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The Daily Banter Mail Bag: The Most Important Questions Ever Asked

In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez respond to questions first used by Bernard Pivot. The question from reader “James L”: 1) I submit to you the questionnaire that was used by Bernard … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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We Watched This Insanely Ridiculous NRA Video So You Don’t Have To

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been responsible for countless nonsensical, totally illogical and sadistically irrational pro-gun slogans. It’s kind of what the NRA does. Its executive vice president and chief crackpot, Wayne LaPierre is a never-ending geyser of these … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Minuteman Militia Planning “Operation Normandy” to Deploy 3,500 Men to Stop Border “Invasion”

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of the far-right’s bellicosity in the face of refugee children entering the United States. Not a day goes by without Sean Hannity, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Bill O’Reilly or … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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45 Years After Apollo 11: Debunking the Top 11 Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Rasmussen released the results of a poll on Monday showing that 23 percent of Americans believe President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. By itself, that number isn’t too shocking. But when you add the percentage of people who … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe How Bill O’Reilly Wants to Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border

There are certain historical ideas and precedents that we probably shouldn’t embrace if we want people to take us seriously. For example, we shouldn’t describe a solution to a problem as the “final solution.” Likewise, no one should ever say … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Daily Banter Mail Bag: Malaysia Airlines Tragedy, the Gaza Crisis and WTF?!

In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the Malaysia Airlines crash, the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum and WTF? The questions. Answers here. 1. I want to believe something can be done about Malaysian Airlines … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Oops! Anti-Immigration Protesters Mistakenly Block a School Bus Filled with YMCA Campers

Let’s recap. The kneejerk anti-immigration movement was insane enough already when a spelling-impaired vandal spray-painting a message on the wall of an Army facility: “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE.” Then there was Sean Hannity and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) who gathered … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Congressman Gohmert Wants Texas to Mobilize for War Against Immigrant Children

Barney Frank once famously said that Republicans believe life begins at conception and ends at birth. It couldn’t be more true when it comes to the current humanitarian crisis involving some 52,000 Central American youths who have fled across the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Real Enemies Aren’t Undocumented Immigrants, It’s Rick Perry and Sean Hannity

For the last several days, the above photo of Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Sean Hannity has been haunting me. During the current unhinged freakout surrounding immigration reform and, specifically, the Central American teens and children being held by the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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

It was brief, but it really happened. Fox News, and now ABC News contributor, Bill Kristol was actually right about something. As we’ve observed over the years, whatever Kristol says, the opposite must be true. Some of his greatest hits … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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

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. The questions. Answers here. 1. It feels like President Obama taking … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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

Glenn Greenwald’s “grand finale fireworks display” finally appeared online early Wednesday and, indeed, there were fireworks but not the “spectacular multicolored hues” he predicted. The fireworks instead came in the form of a bombshell that exploded in a mushroom cloud … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s Back! GOP Senator Resurrects a Huge Obamacare Lie in Lawsuit Against the White House

It’s the lie that never dies. Quite possibly the most egregiously misleading Republican line about the Affordable Care Act is that Congress is somehow exempt from the law — at least, that’s what they want their low-information voters to believe. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Significant Holes Emerge in The Washington Post’s NSA Story After It’s Too Late

Throughout the past year of covering the shoddy journalism orbiting the NSA story, it never ceases to amaze that so many award-winning journalists, some veterans, some not-so-much, are unable to adequately explain things. Decide for yourself whether this murky reporting … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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NSA Inadvertently Collected Thousands of Non-Targeted Emails, Uncovered Terrorism and Nuclear Projects

Last week, Glenn Greenwald was supposed to have published a “fireworks grand finale” NSA article drawn from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The article was evidently going to reveal the names of various NSA surveillance targets, but as we reported … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why That ‘Obama is the Worst President’ Poll is Total Horseshit

Yesterday, The Daily Banter‘s Tommy Christopher covered a new Quinnipiac Poll showing that a plurality of Americans believe that President Obama is the worst president since World War II. At the risk of sounding like an Obamabot (I’m not, but … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Fox News’ Gutfeld: Feminists Who Are Angry About Hobby Lobby are ‘Shrieking’ ‘Hysterics’

If you jumped into your time-traveling DeLorean, set the flux-capacitor to 1993, and traveled back in time to ask former President Bill Clinton about the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which he signed that year, it’s doubtful … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Fox News Channel: Partners in Stupid

The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores continues to confound me. It’s difficult to get beyond the basic dumbness of the conservative justices who utterly failed to recognize that the Affordable Care Act absolutely does not mandate … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Continues Push for Frivolous Obama Lawsuit Despite History of Executive Orders

Last week, we brought you the story of the latest unprecedented congressional Republican weapon against the White House: the frivolous lawsuit. Specifically, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is considering legal action to overturn the president’s executive orders (EOs) in spite … Continue reading
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The Daily Banter Mail Bag: Free Speech Buffer Zones, a Greenwald Man-Crush and the InfoWars Candidate

In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss SCOTUS and free speech buffer zones, a boyfriend’s Greenwald man-crush and InfoWars’ Dan Bidondi is running for office. The questions. Answers here. 1. Every once … Continue reading
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