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July 07, 2009

The Circus is in town

Well, in California lately every day is a bizzare circus of one sort or another ... we have no budget, IOUs are being issued from Sacramento and the state house of clowns legislature is debating cow tails instead of delivering a budget.

Today's big circus is happening in Los Angeles at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says Michael Jackson's casket will be taken to the downtown Staples Center for the singer's star-studded memorial service.

The addition of the body adds to the spectacle currently gripping downtown Los Angeles. Police blocked off roads and warned those without tickets to stay away because they would not be able to get close to the Staples Center. [...]

More than 1.6 million people registered for free tickets to Jackson's downtown memorial. A total of 8,750 people were chosen to receive two tickets each.

"I got the golden ticket!" one fan screamed out of his car window in a Willy Wonka moment as he drove out of the parking lot. [...]

Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday on CBS' "The Early Show" the department would have more officers on the streets of downtown for the memorial service than it had for last month's Lakers victory parade.

Geez, I wonder who is paying for all that overtime? I mean, with an 11.4% unemployment rate, why worry. Bring on the crowds! Stream the Internet! Let the California craziness extend to Congress!

Not only send in the clowns, but

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey starts a run at Staples Center on Wednesday, a booking long planned in advance. In the pre-dawn hours before Jackson's memorial, the elephants started walking from the train station to the arena. They were set to arrive some five hours before the memorial.

Posted by Darleen at July 7, 2009 09:28 AM


From my FACEBOOK: LA'S response over $ for MJ memorial is 'TACKY'! LA wants the public 2 pay THEM 4 THEIR MJ MEMORIAL "SECURITY COSTS!" LA's signature is the "STARS!" LA gets mega billions $s from their STARS who provide jobs for many and pay billions in CA taxes. They love their mega $ BENEFITS from living STARS, but shirk responsibilities that pale in costs when their stars die! Greedy LA politicos & workers need 2 be fired!via CNN.com Live -a moment ago clear

Posted by: Linda Cole at July 7, 2009 11:51 PM