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(Yahoo)   California DMV approves controversial license plate. How could they NOT SEE this one?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 98
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2013-11-14 09:28:48 AM  
When they tried to get a statement from Shawn, he would not answer his door and it appears he was tipped to their arrival because his car's plates and his Facebook page were taken down.

What's the matter biatch? Too afraid to actually put your face on camera?
 
2013-11-14 09:45:44 AM  
I did not notice that one coming.
 
2013-11-14 09:46:54 AM  
Would have been better if the car was a Chevy SS.
 
2013-11-14 09:47:56 AM  
Looks very classy on his Beemer
 
2013-11-14 09:48:13 AM  
Being as naive as I am, I made no Nazi connection.  I thought it was simply a joke about someone trying to report the plate "I did 'Not see' it.  Sorry."

Perhaps that's the exact reason why it passed through the system.  Well, that and there are a gazillion custom plates that are requested, and I'm sure they just have a "black list" for certain words.  I doubt they look at every single one personally.
 
2013-11-14 09:48:40 AM  
Even if they cancel his plates he still has the spray painted symbol on his car.
 
2013-11-14 09:48:41 AM  
cinema1544.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-14 09:48:56 AM  

scottydoesntknow: When they tried to get a statement from Shawn, he would not answer his door and it appears he was tipped to their arrival because his car's plates and his Facebook page were taken down.

What's the matter biatch? Too afraid to actually put your face on camera?


Exactly.. I love when attention whores get what they were seeking then run and hide
 
2013-11-14 09:50:08 AM  
Give the guy a break, maybe he's driving blind.


I think we can all agree with whoever said yesterday that joke was dead.
 
2013-11-14 09:50:24 AM  

l.yimg.com


D2C BAG

 
2013-11-14 09:51:50 AM  
Oh, and you don't get free speech on license plates, idiot.

And also "This is not what I would call a legitimate political belief." isn't a free speech standard that I am aware of.
 
2013-11-14 09:51:58 AM  
Calpito. IME, a Filipino name, for the most part. lol

Way to keep up the purity.
 
2013-11-14 09:52:37 AM  
PFFFFT

static.happyplace.com
 
2013-11-14 09:52:43 AM  
I did not anticipate this problem cropping up.
 
2013-11-14 09:52:48 AM  

bearded clamorer: Would have been better if the car was a Chevy SS.


Bermuda59: Looks very classy on his Beemer


Why not both?  I'm sure he could find a SS emblem at a parts store and put next to the BMW emblem.

That is the first time I ever saw someone double plate the back of the car.  I guess you gotta do something when they require both a front and rear plate.
 
2013-11-14 09:52:51 AM  
Not See and Nazi have different meanings.  I wouldn't beat the DMV over it.

I wouldn't object to him having NAZI on his license plate.  It declares to the world the type of asshat he is.
 
2013-11-14 09:53:22 AM  
Drives school bus and 7-series BMW. No wonder Cali's budget is so farked up.
 
2013-11-14 09:55:06 AM  
Who cares?
 
2013-11-14 09:56:06 AM  

styckx: scottydoesntknow: When they tried to get a statement from Shawn, he would not answer his door and it appears he was tipped to their arrival because his car's plates and his Facebook page were taken down.
What's the matter biatch? Too afraid to actually put your face on camera?
Exactly.. I love when attention whores get what they were seeking then run and hide


Not so proud of your Be-more right now, Mr. No See?
 
2013-11-14 09:56:43 AM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: [l.yimg.com image 500x406]
D2C BAG


Is that a tactical hair dryer?
 
2013-11-14 09:57:01 AM  
Why did they use a picture of him with a cattle marker?  The guy must be really, really obviously non-menacing and harmlessly joking around if that's the most ominous image they could find.
 
2013-11-14 09:57:06 AM  
206forthetwenties.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-14 09:57:13 AM  
Just another AW trying to raise a fuhrer.
 
2013-11-14 09:58:39 AM  
So the thing stirring the alleged "controversy" is the license plate? Not the swastika emblem?

I see people with tea party stickers on their cars all the time.
 
2013-11-14 09:59:06 AM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-11-14 10:00:24 AM  

Muta: I wouldn't object to him having NAZI on his license plate.  It declares to the world the type of asshat he is.


I am in 100% agreement with you. It saves me the trouble of having to find out on my own.

Would you like me to give you a "Smartest" vote?
 
2013-11-14 10:02:24 AM  

Mietsko: [i.huffpost.com image 550x400]


One of my favorites:

www.funnysigns.net
 
2013-11-14 10:03:19 AM  
static.squarespace.com
 
2013-11-14 10:03:25 AM  
I love how dynamically opposed people are to the Nazi swastika. If you are for it, you AUTOMATICALLY are a racist, hatemonger, and white supremest. Yes, the Third Reich was terrible, and their actions were atrocious, but does that make any one who shows a Nazi Swastika all of the above? That logic doesn't stand up for long, and if applied to other organizations who have done atrocious acts, people will defend those groups, telling you that it was a small part of the group and doesn't represent the group as a whole. For example, does wearing a cross make you a genocidal, woman burning psychopath? They killed more people than the Nazi's did. Well, actually a small part of the whole did, acting on 'orders' from a 'Higher Power'.

Now, I will FULLY agree it is VERY tasteless, and will evoke terrible memories from people who were directly affected, I just don't believe it is correct to automatically label ANYONE simply because they display a symbol belonging to a group that committed terrible acts. Granted, it's probably true, but should NOT be assumed to be the facts.

/ Not a Nazi
// Not a Christian either
 
2013-11-14 10:03:47 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Mietsko: [i.huffpost.com image 550x400]

One of my favorites:

[www.funnysigns.net image 400x269]


My Favorite, also true,
d104xtrw2rzoau.cloudfront.net
 
2013-11-14 10:04:05 AM  
In before "Nazis = Libtards".
 
2013-11-14 10:04:21 AM  
I really wish institutions like the DMV would get over this whole you can't offend people with your personal plates crap. If this bozo and millions of others want to identify themselves as racists bigoted pieces of shiat let them. That way we will have a very easy time of knowing who to avoid, to discriminate against, to fire, to boycott and not do business with.

Take for example my neighbor who I used to be friendly with. He went and put a Confederate Stars and Bars flag on his truck. I had to explain to the bozo that I would not associate with any traitorous secessionist douche bag. At first he did not get that I was referring to his choice of decoration on his truck, but eventually I explained that flying the flag of losers and traitors made me want to punch him in the face.

The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, up with the stars;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
 
2013-11-14 10:04:35 AM  
Muta:
I wouldn't object to him having NAZI on his license plate.  It declares to the world the type of asshat he is.

It really is an excellent declaration and works to his detriment.  It spares people from taking him seriously.  I bet he'll have more than his share of "special sauce" any time he goes out for a meal.
 
2013-11-14 10:05:01 AM  

AteMyBrain: So the thing stirring the alleged "controversy" is the license plate? Not the swastika emblem?

I see people with tea party stickers on their cars all the time.


While misleading, this license plate is not attached to the vehicle of a Tea Party member:
members.iglou.com
 
2013-11-14 10:05:13 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-14 10:14:23 AM  
My last and current plate:
i1134.photobucket.com
i1134.photobucket.com

I had Bukake for 3 years before *one* person complained and the state took it back.
 
2013-11-14 10:18:57 AM  
Probably because almost nobody in California speaks English so nobody saw the "problem"?
 
2013-11-14 10:23:31 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: [static.squarespace.com image 850x637]


Fake -- California plates have a max of 7 characters.
 
2013-11-14 10:24:36 AM  
I don't see why it's "hatred" and specifically "not a legitimate political belief".  It's a stupid belief, but it could be legitimate.

Racial purity makes sense.  Eugenics makes sense.  Think about it:  we should cull the weak and support the strong; we should largely separate races so that we continue to have access to sexy dark-skinned Jamaicans, gorgeous Japanese, and ungodly Latina goddesses.  These are good things.

Following that logic, an earnest belief in racial superiority would lead to the ideal that we should cull the weak--the other races--or apply them effectively.  A complete communist state may recognize that, say, whites are smarter than blacks, but blacks have much greater endurance and strength (from muscle density and the ready ability to build muscle); under these beliefs, they would relegate blacks to labor and whites to science and thought-based pursuits.

Such arguments are typically extreme, of course.  I often cite a eugenics program that controls breeding licenses, allowing absolutely everyone 2 children (plus any twins from the last pregnancy) but then affording additional license on merit--specifically not financial merit.  But historically, people have gravitated toward murdering off the sick and elderly, the undesirably unfit, and those of undesirable race--mixed, blacks, arabs, jews, whatever.

Dividing society and taking direct action against individuals creates feelings of injustice and fear.  Beliefs in segregated society or in active eugenics programs generally account for supposed benefits, but don't account for the societal costs these policies incur.  They also often fail to recognize the importance of cultural and genetic diversity, among other things.

So it can be a legitimate political belief; it's just short-sighted and more than likely wildly incorrect.
 
2013-11-14 10:29:13 AM  
ASSHOLE was already taken

/along with all variants in this freakin' state
 
2013-11-14 10:32:26 AM  
What 39 comments and  no Florida A55ORGY plate?  You really, are slipping Fark.

i162.photobucket.com

flaminio: The Martian Manhandler: [static.squarespace.com image 850x637]

Fake -- California plates have a max of 7 characters.


It's a reference to a particular show.
 
2013-11-14 10:33:15 AM  
Why do 'mericans have a beef with freedom of speech?
 
2013-11-14 10:35:25 AM  
I love it when people sneak stuff past an unsuspecting DMV:

doucheplates.com
 
2013-11-14 10:36:30 AM  
I had a neighbor whose truck was emblazoned all over with the stars and bars.  I assumed he was all 'south will rise' etc.  Later on found out dude was a little slow upstairs and REALLY into the tv show dukes of hazzard (maybe one isn't so different from the other, I dunno).
 
2013-11-14 10:45:10 AM  
Leaving for work at 4:30 this morning, I saw a plate that I couldn't get a clear picture of (stupid frost on the windshield... it's not supposed to be 20 degrees in South GA).

-Pulling out of the strip club/adult lingerie store
-Alabama Teacher plate
-"Baby up in this biatch" sticker in the window (In the style of the baby on board sign)
-Plate reads "I SWALOW"

Sometimes I wonder what people like this do for a living, but now I think I have a good idea.
 
2013-11-14 10:45:18 AM  

ggecko: Why do 'mericans have a beef with freedom of speech?


Her Majesty's Government gave the U.K. division of the clothier French Connection hell over their fark advertisements and apparel.  It's not just us Yanks =)
 
2013-11-14 10:49:08 AM  
one I see on my commute from time to time . . . .

sites.google.com


\\ still amuses me
\ I'm simple that way.
 
2013-11-14 11:08:12 AM  

melkson: I love how dynamically opposed people are to the Nazi swastika. If you are for it, you AUTOMATICALLY are a racist, hatemonger, and white supremest. Yes, the Third Reich was terrible, and their actions were atrocious, but does that make any one who shows a Nazi Swastika all of the above? That logic doesn't stand up for long, and if applied to other organizations who have done atrocious acts, people will defend those groups, telling you that it was a small part of the group and doesn't represent the group as a whole. For example, does wearing a cross make you a genocidal, woman burning psychopath? They killed more people than the Nazi's did. Well, actually a small part of the whole did, acting on 'orders' from a 'Higher Power'.

Now, I will FULLY agree it is VERY tasteless, and will evoke terrible memories from people who were directly affected, I just don't believe it is correct to automatically label ANYONE simply because they display a symbol belonging to a group that committed terrible acts. Granted, it's probably true, but should NOT be assumed to be the facts.

/ Not a Nazi
// Not a Christian either


I hope you are doing the dance of this guy:

durbnpoisn.comli.com

Because clearly you don't understand the fundamentals of symbolism.  Symbols DO create an emotional reaction.  That's the point.  Anyone proudly displaying the Nazi symbol IS showing their allegiance to that group and all it symbolises.  Agree with it or not, the Christian cross does NOT invoke the same emotional response.  Yes, the die-hard Christians have pulled some stupid shiat over the years (even the Nazis were Christians), but the cross alone does not invoke those memories.  The Swastika does.

I'm not a Nazi or a Christian either.  But I can very clearly see the difference in what their symbols represent.
 
2013-11-14 11:08:34 AM  
 
2013-11-14 11:24:47 AM  
From the comments:

1. Express unpalatable speech.
2. Offend delicate-Americans.
3. Local news publishes man's name.
4. Local news publishes man's neighborhood.
5. Local news publishes man's occupation.
6. Local news contacts man's employer.
7. Local news inquires about previous complaints.
8. Local news inquires ("demands") actions taken.
9. Delicate-Americans clap.

I think everyone needs to just calm down and reflect a little. I may only have my GED in History from City College, but from where I stand, 10News and those cheering this on are acting like a bunch of not sees.

---------

Needs update:
 9.  Man gets put on leave pending investigation.
10. Regional director of the Anti-Defamation League San Diego, told 10News, "We are very pleased with the swift action of the school district."
11.  Delicate-Americans clap.

I don't know what's worse, that people actually approve of the DMV releasing this guy's info to the news or that I'm not at all surprised that people actually approve of it.
 
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