Open thread: Revolving door edition

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It looks like Schorr Johnson, formerly of the NC Democratic Party, is already on the ground and speaking on behalf of Marc Basnight. Hey Schorr: How about getting Senator Basnight to stop the Site C OLF dead in its tracks. Or maybe even consider running against Liddy Dole in 08. He'd kick her butt for sure.

Speaking of useless senators, it appears that Dick Burr's mouthpiece has had more than enough. After only a year on the job, Laura Caudell, is heading to Alabama to work with the Children's Hospital in Birmingham. It's not hard to imagine she got real tired of doing nothing that matters.

Both stories from Under the Dome.

And don't forget this news, Kerra Bolton is taking Schorr's old job at the the NCDP. I've communicated with her related to a number of BlueNC stories and found her to be open, honest and smart. Here's wishing her the best in her new job in Raleigh.

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I Love Open Threads

Totally Off Topic:

I have a question - remember, this is coming from a total TechNoNot - I've been having a lot of 'page errors' lately, and slow loading times.

Is it me? Or are our lurkers bogging up the Bendix? I belong to another forum with stats like this:
Threads: 51,021, Posts: 1,159,111, Members: 14,081

We recently had to get our own dedicated server. Is that in our future?

I'm a certified poor person but I have a 'stashback' and I'm willing to empty my piggy bank for ya'll if it's deemed necessary.

Or did I just prove I'm a total TechNoNot (All Caps)

Lance has asked our host to look into it

Lots of people are having trouble lately, and loading times have been abysmal for several days. Lance is looking into it. If we need to upgrade, we will do that.

Thanks for the offer, but we should be able to make whatever investments are necessary.

Update on Schorr, whazzat?

I heard about "new guy", but thought that was the new position, not replacing Schorr.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Schorr was replaced by Kerra Bolton

Here's the NCDP announcement of her hiring. She worked in Raleigh for the Asheville Citizen-Times the last five years or so. She's pretty respected in the 11th, which is a rare thing.

You're right that the other new guy, Jerimee Richir, is filling a newly created blogger/techie type position, the first of its kind in the country. See Jerry Meeks' BlueNC post about its creation.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

NC Dems Communicate

Schorr is still around, but in a another capacity: he is now the communications director for Basnight.

Kerra Bolton has succeeded him as communications director proper. I have come on to intensify our party's presence online.

I need ideas, help deciding which ideas to implement, and help implementing them. Please email me: jrichir_AT_ncdp.org

http://www.ncdp.org

email sent

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Basnight

has been pretty loud about this in his own way. He has sent numerous letters requesting personal meetings with the admirals in charge, and even the president. Trust me, he is doing things to stop this.

Also, he wont be running against Dole.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Credit where credit is due

After only a year on the job, Laura Caudell, is heading to Alabama to work with the Children's Hospital in Birmingham. It's not hard to imagine she got real tired of doing nothing that matters.

If I'm not mistaken, Ms. Caudell was instrumental in working with the folks who took the National Reporting System (NRS) out of the Head Start Reauthorization. That's the system that inappropriately tests 4 year olds. That matters - believe me. She was given a lot of credit for that by Sen. Burr when we were in his office, and a lot of credit by all the Early Childhood Advocates. I'm not surprised she's moved on; Burr didn't seem all that concerned about Early Childhood issues, and she did.

One of the things that amazed me about the Senator was how little he knew about the issues we were concerned about,even though he knew we were coming, and his aide was so well versed in early childhood affairs. He didnt' seem to have a clue. I suppose he didn't have to, because she did. At any rate - her leaving is truly a loss to NC, and a gain for the Children's Hospital in Birmingham. She gets it.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Quick - Come See!

Okay - it'll probably stay on top for a while but this is IMPORTANT

Where are you Marshall?

It Wasn't Long Enough -

Inhofe is such an ***hat he makes Dole & Burr look good.

At least they keep their mouths shut when they don't know what they're talking about.

Anyone heard anything...

...about Elizabeth Edwards' doctor's appointment? I know the Senator took the day off the campaign trail to be with his wife for an unscheduled follow-up. The story made me a little worried and I was curious to know if anyone else has heard anything.

GO STATE!: NY Times Article, A Team Community Gains Strength From Its Weakened Coach

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Question Answered (FYI)

From WRAL:

Edwards, Wife to Speak to Press Thursday

Presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth have scheduled a press conference Thursday at noon in Chapel Hill.

The campaign would not say what they would discuss, but observers have been awaiting an update on Elizabeth Edwards' latest breast cancer checkup.

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, she was expected to have a "follow-up medical appointment" Wednesday to a routine test she had on Monday.

NY Times Article: A Team Community Gains Strength From Its Weakened Coach

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

I'm Crying

And praying.

Please, God. Let Elizabeth be all right. We need him. And her. Together. Oh, please...

eta: I've stopped crying (mostly) but I haven't stopped praying.