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Man running for Tennessee governor to get his raccoon back
UPI ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 01/07/2014 1:13:47 PM PST by Theoria

Mark "Coonrippy" Brown says "This is all about the raccoon."

A Tennessee man who lost his pet raccoon after a video of him showering with his other raccoon went viral on YouTube is running for governor in order to get back his faithful companion.

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown will take on Governor Bill Haslam in the Republican primary this August in a bid that he hopes will get Rebekah away from state wildlife officials and back into his arms.

"This is all about the raccoon," Brown said.

The 55-year-old claims that a permit request he sent to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials went unanswered and that a petition he sent to Gov. Haslam with over 60,000 signatures was returned to him without ever being opened.

"Gov. Haslam ignored the cries from the entire United States," Brown said. "He can free prisoners, he can pardon people, but he refused the online petition and refused to accept the letter. All eyes were on Tennessee and it made us look bad. It made it look like we were under Caesar's law."

With his gubernatorial run, Brown aspires to "expose the people in office who are not for the people."

Brown declared for the race on Friday, the first day candidates could pick up petitions.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: coon; governor; raccoon; tennessee

'It made it look like we were under Caesar's law'

We all know how ya feel brother.

1 posted on 01/07/2014 1:13:47 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Cry havoc!, and let slip the raccoons of war.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 1:18:40 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Theoria

If you like your coon you can keep it.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 1:19:38 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Theoria

” video of him showering with his other raccoon”

This guy is way too close with his pet coons.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 1:19:55 PM PST by FAA
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To: FAA
Well, dunno if has ever had an adult coon, but they get real nasty when older. Nasty.
5 posted on 01/07/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria
The DNR would have destroyed it as soon as they took possession of it.

It's what they do.

6 posted on 01/07/2014 1:21:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: WayneS

7 posted on 01/07/2014 1:21:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Theoria

And in other news, Elliot Spitzer got his beaver back.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 1:22:33 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, probably a Crockett replica right now.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 1:23:56 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Fido969

He was showing it off while on vacation, whether they wanted to see it or not.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 1:25:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Theoria

Why the HELL do you need a permit to keep a RACCOON????

Governmental statism starts on a slippery slope like this.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 1:25:21 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: Theoria

Well, I don’t know. I’m no fan of raccoons, but the little ones are kind of cute, sort of. This guy can’t be any worse than most politicians, and probably would produce less chaos. Matter of fact, so would the raccoon.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 1:51:52 PM PST by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: ZULU

“Why the HELL do you need a permit to keep a RACCOON????”

Exactly!! I can see regulating say ZOOS or something. Keeping wild animals is not exactly my cup of tea but as long as it isn’t causing a problem I don’t see why the gubermint has to worry about it.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 1:55:02 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: ZULU

I have vague memories of John Cleese demanding a license for his fish.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 2:04:03 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Theoria

It`s downright UNCOONSTITUTIONAL!


15 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:35 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Theoria

We saw a hat marked “Beaver Hat” in an antique store. Friend says.....I don’t know any self respecting beaver who would wear that!


16 posted on 01/07/2014 2:32:04 PM PST by Battle Axe
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To: Theoria

If he gets his raccoon back and it see it’s shadow, will there be six more weeks of winter?


17 posted on 01/07/2014 2:46:13 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: MHGinTN

It was 3.6 here this morning..

its colder where you are..

hope your raccoons did OK last night..


18 posted on 01/07/2014 2:48:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Theoria

Is this the former Vice Mayor of Knoxville? I can’t remember if he served under Haslam though...


19 posted on 01/07/2014 3:37:29 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

Apparently this is a different guy.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 3:39:09 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Theoria

This was bound to happen once gay marriage went through ...


21 posted on 01/07/2014 3:41:16 PM PST by x
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wind chill hit -20. Air temp was -3. The rackies stayed home, so the birds feasted on dog food I had put out for the family and they didn’t come for it. I suspect they’re into a lite hibernation until it gets back to twenty-five above. It’s 6 right now.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 6:00:45 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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