THE CRAZY IS STRONG IN THIS ONE  1:30 pm July 13, 2012

Michigan’s Beloved Janice Daniels, America’s Craziest Mayor, Perhaps Does Not Have A Fine Grasp On Detail

by Jeff Wattrick

Jeff DanielsTroy, Michigan’s, beloved treasure of a mayor, Janice Daniels, famous throughout Wonkette nation for dressing like an Iranian man, would very much like it if the Oakland County Clerk didn’t count recall signatures that the Clerk’s office says it isn’t counting anyway. Did you read that correctly. Yes, you read that correctly. Daniels, who is facing a recall for being an embarrassingly nutters homophobe, is challenging recall petition signatures that have already been tossed out.

“We’ve only done a cursory review of it because we just received it, but it appears they’re challenging signatures that we already disqualified,” [Elections Director Joe] Rozell said. “We provided them a list showing which were counted and which weren’t, but they challenged the ones we didn’t count.”

Daniels had until 4:30 yesterday afternoon to challenge recall petitions. Quite naturally, she waited until ten minutes before that deadline (4:20! that’s how The Janice rolls, bitchez!) to file her not at all insane protest against already disqualified signatures.

Maybe this is a new strategy. Having pissed off the local business community, the gays, transit riders, high school students, city staff, and Michigan’s Republican Governor maybe Daniels thinks she can win votes from County Clerk employees by making them laugh with this rather (shall we say) “queer” petition challenge. Just try to come up with a more plausible explanation, you can’t!

Let’s cherish every wonderful moment of crazy from Janice Daniels while we can. After the November 6 recall vote, she may not be around to amuse us. Sad. [Troy Patch]

 
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nounverb911 July 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Didn't she used to be Jack Daniels?

SorosBot July 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Just like it says in the alt-text.

MLite July 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

We won't have Janice to kick around anymore.

mavenmaven July 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

"they challenged the ones we didn’t count."
After she's deposed, she is well qualified to apprentice with James O'Keefe.

Dildeaux July 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Moar gop wimmens with the far away eyez, plz.

IncenseDebate July 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Wasn't he in Spinal Tap?

OneYieldRegular July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Or one of the Hanson brothers?

Nostrildamus July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Played "Dark Helmet" in Space Balls.

GorzoTheMighty July 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

One of the drummers perhaps?

weejee July 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Needz moar Xanax™. Lots moar.

starfanglednut July 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

This is something politicians do all the time-challenging people who don't count.

ChurchofRealism July 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Ha, Troy is two communities north of where I live and I swear I felt the derp as it happened…

comptoneffect July 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You folks living in Royal Oak think you're so superior with your cool restaurants and clubs. I'll have you know that Troy-looking over the Troy website-has open playtime at the library every Monday this month.

Negropolis July 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

I love how Troy thinks it's the shit because it's built around an upscale shopping mall. lol Oooo, Somerset Place. BFD.

SorosBot July 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Is that Prince Valiant?

MissTaken July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Or Prince Valium from Spaceballs.

SorosBot July 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Heh; I actually was thinking of going with that but was afraid not enough people would get the reference.

Chet Kincaid July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

You complete each other!!

BornInATrailer July 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

You know what's funny? Picturing her with a wang in her mouth.

ChurchofRealism July 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

She's no SE Cupp.

rickmaci July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

No. Looks more like a small B cup. Hard to tell what the man cut suit and all.

IncenseDebate July 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thanks for ruining my weekend.

C_R_Eature July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

You know what's funny? Picturing her with a wang Boob in her mouth.

Funnier.

horsedreamer_1 July 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Jennifer Carroll finds this easy to jill to.

Callyson July 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Aaaand this is why I take masturbation breaks *before* checking in with Wonkette…

elgin_pelican July 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Post your aol address, got a gif for ya.

Spurning Beer July 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Governor Daniels isn't daffy. She's a conceptual artist. Challenging discarded signatures is like spray-painting waves, or like Salvador Dali kicking crutches out from under cripples.

comptoneffect July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

That makes more sense than anything else I've heard.

SorosBot July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

She's a Dada mayor!

PubOption July 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Do you think she looks like a man Ray?

Negropolis July 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

I don't ever want to see "Governor" and "Daniels" in the same sentence unless we're talking about Indiana.

ShreditorsDesk July 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Her eyes have been too close together for far too long.

ChrisM2011 July 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Any closer and she'd be a cyclops.

va_real July 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Please tell me that photo is from 1982…

BornInATrailer July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

..when she was a keyboard player for a synth-pop band?

She actually might have stolen that outfit from Nick Rhodes.

BornInATrailer July 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/5700000/N

I googled this after I made my comment, fyi.

ph7 July 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Not sure if she's the Captain, or Tenille.

bumfug July 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

She's also mad at the gays for all the dicks they never sucked.

didgen July 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

wwhy are we so cruel as to comment on her appearance? It would take me days to put that together. Plus she nailed the I'm batshit crazy look. Even my DMV photos don't hit that.

kittensdontlie July 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Mark my words, she will have the last laugh as High Ambassador to Earth from the Gingrich moon colonies. Say what you will, that sucker is going to happen.

Terry July 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Poor soul looks like an executive assistant from 1982

ChernobylSoup July 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I thought she was trying on the 2012 US Olympic team uniform, sans beret.

kittensdontlie July 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

And is that a crime?! The unfortunate part is her world view is from 1982.

real_dc_native July 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

More like 1952

IncenseDebate July 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Still, I say Troy, NY, is way cooler. And some of the locals have way weirder hair and eyes/eye.

coolhandnuke July 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

She played Jeff Daniels' mother in "Dumb and Dumber." Her scenes were cut due to her confusion with method and methhead acting.

CapnRadio July 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

She just wanted to make sure that the signatures stayed double-secret rejected.

RadioSlut July 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

She just wants to make sure they weren't scissored.

va_real July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Tee-hee!

NellCote71 July 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

She is a lady mayor, not a lady lt. governor.

Spurning Beer July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

When I was seven, I thought this joke my grandfather told was the funniest thing I ever heard:

Man walks into a coffee shop and orders a cup of coffee with no cream. The waitress comes back and says, "I'm sorry sir, we're out of cream. You'll have to have your coffee without milk."

Blueb4sunrise July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

that's a classic!!!!!!!!!!

va_real July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Goddamned time machine malfunction AGAIN!!

C_R_Eature July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

There's an awful lot of Crazy out there. Can we harness it, somehow, for powering our Industries?

nounverb911 July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Only if we send her over to China first.

catholic4condom July 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

Maybe put them all on treadmills and put a dummie Barak Obama behind them and tell them to run for their lives.

Nostrildamus July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

NO MORE RICK MORANIS POSTS !!!

Oblios_Cap July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Quite naturally, she waited until ten minutes before that deadline

It's obvious that she had better things to worry about. You've got to admire such understated confidence.

It only looks like stupiditiy.

fuflans July 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

i think janice's 15 minutes are pretty much over with:

'she's dressed like an iranian man'.

cheers, hera!

Callyson July 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

4:20! that’s how The Janice rolls, bitchez!

Isn't 4.20 a marijuana day or something? Which I'll bet her constituents could use right about now?

freakishlywrong July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

One Gay at a Time

va_real July 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Bonnie Franklin libel!

Jus_Wonderin July 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

She does look a bit like a manish Bonnie Franklin.

johnnyzhivago July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Crazy, I believe. Craziest??? Proof, please!

fartknocker July 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

She reminds me of the batshit crazy lady who invited my wife and myself over for dinner and tried to subscribe us into the bullshit Amway ponzi scheme. Those people scare the crap out of me.

montreal_bruin July 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Hey, c'mon, you can sell to your friends!

Of course, you'll wonder where they've all gone…

cheetojeebus July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Anton Chigurh's sister Meg, known for her killer brownies.

MissTaken July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Gawd, don't you just hate it when someone is wearing the *exact* same outfit as you?

ph7 July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

You've outed yourself, Former Justice O'Conner!

GuyClinch July 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Are you quoting Ahmadinejad?

kittensdontlie July 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Mine is going to the Goodwill today.

starfanglednut July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

It's just a logical extension of sending your hubby to the store for "dry water" and "sweet salt".

ChernobylSoup July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I think the gays are more scared of her than she is of them.

Nostrildamus July 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Well, if she's recalled, she can always pose for Mutually Beneficial Arrangements ads.

ph7 July 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

As the roadster.

Nostrildamus July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Or perhaps the road.

ph7 July 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

But isn't a road laid at least once?

kittensdontlie July 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You can't blast through glass ceilings with conservative crazy talk alone, under that polyester might lie a bevy of smokin' babe parts that assisted her climb to the pinnacle of Troy political life. Yea…I'm just sayin'…cut that cocoon open, let's see what she's got.

Hammiepants July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

WTF, MI, you used to be not nearly so cowsuit crazy.

OneYieldRegular July 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

She was just following official Republican policy of disqualifying votes as often as possible.

(Also, according to her web site, she was recently guest of honor at a lumberjack festival, so there's that).

swordfis July 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

"I like to dress i me mother's clothes…"

Dudleydidwrong July 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The late Bettie Page weeps…

MissTaken July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Finally! A pic of Ann's dressage horse!

Antispandex July 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Ageism! Ann's horse is only 15.

barto July 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hopefully after this is all over she can go out and buy herself somethin' purty. Not sure if that will help, but…

Chet Kincaid July 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You'd think a Reassigned Michigan State Tight End would have some sensitivity on gender issues.

BornInATrailer July 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Roberta Muldoon libel!

Antispandex July 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

That is some world class strategery right there.

Beowoof July 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

She is just pissed that she found a regular guy to marry and not a guy such as Marcus Bachman.

NellCote71 July 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

"After the November 6 recall vote, she may not be around to amuse us. Sad."

First they take away our Palins, then our Herman Cains, our one L Michele's, our Trumps and Gingriches. And now this. Again, Obama and his failed economic policies.

Troglodeity July 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

She looks like she's wearing David Byrne's "Big Suit" from "Stop Making Sense."

ElPinche July 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Ew..good god almighty. It's a like a cross between Sharon Angle and an albino sasquatch.

horsedreamer_1 July 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Paul Giamatti thought his dad banned this person from prominent employment.

catholic4condom July 14, 2012 at 12:39 am

The Hairdo does like Pete Rose's but from the '70's.

JackObin July 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

That "woman" looks like my uncle Gus.

alteredimages July 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

countdown until she demands a mulligan and says some queer sent her the wrong list to review…

Self-Uploader July 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I may be mistaken, but isn't she the one who told John McCain she didn't trust Obama because he was an A-rab?

Spurning Beer July 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

It took a while for this to come to the surface of my consciousness: Martin Short as the albino lounge singer Jackie Rogers, Jr.
http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/photos/jackie

Negropolis July 14, 2012 at 1:52 am

Jeff, imma let you finish, but don't you see some kind of irony in essentially saying that Daniels is a woman in drag, and then posting unsubstantiated second-hand rumors about Virg allegedly saying the same thing about about a (very obstructionist, fake Democratic) city council member?

valthemus July 14, 2012 at 3:35 am

Janice's high school guidance counselor: "Always play to your strengths, dear. You should find a field where ambition is much more important than intelligence or sanity. Like politics."

agelessnow July 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

As a Troy resident, I am embarrassed by Janice Daniels antics. We have gathered the required signatures, but there is still a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, Janice has a lot of money supporting her. We need to make sure we get her out of office. Please go to: http://www.recalljanice.com and donate to help us with this. Any donation will help. Let's send a message that we will not tolerate people like this. A $10 donation will go a long way. I know that together we can make a statement. Thank you.

agelessnow July 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The recall made it on the ballot. Janice has a lot of money backers. Please help us make a statement that her behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Donate to http://www.recalljanice.com. All donations help. Thanks.

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