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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut 413

Posted by timothy
from the coud-be-coincidence dept.
blottsie writes Last month, Lamar White, Jr. set off a firestorm in Washington when a post on his personal blog revealed that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, was a featured speaker at a white nationalist conference put on by former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Then someone climbed in his back yard and severed his Internet cables.

Comment: Re:if you don't fight you lose (Score 1) 268

by ichthus (#48362983) Attached to: GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon
You're right, but I believe that pertains to trademarked names for common products being adopted into the vernacular. For instance, Band aid, Kleenex and Velcro. Nobody says, "sterile adhesive bandage", "facial tissue" or "hook-and-loop", yet if the brands weren't defended, any facial tissue company could start marketing Kleenexes, because it's the common term for the product.

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