February 08, 2019

The REAL “Assman” can’t get a vanity plate with his “offensive” last name in Saskatchewan

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Dale Assman (pronounced Ossmen) of Melville, Saskatchewan wants to put his last name on his license plate, but the wet blankets at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) put the breaks on his idea, so there will be no Assman barrelling down the highway in the land of the living skies.


Echoing the Manitoba government’s ban on a Star Trek inspired “assimilate” license plate, SGI said the spelling of Assman's name could be misread and cause offence to other drivers.

According to SGI spokesman, Tyler McMurchy, guidelines don’t permit license plates that the general public may find offensive, suggestive or not in good taste. Saying, “even if a word is someone's last name and pronounced differently than the offensive version, that's not something that would be apparent to other motorists who see the plate.”

Assman told CBC “It's my last name, I've always had it. I'm not ashamed of it. There's nothing bad about it.”

Being in control of thousands of pounds of steel, glass and plastic hurtling down the road at 110 km per hour is serious business, and not for the faint of heart or those easily triggered by license plates.

In fairness, SGI has been burgling fun all over the place. They’ve banned vulgar swears and sexually explicit plates. But they also banned cheeky and relatively tame words.

On the flip side, it’s fine to have a plate with a slogan that makes fun of the American president in Saskatchewan - despite an SGI regulation against political commentary on license plates.

Darren Lanigan has the word “Covfefe” on his plate. Initially, SGI banned the late night Trumpian twitter typo but relented after push back. Linage got his license plate which he said “sums up what's going on in politics down there,” referring to the U.S. He said “it's nonsense and this is just a perfect summation of the nonsense.”

I think Lanigan can have his plate and shouldn’t have had to fight for it. And so should Assman.

And once he gets his fancy new plate, I hope the Assman takes his car on a road trip from Climax, Saskatchewan all the way to Big Beaver, Saskatchewan!

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commented 2019-02-10 19:47:23 -0500
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Google “ISLAMIC DEATH SEX”

That’s the new poster circulating around campus in place of “It’s OK to be White” posters that have been torn down! I heard they are also being placed on top of posters promoting LGBTQ2S on the campus hallways.

I went to my car parked on campus parking and on the windshield was a folded piece of paper under the wiper. I unfolded it and all that was on the plain, white sheet of paper was,“GOOGLE ISLAMIC DEATH SEX”.

Does anybody know what this is all about?

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commented 2019-02-10 18:09:48 -0500
The “Real” ASSHOLE (Dion Bews) can be found here --> http://dionbews.com
commented 2019-02-09 20:21:54 -0500
MUTA WEEN commented 10 hours ago
I suppose these bureaucratic Fokkers would refuse to allow a plate spelled FOKKER .
Some airlines still fly FOKKERS.

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Right you are MUTA WEEN…and what is more….get someone who is actually Dutch to pronounce that properly……;-)
commented 2019-02-09 13:30:04 -0500
Good point Sheila, after leaving Climax and Big Beaver the Assman could go cross country to Come by chance NL.
commented 2019-02-09 10:05:04 -0500
I suppose these bureaucratic Fokkers would refuse to allow a plate spelled FOKKER .
Some airlines still fly FOKKERS.
commented 2019-02-08 23:01:38 -0500
Correct spelling of ‘Ass’ is ‘Arse’ as in ‘Ole’. lol.
commented 2019-02-08 19:55:17 -0500
If you’re an “Assman”, you better warn people.