Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump: From clown to demon...

Just like the caterpillar turns into a butterfly, Mr. Trump successfully achieved his transition last night and metamorphosed himself from Clown to bona fide Demon.

 Even since he participated in the primary debate, he made us laugh a lot and was a favorite entertainer of ours. Over recent weeks, though, he began to take a turn for the worst.

Even though daughter Ivanka applied herself to read an unconvincing speech engineered to show how pro-women and pro-millennial her monster father really is, I couldn't not prevent myself from seeing the man about to bloom into a Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot or Putin.

Hopefully, Donald Trump went sufficiently over the top last night to scare not just me, but a majority of sensible Americans who will preferred Hillary's lies to those of a mad man in the making...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cruz: Standing up to a Bully

I don't like Cruz and his ideas, never have and never will, but have much respect for him as he showed courage and dignity in standing up to Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee and his despicable bullying tactics.

Except for him and Jebb Bush, to a degree, the other 16 primary candidates showed no backbone as they let the New York Real Estate tycoon bully them, insult them and treat them like dirt.

All were afraid of him and of not too sure of their shaky stature in life and all deserve to be forgotten in the dusty trail of bad American politics...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Making American skiing great again...

If Trump and his team were to forget Hillary for one night, they could turn towards the need for better skiing in this country.

This is much more fun than safety, work, prominence and greatness. Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Greens and Democrats all want dryer powder and deeper pow. Earlier ski season too and a universal ski pass (yeah, thanks to you, Bernie!)

Donald could go to Europe and shut down all its ski resorts, force the Chinese and the Japanese to come and ski the Rockies, to recapture some of their trade surplus.

Then Mr. Trump could turn to building a much bigger wall, high enough to receive plenty of natural snow, cresting at the South border and sloped towards the North between Mexico and the USA, perhaps rent it to the Canadians and still bill the Mexicans for it!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Convention season

The republican party began its dog and pony show last night and was supposed to be all about “Making America Safe Again.”

In fact all the speakers failed to to make us feel safer by any stretch of the imagination, but scared the bejesus out of all the weak people who seem to live to be afraid.

Of course, everything was blamed on Hillary and to a far lesser degree, President Obama. People should understand that Hillary is just a liar, not a pathological killer.

Thank God for Trump's “trophy wife” who got divine inspiration from a speech written 8 years ago by Michelle Obama. Sure, the few words she plagiarized were good, but the writing she claims to be her own and her delivery needs more work.

What else can you expect from a bimbo?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Trump: The Realtor Candidate

At a Michigan political rally, on December 21, 2015, Donald Trump first compared political action committees and real estate brokers to ‘bloodsuckers,’ yet he is one of them, a member of the “club”as a licensed real estate broker and owner of a luxury real estate brokerage, New York's Trump International Realty, and so are his children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

This remark may (and should) leave the nation’s more than 1 million “Realtors” wondering what a Trump presidency might have in store for them. In case you won't want to waste time watching the video, Trump said, and I quote: “These PACs [political action committees], the money is all being stolen from inside cuz the consultants are like bloodsuckers. They’re ten times worse than a real estate salesman or broker, ten times, which is saying pretty bad stuff...”

So, when one hears a statement like this, it's another good justification to vote for anyone, but Trump!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Trademark fight: Vail bows to Park City

It took some time for Bob Katz, Vail Resorts' CEO, to fully understand that antagonizing an entire City wasn't such a cool idea.

Sure, the Cummings and Powdr began it all, but a large majority of Parkites forgot this because they didn't make the effort to research and acknowledge the true background of that story and most importantly, they kept on demonizing Vail ever since it took over the Park City ski resort.

Now, we're at peace again - for a while - and I feel we should live with the name “Park City” as it applies both to our community and the ski resort that's always been know under that name...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Can a city name be trademarked?

I wondered about this following the brouhaha surrounding Vail Resorts' decision to trademark the “Park City” name.

What must be underscored is that the process of trademarking “Park City” was actually initiated by Powdr Corporation, the previous owner of our local resort, so let's be clear about it, Vail Resorts didn't actually start the food fight, it was the brainchild of a friendly corporate entity that did everything it could to “poison the well” of public opinion, when it lost its legal fight against the Colorado resort.

But I'm going off subject; yes, it's indeed possible to trademark a city name if it is used as a brand name for a specific product or service. For example, “New Orleans” is a registered trademark for a line of doors and window guards.

Trademarking a city name does not mean that one owns the city name, nor does it mean that one owns the city; it merely prevents other companies from using the city’s name in association with the product or service for which the trademark as been applied for.

In the case of Park City, and the current prevalence of “snow parks” or even “bike dirt parks” at mountain resorts, it becomes pretty obvious to see why an entity like Powdr, early on, and now Vail Resorts would want to grab that name for its own promotional purpose!