Posted on August 21, 2009


No two stories have dominated the summer news more than President Obama’s health care initiative and Michael Jackson’s death before he could benefit from it.

Most religions want you committed to the dirt within 24-48 hours. I don’t know of a single one that preaches burial avoidance.  Today, in keeping with the Jackson family’s predilection for shock and delay, a new target date for  Michael’s burial – September 3rd was announced.  No reason was given for the change and it is difficult to think of what it might be.  Could the faithful be laying the foundation for a great pyramid – in Vegas?  OR could they be busy moving Vegas to Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial park in Glendale?

I have a map with pins and have been following Michael Jackon’s royal progress since the hospital declared him dead .  Determining time of death was no easy feat. Dead or alive, Michael’s vital signs were never really, well, vital.  About the only way to determine time of expiration would have been to declare when he had stopped moving.

Many had thought he had crossed over years ago.   He had been off the charts for so long that he had almost ceased to be a model or inspiration for the work of other artists.  Just today CNN.com reported that one young musician had been inspired by the health care crisis.  Michael Jackson could never have found inspiration there. With all of the government “directives” coming our way, there would have been zero chance for him to get the drugs he sought from multiple sources for his multiple personalities.

Yes the man in the gold jockey shorts is no more.  May he rest in transit.