The Shotgun Blog
Friday, June 26, 2009
Michael Jackson teaching God to moon walk
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Posted by Matthew Johnston
Posted by westernstandard on June 26, 2009 | Permalink
...me thinks that cartoon must meant Peter at the pearly gates.
Then again, may God have mercy on his soul.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2009-06-26 3:53:12 AM
I'm more upset that Farrah Fawcett passed away.
Ferrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 to June 25, 2009)
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-26 7:16:25 AM
Ed McMahon! R.I.P.
Posted by: Leigh Patrick Sullivan | 2009-06-26 7:45:39 AM
They are all burning in hell.
Posted by: epsilon | 2009-06-26 8:46:30 AM
I dunno I like to think that Ed and Farrah are burning in heck.
Posted by: B | 2009-06-26 9:19:36 AM
Judge not lest you be judged.
Posted by: Timothy Shaw-Zak | 2009-06-26 9:31:03 AM
Seeing as how I am an atheist, I don't qualify for either place.
Posted by: epsilon | 2009-06-26 10:05:46 AM
Epsilon, if you are an atheist, I am curious why you was say they are burning in hell.
I was commenting on what a weirdo MJ was and my wife told me to have more respect since he is now gone and the whole sad story of his life is over. I think she is right.
Posted by: TM | 2009-06-26 10:56:30 AM
TM - there's a balance. Initally like I heard one commenter say, we should give space to the guy, but after a bit, he is open game.
If can never critisize or judge those who are past, then we are doomed to repeat it in the future.
Oh, in judging, I understand what Timothy Shaw-Zak said, but at the same time, Jesus never meant it as an absolute.
Meaning, read the next verse where He says don't cast your pearls before the swine.
What's a pearl and what's a swine? That's judging n'est pas?
Likewise one can judge if they are not afraid of being judged with the same standard.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2009-06-26 12:10:48 PM
tomax7, good ponts.
Regarding pearls and swine, I find the Bible a book of mysteries. It is hard to say exactly what He meant, but perhaps it is paraphrased "don"t judge in your words and actions, but also don't waste too time trying to convince people who have their minds made up."
Posted by: TM | 2009-06-26 12:39:28 PM
I have ZERO respect for child molesters. His criminal acts completely nullified whatever weird music he played.
I am glad this creepy old man is dead.
Posted by: epsilon | 2009-06-26 2:13:05 PM
I doubt very much that Jackson will be anywhere close to a possible heaven. Having said that,once you get past the serial molestation and destruction of many young lives,he was quite the talent.
Posted by: wallyj | 2009-06-26 2:24:30 PM
You're a fool (and I'm ashamed you're a fellow atheist). When libertarian ideas are presented, you threaten the bloggers by saying that you're keeping a list of their posts. (Why? So you can turn them over to the Stasi?)
When gun rights arguments are presented, you make the bizarre claim that real men think only armed government agents can protect them -- protecting themselves is somehow a sign of insecure manhood. I didn't needing the state to protect you like a parent protects a child is a sign of masculinity. (Really, you're just afraid of a free society where people can own guns, ignoring that societies with no civilian guns far more often lead to gun murders (by the state).)
Michael Jackson was weird, but there was never any evidence he molested children. His lack of guilt was proven time and again in courts of law. Here, you completely disregard the courts findings -- a wildly tyrannical world view -- stating with certainty he is guilty.
Epsilon, _you_ are the fodder of tyrants. People like _you_ are the reason tyrannical policies are passed.
Do the world a favour: _never_ vote, _never_ write a letter, _never_ contact a politician, and _never_ a join a political party. Stay home, watch television, and never do anything that will impact on the liberty or well-being of others. The world will be a better place. Were I a utilitarian, I would support your indefinite incarceration for the greater good.
For the editors: this blog is one of the great disappointments in my life. What should be a libertarian haven is a hang-out for the conservative movement's rejects and bullies.
Posted by: Robert Seymour | 2009-06-26 2:44:18 PM
"You're a fool"
"you_ are the fodder of tyrants"
"I would support your indefinite incarceration for the greater good"
I'm so sorry to hear that Robert. I always kind of liked you!
I would support your indefinite incarceration for the greater good - Robert Seymour
NOTE TO EDITORS: is it possible for you to allow people to automatically append permanent sayings underneath their posts? I really like this one and it is awkward to ahve to write it out all the time.
Posted by: epsilon | 2009-06-26 3:12:55 PM
There was evidence he was a child molester. The child in the 93 case, that Jackson paid off, was able to describe details of his genitalia. As great as his music may have been I have every reason to believe he was a child molester.
I agree the comments on this site are frequently awful, but what do you expect when a pedophile is discussed? I'm sorry, but good riddance.
Posted by: William Joseph | 2009-06-26 10:26:21 PM
"...me thinks that cartoon must meant Peter at the pearly gates."
Posted by: tomax7
If they can't tell the difference between God and St. Peter, it should be no surprise that they can't tell the difference between relevant news and the death of Michael Jackson.
Posted by: Timothy Shaw-Zak | 2009-06-27 10:23:05 AM
I'm trying to remember, can someone help me? Did the Jackson 5 ever appear on "Donny and Marie"?
I remember both acts, when they first started showing up on variety TV shows. I think it was Andy Williams that first showcased the Osmonds, but I don't remember where the Jacksons appeared.
Posted by: dp | 2009-06-27 11:11:59 AM
Timothy and tomak7, the title for the cartoon was provided by Troy Media.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-06-27 11:12:47 AM
who cares about Michael Jackson?
leave him for the white trash to pick over.
Posted by: shel | 2009-06-27 11:31:55 AM
Given that Micheal was created by God, I am sure the same God is aware of his dance moves.
Posted by: Merle Terlesky | 2009-06-28 10:28:06 PM
for those who even paid attention to the past few days, who r still making claims of those acts Michael was accused of. you would have known that the 93 accuser just admitted to lying about the accusations. Get ur facts straight before you open your mouth next time.
Posted by: Tu2Tamu | 2009-07-20 1:31:50 AM
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