Re: And Speaking of Stinky Paper

From: Diana Bloomfield ^lt;>
Date: 12/14/04-08:26:48 AM Z
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Hi Susan,

This is really off the subject...but in answer to your question--Helms
is still alive--around 84--in and out of the hospital a lot and pretty
frail. I don't think he's currently doing any serious damage, though he
did vote this year... He maintains the Jesse Helms Center
Foundation, which--in part--"promotes traditional American values..."
and invites folks like Condaleeza Rice to speak. And not exactly a
"photo essay," but for what it's worth--here's a link on what he was up
to most of his life:
Now I wish I could segue this back into a topic about alt of antiquated things... I would love to
take a daguerreotype workshop. How difficult/expensive/time
consuming/toxic is this process? I'm not even sure I spelled it


On Dec 14, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Susan Huber wrote:

> This is off the subject- but; being in another country probably
> doesn't
> qualify my next statement- is Sen. Helms still alive and how is he
> allowed
> to do damage?
> I remember he is against the NEA in the 80s'...
> Maybe someone from the list can do a photo essay of the protrait of
> Dorian
> Helms during the years...
> Susan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Judy Seigel" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:37 PM
> Subject: RE: And Speaking of Stinky Paper
>> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Schuyler Grace wrote:
>>> ... Sen. Helms was also pushing a bill to cut off Federal
>>> funding for any art project that didn't meet "community standards"
>>> for
>>> decency and acceptability.
>> Ah, community standards: I have about 100 photos of folks walking
>> around
>> New York City (this isn't off topic -- it's alternative photography!)
> with
>> words a foot high on their bosoms you couldn't say on TV... Nobody but
> me
>> seems to even look twice. And of course I'm looking because I want to
> take
>> their picture. I'll add that NOT ONE PERSON refused... That is, a very
> few
>> folks did refuse permission to photograph them but they were just
>> being
>> crabby, their T-shirts could have been read in church. Does that mean
> New
>> York should get EXTRA funding?
>> .... a whole, vital, beautiful human
>>> body is a wonderful thing, and one being torn violently apart is a
>>> vulgarity.
>> Amen. Amen. Amen. In fact even a decrepit old body is profound.. All
>> those taboos may be from folks with weak libido. They have to forbid
>> it
> to
>> make it interesting.
>> Judy
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Received on Tue Dec 14 08:28:41 2004

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