Update: Tells paper Aryan stands for noble and he is not racist; Letter on hate site proves he knows significance of 14, 88 and lied to Washington Post
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Melanie Stokes, a member of the state's committee charged with vetting personalized license plates explained why 14CV88 was revoked.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.
In one story, CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper reportedly "called the DMV and discovered the plate was registered in 2005 to a Ford F-150 pickup truck," while the other Schulte Post story claims "Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009." (Editor's Note: The follow-up blog written by Schulte for the Post linked below attempts to explain the disparity, but there still are unanswered questions which the reporter was unable to fully explain to RAW STORY).
AOL News also reported, "It was the fifth complaint the DMV had received about the '14CV88' plates since they were registered in 2005, according to DMV spokeswoman Melanie Stokes. In accordance with the agency's rigorous policies on issuing and revoking personalized plates, they had been under DMV review since the initial complaint. The agency decided to recall them even before receiving the latest complaint."
The Associated Press is running a story based on Story's denials of anti-Semitism to the Washington Post and a motorsports website posting is headlined "White Supremacist Exposed? Nah, Just a NASCAR Fan."
DoT worker has long trail of prejudice on internet
At Gawker, Richard Lawson blogs, "Remember everyone's favorite anti-Islam pickup truck that was also maybe racist? Well the Virginian driver of the beautiful vehicle is now speaking out and telling the world that he is no racist. Update: But his Facebook is!"
Commenter CablinasianDem directed us to what is likely his Facebook profile (same workplace as the Douglas Story in the article), and uh... it looks kinda racist! What with all that Aryan and 100% white and David Duke stuff. Maybe this is a fake profile? If not, it's pretty damning.
If the profile was somehow hacked, there's little chance that countless comments by Story at Facebook and at linked sites that contain racial slurs and attack Jews, which go back years, were also faked.
A RAW STORY investigation shows that on November 11, Veterans Day, Story put up a holocaust denial posting on a Facebook page for the "Band of Heroes" game.
Story's post, entitled "Refusal to fight fellow White men for the interests of jews" stated,
jews convinced the ENTIRE world to gang up on the tiny European Country of Germany by saying Hitler's killing 6 million of us jews (how'd he do that? there were only 5.5 million jews in ALL of pre-war Europe).
No folks, the "Holocaust" is really the Gentiles' jew masters pulling the wool over our eyes, the "holocaust", or rather, the HOLOHOAX is just that, A HOAX!!!
Never happened, and I refuse to fight in this game "Band of Heroes" for the interests of jews (Germany NEVER attacked the US, so we had NO business in the European theater of Operations).
I will, however, fight those sneaky, Pearl Harbor bombing jap bastards (like my Granddaddy did in the Philippines).
In response to another Facebook user's comment ("Dude, you need to move out from under those power lines."), Story wrote, "And Gary, you need to stop listening to jews and the jew-run media."
Arguing for days with his fellow gamers, Story later wrote,
Not at all, the camps were LABOR camps where the jews were forced to work for the German war effort.
How stupid would it have been [for the Germans] to kill off your free work force?
Sure, they [the jews] were malnourished but they weren't killed, and the ovens were to make the best use of limited space, gas chambers were to kill off lice (the gas the Germans used would have been TOTALLY inefficient (and if nothing else, Germans are EFFICIENT) for killing people, but it works great with lice).So more propaganda from the jew masters.
Story later asked for his post to be deleted:
Oh, and Brian, I'd like to stop, I'd like to delete my OP, but there's no option for that in the forum controls, so I, like Al Felix, ask whatever mods regulate this forum to just please delete my OP, and Brian, I simply wrote my OP as my being disgusted that so many young White American men fought and died defending jews.
Someone please DELETE this entire discussion, I give up, there are too many heads full of mush for my to keep battling day to day, I grow weary.
At Resistnet.com, Story left the following comment last November, "After he's impeached, kicked out of office, tried and convicted for crimes against the people of the United States, this muslime scum NEEDS to be RUN OUT OF THIS COUNTRY ON A RAIL!!!!!!"
In addition, there are comments at a website called Newsnet 14: World News for Europeans" written by a Doug Story from Virginia, which go even further (Editor's note: Other comments left at the site are similar to postings at Facebook, but the names could still end up being coinicidental):
"Great, just great, now this feces colored animal will get to spend time in prison with his Ã¢â‚¬Å“homiesÃ¢â‚¬Â� and get to live for the rest of his useless life on the taxpayers dollar (Oh wait, being a neeegro, he was already living off the taxpayers via welfare).
The ONLY upside to this sentence is maybe, just maybe, he might Ã¢â‚¬Å“run intoÃ¢â‚¬Â� an Aryan brother in prison and get killed in prison.
Comment to slobo, he logically shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be executed in 30 days, in my perfect world, after heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s found guilty, he gets taken out behind the courthouse and shot hung by the neck until he is DEAD!!!!!!!!!!
In response to a fellow family member's caption on a photo at Facebook ("We could not wait for some white people food. Trust me, you can only eat so much Mexican food, and still go use the bathroom normally two or 3 times!! LOL"), Story responded, "white people food", gasp, how racist.....I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!"
Letter on hate site proves Story knows significance of 14, 88 and lied to Washington Post
For some reason, Brigid Schulte's followup story, which confronts Story on his internet rantings as opposed to his statements to the Washington Post, on Friday was consigned to a blog posting at Story Lab.
Schulte initially failed to properly vet Story's statements, and his defense which stood in the face of countless internet postings was carried by the Associated Press and other outlets.
"The saga of the Virginia license plate that is either a white supremacist message or a tribute to NASCAR continues..." Schulte writes.
When I called Story to ask about the Facebook page, he continued to maintain that his license plate message had nothing to with racism. He stuck by his NASCAR story. "Southern white men. Southern white sport. What else needs to be said?" he said.
Story acknowledged that he thinks of himself as 100 percent Aryan. "Aryan is a Sanskrit word that means noble," he said, "no matter what spin the liberal media tries to put on it as being a racist, hate word."
He said he is an admirer of David Duke, who, he said was "reamed by the media because of his Klan affiliations." "I am a white nationalist," Story said. "I am in favor of the whites having their own homeland." When I asked him where that homeland would be, he said he didn't know. "The Pacific Northwest maybe. Alaska. Denmark. Greenland. Iceland."
I asked if he really thought that the Holocaust was a hoax. "I don't know what to think," he said.
A further RAW STORY investigation reveals that Story lied to the Post, since he left an internet posting with the Nazi codes on a hate site.
The message left in January at New Saxon, "an online community for whites by whites," uses 14/88 as a sign off, which is clearly not a reference to any "southern white sport."
The following pic of Story's gallery items at his New Saxon account reveal a fondness for Adolf Hitler, skinheads, and racist imagery against African-Americans.
Finally, in case the Washington Post is still unsure about Story's ideological leanings or his anti-Semitism, his dislike page notes that he hates "jews, niggers, race traitors, folks that tolerate and accept jews, niggers and race traitors," along with the "negro 'president' of the jewnited snakes."
Update: A Democratic Underground member found a posting by Story which contains anti-Semitic hatred directed at the very same Jewish members of his family that he bragged about to the Post. He refers to his sister-in-law as "it" and says she gave birth to a "little Jewess."