This week a Minnesota politician mistakenly thought the Gorusch confirmation hearing was a slam poetry open mic, the style found at most beat coffee houses and in modern literature press events. Accordingly the critics in earshot found the new material lackluster, overdone, and out of context.
Unfortunately, the new material Franken had was dry, hyperbolic, one-sided, and as expected, negative, certainly when speaking to Gorusch in thinly veiled exaggerations, said one anonymous official. A member of the audience expressed that they didn’t know whether to laugh or show sympathy for the long-time poet.
Nonetheless, throughout the week news media outlets have covered how unbelievably interesting and important the Gorusch confirmation hearing is; no one thought that anyone would have any issues with Trump’s pick, it’s a real shocker–headline material. So these apropos readings of banal poetry broke the tension and left many confused.
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Team Franken Field has a big day today. It’s part of our statewide Volunteer Weekend of Action. They’ll be knocking on doors and making phone calls all day long.
Now, a lot of you can’t get out and volunteer this weekend. But I don’t think that should stop you from getting in on all the Weekend of Action fun.
So today, we’re also hosting a Team Franken ONLINE Day of Action. $20,007 in a single day to help Al in the final 9 weeks of this election. Can you give $5.07 or more to help us out? (The .07 cents lets us know the contribution is part of our Day of Action!)
We’re entering the playoff portion of our race. Al’s opponent is on the air attacking us. The Chamber of Commerce promises to come at us with “aggressive” spending. One super PAC has been formed specifically to defeat Al.
There are a bunch of ways we’re fighting back in the last two months of this race. We’ve got ads running. We (obviously) have volunteers all across the state.
All of those operations take money. That’s how it is. And that money comes from you.
Help us reach our $20,007 Online Day of Action goal before midnight. Give $5.07, $10.07, or whatever you can toward our goal.
Thanks for making this a great day for our campaign.
Al Franken for Senate 2014
P.S.: Don’t forget — adding the .07 cents on the end lets us know you’re part of this Online Day of Action. Give what you can with .07 cents on the end before midnight.
Please stop sending me emails about contributing donations to your organization. As a matter of fact, take me off of your email list. If Al (Al Franken) needs money so bad he should get it back from Israel, where he voted on spending some 280 million dollars for defense (as did 100 other elected officials), to perhaps indirectly slaughter Palestinians: Wars vs. Local Education; Al Franken, as the Senate Votes. I could use that money for tuition, for rent, for food.
I think he is a
piece of shit (for sponsoring such atrocities in foreign lands and neglecting the citizens, locally, who elected him into office).
Terry Scott Niebeling
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Tagged AIPAC, Al Franken, government, Hamas, Israel, Local Government, MN, Palestine, Politician, Relations, Slaughter, tuition, USA, War
Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
“The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza and saying not a word about Palestinian deaths.”
Why do we fund oversea wars when students incur debt locally? Politicians pay for this sort of activity with our tax dollars. What does Al Franken say about the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians?
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