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The Daily Banter Mail Bag! The Bundy Ranch Moochers, Banter Topicality and Our Biggest Fears

This week’s questions. Answers here! 1. Now that we know for sure that white people with guns can do anything they want, would you be willing to move to the middle of nowhere and stop paying taxes? – Steve 2. … Continue reading
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We Watched Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rant About Taxes So You Don’t Have To

There are few people on cable news as loathsome as Greg Gutfeld. The most flattering assessment of his role on Fox News Channel is that he’s a professional troll. As the host of the late-night program Red Eye, as well … Continue reading
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Praises the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Birther Larry Klayman

Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled “Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State,” and it wouldn’t surprise me if the authors were wearing tri-corner hats with hand-written … Continue reading
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Far-Right ‘Shoe Truthers’ Believe Hillary Clinton Staged Shoe-Throwing Incident

“This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!” That’s what a journalist named Muntadhar al-Zaidi shouted when he hurled his shoes at President Bush’s head during a press conference back in 2008. You don’t have to dig … Continue reading
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The Bundy Ranch Fiasco: Another Chapter in the Continuing Story of Unhinged, Anti-Government Outrage

There are so many layers of ridiculousness in the Bundy Ranch story, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Above all else, it ended up being a fantastic opportunity for a pack of ignorant states’ rights cowboys to get intimate … Continue reading
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The Daily Banter Mail Bag! Salon.com Click-Bait, Colbert and Letterman, and a Round of Marry, F**k, Kill

In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss Salon.com click-bait, Colbert stepping in for Letterman and a round of marry, fuck, kill. The questions. Answers here. 1. I liked your article on Salon … Continue reading
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We Watched the Psychotic ‘Blow Your Balls Off’ Campaign Ad So You Don’t Have To

We’re all familiar with the caliber of insane politicians in states like Florida, South Carolina and Texas. But it appears as if Iowa is making a concerted effort to field its own array of wackaloons in addition to, of course, … Continue reading
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Tea Party Republicans Publish Op/Ed Slamming Obamacare; Shocker, It’s Filled with Lies

With a non-stop geyser of news hitting digital media every day, a lot of material tends to slip through the cracks. For example, we somehow missed an op/ed from several days ago that’s packed wall-to-wall with lies and misinformation about … Continue reading
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Republicans Unwittingly Vote for Obamacare Improvement; Boehner Fecklessly Skulks and Spins in the Shadows

As long as the radical, far-right tea party wing of the GOP continues to exist, the party’s establishment will have no choice but to skulk around in the shadows — the only place where they can act like adults and … Continue reading
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Dispatches and Debunkery from the Trenches of the Obamacare Debate

My friends are always warning me to avoid political shovel fights on social media. And while I’ve somewhat restrained my natural compulsion to do so, I simply can’t help it. It’s what I do. If there’s someone who’s marketing in … Continue reading
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The Daily Banter Mail Bag! The Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Decision, the Gun Control Debate and the Inevitable #CancelBanter Hashtag.

This week’s questions. Answers here. 1. This is probably a rhetorical question but do you think anything can be done at this point about billionaires and wealthy interests buying elections? The Supreme Court just seems to keep piling up decisions … Continue reading
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Louie Gohmert Thinks the Church-State ‘Wall of Separation’ is a ‘One Way Wall’

The physics of this thing should baffle anyone with even a basic grasp of logic. So, conversely, it makes perfect sense to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). Speaking for a World Net Daily presentation titled “Washington – A Man of Prayer,” … Continue reading
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The Most Egregious Examples of Hobby Lobby’s Religious Hypocrisy

Yesterday, we learned that Hobby Lobby, which is challenging the federal government over Obamacare’s mandatory contraception coverage, offers its employees a 401(k) retirement plan that happens to invest $73 million in pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce various forms of … Continue reading
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Please, Republicans, Run Against Obamacare This Year and We’ll See You in November

Anyone who tells you the GOP is a lock for holding onto the House of Representatives while taking back the Senate in the midterms doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Why? Because it’s April. The election isn’t for … Continue reading
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When Hashtag Activism Totally Lost Its Narrative

One of my biggest gripes with the extreme flanks of the political debate is this: neither the far-left nor the far-right appears capable of modulating their respective screeching. This not only self-marginalizes both wings, but all of the indiscriminate shouting … Continue reading
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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I’m Officially Covered

I’ve told parts of this story before so I’ll mostly skip over the narrative about the why and the how, but since 2005 and for various reasons including a punitively large premium increase, a preexisting condition (back injury) and cash-flow … Continue reading
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The Daily Banter Mail Bag: Nate Silver vs Paul Krugman, InfoWars Goon Dan Bidondi and Dating Gwyneth Paltrow.

This week’s questions. Answers here. 1. It is my imagination or has Nate Silver taken on a Greenwaldish tone with the new FiveThirtyEight? It feels like he’s picking petty fights and basically snarking at anyone who criticizes him. Right now … Continue reading
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Justice Kennedy Gives Hobby Lobby’s Anti-Contraception Case a Big, Fat, Crazy Gift

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the dual Obamacare contraceptive cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius yesterday, and the upshot is that prospects are looking rather grim for the government’s case. As … Continue reading
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Congress to Vote Today on Republican Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act

I spent most of Saturday hiking up and down the impossibly steep trails of Muir Woods National Monument. The expanse of ancient redwood groves and lush pine forests near San Francisco Bay was set aside in 1908 by President Theodore … Continue reading
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‘Creation Museum’ Demands Equal Airtime to Refute Scientific Facts in ‘Cosmos’ Series

I blame Bill Nye. Several weeks ago, Nye thought it’d be a fine idea to debate a well known creationist and founder of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham. On debate points and grasp of reality, Nye absolutely won the debate. … Continue reading
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