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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Taking Religious Liberties

Janice Daniels has said and done a lot of heinous things in her own defense since she took office.

This time, she's gone too far.

In her most recent mailing, she depicts herself as the Biblical figure of Daniel in the lion's den.
She defends the recall purpose -- albeit complete incorrectly and rife with inaccuracies (what's with the reference to the recall being related to the Troy Police Department???).
She then writes prolifically of her alleged virtues and stances against the evils in Troy -- the city employees, the recall supporters, and anyone who is gay.   (Notice the gratuitous inclusion of a picture of L. Brooks Patterson -- do you suppose he got off his hospital bed to give permission for THAT?)

Finally, she proceeds to tell you how to vote on a vast number of proposals in November.

See for yourself (Click the images to enlarge):

If this mailing resonates with you...if you feel it's ok for your NON-PARTISAN Mayor to advocate in this all means, vote no for the recall.

But if you are APPALLED at this latest bit of political trickery...if you are APPALLED that your Mayor is again alienating citizens of this diverse community...if you are APPALLED that she would go so far as to hold herself up as capable of religious judgment over all of us...



  1. I think I am going to be sick. Her values are not my values. She wants to tell us who we can marry, what God we can worship, tell us not to smoke, etc. It's ok for her to tell us what to do, but not the Government. HYPOCRITE!!

    1. Wary and Weary in TroyOctober 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      She now IS the government. The very institution she so vehemently wants to shrink and get out of our lives. Now it appears that she wants govt out, but religion in. She, the govt, wants to tell us how to vote. She, the govt, wants to tell us how and whom to marry. She, the govt, wants to tell us which public services we should have or not have.
      It is sickening that she dare use the Daniel in the lions den story to describe her situation. Once again, she is crying victim at the big bad world. Well guess what, we can all cherry-pick the Bible to fit our narrative. Here is a passage that was heaven sent to describe our mayor and her cronies.

      Proverbs 6:12-15
      Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths.
      They wink at each other, they shuffle their feet,
      they cross their fingers behind their backs.
      Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty,
      always stirring up trouble.
      Catastrophe is just around the corner for them,
      a total smashup, their lives ruined beyond repair.

      Amen. Vote to Recall Janice Daniels.

  2. Great tool for voting - if she's against it, I am for it and vice versa. This woman is so ignorant that she thinks anyone cares about her NON-PARTISAN opinion.

  3. The real irony is that she SAYS she's against government intrusion in our lives...but then wants to legislate our very lives: who we marry, how we act, what religion is correct, etc.


  4. Is that a real photograph of Janice Daniels with a bunch of lions? If not, did she have permission to reproduce it and retitle it as an image of her? Were any lions harmed during the production of this mailer? Inquiring minds want to know....subtitled, this just keeps getting wackier.

    1. It is ironic, her portraying herself as in the Lion's Den battling against "City Hall" and big government bureaucrats. Hey Janice, don't you know the head lion, who you probably would have designated as Szerlag if he were still here, is gone, and YOU'VE been the government bureacrat ruling over US for the past year? You're not a victim, if any party has been in your tenure of power for power's sake, it's been our city.

  5. I can't believe that she has the audacity to present herself as a Christian martyr. Particularly, since she has lived her life on a less than Christian path. She has broken more than a few Christian rules. She wants to get government out of my pocket? Why does she then propose that they be in my doctor's office, my house of worship, or my bedroom? Get serious.

  6. She's outdone herself this time! Any ideas that she has reformed or learned anything from her past mistakes is dispelled by this lurid flyer full of lies, campaign tricks (pic of her with L. Brooks Patterson, people will assume she has his enddorsement), and God is with her sub-text. Plus she wants to tell us how to vote on the ballot propositions, good grief. I hope the electorate will see through this trash and vote her out.

  7. I would like to be able to laugh this off as the views of just a few fanatical Janice supporters, but I am very concerned about the number of "Vote No Recall" signs I am seeing around my neighborhood.

    1. There are a lot of NO signs in my neighborhood too and it makes me sad to learn that I live so close to folks who are of like mind with the Mayor. And, regarding the "recall challenge" - Daniels has provided us many opportunities to discuss with our teenagers how to recognize and battle bigotry, intolernace, deceit and ignorance - even when exhibited by your elected officials. We've had many good discussions about the electoral process as well. So, thank you, Ms. Mayor!

  8. Hail Marys and last hurrahs. She knows she is at the end of the road soon and most likely did this because she has nothing more to lose. She knows she is gone. I keep remembering she did not win by a huge margin, so I am sure she knows this too.

  9. I urge everyone to call or email L. Brooks and ask why he is supporting her (I am sure he doesn't know that he is). The record needs to be set straight.

  10. I note that her "support" for her anti-gay statements, which she in no way backs away from, are sketchy and offensive. For instance she cites the American Family Association, a vehement antigay hate group that has also been notable for racism as well.

    She also has an incomplete link to an Atlantic article with "gay disease" in boldface. If you actually check the Atlantic, the article does not suppoort her in any way. However, her use of boldface type in a nonfunctional link is intentionally designed to imply the Atlantic somehow supports her when it does not.

    These are among the more repellent lies in the mailing. She not only does not back away from her antigay misinformation, she doubles down with a hate group for backup.

  11. She is not about to give up. She has the weight of the tea party behind her and also on her shoulders. They will do everything and anything to keep her in place.

    Email everyone you know living in the city. Talk to everyone you know and ask them to spread the word about the recall.

    Don't be shy about it. This is our community at stake; our personal values and our property values are in jeopardy, our reputations and the reputation of our city have been blackened by our idiot of a mayor. We can not afford 3 more years of this stupidity--a person who never should have been allowed near a civic position, much less be mayor.

    So get out there and spread the word. Gathering signatures was only the beginning.

  12. I would encourage all of you to reach out to L. Brooks Patterson and encourage him to make a statement regarding his support (or lack of support) for Mayor Daniels. A photo of he and Daniels is on her web site and is not showing up on her mailers. Patterson has previously spoken out against Daniels' treatment of our previous city manager, so I highly doubt he would knowingly be throwing support in her direction. The attached link is how you can send a note to him via his web site.

  13. May I pose a question/suggestion? Is there any way to determine the current financial state of the pro- and anti-recall campaigns. Daniels is almost certainly required to report contributions, expenditures, and loans. This, of course, would include the expenditure for this mailer as well as those used to maintain ""

    Some states post local campaign finance data on the state website, but that does not seem to be the case in MI. The city's website does not post campaign finance reports so far as I can tell. If it isn't posted, it is probably available for public inspection at city hall.

    It sounds like that would be worth a few minutes of investigation. It would make for a good subject for a blog post.


      Troy's county, Oakland displays this info. But it looks like the pre-election statement is not required until 10/26/12. Yes, it will be interesting to see if Janice has any national super-pacs funding her, as well as the usual Troy right-wing nuts.