WTF “FMUSLMS”

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Shithead, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    91,850
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,366
    Likes Received:
    21,560
    Minnesota revokes hateful ‘FMUSLMS’ license plate
    By Reuters
    February 24, 2016 | 3:41pm

    [​IMG]

    Minnesota officials seized an “FMUSLMS” license plate and apologized for issuing it at a driver’s request, saying on Wednesday that approval procedures for so-called vanity plates were under review.
    An uproar over the license plate erupted over the weekend after a St. Cloud area resident posted a photograph of the license plate on social media.
    Gov. Mark Dayton denounced the plate, saying he was “appalled” it had been issued in Minnesota and ordering the Department of Public Safety to get it off the road and take a second look at approval procedures for personalized plates.
    “It is offensive, and the person who requested it should be ashamed. That prejudice has no place in Minnesota,” Dayton said in a statement issued Monday.
    On his application for the plate, the owner listed alternative choices as “PETALOL” and “8SLUGTHG,” saying all three were the names of musical bands in which he is a member.
    By Monday evening, the state had confiscated the plate.
    “We continue to review the process for approving personalized license plates,” Bruce Gordon, state public safety spokesman, said Wednesday.
    “This personalized license plate should never have been issued; it is offensive and distasteful,” the department said in a statement. “The Department of Public Safety apologizes for this error.”
    Across the US each year, thousands of license plate requests are denied by motor vehicle agencies that find they violate state rules. The myriad that have passed the acceptability test include “DAMNIML8” and “WTF,” while those that failed include “ILVTOFU,” “GAY” and “TOILET.”
    Indiana’s Supreme Court in November said the state acted properly in forbidding a police officer from using a vanity license plate that said “0INK,” reversing a lower court ruling.
    But a New Hampshire top court in May ruled against the motor vehicle department and allowed a driver to obtain a plate reading “COPSLIE.”
    In 2012, there were an estimated 9 million personalized license plates in the United States.
    The Minnesota plate that was scrapped this week is “symptomatic of the overall rise of Islamophobia” in the United States, said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
    “Everyone has a right to be a bigot if they want to, but not on a state-issued license plate,” Hooper said.
     
    reno and Domo Cup like this.
  2. CrucifiedAGT

    CrucifiedAGT He's Around VIP

    Reputations:
    335,643
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    11,711
    Likes Received:
    24,631
    Where can I order one for my car?
     
    Honkey Donkey and WHTHS like this.
  3. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    323,698
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    13,705
    Likes Received:
    40,549
    That is in bad taste. I'm suprised it went though in the first place. I wonder if I could get infidel?
     
  4. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

    Reputations:
    170,863
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    23,103
    Likes Received:
    21,753
  5. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    91,850
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,366
    Likes Received:
    21,560
    So is killing others based on religion
     
  6. SuperFarts

    SuperFarts Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    47,328
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,159
    Likes Received:
    9,653
    Whats wrong with I love tofu? :D

    Really, how many people are going to read that as I love to fuck.
     
  7. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    323,698
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    13,705
    Likes Received:
    40,549
    Most states have a list of foreign language curse words. People can't have even a little fun.