RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Oct. 14, 2008 at 9:02pm

TV Tacoma All-Stars: home improvement

spending, crisis, and waterfeatures

Author's Statement of Purpose: My goal is to get more people to be interested in the PUBLIC COMMENT + COMMUNITY FORUM on TV Tacoma. I want folks to recognize our civic speakers on the street and have compassion for the thundering engine driving them. "I will forge new connections to people orphaned by civilization." - RR Anderson

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Mr. Charles Creso

"We are in a financial crisis people yet you spend like there's no tomorrow. Mobile Hotshop for 100K?  Fixing the water fountain for 100K?  a 100K here, a 100K there... pretty soon it's going to add up to real money! wake up!!!"

Bridge of Glass Repair Conspiracy Whistle blower

"I would like to talk about the recent repairs made to the museum of glass bridge. These repairs were made by city grounds crew [rr note: ?? cant remember exactly what department he said] coming completely out of their own budget. They were told by their superiors to fudge the numbers and forget about it. I think it is wrong to work like that. City employees need to feel what they are doing is the right thing... It makes me sick... [the lies]."

Lonely University Place Guy

"David Brame... was a dear friend. We must not forget him. I mean I'm not for the domestic violence, but he did many good things for our city. I'll miss David."

RR Commentary:  Uh.. I'm a little creeped out by all your fawning over brame there guy.  Good grief.

Mr. Hairdo

"some kinda housing? [rr note: wasn't paying attention to this guy]"

Mr. Nose

"same deal"

Mr. Necktie


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Jesse Hill for Pierce County Sheriff

"Salom a lemurs goodevening. I am Jesse Hill, for the record I reside at... etc. phone number etc.  I am a membmer of the washinton militia at command of the governor-- [interupted]"

RR Commentary: Mr. Hill appears to be wearing a large paper clip on the lapel of his mechanic's overalls.  Also new shooting glasses and a new button of sorts pinned to his chest.

Mr. Mayor

"Ok Mr. Hill, we're not here to hear your resume. Please talk about something on the agenda. this is your first warning. [hill proceeds to talk about his preference of phone companies]"

Mr. Museum of Glass the Downtrodden

"We responded to critizisims that our 100+K moble hotshop vehicle. And instead of visiting 1 poor tacoma school per year we're going to visit 4 poor tacoma schools! We're doing this for the children. Our incredibly expensive vehicle will help children learn valuable lessons about porkbarrel spending.  Also it will be nice to get our expensive water sprinkler art installation fixed finally after 6 years. I'm relieved that all other high priority things in Tacoma have been fixed and no longer need any money."

Mike "Fiscal Conservative" Lonergan, Champion

"I just wanted to say that there is so much money we don't know what better things we could spend it on. Fixing your fountain and the $100+ vehicle will help tacoma's children [blubber blubber] I'm just glad we don't have to worry about saving money right now."

Amy McBride (reenactment)

"Thank you for fixing the fountain at the museum of glass. It was broken by teenagers 6 years ago after we turned it on and the museum of glass just hasn't been the same since. Sometimes you can hear the rich people crying from their motor yachts at night the loss of this important cultural symbol... the water fountain thing.  Yes we tried all kinds of adhesives to fix the fountain.  we tried ducktape. we tried aluminum foil tape.  we tried shoe goo.  we tried epoxy.  we tried gum.  we tried rubber cement.  we tried elmers glue.  we tried elmers wood glue. we tried static electricity. we tried rock candy.  we tried masking tape. we tried blue masking tape. we went to home depot and asked an empty headed teenage girl working there if she knew of any adhesives we could try on our dumb art fountain. and she was all like 'um I dunno try looking in the pluming section' so we walked to the plumbing isle and found some plumbers putty but even that didn't work so now we are all really screwed but then somebody said hey lets try a mechanical solution... so long story short we're screwing the tops on using a stainless steel rod AND... AND in addition to that we're going to use some adhesive.  So hopefully we'll get it going again. Thanks."

The purpose of Citizens' Forum is to assist the City Council in making policy decisions. Items of discussion will be limited to matters over which the City Council has jurisdiction and speaker's remarks are limited to up to three minutes per person. Arguments shall not be made in support of, or opposition to, any matter on this week's agenda. Each person may address the City Council one time only during this forum.

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by Annie J on 10/14/2008 @ 11:31pm
"Mr. Hairdo" is Mike Wark from UWT.

by NineInchNachos on 10/14/2008 @ 11:40pm
Oh yeah! he was all crying that UWT students need more things to do downtown so they don't get bored or whatever. I remember. Thanks Annie J.

by Erik on 10/15/2008 @ 12:01am
The "Water Forest" has been broken for 6 years. Its depressing walking by the corpse of the art piece at the MOG.

Here's Voelpel's piece on it:


...so long story short we're screwing the tops on using a stainless steel rod AND... AND in addition to that we're going to use some adhesive. So hopefully we'll get it going again. Thanks."

I see you are preparing for your lunch with Amy McBride you won RR.


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