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Politics pervasive at Madison's Freakfest
pioneer press ^ | 10-30-11 | ap

Posted on 10/31/2011 5:35:29 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

You knew it was coming.

Max Slesarev, 29, a UW-Madison employee, showed up at Madison's Freakfest Saturday dressed as "LRB-1383."

That's the formal name of the budget repair bill, the mix of measures that balanced the state budget but drew tens of thousands of protesters to the Capitol earlier this year.

Public workers such as Slesarev took pension and health insurance hits. Friends swirled around him Saturday with a giant plastic cleaver, encouraging passersby to "kill the bill."

The annual Halloween party on State Street always boasts a political bent - it's Madison, after all - and this year was no exception.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: freakfest; freaks; leftists; madison
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"A neighboring hotel's staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters."

freakfest indeed

1 posted on 10/31/2011 5:35:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

WI ping.

2 posted on 10/31/2011 6:14:33 AM PDT by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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