SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IS FOR LOSERS  10:38 am November 16, 2011

Georgia Senator Wants All License Plates To Read ‘In God We Trust’

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

From now on all road accidents in Georgia will be the ones God approves.

If there is one thing wrong in the state of Georgia right now, it is that not every single license plate reads “In God We Trust.” In fact, the real problem is that you have to pay an entire dollar in order to get these words to appear like Jeebus Magick on your license plate. BUT DO NOT FEAR, the issue will soon be remedied by history’s most important legislative proposal, from one “state Senator Bill Heath,” who is here to make sure every vehicle owner in the state does not fall under the erroneous impression that they are allowed to be atheist or pagan while driving.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Motorists can already purchase a sticker with ["In God We Trust"] for $1. The sticker can be placed over the usual county name decal Georgia license plates currently sport. Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, filed the proposal to reverse that order. He proposed the motto would be the default on any license plates manufactured after July 1 but motorists could buy a county decal sticker to cover it if they wanted.

Crafty! You would have to be pretty heathen to want to stand in line at the DMV for seventy-two hours just to get a sticker to cover up your “In God We Trust” motto. Makes those folks easier to spot, etc. [AJC]

 

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Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

"In God We Rust" is more apt for the Peach Staters.

4TheTurnstiles November 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

This is how jobs are created in God's country.

OccupyFnChicken November 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

…in the privately-run prisons.

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Isn't GA where the inmates double as fire fighters? Or is that some other redneck shit hole?

johnnymeatworth November 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

"Those Jesus Freaks
Well, they're friendly but
The shit they believe
Has got their minds all shut."
–Frank Zappa

GunToting[Redacted] November 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

Maybe they were friendly when Frank (may he rest in the noodly embrace of FSM) was still around, but they seem to have turned mean in the past decade or so.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 16, 2011 at 11:10 am

Eat that pork, eat that ham
Laugh till you choke on Billy Graham
Moses, Aaron and Abraham
They're all a waste of time

johnnymeatworth November 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

And it's your ass that's on the line….

HarryButtle November 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I wish Frank was still around to comment on the depths of stupidity we are now plumbing. Dumb All Over ought to be the national anthem.

johnnymeatworth November 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

How right you are, Harry.

Dashboard_Jesus November 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

unfortunately Frank's musical commentary is just as appropriate today as it was in 1978…sadly some fuckin' things NEVER change (and FUCK Billy Graham!)

Dashboard_Jesus November 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm

well THIS Jesus just LOVES the Zappa!

Frank Zappa_The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (classic SNL performance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0liNBOnSqD8

hagajim November 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

Will God or Jeebus keep me from getting in a car crash? I sure hope so.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

Are you still required to buy insurance if you get the license plate?

Crowe2011 November 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

Would that be mandatory third party insurance? Nah, some whackjob told me all mandates are unconstitutional so I guess you don't. Mandatory religious plates though… how about that.

SayItWithWookies November 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

Only if you believe enough. If you get into an accident then clearly your lack of faith is the reason.

SorosBot November 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

According to some reprehensible and horrific country song (I know, "horrific country song" is redundant) by some American Idol hack my mom likes he apparently will; but I'd sooner trust in Superman saving me.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

But I hear that the song is a two parter – the first half ends "God will save you from car wrecks….." [pause] Then the second half opens: "… if that's his will.
♪♫
"But if it's his will that you should die in the grass
a lingering, tortured death in a snarl of steel
with glass in your eye and a tailpipe up your ass,
there's nothing you can do, there's no appeal.
♫♪
Seatbelts are for atheists…." ♫♪

Hasn't been getting a lot of play on country stations just yet, but it's got "monster hit" written all over it.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

♪♫I don't care if it rains or freezes
'Long as I got my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Through my trials and tribulations
And my travels through the nations
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far! ♪♫♪♫

(Country classic from way, way back.)
Most famously performed by Paul Newman.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

"don't care if it rains or freezes
'Long as I got my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car"

*sings along*
I can go a hundred miles an hour
Long as I got that almighty power
Up there with my pair of fuzzy dice

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I'm just hoping the ossifer buys into the "Jesus was fucking with my water again!" defence if I get pulled over for a DUI.

paris biltong November 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

The coming crash will actually show that God is not as powerful as Go(l)d(man) and its adopted son, Lord [*]fein.

Callyson November 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I know I say a prayer when I get behind the wheel in Los Angeles. Of course, half the time I'm praying that the schmuck who cut me off gets what's coming…

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

"Will God or Jeebus keep me from getting in a car crash?"

I think how it would work is you'd be raptured out of the car at the last possible second. :nod:

Schmannnity November 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

This is going to eliminate all traffic accidents

Come here a minute November 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

If this passes, Georgians can instead cover it up with a "Georgia Sucks Ass" license plate frame.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

"Georgians can instead cover it up with a "Georgia Sucks Ass" license plate frame"

These would not necessarily be limited to Georgians.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

He proposed the motto would be the default on any license plates manufactured after July 1 but motorists could buy a county decal sticker to cover it if they wanted.

I'll bet that the decal is one of those snazzy "God is My Co-Pilot" bumper stickers.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

I think I need to get this bumper sticker: "God WAS my co-pilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him."

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

You were carrying a cargo of communion wafers?

spends2much November 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Driving in Virginia a few years ago, I saw a license plate holder that said "In Case of Rapture, This Car Will Be Unmanned." It was a Pinto, and I am not kidding.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I like the version that sez "In case of Rapture, can I have your car?"

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Shouldn't that guy have his driver's licence taken away? As we do with people who have uncontrollable, unpredictable seizures, or uncontrollable narcolepsy? I really think for the health and security of non-Christians (or rather – people who aren't fundamentalist Christians of the dispensationalist variety) who will be left behind, the Rapture-awaiting fundamentalists in US state legislators (who are, I expect, a voting majority in at least all the southern ones) should forbid fundamentalist Christians to drive. Just a common-sense safety regulation.

CapeClod November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

I thought the state motto of Georgia was "Stupid and Proud of It."

ManchuCandidate November 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

Could be the motto of most of the South, right?

CapeClod November 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

Yeah, but I think Georgia called dibs on it.

Gtguy18 November 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Yea I like how you just generalized an entire populace. Now who looks stupid.

Preferred Customer November 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

I don't see anything in this story that contradicts that.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

Too Many Words; Can Not Spell.

Preferred Customer November 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

TMW;KS

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

What's wrong with Kansas?

Callyson November 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

"Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"
Irony never sleeps…

CapeClod November 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

"Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation…Are Concepts We Are Unfamiliar With."

Gtguy18 November 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Oh what great state are you from?

Gratuitous World November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

If you truly put your trust in God, God would say, "needz more nutz." obv.

Beetagger November 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

Needs moar fetuses.

Trannysurprise November 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

If you want to cover up the Jeebus, rainbow stickers work just as well.

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

If you are sporting a rainbow sticker in GA, your balls gotta be so big that you'd have to wear a mumu so you could still live up to your name.

Gleem_McShineys November 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I am envisioning a new Georgia-centric business that centers around creating small stickers that are exactly the size of the license platem word GOD.

Imagine the Wonkette fans' very own, with one stick figure in front of another bent over.

IN [ASSFUCKING] WE TRUST

Dashboard_Jesus November 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm

why don't we just *compromise* and have Jeebus RIDING a purty unicorn OVER a rainbow (my preferred mode of travel, no matter what the Christ-tards say about me riding a dinosaur, that's just silly)

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

This seems like an appropriate use of the legislature's power. Bet this guy is also in favor of small government that doesn't intrude on people's lives…and he wants to ban abortion, maybe?

spends2much November 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Yes, the only regulations a guy like this thinks the goverment should impose are what go in and come out of our orifices. And of course, love of the Jeebus.

Not_So_Much November 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

How much for a sticker to cover Bill Heath's breathing orifices? Uh, 'orifii'?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Duct tape is $3.79 a roll.

actor212 November 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

So if'n Ah gits pulled over in Cobb County with one them there "plates," kin Ah claim Gawd tole me ta spid?

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I don't know much about Cobb County, but I must admit that I'm surprised they invented such a wonderful salad.

OkieDokieDog November 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hopefully Sally Kern is too busy looking under beds for gay boogeymen to force this crap on the Okies.
I'm still po'd at the Choose Life license plate, with no option to buy a Freedom of Choice one.

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Apparently Kern isn't much of a Patrick Henry fan.

Preferred Customer November 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Or Devo.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

Or Wendy's.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

"I'm still po'd at the Choose Life license plate, with no option to buy a Freedom of Choice one"

It's probably just as well. Can you imagine how expensive it would be to have a pro-choice license plate and keep replacing the resultant key-scratched paint, slashed tires, broken windshield, etc.?

Baconzgood November 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

So this guy gets paid to waste time? I mean I get paid to do that, but you know, I at least TRY to make it look like I'm busy.

freakishlywrong November 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

It's a good thing the wingnut house voted on this very important measure to re-affirm that as the nation's motto to show the uppity Kenyan just who is boss. Now, wingnut idiots in Georgia can do the people's work and vote for this utter nonsense as well. I'm sure all the un-employed patriots and hover-rounders will applaud.

Chillwaver November 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

Why not use "How do you like them peaches?" instead?

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

Or maybe "Goin' to the country, gonna eat me a lot of peaches".

(Which lyric occasioned an odd moment in one of the ESL classes my ex taught, when a student from Kuwait asked, without any context, what the term "eat me" meant).

weejee November 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

Duane Allman weeps, so we should all eat a peach.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I want a literary license plate what says "Do I dare to eat a peach?"

CapeClod November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

"In God We Trust, But If Your Skin Is Brown I'm Going To Need To See You Papers."

actor212 November 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

Or your circumcision

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Or your Tranny porn and pink dildo, w/remote.

ifthethunderdontgetya November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Flying Spaghetti Monster does not approve of this message.
~

Baconzgood November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Georgia
In God we trust because the legislatures don't do fuckin shit to help.

MrFizzy November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Hi, I'm Bill Heath, here visiting from the 12th fucking century.

RadiosTyrone November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Allah Akbar!

BarackMyWorld November 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

It's a trap!

Blueb4sunrise November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Another new license plate suggestion via Balloon Juicers.
http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/jesus_chri

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

*instantly changes my computer wallpaper*

Monsieur_Grumpe November 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

Thank you for that… I think.
* Warning! Coffee spurt material*

RadiosTyrone November 16, 2011 at 11:19 am

Tebow is such an asshole.

DahBoner November 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

God just doesn't have any bold ideas anymore, like "Let there be light".

So, he's reduced to appearing on toast in Nebraska or dog's butts…

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

But His yanking of Republican's chains and telling them to run for Pres shows He still has His sense of humor.

Mumbletypeg November 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

Sidebar reads: "TOPICS: AMUSING ANIMALS" but I'm sure they meant anus-ing; 'tis a mere typo.

Blueb4sunrise November 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

You're all welcome. Great comments at the initial reddit post. My fave is :
"No one shall enter heaven butt through me"

Veritas78 November 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Oh dear dog! I suspected I was going to hell but now I'm sure.

Bill_Mars November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

I bet Gerry Sandusky has a jesus fish AND the In God We Trust Georgia license plate.

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

But still he's only really happy when he's got his cock deep in some kids ass.

Pragmatist2 November 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

Well, I want all license plates to read "Put Down Your Goddamn Cell Phone!!!" but that ain't going to happen either.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

I've got one. "I trust that you will be looking down, texting when the light turns green and won't move forward as a full minute ticks by making me catch the next red light".

BZ1 November 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

WTF? does this stand a chance of passing? Didn't the plates once say "Georgia … on my mind?" and now say "Georgia.gov?"

Mahousu November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

They had to drop the old slogan – not enough minds.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Besides — if you had a mind, why would you have Georgia on it?

qwerty42 November 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

I guess this is all part of the GOPs laser-like focus on jobs.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

I'm not sure how getting the inmates to make plates will help the unemployment picture in GA.

Millennial Malaise November 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

And their laser-like focus on "reducing government."

slithytoves November 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

I'll agree to "In God We Trust" on my license plate when I have some evidence he's trustworthy.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

I trust Him to keep not existing.

SorosBot November 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

Well a look at the Bible pretty conclusively shows he's not; the psycho even murdered the family of his most faithful worshiper then put him through years of torture just to win a bet.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

OK, he had a few days where he was nursing a tequila hangover and he got a little cranky. Happens to everybody. But at least when a bunch of kids teased one of his prophets for being bald, he had the little hooligans eaten by a bear. The guy took care of his peeps.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Go on up, you baldhead!

JustPixelz November 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

God works in mysterious ways. HA HA HA … just kidding. God obeys the laws of physics and probability, just like the rest of us. "In reproducible results we trust"

Arken November 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

If I rear-end a guy with an 'In God We Trust' license plate, does that mean I'm not liable because of his lack of faith?

El Pinche November 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

I like "The Inbred State" or "Redeeming qualities are R.E.M., B-52s, Goodie Mob, and Outkast, besides that we're just a bunch of redneck yahoos." (too long)

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

How about, "I Brake For People Doing All Sixteen Dances"?

teatarded2012 November 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

You Forgot Butch Walker.

anniegetyerfun November 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Indigo Girls, too, I think?

Chet Kincaid November 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Janelle Monae or get the fuck out of GA.

LowProfileinGA November 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm

James Brown & Allman Brothers, also, too.
We need all the credit we can get with this shit happening every day.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

And Otis Redding.

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

So if I see a Georgia car with a county name – AND – a CO-EXIST bumper sticker should I call Homeland Security or just shoot the car with my bazooka?

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yes.

i_AM_ready November 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hold on a minute! Saint Ronnie Reagan said, "Trust, but verify."

Has anyone verified that God gives a shit about Georgia?

DahBoner November 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash

JustPixelz November 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

Georgia occupies a special place in God's heart. Next to the phone numbers of girls he doesn't want to call back, past due phone bills He hopes They will forget, and New Year's resolutions to really lose some weight.

teatarded2012 November 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Does anyone give a shit about Georgia?

GeorgiaBurning November 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Facebook friends of the Weather Channel, maybe

OccupyFnChicken November 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

So the over/under is that I get a plate with an infernal phrase demonstrating subservience to an invisible friend… and I can help patch potholes by covering that shit up with another sticker?

SWEEEEEET!

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

They're keeping comedians employed.

EatsBabyDingos November 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

I am worried about the good conservatives, Mr. Heath. Look what happened in Indiana when they did the same thing, and the sponsor was suddenly found with a teenage rentboy. Just sayin'.

samsuncle November 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

How about "God Damn the Republicans"?

Blueb4sunrise November 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

God is Plate!

DahBoner November 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

NO!

God is renewal sticker…

Blueb4sunrise November 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

SCHISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

eewww.

freakishlywrong November 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

From the article: They are combining this shit with a Jesus-y, God-like law of forcing poor people on welfare to be drug tested. The irony is fucking scalding.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Who Would Jesus Piss-Test?

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

Still not enough – it should say "In the Christian GOD We Trust" – just to be sure there is no confusion with Allah or one of the other ones.

OccupyFnChicken November 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

pfft! Everyone knows that there's only one Christian God anyway, and all those other people are just talkin' to space and carpets.

SorosBot November 16, 2011 at 11:29 am

There's just one Christian god; the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Wait a second; can Christians count?

Biff November 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

"First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count…"

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

"it should say "In the Christian GOD We Trust" – just to be sure there is no confusion with Allah or one of the other ones."

Oh, you're so silly!
Everyone KNOWS that those other myths are just myths, whereas OUR myth is REAL… I mean, it's not a myth at all, it's THE TRUTH.

SorosBot November 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

So it's basically a tax for being an atheist or polytheist; charming.

BarackMyWorld November 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

And they wonder why atheist organizations are so litigious.

SayItWithWookies November 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

"Why don't y'all atheists just shut up and let us tell you what you believe in — that's what ya pay taxes fer, annyway, innit?"

SorosBot November 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

Yes, we're supposed to be quiet and not complain about violations of our first amendment rights; to do otherwise is being too "in your face" and rude.

Redhead November 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

To do otherwise is to infringe on the Christians' first amendment rights (and probably second and third and fourth amendment rights too. They'll find a way).

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

someone's gotta say it:

HELP, HELP! I'M BEING OPPRESSED!!

Chillwaver November 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

Or a tax break for being an asshole, depending on how you look at it.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

I don't think a tax on being charming would raise much money in Georgia. What? Oh, I see. Still, the sentiment stands.

Redhead November 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Or being Muslim, theoretically, except I'm pretty sure all Georgia Muslims are not driving due to the being either in Gitmo or hiding.

PubOption November 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I think some are driving cabs at the Atlanta airport.

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash

b[redact]opple November 16, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hey, they have a sign like that at my Halal butcher. (Oh, oops.)

weejee November 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

Likely it would be 20 years at hard labor iffin' you printed your own AGNOSTIC decal and covered the offending mssg. with that. Lawsuits will be filed within 2 picoseconds tops if this frickin' thing passes.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

It's pretty clear what Georgia is attempting to do here: It is promoting slavery at traffic stops.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

Well, they have to start somewhere. It would cause too much of a fuss from the out-of-control political correctness types if they brought it back all at once.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

Were you around back in the heady days of Basil Marceaux? He was a gem. At the time, he was two standard deviants from the mean. Today he'd be Bachmann's campaign spokesman.

We were all so innocent then.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

I was a faithful reader of Wonkette back then, though not a commenter. I remember Basil "Bites" Marceaux fondly. Especially fondly when I realize that on a "Towering Inferno of Batshit Crazy" scale Bites would be in the saner half of the current Republican field.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I don't get all this animus against the crazy anyway. The rent, as we all know, is indeed too high.

VaWyo November 16, 2011 at 11:34 am

I miss Basil. He woud be a wonderful addition to the republican debates.

smitallica November 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

How about "Jesus-Freak Backwater Shithole"? Will that fit?

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 11:19 am

If we take out the spaces. "JesusFreakBackwaterShithole". And put it in a font that looks like it is scrawled on.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

Normally, I try to avoid apostasy on Wednesdays, but doesn't it strike you that someone who will get in any old stranger's car for $1 is just a little, you know, slutty?

x111e7thst November 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

$1 goes further in Georgia?

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

Imagine what you could get god to do for Five South Carolina Ducats!

x111e7thst November 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

What's that come to in Amerikkkan Ameros?

Maman November 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

I think the relevant question is whether god trusts the state of Georgia?

mavenmaven November 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

I think those primitives have a myth that it prevents accidents resulting from their frequent over-ingestion of alcohol.

weejee November 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

How long before Wonkette gets covered/blocked with this message?

stolen fair & square from the Boingsters
Wonketteers write yer reps
Eds, you can get the code to put up the mssg at the end of the previous clickie here.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Durn Boingboing version won't close, leastwise not on Chrome…

weejee November 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Sold your children to Google did you?

GhostBuggy November 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

Alternate plate motto: "Put your trust in God, cuz Georgia's about to fuck ya."

BarackMyWorld November 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

I'd buy a "Z" decal to go over the "G". Kneel before me, son of Jor-El.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

I'd be careful – with that on your license plate you might get an unsettling number of friendly greetings from very scary people:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionist_Occupation_G

MOG2410 November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

"Kneel before Zod" is code in our house. heh

TeaNuts November 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

Well that Senator can just "Kiss my hairy white ass", I swear this country gets stupider every day.

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I'd like that on a license plate, please.

GregComlish November 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

ALL VANS MUST BE INITIALLY COVERED IN TEXT DESCRIBING OBAMA (BI-SEXUAL) BOOSE PARTIES & $150 STEAKS (IMPORTED). DRIVERS WISHING TO ABUSE THEIR FREEDOM MAY SUBSEQUENTLY PURCHASE TEXT-COVERING STICKERS TO OPT-OUT

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 11:10 am

At times like this, being Floridian is slightly less bad.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

Isn't that sort of like saying, "I only have a little Ebola" or "Sure, it was a genocide but not a really big one"?

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

"At least we're not South Carolina, Arizona, Alabama or Texas" really is kinda of a shitty motto for a state to have.

OccupyFnChicken November 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

↑Tennessee. "We're a favorite punching bag of Ken Layne," I tell my friends… "because some of us do some pretty stupid things."

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Hmph, we Mississippians don't even rate as a punching bag. I think Ken just feels sorry for us since our biggest exports are poverty, stupidity, and obesity.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

The upside is that you can get all of those by cultivating one crop. Hey, I am originally from Louisiana. I know from which I speak. Though, I'd add graft to our homegrown crops.

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm

FAST EDDIE LIBEL!

Oh, wait.

Terry November 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

According to the Florida DHSMV website, you already HAVE a plate that says In God We Trust:
http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/specialtytags/miscellan

Other options include, but are not limited to:

Choose Life
Family First (Does this support the Fundies or the Mafia? Just askin')
Family Values
Florida Golf Capitol of the World (Scotland is annoyed over this)
NASCAR

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Oh of course. Because "Choose Choice," "Gay is Good," or "Allah Akbar" plates are too far outside the mainstream and "controversial" to be okayed by Florida legislators.

MOG2410 November 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Here in DE we brag about our crabs, doesn't get us much.

FakaktaSouth November 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

Oh thank Christ this is being handled. Everywhere I look down here I wonder WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW??? Stuck to the bumper sounds about right.

user-of-owls November 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

I don't know where this God guy is, but I sure as hell know that Jesus isn't hanging around Alabama anymore.

FakaktaSouth November 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

No Jesus, no Juan, no Pedro…and now everything is perfect. Just. fucking. perfect.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

"Stuck to the bumper sounds about right"

You'd think God would have faster relexes or someone would have warned him.

"God! Watch out! Car!!!"

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Hard to move with catlike reflexes in those shitty sandals.

Indiepalin November 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

If he loves God so much, why isn't he introducing a bill to put Jesus' face on Mt. Rushmore replacing Ben Franklin?

WootInTarnation November 17, 2011 at 1:59 am

'Cuz the Koch Bros. already reserved that spot for Herman Cain. Get in line, Jesus.

Baconzgood November 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

I trusted God once. We were doing that falling back exercise in couples therapy. Needless to say I didn't think it as funny as God.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

I guess the one thing that proves is God has a wry sense of humor?

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

What! No Rebel Flag on the license plate? When did Georgia enter the Twentieth Century?

muthalovin November 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

So, what, no love for Jesus? Goddamn.

PuckStopsHere November 16, 2011 at 11:16 am

Mandatory dashboard Jesuses!!!

"Hit a tree, hit a ditch, plastic Jesus, he don't bitch. Plastic Jesus on the dashboard of my car…"

Dr_Zoidberg November 16, 2011 at 11:16 am

Whose god?

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

Linda Sosebee's bucolic image of rolling fields framed with peaches won a design contest for Georgia's newest license tag.

Other rejected "bucolic" images included artistic renderings of a traffic jam on I-285 and a Klan rally at Stone Mountain.

samsuncle November 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

traffic jam on I-285 ….been there done that.

KeepFnThatChicken November 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

"Stone Mountain"… isn't that redundant?

Crowe2011 November 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

"In God We Trust" because God knows you can't trust the Republicans to help any.

fartknocker November 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

Senator Heath's also sponsored lots of bills to help the people in GA including English only driver's license testing, celebrating Confederate History month, and prohibiting hunting with guns if you're under the influence. I'm sure this new $1.00 alternate license plate tag will really stimulate the GA economy.
http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/senate/hea

Mahousu November 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

Wait a sec – "prohibiting hunting with guns if you're under the influence"? Shouldn't that have been requiring hunting with guns if you're under the influence?

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Requiring hunters to be under the influence might have some long-term benefits.

Chichikovovich November 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

I can't fault him for wanting more attention paid to Confederate history. I myself just can't hear enough about Sherman's march to the sea and the burning of Atlanta.

MOG2410 November 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

He's working hard for the money.

Native_of_SL_UT November 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

I'm all for this idea as long as they also make seat belts and airbags illegal and let God do the job of keeping these people alive in an accident.

SayItWithWookies November 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

I'm just glad I don't live in Georgia, because I won't be wasting the rest of my day coming up with a sticker that says "I'd rather be literate."

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

On the other hand, you wouldn't have much need to explain it.

x111e7thst November 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

"In God we trust, all others pay cash" as the more literate among the tranny hookers on the old 42nd St used to tell me.

NellCote71 November 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

The country is going to hell in a handbasket, and this is what we are wasting our time on?

donner_froh November 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

"He proposed the motto would be the default on any license plates"

Not de-fault. In Georgia it's yo-fault.

Biff November 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Wait–Hermie Cain lives in GA now, so since it's yo-fault, you can blame yo-self!

OneDollarJuana November 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

"ABC12345"

Just trying to remind Georgians how the alphabet starts and how to count to five.

Infrogmation November 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

"Georgia" "ABC" "12345" "In God We Trust" — everything the members of the Georgia legislature learned in school all on one license plate!

Numbers more than five they call "whole messa".

J Rbt. Oppenheiner November 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

How many fonts can you put on one license plate?

ShitFilledExistence November 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

The 'In God We Trust' should totally be in Comic Sans.

elviouslyqueer November 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

All of the… nope, nope. I just can't do it.

Thurman Munster IV November 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

These will go well with Truck Nutz, if you're into cognitive dissonance

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

"My Truck Nutz are honor students at Grabmore Junior High."

meatlofer November 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

How about "Jesus Saves", but Gretzky SCORES on the rebound!

J Rbt. Oppenheiner November 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

Those G's in Ceorcia are an abomination. They don't trust in serifs, that's for sure.

ShitFilledExistence November 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

In Cod We Trust.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

And just for the halibut.

ShitFilledExistence November 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Really–they could even use Georgia font and it would look better.

subsum November 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

I want mine to read "In auto liability Insurance I trust… come on: rear-end me. Make my day, biotch!"

ShitFilledExistence November 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I'd get the 'in god we trust' and then couple it with a bumper sticker like "Jesus loves me but I make Him wear a condom", which would really confuse 'em.

jus_wonderin November 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

"Real Men Love Jesus…from behind".

Sorry, my biz partners used to say that. Not that that should impell me to share it, but I did. So I will burn in Hell now.

DoktorThompson November 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Nobody fucks with the Jesus license plate.

chicken_thief November 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

We'll see about that.

~ Chuck Norris

slowhansolo November 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What? You guys didn't know this is a Xtian nation? Just ask the genteel old ladies in the local garden club who like to erect nativity scenes on city land. They'll set you straight.

And if you should be so bold as to seek equal space for your atheist banner, the city will ban all such displays on public land and move the crèche 20 feet to one of local churches who take our space and pay no taxes while telling the sheep how to vote…

Never piss off the genteel old ladies, is the message.

Redrighthand November 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

In god we trust, all others pay cash…for a sticker.

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Given that God is opposed to big government, taxes, fees , I would figure he would be against mandatory vehicle registration.

So what gives here?

johnnyzhivago November 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Next every state will have "In God We Trust" on them and it's almost going to be like some kind of National ID Card nightmare for cars.

thefrontpage November 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

What causes actual politicians to forget the separation of church and state, that not everyone believes in God, that many people want religion out of government, that many people want religion to be strictly private, that many people support a separation of church and state, and that religious statements should not appear anywhere on any government building, office, facility, fort, base, sticker, license plate, or anything else? Separation of church and state is one of the basic principles that this country was founded on, and not everyone believes in God or any god, for that matter. Sorry to be serious, but, gawd, what the hell is wrong with some of these people out there?

Dok-cupy Everything November 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

They'll also remind you, as if it were a winning line of reasoning, that the words "separation of church and state" do not appear in the Constitution, so there. For fun, reply by asking where the Bible mentions America…

Redhead November 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Well I'm glad they trust in SOMEONE, since they sure don't trust in women down there, to do anything, least of all actually carry a baby to term without intentionally causing an accidental miscarriage.

OccupytheDashboard November 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Only if they let me have the vanity plate that says "Dobbs4me"

Terry November 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

In God We Trust, while others rely on air bags and good brakes.

Poindexter718 November 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

WWBLDOHCD?

(What would Bo & Luke Duke of Hazzard County do?)

neiltheblaze November 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Well, I'm glad they're seeing to all the important issues rather than worrying about the crops that rotted in the fields this year.

An_Outhouse November 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

In Dog we Lust

Nostrildamus November 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Great. Now Rick Santorum will be all over Wonkette.

Biff November 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Needz moar Gog and Magog.
I had a dental hygienist that I really liked until she flipped out and saw God and moved to Georgia to be near some charismatic preacher. Strong pull, for some…

unclejeems November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

We have those in Indiana, too. They're named Hinkle and they pay rent boys for sex.

owhatever November 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm

God has done so well for Georgia up to now. Trust on your license plate, and He will make the future as glorious as the past.

e_z November 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Hey you Georgian Goober, you might want to consult Wooley v. Maynard, 430 U.S. 705 to see how the Supremes ruled on George Maynard's Fuck You to New Hampshire.

EFD this country pays homage to the Coriolis effect, keeping up with the morons makes me dizzy.

gurukalehuru November 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Praise the Lord, but keep your hands offen my trucknutz.

GeorgiaBurning November 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

"In God We Trust"? Sort of ironic, that was the motto General Sherman marched under.

chascates November 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm

From the American Family Association's wonderful Bryan Fischer (RightWingWatch):
So what the Scriptures are anxious to say [is] it's far more important that we be spiritually strong as a nation than that we be militarily strong. It's not enough to be militarily strong. If we are militarily strong but are spiritually weak as a nation, we are going to go down.
And that's why it's critical, I believe, to have a Commander-In-Chief who is a Christian-In-Chief first and then is our Commander-In-Chief. Absolutely critical that we have a man who is Commander-In-Chief who sits in the Oval Office who has a personal relationship with the God of the Bible – not the God of the Book of Mormon, not the God of the Quran, but the God of the Old and New Testaments.

PubOption November 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Religious test for public office?

chascates November 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

He just wants to make sure the Commander-in-Chief doesn't follow a second-rate deity.

MOG2410 November 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hmm, the Old Testament? Isn't that the wrong one???

chascates November 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

You need the Old Testament because that has the 'kill teh gayz' parts. Before God got religion which led to the New Testament.

PubOption November 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

How long before a Redneck sheriff pulls someone over for covering the slogan?

Chet Kincaid November 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

We should trade Georgias with Putin.

DemmeFatale November 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Ttommy!!!!!

valgal2342 November 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Does everyone have to copy what Indiana does?

ttommyunger November 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Finally here. Been at the VA getting some of that socialist single-payer healthcare today.

ttommyunger November 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Well, this certainly addresses our employment issues!

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 1:43 am

Christianity is literally being reduced to a bumper sticker slogan.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

*ahem*
Your move, South Carolina.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

The new license plates ought to look just gorgeous alongside the Truck Nutz.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

This is good news for weed and meth dealers who don't want to be stopped by the cops.

tessiee November 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

"He proposed the motto would be the default on any license plates"

Because if someone had to pay a whole dollar (i.e., a week's wages in Georgia) for a Jebus sticker, then the devil worshipping atheists are *forcing their agenda* down the throats of good God-fearing christopaths, but if someone has to pay a dollar to *cover up* the Jebus slogan, that's TOTALLY DIFFERENT and not forcing beliefs on anyone or anything like that and it's so ridiculous to even compare them, and, uh, so there.
*scuffs toe of shoe on ground*
*whistles nonchalantly*

Biel_ze_Bubba November 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

What … wait a minute … they rent brains in Georgia?

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