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(Washington Post) NewsFlash Thad McCotter unexpectedly resigns from Congress. Even that overzealous staffer didn't see that one coming   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 165
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2012-07-06 09:28:24 PM  
Well...bye.
 
2012-07-06 09:28:35 PM  
Are we sure the signature at the end of his letter of resignation isn't fraudulent?
 
2012-07-06 09:28:50 PM  
Time for a special election to be held the fourth week of October to see who's going to finish his term!
 
2012-07-06 09:31:09 PM  
Well now.
 
2012-07-06 09:31:46 PM  
Please don't tell me some network picked up his pilot.
 
2012-07-06 09:32:06 PM  
Further proof that the only people running for office are social pariahs incapable of holding down a normal job in the public sector.
 
2012-07-06 09:32:30 PM  
His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.
 
2012-07-06 09:32:51 PM  

mr intrepid: Please don't tell me some network picked up his pilot.


HAH. That would be hillarious.
 
2012-07-06 09:33:31 PM  
I'm in Inslee's vacant district. Gotta tell you: not having a Congressman hasn't affected my life at all.
 
2012-07-06 09:33:46 PM  
Who?

/suck it Entertainment tab
 
2012-07-06 09:35:02 PM  
Serious question: what's his Fark handle?

/read a detailed description of the pilot
//nearly all of you are funnier
 
2012-07-06 09:35:16 PM  

mr intrepid: Please don't tell me some network picked up his pilot.


But FART JOKES!
 
2012-07-06 09:35:43 PM  
His dreams were his ticket out.
 
2012-07-06 09:36:08 PM  
Said S.E. Cupp:
"he leers at women's body parts and snaps cell phone pictures of them, goes "cougar hunting" and repeats the line "I'm Thai."
 
2012-07-06 09:36:35 PM  
This is good news... For everyone not named Thad.
 
2012-07-06 09:36:37 PM  

Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.


Welcome to everything that has ever come out of his mouth.
 
2012-07-06 09:38:52 PM  
Further proof that those who seek public office are generally unfit to hold it.

Sadly, our population as a whole is too stupid to go a rotational model.
 
2012-07-06 09:39:03 PM  

farkityfarker: I'm in Inslee's vacant district. Gotta tell you: not having a Congressman hasn't affected my life at all.


In a state full of political non-entities, he's the non-enititiest of them all

I'll be voting for his opponent, John Jackson
 
2012-07-06 09:39:10 PM  
Aw, he has a Thad.
 
2012-07-06 09:39:30 PM  
I hope this doesn't mean he's going to stop running for President.

Thad What's His Name in 2012!
 
2012-07-06 09:39:32 PM  

Round Fish on Toast: Said S.E. Cupp:
"he leers at women's body parts and snaps cell phone pictures of them, goes "cougar hunting" and repeats the line "I'm Thai."


southpawbeagle.files.wordpress.com

"Hi there, Thai. Want to play 'make up some names and sign them on this petition'? Well, then how about 'hide the campaign button'?"
 
2012-07-06 09:39:32 PM  

Round Fish on Toast: Said S.E. Cupp:
"he leers at women's body parts and snaps cell phone pictures of them, goes "cougar hunting" and repeats the line "I'm Thai."


S.E. Cupp.

It's hard to find a more perfect match of beauty and an utter lack of anything resembling intelligence.

OK, that's not remotely true. But it IS true that it's hard to find a match of those two features... where we're supposed to buy the pair as something worth listening to on television.
 
2012-07-06 09:39:44 PM  
And no Fark Independents, his district is still a solid R, this is not a seat you will pick up in November
 
2012-07-06 09:40:44 PM  

stoli n coke: Aw, he has a Thad.


media.salon.com

"Yeth, yeth I doth hath a thad."
 
2012-07-06 09:41:12 PM  
What will become of the Sweathogs without McCotter?
 
2012-07-06 09:42:16 PM  
Buttsex scandal in 5, 4, 3, 2,1...........
 
2012-07-06 09:42:36 PM  
You know how we have that saying "He who smelt it, dealt it?"

The party that cries about election fraud...
 
2012-07-06 09:43:15 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Round Fish on Toast: Said S.E. Cupp:
"he leers at women's body parts and snaps cell phone pictures of them, goes "cougar hunting" and repeats the line "I'm Thai."

S.E. Cupp.

It's hard to find a more perfect match of beauty and an utter lack of anything resembling intelligence.

OK, that's not remotely true. But it IS true that it's hard to find a match of those two features... where we're supposed to buy the pair as something worth listening to on television.


2.bp.blogspot.com

"Do you have any idea how hard it is pull this act off every single f*cking day?"
 
2012-07-06 09:43:35 PM  
Now he can devote all his time to playing Rob Corddry's brother on Childrens Hospital
 
2012-07-06 09:44:54 PM  

Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.


His resignation coach:

www.theblaze.com
 
2012-07-06 09:45:00 PM  

spman: And no Fark Independents, his district is still a solid R, this is not a seat you will pick up in November


... I don't think you understand who the label "Fark Independents" is supposed to refer to. Hint: not Democrats.
 
2012-07-06 09:46:07 PM  
www.thefastertimes.com

"And Mister Plane came swooping in like this 'Pssshhhhhhhh' and went 'Bang!' into Mister Tower here, and that's why we can't have health care!"
 
2012-07-06 09:46:25 PM  
oc45tallboy:

I don't think you and I consider the same things attractive. I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree.
 
2012-07-06 09:47:02 PM  
All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home
Your empty handed armies, are all going home
Your lover who just walked out the door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor
The carpet, too, is moving under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

- one of my favorite Bobby D verses

/besides that horse switching in midstream thingy
 
2012-07-06 09:47:42 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

How'd NOVI elect crazy like this? Novi's not crazy. Racist yes, crazy no.

/And to be entirely fair, if there's one spot in the US where racism is at least somewhat jusified, it's the immediate Detroit suburbs.
 
2012-07-06 09:48:27 PM  

Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.


Possibly, he outsourced the actual resignation writing to Sarah Palin's daughter Willow.
 
2012-07-06 09:48:35 PM  

Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.


For anyone who doesn't want to RTFA:

"Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.

After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.

The recent event's totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must "strike another match, go start anew" by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen.

I do not leave for an existing job and face diminishing prospects (and am both unwilling and ill-suited to lobby), my priorities are twofold: find gainful employment to help provide for my family; and continue to assist, in any way they see fit, the Michigan Attorney General's earnest and thorough investigation, which I requested, into the 2012 petition filing.

While our family takes this step into the rest of our lives, we do so with the ultimate confidence in our country's future. True, as at other times in the life of our nation, we live in an Age of Extremes that prizes intensity over sanity; rhetoric over reality; and destruction over creation. But this too shall pass, thanks to the infinite, inspired wisdom of the sovereign people who, with God's continued blessings, will again affirm for the generations American Exceptionalism.

Truly, it is a challenging and fortunate time to live in our blessed sanctuary of liberty.

In closing, to The People of Michigan's 11th Congressional District, I can but say this: Thank you for the privilege of having worked for you."

~ Thaddeus G. McCotter
 
2012-07-06 09:50:59 PM  

Summoner101: Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.

His resignation coach:

[www.theblaze.com image 450x346]


www.trbimg.com

"Naaah, she's too elitist."
 
2012-07-06 09:51:08 PM  
Also, while his resignation letter reads like a teaparty cum sock, this particular passage felt really... funny.

I do not leave for an existing job and face diminishing prospects (and am both unwilling and ill-suited to lobby), my priorities are twofold: find gainful employment to help provide for my family; and continue to assist, in any way they see fit, the Michigan Attorney General's earnest and thorough investigation, which I requested, into the 2012 petition filing.

Yeah man, we get it, you're just one of the common folk like us, out there trying to make a buck and keep the jews from taking your money / keep the negroes from taking your money / keep the mexicans from taking your money / keep the socialists from taking your money.

Or, you know, you might be sitting on a fat check from the government forever, there's that too. Congress critters get full pension after 25 years of service, which bottoms out around $40,000 a year
 
2012-07-06 09:52:07 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: oc45tallboy:

I don't think you and I consider the same things attractive. I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree.


Don't look at me. I just post the quotes. I have no idea what some of these kooks are going to say next.
 
2012-07-06 09:52:10 PM  

mr intrepid: Please don't tell me some network picked up his pilot.


This was the perfect time to pick up the "Welcome back, McCotter" line from before
 
2012-07-06 09:54:08 PM  

meyerkev: And to be entirely fair, if there's one spot in the US where racism is at least somewhat jusified, it's the immediate Detroit suburbs.


i202.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-06 09:55:21 PM  

ariseatex: Hagbardr: His resignation reads like a bizarre word salad.

For anyone who doesn't want to RTFA:

"Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.

After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.

The recent event's totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must "strike another match, go start anew" by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen.

I do not leave for an existing job and face diminishing prospects (and am both unwilling and ill-suited to lobby), my priorities are twofold: find gainful employment to help provide for my family; and continue to assist, in any way they see fit, the Michigan Attorney General's earnest and thorough investigation, which I requested, into the 2012 petition filing.

While our family takes this step into the rest of our lives, we do so with the ultimate confidence in our country's future. True, as at other times in the life of our nation, we live in an Age of Extremes that prizes intensity over sanity; rhetoric over reality; and destruction over creation. But this too shall pass, thanks to the infinite, inspired wisdom of the sovereign people who, with God's continued blessings, will again affirm for the generations American Exceptionalism.

Truly, it is a challenging and fortunate time to live in our blessed sanctuary of liberty.

In closing, to The People of Michigan's 11th Congressional District, I can but say this: Thank you for the privilege of having worked for you."

~ Epstein's Mother

 
2012-07-06 09:55:21 PM  

meyerkev: [upload.wikimedia.org image 507x303]

How'd NOVI elect crazy like this? Novi's not crazy. Racist yes, crazy no.

/And to be entirely fair, if there's one spot in the US where racism is at least somewhat jusified, it's the immediate Detroit suburbs.


Thanks for the map; I hadn't seen the redrawn 11th yet. Dodged a bullet there, but not by much.
 
2012-07-06 09:55:51 PM  
So, is he a "sovereign citizen"? One of them?
 
2012-07-06 09:58:30 PM  
Hmm...maybe he quit because he is going to be Romney's running mate.

/rumor monger
 
2012-07-06 09:59:53 PM  

Ecobuckeye: So, is he a "sovereign citizen"? One of them?


img.ibtimes.com

"Wait, I know that one. Isn't that by Ted Nugent?"
 
2012-07-06 10:01:28 PM  
Sex with boys?
 
2012-07-06 10:02:43 PM  
GOP VP choice? I mean, resigning makes him qualified does it not?
 
2012-07-06 10:02:44 PM  

Balchinian: Hmm...maybe he quit because he is going to be Romney's running mate.

/rumor monger


wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

"Are you sh*tting me? I wouldn't f*ck that campaign with your dick."
 
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