The voice of tradition, I trust, will inform posterity of our struggles for freedom. If our descendants be worthy the name of Americans they will preserve and hand down to their latest posterity the transactions of the present times; and tho I confess my exclamations are not worthy the hearing, they will see that I have done my utmost to preserve their liberty, for I never will give up the power of direct taxation but for a scourge. I am willing to give it conditionally–that is, after non-compliance with requisitions. – Patrick Henry
The voice of tradition, I trust, will inform posterity of our struggles for freedom. If our descendants be worthy the name of Americans they will preserve and hand down to their latest posterity the transactions of the present times; and tho I confess my exclamations are not worthy the hearing, they will see that I have done my utmost to preserve their liberty, for I never will give up the power of direct taxation but for a scourge. Patrick Henry, June 5, 1788
Police in Vancouver Washington unlawfully disarm, detain and arrest a veteran for open carry. Fortunately the veteran recorded the entire encounter and one would hope the police will be fired. Power-hungry cops at work:
Sports Illustrated reports:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Wednesday, saying the nickname is “disparaging to Native Americans” and cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits trademark protection on offensive or disparaging language.
There are a large number of other Redskin Trademarks, will they be cancelled too? So the question is, how quickly with the PTO cancel other “Redskins” trademarks?
Will trademarks that include “WAP” in them be cancelled? There are at least 89. What about “Mick”? There are a number of them What about trademarks that include “Negro”? There are at least 72!
What about “Nig”? That one just sounds offensive.
Sambo? There are four of them!
Ape? That is listed on Wikipedia as a derogatory term for “(U.S.) a black person” and there rare 115 active records! Ditto for buck (1028 records), coon (17 records), mammy (3 records), spook (18 records), spic (24 records), squaw (38 records).
Bule? (2 records), charlie (331 records), cracker (285 records), gringo (49 records), honkey (2 records), Peckerwood (3 records), round eye (1 record), brownie (163 records), chug (33 records), townie (12 records), nazi (6), redneck (249), hick (117), bumpkin (7), kraut (7), paddy (58), hun (12), kike (1), abe (53).
Of course there are “oreo” – black on the outside, white on the inside.
Fuck (19 records), shit (13 records), crap (77 records), piss (16), tits (18) – 5 of George Carlin’s 7 dirty words have trademarks using them.
Just a quick US PTO search turned up a lot of words that someone, somewhere will find offensive. When will the PTO act?
Here are a few other “Redskins” trademarks, with the serial number:
WASHINGTON REDSKIN POTATOES - 86092137
REDSKINS HOG RINDS - 86052159
REDSKIN – 85394731
REDSKINS PUSH IT UP - 77811811
BOSTON REDSKINS - 74494169
ALL NATURAL MY DADZ NUTZ CARMELIZED JUMBO REDSKINS - 77782601
You can search here. What other words do you find offensive that the PTO has trademarks for? Let us know in the comments:
“The measure of the state’s success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not. We are like those African slaves who believe that their master is their benefactor, or those Russians who still believe that Stalin was their guardian.”
“This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson} signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.” — Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913
“The [Federal Reserve Act] as it stands seems to me to open the way to a vast inflation of the currency… I do not like to think that any law can be passed that will make it possible to submerge the gold standard in a flood of irredeemable paper currency.” — Henry Cabot Lodge Sr., 1913
Every American has the RIGHT to know when their government believes it is allowed to KILL them! Senator Ron Wyden
“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistle blowers like me…We are stateless, imprisoned, and powerless…No, the Obama administration is afraid of you…an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised – and it should be.” ~ Edward Snowden
“In order for collectivists (socialists, progressives, fascists,
communists, etc.) to check their morality, they need only remove
government as the intermediary of their programs. When they are
exposed as clubbing other people for “charity,” housing rights,
medical rights, job rights and all the other rights inimical to
the right to self-ownership, property, and the liberty to use it,
their brute force will lay naked for all to see. That they rely
on government agents to do their mugging for them is an indication
of their bravery. At least union members do not hesitate to
threaten or use force, but they too often rely on paid goons.”
~ Bill Holmes, libertarian activist (1948-2011)