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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.
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And be sure to listen to her podcast: "Musical Mayhem w/Lauren Mayer"
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A musical lament about the sad state of the GOP Presidential contest (with apologies to the musical "Chicago")

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Whatever happened to politicians who spoke well and discussed issues?

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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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.

The Weekly Upchuck January 17, 2016 - Oops! - Published Late! - on 5 March 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

  • Doctors must send ultrasound pics to North Carolina officials under ‘creepy’ new anti-abortion law
  • Conflating Police Shootings of Blacks With Abortion, Missouri Republicans to Push Anti-Choice ‘All Lives Matter’ Bill
  • Never Forget: Ted Cruz Pledged Support For Constitutional Amendment Banning Birth Control
  • California: Here’s another case of a Catholic hospital interfering with patient care
  • 207 members of Congress signed brief arguing for religious non-profit exemption from the contraception mandate
  • Newt Gingrich To Lead Pastors Planned Parenthood Revolt
  • North Carolina Republicans Demand Abortion Patients’ Ultrasounds
  • Over a quarter of all abortion restrictions since Roe v Wade passed in 1973 were enacted in the past four years.
  • Who’s Driving High Abortion Rates? It’s the Religious Right
  • Jeb! Voices Opposition to ‘Roe,’ Promises to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Kansas GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding

 

Education

  • Florida Bills Threaten Science Instruction and Freedom to Read
  • Should religious schools be regulated? Voices in the UK say yes

Fifty Shades Of Barking Mad

  • Pat Robertson: Beware Satanic Rock Music That ‘Summons Demons’
  • Louie Gohmert Wanted To Start Bombing Iran Over Captured Sailors

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • Ben Carson Calls For Investigation Of Muslim Guests Attending State Of The Union
  • Koch Brothers’ Father Helped Nazis Build Oil Refinery
  • Ohio Republican surprised to find out he’s responsible for Kim Davis attending State of the Union. One day it’s the Pope, the next it’s the SOTU.
  • ‘You and your family will die’: Christian Klansman terrorizes biracial Oregon family
  • Mike Huckabee: Poor Americans will be better off if we treat them like we ‘train dogs’
  • Theodore Shoebat calls for SWAT teams to raid the homes of “faggots” and seize their children:

If Media’s The Message

  • “If you watch a Cruz speech, it’s like, we have got this enemy, we have got that enemy, we’re going to stomp on this person, we’re going to crush that person, we’re going to destroy that person,” Brooks explained. “It is an ugly world in Ted Cruz’s world, and it’s combative, and it’s angry, and it’s apocalyptic.”
  • What Reporters Should Know About Ted Cruz’s Evangelical Hype Man, Tony Perkins
  • Ann Coulter: God Raised Up Trump To Save Us From 1,000 Years Of Darkness
  • Cruz backer Phil Robertson said black people were better off under Jim Crow, “singing and happy”
  • Kim Davis: State of the Union ignored Christians like me being “mashed down, literally” by Obama

 

Lies, Propaganda And Hypocrisy

  • Televangelist Jim Bakker: Extreme weather patterns are the ‘spirit of ISIS’ in America
  • GOPer Dave Brat Attacks Obama For Citing Bible, Says Right ‘Owns The Tradition’ Of Christian Love

Politics Nation

  • Ted Cruz’s Diligent Courting of Evangelicals Pays Off in Iowa
  • Ted Cruz’s Christian-Nation Candidacy
  • Hate group Family Research Council arranged for Kim Davis, to sit in the House SOTU audience. They also got a seat for her attorney Mat Staver.
  • Santorum: Gay Marriage is Anti-Nature, Like Changing ‘Chemical Equation for Water’ From H20 to H30
  • Pastor Rick Warren joins board advising Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign
  • Ted Cruz To Address Church Led By Extremist ‘Prophet’
  • Sorry, David Brooks: In all his sadism, Ted Cruz is the true face of the Christian right
  • GOP Turns to New Hampshire’s Churches in Search of Votes
  • Rep. Steve King Prays for Fetuses, Mocks Obama’s Tears
  • Woman Magnificently Confronts Mike Huckabee Over His Support For The Duggars
  • The Republican Tribalism In Ted Cruz’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Ad
  • Tom DeLay says that Obama is “a lawless president” and so Congress should have “disinvited him” to give the SOTU
  • Watch for candidates to tie their economic views to biblical morality at GOP debate.
  • By “New York values” did Cruz mean “Jewish”?
  • Tony Perkins explains that conservatives love Ted Cruz because is willing to “challenge the darkness — of terrorism, Christian persecution, same-sex marriage, abortion, religious hostility, radical Islam, family breakdown, even the economy.”
  • Trump Campaign Picks Radical Anti-Gay End Times Pastor For Rally Invocation

 

Religion Gone Mad Gone Bad

  • Virginia Pastor: ‘Whoremongers’ Want To Kill Your Wife So ‘Hang On’ To Your Guns
  • By Jon Krakauer: The Fundamentalist Religious Views That Inspired Ammon Bundy and His Militia to Occupy a Remote Federal Facility in Oregon
  • Mormon LGBT ban was “revealed” to the prophet as God’s will, says Elder Nelson
  • Harlem Hate Pastor Announces 40 Days Of Fasting & Prayer: Ask God To Make Trump Our President
  • The Brutalism of Ted Cruz
  • Repent’ the gay away: Wife of Mormon leader tells gays to pray for ‘sexual harmony’ with God
  • Michele Bachmann: Hate crime protection for LGBT people is ‘tyranny’ in ‘God’s form of government’

 

Scandals ,Crimes And Misdemeanors

  • Did Pope Benedict XVI’s Brother Run a Sadistic Sex Camp for Choirboys?
  • Pastor of fatal beating church rejects plea offer
  • VA GOP Rep. Wants To Examine Students’ Genitalia For Proof Of Gender
  • Police Searching for Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Raping Teen Girl
  • Pennsylvania judge slaps down ex-pastor who wanted ‘volume discount’ for molesting boy 12 times
  • Ex-pastor, coach who filmed himself molesting boy deserves long prison term, court rules
  • American Pastor Charged With Raping Teenage Girl Is In Ecuador, Police Say
  • Florida man tells city council he opposes LGBT protections because he molested boys until he found God
    • Okla. Bible study leader charged with more than 50 counts for molesting 14-year-old girl he ‘brainwashed’
    • Duggar mentor Bill Gothard sorry for ‘sinful’ touching of women’s feet — but not for sex abuse
    • Abuse allegations in Newfoundland casting a cloud over Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

 

  • Dentist sued for harassing staff by constantly playing Christian music

 

Theocracy Rising

  • U.S. Army logistics officer who writes a fitness blog for the Defense Department’s health website has been criticized for plugging Jesus and the Bible as a way of getting healthy.
  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Ronnie Floyd says that the ”spiritual state of our union” is weak and “we need to repent, come back to God and put our trust in God alone. America needs a Great Spiritual Awakening.”
  • Tony Perkins does not believe in religious liberty
  • Kim Davis: I came to the State of the Union to ‘encourage’ Christians
  • Indiana Governor Mike Pence: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights
  • Cruz mega-donors’ path to ‘kingdom building’

 

Antidotes

  • Alabama county resumes issuing gay-marriage licenses
  • Catholic Diocese Rejects Texas’ Open Carry Law
  • Florida: Docs, Glocks, and ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’
  • Kim Davis Pisses Off GOP, Praises Obama’s SOTU Address
  • Kentucky Must Pay $1.1 Million For Fighting Gay Marriage
  • Georgia faith leaders protest broad religious exemptions put forward by state legislators
  • What The Anglican Church Actually Did (And Didn’t Do) Yesterday Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

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Lauren Mayer: Blowhards, Bullies, & Brats

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And be sure to listen to her podcast: "Musical Mayhem w/Lauren Mayer"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A song about the GOP candidates' descent into playground nastiness, in the flamboyant spirit of Cher

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Your Weekly Upchucks: Shocking Religion News by Author @KCBoyd3

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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.

A Bi-Weekly Upchuck February 3, 2016

Abortion, Contraception And Other Womens’ Issues

  • Apple Maps Sends Abortion Seekers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers
  • Kentucky Democrats, Planned Parenthood Fight Two-Pronged Anti-Choice Effort
  • 147 anti-choice bills were introduced in state legislatures during the first month of 2016
  • Anti-choice activists including prominent Cruz endorser link East Coast blizzard to North Dakota abortion ruling

Education – - Or Not

  • UK bans teaching of creationism in any school that receives public funding.
  • Enter Christian education: Four terrible bills that have Kansas schools playing defense
  • Christian football team threatens legal action after officials block players from using loudspeakers in pre-match prayer
  • Ted Cruz teams up with Duggar-loving singing troupe to kill public education
  • Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook Continues Crusade to Make Teaching Sex Ed a Prosecutable Crime.
  • Maryland senators are hearing #SB267 which would allow prayer at all school events. Read our letter against the bill

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate-Based Incitement

  • Top Ted Cruz endorser, Phil Robertson ‘Rid The Earth Of’ Gay Marriage Supporters
  • India Reconsidering Homosexuality Ban
  • Self-Hate: Gay Republicans Care More About Democrats Losing Than LGBT Equality
  • Why Chick-Fil-A’s Anti-LGBT Giving Is Still A Problem
  • Ken Ham: “Obama said today in speech a Mosque is like a church or synagogue where they come to worship God. But Moslems don’t believe Christ is God!”
  • Ted Cruz Endorser And Face Of Today’s GOP, Phil Robertson, Claims Black People Were ‘Happy’ Pre-Civil Rights
  • Fondly remembering the time Santorum spoke with an activist who thought Obama tried to nuke Charleston
  • Trump-loving extremist says Christians should beat gays on the street: ‘Jesus would have killed them all’

 

Fifty Shades Of Lies, Hypocrisies And General Propaganda

  • Rafael Cruz Says His Lying Son is Telling the Truth Just like Jesus
  • Catholic Church Thinks It Shouldn’t Have To Pay Fines For Abuse Because Of Religious Freedom
  • Church tells 84-year-old woman she can’t be buried next to husband because she missed services

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

  • Ted Cruz prayer team warns Satan is waging war against Cruz’s campaign & “rejoicing over our communication problems”
  • Kim Davis’ Lawyer: ‘Christians Will Face Discriminatory Tax’

 

If Media’s The Message

  • At Ted Cruz event, Phil Robertson calls gay marriage ‘evil’
  • Extremist Radio Hosts Rally For Ted Cruz On The Eve Of The Iowa Caucuses
  • Iowa radio host Steve Deace said Ted Cruz overcame “real spiritual warfare” to win the caucuses
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Wants To ‘Rid The Earth’ Of Gay Marriage Supporters
  • UNREAL: TLC To Bring Back The Duggars’ 19 Kids & Counting
  • Complicit: How National Media Helped Steve Deace Push Cruz To Victory In Iowa
  • Christian singer tells CNN she’s willing to die for LaVoy Finicum’s beliefs: ‘If I lose my life — it’s worth it’
  • Iowa Talk Show Host Likens Trump Followers To Pagan Cultists

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Western Wall Prayer Space Deal Is a Capitulation to Fundamentalists
  • Michele Bachmann: Obama Seeks Global Domination As Battle Of Armageddon Approaches
  • Tom Cotton’s latest attempt to undermine and embarrass the US on the world stage

Politics Nation

  • Iowa Crowd Dead Silent During Sarah Palin’s Desperate Rant Against Steve King At Trump Rally
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he recently sent a text message to Cruz that read: “Remember your opponents cannot defeat you if the Lord is with you.”
  • Religion and irreligion got the job done in Iowa for Cruz and Sanders.
  • Ted Cruz has mastered the art of evangelical politics
  • Ted Cruz’s Radical Supporters: He Won Iowa on the Back of the Scariest Bible-Thumpers in the Business
  • Meet the Evangelicals Who Hate Donald Trump

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

Scandal

  • Would you buy ‘Miracle Spring Water’ from this conman?
  • Scamming in the name of the Lord
  • With Huckabee out of the race, will he go back to his gig pushing fake cures for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer?
  • The strange case of the pastor released from Iran and his wife’s abuse allegations
  • Abusive former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll to start new church in Phoenix
  • Oklahoma City pastor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from former church
  • Christian’ Dad Beat Daughter With Frozen Bacon While Quoting Bible — For Jesus

Science – - Or Not

  • Not-So-Moderate-Kasich:”My daughters go to a Christian school, and I’m very proud of the fact that they have both come to know the Lord,” he added. He also affirmed his belief in the historicity of the Bible. “I believe there was indeed an ark – and not just any ark but an impossibly, unfathomably huge ark – and that Noah undertook this impossibly, unfathomably huge task and completed it heroically,” he wrote. “And I don’t just choose to believe this because it pleases me to do so. I’ve read a bunch of texts and studied all kinds of histories and have come to the conclusion that there was indeed a man called Noah, who did indeed build a giant ark, which did indeed weather a tremendous flood and bring about a great change.”
  • Ken Ham : “We live in an age of fiction -as so many who haven’t been taught how to think correctly are brainwashed & believe a fairy tale—evolution!”
  • Believe it Or Not – Jeb! Sinks Lower Than Trump and Cruz
  • Rafael Cruz Says His Lying Son is Telling the Truth Just like Jesus
  • Ken Ham: “Once children are taught HOW to think correctly about science they easily see through evolution as a belief – a religion used to reject God”
  • Marco Rubio Is Ready And Willing To Let Florida Drown
  • The brick & mortar reality of stupid: Creation Museum hopes to triple in size

 

Supremes And Lower Courts

  • Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts
  • Tony Perkins: “If there is one candidate in this election who I want picking the next 2-3 Supreme Court justices, it’s Ted Cruz.”
  • Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.
  • Meet The Apologist For Workplace Sexual Abuse That Ted Cruz Wants On The Supreme Court

Theocracy Rising

  • Trump Says He’ll Appoint Justices Who Will Overturn Marriage Equality
  • Facts with a side of Pander. ‘5 Faith Facts’ series looks at religion and 2016 election contenders
  • Marine Does Not Have A Right To Display Religious Signs On Government Property
  • Justice Department Appointee Blocked Over Stand Opposing Church-Based Politicking
  • Scads Of Christian Schools Win Waivers To Federal Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Ted Cruz went full on church sermon in his victory speech
  • Beyond The Pale: Ted Cruz Puts Extremists At The Center Of His Campaign
  • There’s an old saying that says you are the company you keep, and if Ted Cruz is the company he keeps, that’s downright terrifying.
  • How Ted Cruz’s Evangelical Strategy Won Him Iowa, And Why It Could Win Him The Nomination
  • What Porno Pete The Homophobe thinks of Rubio:
  • “Rush is right about Rubio. If he’s the new #GOP “establishment,” then conservatives are taking over the Republican Party.”
  • ‘Here Am I Lord, Use Me’: Ted Cruz’s Dad Says Holy Ghost Authorized White House Run
  • Kansas Republicans threaten teachers with jail time for perfectly legal sex ed material
  • Mikey Weinstein: The DHA’s disclaimer regarding faith based fitness messaging is “nothing more than a pathetic attempt to essentially put lipstick on a pig,”

 

Antidotes

  • 5 faith facts about Sen. Bernie Sanders: Unabashedly irreligious
  • Ted Cruz National Co-Chair: Trump Bought Off Palin
  • Abandoned by his God, the Huckster is O-U-T.
  • The Froth Will Out: Santorum Suspending Presidential Campaign

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