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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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K. C. Boyd, is the author of Being Christian - A Novel,: A black comedy guaranteed to take you on a wild and frightening ride deep into the dark side of the religious right. It is available on Amazon in multiple formats.

She is the go-to blogger for religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state.  You can read her earlier posts on The Political Carnival here and more about who she is on her own website here

The Weekly Upchuck February 22, 2014 - late!

Abortion, Contraception And Other Womens/ Issues

 

All Things LGBT

 

Education

 

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • Loogie Time: Huckajesus Tells Followers that Media has Labeled Christians as “Hate Groups”
  • Boynking Blech: Family Research Council spox Jerry Boykin claims Obama is “very supportive of Islamic jihadists”
  • WTF- – -Chuck? California priest demands elementary kids confess to adultery, sodomy, premature sterilizations
  • Barfton: Makin’ It Up As He Goes: Barton: The Bible Prohibits Government Debt And Jesus Hates The Capital Gains Tax
  • Zowie. Zounds. Upchuck: Matt Barber’s website warns Obama’s “Final Solution for the USA” includes a “North American Caliphate”
  • Vomitroceous: 5 Valiant GOP Efforts to Make Americans As Dumb As Possible

 

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate

 

If Media Is The Message

 

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Nasty Phlegm: Huckajesus: ” Netanyahu is a Churchill in a world of Chamberlains.”
  • Chicken Little Redux-Chux: Dear Religious Right: I’m Still Waiting for the Sky to Fall
  • Turd Talk: Arkansas End Times-guided Senator pushing for the U.S. to nuke ISIS. No, really
  • Electioneering Spit-Up In effort to prop up support for Likud, Israel announces new settler homes. Also electricity to be cut to the West Bank
  • The Joke’s On Jew, Chuck: Many Jews, relieved to have the steadfast support of the bloc that calls itself ‘Christian Zionists’ are making a Faustian bargain. While these so-called Zionists’ public face is one of love for Israel, “on religious television, in books, and at religious conferences, this love is unabashedly presented as biblical prophecy come to life, culminating in the return of Christ and the conversion or elimination of Jews.”
  • Emesis Rising: News only if you haven’t been listening: Millions of Evangelical Christians Want to Start World War III … to Speed Up the Second Coming
  • In GW, God So Hated The World: There is no “doubt now that President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq was, for him, fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfillment of a Biblical prophesy in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.”
  • In Deep Doo-Doo: 36 percent of all Americans believe that the Bible is God’s Word and should be taken literally, 59 percent say they believe that events predicted in the Book of Revelation will come to pass.

 

Politics Nation

  • Grand Old Pukers: The GOP “can’t quit their fealty to the religious right”
  • Primping, Preening, Spewing: Walker will come out in full-throated support of creationism because that is what his base wants to hear.
  • Works Every Time Chuck: Netanyahu campaign ad feeds upon fear and Islamaphobia.
  • End Times Poopers: To Understand Scott Walker’s Strength, Look at His (mostly messianic) Donors
  • Calling Scott Walk To The Toilet: Scott Walker says he consults with God, but his office can’t provide documents to prove it
  • Down Dirty Hurl: Presidential Wannabes, Cruz And Jindal, Join Far-Right Activists at Frank Gaffney ‘Defeat Jihad’ Forum
  • The Stupids Step In It: GOP still party of stupid: Scott Walker, Fox News and why 2016 hopefuls must appease wingnut base on evolution
  • Passion Puke: Still very early but for now . . . Huckajesus is surging, Bush stalling
  • Evolutionary Upchuck: Stop Whining Conservative Media, Asking Scott Walker About Evolution Is Completely Legit You’re the ones who started the Candidate’s Religion Test.
  • The Science Of Spew: Religious broadcaster says Scott Walker was right: ‘Real experts’ have ‘disproven’ evolution
  • Huckajesus Hurls: Compares Pencils To AR-15s Because Both Are ‘Assault Weapons’
  • Walkering It Back to Truther Town: Walker: I Don’t Know If Obama Is Christian

 

Religion Gone Bad

 

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

 

Scandal

 

Science – - Or Not

  • Hurling Hairballs: Liberals are absolutely anti-science when it comes climatology and global warming.” Bryan Fischer
  • Devolutionary Walker: The Public Has Every Right to Know if Scott Walker Believes in Evolution

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

Theocracy Rising

 

Antidotes

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Lauren Mayer: 'Glorious Notorious RBG' (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly

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Last week's RBG interview on MSNBC inspired this Jewish mother-turned rapper

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The Book Booth: March Comes In Like a Lion Edition

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The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. @SeattleDan, along with his wife, SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-store in Hoquiam, WA at 706 Simpson Ave (Route 101 South). Both have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.

The Book Booth: March Comes in Like a Lion Edition

April might be the cruelest month, but March has its own reputation. I know many of my friends are having a very cold and snowy winter, so maybe March will provide some relief. Here in our little town, it has been such a mild winter that the Magnolia tree outside my window is in full bloom. It's gorgeous and a month too early.

The red carpets have been rolled up, the parties are long since over and the Oscar ceremony is finished for this year. The film Birdman won the big one, of course. For those who haven't seen the movie (and that would include me), the plot centers around a stage production of a short story by Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. And this has sparked a new interest in the writer often described as America's Chekov. Publishers Weekly examined the revival here.

Time travel has been a staple in science-fiction for a very long time. Also in film. Those of us old enough to remember George Pal's adaptation of The Time Machine from the early sixties who were enchanted by the Eloi and appalled by the Morlocks still love a good time travel setting. i09 has some suggestions from literature that would make very entertaining films.

Maybe some Hollywood producer would like to do a re-boot of Sherlock Holmes. Oh, wait. It's been done. Twice in the past decade alone. Well, if the writers for these need further inspiration from Arthur Conan Doyle himself, maybe they should be searching the attics of some English houses.
English Attics Hold Treasures

I mentioned a few weeks back that author and perennial Nobel Prize candidate for literature, Haruki Murakami, has begun to write an advice column, that is posted on his website. It has begun, and he has been getting some intriguing questions, and he has given both sympathetic and amusing answers.
Here are some examples. Advice from Haruki Murakami

Most writers would describe their private lives to be dull and rather humdrum. Yet, we, as readers, are fascinated by the lives of the authors. Bustle looked at some recent novels that delve into the inner drama of the literary life.
Authors' Inner Drama

It seems no one was more fascinated by the lives of the writers than J. Edgar Hoover and his acolytes at the FBI. And during the sixties, Hoover seemed to be utterly transfixed by African-American writers, and especially James Baldwin, whose file approached nearly 2000 pages. William Maxwell has written a book about the Bureau and black writers in a new book, F.B.Eyes, where he examines these would-be literary critics. Maxwell talks about his new book here.

I know many of my east coast friend, and in particular my friends in New England, are sick unto death of snow. So I'm not sure that they will love and appreciate these chilly scenes of snow in literature from MentalFloss.
Snow in Literature

Finally, it is a fun parlor game to come up with great first lines and great last lines from literature. The DailyMail in England recently polled its readers for their favorites and the winner was Peter Pan, an unusual choice. Here is the list, which is fairly Anglo-centric, though it was nice to see Dr. Seuss in there. What would be some of your favorite opening lines be?
Your Favorite Opening Lines?

May March bring you all some mild weather and beautiful flowers. And by all means, please let us know what great books you are reading this weekend.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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K. C. Boyd, is the author of Being Christian - A Novel,: A black comedy guaranteed to take you on a wild and frightening ride deep into the dark side of the religious right. It is available on Amazon in multiple formats.

She is the go-to blogger for religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state.  You can read her earlier posts on The Political Carnival here and more about who she is on her own website here

The Weekly Upchuck February 15, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

 

All Things LGBT

  • Boom Huck-A-Chucka-Chucka: Mike Huckabee and a passel of pastors star in hilariously over-dramatic trailer for anti-gay film
  • Pat Le Puke: Pat Robertson tells dad who found a “gay magazine” in his son’s room that “so-called gay people” were likely molested
  • Come On Out, The Upchuck’s Fine: Alabama’s Largest Newspaper Asks: ‘Is Roy Moore A Closeted Homosexual?’
  • Parody Puke: Anti-LGBT pastor rants against ‘Adam and Steve’ in wild sermon straight out of 1987
  • Down ‘Bama Way Where The Upchuck Flows: Alabama minister arrested for attempting to perform same-sex marriage inside probate judge’s office.
  • The Lies They Spew: Conservatives Seize On Hugely Flawed Study About Same-Sex Parents
  • The Vomit They Keep: Klan group issues “Call to arms in Alabama” over marriage ruling
  • Burp-Chuck: Some Ala. Judges Still Resist Marriage Equality

 

Education

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate

 

 

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • Frank-ly Upchuckable: Franklin Graham to President Obama: Jesus Lived for Peace, Mohammed Killed Innocent People
  • You Can See Russia From Her Toilet: Sarah Palin uses phony story about Bible-hating teacher to warn against Christian persecution
  • Historic Upchuck: Sorry, fundamentalist Christians, but President Obama’s right. The Crusades were indeed very bad.
  • Huck-A-Hurl: Huckajesus: Muslims Are The Only Group To Have Obama’s ‘Undying’ Support
  • It’s All About The Lie, About The Lie, About The Lie – Chuck: Pundits and politicians decrying ISIS’s barbarity might wanna take a closer look at American history

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Hurl-A-Pat: Pat Robertson: Gay Magazines Will ‘Confuse’ Your Kids Into Being ‘So-called Gay People’
  • Tis The Young Uns Who Pay Chuck: Parents Reportedly Throwing ‘Measles Parties’ To Infect Their Unvaccinated Kids

 

 

If Media’s The Message

  • Since When, Upchuckers? Fox’s Hoenig: Mandatory Vaccinations Could Lead To ‘Forced Abortion’
  • Vomit Atop Vomit: Fox’s Bolling: Zero People Have Been Killed In The Name Of Any Religion But Islam
  • Atop Vomit: More #FOX mumbo jumbo: Tucker Carlson: ‘Christianity Is The Reason We Don’t Have Slavery In The World Today’
  • And The Band Barfs On: On #Breitbart: OBAMA RIPS BIBLE, PRAISES KORAN
  • A Star Is Upchucked: Star Parker: Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Speech Was ‘Verbal Rape’
  • Election Thief-InChief Hurls: Bill O’Reilly Brings Extremists In To Defend Extremists
  • Hurley-Hurley, Pukey-Pukey: In a first for Hollywood, William Morris Entertainment has signed global megachurch Hillsong to its client roster.

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

 

Military

  • Atten-Hurl: Air Force Promotes Ministry that Forces Poor to be Evangelized to Receive Medical Care

 

Politics Nation

  • Barf Becomes Him: Netanyahu to give speech to Congress as planned
  • Maleficently Malodorous: Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Wannabe Prez Ben Carson on Its ‘Extremist Watch List’
  • Vomit Rising: Jeb Bush was the key player in the Terry Schiavo fiasco. Michael Schiavo hasn’t forgiven him.
  • Punting The Puke-Ball: Governor Walker says he will “punt” on question of whether he believes in evolution “Thats not a question a politician should be involved in”
  • Frothy Spew; Rick Santorum: ‘Sexual Activity’ Rights Encroaching On Religious Rights
  • Walk The Spew: Scott Walker’s Latest Budget Hijinks All About That 2016 Base
  • Jindal Jerk-Off: Bobby Jindal not exactly getting the international cred he was hoping for. London Mayor: Bobby Jindal’s Muslim ‘No-Go Zones’ Are ‘Complete Nonsense’

 

Religion Gone Bad

 

 

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

 

Scandal

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

Theocracy Rising

 

And Finally, What We Live For . . .

Antidotes!

 

 

Questionable As Antidote

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: ‘Don’t Paint Me As Anti-Gay’

 

 

 

 

 

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