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2803 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Aug 2022 at 5:20 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-08 4:57:38 PM  
I might side with Delaware on this one. The state is offering Vanity plates as a product to sell. They can set the rules for it.  If this was a bumper sticker, then it's a little more a free speech issue. Honestly, I think Vanity plates should maybe be banned outright. A few years from now Florida is going to be selling Don't Tread on Me Birth certificates.
 
2022-08-08 5:19:56 PM  
Don't get mad at the DMV for following the law. We want our gov organizations to do that, don't we?

We shouldn't have unelected civil servants out there saying "Well I disagree with this law so I'm just going to do whatever I want."

If you don't like the law, change it. Don't yell at those who are doing their jobs.
 
2022-08-08 5:25:23 PM  
I hate it when people say "fark cancer". Do we really need to give cancer a catch phrase?
 
2022-08-08 5:28:11 PM  
Yet I wear my FC Barcelona shirt anywhere I want
 
2022-08-08 5:29:56 PM  
Cancer can be a horrible disease. I don;t know that anyone is really a fan. But I honestly give two shiats about whether or not someone can get their preferred vanity plate regarding cancer. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that vanity plates are stupid in general and I wish they didn't exist.
 
2022-08-08 5:30:39 PM  
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Richard Assman found a workaround
 
2022-08-08 5:31:28 PM  

Pinnacle Point: I might side with Delaware on this one. The state is offering Vanity plates as a product to sell. They can set the rules for it.  If this was a bumper sticker, then it's a little more a free speech issue. Honestly, I think Vanity plates should maybe be banned outright. A few years from now Florida is going to be selling Don't Tread on Me Birth certificates.


Thoreny: Don't get mad at the DMV for following the law. We want our gov organizations to do that, don't we?

We shouldn't have unelected civil servants out there saying "Well I disagree with this law so I'm just going to do whatever I want."

If you don't like the law, change it. Don't yell at those who are doing their jobs.


Sounds like the ACLU needs to overturn the law if it wants to win.  Which should be a tough hill to climb unless the Delaware Constitution has some weird laws on what the state can and can't sell.
 
2022-08-08 5:32:29 PM  
FUCK CANCER, and fuck Delaware for saying she can't have that plate *AFTER* they initially approved it.
 
2022-08-08 5:32:57 PM  
Abraham Ancer's nephew, Francis Cordova Ancer, or "FC" isn't happy about this.
 
2022-08-08 5:33:22 PM  

Billy Liar: [th.bing.com image 324x180]

Richard Assman found a workaround


You'd think a proctologist could afford to drive a better vehicle...
 
2022-08-08 5:33:38 PM  

El Mariaski: I hate it when people say "fark cancer". Do we really need to give cancer a catch phrase?


Oh, get the fark off your high horse, asshole.
 
2022-08-08 5:36:58 PM  

Pinnacle Point: I might side with Delaware on this one. The state is offering Vanity plates as a product to sell. They can set the rules for it.  If this was a bumper sticker, then it's a little more a free speech issue. Honestly, I think Vanity plates should maybe be banned outright. A few years from now Florida is going to be selling Don't Tread on Me Birth certificates.


First off, I disagree with you about your first statement, because it's, ya know, the state. There were no cuss words printed on the plate (although that's another topic altogether). Shorthand for cuss words and sexual innuendos are used on broadcast TV shows all the time. Why would they not censor them, but do it on something stupid like a license plate? When the government is involved, it sure feels like a 1st amendment issue.

On you second point, I do agree. Quit giving out government issued vanity plates. Taxpayers would probably save some money not having some douche with a job that's sole purpose is to decide which plate request is offensive or not.
 
2022-08-08 5:41:20 PM  
Dear Delaware,

Cancer is the 281,955th most common surname in the world.

F (Frank) Cancer
 
2022-08-08 5:41:47 PM  
Such virtue.
 
2022-08-08 5:53:05 PM  

Thoreny: Don't get mad at the DMV for following the law. We want our gov organizations to do that, don't we?

We shouldn't have unelected civil servants out there saying "Well I disagree with this law so I'm just going to do whatever I want."

If you don't like the law, change it. Don't yell at those who are doing their jobs.


Yes, except they're not "simply following the law". Their rules allow them to choose which plates get approved and which do not. And there's no arguing with their arbitrary decisions.  The DMV is where those who cannot be school vice-principals find work.
 
2022-08-08 5:53:41 PM  
Ok just enforce a policy that allows crude sayings if it is in service to a good cause. That totally makes sense. This Karen cant bully the DMV!
 
2022-08-08 5:54:19 PM  
Saw the following vanity plate on a Range Rover SUV in Boston: GFYYFC

Someone beat the system.
 
2022-08-08 5:56:22 PM  
I drove down the highway behind an asshole with a modified mini truck (monster tires) and a 6' "F--- Biden' flag flying from the back.    License plates, I'm not too concerned about.
 
2022-08-08 5:59:44 PM  
Would it be nice if the DMV let this one slide?  Sure.

Is it a First Amendment issue?  No.  Last thing we need is states being forced to allow bigoted plates too.  Get a bumper sticker.
 
2022-08-08 6:05:18 PM  
For a brief moment there I thought this thread was going to have me debugging floating point math coded in assembly language. Give me a minute, this fetal position is actually kind of comfortable...
 
2022-08-08 6:05:59 PM  
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2022-08-08 6:06:42 PM  
What's so bad about Fight Cancer?
 
2022-08-08 6:33:47 PM  

buserror: Would it be nice if the DMV let this one slide?  Sure.

Is it a First Amendment issue?  No.  Last thing we need is states being forced to allow bigoted plates too.  Get a bumper sticker.


It certainly is a first amendment issue. The state is specifically allowing some people's speech but not others. If the state allows speech on state issued license plates then they cannot limit the content of it.

Either A55LUV is allowed or none of them are allowed.
 
2022-08-08 6:46:19 PM  
F M ALL

 
2022-08-08 6:49:51 PM  
I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.
 
2022-08-08 6:58:29 PM  
Cal just passed a law that says if your hair is falling out due to medical treatments, you can use your old picture on your new license. I'm guessing it requires documentation, but still good.
 
2022-08-08 7:08:31 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.


The Irish Rovers would like a word...
 
2022-08-08 7:12:31 PM  

kb7rky: El Mariaski: I hate it when people say "fark cancer". Do we really need to give cancer a catch phrase?

Oh, get the fark off your high horse, asshole.


Uh, there are lots of people who've had cancer who hate this phrase. Should they get off their high horses, too? Don't be a dick.
 
2022-08-08 7:13:26 PM  
If you're going to allow the F in FCANCER, don't you have to allow it in all other constructions? What's the dividing line on that?
 
2022-08-08 7:20:01 PM  

phishrace: Cal just passed a law that says if your hair is falling out due to medical treatments, you can use your old picture on your new license. I'm guessing it requires documentation, but still good.


Just renewed my Oregon license.  Since nothing had changed, I renewed online, and they sent me a license with new expiration date 8 years from now, used my existing picture.  As long as your face looks pretty much the same, you should be all right.  People cut and color and shave off their hair all the time; I can't see anybody depending on that for proof of ID.  Unless you live in one of those states that seem bent on hassling its citizens whenever they can over the smallest crap to 'keep them in line'.
 
2022-08-08 7:25:13 PM  

Billy Liar: phishrace: Cal just passed a law that says if your hair is falling out due to medical treatments, you can use your old picture on your new license. I'm guessing it requires documentation, but still good.

Just renewed my Oregon license.  Since nothing had changed, I renewed online, and they sent me a license with new expiration date 8 years from now, used my existing picture.  As long as your face looks pretty much the same, you should be all right.  People cut and color and shave off their hair all the time; I can't see anybody depending on that for proof of ID.  Unless you live in one of those states that seem bent on hassling its citizens whenever they can over the smallest crap to 'keep them in line'.


Arizona doesn't require a new license until you turn 65. A photo ID isn't much help if the photo is 40 years old.
 
2022-08-08 7:30:02 PM  

max_pooper: buserror: Would it be nice if the DMV let this one slide?  Sure.

Is it a First Amendment issue?  No.  Last thing we need is states being forced to allow bigoted plates too.  Get a bumper sticker.

It certainly is a first amendment issue. The state is specifically allowing some people's speech but not others. If the state allows speech on state issued license plates then they cannot limit the content of it.

Either A55LUV is allowed or none of them are allowed.


That's the kind of thinking that gets us highways "adopted" by the KKK.  While vanity plates do involve individual speech, they also put the government in the role of publisher, not just regulator.  There are plenty of other avenues for putting non-state-published speech on your car.

A license plate ID is also something that others may need to repeat, due to its primary function of identifying the vehicle.  There is a legitimate interest in not forcing others to repeat offensive speech in order to reference said vehicle.
 
2022-08-08 8:10:15 PM  

Shift_Left_Political: HighlanderRPI: I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.

The Irish Rovers would like a word...


Is "GRN G8TR" allowed?
 
2022-08-08 9:18:17 PM  

austerity101: kb7rky: El Mariaski: I hate it when people say "fark cancer". Do we really need to give cancer a catch phrase?

Oh, get the fark off your high horse, asshole.

Uh, there are lots of people who've had cancer who hate this phrase. Should they get off their high horses, too? Don't be a dick.


That goes double for you.

My mom has had cancer (seven years in remission), and says it daily, so let me just say, with impunity:

FUCK CANCER

Don't like "the phrase"? Tough shit, asshole. Build a fence, and get the fuck over it.

/also, shove your self-righteousness squarely up your ass.
 
2022-08-08 9:30:56 PM  

Prof. Frink: Shift_Left_Political: HighlanderRPI: I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.

The Irish Rovers would like a word...

Is "GRN G8TR" allowed?


What can you do with "humpty-backed camels"?
 
2022-08-08 10:52:17 PM  

Shift_Left_Political: Prof. Frink: Shift_Left_Political: HighlanderRPI: I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.

The Irish Rovers would like a word...

Is "GRN G8TR" allowed?

What can you do with "humpty-backed camels"?


We were at a campus event singing that, drunk. At the point we did the camel motion, she face-planted. Every. Single. Chorus.
 
2022-08-08 11:29:32 PM  

Prof. Frink: Shift_Left_Political: Prof. Frink: Shift_Left_Political: HighlanderRPI: I request the plate F ARK

Because I dislike Noah and his methods, failure to let Unicorns on board.

The Irish Rovers would like a word...

Is "GRN G8TR" allowed?

What can you do with "humpty-backed camels"?

We were at a campus event singing that, drunk. At the point we did the camel motion, she face-planted. Every. Single. Chorus.


"She" being someone I was hitting on. She also went down face-first later.
 
2022-08-08 11:38:39 PM  
Sorry, sweetheart... You have no given right to own a car or drive, so you have no "right" to a license plate that you choose, you can have the same one the rest of us have. It's even cheaper.

By making vanity plates an option that you pay extra for, they are able to regulate what you can and can't put on there. Period. They have final say, and no matter how heartfelt your message is, THEY have the right to say no.
 
2022-08-09 1:42:08 PM  

kb7rky: austerity101: kb7rky: El Mariaski: I hate it when people say "fark cancer". Do we really need to give cancer a catch phrase?

Oh, get the fark off your high horse, asshole.

Uh, there are lots of people who've had cancer who hate this phrase. Should they get off their high horses, too? Don't be a dick.

That goes double for you.

My mom has had cancer (seven years in remission), and says it daily, so let me just say, with impunity:

fark CANCER

Don't like "the phrase"? Tough shiat, asshole. Build a fence, and get the fark over it.

/also, shove your self-righteousness squarely up your ass.


My mom died of cancer last year. She could barely speak when she entered hospice care. Among her final words to me were "why is this taking so long?" I couldn't answer. All I could think of was "because the universe doesn't realize the joke stopped being funny".

So stop with that "high-horse"/"self-righteous" nonsense.
 
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