"I knew they were going to vote for Trump and I made it abundantly clear that they should keep that information to themselves. I would have happily pretended they voted for Gary Johnson for the sake of family unity. But for some unknown reason, Debbie's mother felt the need to make sure we knew they voted for Trump. And that changed everything."Read More
"This empty suit is meddling with my ability -- our collectively ability -- to not go bankrupt because we made the mistake of getting sick or injured. Trump, who knows nothing, could be the final word on whether I get the preventative care and prescription medication I need"Read More
"Uncertainty has a very powerful way of undermining ones sense of self, because if you are not sure about the long term survival of your surroundings and the people around you, then who exactly are you?"Read More
In this issue of Banter M:
Donald Trump, Enemy Combatant - Russia is fighting and winning a cyber war against America, and Trump is an enemy combatant, explains Bob Cesca. Could this be any more serious?
Bill Maher is Not The Enemy - Every year, the usual suspects among the perpetually aggrieved left pick up their torches and pitchforks and march to the gates of Bill Maher’s house, says Chez Pazienza. But he isn't the enemy, so why do liberals insist on going to war with him?
Ten Days Without Trump - Ben Cohen spent ten days away from the news without hearing a word about Donald Trump. Here's what he learned about world devoid of anxiety, fear and doubt about the future.Read More
Yiannopolous posted a lengthy defense of his comments on his facebook page, but with former friends and co-workers rapidly distancing themselves from him, it is hard to see how he charms his way out of this one. Could this be the end of the Alt Right's favorite troll?Read More
Yesterday, during that one-hour-and-fifteen-minute nervous breakdown he called a press conference, Donald Trump singled out Fox News specifically for a presidential plaudit. Specifically, he gave a shout-out -- almost literally, since that entire shitshow of a news conference felt like it was shouted -- to Fox & Friends, a show that's given him a regular morning time slot to talk about whatever he feels like for years now.Read More
It would be so easy to dismiss this piece as another snobby college-educated elite east-coast liberal rant against the "common man" but Trump supporters are anything but common. They're so far removed from basic reality and the understanding of how a functioning democracy works that giving them the vote is tantamount to giving a loaded gun to a toddler; they're just as likely to kill themselves as everyone else in the room.Read More
In this issue of Banter M:
Everything is Political Now - Chez Pazienza writes about the the infuriating experience of going to a concert and realizing that the performer was partially to blame for the election of Donald Trump. Is having a good time now a thing of the past in this astonishingly partisan era of Trump?
The Trump Resistance Isn't Reaching Voters Who Need to Hear It the Most - Bob Cesca writes about the frustrating inability of the rapidly growing anti Trump movement to get its message to Americans who simply don't hear the real facts.
Why I Support Betsy DeVos - Ben Cohen argues that putting Betsy Devos in charge of American public schools is a great thing, but not for the reasons you might suspect.Read More
"The narcissistic family is a vicious cycle. Unless you break away from it, you are destined to repeat it. But at what point do we stand up and say this is wrong? You’re a fraud, and a liar just like your father, who have you become? "Read More
Ten years ago, all it took were a few Lite-Brites with pictures of cartoon aliens on them to practically bring an entire city to its knees. In the new age of fear we're now entering, the past may be prologue.Read More
The Alt Right's self proclaimed "dangerous faggot" and Trump surrogate got a cold dose of reality when he went to UC Berkeley and was met with a violent protest. While once a fringe right wing internet troll, Yiannopolous is now the official face of Trumpism and is fast learning that his views are no longer amusing.Read More
At no other time has his ignorance been more on display than during his informal remarks about Black History Month on Wednesday. It was one of those moments when we couldn't help but to wonder why the entire nation, much less the world, doesn't stand up and scream in unison, "Holy mother of fuck! He's completely unfit to serve as president! Did you just hear that?!"Read More
NBC's shiny new toy, who just happens to be a conservative white woman, is reportedly going to replace two very popular black hosts. Because NBC never met a talent transition it couldn't screw up.Read More
"On Saturday, I ordered two badges with the word "JUDE" stitched into the middle of a yellow Star of David. When they arrive, I will be stitching them to my two winter coats. We've seen this movie before and I'm just skipping to the end."Read More