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Someone Just Bet $1 Million You’re Still Ready For Romney

By December 17, 2014
ReadyRomney

Are you ready for some Romney?!?

What is The Daily Banter? Part 1: Humble Beginnings

By December 16, 2014
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As part on an ongoing series, every writer at The Daily Banter will be penning an essay titled ‘What is The Daily Banter?’ Given this was my idea, it was only fair that I go first (well, everyone else on the team took the other dates so I sort of had to to go first…).

I don’t have anything particularly clever to say about the site or what we do – I’m hoping that should be evident given the amount of writing we’ve been doing these past three years. But I would like to share a bit about the beginnings site and how it got to where it is today.

MEMBERS ONLY: One for the Aging

By December 10, 2014
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“I turn 45 on Thursday. This birthday feels infinitely more daunting than my 40th, mostly because over the past five years I’ve finally begun to feel my age. There are people who tell you that age is simply a number or a state of mind. They’re lying. You can try to “think young” all you’d like but eventually your body tells you to go fuck yourself, and the realization of that is what adjusts your overall attitude whether you like it or not. I’m not who I was even a few years ago and there’s no way around it. Granted, my life changed drastically in 2006 when I had a tumor the size of a pinball — does anyone even play pinball anymore? Is that a dated reference? — pulled out of my head. My brain chemistry and various aspects of what made me me were altered overnight, but in spite of a few hiccups it didn’t feel like it had the power to truly cripple me until the years piled on top of the trauma. Now, at the age of 45, I can’t tell how much of the figurative weight I feel on me as I get out of bed each morning is my age and how much is the aftermath of the surgery, even all these years later.”

Bill Carter Leaving the New York Times Is One More Nail in the Coffin of Good Journalism

By December 03, 2014
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Bill Carter, the New York Times‘s TV industry savant, is taking a voluntary buyout. It’s bad news for the paper — and us.

Bill O’Reilly Has To Call Bullsh*t On Ed Henry’s Obama Immigration Speech Attack

By November 21, 2014
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Of course, things got crazy on Fox News following President Obama’s big immigration speech, but even by those standards, it was surprising to see Bill O’Reilly have to talk Ed Henry down.

Republican Leader Can Name Like, Two Whole Women Right Off The Top Of His Head

By November 19, 2014
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Republicans have managed to exactly duplicate their feat of shutting women out of almost every committee chairmanship.

College President’s Horrifying Rape Comments Are Basically Conservative Dogma

By November 12, 2014
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The notion that legions of spurned jezebels are entrapping men with false accusations of rape is quite widespread among conservatives.

Darrell Issa Just Got Trolled Into Retweeting Photos Of Famous Murderers

By November 07, 2014
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You know your social media team is having an off day when they’re retweeting photos that put Timothy McVeigh in a positive light.

Ben Stein Calling Obama ‘Racist’ On Fox News Wasn’t Even the Dumbest Thing He Said

By November 03, 2014
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Calling Obama “racist” used to get you in trouble at Fox, but a lot has changed in five years. Not enough, though, to redeem the really crazy thing Ben Stein said on Sunday.

Muslim Guest Lets Bill Maher Have It For Islam-Bashing

By November 02, 2014
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Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal dug in hard against Bill Maher over his commencement speech controversy, pointing out that it’s not about freedom of speech, it’s about freedom from speech.

The Stats Are in: Men Are Lazy When it Comes to Housework

By October 27, 2014
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New numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that women are still doing the majority of housework across America.

Men: Stop being lazy assholes.

An Appropriately Profane Response To the Little Girls Dropping “F-Bombs for Feminism” Ad Campaign

By October 23, 2014
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What the fuck is the matter with you people?

The Daily Banter Is Moving To a Metered Member System In November

By October 21, 2014
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In two weeks time, The Daily Banter will be moving to a paid metered model to ensure our long term viability as an independent outlet. While our recent introduction of the paid membership section of the site has helped enormously, we still are far too reliant on advertising to be sustainable in the long term.

The Ebola Truthers Have Arrived and Their Conspiracy Theories Are Completely Insane

By October 20, 2014
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On Ebola, Alex Jones and the InfoWars crew make the Republican Party look like a paragon of integrity.

Supreme Court Does More Violence To Voting Rights In Texas

By October 19, 2014
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The Supreme Court ruled, this weekend, that a Texas law which has been ruled “deliberately discriminatory” can be used to restrict voting rights in this year’s midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court’s injuries to voting rights.

GOP Just Crushing Black Outreach With Bigger and Better Willie Horton Ad

By October 17, 2014
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If the 1988 Willie Horton ad campaign is the Holy Grail of racist dog-whistle campaigning, then the National Republican Congressional Committee’s new spot is the Holy Big Gulp.

The Vatican’s Kinder and Gentler Homophobia Is Still Homophobia

By October 15, 2014
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Don’t be fooled. This is the same old Catholic Church.

Mitch McConnell Continues to Slither Under the Radar: Repeal Obamacare — Except for Kentucky

By October 15, 2014
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McConnell wants to keep the Kentucky marketplace, financed through the ACA and the federal government, but he also wants to rip out the entire law — “root and branch.”