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Old 07-09-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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The city made money with souvenir sales, hotel bookings, positive press coverage, restaurant meals, not to mention I'm sure fees and fines for parking, traffic tickets, etc.
As Peak said, if they couldn't afford it, they wouldn't have had it.
i see that the mayor of LA has a michael jackson tribute page up with a place to donate money......
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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The areas with the biggest problems are SND and LA.
They're both republican strongholds.

Nice try, though.
the mayor of LA is a democrat.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:11 AM
 
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The areas with the biggest problems are SND and LA.
They're both republican strongholds.

Nice try, though.
LA County election results: 69% Obama, 29% McCain
SND County: 54% Obama, 44% McCain

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/..._by_county.pdf

Nice try, though
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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chielgirl, again you have your facts wrong when Elvis and Priscilla met she was 14 years old.

Priscilla Presley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They might have married when she was 21 but she was 14 when they met. He was known for dating young girls. He probably waited until she was 21 because of the scrutiny he would catch for marrying someone so young.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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CA had a donation page on their site which went down because so many of MJ's fans tried to access the site at once. They've already reported that his family will pick up a bit of the tab too. So move on, next story.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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The Staples Center tribute was a little over the top. I would have been just fine with pouring a little Old English, Colt 45, or Schlitz malt liquor on his grave, just like the homies do, and calling it a day.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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The flip side of the story is that the police and CHiPies got some well deserved increase in pay due to the overtime.

That will help stimulate LA's economy somewhat.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Staples Center tribute was a little over the top. I would have been just fine with pouring a little Old English, Colt 45, or Schlitz malt liquor on his grave, just like the homies do, and calling it a day.
^ this

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Old 07-09-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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^ this
Racist? Please tell me what I said that's inaccurate? Pouring libation for the dead is not a new concept. In fact, its been around for thousands of years. Get over yourself, or at least get a clue before making yourself look stupid.

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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The Staples Center tribute was a little over the top. I would have been just fine with pouring a little Old English, Colt 45, or Schlitz malt liquor on his grave, just like the homies do, and calling it a day.

OMG ! LOL that is perfect!

Don't worry, all the celebrities and Congresswoman who were all praising him now will probably will willing to foot the bill. Right? Heck 1.4 million is nothing to them.
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