Secret Service Head Julia Pierson Resigns As President Obama Declines To Make Statement

By October 01, 2014

With such a high-profile resignation, and such a long delay from the podium, you might have expected to see Obama take the stage to announce Pierson’s departure. You would be wrong.

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Religious Extremism, Sex Online, Social Media and Ebola!


MEMBERS ONLY: Ben Cohen, Chez Pazienza and Bob Cesca discuss religious extremism, political burnout, the next Twitter, inappropriate sexual behavior online, and the dreaded Ebola virus!

Fox News Doesn’t Trust the CDC About Ebola Because Obama or Something

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Dr. Thomas Frieden says he has complete confidence that the disease can be stopped in its tracks. But Steve Doocy, needless to say, isn’t so sure.

Anne Hathaway Shows How We F*ck Up Our Idols

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Anne Hathaway says that fame “fucked me up.” Was it fame or was it the completely unnecessary media narrative that sprang up around her?

EXCLUSIVE: Media Uses Wrong Photo Of Activist Killed By ISIS, Raising Questions About Accuracy Of Reporting


Sloppy mistakes like these call into question the veracity of many other stories filtering out of Iraq and Syria into the Western media.

The ‘Morning Joe’ Crew Has a Really Sexist Explanation For the White House Security Breach


Despite many White House security breaches in the past, these didn’t stop the men on ‘Morning Joe’ from blaming the latest one on the gender of the current Secret Service director.

Bob Cesca: “Hawaii is a State,” Part Two: Renting in Hawaii With Dogs


MEMBERS ONLY: The following is Part Two in a multi-part series about real life in Hawaii. This week, Bob recounts how he and his wife struggled to find affordable housing in Honolulu with two large dogs.

And We Have Our First Conservative Pundit To Connect Barack Obama To the U.S. Ebola Case

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And the winner is…

White House Blasts John Boehner Hypocrisy On War Resolution


Over the weekend, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) continued to press the case that President Obama should introduce a resolution asking for authorization of his military action against ISIS, while agreeing that the President already has the authority to take military action against ISIS. I asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the administration’s claim of authority to strike ISIS, but he took the opportunity to strike Boehner, instead.

Men Want Women in Their Mid-20s, Say Researchers at the University of No F*cking Sh*t

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Men are, at their core, simple, stupid creatures.

Ebola Is Here

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The first case of Ebola ever diagnosed in the United States marks a dark milestone in the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

Stephen Colbert Is Really Pissing Off Bill O’Reilly, And It’s Awesome


It’s always entertaining to observe an egomaniac gasbag, who takes himself way too seriously, respond to jokes about his childish ideas.

Republicans’ New Black Friend Is Either A Stock Photo Or Is Having A Very Interesting Day

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Earlier, we told you about the enormous fail that is the #IAmARepublican hashtag campaign, and the equally enormous fail of an ad campaign to which it was pegged. As crummy as the “Republicans Are People Too” ad is, you would think that at a minimum, it would feature actual people who are actual Republicans. You… Read More

Did The Secret Service Lie To The White House About Intruder?


Tommy Christopher asks the hard questions at the White House press briefing today.

A Basic Lesson in Biology: Why Our Economic System is Decimating The Planet


MEMBERS ONLY: While we have green energy commitments, panels on climate change, and policies to prevent the decimation of wildlife, there is an elephant in the room that few leaders are willing to acknowledge.

It’s a truth so obvious that it cannot be mentioned given it undermines the entire basis of Western capitalism and the philosophical paradigm we’ve been living under for the past 500 years.

Atheist Writer Says Christian Conservatives Are a Bigger Threat Than ISIS


If you can’t tell the difference between nutty Christian conservatives and radical Islamists, then you’re part of the problem.

The NFL Now Says It was Wrong To Penalize a Muslim Player for Praying After a Touchdown

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The message was clear: praying to the Christian god on the field is apparently a-okay, but giving thanks to the Muslim deity is a violation of NFL policy.

Today Is Blasphemy Day and Thank God For That


Believers need to understand there’s no such thing as the right not to be offended.

John Oliver, Bill O’Reilly and Two Very Different Views of Obama


If you were in a coma for the last six years, then suddenly awakened this past weekend to observe both John Oliver’s show and Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday show appearance, you might assume they were talking about the military actions of two very separate and distinct presidents.