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Shell Oil launch party for new Arctic drilling rigs goes hilariously awry

(UPDATED BELOW) Shell executives and shareholders probably heartily wish today that their send-off party of two new Arctic oil drilling rigs — the “Kulluk” and the “Noble Discovery” — hadn’t included a tiny model oil rig intended for serving drinks. As the bearded, tuxedo-clad master of ceremonies welcomed a party-goer…

Eric Bolling: ‘Every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim’

Fox News co-host Eric Bolling on Wednesday defended the New York Police Department’s spying program that targets Muslims by claiming that “every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim.” On Fox News’ The Five, Bolling dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim Advocates, a legal rights group, because “the people…

‘Fox & Friends’ going to Tampa, Charlotte — ‘AND North Carolina!’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday said that “Fox & Friends” would be going to both Charlotte and North Carolina over the summer. “We’re going to Tampa this summer,” Kilmeade noted during a segment where co-host Steve Doocy was covering the weather. “We are, indeed,” Doocy agreed. “And Charlotte…

Colbert celebrates Walker victory and the end of America’s unions

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the election results in Wisconsin’s recall election. Gov. Scott Walker (R) won the vote and was able to keep his seat, beating that other guy whose name Colbert can’t remember by a whopping seven points, prompting Colbert to…

Stand Your Ground? Texas man kills teacher over noise complaint

A Texas man says he was justified in killing an elementary school teacher over a noise complaint because he was “standing my ground.” Retired firefighter Raul Rodriguez is hoping that a video that he taped himself will prove that he was acting in self-defense when he gunned down P.E. teacher…

Jack and Jill Politics blogger on pay fairness: ‘Transparency is power’

In an interview with The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur on Wednesday, Cheryl Contee from JackandJillPolitics.com talks about her own experiences discovering pay discrimination and noted, “transparency is power.” Uygur talked about the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, which failed in the Senate on Tuesday. Uygur said he agreed with the premise,…

Stewart: ‘Cat copter’ should replace EPA spy drones in Midwest

Wednesday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart roundly mocked Fox News’s sudden squeamishness about spy drones flying over the Midwest. The government says that the drones have been used for years to determine whether or not farmers are following the law with regards to disposal of livestock waste…

Maddow doubts whether Democrats can survive flood of dark money

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wondered if Democrats would be able to successfully fight back against unlimited and undisclosed contributions. Maddow first illustrated how tobacco companies were able to successfully battle against a California ballot initiative that would have raised funds for cancer research by adding…

Pawlenty: Obama’s drone strikes ‘don’t go far enough’

Wednesday on CNN, former Missouri Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggested that Mitt Romney would further the practice of using unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. “If you look at what Mitt Romney has said about President Obama’s presiding over our national security and defense posture, obviously his drone strikes and killing…

Anti-abortion group debunks own deceptively edited ‘gendercide’ video

The anti-abortion group Live Action released its third installment in a series of sting videos released Wednesday designed to bolster support for a federal sex-selective abortion ban, or the Prenatal Non-Discrimation Act. But Live Action’s own full, unedited videos, reveal just how difficult such laws might be to enforce. The…

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