Governor Jan Brewer OKs Tea Party Vanity Plates -- Which Could Potentially Cause Arizona to Lose Highway Funds

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This will soon be an Arizona license plate. Oy vey!
Governor Jan Brewer signed bills into law yesterday that allow for the creation of 11 new Arizona license plates, one of which depicts the Tea Party favorite Gadsden Flag and its "Don't Tread on Me" slogan.

Anyone who wants a Gadsden Flag plate would have to pony up $25, $17 of which goes to "promote Tea Party governing principles" because the Tea Party is the organization that will have to raise the $32,000 required to create the plates.

New York Congressman Gary Ackerman isn't a fan.

Ackerman says the plates use government resources to bankroll a political agenda, which he claims is a misuse of public money. His response: the "License Plate Political Slush Fund Prevention Act."

Under Ackerman's bill, the plates would cause Arizona -- and any other state that issues similar plates -- to lose 15 percent of its federal highway funds if any proceeds from a vanity plate go to a political group that advocates the defeat of a political candidate.

The Tea Party isn't officially a political party, but let's be honest: it's pretty close. And it certainly advocates for political candidates.

Tea Partiers say Ackerman's bill is symbolic of everything they oppose: big government telling people what to do.

If Ackerman's bill passes, and highway funds are withheld, get ready for another idiotic/expensive legal pissing match between the Grand Canyon State and the federal government.
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deepone
deepone

These are great. I would buy this plate in a second. 

Michael
Michael

This license plate is symbolic of everything the Tea Party opposes. Public dollars have already been spent on this nonsense just by virtue of it taking up state government employee's time. Anyone purchasing this plate is announcing to the world that they're every bit as much a hypocrite as anyone in Washington.

A Stamm
A Stamm

I am a member of a Tea Party and most people in the Tea Party including my self, did not want this bill signed. The Tea Parties do not want government funds and made calls to the Governors office so this would NOT be signed, it really is against what we believe in. I don't think it will get off the ground, someone has to raise over 30K to initially bank roll it. I'm good with my Don't Tread On Me or Sons of Liberty bumper sticker.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

There may be hope for you yet, in the next Civil War you just might survive, that is if someone actually has the testicular fortitude of actually seceding from the Union, if not, you little girls need to shut the fuck up and stop this nonsence, tell you rally speaker this shit is getting old, either put up, or shut up.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Yes, I know this flag wasn't from the civil war dick head. You're the one that mentioned secession and the civil war right here shit for brains. And what does surviving some civil war depend on depend on you sucking someone's balls? I don't understand you, try cutting back on the car chasing. There's no debating you because you're too stupid. Fog horn. Your mentioning of little girls so often is very telling mister fog horn. Also, your constant talk about mothers shows a strong oedipus complex. It's good that you're not afraid to talk about it though. And thanks for telling us all what we can and can't say because otherwise we'd all be like you...ignorant and a waste of space. Go back to your dog house and play with your fleas, moron.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"Yes, I know this flag wasn't from the civil war dick head"Sure you did!" And what does surviving some civil war +++++depend on depend on+++++ you sucking someone's balls?Talk about shit for brains, and it sounds like you're hungry. Moron."Go back to your dog house and play with your fleas"How about I play with your sister, maybe I can improve the IQ of your family. Idiot.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Who gives a shit if you're a brainwashed, mind controlled gas bag supportive federal puke so- called war veteran? Which corporate invented murderous crime did you partake in? Christ, if you could only scrape the dried feces, blood and brains of the kids you helped mrder, out of your little piggie ears you might get the gist of what's really going on here. As it is, you just sound like a dumb ass fog horn continuing his programmed speech that his masters from the corporate board room has instilled in him. Good job sock puppet. It's animals like you that have helped keep slavery alive. Get your head out of the 1860's because I doubt if you know what really happened back then either. Now, go drink another 12 pack and piss yourself as you jack off to the Fox network.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"Get your head out of the 1860's because I doubt if you know what really happened back then either"

Yes actually I do, that was the CIVIL WAR. The Gasden flag or "dont tread on me" flag was used during the War of Independence, that was around 1775, against the British rule. LOL, you are a fucking moron aren't you.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

LMAO, are you really that stupid or did you just have a big "Senior Moment", did you forget what side you are supposed to be on? allow me to refresh your memory, when we started this thread YOU were on the TEA bag side, I am ANTI-Tea bag, now your telling me to: "Get your head out of the 1860's because I doubt if you know what really happened back then either. Now, go drink another 12 pack and piss yourself as you jack off to the Fox network." LOL, remember I am not waving the "dont tread on me" flag, YOU ARE! that is all tea bag bullshit, and by "fox network" I assume you mean fox news, or most commonly known as "Faux News", again that is an extreme RIGHT WING, anti-Government network known for their right wingnuts. I hope that straighten it out for you, to recap:

YOU are a tea bagger, YOU wave "dont tread on me" flags and watch Faux News.I am not a tea bagger, I dont wave "dont tread on me" flags and watch REAL news.

LMAO, idiot!

Mixinrecrds
Mixinrecrds

good luck getting your legislation through the house . What is with these liberal big city jackasses getting their noses into another states business? New York surely has some problems he could be looking into.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Everything I said to walter applies to you too. if your name is really Victor Gonzales then you are an even bigger moron than wally, you are supporting a bitch that signed a law to legalize racial profiling of your race, REGARDLESS of your immigration status. IMBECILE!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

BTW imbecile, she happens to be the governor of the state of Arizona in the United States of America. You've got to stop drinking so much before you come on this forum. You sound like a chihuahua about to be booted back to your masters. Have a nice flight!

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

She may be the Governor only because Arizona is 49th in education and 70% of imbecile morons like yourself decided to elect this drunken clown when she waved the anti-illegal flag, THAT is the ONLY reason she won, when the voters of a state elect the dumbest imbecile in the nation that cant even put a sentence together that proves the level of IQ that the mayority of the voters in that state possess, but you keep on thinking that (sic) "SHE HAS DID A GOOD JOB" and keep defending this clown, it only makes you look stupid, then again you are used to it.

Guest23
Guest23

New York... you morons are really from the sticks. The regulations that a state has to meet to receive the funds are voted on by representatives from all the states. Also after living in New York for a time, the image you have of a new yorker was most likely someone from another state that moved their when there when they when they were in their 20s. The majority of people there seem to be working class people... african americans, italians, polish, jews, puerto ricans, then hipsters. You two only know how to parrot other idiots. No wonder arizona is such a mess.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

So, go back to New York. Nobody asked you to come here and if you don't live here then shut the fuck up and live in your east coast, jabber wocky life style that corrodes what's left of your brain.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Again moron, I am from ARIZONA, say it with me A-R-I-Z-O-N-A.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Yes, yes they are really from the sticks, these idiots have no idea of the real world, like you say, they only parrot what they hear at the party rallies but dont have the IQ to analize the bullshit they hear or check the facts before they parrot.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Screw the fed and their mafia coercion. Highway funds are for the continuance of safe roads not for making states do what they say they have to do or else. That's bullshit and that's our godamned money in the first place. Where does some dick bag poltician from New York get off by telling another state what they can or can't do? Have him come out here and tell us what we should do. He has no political career and just wants to steal one by taking up some worthless cause.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

BTW IMBECILE, that "politician from New York" happens to be a US Congressman, loyal to the United States, as any American should, loyalty something you morons dont know anything about since you drift in the direction of whomever is waving a flag of your favorite color at the time, again, PUNK!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

He's loyal to his masters and you're his lackey, yellow dog.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Yes I am, my masters are the US Constitution and the United States, and I am loyal to both, finally you got something right.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Hey moron, I AM HERE, AND I AM TELLING YOU, YOU CAN NOT DO THAT, NOT IN MY STATE, OR I WILL SHOOT YOUR TREASONOUS IMBECILE ASS! if you hate the US Government so much then drop a pair of balls and declare your seccession already so I start hunting you down and exterminate you like the fucking plague you are. PUNK!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Stop telling everybody what they can or can't do. I smell an oppressive, yankee do little.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

I am an Arizona native, I know bullshit when I smell it, and right now you reek of it.

WTF
WTF

It is official; I am ordering a case of my favorite bumper stickers: "Tea parties are for little girls with imaginary friends". If possible, with extra permanent glue. I want to have plenty on hand to donate to any car I see parked with these obnoxious license plates.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Be careful you don't get any on your hands or you'll have to walk around holding your dick all day. The only bad thing for you would be that you couldn't move that hand at the speed of light anymore.

victor gonzales
victor gonzales

you mess with a persons car and get caught don't expect a friendly reception. Just like a liberal jackass to damage someone elses property because they don't like what is being said.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Victor I hear what youre saying and I agree, you dont fuck with a man's horse or wife, however in this case is well worthed, these imbeciles are the mayority in the state, if they get to mess with my wallet and intimidate non-tea baggers, why can't I return the favor, besides, I can hold my own against any tea party moron, all the ones I've seen are either old, obese, inbred, crackheads, or a combinations of all of these, so no worries, I would love to put my size 10 double R boot in their ass, and if they want to pull out smoke waggons, I can play that game too.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Dude, stop talking about your relatives like that. They have a right to life too, you know.

J Curwen
J Curwen

I want one with a hammer and sickle logo: just to piss those bastards off.

Raymond Burrhead
Raymond Burrhead

The Hells Angels sell shirts and pins with a Ballpeen Hammer on them. it sez One Lump or Two? don't spoil our fun by dialing 911.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Let the law suits begin.

When can I get my "Pot Party" plate where the money raised goes to pay for some really tastie munchies?

DIG IT MAN
DIG IT MAN

its already been done back in the late 1960s it goes.... A FRIEND WITH WEED IS A FRIEND INDEED. the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers used to say that. it was their mantra. as for the meth users it went.... SPEED KILLS OR KEED SPILLS.

King Jimmy
King Jimmy

they sell them already at most hippie head shops. you need to get out of the house more often into the stoned out psychedelic world.

King Jimmy
King Jimmy

DIE YUPPIE SCUM was also a good bumper sticker in the 1980s.

King Jimmy
King Jimmy

AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT bumper stickers from the 1960s were best.

Colie1018
Colie1018

um..it's the same if people want to contribute to the political party and get a bumper sticker to put on the back of their car. doesn't the federal governemt have more important things to do?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

A bumper sticker isn't on a government issued license, and the government doesn't collect the money for the bumper sticker.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

And you're not forced to buy or use the plate. It's called a vanity plate. Why don't you bitch about the other vanity plates too,because a portion of those sales proceeds goes to those organizations. How about "Breast Cancer Awareness" or "Missing Children Foundation" ? They're all just a way for the state to make money so the state won't have to rely on the oppressive federal goernment for their handouts and their dictatorial mandates.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Seriously, you are comparing "Breast Cancer Awareness" or "Missing Children Foundation" NON-profit organizations with tea bag, anti-government, bullshit tea party? you are as dumb as you sound, youre mommy must be really proud. Imbecile.

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