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PostSubject: UP TEH PUNX AND SHIT! ANARCHY IN TEH UK   July 3rd 2009, 7:01 pm

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/49772632.html

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Madison — As the state agency charged with running elections,
the Government Accountability Board can't show favor for Republicans or
Democrats.

But is it biased toward anarchists?

The board recently launched a new logo - an A inside a circle - that looks similar to the traditional symbol for anarchy.

"It being an anarchy sign and the government - there's definitely irony
there," said Madison's Ear Wax Record Shop owner Rob Cleveland, who is
familiar with the anarchy symbol from following punk music for years.

"It's almost like the joke is on them," he said.

The board paid about $4,900 to have the logo designed by Madison-based
Cricket Design Works, said Kevin Kennedy, the board's director. He said
he first became aware of the similarity when a board employee mentioned
it as they reviewed drafts of the design.

"I think there are significant differences" between the designs, Kennedy said.

The design firm didn't return a call.

The traditional anarchy symbol shows an A inside a circle, with the A's
horizontal cross-hatch extending to the edge of the circle or beyond.
The board's logo is similar, but softer and more refined looking.

The board administers elections, monitors campaign finance reports and
investigates allegations of ethics violations. Kennedy said it's not
entirely inappropriate to link its work to anarchy.

"Our role is to bring accountability to what could otherwise be anarchy," Kennedy said.

It is the board's second glitch with images in the past year. A new Web site the board runs showed the Wisconsin state Capitol in front of the Minneapolis skyline. The board blamed that mistake on a computer contractor and fixed the site, http://cfis.wi.gov/.

But Warwick Seay, owner of the Circle-A Café, 932 E. Chambers St., in
Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, said it was odd for a state agency
to use the symbol of a political philosophy that shuns government.

"I think it's a strange choice for them. . . . Irony is an overused word,
but that's somewhat ironic in this case," said Seay, who goes by the
name Warlock.

The café - now closed but possibly reopening - includes an anarchy symbol on one side of its sign and an Army logo on the other.

At the Madison InfoShop - a collectively run center that provides
anarchist literature - a volunteer who goes by the name Tops said she
found the use of the logo amusing.

"The whole point of anarchism is to hold each and every one of ourselves accountable," she said.

"The fact is the government is not very accountable."

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PostSubject: Re: UP TEH PUNX AND SHIT! ANARCHY IN TEH UK   July 3rd 2009, 7:19 pm

i like how they went to a record shop owner to get the professional opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: UP TEH PUNX AND SHIT! ANARCHY IN TEH UK   July 3rd 2009, 8:07 pm

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"It's an anarchy symbol," said Madison's Ear Wax Record Shop owner Rob Cleveland. "I know from following punk music for years, and from seeing quite a few anarchy symbols in my time."
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PostSubject: Re: UP TEH PUNX AND SHIT! ANARCHY IN TEH UK   July 3rd 2009, 8:22 pm

cheezburgur42069@aol.com wrote:
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"It's an anarchy symbol," said Madison's Ear Wax Record Shop owner Rob Cleveland. "I know from following punk music for years, and from seeing quite a few anarchy symbols in my time."
i read that with the onion's doyle redland's voice in my head.
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PostSubject: Re: UP TEH PUNX AND SHIT! ANARCHY IN TEH UK   July 5th 2009, 8:50 am

Rob Noxious says this thread is bullshit. Way to go towlie
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