Sunday, July 06, 2008
ROT IN HELL
The wicked witch of the south is dead. I hope the munchkins are singing and dancing – because I certainly am.
Patron saint of hate, Jesse Helms, passed away on July 4th and I couldn’t be happier.
This man proudly proclaimed himself a bigot of both blacks and gays and fought against their civil rights his entire life. What’s frightening is this man spewed his hate while he was a United States Senator for over 25 years!!
Here are a few direct quotes from him and examples of his handiwork:
"The Negro cannot count forever on the kind of restraint that's thus far left him free to clog the streets, disrupt traffic, and interfere with other men's rights."
The University of North Carolina was "the University of Negroes and Communists."
"There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy."
Homosexuality is "degenerate," and homosexuals "weak, morally sick wretches."
In 1993 sang "Dixie" in an elevator to Carol Moseley-Braun, the first African-American woman elected to the Senate, bragging, "I'm going to make her cry. I'm going to sing Dixie until she cries."
More recently, when a caller to CNN's Larry King Live show praised guest Jesse Helms for "everything you've done to help keep down the niggers," Helms' response was to salute the camera and say, "Well, thank you, I think."
Helms would win election against black opponent Harvey Gantt with an ad playing to racist white fear-- the so-called "white hands" ad, in which a white man's hands crumple a rejected job application while a voiceover intones, "You needed that job…but they had to give it to a minority."
With his passing, it’s another nail in the coffin for “old white man” politics.
Rot in hell
Posted by THE ORAL REPORTER at 3:04 PM