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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jurgen, May 25, 2010.
One can always overcome being short of pen and money.
Tomorrow is the new D-Day....will they have pen and money ready?
Apparently Bernie does not understand how important Texans are:
"I've spent more time with these people and these races in the States than [with] anybody else [to make a Grand Prix happen]," Ecclestone is quoted as saying. "India's come and gone, and other places have come and gone, and we're still messing around" in Texas.
So the actions of a few businesses reflect the entire population?
Hell the state is smart enough not to pay for something that's not guaranteed.
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Eagles Canyon (TX), 17-18 Dec '11 (late apps only)
Texas World Spdwy, 11-12 Feb '12 (apply by 10 Dec)
Portland Int'l Rcwy, 18-19 Feb '12 (apply by 17 Dec)
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Contact: John "Jay" Lamm, Chief Perpetrator
24 HOURS OF LeMONS 5675-C Horton St, Emeryville CA 94608
510.655.5980 x23 (Jay direct)
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The unkind are going to say that Texas doesn't have the money and that promises were made by politicians that didn't have the authority to make those promises.
I mean, it's not like Texas is in the middle of huge financial issues for the state guv'mint, or tremendous cutbacks in public education, or Republican politicians accusing other Republican politicians of getting into the F1 debacle. Right?
Youre right, it's a shame we're the only state that has such issues.
Eh, that brings them right to the FIM meeting on December 7th. Imagine that. Bernie will drag them all the way and then give them the news. "you've pissed me off, you are dead to me."
We are the only state that goes around bragging about how well we have weathered the financial crisis that crippled the rest of the nation when the reality is arguably quite the contrary - the state government is deeply in debt, the political rats are jumping ship like mad, education is going downhill, this "financial miracle" that Texas brags about are mostly minimum wage jobs that have all understandably gone to migrants, and now we find out that promises to pay for the F1 race were made and (at this point in time) unlikely to be kept.
I had really, really looked forward to seeing this race and at this point I am not optimistic. And yeah, I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Texas politicians and the organizers who couldn't come through with the money.
True, I just think its silly that people feel the need to point it out like it proves we're the worst state or something else stupid.
No one weathered the depression well. We did much better than a lot of states, everyone has these issues though.
I was looking forward to it too.
Not just because I'm a Texan, but I also think the US is long overdue for a serious entry into the more international forms of racing.
Hey, we have MotoGP and WSBK! That is international and Bernie has nothing to do with it. Probably why it works here.
It needs more airtime.
And we can accomplish that by turning this track into the world premier MOTOGP/WSBK track!!!
We'll make BILLIONS!!!!!
Won't argue with anything that you wrote here. The whole thing makes me so mad I feel like making up some picket signs and heading to Austin. Buncha crooks.
I'd start at one MILLION DOLLARS(!), first, Dr. Evil.
Clock nearing midnight. Will we see another extension, or a new motocross venue?
Don't they have until midnight tomorrow?
Anyone standing around Texas with coffee cans saying, "Save the F1 race" printed on them?
Is it finished yet?