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Article II Super PAC website

I dropped by the Article II Super PAC web site today to get the details on Sheriff Joe’s press conference and remarked to myself that it’s a good-looking site.

The design strikes me as sharp and modern, not something thrown together by your average blogger, and indeed the site credit in tiny letters at the bottom of the screen points to Online Candidate web site, a commercial enterprise of Daley Professional Web Solutions and Hudson Valley Web Print Design. I was surprised, however, by the pricing: “$149-$599 complete!”

Having worked with professional web designers in a former life, I know that they can offer more than just a pretty face, helping with overall organization and helping the customer focus on intent of the site and how design flows from intent. I think the new Article II site is easy to navigate and easy to understand.

The Article II Super PAC domain was registered by its director, Helen Tansey of Tansey & Associates, Richmond, Virginia,  who has been involved in anti-Obama activism at least since of 2009 when she accused Nancy Pelosi of fraud when Pelosi certified Obama’s eligibility to run for President in 2008. Tansey is among those disappointed supporters of Hillary Clinton generally referred to as PUMAs.

Tansey gained the attention of no less than Orly Taitz [link to Taitz web site] this past January in her squabble with The Article II crowd.

More by Helen Tansey:


8 Responses to Article II Super PAC website

  1. JPotter March 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm  (Quote) #

    “$149-$599 complete!”

    = template!

    It is a big improvement …. but far below the site of the “creator”, Daley. Perhaps Daley sold themselves their own $599 model. heh. No, Daley’s websites is very well done (at first glance).

    When tired legal issues abound, at least there’s always Web critique to keep us company.

  2. carlos March 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm  (Quote) #

    Okay, what’s a “PUMA”?

  3. Jim March 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm  (Quote) #

    The Article II Super PAC website was not revamped or changed since the day it was launched.

    The only thing that has been updated was the 3 images on the side bar and the news updates.

  4. G March 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm  (Quote) #

    PUMA was an acronym created by its founders which stood for “Party Unity My @ss”. It was a disingenuous protest movement of supposedly Hillary Clinton supporters that emerged as the first ODS sufferers. The formed in opposition to Obama because he dared to challenge her for the Democratic Party nomination in 2008. They felt she was “entitled” to be next.

    Most of their reasons were highly irrational. A lot of it was very sexist and yes, racism was also a clear undercurrent as well. The proto-PUMA stirrings had started in the early spring of 2008, when Obama was winning enough Primaries for them to realize that her inevitability was credibly threatened. They formally assumed that PUMA designation in June of 2008, when the Primaries were ending at it was obvious that Obama had won, unless they could convince the Delegate Convention to change the allocations.

    They were the first to start spreading the rumours of the born in Kenya and various Muslim insinuation memes. Berg was the prominent PUMA that filed the first Birther challenge. This was before they were called PUMAs. Patrick McKinnion of Bad Fiction was blogging about them and initially called these proto-Birther arguments “The Cult of the COLB”. That was before the Bad Fiction site was covering this stuff. Back then, it was a site called “Yes To Democracy” where Patrick and some others were noting these myths as they arose.

    Many of the PUMAs went on to support McCain in the General Election and many of them became die-hard Palin fans, Tea Partiers or Birthers after the election. The PUMAs were known for outrageous claims and EPIC FAIL events and a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Their threatened “millions” of supporters never held up in reality. After Obama’s election, their movement and their many websites remained fairly active for a good 3-6 months into Obama’s term, but have mostly become moribund now.

    It was always just a bunch of bitter resentment and ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) from the start. Althought they claimed to be Democrats (and many still do), quite a few of their members were always conservative provacateurs from the start…and many of the rest seem to have conveniently moved to being devoted only to supporting and voting for RW causes ever since 2008. Fox News became their main news outlet early on.

    So, anytime you hear Tea Party folks or Birthers claim that they have some “Democratic” support amongst their numbers – don’t believe it. Those are simply the PUMAs admist their ranks.

    carlos: Okay, what’s a “PUMA”?

  5. Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm  (Quote) #

    BTW, you may also learn this by hovering your mouse pointer over the word PUMA in the main article (or in this sentence, for that matter).

    G: PUMA was an acronym created by its founders which stood for “Party Unity My @ss”.

  6. Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm  (Quote) #

    Really? So much for my memory then. It looks good anyway. It is my intent that the articles on the web site be accurate, and since I have no reason to contradict what you’ve said, I have removed any reference to the site being “new” from the story.

    Jim: The Article II Super PAC website was not revamped or changed since the day it was launched.

  7. G March 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm  (Quote) #

    Wow!!! Neat-O effect & easter egg!!!

    Dr. Conspiracy: BTW, you may also learn this by hovering your mouse pointer over the word PUMA in the main article (or in this sentence, for that matter).

  8. Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm  (Quote) #

    I should probably some up with some sort of visual cue for the acronyms. I think my old theme used a dotted underline or some such. I do these from time to time, but they don’t do anybody good if they aren’t found.

    G: Wow!!! Neat-O effect & easter egg!!!

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