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A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: mick e
Date: March 31, 2011 01:43PM
Overheard in the GoDaddy boardroom:

"Hey guys - I've got it! Lets turn elephant killing into a promotional opportunity!"

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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: pinion
Date: March 31, 2011 01:59PM
That story seems awfully short. Perhaps they need to consult "The Full Story".

I'm not saying the guy is right. Just that there's a lot of things that seem totally wrong and offensive on the face of it.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: billb
Date: March 31, 2011 02:10PM
What vile education system pooped out that POC ?



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: March 31, 2011 03:02PM
Saw this the other day (A PETA link I think). I was gonna post it here knowing a bunch of people use GD for their service. Figured most would ignore it and not do anything about it. I'll never use them and if others jump ship, all the better. F that guy and GD.
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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 31, 2011 03:06PM
His promo videos strike me as along a similar cocky attitude. The fact that it's a vacation video tells me he kills for fun. The issue of starving farmers tells me nothing about why they are farming where elephants are, which seems to fail Farming 101.
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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: March 31, 2011 03:18PM
Making a character judgment from a photo may be wrong, but to me, he looks like the sort of guy who thinks killing a crop eating elephant is a good idea.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: threeprong
Date: March 31, 2011 03:52PM
I use GoDaddy and am looking into moving about 50 domains... truth is I've been meaning to do it because the guy is not someone I care to support anymore with my business. This last move is just one of a long list.

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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 31, 2011 03:58PM
Just a few facts, not skewed by the PETA lens...

An elephant "tag" costs the better part of $100,000, and it goes to maintaining the wildlife reserve and combatting poachers... only a very limited number are issued a year.

By law, the meat from the elephant MUST go to the locals. They follow the hunting party to "clean up" the carcass.

Think what you want about his behavior... but the elephant hunt part is not unusual in the least.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: stephen
Date: March 31, 2011 04:07PM
Yes, it's all over Twitter. A CEO with a commodity product w/ virtually no barrier to switching better watch his a$$.
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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: March 31, 2011 04:21PM
I'm surprised this lowered people's opinions of GoDaddy at all. I already don't use their services because of my opinion of them.

It probably would have been less expensive to relocate the elephants. In which case the villagers would have their fields for food, and the elephant would continue to live - a win-win.

As far as the elephant tag goes, those trying to protect the elephants are against them as those collecting the money are often those doing the poaching.




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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: billb
Date: March 31, 2011 04:21PM
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Paul F.
Just a few facts, not skewed by the PETA lens...

An elephant "tag" costs the better part of $100,000, and it goes to maintaining the wildlife reserve and combatting poachers... only a very limited number are issued a year.

By law, the meat from the elephant MUST go to the locals. They follow the hunting party to "clean up" the carcass.

Think what you want about his behavior... but the elephant hunt part is not unusual in the least.


Via Spearchuckers or dying of loneliness in a circus or zoo is so much more humane.
Not too many people have the stomach to watch a pig become bacon, either.
I don't. The spears in a cage thing is kinda gross. Quick, gross.



He still was into it for a cheap thrill, though.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: IronMac
Date: March 31, 2011 04:52PM
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threeprong
I use GoDaddy and am looking into moving about 50 domains... truth is I've been meaning to do it because the guy is not someone I care to support anymore with my business. This last move is just one of a long list.

Namecheap is having a special just because of this!

Check their blog:

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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: IronMac
Date: March 31, 2011 04:57PM
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Paul F.
Think what you want about his behavior... but the elephant hunt part is not unusual in the least.

Don't you think the part where the "clean-up crew" is wearing GoDaddy gear "unusual"?
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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: mick e
Date: March 31, 2011 05:13PM
IronMac has touched on the impetus for mick e's OP.




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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: March 31, 2011 05:23PM
I'm thinking he did more to feed people in Zimbabwe than their fine dictator has done in 25 years.

And he gave impoverished people spanking brand new hats!

And all you guys do is bitch!

Shooting the elephant isn't my cup of tea, but this isn't any worse than sending jobs overseas, hiring child labor, forcing people work unpaid overtime, or polluting wantonly because the third world country of choice allows it.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: IronMac
Date: March 31, 2011 05:50PM
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Grumpyguy
Shooting the elephant isn't my cup of tea, but this isn't any worse than sending jobs overseas, hiring child labor, forcing people work unpaid overtime, or polluting wantonly because the third world country of choice allows it.

I know I know...once you relax standards why not go all the way, right?

Explains a lot about some societies.
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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: trisho.
Date: April 01, 2011 12:31AM
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Via Spearchuckers ...

Oh hai racism, how's it going over there? That's incredibly offensive. Incredibly.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: billb
Date: April 01, 2011 07:52AM
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billb
Via Spearchuckers ...

Oh hai racism, how's it going over there? That's incredibly offensive. Incredibly.
only if you need it to be



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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 01, 2011 08:58AM
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billb
Via Spearchuckers ...

Oh hai racism, how's it going over there? That's incredibly offensive. Incredibly.
only if you need it to be
Seriously? You do know that phrase is an epithet just shy of ni**er, don't you?

You don't hear it nearly as much as you used to, so I've leaving room for the possibility that some younger people may not be aware of that. Of course I have no idea how old you are, so maybe that doesn't apply.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: mick e
Date: April 01, 2011 09:39AM
Hey, at least he CAPITALIZED it.




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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: trisho.
Date: April 01, 2011 10:50AM
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Via Spearchuckers ...

Oh hai racism, how's it going over there? That's incredibly offensive. Incredibly.
only if you need it to be

Try actually being African and having your brother called that a**hole.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: billb
Date: April 01, 2011 12:48PM
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billb
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billb
Via Spearchuckers ...

Oh hai racism, how's it going over there? That's incredibly offensive. Incredibly.
only if you need it to be

Try actually being African and having your brother called that a**hole.

My Cape Verdian blood is the same color as yours, honey.



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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 01, 2011 01:58PM
I had never heard the term "spearchuckers" before. I wondered how it could be racist. I looked it up, I guess it only applies to Africans, which doesn't make any sense to me since many other races have chucked spears as well.

I betcha the ancestors of whomever coined that term, also chucked spears.




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Re: A-Hole Of The Week Award - GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
Posted by: pinion
Date: April 02, 2011 05:41PM
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I had never heard the term "spearchuckers" before. I wondered how it could be racist. I looked it up, I guess it only applies to Africans, which doesn't make any sense to me since many other races have chucked spears as well.

I betcha the ancestors of whomever coined that term, also chucked spears.

You would say that... mouse clicker.



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