Monday, July 28, 2008


Obscene: Dole tries to name AIDS bill after Helms

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) introduced an amendment that would have added the name of Jesse Helms to the title of the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria bill that is before the Senate.

Take a minute to think about this. Helms, who died a few weeks ago ago, was the nation's most vociferous foe of federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs from the epidemic's beginning until he left the Senate. So why would anyone want to include any mention of Helms in support of this Bill? Unless it’s strictly to insult everyone suffering or perished from HIV/AIDS.

Recall that Helms said that gays caused the AIDS epidemic and victimized Ryan White, threaten the survival of the American family, are in a battle against American values, and have the ultimate aim of having the American people accept "their perverted lifestyle". (WHAT A CHARMER)

Dole can be given feedback about her amendment here. She is in a tough race for re-election against Democrat Kay Hagan. Perhaps it's time Liddy went back to the Red Cross.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,


Crazy and totally illogical, as per usual...

Didn't Helms also claim that gays were responisble for Hurricane Katrina?

Or was that another one just like the other one?

Tell me, why IS the world of politics so whacky? (Rhetorical question... no reply necessary!)

Sometimes I just don't GET IT!

[I remember reading, somewhere, something to the effect that, "when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace..."]


Anonymous said...

I find it amazing at this time in our nation's history, that any of our elected representatives would be so callus in such a gesture.

Helmes was as heartless as Strom Thurmond. The two were like a dynamic duo of hate. She motions to include this creatures name on such a bill?

Only in South Carolina!
ok, Mississippi too.

Anonymous said...

dont forget Senator Byrd. KKK

Anonymous said...

Mike, the bill in question is easy to find if you have the congressional record for the session calendar. Its online.

Look for: the bill S. 2731, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and for other purposes.

The Act would be named after former Reps. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Henry Hyde (R-IL), who worked together in their last years in Congress to achieve bipartisan support for federal funding for the fight against these diseases.