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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 March 22, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Creationism

Education

Fifty Shades Of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

If Media’s The Message

Israel, End Times And Hagee

Politics Nation

  • #SimplyFoaming RIck aka ‘Frothy’ Santorum, tells far-right crowd it’s up to them to get Bibles back in schools to save America
  • #USOfJesus David Lane Wants Religious Right ‘Army’ To Pick Next President
  • #AmericanAyatollah Meet David Lane: The Anti-Gay, Christian-Nation Extremist Of The RNC
  • #FabricateAllYouLikeFrothyYoullNeverGrabTheBigRing Rick Santorum: Obama ‘Intentionally’ Allowing Evil To ‘Prosper Around The World’
  • #ErpNoThanks From The Pulpit To The White House, Huckajesus Seeks To Become America’s Pastor In Chief
  • #FlimFlamScammery Right Winger Erick Erickson Rips Huckajesus For Pitching Products Like The “Diabetes Solution” That His Site Cashed In On
  • ItsllAboutThatBase The Jebster pandering away.
  • #JebstersFollies Not to forget Terri Schiavo on life support, as well as less well-known, and also unsuccessful, efforts to appoint a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled rape victim and to prevent a 13-year-old girl from having an abortion
  • #AveACup Ted Cruz: The Tea Party’s Doomsday Prophet
  • #FrothyFoments Rick Santorum tells woman who thinks Obama almost nuked Charleston, SC that Obama is a dangerous tyrant
  • #HuckaSpew Obama has “a great sense of identity with/empathy for many of the other Middle Eastern nations.
  • #FoldingToTheCrazies The Jebster Implicitly Endorses GA Bill that Wud Legalize Discrimination Against Gays.

Religion Gone Bad, Gone Mad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandals And Scams

 

Science Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

  • #NoPaulRevereHe Mat Staver: “A collision of unprecedented magnitude” coming between gay rights and Christianity
  • #DoofusAlert FOX News’ Steve Doocy & Anti-Gay Christian Pastor Think “Have A Blessed Day” Air Force Greeting Is Awesome
  • #CrusaderMentality USAF commanders told to “send it up the chain of command” when they get a complaint from Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Mikey Weinstein.

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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 March 15, 2015

Abortion, Contraception And Other Women’s Issues

Education

Fifty Shades of Hate

Fifty Shades Of Lying Propaganda

  • #Word-Smith-ingJoe: The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade – Provisional support of certain LGBT legal protections—with conditions.

Fifty Shades Of Stark Raving Mad

If Media’s The Message

  • #SpoilerAlert: America is NOT a Christian nation.
  • #PutzyPornoPete: LaBarbera: GOP Will Fall If It Stops Talking About Gay Kisses On TV
  • #Who’sPunishingWho: Staver: Boycott Sports Teams That Support Marriage Equality
  • #WhatsHeThinking? Mega-disappointing that James Franco plays the role of an ‘ex-gay’ pastor.
  • #CurrentPukerFormer NFLer:Fox Sports Analyst Craig James Says Satan Is Behind Movement for LGBT Equality
  • #DrHydeIPresume? Op-ed In the New Jersey Star Ledger: Tom Cotton ‘is a Neocon monstrosity out of central casting’
  • #AbusingMLK: Alveda King, The Fox News Contributor Who Blames Natural Disasters On Gay Marriage

Israel, End Times And John Hagee

  • #CanYouSaySelf-FulfillingProphecy? Evangelicals & ISIS Feel Fine About the End of the World
  • #LovingJews ToDeath: We may well see the ‘End of Days’ but sadly, it will be by man’s nuclear
  • #Bringin’ItOn: GOP Senator Dismisses Diplomacy With Iran Over Nuclear Program, Suggests War Instead Of Diplomacy
  • #TreasonAnyone? Republican Senators Write To Leaders Of Iran, Attempt To Sabotage Nuclear Deal
  • #Bringin’ItOn#II: Foreign Minister of Israel: Behead Arabs who aren’t loyal to Israel
  • #TheStateOfOurUnionIsTenous: Tom Cotton Doesn’t Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.
  • #FollowTheMoney: “2014: Tom Cotton gets $1M from Kristol’s neocon Emergency Cmtee for Israel; repays debt with Iran letter”
  • #WherePoliticsMoney&EndTimesMeet: Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’
  • #SonOfJohnSpews: Matthew Hagee: Gay Marriage ‘Is Taking Away The Ability Of … Society To Survive’
  • #AndFatherErupts: John Hagee: Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Was God’s Warning To America To Stand With Israel Or Face Judgment
  • #Meh? Sheldon Adelson “So Israel won’t be a democratic state. So what?”
  • #Who’sAfraidOfWWIII?Sen. Graham on Defeating ISIS: ‘This is a Religious War and We Have to Take Sides
  • #PeeYouStinky: Hagee sticks his apocalyptic nose in US foreign policy yet again.

Politics Nation

  • #ThatDuhMoment: Huckajesus Asked To Provide Example Of Negative Impact Of Marriage Equality, Draws A Blank
  • #JesusJebThatWasQuick: Jeb jumps aboard the pandering train. So much for bucking the crazies.
  • #LooksSexuallyRepressedToMe: Lindsey Graham doing Netanyahu, Israel and Adelson’s bidding: “I Fear Iran More Than ISIS
  • #ExcuuuuseHim: Whining Rand Paul Says Gay Marriage ‘Offends’ Him.
  • #WalkeringTHeWalk: LOOKING FOR WALKER TO “DO NOTHING” (BUT CARRY A BIG RELIGIOUS STICK) IN 2016 ELECTION
  • #CruzingToInfamy: Ted Cruz Touts Anti-Gay Bona Fides To Extremist Group
  • #InTheValleyOfJordan(Sekulow): Team Jeb Bush’s Liaison to the Religious Right Is Islamophobic, Opposed to Marriage Equality and Vigorously Anti-Abortion
  • #AllAboutThatBase: Jeb’s all about that base,’Bout that base no trouble.
  • #RickysEarWhisperer: Rick Perry: God’s Candidate For President

Religion Gone Bad

Same Sex Issues

Sausage Makers And Their Sausage

Scandal

Science – Or Not

Supremes And Lower Courts

Theocracy Rising

Antidotes

 

 

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

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 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:

SMUG SHOTS

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 willdurst.com 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. thirdavenueplayhouse.com

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BREAKING: Rick Perry indicted on two felonies

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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

 

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