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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:38 PM

Looking for Organizing for Action website? You've reached the NRA

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON — Derek Bovard, a 40-year-old computer technician in Castle Rock, Colo., was up watching Fox News early the morning of Jan. 18 when he saw the news that President Obama’s advisors were launching a new advocacy group called Organizing for Action.

Bovard jumped on the computer and snapped up the domain name Organizingforaction.net. He then proceeded to configure the site so all hits are directed to the website for the National Rifle Assn. – the very group that Obama is facing off against in his efforts to toughen gun laws.

“I’m for the Second Amendment,” Bovard said. “I’m not in agreement with a lot of things that are going on right now. If they don’t like it, they can buy it from me.”

Bovard, who paid about $10 to register the site, said he’d sell it for “somewhere around $10,000.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-organizing-for-action-website-nra-20130129,0,3159504.story



How the hell did OFA mess up so very badly? This doesn't seem like something a tech-savvy team would do; methinks Obama's campaign staff handed their database over to neophytes.

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Reply Looking for Organizing for Action website? You've reached the NRA (Original post)
0rganism Jan 2013 OP
raidert05 Jan 2013 #1
Katorama Jan 2013 #2
NoGOPZone Jan 2013 #3
Katorama Jan 2013 #4
SCVDem Jan 2013 #5
Katorama Jan 2013 #6
CBHagman Jan 2013 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #8
0rganism Jan 2013 #9
ROBROX Jan 2013 #10

Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:47 PM

1. One Word...

 

Hilarious

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:49 PM

2. Isn't that like Web Design 101 from 1994? Here's an entire thread about the whole thing:

 

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:53 PM

3. The Administration should go along with the gag

and register the website derekbovardsucks.net

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Response to NoGOPZone (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:55 PM

4. Apparently, Derek is bragging about it already (link)

 

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:57 PM

5. One different word

Anonymous!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:58 PM

6. I was thinking the same thing!!!

 

Anonymous!!!

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:12 PM

8. Thanks. I added my name. nt

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 PM

9. good point, i'm glad you brought that up

if enough folks sign up, OFA might just salvage the situation.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:50 PM

10. WHY NOT BY PASS COM, NET, ORG, AND USE GOV

 

By pass the other dot com and just use GOV.

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