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Feds Threaten Merchant for ‘Department of Homeland Stupidity’ T-shirts

"The Department of Justice is threatening criminal prosecution against a popular online novelty store for selling such items as “Department of Homeland Stupidity” T-shirts and “NSA: The only part of government that actually listens” coffee mugs.

Dan McCall, who owns and operates the novelty company Zazzle.com, received “cease and desist” letters from Homeland Security and National Security Agency..."

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DJP333's picture

This is frikin hilarious

NSA3_0

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Feds Threaten to Prosecute Merchant for Selling ‘Department of H

(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Justice, on behalf of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner for selling mugs and t-shirts that say, among other things, “Department of Homeland Stupidity” and “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.”

The novelty items are sold online at Zazzle.com, which is operated by merchant Dan McCall. The NSA and DHS sent “cease and desist” letters to Zazzle stating that the parody products violate statutes that protect their official seals from misuse.

The NSA and DHS, through the Department of Justice, are “threatening litigation and criminal prosecution if the parody designs weren’t immediately removed,” reported the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer-and-michael-w-chap...

Ben Swann already got this

Ben Swann already got this covered.

FK the Government

Be Your Own Media!!!

Yeah well we'll just make our own now

or check out http://www.anythingonshirts.com

who will put ANYTHING, THEY MEAN ANYTHING YOU WANT on a shirt.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

I have two regrets

concerning this story. My first regret is that they are already represented, and my second is that they removed the items before I could buy one!!

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I think what is more likely

I think what is more likely is Zazzle immediately pulled the designs based on a complaint.

Zazzle is a private company and they can make the call in whatever way they feel is best for their company.

If the seller wants to keep selling the shirts, print them up on their own (silkscreen printing).

DoJ fail... no legal basis.

Bunch of MORONS!

What would the Founders do?

Governments despise truth,

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Free includes debt-free!

thats downright censorship

thats downright censorship and a ignorance to free speech, the people who buy them and then wear them do so, because they may agree with whats said, and its a novelty to hame them printed in a shirt, GOBERNMENT dont want it, because they fear that "advertising" a NEGATIVE even when they may be truthfull, may be as affective as when THEY advertise or msm, "positive" information.......free spech is not sole property of a group i.e. government, it is, sole property, to the individual........

Risk a beast that may grow so big, that the price you pay, to break the shackles, may become monumental........histories empires can testify to that

It's not censorship. Zazzle

It's not censorship. Zazzle made the call.

It is censorship

they made the call at the request/demand of a government agency. Clear state action here, it is a first amendment issue. And a clear winner if they sue, which they thankfully are.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein