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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 04:22 PM
This is a tad absurd. Do they have one everytime a man or woman comes home in a box from war? MJ was a friggin' entertainer. What kind of "culture" did he leave behind? What a joke these people have become. I think their priorities may be out of whack.


WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives paused for a moment of silence Friday to mark entertainer Michael Jackson's death.

Lawmakers briefly interrupted a debate on a global warming bill to stand in silence and honor the "King of Pop."

Rep. Diane Watson of California rose during the debate to suggest the House "pay tribute to the culture that he has left behind, his legacy."

Watson said the lawmakers send their condolences to Jackson's family, friends and his fans worldwide.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois said the singer changed the world and he wants to "thank God for letting all of us live in his generation and in his era."

The 50-year-old musical superstar died Thursday after being stricken at his rented home in Los Angeles.

 
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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 04:29 PM
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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois said the singer changed the world and he wants to "thank God for letting all of us live in his generation and in his era."
LOL!!! Yep, MJ is right up there with Jonathan Salk and Madame Curie. Not denying his impact on the entertainment industry and to peoples lives as a result of that but 'changed the world'???

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 04:32 PM
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Then again, a moment of silence might not be the right thing for old Billy.


Perhaps a moment of brief shouting!!

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 07:23 PM
Damn, Jim... I actually thought we were going to get through this without one thread about him.


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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 07:37 PM
The way I see it, anything that stops the house of representitives for even a short while can't possibly be all bad, given the way things keep going in government.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 08:08 PM
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The way I see it, anything that stops the house of representitives for even a short while can't possibly be all bad, given the way things keep going in government.
Silence is golden?

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 08:10 AM
I couldn't agree more, Jim. Enough about Jacko!
 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 08:20 AM
If people really realized how much time the Congress spends on mundane procedures (renaming of post offices and the like, there's a ton of things that literally do require an act of Congress) they'd be shocked. Moments of silence are pretty common.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 01:26 AM
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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois said the singer changed the world and he wants to "thank God for letting all of us live in his generation and in his era."




Jesse then cried out "Tee Hee" and did the "moon walk".

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 07:41 AM
Only in America, absurd does not quite cover it...

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 07:51 AM
I am suprised Obama did not have another town hall meeting about this.

 

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