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No activists groups involved? Then who just got sued and forced to change their stolen name?

An activist group formed to combat the Obama administration's economic and health care agenda has agreed to change its name and forfeit its web address after it was sued by a non-partisan government watchdog whose name it ripped off.

The Chicago-based Better Government Association, founded in 1923 as a check on Al Capone's political influence, filed for a temporary restraining order in federal court Monday against a newly-formed and decidedly partisan Akron, Ohio group operating under the same name. A hearing scheduled for Thursday in Chicago was canceled at the last minute after attorneys for the new BGA agreed to a permanent injunction.

By Thursday evening, the Akron BGA's web site announced that the group had re-branded itself the U.S. Citizens Association and directs visitors to its new site.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:02 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The actions of the New BGA are creating present, irreparable harm to the BGA, and will continue to do so unless and until the New BGA is enjoined," the original BGA's motion read. "The BGA simply cannot wait and let its valuable trademarks be eroded by the confusion that the New BGA is sowing, especially in the face of such sudden, stunning evidence of actual confusion."

    In a press release touting a "massive ad campaign," the new BGA listed four central points of its mission:

    1. To inform the public on the fallacies of the information being spread by the liberal socialist organizations and the facts on capitalism versus socialism; 2. To promote conservative capitalist candidates for public office at all levels; 3. To file lawsuits against unconstitutional laws and actions by government and counter-lawsuits to those lawsuits filed by the liberal socialist organizations; and 4. To form grassroots organizations to compete w

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:03 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Oh goody...more right wing sewage to wade through. Funny part--for every finger those wing-bats point at Dems, three more point right back at them! :) Isn't this the sort of organization the Re-pubes have been crying about on the other side of the fence--now they have to admit that not only do they have one, it was operating under a stolen (surprise, surprise--cheating again) name. LOL! Thanks for sharing!


    Answer by PsWifey at 4:50 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Why on earth would you think there were no activist groups who disagreed with Obamas hideous plans?
    There are activist groups on both sides and always will be. They will always have just as much right to do what the other groups do.
    Now if you are really talking about the town hall debacle that is going on then for the most part, there are no activist groups instigating anything. There may be people from one group or another going out to these things not as an organized group making trouble like the liberal unions are now doing but just because these people have become disillusioned with our government and their lies and have banned together as like minded individuals. Thats how the tea parties started.
    I really don't see why the Dems are so threatened by it. They do it all the time. is a huge money pit for the libs and they have the union thugs out now roughing people up and they seem to think thats ok.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:19 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • pay no attention to sweetakins--her sole purpose in life is to scour the internet for any and all inconsequential articles about the evil conservatives, republicans, and anti-obama bologna!!!! when the guy you support hand over fist is failing, throw in some distractions!  problem is, it's not working!!  lol


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • pay no attention to sweetakins--her sole purpose in life is to scour the internet for any and all inconsequential articles about the evil conservatives, republicans

    And yet you answer my post....and PS it isnt hard to find shiz about the pubs..theres just so darn much of it


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:18 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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