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asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 5:01 PM

REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE AT MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORIAL SERVICE

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Otherwise, a lovely service.

But what was that woman going on about?!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 5:39 PM

Noted that in the "perspective" thread-it stuck right out there........

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 6:43 PM

I was actually fine with her proclamation--that was probably the most easily understood part of her address. It was the way the rest of her words circled around in meaningless ways that drove me batty. I knew she was trying to say nice things about MJ, but she seemed to just randomly throw words out without much thought as to where each sentence was going to end up. My husband and I were at a loss. Thank heavens she's not representing my state--or teaching my children

The other speakers I thought were great. Bernice King veered off into murky places here and there, but I think that's just because she lost her place. Brooke Shields was surprisingly good, I thought--it's always best to go with specific memories. I was happy that Marlon injected some humor at the end. Celebrations of life should be heavy on laughter, I think. Overall, I thought it was something from which family and friends could truly take solace. And I can't get enough of seeing that 10-year-old Michael sing, though my childhood crush was on Jermaine

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5488)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 9:23 PM

I didn't watch the memorial service on TV but I did see pictures on MSNBC of the service and those who were there. I saw the picture of his daughter Paris and his other two children. She is so pretty...His youngest looks just like him....from what I could see...Maybe now he can rest in peace...
Vickie

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 10:01 PM

You do know the will said that Michael Jackson is not the biological father of any of the children, right?

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.2 - Posts: 1684)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 11:19 PM

I have read the will as presented to the Los Angeles Superior Court, filed as part of The Estate of Michael Joseph Jackson, deceased, documents and as such becoming a public document, thus making it possible for any member of the public to attain copies.

http://ontheredcarpet.typepad.com/ontheredcarpet/michael-jacksons-last-will.html


Perhaps in reading I have missed something but I do not find any language in the will that denies the biological parentage of Mr. Jackson's three children by Mr. Jackson.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 11:42 PM

Sorry - it was reported on all the cable news channels. Maybe they have taken it back.

This is a news story from today:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/michael-jackson/5706071/Michael-Jackson-not-biological-father-of-his-children.html

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.2 - Posts: 1684)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 12:05 AM

Janice, PM.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 2:15 AM

From the Telegraph article.........
"The paternity of the children born to Miss Rowe has long been questioned as both are light-skinned, fair-haired and have blue eyes." You don't really need to be a cynic do you ? As far as "the service" is concerned. I managed to miss virtually all of it, but what i did see was more like a gig / Oscars night than a service. The "man", and i use the term loosely, lived like a freak, i don't suppose there is any reason why his send off should have been any different. With a bit of luck this story will fade into much deserved obscurity now.

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 2:27 AM

May you finally rest in peace Michael.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 4:42 AM

That is just the beginning. Now it is being questioned whether Debbie Rowe is the actual biological mother-her egg- or just a womb carrier. Anyone who believes all of this will not be made an issue of by somebody needs to think again-big money involved

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 8:01 AM

The one good thing about MJ's early death is that it reminded so many people (including me) of the human being behind the "freak" and of both the depth of his talent and the reach of his musical influence. I wish he could have lived to see it (so to speak).

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 6:20 PM

Seems this woman has her staff comb the obituaries and then asks family if she can speak at the funeral. Some are offended others are not it is in here somewhere http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/08/king-blasts-memoralize-jacksin-postage-stamp/ it's a living I guess. The Rev. Sharpton and Rep.King will be on o'reilly tonight circus continues -

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 9:01 PM

She was definitely the low point of the service. I guess the family heard "member of congress" and "proclamation" and fell for it. I hope they have finally seen through her.

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.6 - Posts: 1391)
Wed, 8th Jul '09 11:58 PM

In talking with an attendee at the funeral, the consensus was "phony". The casket probably did not have the body and everything was staged, including the long faces. Cameras were the objective ... not mourning. I understand Sir Richard Branson (Virgin) is trying to buy the music rights to what Michael had accumulated, including Dylan songs (over 1 billion dollars being offered) while Paul McCartney is in on getting the Beatles 250 songs for a cool 500 million dollars. Who said Michael was upside down. This sale should pay his bills. Small wonder so many are fighting over each decision.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 5:44 PM


Usually, I'm in lock step with you. I do wish you would discontinue this slander and chatter about Michael Jackson. He was acquitted, which means in my country; he is innocent. Also the boy admitted to lying, in addition to that, 1000 lawsuits were filed against Michael from similar vulgers. If you must view him as a freak, remember more than likely, it’s because of the hurtful things people and you said. Michael Jackson was a father, a brother, a son, a musical genius, and an entertainer, more importantly; he was a human being. Also did you you know Michael Jackson is in the Guinness Book of World Records for giving the most to charity.
You spoke of your children and how you would protect them from Michael; now it’s time for you to employ those same parental instincts and skills to his children. Have some mercy for those innocent children.
Vickie , I too noticed a similarity to Michael Jackson and the girl as well his son . Nevertheless, it doesn’t matter who the parent is. His children call him daddy.

Allena
I don't see why any one should be upset about the funeral being phony or who whose body was in the casket. The real consensus was the people needed to mourn as was the purpose of the requiem.
I find it very trite and sadistic, at best, for any sane individual to suggest and expect people to believe that his brothers, his sisters, his mother, his children, other family members, Brook Shields, Usher, and people the world over, myself included, faked their grief.
RIP Micheal most of the world ed you
Beverly

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 5:58 PM

it was never touted as a funeral, but as a memorial. I think it lived up to the name quite well.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 6:01 PM

Sorry to have brought it up! My intent was to bash that dreadful congresswoman, not Michael. He made some poor choices, but that doesn't make him evil--just open to lawsuits by money-hungry parents.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 6:47 PM

That "Dreadful Congresswoman's " motion is going nowhere as Nancy said it wasn't today. Brother Jermaine is going to become a solo act and tour. Not sure if there will be a Jackson Four tour but if profitable most likely. At least it didn't become so "tacky'"as to say the group would be named Five Minus One- grateful for that. Now if we can just get by wondering where the family actuallly put the body and what doctor is guilty of what in the demise of this poor "innocent man"-that will also be a huge plus and those of you who enjoy his music and videos are free to do that. Sure there willl be multiple books from those who "knew him" to satisy the avid fan....

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:21 PM

Well said Beverly.

Time to move on.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:30 PM

cost of the "memorial" less than expected. LA in hock for a mere 1.4 million

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:38 PM


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:40 PM

I wonder how much LA made off the tourists.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:48 PM

Good point, Goddess If you believe CBS here is their take http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/08/entertainment/michaeljackson/main5143191.shtml

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:54 PM

Thank you for the link.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.2 - Posts: 1684)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 8:01 PM

Memorial Service

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term memorial service is often used to describe a funeral. A funeral is a religious service that is held with or without the body of the deceased present. A memorial service is usually a secular service with or without the body present.

Alternatively, it is used to describe a less formal practice than a traditional funeral, and include such things as eulogies, music and fellowship, see funeral#Memorial services


Different folks refer to a service in different terms. My father's memorial service was a celebration of his life. Guess it could have been called a funeral.

What difference does it make?

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 8:07 PM

When my son died we had live music at the grave site for the funeral service, and a DJ at the memorial service on his birthday a few says later.

Whatever gets you through it. The only true measure of the value of that service, whatever you call it, is determined by the people who needed it.

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 9:13 PM


smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 9:31 PM



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