Jesse Helms is Dead

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    Jul 04, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
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    Jul 04, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    say hi to Buckley for us.
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    Jul 04, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    Nasty piece of work if there ever was one. Buckley was right wing but more intelligent and cultured.
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    Jul 04, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Well, despite it being a grey and rainy 4th of July, the sun just came out, metaphorically.


    H U R R A H!!!!!
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    Jul 04, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidsay hi to Buckley for us.


    Ditto, Zombie. Ding dong the bastard is dead. I hope Senator Carol Mosley-Braun is celebrating extra hard today.
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    Jul 04, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    I hope he comes back in his next life as a lesbian. A big, furry, flannel-and-Birkenstocks-wearing, Home Depot-shopping, braided-pit-hair lesbian.
  • Muunrakur

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    Jul 04, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    its a bit jarring to see that picture with a gay pride ad prominently displayed beneath it.

    I'll say a prayer for Sen. Helms and do my utmost to forgive him for being so catastrophically wrong about so many things and hurting so many people during his long, comfortable life.
  • dfrourke

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    Jul 04, 2008 6:30 PM GMT
    oddly enough, I thought he had died years ago...ironic that it is on July 4th...read through his career in an article on aol...interesting...

    - David

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/former-sen-jesse-helms-dies-at-86/20080704105509990001?icid=100214839x1205172908x1200226314
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    Jul 04, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    Who dat guy?
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    Well, one more homophobic racist misogynistic right wing douche bag down, only about 150 million to go.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    RBY71 saidWell, one more homophobic racist misogynistic right wing douche bag down, only about 150 million to go.icon_biggrin.gif
    LOL touche. That SOB would have to choose the Fourth of July to croak.
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:37 PM GMT
    Sedative saidWho dat guy?


    Some politician I'm guessing.
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    dfrourke saidoddly enough, I thought he had died years ago...ironic that it is on July 4th...read through his career in an article on aol...interesting...

    - David

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/former-sen-jesse-helms-dies-at-86/20080704105509990001?icid=100214839x1205172908x1200226314


    You may have been thinking about his soul David. His body kept on ticking.
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    RBY71 saidWell, one more homophobic racist misogynistic right wing douche bag down, only about 150 million to go.icon_biggrin.gif


    Amen, and Halleluja! They say not to speak ill of the dead, but Helms was a sack of shit, homophobe race-baiter who was in part repsonsible for forming Reagan's lack of a response to the AIDS epidemic because only 'those people' were dying.

    The only pity is that he died old, and never suffered the fate he happily inflicted on so many others, thinking it was divine justice.

    Burn in hell, Jesse. Your sorry ass will not be missed.
  • luvs2travel

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    Jul 04, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    Too bad the old bastard didn't die about 30 years ago. The whole world would have benefitted from that!
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    Now guys be kind, he must have had feelings tooicon_smile.gif

    We know from experience that the guys who fear and hate us the must...are the ones who are afraid that they are gay themselves.

    Now that Mr. Helms is dead and the world is now a better place; because, of his generous deed that he gave to all of us on this day, July 4th.

    May he find his every lasting peace amongst Drag Queens, Leather Studs, and yes, all the AIDS victims that he shunned while alive. May they show him the generous spirit and unconditional love that we are known for, that he rarely gave to "those people" (meaning us). That would be sweet revenge for the harm that Mr. Helms and that like has caused this country and our community. Pity and compassion from the very people that he dispied in life.
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy said[quote][cite]Sedative said[/cite]Who dat guy?

    Some politician I'm guessing.


    He was a 5-term senator from North Carolina. Highly conservative, didnt want to see any social change...known as "Senator No" because he voted against any change. Therefore, highly anti-gay civil rights.

    P.S. Zdrew is sooooo sexy, even in blue! ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    RBY71 saidWell, one more homophobic racist misogynistic right wing douche bag down, only about 150 million to go.icon_biggrin.gif


    Sure he and his buddy Strom were racist pigs, but what about the person who wishes death on 150,000,000 people? Sounds rather Stalinesque to me.
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
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    P.S. Zdrew is sooooo sexy, even in blue! ... icon_biggrin.gif


    F..ing hell Zdrew is the real deal eh, who is sexier? Whose the daddy? Slap me please SIR may I have another.

    Terry
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    I think if G-d has any sense of humour at all, Helms is right now staring at a large, black lesbian who does NOT look happy and is saying "You got some 'splainin' to do!!!!" icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 04, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I have to admit, I did a happy dance in the middle of Target this morning when someone told me about his death.

    Then I realized that Satan was just calling one of minions home.
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    Jul 04, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidsay hi to Buckley for us.


    Given that I said shitty things about Bill Buckley in a previous thread, which I have come to regret having said, I had thought of posting this interview with Mr. Vidal. Then I didn't because, well, I am lazy. So here it is, I think it is glorious.

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    QUESTIONS FOR GORE VIDAL
    Literary Lion

    Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    Published: June 15, 2008 The New York Times

    DS: At the age of 82, you will be publishing your new collection of essays this week, which seems likely to confirm your reputation as one of America’s last public intellectuals. Why do you think that critics have traditionally praised your essays more than your fiction, which includes “Burr,” “Myra Breckinridge” and 20 other novels?

    GV: That’s because they don’t know how to read. I can’t name three first-rate literary critics in the United States . I’m told there are a few hidden away at universities, but they don’t print them in The New York Times .

    DS: Are you saying your novels have been critically neglected?

    GV: I don’t even read most reviews, unless there is a potential lawsuit on view. I’ve never had much attention paid by critics — nor has anybody else in the United States of America, as Mr. Obama likes to call it. And what about Mr. McCain? Disaster. Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?

    DS: Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

    GV: That’s what he tells us.

    Brad Swonetz: Why would you doubt him?

    GV: He’s a graduate of Annapolis. I know a lot of the Annapolis breed. Remember, I’m West Point, where I was born. My father went there. So what does that have to do with the U.S. Naval Academy down in Annapolis? The service universities keep track of each other, that’s all. They have views about each other. And they are very aware of social class and eventually money, since they usually marry it.

    DS: How, exactly, is your cousin Al Gore related to you?

    GV: They keep explaining it to me, and I keep forgetting.

    DS: What about your grandfather, Thomas Gore of Oklahoma ?

    GV: He invented the whole state. It was Indian territory. There was no state until Senator Gore.

    DS: In 1968, during the Nixon-Humphrey race, you became the voice of liberalism in a series of televised debates with William Buckley. Any plans to be a pundit at the coming presidential conventions?

    GV: No.

    DS: How did you feel when you heard that Buckley died this year?

    GV: I thought hell is bound to be a livelier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred.

    DS: You live in California , where last month the State Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage . As someone who lived with a male companion for 50-plus years, do you see this as a victory for equality?

    GV: People would ask, How could you live with someone for so long without any problems of any kind? I said, There was no sex.

    DS: Were you chaste during those years?

    GV: Chased by whom?

    DS: Are you a supporter of gay marriage?

    GV: I know nothing about it. I don’t follow that.

    DS: Why doesn’t it interest you?

    GV: The same reason heterosexual marriage doesn’t seem to interest me.

    DS: If we look at the situation apart from you —

    GV: It’s my interview, so we’ve got to stay with me.

    DS: Have you ever considered leaving the United States permanently?

    GV: No, it’s my subject.

    DS: Do you read a lot of contemporary fiction these days?

    GV: Like everyone else, no, I don’t.

    DS: Anyone in the 20th century you might have a kind word about?

    GV: Yes, I liked Italo Calvino, and I thought he was the greatest writer of my time.

    DS: Your new collection includes an essay in which you note, “Calvino does what very few writers can do: he describes imaginary worlds with the most extraordinary precision and beauty.” What about American novelists?

    GV: Can’t think of one.

    DS: Norman Mailer?

    GV: Oh, dear, we’re not going to go into pluses and minuses now.

    DS: Philip Roth?

    GV: Ditto. I admire Roth. He never became complacent. He had no reason to. He’s a good comic writer.

    DS: What do you think is your own best novel?

    GV: I don’t answer questions like that. Ever. And you ought not to ask them.

    DS: Well, it was a great pleasure talking to you.

    GV: I doubt that.
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    Jul 04, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    I loved that interview Terry! Gore is such an asshole but I love him all the same.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 04, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    William Buckley notwithstanding


    Jesse Helms personified everything that is wrong with this country right now
    Maybe now that he's dead we can start to change things
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    Jul 04, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    GQjock saidWilliam Buckley notwithstanding


    Jesse Helms personified everything that is wrong with this country right now
    Maybe now that he's dead we can start to change things


    For any practical purpose Jesse Helms was dead a while ago, there was only the time between his political death and the arrival of the reaper.

    What is wrong with our country now cannot be blamed upon Jesse Helms anymore than it can be blamed upon George Wallace or James Earl Ray.


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    I am sorry to say, Mr. GQ Jock, we are to blame, all of us, and no one else. We let it happen, we let it slide, we sucked cock, swilled Starbucks, listened to our iPods, and didn't do a God Damned Thing to stop it.

    (anyone who replies to this and says I am from the left doesn't know me at all)

    Oh no, don't blame Jessy.

    That's way too easy.

    You and I, we are the personification of what is wrong with our country.

    Bread and Circuses.

    I stared into the face of the mob and it was I.

    I have never sacrificed anything for my country and I likely never shall. If you want to know who IS NOT to blame for this fine mess, then look at some of the men who have actually served on this site (Crimthann and YaleMarine come to mind right off the bat).

    I was swilling Champagne on the Costa Amalfitana this week with a quite liberal architect friend of mine from Manhattan. We sat there perched above the sea and she told me "you know McCain will win, because the 51% who elected Bush haven't gone anywhere, they didn't die, they are all still here".

    I found that sobering.

    www.realjock.com/stigmata

    And what about him? Does he have to figure out how to survive a McCain administration.

    Don't blame Jessy.

    Terry