Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Why we should have term limits...

It's because of twits like Sheila Jackson Lee who authored the Congressional Resolution honoring Michael Jackson. This resolution (complete with frame and gold seal was presented at the memorial service with a promise it would pass!) was proposed to a near-empty chamber in the late afternoon on the day before the service.

And so it must have been fate that propelled me to tune in to the memorial service this afternoon just in time to hear the twit promising that the House will debate the resolution. Oy vey!

As if the Congress of the United States has nothing more important to do.

And so here it is..the resolution penned by Mz. Jackson Lee herself, which starts off like this (click the red link for it in its entirety)

Honoring an American legend and musical icon.

Whereas Michael Jackson was not only an accomplished recording and performing artist, he was a noted humanitarian;

Whereas Michael Jackson began his stellar recording career as the featured member of `The Jackson 5', which was the first act in recorded history to have their first four major label singles `I Want You Back',`ABC',`The Love You Save', and `I'll Be There', reached the top of the American charts;

Whereas the internationally recognized `Thriller' released in 1982, which became a smash hit yielded seven top-10 singles. The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide. It was a monumental moment in music history;

Whereas Michael Jackson was labeled `The King of Pop', Jackson's music is internationally recognized and critically acclaimed;

Whereas Michael Jackson was one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice;

Whereas in the early 1980s, Michael Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as `Beat It', `Billie Jean' and `Thriller'--widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art form--helped bring the relatively new channel to fame; ....

Ok I liked the man and his music, but enough already! Mz. Jackson & Co. need to get back to working on the REAL business of this country!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7/08/2009

    While you are absolutely correct, I think I would prefer the congress debate this kind of dribble. It sure as heck beats stimulus packages, cap and trade, and government run healthcare.~ST