IT'S SPRINGTIME FOR ANDREW SULLIVAN  2:22 pm October 30, 2009

AIDSies Finally Allowed To Fly All Over The Place

by Jim Newell

Jesse Helms' life work, eliminated!Great news, everyone: America is now .0000000001% less insane and bigoted! Barack Obama signed a final administrative repeal today of the Jesse Helms-authored travel and immigration ban on persons with HIV/AIDS. It only took 22 years for our government to realize that the HIV virus is not the very contagious “gay flu.”

You can thank George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) and ex-Sen. Gordon Brown (R) (R-D-R!) for passing this repeal last year (it took them another year to rewrite the rules, officially, or something), which faced no real opposition from anyone except David Vitter, the member of Congress most likely to have secret AIDS.

[Washington Post]

 

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Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Ohhh, I think there is a bit more competition for the secret-AIDS-in-Congress title.

Barry White Zombie October 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

photo caption: “I’ll see you in hell, motherfucker!”

GreatWhiteSnark October 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

But now we’ll need special “fast gay lanes” at immigration at the airport. Or slow gays, whatever..

Yes You Can Own A Piece of History October 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm

No joke, this is huge for my non profit. That funding goes a long way to providing assistance for people living with HIV.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Good. And I sincerely hope that Jesse and Ronnie are still sucking each others cocks in hell forever.

Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

this is long, but just check out this comment from under the WaPo story about this. Jesus.
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“Man, Obama and his minions have gotten outright stupid in there decisions… man..

First he does this Gay rights for Federal workers thing… side steps the law and vote of the people

Then he lift the travel and other restrictions off cuba… they still a communist country, and now the UN is calling for the lifting of the embargo.

His advisors (CZARS) are all pretty much out on the fringes of American thinking.. way out on the fringe. And the White house answrs no questions as to why these people are there!!

His party has grand ideas and no pratcial way to impliment them… but yet talk about it as though its possible. BAH

And now he wants to let in people Affected with Aids into our country. WHY???? so they can get free healthcare?? Isnt it good enough he will give “HIS” people free health care, does he have to make america pay for the World??? I wonder where these aids people coming from… Africa… DOH

Obama .. now ur getting stupid with this stuff.. and you are angering the American people…. Wake up!!! Or continue what you are doing and DESTORY the USA…

In one term.. not even that.. only a quarter of a term and its in shambles.. So much for a Black man being president!! See what you get!

All we get from This goverment is lies… Lies on the health care.. you think any one believes you that this wont raise the deficit?? Not every one is that dumb.. The stimulus package did nothing for our econmoy except put us in BIG DEBT. No jobs created… only jobs created are for CZARS that get paid taxdollars.

This Has become a 35 ring CIRCUS!!!!!

Posted by: ccharles1 | October 30, 2009 2:23 PM “

Pop Socket October 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Swine, on the other hand, have to fly in the baggage compartment.

Pop Socket October 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: Yet another finalist in the WaPo Punditry Contest.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: Jesus indeed. Has Politico already taken over?

dum librul October 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I believe AIDS may actually have David Vitter at this point.

Buzz Feedback October 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Where’s that picture with Helms’ face drawn onto the end of a penis? Somebody scrounge that up. Mush!

Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm

[re=447296]Pop Socket[/re]: Yes, the comment sections on blogs are rife with these geniuses.

proudgrampa October 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: I can’t decide who’s the bigger dick: Jesse Helms or ccharles1.

Jebus.

stew October 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Speaking of racist assholes (don’t you luv my segues?), Lou Dobbs is having a Twana Brawly moment… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/isabel-macdonald/nj-law-enforcement-appear_b_339696.html

ManchuCandidate October 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

It’s too bad that Jesse died before all (Obama’s win, NC voting Demrat, shitting on Jesse’s “legacy”) happened.

AbstinenceOnly Ed October 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Finally, a comparison I can live with. Andrew Sullivan = Hitler. The 12 hour Reich!

SayItWithWookies October 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

There is not a damn thing I will thank Dubya for. Hell, he couldn’t save a couple of babies from a burning building without causing some forseeable yet disastrous consequence.

PrairiePossum October 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]:

Wait ’til ccharles1 finds out about our plan to make Kenya our 51st state and give everyone in Kenya a Wii and a pony as welcome to the neighborhood gifts.

Jim Demintia October 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: His letter proves that he’s right about Obama’s program being too ambitious in one respect: re-education camps are simply unrealistic given the state of the country. We will have to settle for education camps.

GreatWhiteSnark October 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

[re=447313]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: More like a Reich-around….

CrunchyKnee October 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

when will congress get off their pasty asses and make it illegal to fly with “wingnut” – a truly horrible condition if there ever was one. /selah

leftcoaster October 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: with the notable exception of Wonkette and couple of other sites, Internet commenters have destroyed my faith in humanity. It just shows that there is no limit to ignorance and cruelty when there’s no accountability. See also: Viking hordes, every genocide ever, that rape in California last week.

bitchincamaro October 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

This is not what I had in mind for Cocktober, at all. Or Blovember, for that matter.

magic titty October 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: Yeah, and?

Gumboz1953 October 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I’d rather fly with an AIDSie, than a couple of bored pilots surfing Ebay. Or whatever the hell they were doing when they overshot the Greater Bumfuck International Airport.

bitchincamaro October 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: ccharles1 has been caught lifting from the Wonkette commenters, of this I am certain.

proudgrampa October 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=447311]ManchuCandidate[/re]: But he’s gotta be spinning like a top in his grave!!! Wheee!

Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

[re=447325]leftcoaster[/re]: ditto

freakishlystrong October 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: cccharles1, please define “deficit”.

shortsshortsshorts October 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

David Vitter has yet to deny what exactly he did with his AIDS.

V572625694 October 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

“Then he lift the travel and other restrictions off cuba‚Ķ they still a communist country.”

O, Cuba, we fear you and your Communist hordes! They still!

Now China is no problem, because Wal*Mart wouldn’t have anything to sell w/out China to make it.

Bearbloke October 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

[re=447332]Gumboz1953[/re]: I still think those pilots were sexing each other…

Pop Socket October 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm

[re=447304]Doglessliberal[/re]: As a member of the Achenblog boodle, I resemble that remark.

Sharkey October 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

[re=447302]dum librul[/re]: In Russia!

chascates October 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I’ll light up a Cuban cigar with an American flag right now.

Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

[re=447345]Pop Socket[/re]: OK, that one is the exception. More sanity there than other blogs for some reason.

Sharkey October 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

[re=447340]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: David Vitter gave his AIDS to his aides. Who gave it to the maids, who lost it in a game of Texas hold-em charades.

hobospacejunkie October 30, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[re=447325]leftcoaster[/re]: Now what did the Viking Hordes ever do? Benevolent overlords, I say.

Redhead October 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Wait, people with AIDS couldn’t travel? You mean by plane? I honestly did not know this. I’m kind of confused. Other than those wanting to join the mile-high club, who exactly is in danger because of an HIV positive person on a plane? How do they even ban these people?

dum librul October 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm

[re=447346]Sharkey[/re]: In his T cells, you monster.

Snarkalicious October 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I find the alt-text for the photo to be quite apropos to the life work of Jesse Helms, vis-a-vis its similarity to the shit I just took.

Texan Bulldoggette October 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I guess this means Sully is free to stay here with his husband to get to the bottom of Snowbilly’s 5th baby or Bristol’s 1st baby or ….

Creative Nickname October 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm

PROOF!!!! NOBAMA IS AN ILLEGAL KENYAN TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!

Terry October 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

[re=447353]hobospacejunkie[/re]:

The brought craptastic food with them, such as lutefisk and rommegrot.

Lascauxcaveman October 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Shit! Why do George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) and ex-Sen. Gordon Brown (R) HATE AMERICA!!1911!!

SHIT! Here comes a huge-ass planeload of pure 100% refined AIDS virus from some gay country! Spain or something! Run for the hills!!!!911!!!11!

Snarkalicious October 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

[re=447326]bitchincamaro[/re]: Fear not, Dickcember is not far off.

coolcatdaddy October 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

[re=447311]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Yes, too bad. Obama’s win would have killed him.

Vulpes82 October 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm

[re=447325]leftcoaster[/re]: My sentiments exactly.

TGY October 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm

…to be replaced by a travel ban for those people who are acknowledged Republicans?

GreatWhiteSnark October 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

[re=447356]Redhead[/re]: When a foreigner applies for a visa to come to the U.S., he is asked if he has any “communicable disease of public health significance,” and if he answers yes, it is potentially grounds to refuse his request for a visa. HIV/AIDS has been one of those (dis)qualifying diseases.

iwillsavethispatient October 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm

But the AIDs test was the highlight of my pre-Green Card medical check-up.

Remember folks, nothing gets you tail like a piece of paper saying you don’t have AIDs.

Redhead October 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

[re=447418]GreatWhiteSnark[/re]: I mean I figured it was something along those lines. So basically if someone decides that HIV/AIDS is a “communicable disease of public health significance” and then admits it to airport officials (hah), then that person is banned. Wow, sounds like a foolproof and highly-enforceable plan to me.

Besides, what are the Repugnicants so scared of anyway? I mean, with current screening procedures about blood transfusions/donations, they’re not likely to get it unless they’ve been shooting up or having unprotected sex with infected people, so it’s not like they’re in any danger… oh wait…

Atheist Nun October 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Reactions I Expect From Andrew Sullivan:

a.) “Now that Obama has finally done something which directly effects Me, Andrew Sullivan, that also happens to effect other gay people, I will finally acknowledge that he is doing something for all gay people. But mostly, for Andrew Sullivan.

b.) “Not Enough!!!!”

c.) “Obama is just pandering to the British Homosexual Gadflys With AIDS Whose Visas Are Running Out contingent. A cheap ploy to win votes.”

d.) “I’m Seeing Starbursts…”

e.) “Sarah Palin’s Coont.”

bored with gravity October 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

[re=447292]Doglessliberal[/re]: The comments section after this article in the Houston Chronicle, usually the home of righty nutcases, has exploded with this kind of crap today. Not that I was the least surprised.

Doglessliberal October 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

[re=447454]bored with gravity[/re]: even though you expect this bile, it is still disspiriting.

Caitifty October 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

The doctors in San Francisco, Palm Springs, NYC, etc who make a nice living cranking out prescriptions for AIDS meds to gay tourists who didn’t want to bring their own meds with them on their trip in case it ‘outed’ them as having HIV at US customs are gonna be real sad about this.

Oldskool October 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm

You know this news made the dirt on top of Reagan and Helms graves shutter when they started to spin. I bet someone was there taking a piss and witnessed it.

Rotundo October 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

[re=447625]Oldskool[/re]: I can almost imagine the caretaker muttering about re-sodding the plots (just can’t get the damn grass to grow over that spot, tried everything and it just keeps dying off…) and then seeing the stone jumping around….

PoignancySelz October 30, 2009 at 6:55 pm

[re=447348]chascates[/re]: It’s OK to burn an American flag if it’s “Made in China”???.

Gumboz1953 October 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm

[re=447343]Bearbloke[/re]: Heavy breathing on the cockpit voice recorder. Cockpit. Get it? .

new complexnegro October 31, 2009 at 2:18 am

Is it me or does Jesse Helms look like the dirty old pervert down the street who would try to stick in in your pre pubsecent daughter when no one else was around?

Starrigavan October 31, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Jesse Helms. A man who raped his black maid in the 1930′s. Then he and his rich family made everyone keep the daughter of that union a secret for decades. Yep. He was a modern, deeply twisted, self-loathing, bigoted republican before it was cool. The spiritual father of Larry Craig, David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, and Mark Sanford. What. A. Douche.

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