Spotted: Posing as a panhandler is fun!

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The SW corner of Stevens and 46th Street is a prime location for the city's homeless: It's a high-traffic area in the heart of south Minneapolis where hundreds of vehicles either coming off or heading onto 35W travel in a given afternoon. So a panhandler standing on the curb with a homemade sign isn't such an unusual sight on a sunny Sunday , unless, on closer inspection, you realize it's simply a dude in a camouflage hunter's jacket and expensive Birkenstocks pimping KTNF AM 950, the home of Air America, by posing as homeless.


The guy's sign, which for the most part was illegible, read something about being "down and out...," and then had "AM 950" scrawled across its lower-half in red marker. Despite his attempt to gather attention by looking like a panhandler, KTNF AM 950 station manager Janet Robert says the station isn't paying anyone to beg for listeners. "He's so excited about the station that he's doing that on his own," Robert says. "Can you imagine someone being so passionate about something that they'd do that?" If it's anything like being so hungry you have no other choice, then yes, we can imagine it. But who imagined it'd be making light of the homeless that would finally unite the city's lefty "moonbats" and right-wing "wingnuts" as one? We always knew moonbats and wingnuts would make such a good couple.


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