Friday, March 23, 2007

Eric Medlen 1973-2007

Popular NHRA Funny Car driver Eric Medlen lost his battle for life today in a Gainsville Florida hospital following his tragic accident during a test session on Monday of this week. Eric was 33 years old and one of the most popular drivers in the NHRA series.
AP full story.
Visit John Force Racing "Missed but Never Forgotten" ...tribute to Eric.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NHRA Funny Car Driver Eric Medlen in Critical Condition

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver Eric Medlen, injured in a testing accident Monday at Gainesville Raceway, remained in critical condition Tuesday in intensive care at Shands at the University of Florida medical center.

According to Medlen’s father and Crewchief, John, doctors are continuing to work to reduce pressure and swelling from what has been characterized as a severe closed head injury suffered when the 33-year-old’s car crashed heavily into the opposing lane guardwall.
“We would ask everyone to keep Eric and his family in their prayers while at the same time respecting their need for privacy in this very difficult time,” said Kelly Antonelli, a spokesperson for John Force Racing, Inc.

“Obviously, our primary concern is for Eric’s health,” Antonelli said, “but we also are aware of erroneous information that has been posted on various internet sites and, unfortunately, that has been a source of additional pain for the family.
“To address that issue, we will continue to provide daily medical updates authorized by the family and the medical staff here at Shands."

UPDATE: 3/21/2007- Eric Medlin Undergoes 3 hour surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and will be in a drug induced coma for about 2 weeks. Full AP Story.

Updates can also be found at NHRA and at Drag Racing Magazine Online as well as John Force Racing.
Our prayers go out to the entire Medlen family and John Force Racing.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Get Your Red Hot Carbon Offsets Here

FRIENDS, Neighbors and Nature Lovers...

Are you stressed and depressed due to the threat of GLOBAL WARMING?

Are you having trouble sleeping at night because of the danger to Polar Bears caused by the melting ice caps due to increasing temperatures caused by man’s obsession with oil?

You might be one of the millions who suffer from the hearbreak of GWG Syndrome (Global Warming Guilt).

How can YOU make a difference and change the rest of the world from the comfort and security of your home without affecting your personal life or busy schedule?

(Without any personal inconvenience)

Yes, Friends, you can help end global warming and achieve environmental balance in your life by purchasing your official Redstater Carbon Offsets today!

For each $100 offset purchased, I will not leave my 2-stroke weed whacker called “The Mosquito Killer” running all day long (or till it runs out of gasoline), thereby allowing YOU to mow your lawn once per week without feeling guilty of ruining the planet.

For each $500 offset purchased I will not leave all of the lights in the house (and garage) on all day long, allowing YOU to run the A/C a little cooler this summer, knowing you did your part to help stop global warming.

For every $1000 offset purchased, I will not drive my 800HP 110+ Octane gas guzzling, N02 assisted, muscle-car for one day allowing YOU to drive your Honda Civic to work and back all week with the peace of mind that you are saving Polar Bears and perhaps all mankind. ($5000 if you drive a hybrid since the electricity probably came from coal)

For each $10,000 offset, I will cut down one less tree for one year allowing YOU to keep it toasty warm all winter and even have a fire in your fireplace with the confidence that you are actually saving trees and are at one with nature and the universe. (BONUS OFFER: For $15000, I will throw one less Deer, Elk, Antelope or other critter in the freezer)

For each $50,000 offset, I will not leave the 4x4 Suburban diesel running all day long between stops and errands so that YOU can drive whatever you want whenever you want with a bumper sticker that reads “Got Carbon Offsets?” and a “better than you” smirk on your face. (decal and smirk not included)

For each $100,000 offset, I will park my nascar, monster truck and nitro dragster teams along with the entire moonshine operation for one week, allowing YOU to fly first class or charter aircraft, drive an RV or Motorhome Coach, limo’s, yacht’s etc. (with full bar of course) without the guilt normally associated with such extravagant ozone destroyers.

For a $1,000,000.00 offset, I will retire and never write another blog again, while you can fly around the country in your private jet giving lectures on manmade global warming and selling Carbon Offsets to the useful idiots while wearing a “better than you” smirk on your face.

NOTE: Leave the "Offset" money in an environmentally friendly recycled paper bag behind the mailbox down at the end of the road beside the big rock... or just put it in the "lockbox".

If you notice that I suddenly stop posting blogs, it simply means that Algore or some other idiot stopped by with a cool million and I am busy spending it ....with a “smirk” on MY face.


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