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Jesse Helms

Former Senator Jesse Helms died today. I dont know what to say, cuz i dont wanna be mean. But he was no peach. I'm not glad he's dead, but i'm glad he isn't able to bash the gay community any longer...

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pretencioso
Jul. 4th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Who cares about being mean?

YAY HE'S DEAD!
djcliche
Jul. 5th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
true
ely_m
Jul. 4th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
good to hear.
I always hated that dude.


djcliche
Jul. 5th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
he was pretty horrid
jacq22
Jul. 5th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
This guy will not be missed....why do we always have to speak well of the dead anyway? I heard about a funeral where the daughter got up and said. "Well Mum wasn't a nice person......" then went on to tell everyone why! Good people die, bad people die, its not the dying that makes them a different person. I work in an occupation which involves frail elderly people, we are able to respect people and let them die with dignity, but for some we really do shed tears...we miss them when they go.
djcliche
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
well, very true. and no. he wont be missed. you're right, everyone dies, good and bad. i just didnt want to rant all about the negativity as i was posting, but he was a creep. i didnt even know he was racist too. i thought he just hated gay people. i read somewhere that he called all black people "freds". i've never heard that expression, but its pretty fucked up when you're a senator and act the way he did.
although a lot of people are just as hateful towards minorities and they just pretend they arent by respecting other minorities with money, and i find that kind of shady too.
i lost a friend a few years ago to suicide. he was half black, 18 and into punk music. He was suicidal and i took him to a hospital ER that was always good with treating me respectfully, but we got this racist lady who said that she thought he was lying about being suicidal and that he was just looking for food and shelter and she refused to admit him. He killed himself the next day. It seemed so wrong to let this 18 year old kid who was so wonderful just die because she had the authority and made her own assumptions. Had someone like Jesse Helms been there and insulted him to his face and called him a "fred", we could have told the administration there that we wanted a second opinion by someone who was not racist, but she pretended like it had nothing to do with race, but it did. Sometimes its easier when people are openly racist cuz at least you know their motives are fuct up. This woman in the hospital played it like it had to do with all this other bullshit, but it was still racism.
I really miss the kid. He was like a brother to me.
sorry i'm rambling.
jacq22
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
I understand why you were rambling! Horrible to think she could have helped...sad about it
djcliche
Jul. 6th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
it is sad, yeah. i miss him
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