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  • (Vanity) Government Inefficiencies

    09/07/2012 5:16:25 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 12 replies
    Self | 9/7/12 | Thunder Sleeps
    Giving a buddy a ride to work today. You see, back in early July he had actually managed to save up enough $ to buy a new car - his first new car ever. Traded in an 11 year old sedan that was on its last legs... I'm giving him a ride to work today not because there is anything wrong with the car. This is not a rant against any particular manufacturer, union, dealership, etc. I'm giving him a ride because he can no-longer legally drive it, the temporary tags have expired and his new tags haven't come yet.
  • First LGBT awareness license plate to go on sale in Indiana

    01/17/2012 2:58:56 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 59 ^ | January 17, 2012
    The first license plate in the country to feature the logo of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender organization goes on sale next month in Indiana. The plates feature the logo of the Indiana Youth Group, an organization that advocates tolerance and provides training for schools and service agencies. Low-number plates are will be given as thank you gifts for those who donate to the Indiana Youth Group.
  • NO BLAGO plate up for sale on eBay the day of Blagojevich sentencing! (Vanity)

    12/06/2011 11:47:00 AM PST · by BillyBoy · 14 replies
    My eBay list ^ | December 6, 2011 | BillyBoy
    NO BLAGO plate up for sale on eBay the day of Blagojevich sentencing! (Vanity) Hey FReepers, Since I’ve been on this forum for over a decade I hope you’ll excuse this one little indulgence. I believe the FR community will find this news pretty cool. This is a vanity thread about a vanity license plate I’m selling on eBay this week. I am the proud owner (soon to be former owner) of the only NO BLAGO license plate in Illinois. I’m surprised someone in the lamestream media never noticed that and asked me about the item. (Ironically, if you...
  • Georgia Bill: Must Pay to Get "God" Off License Plates

    11/29/2011 8:22:10 PM PST · by Just4Him · 12 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 11/29/2011 | Emily Krueger
    A new bill pre-filed in the Georgia General Assembly this month would not only allowdrivers to obtain license plates reading “In God We Trust,” but would in fact require them on all vehicles – unless drivers pay to cover it up. Georgia SB 293 would amend current law to mandate that, starting next summer, all plates would be imprinted with the religious declaration. If someone does not wish to exhibit this statement of faith, they would be required to purchase a sticker from the state displaying the name of their county that could be used to cover “In God We...
  • General Forrest License Plate in Mississippi

    02/24/2011 2:05:32 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    "After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side.”
  • Bankrupt Calif. to Pimp Your Ride’s License Plate

    06/21/2010 4:27:54 PM PDT · by swampfoxniner · 6 replies
    It looks like Californians’ tax dollars aren’t going to plug any holes in the State’s budget, so now lawmakers are considering making all registered vehicles mobile advertising billboards without the permission of motorists. The digital license plate scheme was hatched by [ ]State Sen. Curren Price (D) with the expectation of generating advertising revenue that could reduce California’s $19 billion budget deficit. According to Curren, “We’re just trying to find creative ways of generating additional revenues.” According to the [ ]San Jose Mercury, “The legislative analysis of SB1453 does not include estimates of how much revenue could be saved or gained...
  • 'Hispanic Achievers' license plate could sail to approval (Florida)

    05/12/2010 9:36:21 AM PDT · by inflorida · 70 replies · 829+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2010 | Victor Manuel Ramos
    A proposed license plate that would allow drivers to express pride in Florida's Hispanic heritage could become available soon to many of the 3.8 million Latinos who call the state home. The "Hispanic Achievers" plate made it to the short list of several tags attached to bills passed by the Legislature. It is heading to the desk of Gov. Charlie Crist, who could veto the bill, sign it into law or allow it to pass by default if he does not act within 15 days. A Crist spokesman said Tuesday that the governor has not yet received the bill.The proposal,...
  • A Singular Dispute

    05/06/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 6 replies · 478+ views
    The Boston Globe / ^ | 5/6/10 | Michael Levenson
    MARBLEHEAD — Biff Michaud lifted the door to his garage, looked at the license plate on his black Cadillac Escalade, and began to weep. This, Michaud insisted, is not just any old tag. In a state where drivers covet low-number plates, clamoring by the thousands for the few made available every year, Michaud’s is among the crème de la crème: He is the proud owner of the lowest possible bus license plate — “1’’ — which was passed down from his late father and which he believes is a rightful part of his family legacy...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Officers investigated over Chinese diplomat's injury (punched in the face)

    05/01/2010 5:48:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 474+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 05/01/10 | MOISES MENDOZA and BRADLEY OLSON
    <p>Three Houston police officers have been assigned desk duties as city and federal authorities scrutinize the arrest of a local Chinese diplomat who says police hit him in the face during a traffic stop last weekend at the Chinese Consulate.</p>
  • Man Who Fought to Get 'IM GAY' on Oklahoma License Plate Found Dead

    04/02/2010 5:11:30 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 69 replies · 1,855+ views ^ | 04/01/10 | Colleen Chen
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Norman Police confirmed they are investigating the death of Keith Kimmel who made national news earlier this year after suing the Oklahoma Tax Commission to approve his request to have "IM GAY" put on his license plate. Kimmel was found dead Wednesday morning. The tax commission turned down Kimmel's specialized plate request last year on grounds it could be offensive to the general public. On Monday, Kimmel filed a complaint against Tulsa Police for how he says officers treated him at an incident over the weekend. Read the Formal Complaint Kimmel writes that the officers "beat him"...
  • Norman (Oklahoma) Man Sues to Get 'IM GAY' Car Tag

    02/15/2010 7:16:29 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 75 replies · 1,190+ views
    AP ^ | 02/13/10 | news9/AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY --- A Norman resident has sued to get a proclamation of his sexual preference on the Oklahoma license tag he displays on the back of his car. But state officials have declined to provide 28-year-old Keith Kimmel with a vanity tag that says IM GAY, and now he's suing to get it.
  • NARAL Seeks Pro-Choice License Plate With Proceeds Going to Planned Parenthood Clinics

    02/15/2010 3:35:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 12 replies · 363+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | Dena Potter
    Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they're working to balance the bumper debate. Activists are pushing a "Trust Women/Respect Choice" license plate in Virginia, which would become only the fourth state to offer a pro-choice plate and the first to require legislative approval for it. Supporters have threatened to sue if lawmakers don't give drivers the option. "We really don't feel like a license plate is the place to be promoting a political agenda," said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. "However, the pro-choice community...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST, new VA license plate bill

    01/17/2010 4:25:57 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 528+ views
    Victoria Cobb, President Sunday, January 17, 2010 G.A. Alert #5: “In God We Trust” License Plate Read Our Latest Blog Posts @ Dear: Last year pro-life Virginians won a tremendous victory when the General Assembly passed legislation creating “Choose Life” license plates. This year, there is another opportunity to create a new license plate with the phrase “In God We Trust”. Virginians have a more than 200 specialty license plate motifs to choose from when they go to the DMV to register a car, everything from supporting state universities to “Choose Life” to “Parrotheads” to wildlife. This new plate...
  • Florida Judge Clears Way For Confederate Plate

    12/03/2009 9:11:42 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 337 replies · 7,131+ views
    WESH-2 NBC ^ | 12/03/2009
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A federal judge has issued an order that will make way for a Confederate heritage specialty license plate from the state of Florida's Department of Motor Vehicles. Confederate license plate Sons Of Confederate Veterans The proposed Confederate flag. In a lawsuit filed nearly one year ago after two years of Florida legislative inaction to approve the plate, a federal Middle District judge upheld the First Amendment right to have a plate issued by the DMV. "We followed all the procedures, paid the fees required by the state, and did absolutely everything that was required by law, and...
  • High Court Permits 'HOE' License Plate

    07/08/2009 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 642+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | July 07th 2009
    High court permits 'HOE' license plate Wednesday, July 8, 2009 A Las Vegas man has won a battle with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles over his "HOE" license plate, which the DMV wouldn't renew on grounds he was using a slang reference to whores. The high court ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and William Junge, who said he had the personalized plate from 1999 to 2006, when the DMV refused to let him renew it. Junge said he wanted "TAHOE" for the plate on his 1999 Chevy Tahoe, but it wasn't available so...
  • Camera grid to log number plates[UK]

    05/26/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 430+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 May 2009 | Richard Bilton
    A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned. Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain's roads. Police forces across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to share the information on one central computer. Officers say it is a useful tool in fighting crime, but critics say the network is secretive and unregulated. Kent's Chief Constable, Michael Fuller, commented: "We've seen an increase of some 40% of arrests since we've been using this technology. "I'm very confident that we're using...
  • Choose Life Virginia License Plates to be issued on July 1, 2009

    05/08/2009 11:31:28 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 477+ views
    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing Choose Life license plates on July 1, 2009, using the 481 pre-paid applications submitted by State Senator Ken Cuccinelli. Anticipating fabulous demand for the Choose Life plate, DMV and plate sponsor Richmond Coalition for Life encourage Virginia citizens who have not applied to apply directly on the DMV website starting July 2. The Richmond Coalition for Life (P.O. Box 17902 Richmond, VA 23226-7902) will however receive pre-paid applications, review them for completeness, and submit complete applications to DMV after the first week of July. The Choose Life Team expresses grateful appreciation...
  • Colo. woman's tofu license plate request blocked

    04/08/2009 2:07:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,126+ views
    examiner ^ | Apr 8, 2009
    Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her love of tofu by picking the letters for her car's license plate. But her tofu fondness ran into a snafu at the Division of Motor Vehicles, which blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane. Her suggestion for the plate on her Suzuki: "ILVTOFU."
  • South Carolina plans license plate for Christians

    07/07/2008 8:25:52 AM PDT · by dmz · 24 replies · 234+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/7/08 | Gary Tuchman
    South Carolina plans license plate for Christians