92nd Indianapolis 500 Lineup

92nd Indianapolis 500 Lineup

There are 14 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from May 19, 2008, titled 92nd Indianapolis 500 Lineup. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

After Sunday qualifying; race May 25 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Row 1 1. Scott Dixon, Dallara, 226.366 mph.

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So Offended

Saint Joseph, IL

#1 May 19, 2008
I am SO offended and upset. My family went to the track this Sunday. Do you know that the Speedway Officials actually use a GUN to signify the end of qualifications??????

What kind of example are we setting here; using a GUN? Guns kill people! There are many young folks at this event; a GUN should NOT be used!

I strongly support using a horn or air blast horn instead of a gun. By using a gun you are saying "it's ok to use a gun".

Speedway Officials: I and my family are officially boycotting your event since you are so insensitive and pro-gun!
Professor Turgeson

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 19, 2008
So Offended wrote:
I am SO offended and upset. My family went to the track this Sunday. Do you know that the Speedway Officials actually use a GUN to signify the end of qualifications??????
What kind of example are we setting here; using a GUN? Guns kill people! There are many young folks at this event; a GUN should NOT be used!
I strongly support using a horn or air blast horn instead of a gun. By using a gun you are saying "it's ok to use a gun".

I suppose you get offended at track meets also when they use a "starters pistol"

Speedway Officials: I and my family are officially boycotting your event since you are so insensitive and pro-gun!
Who cares, I'll joy stretching my legs out on your empty seats !!! Get a life.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#3 May 19, 2008
You have GOT to be kidding!!!

So you are offended by track and field events also?? It is probably best that you and your family boycott the the race. I would bet you would find everything else offensive too...the beer promotes alcoholism, the hot dogs have sexual overtones, etc.

Bye the way...guns don't kill people, people kill people using guns, and knives, and cars, and clubs, etc.
Racing Fan

Chicago, IL

#4 May 19, 2008
Settle down... This gun in not a .38 or 44 Magnum... This is a "starters" gun... It only looks like a gun, but has a gun powdered blank in it to create a loud noise, signaling the end of the practice day...

This is part of the tradition of the 500...
Gasoline Alley, Carburation Day, milk...etc..

P.S. Cars kill more people than guns... Did you drive to the track??
Dan

Ashburn, VA

#5 May 19, 2008
Ski wrote:
You have GOT to be kidding!!!
So you are offended by track and field events also?? It is probably best that you and your family boycott the the race. I would bet you would find everything else offensive too...the beer promotes alcoholism, the hot dogs have sexual overtones, etc.
Bye the way...guns don't kill people, people kill people using guns, and knives, and cars, and clubs, etc.
I am worried about the safety at all events. Yes that guns shoots blanks but the Indy 500 would be the perfect place for a terrorist attack.
Dan

Ashburn, VA

#6 May 19, 2008
So Offended wrote:
I am SO offended and upset. My family went to the track this Sunday. Do you know that the Speedway Officials actually use a GUN to signify the end of qualifications??????
What kind of example are we setting here; using a GUN? Guns kill people! There are many young folks at this event; a GUN should NOT be used!
I strongly support using a horn or air blast horn instead of a gun. By using a gun you are saying "it's ok to use a gun".
Speedway Officials: I and my family are officially boycotting your event since you are so insensitive and pro-gun!
Not too bright are you? You can't be serious.
saddened

Indianapolis, IN

#7 May 19, 2008
i think we should really boycott this event folks.

Since: May 08

Peru, IN

#8 May 19, 2008
So Offended wrote:
I am SO offended and upset. My family went to the track this Sunday. Do you know that the Speedway Officials actually use a GUN to signify the end of qualifications??????
What kind of example are we setting here; using a GUN? Guns kill people! There are many young folks at this event; a GUN should NOT be used!
I strongly support using a horn or air blast horn instead of a gun. By using a gun you are saying "it's ok to use a gun".
Speedway Officials: I and my family are officially boycotting your event since you are so insensitive and pro-gun!
Please tell me that this is a "gag" post, because you cannot be for real.

It is a starters gun, it fires blanks for cryin' out loud!

Do you also boycott matches and lighters because they promote arson. Arson kills too...
offended

Indianapolis, IN

#9 May 19, 2008
not american anymore boy cott

“You want WHAT????”

Since: Jan 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#12 May 20, 2008
So Offended wrote:
I am SO offended and upset. My family went to the track this Sunday. Do you know that the Speedway Officials actually use a GUN to signify the end of qualifications??????
What kind of example are we setting here; using a GUN? Guns kill people! There are many young folks at this event; a GUN should NOT be used!
I strongly support using a horn or air blast horn instead of a gun. By using a gun you are saying "it's ok to use a gun".
Speedway Officials: I and my family are officially boycotting your event since you are so insensitive and pro-gun!
I saw this post this morning and almost threw up my corn flakes! Where do I start....

Let's boycott the Olympics because the symbol involves fire which says "Carrying a lighted torch is good." (Never mind the human rights issues in China.)

I swam competitively all the way through high school and into college. How many people do you think threatened a boycott because they, too, used a starter's pistol to start each event. Ditto with track athletes.

My God, the PC crowd is in full effect here. Please get over it and go find something serious about which to get upset!

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#13 May 20, 2008
I find people who are offended so easily to be offensive.
So Offended

Saint Joseph, IL

#14 May 20, 2008
I am the original poster. I am further incensed in the fact of events that have occured since this happened.

I have tried contacting Speedway officials to formally complain about the use of a gun to signify qualifications. This is an awful thing to use; an air horn would be used in its place.

They refuse to talk with me.

I and my family will officially be boycotting any and all race events at this facility. If these NRA right wing nut cases continue to promote their use of weapons, then this world is going to heck in a handbasket.

Join us in this boycot!

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#15 May 20, 2008
So Offended wrote:
I am the original poster. I am further incensed in the fact of events that have occured since this happened.
I have tried contacting Speedway officials to formally complain about the use of a gun to signify qualifications. This is an awful thing to use; an air horn would be used in its place.
They refuse to talk with me.
I and my family will officially be boycotting any and all race events at this facility. If these NRA right wing nut cases continue to promote their use of weapons, then this world is going to heck in a handbasket.
Join us in this boycot!
LQTM...I for one am glad they refuse to talk with you.
Your foolish, left-winged nutcase complaint is one reason why "the world is going to heck in a handbasket". Can we all expect to read about your lawsuit concerning this in the IndyStar soon?

Find something worth while to occupy your time while boycotting the Indianapolis 500.
Troll

Morris, IL

#16 May 23, 2008
Ski wrote:
<quoted text>
LQTM...I for one am glad they refuse to talk with you.
Your foolish, left-winged nutcase complaint is one reason why "the world is going to heck in a handbasket". Can we all expect to read about your lawsuit concerning this in the IndyStar soon?
Find something worth while to occupy your time while boycotting the Indianapolis 500.
It's our IRL troll here it is too.
Fifth angel and this cat are all the tsame person. http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/T30R3V79E...

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