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MI-11: The Weirdness Factor Goes to 11. Is the 'Bagger also a Truther?

by: Brainwrap

Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 10:13:47 AM EDT

OK, this is just weird with a beard.

You may recall that the final chapter of Thaddeus McCotter's epic Congressional meltdown involved him resigning on the spot the day after a story ran in the Detroit News about his bizarro attempt at writing/producing a TV show about him and his own staff farting and vomiting.


TV pilot an outlet for Rep. McCotter

As U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter's short-lived presidential run fizzled last year, the Livonia Republican turned to another aspiration: writing a TV show.

"Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown" starred McCotter hosting a crude variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of his congressional staffers, his brother and a drunk, perverted "Black Santa." They take pot shots about McCotter's ill-fated bid for the White House while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women's anatomy. It features a cartoon intro and closing snippet with an Oldsmobile careening through Detroit and knocking over the city's landmarks. The double-finned car has a Michigan license plate reading: "Made on MoTown."

Brainwrap :: MI-11: The Weirdness Factor Goes to 11. Is the 'Bagger also a Truther?
Well, the end result of the whole, weird trainwreck is that the only Republican whose name is going to appear on the ballot for the primary next month will be that of Tea Party candidate Kerry Bentivolio, a teacher (yes, as disturbing as that thought is, apparently there are teabaggers who can actually read and write) who has the local GOP establishment freaked out to the point that they're scrambling to get former state Senator Nancy Cassis to attempt a write-in campaign for the primary.

However, it appears that when it comes to surreal, creepy narrative film productions, while McCotter may talk the talk, Bentivolio actually walks the walk. Witness today's story in the Detroit Free Press about a low-budget feature-length film that Bentivolio actually starred in:

GOP hopeful Kerry Bentivolio makes fun of Bush-like character in movie

Bentivolio, a Milford teacher, had a prominent role in a low-budget Michigan-made film -- "The President Goes to Heaven" -- released last year that pokes fun at a fictional character based on Republican former President George W. Bush.

In the 85-minute satire, Bentivolio is the chief physician at a place called the North Oakland Medical Center, where the fictional president has had a stroke and lies in a coma but is able to hear and understand those around him.

The film is an indictment of the president after a terrorist attack in which planes fly into two buildings in New York on 1-11.

The nurses berate the comatose president for ordering the planes to be flown into the towers, killing their loved ones. A conspiracy theorist on a TV screen details the urban myths about "our allies" being responsible for the attack.

It just gets weirder from there:

The movie's first lady is more concerned with getting the secret codes for a $100-billion Swiss bank account set up for the president by big oil companies and the defense industry. She also tacitly endorses the idea of the Secret Service shooting a Muslim cleric and covering it up and stabs to death a different comatose man in the hospital, thinking it is her husband.


OK, so I (along with many others in the Southeast Michigan area, I would imagine) looked up the movie and found the following:

IMDB: The President Goes to Heaven

This is the story of the President who was more powerful than God. He ruled the world with an iron fist. But getting into heaven is not easy even for him. All the laws he made for others to follow turns to his detriment. Everything that was done to ruin him turns out to be his salvation. What does the President has to do to get into heaven?

And finally, the trailer for the film:



OK, then.

All I can say is...


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Why couldn't this have come out on August EIGHTH???

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

The Free Press agrees with you
...at least in terms of endorsing Taj and not endorsing the reindeer herder.  I summarized their endorsements in my article on Examiner.com, Detroit Free Press endorses candidates in Senate, House primaries.
Candidates in the 11th Congressional District, which adjoins Washtenaw county in portions of Oakland and Wayne counties, also received endorsements.  Dr. Syed Taj earned the paper's approval over Bill Roberts, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche, for the Democratic nomination.  On the Republican side, the Free Press took the unusual step of endorsing a write-in candidate, Nancy Cassis, over one already on the ballot, Kerry Bentivolio.
As for their endorsing Cassis, it's not like the Republican primary electorate would accept a verdict of "neither of the above."

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

Now there are five Republican candidates for the special election primary
Detroit Free Press: 5 Republicans bid to fill McCotter's seat in Congress, triggering possible $650,000 special primary

The reporter speculates that "[i]f four of the Republicans withdraw from the race, the special primary election won't be needed and will be canceled." That's not going to happen. Neither Cassis nor Bentivolio are going to back down.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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