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Good Luck On Recall Of Lady Mayor Calling Your Kids ‘Queer,’ Troy, Michigan!

Pretty ladyMichigan’s most unintentionally comedic mayor since Kwame Kilpatrick was fellated while he was simultaneously texting and eating pork lips/entrails at “Benz Chili Bowl” is cold getting recalled.

We speak of Janice Daniels, the most holy and exalted mayor of Troy, MI, one of those blandly pleasant/affluent suburbs that’s pretty much indistinguishable from every other blandly pleasant/affluent suburb. Oh, look, Old Navy! And P.F. Changs!

Daniels once famously Facebooked that she was done with her “I <3 New York” tote bag because all those “queers” (her word) getting married in New York ruined her traditional values.

Then, as an apology for queergate, Daniels told a local high school gay-straight alliance that she would like to invite a “panel of psychologists” to an anti-bullying workshop so they could explain how the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous. Mainly, the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous because idiots with Janice Daniels’ worldview will beat you within an inch of your queer (her word) life for being so queer (her word).

But Daniels didn’t stop with just hating on “queers” (her word), she also hates a Chamber of Commerce-endorsed, 100% federally-funded transit center (because NOBAMA!), and city employees because she thought they’re reading her mail, and even Troy’s City Charter. Daniels called the organizing document of the city she leads “whimsical” because angels didn’t dictate it to Paul Revere so he could carve it into stone.

Nearly 10,000 Troy voters signed recall petitions filed Tuesday because when you embarrass a blandly pleasant/affluent suburb, with your homophobia and your Nixonesque petty paranoia and your putting the kibosh on goddamn free transit centers, it will cut a bitch.

Good luck on your recall, Troy, Michigan!

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      1. Callyson

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        Though I'm not sure even RuPaul can help this dingbat out…

        1. finallyhappy

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          1. Callyson

            I would *love* to go on that show…from the internetz:SEEKING WOMEN WHO WANT TO UNLEASH THEIR INNER DIVA! TO NOMINATE, PLEASE EMAIL TO: Include a brief bio of the woman you are nominating, her name, age, and occupation. Tell us her story and why she needs a makeover. Attach recent photos. Don’t forget a phone number. Must live in LA Area and be ages 18- 45(Though I think they've had women over 45, so I don't know how strictly they apply the upper age limit…)

      1. elviouslyqueer

        For shame, actor! You don't recognize that as being from Pope Benedict's 2010 clerical couture line? It's call the "Cum Catcher."

  1. mrpuma2u

    Yeah she needs Queer fashion help for sure, I mean did she steal that outfit from the "Facts of life" wardrobe, or "Family Ties"??

    1. Terry

      Troy, MI, is home to the "fancy" mall in the Detroit area called The Somerset Collection. Home to Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, Ann Taylor, Burberry, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Gucci, Cole Haan, many others. In fact, Troy is really made up only of that massive upscale mall complex, a bunch of office buildings, and suburban houses. Miz Thang needs to really try to dress that ugly in Troy.

      1. Chichikovovich

        Also the corporate headquarters of Kmart, though. Could be she's been ransacking the blue light specials.

        1. Terry

          You are correct. There is even a Kmart right on Big Beaver, not far from Somerset Mall, uh, Collection.

        2. Negropolis

          Well, that was until Kmart bought Sears and moved Kmart headquarters to Chicagoland.

    1. James Michael Curley

      Low bridge, everybody down,
      Low bridge for we're going through a town,
      And you always know your neighbour,
      You'll always know your pal,
      If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Piggy libel! Our dear swine puppet wouldn't have been caught dead in such a get-up.

  2. ratcityrebel

    Surprised she didn't try to change the city name to something not associated with those queer Greeks.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    She should call Scott Walker to get some helpful hints on fighting the recall. Also, if she were to get seven or eight times as much in campaign donations as her challenger gets, that would be helpful too.

    1. sullivanst

      Any word on whether Troy's recall procedures mirror Wisconsin's quirky non-recall recalls?

  4. FlownOver

    I'm thinking she wants to rethink her own orientation. As it's been said, that would immediately double her chances for a date on Saturday night.

    Although, based on that pic, it's still true that 2 X 0 = 0. I can't decide whether that hairdo screams "Darth Vader" or "glans penis."

  5. BaldarTFlagass

    She traded in her "I <3 NY" tote bag for one saying "I H8 Fags." She bought it from the Fred Phelps website.

  6. Oblios_Cap

    Then, as an apology for queergate, Daniels told a local high school gay-straight alliance that she would like to invite a “panel of psychologists” to an anti-bullying workshop so they could explain how the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous.

    How is it dangerous, Ms. Looney-Tunes? Bacause you might get stabbed while swordfighting?

    1. sullivanst

      I'm not sure you'd survive her screening process. Unless you're also into amateur dramatics, that is…

    2. vtxmcrider

      If that is your picture, you are the wrong color for her panel … not to mention uppity to even think you would be considered.

  7. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    Troy, please find a competent candidate to run against her before going to all this trouble. No, I'm not projecting.

    1. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

      Had she not said all those mean things about queers, they probably would have humanized her much more.

    1. Negropolis


      Janice Daniels is what's happened when your mayoral election turnout is 13 fuckin' percent.

  8. Abernathy

    I know another homophobic transportation grinch the people tried to recall. Hope it goes better for Troy than the state of WI.

    1. Negropolis

      It's funny, because a lot of folks in Troy (and suburban Detroit in general) have been blocking region-wide mass transit, because it'd allow "undesirables" from Detroit to access their community.

    1. Fare la Volpe

      I was thinking more the bloated corpse Achilles drags around the city.

      I've always wanted to be a casting agent.

  9. sullivanst

    She had good reason to oppose the transport center. Her train to a FEMA reeducation camp was going to be the first one out of there when it opened.

      1. Fare la Volpe

        Wanna know what's even more insane? The lady who said we should trade chickens for healthcare lost to Sharron Angle.

        Let that sink in for a minute. Compared to that chick, Sharron Angle seemed like the rational choice.

    1. Butch_Wagstaff

      I doubt she's ever been to NYC. If she ever had been, she would have hated it anyway.

  10. Billmatic

    So I assume out of state super PACs are gonna pour millions into this recall election so that she stays in office?

  11. el_donaldo

    I can't place her – was she the one in Dumb and Dumber or the Amish bowler in Kingpin?

  12. SayItWithWookies

    Some members of the Troy business community are behind her, including local C.E.O. Ron Wilson, who told the Detroit Free Press, in a quote worthy of the novel Catch-22: "The City of Troy cannot afford this $8.5 million of free money."

    Well — local CEO Ron Wilson is a businessman, so clearly he knows how jobs are created. Can we officially dump that meme now? Especially on the day that first-class fraud and idiot Jamie Dimon is testifying before Congress on how he lost $2 billion of his customers' money?

    1. Negropolis

      She literally found th one businessman in Troy that would support her, becauase the local chamber of commerce tried to do damage control after her man blunders. In fact, when the upscale, regional mall in Troy was to be boycotted, the mall basically said leave them the fuck out of this and left Daniels dangling.

      Maybe it's the region, but a lot of people realize that blatant homophobia is just plain bad business as is being against greater transit access to the community.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      Oh Fuck – the image of Jack, Rexella and Janice in an infernal scripture-laced three-way just jumped into my head…..Medic!!!!!!!

  13. Opportunisticly_Joe

    Daniels once famously Facebooked that she was done with her “I &lt;3 New York” tote bag because all those “queers” (her word) getting married in New York ruined her traditional values.

    Yeah, well, we New Yorkers never even started with Troy, Michigan, because honestly it sounds like a pretty godawful hole, and at very least, it has a shitty mayor.

    1. bikerlaureate

      People in another city doing things that repulse me have often ruined my values. Darn them.

  14. Doktor Zoom

    She scares me. Something about her makes me think she's going to ask me to flip a coin to decide whether I live or die.

    1. toaster_pastry

      Hi offensive asshole. I'm trans, and hotter than you or anyone that's ever been kind enough to sleep with you.

      DIAF, pig.

  15. comptoneffect

    "Good luck on your recall, Troy, Michigan!"

    Thanks. The wife and I signed the recall and are gonna vote against her for a second time. Just keep that asshole Ed Schultz the hell outta here during the recall.

    1. SorosBot

      Only a handful remain, otherwise this place is full of gh-gh-gh-gh-ghosts!

      That and people using Macs (or at least MissTaken) are seeing things just fine.

  16. Guppy

    The problem with recall elections is that they are a relief valve for voter anger. Imagine how much more pissed voters would be if they had to wait for her term to end. Why, they might actually be pissed off enough to actually accomplish something!

  17. hagajim

    I'm sorry, but I feel like this entire post is queer, as in weird, as in made me vaguely nauseous, especially that fine photo…how queer is that?

  18. neiltheblaze

    She looks like Uncle Fester when that homicidal awful wife of his put him in a wig and a leisure suit.

  19. Corrugated Palin

    For the record, Google tells me that the population of Troy is just over 80,000.

    Hopefully that means we can actually recall SOMEONE in this state.

  20. Antispandex

    Every time one of these Teapublicans speak, I think I hear a disembodied voice saying, "Pay no attention to that flatulence behind the curtain, I am the great and powerfull…".

  21. Nowisallthereis

    Here is her office address

    No joke. I don't know where to start – over to you……………

    1. Negropolis

      Big Beaver is Troy's "mainstreet" and its freeway exit is numbered 69. No shit. It has a Hooters and everything.

  22. a_pink_poodle

    It's people like her who turn down Federal money for a transit center that I blame for why Seattle is in the top 10 cities in the US with the worst traffic. We could have had a Federally paid for rail system in the 70's but people voted it down 3 times! WHY WHY WHY STUPID GRRRRRRR

    Oh and it's not nice to out people too I guess.

  23. ttommyunger

    Translation: "I can't find anybody willing to fuck me so nobody should be fucking, period."

  24. Negropolis

    Wait, Jeff Watrick? The Jeff Watrick? The Jeff Watrick of fame at these Wonkettes?

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