UCLA SUX (Oh, and, Free Tibet)

Friends of Tibet Tag - UCLA SUX Seen whilst driving home: A Virginia “Friends of Tibet” license plate with the vanity inscription “UCLA SUX.”

Presumably, a USC fan.

Now, while I realize these messages aren’t mutually exclusive, they seem rather contradictory in spirit. If nothing else, one wouldn’t think it would persuade a lot of Bruins alumni to Tibet’s cause.

And, given the relative size of the two messages, it would seem that the sports message would overshadow the political one.

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  1. Triumph says:

    It’s likely a Students for Free Tibet thing.

    UC Board of Regents recently divested in companies doing business in the Sudan and I think the Tibet groups are now pressuring them to do the same with China-related companies.

    Good fricking luck.

  2. DC Loser says:

    How’d that plate make it past the VA DMV censors?

  3. Just for that, I’m going to watch the Beijing Olympics after all.

  4. DL says:

    There are good things about the left’s fascination with freeing Tibet. It must be the only thing in it’s entire playbook that has them taking the side of a religion against communism. I can’t quite figure it out, unless it has to do with all that guru crap of the sixties they tried to substitute for the Judeo-Christian world they threw away..

  5. davod says:

    How did it make it past the DMV censors. We have a Democratic Governor and it is nothing to do with religion or abortion.

  6. DC Loser says:

    I guess no Bruin alumni have complained yet.

    The WaPo discussed this issue last year