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Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras

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So now the United States [and the budget conspiracy theorists] has gots some 'splainin' to do.

And by Hannity tonight, by O'Reilly tonight and after Rush Limpbaugh pulls a girl with terrible taste off him and lights a cigar at tea-time, we are going to see a boatload of blame offloaded on the president.

Starting to think Extreme Religionists, Open Gun Fondlers, Homicidal Abortion Opposition and the ones that are really engaged in a war on women should get their own little country.

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ThinkProgress has details about this heart-wrenching cycle of poverty and no allocation of resources funded or enforced. Almost seems like a long, long way from Lady Liberty's message.

Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the Los Angeles Times. Lawmakers have yet to come up with best practices to deal with the waves of unaccompanied children apprehended by Border Patrol agents, but some politicians refute claims that children are fleeing violence and are opting instead to fund legislation that would fast-track their deportations.

San Pedro Sula morgue director Hector Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times that his morgue has taken in 42 dead children since February. According to an interview with relatives by the LA Times, one teenager was shot dead hours after getting deported. Last year, San Pedro Sula saw 187 killings for every 100,000 residents, a statistic that has given the city the gruesome distinction as the murder capital of the world.

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This is a truly awful American Exceptionalist category to win.

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by author @KCBoyd3

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

 Abortion And Contraception

Education

  • Race To The Bottom-Chuck: Louisiana Tea Party opposes common core math standards because they will turn students gay. And they’re serious.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Equating Puke: Bryan Fischer declares that gays should be disqualified from serving in public office, just like rapists & pedophiles
  • Wiley Ricky-Dick Upchuck: Rick Wiles claims gay rights supporters, ISIS and Obama are working together to destroy America
  • Bry-The-Puke Pukes: Fischer: End Muslim Immigration Because ‘Islam Is Like The Ebola Virus’ Nice man. Intent on peace.

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisy And Propaganda

  • Hooked On Heaving: Planned Parenthood Using Sex-Ed To Hook Kids On Abortion, ‘Akin To Tobacco Companies Providing Cigarettes To Kids’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

Fifty Shades Of Scammery

  • Lower Than Upchuck, Chuck: False prophet buys 4,000 bottles of ‘Holy Water’ to fight ebola

Israel, End Times And JohnHagee

  • End Times Lobby-Chuck: John Hagee hopes to one day “open a Washington office that has the ability on a daily basis to communicate with Congress members and Senators concerning the needs of Israel as we see it, and to become a daily influence on the policies of government as it relates to the State of” Israel.

Politics Nation

  • Raised In Upchuck: Sen. Ted Cruz will be joining vehemently anti-gay activists at a gala honoring his father Rafael next month in Texas

Religion Gone Bad

  • Just Sign No, Chuck: How Virginity Pledges Can End Up Hurting Kids
  • More Immoral Than Poop: Cincinnati’s Archdiocese disapproves of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it doesn’t want fundraising to be sent to the association, which funds at least one study using embryonic stem cells
  • Um, Who’s Pro-Life Chuck? ‘Pro-Life’ Religious conservatives urge people to stop taking ‘ALS Challenge’ because it kills babies

Scandal

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • We Of Little Faith Chuck: Roberts Court Could Act This Week on Marriage Equality Request
  • Damn. Them. Chuck.  Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage In Virginia
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Sectarian killings in Iraq leave 70 dead at Sunni mosque

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BAGHDAD — Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces are battling militants from the Islamic State. The gunmen, reported to be members of one of the volunteer Shiite…

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by author KC Boyd

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Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian -- a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world -- and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts.

You can link over to the official KC Boyd site here for the rest of this post. It’s well worth a look, because I left out a ton of great upchuckable stuff, including antidotes! These are but a few of her weekly "where religion meets your rights" collection:

Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights

– by KC Boyd

 Creationism

  • Ham In My Upchuck: With Kentucky Taxpayer Help, Moron Amusement Park Begins: Huge Bulldozers to Start Excavating

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Um. Hurl. KKK Leader Disputes Hate Group Label: ‘We’re A Christian Group’

Fifty Shades Of Loony

  • King Loon Spews: Showing his crazy again. Pat Robertson discusses plan to impeach Obama over Iraq: ‘Intervene, Lord! Send the angels!’

Fifty Shades Of Lies And Propaganda

If Media Is The Message

  • Four Score And Hurling: ‘Marxist’ Lincoln enslaved us all by ending Southern slavery
  • Um-Chuck-A-Lucka-Lucka: Teenagers Confuse A ‘Bromance’ Or ‘Guy Crush’ With Being Gay – Because maybe they are gay
  • Fox News Greta Van Susteren Christians Under Attack

Israel And End Times Politics

  • Book Of Revelatory Upchuck: To the delight of End Timers, the vast region Bush so blithely called the arc of instability seems to beheading for utter chaos or a mega-conflict

Military

Politics Nation

  • (David) Barf-dom: Pseudo-Historian David Barton Helps RNC Promote Its Campaign To Mobilize Religious Right Voters
  • Libertarian Ka-Ka: Rand Paul on abortion: Civilization will collapse unless fetuses get personhood rights

Religion Gone Bad

  • Upchucking Hard: Steve King says the GOP must restrain Obama so God can use the next president to “restore the soul of America”:

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal/Tragedy

  • Who Would Chuckie Punch?  California pastor punches wife’s face so hard in church parking lot that he breaks her glasses
  • Texas, Guns & Homeschooling, Chuck: ‘Very sheltered’ homeschooled Texas teen guns down both parents

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Voluntary Upchuck: Breaking With Other States, Judge Rules Tennessee’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Constitutional
  • Oy Chuck: The Enormous, Unbelievable Stakes For The Supreme Court In 2016

Women

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St. Paul's atheists are coming out of the closet

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Do atheists get a seat at God's table? In St. Paul, they do now, the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/1miiOmQ ) reported. The Interfaith Conversation Cafe in St. Paul, which gathers people of many religions for a monthly discussion, is now open to nonreligions. The organizers have removed "faith" from the…

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot - on ice, please, and lots of ice

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Vertical dunking on the rocks? Genius.

The trend moving to all corners of the country (and overseas), of getting dunked and with a very large bucket of ice water (hope they at least add a lime wedge) is full-blown viral.

Even Grandma Ethel Kennedy  took it like a sailor. AND she also challenged President Obama.

Still giving back, Dame Ethel.

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The viral trend has drawn celebrities, athletes, and politicians, including the Kennedys, to participate in the #IceBucketChallenge. And they spared no one — after thirty or so members of the Kennedy family poured freezing water over their heads, they nominated "Grandma Ethel," one of the eldest in the family, to follow suit. She did — but not before she named President Obama to be next.

Next, QEII? Bet she'd still have her ubiquitous purse. Doncha' sometimes wildly wonderwhat the Queen has in her trademark hand bag? 

Morning Schmoe got frisky for a few moments on messnbc.

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GO Maddow!

Then the Roundtable of The Morning Ick:

Gaah!

 

For the record, ALS is Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a disease of the nerve cells in both the brain and the spinal chord that control voluntary muscle movement. Over time, it weakens your muscles and your ability to voluntarily control your muscles, killing you. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Here is the website to donate to the ALS Association: ALSA.org. And here is another website, made by the family of Peter Frates who was recently diagnosed with ALS; they are heavy proponents of “striking out ALS” and the ice bucket challenge: www.petefrates.com.

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Here's the history, ably summarized by The Verge.

WHAT'S GOING ON?
Everyone you've seen is participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge involves daring a person to dump a bucket of ice water over their head within the next 24 hours, or else donate money — usually $100 — toward fighting ALS. Even if a person completes the challenge, they're more than welcome to donate money too.

Once a person completes the challenge, they're also supposed to dare several other people — usually three — to participate, which is why the challenge has been growing and growing.

 

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This Hawaiian footage of flash-mob dumps/observers, below, is priceless.

Jimmy Fallon outdid himself - video below.

Now that's funny right there, no matter how you judge the cause.

 

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BREAKING President Obama Speaks Live(!) of Ferguson and Iraq

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President Obama has had a horrid week, and cut his vacation short to deal with the a wild Wild West Show in Missouiri, and a new 'objective' in Iraq.

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AN UPDATE ON THE PRESIDENT'S PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

Obama expresses concern over Missouri violence, says U.S. broke Iraqi militants' mountain siege

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From All In with Chris Hayes, he put together some fine perspective of the possible War o' 2014. Apparently the Uncompassionate Conservatives aren't done hammering immigrants in proper battle form.

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