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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.

Nancy Pelosi: Click to watch
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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76.

REAL    

43. I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON AND I THINK HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMERS AND SWEETEST PERSON TO LIVE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, but i have to agree this is not a time for this.

However why is Angelina Jolie named by the UN as embassador and yet Michael never got recognition for all he did, after all he was even named in the guiness book as the artist to give most to charity and even opened and set up a few foundations in benefit of children. This world is so strange... what a shame.

Posted at 12:08PM on Jul 9th 2009 by rachel

Angelina Travels on Her OWN money to Help People all over the World.
She was Named an ambassador of Hope to The People She Helps.......

You do know that She and Brad are Building Houses for The Poor in Louisiana, Don't You Rachel ?

1830 days ago
77.

Jacko Was A Wacko    

Hey, John Davis. I thought Michael Jackson was the ugliest chick on the planet. LOL!!!

1830 days ago
78.

skootah33    

i think she has a motorcycle chain hanging around her neck. and her neck is quite possibly about to snap in half from all that weight around it.

1830 days ago
79.

Ashley    

what the hell....

1830 days ago
80.

chicken head    

about time this bitc* did something RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

1830 days ago
81.

brooklynlady    

OKAY AND BEING ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IS PROBABLY A FACT. HOWEVER MANY AT HOME SUBURBAN MOMS ARE ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AS WELL...THE FAMILY THAT THEY LIVE WITH DAY IN AND DAY OUT AREN'T EVEN AWARE OF THE FACT. WHATEVER WENT ON IN THIS MAN'S PERSONAL LIFE IS HIS PERSONAL BUSINESS. HE GAVE TO THE WORLD. NOT JUST THE USA BUT THE WORLD. IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THE MEDIA IS SO FOCUSED ON NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF HIS LIFE, WHICH WE ALL HAVE. MICHAEL JACKSON'S MUSICAL CONTRIBUTION OPENED DOORS FOR BLACK PEOPLE/ARTIST. LETS REMEMBER MTV REFUSED TO PLAY VIDEO'S FROM BLACK ARTIST AND AT FIRST REFUSED TO PLAY MICHAEL'S. (NOT MAIKING THIS A BLACK OR WHITE ISSUE,) NEVERTHELESS, IT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM THE MANY OF MILLIONS THAT HE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE WORLD. ESPECAILLY ILL CHILDREN. MAYBE IT IS NOT THE TIME, CONSIDERING THE MESS BUSH AND HIS GANG LEFT BEHIND, HOWEVER WHY JUST SHOOT THE IDEA DOWN AND SAY NO

1830 days ago
82.

Missy    

51. Oh just f--k off already. What do you people want next, for the Pope to appoint him a SAINT? He was a DRUG addict, and a child RAPIST. Get your head out of your azz people. He sang and danced, he was an entertainer, but most of all he was a no good PEDOPHILE , DRUG ADDICT. What are you all going to say when the toxicology results are released. If he truly cared about those kids, he would not have been playing russian roulette with these heavy duty drugs!!!

Posted at 12:14PM on Jul 9th 2009 by Joy Behar


Did you know Michael personally? NO you did NOT Michael did not touch those kids and that is a fact those came back and admitted they lied it was just to get money but the damage was already done thanks to those lying bastards!! So go get your facts before you open your mouth!!

1830 days ago
83.

Susan    

Thank God somebody had the good sense to shoot this down!!!!

1830 days ago
84.

RACEHEAD    

Why should congress honor a child molester??

1830 days ago
85.

Michael Madsen    

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

1830 days ago
86.

oh my    

LMFAO...Pelosi doesn't want to address something because it's controversial? Where has she been for the past..oh, I don't know..EIGHT TO TEN YEARS?!?? She has more than enough time to decide that our tax dollars should be spent on fly research, but not something as simple as this!?! LOL And yes, give the man a stamp! Even people with fewer accomplishments have one. Sheesh!

1830 days ago
87.

Oh Yes She Did    

What a biotch!!!!!!

1830 days ago
88.

Debski    

Nancy might be ugly, yeah, but MJ was animal, appalling, awful, beastly, deformed, foul, frightful, grisly, gross, grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, loathsome, misshapen, monstrous, plain, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, uninviting, unseemly, unsightly, bad-looking, disfigured, hard-featured, horrid, not much to look at, unbeautiful, uncomely, unlovely, AND unprepossessing.

Just sayin'....

1830 days ago
89.

don't trust 'em    

So I guess she does not contribute $$$ to Charities. What MJ did was that he donated Millions and Millions to many Charities including UNICEF and AIDS for Africa. I guess that Nancy does not even donate. why would she ignore what MJ did for many charities. I don't care about his personal life, it's called Personal and it should stay that way. By the way, it was never proven fact. MJ did some good for the people.

1830 days ago
90.

maggie mae    

Good decision. MJ was a fab entertainer but a changing force in the world, I don't think so. He was a freak.

1830 days ago
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