Jesse Helms, RIP

Former North Carolina Senator and long term Conservative icon Jesse Helms has passed away at age 86. I had the priviledge of meeting him one time, briefly, and I told him I didn’t agree with everything he did. He said “that’s OK, as long as you believe in the big things that Conservatives stand for. We can quibble about the small things later.”

Yup, comments are closed at the Huff Post. Go figure.

The nastiness has already started at AMERICAblog.

One DUer starts a nice thread about Jesse, a few follow along. It only takes to the 5th comment for standard hate comments to start.

You stay classy, Kosbats.

No more, last dumpster dive today.

Related: More typical Moonbat douchebaggery. I do not begrudge the 1st Amendment Right to protest, but, sheesh, show a little decorum and compassion, nutjobs! Give the people who took the pledge and just became fellow Americans their day. Heck, even the story included some douchebaggery.

Gateway Pundit shows us who was involved, and has video.

Back to Jesse: Sister Toldjah has quite a bit on Senator Helms.

Jammie Wearing Fool catchs lots of Left wing seething hate in the left-o-sphere, as well.

And, since I have, at least a few times, called out Pam Spaulding, a fellow North Carolinian, for moonbattery, I will take this opportunity to highlight her post, which, while she certainly disagreed with him on policy, she doesn’t take the opportunity to personally destroy him, in fact, she offers her condolences.

More: I received an email back from WRAL regarding the permalink mentioned at Sister Toldjah’s and Jammie Wearing Fools, which they were alerted to. WRAL says specifically it is not theirs, they do not use permalinks beyond the numbers (go to WRAL and pass the pointer over a story), and you can do that with pretty much any permalink. For instance, if you copy and paste http://www.thepiratescove.us/2008/07/04/jesse-helms-rip/?awesomedude in your browser bar, you will get the this very post.

This is what I recieved from one of the WRAL Web Editors (I am leaving the name out, though she did say she would appreciate me spreading the word. A copy of it is available on request)

Hi William,

Some sites linking to our Jesse Helms story are apparently manipulating the URL to make it appear that WRAL has a bias against Mr. Helms. We would never publish something in such bad taste.

The part with the question mark is NOT a part of the official URL and NOT generated by WRAL.com. The official URL is here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/1755723/.

According to our technical team, anyone can tack on a question mark and words to a URL and the link will appear to load. It seems someone is looking to stir up trouble.

Kelly H.
Web Editor
WRAL.com

Even more compassion from the Left: TBogg – Hell Gets A Little More Crowded

The Seething continues in the Washington Post comments section, with such gems as

storageboy wrote:
Every day that an unmitigated a.s.shole like Helms dies is a good day.
I regret only one thing: His death was painless.

Wonkette – Jesse Helms Finally Dead

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3 Responses to “Jesse Helms, RIP”

  1. RIP, Senator Jesse Helms (UPDATED)…

    CNN reports:
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina Republican who became an icon to conservatives, died Friday at the age of 86, a senior congressional source said.
    The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, a…

  2. manbearpig says:

    I wonder if when Senator Byrd of WV kicks off, the hateful, racist comments will be as prevalent on the left.

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