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Best Amateur Political Theater 

Public Comment at the Board of Supervisors

When the sane people file out of the Tuesday night San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall, public comment begins and the real show starts. A bookish Gary Busey-type decries the "corporate rape" of the public library. A man who looks like the Unabomber takes the microphone to deliver a freeform poem on "dictatorial democracy." The next guy up, who comes each week to get musical about whatever is on his mind, sings his thoughts on equal pay for women. A smiley guy in a monkey T-shirt talks about overthrowing the government. San Francisco's eccentrics come out each week without fail for the chance to be barely listened to for two minutes by their city supervisors. It's the ultimate circus.

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