King of Pop towered over his critics

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This letter is to all the self-righteous critics who revel in the shortcomings of the late, great Michael Jackson.

Michael was the host for those parasites to feed from. He was the strong man in the arena. Critics were the obnoxious, belligerent spectators. It was men such as Michael Jackson that gave those big-mouth spectators something to talk about. Michael was a doer. Critics were just talkers. Well done is better than well said. Even at his lowest moments Michael Jackson still towered over those critics.

President Theodore Roosevelt summed up the fault-finding critic by saying, "It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who errs, and who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of great achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat." ...

Kevin Palmer, Martinez

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/29/09 - 10:26 pm
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Micheal Jackson was one to

Micheal Jackson was one to the greatest influences on modern American music, equaled only by James Brown, Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He was a great singer and dancer. He molested children for personal gratification.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 06/29/09 - 11:42 pm
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PT, out of all the kids he

PT, out of all the kids he had at Neverland Ranch to entertain, only one and his family complained, and of course they showed they were out for justice (not) by settling out of court...for lots of money..gasp. "
It's you who's taunting me
Because you're wanting me
To be the stranger
In your life

Am I amusing you
But just confusing you
Am I the beast
You visualized
And if you wanna see
Eccentric oddities
I'll be grotesque
Before your eyes
Let them all materialize..
Masquerade the part
Is the height of hurting souls
Just not what you seek of me
Cause the heart reveals the proof
Like a mirror reveals the truth
See the evil one is you...Am I scary for you baby
Is that scary for you
I'm tired of being abused
You know you're scaring me too
I see the evil is you.." - Is It Scary - Michael Jackson

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/30/09 - 03:42 am
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Why do some quote lyrics of

Why do some quote lyrics of singers as if they were enlightening? Heh. Most are sappy, high school level poetry. We will never know if MJ had sex with children of others he slept with, but it's clear from court records he showed them porn and gave them alcohol.

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carcraft 06/30/09 - 04:39 am
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How do you die 400 million

How do you die 400 million dollars in debt? Any body that thinks molestation is OK, only a minor human failing, needs to talk to Carlos Santana..Then the father who help warp Jackson along with Sharpton and Reverand Jackson are going to insure this whole thing is a circus..I really pray Micheal's parents don't get the kids!

Ghost Writer
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Ghost Writer 06/30/09 - 10:48 am
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"He molested children for

"He molested children for personal gratification." You know this for certain, PT? You were there? I am so sick of your disgusting comments, you are entitled to your opinion, but you go way over the line with your nastiness and insults to every other poster on this board that disagrees with you or calls you out when you are blatently being a pompous jerk. I used to get a kick out of reading your ridiculous comments, but now I am just getting nauseated.

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shamrock 06/30/09 - 10:53 am
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No one can take away his

No one can take away his musical talents and creativity. What people are having a problem with is idolizing a creative and talented genius who either molested young boys, or at the very least slept with them IN HIS BED. He admitted that and called it a "beautiful thing"! His words ... on tape .... in an interview with a young boy leaning his head on his shoulder. If I had tried that stunt at age 40 I'd still be serving time 20 years later!

blamin
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blamin 06/30/09 - 11:59 am
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Comparing Michael Jackson to

Comparing Michael Jackson to Elvis, James Brown, and the Beatles is like comparing Stan Lee, of Marvel Comic Books, to Hemingway, Dickens, and Mark Twain.
He may be entertaining, but as another poster pointed out, his music, as is most pop music from the 80's onward, is as deep as high school level poetry.

rufus
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rufus 06/30/09 - 01:55 pm
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When Farrah died she went to

When Farrah died she went to heaven and God asked her what she wanted for living such a good life. She said to keep the children safe. 5 minutes later MJ was gone

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/30/09 - 04:06 pm
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I take it you're a BIG MJ

I take it you're a BIG MJ fan, Ghost Writer. Different strokes...

lowellbrown
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lowellbrown 06/30/09 - 04:21 pm
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I am so tired of hearing

I am so tired of hearing "King of Pop" as if that title imparted Godly or even royal qualities to that self-indulgent Peter Pan. He did some highly entertaining songs, learned a few cool moves, then nutted up. Lots of entertainers are better. There's no comparing him to our own James Brown, a true artist who was rooted in the real world and who, until and after his death, has continued to give back to the people who love him.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/30/09 - 04:35 pm
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imdstuf, I never thought

imdstuf, I never thought molesting little boys was acceptable. Many at tonight's memorial prayer either disagree with me or just feel as you do.

Ghost Writer
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Ghost Writer 06/30/09 - 06:46 pm
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No, I never really was that

No, I never really was that big of a fan of MJ. I just am getting quite SICK of your offensive comments about the man. He was not found guilty of any of the charges of molestation.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/30/09 - 07:39 pm
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yeah Ghost Writer, and OJ

yeah Ghost Writer, and OJ never killed Nicole. Didn't you hear about the huge pay off to the parent of the "unmolested" children?

happydazerhereagain
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happydazerhereagain 06/30/09 - 08:24 pm
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pt is a pos

pt is a pos

happydazerhereagain
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happydazerhereagain 06/30/09 - 08:25 pm
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and always will be, you are

and always will be, you are spot on with this pathetic indiviual Ghost

lylagirl
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lylagirl 06/30/09 - 08:29 pm
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enough!!!!!!!pleassssssssse!!

enough!!!!!!!pleassssssssse!! rip mike

Ghost Writer
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Ghost Writer 06/30/09 - 08:40 pm
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Have ya ever heard of people

Have ya ever heard of people lying and making up malicious charges just to get money? It does happen. There are some quite unsavory people in the world that will stop at nothing to gain riches. I am not saying that this is what happened, nobody does know, it is not up to you to label MJ as a pedophile unless you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he did anything wrong to any child.

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Coachurly1 07/01/09 - 12:21 am
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The parents of the alleged

The parents of the alleged victim continually allowed their son to stay overnight with MJ, though they knew about it. He's allegedly molesting your kid and you keep letting him visit Neverland?! They essentially PIMPED their child for 22 million! How sick. MJ was no saint; but, don't forget about those twisteda** parents.

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wizzardx1 07/01/09 - 06:33 am
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All you folks that think of

All you folks that think of mj as a saint,please go to-http://thesmokinggun.com/archive/021505mjgrandjury.html and read for yourself.See what the children that he molested said about porn and liquor and sleeping with mj.He got off ONLY because he was RICH and the children's parents were GREEDY!

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justsaying 07/01/09 - 07:21 am
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He was a great dancer...not a

He was a great dancer...not a great singer...and he only wrote a few of his hits...which Elvis was just a great singer...didn't write music or lyrics...so to put Jackson, Elvis, Brittany, etc...on the same level with Ray Charles...James Brown...who wrote their own music and lyrics...is absurd...Prince was actually the one musically who took the torch...and he can dance too...showman? sure...bit he ain't no Stevie Wonder...

AAQueen
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AAQueen 07/01/09 - 07:46 am
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Rest in peace Michael You

Rest in peace Michael You deserve it. The haters will always hate and PT will always be stupid and ignorant.

laprince
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laprince 07/01/09 - 09:42 am
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lquestionU and GHOST WRITER,

lquestionU and GHOST WRITER, I am glad you were here to comment back to the haters especially to the most self-righteous critic in Augusta, Patricia Thomas, blabber mouth. And to JUSTSAYING saying that Michael couldn't sing, I bet you can't either. Elvis had a shaky quiver in his voice that was kinda weird. James Brown did a lot of talking when he sang but he still got down with his dancing also, which Michael and MC Hammer perfected. You two seem to be so critical because you got hatred in your hearts and you are just jealous. The boy Evan that accussed Michael is 26 now and he has come forward after Michaels death because he says he feels so bad for lying and said it was all a lie and Michael gave his family 22 million dollars. He said his dad forced him to lie now he has to live with that the rest of his life. What a shame.

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sueboo418 07/01/09 - 10:00 am
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Well PT since you obviously

Well PT since you obviously don't like MJ then why don't you just keep your mouth shut!!!! I'm sure allot of people would rejoice in not seeing your comments on here every day, me for one!!! Well written Kevin Palmer. I for one grew up listening to and loving Michael Jacksons music and will continue to listen to and enjoy it. We all have skelatons in our closet but I do not believe in my heart that MJ did anything with those children. I hate all this negativity with his death. RIP MJ

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jusanote 07/01/09 - 03:24 pm
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Well said Mr. Palmer!! I

Well said Mr. Palmer!! I agree with you completely. There are always those people who are willing and eager to stand on the side lines and criticize people and situations that they really know nothing about. Micheal Jackson made mistakes as we all do but he was also a brillant artist and a great philanthropist. I think that those who cannot respect that and wish him and his family peace are narrow-minded cowards who find it easy to take aim at such a big target! I also advise them to follow his advice and look at the "Man in the Mirror" before they judge and criticize anyone elses behavior.

toppergem
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toppergem 07/01/09 - 03:54 pm
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So many critics...what have

So many critics...what have you all done that equals the accomplishment of Mr. Jackson.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 07/01/09 - 09:32 pm
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Great musician, great artist,

Great musician, great artist, twisted life, disfunctional family. I hope his soul finds some rest. Someone needs to keep his kids away from Joe Jackson! He is a self-centered child abuser. He is the one who ruined Michael.

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FallingLeaves 07/02/09 - 12:53 pm
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At least he wasn't a

At least he wasn't a recidivist drug-trafficking hip hop wannabee with gold teeth and tacky bling selling skittles on the web, cocaine in his own neighborhood and headed for a little more than a few years of hard-time in federal prison. He was an amazing, but self-destructive talent, who had a very stressful childhood and a daddy he didn't want to model himself after.

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DEVGRU 07/02/09 - 06:26 pm
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How do you know that Michael

How do you know that Michael Jackson molested children?

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 07/02/09 - 06:29 pm
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Yes, Joe Jackson is quite

Yes, Joe Jackson is quite sociopathic.

laprince
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laprince 07/04/09 - 03:31 am
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Patricia Thomas was there in

Patricia Thomas was there in Michael's bed with the children. She plotted the whole thing!! How about that PT.....

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