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A recent Democrat funded survey of Republicans provides an insight into the mindset of an average Republican voter. The report shows conclusively that the country is, for lack of a better word, completely fucked.
Native American groups opposed to the name of the capital’s football team have recently been shown support by Barack Obama, who told the Associated Press that “I’d think about changing it.” What do you think? Is the Washington Redskins name offensive?
A British schoolboy was stranded in Abu Dhabi for 18 months because of a paralyzing fear of flying. Twelve-year-old Joe Thompson had to be hypnotized so that he could finally get back on a plane and go home to Somerset, England.
It’s Tuesday morning everyone – time to find out what the hell is going on in the world. Here’s what you need to know (at least until the afternoon):
Fox News host Anna Kooiman claimed that President Obama “offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture,” amidst the government shutdown and closure of the World War II memorial in Washington. It was a great story other than the fact that it wasn’t true.
What do you get when you cross an idiotic 20 year old sex symbol with one of the most sanctimonious musicians on the planet? Answer: the world’s most annoying celebrity argument ever.
Continuing their colorful history of vulgarity, the Daily Mail decided to attack the late Ralph Miliband, father of Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, for ‘hating Britain’ because he was a Marxist. Unfortunately for deputy editor Jon Steafel, he went up against the notorious Alistair Campbell who gave him the dressing down of a lifetime.
We get some great insights from readers in the comments section here at the Banter, and how shall we say, some not so great insights. Then, we get comments like this:
In response to his daughter disowning her son for being gay, an anonymous Grandfather disowned his daughter in a hand written letter for being “hurtful, narrow-minded and backward”.
To dark, menacing music, Beck told his audience that Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio makes “Herr Bloomberg” look “like Sam Adams” because he supports raising taxes to help low income Americans, and supported the left wing Sandinistas in Nicaragua over right wing fascists. All the characteristics of a dangerous Marxist revolutionary…
Finally, a mainstream politician calling the Tea Party out for what it is: A terrorist organization attempting to destroy the government from the inside.
Concerned by what Michele Bachmann coined the ‘crack cocaine of dependancy’, the Tea Party wants America to wean itself off the government. What better way for the Tea Party to show how serious it is than to abide by its own philosophy? Here are 8 new rules the Tea Party has to abide by if it wants to be taken seriously:
You gave the world Jazz, Rock n Roll, and Jimi Hendrix. You created the environmental movement, pioneered women’s rights and sent a man to the moon. If we’re being honest, you basically won World War II and saved the world from the Nazis. You guys do some really cool shit a lot of the time. But WTF is going on with your government right now?
Jon Stewart was on rare form last night, blasting Republicans for their despicable behavior over Obamacare – a law that has been vetted by virtually every facet of the American political system and ruled 100% constitutionally sound by the highest court in the land.
A very neat little video from the The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation explaining Obamacare and how it will effect you. Probably the best explanation you’ll see
If you take the Tea Party and other vicious factions of the GOP out of the equation, there could be some hope for the political process. But how the hell do you do that when the deeper the countries problems are, the more powerful they get?
“In case the point is not clear yet: there is no post-Civil War precedent for what the House GOP is doing now,” says James Fallows of the Atlantic. He’s right, and it’s now down to moderates to stop the GOP from destroying itself, and the country.
Those in favor of the privatization of the prison system argue that it saves taxpayers money and are far more efficient than the state and federal prisons. The truth is, they aren’t, as this scary chart shows.