Posted on Jun 18, 2018

The Sound Of Sobbing Children In Trump’s Internment Camps Should Haunt Us All

Posted in Politics

Ever since Donald Trump declared his candidacy roughly three years ago, we’ve all been witnesses to a seemingly endless dark ride of tragedy and destruction waged by a little man with little regard for anything but his own approval ratings and wealth. It’s impossible to list everything since it’d require thousands of words to cover half of the awfulness that occurred just last week alone. Today, however, perhaps the...

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

Here’s Yet Another Example Of Trump Treating His Loyalists Like Illiterate Rubes

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether Donald Trump is stupid or if he’s exploiting the naivete of his fanboys. I suppose we have to evaluate each blurt and each tweet on its own, whether he’s being a moron or whether he’s feeding viral talking points to his Red Hat army. Today, as Trump wandered around the north lawn of the White House fielding questions from the “fake news,” there...

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: We’re Far Less Safe After Trump’s Non-Deal Deal With Kim Jong-un

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The reason great dealmakers don’t openly celebrate a deal, especially one that isn’t complete, is because it shows weakness to the other side. Donald Trump is therefore the weakest dealmaker in recent memory, and his alleged “deal” with Kim Jong-un isn’t a deal at all, made worse by Trump’s frenetic effort to characterize both the deal and Kim himself as the greatest things ever. By the way, the first...

Posted on Jun 11, 2018

Trump’s Hand-Picked Trade Rep: We Have An $8.4 Billion Trade Surplus With Canada

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Let’s cut to the chase. Donald Trump doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about when it comes to trade between the U.S. and Canada. This past weekend wasn’t the first time he accepted Canada-related gibberish from Fox & Friends as empirical fact, but he’s definitely amplified the volume of the attacks during and after the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. Consequently, the Red Hats are busily crapping...

Posted on Jun 08, 2018

The World Is A Lot Less Awesome Without Anthony Bourdain

Posted in Culture, Politics, Society

Anthony Bourdain left this world in a manner that reflected his writing, his attitude and his time with us. He died on his own terms, and despite the personal demons he battled, he ended his life before it ended him. Sadly, though, it was much too early and much too jarring for everyone he left behind. Part of me was deeply saddened — a sadness I haven’t felt since...

Posted on Jun 07, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Top Three Most Annoying Things About How Pundits Are Covering The Midterms

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With Tuesday’s primary elections in Iowa, Alabama, California and elsewhere fully in the can, we can declare this week to be the official launch of the 2018 midterm election season. While I’m not getting happy, I’m feeling similarly to many anti-Trumpers who are eagerly awaiting election day with a degree of anticipation that feels not unlike, I don’t know, almost falling backwards in a chair by why of Christmas...

Posted on Jun 04, 2018

Trump Thinks He’s Immune From The Rule Of Law

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You should note today’s date somewhere. Send an email to yourself, post something on your Facebook wall, do whatever you need to do to make sure you remember June 4, 2018. It was almost two years ago, in July of 2016, when we first heard that Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC with the likely beneficiary being Donald Trump. When the news dropped I, along with my...

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

Trump Said He Read A Letter From Kim Jong Un That He Actually Didn’t Read

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As though we needed more evidence proving that Donald Trump is the world’s most powerful bullshit machine, he did it again. When asked about a letter delivered to him on Friday from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (a name he recently misspelled in a tweet because he’s so smart), the president initially pretended as if he actually read it. During a short gaggle with reporters, Trump described the...

Posted on May 23, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: After Rolling Back Dodd-Frank, Trumpers And Their ‘Economic Anxiety’ Can Go To Hell

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Those of you who've been following my work here at The Daily Banter for the past six years know that the Great Recession absolutely clobbered me, not to mention millions of others. Whenever the topic pops up in conversation and war stories are exchanged about the full impact of the 2008-2011 crash, I often like to describe my experience as having included every possible downside one could endure during...