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Jesse Helms. Rest in hell.

 
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Rob Gonsalves
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Jesse Helms. Rest in hell. Reply with quote

He finally did something good for his country on its birthday.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He defeated black former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt in 1990 and 1996 in racially tinged campaigns. In the first race, a Helms commercial showed a white fist crumbling up a job application, these words underneath: "You needed that job ... but they had to give it to a minority."


By the sound of it, that was despicable... but brilliant.

However, in my Canadian mind, he deserves his very own place in hell for co-authoring that imperialistic bill which aimed to bind other countries to this all-American obsession with Cuba.
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