published Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Tennessee: House narrowly OKs Michael Jackson measure

NASHVILLE — A resolution to honor the late pop superstar Michael Jackson has passed the Tennessee House with only one vote to spare.

The resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. G. A. Hardaway of Memphis passed Wednesday on a vote of 51-22. Measures need at least 50 votes to pass the 99-member chamber.

Another 24 lawmakers abstained.

Rep. Gerald McCormick, who voted for the bill, noted that Jackson was once married to Lisa Marie Presley of Memphis. In the Chattanooga Republican's words: "He was Elvis' son-in-law, and that ought to count for something."

Democratic Rep. Henry Fincher of Cookeville said he voted against the measure because Jackson was "credibly accused of child molestation."

Jackson was acquitted of all 14 counts against him at trial in 2005.

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harrystatel said...

"Rep. Gerald McCormick, who voted for the bill, noted that Jackson was once married to Lisa Marie Presley of Memphis. In the Chattanooga Republican's words: "He was Elvis' son-in-law, and that ought to count for something.""

He was a pedophile, Rep. McCormick. That ought to count for something.

Another brilliant political hack. Goes to show that Republicans have just as many idiots as the Democrats.

Fight organized crime——Re-elect no one, particularly this joker.

February 3, 2010 at 6:52 p.m.
KWVeteran said...

Jackson was a pedophile, something that liberals condone obviously. Jackson was scum of the earth for what he did with children and to honor him in any official manner whatsoever should not be tolerated.

February 4, 2010 at 7:46 a.m.
Evenrant said...

You have got to be kidding me! Is this what our legislators are wasting their time on?

February 4, 2010 at 8:32 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Wow, another embarassing moment for our leadership. "Real problems? who cares, lets waste money on irrelevent crap" Thanks guys, you make me proud.

February 4, 2010 at 8:35 a.m.
angel_watcher said...

For all of you who claim that Michael Jackson was a pedophile--in what country do you think that the state of Tennessee exists? In this country (the United States of America), of which Tennessee is a member state the last time I looked, there is such thing as a judicial process in which those who are accused of crimes are entitled to a fair and expeditious hearing by a jury of peers. Once the accused is cleared of an alleged crime (found not guilty) he or she is at liberty and must not be labeled and treated as having committed any crime for which a not guilty verdict was rendered. Michael Jackson was found not guilty of all of the crimes of which he was ever accused, including child molestation. He was found not guilty because there was never any evidence that he had committed any crime or harmed any child, and more importantly, because he did not commit any crimes. That was the finding of the court which is legal and binding, and not the opinion of the garbage mass media and the small minds who blindly accept any crap they are fed by the media. Before you swallow the Michael Jackson child molestation story, read the court records. And remember this: the media that fed you the garbage story that Michael Jackson was a child molester is the same lot that told and sold you the story that Patsy Ramsey murdered her daughter, JonBenet.

February 4, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.
ta2dmom said...

Nicolas Cage was once Elvis' son-in-law does that mean we are to set aside money to help him out of his financial situation?

February 4, 2010 at 5:18 p.m.
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