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Climb The Fence

Sunday
July 2, 2006

It appears that Tony Stewart's shoulder has healed. He won the Pepsi 400 last night, then climbed the fence in his trademark style. But not one to stop there, he climbed into the flag box, and then down the other side, into the area where the fans were located. Not surprisingly, he was swarmed in a mosh pit of celebrating fans.

One problem: there was no gate for him to make his escape. NASCAR officials had to come to his rescue to help him leave, or he might still be there. But it was entertaining to see. It looks like the black cloud from Scott the Engineer finally left him.

It's interesting to see when elected officials make an argument that they clearly are not educated about. For example, with Net Neutrality, which is the biggest issue going on that most people have no idea about, Senator Ted Stevens (of bridge-to-nowhere fame) said these actual words:

"I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially."

The Senator had an internet sent to him? I know that he's 82 years old, and perhaps doesn't have a grasp on new technology (which makes him being head of the Senate Appropriations Committee questionable, but that's life without term limits), but it sure looks like someone else's words are being put into his mouth. It's to the point where Senator John Kerry is speaking out in favor of Net Neutrality, and I'm solidly behind him. Stay strong on this one, Senator Kerry. Stay strong.

For an easy-to-understand explanation of Net Neutrality, listen to this .mp3 audio from Senator Barack Obama. It's well worth taking to time to listen to it. This is an IMPORTANT issue.

July is here -- this means that we're just one month away from the beginning of the NFL pre-season. I can't wait for football season to arrive...


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