This Is Just Stupid

According to a Fox News story posted yesterday, the U.S. Post Office has to pay $3.5 million dollars to Las Vegas sculptor Robert Davidson for mistakenly featuring Las Vegas’ Statue of Liberty replica on a “forever” stamp instead of the original New York Statue.

The article reports:

Postal Service attorneys argued Davidson’s design was too similar for him to claim copyright.

Federal Judge Eric Bruggink sided with Davidson, agreeing that his work was an original design with a more “modern,” “feminine” and contemporary face.

Bruggink ordered the Postal Service to pay $3.5 million to the artist, which is a slice of the $70 million the service made in profit from the forever stamp.

Davidson originally earned $233,000, after manufacturing costs, for his casino-based Lady Liberty creation, The New York Times reported.

Has anyone sought to sue Mr. Davidson for copying the Statue of Liberty?

I Can’t Believe He Said That

 My source for this article is The Blaze yesterday. I have seen it other places. On Wednesday Senator Harry Reid, in making a plea to pass a Post Office reform bill, stated that,  “And when talking about seniors, seniors love to get junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.” I am a senior citizen. I shred all of my junk mail that has my name on it. It is a pain in the neck. I would gladly give all of my junk mail to any senior who likes reading it on the condition that they would shred it afterward. What is this man talking about?


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