Archive | Parkland, Florida Shooting

Trump Response To Parkland Families Is To Speak At The NRA’s National Jamboree

by Kate Harveston It’s been over two months since the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. While much has happened in and around our nation since that day, substantial gun control is not on that list. And while President Trump hosted a listening session in which he …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The Saddest Chart In The World: American School Children Afraid Of Getting Shot In Class

Axios put together this horrifying chart from data gathered in a Pew Research Center poll about children in America’s fear about getting shot in school:  Axios summarized the findings as follows:  Overall, 57% of teenagers are worried about a shooting at their school.But African-American …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Fox News Sticks With Laura Ingraham

In the least surprising news ever, Fox News is deciding to stick with Laura Ingraham after she publicly mocked 17 year old survivor of the Florida high school mass shooting in Parkland, David Hogg. Why? Because Ingraham and “free speech” are apparently the victim in all of this.  “We cannot …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Fox News Is In Crisis Mode After Laura Ingraham’s Attack on David Hogg

Every now and then, we get an email from the PR people of disgusting right wing media figures asking us to take something down or alter a piece that threatens to take away the ad revenue of their client. We’ve had emails from Milo Yiannopolous’s people, Charles C. Johnson’s lawyer, and several …Continue reading Continue […]

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Frightening Statistic On NRA Donations Means Liberals Must Gear Up For The Fight Of Their Lives

While the huge gun control marches that occurred across the nation in the wake of the Parkland shooting in Florida were inspiring for those who want change in America, a recently released statistic on NRA donations is particularly horrifying. Reported the NYPost (bold emphasis ours):  …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Laura Ingraham’s Sociopathic Trolling Of David Hogg Is The New American Normal

Regardless of Parkland massacre survivor David Hogg’s political views, he is an 17 year old victim of a horrific event that no human being should ever have to go through. Yet a mainstream conservative media host saw fit to troll him on Twitter, mocking him for not getting into the college of his …Continue reading […]

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Justice John Paul Stevens: “Repeal the Second Amendment”

Shortly before his death, former President Gerald R. Ford declared, “I am prepared to allow history’s judgment of my term in office to rest (if necessary, exclusively) on my nomination thirty years ago of Justice John Paul Stevens to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Stevens, an Illinois judge, was seen by …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Yes, Rick Santorum Just Told Students They Should Take CPR Classes Instead of Protesting Guns

CNN commentator and failed presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R) just uttered perhaps the most ill conceived words ever in the wake of a mass school shooting.  Speaking about the mass protests that took place around the country, Santorum suggested that rather than students protesting for …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Maine Republican Who Called Parkland Survivor a “Skinhead Lesbian” Gets a Democratic Challenger

The Trump Administration has been horrible for democracy but great for democratic activism, as resisters nationwide have worked their collective asses off to elect Democrats everywhere. The victories of Doug Jones in Alabama and Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania were triumphs for grassroots campaigning, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Betsy DeVos’s Disastrous 60 Minutes Interview

Last year on SNL, the insanely versatile Kate McKinnon played Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the first of Melissa McCarthy’s sketches as former press secretary Sean Spicer. When asked a question about proficiency in students, she freezes up and says: “I don’t know anything about school, but …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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John Oliver Mercilessly Ridicules NRA TV

John Oliver was on rare form on his show “Last Week Tonight” eviscerating the NRA and it’s hilarious bad TV channel NRATV.  “The NRA is a group that feels about guns the way the rest of us feel about Nutella,” said Oliver. “A little is good, more is better, and you can tell me it’s […]

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Parkland Survivors Tell America: “We’ve Seen Our Friends Text Their Parents Goodbye. We Are The Experts.”

Last night, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg and Cameron Kasky joined Bill Maher to discuss the campus shooting in Parkland, FL, and their campaign to prevent future gun violence. I was skeptical that two 17 year olds would be able to handle themselves on Maher’s show, and …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Parkland Massacre, False Flags, And Sean Hannity’s Toxic War On The FBI

The Banter Long Read: There is legitimate reason to criticize the FBI and local law enforcement over their handling of the Parkland shooting before, during and after the event. There should be a thorough investigation into the intelligence failings regarding Cruz and the botched response by local …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tomi Lahren Gets Savaged By Parkland Shooting Survivor

According to right wing firebrand Tomi Lahren, the fact that people who want gun control don’t know what the ‘AR’ in ‘AR-15’ stands for means they cannot demand gun control. She tweeted this breathlessly idiotic statement on twitter yesterday:  Lahren was then correctly raked over the coals by …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Don’t Call the Parkland Kids Actors. It’s an Insult to Theater Kids.

In the wake of the horrendous shooting at Stoneman Douglas High, the students who began the ‘Never Again’ movement have become America’s conscience, quite literally speaking truth to power. Unfortunately, they’ve also become the target of right-wing scorn, with Facebook posts like this one …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Don’t Be Fooled, Trump And The GOP Won’t Do A Goddamn Thing About Gun Control In America

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, Trump and the Republicans have scrambled to find the right tone. Sensing a changing public sentiment in regards to gun control, they have done their best to appear “open to ideas” on how best to deal with the murderous problem no other country …Continue reading […]

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Bans Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines

Early Wednesday morning, DICK’S Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, high capacity magazines, and that it would be raising the age limit to purchase firearms to 21 regardless of what state laws allow: We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Claims He Would Have “Run In There” To Save Parkland Shooting Victims. This Story Proves Otherwise.

President Trump, the man who deferred from the military during the Vietnam war 5 times due in part to “bone spurs” believes he would have run into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to stop the gunman who slaughtered 17 students and teachers with an AR-15.  …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The NRA Boycott Is Starting To Work. Now The Gun Control Debate Is Going To Get Very Ugly

The pro-gun violence lobby has a very successful playbook it uses after every mass shooting. They’ve used it so many times in the last decade it’s become something of a running morbid joke: Thoughts and Prayers, it’s too soon, stop politicizing a tragedy, why do you hate our freedom?, you’re an …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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17-Year-Old Parkland Survivor Brutally Owns Marco Rubio At CNN Town Hall

Since he joined the Senate in 2011, Marco Rubio has been one of most feckless members of Congress. Once considered the potential savior of the GOP for his Latino heritage, he has embarrassed himself every time he takes the national spotlight, whether reaching for his water bottle during his 2013 …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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