Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Michael Jackson's tiger dies of lung cancer
AP via YahooNews ^ | June 28, 2012 | SUE MANNING

Posted on 06/28/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by ETL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thriller, a tiger that belonged to Michael Jackson when the entertainer lived at his Neverland ranch, has died of lung cancer at actress-activist Tippi Hedren's wildlife preserve in California.

The 13-year-old, 375-pound tiger died June 11, Hedren said Wednesday. A necropsy was performed and the tiger was cremated. Staff workers will hold a private service when the ashes are buried in a section of the preserve set aside for animals that die there.

Thriller and her brother Sabu were born on Nov. 20, 1998, and lived with Jackson until May 4, 2006, Hedren said.

When Jackson left Neverland for good, his veterinarian asked Hedren to take the cats at her Shambala Preserve in Acton, about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.

Other Neverland animals, including giraffes, flamingos, orangutans, elephants and dozens of reptiles, were sent to other sanctuaries in other parts of the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michaeljackson; tiger
In a remotely related story....

"The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy),” the president wrote. “Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths.

He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”"

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/politics-news/obama-ate-dog-meat-as-a-boy.html

1 posted on 06/28/2012 6:40:04 AM PDT by ETL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ETL

2 posted on 06/28/2012 6:45:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”


3 posted on 06/28/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate...

Fairly obvious Obama's also dined on his share of jackass, as well.

4 posted on 06/28/2012 6:47:17 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL
Too bad that cigarette packs didn't have the new, super scary warnings on them when the tiger took up smoking. He might never have started and never gotten lung cancer from them.

What? He didn't smoke?! Well how did he get lung cancer then?

5 posted on 06/28/2012 6:49:42 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onemiddleamerican

6 posted on 06/28/2012 6:55:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ETL; null and void
Oh no, not the tiger!


7 posted on 06/28/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onemiddleamerican

8 posted on 06/28/2012 6:56:31 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ETL

Moral of this story ?
Never smoke cheap cigars.


9 posted on 06/28/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onemiddleamerican

Imagine the second-hand whatever that animal was exposed to living with Jackson and his horde of dysfunctional hangers-on. It’s amazing the poor creature didn’t get hair cancer if such a thing existed.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 7:07:39 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ETL

:-) You got me.


11 posted on 06/28/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: onemiddleamerican
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
12 posted on 06/28/2012 7:10:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]


13 posted on 06/28/2012 7:13:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRios1968
They say Velociraptor meat isn't bad. It's hard to find, but a few stores carry it.


14 posted on 06/28/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ETL
I, for one, am heart broken......sheesh, put this in breaking news!

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 06/28/2012 7:36:35 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ezekiel

Funny.. I still have the little black Sambo’s book...


16 posted on 06/28/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by goseminoles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nothingnew

Never heard of comic relief?


17 posted on 06/28/2012 8:02:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ETL

WHO CARES?!!


18 posted on 06/28/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL

I wonder if Tippi Hedren’s sanctuary accepts birds.


19 posted on 06/28/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: formosa

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2900373/posts?page=17#17


20 posted on 06/28/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: ETL
Jackson, who died in 2009, often talked about his love of animals,
but he never called to check on the tigers and he never sent any money to help pay for their care, Hedren said.

Jackson didn't love animals - he loved little boys ... the feckin' pervert.
21 posted on 06/28/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven
Jackson didn't love animals - he loved little boys ... the feckin' pervert.

Of course, if he had loved animals more than people, he'd be called the same thing.
22 posted on 06/28/2012 8:25:29 AM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven
he loved little boys ... the feckin' pervert.

Yes indeed. He was a very sick puppy.

"Living with Michael Jackson" [MJ on sleeping with children: It's very charming. It's very sweet]
MJHouse.com ^

Photobucket

Transcript of Bashir interview. Video of it also.

Excerpt:

Jackson: "When you say bed, you're thinking sexual, they make that sexual, it's not sexual." "We're going to sleep, I tuck them in and I put a little like, er, music on and when it's story time I read a book." "We go to sleep with the fireplace on. I give them hot milk, you know, we have cookies, it's very charming, it's very sweet, it's what the whole world should do."

[snip]

Bashir: "Did you ever sleep in the bed with them?"

Jackson: "No. But I have slept in a bed with many children. "I slept in a bed with all of them when Macauley Culkin was little: Kieran Culkin would sleep on this side, Macauley Culkin was on this side, his sisters in there...we all would just jam in the bed, you know. "We would wake up like dawn and go in the hot air balloon, you know, we had the footage. I have all that footage."

Bashir: "But is that right Michael?"

Jackson: "It's very right. It's very loving, that's what the world needs now, more love more heart."

Bashir: "The world needs a man who's 44 who's sleeping in a bed with children?"

Jackson: "No, you're making it - no, no you're making it all wrong ..."

Bashir: "Well, tell me, help me ..."

Jackson: "Because what's wrong with sharing a love? You don't sleep with your kids? Or some other kid who needs love who didn't have a good childhood?"

Bashir: "No, no I don't. I would never dream ..."

Jackson: "That's because you've never been where I've been mentally ..."

http://www.mjshouse.com/stories/living_with_mj_transcript.html
___________________________________________

Jackson: "When you say bed, you're thinking sexual, they make that sexual, it's not sexual."

Photobucket

23 posted on 06/28/2012 8:28:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: edpc
ETL ~ He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate...

edpc ~ Fairly obvious Obama's also dined on his share of jackass, as well.

And, apparently, girlie-men lots of girlie-men...

24 posted on 06/28/2012 9:34:22 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1255 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: null and void
ETL ~ He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate...

I didn't say that. Obama did. It was a quote from the article.

25 posted on 06/28/2012 10:49:34 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: ETL

Correct. I didn’t intend to imply you did. Bad editing on my part, sorry.


26 posted on 06/28/2012 10:52:48 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1255 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: null and void; edpc
Re: "Obama also dined on his share of jackass, as well."

And, apparently, girlie-men lots of girlie-men...

“The second time I went out to California to attend Mohammad Hassan Chandoo’s graduation from Occidental College, Obama was enjoying the lavish lifestyle being financed by his friend and roommate at the time - Hassan Chandoo. The wealthy patron provided Obama access to big houses, lavish parties & had him dressed in the slickest clothes. I could have sworn they were both Gay & wealthy.”

Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. ..."

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/5257893-dr-john-c-drew-and-barack-obama-the-chance-encounter-at-occidental-college

27 posted on 06/28/2012 11:00:59 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: null and void

no problemo. Long day at work. Just now got home (1:30AM)


28 posted on 06/28/2012 11:05:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: ETL
Never heard of comic relief?

Yeah...when it's funny. I lost my tiger Tony awhile back...it still brings tears to my eyes.

FMCDH(BITS)

29 posted on 06/29/2012 3:36:48 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: nothingnew
I lost my tiger Tony awhile back...it still brings tears to my eyes.

Sorry to bring back the bad memories, friend. My pet zebra is on its last legs. I don't know what I'll do when its gone.

30 posted on 06/29/2012 11:40:43 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: nothingnew
"He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”"--B.H.Obama, from Dreams From My Father

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/politics-news/obama-ate-dog-meat-as-a-boy.html

31 posted on 06/30/2012 6:47:03 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ETL
I'll stick to Frosted Flakes and venison.

FMCDH(BITS)

32 posted on 06/30/2012 7:22:47 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: nothingnew
Frosted Flakes, THEY'RE GRRRRRREAT!!!


33 posted on 06/30/2012 7:41:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson