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Mr. Jackson Goes to Washington

7/8/2009 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not all congressmen feel like Rep. Peter King -- and yesterday in D.C., a group of Democratic reps showed their support for a House resolution honoring Michael Jackson.

Congressmen Peter King: Click to watch
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
, who spoke at yesterday's memorial, is pushing for a measure which would recognize Jackson as a "global humanitarian and a noted leader."

Jim McDermott
(D-WA), John Lewis (D-GA) and Shelley Berkley (D-NV) are in -- with Lewis making a point to call King's comments "out of line" and "unnecessary."

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31.

M    

Where was Speidi during all this???
I thought they would be onstage!
BRING BACK SPEIDI !!!!!...return 2 unormalcy

1901 days ago
32.

Jennlaw    


Can we please get our elected representatives to focus on the economy, terrorism, illegal immigration,etc? Once we get those things fixed, by all means, feel free to waste my tax dollars on a 1600 word resolution honoring a man who did no more for music than the early Harlem-Jazz musicians, Fabian, the Grateful Dead and Nirvana? Don't recall seeing any government resolutions for Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, the founders of Motown, Jerry Garcia, Kurt Cobain or other trailblazing musicians. Just saying...

1901 days ago
33.

yeah....and?    

Okay, this is getting CRAZY at this point. I'm a screaming Liberal who thinks Mike was a molester for starters. But.... to now involve the Goverment is pushing it!

Yes. hes was a great entertainer, he is a world record holder for most money given to charities, a leading edge performer.
But, he was also nuts! a huge drug addict, a VERY shading past involving chidren and accusers. THIS is who we are now putting on a pedestal? Really?

Only in America, boy, how fast we forget what big mouths we all had in 1993-95, when NO ONE liked Mike, because it was so fresh and we were able to be logical about what he was accuse of, REMEMBER? His reputation was ruined and his music tanked, nobody bought his records.

And now..........all the hypocrites have come out, INCLUDING Hollywood. AAAhhhh, aren't people somethin'? This is a joke now.

1901 days ago
34.

ncgirl    

You have got to be kidding!? Although he did give to charitable orginazations and he was an humanitarian. He does NOT need to have COngress spend OUR $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ we pay them to make him into a "noted leader." Get on with other important issues. Michael Jackson was memorialized yesterday and everyday since the day he died of an OVERDOSE!

1901 days ago
35.

LUPETTO    

HORRIBLE IDEA. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I LIKED MICHAEL JACKSON IN HIS EARLY YEARS, HE HAS DONE NOTHING IN 15 YEARS , HE HAD ALIENATED MANY OF HIS FANS DUE TO 2 CHILD MOLISTATION CHARGES , AND CLEARLY CHANGED HIS BODY TO LOOK WHITE .. SO THESE FOOLS WANTS TO MAKE HIM A global humanitarian and a noted leader." WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ARE THEY LOOSING THEIR F****ING MIND.
EVERYTHING IN THAT MEMORIAL WAS BS AND SHARPTON TOLD THE BIGGEST CROCK EVER.. THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THE SKY IS PURPLE, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE LOOKING AT IT AND IT'S BLUE >>>>>> DON'T PISS ON ME AND TELL ME IT'S RAINING.......... WAKE UP >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

1901 days ago
36.

ME    

34. How about a moment of silence for the members of the military who have been killed in the line of duty?? They are the true heroes in this country. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted at 10:42AM on Jul 8th 2009 by NY
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I agree 1000%

1901 days ago
37.

dd    

These fools need to get back to work.

1901 days ago
38.

yeah....and?    

So, jstbtrflys:

you believe those three kids, whom by the way are science expierments for his freak show, were his life huh?

Gee, sign me up to live with a sheet on head, to have a whacked man for my father, to sit around and question my heritage, to watch my father go to the plastic surgeon very three days, to have nannies and assistances all my house, to go now where with out the public hanging on them or the vial paps, to have a Father with a shady past to say the least involving chidren, to have almost zero connection to the Jackson family and watch him put on make-up.

Now if that is what you call those kids being life, I wonder if you would want Mike to raise a couple of yours?

1901 days ago
39.

Vessa Allan    

It is a disgrace that the US has been held hostage for nearly 2 weeks over the death of a drug addict and a pediphile. MJ has stripped Farrah Fawcett and numerous other "Hollywood Greats" of their due, because he was like a bad car accident...everyone had to look. Enough! Let's get back to the people dying for our country, people leading honorable, normal lives, and allow MJs children to find the new reality of their lives in peace and quiet. Let's glorify the truly deserving, not the "fascinating".

1901 days ago
40.

T    

So apparently our economy is fixed, we all have affordable healthcare and the wars are ended so that Congress has time to debate Michael Jackson.

The guy was a narcissistic, self-mutilizing, self-destructive drug addict, who may have had a penchant for little boys. And they want to honor him, while ignoring Ed McMahon who was a war veteran? Please, Congress, playtime is over, get back to real work.

1901 days ago
41.

Lindsay    

Harve Presnell (6-30-09), Fred Travalena (6-28-09), Gale Storm (6-27-09), and Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (6-25-09),

Who the hell ARE those people????
A bunch of loesrs, that's who.

As for the armed forces. Sorry but I don't see MJ responsible for accidental bombings of homes, schools, hospitals etc.... Its the casulties/children of war that MJ was trying to help because "people" like our armed forces killed maimed and injureds kids from other countries.

1901 days ago
42.

Aaron    

He was an entertainer, not humanitarian. Go fix the economy and stop trying to make a name for yourselves by supporting this BS initative!

1901 days ago
43.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

MJ was a great entertainer 20 years ago. He wasted the past 15 years of his life and is not someone I would honor at all. He is a known junkie, and a suspected child molestor. Before his death, he was a joke to many people including celebs and politicians. Now he is a saint that should be honored. Enough already.

1901 days ago
44.

rowdygirl    

What? If they thought he was so great, why didn't they do this before? They're looking to latch onto the black vote for the next election. What a bunch of idiots ! People are out of work, losing their homes, kids going hungry and without healthcare and THIS BS IS THEIR MAIN CONCERN?

1901 days ago
45.

dia    

Hmm methinks that all these "friends" who turned up last night to honour the King should look at themselves in the mirror with shame. If everyone had looked out for MJ whilst he was alive, given him the "accolades" and the "awards", he would have known how loved he was, and wouldn't be dead. If he had made it to the UK he wouldn't be dead. Shame on you! Shame on the family - they should have walked the last mile behind the hearse (a la Diana) that would have been a tribute not a load of tacky nonsense with songs that no one knew the words to. All that glove nonsense- Marlon great speech - you could recognise your brother anywhere - you couldn't recognise his cries for help? There must have been rumours. Jermaine - great dignified, you will have another number one after Jackomania is over - still trading on the back of your poor brother. The mayor asking for donations? How much tax did MJ pay in to the county coffers over the years and supported (as we heard many many charities which the county wouldn't). Keep Joe away from those beautiful children - and hallelujah they seem normal and may be able to sing and dance - Motown and Joe - let them grow up dirst before you start profiteering on the back of them

1901 days ago
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