July 4, 2008

Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms died today

Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms died today, according to The Washington Post. He was 86 and had been out of office for five years.

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Anonymous said...

Too bad the Bristol GOP didn't have anything in common with this great conservative.

Anonymous said...

"I had sought election in 1972 to try to derail the freight train of liberalism that was gaining speed toward its destination of government-run everything, paid for with big tax bills and record debt," Helms wrote in his 2005 memoir...

-Amen, Sen. Helms, RIP.

Anonymous said...

Firts Poster, you seem to be forgetting Kenny Johnson.

Or is that intentional?

Anonymous said...

1222&1217 your not serious are you ?

Anonymous said...

July 5, 2008 4:08 PM:

Who? Oh that guy? You mean "Mr. Song-and-dance-city manager-man"? Whatever.

July 5, 2008 7:26 PM:

1) Was "President Hillary" a serious thought?

2) You weren't an English major, huh?

Anonymous said...

Yea, that song and dance, I got Mocabee and Schaffrick on my side guy.

Maybe he is taking his show on the road.

Anonymous said...

Helms died again?

Anonymous said...

Helms was a blatant bigot who was totally opposed to the civil rights movement. I find it incredulous that he kept getting voted into office year after year. Imagine someone actually being proud to say, in effect, that white people were far superior to black people. Thank God for JFK!!