Sunday, July 06, 2008


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


Anonymous said...

amen to that my my sister girl! Never have more truer words been spoken.And since I deeply care for your safety,never travel below the Mason Dixon Line,cause things down there are scary!!!!susang
and may the bastard suffer and rot in hell for an eternity!

Anonymous said...

Oh boo-hoo.

I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would shed a single tear for some rich brat that overdoses...I mean, come on, he was lounging around in bed at 3 pm waiting for a massage - damn, I should have it so lucky. Here is someone who had been given all of life's charms, and he chose to flush them down the drain. Although, I do find the Mary kate Olsen connection interesting.

I don't feel any pity for him whatsoever.
Posted by THE ORAL REPORTER at 6:11 PM

I hope that all of you that make this hateful and reckless comments about Heath burn blissfully in hell. It's so classy of you to take the plunge on him now that he can't fight back... Really brave!
Yeah... Awesome.... Just fucking burn in hell. All of you, motherfuckers!

Baxter said...

There's that same anonymous fucker ranting about the same thing they were ranting about on Rift's blog! Geez, he, or she must've got some tainted crack, or something.

Oh, about the intent of this post: Are you pro-Jesse, or anti-Jesse? Just wondering.


Do I sound like I'm pro Jesse Helms?

I am anti Helms - isn't that obvious?

Oh, I stand by my Heath comments 100%! No, make that 120%. To the anonymous blogger: Move on, darling, Batman is almost in theaters and you can get your fix.

riftgirl said...

OMG freakin' gawd, what the hell's Baxter doing over here?!?!?! Lucy, you've got some 'spainin to do! And careful, OR, he's trying to date... er... bait you.

Now c'mon, Baxter, get your ass 'cross that tranny border already before I get jealous.

Baxter said...

I'm sorry, Leith. I really never left you, it's just that the Oral Reporter's comments on your blog were pretty funny. I figured I'd sneak on over here to see what else was going on.

And Oral Reporter? Thank you for clearing that confusion up for me. But next time, don't be so subtle! Let us know what you REALLY think!

(pssst...please don't tell Rift I came back)

riftgirl said...

She already knows...

Charlie Hobart said...

Be cool, my brothers and sisters. Be cool.

riftgirl said...

When Charlie points that finger like that, it just feels so personal... ;-)

Anonymous said...

You know he's on an express elevator straight to hell.Going Down.