Sweden Declares The Word T R U M P to be offensive

  
By:  john-russell  •  2 months ago  •  72 comments

Sweden Declares The Word T R U M P  to be offensive

It is a little more complicated than the title suggests, but not much. A man applied for a vanity license plate in Sweden , which he wanted to read TRUMP, but the government agency that dispenses the auto license plates rejected the application, declaring the word "offensive". 

I dont recall the words OBAMA , BUSH, CLINTON, or REAGAN being banned from license plates around the world, but there is a first time for everything, especially with Trump. 

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squiggy
1.1  squiggy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

'Offensive' is set off because it is offensive to the rules, not the senses...

"The Swedish Transport Agency confirmed its ruling to The Associated Press on Monday, saying it doesn't approve letter combinations referring to politics."

... therefore your other names would be offensive as well. The applicant was drunk and thought he'd be funny - in his own cutesy, fucked-up way.

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     2 months ago

How can this be...For years Trump and his father declared that they were Swedish...

Damn Olof's...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Yes , but Trump claims he is exceptionally popular all over everywhere. jrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago
Trump and his father declared that they were Swedish...

sounds fishy

 
 
 
katrix
2.3  katrix  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago
For years Trump and his father declared that they were Swedish...

I know - the dumbass liars ... Trump still sometimes claims his grandfather is Swedish. I think he is incapable of telling the truth, even when the truth doesn't make him look bad.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

So much for playing Bridge in Sweden.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4  Dean Moriarty    2 months ago

A better headline would be Sweden’s tyrannical government strips citizens of their freedom. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dean Moriarty @4    2 months ago

Sweden probably doesn't have a First Amendment like the US does.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    2 months ago

I declare everything about this 'president' to be offensive.  

 
 
 
katrix
4.2  katrix  replied to  Dean Moriarty @4    2 months ago
A better headline would be Sweden’s tyrannical government strips citizens of their freedom

Do you think our state governments are tyrannical? They also have rules about what can be put on custom license plates.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4.2.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  katrix @4.2    2 months ago

Yes I do for many reasons. Arresting people for choosing to use marijuana as medicine is one of them. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dean Moriarty @4    2 months ago

I don't know about states other than mine, but our DMV won't allow certain personalized plates either.  I found that out when I tried to get one that read FUBAR.

 
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  WallyW @5    2 months ago

Why do you care? Do you live there? Do you pay taxes to the Swedish Government?

 
 
 
WallyW
5.1.1  WallyW  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    2 months ago

Why do you care?

Actually I don't. But some morons like AOC seem to think that a system that might work in small  European countries would succeed in the USA.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  WallyW @5.1.1    2 months ago

And the system here in Germany that serves a small European population of 82 million isn't viable to take care of infrastructure, healthcare for all, educational needs all while maintaining a stable economy?   Do tell.. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.1.2    2 months ago

Germany also just came out with a 0 emissions rail system.  If they can do it, no reason why we cannot.  

 
 
 
charger 383
5.1.4  charger 383  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.3    2 months ago

Germany does not run freight trains that are  over 14,000 feet long   

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2  Tessylo  replied to  WallyW @5    2 months ago

So? 

15 reasons why you should move to Sweden.

1. Swedish benefits are the best in the world

Working in Sweden gives you a boat load of holidays. Most start with around five weeks of paid vacation and more as you go.

Plus, if you are planning on having children here,  parents here get 480 days of paid parental leave so share between them! No 2 weeks for guys and 6 months for women. 480 to do as you please. Most parents take a month or so off and then work 70-80% to make some extra cash.

Healthcare is semi-free here as well. You will pay around 100-250kr. per visit up to a max of 1000kr. Then all visits are free. This makes standard healthcare affordable to all. I say standard as this does not cover dental care or mental health.

2. High taxes but with visible rewards

Taxes in Sweden are higher than other places in Europe and the world, but you see the benefits. Healthcare, education, benefits, and more. Money in, money out. We have written about tax in Sweden before.

Standard income tax is 30% and around 25% VAT. If you earn less than 18,800kr per year, you pay no tax, and over 433,000kr you will pay 31% tax plus another 20/25%.

There are a few tools to help understand how much you will pay in tax and where the moment goes, but overall, most people are ok with the tax scheme. Of course, no-one likes to pay tax, but at least you see the benefits here.

I just included the top two because of your statement about high taxes.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.1  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    2 months ago
Working in Sweden gives you a boat load of holidays.

Great place.....if your proficient in "LAZY" !

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.1    2 months ago

If not having job burn out or being fearful that some disgruntled worker decides to go postal at my job, then lazy works for me.  A well rested worker is a much more productive one.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.3  It Is ME  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.2.2    2 months ago
If not having job burn out or being fearful that some disgruntled worker decides to go postal at my job,

Too much worry....not enough "Productivity' in this country.

"A well rested worker is a much more productive one."

Then don't party until midnight, when you know you have to be at work the next day.

That's called, being "Responsible" !

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.1    2 months ago

How foolish.  Lots of paid vacation..

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.2.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.3    2 months ago

I ground it out for 30 years in the US at 65-70 hours a week, and that's fine when you are younger and looking to have all of the toys.  In many ways its required to work those hours just to stay employed at some companies.

Now that I have all the toys I will ever need, I much prefer to end my working career here in Germany that has a much better work-life balance.  I still put in 10-12 hours a day, but six weeks of annual vacation goes a long way towards mental and physical health.  As workers here in Germany are better taken care of and more respected than their American counterparts, you don't have the occurrence of disgruntled workers attacking others in the workplace like we do in the US.

 
 
 
bugsy
5.2.6  bugsy  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.1    2 months ago
.if your proficient in "LAZY" !

Most liberal's mantra

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.2.7  FLYNAVY1  replied to  bugsy @5.2.6    2 months ago

Then what are the excuses/mantras for all the takers in the "Red States".

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.2.8  Dean Moriarty  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.7    2 months ago

Unfortunately Red states still have many leftist takers living within their borders. The red guy in the red state is voting for people to cut the welfare not the Democratic Socialists. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.2.9  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.2.8    2 months ago

Right........ I know it's a waste of time to ask you to prove the statement you make Dean, but I sure wish you would do it for once. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.2.10  Dean Moriarty  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.9    2 months ago

Ok let’s take red state Kentucky for example. 

As of June 15, Democrats make up 49.9 percent of registered voters in Kentucky while Republicans make up 41 percent.  

https://wfpl.org/democrats-no-longer-majority-of-registered-voters-in-kentucky/

Now ask yourself is the guy the votes for a Republican that is promising to cut spending looking for more welfare or less. 

Is the Democrat who supports Democratic socialism looking for a reduction or increase in government spending?

Can you prove there are no Democrats on welfare living in red states?

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.11  Texan1211  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.2.10    2 months ago

So what you are saying is that there are far more Democrats than Republicans in Kentucky, and the Democrats simply can't get out the vote to all their "woke" voters?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5.2.12  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.2.10    2 months ago
ou prove there are no Democrats on welfare living in red states?

It boggle the mind that people believe all the residents of red states like Mississippi, where the Democrat got 46% in the last Senate election are somehow all "Republicans"

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.2.13  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.2.10    2 months ago

False narrative Dean.  For DECADES (since Reagan's first term) the GOP has been pushing the four wedge issues of God, Guns, Gay Bashing, and Abortion to win elections.  The party of fiscal responsibility and religious secularism has all but disappeared.  Cutting taxes has been a great boon for the wealthy while leaving only crumbs for the other 99% of American.  This has been their primary goal.   

Kansas, (where I hail from) is a perfect example.  The likes of Brownback & Co. who cut corporate taxes has left that state to where they are having to cut funding for roads, and for what was one of the best education systems in the nation only a decade ago.  Now they are 16th and falling like a rock.  Brownback and his ilk used those four wedge issues to gain control of the governorship and state legislature to make the Koch brothers wet dream come true.  It's called voting against your own best interests.  It's happened in Oklahoma, and most of the solid red states south of the Mason-Dixon.

No Dean, you've been very constant in your selfishness over the years regarding not caring about your fellow Americans.  You'd sacrifice the entire world just so you could keep another dollar in your pocket.  The concept of being your brothers keeper, or why people even serve in the military to protect your way of life escapes you.  To you, the rest of us are just suckers....     

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.14  Sparty On  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.5    2 months ago

Yeah they have it great.   Like when my buddies entire staff for the project he was managing for Ford Germany, all walked out on him on unplanned vacations because they had screwed their project up.   Leaving him and Ford high and dry.   And they were fully within their rights to do so under German labor laws.

No thanks.   Not a system i would want to own a company in.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.15  It Is ME  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.7    2 months ago
Then what are the excuses/mantras for all the takers in the "Red States".

It's the "Tourists" coming from the "Blue States", going to the "Red States" !

They always want to change the "Red" to the "Blue" they fled from.

Ain't it weird ? jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.16  It Is ME  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.5    2 months ago
Now that I have all the toys I will ever need

I have the same here in America (work/life and all that).

But ….. I guess when one "Really" wants something, they know what to do to work for themselves, instead of someone else. But that's just "ME" I suppose. jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

I set my own work load and hours. I don't need to "MOVE" to get it !jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.17  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.4    2 months ago
How foolish.  Lots of paid vacation..

I know …… FOOLISH idea…… Right ? jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.18  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.17    2 months ago

I was saying you were the foolish one.

Not surprised that you don't understand it.  

How is it a bad thing or that someone is lazy when they receive a lot of Holidays and PAID vacation time?

Your responses make no sense, as usual.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.2.19  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.18    2 months ago

Ya know...he spends an awful lot of time here for somebody that "works so hard"

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.20  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.18    2 months ago

Your goal is to be proficient in "LAZY" ?

"when they receive a lot of Holidays and PAID vacation time?"

And where does that neat little "Be Lazy" money come from to  pay for those Holidays and vacation times ?

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.21  It Is ME  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2.19    2 months ago
he spends an awful lot of time here for somebody that "works so hard"

I have never said I "Worked Hard". I've just noted I have "a lot of work".

Do you know the difference ?

Work smart.....not hard.....dontchyknow !

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.22  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.18    2 months ago

Spoken like a person who probably thinks they don't have to PAY for that Holiday or Vacation time but only receives it.

Sadly, what you likely don't realize is that you will still be paying for it.    Only not as the business owner but rather as the consumer of the products or services being offer by those that do have to encumber those costs.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.23  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.22    2 months ago

Your unhealthy obsession with me is not flattering at all.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.24  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.20    2 months ago

As usual, you  make no fucking goddamned sense whatsoever.  It's like talking to a goddamned fucking brick wall.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.25  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.24    2 months ago
As usual, you  make no fucking goddamned sense whatsoever.  It's like talking to a goddamned fucking brick wall.  

"Simple' is just that way …. so it seems.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.26  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @5.2.25    2 months ago

Simple is as simple does.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.2.27  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.26    2 months ago
Simple is as simple does.  

Mirror talking ?

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.28  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.23    2 months ago

Ah yes, the old Peewee Herman "i know you are but what am i" gambit ..... how original.

At least your buddy likes it .....

 
 
 
bugsy
5.2.29  bugsy  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.2.7    2 months ago
Then what are the excuses/mantras for all the takers in the "Red States".

The problem with your "theory" is that there have been millions of liberals have fled the ridiculously high taxed/cost of living blue states to go to far less taxed red states. Some of these millions have added to the "gimme" mantra of the left.

 

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.30  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @5.2.29    2 months ago

Of course you have facts to back up your statements?

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.31  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.28    2 months ago

You flatter yourself sparky.  I guess someone has to

 
 
 
bugsy
5.2.32  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.30    2 months ago

Come on, I know your google works, you just refuse to use it, or are the parental controls set for only CNN or MSDNC web sites?

https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/12/blue-state-red-state-migration-taxes-drive-move/

https://www.heritage.org/government-regulation/report/1000-people-day-why-red-states-are-getting-richer-and-blue-states

https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2018/02/12/mass-exodus-from-blue-states-to-red-states-n2447683

Now, understanding that truth eludes you, go ahead and post one of those stupid emojis you like to use as a response when you get your ass handed to you.

You know, the ones you use all the time.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.33  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.31    2 months ago

Nothing flattering about putting some people in their place here.

It's much too easy in cases like this .....

 
 
 
Sparty On
6  Sparty On    2 months ago

Sounds about right for a government bureaucrat.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sparty On @6    2 months ago

Sounds about right for a government bureaucrat.

or a member of Congress

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6.1    2 months ago

Yep, there is a reason their approval rating in the US is in the teens.  

That includes both parties.

 
 
 
Sparty On
7  Sparty On    2 months ago

I had a sports car with a personalized plate that i was surprised made the cut.   It was "CNS HIT"   Now most people read that as "seeing shit" which was fine with me but it really was a SCUBA reference for oxygen toxicity or Central Nervous System Hit.

This can happen if the mix you're breathing at depth exceeds a certain partial pressure limit.   The gal at the Secretary State said she couldn't believe they allowed it as they're really picky in Michigan as well.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @7    2 months ago

Hopefully you have never experienced it.  The cleverest plate I have seen was 2TH DR.  It belonged to a dentist.  I asked my father to order me a plate...3S N 8S which is trucker lingo for hugs and kisses.  What I ended up with was 3S N 85 which made no sense at all.

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1    2 months ago
Hopefully you have never experienced it.

Fortunately i haven't but I've always been very conservative with my mixes, making sure i had plenty of room on my max ppO

One of the cleverest  plates i've seen was on one of those original Ford Bronco's.   It was:

PRE OJ

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @7.1.1    2 months ago

PRE OJ....I love it LOL.  Just stay safe when you dive, ok?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sparty On @7.1.1    2 months ago
Fortunately i haven't but I've always been very conservative with my mixes, making sure i had plenty of room on my max ppO

i get my mixes from youtube, cause others can make my blood boil with bubbles, and bubbles ain't always the party girl from daze of yore, as sometimes she cuts like a jabbing knife into an X wife beater T shirt du jour , like a Souper X Super heroe 

sandwich for Earl, while shucks, is an oyster in need of a pearl

neckless, like a caref for a giraffe, without a scarf to match her lighter sweater, 

while she looks hot, with so many damn hickies , all while living in plane sight, in arresting urban developments

with develop mental disabilities 

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.2    2 months ago

Thx i will, don't do the crazy Tech diving i used to do anymore.   That's more or less a young mans game.

Most danger i'm in now is from Jet Ski's who think a dive flag is a turning buoy.

Nimrods are constantly buzzing our dive flags.

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  igknorantzrulz @7.1.3    2 months ago

So a TriMix yeah

Count it there is three of those

One Donald Duck talk

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @7.1.4    2 months ago

Those people are idiots for putting you and other divers in danger.  Maybe someone in a spotter boat could catch them on video.  Then turn the images over to the appropriate authority for prosecution.

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1.7  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.6    2 months ago

There is an endless supply of nimrods out there.  

I always give them a chance, try to educate them about the dangers but most insist they know better.   I'm on a first name basis with our local water patrol officers and have lost count of the number of reports made and tickets initiated over the years.   Most of them when i was teaching.   We've had some close calls but luckily no one has been hit on my watch.

They learn how serious it is after they get their $200+ careless operation/civil infraction coupon.

Some people will never learn though ......

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.8  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @7.1.7    2 months ago

Sad but true.  A good example is the Shark Tank guy who is in hot water because of a boating accident.

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1.9  Freefaller  replied to  Sparty On @7.1.4    2 months ago
Nimrods are constantly buzzing our dive flags.

One of the reasons I much prefer drift diving (other than being a little lazy)

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.10  MUVA  replied to  Freefaller @7.1.9    2 months ago

I work on boats for a living it seems most people don't know the first thing about safety anymore i don't know how the even pass the class.

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1.11  Freefaller  replied to  MUVA @7.1.10    2 months ago

Yup there's numpties all over, Cars, boats for sure and I've even read stories with pilot numpties. 

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.12  MUVA  replied to  Freefaller @7.1.11    2 months ago

We free dive by the Chesapeake bay tunnel from time to time I had a guy get piss because he ran over and caught my buoy line in his prop and then almost dropped his anchor  on my friends head the whole time I was waving a flag.

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1.13  Freefaller  replied to  MUVA @7.1.12    2 months ago

That's pretty, bet ya gave him an earful.  Knock on wood, I've never had anything like that happen.

 
 
 
Kavika
7.1.14  Kavika   replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.2    2 months ago

My license plate reads, ''Shinaab''..Translation, Real Ojibwe Indian.....

 
 
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