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  1. jerry1949
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    The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.

    The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two.

    For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force.

    No White House officials, though, were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher's funeral. For that, the White House sent former secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker III -- as well as the charge d'affaires to the U.K. and the former U.S. ambassador.

    At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed that high-level American officials -- including President Obama himself -- were not attending.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/more-white-house-officials-at-michael-browns-funeral-than-thatchers/

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 02:01 PM #
  2. jerry1949
    Member

    As far as I'm concerned, the Thatcher funeral is irrelevant.

    Why send ANYONE from the WH to the funeral of a felon?

    Why give someone who very well might have struggled with a police officer to take his gun that kind of credibility, especially while this case is still under investigation?

    (Sorry for the spelling error in the title).

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 02:04 PM #
  3. duxrule
    Member

    Excuse me, where has it been PROVEN that Michael Brown was a felon?

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 02:36 PM #
  4. Deane Johnson
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    "Excuse me, where has it been PROVEN that Michael Brown was a felon?"

    I would think he more nearly fits the profile of a Sunday School teacher than a felon.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 02:41 PM #
  5. Amus
    Member

    Last I heard, Margaret Thatcher's death did not spark riots in a major American City.

    Just a hunch.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 02:53 PM #
  6. Anonymous

    The WH sending someone is just good sense and good politics. Not sending anyone to Thatcher's funeral was a flub. Or a scornful backhand slap at the Reagan-Thatcher era of politics.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 03:28 PM #
  7. Skybill9
    Member

    "The WH sending someone is just good sense and good politics."

    Well, politics for sure.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 03:49 PM #
  8. jerry1949
    Member

    Is it a felony or not to forcefully rob a store? We know he did that.

    If he messed with the cop's gun, that has to be a felony. We don't know for sure about that, but at this point it's the cop who is in the hot seat and he should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Support of Michael Brown makes a statement that the cop is guilty.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 04:05 PM #
  9. jr_tech
    Member

    "Is it a felony or not to forcefully rob a store? We *know* he did that.

    Do we?

    "*If* he messed with the cop's gun, that has to be a felony."

    That's an unproven "if".

    "it's the cop who is in the hot seat and he should be presumed innocent until proven guilty."

    Works both ways, ace.

    "Support of Michael Brown makes a statement that the cop is guilty."

    What sort of twisted logic is this?

    The "felon" label, applied to Michael Brown IMHO, is clearly not justified at this time.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 05:03 PM #
  10. Vitalogy
    Member

    Shoplifting is not a felony.

    I would know. I got caught shoplifting as a 15 year old.

    Your attempt at using inflammatory language like "felon" and "forcibly robbing a store" is a pretty weak effort if you ask me.

    And it's sad and pathetic for a so-called pro-lifer to be intentionally smearing a dead unarmed kid who can't speak for himself. Way to show compassion, jerk.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 07:38 PM #