Politics

What’s the Difference Between the Death Star and the Immigration Bill Blocked By the GOP?

By July 14, 2014
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The immigration bill being thwarted by Republicans has more Vaders than the Death Star, so what’s their problem?

Bill Kristol Is Finally Right About Sarah Palin: Impeaching Obama is Irresponsible

By July 14, 2014
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On Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, following a video clip of Palin in which she hamfistedly demanded Obama’s impeachment, Kristol observed that no “responsible” elected official has called for the impeachment of President Obama.

Can We Stop Pretending Israel is Being Attacked?

By July 13, 2014
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Regardless of who started the latest mini-war, it makes little difference when looking at the larger picture. The fact remains that Palestinians are being collectively punished for the actions of Hamas, and Israel is committing a serious war crime in Gaza.

Sarah Palin Tried to Write Something Again and It Was a Bigger Train Wreck Than Last Time

By July 11, 2014
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Sarah Palin tried to write something again. For the first time in her political career, Palin has authored two op/eds in a week, and her second article is considerably worse than her previous effort.

10 Presidential Hopefuls Get a Rick Perry-Style Makeover

By July 11, 2014
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Now that Rick Perry has convinced us he’s smart because of his new glasses, it’s time other possible presidential candidates take a page out of the governor’s playbook.

Dickpunch Vs. Piñata Sniper: Which Of These Political Ads Is Worse?

By July 11, 2014
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The sub-genre of wacky political ads that troll desperately for buzz has two new entries this week, one from a Democrat, and one from a Republican. What’s mildly interesting about this pairing , though, is that both ads attempt to play against type, and the Democrat’s ad is the far more offensive of the two. First, there’s… Read More

Men’s Rights Conference Has Much Higher Percentage Of Female Speakers Than CPAC

By July 11, 2014
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Not only that, the men’s rights gathering came just one female speaker shy of matching the total number of women who spoke at the much larger Conservative Political Action Conference this year.

Tough Guys Sean Hannity and Rick Perry Go Hunting Illegals in Texas

By July 11, 2014
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Rick Perry and Sean Hannity, renown for being serious tough guys, showed America just how tough they were by hanging out with the Texas Highway Patrol on the Rio Grande yesterday, and posing with some very large guns.

The Daily Banter Mail Bag: Tough Talkin’ Obama, Alex Jones is Nuts and Advice for Our Younger Selves

By July 11, 2014
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In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss Obama’s tough talk, Alex Jones’ madness and what we’d say to our younger selves.

Todd Akin Is Still an A**hole, Says He’s Sorry He Apologized for His “Legitimate Rape” Comment

By July 10, 2014
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When the world was coming down on top of his head, Todd Akin apologized for saying that in the case of a “legitimate rape” a woman’s body can shut down its reproductive system and prevent pregnancy. Now with nothing to lose, Akin returns to say he was never sorry.

A Response to The Banter’s Michael Luciano on Greenwald, Journalism and the NSA

By July 10, 2014
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The ongoing NSA debate continues in the pages of The Daily Banter. Bob Cesca responds to Michael Luciano’s assertion that Cesca’s latest on Greenwald and the NSA was “unfair” and perhaps “dangerous.”

Alex Jones Is Just Going To Throw This Michelle Obama “Tranny” Claim Out There

By July 10, 2014
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Alex Jones wants you to know he’s not drawing any conclusions or anything, but he’s just putting it out there.

Why Greenwald’s Latest Piece Is Good Journalism That Raises Serious Questions

By July 10, 2014
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Despite the criticisms launched here and elsewhere, Glenn Greenwald has provided us with yet another valuable piece of reporting on the increasingly secretive surveillance state.

CNN’s Kate Bolduan Rolls Rick Perry on His Obama Immigration Conspiracy Theory

By July 10, 2014
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Another moment of awesome for CNN: Rick Perry tries to get away from his lunatic immigration conspiracy theory, but Kate Bolduan nails him like a coked-up roofer.

Greenwald’s Latest NSA Bombshell is an Incomplete Mess, Lacking Any Evidence of Wrongdoing

By July 09, 2014
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Reporting for The Intercept, Greenwald and co-author Murtaza Hussain published an article titled, “Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On,” based on top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The documents in this case appear to show that between 2002 and 2008 the FBI and NSA collected the email communications of five Muslim-Americans.

CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield Just Dropped a Reality Bomb On Immigrant-Haters

By July 09, 2014
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We’d say she just dropped the mic, but there’s now a big crater where the arguments of the “just send ‘em home” crowd used to be.

Ok Liberals, It’s Time For Us To Give Glenn Beck a Little Credit For Once

By July 09, 2014
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Even if you’re not a big fan of Glenn Beck, he deserves praise for doing something that even many immigration reform advocates wouldn’t think of doing.

Chris Christie Joins the Gun Nuts and Gives a Bizarre Explanation For Vetoing Ammo Limits

By July 09, 2014
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Chris Christie hit the gun nut trifecta: He vetoed a gun control bill, gave a crazy reason why, and managed to insult the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims.