The NSA continues to exist in a state of perpetual self-parody. This time, their self-parody takes the form of a refusal to let someone parody them. Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar writes:
For 10 years, a Minnesota man has been selling T-shirts, mugs, and other items with slogans like “Department of Homeland Stupidity” and “The NSA: the only part of the government that listens.”
The NSA sent a cease-and-desist order against the man in 2011 for using their logo without permission, and now he's finally striking back with a lawsuit:
On Tuesday LibertyManiacs owner Dan McCall sued those agencies, arguing that he has a First Amendment right to parody the DHS, the NSA, and other government offices, and that he should be allowed to use the relevant seals.
Good luck, Mr. McCall. Why should you have to sue for the right to parody when this whole fucking country has become a parody?