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Your Weekly Upchucks: 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.  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




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




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




#WeekendCocktailMoment ~ The Classic Sazerac Cocktail




To me this cocktail says late night -- so you don't have far to go to make it to bed before the whole damn house starts spinning.

It's a sipper.

Though I can easily see Scarlett O'Hara knocking three back in a row on a 'bad man day'.

This version is from Esquire Magazine. Stock up on tea/bartenders sugar cubes if your supply is low. Two types of bitters may seem redundant, but they are very different in flavor, color and degrees of 'pucker'. The drink is thought to have been invented in old New Orleans, circa 1850.

Cognac was sometimes substituted for rye, but a massive cognac shortage at that time changed the recipe.

No wonder women randomly display their twins at Mardi Gras.



The Sazerac

1 sugar cube

2 1/2 ounces rye whisky
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
lemon peel

Glass Type: old-fashioned glass

In an Old-Fashioned glass (not a mixing glass; it's part of the ritual), muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water. Add several small ice cubes and the rye whiskey,* the Peychaud's bitters, and the Angostura bitters.**

Stir well and strain into a second, chilled, Old-Fashioned glass in which you have rolled around a few drops of absinthe (no substitute really works, but you can try either a mix of Pernod and green Chartreuse, or Absente) until its inside is thoroughly coated, pouring off the excess. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel (some insist that this be squeezed over the drink and discarded; Handy wasn't so picky).

* Use the good stuff, if you can find it: Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye (13 years old), or Sazerac Rye (18 years old).
** Optional. It's not in the original recipe, but it's traditional nonetheless, and it's not bad.





New Orleans On Alert After Anti-choice Protests Surge - VIDEO



As the courts bat the fee and subsidy strictures of the Affordable Care Act about, non-compassionate conservatives are busy taking away more female healthcare ad family planning options in New Orleans ... the Regressive Right are busy little bees.

Maddow covered the story well, highlighting the audacity of pulling off a cultural and legal Bait and Switch of this calibre, in such a major American city.

DuVergne Gaines, National Clinc Access Project Director for the Feminist Majority Foundation, joins the program to give Maddow the inside scoop on protests in Louisiana that reflect a growing frustration with the GOP War On Contraception. And women.

And buffer zones.

According to reporting at the local Uptown Messenger, the table has been set for this checkers match since long before Governor Boy Scout Bobby Jindal flubbed his first rebutt. The Lipton Brigade has deep roots in N'Orleans, don't forget.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been encouraging Anti-abortion Activist Groups to swarm his fair cit for some time, in fact only Monday he formally recognized one of their ranking Anti-choice forces, by honoring them publicly.

Operation Save America were the enterprising Christians. Lauded for their: "service to the city".

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued an official welcome this week to Operation Save America, an anti-abortion organization that interrupted an Uptown church’s prayer service with its protests on Sunday and had plans to parade the alleged remains of a fetus around Jackson Square in the French Quarter.


Oh, Mitch. Are the keys to the Quarters next? No? Just the homes of health providers? Should have known. The Uptown Messenger elaborated,

"In addition to protesting Planned Parenthood sites, Operation Save America is also holding demonstrations outside the homes of providers. A neighbor to one of those homes — who asked that his name be withheld out of concern that the group would target him — said his family has already endured two sessions of protests, with dozens of people holding signs on the sidewalk near his house featuring graphic images that he has done his best to hide from his young children.

“My kids are scared,” the resident said in an interview Monday afternoon. “It’s all these ugly pictures. They’re talking on the loudspeaker. I try to speak to them civilly, and it’s very difficult to do, because they’re looking for a confrontation.”

The pro-Lifers strike again. The pro-death penalty, gun fondling, woman-hating, borned child-fearing Regressive Right is now stirring up hate among various churches within communities who actually try to offer thinking women and families a type of Christianity they can still practice. Good luck with all that in Republican-led New Orleans.



Thursday Links



Former N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty in federal corruption trial

Storm bears down on US East Coast as havoc persists in South

California Man Admits Blaming Black Man After Intentionally Shooting Himself

Watch Creationists Talking About Creationism

More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black

A Land of Money and Fear: The Swiss Vote Against Mass Migration

Obamacare Is A Massive Success As 1.1 Million People Signed Up In The Month Of January

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity that Funds Planned Parenthood

Volkswagen Isn't Opposed to a Union but Republicans Are Threatening Jobs

Kids Reading to Shelter Cats Will Destroy You