Love > law and politics.

Last night, I attended Drinking Liberally where I had the opportunity to speak to Minnesota Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL). She is the speaker of the House of Representatives. She is currently running for governor of the state of Minnesota.

In any case, I asked MAK two short questions. I would have liked to ask her more. The questions were jotted down on a bar napkin at the 331 club.

Questions for Margaret Anderson Kelliher on bar napkin. A-SIDES.

Questions for Margaret Anderson Kelliher on bar napkin. B-SIDES.

All of the questions were:

What is the incentive for charities, for example Catholic Charities to end homelessness, when there is so much money in maintaining it?

If charities get paid on a a per capital basis when dealing with the homeless, is there any financial incentive to reduce the homeless population?

Pay for stay at Branch 2 operates on a use it or lose it basis. A homeless person has to spend al of their money or they lose it. If they get a 1 week voucher -they cannot bank it. Does it make any sense to take money from homeless people this way?

Why are there smoking rooms in homeless shelters?

Should homeless people have rights to free expression?

Should homeless people be videotaped while they sleep in homeless shelters?

Many of the questions are worthy. In the end, I chose only two questions to ask owing to the limited amount of time one has to ask important questions.

If charities get paid on a a per capital basis when dealing with the homeless, is there any financial incentive to reduce the homeless population?

Should homeless people be videotaped while they sleep in homeless shelters?

You can watch the video to see her response which is carefully crafted but open minded.

Again my goal is to save Dollhouse for Eliza Dushku who I love more than anything. Please help me save the show.

What you can do to help save Dollhouse:


Save Dollhouse by signing the TNT petition online to save Dollhouse.


Save Dollhouse by sending TNT EMAILS to save Dollhouse.

*NEW* The twitition to save Dollhouse is here!

Update your status to point to this page!

If you want background on the legal case, you can find the documents online.

The full legal documents are available here.

One final note: as a result of the sobriety requirements at the shelters and their policies of random PBT, I am unable to drink at all, much less liberally.

One Response to “Love > law and politics.”

  1. That seems awfully restrictive that you can’t drink at all. I can see maybe prohibiting people who have had problems with booze, but I don’t think everyone should be restricted like that.

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