Back in the day some of the rhetoric that came out of Jesse Helms pie hole was enough to give anyone nightmares. This is a guy who once called The University of North Carolina “The University of Negroes and Communists”. Dude was ultra-right even for the Reagan crowd. Others blasts from the old fossil: “I’m going to sing ‘Dixie’ until she cries.” – which he said to US Sen. Orrin Hatch about Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun. Another was: “The government should spend less money on people with AIDS because they got sick as a result of deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct.” Seriously??? The guy just had such revolting views. As I am getting older, I often read this comic strip and miss a lot of things from the ’80s but that guy is someone the ’80s could have done without!