Category Archives: Politics


Another company I won’t continue doing business with

Slashdot | GoDaddy VP Caught Bidding Against Customers

A GoDaddy Vice President has been caught bidding against customers in their own domain name auctions.

I had been pretty happy with GoDaddy, despite their annoyingly busy web site, as my domain name registrar. I’ve even recommended them to other people. Now they go on the list of companies I refuse to do business with, including but not limited to Citgo, AT&T, and Wal-Mart. I’d like to refuse to do business with Comcast, but they have me over a barrel in terms of alternative choices, natural monopoly and all that.

This sort of personal boycott follows from my realization that money has supplanted voting in our capitalist society (and I have no quarrel with capitalism), and that both with politicians and with corporations, it’s important to vote with your dollars. In the case of Citgo, the two are combined.

Fafblog is BACK!

I am not fooling at all. It’s only one two posts so far, but hopefully the site re-design indicates that Fafnir, Giblets, and the gang are back.

Site is here, RSS feed (which is not listed on the Fafblog for some reason) is here.

All hail Fafblog!

Project Vote Smart

With all of this election hoopla going around, all of the claims by candidates, debates, and invective, it’s difficult sometimes to figure out what candidates really represent.

Or, it was. All you have to do (assuming they already hold a political office) is check out Project Vote Smart.

Just punch in the name of the representative of interest, and you get a categorized list of their voting record, ratings according to various interest groups, campaign finance information, and more. Mysteriously-named bills are explained with summaries.

To get you started, here are some links directly to voting records and interest group ratings: