‘ASIMIL8’: Licence plate fight may be headed to court

Nick Troller’s licence plate with the text “ASIMIL8” was confiscated by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) in April after the Crown Corporation received complaints from two Indigenous people about its reference to the word “assimilate.” Troller was told to surrender his plate and that he could either buy a new personalized plate or receive a refund for the old one.

  • Killer Marmot

    Just about every damn word these days is offensive to someone.

    The fact that the license plate holder had the words “WE ARE THE BORG. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.” makes it clear what the intentions are.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They don’t care about the intentions.
      This is a show of naked authority and a demonstration that dissent will never be tolerated, even in the abstract or in a different context.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Into the realm of the butt hurt over nothing. Preserve us from these thin skinned, self important, donkey’s butts. Hey…it’s NOT about you!

  • bob e

    my butt hurts all the way down here ..

  • None of this should go to court.

    And resistance is futile.

    If there is anyone who should feel offense, it’s Species 116:


    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Species 116 got a raw deal, but we need our own Species 8472 at our side.

      • I don’t trust them, either.

        It’s like asking Saudi Arabia to deal with Qatar.

        But then I remember that the Saudis are too inbred to make robots, so …

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Enterprise was the most disappointing series.

  • irishrus

    PC governments put the ASS in ASSimilate

  • Millie_Woods

    A complaint from two natives can force the government of Manitoba to suspend freedoms? This is sick! I’d say this needs to go to the supreme court, but I already know the verdict.