Wednesday, July 16, 2008

And sometimes the snark writes itself.


As God is my witness, I have no idea where to start with this.

Sen. Dole attempts to rename HIV/AIDS relief bill after Jesse Helms

The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) has introduced “an amendment to name an HIV/AIDS relief bill after the recently deceased Jesse Helms,” who was a “strident foe of HIV/AIDS prevention, research and treatment.”

Helms was notorious for his ignorant comments regarding HIV/AIDS. In 1987 he described “AIDS prevention literature as 'so obscene, so revolting, I may throw up'” and in 1995 Helms argued that “that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their ‘deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct.’”

Does anyone else get the feeling that ol’ Jesse might be spinning like a top in his grave right about now?

H/T to ThinkProgress.

9 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

Let's hope we'll soon have a reason to name something after Elizabeth Dole.

E in MD said...



Let's hope we'll soon have a reason to name something after Elizabeth Dole.

By Blogger Ti-Guy, at 5:25 PM


How about we name, the back end of a donkey 'Elizabeth Dole'

That way she can be the ass of an ass. Or Ass^2

Gordo said...

OMG, this is priceless! That's like naming the Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation after Jefferson Davis. :-D

Romantic Heretic said...

Man, you cannot make up stuff this funny.

toujoursdan said...

No no no. They should rename the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the Jesse Helms Act.

thwap said...

For Jesse to get so worked up about the subject, ... well, people will talk.

BC WaterBoy said...

Does Dole have a brain or consciousness?

Frank Frink said...

Does Dole have a brain or consciousness?

Or a sense of persepective?

Ti-Guy said...

Does Dole have a brain or consciousness?

Oh, God no. Inbred.