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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3



Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian and the go-to blogger on religion, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state,  K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her 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

The Weekly Upchuck - November 9, 2014

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Chuck Hucks: FACT: the IUD is not an ongoing abortion in the body.
  • Opened, We Upchuck: Tennessee Ballot Initiative Could Open Floodgates for Anti-Choice Measures
  • Sooner Upchuck Than Recognize Women” As The Country Is Focused On The Election, Oklahoma Is Quietly Attacking Abortion Rights
  • To No Avail Chuck: Black Women Speak Out Against Tennessee’s Extreme Amendment 1
  • Read Her Lips Chuck: Joni Ernst Endorses Full Personhood Rights for Fertilized Eggs from the Moment of Conception
  • Sisterhood Of Upchuck: Women’s Greatest Enemy Is Evangelical Women, Not Republican Men å
  • Personally Regurgitative: Personhood: Perpetually Rejected. So Why Does It Continue To Rear Its Head?
  • The Morons Of Upchuck: Tennessee Voters Approve Measure to Allow Restrictions on Abortion
  • And So It Went Chuck: Antichoice PersonhoodSupporter Gardner Defeats Mark Udall in Colorado Senate Race
  • By Hook Or By Crook Chook: Despite personhood defeats, anti-choicers move forward on plans to shut down abortion providers
  • Licking Their Lips Chuck: Personhood Group Thanks Joni Ernst For Sticking With Them
  • Hangers, Alleys And Other Unseemly Upchuck: What Seeking an Abortion Was Like Before Roe v. Wade
  • The 2014 Summary Of Upchuck: Of 87 new Republicans in the House, an astonishing 80 are anti-choice. Also 12 new pro-life Senators.
  • Women Hating Women: The Warrior Wives of Evangelical Christianity

Christian Nation



  • The Fear Of Knowledge Is Perhaps The Worst Upchuck Of All: A former US Marine is refusing to allow his child to complete a world history class because Islam’s on the curriculum

End Times And Israel

  • Faust Hurls: Christian Zionist advocacy groups are making efforts to shape U.S. lawmakers’ understanding of Jerusalem and its holy sites, particularly the Temple Mount, through visits aimed at convincing them that Jews (and Christians) face religious persecution there.

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • West Of Upchuck: Allen West Sez Dems Are Still The Party Of Voter Intimidation And The KKK ‘Except With A Different Type Of Tactic’

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

Politics Nation

  • Off With Their Exemptions Chuck: Churches Endorse Candidates; IRS Ignores Them Again
  • Thou Shalt Upchuckably Lie: Anti-Choice Groups Launch Dishonest Ads Against Colorado Pro-Choice Legislators
  • Modern KKKchuck: Rick Perry, Ron Johnson And Jeff Sessions To Join Anti-Muslim Activists At Florida Beach Resort Confab
  • Gag Us With Upchuck: Dear John Kasich: ‘I’m pro-life’ doesn’t explain ‘rape-gag’ rule
  • It’s About The States Chuckie: The most consequential races on Tuesday were likely those in which you don’t recognize the names: the elections for state legislators, and they matter.
  • Off With Their Exemptions II: Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away
  • Add Him To The Roster Chuck: All-star Christian Fundamentalist wins in landslide in ‘Evangelical Springs.”His “faith in God and America grows stronger every day.”
  • Upchuck Matters: Conservative Christians made up 32% of 2014 electorate, voted 86% for GOP & 12% Democrat.
  • Lions And Tigers And Spew, Oh My! Agenda 21, gay recruitment & Blood Moons: Newly elected Republicans are paranoid conspiracy theorists
  • They Said It Couldn’t Happen Chuck: Homophobic, neo-Confederate theocrat Peroutka wins Anne Arundel council seat
  • Off With Their Exemptions III: The midterm election results were partially influenced by church politicking and the IRS must act
  • Chap-A Quit-It: Meet ‘Dr. Chaps’ Gordon Klingenschmitt: Colorado’s New Anti-Gay, Demon Hunting State Legislator
  • Pat’s A Lustin’: Pat Buchanan: Joni Ernst A ‘Gal’ With The ‘Same Kind Of Attractiveness’ As Sarah Palin
  • Son Of God Poops: Christians prompted by churches & faith-based organizations flooded the polls yesterday in the name of Jesus.
  • The Weasels Of Hurl: Voters of faith are GOP foundation. Without their overwhelming support, there is no GOP majority. Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies
  • Tell It To An Indian Tribe: Ralph Reed: “There is no road to the presidency for a Republican candidate in 2016 that doesn’t require going through the toll booth of faith-based voters.”
  • Chapped Chuck: The Most Extreme Election Winner You Have Never Heard Of–Except we have.
  • Hardly Opaque Puke: Intentions revealed: GOP Senate’s First Priority Should Be Blocking All Judicial Nominees
  • Bibi Barf: Netanyahu now has big cannons in Congress to ‘bomb’ the White House
  • The Jesus Budget: Oklahoma’s senator-elect to use ‘biblical worldview’ to defeat the national debt
  • Herding Upchuck: Why Right-Wing Christians Believe GOP Lies

Same Sex Marriage

  • In My Mind, I’m Going To . . . . Upchuck: South Carolina’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Faces Another Challenge
  • Class Act Chuck: Thousands Rally Against LGBT Rights In Houston
  • Vomit On The Least Of You: Homeless LGBT youth: Shunned by religious families
  • Who’s In Danger Now Chuck? GOPer who wants to ban Gay Straight Alliances and calls homosexuality a threat to public safety wins in Michigan


Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • It Can Happen Here Chuck: A proposed ballot initiative in Mississippi would declare it an officially Christian state.
  • Setting The Stage For Arma-Upchuck: Advocacy groups woo US lawmakers amid fervor over prayer at Temple Mount
  • Groups organize trips for US Congress members as rhetoric, tension over Jerusalem intensify



  • Kenyan’s Own Christian Hillcox: Prayer Predators” Kenya TV exposes ‘prophet’ Victor Kanyari as a crook
  • Aussie Scammery: Australia’s Genesis II Church of Health and Healing’s ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ slammed by AMA as ’snake oil’
  • Seeking: God’s Rapists? Man sentenced for raping women he met on Christian Mingle,

Science – - Or Not

  • Perky Puke: “Climate Change Alarmists” Want to Turn People Gay
  • When The Last Tree Dies-Chuck: The Senate Environment Committee is now going to be chaired by someone who believes the Old Testament disproves climate change.
  • Greed + Religion = End Times? A Big Win for Climate Change Denial: Republicans to Target EPA Regulations After Taking Senate
  • Even Worse Chuck: Not only Imhofe. Climate Denier Ted Cruz Is Poised to Become a Lead Senator on Science

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Autrement Dit, Keep ‘Em Barefoot And Pregnant: Federal Judge Rules #POB Admin Didn’t Go Far Enough to Accommodate Opponents of birth control Benefit
  • The Vomit That Kills: Opening arguments heard in faith healing couple’s manslaughter trial
  • Citizens Divided, You Mean? Citizens United head is “very proud” that his Supreme Court case helped Republicans win the midterms
  • Oy Vey Chuck: Next Stop #SCOTUS ? Appeals Court Reinstates Gay Marriage Bans For The First Time



  • Supreme Court upholds NYC law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to tell the truth
  • Federal Judge Gives Secular Humanism Parity With Religion
  • Federal Judge Overturns Kansas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
  • Boom. In a day of gloom. State Judge Overturns Missouri’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
  • Pope demotes (uber-conservative) highest ranking U.S. cardinal to position with ‘no responsibilities’



Rick Perry's smug shot: It's all about exposure, exploitation, aka politics as usual


Rick Perry booking photo mug shot

 Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst, who's having a little fun with Texas Governor Rick Perry. Take it away, Will:


Knew he shouldn’t. Couldn’t help himself. Talking about the beaming leer in Rick Perry’s mug shot. Or to be more precise, his smug shot. In the photo released by the Austin Police Department, the Texas Governor grins like a Cheshire Cat who just cleaned out the canary department of a PetSmart and is presetting his Lexus’ GPS for another store.

Because he vetoed the budget of the Travis County Attorney General who refused to resign following a drunken driving conviction, Perry is now being indicted on two federal felony counts relating to abuse of power. Which for a politician is real similar to being accused of breathing through their mouths. No big deal. The loyal opposition is programmed to consider all power abusive. A fact extensively covered in the freshman orientation pamphlet.

The three reasons he’s smirking are obvious. One: there’s a better chance of being struck by lightning while holding Charlize Theron’s purse stuffed with winning Powerball tickets, than being convicted. Two: he can wear these charges as a loud red badge of partisan courage, rekindling presidential aspirations. As for the third thing… well, he’ll have to get back to you. Ooops.

This is all proof that today- any and or all publicity is good publicity. Andy Warhol’s future has arrived and taken over the conference room. Famous for 15 minutes. That’s the goal. You don’t have to be talented or accomplished or good looking or an artist or even credible. Just get your name and face out there. Get on television. Even basic cable. By hook or by crook or by booking photo.

Arianna Huffington sold her website to AOL for $315 million based on the business model of rounding up scores of scripting serfs who will write for free. With 7 series and a spate of spin- offs, the Bravo Network has practically given up on narrative programming, morphing into the Real Housewives or Women be Fighting and Stuff Network. The Weather Channel has a new reality show called 3 Fat Guys in the Woods, which infringes on absolutely no fairness in advertising doctrines. Anybody can be a star. Build your brand. We’re all one viral post away from the big time.

The NFL has attempted to harness these ambitions by charging musical acts to perform at their Super Bowl Halftime Show. The three finalists, Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna have each been asked to pony up for the privilege of performing in front of billions of people AND to kick back a slice of their post- show concert tour. Next they’ll want an NFL logo carved in the haircut of the bass player. And who’s going to argue? It’s the bass player.

The most humane solution would be for the NFL to pay viewers to watch their overproduced lip- synched parody of an extravaganza. Or maybe just go back to marching bands and Frisbee catching dogs. But where’s the money in that?

Kim Kardashian’s new iPhone app is expected to make over 100 million dollars- this year alone. The goal of the game is to do anything and everything to become famous. Just that. Fame. It’s all about the exposure. Of course, in the Midwest we were taught you can die from exposure. Then again, couldn’t happen to a nicer couple than Rick Perry and Kim Kardashian. And the 3 Fat Guys in the Woods.

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 one- man show “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” which will appear at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Aug 26- 30.


BREAKING: Rick Perry indicted on two felonies



Why, it was only a few months ago that I posted Rick Perry lawyers up for criminal investigation of bribery, coercion, abuse of authority (VIDEO). Follow that link for the back story.

Now there's this, via the Dallas News:

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.

The case stems from Perry’s vetoing the $7.5 million biennial funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. He threatened to withhold the money unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned.

More at the link.

What's his defense going to be? "I can't recall"? "God made me do it"?

Added: Our old pal @DAbitty tweeted this:

You know what to do:

get out the popcorn



Rick Perry spends thousands on Obstructive Tongue Syndrome


obstruction, obstructive

We all know how Republicans love to obstruct. They can't help themselves, it's their one area of expertise, other than holding expensive, nasty, meaningless hearings. Their obstructive nature comes in extra crispy handy when it comes to getting absolutely nothing done in Congress instead of, you know, making this country run better. Poor Texas Gov. Rick Perry, however, has been dealt a bad obstructive hand.

In his case, the obstruction is his own tongue. He keeps tripping on it. Guess you could say his tongue got a taste of the GOP's own obstructive medicine:

oops rick perry smallerSo what's a tongue klutz to do? Well, you know what they say, money talks. In this case, Rick Perry is hoping to take that literally. Taegan over at Political Wire tells us that Perry spent $17K on speech coaches (there's a pay wall at the Houston Chronicle, so this is all I can provide). How nice for him that he's learning to speak English fluently so he can keep up with the demands his crowd places on immigrants:

One interesting item: Perry spent $17,000 for speech coaches "to smooth his public delivery after earning a reputation for tripping over his tongue during his run for the 2012 Republican presidential nod."

He also "has a campaign stockpile of $4.4 million collected for a now nonexistent re-election battle," which should come in handy. See, Gov. Ricky is adept at one thing, despite his tongue acrobatics. He's willing to share, despite his stingy inclination to post Do Not Enter signs all over Texas. Again, via Taegan:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), "who's weighing a White House bid in 2016, has formed a federal political action committee to aid fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 4 elections," Bloomberg reports.

Should be fun to watch him try to pronounce RickPAC.