“Get Osama” is offensive? Offensive to whom? Can we get a list? “DMV Stifles L.I. Man’s ‘Kill Bin Laden’ Campaign,” from CBS (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):
NEW YORK (CBS) ― He’s the most wanted man in the world, or as President Bush once put it, “he’s wanted dead or alive.”
Just like the President, Arno Herwerth of Hauppauge, Long Island, wants to get “Osama” also, and he’s making it known.
Herwerth sports a “Kill Bin Laden” t-shirt, and one look at his boldly adorned vehicle will tell you his campaign against the 9/11 mastermind is at the forefront of his patriotic-led life.
“I feel the man’s a mass murderer. He should be killed. He should be dead,” Herwerth told CBS 2.
So when Arno, a retired NYPD sergeant, ordered personalized “Get Osama” license plates from the DMV, he said he thought he was being patriotic.
“It’s the only way to deal with him. He’s killed thousands of people. The man is akin to Adolph Hitler,” said Herwerth.
But now he told CBS 2, the DMV has put the brakes on his plates, claiming they are offensive.
In a letter addressed to Herwerth, the DMV said they “prohibit the issuance of any license plate combination that is, ‘in the discretion of the commissioner, obscene, lewd, lascivious, derogatory to a particular ethnic group or patently offensive.”
Derogatory to a particular ethnic group, maybe? But why should they be offended? Are we to believe now that they all abhor Osama but are offended also if someone wants to get him?