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St Vincent and the Grenadines are ready to lead demands that UK, France and Netherlands pay reparations for transatlantic slave trade. Do they have a chance of succeeding, and do they have the right to demand money from the countries responsible for enslaving their ancestors?
The Obamacare website sucks, but health care act is a good thing and the Republicans are political nihilists who will burn the country down to prove a point. So let’s have some perspective please.
The Morning Banter: Homeless Veterans, George Clooney vs Leonardo Di Caprio, Russian Testicles & Viral Earth Photo
It’s Tuesday and almost half way through the week, so not enough to get excited about but a damn sight better than Monday. Depending on where you are in the world, it’s probably damn cold, so to cheer you up here’s some entertaining stuff on the internets:
Craig Cobb, a North Dakotan who has dedicated his life to preserving the purity of the ‘white race’, was confronted with DNA evidence that he is in fact, 14% Subsaharan African, live on the Trisha Goddard Show. His reaction is absolutely priceless.
The governor of the Bank of England wants to increase the size of the UK financial sector. Can bankers be trusted to determine what’s best for the economy? Would you trust a sex addict with fidelity?
Everyone knows someone who does Yoga. They usually shop at Wholefoods drive a Prius and lecture everyone else on the benefits of doing Yoga. Here are 7 reasons people who spend hours rolling around on the floor to Indian chanting music are really fucking annoying:
During Saturday’s Britannia Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen appeared to accidentally kill off his wheel chair bound elderly award presenter. Cohen was introduced by Salma Hayek, then came on stage to receive ”Charlie Chaplin’s cane” from a woman introduced as 87-year-old Grace Collington, supposedly the only surviving actor to have worked with Charlie Chaplin. Cohen proceeded to… Read More
As you have probably noticed, we’ve had a complete overhaul of the site here at the Banter. After much discussion and deliberation, we decided on a design and structure that focused on what we’re all about: the content. Basically, we wanted the site to be as easy to read and navigate as possible, taking away all… Read More
We have fond memories of Chez, and we would hate his reputation to be sullied by his excessive use of cocaine and flagrant plagiarism. So, in order to give him a dignified send off, we’ve compiled some of the best comments from readers on our post detailing why we fired him.
It is with great regret that we are announcing the departure of Chez Pazienza from The Daily Banter. Chez has written for the site since our relaunch in early 2012 and has provided us with many great stories, original pieces and provocative opinions.
Unfortunately we discovered that Chez had plagiarized a satirical Rand Paul speech without giving credit.
Foodies rose up in arms when the news broke that there was plan to replace the sugar cane in Mexican Coke (or ‘Mexicoke’) with American style corn syrup. But fear not America, it looks like you still have the right to get fat from Coca Cola any way you want.
A video has surfaced recently of Rafael Cruz, father of Senater Ted Cruz, claiming that the gay rights movement and evolution are tools socialists use to aid “The destruction of the traditional family.” In a sermon he gave in June of this year, Cruz senior told his followers: “They [socialists] couldn’t care less about homosexuals. They want to destroy the family.” Makes perfect sense!
A TPM report has uncovered the extreme lengths to which some prominent insurance companies have gone to in order to keep existing customers on higher premiums despite the new regulations under the Affordable Care Act. These attempt have apparently been so egregious that it has come to the attention of state insurance regulators. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and master of the completely incomprehensible metaphor is sad. Very sad. On his travels around the world, Friedman doesn’t like what he is hearing from his important friends about his country. The problem is, the America Friedman doesn’t like is the America he spent a career arguing for.
Five French teenagers from Bordeaux got drunk stole a circus llama named Serge, and took him on a tour of the city by tram. Serge was taken by the boisterous group early on Thursday morning when they broke into a circus after going clubbing in the city
A British woman was offered £10 [$16] in compensation from supermarket Sainsbury’s for having the world’s deadliest spiders jump out at her from a bag of bananas.
If you grew up in London, ‘Ali G’ most likely had a special meaning for you. Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious parody of a wannabe Jamaican gangsta/rapper had a generation in hysterics largely because the people watching it knew someone in real life who spoke just like him. The character officially retired in 2007 leaving his fans distraught. Fast forward 6 years and Ali G is back.
Just a quick note from management here – we’ve had an erroneous headline piece up about the LAX shooting up on the site stating that the gunman had been shot dead by the LAPD. That obviously wasn’t the case as Paul Ciancia is alive and in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center. The headline was actually… Read More