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A year ago, American troops launched the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. After they completed the mission, people rejoiced in the streets.
Rick Sanders of Gloucester, Va., prides himself on his patriotism, but he probably isn’t quite so joyful today.
Seven years ago, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issued him custom license plates reading “FOSAMA.” Sanders added a strategically placed period on the plate, and the “F.OSAMA” plate was born.
“It can mean whatever you want,” said Sanders, “Fight Osama, forget Osama, or anything you want.”
We’re pretty sure we know what it means, but it took the DMV seven years to figure it out. When they did, they said the plate could be seen as “profane, obscene or vulgar,” and replaced them.
Sanders is upset with what they replaced them with: 666 8UP.
“I’m offended by this,” said Sanders. “I don’t like anything with 666 on it.” To him, the plate says, “The devil ate you up.” That’s a hell of a message!
The DMV says Rick can have the plates replaced for free if he wants. He ought to be glad he’s not in Afghanistan. There, they’d probably just blow up his truck with him in it!