Feeds

GOP/Enron satire site threatened

Those guys have no sense of humour

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Enron owns the Republican Party in Texas, Webmaster Kelly Fero of EnronOwnsTheGOP.com would like to make clear, just in case anyone doubts that big money puts little men into powerful offices.

The site dishes the dirt on the back-channel horse trading between Enron execs and the state's current governor, Rick Perry and his several lieutenants. The state's previous governor, known affectionately as "Shrub" to his local supporters and as "Mr. President" to the rest of us, rates barely a mention, though Enron Chairman Ken "Mr. Fifth Amendment" Lay is one of his closest friends and most enthusiastic boosters.

Unfortunately, the critic's site sports a parody of the Texas GOP site's 'official' logo, with the traditional elephant displaying a slanty Enron E in place of its proper Texas-border outline. Otherwise the logos are virtually the same, and this has raised the hackles of the Grand Old Party faithful.

Thus the parody site has attracted a 'cease and desist' nastygram from the GOP site's lawyers, demanding that the confusing logo be changed straight away, lest a trademark infringement suit commence.

Thus far, however, Fero has shown not the slightest inclination to remove or alter the offending parody logo, and is apparently waiting patiently for the other shoe to fall.

Unfortunately for Fero, the Texas GOP is going to have very little financial trouble suing its case, what with all those sacks of Enron money lying about. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
If there are any on our site it is not our fault as we are not a PUBLISHER
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?