Here’s the original in Germany.



  1. dusanmal says:

    Misspelling? Isn’t it fundamentally “Yes, we scam!”?

  2. Admfubar says:

    no one knows the National Stasi Agency, like the Germans

  3. msbpodcast says:

    Jefferson said it best: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

    I’ve always known that the problem with ubiquitous surveillance would be its unequal access.

    Politicians, other 1%ers and their minions amongst the 99%ers always feel that they and only they should have access to the data.

    That is what being “Big Brother” is all about; they know shit and keep you ignorant, and potentially under arrest.

    Having some secret laws which can’t even be put on the books is worse than having no law at all.

    If the fruits of this ubiquitous surveillance, the mined data, meta or not, was made universally accessible in real-time to all, just by Googling it, it would be truly earth shaking and civilization altering.

    The level of criminality, typically the planned kind as opposed to the opportunistic violent kind , would rapidly drop because people would realize that they couldn’t hope to get away with it and be forced to find some other legal way to provide value for money exchanged.

    • msbpodcast says:

      That said, O’Mama has been a real success story.

      He is living proof that a middle-aged black (okay, coffee colored,) man can be as big a fuck up as the old white bigots we’ve had in the Oval office previously.

      The more I think on it, the more I’m convinced that my system of making lists of eligible people and just picking names at random to select the people to represent us would lead to a true democracy.

      And don’t give me that crap that the average 99%er person isn’t capable of detecting bullshit when s/he hears it.

      The politician 1%ers also know, but they don’t give a fuck!

      Their only answer to anything is to pass another law, whether its appropriate or not.

      • Tim says:

        Here! Here! While I may be color-blind, GIMP’s not. The closest comparison amongst my many normalized random photos to the man’s skin color (24 bit, mind you) turned out to be a slightly greenish giant turd that has been cooking for 13 days inside an 8-year-old with ‘megacolon’.

        Main Core

      • Dallas says:

        What’s your complaint with Obama’s job as president and how would you do it different?

        • pedro says:

          Nobody is gonna lose their time with such a question from you

        • msbpodcast says:

          I’d make good on the openness part of his campaign promisses.

          It doesn’t even cost a god damn thing…

          As for the the rest, maybe I’d do the exact same things he did.

          But we all have our hands on the drone Kill Switch.

          • Dallas says:

            Being more open is a reasonable point. However, I would think it’s easier said than done. Disclosing the details of government operations is probably similar to disclosing the details of business operations – a double edged sword or a losing proposition.

            I don’t think it’s reasonable for all to have our hands on the drone kill switch. When the urgent time comes time to pull the switch, some may be out shopping or on vacation. Time is of the essence.

          • pedro says:

            And you are the expert on “reason”

        • MikeN says:

          When your ambassador is missing and CIA station is under attack, don’t issue a stand down order. Instead send in forces to help. Also don’t go to a fundraiser. And don’t lie about the reasons for the attack, and don’t put a filmmaker in jail to further the lie.

        • Tim says:

          Paint reminders on the ceiling to immediately remove phone from hole after use before reclining back in the Oval Office/oriface and butt-dialing everyone in the world.

  4. Not a government stooge says:

    I like President Obama, he has a positive message. (repeat)

  5. Greg Allen says:

    Here is the problem with the poster — the government is _not_ monitoring you.

    (This is an East German, Cold War way of thinking about it.)

    What they are doing is amassing a gigantic “dossier” of raw data on the whole nation and much of the world.

    Then, anytime they want, they can assemble a file on you.

    And — here’s what’s worse — it’s not the government.

    It will be outsourced to black-hole corporations who can say “screw you” to our Constitutional privacy rights.

    • noname says:

      Au contraire, mon frère, follow the money!

      Black-hole corporations don’t do it for free!

      RICO, criminalizes leaders of a syndicate for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them…. So too the Government responsible! And the Government can stop it, if it wants too (if the people want them too)!

      My fear is, after a few clever commercials on TV, people will clamor to throw away, sign away their Bill of Rights, that too many Americans have died for!

      A Black-hole corporation is really a legal distinction without a difference!

      • Greg Allen says:

        I’m not sure where you see a contrair.

        The black-hole corporations are part of the black budget.

        We are paying big bucks to spy on ourselves!

        And my point stands — the poster doesn’t have the problem correct.

        The problem is worse.

        And, I should add, this is like the Internet in 1998. We have no idea what the future of domestic suveillance will be like — but it will be stunning.

        • noname says:

          Government can stop it, if it wants too (if the people want them too)!

          The 1st problem to fix, the Government!

          The 2nd problem to fix, laws protecting/limiting uses for personal data and privacy!

          • msbpodcast says:

            The 1st problem to fix, the Government!

            I even have a modest plan and solution to the old problems of corruption that are currently killing this democracy by erosion.

  6. Cap'n Kangaroo says:

    Another good poster would include all members of Congress who voted for the Patriot Act and its several re-authorizations.

  7. Glen Woodfin says:

    As you called it months ago, George W. Obama. Now, even the mainstream media has embraced your coined phrase.

    • Greg Allen says:

      Well, for starters, it’s dumb.

      They are very different presidents.

      But, I suppose, to the unobservant, gasoline and water seem the same.

    • Dallas says:

      This is a Teapublican ploy to associate Obama with the worst president in history. It’s the latest idea after the failed attempts to make him a viewed as a Socialist, Communist, Fascist , muslim, African, terrorist, nigger, illegal alien, the devil, anti-Christ, chosen one, emperor and Messiah

      • pedro says:

        Can we hide comments from this guy, please?

        What a waste of space!

        • /T. says:

          I think a “hide comments from this guy” button would be awesome … if you get my drift.

          • pedro says:

            I know. It’ll be a blessing for everyone. You see your posts only, I’ll see mine.

      • the bogeyman says:

        Obozo already voluntarily associates himself with the 3 worst presidents in history (LBJ, FDR, & Wilson).

        • Dallas says:

          Being the fact based person that I am, I checked on Presidential popularity polls.

          FDR ranks in the first quartile by all 18 polls taken since 1948 thru today.

          Why do Teapublicans continue to mislead and tell lies?

  8. Enemy_of_the_State says:

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    Can you hear me now?

  9. denacron says:

    That image could have the lips animated and have the JCD “You will obey” clip be the voice, endlessly recursive of course. Any “New world order” uttering potus image actually works well too.

  10. MikeN says:

    I don’t know what you’re so upset about given that you are monitored when you are using the bathroom in public places. Notice the autoflush toilets?

    • Tim says:

      Those who would give up essential liberty for a little temporary bathroom break entertainment…

      Those little red sensors are much more challenging than the stupid toilet mints the lower classes aim for. Lean back, aim high — You, to, can do it.

  11. Dallas says:

    Happy Father’s Day , President Obama !!

  12. LibertyLover says:

    The ability of the government to track your movements should be a concern for everybody. You may trust the current administration, but these laws won’t disappear with them. They will be there during the next one.

    Are you willing to put your liberty at risk if the next administration is hostile to you and yours? They might start tracking you to find out where you visit on a regular basis and sic the IRS on them. It would surely suck, I’m sure, to have all your favorite haunts run out of business by the IRS.

    If you want equal treatment, you have to want it for everybody, not just yourself. Otherwise, you are nothing more than a bigot.

    You may not be saying these exact words, but the meaning is the same: “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to be afraid of.”

    Just remember that Crazy Joe Goebbels said the same thing in 1933 when the Nazis went door to door looking for Jews. Then it was the gays. And then the cripples. Eventually, it would have been anyone who didn’t look Aryan.

    If you still support Obama after all of this bullshit, you should just shoot yourself. Save us the cost of paying for it through taxes.