Someone turned a Carly Fiorina domain name into a reminder of all the people she laid off

This is why you *always* check your domain names before you announce your candidacy.


Kevin Collier


Published May 4, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:19 pm CDT

Newly declared 2016 presidential candidate and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina somehow forgot to register

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Naturally, someone else grabbed the domain—someone who appears to have an axe to grind—and he or she is going to make Fiorina pay for her lack of foresight.

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Visit the site right now and you’ll see not one, not a hundred, but a whopping 30,000 frowny-face emoticons—one for each person who, by Fiorina’s own admission, was laid off at Hewlett-Packard during her controversial tenure.

And that’s just the main page. As the Washington Post‘s Philip Bump noted on Twitter, the site includes two hidden references to a “demon sheep,” one in the site’s source code and one on a bonus page.

“Demon sheep,” if you’re somehow blissfully unaware, is a nod to an insane ad from Fiorina’s 2010 California Senate campaign that featured a very low-budget demon sheep., on the other hand, does have Fiorina’s official stamp of approval, but it’s way less fun: there’s not a single mention of the word “sheep” in that domain.

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Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: May 4, 2015, 1:04 pm CDT