Friday, July 04, 2008

Now we'll see if Bill Hicks was right about Jesse Helms: "I always wondered about Jesse's collection of little shoes."

From CNN: "WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina Republican who became an icon to conservatives, died Friday at the age of 86, a senior congressional source said."

Comedian Bill Hicks is no longer with us, but he pays tribute to Jesse Helms from beyond the grave in the audio clip posted below. It's a tragedy that Bill lived only 32 years, but given his passion and fury against stupidity, inequality, corruption and greed. I can't see how he would have lasted any longer than he did. In George W. Bush's America, Hicks would have self-immolated on a nightclub stage.

No one lampooned the poor and less fortunate like Jesse Helms, and no one lampooned the likes of Jesse Helms like Bill Hicks.

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