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DEATH OF AN ICON
Associated Press ^ | updated 1 hour, 33 minutes ago | Associated Press

Posted on 06/26/2009 7:26:42 AM PDT by Niuhuru

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson, defined in equal parts as the world’s greatest entertainer and perhaps its most enigmatic figure, was about to attempt one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Then his life was cut shockingly — and so far, mysteriously — short.

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TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: jackson; pedophile
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To: Plutarch

That’s a lyrical suicide note if I ever saw one! And kinda lame too.


101 posted on 06/26/2009 8:11:55 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Did you ever think the 18 million was paid as to NOT drag this out in the media like the OJ trial?


102 posted on 06/26/2009 8:18:18 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: ladyvet
"Our nation is about to vote on a bill that will be life changing for the worse, and all that is being reported is the death of an ENTERTAINER! One with questionable lifestyle choices at that."

The left sure love their criminal, pedophiles, and other morally bankrupt entertainers, don't they. Farah Faucett is also being heralded for her contributions to society, which was the further degradation of women as mere sex objects. A true pioneer.

103 posted on 06/26/2009 8:20:27 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: twigs

I know what you mean.

I think the standard I use is to look at the lyrics, without the crotch grabbing and child grabbing.

I think the last time I spent a nickel on the guy was in 1996. The jewel case for the Thriller CD acted as my nightstand coaster for a few years (dont really remember why, but when my glass of water sweat it was a good coaster.)

Personally, I would listen to Glen Miller over him most any day of the week, and it has always been that way. Glenn Miller died 15 years before I was born, so perhaps I am just weird too!

In any event, I dread the news for the next few weeks. All MJ All the time. It is going to suck.


104 posted on 06/26/2009 8:21:39 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Broker

Lloyds of London just lost a bundle. They insured this latest comeback. Which was never going to happen.


105 posted on 06/26/2009 8:22:13 AM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Dallas59
"Response from the "white" house has been muffled regarding the weird death of superstar pedophile m. jackson.
obammer could be heard to mumble through his peaches 'n cream icecream cone..."real bummer", or words to that effect. More later as situation develops."
106 posted on 06/26/2009 8:22:47 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's rainin'.)
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To: Blue Turtle
"Did you ever think the 18 million was paid as to NOT drag this out in the media like the OJ trial?"

Of course. Shut up the witnesses, and you have no trial DUHHHH!
It certainly wasn't paid out to establish his innocence.

107 posted on 06/26/2009 8:23:40 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Niuhuru

Icon of what exactly?


108 posted on 06/26/2009 8:26:02 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Vermont Lt

We listen to Medieval and Renaissance music to accompany our dinners that my husband finds on the internet. After that period, I like baroque music, then I jump up to folk music. I’m very limited. My husband teases me that should I ever become a contestant on Jeopardy, that if a category is modern culture of any type, that I know I’ll lose.


109 posted on 06/26/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by twigs
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To: OCCASparky

ROTFLMAO!!!


110 posted on 06/26/2009 8:27:31 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: OCCASparky

The family has announced that since Michael was already 90 percent plastic, they will be melting him into Legos so little boys can play with him for a change.

Hahaha! Thanks for a much-needed chuckle!


111 posted on 06/26/2009 8:28:02 AM PDT by OldBlondBabe
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To: Blue Turtle

He was a unique, fascinating star... and the best entertainer to come along since Elvis. He gave his life to the public...may he rest in peace.””

Comparing this pervert to Elvis is a disgrace. Buying your way out of the molestation of children has nothing to do with justice. Clearly, he did not give his life—he was paid outrageous sums of money for singing and dancing and he thought he talent game him license for perversion.


112 posted on 06/26/2009 8:31:25 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: Nathan Zachary

Getting your reputation ripped to shreds after a life of hard work and dedication...publicly in the media...will certainly cause one to search for an alternative solution. An unfair trial would be a guarantee with a person such as Michael Jackson. Hence, the payoff. If you child was molested...would you take the money, or seek prosecution to the fullest extent?


113 posted on 06/26/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Jrabbit
Lloyds of London just lost a bundle. They insured this latest comeback. Which was never going to happen.

Fools and their money...

114 posted on 06/26/2009 8:32:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack
I think you mean vitiligo.

A lot of black and white people suffer from this.

115 posted on 06/26/2009 8:33:35 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: marshmallow

I suppose it will be another Princess Di moment.


116 posted on 06/26/2009 8:35:32 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dfwgator; Jrabbit
"Lloyds of London just lost a bundle. They insured this latest comeback. Which was never going to happen."

Maybe they can get a bail out from Obama, or mitigate their losses by insuring Guns N' Roses next tour.

117 posted on 06/26/2009 8:37:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Niuhuru

I am not into idol worship.

118 posted on 06/26/2009 8:40:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: tuffydoodle
No, but I wouldn’t let my offspring spend a weekend with you either.

Good point, but other than the fact you know nothing about me, you certainly know enough about MJ.

119 posted on 06/26/2009 8:43:06 AM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: brytlea
all of the so called news stations (including Fox) could talk of nothing but this? Wow....

I can't believe people here are surprised that MJ's unexpected death is dominating the news cycle. Talk about being out of touch! I mean, c'mon, did you really think that his death would be relegated to a scrolling blurb on the bottom of the screen? Of course this is huge news! We're a celebrity obsessed culture, like it or not.

Better steel yourself. MJ is going to dominate the news for the next three weeks. First, we're all going to await the toxicology reports. Then there will be the star-studded, lavish, televised funeral that will rival Princess Di's. After his burial, there will be the countless skeletons falling from his closets as all his associates spill the beans on his lifestyle. And on and on and on...

If congress or the president wants to enact some stealth legislation, now is the perfect time. The nation's attention will be focused elsewhere for a while.

120 posted on 06/26/2009 8:44:16 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Borges
I don't know about first and foremost (I suspect you would get differing opinions from different experts). However, I didn't say *cultured*. I spoke of culture. Dictionary.com says:

the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.

So, it's VASTLY more than pop music. We have certainly put a huge emphasis on music and film in our country, to our great loss.

121 posted on 06/26/2009 8:45:07 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ladyvet

I actually see a great deal of similarity between MJ worship and Obama worship. One reason we elected Obama is because our society has a difficult time understanding what a true hero is. They have been raised to believe in a kind of worship of pop culture icons, so why wouldn’t they pick the cool guy?


122 posted on 06/26/2009 8:49:46 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Drew68

I’m not surprised. Just disgusted. Not much that happens these days surprises me anymore.


123 posted on 06/26/2009 8:52:27 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: twigs

I used to listen to Harpsachord music in my office at work. My staff thought I was a cross between Gomez Addams and some kind of Vampire.

Funny stuff.


124 posted on 06/26/2009 8:59:15 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Jrabbit
Lloyds of London just lost a bundle. They insured this latest comeback. Which was never going to happen.

Maybe MJ faked his death to get out of his 02 performances? LOL! Can't wait for the conspiracy nuts to start spinning this one!

Now we'll be hearing of Michael sightings along with Elvis and Jim Morrison.

125 posted on 06/26/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Now we'll be hearing of Michael sightings along with Elvis and Jim Morrison.

You think Elvis might have a word or two for Michael for marrying his daughter.

126 posted on 06/26/2009 9:03:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vermont Lt

I listen to Japanese Anime Music, every time a hispanic asks me what I am listening to I say “that’s spanish music, tu no comprede espanol?”....

The look on their faces is priceless.


127 posted on 06/26/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: brytlea

our country is getting a big bad dose of Hopey/Change and all of the so called news stations (including Fox) could talk of nothing but this? Wow....

Well, it is the same thing, as you say “I think far too many Americans get so caught up in celebs”, isn’t the obamanation, one of their own celebs, just forgotten for a moment, while they pay tribute to another.


128 posted on 06/26/2009 9:03:16 AM PDT by wita
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To: Nathan Zachary

You don’t think those guys took one look at him and ran, not walked, ran to the nearest Lloyds of London office and took out enough insurance to cover any potential losses.

Someone was doing the Happy Hamster dance yesterday evening in London.

I hate to sound cold, but this show biz.


129 posted on 06/26/2009 9:07:17 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Niuhuru

As much as it pains me I am sad. I grew up with Thriller. I was 12 years old when it came out and MTV would play it at 3 oclock every day. I would rush home from school to watch it.. Rest easy Micheal.


130 posted on 06/26/2009 9:07:22 AM PDT by crazydad (=============)
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To: Vermont Lt

I LOVE harpsichord music, although I didn’t realize that I shared that enjoyment with vampires! LOL!


131 posted on 06/26/2009 9:16:08 AM PDT by twigs
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To: tuffydoodle

“Uh oh, the grave spitters are coming out in full force this morning!”

Yeah, kind of ironic. Every post about his death is immediately followed by comments asking “what’s the big deal?”, then followed by another 150+ Freeper comments - lol.


132 posted on 06/26/2009 10:01:07 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Welcome2thejungle

True, but it give the idiots in the House cover to pass the Cap & Tax bill.


133 posted on 06/26/2009 10:15:41 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: Niuhuru

He was a freak whose very fame is an indictment of our country.


134 posted on 06/26/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: manic4organic

Regardless of Jackson’s death, Cap & Tax will pass. They have the votes to do whatever they want. They will pass a trillion dollar national healthcare bill as well. Elections have consequences. They have the votes. BHO will get most of whatever he wants at least until 2010.


135 posted on 06/26/2009 10:22:48 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: wita

Yes, I see a linkage.


136 posted on 06/26/2009 10:51:56 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Welcome2thejungle

In the face of Congress enacting the largest tax increase in American history, coupled with the most serious economic crisis in the country since World War II and Obama’s abandonment of the War on Terror, the main stream media is fixated by the death of a celebrity that most ordinary people regarded as a pervert and serial pedophile, at worst, and a delusional, pampered, secluded nitwit who was victimized by his managers and handlers, at best. The attention once again demonstrates why we have the clown in the White House.


137 posted on 06/26/2009 1:56:40 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: Nathan Zachary
[ Now he's keeping "allah" company in hell ]

Allah is a mythical figure.. Hes not real.. but Jackson is..

138 posted on 06/26/2009 3:05:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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