December 29, 2004

Tacky Virginia License Plate: Fight Terror

POST #    1491

Driving around last night (well, Shannan was driving), I spotted a "Fight Terror" license plate. Because I want to fight terror too, I looked up some possible plates that I could do. Apparently, they don't have "FUSDM", but they do have "FUUSA" and "FUIRQ". Strange, no? So I settled with "OSAMA" because if my name were Osama, I would surely want to fight terror. Sadly, this personalized message is already taken (probably by those damn Virginia Society of CPAs), but if I'm the owner of the other "OSAMA" plate, I can get a new one on my "Fight Terror" plate.

Virginia has over 180 plates that anyone can choose from and it's a rather insane list. I guess there is something for anyone, including those that want to "Fight Terror" for an extra $20 a year. They don't say if that money actually goes towards fighting terror.

This hat would go great with the tackiest hat ever.

Posted by tien mao in Politics, Rants, Travel at 10:08 AM



Southern jingoism is almost as good as Yankee jingoism - but only "almost" - take a ride on the L.I.E.

Posted by: Jen at December 29, 2004 10:11 AM

the south brings out the best in you, Tien. Truly, the BEST.

Posted by: yp at December 29, 2004 10:43 AM

When they take those plate "donations" like 10% of the $20 goes to an organization who is "pro" whatever cause you're paying for. Like the cash for the "Save the Chesapeake" plate will go to the "Anglers of VA" or something. The rest lines the state's pockets. Scam city.

And while you can order a Saddam or Osama plate, DMV has a lady whose job it is to review every plate and decide whether or not you actually get it. She's our resident plate nazi. Welcome to VA, where the conservatives ruined EVERYthing.

By the way, how long are you down here again?

Posted by: Maine at December 29, 2004 12:58 PM

jen, i also looked for this from new york. nothing.

maine, but what if my name was actually osama. would they deny that? maybe now, but what about pre-9/11? i'm here until sunday.

Posted by: tien at December 29, 2004 1:30 PM

Yeah, they'd deny it. They claim the right to deny any language that they feel might disturb the general peace or do more harm than good.

I used to work at the VA DMV. Sadly, my memory is laced with this unfortunate tripe. Oh, and my mother-in-law is in town for a week, so I won't be able to sojourn to Norfolk. I apologize for my inability to hassle you.

Posted by: Maine at December 29, 2004 4:13 PM

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