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Who Paid for Sheila Jackson Lee's Visit to Michael Jackson'ís Funeral?
CommentaryMagazine.com ^ | 07.26.2009 - 1:13 AM | James Kirchick -

Posted on 07/26/2009 8:19:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun

The most bizarre moment of the Michael Jackson memorial a few weeks ago at the Staples Center in Los Angeles had to be the rambling speech delivered by Sheila Jackson Lee, the joke of a woman who happens to represent part of Houston in the United States Congress. (At the time, Roll Call reported that Jackson Lee “has a history of making cameo appearances at funerals” and that her staff used to “cull the obituaries” to “find funerals” for her to attend.) There she announced that she would introduce a resolution on the House floor listing every single one of Jackson’s charitable contributions and lauding him as a “world humanitarian” (his generosity to various teenage boys was presumably excluded). Fortunately, Speaker Nancy Pelosi recognized that even this would be too much for the American people to take and put the kibosh on Jackson Lee’s scheme

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; jacksonlee; michaeljackson; photohog; queensheila; sheila
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“Who paid for that trip for you to go to that memorial service?” reporter Joel Eisenbaum asked Jackson Lee when she appeared live on the Sunday morning newscast.

“Well, uh … that umm … those resources are resources that I have and, therefore, they are in a way that does not interfere with anything that has to do with serving the United States Congress,” answered Jackson Lee.

“Understood,” Eisenbaum replied. “So, public funds?”

“Those resources are resources that I have,” said Jackson Lee.


1 posted on 07/26/2009 8:19:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Maybe as a member of congress, she was looking to make sure an internationally known pedophile was actually dead..you know, for the good of the nation.
2 posted on 07/26/2009 8:23:44 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: TexasCajun
"I bow to Queen Sheila!"

"I am but a meek rank amateur compared to the Queen of Photo Hogs!"


3 posted on 07/26/2009 8:24:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: anyone
Does anyone know where they buried the boy molester?
4 posted on 07/26/2009 8:26:20 AM PDT by purpleporter
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To: TexasCajun

SJL first black-female astronaut to Mars.


5 posted on 07/26/2009 8:27:14 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: TexasCajun
What is the history of that photo?
I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen it before.
Is it real, or photo shopped?
Is that guy still alive, or did the photo get sent by email or cell phone, to a loved one, prior to his death?
6 posted on 07/26/2009 8:28:16 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: TexasCajun

And who paid to have the resolution framed as beautifully as it was?


7 posted on 07/26/2009 8:28:27 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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What is the history of that photo? I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen it before. Is it real, or photo shopped? Is that guy still alive, or did the photo get sent by email or cell phone, to a loved one, prior to his death?

Photobucket

8 posted on 07/26/2009 8:31:06 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Kansas58

Photoshopped...you don’t see many people wear winter garb on 80 degree days.


9 posted on 07/26/2009 8:31:07 AM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Kansas58

photoshopped. fooled a bunch of nuts after 9-11


10 posted on 07/26/2009 8:31:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Kansas58

***What is the history of that photo?
I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen it before.***

Photo shopped just after 9-11. Used to be lots of threads where the “tourist guy” appeared in various scenes, much like the looter with the beer in New Orleans who keeps showing up.


11 posted on 07/26/2009 8:32:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (La commedia e' finita!. Now it's serious!)
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To: TexasCajun
She used taxpayer funds to attend the funeral of a person who was at best, an acquaintance and probably, a total stranger.

This woman has a long history of acting like a complete and total a**hole.

...in February 1998, things finally came to a head. On a flight home to Houston, Jackson Lee became enraged when flight attendants failed to produce the seafood special she liked. "Don't you know who I am?" she reportedly thundered. "I'm Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!"

...at a March 2, 1998, reenactment of the march on Selma, an irate Jackson Lee called her scheduler in D.C. demanding to know why she hadn't been given a ride to the event by the organizer, as a white colleague had been. According to the aide--who quit after just a month and a half on the job--Jackson Lee shrieked, "You don't understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen."

For details of this and more of her true craziness, see:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000%5C000%5C000%5C867aejst.asp

12 posted on 07/26/2009 8:32:56 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: digger48
Actually, wasn't Chelsea Clinton jogging around the WTC? lol
13 posted on 07/26/2009 8:35:26 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Google “Tourist guy” images and you will get your fill.


14 posted on 07/26/2009 8:35:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (La commedia e' finita!. Now it's serious!)
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To: TexasCajun

Tourist Guy!!! Dude! Where ya been!?!


15 posted on 07/26/2009 8:35:49 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: TexasCajun


16 posted on 07/26/2009 8:36:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

17 posted on 07/26/2009 8:37:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
"But given the tolerance of the people of Texas’s 18th Congressional District for this sort of ridiculous behavior, Jackson Lee doesn’t have a thing to worry about."

When you're from a district where a large number of people can't read or write ...or, pay taxes, this is the type of representative you get.

What an embarrassment to this country.

18 posted on 07/26/2009 8:44:13 AM PDT by blam
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To: purpleporter

I don’t think he’s been buried anywhere yet. He’ll be like James Brown - left in storage while the family argues.


19 posted on 07/26/2009 8:44:46 AM PDT by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: TexasCajun
This simple excuse for a so called black hero wouldn't hold a candle to Sammy Davis Jr. in his day. Sammy was real talent.
20 posted on 07/26/2009 8:58:37 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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