Fw: A short quiz

Ed McMahon died this week. He was a great entertainer, but prior to his stage accomplishments he was a distinguished Marine Corps fighter pilot in WWII earning six Air Medals and attaining the rank of Colonel. He was discharged in 1946 and was later promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the CA Air National Guard.

Farrah Fawcett died this week after a long career in Hollywood as an actress. After she was diagnosed with cancer, she became an activist for cancer treatment and devoted her last remaining years encouraging people to seek treatment. She documented her plight on film and used it to encourage others to stay positive and upbeat despite their diagnosis and suffering.

Michael Jackson died this week. He was perhaps one of the greatest singers of modern time. He will also be remembered for his eccentric lifestyle that included sleeping with a chimpanzee, living in a carnival-like atmosphere at Neverland, his fascination with Peter Pan, and his numerous masks and costumes. He also admitted to finding pleasure sleeping with young boys and paying out millions of dollars in settlements to the families of these boys despite being acquitted by a court on one allegation of sexual molestation.

QUESTION - Which of the above did the Democratic - controlled House of Representatives declare a moment of silence for today? (Hint - It wasn't the first two.)

QUESTION - Which of the above's family received a personal note of condolence from President Obama?

(Hint - It wasn't the first two.)

Need we say more??


Snarla said...

They've got me on this one. I also find it inappropriate and repugnant to hold a moment of silence for Michael Jackson in the House.
Interesting about Ed McMahon. And I hope to God that the House doesn't start to feel the need to have a moment of silence for every celebrity who dies.

Marlowe said...

And here I thought ALL entertainers were elitist Hollyweird sodomites deserving of our contempt. That would've been the case if Obama had sent condolences to all three. Especially since in her heyday these same people were saying Farrah Fawcett was dragging this nation to hell for her hideous crime of having breasts. Keep the narrative straight, RWF headquarters.

Anonymous said...

Not to defend Jackson too heavily, but this email does omit mention of his charity work and generosity.

Also, the Obama note was from Obama the man, not Obama the President. The White House sent no official statement or note. So basically this rant is mad at Obama because he has the ability to show sympathy to his fellow man. Weirdo.

Celia said...

If Obama hadn't said anything about Michael Jackson, there'd be an e-mail forward about how heartless he was, and some quote purporting to be from a black Republican, complaining that Obama is completely out of touch with African-Americans and how important Michael Jackson was to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Those horrible Democrats, honoring that guy who's still making the news worldwide over a week after his death. Although, in fairness, conservative cartoonists appear to universally hate the news coverage, too.

Jackson clearly led a very strange lifestyle, and some of that could have involved inappropriate, immoral, or illegal behavior. But although everyone is allowed his own opinion on the matter, I must point out that he was never convicted in either of the molestation cases against him.

A shame if you're one of the other celebrities whose passing will get a footnote on page three, though. Perhaps it's an indictment of the crowd I run with that that's Farah Fawcett and not Billy Mays.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, cause innocent people acquitted of crimes never have to pay people to get the stigma off of them. Nope. Never.

Anonymous said...

I, too, have issues w/MJ as I do believe he abused children. He may not have been convicted bc he paid off the families to the tune of over $20million.

Yes, he was - at least in his younger days - very talented, and he did - mainly bc of Liz Taylor - do a lot of charitable work over the years.

But... I don't really "get" the intense veneration of this artist either.

However, Ed McMahon also abused drugs & alcohol and died nearly a bankrupt who spared from dire poverty by Hollywood industry pals who took pity on him. Kudos for his war efforts, but he also had his demons.

Same could be said for Farrah, who had lots of drug problems and a very dysfunctional family life.

Wingtards just like to get their panties in a bunch and will find something wrong no matter what BHO or Congress does.

I wish they'd get "upset" over real issues. I really don't care that Congress had a moment of silence over MJ, and BHO can send notes of condolence to whomever he feels like (as a private citizen).

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