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The Weekly Upchuck for February 21, 2016: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3



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.

The Weekly Upchuck February 21, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Kentucky’s Senate Republicans Advance Forced Ultrasound Bill
  • Catholic Leaders Say Zika Doesn’t Change Ban on Contraception
  • Anti-Choice Groups: Block All Obama Supreme Court Nominees
  • Jeb Bush: defund Planned Parenthood, redirect money to crisis pregnancy centers that lie to clients
  • Desperate Women In Zika-Infected Countries Are Begging For Abortion Pills
  • Indiana Republicans Push Abortion Ban for Fetal Anomalies
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Takes Away $8 Million
  • Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Michigan Catholic hospital, report claims
  • Pope Francis suggests women can use contraception if they are at risk of contracting Zika virus
  • The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails
  • Want An Ultrasound? Visit a Crisis Pregnancy Center, Idaho Republicans Say
  • One Hospital in Cincinnati Gave Vulnerable Women an Option. Now It’s Gone.
  • GOP Kentucky governor slaps new Planned Parenthood facility with a lawsuit
  • Arizona Republicans Advance Anti-Choice Onslaught
  • Ted Cruz Levels the One Right-Wing Attack That Could Really Damage Trump His sketchy record on abortion might hurt him in upcoming primaries.
  • The War Against Planned Parenthood Is Advancing


  • The education mess in Ohio under Gov. John Kasich
  • An Idaho Senate panel just approved a bill to let public teachers use the Bible to teach biology and geology

Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda And Other Hypocrisies

  • Cruz: ‘Disastrous’ Marriage Equality Ruling Led To ‘Persecution’ That’s ‘Unprecedented’
  • Trump, who questioned Obama, Cruz and Carson’s faith, says “no leader” would ever question someone’s faith
  • Log Cabin Republicans Accepted as CPAC Sponsor
  • Ted Cruz to skip Antonin Scalia funeral after attacking Obama for doing the same


Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • It’s Mary Lou! She believes Obama was a homosexual prostitute & she’s running for TX Board of Ed

If Media’s The Message

  • Glenn Beck claims Fox told him not to push prayer because it takes God’s attention off of war
  • Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief detained for ‘incitement’
  • Glenn Beck: God Allowed Scalia To Die In Order To Highlight The Importance Of Electing Ted Cruz
  • Mark Levin warns that the “survival of the Republican Party” hinges on blocking Obama SCOTUS pick
  • Rafael Cruz joins Pat Robertson to rail against Satanic gay marriage, gun reform leading to dictatorship and murder
  • Mary Matalin and James Carville say Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President
  • Christian Television Leader TBN Partners With Leading Pro-Israel Organization CUFI in Hard-Hitting New Weekly News Program, “The Watchman
  • Rush Limbaugh Rips Pope Francis For Saying Donald Trump Is “Not Christian”
  • Bryan Fischer Says ‘God Took Antonin Scalia Home’ To Make SCOTUS The Central Issue In The Election
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador
  • Fox Contributor: Pope Francis “Needs To Ask Donald Trump’s Forgiveness” For Implying Trump Is Not A Christian
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star goes on crazed 13-minute Bible-thumping rant at Ted Cruz rally
  • Ted Cruz: Phil Robertson ‘Terrifies’ People Because He ‘Speaks With Joy’


Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Thanks to Zionists and Christian Zionists, 1,800 new settlement housing units started getting built in 2015. What settlement freeze?
  • Alex The Lunatic Jones: Obama killed Scalia and now “all Hell is about to break loose”; “this is the beginning of the final war”
  • Rafael Cruz: Satan Will Destroy America If President Obama Gets To Make SCOTUS Appointment
  • John Hagee Says America ‘Will Be Lost Forever And Immediately’ If Obama Is Allowed To Replace Justice Scalia
  • Cruz-loving End Times pastor uses numerology to prove Obama sacrificed Scalia in pagan ritual
  • Cruz-loving End Times pastor uses numerology to prove Obama sacrificed Scalia in pagan ritual
  • I Went to Church With Ted Cruz: He is Building an Army of Young Christian Voters


Politics Nation

  • Prominent Scammer/Televangelist Says He Will Endorse Donald Trump
  • Ted Cruz campaigns with Christian-nation extremist David Lane in South Carolina
  • When he finished cleaning his navel, Huckabee endorsed anti-gay activist Janet Porter in her bid for a seat in the Ohio state senate
  • John Kasich Proposes Federal Agency To “Push Christianity” On the Middle East
  • Cruz Staffer: “Separation of Church and State is a Myth”
  • Donald Trump: ‘Trust Me’ To Overturn The ‘Shocking’ Gay Marriage Decision
  • Pope’s comments could help Trump with evangelicals
  • Donald Trump Is Jealous of the Pope
  • Trump Reeling After Religious Leaders Condemn His Attack On Pope Francis
  • Megachurch pastor tells ‘confused’ Pope to beg forgiveness from ‘martyr’ Donald Trump

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • Christian conservatives push child marriage with creepy meme comparing girls to apples
  • Rabbi berates Arizona town council members over Christian prayer — then gets booted out
  • Idaho lawmakers to consider faith healing bill
  • Palestinian and Israeli mothers’ tears are the same.
  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback tells religious freedom rally participants to keep up the fight
  • Dr. James Dobson: “I know Ted. He’s a Christian family man of the utmost integrity.”
  • Trump Supporter on CNN: Evangelicals Don’t Want to Hear From ‘Foreigner’ Pope
  • The future of the religious right? Cruz and Rubio have very different ideas


  • The Sex Scandal That Devastated a Suburban Maryland Megachurch
  • Israel: Rabbi Pinto, guru to the rich and famous, heads to jail with hundreds of followers
  • TV preacher who is sexually aroused by money endorses ‘warrior spirit’ Donald Trump
  • Sheldon Adelson Bets It All. Is dirty money spent by corrupt Chinese officials at Macau casinos flowing into our elections, at least indirectly?
  • Missouri Republican and staunch foe of abortion rights abruptly resigned Wednesday, and is now embroiled in a scandal amid allegations that he had an extramarital affair.
  • More women sue home-schooling guru Bill Gothard for sexual harassment
  • Teen victims say Duggar pastor preyed on rape survivors who sought his help: ‘It’s just evil’

Science – - Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • Ted Cruz is anointed by God to help Christians in their effort to “go to the marketplace and occupy the land … and take dominion” over it. This “end-time transfer of wealth” will relieve Christians of all financial woes, allowing true believers to ascend to a position of political and cultural power in which they can build a Christian civilization. When this Christian nation is in place (or back in place), Jesus will return
  • Conservative President May Mean More God-Friendly Military
  • The U.S. Military and Religion
  • Definition of Chutzpah: Franklin Graham, Son Of Moral Majority Founder Tells Pope To Keep Out Of Politics
  • How One of the Most Extreme Groups Within the Religious Right Is Remaking the GOP Race for the Presidency
  • Walk carefully toward new ‘religious freedom’ laws


  • Israel’s Supreme Court: Public ritual baths must accept non-Orthodox, too
  • After anti-Semitic remarks, gun owners think it’s time for Ted Nugent to be booted from NRA board.
  • Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education
  • African countries clamp down on churches tied to ‘miracle cures’
  • Pope Francis calls out Trump’s hateful rhetoric: ‘This man is not Christian’
  • Pope calls for worldwide abolition of death penalty



2016 "heating up like eggs on chrome bumper in Death Valley parking lot at high noon in August"


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Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst, who's having a little fun with incendiary partisan politics, the growing GOP vs. Dem hostilities, and possible 2016 presidential candidates. Take it away, Will:


Bust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather- wise and politics- wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control wildfires. While here at home, it’s the words that have grown from fiery to scalding. And the only way to describe the actions- incendiary.

Impeachment and lawsuits and child immigration are all raging hot topics. The partisan sweltering also includes the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, which is heating up like an egg frying on a chrome bumper in a Death Valley parking lot at high noon in August.

The usual and unusual suspects on the Republican side are spending enough time at the Iowa and New Hampshire Humidity Festivals to qualify as part time mosquito repellent reps and if they aren’t, they should be, because they’re going to need all the extra money they can get. This marathon is going to be as expensive as it will be ugly. And that’s saying something.

Meanwhile, the plot thins. Paul Ryan is busy figuring out how to reinstitute debtors prison. Mike Huckabee is checking the Bible for loopholes. Marco Rubio is taking deodorant baths in order to convincingly deny climate change. In Florida.

And that Rand Paul fellow is simply a feuding fool. He finally patches up a blistering squabble with Chris Christie, then goes and starts a new one with Rick Perry that quickly heats up to Def Con 4 levels with both belligerents spitting like rudely awakened cobras. And no mongoose in sight. Sounds like he just doesn’t like governors.

All this torrid internecine warfare has led party moderates to call for Jeb Bush to get into the race. And he might, but first he has to get mom’s permission. After all, it was Barbara who astutely diagnosed the national fever known as Bush Fatigue.

If the Jeb were elected, that would make the last 5 Presidents: Bush- Clinton- Bush- Obama- Bush. Like a club sandwich. With the Bushes as the white bread. And how apropos is that? This family is whiter than Justin Beiber’s Nova Scotia Fan Club. Like cauliflower and mashed potatoes on a paper plate with a side of leeks white.

Other big money interests are running Romney up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes. But so far: not a lot of looking up. Besides, the former Governor of Massachusetts claims to have no interest. Which pretty much describes the problem with his last campaign.

On the other side, to call Hillary Clinton a prohibitive favorite for the Democrats is like implying that Shar Pei puppies are cute. She’s a virtual lock. Just like she was in 2008.

Her new book, “Hard Choices,” which sounds more like Bill’s handiwork, ends with “The time for another hard choice will come soon enough.” Hmmmm. What could she possibly be talking about there? Picking names for the new grandchild?

The biggest problem for the Democrats is a lack of Hillary alternatives. Even LeBron James has a back up. What if the former First Lady goes on the DL? Karl Rove claims her fall a couple of years ago was responsible for brain damage. And the guy who escorted Dubyah into the Oval Office should be trusted on this. He’s probably familiar with the symptoms.

Copyright ©2014, Will Durst. Will Durst is an award- winning, nationally acclaimed political comic. Go to to find about more about the new documentary film “3 Still Standing,” and a calendar guide to personal appearances including his new one- man show “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.”

Fvx Nation Is ON The Presidential Lack of Feck - even early of a Saturday


They were abuzz with where to fixate blame first … on Obama's Leading From Behind, sanz feck, in the conservative-appropriated Israel and Gaza, or the situation in the Eastern Ukraine that has Hannity et al frothing at the mouth and getting John McCain, Grampy McBombBombs, to share his 'wisdom'; as we reported earlier, yesterday, and in past months, link here for the gamut.

Earlier today, at an ungodly hour, Huckabee expounded on Obama's lack of leadership and had the whole Ick Couch backing him up in a chorale of deck-bemoaning tut-tutting and pooh-poohing.

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz. Click to enlarge.

Fvx is reporting that Obama is too busy getting manscaped with Putin to be interested, no feck in sight ... so the only debates are about whether he is failing worse in the Mideast or Eastern Ukraine.

 I just don't completely understand when liberals allowed Fox Nation to appropriate Israel -- was there a memo I missed? My blood family is too dull to be Jewish, but adult family/friends have filled in ... when did defending Israel become Fox Noise's and Limpbaugh's job?? Assisted by boobs like these:

You have to be sympathetic to the people of Gaza, the regional tragedy ... it's heartbreaking, but the politics in the U.S. have given it such obscurifying and odious undertones, I struggle with knowing how to report on it.
I suspect it all goes to the creepy religionist appropriation of Their Holy Lands for either the Rapture, salacious future ownership or rights to the mythical lands beloved of Their God or could hypothetically contain some location where Jesus slept? It's going to be touristy, if they get their sick Final Days wishes. Shudder.

The Curvy Couch of Ick was fully loaded.

Hasselbeck, Tucker Carlson, The Goodly Governor Huckabee of the evening Fox Noise lineup for failed neo-con GOPpers rescued by Murdoch or Ailes.

Here's the audio, apologies for Fvxing you early.


'Poking bears' was actually used by Huckabee in what he pitiably felt was a modern analogy.

When they added a Fvx Nation expert, Max Boot, it didn't improve.

For sanity purposes, allow me to add some Melissa Harris-Perry takes on the events that will bring your head back around to the front … and salve some understandable phobias.

And a more global look.



Huckabee on how to treat women: "Place her in the center of the photograph."


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Dear Mike Huckabee,

I'm a sucker for good manners. Sadly, they're becoming less commonplace every day. However, old fashioned etiquette is one thing, exploitative showboating is something else entirely.

Yours very truly,


The New Republic's interview with Huckabee about how he sees female political opponents went a little something like this:

“I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. ... You treat some things as a special treasure; you treat other things as common.” A male opponent is “common,” a woman requires “a sense of pedestal.”

What the hell is a "sense of pedestal"? Anyone?

bueller anyoneMaybe HuckaRelic will put it another way:

“I’ll put it this way,” Huckabee says. “I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn’t worry about calling them on Valentine’s Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were OK.”

Aww, how touching. How caring. How... anachronistic. Women are... special. Delicate. Needy. Require assistance. And clearly congregate in binders. Women shouldn't be treated like "chums and pals." Which means that hanging out at a ball game guzzling beer together (from what my Tee Vee Machine tells me, that's an ultra-chummy guy thing to do) or sharing a Hungry-Man Frozen Dinner is completely out of the question. And don't get me started on tête-à-têtes about Cialis.

(By the way, Huck, some men do call each other on Valentine's Day or check to make sure their significant male other is okay. But that's another post for another day.)

Apparently, HuckaFossil also doesn't feel that women can or want to open their own doors. Now don't get me wrong, I appreciate politeness like nobody's business, and there's a certain charm to conventional "treat her like a lady" behavior. But some of Huckabee's "protective" instincts telegraph less formality and thoughtfulness and more moth-eaten patronizing and moldy condescension.

It gets even worse via another tidbit from Salon:

I believe in equality [!!! huhwha? !!!], and I have a record of transforming that belief into action... However, equality doesn’t mean sameness... I still will invite a lady to go first, will open a door for her, and will place her in the center of the photograph. And yes, I would seek to treat a female opponent with the same respect I give to all women, even though we may disagree on the issues.”

Respect is one thing. Arrogance is quite another. So is hypocrisy. Remember this? "Uncle Sugar" Dems give birth control to women who can't "control their libido" quote?

If the Democrats want to insult women by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let us take this discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be. And women across America need to stand up and say ‘Enough of that nonsense."

That's about as respectful as an Ann Coulter CPAC speech.

Now if you'll excuse me, I simply must step down from my "sense of pedestal." It's cookie-baking time and I need a moment to remove my high heels and don my apron.

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