Jeff Meyer · Friday October 25, 2013
The NASCAR code of conduct; No NASCAR member shall make a public statement “that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age or handicapping condition.”
Well gee, when you think about that, it would seem to me that every single racer, in all the different series’, should be on ‘indefinite, double-super-secret probation’ and be forced to go to NASCAR’s version of ‘sensitivity training’!
After all, there is not a one of them out there that has not, at some point or another, called someone the A word or maybe the B word or worse! Hey, now that NASCAR has a permanent woman driver or cash cow (is that insensitive because of a bovine reference?), other drivers can even use the dreaded C word, and probably have!
The D word, which when ‘cleaned up’ is a device to measure the oil in your engine, has surely been flung around the garage a time or two. The E word…maybe a creative reader can help me out on that one…or maybe it is good to have a pause between D word and F word seeing as how F word is so, so horrible. Not as horrible a the dreaded N word of course and, some would say, not even as horrific as the R word (retard or retarded, in case you didn’t know…although the Association for Retarded Citizens, ARC, has used it for nearly 40 years but now tries to hide it by simply calling themselves ‘The ARC’…like we are just supposed to forget what the R stands for).
I could go on but it’s probably time I get to the latest NASCAR tragedy, so here it is;
22 year old Corey LeJoie, a kid who races part time in the NASCAR K&N East Series as well as in ARCA was at an airport and tweeted the following; “Is it stereotyping to ask TSA to cavity search the gentleman with a turban and a gray beard? I didn’t think so either”
Oh the humanity! As punishment for this horrific crime, NASCAR, who heard about it second hand, has placed LaJoie on indefinite probation and has ordered him to NASCAR brainwash…I mean sensitivity training.
Ok, first of all you may ask, who the F word is Corey LaJoie? Yeah, we’ve heard the name before, as in his father, two time Busch series champion, Randy LaJoie, but Corey? Reports say that a ‘handful’ of people did in fact respond and answer his question that yes, that was in fact stereotyping, but really? How many twitter followers could Corey LaJoie possibly have!?
It’s not like this is Jimmie Johnson or something, or even someone who is a semi-household name for F word’s sake!
And let’s be honest with ourselves. Who among us would NOT be thinking the same thing as we embark on an airliner with males of obvious Middle Eastern decent!? I’m not quite sure about the whole cavity search thing but you can be damn sure I want the TSA to be quite thorough in their endeavors and even then, I’m watching every move this cat makes during the flight! It’s the nature of today’s world folks! Deny it all you want but if you do, you are only fooling yourself.
Why does NASCAR have to step in and make a big deal out of something that 99.9 percent of NASCAR fans, not the whole general populace mind you, never would have heard of in the first place? Are they afraid that the vast majority of turban wearing race fans will be offended by this 22 year old, no-name racer’s remarks? Oh my! That would just be horrible!
I wish someone would try and force me to go to ‘sensitivity training’. I’d tell them to go to H E double hockey sticks and F word off!
But then again, that probably would offend all the sensitive hockey players out there!
Stay off the F’n word wall,
Jeff ‘the couth less one’ Meyer (look it up!)
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