Saturday, November 12, 2005

United States Border Fence Needed

Joyce Comments: This picture says it all. Ever since the 1846-1848 U.S. War with Mexico for "Manifest Destiny", our country has been used as a doormat to Mexicans and others who take advantage of our countries good will. We need to stop them from doing that for the sake of our sovereignty and national security and a fence is a very good start to that. Other discouraging things or loopholes that lure illegal aliens here are "free" (that is we the U.S. taxpayer through our federal, state and local taxes) pay for their health, education, welfare--ironically this is the name of a former executive branch department before Carter disbanded it for seperate ones on Health and Human Services and another for Education--and anchor babies that is babies born in this country to illegal alien parents that are granted immediate full U.S. citizenship upon their birth being on U.S. soil because of the 14th Amendment to the Consitution.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

NASCAR sets four-car cap for Nextel Cup

NASCAR sets four-car cap for Nextel Cup

November 10, 2005
06:56 PM EST (23:56 GMT)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Big-money teams will be allowed to field only four cars under a cap limit set by NASCAR on Thursday, a move that infuriated the five-car Roush Racing organization.

The limit goes into effect next season, but NASCAR said it would work to set a timeline for compliance for teams with more than four entries. At present time, Jack Roush is the only car owner with five teams and all of them are in the 10-man Chase for the championship that crowns the Nextel Cup champion.

"It is hard for Jack not to believe that there is a laser bulls-eye on his forehead," Roush Racing president Geoff Smith said.

The move had been expected since last month, when NASCAR chairman Brian France said he was looking to limit the amount of cars one owner can have.

The announcement caught Roush by surprise, and his organization has complained it was being singled-out since then.

But until Thursday's announcement, no one was certain what the cap would be.

Smith said that Roush officials recently had a private meeting with NASCAR where they were told there would be some sort of "grandfather clause" that would allow them to keep their five teams at least through the 2009 season.

All of their current contracts with sponsors and drivers at least run through '09, but what happens when those deals expire remains somewhat murky.

"Our impression is if every one of those sponsors wants to continue past '09, they can," Smith said. "If some of the sponsors don't want to continue on but every driver wants to continue past '09, that would be OK, too. But its very unlikely that all of that will happen.

"But the bottom line is we will have to go to four. It won't be next year, it won't be for a few years, but we will have to get there."

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