The Oklahoma Legislature’s ruling to allow a privately funded statue of the Ten Commandments to be erected in 2012 at the state’s Capitol has paved the way for another religious group to propose their own monument. The New York-based Satanic Temple has formally submitted plans and the design of a seven-foot statue of Satan that it wants displayed next to the Ten Commandments monument. Aside from appearing as a piece of art depicting a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard, the statue will also serve as a chair “where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation,” according to temple spokesman Lucien Greaves. Representative Don Armes said, “I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that’s not going to fly here.”
A Tennessee man who lost his pet raccoon after a video of him showering with his other raccoon went viral on YouTube is running for governor in order to get back his faithful companion. Mark “Coonrippy” Brown will take on Governor Bill Haslam in the Republican primary this August in a bid that he hopes will get Rebekah away from state wildlife officials. “This is all about the raccoon,” Brown said.The 55-year-old claims that a permit request he sent to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials went unanswered adding, “We live in the United States of the Offended — not the United States of America.”
Be careful when you want your cake and to eat it too. The owner of Oh Cakes in Invercargill, New Zealand Emma McDonald, sent an offensive cake to the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris following a dispute about scheduling and money. According to McDonald, she reduced a $50 voucher the customer had won for a cake down to $30 because the customer already owed her $20. After the cake was picked up, McDonald posted about it on Facebook. “You left with a $30 voucher and you still want a cake? OK cool — give me some ideas? Oh wait you have none apart from wanting chocolate. I have a brilliant idea for your cake!!! — So here it is your turd cake! Hope you learn your lesson.” Along with the chocolate “log” cake she sent along a note that read “Eat ****!” Harris was forced to order a new cake from another baker and McDonald has no regrets.