Thursday, July 10, 2008


He wouldn't honor Jesse Helms so he was forced into early retirement. Good for him.

"Regardless of any executive proclamation, I do not want the flags at the North Carolina Standards Laboratory flown at half staff to honor Jesse Helms any time this week," Eason wrote just after midnight, according to e-mail messages released in response to a public records request.

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.

Jesse Helms was a racist, homophobic asshole. He deserved nothing but our scorn.

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