Frontier Former Editor

July 4, 2008

Not sure if this is particularly good or bad news on the Fourth of July

Filed under: bald white guys, Congress, dumbasses, observations, old times, politics — Tags: , — Frontier Former Editor @ 7:47 pm

Jesse Helms is dead. Everybody’s got their opinion of him. Personally, he always struck me as a asshole, showboating, politically simplistic person who just happened to have access to a media outlet at the right opportunity.

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  1. Extracts from BBC News 7 July 2008

    “… But there was also a compassionate side to Mr Helms, who had campaigned for the passage of a debt reliev bill through Congress …”

    and

    “… But there was a compassionate side to Senator Helms that few of his critics might believe.

    ….

    He was, it is reported, in tears when Bono, lead singer of rock group U2 and anti-debt campaigner, told him of the suffering that debt caused in the developing world.

    He campaigned for the passage of a debt relief bill though Congress.

    It was the relationship with Bono that brought Mr Helms to his first-ever pop concert in Washington DC in 2001.

    He retired that same year, 29 years after he first went to the Senate to represent North Carolina.

    ….

    He began his political life as a Democrat, albeit a conservative-sounding one …. “

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — July 7, 2008 @ 3:30 am

  2. A bit harsh on assholes, there.

    Comment by Vicus Scurra — July 8, 2008 @ 2:07 am

  3. Move Everest and put it on top of him, lest he attempt to claw his way back.

    Comment by raincoaster — July 9, 2008 @ 3:17 am

  4. Easier than that – just cut off the head, bury it across the river from the body, and bury the body face down so it can claw its way to hell.

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — July 9, 2008 @ 7:12 am


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