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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 May 17, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Rights

  • #EveryWomansNightmare Wisconsin GOP Bill Would Give Inlaws Power to Stop a Daughter-In-Law’s Abortion
  • #ThosePeskyFacts Anti-Choice Groups Vow to Defy New Provisions of D.C. Law That Don’t Exist
  • #DoingItTheirWay Family Planning Cuts That The Texas Legislature Forced Through Are Having Dire Consequences And You Can Thank Today’s Religious Right
  • #BitByBit House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • #FromLieToShiningLie From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions
  • #OhToBeAWomanInSD South Dakota Ranks Worst in the Nation on Reproductive Rights

Creationism

  • #Hamchuck Louisiana GOPer wants the government to help build Ken Ham’s insane creationist amusement park

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

  • #SpeakingOfUpchuck Bry-Bry-The-Fish: ‘I Believe We Are Going To Have Violence’ If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage
  • #Stop.Now. Sandy Rios On Train Crash: Engineer’s Gayness A ‘Factor’

Fifty Shades Of Hypocrisy And Lying Propaganda

If Media’s The Message

  • #OxyBoy Rush Limbaugh panics over decline of Christianity in America — says ‘1 million gay activists’ are to blame

Israel, End Times And Hagee

  • #QUiveringWithGlee Billy The Graham’s daughter et al pledge that: Gay Marriage, Legal Abortion Will Lead To Apocalypse
  • #ApartheidBound Netanyahu makes it official: New gov’t does not have 2-state solution as its goal
  • #FlimflammerSkimscammer John Hagee Wants To Make Sure He’s Getting Your Money
  • #ForThoseWhoThinkWar Dueling Fundamentalisms: Christian and Islamic

Politics Nation

  • #Panderfest Jeb Bush to tout power of Christian faith at Liberty University
  • #JesusSezRobThePoor? Fox News host smacks down Ben Carson’s Bible-based flat tax
  • #LyingCrapWeasel Huckajesus’ Former Colleagues Turn On Him
  • #NeoconReligionist Jebya: Stronger ‘Christian voice’ needed in world
  • CourtingAndAPandering For Scott Walker’s first-ever trip to the Holy Land, he went to Larry Mizel, the go-to billionaire for GOP politicians traveling to Israel.
  • #FrothyDonsTheVest Rick Santorum blames Christianity’s decline on lack of anti-abortion zealots running for president
  • #ReligiousTest Scott Walker Is Having A Hard Time Proving He’s Pro-Life Enough For Evangelicals
  • #Cruz-ingKaKa Ted Cruz: Gay Marriage Is The Greatest Threat To Religious Freedom In American History
  • #LooseningHisBibleBelt Huckajesus sez LGBT equality “is not a political issue … It is a biblical issue”

Religion Gone Bad Gone Mad

  • #Base-icTruths Evangelicals Stay Strong as Christianity Crumbles in America

Same Sex Issues

Scandal

Theocracy Rising

  • #StraightFromTheAss’sMouth Jeb Bush Promises Christianity Will Govern His Office
  • #StuffMatters Franklin Graham To Save America With Right-Wing ‘Prayer Rallies’ In All 50 States Before 2016 Election
  • #CrazyChristiansRising “…evangelicals now constitute a clear majority (55%) of all US Protestants,” – Pew
  • #BostonsScrod Evangelizing Boston-”Church planting” uses public schools to reduce rent and retake secular Boston

Antidotes

  • Insurers Must Cover All Birth Control Methods
  • Reza Aslan: It’s not God’s fault if you use religion to justify hate — you’re just a bigot
  • Barack Obama: “Despite great caring & concern, fighting poverty . . often times view it as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion”

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S. Dakota Macy's Parade Float Kicks Joan Jett Off For Being A Vegetarian

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This just struck me as plain old silly. Don't they grow vegetables there too? Asshats.

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Joan Jett said she won't ride on the South Dakota float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade because ranchers in the state protested her vegetarian lifestyle.

A trade group for ranchers in South Dakota said they were concerned about Jett's involvement with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals when they learned she and her band, the Blackhearts, were going to be on the float, CNN reported Saturday.

"So, of course, when we learned that about Miss Jett, we were rightly concerned about her representing South Dakota and a state that is so heavily reliant on agriculture and livestock production to drive our economy," Jodie Anderson of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, said.

Upon learning about the concerns, Jett said she decided to switch to another, unspecified float.

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Report: Sen. Tim Johnson to announce retirement in South Dakota

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Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Sen. Tim Johnson is planning on holding a press conference tomorrow:

(Reuters) - Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said on Monday.

His son could end up running for the seat, as could Former Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin who lost in 2010.

Overall, 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for election in 2014, of which 21 are now held by Democrats and 14 are held by Republicans. The Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber.

Gulp. We cannot afford to lose the Senate.

MSNBC's Krystal Ball had this reaction on the Twitter Machine:

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VIDEO: Women's rights under attack by anti-abortion extremists

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Previously I posted two must-watch videos here: Despite murder threats by anti-abortion extremists, new clinic aims to serve Kansas women.

Here are the next two from Rachel Maddow who clearly and urgently delineates the War on Women in states that are doing away with women's ability to access reproductive health services.

Sure, Roe v. Wade is still around, and women have a constitutional right to an abortion, but that doesn't mean conservatives in several states aren't making that nearly impossible, and defunct, by requiring clinics to do things clinics just cannot do.

Please watch all the segments we've made available in both posts. This is about as disturbing as it gets for women's rights as “illegal, violent, threatening behavior” and obstacles to medical programs continue under the protection of state laws. Harassing and intimidating easy female targets, hostility and scare tactics aimed at physicians and other personnel, are all working, although they are being bravely resisted and outmaneuvered when possible.

Clinics are closing, health services are disappearing, and women are being deprived of care as well as their rights.

Happy 40th, Roe:

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