after his father Derek and Indianapolis Colts radio voice Bob Lamey both admitted to using the N-word.

The elder Daly, who is a former Indy 500 and Formula One driver, was fired from his job as a WISH-TV racing analyst this week following the news that he had used the N-word in an interview 30 years ago.

It resurfaced after longtime Indianapolis Colts radio voice Bob Lamey used the word during a training camp last week as he retold the story of Derek’s radio interview from the 1980s. Lamey abruptly retired in the wake of the comments.

In a statement, Derek said he admitted to using the slur during the interview. Derek, who had just moved to the US at the time, said the term had a different meaning and connotation in his native Ireland.

He said he was ‘mortified’ when he learned how the term was used in America and has never used it since then. His 26-year-old son wasn’t born when he made the comment.

‘Finally, I want everyone to know I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for what I said more than three decades ago,’ the elder Daly said in his statement.

Lilly Diabetes is still sponsoring the RFR-owned cars of drivers Ty Majeski and Ryan Reed at Road America. ‘We remain committed to our mission of supporting people with diabetes,’ Lilly said.

Conor thanked Roush Fenway and Twitter followers for their support in the wake of the controversy. He also thanked his former sponsor. ‘Lilly Diabetes has been a big part of my career and I’m very thankful,’ Conor wrote.

DCG

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'Duck Dynasty' star's NASCAR prayer enrages liberals

So NASCAR shouldn’t be “clouding its image with politics”? Wonder if these  sports writers that are so upset had anything to say when Bob Costas pushed for gun control on Sunday Night Football? Or were they concerned when the NBA partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety to produce a video urging an end to gun violence? Or were they concerned when ESPN pushed a pro-gay agenda? I highly doubt it.
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From Todd Starnes at Fox News: My good buddy Phil Robertson has drawn the ire of a bunch of Jesus-bashing, liberal lug nuts after he petitioned the Lord during a NASCAR invocation to put a “Jesus-Man in the White House.”
Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed.
“I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
Brother Phil also mentioned the Bible, guns and thanked the Good Lord for the United States military – just like any good church-going, Christian man would do.
But the Duck Commander’s heartfelt invocation caused the Mainstream Media to blow a collective head gasket. Sports commentators and journalists suggested pre-race prayers were too “Southern” and too “redneck.” As if there’s something wrong with being a Southern-fried redneck? Deadspin called Brother Phil an “unapologetic bigot” and a “duck call industrialist.”
The Associated Press auto racing writer accused Brother Phil of pushing an agenda – and accused NASCAR of “clouding its image with politics.” “There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR,” writer Jenna Fryer sneered. “Jews and atheists and women, too.”
Consider the words from this Orlando Sentinel column titled, “NASCAR doesn’t need Phil Robertson’s prayers.” “What if at next Sunday’s race, someone got up and prayed for gun control, the Koran and that a Muhammad-woman be put in the White House?” writer David Whitley opined. “Most of the people defending Robertson would be throwing tire irons at their TVs.”
Well, I sincerely doubt a devout Muslim would be asking Allah to put a “Muhammad-woman” anywhere near the White House. And let’s be honest, you don’t see too many burkas at Bristol.
“Beyond the Flag” ran an essay written by Christopher Olmstead that contemplated whether or not religion still belongs in NASCAR. “For a sport that is trying to become a global success is it appropriate to attach a certain religion or religious tone to yourself? For a sport that might have several drivers who might not believe in God or religion is it appropriate to hold the pre-race invocation? For a sport that is trying to reach out to different cultures around the world who may believe in a higher power other than God, is it appropriate to have the invocation?”
It’s tempting to tell Brother Phil’s critics to blow it out their tail pipes – but that’s not the Christian thing to do. And besides – Brother Phil has more supporters than detractors – including the president of Texas Motor Speedway.

Eddie Gossage

Eddie Gossage

“He said what he felt and believed there are a lot of people that agree with him and a lot that disagree with him,” Eddie Gossage told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Nowadays, you cannot say what you think because of political correctness. So I guess everyone has a right to free speech or nobody does.”
Prayer is an important part of Southern culture. It’s what we do. It’s who we are — whether we’re asking the Good Lord to bless the butter beans or offering an “unspoken” prayer request before Bible Study. And that’s why the Mainstream Media may be in for a rude awakening if they think they can “prayer-shame” the good, church-going racing fans of America. It’s not going to happen. Why, NASCAR without Jesus would be like biscuits without gravy.
DCG

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So a guy goes into a bar

 

Guy goes into a bar in Berwick, Louisiana where there’s a robot bartender.
The robot says, “What will you have?”
The guy says, “Whiskey.”
The robot brings back his drink and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?”
The guy says, “168, why?”
The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and
medical technology.
The guy leaves, but he is curious…
So he goes back into the bar.
The robot bartender says, “What will you have?”
The guy says, “Whiskey.”
Again, the robot brings the man his drink and says, “What’s your IQ?”
The guy says, “100.”
The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser, the Saints and
LSU Tigers
The guy leaves, but finds this all very interesting, so he thinks he
will try
it one more time.
He goes back into the bar.
The robot says, “What will you have?”
The guy says, “Whiskey,” and the robot brings him his whiskey.
The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?
The guy says, “Uh, about 50.”
The robot leans in real close and whispers, “So, you  still happy
with Barrack Obama?
Ooo, that will leave a mark. 😀
~Steve~                    H/T Joseph

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Evil Video Game Wants Players to Kill Conservatives

The Left are coming unhinged.
At a Labor Day event, Teamsters Union chief Jimmy Hoffa Jr. threatened fellow Americans — TEA Partiers — with “war” and called on his union minions to “take these sons of bitches out.” Hoffa said this right in the presence of the President of the United States, and Obama did and said nothing.
Now, there’s a new video game that encourages players to “mow down conservatives.”
Elizabeth Flock reports for the Washington Post, Sept. 7, 2011, that a new video game, “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” released by advertising company StarvingEyes Advergaming, encourages players to mow down conservative commentators, political figures and tea partiers, including Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck, and the Koch Brothers.

The video game depicts Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann as zombies. (Image from YouTube)


The graphic game puts tea partiers in Ku Klux Klan robes, places Fox commentators in what’s left of a post-apocalyptic office, and asks players to “grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits!”
Jason Oda, head of StarvingEyestold MRCtv: “The game was just a personal project. I am not worried about it effecting [sic] business.”
 

Jason Oda, creator of video game "Tea Party Zombies Must Die" (photo from his Facebook page)


Personal or not, Oda’s project has already sparked quite the reaction. Howard Kurtz called the game “sickening.” MRCtv listed out the many reasons the game was “disturbing.”
The National Review has sarcastically noted that the best part about the game is that it’s not just fun, but “educational”: “Between levels we get informative tidbits about how Obamacare lowers the deficit, and how most Republicans think the president is a Muslim. There are lessons to be learned from dying in the game, too, which happens if you don’t get health insurance, and after which you are told: ‘there’s no such thing as God.’”
We’re not giving you the evil video game’s website. You can look it up yourself on the web.

They want war? Let’s give them war!

Contact StarvingEyes Advergaming to protest their release of this evil video game. Here’s the advertising company’s contact info.:

  • Address: 27 Gracie Ct., Brooklyn, New York
  • E-mail: info@starvingeyes.com
  • Jason Oda’s e-mail: jason@starvingeyes.com
  • Jason Oda’s Facebook page: https://facebook.com/starvingeyes

Tell the clients of StarvingEyes Advergaming that you’ll boycott their products. Just click on the client’s name below. The big-name clients of StarvingEyes Advergaming who are listed on StarvingEyes’ website as of 9 am, west coast, September 7, 2011, include:

This is the E-mail I sent to UPS. Feel free to use!

I’m writing you to object to UPS’s advertising company, StarvingEyes Advergaming’s release of the new video game, “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” which encourages players to mow down conservative commentators, political figures and Tea Partiers. You should know that I am boycotting UPS until StarvingEyes withdraws the video game.

update:

This afternoon, Fellowship of the Minds received an e-mail from Ranjitsinh Mahida, who claims he’s the Litigation & Intellectual Property Counsel for A+E Networks. The latter owns the History Channel.

Mr. Mahida expresses shock and disapproval about the “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” video game. He denies that History Channel is a client of StarvingEyes and says he’s contacted the advertising company to ask that “History Channel” be removed from StarvingEyes’ website as its client. Mr. Mahida requests that FOTM also remove History Channel from this post.

So I went on StarvingEyes’ website, at around 4:45 pm, west coast time, but History Channel is still listed as a client. So I politely wrote back to Mr. Mahida, informing him that as long as History Channel remains listed as a client on StarvingEyes’ website, History Channel will remain on this post.

About 1½ hours later, I looked at StarvingEyes’ website again. The entire vertical column of Clients — including History Channel — has vanished from the site. I have, therefore, deleted History Channel from this post.

I hope History Channel is taking Jason Oda and StarvingEyes to court with a humongous lawsuit up their wazoo.

All this happened only because so many FOTM readers contacted History Channel to express their outrage. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

A big h/t to my best cyberbud and FOTM’s co-founder Steve.

~Eowyn

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