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Pelosi Shoots Down Jackson Resolution

7/9/2009 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee promised fans she'd get a resolution passed in Congress honoring Michael Jackson -- but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just 86'd the proposal.

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In a news conference moments ago on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said that while Jackson was "a great performer," a resolution "will open up two contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed."

Somewhere Rep. Pete King is doing a righteous fist pump.

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346.

Maniacal Zebra    

"perhaps even become the first black saint."

Are you serious? Are you really, really SERIOUS???????

1929 days ago
347.

bestfriends?    

63. For all you fans of this freak, all I have to say is HA HA!
You go Pelosi!
Shut this circus show down and let's move on with more important things.

Posted at 12:16PM on Jul 9th 2009 by HAHA

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there should def be a AGE LIMIT for thi indivuals that enter this sight, because CLEARLY people are too immature!!
THANKS

1929 days ago
348.

bestfriends?    

105. AL SHARPTON WAS ON O'REILLY TONIGHT SAYING THAT MJ WAS THE FIRST
SUPERSTAR WHO DID ANY CHARITY FOR AFRICA...........ABSOLUTELY NOT
TRUE......IN 1984, SIR BOB GELDOF, ORIGINALLY FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND WATCHED A SHOW
ON BBC TV ABOUT STARVING CHILDREN IN ETHIOPIA. HE ORGANIZED "BAND AID"
AND WENT ON TO RECORD "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS" WHICH AT THE TIME
BECAME THE BIGGEST SELLING RECORD IN THE UK. PAUL MCCARTNEY WHO I'D
SAY QUALIFIES AS A SUPERSTAR SANG, ALSO, BONO, SIMON LE BON, BOY
GEORGE, PAUL YOUNG WHO AT THE TIME WERE BIG, 47 UK ARTISTS....A FEW MONTHS LATER,
AMERICAN MUSICIANS ORGANIZED "USA FOR AFRICA' AND THEY WROTE "WE ARE
THE WORLD" . BOB GELDOF ORGANIZED THE LIVE AID CONCERTS FOR AFRICA

..MICHAEL JACKSON CO WROTE WE ARE THE WORLD AND HELPED ORGANIZE USA FOR AFRICA AFTER BOB GELDOLF PRODUCED BAND AID WITH PAUL MCARTNEY, ETC., ETC. KEY WORD, AFTER.
ALSO, GEORGE HARRISON, OF THE BEATLES - (superstar status)-
HELD THE CONCERT FOR BANGLEDESH IN THE EARLY 1970'S WITH BOB DYLAN, ERIC CLAPTON, ETC.........

AL SHARPTON NEEDS TO RESEARCH HIS FACTS BEFORE SPEAKS AND KNOW THE
TRUTH. GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE......DON'T REWRITE HISTORY.

I LIVED THROUGH THIS, REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING AND IT CAN BE VERIFIED ON ANY SEARCH ENGINE


Posted at 12:16PM on Jul 9th 2009 by hk



Posted at 12:31PM on Jul 9th 2009 by Rev Sharpton
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AND???????????WHO CARES..michael jackson didnt say that himself...rev sharp did. I bet you ran to the computer right after watching it to look it up and see. you knw why, because you people are too busy trying to LOOK PAST everything good this man did just BECAUSE your so wrapped up into what the media says! Such a SHAME

1929 days ago
349.

softlipsgirl    

Rep. Lee spoke for more than 15 min= 15 min. too long. My sister even pointed out Marlon Jackson checking his watch during her embarrassing, tiring diatribe. A total disgrace to the state of Texas and Michael Jackson, I think. Just another loudmouth self-serving politian like her Dem. bro Clinton. That diatribe reminded me so much of his rambling, on and on and on address at a DNC several years back when he was gov. of Ark. What ever became of him? Oh, yeah he became-- oh lord, help us all. Go home Ms. Lee before you do any more damage

1929 days ago
350.

why?    

OMG, do you MJ fans here your selves? What are you 12 or 13 years old? Wouldn't you like to join the rest of us over here at the adult table? Micheal was a singer/songwriter. Nothing more. He had to give his money away or the IRS would have burned him alive. Micheal was shady and told lies constantly through out his life. There was something very seriously wrong with him. He was very sick both physically and mentally. No one helped him and he died like so many addicts do. There is nothing special or mysterious about it. It's just an ugly truth. The man does not deserve to be honored for not taking personal responsibility for his illness and not working to get better. He remained in denial convinced he was special and better and all that goes along with being a celebrity in Hollyweird. I'd be willing to bet that all you so called lovers of Micheal are some type of freak as well, and you actually have the nerve to wonder why people discriminate.. it's because we don't want to raise our children in a world where the low life freaks rule.. so can you do everyone a favor and have a nice cup of shut the F up !.

1929 days ago
351.

Maniacal Zebra    

Copying and pasting the same post after your argument has been shot down is a sign of "showing your ignorance." Posting the exact same thing twice lets people who read these posts think about how ignorant YOU are.

1929 days ago
352.

worried    

And stupid me ...I thought we were actually a democracy where "the people" decide if they would like to honor one of their own....sorry how stupid, stupid of us! There are no perfect human beings that is for sure... just take a look at our politicians men and women on both sides of the aisle....please don't preach Madam Pelosi ....we the people might just like to honor the KING OF POP warts and all regardless...enough pushing aside the great Black Men of America....like Mr. James Brown The King of Soul, Ms. Koko Taylor The Queen of Soul and on and on....countless Black musicians and performers recognized first OUTSIDE THE USA....Shame on us... remember all the world is watching our duplicitousness with Racism... if morality was ever the only concern in America it could never have become a country....remember the ill will to the Native American brothers....THE PEOPLE vs. Nancy Pelosi!...8 years of sitting behind, clapping and shaking hands with a former prez running America into 2 wars and lots of nice pearls and this is what you do when it comes to respecting an American Icon the World pays tribute to; in spite of whatever else was not going right in his life....a lot of which we and the media contributed to in hounding Michael for more and more! What he did as a human being for others in our world far outstrips the negatives, don't you think? Most of the world might agree on that! If there can be a Sir Paul then we can have a KING MICHAEL....stupid Americans and stupid race wars always shooting ourselves in the foot when it is way past time to HEAL AMERICA’S divisions! Let the people decide.

1928 days ago
353.

Penny    

We have you out numbered, you are just a small
fraction of this world and the fact is that except for only a few
million idiots in the world, MJ's death and life for that matter
don't mean squat, we don't care..

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WOW, out numbered...me thinks not.

And, you speak for the other "WE"...wow, they all appointed you, huh?

1927 days ago
354.

BigBodyLexus    

Nancy Pelosi should take her old a$$ and go to bed, she must be in the Green Mile "Dead Man Walking!"

1926 days ago
355.

Jochen Ebmeier    

What a coward she is! Afraid of Pete King and all these sycophants? She should just take a lesson of late Michael Jackson who in his 2001 Oxford Lecture could have taught her things about real life:

1925 days ago
356.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

LOOKING AT HER PICTURE IS SHE MELTING ,DID SHE USE THE SAME DOCTORS MICHAEL JACKSON HIRED.She must be on something,??

1883 days ago
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