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The Relentless Violence in America is a Complete Mystery

We navigate thruways, parkways, and freeways as if they are the Daytona International Speedway and rage at drivers causing us to arrive at Hooters eight seconds later than we planned. We work stress filled 12-hour days fueled with 5-hour Energy drink and get behind the wheel bug-eyed and ready for …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Sheer Joy of Scaring the Living Hell Out of a Privileged White Douchebag

Even before the election of Donald Trump, white people with money felt entitled to be obnoxious. After the election of Trump, they feel more entitled than ever because something something “Fuck your feelings.” This goes double when it comes to being obnoxious towards people using government …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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No Donald, Al Franken’s Sex Crimes Don’t Get You Off the Hook

Donald Trump is the master of distraction, a bonafide expert in creating so much chaos around him that no one can remember the last appalling thing he did forcing us to move on to whatever he did today.  As ‘liberal’ Hollywood reels from the Harvey Weinstein scandal and prominent Democrats …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The F.B.I.’s New “Black Identity Extremists” Label Exists to Justify White Nationalist Violence

The F.B.I. recently invented a new category of racial extremists in America called “Black Identity Extremists” or “B.I.E.”. The idea seems to be that black people are organizing and radicalizing and that just won’t do: The 12-page report, prepared by the F.B.I. Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit in …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: 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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Three White “School Cops” Kick and Tase Black Teen, Threaten to Tase Protesting Students

Last week, a video circulated showing an all too familiar scene of three white police officers beating down a black suspect. After he was pinned to the ground, one of the cops repeatedly kicked him in a rage while another threatened the outraged crowd with a taser gun. After the three cops had him …Continue […]

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Trump is Hoping the NYC Attack Will Distract the Nation. Good Luck With That

One of the enduring ironies of the right’s constant fear-mongering for the last 16 years is that it’s built up our national immunity to terrorism. Yes, we still feel anger and fear when a religious fanatic kills 8 people on a crowded street in New York City, but it doesn’t trigger the mass hysteria …Continue […]

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Open Robe Sales Plummet After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Involving Mark Halperin and Harvey Weinstein

Saul Terrycloth, owner and operator of Saul’s Open Robe Emporium and Sundries, stared at the racks of open robes on display as a handful of customers browsed indifferently. The once bustling regional retailer giant was now on life-support.“You know there was a time this place would’ve been packed. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Can We Please Throw Child Rapist Roman Polanski in Jail Now?

When it comes to naming, shaming and prosecuting sexual predators, there are no sacred cows. While certain high profile figures may be well loved, if there are women claiming they were assaulted by them, they should be believed. Period. This means we take the claims against the likes of Bill …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Heavily Armed Pedophile Vowing “Bloody Revenge” Against School Children Released On $20K Bond

Last week, a Muslim man was arrested during a child porn raid in Dunedin, Florida. During the raid, the police found in this man’s closet 20 guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, knives, bombs, bomb making materials, and aerial photos of a Tampa-area elementary school, middle school, and water …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Living in Fear: Why I Wrote “Me Too” Along With So Many Other Women

by Nicole PerryYesterday the words “Me too” were re-tweeted, posted, and shared all over Facebook and Twitter. News organizations responded by reporting how Alyssa Milano’s initial call to write “Me too” if you have ever been sexually harassed or assaulted had erupted into a huge viral event. Was …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Living in Fear: Why I Wrote “Me Too” Along With So Many Other Women

by Nicole PerryYesterday the words “Me too” were re-tweeted, posted, and shared all over Facebook and Twitter. News organizations responded by reporting how Alyssa Milano’s initial call to write “Me too” if you have ever been sexually harassed or assaulted had erupted into a huge viral event. Was …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Hollywood Got Rid of Weinstein, Now Washington Must Get Rid of Trump

Most of my friends were vehemently opposed to Donald Trump for one reason above all others. While disgusting xenophobic rhetoric was appalling and his lack of intellect deeply troubling, it was his attitude and behavior towards women that made Trump a mortal enemy. This was after all a man who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Uber, Get Your Sh*t Together

by Kate HarvestonHas there, in recent memory, been a company which has fallen from grace as spectacularly as Uber after such a swift ride to the top? It was supposed to be the fresh face, the harnesser of technologies, that would deliver the world’s nations from the monopolistic and occasionally …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Liberal Man Secretly Impressed By Disgraced Congressman’s Mistress’s Looks and Age Difference

Yesterday Congressman Tim Murphy, Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th district, resigned amidst a scandal after it was revealed he’d impregnated his mistress and then pressured her to get an abortion.

While opponents were quick to point out the hypocrisy of the “Family Values” and “Pro-Life” …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: I Want Trump Voters to Suffer (But With Great Healthcare Coverage)

I’m over Trump voters. Completely and totally over them. At one point, I wanted them to hit rock bottom and realize just how awful they were so they could try to find their way back to a life of even minimum morality and humanity. Now? Fuck it. I give up….To continue reading this article, please […]

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Eric Trump Does Not Understand His Father’s Serious Mental Illness

Recently, President Trump’s son, Eric gave an interview with conservative radio talk show host Joe Pags. The interview quickly devolved into Eric bashing liberals and the media as he discussed what he perceived to be unfair attacks levied against his father. And in the midst of trying to elicit …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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St. Louis Police Taunt Black Lives Matter After Killer Cop Goes Free

After yet another killer cop was found not guilty of murdering an unarmed black man and planting a gun on his body, the people of St. Louis took to the streets in protest. They remained generally peaceful until sundown when the bulk of the protesters went home and a few remained behind to take more […]

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