Thursday, November 29, 2007

All Is Vanity Plates

In spite of my post title, we're going to overlook the grating irony of Reverend Joanne Sorrill's upset over the Ministry of Transportation's refusal to permit her the renewal of her beloved vanity license plates ("REV JO" they read).

Indeed, such is my lack of ambition today that I won't even address the woman's bizarre protest that this is "Political correctness to the extreme." Except to point out that political correctness is, of itself, extreme; that to complain of too much lawfully imposed social engineering is to complain of a whitewash being too white.

No, rather, what really caught my attention in this story was this:
Personalized plates can be rejected for references to drugs, alcohol, religion, sex and racism, ministry spokesperson Bob Nichols said.
Please say you hear it too. A little voice singing a little song deep in the recesses of your head:

One of these things is not like the other things.