Capstrat Does Letterman

Sometimes the company I work for knocks my socks off . . . as it did last night when our Chief Creative Officer and a Senior Designer were featured on David Letterman's show in a fabulous example of viral marketing. Follow the link and see just what happens in the inner workings and hidden cracks of big-time public relations. Be sure to click on one of the top links to see the whole clip.

Capstrat Does Letterman

What an IDEA, stop punishing disabled children.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 - what a bold idea, what a great idea.

Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.

So, how has it done?

Bring Markos and Jerome to North Carolina

The Book Tour for Jerome Armstrong of MyDD and Markos of DailyKos is getting organized. However, North Carolina is not on their schedule. They are asking for recommendations on where to go at their website above, and I sent them an e-mail about coming to the Triangle. They are asking that when people send them suggestions on destinations that they include a specific event, so I am putting it to our readers to:
1) Come up with some event that Markos and Jerome can come speak at;
2) Leave a comment here telling us your idea; and

Tuesday Morning Action Plan - Save our National Forests

This morning we have one thing and only one thing to do. This is the day that every single one of us will email or fax the US Department of Agriculture and tell them we do NOT think that selling off 300,000 acres of our National Forests is a good idea.

I know that each of you read everything I linked to yesterday and we all have our reasons for opposing this sale ready to go. If not, I'm going to provide you with a few you can use. This is IMPORTANT! This is the MOST important step of this action plan. We will repeat it every day to make sure this email is sent! Before I provide a list, if you want to read the links from yesterday, here is Monday's Action Plan. Here are some reasons why we oppose this sale:

Look inside for the goodies...

Fayetteville Online Joins the Chorus Calling for Black to Resign

Jim Black's scandals have been racking up so fast that I have not had to time to even read all of them. The latest one is that Black broke contribution limits by giving over the $4,000 cap to five candidates. This, along with the other myriad of corruption scandals, has lead the Fayetteville Online to call on Black to give up his leadership post:

So what we have here is a speaker whose lawyer tentatively concedes that payments were made in excess of what the law allows, and suggests that everything can be put right by taking some of the money back.

"Bill Peaslee, the state GOP chief of staff, laughed at the letter."

Gosh, it's been nearly two weeks since my last post on GOP infighting. Go read the first segment from today's Under the Dome column in the N&O. A lawyer has warned the NCGOP that their scheme to unseat their own guys may be illegal under their own plan of organization.

The NCGOP response is not to defend their plan, but instead "Who's gonna stop us?" Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

Holy Bible Batman

As a back-sliding Baptist I feel fully entitled to comment on all things religious, including the latest move by a collection of Greenboro theocrats to get the Bible included as a textbook in public schools. Special thanks to the Pope Puppets for bringing this to our attention this morning.

I'm all in favor of any school that wants to include the Bible in its classroom, but I object mightly to the term "textbook" to describe how it might be used. The Bible is a magnificent work of fiction, pure and simple, as almost any serious biblical scholor will agree. And if you need any proof, go read Misquoting Jesus by UNC professor Bart Ehrman.

Sen. Burr: Less Money to Prepare for Bioterrorism

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, has said there will be less money coming to the states to prepare for bioterror attacks, because some states misused the money allotted them in the past. He then went on to say there were fewer restrictions on how the money could be used than there will be on future legislation. In other words, the committee did a poor job writing the legislation and outlining exactly what expenses could be covered.

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