Pretty much every clip had his father on stage, not in a suit, but wearing a T-shirt.
As the planners of the event were still trying to keep the pretense alive that Brown was a "gentle giant" and a "little kid trapped in a big body", the auditorium was chock full of large poster-size pictures of Brown in his high school graduation gown. I'm guessing that they didn't have any of the ones showing him flashing gang signs.
Worse yet, Obama sent THREE white House aides there, or two more than he sent to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral. There's something wrong at the top when a former ally and leader of a nation gets one token emmissary but a punk who tried to murder a police officer after robbing a store gets three. Can anyone explain that to me?
And when the race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Spike Lee and Trayvon Martin's parents weren't stirring up the crowd with incindiary speeches, the "mourners" looked like they were having a fair bit of fun, just singing and dancing away.
The whole thing reminded me of this scene from The Blues Brothers. All that was missing was Jake, Elwood and James Brown.
I wonder how the store owner that Brown pushed and robbed feels about this? We could ask him, but he's reportedly in hiding for his own safety, just like Officer Wilson, the decorated police officer that Brown was assaulting when he was shot.
The world is truly upside down today.