Politics

Fox News Pundit Immediately Blames Obama For Steven Sotloff’s Beheading

By September 02, 2014
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This is getting ridiculous, just like her Joe the Plumber-esque foreign policy advice.

Whatever It Takes, the “Islamic State” Needs To Be Stomped Into Oblivion

By September 02, 2014
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It’s shocking to think that there’s a situation possible that should make us consider reentering a conflict in the Middle East in a profound way. But behold, the so-called Islamic State is handing the civilized world that situation on a silver platter — along with the heads of its many enemies.

Cenk Uygur is Worried That the iCloud Hacker Might Give “All Other Hackers” a Bad Name

By September 02, 2014
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Yes, because we wouldn’t want the otherwise stellar reputations of hackers to be unfairly dragged through the mud.

BREAKING: ISIS Releases YouTube Video Showing Execution of Missing American Journalist Steven Sotloff

By September 02, 2014
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The Associated Press is reporting that a video has been uploaded to the internet showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Reading

By September 01, 2014
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It’s understandable if you’re jonesing for your daily Banter fix and this holiday has you tweaking, but fortunately, sometimes, there’s valuable stuff worth reading on other sites. Here’s what we recommend:

Why Senator Gillibrand’s Harassment is a Lie and Her Own Damn Fault! (Satire)

By August 30, 2014
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By taking the comments of unnamed male senators out of context, something the media didn’t do, she not only potentially hurt every single one of her male colleagues whose wives will undoubtedly now question their fidelity, but she also calls into question the validity of her claims.

Republican Peter King Reveals His Inner Fashionista on Obama’s Tan Suit

By August 29, 2014
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We shouldn’t be surprised that a subculture that routinely plays dress ‘em up in cowboy/redneck/fake-military regalia would eventually reveal itself to be inhabited by poncy fashionistas.

Gun Culture Steals the Childhood of Two Girls

By August 29, 2014
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How many more children have to be permanently damaged before we take a serious look at these issues?

Hillary Clinton Kinda Feels Bad About What Happened In Ferguson Maybe

By August 29, 2014
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Former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democratic Freight Train Hillary Clinton finally broke her conspicuous silence on the events in Ferguson with four minutes of remarks that played it so safe, they made President Obama sound like Howard Beale.

PODCAST: Bob and Chez Discuss Children with Uzis and Romney’s Prospects for 2016

By August 28, 2014
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On this week’s Bob & Chez Show, the guys talk about the 9-year-old who accidentally shot her shooting instructor with an Uzi, plus Romney’s poll numbers for 2016 and new rules for Twitter and Facebook.

An Activist’s Guide to the Michael Brown Hip-Hop Collaboration “Don’t Shoot”

By August 28, 2014
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Yesterday, Rolling Stone debuted a track about Michael Brown from LA rapper The Game featuring a slew of hip-hop’s bigger names, including Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Wale.

Republicans Have a Very Insulting Plan To Attract Women Voters

By August 28, 2014
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Republicans recognize they have a women problem, so they’re going to do everything they can to pretend to fix it.

Fox News Channel Host Wishes Vladimir Putin Could Be “Head of the United States”

By August 28, 2014
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48 hours is enough time for Putin to shoot down a few more passenger airliners; invite Russian military into one or more states; imprison at least several thousand gay people; seize control of the internet; censor journalism; dissolve PBS and replace it with RT.

Don’t Expect Anything New from the NRA Regarding the Latest Baby With a Gun

By August 27, 2014
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Given the lobbyist group’s silence during those dozens of other instances in which babies with guns killed other babies, don’t hold your breath for a sudden epiphany about keeping firearms out of the hands of children.

Guess What? No One Really Gives a Sh*t Whether Obama Plays Golf

By August 27, 2014
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Only 31 percent of voters think it’s “fair to criticize the president for playing golf,” while only 30 percent “say that President Obama ‘plays too much golf.’”

Tom Friedman Proves Again That He’s The Most Overpaid Columnist Alive

By August 26, 2014
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You can always count on Tom Friedman at the New York Times to take incredibly complex events and create dangerously simple analogies out of them.

Animal Rights Activists are an Easy Punchline, But Their Cause Deserves Greater Public Advocacy

By August 26, 2014
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Unfortunately, there’s exactly nothing on the political docket with regards to protecting animals. So, it’s unclear why animal rights activism needed to be taken down a notch.

WATCH: John Boehner Compares Himself to a Creepy Horror-Movie Monkey

By August 26, 2014
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It’s literally 41 seconds of John Boehner in various settings with a creepy horror-movie toy monkey.