Wise County will pass it.
I don't know why they rejected it. It perfectly symbolizes the racism in this state.
one by one freedoms are taken away
OK who's gonna be the first one to say Nigger ?
Hate personalized plates of all flavors and persuasions! A plate should be one style only. Its only purpose should be to identify a vehicle, not tell the general public of your proclivities and hobbies. With all the various options these days, it is hard to tell a real plate from a fake. Maybe I'm just a old fogie.And you kids get off my lawn!My Other Brother Darryl
It's stuff like this that leads to blacks and Mexicans expecting to get the same jobs and live in the same neighborhoods as the rest of us.I'll tell you what: Robert E. Lee is rolling in his grave today.
That plate should be displayed in the banner at the top of this blog. Represents it well.
Wow ! KatyDid don't like niggers or mexicans. Would her feelings change if they were gay ? Just sayin .
You people have short memories. Rick Perry voiced his objection to this license plate a while back as part of his campaign to take the focus off that rock at his deer camp. Wonder who appoints this commission?
Hey, KatyDid, why don't you go on back to Vermont and leave us alone. We know how to treat our help down here.
I am a fish; a Carp to be exact and I am pissed off that you can get a license plate with a bass on it but not a carp. This is just flat out wrong. To quote Anonymous 12:10, "It perfectly symbolizes the racism in this state."
Uh, 1:03, sarcasm dude, you missed the sarcasm. KatyDid LIKES them folks. She's makin fun of us backards southin dumbasses agin.
Well, for once Katy says something in a sarcastic manner that makes sense. But your last sentence is ill-conceived. You should have gone for the obvious choice of Jeff Davis. Lee was a Confederate because he refused to take arms against Virginia. You can make the case that he should have sat out the war, being anti-slavery and pro-Virginia, but he was a professional soldier. From Wiki:"The evidence cited in favor of the claim that Lee opposed slavery included his direct statements and his actions before and during the war, including Lee's support of the work by his wife and her mother to liberate slaves and fund their move to Liberia, the success of his wife and daughter in setting up an illegal school for slaves on the Arlington plantation, the freeing of Custis' slaves in 1862, and his insistence in 1864–65 that the Confederacy enroll slaves in Lee's Army, with manumission offered as an eventual reward for outstanding service."I think Marse Robert got through "the late unpleasantness" with a clear conscience regarding the issue of slavery. It would be safe to assume that whatever remains in the Lee mausoleum is resting quite comfortably over this minor dustup
@Triple Fake: If the Duke boys had driven a car called the President Davis, I'd have said Davis.As it stands now, my go-to Confederate reference is Lee.
...because most of life's decisions should be based on WhatWouldBoAndLukeDo?
@Triple Fake: I thought that went without saying.
So many responses are aimed at Wise County and/or Texas being the only racist part of this country. If the rest of the world is so perfect, why do so many of you haters keep coming here. We were doing fine until you Yankees started showing up. Now you want to make our state as bad as the one you came from.
12:31 its me NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER
KatyDid ? Does that mean Katy did used to like boys ?
Really? The flag symbolizes a part of our history. By denying it on a plate does not negate that part of history. The South seceded over states' rights, not slavery. Go read your history books. Texas still reserves the right to secede. Should we do away with the Texas flag? To me and many others, the flag symbolizes the rights of states, not having a national government tell us what to do. It was a matter of economics. It also shows a gentler life, more agrarian society, where manners and respect were prevalent. Unfortunately, there was slavery and it should never have occurred. That doesn't mean everyone in the South had a slave or supported it. It should have been abolished, but that has nothing to do with a flag.Get a grip. It was also over 150 years ago.....
8:20 You should read the history of the period (the real stuff). Slavery WAS the primary issue of the day. Lincoln was elected partly because he appeared LESS opposed to slavery than his Republican opponent. And the bit about Texas still able to secede is FALSE. When you research this stuff, forward it to Gov. Perry who also is quite misinformed.
8:20 - well said.
8:20-okay, maybe Texas can secede, maybe it can't. Texas usually does what she wants anyway.But the war between the states did partly occur because of slavery, but that was only a portion of it. You're right, economics, a way of life, agrarian society, states rights, nationalism, Lincoln's election--all those contributed to the war.But the whole deal is, the Confederacy did exist! Six Flags over Texas (the theme park) has recognized this for 50 years. It's a flag, showing our pride in being Southerners, a kinder, gentler people. We're not supporting slavery with it or racism, but a period of history that many of us had family members fighting in, just as we had members on the other side.Not everything is about race. I'm sick of political correctness. It really isn't that correct!!!!!
I wonder where these "kinder, gentler people" were when folks were subjected to slavery, buying and selling humans, lynching people for "looking at" a white woman, segregating everything based on some drop of black blood? The 35% of the southern population that was non-white might contest that kinder label. Gee, just read this blog for the bigoted remnants of that disastrous period.
racist is calling your self a mexican american an asian american or an african american we have the naacp lulac la raza the black chamber of commerce the Hispanic chamber of commerce along with t.v. networks like telemundo bet black entertainment television and black colleges now while the white people who call themselves americans nothing more than just americans go to the chamber of commerce we dont have a organazation like laraza or the naacp or acorn or our own networks. I found nothing racist about the plates design but a few did and the kept it from going through even though the money generated from these would have help a great organization out
9:35, surely you realize that those people were certainly in a minority also. Not all of the South had slaves by any stretch of the imagination, nor were all slave owners horrible abusers. Of course some were, but many were not. It was wrong to "own" someone, but many of the plantation owners were good to the slaves. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but there are a lot morons out there that think ALL the south owned slaves and beat them daily.
4:58 - the original statement was that "...Southerners, a kinder, gentler people." - an all-inclusive statement. The fact is that the slave owner portion of the population dominated Southern politics. Their policies led to the horrible war and to the inhuman abuse of "most/many?" of those they held in bondage. Bottom line: the South thankfully lost the war of session but much of the bigotry remains.
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