Hyprocrisy from the religious right hardly seems surprising anymore, but the recent Hobby Lobby decision and the Teapublican vitriol launched against the Central American refugee children set a new low even for this mean, illogical crowd.

First there’s Hobby Lobby, Inc. that wants to dictate which forms of birth control women should have access to under their healthcare plans, based on the erroneous belief that four methods cause abortions instead of simply preventing pregnancy. Curiously, the company covered three of these “troubling four” before 2012 when they decided to make this issue political. Nor are the religious sensitivities of Hobby Lobby’s owners bothered by their financial investments in those very same methods of birth control or the fact that most of the products in their craft store come from China, where the one-child-per-family rule not only encourages abortion but also infanticide. Holy Hypocrisy!

For those affected by the Hobby Lobby ruling, check out this hilarious video entitled “Hobby Lobby Crafts (Make Your Own IUD!)”

Next, we have the Corporatist Five male justices on the Supreme Court who seem to think they can actually draw the line of their newly invented corporate religious freedom at birth control and closely-held corporations. To quote from Justice Ginsburg’s blistering dissent,

"Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today's decision... The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."
What’s the difference between birth control and blood transfusions or vaccinations or anesthesia, you might ask? Well, MEN might need a blood transfusion or a vaccination or anesthesia someday so we can’t have employers deny that kind of health coverage now can we? The reasoning (or lack thereof) of Justice Alito, writing for the majority, proves once again that this whole abortion (and now contraception) controversy is all about controlling women and returning to an even more patriarchal society of yesteryear.

So zygotes and corporations are full-fledged persons with Constitutional rights, but women not so much. This funny graphic sums up the SCOTUS reasoning in the Hobby Lobby case:

More Tea Party hypocrisy after the orange squiggle...

Dr. Seuss' Tea Party Ode to Refugee Kids
Finally, we get to the cognitive mess that is the Teapublican Party  — always on their high horse about how they love all God’s children. Well apparently not if you’re a poor brown kid from Central America. Then they will harass you with their mean, misspelled signs and chants like “Not our kids. Not our problem.” Reminds me of one of my favorite riffs by late comedian George Carlin (see graphic at beginning of this diary):
http://www.youtube.com/... (minute 0:00 to 1:00)

Meanwhile, America goes around the world pressuring other countries to accept millions of refugees, but we can’t handle 52,000 children fleeing the drug gang violence that we help create? Holy hypocrisy!

Hunter at DailyKos offers an intriguing solution:

“You (Teapublican protestors) do realize you're monsters, right? Horrific human beings? Empty, soulless shells with tan lines? Forget amnesty for the refugee kids, it's time to work out a straight one-to-one trade. America gets those kids on that bus, if it ever comes, and Guatemala gets you. You'll love it there, it's got lots and lots of guns.”

Speaking of hypocrisy, you gotta catch Bill Maher’s hilarious riff on the Tea Party venom being spewed at the Central American refugee kids. See graphic above. Thanks to BruinKid at DailyKos for the transcription:

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