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Jesse Helms

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U.S. Senator

The Resume

    (October 18, 1921-July 4, 2008)
    President of the North Carolina Banker's Association (1953-1960)
    Conservative Senator from NC (D/R, 1973-2003)
    Member of Committee on Foreign Relations

Why he might be annoying:

    He looked like an old, old version of Eminem.
    He was a staunch segregationist.
    He was reported to harbor racist sentiments till his death.
    He supported some of the worst Conservative policies, especially anti-homosexuality.
    He wishes to cut all foreign aid to poorer countries.
    He was an ally to cruel dictator Augusto Pinochet.
    He supported an El Salvadoran military ruler, Roberto D'Aubisson, who ordered death squads to kill civilians.
    When confronted with this fact, he responded by saying: 'All I know is that D'Aubuisson is a free enterprise man and deeply religious.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was not afraid to speak his mind in today's politically-correct times.
    He served in the Navy during WW II.
    He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
    He was a recipient of the Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police.
    He was voted Most Admired Conservative in Congress by Conservative Digest.
    He remained active and working into his eighties.
    He suffered multiple health setbacks, yet still had an upbeat attitude.
    He was a 33rd Degree member of the Order of Masons.
    He was a Shriner.

Credit: Big Papa

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 135 Votes: 45.93% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 55 Votes: 52.73% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 48 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 25 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 45 Votes: 51.11% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 42 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 46 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 152 Votes: 48.68% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 136 Votes: 45.59% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 131 Votes: 51.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1570 Votes: 54.97% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 488 Votes: 71.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 311 Votes: 71.70% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 781 Votes: 69.53% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 2058 Votes: 70.41% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 5570 Votes: 68.76% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 15570 Votes: 78.08% Annoying