**Micheal Jackson to be made an American Icon...Resolution 600 to be debated in the House to make MJ an American Icon/Legend**

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    Jul 07, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    Do you think it will be passed?
  • Delivis

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    Jul 07, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    What nonsense. Wasted political time and effort is all this is.
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    I object to Congress even taking time to consider this!!
    Complete & utter bullshit that wastes time so that Congress can't get around to passing cap & trade.....
    Wait.... I withdraw my objection!
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Well, has this been done before? Who are the other American Icons? I can think of lots. But I never heard of this designation before. What is the criteria?
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    WTF?
    you're making this up?


    When has any other "American Icon" had legislation passed to define them as such...

    To the House:
    Please, focus on bring our troops home, formualte "equality" regardless of sexual orientation, child protection laws, censoring John Sanford icon_biggrin.gif and any litany of other "issues" and we'll focus on entertainment news... icon_rolleyes.gif





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    Jul 07, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Not making it up. It was made by the congress woman in her speech
  • Timbales

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    Jul 07, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    Our tax dollars (not) at work.
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    Jul 07, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    here it is

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.RES.600:
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    Jul 07, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    Interesting. Don't know if I would quite go that far; but the guy was brilliant
  • bchbum

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    Jul 07, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    We don't need a resolution to say this. Its already obvious. Congress needs to stop wasting time and work on REAL issues. Like Don't Ask Don't Tell, DOMA, and Healthcare.
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    Jul 07, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    bchbum saidWe don't need a resolution to say this. Its already obvious. Congress needs to stop wasting time and work on REAL issues. Like Don't Ask Don't Tell, DOMA, and Healthcare.


    That's my first reaction when I think of this
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    Jul 07, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    I suspect the Congress honors a lot of people like this. After reading the resolution, I would not object.
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    Jul 07, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    I though that was MTV's department?????? I mean MTV made Janet an icon before Michael.....
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    Jul 07, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidI though that was MTV's department?????? I mean MTV made Janet an icon before Michael.....


    That's becaus Michael made MTV what it is
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    Jul 07, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
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    a1972guy saidI though that was MTV's department?????? I mean MTV made Janet an icon before Michael.....


    That's becaus Michael made MTV what it is


    Which is what I'm getting at.....
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    Jul 07, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    A Member of Congress can propose all kinds of wacky stuff, and they often do. I assume this is one of them.

    MJ was a great talent and is greatly missed, and may indeed be an American icon. I doubt this will gain much traction in Congress, however. A curiosity, but nothing more.
  • Matia79

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Oddly enough...I'm reminded of a little kid finding a candy treat and screaming out, "MINE!!!
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    Jul 07, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Matia79 saidOddly enough...I'm reminded of a little kid finding a candy treat and screaming out, "MINE!!!



    and then that same kid follows the string attached to the candy by MJ and is rewarded by having a special "sleepover", wtf? who would suggest that a pedophile be recognized in this way.
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    Jul 07, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidA Member of Congress can propose all kinds of wacky stuff, and they often do. I assume this is one of them.

    MJ was a great talent and is greatly missed, and may indeed be an American icon. I doubt this will gain much traction in Congress, however. A curiosity, but nothing more.


    Oh i dunno... if the debate happens now - i think it would pass. but the longer it is held off, the more difficult it will be. simply because it's about time now for the next republican senator or governor to be caught with his pants down.
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    Jul 07, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said... because it's about time now for the next republican senator or governor to be caught with his pants down.

    Any speculation as to who that might be? I'm kinda hoping for Lindsey Graham, US Senator from South Carolina, a pansy in the closet if I ever saw one. But 2 scandals from the same state would be asking too much.
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    Jul 07, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Blackguy4you said... because it's about time now for the next republican senator or governor to be caught with his pants down.

    Any speculation as to who that might be? I'm kinda hoping for Lindsey Graham, US Senator from South Carolina, a pansy in the closet if I ever saw one. But 2 scandals from the same state would be asking too much.


    Was thinking of Florida gov Charlie Crist
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    Jul 07, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    waste of time

    Al Sharpton wants the 5 year wait period for honoring a person with a stamp to be waved because Michael Jackson was so extraordinary. I wonder what color and nose they will have on his stamp when it does come out
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    Jul 08, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    ******TASTELESS JOKE FOLLOWS******


    I know I am most likely a bit behind on this, but I was greeted with this joke at work today, about "MIKE" and it goes like this....."Now that Micheal Jackson has died, and since he had so much "plastic" surgery, it was decided that he should be melted down and turned into Legos so that little boys could play with him! ..." We can all collectively groan and be disgusted........
    An American Icon...is that something that Congress really feels they can legislate? Elvis didn't need an act of congress.....icon_question.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 08, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    Sorry MJ. TAKE A NUMBER!!!

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    Jul 08, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    And without a sequined glove, a plagiarized move called the moonwalk ( look up sheilds and yarnell they were doing it along with the robot in the early 70's well before the J5 and MJ started stealing it) and a successful album called thriller would he have went out of his way to do any of this on his own?

    I'd be more inclined to believe every one who purchased any thing from him should be considered iconic for paying for all these charities and things he stapled his name to. Not impressed with record sales. Not at all impressed with how he willingly disfigured his body and face and lived in isolation swearing he couldn't just walk amongst the average man but never realized if he would have taken the glove off and those neon signs he called outfits and losing the 50 strong entourage that he always brought with him he may have found a way to enjoy life outside a dark castle. Not impressed he purchased test tube children and brought them into his messed up world. Not impressed he could not see how very wrong he was for feeling it was a precious act to share his bed with someones children even if he says it wasn't sexual. Not impressed he ate drugs like halloween candy. Not impressed he wouldn't get help and realize it just isn't normal to only relate to children as an adult.

    No I don't think he is worthy of this. If this is the pattern I'd elect Bob Hope first well before this guy.