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MEMBERS ONLY: The Political Tragedy of Al Franken

The Banter Long Read: Yesterday was a dark day for Al Franken and the Democratic Party, saved only by the party’s responsible behavior in the wake of several new allegations against Franken… To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How I Dealt With the Man Harassing My Wife

As a 6ft tall male who weighs roughly 185lbs and has spent over 30 years practicing various combat arts, there aren’t too many men I’m physically afraid of. This isn’t to say I’m an invincible superhero, but I can go out at night and walk through a sketchy neighborhood knowing that if anything …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Fighting Trumpism In The Post-Reality Era

In a larger sense, this is why I continue to write with conservative Republicans in mind, specifically Trumpers these days. While I often do my fair share of choir-preaching, I’m routinely geared toward people who disagree with me. It’s an endlessly tantalizing puzzle to solve. It’s what stirs me …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Programmed Allure of Red State America

The Banter Long Read: It occurred to me that if the programmed allure of rural America could be that strong to a lifelong city dweller like me, it must be nigh impossible to resist for actual rural Americans. It would also explain the unrelenting paranoia that their way of life in under …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Mescaline and the Mother Earth Pt 4: The Snuff From Hell, and a Journey to the Afterlife

Continued from Part 3 (Read part 1 here and part 2 here.) The Banter Long Read: Still deeply plugged in to Huachuma, we gathered round the Mesa as don Howard poured the pink looking liquid into a small sea shell. One of the aides had placed purge buckets on the floor and was armed with […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Al Franken’s Apology and the Left’s Ownership of Sexual Crimes

(Image via Getty Images) The Banter Long Read: KABC commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Senator Al Franken of groping her in a photograph during a 2006 USO tour. The photograph depicts her asleep in a cargo plane while Franken, smiling to the camera, is seen with his hands on her …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Dirty Secrets of Manhood

The Banter Long Read: This article might get me booted out of the man club, but knowing the horror stories that have been injected into the world by the latest series of all-male sexual predators, I’m not sure I want to be a member despite the fact that I’m happy with my masculinity: my two […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Liberals Must Accept That Bill Clinton is Probably a Rapist

The Banter Long Read: As hard as it might be to swallow for the left, it is now the time to disavow Bill Clinton and exorcise him from public life. After the wave of naming and shaming high profile celebrities and politicians for their grotesque behavior towards women, there can be no sacred …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s Latest Hillary Clinton Witch Hunt Will Ruin the GOP

The Banter Long Read: There are two groups of very stupid people braying like demented hounds for Hillary Clinton to be arrested: Trump supporters and the Purity Left. Republicans, sensing an easy distraction from their own internal divisions and a chance to divide the left, are egging them on …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Brand GOP: Nazis, Pedophiles, Traitors and Molesters

The Banter Long Read: There’s a virus rapidly overtaking the Republican Party. It’s called Trumpism, and it’s killing the party. Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly satisfied to see the current Trump-dominated GOP commit slow motion suicide, (hopefully) to be replaced by a party run by Normals from …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: What Hollywood Can Learn from the 1919 World Series

The fact that this crisis reaches beyond Weinstein to infect organizations like Screen Junkies and Alamo Drafthouse makes it so unprecedented in its scale that no Hollywood scandal to come before it can be a sufficient model for how to correct things going forward. I propose that we take lessons …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Sexism Against Men Isn’t Acceptable Either

The Banter Long Read: I know that as a man, the amount of sexism I’m subjected to is vanishingly small compared to women, especially in my day to day life. I don’t get catcalls walking down the street. I don’t get called “Sweet cheeks” or “Sugar tits”. No one tries to pinch my …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Mescaline and the Mother Earth pt 3: A Harsh Lesson From Pachamama

(Continued from part 2) I felt extremely queasy as the boat bumped along the river and after doing my best to keep my stomach calm, I relented and vomited over the side of the boat. One of the other guests kindly patted me on the back having witnessed my mini-purge, but I was still feeling …Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Republican Politics Have Been Reduced to Billionaires Squabbling Over Who Gets to Destroy America

The Banter Long Read: Today’s elite are little more than a cancer, rewriting our society’s genetic code, changing us into something ugly and nonviable. And just like a cancer, they don’t understand that when the body dies, they go with it…. To continue reading this article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: I Used To Know Who Killed JFK

The Banter Long Read: The Warren Report only specified three bullets. Could the Warren Report be wrong? Oh sure. Does anyone have definitive proof of more shots? Nah. Each theory is as good as the next — that is, each plausible theory. To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: New York Times Reporters Caught Lying About Clinton Lawyer Marc Elias

The Banter Long Read: …in reporting on this new development, the Post’s rival newspaper, the New York Times, has been caught lying about its relevance. Worse, their lies could undermine the legitimacy of the Russia investigation in the minds of the American public and even further discredit their …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Day, I Learn to Hate My Trump-Voting In-Laws a Little Bit More

The Banter Long Read: It’s been almost a year since I stopped speaking to my Trump-voting in-laws and absence has not made the heart grow fonder. I loathe them more now than I did the day they proudly announced they had voted for a monster…. To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mescaline and the Mother Earth, Pt 2: Water Mesada

The Water Mesada(Continued from Part 1) On the first day, we went into the ceremonial tent and lined up by the Mesa — a table filled with ancient artefacts from the Chavin empire — a pre Mayan civilization in Peru that used Huachuma as a sacred sacrament. Don Howard had explained the purpose of …Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mescaline and the Mother Earth, Pt 2: Water Mesada

The Water Mesada(Continued from Part 1) On the first day, we went into the ceremonial tent and lined up by the Mesa — a table filled with ancient artefacts from the Chavin empire — a pre Mayan civilization in Peru that used Huachuma as a sacred sacrament. Don Howard had explained the purpose of …Continue […]

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