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Old 07-11-2008, 10:29 AM   #16
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Do what you gotta do, Eason. :raisedfistofsolidarity:

Whether he was "right" or not is debatable I suppose, but he followed his conscience and accepted the consequences. I respect that.
I grew up near the NC state line and grew up watching Helms' hateful "commentaries" on the local news. When a person like Helms doesn't respect a good percentage of the living, it's hard to show respect for him when he's dead. While I have no problem speaking ill of the dead who spoke ill of the living, I will restrain myself from listing some of his more vile quotes since some people seem to have a problem with that.
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I will restrain myself from listing some of his more vile quotes since some people seem to have a problem with that.

Restraint can be over-rated.
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L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag this week to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.

Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or N.C. flags at half staff Monday as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley.
Even in death
Helms is putting people "out of work".
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let's hope the author of so much hateful legislation finds the peace in death that he spent his political career authoring legislation designed to deny just that to so many others -- racial minorities, gays, victims of HIV/AIDS -- while they were alive.
That is probably the most convoluted sentence I have ever tried to read.
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I won't miss him.
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Bono managed to get the man to cry, there had to be some heart left in him before he died.

I wish death upon nobody, I just wish he could have acted more positively toward his fellow humans in his life.
I don't either, but it's inevitable, and it is sort of fitting that his era is dying on July the 4th (if true) and a new one is hopefully, beginning.

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L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag this week to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.

And Eason is now out of a job.
Good for him. He stood by his convictions. I can't help but think he will find something more rewarding anyway.

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Hey, this just in:

Jessie Helms is STILL dead!
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Hey, this just in:

Jessie Helms is STILL dead!
And his 'reported' death day will be a national holiday, with flags flyin'.
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And his 'reported' death day will be a national holiday, with flags flyin'.
I hope it rains that day.
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I hope it rains that day.
that is my hope every year


but, for a different reason (there are 100,000 people outside my front door)
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he died on the fourth of July at the age of 86.

let's hope the author of so much hateful legislation finds the peace in death that he spent his political career authoring legislation designed to deny just that to so many others -- racial minorities, gays, victims of HIV/AIDS -- while they were alive.
I'm glad he's dead and am sad he didn't die sooner. Now, if only Bob Dole would hurry up and die, given his cowardly threats to Bush's former press secretary daring to criticize Bush.
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Well aren't you a charmer.
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Wow! I know Jesse may have had somewhat of a turn around on the issue of AIDS but this is ridiculous...

Elizabeth Dole Tries To Name AIDS Bill After Jesse Helms
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Wow! I know Jesse may have had somewhat of a turn around on the issue of AIDS but this is ridiculous...
sounds about right

in this through the looking glass world we live in today

we have people throwing hate on Bill Clinton because of DADT
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Ah yes, that poor, downtrodden Mr. Clinton.
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