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(NPR)   The Don't Tread On Me symbol selected by Ron DeSantis as the new FL license plate has a long history of being a symbol for extreme far-right ideologies, the Confederacy, racism, and white supremacy. What are the chances that's why he chose it?   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Vehicle registration plate, Flag of the United States, new state license plate, new license plate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, use of the Confederate, such plates, Benjamin Franklin  
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2022-08-10 8:24:32 AM  
I'm sure he selected it for the same reason the Tea Party adopted it as one of their primary symbols that wasn't based on teabagging.
 
2022-08-10 8:28:32 AM  
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2022-08-10 8:30:15 AM  
He has a degree in history from Yale.
 
2022-08-10 8:32:08 AM  
He's a fascist POS and a failure of a human being.
 
2022-08-10 8:34:08 AM  

no1curr: He's a fascist POS and a failure of a human being.


"He's a republican."
 
2022-08-10 8:42:12 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm sure he selected it for the same reason the Tea Party adopted it as one of their primary symbols that wasn't based on teabagging.


Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.. the good old days:

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2022-08-10 8:58:36 AM  
Chance?
 
2022-08-10 9:06:15 AM  
Is there a probability above 100?
 
2022-08-10 9:07:59 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:08:08 AM  
Is it his new symbol as the emperor of Flordah?
 
2022-08-10 9:08:37 AM  
I thought the photos of Virginian plates having the symbol were all photoshop.  Until I visited Virginia for a weekend. Yet another white power symbol we all have to tolerate.
 
2022-08-10 9:08:40 AM  
Silly subby. It's not like they have any idea of the history or background. They never know anything deeper than what's on the surface. The man lives only to piss of "the libs" and this does that. There's no complexity to these cavemen.
 
2022-08-10 9:08:42 AM  
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Last seen chasing cars in FL
 
2022-08-10 9:08:54 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:08:57 AM  
Kind of embarrassing that their local racists don't have symbolism of their own, they had to borrow from Alabama.
 
2022-08-10 9:09:06 AM  
An image of a guy peeing in public, with the state motto "Florida Man!" would be more apt.
 
2022-08-10 9:09:09 AM  
he said it sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."

Why do motorists need to send a message to out-of-state cars?  Have the cars become sentient?
 
2022-08-10 9:09:48 AM  
I don't understand how sane people can stand living in Florida right now.
 
2022-08-10 9:10:11 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:10:14 AM  
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Great.  Just one more tag (to go w/ the "Choose Life" one) to identify the idiots and assholes on the road.
 
2022-08-10 9:10:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: he said it sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."

Why do motorists need to send a message to out-of-state cars?  Have the cars become sentient?


They've become rather efficient in creating boogeymen.
 
2022-08-10 9:10:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kind of embarrassing that their local racists don't have symbolism of their own, they had to borrow from Alabama.


North Florida is actually East Alabama so....
 
2022-08-10 9:11:51 AM  

shastacola: I don't understand how sane people can stand living in Florida right now.


I briefly had a coworker who grew up in Illinois near St. Louis, then spent her teenage years in Florida, and she was very glad to move back.  She said Florida may be a nice place to visit, but a terrible place to live.
 
2022-08-10 9:12:09 AM  
Florida, one of the states with the worst, if not THE worst pandemic response, and yet, what are the odds they send this assfark back to office every chance they get
 
2022-08-10 9:13:53 AM  
Rent is up like 40 percent in the state year over year down here, so let's discuss stupid culture war shiat like this.  Frustrating how easily the politicians can pull media focus away from actual issues.


/i know i know - same as it ever was
 
2022-08-10 9:13:56 AM  

strongly worded letter: I thought the photos of Virginian plates having the symbol were all photoshop.  Until I visited Virginia for a weekend. Yet another white power symbol we all have to tolerate.


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2022-08-10 9:15:04 AM  
This is going to get trolled so very, very, motherf**king hard.
 
2022-08-10 9:15:35 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:16:40 AM  
I'm pissed that right wing sh*tbags adopted that flag.  The snake was a great little mascot for US Soccer fandom.
Now it's got militia stank all over it.
 
2022-08-10 9:17:20 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:17:46 AM  

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True, but "garbage" was the motif they'd chosen for their next set of albums, so can we really fault them?
 
2022-08-10 9:19:05 AM  
So a divisive symbol for a State whose number one source of revenue is tourism.
 
2022-08-10 9:20:07 AM  
Cannot stand the fact these farkers "appropriated" the Gadsden flag. All of their made up grievances against tyranny, while supporting fascist ideologies, sickens me. I have a Gadsden flag since my college days. It is a cool flag.  Damn thing is kept in a bag in the closet now, lest I be grouped in with trumplican dickbags.
 
2022-08-10 9:20:58 AM  

mrshowrules: So a divisive symbol for a State whose number one source of revenue is tourism.


Florida is basically a state sized Myrtle Beach without Miami.  Both are Maga hotspots.
 
2022-08-10 9:21:14 AM  
he said it sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."

Florida's entire economy is built around tourism and Ronny wants to pander exclusively to the poorest people in America.
 
2022-08-10 9:21:45 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:21:50 AM  
I'm assuming he selected it because the Nazi flag still isn't received very well by a large group of Florida voters.
 
2022-08-10 9:22:05 AM  

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I Lol'd
 
2022-08-10 9:22:41 AM  

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Great.  Just one more tag (to go w/ the "Choose Life" one) to identify the idiots and assholes on the road.


That would include even the plain vanilla Florida tag.
 
2022-08-10 9:23:10 AM  

MarciusDecimus: Cannot stand the fact these farkers "appropriated" the Gadsden flag. All of their made up grievances against tyranny, while supporting fascist ideologies, sickens me. I have a Gadsden flag since my college days. It is a cool flag.  Damn thing is kept in a bag in the closet now, lest I be grouped in with trumplican dickbags.


Imagine how the guy who created Pepe the Frog feels. His stoner frog is on a list of hate symbols by the Anti-defamation League.
 
2022-08-10 9:23:18 AM  
Where's a smart-arse rabbit with a saw when you need one

Hey Ron! What's up, douche
 
2022-08-10 9:23:22 AM  

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I Lol'd


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2022-08-10 9:24:16 AM  
Paying the government extra money for a license plate that says, "you shall not take advantage of ME, government!" when the standard license plate is free is a concept that delights me to no end.
 
2022-08-10 9:24:20 AM  

Flappyhead: he said it sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."

Florida's entire economy is built around tourism and Ronny wants to pander exclusively to the poorest people in America.


But also the stupidest. And any preacher can tell you there's a lot of money to be made from stupid poor people.
 
2022-08-10 9:24:28 AM  
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2022-08-10 9:26:16 AM  

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Last seen chasing cars in FL


Did you know, Racism Watchdog speaks Arabic? Google offers to translate it for me all the time... although I'm starting to think Google might be racist.

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2022-08-10 9:26:21 AM  
Fark that.  I fly one of these, just to confuse them.

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2022-08-10 9:28:50 AM  
I wonder how police will react when pulling over a vehicle that has a "I am a militant gun owner" tag on it?

/ Yes, yes I know. They're still white, so nothing, obvious joke is obvious.
// Cops are still blue line and officer safety über alles. They regularly come down on the open carry nutters.
/// Just let them fight it out.
 
2022-08-10 9:28:52 AM  
You would be surprised to find out how much don't tread on me people hate rattlesnakes because they apparently just bite and kill the cows that said people take money from the government for to pretend they are a farmer but yeah rattlesnakes totally hang out in fields all day and bite cows to swallow whole right
 
2022-08-10 9:30:07 AM  
 
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