Monday, March 22, 2010

Greer and Stearns -- Together Again!

Well folks, IT finally passed.

I'm referring of course to universal healthcare:
Fresh from a two-day weekend visit to Iraq, the Bush administration's top health-care official defended the $950 million that will be spent to help Iraq establish universal health care.
Oops, wrong country.

Are you a lawyer looking for a new practice area?

The NYT says you should be filing lots and lots of copyright termination notices.

The dispute is also emblematic of a much larger conflict between intellectual property lawyers and media companies that, in Mr. Toberoff’s view, have made themselves vulnerable by building franchises atop old creations. So-called branded entertainment — anything based on superheroes, comic strips, TV cartoons or classic toys — may be easier to sell to audiences, but the intellectual property may also ultimately belong in full or in part to others.

“Any young lawyer starting out today could turn what he’s doing into a real profit center,” Paul Goldstein, who teaches intellectual-property law at Stanford’s law school, said of Mr. Toberoff’s specialty.

Mr. Goldstein said cases like the one involving Marvel are only the tip of an iceberg. A new wave of copyright termination actions is expected to affect the film, music and book industries as more works reach the 56-year threshold for ending older copyrights, or a shorter period for those created under a law that took effect in 1978.

You guys better hurry, though, because I've got dibs on my star-studded remake of The Montefuscos.

Finally, in the ongoing drama at Fairchild well-chronicled by Eye on Miami, the Herald reports that Gene Stearns is helping out Bruce Greer:

Stearns said Forrester quit to live closer to her boyfriend. But Forrester, whose last day was March 12, painted a different picture: ``My decision was not based on personal reasons but rather based on recent changes in the structure of the education department.''

Greer insists that he had nothing to do with Lewis' firing, but some say they believe he was behind the move. And while Greer and Stearns say the board voted unanimously to let her go, one member called the vote ``deceiving.''


Anonymous said...

More like Abbott and Costello.

Anonymous said...

Together again my tears have stopped falling
The long lonely nights are now at an end
The key to my heart you hold in your hand
But nothing else matters cause we're together again

Together again the grey skies are gone
You're back in my arms right where you belong
The love that we knew is living again
And nothing else matters cause we're together again

Together again my tears have stopped falling
The long lonely nights are now at an end
The love that we knew is living again
And nothing else matters now we're together again
No nothing else matters now we're together again

No need to ask how these lyrics fit into SFLs' current fixation err- situation.

Anonymous said...

Cloris Leachman is hot--I need to call the shumie. Referee is it early?

Godwhacker said...

To all the curmudgeons out there decrying the evils of socialized medicine, please remember that we've had socialized medicine for the last 24 years. That arch-liberal Ronald Reagan signed it into law with the bill that required emergency rooms to treat EVERYONE, regardless of their ability to pay.

Anyone, even an illegal immigrant can get care at someone else's expense in an emergency room -- the place where medical care is most expensive and least effective.

So unless the conservatives want to repeal that law (and allow hospitals to start dumping bodies on the sidewalk), the choice isn't "free market versus socialized medicine" ~ it's bad and expensive socialized medicine in emergency rooms or good socialized medicine comprised of doctors visits and regular checkups.

You know which side I'm on.

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Danielle Brisboise is DA BOMB.

Anonymous said...

10:04, Call it a day.

Anonymous said...

Or bonnie and clyde.

(That's a damn good one, if I say so myself.)

NB I can see the Lassie, bounding through the lush gardens of Fairchild.

Anonymous said...

Sally Struthers before she got fat
If you knock back enough bottles of booze, Jean Stapleton is hot.

Anonymous said...

Shumie declares THIS BLOG IS TOO FUNNY

Ghost of Governor Wallace said...

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the first to announce Monday that he will file a legal challenge -- as soon as Obama signs the bill.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum also plans to announce Monday morning that he and top prosecutors from nine other states are filing a lawsuit to "protect the rights" of the American people from the bill.

They are expected to sue over the bill's mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance.

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement.

The lawsuit will be the first post-passage shot in a legal fight that's been brewing for months.

Anonymous said...

Lewis and Clark, Gracie and Allan

Anonymous said...

Zager and Evans?

Stolidogue said...

Nurik and a Carrot

Anonymous said...

@10:04, song chokes me up everytime.

Emmylou rocked it out in St. Augustine '01.

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