Apropos Free Speech Day: Jesse Helms Dies at 86


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Apropos Free Speech Day: Jesse Helms Dies at 86

Postby EPelle » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:15 am

Breaking News: "Former Senator Jesse Helms Is Dead at 86, the Jesse Helms Research Center Says"
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Postby guru » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:31 am

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Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:09 am

Good Riddance!
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Postby Flumpy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:32 am

What a vile man he was .
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Postby Mellow Johnny » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:33 am

Flumpy wrote:What a vile man he was .


Agreed.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:13 pm

Mellow Johnny wrote:
Flumpy wrote:What a vile man he was .


Agreed.


Does anyone remember, or want to remember, one of his most famous statements ?

" Homosexuality is the disease, and AIDS is the cure. "
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Postby buckeye II » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:15 pm

I lived in NC during the later stages of his political stronghold. What shocked me even more than his behavior were his closet supporters. Helms would trail his opponents in the polls by up to 18%, then be re-elected handily. It has always scared me how many citizens holding similar views as Helms walk amongst us saying the correct things, but thinking another.
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