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The state revokes a license plate. Follow the link to decode what it might mean:

The state DMV received five complaints about the plate, “14CV88,” agency spokeswoman Melanie Stokes said.

A photo of a truck with the plate came to light when it was posted on the Internet. The truck has a Confederate flag on its rear window and a picture of the World Trade Center attack with “Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11” on its tailgate.

Addendum, Two Days down the Road:

Picture here, via Not Larry Sabato.

Much Later:

Not necessarily so, says the plate’s owner:

(The plate’s owner) tells The Washington Post that he has Jewish relatives and there’s no way he has anything to do with Hitler or Nazis. He says the digits, 14 and 88, are the car numbers of his favorite NASCAR drivers — not references to the phrase “Heil Hitler” or a white supremacist credo. He says the plate featuring the logo of the Sons of Confederate Veterans honors a forefather who served during the Civil War.


Raw Story dissects the denials. The owner of the 14CV88 plates has a rather long record of public statements that belie his protestations.



  1. Mary Moss

    April 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Wow! Imagine what people if they used their brain power to do something positive and uplifting in the world rather than proliferate hate.

  2. Frank

    April 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Ahh, but positive and uplifting are apparently not nearly as much fun as hating on stuff.

    What surprised me was that enough persons understood the code to register multiple complaints to the DMV about it.   I’m pretty good at code words, but I never would have deciphered that.

  3. Karen

    April 23, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I still don’t get it. But I don’t worry about that. I had an exposure or 3 to the Grand Dragon in the KKK when I was about 10 or so. I still remember him as a nut. My mother went on 3 dates with him & that was enough. She was liberal to his crazy.

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