Wanna Guess How Many Public Complaints the Patent Office Got about the Redskins Name before they Cancelled the Trademark?
By marfdrat on July 2, 2014
Zero. Nobody complained. Yet, the Patent and Trademark Office made a seemingly arbitrary decision to cancel the Redskin’s trademark because it was derogatory and offensive. So, I wonder who instructed that office to make their decision?
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By marfdrat on May 20, 2013
Bookworm makes a case for it. Obama used the power of a federal agency to stifle dissent and intimidate opponents. People will say he wasn’t involved, but that’s total BS – I think he knew; he ordered it. It’s just a question of whether the proof ever sees the light of day. And, like Bookworm says, if Obama didn’t know, he’s too weak and incompetent to hold the job.
By marfdrat on March 28, 2013
It’s good to know, with funds stretched dangerously thin, that we’re addressing the important issues. I know – this one already happened, but there’s absolutely no reason to believe this kind of ridiculous BS isn’t going on right now. I’d be willing to bet some of your money on it.
By marfdrat on March 27, 2013
Government institutions at all levels wield tremendous power over our lives, and threaten our liberties with their decisions about what we can and cannot do. Those decisions are frequently made under the influence of people with a lot of money. Money equates to power in a lot of people’s minds. Some fret about the concentration of wealth in America, that the “rich” are running everything. Daniel Greenfield, in his blog Sultan Knish, points out that wealth is not concentrated among the millionaires and billionaires in this country – it’s concentrated in the government (my bold emphasis on the discouraging paragraph in the middle).
Posted in Economics & Politics, Liberty & Freedom | Tagged corruption, government, graft, money, obama, power, presidential campaign finance, robber barons, taxation, theft, U.S. Government | Leave a response
Meaningless Security Theater Officials Continues to Harass Americans Critical of Meaningless Security Theater
By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
The TSA is a colossal government-spending boondoggle that’s not keeping us safe. Here’s another example of how they harass journalists that criticize their useless shenanigans.
Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a large number of people across all age ranges were not removing their shoes as they walked through the metal detector. The x-ray body scanners were not in use.
By marfdrat on February 20, 2012
I saw this over at Legal Insurrection. One of his readers spotted it while walking, and sent in the picture. It’s a perfect description of what’s going on in the incompetent and corrupt Obama administration.
By marfdrat on November 14, 2011
Wasn’t it Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said hers was going to be the most transparent, least corrupt Congress in history, or something like that? Big Government has a story about Pelosi and her husband participating in a very lucrative VISA stock IPO while she helped to thwart serious credit card reform for two years.
By marfdrat on October 5, 2011
It’s becoming apparent that Attorney General Eric Holder knew a lot more about the Fast and Furious “gun-walking” operation than he let on when he testified before Congress earlier this year. Why isn’t “the most transparent administration in the history of this country” doing everything it can to see that this corruption is brought to light? Investors.com has the details:
Eco-Bullsh*t Ad Absurdum: Ugandans Expelled from Their Land so Multinational Corporations Can Grow Carbon Credits
By marfdrat on September 23, 2011
The international aid group Oxfam is reporting that thousands of Ugandans are being forced off their land by the government:
In one case, at least 22,500 people in Uganda lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company (NFC). Villagers told Oxfam that some evictions resulted in physical violence, and destruction of property, crops and livestock. Many have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. They have received no compensation or alternative land. NFC denies that it was responsible for any evictions. What’s more, NFC is supported by investment from international institutions which claim to uphold high social and environmental standards, including the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. In addition, HSBC, which prides itself as a responsible bank, owns 20% of NFC and has one of six seats on the NFC Board.
By marfdrat on March 1, 2011
…and get a couple of tugboats, push the thing out to the Gulf Stream, and give it a shove toward Europe, where it belongs. The latest good news from the Useless Nations: