The Biden Interior Department is suing a baseball team in Montana...over this?

In case you missed it, last week I was chatting with Wyoming Congresswoman Harriet Hageman (R-WY). I ended up asking her if she had heard about this logo dispute between the Biden Interior Department and a baseball team in Kalispell, Montana.

"It shows you that we are being governed right now by unserious people, and it also demonstrates that they have far too much time on their hands and far too much money to spend." That's what she told me in response, and she was spot on.

Do you see the two logos above? One is for the Glacier Range Riders. The other is for the National Park Service. There is no problem spotting a clear difference between the two.

The US Patent and Trademark Office already rejected the Interior Department's efforts to strike out the Glacier Range Riders baseball team over their logo. But now the Biden Administration is STILL using the heavy hand of government to sue the baseball team.

Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT01), who led the Interior Department under President Trump, held Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's feet to the fire during a recent hearing.

Rep. Zinke: I'm gonna read a missive from your attorneys sent to the baseball team- after the US Patent Office said twice that it's not a violation of the logo. So what you demanded was- a sample of each label, tag, sticker, container, package, box, packaging insert, point of sale display, and brochure ever used, sold to be considered for use or sale, bearing the Range Riders logo. To be clear, the request would also cover production of each and every item sold, contemplated for sale, as well as packaging. Do you think that that is a reasonable thing to ask of a Glacier minor league Range Riders baseball team?

After hearing that back and forth, I joked around on the radio: yeah, in addition to all of the stickers, brochures, packages, and inserts- you're gonna need to throw in a couple beers and a couple hot dogs while you're at it. Popcorn! Get your popcorn!

The audio is in the 2nd half of the 8a podcast below:

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