I swear, right now there’s little that’s as endlessly entertaining as watching the clowns of the American right — who for so long figured they had the market cornered on Jesus — lose their minds over the new pope.
- Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, the Breitbart team, all either claim to be holier-than-thou servants of the one true God or just assume they can count on keeping those in his thrall safely under their thumbs.
- But Napolitano's criticism is special.
With the news that they are staging a comeback, the legendary comedians are back in the spotlight – and about time too. How good were the Pythons? Put it this way, their show in the O2 Arena in London sold out in 43.5 seconds. Here at the Banter HQ, we’ve been discussing which sketches were the funniest – a hard task given the hours of hilarity they bestowed upon us. Here’s our unofficial guide tot the best Monty Python sketches of all time.
It’s well documented and a huge understatement that Fox News wallows in its own egregiously awful standards — far worse by a factor of a thousand than any other cable news outfit. The very existence of integrity-free Fox & Friends alone would make Paddy Chayefsky and Edward R. Murrow spin in their graves, say nothing of the existence of the standard-less network on which it airs.
Anyone airing even a minor portion of those tapes needs to seriously think about whether they provide any new insights or information in the case, because if they don’t there’s zero reason for anybody in the public sphere to ever hear them. Screw the nonsense piety about the people’s right to know — this is basic human decency and it should be abided by above all else.
In Michigan, Republican lawmakers have devised a particularly insidious piece of legislation that would ban primary insurance policies from covering abortions — even abortions as the result of rape or incest. That’s right, in addition to being raped, a woman could potentially have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to terminate.
Barack Obama is a mainstream, center-left Democratic president. On the key issues of the day, there isn’t a whole lot of daylight between Obama, President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Hillary Clinton or John Kerry. There are slight quibbles here and there and the glaring issue of the Iraq War, but besides that… Read More
Who first put it out there that Paul Walker was likely killed by a drone strike? I think we may have found out. It looks like it came from a guy who, as it turns out, is an archenemy of Alex Jones, perhaps because when it comes to being a batshit-crazy paranoiac he makes Jones look like the benchwarmer for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help girls basketball team to his D-Wade.