Irving-Based MADD Is Now Also Against Promoter Who Didn't Deliver NASCAR, Money

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Google the phrase "SponsorMonsters," and the first thing that pops up is an item from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website touting the John Carpenter Freeway-based organization's partnership with it. As in: "For 2011, Sponsor Monsters donated their lead sponsorship position to MADD and will represent MADD National in order to secure additional sponsorships for the MADD NASCAR campaign."

Except, well, there doesn't appear to be anything actually called Sponsor Monsters, outside of the random press release, like this one in which one Robert Boston touts this deal between NASCAR and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Which is why MADD is suing Sponsor Monsters and Bob Boston, both North Carolina-based, in Dallas County District Court.

The claim: In 2010 Boston promised MADD a deal with NASCAR worth at least $600,000 in sponsorship revenue and tied-in merch sales, not to mention "increase[d] awareness of MADD's mission among NASCAR fans." Which is just what MADD was looking for: "Because one of MADD's missions is to stop drunk driving, and NASCAR is a driving-related sport, there was a strong logical connection between the sport and the mission," says the suit, "providing synergies upon which to build a marketing campaign."

But, says MADD, one Bob Boston delivered nothing. Which, says the suit, didn't stop him from making a pit stop at MADD's national conference in 2010 to pick up "an award for his commitment to pay MADD the Royalty Payments." So MADD wants its $600,000, in addition to further "unliquidated damages."
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Tom Alciere
Tom Alciere

Those hateful bigots don't care about drunk driving. Nazis hate everybody born to Jewish parents and MADD hates everybody born during the past 21 years, no matter how responsibly the person drinks. Millions of US citizens under 21 drink responsibly, a point lost on those bigots because the first thing they always did whenever they got hammered was to climb into a car and try to drive it somewhere. Tough time in court delivering a victim impact statement knowing they also spoke about themselves. They want to blame their own past criminal wrongdoing on a society that was tolerant of underage drinking (that respected the rights of Mr. and Mrs. Twenty) so they can be different by not being tolerant of underage drinking.

JohnK
JohnK

For a Non for Profit group this is total BS.  They must be nuts trying to get NASCAR as a sponsor.Their are more beer sponsors which I thing would be a total conflict of interest. And you thought it was about saving livesIn 2006, MADD received $4,436,481 from arrestees who in MADD's words were 'forced' to sit in on their VIP panels. The 2004 figure was $3,749,000The 2005 figure was $3,957,095(More arrests=more money for MADD. Hmm).

RTGolden
RTGolden

Easy way to fix the MADD problem so many people have.  remove the drinking while driving restriction at all.  If you are in an accident, and only yourself and your property is damaged, and you have even a .01% BAC, you get squat.  No insurance, no government aid, no free health care.  Can't afford to have the ambulance trip, bleed out in the ditch.

If you're in an accident with a BAC over .01% and you injure or kill another person, cop gets to double tap you right there on the side of the road.

There, now the drinkers get to do whatever the hell they want, and all the people MADD could get mad at, would be dead in short order.  Everyone's happy.

james
james

so they  should stick a breathalizer in an accident victims face before they render aid?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

you know you can blow a .01% by just ingesting a small amount of mouthwash or toothpaste? Hope you dont crash after brushing your teeth tomorow, they may let you bleed out in a ditch

Anon
Anon

after drinking and driving is taken care of, we will move on to people who are texting, eating, or talking while driving and murder them when they get into accidents. 

Phelps
Phelps

I've got no love for MADD.  They are neo-prohibitionists, pure and simple.

Their original mission?  Accomplished.  Done a long time ago.  That's why they lobbied to get the BAC limit dropped to .08.  Hasn't had an increase in arrests.  Know why?  The police can't tell any difference in your driving at .08 so they don't have a reason to stop you.  Now, a sane person would believe that this means that since you aren't driving any differently, you aren't impaired.  In crazy stupid MADD world, that means that we need roadblocks and mandatory breathalyzers, or a "any detectable amount" test so the cops can just pull over anyone who drives away from a place that serves.

james
james

MADD would really like to bring back prohibition.

Iwearblack
Iwearblack

As a member of DAMM (Drinkers Against Meddling Motherf*ckers), I hope they get squat...

LaceyB
LaceyB

I support MADD and all that it's about, but MADD getting hella mad at NASCAR for $ is just TFB.

james
james

so you are a prohibitionist?

offramp
offramp

Uh, Lacey, they are mad at Bob Boston, not NASCAR.  Please take a "Reading for Comprehension" course.

LaceyB
LaceyB

DISD appears to be a little too busy for non-profit work, such as adult-ed classes. Unless the teacher emails Flores. Til then, lay off the booze until happy hour, ok?

Anon
Anon

wait, you support MADD? it's a horrible non-profit from an efficiency of dollars taken in perspective. and you want the drinking age raised to 25? 30? how far past voting age do you think citizens should have to wait before we can drink? or should we just go all the way back to prohibition?

LaceyB
LaceyB

For you, at least 30. And, don't bother stepping off your porch while drinking your illegal moonshine. Ask Big Bob...he knows a few brands of "Good God You Could Lose Your Front Teeth That Shit's So Strong" moonshine to recommend.

james
james

who are you to decide anyone's drinking age?

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

But, says MADD, one Bob Boston delivered nothing. Which, says the suit, didn't stop him from making a pit stop at MADD's national conference in 2010 to pick up "an award for his commitment to pay MADD the Royalty Payments." So MADD wants its $600,000, in addition to further "liquidated damages."

MADD note to selfGet Money first then give out the awards !

roadsidecouch
roadsidecouch

What is DAMADD's (Drunks Against Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) opinion on this issue?

james
james

i personally hope MADD starves to death. their dumassed answer to being too drunk to drive is draconian measures that put every working person who has 3 beers after work at risk of a trip to jail. it didn't stop those drunk illegal immigrants in a foreign made truck from destroying my classic iron. all it does is criminalise honest responsible working people. they should offer us the option to take our driving test after drinking a few....give us a harder test than everyone else...those of us who prove we can drive better than average after drinking a bit should be allowed to do a breath test at the driving test office immediately prior to taking the test. those of us who pass the test should have the number on our breath test stamped on our driver's license. as long as we aren't any drunker than that we should be legal.

offramp
offramp

There is obviously no changing your small mind with facts, so the rest of us can only hope that in your case, it's a single car crash.

james
james

i'm probably much more skillful much safer driver than you or most people you know whether i'm drunk or sober. i'm not the only one of us. every time i drive down the highway, there are hundreds of total idjits around me, darting back and forth from lane to lane with no turn sgnals, running 70mph 3 feet off my back bumper, weaving down the road with a cell phone in one hand ....and you wanna blame this all on the 3 beers that guy the cops stopped fer a brake lite on his way home from work and smelt his 3 beers....dam my mind is small.

B1ng
B1ng

I love you. You're nuts.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

" without penisizing those who can drink a little and still drive well. "

Right, you're NOT nuts ... you're frickin' CRAZY.

james
james

what is nuts about a reasonable way to weed out bad drivin' drunks without penisizing those who can drink a little and still drive well. nuts is the draconian way they run the game now.

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