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The Book Booth: The Bard 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.  It is written by @SeattleDan and SeattleTammy, operators of an on-line bookstore (which you can find here) , who have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.

The Book Booth: The Bard Edition

Today, Saturday, is the 400th anniversary of the passing of the Bard in 1616. And it was possibly his birthday as well, making him 52 when he left this mortal coil. He left us with his plays, poetry and introduced as many as 1700 words into the language. Not too shabby!

At Signature, 25 authors, including Margaret Atwood, Lee Child and others were asked about Big Bill and here are there responses. He still retains quite a fan club.
So What Do You Think About This Guy Shakespeare's Work?

In honor of his birthday, Rosie Schaap at the New York Times has created a new punch to celebrate the day, and it looks to be quite tasty.
Yum! A Shakespeare Punch! Raise a Glass!

Miguel Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare's and it may be that they both died on the same day. But there may be more connection between the two writers than that possible coincidence. David Kipen explores that bond here for the LA Times.
Will and Miguel

I suppose many of the lines Shakespeare wrote could be proclaimed on stage and not necessarily shouted. However there are some lines that Electric Literature suggests should be shouted. Loudly.
To Shout or Not to Shout?

If you don't feel like yelling, you can still throw out some quotes from the writers of the "absurd", if you don't mind being thought as another psychotic wandering the streets. Or as Beckett said, I can't go on, I will go on.
Unleash Your Inner Psychotic With These Absurdist Quotes

Like other states in the deep south, Mississippi recently passed legislation that allows for discrimination against the LGBT community there, based on some quaint notion of religious liberty. But we should not take the bigotry as symptomatic of everyone who lives in that great state. A number of writers there have taken a stand against the law, and good on them!
Not All Mississippians Are Bigots.
Read What these Mississippi Writers Have to Say about New Anti-LGBT Laws
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The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week and you can see the list of winners here. I admit that I am not familiar with the fiction winner, The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, but from what I've subsequently seen, I need to take a look at it.
2016's Pulitzer Prize Winners

I know that Spring is only a month old at this point, but we've been teased by summer like weather here this week, which puts me into the mood. And it looks like there will be a lot of good books arriving soon, including new works from Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Annie Proulx as well as Richard Russo who has written a sequel to his very fine novel Nobody's Fool, called Everybody's Fool. Publishers Weekly has its summer recommends here.
Good Books Arriving In Time For The Summer

I have to admit that when it comes to genre writing, I am not much for romance novels. However, Lucian noticed that a pair of sisters has opened a bookstore devoted to romances called the The Ripped Bodice and I have to admire their ambition. Much good luck to them.
This Bookstore Carries Every Romance You Would Ever Want to Read!

I have a new hero. Abdel Kader Haidara is a book collector and librarian in Mali who managed to save many, many old manuscripts and books in his hometown of Timbuktu when it was occupied by an extreme Islamist group. The Wall Street Journal has the story here.
Abdel Kader Haidara Saves Manuscripts Islamist Group Would Destroy

To all of you, a fine weekend filled with books and reading. And hoist one, or two in remembrance of the Bard of Avon. And by all means let us know what books you are enjoying.

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Lauren Mayer: "The Homophobe Tango''

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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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Don't Miss Lauren and Scott's Upcoming Cabaret Show: "Coast To Coast with Scott Grinthal & Lauren Mayer"
Sept. 11 & 12, Society Cabaret, San Francisco
And be sure to listen to her podcast: "Musical Mayhem w/Lauren Mayer"
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When even Scalia is telling Kim Davis she's out of line, you know she's gone too far!

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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 August 2, 2015

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 August 9, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #BackwaterBlues Jindal cuts off state Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood YouSirAreNoFanOfWomen Manchin backs defunding Planned Parenthood
  • #RepeatALieOftenEnough 4 More Deceptive Edits In The Fifth Video Attempting To Smear Planned Parenthood
  • #TheirWarOnPoverty Planned Parenthood: Only 3% of Services Are Abortions, 97% Health Care for the Poor
  • #WhoKnew? Jeb Bush’s Grandfather Was A Founding Member Of Today’s Planned Parenthood
  • #ProLifeMyBippy NPR fact-check: Defunding Planned Parenthood would lead to more spending, not to mention more unintended pregnancies.
  • #TeensShaltNotCopulate Jeb wants to ‘redirect’ Planned Parenthood funding to abstinence-only programs, just like in FL
  • #StateBySouthernState Alabama Governor terminates Medicaid contract with #PlannedParenthood
  • #ClearAsDay Jeb Bush Didn’t Misspeak: The GOP Wants to Dismantle Reproductive Health Programs

Education

  • #SoHelpUsGod Indiana public school punishes 7-year-old with ‘banishment’ for not believing in God
  • #GenDumbDown According to the National Research Council report, only 28% of high school science teachers consistently follow the National Research Council guidelines on teaching evolution, and 13% of those teachers explicitly advocate creationism or “intelligent design;” \ A 2008 University of Texas study found that 25 percent of public school biology teachers believe that humans and dinosaurs inhabited the earth simultaneously.
  • #ALaDavidBarton Texas public school district promotes Christianity with made up Ronald Reagan quote
  • #UnhingedAndComingForYourBirthControl Anti-choice organization warns that contraception is evil

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #ForJesus Arizona pastor prays for God to rip out Caitlyn Jenner’s heart: ‘I hate him with a perfect hatred’
  • #GodsWarrior Anti-Choice Activist To Face Jury For Threatening Abortion Provider

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #FreakShow After none of his Jade Helm 15 predictions came true, Rick Wiles now claims Obama will nuke Texas during Jade Helm 16

If Media’s The Message

  • #NineteenAndCounting Are The Duggars Broke? The Family Is Asking Fans For Cash
  • #LogCabinCaitlyn Caitlyn Creeps Her Transgender Pals Out With Her Right Wing Dogma: Go Figure!
  • #MoreLikeTheBloodOfSandyHookChildren Bryan Fischer: God didn’t stop Sandy Hook because He couldn’t hear prayers over “pleas of the blood of the unborn
  • #AsOnlyFoxCanPoll: Christians feel under attack
  • #FoxSurprise Former SportsBroadcaster Thinks He Shouldn’t Have Been Fired Over Anti-Gay Statements
  • #PurseDogs? Fox Host: Trump Is Popular Because Americans “Don’t Want One Of Those Metrosexual Purse Dogs, They Want A Pit Bull”
  • #O’Really? O’Reilly: “Planned Parenthood is an Abortion Factory That Sells the Body Parts of Dead Babies or Fetuses”

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #SchmuckSchumer Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. Growing signs he will oppose Iran deal
  • #LastBestChance An Iran-Deal Skeptic Becomes a Supporter
  • #Encouraging AntiSemitism Washington battle rages over Iran nuclear deal’s fate
  • #TisAllAboutEndTImes Christian Zionists are gearing up for a battle where money is no object, facts pose no impediment, and where anti-deal activists will be flooding as many meetings with members of Congress as possible.
  • #GarbageMan David “Horsesh*t” Horowitz: “Obama Hates Jews, America, Marines and is a NAZI”
  • #MoneyTalks AIPAC taking all but 3 freshmen Congresspeople to Israel in effort to sabotage Iran deal
  • #ThinkNukes Jewish settler climbs Dome of the Rock. If Bibi doesn’t get there first, it will be a settler who starts next world war, the war to end all wars.
  • #FundedByAIPAC US lawmakers to meet Netanyahu in Israel
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: “Iran Deal Is Like The Crucifixion Of Jesus”
  • #HotMess In a fit of reckless ignorance, Tom Cotton advocates bombing Iran “back to day zero.” Literally no experts agree.
  • Brought to you by Israel’s best friends:
  • #SonOfHagee/IsraelsBestFriends Matthew Hagee: Evolution is a “lie from the pit of Hell” that has “cost us 55 million Americans”
  • #LovingIsraelButOnlyForItsRealEstate Israel’s abortion law now among world’s most liberal
  • #SchmuckSchumerPlacesHisBet Schumer won’t just oppose Iran deal but would also join a veto override.
  • #NoPerhapsAboutIt Would you take advice on the Middle East from a man who believes the world is about to end? The answer for millions of Americans, perhaps even for conservative members of Congress, is yes.
  • #ItsAnEndTimesIssue John Hagee “Israel is not a political issue. Israel is a Bible issue.”
  • CruzJoinsHuckASchmuck Cruz Joins Huckajesus In Praising SchmuckSchumer For Opposing Obama’s Iran Deal
  • #BibleNation Ben Carson’s Bible-Based Tax System and Other GOP Adventures In ‘Biblical Economics’
  • #MakinItUpChuck Huckleberry Says Obama is Reading a Christian Bible that No One Else Has

LGBTQ

  • #WaaaayOff LibertyCouncil argues that marriage equality imposes an unconstitutional “religious test” for public office
  • #ByStealthOrByMight How Indiana Conservatives Are Winning The Fight Against LGBT Protections With Fear

Politics Nation

  • #Really? Why Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Infatuated With Donald Trump
  • DisdainingTrump GOP 2016 Contenders Are Courting Erick Erickson, The Anti-Gay Pundit With A “Pattern Of Being Disrespectful To Women”
  • #VerrrryInteresting Sanders plans to speak at Liberty University next month
  • #However Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t the first liberal to speak at Liberty University. So did Ted Kennedy.
  • #StalkedByGod Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ties every move he makes, every breath he takes, to God
  • #NoFriendToWomen Jebya laid out his record as prolife’ champion who defunded Planned Parenthood
  • ChristianBonaFides Jebya: “We were only state to provide money to crisis pregnancy centers and first state to have a ‘Choose Life’ license plate”
  • #TheMcCarthyismOfJesus Huckajesus: “My Dept of Justice & Attorney General will prosecute attacks on people of faith and religious freedom.”
  • #HuckAPuke Huckajesus ”Trust & vilify” – He (PBO) trusts our enemies & vilifies anyone who disagrees with him.”
  • #BloodComingFromWhere? Scott Walker: “I’m certainly an imperfect man. And it’s only by the blood of Jesus Christ that I’ve been redeemed from my sins. So I know that God doesn’t call me to do a specific thing, God hasn’t given me a list, a Ten Commandments, if you will, of things to act on the first day.
  • #Every.Single.Day Cruz: “Well, I am blessed to receive a word from God every day in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures. And God speaks through the Bible.”
  • #GiftFromGod Rubio is now saying that he doesn’t think victims of sexual assault should have access to abortion.
  • #NoneDareCallItTheocracy Huckabee:” It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be pro-life and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.”
  • #HomeschoolHuck “I pledge to kill Common Core & restore common sense. Education is a family function, not a fed function.”
  • #CruzsVeryScaryTerribleHorribleFirstDay 5 Actions Ted Cruz Says He Would Take on His First Day in the Oval Office
  • #ErNo Scott Walker claims that Americans share his anti-choice extremism. He’s not even close to right.

Propaganda, Lies And Other Hypocrisies

  • #OrNot God Using Donald Trump And Fox News To Save America
  • #PsstTheyreNotReallyProLife Abortion opponents waging war on fetal research are also at war with improvements in prenatal care
  • #OnlyTheBeginning God And The GOP: The Almighty Gets A Shout-Out During Republican Presidential Debate

Scandal

  • #WhatsALittleRapeBetweenPastorAndCHild Australia may deport South African preacher, David Volmer, accused of repeatedly raping 13-year-old girl
  • #TheFaceOfIsraeliTerrorism An Israeli teen has died of injuries from stabbing at Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last week.
  • #GoinWithGreedy The Duggars Are Broke or Just Greedy as Hell
  • #AnotherDayAnotherFamilyValuesHypocrite Tea Party Attorney General of Texas Turns Himself in for Felony Fraud
  • #DarknessRising The Mistreatment Of A Dying Gay Man In Texas Goes ‘A Step Beyond Even Westboro Baptist Church’
  • Former NC pastor accused of raping several children
  • #CantMakeItUp Anti-Gay Lawmakers Caught In Affair, Bizarre Cover-up
  • #WhoDaThunk Wealthy pastor charged with hiding money from feds
  • #Derp Florida pastor: The national debt will end ‘immediately’ when Planned Parenthood is defunded

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #ScamOfTheCentury Hate Obamacare? Wanna Fire Gays? Create a Fake Church!
  • #AndThisIsNewsBecause?Here’s hoping they didn’t have sex. Right Bristol? Josiah Duggar& Marjorie Jackson Split After 4 Months of Courtship

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • #How.Dare.He. GOP senator: I can lecture women on pregnancy because abortion is a ‘men’s issue’
  • #TheEndOfProgress Rep. Doug Lamborn pushes CSU to halt HIV research over fetal-tissue stings

Scandal

  • #FridayTheRabbiMolestedSaturdayTheRabbiRanAway Wanted in Israel, alleged sexually abusive rabbi fled Netherlands for Caribbean
  • #AntotherDayANotherReligiousPedophile Predatory HIV+ Pastor Gets 15 Yrs For Long History of Child Sexual Abuse

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • #SoMuchForTheOath Texas refuses to issue same-sex couples death certificates
  • #SoMuchForTheOathII Kentucky Clerk Sues Governor For Making Her Do Her Job And Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Theocracy Rising

    • #Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh Greenup County Kentucky has now added “In God We Trust” to their police cars…their tax-payer funded police cars.

  • #SoMuchForReligiousFreedom NC Politico Walks Out of Board Of County County Commissioners Meeting Because of Muslim Reading a Prayer for Tolerance
  • #DescriminateMuch? Unwed Oregon Christian university professor asks for maternity leave — gets fired instead for her ‘lifestyle’
  • #WhateverHappenedToServeAndProtect? Bumper stickers saying ‘In God We Trust” showing up on cars driven by police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters in Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and elsewhere.
  • #HappeninNow Judge Orders Man To Marry His Girlfriend And Write Down Bible Verses Or Go To Jail

Antidotes

  • Catholic Teacher Fired For Being Lesbian Fights Back
  • Will they boycott Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity Funding Planned Parenthood

 

 

 

 

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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 August 2, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #LieCheatHack Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data
  • #StealthEvangelicalBuckeyeEdition How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions
  • #DespicableHe Barton: Adding A Woman To The $10 Bill Would ‘Denigrate’ The Treasury Department And Our Entire Economic System
  • #HeMakesMe(Ka)sich Media Calling Kasich “Moderate” Ignore His Extreme Anti-Choice Record
  • #DastardlyBastards The Faces and Fake Names of People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare Texas Lawmaker Compares Biomedical Research to Horrors of ‘Nazi Germany’
  • #MoreThanOne Anti-Choice Group Posts Another Deceitful Planned Parenthood Video
  • #ThouShaltNotInvokeTheHolocaust RedState.com: Planned Parenthood Is “Our Auschwitz”
  • WhatDidWheatonDo? Wheaton College Ends Students’ Health Insurance Altogether To Avoid Covering Birth Control
  • #TheDamageIsDone Letter to Attorney General: Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Could Threaten Physical Safety of Abortion Providers
  • #UmDuh Birth control, sex education prevent abortions better than gotcha videos
  • #CaCommence Will Ohio cut Planned Parenthood money?
  • #Clever.Strategic.Happening. Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare#2 Wisconsin Republicans Push to Ban Fetal Tissue Donation Entirely
  • TheBigLie Stop using black women and babies as pawns in your ideological campaign against abortion and Planned Parenthood
  • #VyingForGameSetMatch Texas: Pass abortion restrictions only Planned Parenthood has the resources to meet; then attack PP’s “monopoly.”
  • #DenyTheseBastardsMedicalCare#III “Until a week ago, Republicans were on record supporting the very fetal-tissue research they’re now outraged by”
  • #NoThereThere Indiana’s Investigation of Planned Parenthood Comes Up Empty
  • #InTheBedroom BIRTH CONTROL BATTLES CONTINUE

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #PssstHesNotReal Pat Robertson: I’m not sure why God didn’t smite Supreme Court justices for legalizing abortion
  • #EverBarkingMad Pat Robertson Witches ‘are putting curses on unborn babies through ultrasounds you put on Facebook’

If Media’s The Message

  • #FarPastDistressing Right-Wing Media Defend Mike Huckabee’s “Door Of The Oven” Comment Comparing Iran Deal To Holocaust
  • #WhatsUpWithGod? Pat Robertson Says God Told Him Ben Carson Will Be Next President
  • #BecausePlannedParenthood Sarah Palin Defends The Confederate Flag.
  • #SlimeOfSlime Bryan Fischer says the media should be raising questions about the fact that John Kerry’s son-in-law is Iranian
  • #Drek Palin appeared on the O’Reilly Factor and delivered a volley of unintelligible rhetoric, insisting that Planned Parenthood targets low-income black women for abortions so the non-profit organization can make money selling black body parts.”
  • #JesusF-ingChrist Listen to WSJ’s Bret Stephens Secretly Plot With “Pro-Israel” Evangelical Group Against Iran Deal

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #TheHottestMess Palestinians and Israeli soldiers clash as ultra-nationalist Uri Ariel visits al-Aqsa mosque
  • #TheMoneyVideo The in-your-face real world U.S. theocrats, their soulmate politicians and the consequently manipulated myth-buying masses.The folks who ratchet up hatred of others, all in hopes of bringing on the Final War.They should be taken at their word. The world as we know it can well end, and in our lifetimes,should the wrong mix of politicians introduce the Dr. Strangelove world of nuclear weaponry to the next conflict.
  • #Inexcusable Huckabee unrepentant on Iran deal Holocaust analogy
  • #MeddlingMuddlers AIPAC fly-in launches major push against Iran nuclear deal
  • #ItsAboutTheRaptureBoys Huckabee’s Controversial Remarks Undercut By Former U.S. Ambassadors To Israel
  • #NextYearInJerusalem Torn Between Native And Adoptive Lands, Israel’s Iranian Jews Hope For Peace
  • #PurportsBeingTheKeyWord Huckabee manages to offend the Jews, a group he purports to defend.
  • #IWarmongeringWalrus John Bolton Tells Alan Colmes That He Wants To Strike Iran
  • #ThisIsTheGOP RNC Chief Strategist and Communications Director Refuses To Say Comparing Obama To Hitler Is Out-Of-Bounds
  • #AllLivesMatterShelley The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves w/ the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
  • No.They.Dont. Huckabee: Jews Loved my Holocaust Oven Statement
  • #ListenUpHuck “Whatever one’s views of the nuclear agreement with Iran comments such as those by Mike Huckabee are completely out of line and unacceptable,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, Natl. Director ADL
  • #IfSupportConsistsOfAdvocatingForEndTimes Of the three, Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Huckabee the one I bet on for supporting Israel is Mr. Huckabee.”
  • #BecauseTheyDon't Huckajesus ”The media would make you believe Jews don’t agree with my statements on the Iranian deal”
  • #TheLastBestChance Senator Tom Udall “The Iran Deal will take the nuclear threat off the table. We may not get another chance”
  • #BecauseExtremists Deadly West Bank Arson surprised no one in Israel’s defense establishment
  • #LikeAMatchToTinder The terrorists who murdered Palestinian infant Ali Saad Daobasa have exacerbated the situation in the territories to its most dangerous since the last Gaza war.
  • #TheTruthWillOut Bibi approves 300 settler homes in occupied W Bank
  • #DamnedStraight Israel hasn’t done enough to combat Jewish terrorism, Rivlin says

LGBTQ

  • #Methinks Paging Dr. Freud: These 9 antigay crusaders have an unshakable obsession with men’s buttholes
  • #MeThinksSomeMore Colorado State Rep, Col Klink, fundamentalist whack job tt he is Says Jesus Wants to Drown Gay Scout Leaders
  • #PrettyNameForAnUglyCause The “First Amendment Defense Act” Is The Next Attack on LGBT Rights
  • #GoSatan Oregon baker who refused service to lesbian couple says he is in a war with Satan and gay Nazis
  • #HeavenlyFathersScoutsOfAmerica? Mormons considering alternative international scouting organization for boys

Politics Nation

  • #ThePowerOfFear Ted Cruz and the politics of faith and fear: How the GOP mastered the art of exploiting scared Christians
  • #FrothWar Rick Santorum says that if elected he will be a wartime president.
  • #HesACrazyGod? Why Does God Only Talk To Crazy Criminal Republicans?
  • #ShouldBe WILL HUCKABEE’S OVENS COMMENT BE THE END OF HIS CANDIDACY?
  • #SnuggleUpWithTed Ted Cruz says Obama & Clinton “snuggle up to radical Islamic regimes” who fund terrorism, hate US
  • #TheQuestToOutTrumpTrump Huckabee: “IF We Allow Transgender People Into The Army, We Should Also Give Women 38D Breasts”
  • #HotDamnAnotherOne 5 faith facts about Jim Gilmore 1) He’s a staunch supporter of ‘Christian values’.
  • #HuckaDouche Mike Huckabee: As president I wouldn’t rule out using federal troops and the FBI to stop abortions
  • #RichHonkingDouchebag Huckabee made $975,700 in speaking fees between Jan14, 2014 & Feb 15, 2015 constituting a fraction of his total income.

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #TeachYourChildrenWell S.C. Pastor: Sex-Ed Class Is Like Letting Children Play With Rattlesnakes
  • #ForgiveThemNot Minister Fights For Right To Counsel LGBT Juvenile Offenders That They’re Going To Hell
  • #Fuggedaboutit Better be the right ‘sect’ of Christianity or fuggedaboutit. Religious Right’s Crusade Against Non-Fringe Christians
  • #Oopsie Woman says praying behind the wheel caused crash
  • #DamnThatManOfPeace Is Pope Francis the Antichrist?
  • #WWJThink They’re not “pro-life” they’re just anti-choice. True Definition of ‘Pro Life’ Makes Anti-Abortion GOP Heads Explode
  • ReconstructingTheDarkAges Secrets of the extreme religious right: Inside the frightening world of Christian Reconstructionism

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • #BigOy Meet Scientology’s Favorite GOP Governor: Why Greg Abbott Is More Dangerous Than George W. Bush & Rick Perry
  • UconstitutionallyYours Gov. Sam Brownback’s war on the courts will be historic
  • #GohmertsPile Louie Gohmert claims the U.S. Code, is law God conveyed to Moses as “restated by Jesus,”
  • #WhosConstitutionalNow? TENNESSEE LAWMAKER SENDS LETTER TO 95 COUNTY CLERKS URGING THEM TO REFUSE MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLES
  • #AhKentuck Kentucky Legislators Prepare To Defy Supreme Court
  • #VoteHimOffTheIsand Rep.Louie Gohmert: Impeach Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, along with Obama
  • #PileOfGohmert Gohmert Says Banish Gays to an Island; Hey, Log Cabin Repugs, This is your Party
  • #FearPureFear Louie Gohmert says Iran may launch a nuclear EMP attack on the US that will kill tens of millions
  • #DangerousTheocraticMoron GOP state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt is again in hot water in CO for claiming gay Boy Scout leaders will molest boys
  • #BuyStockInJohnDeere Steve King thinks people will now marry lawnmowers since same-sex marriage is legal

Scandal

  • #SoHelpThemGod The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Massive Child Sex Abuse Scandal
  • #Extremism An Orthodox extremist who stabbed six at a Jerusalem pride parade did the same thing in 2005
  • #JehovahsMafia She spoke about Jehovah’s Witness abuse and her home was vandalized
  • #GivesWholeNewMeaningToDownUnder Australia may deport South African preacher, David Volmer, accused of repeatedly raping 13-year-old girl

Supremes And Lower Courts

Antidotes

  • Boy Scouts end ban on gay adult leaders
  • ‘I can’t sit here & listen to this’: Anchor loses it after Fox host Matt Starnes says abortion worse than lion killing

 

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