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  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Jesse Helms' FBI file: Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations

    05/26/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    WRAL-TV [Raleigh, NC] ^ | May 26, 2010 | WRAL Investigates
    Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations are all included in the nearly 1,600 pages of just-released FBI documents into the life of the late Jesse Helms. The WRAL Investigates team filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year to get the files on North Carolina's longest-serving senator. Helms died on July 4, 2008, at 86 after years of declining health. The documents show the former five-term U.S. senator had plenty of enemies and that he thought his own government was one of them...
  • The Shame of the Senate

    08/27/2009 10:46:25 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 24 replies · 1,358+ views
    August 27,2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    <p>According to the MSM Sen. Ted Kennedy was the "lion of the senate" and was the scion of "America's Royal Family.". Time to set the record straight.</p> <p>Truth be told, Ted Kennedy was one of biggest boorish pigs ever to walk the corridors of the U.S. Senate and he came from a family of gangsters, bootleggers, elections fixers, ward bosses, philanderers, drug addicts, and alcoholics. Perhaps the most over rated family in the entire country. It is truly amazing that these pathetic losers don't have their own reality show yet.</p>
  • N.C. lawmakers divided on honoring Jesse Helms' life

    06/09/2009 6:52:33 PM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies · 1,051+ views
    WRAL ^ | June 9, 2009
    RALEIGH, N.C. — One of the most polarizing political figures in North Carolina history remains that way for some almost a year after his death. The state's General Assembly honored the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms on Tuesday, with a joint resolution and speeches praising the conservative Republican's integrity, honesty and patriotism. But in a rare move for such occasions, more than two dozen lawmakers boycotted the vote to honor Helms. Most were black Democrats like Sen. Floyd McKissick of Durham County, who said Helms opposed civil rights for blacks too long and too hard for him to forget. The...
  • Jesse Helms warning

    11/25/2008 2:23:43 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Quote from Jesse Helms in 1987 to the President. "A careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working in concert with the masters of the Kremlin in order to create what some refer to as a “New World Order.” Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberg Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called new world order in powerful business, financial,...
  • Jesse Helms Was No Hero (Juan Williams Alert)

    07/12/2008 6:24:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies · 212+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2008 | Juan Williams
    In death, Sen. Jesse Helms is being honored as a conservative hero. My question is why? Yes, the six-term senator defined right-wing political stands against communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and the former Soviet Union. Yes, he blocked international treaties that limited U.S. sovereignty. And, yes, he was masterful in his use of direct mail to stir contributions to conservative causes. But "Senator No" also created an angry, scolding, close-minded face for the modern GOP, exactly opposite to the sunny optimism of Ronald Reagan. Helms did not invite people into the party; to the contrary, he seemed to delight in excluding...
  • Jesse Helms and the Dialog On Race

    07/10/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 175+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    When the newborn is shown to a bunch of women, you always hear the same lies: “what a beautiful baby.” The fact is that the parents are grateful that it has ten toes and fingers. And the wrinkled little tyke is anything but beautiful; we’re just glad that it’s finally out and alive. The same with that “dialog on race” that the MSM is always wishing for. It’s a lie. Here is what the MSM looks for in a dialog on race.
  • Ham Presents: Real Heroes of Liberalism (With apologies to Bud Light)

    07/10/2008 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 11 replies · 1,041+ views
    Ham Blog ^ | 7/9/08 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Mary Katharine Ham Presents: Real Heroes of Liberalism (With apologies to Bud Light) Today, we salute you, Mr. Quit the Only Job He Ever Had Rather Than Honor Jesse Helms Guy. (Mr. Quit the Only Job He Ever Had Rather Than Honor Jesse Helms Guy!) You've shown us the truest example of petulant, ineffectual grandstanding by disobeying a gubernatorial order to fly flags at half mast in honor of the late North Carolina senator. (Speaking truth to power!) Not content to voice your disdain for Helms' so-called "doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice" in the traditional ways, you operated with...
  • Was Holtz Fired For Friendship With Jesse Helms?

    07/07/2008 7:55:26 PM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 4 replies · 145+ views
    sports by brooks ^ | today | brooks
    By way of the South Bend Tribune comes a story about the relationship between Lou Holtz and former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. As EDSBS points out, Holtz is an interesting guy to say the least. Lou Holtz Sports Illustrated Cover Lou Holtz met Jesse Helms during his coaching stint at North Carolina State. According to Holtz, Helms used his political influence to help Lou build the program. In his autobiography, “Wins, Losses and Lessons”, Holtz explains how the friendship later cost him his job at Arkansas. “When he ran for the U.S. Senate … Jesse asked me to do...
  • How Jesse Helms Made a Difference [Outstanding Tribute Alert]

    07/05/2008 4:00:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 189+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | John Fund
    If Ronald Reagan was the sunny and optimistic face of modern conservatism, the uncompromisingly defiant exemplar of it was Jesse Helms, who died yesterday at age 86. While Reagan has undergone a revisionist makeover by many historians who now recognize his accomplishments, Helms is still the conservative liberals most love to hate. But while they still disdain his views, many liberal groups are now using their own forms of the rhetorical and campaign techniques that Helms honed to perfection. Jesse Helms was an influential television commentator in North Carolina when he decided to leave the Democratic Party, winning a U.S....
  • U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died

    07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT · by jern · 250 replies · 1,601+ views
    jesse helms has passed away
  • Helms' Wife Says He Has Dementia, In Convalescent Center

    04/02/2006 3:16:45 PM PDT · by Howlin · 114 replies · 2,977+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 2, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in increasingly poor health before and since he left office three years ago, has vascular dementia and has moved into a convalescent center near his home, The News & Observer reported Sunday. "He has his good days and his bad days," his wife, Dot Helms, told the newspaper. "He still sees friends. Company is good for him. He is still signing books. But he is not able to conduct any business or make any speeches." The 84-year-old Republican has been slowed by a variety of illnesses, including a bone disorder, prostate cancer...
  • Bono Dines With Jesse Helms

    12/13/2005 2:28:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | December 13, 2005 | PAUL NOWELL
    Bono and Jesse Helms? Not only are they friends, but the Irish rocker and archconservative former North Carolina senator also share a common cause: fighting AIDS in Africa.
  • WSJ: Religion and the Court - The instructive case of Anthony Kennedy.

    10/11/2005 5:41:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 27 replies · 822+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Allow us to recall the case of Anthony Kennedy.... Mr. Helms said to Judge Kennedy, "I think you know where I stand on abortion." Mr. Kennedy "smiled and answered, 'Indeed I do and I admire it. I am a practicing Catholic.'"... "...Mr. Helms interpreted the response to mean that Judge Kennedy is opposed to abortion and would look favorably on any case in which the Court's earlier decision striking down the abortion laws of all 50 states might be overturned." Reagan nominated Mr. Kennedy, who dodged the abortion issue at his confirmation hearings. Mr. Helms voted for him. And we...
  • Former senator slams Weld in memoirs

    08/30/2005 9:19:41 AM PDT · by jackieaxe · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 30 | Dave Wedge
    Conservative former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms in his newly published memoir boasts of slapping down former Bay State Gov. William F. Weld's Mexico ambassadorship and accuses him of abandoning his Massachusetts duties. Weld ``resigned the position to which the people of Massachusetts elected him and took up a public-relations war centered on attacking me – as if no one had done that before,'' the North Carolina Republican writes in ``Here's Where I Stand.'' Helms, whose memoir hits bookstores today, delights in his single-handed denial of the Weld ambassadorship in 1997 – and in outwitting Weld, now running for New York...
  • Fred Barnes: Still at the Helm (NC's beloved former senator continues to fight the good fight)

    08/27/2005 1:02:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 651+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    Raleigh, N.C. JESSE HELMS doesn't miss Washington. After 30 years in the Senate, he retired in 2002. "I was just so glad to get home," he says. Helms and his wife Dot live in the brick house that used to belong to her father. It's minutes from the state capitol and close to his small office. It's been their Raleigh home for more than a half-century. Their daughter Jane and her family live next door. Helms drops by his office most days, watches C-SPAN occasionally, but keeps his political activity to a minimum. Looking back at his years in Washington,...
  • Whatever happened to liberal compassion?

    04/26/2005 3:48:00 PM PDT · by WJHII · 13 replies · 398+ views
    http://www.nbeaujon.com ^ | April 26, 2005 | N Beaujon
    Whatever happened to liberal compassion? by N. Beaujon April 26, 2005 Given that liberals are the most spoiled demographic on earth and “Democrat” is just another name for an overindulged, entitled pedantic, whatever happened to liberal compassion? The Party of Do-Gooders has turned into a pie-throwing, salad dressing slinging, venomous, hate mongering mob whose only agenda seems to be to antagonize conservatives and humiliate people of faith. I guess it’s easy to be “compassionate” when everything’s going your way. Yesterday, Howard Dean (and we all know who he is) had another emotional vomit session and squealed that Republicans were “evil”,...
  • Was N.C. the savior of GOP? (Reagan in 1976)

    04/24/2005 10:07:16 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 892+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 4/24/05 | ROB CHRISTENSEN
    You could have stuck a fork in Ronald Reagan. Or so everyone thought in 1976. The California governor had lost five presidential primaries in a row. His campaign was $2 million in debt, forcing him to give up his campaign plane and fly commercial. And Republican party leaders all over the country were telling him to pack it in. But not everyone was urging Reagan to quit. Sen. Jesse Helms didn't think he should, nor did Raleigh attorney Tom Ellis nor their Raleigh-based political machine, the National Congressional Club. In March 1976, Helms, Ellis and company saved Reagan's political career...
  • Beware China's ties to the Taliban

    10/14/2001 7:47:24 AM PDT · by ExpandNATO · 12 replies · 364+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2001 | Jesse Helms
    <p>The deadly attacks on the United States in New York and Washington prompted some suggestions that the U.S. must work with Communist China to combat international terrorism. This is a badly misguided proposal that merits a hasty burial. Given the resolve the Bush administration has displayed toward China to date, it is unlikely to fall into this trap.</p>
  • Helms Fears Clinton Will Head U.N.

    02/01/2005 2:47:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,197+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 01, 2005
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — They may both be out of office, but Bill Clinton remains the ultimate boogeyman for former Sen. Jesse Helms. In a fund-raising letter for his senatorial library, Helms invokes the specter of the former president leading the United Nations after Kofi Annan retires next year. "I'm sure you might agree that putting a left-wing, undisciplined and ethically challenged former president of the United States into a position of such power would be a tragic mistake," wrote the 83-year-old Republican, who left office in 2003 after five terms.
  • Saddam's Man in Washington (The first conviction in the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal)

    01/27/2005 6:46:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SAMIR VINCENT WAS VISITING BAGHDAD when Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. He had not lived in his native Iraq for some three decades, having left in 1958 for the United States and a track-and-field career that would later land him in the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame. Maybe Vincent's presence in Iraq was simply bad timing.Although Americans were not exactly hostages in the tense days after the invasion, they were not free to leave Iraq. So when Vincent, a naturalized citizen, and Illinois businessman Michael Saba managed to escape by taking a taxicab...
  • Jesse Helms Sets Example for Our Youth

    10/21/2004 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 278+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10-07-04 | Falwell, Jerry
    Jesse Helms Sets Example for Our Youth Jerry Falwell Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) tells us: “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” That is the powerful promise of God to His people and it is very pertinent today as we accelerate our efforts to reclaim our nation’s Christian heritage from the secularists who wish to redefine America in their image. (I sincerely hope that...
  • A frail Helms celebrates tobacco buyout at Burr rally

    10/20/2004 5:33:02 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 9 replies · 654+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | October 20, 2004 | David Rice
    A frail Helms celebrates buyout He endorses Burr, says early goodbye at rally in SmithfieldBy David Rice JOURNAL RALEIGH BUREAU SMITHFIELD, N.C. In what was once a hub of Jesse Helms' political strength in Eastern North Carolina, almost 4,000 people filled a tobacco warehouse last night to hear Helms, an icon for conservatives, pass the torch to the next generation - and perhaps to say goodbye. With his wife, Dot, at his side, Helms, the man who spent 30 years as a conservative lightning rod in the Senate, hobbled out on a walker in front of a crowd gathered to...
  • Iraq Weapons Hunter Was Stymied By Albright

    10/07/2004 8:34:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 7,622+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/7/04 | Carl Limbacher
    United Nations - CIA-Iraq chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, whose report cast doubt on Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, was blocked from reaching that same conclusion in 1999-2000 by the Clinton White House. Before officially joining the CIA weapons hunt earlier this year, Duelfer spent more than 8 years hunting WMD at the United Nations, first for the noted Swede Rolf Ekeus, than the flamboyant Aussie Richard Butler. Butler, known for his repeated clashes with Iraq officials, was eventually forced out of his U.N. job by the French and Russian ambassadors in June...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • Report shows Smokies 'beginning to die' [ Our Forrests

    04/15/2004 2:54:31 PM PDT · by kemosabe · 116 replies · 831+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Thursday April 15, 2004 | Associated Press
    GATLINBURG, Tenn. A new report by the National Parks Conservation Association on the future of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park paints a dire picture. "This park is beginning to die," said Tom Kiernan, the conservation group's president. "This assessment clearly shows the park is in danger, and its long-term viability is at risk." High ozone levels, acid rain, continued underfunding and a proposed road on the north shore of Fontana Lake in North Carolina are combining to endanger the park's future, Kiernan said. Much of the damage could be slowed or prevented if certain steps are taken, he said,...
  • When The House Looks Like The Senate

    03/22/2004 3:33:22 PM PST · by Chapita · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Free Congress Foundation ^ | March 22nd, 2004 | Paul M. Weyrich
    When I first went to work in the United States Senate, I frequently accompanied Senator Gordon Allott (R-Co.) to the Senate floor. There I watched as Senators had to cast vote after vote on liberal issues which often were unrelated to the legislation at hand. I asked the Senator what was going on? He replied: It's all politics. The liberals want to use these votes in the next election. The liberal ploy went unanswered for many years. Time and again moderate and conservative Senators had to explain why they voted to deprive poor children of milk, or voted for dirty...
  • Oil for Scandal

    03/18/2004 5:19:19 AM PST · by OESY · 25 replies · 586+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>The $100 billion Iraqi Oil for Food program was by far the largest relief operation in the history of the United Nations. By extension, it's rapidly becoming the U.N.'s largest-ever scandal.</p> <p>After months of stonewalling, Secretary General Kofi Annan conceded Tuesday that the program was worthy of an internal investigation. It's a step forward, but it's not nearly enough for an organization that so far has shown it can't be trusted to police itself. That's why the April hearings by Henry Hyde's House Committee on International Relations will be so important. Oil for Food is a legitimate U.S. concern, for reasons that go well beyond the fact that U.S. taxpayers foot about a quarter of the U.N.'s bills.</p>
  • Helms figures into Edwards’ campaign (sort of)

    01/27/2004 3:49:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 129+ views
    News & Record ^ | 1/27/04 | Eric Dyer
    Helms figures into Edwards’ campaign By Eric Dyer, Staff Writer News & Record 1-27-04 PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — He never met Jesse Helms in an election, but to hear Democrat John Edwards’ presidential campaign speeches, he essentially did. Edwards likes to boast that he repeatedly beats long odds to achieve the unthinkable. One example is how as a political novice six years ago, he knocked off Republican Sen. Lauch Faircloth and took his seat in Congress. But Edwards does not mention Faircloth by name. Instead, he calls him a candidate who was part of the “Helms political machine.” “They said, “That...
  • In Braun-Helms Fight, Senate Searched Soul (WP Puff Piece)

    12/12/2003 12:32:08 PM PST · by sr4402 · 139+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 ; Page A08 | Helen Dewar
    THE CONTENDERS : Defining Issues In Braun-Helms Fight, Senate Searched Soul By Helen Dewar Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 12, 2003; Page A08 Second in an occasional series At first, many senators failed to see the trouble ahead, figuring they were just doing a harmless favor for a colleague and one of his favorite groups. But, for then-Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), renewal of a federal patent for the insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy -- which featured the first national flag of the Confederacy encased in a wreath -- was anything but a harmless exercise. The...
  • Re-visit: Jesse Helm's Speech to the UN 1/29/2000

    11/19/2003 8:12:09 PM PST · by KC Burke · 4 replies · 163+ views
    Newsmax archives ^ | 1/29/2000 | Jesse Helms
    Text of Sen. Jesse Helms' Speech to U.N. January 29, 2000 Address by United States Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, before the United Nations Security Council, January 20, 2000 Mr. President, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen: I genuinely appreciate your welcoming me here this morning. You are distinguished world leaders and it is my hope that there can begin, this day, a pattern of understanding and friendship between you who serve your respective countries in the United Nations and, those of us who serve not only in the United States Government but also...
  • Fifth District race getting interesting [NC - plus statewide races]

    08/21/2003 7:48:05 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 35 replies · 2,080+ views
    Fifth District race getting interesting Many political observers in the Triad think that the entrance of Ed Broyhill into the congressional race hurts state Sen. Virginia Foxx the most. She was counting on her base of support outside of Forysth County, and particularly in the northwestern mountain counties, to at least get her into a runoff with one of the many Forysth candidates. But Broyhill has obvious connections, family and personal, in many of those same counties. One of those competing for the nomination,Nathan Tabor of Kernersville, reportedly fired a previous set of consultants because they had proposed a campaign...
  • Helms endorses Cobey for governor

    07/30/2003 4:48:37 PM PDT · by Prospero · 21 replies · 294+ views
    The Raleigh Noise & Distruber ^ | 7/30/2003 | The Associated Press
    The Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has endorsed Bill Cobey for governor, calling the former state Republican Party head "an honorable, capable and vigorous leader."In a letter to "Republican Friends Everywhere," Helms credited Cobey with helping in the GOP's rise in North Carolina."I have seen how tirelessly Bill Cobey has worked for sound, conservative Republican principles in our state - and across America. He is a fine, capable and decent family man with a head full of common sense," Helms wrote.Cobey, 64, announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for governor last week. Other Republicans...
  • IRAQ/WMD: What did Clinton & Senate Dems know & when(HYPOCRISY=DEMS; SEE FOR YOURSELF)

    07/19/2003 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 120 replies · 5,548+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 7/19/03 | Various Senators
    [ED. NOTE: Following are excerpts from the 1998 Congressional Record. They are EXTREMELY revealing as to who was wringing their hands over the danger posed to U.S. security by Iraq and its WMD just five years ago, and who was calling Iraq’s actions that year a "crisis." These debates led to passage of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, WHICH MADE REGIME CHANGE IN IRAQ UNITED STATES POLICY. Please bear with this long post. It’s crucial ammunition for anyone who wants clear, unambiguous evidence of Democrat hypocrisy on Iraq and WMD.] [BEGIN EXCERPTS: Click link above to search the full...
  • Jesse Helms Speaks Out On Health, France's Role In Recent War (also a zinger on Edwards!)

    05/01/2003 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 35 replies · 339+ views
    WRAL-TV 5 (Raleigh, NC) ^ | May 1, 2003 | David Crabtree
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- Last year at this time, the headlines focused on Jesse Helms. He had just undergone a serious heart surgery that kept him in intensive care for weeks. WRAL talked with the former Senator about his health, the war, the French and Sen. John Edwards.</p>
  • Castano to announce run for Charlotte mayor [GOP primary challenge]

    04/21/2003 9:14:13 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 10 replies · 525+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/17/2003 | MICHELLE CROUCH
    Stage is likely set for GOP's first contested primary since 1997 MICHELLE CROUCH Staff Writer For the first time since 1997, Republican voters in Charlotte may have a choice in who they nominate to be the city's next mayor. Former Charlotte City Council member Mike Castano, a staunch conservative, will announce his candidacy at 6 p.m. Monday. He'll likely run against four-term Mayor Pat McCrory in the Republican primary, setting up a race that will focus largely on McCrory's support of a new $265 million basketball arena. "We need to repair our roads and meet the needs of our citizens...
  • But Strom Did In '48!(The Bell Curve)

    12/18/2002 9:12:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies · 307+ views
    TheFreePress ^ | December 18, 2002 | by Alexander Cockburn
    It's one of the staple and indeed few remaining pleasures of American political life. A Republican taken with drink, speaking unguardedly near a live microphone, or in Trent Lott's case, coasting through a ritual farewell speech on automatic pilot, dropping a racist gibe or fond salute to America's dark past. The rituals of outrage, apology, self-abasement, renewed outrage, deeper self-abasement, forgiveness or rejection duly follow. Sometimes, the sinner is ceremoniously booted into oblivion, as happened with Richard Nixon's secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, or Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt. Sometimes, as is now happening in Lott's case, the...
  • Thurmond, Helms shaped American politics in their different ways

    10/07/2002 8:57:05 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 244+ views
    Media General News Service ^ | 06 October 2002 | KIRSTEN B. MITCHELL
    WASHINGTON -- They're frequently lumped together, two Southern Republican stalwarts who are retiring after a combined 78 years in the Senate. Though no other politicians so greatly influenced the emergence of the Republican Party in the South, Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Strom Thurmond of South Carolina wielded starkly different styles.Helms never wavered on race. Thurmond did.Helms' hard-line and combative legislative style sharply contrasted Thurmond's more peaceable political persona.Helms disliked politics, and said he would gladly return home if that's what the voters wanted. Thurmond embraced the fray, thriving on glad-handing and campaigning.Helms fought tough election battles, winning by...
  • Remembering an American Insurrection (Michelle Malkin)

    09/26/2002 11:08:45 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 55 replies · 491+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27th, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin (archive)(printer-friendly version)September 27, 2002Remembering an American insurrection Forty years ago this month, a lone black man named James Meredith faced off against an angry mob of thousands of white segregationists on the campus of the University of Mississippi. After a violent clash that left two people dead, 48 American soldiers injured, and 30 U.S. Marshals with gunshot wounds, a dignified Meredith sat in the registrar's office with stunned college officials and signed the forms that led to the historic integration of a fiercely resistant Ole Miss. The incident, dubbed the Battle of Oxford, is mostly ignored in public...
  • Reno, Smith Trail in U.S. Primary Returns

    09/10/2002 7:41:28 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 144+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/02 | John Whitesides
    Former Attorney General Janet Reno trailed in early returns in a Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary plagued by voting foul-ups on Tuesday, and New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith lagged behind his Republican challenger. Voters picked candidates in 12 states and the District of Columbia on the busiest primary day of the year, setting the November line-ups for 10 governor's races, four Senate seats and several House campaigns that could be crucial to determining control of Congress. In an echo of Florida's disputed 2000 presidential election, Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, the brother of President Bush, ordered the state's polls to stay open...
  • A Dearth of Information About the Jesse Helms Senate Seat(My Title)

    09/04/2002 5:29:06 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 23 replies · 553+ views
    Jim Parker For Senate Website ^ | January 2002 | Jim Parker
    BODY { scrollbar-3d-light-color:#OOCCFF; scrollbar-arrow-color:#ff0000; scrollbar-base-color:#ffffff; scrollbar-dark-shadow-color:#000000; scrollbar-face-color:#OOCCFF; scrollbar-highlight-color:#0000ff; scrollbar-shadow-color:#000000} Welcome Sign up Here for Campaign E-Updates Paid for by the:Jim Parker for Senate Campaign P.O. Box 2571 Lumberton, NC 28359 Take the Parker - Dole Poll Jim Parker's Radio and Television Spots        I am a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and I need your help in saving the Republican Party from itself.         Since last summer when Senator Helms announced his retirement, Republican leaders in Washington and Raleigh have been working feverishly to sell North Carolinians on the idea of Elizabeth Dole as our next...
  • Senate Committee Votes for U.N. Gender Treaty

    07/31/2002 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Damocles · 7 replies · 329+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 31, 2002 | Jeff Johnson
    Senate Committee Votes for U.N. Gender TreatyJeff Johnson, CNSNews.comWednesday, July 31, 2002 WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Tuesday for ratification of a controversial United Nations treaty opposed by a number of conservative women's groups. The committee recommended ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by a vote of 12 to seven. Republicans Gordon Smith of Oregon and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island crossed party lines to join all 10 committee Democrats in voting for the agreement. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., chairman of the committee, said CEDAW "can be...
  • Politicians And Hollywood

    06/07/2002 9:12:52 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 327+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 6-5-02 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Politicians And HollywoodBy Reed Irvine and Cliff KincaidJune 5, 2002 Politicians love to get Hollywood celebrities on Capitol Hill to push their pet causes. Bisexual rock star Elton John was there pleading for more AIDS money. Julia Roberts was there recently to plead for more spending on Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that mainly targets young girls. This terrible disease renders them unable to communicate or control bodily functions. Roberts broke down in tears as she described the death of Abigail Brodsky, a 10-year-old Brooklyn girl with the disease. Before dying, the young girl was able to film a...
  • Both parties seek global AIDS funds

    05/12/2002 6:59:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 340+ views
    New York Times (via San Jose Mercury News) ^ | 12 May 2002 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    <p>WASHINGTON - An unusual coalition of lawmakers is pressing President Bush to increase global spending on AIDS by hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.</p> <p>The Bush administration has budgeted $780 million for the global AIDS fight this year. Thursday, however, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee voted to add $200 million in global AIDS money to an emergency measure for homeland security and military spending. The White House had not asked for the money.</p>
  • We unite against detruction of the textile industry (article by Jesse Helms and Ernest Hollings)

    04/21/2002 5:53:23 AM PDT · by southernnorthcarolina · 22 replies · 472+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 21, 2002 | Jesse Helms and Ernest Hollings
    We unite against destruction of textile industry JESSE HELMS AND ERNEST F. HOLLINGS Special to The Observer For nearly 30 years, we have served together in the U.S. Senate as colleagues representing both Carolinas. There have been times we've agreed and times we've disagreed -- always agreeably. There has been an uninterrupted consistency in our support of our country's textile and apparel industry, the hard-working men and women who have labored in its textile mills, and the communities that depend on the continued vitality of the textile industry. Never has there been a more crucial time than now for us...
  • The Rub With the International Criminal Court

    04/14/2002 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 271+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4/15/02 | Dave Eberhart
    Now that the ICC is a reality, the stirrings of criticism and fear that have been engendered by the new forum for prosecuting crimes against humanity are once percolating to a rapid boil. Some of the most paranoid recall the image of General Hap Arnold, hero of the American air forces during World War Two, reflecting only half tongue-in-cheek that it was a good thing the Allies won the war, or it might be he -- not Herman Goering -- in the dock at Nuremberg. But what exactly is the Court’s shortcoming that has folks such as Jesse Helms, R-N.C.,...