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Minneapolis: A Mayoral Candidate In Every Lake And A Coffee Cup In Every Hand

So Minneapolis did A Thing a few years ago and implemented Instant Runoff Voting, which means that errrrebody can get on the ballot to run for mayor because there is no primary. The filing fee is a whopping $20, so Minneapolis has approximately one million mayoral candidates on the ballot thanks to this. OK, it is only 35, but things are already getting super weird. For example, there’s the guy who got kicked out of Minnesota’s Occupy movement and has formed his own party — Occupirate — and is running as Captain Jack Sparrow. There’s also candidate Jeff Wagner, the guy with the most train-wreck political ad ever, and you won’t be able to stop watching. Read more on Minneapolis: A Mayoral Candidate In Every Lake And A Coffee Cup In Every Hand…
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Lousiana’s Publicly Funded Jesus Camp Education System FINALLY Teaching Students Loch Ness Monster Is Real

We’ve been bashing on Louisiana a lot lately — pointing out how they’re pretty much the awfulest state in the union, how their prison privatization plan is dumping more convicts into shopping centers prisons than any other state in the country, how their plan to send the state’s students to religious schools hit the predictable but still hilarious snag of Muslim schools wanting in on the program. We’ve been kinda rough on the ol’ Land of Louis. Now, those religious schools that we were so very critical of are teaching students that the Loch Ness Monster is real — which TOTALLY MAKES UP FOR ALL THAT OTHER STUFF, and has the added benefit of conforming to Official Wonkette Editorial Policy. (Also real: Bigfoot.) The state spent quite a while hanging out in the relatively crowded zone of Put God In Science Class — but they just hopped on their faith-powered motorcycles, paid the Idiot Toll, and blew through every red light on the way to the mythical land of Making Garbage Up Because Jesus. Read more on Lousiana’s Publicly Funded Jesus Camp Education System FINALLY Teaching Students Loch Ness Monster Is Real…