Thursday, June 07, 2007

First Batch of Campaign Videos

The Impossible Prez - Trailer #1

The Impossible Prez - War Room #1

On the Campaign Trail: San Francisco #1

On the Campaign Trail: San Francisco #2

On the Campaign Trail: San Francisco #3

On the Campaign Trail: San Francisco #4

On the Campaign Trail: San Francisco #5

Coming Soon: The Te'DeVan Presidential Video Library


Dr John Bender said...

Dude, you have a ridiculous amount of video floating around on the Internet. The Presidential Library will be very nice... well, at least to me because I am a fucking librarian.

People: I am a resourceful bloke, but I am not coming up with any leads for The Daily Show. If anybody out there knows somebody who works for The Daily Show... I am trying to get them to take a look at Te's campaign. Who knows...? Maybe they will have a slow news day coming up and need to fill some space???

Seriously... if you guys know somebody, please drop Te and email and I will figure it out from there. This will save me from a road trip and possibly having to abduct somebody.

~Dr J

candace said...

hey love,

this is candace from back when... i'm so proud of you!

drop me an email

Afsheen Leonardo said...

what up te'?

this is leonardo, my girl said she ran into you the other day. i wanna check out the new spot i heard you started up. lemme kno what's up where you're gonna be these days. you can email me at ALeonardoA@gmail. Take care man. Cool vids.

Afsheen Leonardo Amiri

reverend steve said...

My new favourite video is #5. The woman asks for money, you give her some, she asks for morey and tells you that she needs cash only (no coins). I think many would like to know your policies on welfare reform...

sonny said...

Yo Te'devan and dr. john bender!

I am in Sri Nagar, Kashmir, India!

I have a 10year visa.

I hope you don't mind if I flood your blog just once. I will paste an email I just sent to my family in India since I don't have time or money to write again.

Please give me your email Te'devan and God Bless you with your campaign I pray that you do become President and I when I return from India in a few years I will shake hands with the President! God BLess!


I am here in India. I don't have much money or time so I will copy you the email I sent you to Andrew and Sarah just now-you will learn everything of my time thus far. O yeah I spent a night wandering New York City including Time Square and Brooklyn before I went to Amsterdam and finally India.


I am in Sri Nagar, Kashmir. Sorry it has taken a while to contact you. First the Internet connections were very bad, and than I was having trouble with the phones. Now I know how to call you but it is so much cheaper to email. I spent 48 rupees for a maybe 5-7 minute phone call to Mama, and now at this nice cyber cafe I can surf for 60 rupees for 1 hour.

Anyway I came to India to go to Rishikesh to begin Sadhu life in pilgrimage to Rishikesh/Haridwar to Meditate at Ganges for the summer. Here we say InShalla which means when God pleasures-like when Grandfather used to say "May God's Will be done above all Else."

So now I am living with a very Godly poor Islamic pure Indian Family in a Lake house. Everyone has embraced me as Family and it is a big family living real Indian life. I Love It!
I am learning about Islam and learning to live its culture. God wants me to learn Islam-I already know everything about Hinduism in theory and practice so it is a change and challenge worth the effort. I am enjoying the nice homecooked meals, kashmir tea, chai, special kashmir salt chai, and an occasional smoke off a hooka of tabacoo and maybe a little bit of Hashish here and there. One of the first things I did was climb a small local mountain to visit a 2500 year old Shiva Shankara Temple that is a pilgrimage spot and still functions as a Temple with a big Shiva Lingam that glows in the early morning Sunrise. I saw all of Sri Nagar from up there. It is ancient!

Actually this last week I was trekking in the Mountains with my new Brother Raja or as he is known by those who love him Raj. We were trekking high in the Himalayas for 5 days with 2 other villagers and a nice Yogi tourist from France who is a little older than me, his name is Thomas but we love to call him Mister Thomas. We trekked high into the mountains even to the point of crossing snow and drinking fresh Glacier Water! We were in ancient land where shepards dwell with sheep, goat, cattle, chickens, buffallo, and horses roaming about everywhere. Everyone believes in the God of our Father Abraham and I was feeling like I was with Israelites in Bible times, it is very heart warming especially when hearing the soaring prayers in the Sufi Mystic Style.

Now I am back just today in Sri Nagar and am Happy to be back with family, but also missing all of your association. I am going to be staying here for a while although my heart still cries for Rishikesh and the Ganges-I have a lot to learn. Maybe after summer I will go to Rishikesh and also come see you in Lucknow, and visit Vrindavan and Varanasi too, but I don't want to leave here yet because when I leave here I am going to begin Sadhu Life practicing austereity and ascetism.

It is so hot in the summer, and my dream is that you guys would come stay up here for a week in a house boat. You can rent a nice room with a bathroom and eat nice family meals and chai. It would be great to see you and honestly you would love it up here. There is so much spiritual life manifested as love up here.

Starting tomorrow I am beginning a Fast from everything but water. I am also going to start reading the Koran and it will be my bread. When I finish the Koran I will stop my fast. I think it will take about a week seeing from the size of it. I really need a fast anyway and I thought it would be a nice way to make it a spiritual fast.

Yesu is my eternal Lord and Master, but I also love to cultivate knowledge and learn different mystic meditations. The pieces of the puzzel come togather with knowledge and meditation, but most importantly Love.

Soon I am going to visit Raj's Baba. Raj is 29 and is like an older brother. His Baba is a Sufi who is a householder family man working for the Government. Baba is only 36, but apparently he is very advanced. Maybe I shall ask him to initiate me into a Sufi mantra so I can soar into the light of God. Also once a month he has live Sufi Music at his house-kindof like kirtan I think. I heard some recording of the last one from Raj-it sounds very nice.

Anway I would love it if you guys could come up here. If you have the time and budget let me know. You could take a domestic flight into Sri Nagar airport and be picked up and stay for however long you want. I was picked up by the Papa up the house Noor Muhammad and immediately I connected with his son Nayoob who is 34 with a family. Nayoob is my older brother and friend, but mostly he is my caring teacher. He is showing me how to live real life and guiding me in my studies and practice of Islam in meditation and manners. I also am now wearing handmade Kashmiri islamic clothing that was made by another person of the family a doctar actually named Bashir. It is very comfortable and beautiful. Nayoob gave me a new name too. I am now known as Yusup-(yoo-soop). I don't know how it is spelled but I guess Yusup was a Prophet from Iraq from the last couple hundred years. People also call me Yusuf(yoo-soof) which is the hebrew form of Joseph like in the old testament. I think people just hear and say one or the other. I was named Yusup but I do like Yusuf better because inside I am an Israelite.

I am glad to be In India and will see you Inshalla or when God pleasures. Please let me know if you want to come and if so when, than I will make arrangements and tell you everything you need to know. Ask any questions.

I will check the internet in the next few days.

Look forward to hearing from all of you.



Anonymous said...

I heard several of your speeches at Bonnaroo. Keep up the good work!

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