Specialty Plates Attract Certain Specialty Group

Tea Partiers digging historic flag designs from MyPlates

By Bruce Felps
|  Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 3:15 PM CDT
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Specialty Plates Attract Certain Specialty Group

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Ah crap, not another MyPlates.com piece.

OK, OK, here we go …

A recent article published by the Houston Press — kind of the Houston version of the Dallas Observer, you know, for those people in Houston who can read — pointed out that the popularity of the Texas Tea Party has inspired a couple of specialty license plate designs marketed by MyPlates.com.

The two designs bear historical and defiant messages, one from the American Revolution — “Don’t Tread on Me” — and one from the Texas Revolution — “Come and Take It” — and hmm, there might be a pattern developing here.

Anyway, a MyPlates.com spokeswoman denied the company wanted to play off what the article characterized as the state’s efforts “to foment rightwing nuttism” — hey, hey, hey, their words, not mine — and I believe her.

Any group — left-wing, right-wing, or Red Wings — would adopt a spatula if they decided, in their off-kilter little minds, that it symbolized their plight and resolve.

When you see those plates out in traffic, though, you might want to cut that driver a wide berth. Just saying.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Seriously, one more MyPlates story and he’s going to run screaming from the room … again … today.
 

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