Wacky comparisons

I heard two over the weekend: First, I heard Michael Jackson claim to be "just the latest of several "black luminaries" to be unjustly accused, citing former South African president, Nelson Mandela, and former heavyweight boxing champions Muhammad Ali and Jack Johnson as others." That's right, Michael. You're a political prisoner fighting against apartheid. That's equivalent to being an (alleged) pedophile. Asshole. Lastly, I heard a lot of "commentators" and "news" programs basically say in so many words that Terri Schiavo was Christ-like. While I sympathize with her and her entire family (husband and parents), and while I wish her nothing but good, I don't think comparing her to the Messiah is really probative of anything.

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