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The Last American Moral Stand

jesse-helms-sized.jpgHow often do you see someone (aside from our brave men and women in uniform of course) sacrifice themselves for a moral cause?

I think I love L.F. Eason III.

L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he’d ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.
Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half-staff Monday, as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley.
When a superior ordered the lab to follow the directive, Eason decided to retire rather than pay tribute to Helms. After several hours’ delay, one of Eason’s employees hung the flags at half-staff.
He told his staff that he did not think it was appropriate to honor Helms because of his “doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice” and his opposition to civil rights bills and the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Good on him. Now, will somebody give this man a job?

In other news, Jesse Helms has finally made his way into the bowels of Hell, where they’re firing up the pit roast. Burn. In. Hell. You lousy racist fuck.

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Liberal compassion strikes again! Seriously, every time I hear some leftist claim how hard hearted and mean Republicans are by nature, I think of posts like this and realize that whatever my faults as a person on the right are, I snicker at the thought of "liberal compassion."

I save my compassion for when it is appropriate to be compassionate. Jesse Helms was a piece of shit.

Let's give Mr. Eason a job with the state of West Virginia. That way, when Sen. Byrd finally kicks the bucket, we can see if Eason will again make a stand on not lowering the flag for "some racist fuck."

I won't hold my breath...

It's been a pretty nauseating week here in NC. A thick-skulled bigot is being lauded as a national hero because apparently, defending institutional racism and denying desperately needed aid to millions based on one's religious prejudices can be balanced out by helping a few people straighten out their disability checks. Fine American, that.

Eason, meanwhile, is being raked over the coals.

I've stopped reading my local newspaper for a while.