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Who Paid for Sheila Jackson Lee's Visit to Michael Jackson'’s 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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To: Kansas58
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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To: Kansas58

“I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen it before.”

Oh lord!!! Where have you been? It is such a great story.

His name is “Tourist guy.”

If no one helps you out in next few minutes, I will.


21 posted on 07/26/2009 8:59:01 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) ( ches)
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To: La Lydia

That Lee is a member of Congress is proof of reverse racism. I’m happy to explain this in more detail for those who don’t see it that way. We tolerate people like this in our high level elected offices because we have come to accept and look the other way when there is an issue of race. That, in and of itself, is perpetuating racism. There are so many great and qualified minorities in the country that are never heard, but we tolerate someone like Lee who is arrogant, vituperative, and ill-informed.


22 posted on 07/26/2009 9:01:18 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: All

Anybody have a photo of Looter Guy to share?

Thank you. That would complete my morning.


23 posted on 07/26/2009 9:01:27 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) ( ches)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Sorry all, was not on the blogs and the net,that much, at that time, if I saw him before I had forgotten.
Thanks for the refresher course!
24 posted on 07/26/2009 9:07:52 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

If I had a dime for every Congressional event she has attended and tried to take credit for, though in truth she did not lift a finger to bring about, I would be a wealthy wonk. Even more annoying: she speaks at length and NEVER knows when to shut up, even when she is putting her foot in it and displaying her ignorance for all to see.


25 posted on 07/26/2009 9:08:03 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: TexasCajun

Is MJ still dead and does anybody know the location of this hero for the black community’s nose?

If Jeffrey Dahmer had been black and extremely good at dancing,, would he had been honored for his cooking abilities.

For crying out loud, the freak is dead, he should stay dead and not elevated.

I mean, what do these people say, “well other that all that, he was a great singer and had rhythm.... ?

Hello, he did little boys and in most communities, that’s considered a bad thing.

First OJ for nearly cutting his wife’s head off.. but he played a good game, then MJ... the pedophile nutcase. Now they have Obama, the guy whose trying to destroy our country.... Wow, all that is going to be tough to top, but I guess everybody needs their heros.


26 posted on 07/26/2009 9:14:54 AM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid.)
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To: TexasCajun

Such a pathetic publicity hound....since she’s been in congress, at every state of the union speech, she’s always at the end of the aisle trying to shake POTUS’s hand, getting a hug/squeeze. Saw her there each and every time George Bush entered...reaching out for her hug...and then this past January...the same with the Marxist-in-Chief. She’s such a predictable joke.


27 posted on 07/26/2009 9:18:27 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Kansas58

He is everywhere. He was also at the Concord crash, at the Hindenberg crash, and much, much more.

http://thecrustycurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/internet-meme-accidental-tourist-of-911-the-tourist-guy-revealed/

Tourist Guy is Peter Guzli, a Hungarian.

Although the article does not say this (I read it in another article), he had spend sometime in Colorado. He had a job there but had left for home when 9/11 happened. And by the way, he is not at the WTC center in that photo. He was on another building. Notice it was cold, therefore, not September.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa112801a.htm


28 posted on 07/26/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) ( ches)
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To: TexasCajun
Jackson Lee “has a history of making cameo appearances at funerals”

Another "Liveshot?"

29 posted on 07/26/2009 9:21:59 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: TexasCajun

Photo #2 looks like Nosferatu getting ready to slap Aunt Esther.


30 posted on 07/26/2009 9:24:25 AM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: La Lydia

Does the local media ever take SJL to task?


31 posted on 07/26/2009 9:26:05 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

The Chronicle didn’t cover any of until the alternative City Paper in Houston started writing about it, and made the Chron look really bad. Then they started covering it, but you could tell they really, really didn’t want to. Occasionally they would run something that skewered her, but they are in bed with her (ouch, my eyes) and have pretty much pulled their punches.


32 posted on 07/26/2009 9:29:10 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: TexasCajun

Well, given her very high opinion of herself, I would say that we paid for it. The most dangerous place in the world is to between sheila and a tv camera. Her aids have spoken on how she is demanding as hell on everyone else, but cannot get anywhere on time. She will leave her limo idling for a long time, then berate the driver for making her late. She claimed that nasa put a man on mars. And recently she “hosted” a federal job fair here in Houston and promised that there 600,000 (federal) jobs on the way. However she is repeatedly reelected from her district. She is a legend in her own mind. And she is in Congress.


33 posted on 07/26/2009 9:30:07 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: Mean Maryjean

I predict that some day she and that other camera whore, Schumer, are going to collide and hurt each other trying to get in front of the same camera in order to pontificate.


34 posted on 07/26/2009 9:31:06 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

That’s Cooter the Looter. Sorry he is busy trying to pass “healthcare reform” right now. Can’t be bothered.


35 posted on 07/26/2009 9:31:15 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: La Lydia

That would be funny as hell. But sheila would jump up and scream racism because scummer is a typical white guy.


36 posted on 07/26/2009 9:32:19 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: La Lydia

LOL! Now that would be a site worth seeing!


37 posted on 07/26/2009 9:33:24 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: La Lydia

A friend of mine used to be a bank manager in Houston. Back when she was still a teller, sjl came in to cash a check. She had never seen her before and asked her for her id. Well, sjl started on the “don’t you know who I am?????” She apparently made quite a scene, but my friend was firm and insisted on seeing her id.


38 posted on 07/26/2009 9:37:09 AM PDT by reformed_dem (And DON'T call me Shirley)
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To: Texas resident

LOL!!!

Sorry, I must have been confused.

But I see Cooter the Looter carrying a bunch of beer. Is it for his friend Gates?


39 posted on 07/26/2009 9:38:42 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) ( ches)
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To: All
I love her hairdo!... a thing of beauty! :)
40 posted on 07/26/2009 9:47:08 AM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values, is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: TexasCajun

Love the pix of NOW demanding emergency contraception. Someone should tell them that you can’t get pregnant unless you have sex with a guy.


41 posted on 07/26/2009 9:49:20 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: TexasCajun
Is this a funeral?!

Liberalism digs our graves.

42 posted on 07/26/2009 9:52:09 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

43 posted on 07/26/2009 9:56:07 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: nufsed

Heck no! I want my astronauts to be competent and stable people.


44 posted on 07/26/2009 9:56:29 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

45 posted on 07/26/2009 9:59:22 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: GAB-1955

She has to go to Mars to retrieve the US flag she said the Apollo astronauts left there.


46 posted on 07/26/2009 9:59:33 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: TexasCajun
DO NOT get between a reporter's camera and Sheila Jackson Lee!
47 posted on 07/26/2009 9:59:46 AM PDT by theymakemesick (You may be a terrorist if you went to church last Sunday or think "shall not be infringed" means it)
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To: GAB-1955
Like her?
48 posted on 07/26/2009 10:01:03 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I strongly disagree with you. We have a long tradition of electing jackasses to the House of Representatives. Sheila Jackson Lee's (literally) asinine behavior is a grand American tradition, including such gems as Preston Brooks, James Traficant, Gary Condit, Michael Myers, and many, many others. You don't have to fool all the people all the time... just the people in your district.
49 posted on 07/26/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: TexasCajun
Taxpayers pay for her chauffeured one block commute from home to her Capital Hill office. Never mind that it's against the law for her to use public funds for that. She's banned from Continental Airlines for yelling and causing such a ruckus with her “don't you know who I am!” at the attendants for not giving her a first class seat when she'd paid for coach, um, make that the entire row because she was too good to sit by commoners. She's been voted the meanest congress person. She complains hurricanes don't get enough black names. She ranted about Texas not having any black colleges when right down the road from her Texas home is the predominantly black university of Prairie View A&M which admitted blacks 130+ years ago in 1878.

http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2006/11/page/2/

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

http://media.www.pvpanther.com/media/storage/paper286/news/2006/11/01/CampusNews/The-History.Of.Prairie.View-2438619.shtml

50 posted on 07/26/2009 10:02:57 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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