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Nevada Denies A Sarah Palin Vanity Plate. Or Did They?

Guys, we are obviously in the midst of a liberal conspiracy. A Nevada man named James Linlor is suing his state’s Department of Motor Vehicles because they refused to issue him a vanity plate for his car that reads “GOPALIN.” As in, Sarah Palin. Apparently, the Nevada DMV dictates that when it comes to vanity plates, “No combination of letters, numbers or spaces is allowed if it … (e)xpresses contempt, ridicule or superiority of … political affiliation.” Linlor and his lawyer claim that the DMV unconstitutionally applied this stipulation. They gave as proof the fact that the DMV had issued plates that read “DMOCRAT” and “AL GORE.” Linlor also put in an application for the plate “GOOBAMA,” and said that was approved, no problem.

It almost sounds like this guy has a point … except that, after being initially denied, he was issued a “GOPALIN” plate. More than six months ago. Keep reading »

Vanity Plates: How I Love Thee

I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with vanity license plates. Why? Because there’s nothing funnier than the thought of a police officer saying, “Can I run a check on ‘FLASHME?” when they pull you over. Or “DRLOVE” or “NOT OJ.” A friend once told me that in California, to get a vanity plate, you had to write a short essay explaining why you are requesting said plate. I’ve never confirmed if this is actually true, but if it is, my dream job would be to be the person who reads said essays.

I was pretty amused when my sister sent me this vanity plate photo she took over the weekend. This has me wondering: what’s the best vanity plate you’ve ever seen? Share in the comments. Keep reading »

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