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Mass. Town Throws Parade for Hometown Pop Singer, Cancels Memorial Day Parade!
newsbusters.org ^ | May 27 | Tim Graham

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. “It’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: americanidol; angiemiller; beverly; veterans
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Join me in expressing outrage to the town of Beverly, MA. The town has a convenient comment form located here: Beverly MA feedback form
1 posted on 05/27/2013 2:53:38 PM PDT by BAW
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To: BAW

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.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 2:59:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: BAW

Pea brains. If that young lady had any sense at all; she would have refused.


3 posted on 05/27/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BAW

In Beverly, “American Idols” appear to be more important and more appreciated than those who give their lives for America. What a sewer.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 3:03:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: BAW; silent_jonny

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.

Dislike.


5 posted on 05/27/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by Yaelle (Thank you to all who gave the ultimate for us, may you rest in peace.)
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To: BAW

Contacts for Mayor’s Office and City Council at the below link:

http://www.beverlyma.gov/elected-officials


6 posted on 05/27/2013 3:06:11 PM PDT by motoman
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To: BAW

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?


7 posted on 05/27/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: freekitty

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.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 3:09:29 PM PDT by Yaelle (Thank you to all who gave the ultimate for us, may you rest in peace.)
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To: BAW

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.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 3:09:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: DoughtyOne
risk life

Gave life

10 posted on 05/27/2013 3:11:59 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 3:16:07 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: BAW

/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.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 3:17:25 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

or to paraphrase the late John Lennon:

“American Idol is more popular than Memorial Day.”


13 posted on 05/27/2013 3:19:20 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: BAW

Most of Massachusetts is a disgrace.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 3:23:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BAW

Is the Annual Golden Calf Dance still scheduled?


15 posted on 05/27/2013 3:28:23 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: BAW

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.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 3:38:05 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BAW

Sigh! I miss America.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 3:39:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Yaelle

I hope her teeth fall out and she gets a massive wart on the end of her nose.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 3:41:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: BAW

It’s Assachusetts, folks...


19 posted on 05/27/2013 3:41:12 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BAW

Even after the marathon bombing the idiots in Massatushitts still don’t get it!


20 posted on 05/27/2013 3:47:41 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: BAW

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21 posted on 05/27/2013 3:48:02 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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


22 posted on 05/27/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: Bogey78O
Is the Annual Golden Calf Dance still scheduled?

LOL - and appropriate (but scary).

24 posted on 05/27/2013 3:53:06 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: freekitty

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.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 3:57:05 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Yaelle

Why is everyone blaming her for the City Council’s stupidity.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 3:57:50 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: BAW

Massachusetts is not America. Massachusetts is Neo Europa.

The state must be purged from the Union


27 posted on 05/27/2013 3:58:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s my point . It’s Massachusetts.

What else can be expected?


28 posted on 05/27/2013 4:01:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: freekitty
Pea brains. If that young lady had any sense at all; she would have refused.

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.

29 posted on 05/27/2013 4:13:02 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: BAW

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.


30 posted on 05/27/2013 4:21:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: BAW

Here’s an idea: Make Pop Singer what’s-her-name Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade.

Too late?


31 posted on 05/27/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: BAW

AI does to Ameria what it does to cows....


32 posted on 05/27/2013 4:30:00 PM PDT by lightman (Buzzed and buggered bath house Barry: the Benghazi bungler.)
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To: BAW

The veterans in Beverly, MA must be thrilled to know of the sacrifice that their American Idol finalist made to preserve their freedom.

/disgusted sarc


33 posted on 05/27/2013 4:33:29 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: BAW

I’ll bet if they threw a parade for the Free Sh!T Army they would have lots of people marching!


34 posted on 05/27/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by Gritty (Our Government is erecting a panopticon state that sees everything, regulates everything-Mark Steyn)
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To: BAW

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...


35 posted on 05/27/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BAW

PFL


36 posted on 05/27/2013 5:38:21 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: BAW
threw a huge parade and concert for 19-year-old “American Idol” contestant Angie Miller,


37 posted on 05/27/2013 5:49:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: BAW

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.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 6:07:46 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: BAW

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.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: chesty_puller

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.


40 posted on 05/27/2013 7:33:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Hildy

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.


41 posted on 05/27/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by Yaelle (Thank you to all who gave the ultimate for us; may you rest in peace.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Enjoyed your home page. You have a great color sense!


42 posted on 05/28/2013 12:49:11 AM PDT by b9
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To: newheart

She could have canceled right up to the end.


43 posted on 05/28/2013 1:22:05 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Hildy

She still could have refused right up to the end. It is Memorial Day after all. Maybe she is not familiar with Memorial Day.


44 posted on 05/28/2013 1:23:38 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BAW

horrid


45 posted on 05/28/2013 1:29:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


46 posted on 05/28/2013 4:21:22 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Hildy
Why is everyone blaming her for the City Council’s stupidity.

The "right" is as capable of fashionable stupidity as the "left". It's part of our fallen, sinful human nature.

47 posted on 05/28/2013 4:26:00 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: freekitty
She could have canceled right up to the end. The end of what? So you really do expect her to know the future. This is the city's fault, not hers.
48 posted on 05/28/2013 7:47:56 AM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: castlegreyskull

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.


49 posted on 05/28/2013 9:28:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Jay Leno is from Beverly, Mass. Let him pick up the tab.


50 posted on 05/28/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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