One of the things that used to drive me crazy back when I did more Trademark law was the brain-dead assertions made robotically, with — it seemed — the best faith in the world, by lawyers for Big Trademark. They not only believed that they “owned” the words in their marks (and often common derivatives) but that anything which led (they would say “stole” or “diverted”) a customer away from their clients’ wares by referring to that word was illegal.
Voting started today for the design of Florida’s new default license plate. We’re supposed to have a choice of four not-very-lovely designs, all optimized to be red-light-camera and toll-camera friendly (oh, joy).
Floridians are invited to vote for the design of our choice at a special site set up by the state Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles: http://www.vote4floridatag.com/.
Voting is scheduled to end Dec. 14.
But once again, Florida is having troubles with early voting: the vote4floridatag.com site is down. Figures.
The payroll tax has proved to be an effective way to redistribute a small amount of money from the rich to the poor and therefore we should seize every opportunity to undermine it; if this makes Social Security less solvent, all the better! (Summarizing “Our Enemy, the Payroll Tax”))