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trending new state fair deep fried food available walmart year round texas
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You had me at "cookie fries."

If you've been to the Texas State Fair, you've probably eaten some of Isaac Rousso's famous award-winning treats like his funnel cake fries, deep-fried hash browns stuffed with bacon and cheddar cheese, smoky bacon margarita, deep fried Cuban rolls, fried Pop Tarts, and, yes, cookie fries.



Rousso has just won the right to open a restaurant in Plano Wal-Mart next week where he can serve these deep-fried artery-cloggers to Texas' poorest shoppers 365-days a year.

According to Eater Dallas, "The chain is also in talks about a "nation-wide" expansion, which would bring State Fair Treats to Walmart stores across the country depending on how things go in Texas."



Well, as for the cookie fries, they are described as deep-fried cookies that come in flavors like chocolate chip or sprinkles, and are shaped like a French fry and served with strawberry or milk chocolate sauce.

Okay, i'm game for that "nationwide [pants] expansion."



Wal-Mart road trip time.


Study of The Day: Pew Research Shows 40 Percent of Millennials Would Censor Offensive Speech
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America: Land of the free and home of censorship?

A new study by Pew Research shows that American Millennials are far more likely to support the government banning offensive speech about minority groups than other generations.

Of those aged 18-34, 40 percent support censoring offensive speech.

"We asked whether people believe that citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups, while 58% said such speech is OK."

Although this statistic might be shocking to some free speech advocates, it really should be taken with a large grain of salt.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans still say "offensive speech" should be allowed. And out of 38 other nations polled, the median was 35 percent.

There's also a difference in education levels and support for limiting speech. Those with a high school degree or less are 9-percentage-points more likely to support censorship.

You can draw your own conclusions with that last statistic.

Politics of The Day: Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Release Cringe-Worthy Rap Ad
Via: ABC News
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Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon and a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.

He is also a rap legend.

The soft-spoken politico has released a new 60-second radio advertisement that is laid over a pretty dope rap. The $150,000 radio ad buy, called "Freedom," will air for two weeks.

The ad used rapper Aspiring Mogul and is intended to target black youth.

"Reaching them on a level they appreciate and follow and see if we can attract their consciousness about the election," Carson campaign spokesman Doug Watts told ABC News.

"They need to get involved and express their voice through their vote."

Of course, this is also the dude that doesn't believe in evolution and says prison makes people gay ...so...

Via: [8:46]
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People born after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 will never know that impact it had on those who experienced it firsthand and those who watched from around the world.

But this might give a slight glimpse into what happened that day.

A new virtual reality experience named [08:46] puts users in New York's World Trade Center as the tragic events of September 11 unfold.

The experience drops users in the North Tower moments before impact.

From the project's Oculus Share page:

Based on countless hours of research in order to try to properly recreate the atmosphere and dynamics within the top floors of the towers, [08:46] was designed and developed as a school project during three months by a six members team, working in close collaboration with two actors for mocap and voice acting.

You can download the project right here and try it out for yourself.

Response of The Day: Disabled Veteran Reacts to Nasty Note in Best Way
Via: Reddit
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An Army veteran's response to a note left on his car is making the rounds on Reddit.

After parking in a disabled parking spot, one disgruntled passerby had some brain vomit they decided to put down on paper and place on the windshield.

But they're probably cowering in shame after receiving this response from the vet.

Moral of the story: You can't tell if someone is handicapped by how they "look."

'Murica of the Day: Bible AR-15 Rifles Now Available In Florida
Via: 10 News
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Oh, Florida—you crazy devil. You've done it again!

Spike's Tactical in Apopka, Florida has started selling AR-15 assault rifles with bible verses on them because ISIS. Psalm 144:1 is laser etched into the magazine, which reads:

"Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle."

The gun was built so that member of ISIS couldn't ever use it? Even though we're pretty sure those guys will kill who they want with whatever they want.

"Right now and as it has been for quite some time, one of the biggest threats in the world is and remains Islamic terrorism," said Ben "Mookie" Thomas, spokesman for Spike's Tactical, who is a former Navy Seal and former Blackwater security contractor. "We wanted to make sure we built a weapon that would never be able to be used by Muslim terrorists to kill innocent people or advance their radical agenda."

The gun also features a cross on the lower left side of the unit and the words "God Wills It."

All of this for the low, low price of $1,395 and you too can fight ISIS from your Florida residence!

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It may just be a joke, but it's also a pretty accurate depiction of what you can expect this week in Walmarts across the country.

Nacho Punch, the comedy troupe that brought you "Daylight Saving" the movie, has released their latest trailer for a film about the day that brings out the worst in 'Murica: Black Friday.

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