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Journal Archives

The Daily Show - Iran, Venezuela and China: Finalists for America's Next Top Battle

America’s global standing weakens after a rescinded nuclear agreement with Iran, contradictory positions on Venezuela, and increasing trade tensions with China.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 6, 2019, 11:22 PM (0 replies)

These guys rescue cats from trees:

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 6, 2019, 03:31 AM (5 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Lethal Injections

John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 6, 2019, 02:38 AM (4 replies)

SNL: Chris Farley Song

Adam Sandler sings a tribute to his friend and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Farley.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 5, 2019, 03:05 AM (9 replies)

SNL: Weekend Update

William Barr's Senate Testimony

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like William Barr testifying about Robert Mueller's Russia report.

Moby's Trump Confession

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like the recent measles outbreak.

Senator Elizabeth Warren on College Debt Forgiveness

Senator Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon) talks to Colin Jost about her crazy platform for the 2020 presidential election, including student debt forgiveness.

Opera Man Returns

Opera Man (Adam Sandler) returns after 24 years to sing about the week's top headlines including Game of Thrones, the 2020 presidential election and Donald Trump's presidency.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 5, 2019, 02:44 AM (10 replies)

SNL: War Zone Reporter

A reporter's (Mikey Day) live feed from a war zone gets interrupted by face filters.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 5, 2019, 02:17 AM (4 replies)

SNL: Family Feud Cold Open

Host Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) welcomes Avengers and Game of Thrones stars, like Thor (Alex Moffat), Thanos (Beck Bennett), Lady Brienne of Tarth (Kate Mckinnon), Tormund Giantsbane (Mickey Day), and Brandon Stark (Kyle Mooney), to play Family Feud.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 5, 2019, 02:11 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Craig Ferguson's Idea For Motivating Americans To Vote

'Riding the Elephant' star Craig Ferguson tells Democrats how they can mobilize their base to vote in 2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 4, 2019, 04:30 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/3/19

Trump Still Faces 16 Known Criminal Probes

Feel like the Mueller investigation was a lot to digest? Well, get ready, because Trump & Co. face another 16 known criminal probes.

Russian Trolls Are Fueling The Anti Vaxxer Movement

Anti-vaxxers aren't just morons. Some are also Russian trolls.

No One Tells Oprah How To Say 'Oprah'

It's hard to believe, but someone at '60 Minutes' thought Oprah Winfrey needed notes on now to properly say her name on television.

Kourtney Kardashian Is Now Stephen Colbert's Competition

Hey, Kourtney Kardashian. Stephen sees your celebrity lifestyle brand, Poosh, and he raises you a Covettoosh.

Trump Gets Some Netflix Shows Of His Own

Not to be outdone by the Obamas announcing their new Netflix projects, President Trump unveils a few new series of his own.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 4, 2019, 04:00 AM (0 replies)

Trump Administration Weakens Offshore Oil Well-control Rule

Latest Drilling Safety Rollback Ignores Cause of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration reportedly plans to relax an offshore oil well-control rule today that was adopted to address a key cause of the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. It’s the latest in a series of offshore drilling safety rollbacks pushed by Trump appointees.

The administration claims the new Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control Rule would save the oil industry almost $1 billion by weakening subsea blowout-prevention system requirements recommended by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. It replaces a rule the Obama administration said would save $1.5 billion over 10 years by preventing catastrophic oil spills.

“Another catastrophic offshore oil spill just became far more likely,” said Kristen Monsell, ocean legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This reckless administration is ignoring Deepwater Horizon’s lessons and putting oil-industry profits before public safety. Trump wants to make dirty, dangerous offshore drilling even less safe as he expands it into every U.S. ocean.”

Last year the Trump administration proposed a five-year offshore leasing plan that would vastly expand offshore drilling into the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. Work on that plan was recently suspended amid growing bipartisan opposition in coastal states and after a federal judge blocked Trump’s illegal attempt to rescind permanent protections for the Arctic and Atlantic.

The new well-control rule follows other offshore safety rule rollbacks finalized last year, including ending the requirement for third-party inspections of safety equipment. Today’s new rule, promulgated by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, goes to the heart of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. That 2010 explosion killed 11 rig workers and caused more than 210 million gallons of oil to flow uncontrolled into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months.

“We need to learn from Deepwater Horizon, which killed thousands of marine mammals and birds and cost the Gulf Coast billions of dollars. Instead Trump’s risking that same kind of damage all over again,” Monsell said. “Offshore oil drilling needs to be phased out, not made more pervasive and dangerous.”

Short press release, no more at link: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2019/offshore-drilling-safety-rollbacks-05-02-2019.php

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 4, 2019, 02:23 AM (0 replies)
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