Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Can Run...But You Can't Hide


I have been watching this story develop over the last couple of days and I have to say...it is what it is.

FULL STORY HERE

A Virginia Department of Transportation worker who told the Washington Post that he had no clue that his since-revoked vanity license plate contained a "coded racist message" has posted numerous internet messages denying the Holocaust and attacking President Obama as "muslime scum."



Last week, Carl Franzen reported for AOL News, "Personalized or vanity license plates typically fall somewhere between sentimental and silly, but this week, a photo of license plates containing a coded message of white supremacy made the rounds on the Web before the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles formally recalled them."

The Washington Post's Brigid Schulte spoke to Melanie Stokes, a member of the state's committee charged with vetting personalized license plates explained why 14CV88 was revoked.

A photo of the truck hit the Web a few days ago, went viral on car and other blogs and finally came to the attention of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy group for American Muslims. On Wednesday morning, the group complained to the DMV that the plate contained a white supremacist and neo-Nazi statement.

A few hours later, the DMV agreed that the plate contains a coded message: The number 88 stands for the eighth letter of the alphabet, H, doubled to signify "Heil Hitler," said CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper. "CV" stands for "Confederate veteran" -- the plate was a special model embossed with a Confederate flag, which Virginia makes available for a $10 fee to card-carrying members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. And 14 is code for imprisoned white supremacist David Lane's 14-word motto: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

The giveaway that something was amiss, Hooper said, was the truck itself. An enormous photo of the burning World Trade Center towers covers the entire tailgate, with the words: "Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11."


In another Post article, Schulte writes, "Douglas Story, a Chantilly dump truck driver for the Virginia Department of Transportation, says he wanted to grab people's attention when he paid $224.90 to have a mural of the burning World Trade Center detailed onto the tailgate of his Ford F-150 along with a sticker that reads: "Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11."



"There is absolutely no way I'd have anything to do with Hitler or Nazis," Story said Wednesday. He contacted The Washington Post after an article about his plate appeared last week; the state, citing privacy rules, had declined to release the identity of the plate's owner. "My sister-in-law and my niece are Jewish. I went to my niece's bat mitzvah when she turned 13 three years ago. Does that sound like something an anti-Semite would do?"



Story says the numbers 14 and 88 on his plate were not references to a white power slogan or "Heil Hitler," as the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorized, but an homage to his favorite NASCAR drivers: Tony Stewart, who drives car No. 14, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives No. 88.



Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009, shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14.

Aside from the fact that Earnhardt changed his plate for the 2008 race season (after deciding in 2007), and Stewart announced his change in July of 2008, the Washington Post author fails to notice that her own reporting contains a major conflict in the two stories. CONTINUED HERE

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The conflict doesn't stop there - the man has been exposed - so why doesn't he just own up?

21 comments:

  1. Freedom of Speech. Enough said.

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  2. Well, he might have nothing to do with Hitler worship etc. To most educated people, 88 stands for 88 precepts. I know that lots of people say that 88 means Heil Hitler but not all do. All that aside, there is no way the guy doesn't have some realation to white nationalism. Why is he doing all this? I see a man trying to keep his job in a failing economy. Remember, freedom of speech stops where the state says it does. If you constrast state propaganda, they'll do what you can make sure you can't pay your bills.

    You know, it wasn't all guards towers and soldiers with rifles standing at every street corner in the USSR. Yeah, it was that way at first but it didn't stay like that. Pretty soon they figured out that they could just do the same thing the camps did but much cheaper, by having a go at someone's pay. Same thing they have going here. So remember that when you see some anti-white stoolie bragging about causing some upity white person to lose his or her job.

    Now matter what side you are on, no matter how you look at it, the anti-racist crowd is squarely on the side of oppression. You might say, "oh, but you need oppression to cure something as bad as racism." Yeah. Some Chinese thought Japan invading might turn into better things. A lot of American Indians thought it would be a good idea to work with the white people to get rid of a troublesome rival tribe. "Oh, they'd put it back to people being second class citizens!" I've got a revalation for you, you've done the same exact thing.

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  3. It is what it is - busybodies trying to shut down unpopular political speech. You've been thinking about this for days? You're probably one!

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  4. Fuck the racists, I have no problem with it.

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  5. who the FCK gives a FCK wtf you have or haven't "got a problem" with, "Mike Runt" ?

    in my books: yr just another "anti-" maggot to be stepped on....no!....sorry.....yr not even a "maggot" (which, in Nature's Grand Design) do have some use....yr just a fucking GERM!

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  6. "...shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14."

    What a dumbass excuse, because your a race fan. TRY AGAIN bonehead.

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  8. Nope, It is the people like you who wish to eliminate Free Speech that are the boneheads!

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  9. I love being a racist Jew hater!

    I can't stand the Neegs, Hebes and Fags.

    Why bother being Mr. Nice Guy anymore -- they will still hate you for being White.

    Oh, yeah, Nikki, you are one ugly-looking liberal. You need to STFU and put a bag on your head.

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  10. Now...just where did I say he doesn't have the right to do this? I DO think it is quite telling, however, that the man feels it's necessary to try to hide his beliefs after posting his shit all over the internet and driving all over town advertising his racism.

    And...don't hand me the mess about being afraid of losing his job, etc. He's a walking billboard!

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  11. Don't kid yourself, Nikki. You would try to shut us all up in a Jew York minute.

    America is awakening and there is nothing you can do -- short of censorship. Even the tired "White Supremcist" crap doesn't cut it any longer.

    Sayanora, FREAKS!

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  12. If he lied, it tells me it was because he wants to avoid persecution for his beliefs, maybe not just economic persecution, but lawless violence.

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  13. That's a very good point. These anti's are a dangerous group of people.... all right on the edge of lawless violence.

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  15. It is very clear to me that "Hooch" is without a brain. Terminal case of stupidity and "blame it on the liberals". He has to ask Rush when to go shit.

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  16. Nikki Is the most uglyest pig in the barnyard.

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  17. I hear that Jeff Schoep will soon be joining the CAH to fight for civil rights for his black stepchild:

    http://raymondasmith.blogspot.com/

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  18. I hear that Matthew Ramsey will someday grow a fucking brain.

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  19. Anyone got any nude pictures of Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck?

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  20. Great, the troll is back. How fun.

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