Skip to comments.Mass. Town Throws Parade for Hometown Pop Singer, Cancels Memorial Day Parade!
Posted on 05/27/2013 2:53:38 PM PDT by BAW
On May 4, the town of Beverly, Massachusetts threw a huge parade and concert for 19-year-old American Idol contestant Angie Miller, who made the top three in the competition. Its a great chance to show off our fair city, Mayor Bill Scanlon said. The city spent $31,200 on security, cleanup and other costs associated with the events, he said.
So it must have looked like an odd contrast in American values when the town of Beverly, Massachusetts then canceled its parade for Memorial Day 23 days later, a tradition for more than 100 years. Thousands turned out for the pop star, but few turn out for the heroic fallen:
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Let me see, who did the most for the township?
A person who risked life and or limb, or a person who risked not winning a singing contest? Boy, that is a tough one. /s
Okay, so they spent $31,000 on the American Idol homecoming. Seems to me that should only have been spent if it was going to bring in more than that amount in city revenue. If not, then it should not have been done in the first place.
And if it did bring in more than that, then throw the Memorial Day parade and honor those who did risk life and or limb.
This nation has it’s priorities ass backwards.
American Idol is the franchise making money here. If they want to hype their show, let them pick up the tab. Heck a couple of commercials ought to do it.
Pea brains. If that young lady had any sense at all; she would have refused.
In Beverly, “American Idols” appear to be more important and more appreciated than those who give their lives for America. What a sewer.
Jonny to ping the idol watchers.
This is even sadder if you know how insincere this girl was the whole idol season. Sheesh. They may have made it on tv but the town turned away from those who served it.
Maybe her desire to seek the camera with her glossy smile every second is homegrown, then.
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Wait, this is the state that gave us Ted Kennedy for over 50 years, reelected him even after he killed Mary-Jo? And this is surprising?
This young lady had no sense at all. She sought out the camera every second, switching her huge smile and pageanty singing to face whichever one was on.
She does not have the wisdom or maturity or humility to refuse the honor; in fact she seemed to think it her due at the time.
top three? so she was the second loser, right? Sheesh, make her honorary grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade. That should be more than enough.
Remember that we are living in the “new”, multicultural America, where the traditional values that made this country great, are slowly and intentionally erased.
Don’t forget that the new “cultures” that have been added to this country in the past 50 years do not know nor care about America’s traditional values.
/sarc . . . yea, but when did Memorial Day ever win a popularity contest . . . looks like the good folks of Beverly voted the holiday off of their island.
or to paraphrase the late John Lennon:
“American Idol is more popular than Memorial Day.”
Most of Massachusetts is a disgrace.
Is the Annual Golden Calf Dance still scheduled?
We are at the Bread and Circuses point in our Countries history. As long as we don’t outsource our military to barbarians we might last a little while longer.
Sigh! I miss America.
I hope her teeth fall out and she gets a massive wart on the end of her nose.
It’s Assachusetts, folks...
Even after the marathon bombing the idiots in Massatushitts still don’t get it!
Sunday, May 26
9:00 am Earth Day Walk: The Shoe Pond & USMC - Cultural, Industrial and Natural History of the United Shoe Machinery Corporation and its Environs
this is the state that gave us the UMASS Amherst professor who said 12 hours before 9/11 that the US Flag was a symbol of terrorism, too
LOL - and appropriate (but scary).
Why would you blame her? I am sure she had no idea when she flew in for the day thatcher down was going to cancel Memoeial Day. It is the sign of our times.
Why is everyone blaming her for the City Council’s stupidity.
Massachusetts is not America. Massachusetts is Neo Europa.
The state must be purged from the Union
That’s my point . It’s Massachusetts.
What else can be expected?
If she had known on May 4 that they were going to cancel the Memorial Day parade three weeks later, then she would have more than sense, she'd be psychic. Good grief. Not her fault.
American Idol is getting film for prime time from this staged event. I’m shocked that they don’t pay the expenses to the cities and towns for these contrived events.
Here’s an idea: Make Pop Singer what’s-her-name Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade.
AI does to Ameria what it does to cows....
The veterans in Beverly, MA must be thrilled to know of the sacrifice that their American Idol finalist made to preserve their freedom.
I’ll bet if they threw a parade for the Free Sh!T Army they would have lots of people marching!
Sing song contests are really important..
watch the easily entertained gawk at those making sounds....
Fans...Short for fanatics...stare and stand in disbelief as if the person making the sounds is really doing something...Besides making sounds...
Just more proof that we need to combine those tiny states to lessen their threat to our country. There should only be 3 states in that land space.
If the residents turn out in great numbers for one and not the other, it says more about the residents than anything else.
Can’t really blame the city officials too much if the residents care more about a two bit singer than their veterans.
Yes, some do give their life. You’re right. I do want to put it out there that just the risk is better than some kid trying to win a television show.
I think most people understand those that have given their life are certainly more deserving.
Those that don’t haven’t got the brain cells necessary to come up with a proper judgement. Our men die for them too.
I’m not blaming her. I just really tried to like her during the season, and could not because of her phoniness. I do think she could outgrow it and come into her own. She is talented.
Of course she had nothing to do with the town’s decision.
Enjoyed your home page. You have a great color sense!
She could have canceled right up to the end.
She still could have refused right up to the end. It is Memorial Day after all. Maybe she is not familiar with Memorial Day.
Why couldn’t they just let her be part of the parade on a float. Or at a follow on concert on the town green.
The "right" is as capable of fashionable stupidity as the "left". It's part of our fallen, sinful human nature.
They were at two different times. I guess the Idol appearance was about three weeks ago. So the city shot it’s funds on that instead.
Jay Leno is from Beverly, Mass. Let him pick up the tab.