DM – A young motorist is locked in a legal battle after having his personalised license plate revoked because it was deemed ‘obscene’. Robert Anaya has insisted that the plate on his car, which reads ‘IB6UB9′ is an ‘inside joke’ and not a lewd sexual reference. The driver, who is in his early 20s, purchased the personalised plate in early 2009, but has since been contacted by the Motor Vehicle Division telling him it had been revoked.The firm said they had received enough complaints about the plate to cause its cancellation. In appealing the decision to revoke the plate, Mr Anaya said it was an inside joke originating from a quip he made to an acquaintance while playing roulette at a casino. A S.U. Mahesh, a spokesman with the Taxation and Revenue Department, told ABQJournal the plate was ‘not in good taste’. He said: ‘If Mr. Anaya wants to put a bumper sticker on his car, or get a non-state-issued plate and put it on the front of his car, he can do that. ‘It’s clear the plate implies an obscene statement and is not in good taste.’ Anaya’s attorney, Leon Howard, said: ‘There’s nothing in the administrative code for the application process that allows MVD to repeal something that has already been approved. ‘He’s already been given the privilege and, once given the privilege, it can’t be taken away. ‘What he (Anaya) has is some vague meaning that has a personal meaning to him.’ Mr Anaya added through his legal representative that his case had wider implications.Mr Howard said: ‘If you allow the government to start chipping away at our constitutional rights, it can have more serious implications in the future.
New Mexico, if a man can’t joke about performing oral sex on a woman while she simultaneously does the same in a humorous vanity plate then what’s the point of even buying one? What’s the point of even driving, really? Sure there’s that whole ‘Point B’ thing, but the real joys of driving come from feeling the wind through your hair, the vibrations from the engine, and the teeth-sucking disappointment as an old woman finally understands what your licence plate was trying to tell her about your sexual habits.
The real wonder here are the people who actually took time from their lives to complain about being offended by a license plate. Someone saw the plate and actually called the government to complain? I’d be more worried about these Nazi license plate regulators than some dude trying to eat box while getting his D S’d.
Yeah lady, he’s joking about munchin’ coochie while you got a mouthful of dong. But this is America. And just because you deem something offensive doesn’t mean you can stop all of us from enjoying it. MAYBE you could if this were, like, television, the movies, print media, advertising, public clothing displays, social media, or the radio. But this is about license plates. This is sacred.
PS – Besides, it’s not a sexual reference…it’s an inside joke! You probably just don’t get it.