Half Pint AKA Melissa Gilbert Is Running For Congress In Michigan…..

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  1. teehee

    teehee Friend Of The Friendless

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    'Little House On The Prairie' Star Melissa Gilbert Is Running For Congress:eek:
    Gilbert is a Democrat running in a Republican stronghold in Michigan.

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    DETROIT, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Melissa Gilbert, best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1970s television drama "Little House on the Prairie," has thrown her bonnet in the ring for a U.S. congressional seat in Michigan.:eek:

    Gilbert, 51, who moved to Howell, Michigan, in 2013, said in a tweet on Monday that she was "excited to announce my run for U.S. Congress in Michigan's 8th. Please join me in my fight for working families.":)

    "I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done. Please join my campaign, and together we can build that new economy for Michigan," she said in a statement released on Monday by the Michigan Democratic Party.

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    Gilbert, who lives with her husband Timothy Busfield:eek: in Howell, about 60 miles (97 km) from downtown Detroit, has no political background but served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005. She also wrote three books, including the New York Times Best Seller "Prairie Tale: A Memoir," about her role in the show about a Minnesota farm family in the 1870s and 1880s.

    The former child actress's run as a Democrat comes in a Republican stronghold district, the Detroit Free Press reported.

    Mike Bishop last year won the race to replace fellow Republican Mike Rogers, beating Democrat Eric Schertzing 54 percent to 42 percent. Rogers had decided not to seek re-election.

    The Daily Press & Argus newspaper in Livingston County, Michigan, reported last month that the Internal Revenue Service had filed a lien against Gilbert alleging she owed more than $360,000 in back taxes.:eek::eek::eek: Her campaign office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday. (Editing by Fiona Ortiz and Eric Walsh)
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless

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    Poor half pint married to pervert man Timothy Busfield…Watch out Melissa...:chair:
     
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    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    She left Bruce Boxleitner for Timothy Busfield???

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    she left her implants too
     
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    I read her autobiography and have nothing really against her, but a former SAG president running to represent people in a state she hardly lived in is kind of shady.
     
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    He couldn't see the players on the Field of Dreams. :what:
     
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    ...michigan? shes a shoo in if she wears the smart girl glasses.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I can't forget her role as a guest on Nip/Tuck (dog + peanut butter)[​IMG]
     
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    Yup! Those Sally Jessy Raphael glasses are going to guarantee victory! (The fine folks in Michigan aren't all that bright) :D
     
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    Good luck getting elected when the voters find out you have a brother hooked on morphine!!!! :nooo:

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    that show was crazy, but damn her episode is a bit crazier than most.
     
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    oh nellie! :eek:
     
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    The district is 60 miles south of detroit- her constituents are probably selling it to him.
     
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    She's gonna have an uphill battle.
    http://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/201...airie-star-over-alleged-huge-unpaid-tax-bill/


    One of the stars of the beloved 1970s TV drama series “Little House on the Prairie” is in hot water with the IRS. The Detroit News reports that the agency says actress Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.
    Gilbert, who lives in Michigan with her husband, actor Timothy Busfield, attributed the problem to her stalled acting career, the economy and a past divorce, the paper notes.
    In a statement to the publication, Gilbert, 51, said: “Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard. That, plus a divorce and a dearth of acting opportunities the last few years, created a perfect storm of financial difficulty for me.”
    The actress indicated that she has worked out a plan to make payments to the IRS.
    The report notes: “The IRS filed a $360,551 tax lien against Gilbert on Feb. 3. She owes federal income taxes from 2011, 2012 and 2013, according to the lien, which is filed with the Livingston County Register of Deeds.”
    Said Gilbert: “I’ve set up an installment plan to fully pay off my debt and will continue to work as hard as I can to erase this debt and dig myself out of this hole. I am absolutely positive that I can do it.”
    Gilbert filed for divorce from actor Bruce Boxleitner in 2011, the report notes.
     
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    We do not need another Jew in Congress.
     
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    No better way to get rich quick than become a politician. Pay that pesky bill right off.
    They will vote for her because she's been on tv.
     
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    "The Daily Press & Argus newspaper in Livingston County, Michigan, reported last month that the Internal Revenue Service had filed a lien against Gilbert alleging she owed more than $360,000 in back taxes.:eek::eek::eek: Her campaign office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday. "

    Remember, higher taxes are for YOU, not them.
     
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    The only advantage of being married to Timothy Busfield would be if he could get the band back together to play at one of her campaign rallies.