Sunday, August 10, 2014

Many of you will wake up to the incomprehensible news that Tony Stewart was responsible for the death of a fellow racer last night. It’s true. But you need to know the whole story – or at least as complete as it is at 5 a.m. ET, when I write this.

That;s the general lead-in paragraphs to the story. Tony Stewart kills a competitor on the track.

I’ve read a number of stories of the incident and heard a number of interviews of the incident.

The first question to me is why te mindless rage of a driver should be questioned at all, and why a driver doing the necessary keeping his car moving on the track is responsible for the raged driver walking across the track INTO on-coming traffic.

In other words, the driver killed lost his head over a piece of tail that didn’t matter.  An emotionally disturbed driver caused his own death – suicide by Tony.

I feel for the man’s family. Yes.

Not for the idiot himself. He asked for it.

Self control is the hallmark of maturity, and race car drivers wielding mass at speed need self control. That’s why the sport has graduations of competitive levels. The victim failed.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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