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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 16, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • #ActionsSpeakLouder Rubio Claimed Rape Victims Don’t Need Exceptions To Abortion Bans Thanks To Emergency Contraception, But He Has Repeatedly Tried To Restrict Women’s Access To Contraception
  • #LyingThroughHisTeeth Yes, Scott Walker, Americans overwhelmingly support legal abortion for rape victims
  • #LiveFreeAndDie New Hampshire Republicans Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood
  • #ChristAndYourUterus Paxton Wants High Court to Block Birth Control Coverage
  • #SoMuchForSmallGovt Trying to get back in the base’s good graces, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signs Bill Saying Aborted Babies May be Buried or Cremated
  • #ThePainOfSuccess With less money, Colorado’s birth control program feels the pain. Program credited with lowering teen birth, abortion rates
  • #Cruz ReUps Ted Cruz Renews Pledge To Support Radical Personhood Amendment
  • #LyingScumbag Ben Carson: Planned Parenthood Trying To Control Populations In Black Neighborhoods
  • #FullFrontalTheocracy Ted Cruz Pledges Support For Constitutional Amendment Banning Birth Control
  • #EarthToWalker Scott Walker: “All The Americans Agree That Abortions Should Be Illegal In All Cases”
  • #NotSoLegal Federal Officials Warn States Not to Defund Planned Parenthood
  • #ErYesWeDo Women Have No Right To Donate Fetal Tissue To Medical Research
  • #BadNewsBen Carson Doubles Down: Abortions Are the Number One Cause of Death For Black People
  • #WhatWouldHuckDo Denied Abortion, 11-year-old Rape Victim Gives Birth. 3 more to follow in coming weeks.
  • #AsHeShould New Orleans Abortion Clinic Vandal Charged With Hate Crime
  • #DidAnyoneSayBenghazi? Investigations Into Planned Parenthood Are Falling Totally Flat
  • #AndRWNJsCheer In Parguay, two girls aged 10 to 14—often rape victims—give birth every day.
  • #RealChristians Faith Leaders: ‘A World Without Planned Parenthood Would Be Disastrous’
  • #HuckaSchmuck Huckster’s definition of ‘pro-life’: Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion To 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Education

  • #WhenBlackIsWhite 7-Year-Old Banished Student Feels Wrath Of Evangelical’s Religious Freedom
  • #GenMoron A Victory for Conservatives in Revised AP History Curriculum
  • #EruptionUpchuckItsAllTheSame The Eruption of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University: “Training Champions for Christ”
  • #GenChrister Oklahoma’s Crypto Christian Homeschool ‘Science’ Fair

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #SayWhat? Duggar son-in-law tells black friend that believing in evolution is racist
  • #ToHerSonToo? Phyllis Schlafly says “Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion is an affront to God, the Constitution, and the American people.”

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Propaganda And Other Hypocrisies

  • #FrigginTheocratLiar David Barton says that the rights listed in the Declaration & Bill of Rights all came directly out of Genesis 1-8
  • #HypocrisyInAction Jim Brownback, the governor’s younger brother, is one of the family’s largest recipients of federal farm subsidies
  • #WouldjaSTFU Anti-Gay Bakers Complain They Are Being Silenced While Speaking Into Microphone At Large Rally
  • #TheRapeMyDaughtersAwardGoesTo GOP lawmaker who ‘rehomed’ adopted daughters with rapist to get ‘courage’ award at Ted Cruz dinner
  • #DependsWhatTheDefinitionOfFetalTissueIs Ben Carson conducted fetal tissue research as a doctor — which he now opposes as GOP candidate

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • #PatOnAutopilot Pat Robertson: Gay And Gay-Accepting Christians Going To Hell
  • #HasAWayWithChildren Pat Robertson to grandparents: Take grandkids ‘away’ from atheist parents and send them to a Christian school
  • #HowDoYouShutHimTheF–kUp? Pat Robertson: Not Separating Toys By Gender ‘Puts God’s Bullseye’ On Target’s Stores
  • #SayWhat? Bryan Fischer: Donald Trump’s Attacks On Megyn Kelly Show His ‘Ultimate Respect’ For Women
  • #DeadBrainSpewsAgain For Pat Robertson, Levitical Laws Apply To Gays But No One Else

If Media’s The Message

  • #NewLow TLC Expands Garbage Programming: Counseling of Abused Duggar Girls to Become Reality TV
  • #AndSoItBegins Fox & Friends Host Hypes The Return Of The “War On Christmas”
  • #NotSoWiley Religious Right radio host, Rick Wiles, wants SWAT team raids of Planned Parenthood clinics
  • #BirtherismLives Fox News’ Todd Starnes: Obama giving Muslims “special accommodation” while persecuting Christians
  • #NotTheOnion Jim Bob Duggar Wants To Counsel Sexual Abuse Victims, Pitches New Reality Show

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #Wowza Michele Bachmann says World War III is upon us, thanks to President Obama
  • #CubasInTheBible? Michele Bachmann says Cuba will house Iranian nuclear weapons for the imminent nuclear Armageddon
  • #ItOnlyTakesASpark Jewish extremist poses threat to Holy Land Christians, church body says
  • #ChuckTheSchmuck Divine inspiration or pure politics: What’s behind Charles Schumer’s opposition to Obama’s Iran deal
  • MarcusDoesntDoItForHerAnymore Michele Bachmann ”Is extremely Excited’ for Iran Deal As It Will Usher God’s Judgement as Foretold In Zechariah 12:3
  • #MostDangerousFlimFlammeryAwardGoesTo Hagee: ‘God Will Allow Terrorists To Attack The United States’ Because Of Iran Nuclear Deal
  • #HellYes If It’s Going to Push Us to War, Isn’t It Time for AIPAC to Register as a Foreign Agent?
  • #ItsAllAboutTheRealEstate Michele Bachmann & The Religious Right’s Strange Love Affair with Israel
  • #UnitedStatesOfJesus? Ted Cruz “Nothing is more important in the next 18 months than that the body of Christ rise up and that Christians stand up, that pastors stand up and lead,”
  • #TheBoogeymanCometh End Times pastor: Every single church in America has been infiltrated by homicidal Muslim “spies”
  • #MissingTammyFayeJimboGoesWithHorses Jim Bakker: Buy Horses Before God Sends EMP Attack As Punishment For Gay Marriage
  • #AmericanIsraelPublicArmageddonCommittee AIPAC has thrown subtlety aside – to such an extent that nowadays, its existence – and its power — is apparent to all.

LGBTQ

  • #ByHookOrByCrook Ohio house bill would allow businesses to deny marriage services to same-sex couples
  • #LoveStillWinning A Dem Just Picked Up a Republican Seat In Repubublican district in Georgia—By Running Against Anti-Gay Discrimination

Politics Nation

  • #HisBase Ted Cruz will be at the HQ of anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, tomorrow for in-person interview.
  • #GodsGoneSilent Broke and indicted, Rick Perry is finished in 2016 republican race

Scandals And Scams

  • #Good.Christian.Hypocrites. Michigan capitol rocked by sex scandal
  • #GrinningWithHisHandInYourPocket Scamming the gullible never ends: Snake Oil Salesman Joel Osteen Charms McCain, Fox And Friends
  • #SexOrgyKindOfParties? Jim Bakker’s Survival Food Will Let You ‘Have Parties When The World Is Coming Apart’
  • #AnotherDayAnotherChild Pastor charged w/ sexually abusing another boy after church members rallied to his defense
  • #GrandOlePuke GOP lawmaker who ‘rehomed’ adopted daughters with rapist to get ‘courage’ award at Ted Cruz dinner
  • #GiveEmTheoleRazzleDazzle Preacher tells you how to make money off of God’s coming punishment
  • ToTheTuneOf17Million Pastor saved souls by day, stole millions at night
  • #FlimFlammery Fraud Pastor Barely Escapes with His Life: Followers Uncover His Money Scams
  • #DownUnderPunIntended Jehovah’s Witnesses face child sex abuse investigation in Australia
  • #Livin’Large Huckster Huckabee Has Milked Almost $3 Million From Christian Organizations in the Past Two Years
  • #ReligiousRightCredo Tea Party Lawmaker Caught in Affair: Jesus Died for My Sins, and Thus, I Can Sin

Science Or Not

  • #DefinitionOfStupid Ken Ham:”Some say the Arches in Utah formed over time, but they were made by Noah’s Flood& post-Flood processes”
  • #ConManForChrist Ben Carson Was Confronted With His History As A Fetal Tissue Researcher. His Explanation Makes No Sense.

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • #InTheirFaces Judge To Conservatives Who Tried Closing Abortion Clinics: What If We Did The Same Thing For Gun Stores?
  • #InYoFaceJudgeyBoy Texas Judge Has No Right To Compel Man To Write Bible Verses And Get Married As Alternative To Jail
  • #CantHaveYourUterus Circuit courts ruling for the Obama administration on birth control: 7
  • Circuit courts ruling against it: 0
  • #ItsCalledFollowingTheLawDuh Why Ohio Shut Down Judges Who Want To Get Out Of Performing Same-Sex Marriages
  • #OffToTheKlink Anti-Gay Clerk Ignores Court Order, Still Refuses To Do Her Job

Theocracy Rising

  • #BombingForJesus Is the mission of the US Air Force to “glorify God”?
  • #HuckTheScmuck Mike Huckabee: God will bless America after Planned Parenthood is completely destroyed
  • #NotInJesusName Alabama Church Opens Gun Range In The Name Of Jesus Christ
  • #ChildAbuseLivesHere Escape from Christian Fundamentalism – the Kids Who Flee Abusive, Isolated Christian Homes

Antidotes

  • Pope declares Sept. 1 ‘World Day of Prayer’ for environment
  • Judge Blocks Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restriction—Again
  • S.C. Ordered To Pay $135,000 In Legal Fees After Losing Marriage Equality Case
  • Colorado Court Upholds Anti-Discrimination Statute
  • Tuscaloosa Abortion Clinic Can Reopen, Federal Court Rules

 

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Michele Bachmann, please proceed

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To quote President Obama as he watched his presidential opponent Mitt Romney commit political suicide during a debate, "Please proceed," Michele Bachmann. No seriously. Proceed. Please. This country needs a little levity. As Rachel Maddow put it in the above segment, she is the "living, breathing embodiment of the crazy in American politics. It's almost an American pastime to watch Michele Bachmann do her thing."

But Maddow also added, "She's more influential than she gets credit for... She may look like a kooky also-ran all the time, but she also has a way of saying things that stick."

Oh stop being so even-handed and astute, Rachel. You're ruining all our fun.

Via Real Clear Politics:

The Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate told RealClearPolitics on Tuesday that she is considering a second White House run.

Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she replied. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run... Like with anything else, practice makes perfect,” she said. “And I think if a person has gone through the process -- for instance, I had gone through 15 presidential debates -- it’s easy to see a person’s improvement going through that.”

There are more quotes from Bachmann at the link.

Fasten your seat belts...

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Maher: GOP "Zombie Lies won't stay dead." (VIDEO)

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On Real Time last night, Bill Maher's rant was a particularly good one, all about how the GOP perpetuates lies. He started out mocking (what else?) politicians in both parties and how they invented their own euphemism for lying: "I misspoke." He then went on to nail Republicans on one of their own rules: "When they get caught in a lie, they don't have to stop telling it," as opposed to Democrats, who are more apt to admit their lies and correct the record. Maher noted that Dems understand that "there's this thing called observable reality." Republican talking points, he continued, "which have been disproven, remain! Like a guest who's been asked to leave a party, but does not! It reminds me of a horror movie where you think you've killed the lie, but it won't stay dead. Which is why I call them "Zombie Lies."

He came up with a whole ballot box full of examples, such as the mythical Obamacare "job killer" (that didn't happen) and "death panels" (there were none), not to mention the big bad "government takeover" of health care (that never materialized). He brought up nearly as many Zombie Lies as the House GOP has ACA repeal bills. He slammed "trickle down" economic policies, fracking, you name it. Watch:

Take it away, Bill Maher:

Finally, New Rule: Now that there's been an uproar over all the neocons who lied about the Iraq war with no consequences, someone must tell me why there isn't a similar uproar over all the Republicans who lied about Obamacare with no consequences.

It's been four years since the bill passed. Has anybody come across even one death panel? The next liberal to tell a Republican "You’re entitled to an opinion but not your own facts" should really just admit they’ve never seen Fox News....

Zombie Lies are neither alive nor dead-- like Dick Cheney...

They pass a Zombie Lie down to dumber and dumber people who believe it more and more...

And when you think the Zombie Lie has finally gone to die at the Idea Hospice of the Absolutely Stupidest People on Earth, there it is being retweeted by Donald Trump.

bam

Big hat tip to Heather over at Crooks and Liars for the video.

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Michele Bachmann - Jewish Icon Or Jewish I-Con't?

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Well, to hear the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district, she's fighting the battle for Jews all over the world -- almost single-handedly.  HuffPo:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has very strong feelings about Israel, and she's disappointed that American Jews don't have the same feelings she does.

In a Monday interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Bachmann chastised American Jewish organizations for backing off stronger sanctions against Iran over its nuclear weapons program.

As a person of the Jewish faith, I have to say how reassuring it is that Bachmann's got my back. Here's a yenta of staunch beliefs and she's going to see to it that the Jewish state of Israel is protected in accordance with her wishes. And what's tops on her kvetch list? Get the US into a war with Iran.

How do I know? Well, for starters she's tackling the same people she pretends to be protecting. This shiksa thinks she knows better than the luntsmen and their yiddisher kops (Jewish thinking).  She criticizes the people who support Obama -- which statistically happen to include an overwhelming majority of Jewish voters. Obama, in 2012 received over 70% of the Jewish vote -- that's a big shtetl (community). Though Israel's importance to us is huge military and symbolic, not so much so for the political ramifications of their politics here. Hawk Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel is working from a damaged reputation and is seen as a has-been, not the will-be.

Facts are facts. If you're a progressive Jew, you're a Democrat. If you're a wealthy Jew, you're a Republican party member who behind the voting booth curtain votes Democratic.  And if you're a poor Jew, you lie and tell everyone you're really a rich Jew, just waiting for a check to come in.

J Street, a pro-peace lobbying group, commissioned a poll last year which found that just 10 percent of Jewish American voters identified Israel as one of their top voting issue priorities. Jobs, immigration, unemployment, education, women's reproductive rights, race relations, the economy and  healthcare all rank higher.

"What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the President over the best interests of Israel," Bachmann added. "So in some respects, they sold out Israel."

The Jewish community she refers to, voted for Obama because they value world peace higher than Bachmann's need to start or promote a war. If that's selling out, count me in. She's a neo-con like Lindsay Graham and John McCain -- never having seen a war that she didn't like. She may be through as a representative after the elections in November, but it won't be soon enough for those of us who look for peaceful solutions to difficult situations.

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