Finally, finally, finally the memorial service for Michael Jackson is underway. Once the various networks have beaten the happenings at the Staples Center to death with their over-the-top coverage which is excessive and offensive - can we all move on and forget about this tormented and not terribly admirable man?
While the various alphabets and, shamefully Fox News, have been ad nauseum saying farewell to Mr. Jackson, young men of courage and character have been dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iranian mullahs are still killing their own people. The U.S. Congress has been frittering away our nation's future with hastily passed and ill-considered (and not even read) spending bills. There are more important things going on in this world than the probably self-induced death of a probable sexual predator! Will these morons knock it the hell off? Not until they have wrung the last drop of advertising dollars from a credulous public! Sheesh!