Guest Post: A Good Boy Speaks about the Coup

[Today we have a guest post from Buddy Goodboy from over at Sit Stay Speak, a friend and attorney, who has sent over his personal thoughts on the attempted coup yesterday, January 6, 2021. -Ed.]

Yesterday the United States of America suffered an attack on the political process unprecedented in the history of our nation. Never before have seditious elements been able to disrupt the electoral process even for the five hours the certification of the electoral college votes was delayed.

The events of yesterday’s insurrection were planned openly online, and despite law enforcement having the same access as anyone of these plans, the attack on the Capitol carried out successfully.

The point was to cause disruption, scare moderate and liberal voters and politicians, and embolden Trumpists for more terrorist action.

Extremists of various stripes, including but not limited to Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalist, race war accelerationists, and plain everyday fascists, learned that they can disrupt the democratic process and that the President will still say he loves them.

This pattern is totally foreseeable when you take into account that a neo-Nazi murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville back in 2017, and the president said there were “very fine people on both sides.“

In the presidential debates, when directly asked to condemn white nationalism and white supremacy, Donald Trump endorsed the Proud Boys and asked them to stand by. Trump urged his supporters to watch the polls to intimidate voters. Trump condoned the murders of innocents committed by Kyle Rittenhouse. Trump encourages this kind of violent escalation, and at this point, whether he intends to do so doesn’t matter—the result is a pattern of excusing violence that encourages escalation.

We have not heard the last of violence aimed at destroying equality, progress, and democracy. We no longer have any excuse not to see Trumpism for what it is. And when we see it, unless we want more and worse attacks on our lives, freedoms, and society we must stamp out Trumpism.

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Guest Post: Most People Are Fuzzy on IP – An Intellectual Property Primer

 

[BOOZY’S NOTE: There is a certain class of readers out there for my site that seem to, well, be really interested in the concepts that underlie intellectual property. These readers also tend to be creative type folks who may or may note make their living doing stuff like drawing characters and making costumes and crap. And then there are the readers that are the customers for those types, and they have a lot of questions. Which I don’t answer. Because, by and large, I’m not an intellectual property attorney and have only a general working knowledge of intellectual property.

You know who is an intellectual property attorney, though? Who has an in-depth knowledge of that area and can tell you what the general four classes of intellectual property are, and then give you an idea of what each means, so that people can stop saying things like “I’m gonna patent my drawing?” Marc Whipple, also known on Twitter as @legalinspire .

And, because I somewhat know Marc, I’ve shanghaied him into writing a guest post for all those folks who keep sending me 2 A.M. direct messages and emails about what an intellectual property term means, and he graciously agreed. So, because he’s smarter than me, I’ll shut up now and let him tell you guys all about the classes of intellectual property.]

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