Bwuhahahahahaha!!!!eleventy!!!!!

This is just too funny.

 

At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama’s new 501(c)4 political nonprofit, Organizing For Action, was launched with all the usual bells and whistles. But the tech wizards at OFA forgot one important rule in today’s Internet world: Register all the iterations of your website address before someone else does.

Now Obama’s team is filing complaints against the folks smart enough to get the addresses before he did.

As Obama’s OFA made its debut, no one in his purportedly Internet-savvy campaign had obtained the corresponding .com, .net, .org or .us sites, nor did OFA register other names that are close to its official one, as is the sensible practice. In the case of the .net address, a fellow named Derek Bovard had already registered the .net address by the time Obama’s team took notice.

Bovard has routed his new site to the homepage of the National Rifle Association.

So, whenever anyone goes to www.organizingforaction.net they end up seeing the homepage of the NRA.

Naturally, Obama and his fellow community organizers were furious. So furious, in fact, that they have replied by filing complaints against Bovard–and, apparently, a variety of other people who had registered domain names that OFA now wants.

Obama’s group filed the complaints with the authority that governs website domain addresses, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The complaints were filed under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) rules. Obama’s case number is 1483257 and was filed on Feb 6. UDRP cases are usually decided within one to two months after first filing.

Bovard told Breitbart that he feels he has a solid case that he owns the .net address fair, square, and legally.

“We have been granted ‘Service Mark’ #85838531 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the website as ‘Providing an on-line website featuring information on the United States Constitution and Conservative values’ and we were also the first to use it in ‘commerce.’ So I don’t believe they have any valid legal ground to stand on in regards to this website name. Before purchasing this site I had checked TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) for any existing Trademarks or Service Marks and found none. I also searched for any existing companies called Organizing for Action and found none. So I bought it, legally.”

Bovard said he intends to use the site address to provide “information on the United States Constitution and Conservative values.”

“This site is going to be used strictly to discuss political views and ideas based on Conservative Values, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech in the USA which seems to be overlooked quite often. My partner and I are firm believers in not only the First and Second Amendment Rights, but in ALL Rights granted to us by our country, my country.”

Bovard also disputed several reports that he offered the address for sale to team Obama.

“I also want to make it perfectly clear that I have no intentions of selling this website name to Obama’s group nor did I purchase it with the intent of selling it to them or anyone else. It’s never been for sale, I’ve never solicited it for sale. I have indicated a personal opinion about it’s worth but that’s it.”

“We have taken what little action we could to contribute to the fight against anyone who attempts to defy or go against the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rights contained within them. We are sickened by the mockery being made of our country and our government and then advertising this mess to our fellow citizens and the rest of the world,” Bovard said in an email.

Bask in the schadenfreude pups, revel in it’s deliciousness, and major kudos to Mr. Bovard.

Well played sir, well played.

16 comments

  1. 1
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    BRAVO

    FOIST

  2. 2
    LC/IB PrimEviL growls and barks:

    *snerk*…*snork*…*chortle*…Bwaaaahahahhahhahaha! Guess Team Obama’s theme music should
    be “Dum-da-dum-dum-duummmmmm” (With apologies to Dragnet.)
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  3. 3
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Gonna be veeeerrreee interrrresting to see if the brownshirts try strongarm tactics on this fellow. Keep a close eye on this, it is likely to be very instructive.

    BTW – screwy Louie is purportedly recruiting street gang members into his private army erm, read security forces, another intersting move, especially given the source is in Chicago.

  4. 4
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Mwua-ha-ha-ha-ha :em05:
    Well done Mr Bovard, well done indeed. :em01:

  5. 5

    Terrapod says:

    Gonna be veeeerrreee interrrresting to see if the brownshirts try strongarm tactics on this fellow. Keep a close eye on this, it is likely to be very instructive.

    BTW – screwy Louie is purportedly recruiting street gang members into his private army erm, read security forces, another intersting move, especially given the source is in Chicago.

    the IRS will now audit the shit out of him……that’s their preferred attack. I hope he has a kickass accountant

  6. 6
    irish19 growls and barks:

    MMMMMMmmmmm! Yummy, yummy schadenfreude.

  7. 7
    Veeshir growls and barks:

    the IRS will now audit the shit out of him……that’s their preferred attack.

    Apcray.

    I was just worried about Obama thugging iCann, I forgot about his ability to use the power of the federal gov’t to thug private citizens.
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  8. 8
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Obama’s Paycheck Exempted from ‘Sequester’
    February 25, 2013

    President Barack Obama
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.

    A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service–“Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules”–identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others.

    Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).

    “Most exempt programs are mandatory, and include Social Security and Medicaid; refundable tax credits to individuals; and low-income programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Supplemental Security Income,” the report states.

    “Some discretionary programs also are exempt, notably all programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs,” it said. “Also, subject to notification of Congress by the president, military personnel accounts may either be exempt or reduced by a lower percentage,” the report states. (The report states in a footnote that the White House notified Congress last year of President Obama’s intention to exempt military personnel accounts from sequestration.)

    Pensions for former presidents are also exempt, according to the report.

    The report states that “the effect of sequestration on any give program is subject to the interpretation of the law’s provisions by the Office of Management and Budget”–which is part of the Executive branch.

    Article 2, Section 1, Clause 7 of the Constitution says that the president’s compensation shall not be increased or decreased during the time for which he is elected.

    “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected,” says the Constitution, “and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

  9. 9
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Mr. Bovard might need to worry more about a drone strike than the IRS, considering Obama’s criminal tendencies.

  10. 10

    LC Ogrrre says:

    Mr. Bovard might need to worry more about a drone strike than the IRS, considering Obama’s criminal tendencies.

    too true

  11. 11
    Spin Drift growls and barks:

    I believe that OFA stands for “Obama Fluked America.” Would this work as a bumper sticker?

    Keep your powder dry.

    Molon Labe

    Hold Fast!

    Spin Drift

  12. 12
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    I got 20 bucks that says Obama will have thugged his way into ownership of the domain in quetion in 60 days, tops.

  13. 13
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    And if he can’t get it, he’ll settle for making a crater where this dude’s life used to be, legally speaking.

  14. 14

    Tech Savy – Twitter- .gov sites galore…. you name it, and somehow….they blew this.

    And these fools are the so called “smartest people in the room”. Uh Huh….sure. :em04:
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