Jul 16, 2008

Elizbeth Dole Tries To Play a Joke on AIDS

Elizabeth Dole is a huge prankster. What is she up to this week, you ask? Well, how about attempting to name an HIV/AIDS relief bill after Jesse Helms? May as well, I mean, the old demon just died and he did soooo much work for AIDS and HIV.
Jesse Helms, the man who in 1987 described AIDS prevention literature as "so obscene, so revolting, I may throw up."

Jesse Helms, the man who in 1988 vigorously opposed the Kennedy-Hatch AIDS research bill, saying, "There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy."

Jesse Helms, the man who in 1995 said (in opposition to refunding the Ryan White Act) that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their "deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct."

Jesse Helms, the man who in 2002 announced that he'd changed his mind about AIDS funding for Africa, but not for American gays, because homosexuality "is the primary cause of the doubling and redoubling of AIDS cases in the United States."

Now, that guy deserves something special. Also, we should name the next bill giving military aid to Israel after Hitler.

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