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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.  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 January 25, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other WOmens’ Issues

Creationism

  • Hurling As One: Movie extolling Book Of Genesis as world guide features Huckajesus, Dershowitz, Ken Ham & other nutters.
  • Tetch Of Ham In My Upchuck: Forecast for Ark Park attendance cut by half of what Hamhead claims
  • Papal Smear: Santorum needn’t have flipped about Pope Francis’ birth control remarks when in reality, they toe the same conservative line
  • The Method To Their Upchuck: Inside the Secret History Behind the GOP’s Latest 20-Week Abortion Ban

Education

Fifty Shades Of Lies And Propaganda

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

 

If Media Is The Message

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

LGBT

Politics Nation

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Scandal

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

 

 

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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.  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 January 18, 2015

In honor and memory of my sweet, sweet dog, Reilly.

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Education

 

 

Fifty Shades Of Hate

If Media’s The Message

 

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • Foreign Policy Pukes: With Christian Fundamentalist encouragement, US Senate prepares new Iran sanctions bill, in hopes of scuttling deal.
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Toilet: Benjamin Netanyahu ridiculed over appearance at Paris solidarity march
  • Joe Blows: Former Dem, Joe Lieberman picks back up the Neo-con cudgel
  • Blah, Blah, Upchuck: Having recently apologized for calling President Obama anti-Semitic, John Hagee says it all over again.
  • Nous Vomissons: Minister: Expand settlements to absorb French immigrants
  • Call It Messianic Chuck: How Netanyahu’s Policies (and the alliance with John Hagee Are Fueling Anti-Semitism
  • Bienvenue To The World Of Upside-Down Upchuck: Israel wants to house French Jewish immigrants in the West Bank
  • Gett Thee To The Toilet: Israel, despite being a secular state, has no civil procedure for marriage/ divorce except the two differ in religious affiliations”

 

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

LGBT Issues

Politics Nation

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

  • Hurling Into The 114th: Four New Anti-Choice Bills Introduced in U.S. Senate
  • When The Last Tree Dies, Upchuck: The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress Edition
  • Cruz-ing While Hurling: Ted Cruz, on-record for denying climate change as well as having regularly pushed for govt cutbacks, appointed to oversee NASA in Congress
  • Tangled Up In Vomit: Gov. Bobby Jindal Says “We have tried everything and now it is time to turn back to God.”
  • The Lunatics In Charge Of The Asylum. Praise Be Upchuck: “The last 15 yrs, there has been no recorded warming” Ted Cruz, the newly appointed head of the Space, Science and Competitiveness Committee. You know, the one that funds NASA. The same NASA he vowed to defund.
  • Of Course They Hurl: House GOP Schedules Vote On A National Abortion Ban
  • Lurching Toward The Toilet. And Missing: Acting as both state senator & demon-hunting anti-gay exorcist, Klingenschmitt is proud to wear “two hats”
  • Wy-O-Wy Chuck? Wyoming bill would allow Christians to discriminate, sue over ‘oppression’ of gay marriage
  • Crimson Tide Of Vomit: Yes, in Alabama, a fetus can call witnesses to testify against its carrier

 

Scandal

Science – Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

 

 

Antidotes

 

 

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Flashback Friday - Iraq, Nixon & Sting

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Sting with Nicole Sandler at Channel 103.1/Los Angeles - Oct 1999

Sting with Nicole Sandler at Channel 103.1/Los Angeles - Oct 1999

 

Each Friday morning, we wrap up our broadcast week with a trip into my musical radio past. Believing that music soothes the savage beast, it was especially useful today as the world has descended into savage madness. More on that in a bit.

Today, our Flashback Friday featured my two interview with the former Police-man, Sting!

I first interviewed him at LA's legendary KSCA fm 101.9 in 1996, in conjunction with the release of his Mercury Falling album. As he noted, our "Music Hall" was named with tongue firmly in cheek, as it was actually a hall-way that led from the main studio to the production room and production office. But the sound that came from our "music hall" was magical.

Sting hadn't done a radio station appearance like this in over a decade, but he was so pleased with our session that he began doing more of them.

Three years later, on October 27, 1999, Sting was touring in support of Brand New Day. In the midst of a four-night stand at the Universal Amphitheater, he joined me in studio again, this time at Channel 103.1, also in Los Angeles, this time with some lucky listeners joining us in studio too.

Soothing the Savage Beast

The beasts certainly need soothing right now as the world seems to be a giant pressure cooker ready to blow. Last night, President Obama took to the TV to announce that he had authorized two types of actions in Iraq: the first, air drops of humanitarian had already begun,  the second "targeted" air strikes to protect American interests in Iraq.

The need for humanitarian aid is without question.

U.S. aircraft, escorted by fighter jets, dropped 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water and 8,000 meals ready to eat. The aircraft were over the drop area for less than 15 minutes flying at a low altitude, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

The emergency effort is being deployed to help a group of 40,000 Yazidis, a group of ethnic Kurds, who fled villages in northern Iraq under threat from ISIS.

The Yazidis fled to the Sinjar Mountains, in a remote part of northern Iraq near the border of Syria, where they are stuck without food or water while ISIS forces are gathered at the base of the mountains.

As for the "targeted air strikes," which began early this morning, it's not so clear that bombs are the way to go. My friend David Swanson, one of the founders of World Beyond War, explained in a post this morning he titled "Back in Iraq, Jack.  (I guess this is the bad kind of flashback.)

Obama promises no combat troops will be sent back to Iraq.  No doubt.  Instead it'll be planes, drones, helicopters, and "non-combat" troops.  "America is coming to help" finally just sounded as evil as Reagan meant it to, but it was in Obama's voice.  The ironies exploded like Iraqi houses on Thursday.  While the United States locks Honduran refugee children in cages, it proposes to bomb Iraq for refugees.  While Gaza starves and Detroit lacks water, Obama bombs Iraq to stop people from starving.  While the U.S. ships weapons to Israel to commit genocide, and to Syria for allies of ISIS, it is rushing more weapons into Iraq to supposedly prevent genocide on a mountaintop -- also to add to the weapons supplies already looted by ISIS.

Flash back a bit further - 40 years ago today this happened...

It seems like yesterday...

And finally, I invited my old friend Judge David Young on the show for a couple of reasons this morning. As the first openly gay judge to sit on the bench in Miami, and the first openly gay man with a TV show (The Judge David Young Show), I wanted his take on the progress Florida is making toward marriage equality.  He also gave us some advice on how to vote in judicial elections -- bottom line is DO YOUR RESEARCH!

There's no easy way to figure it out, but he'll help you if you ask nicely!

And with that, we're done for the week.

If we're still standing, we'll be back Monday with Howie Klein and The Steve Israel Hour, and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel too... Radio or Not.

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Texas Marriage Law Takes It Up The Butt-end Of The Stick

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Ah, it's a good thing Washington State University isn't located in Texas. You'll understand that statement in a minute. First, here's more outrageous right-wingnut evangelical babble from the Lone Star State. THE RAW STORY:

According to Houston’s KHOU, Conservative Republicans of Texas president Dr. Steve Hotze made the bigoted remarks in a press release supporting Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, who is running for re-election.

“Our Founding Fathers would be furious to find out that the Constitution was being interpreted to allow sodomites to marry,” wrote Hotze in a Republican Party fundraising letter.

Imagine that. When's the last time, outside of church you heard someone use the word, "sodomites?" It's been a while in my circle of associates. So as not be be confused, I Googled "sodomites" to get the exact definition. "One who commits sodomy." So, I went next to Wikipedia:

Sodomy /ˈsɒdəmi/ is generally anal sex, oral sex or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but may also include any non-procreative sexual activity.[1][2][3] Originally, the term sodomy was commonly restricted to anal sex,

Okay, now we're all on the same page. And to use this definition, there's a lot of things that are commonly practiced in both heterosexual couplings as well as homosexual that fall under the term "sodomy." And if  Republicans of Texas president Dr. Steve Hotze really means what he says, he may very well be damning almost every marriage of every kind. Not just same-sex marriage.

So it's this next piece of journalism from Huffington Post that might put Hotze on his ass. It's an article entitled, The Latest Rage On College Campuses Is Apparently Anal Sex

"Modern men and women have gone off the beaten path by moving their entry point two inches south from that of their forefathers," Abigail Student [writer Washington State University] said on HuffPost Live. "Modern American couples have normalized the practice of anal sex. In the words of Frost 'the road less traveled by' has gained some serious traffic."

In her article, she cites a study conducted by the National Survey of Family Growth from 2006 to 2008, which stated that 44 percent of straight men and 36 percent of straight women admitted to having anal sex at least once in their lives.

And lets not even get into the oral sex numbers. Use your imagination how many have gone a-head with that.

When will these Republican evangelicals stop trying to snoop into our bedrooms and dictate what we can and can't do? Why not let gender identity and love determine whom we can and cannot marry? Living under the sanctity of a unity blessed by a faith is far more beneficial to society than exclusion and forcing two people who love one another and are willing to pledge that unity under a Deity, to live in sin.

There is no such thing as "unholy matrimony." There's only unholy thinkers. And here's one of them right now --

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