|March 20, 2008
Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that opinions,
like certain body parts, are best kept to yourself.
website operators, it is definitely not
been hearing complaints about Go Daddy (GD) for some time,
but a couple of weeks ago a real skirmish erupted when they
shut-down a website that enabled people tell the world about
bad experiences with the cops. Until it disappeared,
allowed citizens who felt they had been mis-treated in some
way to spout-off about it. News articles like
one said the website made police fear for their
Of course, when GD pulled the
plug a day or two later, they came up with another reason,
saying the website was "using too much bandwidth",
but not giving the owner an opportunity to purchase more.
The cop-rating website eventually was able to transfer their
domain name to a server in the Czech Republic and they are
back in business.
Whether or not a website telling
all about the police should be allowed is a matter to
debate, but that is not my purpose today. I'd more or less
forgotten about the incident until last night, when a friend
of mine told me his website had been shut-down by
(yes... you're getting ahead of me) Go Daddy.
article posted by my friend Jim on his own website
entitled "Americans for America" caused the GD
filters to capture it as a "syntax error" and shut
the entire site down. The article told about Ron Paul's
opinion of the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue
Service, and encouraged readers to vote for Congressman
Paul. Evidently, that is not acceptable to the new internet
cop on the beat, Officer Go Daddy.
The article was
removed, and Zip Zap Ads is back online. But, you can read
on the Global Air website, safely stored and available on my
A website devoted
to unhappy former GD users is at
Air Aviation Referral Service
responses, and will be glad to post them here. Email your
If a site provided a forum for people to rate school
teachers on line without being identified, what kind of stink do
you think would erupt from the left wingers of the world. Your
bias is showing.
Dave in Florida
bias is showing? I raised the question as to whether or not the
police website was a good idea or not, if you read the 3rd
paragraph above. As for school teachers being rated ...
actually, there are at least a couple of websites that do just
that. Check out www.ratemyteachers.com