Unconventional politics

It is convention season. As I am homeless, I will not be attending the convention. (I have not applied for GA, MA, SSI, or other forms of assistance.) Nevertheless, it is time for a little reflection on some of the stories, I have covered. Most of these stories have recieved little reader interest.

At netroots, I begin with Rep. Tim Walz’s statement that people were being “warehoused” in mental health facilities without need or benefit. View the video response here.

Meanwhile, Gubenetorial candidate RT Rybak had some comments on violence in the shelters. His video respons is here.

If you spend time on this blog, you are aware of the deplorable conditions in the shelters.

This led to a few questions for Minnesota Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher regarding perverse funding incentives to maintain homeless populations. Another question she was asked was whether homeless people should be videotaped while sleeping in the shelters. You can view her responses here.

Recently, I obtained footage of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar speaking about the issue of Russian adoptions. Watch the event here.

There are so many more people we have run into at various times. For example, we ran into U.S. Senator Al Franken, State Senator Linda Berglin, and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at Cavalry Church. Read about that here.

We have also seen County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin at several events including the opening of the downtown central library on Baseball Monday as well as the opening of the North Star Line.

Not to leave out people from the Republican camp, we have this unfulfilled promise from Republican Nathan Hansen who is currently campaigning for Minnesota House of Representatives in district 55A.


As you can see, Nathan Hansen claims he failed in his efforts to save Dollhouse and gave up. (I can’t find his signature on the e-petition, perhaps I missed it…)

We also have the footage of a chance encounter with Ralph Reed during the Palin/Bachmann rally. Watch the video here.

There are, of course, many many more political figures I have run into in various contexts and if you spend some time on the blog, you will realize this. There are also people like lawyer Galen Robinson who gave us a detailed overview of the unallotment issue currently pending before the Minnesota Supreme Court. A decision with potentially far reaching budget consequences is looming. You can watch the video of Galen Robinson here.

Of course, my goal is to save the television show Dollhouse. Most of the afformentioned politicians have by now been informed of my efforts to save Dollhouse.

Spend some time on the blog, and you may find other stories of interest- but most importantly please help save Dollhouse.

Please sign the e-petition.

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

Please send emails.

Save Dollhouse by sending TNT EMAILS to save Dollhouse.

Please sign the Twitition.

The twitition to save Dollhouse is here!

PLEASE!!!! Let other people know about the efforts to save the show.

4 Responses to “Unconventional politics”

  1. David Stockman Says:

    I hear Mr. Hanson is extremely anti-war. Do you really believe his failure to save Dollhouse will prevent him from getting votes? He said, “I am working on it!” That is not the same as promising to do something. Either way, Dollhouse is not a legitimate political issue. I hate to be harsh, but you are not thinking clearly, Tore. You really should try to concentrate on doing things that have a reasonable chance of success. You need to get help.

  2. Tore,

    I have to agree with David.

    I suggest that you put your energy toward finding employment and long-term housing and allow Dollhouse and Eliza to become less of a driving force in your life.

  3. […] I mentioned my interaction with other political figures, specifically Rep. Tim Walz and Gubenetorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Those stories can be found on my post on unconventional politics. […]

  4. […] I found myself at many political events. […]

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