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Drunken crowd tosses dead squirrel, flips car during La Crosse celebration
pioneer press ^ | 9-26-11 | ap

Posted on 09/26/2011 12:19:09 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

Police say a drunken crowd tossed a dead squirrel around and tipped over a car in La Crosse this past weekend. Lt. Brian Thomson says some college-age people began throwing a dead squirrel back and forth in the street near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus on Saturday night, the second night of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Police say a drunken crowd tossed a dead squirrel around and tipped over a car in La Crosse this past weekend. Lt. Brian Thomson says some college-age people began throwing a dead squirrel back and forth in the street near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus on Saturday night, the second night of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: beer; cheese; octoberfest; squirrel; wi

1 posted on 09/26/2011 12:19:14 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ah, Rocky, we hardly knew ye...

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 09/26/2011 12:21:10 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr

Octoberfest and squirrel tossing are old, German traditions.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 12:23:02 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You gotta watch out for those Amish squirrels.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

5 posted on 09/26/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Oh, I didn’t catch anything about tossing a squirrel in the first four lines of the story. s/


6 posted on 09/26/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT by healy61
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To: jagusafr

Well, while the headline is absolutely true (as presented) it is sort of misleading.

It kind of gives the impression that the dead squirrel toss had something to do with the flipped car.

However it does make me recall the song “In a Yugo” where the couple swerved to miss a baby duck and got hit by a truck.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 12:27:48 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
And it's not even Oktober yet.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 12:29:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Tossing around a dead squirrel? Well, no offense Mr. Squirrel but...if I were those students I would be going to get myself checked out. They could pick up a real disease with that stupid behavior.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The nuts chase the squirrels....


10 posted on 09/26/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Liberty Valance

looks like Algore playing the accordian.

man that guy is versatile.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 12:40:09 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: healy61

From what I understand, the squirrel was dead and the crowd was drunk. I got that part after the first 3 or 4 paragraphs, but I still don’t get how tossing the dead squirrel tipped over a car. Man, that was some squirrel toss.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 12:42:29 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: WOBBLY BOB
LOL!


Why aren't I ever invited to the GOOD parties? :)

13 posted on 09/26/2011 12:43:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’ve been to this - don’t remember much else...


14 posted on 09/26/2011 12:47:02 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: WOBBLY BOB

UW - LaCrosse.....the saying is “You can’t swing a dead squirrel at UW without hitting a liberal.” Throwing the squirrel negates the phrase.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 12:51:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Tenderizing the meat?


16 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Reenacting a Beavis and Butthead episode? Beavis tried to make a pet out of a dead squirrel. He taught it to play fetch by tossing it after the stick.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 1:21:40 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I know what they were drinking!

It's 55 percent and wrapped in roadkill, is this the world's most 'shocking' beer?

18 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Liberty Valance
Any idea who those enthusiastic Bavarians are?

I found a Tracht/Schuhplattler website - but this pic isn't there, most of their pics are much older postcards from around the turn of the last century. This looks like the 20s or maybe early 30s.

They all seem to be having a good time though.

19 posted on 09/26/2011 1:28:43 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Try that with me you squirrel headed b^st^rds!
20 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:43 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: blueunicorn6
"UW-La Crosse"

Ah yes, my alma mater. And your statement is mostly true. I ran into a great many ultra-lib/leftist profs there. Some were nice people, some were jerks. But none identified themselves as a conservative. Incidentally, in 2008, I watched from my workplace as thousands of UW-L students trekked down to the La Crosse civic center to listen to a speech by Obama. I watched a few weeks later as scores uh ... well actually, a handful of students trekked down to the center to hear McCain.

21 posted on 09/26/2011 1:40:13 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I was at the festivities.

While I saw gallons of booze being tossed back, I didn’t witness the tossing of any squirrels.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 1:42:27 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Liberty Valance

Reminiscent of that scene in National Lampoon’s European Vacation where Chevy Chase got up on the stage and started Alpine fighting with the German dudes.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 1:45:58 PM PDT by Ax
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To: traderrob6

Hey! I know that squirrel! I was sitting in my backyard eating an ice cream cone when that squirrel ran up to me begging for the cone. I told him, “Oh no....you don’t have the balls to try and take this ice cream cone away from me!” Turns out, he did. Stupid kung-fu squirrel. I like Rocky Road, too.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ah. Sorry. How’s this?

“Ach! Rocky, ve hardtly knew chew...”


25 posted on 09/26/2011 4:05:11 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: driftless2
...in 2008, I watched from my workplace as thousands of UW-L students trekked down to the La Crosse civic center to listen to a speech by Obama.

We don't call them retards for nothing. Liberals, socialists, unions & 0dumb0/Holder's people are dumber than sh_t.

26 posted on 09/26/2011 4:21:54 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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