Why Are So Many Republicans So Stupid About Patents?

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It boggles the mind how monstrously dumb the Republican Party can be. They ain’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing. To wit: The GOP has spent the last seven years winning more than 1,000 elective offices up and down the ballot – in large part because Obamacare has been such an unmitigated disaster. They spent […]

Yes, Stealing Intellectual Property is Stealing

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One of the ongoing ridiculous myths that exists on the Left – and, even more maddeningly, with some on the alleged Right – is that stealing intellectual property (IP) is…not stealing. In this warped worldview, entering a Best Buy and stealing a DVD movie – is bad. Downloading-without-paying-for the exact same movie – is somehow […]

Apple’s Whiplash-Inducing Hypocrisy on Patents

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iEverything tiny little company Apple (market cap: $820 billion) is in the midst of executing a unilateral war against Qualcomm. Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties: “Apple also wants back some of the billions of dollars it claims it was overcharged in ‘Qualcomm’s illegal scheme’ to control the market for mobile phone chips.” No, what […]

When the Government Sues to Undermine the Constitution

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The federal government has spent the last two centuries-plus willfully ignoring the Constitution. With ever-increasing frequency and intensity, the Feds have drifted further and further from their charter. There is no longer even a pretense of pretending to care whether or not what DC wants the government to do – is an expressly enumerated Constitutional […]

Globalism Fail: Not All Governments Are As Nice As Ours

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The United States has spent the last four decades – “free trading” away millions of domestic jobs to everywhere else on the planet. Whether accidental or intentional on our part – the gigs left. It was intentional on the part of all the world’s other governments. They aren’t nearly as free trade-y as we are […]

Worse Than Domestic Obama Cronyism? Exporting It Globally

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We just narrowly escaped the cronyism-infested eight years of the Barack Obama Administration. If you were a Leftist – the $4-trillion-per-year-government world was your oyster. The biggest bureaucratic favors of your wildest imaginings – were only a campaign contribution away. Cronyism is one of the largest, slimiest critters in the Swamp against which now-President Donald […]

WKRP in DC: Live Turkeys Fire Bombing the Economy

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“WKRP in Cincinnati” is a fantastic legacy television show – about a 1970s rock-and-roll radio station. And perhaps its most famous episode – is “Turkeys Away.” (God bless the Internet – here is a thirty-second clipped summary thereof.) WKRP general manager Arthur Carlson decides as a Thanksgiving promotion to drop live turkeys from a helicopter […]

Comedians Find Intellectual Property Theft No Joking Matter

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The comedy world – like much of the entertainment world – is rife with people of the Left ideological persuasion.  There are, of course, exceptions – but on the main they are on the Left. But then there is Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics.  The first of which is: “Everyone is conservative about what […]