East Texas is really a very nice place. The people are friendly. Living is relatively easy amongst the Piney Woods. The region is more like the Old South, or the southeastern U.S., than the scrub brush and high plains that many usually think of when they think of Texas.
Recently, arguments have again been raised trying to distract from the debate about abuse of the patent system by attacking the label troll instead of dealing with the real issues. In fact, some have even tried to redefine the troll into something of a hero. They are not all wrong, but they are certainly taking an utterly incomplete view on the issue.
The Obama administration is well-known for its heavy-handed regulatory overreach, and letting government decide winners and losers instead of the free market. No better example of the Obama administration’s contempt for free enterprise is at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is currently considering how to proceed with its investigation into whether Google uses its position in Internet search to steer users to the company’s preferred services and away from those of its competitors. And while the agency ponders whether to bring a formal complaint against the company, there's a real danger that it may confuse aiding Google's competitors with serving consumers.