Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's MiJac Resol...

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's MiJac Resolution Faces Nasty GOP Battle (Video)

There are 38 comments on the eurthisnthat.com story from Jul 8, 2009, titled Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's MiJac Resolution Faces Nasty GOP Battle (Video). In it, eurthisnthat.com reports that:

*The memorial service for Michael Jackson was warm and fitting for a king. The testimonials and beautiful acknowledgements were heartfelt, but none more important than the acknowledgement that the federal government has decided to put in a form of a resolution.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D-Texas) gave a strong speech about the charitable life that Michael Jackson led that earned him Resolution 600 that she said will be debated on the floor of the House and in her words “claims him as an American legend, and musical icon a world humanitarian someone who will be honored forever and forever and forever and forever.”

However, to get the resolution to be completely legit, it must first get past some opposition. In particular, opposition from a certain GOP a-hole congressman from New York.

Click over for MORE and to view Jackson Lee's stirring speech at Tuesday's memorial for Michael Jackson.

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Since: Jun 09

Englewood, CO

#2 Jul 8, 2009
Test Tube Tommy wrote:
With the economy in the toilet and two wars going on ....aren't there more important things for members of congress to be doing right now?
i agree: the nerve of that publicity-seeking hack, dragging a dead man through the mud for some poltical points as he gears up to challenge hillary.

peter king should have bettere things to do that make youtube videos blasting the media, while egaging in the same behaviour he was blasting the media for.
Southern General

United States

#4 Jul 8, 2009
The dancin negro was a damn sodomite! He paid the familys off to keep from going to jail. He abused children and escaped from being punished!! How in the hell could anyone appreciate a moron like this!!!!!!!
Populist

New York, NY

#5 Jul 8, 2009
Trent Lott, Ronald Reagan and Republican Racism
Dec. 14, 2002 / http://tinyurl.com/d9w75
Southern Strategy: The race question has haunted Reagan and the GOP for decades
The same could be said, of course, about such Republican heroes as, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon or George Bush the elder, all of whom used coded racial messages to lure disaffected blue collar and Southern white voters away from the Democrats. Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...

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Reagan, White As Snow
http://tinyurl.com/6lujee
Last week, as we’ve heard, the Republican presidential candidates praised the name and heritage of Ronald Reagan 40 times during the televised Show and Tell at the Reagan Presidential Library. That none of them mentioned Reagan’s legacy of white supremacy and support for apartheid is a little like invoking Jefferson Davis and not mentioning treason or slavery. Actually, a lot like it.
Ronald Reagan was a white supremacist to his very core, and left enough traces over his lengthy political career so that it’s evident for anyone who cares to look—which apparently few do.
Domestically, he opposed every legislative remedy for African Americans, betraying a meanness of spirit and an open racism. As Sidney Blumenthal wrote in The Guardian in 2003:/ http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/05/08/r...
Populist

New York, NY

#6 Jul 8, 2009
No tears for Reagan
June 8, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/558r6l
Excuse me if I don’t shed any tears over the passing of former President Ronald Reagan. While the news of the 40th president’s death brought on a flood of sentimentality over the nation’s media this past weekend, I could not help but recall what the Reagan presidency really meant for Black Americans. Similar to what occurred upon the death of Richard Nixon, amnesia has set upon journalists as they recall Reagan’s era; choosing to indulge in idol worship rather than serious reflection on the former president’s policies.
http://www.blackamericatoday.com/article.cfm...

Ronald Reagan: The Great White Redeemer
http://tinyurl.com/6jljhm / June 10 2004
Only 12 years elapsed between the glorious military victory over the Confederate Slave States in 1865 and the definitive defeat of Reconstruction in 1877. In many important respects, the Reconstruction period was even briefer than that. By 1870, when the last of the southern states ratified the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, Tennessee had already rejected biracial democracy and installed an all-white “Redeemer” government.“Redemption” then swept through Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
http://www.blackcommentator.com/94/94_cover_r...

Reagan's heart of darkness
June 9, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/28ytj
PRESIDENT Bush proclaimed: "Ronald Reagan believed that God takes the side of justice and that America has a special calling to oppose tyranny and defend freedom." In the first three days of news reports on the death of the former president, not a single major American newspaper, television station, or politician has dared to exhume this counterpoint to the Reagan's legacy: "Immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian."
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_op...

Since: Jun 09

Englewood, CO

#7 Jul 9, 2009
Southern General wrote:
The dancin negro was a damn sodomite! He paid the familys off to keep from going to jail. He abused children and escaped from being punished!! How in the hell could anyone appreciate a moron like this!!!!!!!
how much money would you take from someone who molested your child?
Texas Mom

Texas City, TX

#8 Jul 9, 2009
nappyrhino wrote:
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how much money would you take from someone who molested your child?
There would not be enough money in the world. To see the molestor in jail or better yet, given the death penalty....that's how much it would take. There is nothing MJ could have done or given to ever make up for destroying the child within. That is what child molestors do. On that note....wonder why not one word from the Caulkin family. MJ himself said McCauly Caulkin and all of his siblings spent weeks at Neverland sleeping in his bed with him. McCaully could clear up a lot of rumors don't ya think!!!
Texas Mom

Texas City, TX

#9 Jul 9, 2009
I heard the state of California was having to pay over 4 million out of the states coffers for MJ's funeral. How can that be allowed????
TeufelShunde

Black Mountain, NC

#10 Jul 9, 2009
Texas Mom wrote:
I heard the state of California was having to pay over 4 million out of the states coffers for MJ's funeral. How can that be allowed????
Like your other rambling's and point's you have made....WRONG....It's 1.4 million minus the $17.000 that the wacko jacko fan kult has donated[so far]

Since: Jun 09

Ashburn, VA

#11 Jul 9, 2009
Texas Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
There would not be enough money in the world. To see the molestor in jail or better yet, given the death penalty....that's how much it would take. There is nothing MJ could have done or given to ever make up for destroying the child within. That is what child molestors do. On that note....wonder why not one word from the Caulkin family. MJ himself said McCauly Caulkin and all of his siblings spent weeks at Neverland sleeping in his bed with him. McCaully could clear up a lot of rumors don't ya think!!!
he did:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4537...

as far as the payoff, when i was younger, i thought it was too much money for it not to be true.

but when i became an uncle - not even a father - i realised there wasn't enough for me to let someone slide on criminal charges.

i believe they wrote new law in california behind that.
MJFanEtc

Harrison, TN

#14 Jul 10, 2009
Texas Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
There would not be enough money in the world. To see the molestor in jail or better yet, given the death penalty....that's how much it would take. There is nothing MJ could have done or given to ever make up for destroying the child within. That is what child molestors do. On that note....wonder why not one word from the Caulkin family. MJ himself said McCauly Caulkin and all of his siblings spent weeks at Neverland sleeping in his bed with him. McCaully could clear up a lot of rumors don't ya think!!!
Macaulay DID clear up rumors. He testified in MJ's defense in court in 2005. He said the accusations were ridiculous and MJ had never touched him.

Also, seriously watch this, it's a minute and sixteen seconds, anyone who thinks this is a pedophile is reflecting their own sick mind and not reality, MJ was a big kid:



My favorite part is when he says: "No, Mac, we shouldn't use fire, I'm scared" LMAO, MJ was so cute!

People are seriously twisted if they think this is a child molester.
MJFanEtc

Harrison, TN

#15 Jul 10, 2009
nappyrhino wrote:
<quoted text>
he did:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4537...
as far as the payoff, when i was younger, i thought it was too much money for it not to be true.
but when i became an uncle - not even a father - i realised there wasn't enough for me to let someone slide on criminal charges.
i believe they wrote new law in california behind that.
The only thing that bugs me about that article is they don't get all their facts right. They claim MJ admitted to sharing a bed with kids in the 2003 documentary but he didn't. He said he slept on the floor and gave the kid the bed. I watched the documentary. And watched it again recently.
MJFanEtc

Harrison, TN

#16 Jul 10, 2009
Also, Macaulay Culkin is the godfather of MJ's kids. They remained close friends.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#17 Jul 10, 2009
MJFanEtc wrote:
Also, Macaulay Culkin is the godfather of MJ's kids. They remained close friends.
Macaulay and Wacko both stated that they all slept in the bed together. Macaulay, Rory, Wacko and the sister also.
MJFanEtc

Harrison, TN

#18 Jul 10, 2009
BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>Macaulay and Wacko both stated that they all slept in the bed together. Macaulay, Rory, Wacko and the sister also.
Believe it or not, sleeping and sex are not the same activity.

I've slept in a bed with an adult I wasn't related to when I was a kid many times. Maybe it's not seen as weird when it's girls and women like when it's boys and men, who knows?

Though actually when I was really little I always wanted my dad to sleep in the bed with me til I fell asleep, and he did. And it was innocent. It was SLEEP.

But people in our culture are so damn perverted they ALWAYS jump to something dirty and sexual.

Also, I never said MJ had never had a kid fall asleep in a bed he fell asleep in, but in the Bashir documentary with THAT boy MJ said he slept in the floor.

The situations where there was a kid AND MJ in a bed, it seemed to always be a case of a bunch of people all in one bed falling asleep, so we aren't talking of situations where MJ is alone with a kid in a bed, we're talking about a situation where there would have been witnesses.

We're talking about a sleepover situation like kids having a pajama party, not the kind of sinister thing everyone wants to twist it into.

The shrink involved with the case said MJ did not fit the profile of a pedophile but was a regressed 10 year old. In that context, it makes sense.
MJFanEtc

Harrison, TN

#19 Jul 10, 2009
It may violate a social norm, but it's not the same as child molestation.

It's not even abnormal in all countries or all areas of THIS country. Clearly in my area it's not seen as that abnormal. And MJ was raised in a household with 8 brothers and sisters in a two bedroom house. They likely all slept piled together. There would be no other way to sleep with that many people in a two bedroom house.

Since: Jul 09

Pensacola, FL

#20 Jul 10, 2009
Maybe, Rep Lee felt that since the People's House found time to pass H.R. 18 on Feb 25, 2009 to honor Actor Paul Newman, they could find time to pass H.R. 600 to honor MJ?
American for America

Abbeville, SC

#21 Jul 10, 2009
JDinTX wrote:
If it were Elvis this resolution would pass easily.
Elvis already has stamps, dumass.
American for America

Abbeville, SC

#22 Jul 10, 2009
This is just something to bitch about. The only stamps blacks really care about is food stamps.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#23 Jul 10, 2009
morphus wrote:
Maybe, Rep Lee felt that since the People's House found time to pass H.R. 18 on Feb 25, 2009 to honor Actor Paul Newman, they could find time to pass H.R. 600 to honor MJ?
Or she could honor Bill Cosby with no complaints from anyone.
MJ's just got too much "weirdo" baggage attached to his name.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#24 Jul 10, 2009
I am the last person to side with Republicans on most anything, but I think if congressional resolutions honoring late entertainers were appropriate, a lot of names would belong on that list in addition to Michael Jackson.

On the other hand, I see nothing wrong with any individual representative standing up to pay tribute to whomever she or he wishes.

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