Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Seriously.

Somebody read this and tell me that movement conservatism in the United States is anything other than a big screaming "fuck you!" to decency and compassion:

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) has introduced “an amendment to name an HIV/AIDS relief bill after the recently deceased Jesse Helms ... 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.’”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your example does not even come close. See
http://newsok.com/rineharts-comic-book-targets-foes/article/3271203/?tm=1216280078 (Hope that link works).
I apologize to my fellow Oklahomans for exposing our little problem to the world here but hey, all you can do sometimes is laugh.
Actual comic book available at:
http://downloads.newsok.com/documents/rinehartcartoon.pdf
Once again, apologies. -DP

Dale said...

DP, no need to apologize. Oklahoma is not your fault. It's no one's fault, really. It's sad and tragic and wrong, but I don't blame you for it.