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A rather unkind editorial on the late Jesse Helms

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  • A rather unkind editorial on the late Jesse Helms

    I was only about eight years old in 1964. So, I didn't know this stuff about the guy. Very disturbing if all accurate. Not a real nice man.

    In domestic politics he denounced the 1964 Civil Rights Act as "the single most dangerous piece of legislation ever introduced in the Congress", voted against a supreme court justice because she was "likely to uphold the homosexual agenda", acted for years as spokesman for the large tobacco companies, was reprimanded by the justice department and the federal election commission for electoral malpractice, and compiled a dismal personal record as a slum landlord.

  • #2
    A Jesse Helms story, from a magazine piece I read a long time ago"

    When people would light up a cigarette in his office, he would say, "Thank you."

    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    --Albert Einstein


    • #3
      A loathsome human being.
      His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
      Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr


      • #4
        Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
        A loathsome human being.
        Don't say that...Molina's not that bad a guy...
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