Folks, it's state fair season — that time of year when tents spring up around the country to serve fried food, and politicians get photographed eating it. Despite (or perhaps because of) its sheer excess, the state fair has become a political proving ground.
A group of animal rights activists broke into the refrigerated room housing the Iowa State Fair's butter cow sculpture on Sunday morning, and hung a small sign on it that read "Go Vegan." They explained in a statement,
Norma "Duffy" Lyon, famous for the butter sculptures she created for the Iowa State Fair, has died at the age of 81. Lyon sculpted cows, Elvis, and gymnast Shawn Johnson out of butter over the course of her fifty-year career. She's survived by her husband, nine children, and twenty-three grandchildren — says her…