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May 20, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:58 PM ET

An arrest warrant issued for actress Lindsay Lohan.  Could she end up in the slammer?

Plus a, well, interesting day for Lance Armstrong.  It started with a thud, and ended with a crash.

And we'll talk with BP's Managing Director about the efforts to stop the oil from gushing into the gulf.

And our question of the day: Do you think BP has done enough to try and stop the oil leak?

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Patricia Britt   May 20th, 2010 8:35 pm ET

NO. BP needs to alocate funds to the Governor so he can prevent the marshes, fishing, and the ecosystem from being destroyed and effecting the entire country in a short matter of time.

Patricia Britt


Judie   May 20th, 2010 8:41 pm ET

Media and paparazzi leave Lindsay alone before she winds up as a another celebrity death.Quit chasing her and following her around.
You have hounded her enough already. Stop before it's too late.


IKHAN   May 20th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Congrats again on your completing 25years of a grand innings.

Has BP done enough? Mmmm- let me see? The Oil Spill & the mess is much greater than previously disclosed? This combined with their belated attempts right from the beginning, to tackle the problem & robust attempts on their part to wiggle out of the financial liability, your answer is right there.

Larry how about giving some air time to Rand Paul. Well isn't he the guy who is doing his best & gleefully so to destroy the very fabric of our society along with others like the Tea Partiers,Sarah Palin, the wing-nuts, the Foxy propagandists & such.??


Dodie   May 20th, 2010 8:55 pm ET

Oh Larry!

That is what I call a loaded question.

Of course BP is not doing enough. They are not willing to allow the public to view how much oil is spewing out, they are not willing to bring in professionals from “Woods Hole” in Mass. or even “Scripts” here in California. These are professionals and scientists with vast amounts of knowledge in oceanic ecosystems. They have more knowledge than anyone else. The only conclusions I can come up with is that BP wants to extract as much oil as they can… and basically saying the “Hell” with the environment and everyone else!!!

This is definitely an excellent example where ‘Corporations rule’ and ‘environments suffer’ the consequences not to mention devastating thousands; as their livelihood is basically down the drain permanently. This catastrophe will not go away for 50+ years.

These toxins are running up the food-chain all the way to “your” dinner plate.......bon appetit!!!!!


Smith in Oregon   May 20th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

This arrest warrant threat sounds like Hollywood PR. Lindsay is likely engaged in making a porno movie while she is visiting Europe and she is simply waiting for the ultimate timing to announce it's release.


martina   May 20th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

No and they will not because they are waiting for the Government to clean up their mess. They know the government will do this.


Smith in Oregon   May 20th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Lance Armstrong is one of the most tested athletics in active service and much of that is by his own request. It takes a true champion to get hit-up with a urine and blood sample request day and night week after week, month after month regardless of your training or personal schedules.

Even after losing a considerable amount of blood in today's heavy crash, they still probably demanded a blood sample from him today.


Smith in Oregon   May 20th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Landis was caught with synthetic Testosterone in his body. NONE of the postal team which were repeatedly tested during their many tours of France and other contests were found to have synthetic testosterone in their body's. Floyd Landis is simply a angry, disgruntled former champion cyclist who has fallen far from his own expectations of excellence.


Smith in Oregon   May 20th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

In regards to the crude oil spill washing up into the La. Marsh lands and shrimp spawning grounds:

Not to worry, I'm sure the herr Karl Rove spin-misters at BP/TransOceanic/Halliburton already have a carefully crafted response:

'The Gulf of Mexico is so immense, the amount of spilled Oil is insignificant'.
'That Oil appears to come from somewhere else'.
'Crude Oil is organic and naturally occurring'.
'The environmentalists are to blame, not us'
'This tiny amount will quickly evaporate and be dispersed'.

Facts are that in the smaller crude Oil spill of around 11 Million Gallons under orders by Saddam Hussein into the Persian Gulf in 1991 some 19 YEARS AGO, at least 50% or 6 Million Gallons of that original crude oil STILL REMAINS un-dissolved, un-biodegraded and still lethal to sea-life and the aquatic environment, go figure!


nathan   May 20th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

no they are not larry. i can solve the problem and im not a scientist.all they need to do is put a inflatable rubber bag in the hole with a pipe in the center and a shut off valve on the end.air it up shut the valve and where done untill they deside what to do i say half a mile of concrete over top would work.this should have been done a month ago.as far as im concerned this is an attack on or oceanic bread basket.bp should be kicked out of the country.


Kathie   May 20th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

BP has lied to us about the oil spill from the get-go. they are playing the blame game, telling less than half truths, minimizing the problem, etc. Did you see the report on 60minutes this past sunday which included a report on another oil rig that could fail also???? BP has no idea what they are doing. They should be charged as the criminals that they are–environmental destruction, loss of life, loss of livelihood. BP is only worried about the bottom line–money. The cost of the cleanup should come out of their excessive profits and not be passed on to us. Exon got off essentially scot free after the Valez incident in Alaska and this is what BP is angling for. I do not understand why all Washington is doing is having "hearings" and flapping their lips!


Chaney, La.   May 20th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

No BP has not done enough to stop this Gusher, They knew that this could happen and yet they did not have a plan. it was indeed 'drill baby drill' .


Kathleen Sheftall   May 20th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Has BP done enough? What is enough? Enough will be when the leak is successfully stopped. Enough will be when the oil – all of it – is gathered and removed from the water, the plants, the beaches. Enough will be when native fish, birds and plant life can live in their home safely without being poisoned by crude oil leaking from a man-made hole. Enough will not come for a long, long time.


Jean   May 20th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I have been hearing about Lindsay Lohan for some years now. She is a never ending problem. It does not appear that her father is winning with her or ever will be. She will never change. She is who and what she is and always will be. As the saying: "A leopard does not change it's color overnight."
Lindsay does not seem to learn from her mistakes. She is a rich woman and she does not need anyone's money. Fame and fortune can corrupt some people.
She has placed her father in the limelight and made him an instant celebrity – well-known person. The father may stand to gain from Lindsay's money. He may be trying to protect her and assumes that he has a right in her life and her personal affairs but she is an adult and has to bear the consequences of her actions.
Why does her father not leave her alone and live his life without this type of endless anxiety over Lindsay which will age him quicker? Does he have to baby her, babysit with her and consistently guard and protect her and her every move as if she is a little child and an underage one at that? There is such a thing as tough love. Therefore he should just leave her alone.
I view Lindsay as a spoilt brat who does her utmost to get everyone's attention. She is playing a helpless character so that she can get away with her childish and stubborn attitude so that others will feel sorry for her.
If she has to go to jail again and for an extended time, let it be. It is time that she learns a lesson. Does she want to go through life as a reckless person? Hopefully, once and for all she will be rehabilitated and become a responsible woman.
I would just let the courts and the judge deal with her. In the long run she may very well change. Some people have to go through many pitfalls before they realize how loved they are by their family and others and that their life is in a shambles. Then they will realize that all what they acquired they stand to lose including their very own sanity and life. I hope that Lindsay will realize this and truly change.


Wendy Hagan   May 20th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

All about money/special treatment;

This is crazy. She has a prior conviction. I have never
been convicted of anything. I got a DUI and got
beaten by a Police Officer in Jail (holding cell). I
didn't get a hearing. Nobody does. You go to Jail
in CA. I'm a white, proffesional business woman upper class.

This infurates me what people can get away with. The system
fails over and over again.

Wendy Hagan


Ed   May 20th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Bp is a failure. Why rely on them?


Cat   May 20th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Why not ask him why the ship's log and VDR are "missing".
Ask him what they are doing about the oil that is deep and has gotten into the loop. That is what is more disasterous than the surface oil.


Ed   May 20th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

BP has no credibility.


Saulesh Yessenova   May 20th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

How come BP does not know how much oil is coming out? They shoudl know the size of the pipe, they also know a chemical composition of the liquid/gas coming out; they also know the pressure. They should release this information so that experts can do the math. And they don't want to do that hiding under "confedentiality" clause.


MourningMJ   May 20th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Judie,
I totally support what you stated. The media is always part of the problem never part of the solution. She's a victim of poor parenting; her parents used her as a weapon against each other and the media microscopes her every move. Let's see; didn't this happen to another human being last June 25th? (Media witch hunt)....
Lindsay, you have my support. But I don't believe you lost your passport.


Alberta   May 20th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

Why not pour a shipload of concrete over the hole? Underwater concrete technology is hundreds of years old. Why would this not work? Sounds simple to me.


Alberta   May 20th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

And Lindsey, did you really have to insult all of us with the "stolen passport" story? You must be dumber than dirt.


Smith in Oregon   May 21st, 2010 12:19 am ET

It is refreshing to see CNN and other News agency's FINALLY openly questioning the validity of BP's claims which have been parroted by the Coast Guard Admiral and hence the US Government since day one of the Gulf Oil Spill. I'm pleased that my comments questioning that now do not seem to be immediately deleted by the moderators over at the Anderson Cooper CNN blog site.

It is refreshing to see CNN and other News agency's FINALLY expressing open concern about the chemical dispersants which BP has already poured by the thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico.

I'm still sad that my earlier comments openly stating the toxicity of dispersants containing METHANOL (Wood Alcohol) would be as toxic and poisonous as the crude Oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and create a potentially larger problem if used, was immediately deleted by the moderators over at the Anderson Cooper CNN blog site.

That's life, however it appears that CNN and other networks are no longer fooled by the BP and Coast Guard Admiral PR fantasy spin. And they have finally come full circle in openly questioning the validity and progress over every further move by both BP/TransOcean/Haliburton as well as the US Coast Guard in fully dealing with this unfolding ecological and environmental disaster.


jack   May 21st, 2010 12:22 am ET

I have what may at first appear to be a radical solution to the doping problem. Do away with all drug tests. They are a violation of some of our most basic rights to privacy. All of our brains have various levels of innumerable chemicals that are always in some degree of flux. Are they going to take brain samples next to see who has a greater number of available neuro chemicals? Let us , for example, say Player X has more naturally occuring endorphin, adrenaline , cortisone, or serotonin (to name only a small number of brain chemicals) freely available. Does that give player X an unfair advantage over the others. I say they are there to compete in a race. Forget about the chemicals, and just see who wins. That seems fair to me. Athletes (or anyone else) who overuse extraneous chemical agents will likely not be great contenders over time.


jack   May 21st, 2010 12:39 am ET

BP should not be trusted. They have shown they are much more concerned about profits than plant, animal , and human life. That is the nature of the corporate beast. Bottom line is and always will be profits for them.. Sue them into near liquidation and then regulate them into sanity. That is the only way to deal with these uncaring, unfeeling giants. They are only too big to fail because we allow it. Urge your representatives to restore sanity, before it is too late. Take a close look at your representatives. Those who support allowing corporations to hurt people and other life forms need to take a hike.


Marlene   May 21st, 2010 12:46 am ET

On tonights show
Lindsay Lohan's parents are mentioned saying,
Where are her parents?
She is already an adult, and her parents don't seem to care because when they come out on television they seem to be trying to get publicity. They don't care about her they care about how big their bank accounts are.

Maybe her serving time will help her, going to rehab
is not going to help she's already been there; has it helped?


john doe   May 21st, 2010 12:48 am ET

LINDSAY, 1, She needs a hug!!! 2. Ask her father to "CHILL a BIT"!!! These two are living on the drama card!!! WAIT until she drink's again and makes a fool of herself that's all we can do!!! IT'S HER LIFE people!!! VERY NICE LOOKING WOMAN!!! EXCEPT WHEN SHE'S DRINKING!!! SHAME, I COULD BE A FREIND!!! USA us the way!!!


Dodie   May 21st, 2010 12:51 am ET

Jack, Interesting concept... I am enjoying your 'radical solution'! I certainly agree regarding the loss of our rights.

I believe the problem with athletic enhancing drugs created complications with Potassium deficiency, Heart arrhythmias, Drop in blood pressure and ultimately.... potential for Death. Countries that wanted their athletics to win at all costs abused these drugs until some died. East Germany was well known for 'doping' their athletics as young as age 10.

Keep the radical ideas flowing! In a flawed worldview in which societal voices dictate how we think and reason, your concepts are definitely refreshing....like a drink from a clear mountain spring!


jack   May 21st, 2010 1:00 am ET

@Dodie...Yes, overuse can be very dangerous. I do think it is wise to use some chemicals at all. Some substances are rather benign, and their moderate use should be legal. Forcing athletes to use against their will would be a violation of rights as well. And the forced tests are another big vilation of rights, and denotes a slide toward authoritarianism.


HIGHRISE   May 21st, 2010 1:04 am ET

sometimes we dont see the true meaning behind the oil spill.but if it was planes as was in 911 its terrorism.if its a bomb in a car its terrorism.we have allowed them to come to the gulf and control our own american oil.when we have companies that can run our own oil. i think its sabitage terrorism of the 21st century. just think about it. just thinkin. MR. AMERICA


jack   May 21st, 2010 1:09 am ET

Dodie...Thanks for the great compliment. You are refreshing as well. Your good cheer, intelligence and energy is always evident in your writing.


Dodie   May 21st, 2010 1:11 am ET

@ Jack That slide toward authoritarianism is one I would love to have barricaded for all human kind! Ah, such a free spirit... flapping one's wings I see. How is the view from above?


jack   May 21st, 2010 1:16 am ET

@Dodie... Seems we have to sometimes crawl on our bellies like a snake before we can soar to those avian heights and be able to view the world anew.


Dodie   May 21st, 2010 1:23 am ET

I am on my belly tonight, Jack. I find it rather difficult when addressing the sad events taking place in the gulf. So much life will be destroyed because of one greedy company. (taking a deep breath) In the corporate owned world of today, our beautiful and wondrous earth is struggling. I wish I had the answers to irradiate and change the course of mankind. (looking up and watching a beautiful person stretch his wings) always provides hope!


Dodie   May 21st, 2010 1:27 am ET

Those Avian heights are contagious especially from a bird's eye view!


jack   May 21st, 2010 1:54 am ET

@Dodie....Yes, they are contagious. Join me in a flight? Stretch your wings and fly!


Smith in Oregon   May 21st, 2010 2:43 am ET

It might be interesting to some here to learn how America's employers were lured into invasive drug tests on its employees. It was a collaboration between questionable mobile field lab company's and major insurance corporations.

The small time lab owners convinced each of the major insurance corporations they could demand drug exams of employees involved in accident claims and a percentage would fail the drug test criteria resulting in savings for the major insurance corporations which added up over time.

The insurance corporations then placed the onus on America's employers, if they drug screened employees they would receive a better (wink) rate. Of course the rates were nearly the same as before, however the insurance corporation now had additional reasons to entirely fore-go expensive accident insurance claims.

The early testing was so lousy, employees that ate poppy seed bread or cakes would be falsely flagged for Heroin and Morphine use.

Ironically, in a heavy handed corporation I was formally employed with, the executive secretary insisted and implemented a full blown drug testing requiem on all employees. She was also the first one to fail two tests and get fired!! That employer tested for everything possible including alcohol, apparently she was a closet alcoholic and got the boot!

In yet another crass abuse of employees, all employees were ambushed by a drug screen the day after the Superbowl. Nearly half of the entire employed staff and workers were flagged for alcohol still in their body. Followup exams were ordered, all passed them but it seems the followup exams are very expensive, go figure!


Barbara E Beach   May 21st, 2010 3:47 am ET

@cnnbrk I personally think the Oil Leak, after explosion was a terrorist strike. Especially because of the slowness of action from BP to stop the leak! It is the biggest disaster to the US economy and the poisoning of the water, our eco system, ruining the waterfront of all the coastal states. How are all the jobs lost going to recooperate? This is also a catastrophy to our food system!


Donald L Allen   May 21st, 2010 4:35 am ET

yes I do Like and I Believe god Du's to and he Love you and he only want you to do what is right stay with me and Be My slave and change your way and don,t go out with your own Kind do you no what I mean or you rich or what Du's it mater what about what you do if it the right thing to do or the wrong way to think do you love me or not Be the slave you were met to be Linsday or you the Girl that was meen to be My slave quit drinking


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   May 21st, 2010 6:09 am ET

@A.Smith
@Dodie

Hi everone

The following is what Thomas L.Friedman said in The International Herald Tribune:

"President Obama's handling of the gulf oil spill has been disappointing.

"No, the gulf oil spill is not Obama's Katrina. It"s his 9/11 – and it is disappointing to see him making the same mistake George W.Bush made with his 9/11 2001.
.
"Sadly, President Obama seems intent on squandering his environmental 9/11 with a Bush-level failure of imagination. So far, the Obama policy is: "Think small and carry a big stick." He is rightly hammering the oil company executives. But he is offering no big strategy to end our oil addiction.

"Mr President, your advisers are wrong: Americans are craving your leadership on this issue. Are you going to channel their goodwill into something that strengthens our country – "The Obama End to Oil Addiction Act" – or are you going squander your 9/11, too? " – IHT


Ted   May 21st, 2010 7:55 am ET

Watch out for those avian heights!
When you crash and land on your belly again will hurt and may be dangerous to your health!


Ted   May 21st, 2010 8:02 am ET

I think it is time that this two class society ends and we treat all criminals exacly the same way.
If Joe Blow get cought with a little grass he will end up in jail.
If a Hollywood name, half name or no name gets cought with a lot of hard drugs, he or she will go to a plush clinic for a few months, comes out clean and lights up a little grass to celebrate the free advesrtising received.

On the other hand grass is not worse than tabak or alcohol. We could cut the budget of our jails by freeing all the grass users, but not the dealers.


Gen   May 21st, 2010 9:39 am ET

Hell No – they haven't done enough. If they had cared anything about the potential hazards some type of safety measures to take in the event of an emergency would have been put in place while the rig was being set up originally. Blinded by greed they chose not to do this and the result is this complete catastrophe!
Shame on us as a nation for not making it mandatory for these companies to at least try to prepare for the worst! These vipers will never choose what is right over their GREED! - These execs should be made to pay for everything, cough up hefty fines and serve time behind bars!


gerald Jolly   May 21st, 2010 9:43 am ET

@ Ted.

I completely agree.

How much media attention would be given if Joe Shabogie failed to appear in court on a bench warrant??

I am of the same opinion as you are.

No matter who a person is.

IF YOU DO THE CRIME, YOU SHOULD DO THE TIME.


Mike in Montana   May 21st, 2010 9:51 am ET

A simple, "no". I have lost all respect and confidence in 'BP'. I can't believe that BP did 'not' have a plan in place, if there was an oil leak and or disaster at their offshore oil platforms. People have lost their lives because of 'BP' and their attitude toward safety and safety violations. The top management of BP have lied to congress and the american people, almost from day one of this environmental disaster. Someone at BP should be held 'accountable' for their actions and non-actions. I am at the point, to where I am thinking that the top management at BP is 'incompetent' and should be accountable in a court of law. Mike in Montana


dilip bansal   May 21st, 2010 9:57 am ET

Mr. larry King I believe i have a solution to stop the gulf oil spill. Please contact me to hear my idea. My e-mail is Info@dilip.us Telephone # 602952-1169. I've been watching the events around the spill from day one and have not heard this idea discussed. It's quick and can be done immediately.. Thank you


Expat American   May 21st, 2010 10:03 am ET

I am amazed at any outpouring of sympathy for no-talent victim princess trash such as the Lohan-Hilton-Kardashians of the world. These young ‘women’ are famous for truly nothing; with the exception of just being famous and perhaps drinking, doing drugs and strategically stepping out of their sports cars in front of the paparazzi on the day they purposely forgot to wear their undies…'oooops…giggle giggle, silly me'.

Women in the developping world outside of America face war, assault, rape and murder as an everyday routine. In America,many people are concerned about saving Lindsay Lohan and waiting in line to see Sex and The City II.

Ridiculous.


D. T. Bohdanowicz   May 21st, 2010 10:22 am ET

NO. BP has not done and is not doing enough to stop this huge oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. They have lied about this disaster from the day it happened. They lie every day about just how much oil is gushing into the Gulf. I expect them to LIE LIE LIE, about the actual treatment for the oil spill, that they might come up with. They have the oil dispersant at a warehouse ready to use, but yet have not put it to use. What is the reason for that??? Will the oil dispersant be any better for the environment than the damage that is already being done by the oil leak itself?? BP must be completely responsible for all costs, and to rehabilitate all areas that might be damaged by this huge oil leak.
One other concern: Were they drilling at their approved depth?? I had heard that they had not gotten full legal approval to drill there, and that they were illegally drilling at a depth that was twice as deep as the depth they had first requested??? CNN PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS CONCERN:

D. T. B.


c.w. clay   May 21st, 2010 1:15 pm ET

method to stop oil leak, i the old;s we had a toy that was called a chinese handcuffs it fit over your ftnger and you put both fingers one in each end and you couldnt pull your fingers out. if one of these could be made to the outside dia of the pipe and you pull it would lock on.it might work?THANK YOU,


Larry Robertson   May 21st, 2010 4:53 pm ET

Larry -PLEASE don’t let the media muffle the voice of Peter Schiff…We can’t afford to ignore the only man America to predict the details of our economic demise. PLEASE have him on your show.


gerald Jolly   May 21st, 2010 5:34 pm ET

If it was possible to extract all the illegal drugs that Lindsey Lohan has sniffed or and injected in her body, the person successfully doing that, would become the top drug lord in L.A.


Dodie   May 21st, 2010 8:23 pm ET

@ Ted – May 21st, 2010 7:55 am ET

Your wit, humor and timing is priceless! :~)

It is people like yourself, Jack, Gerald, Idzan, Rose, IKHAN, A. Smith, cajazz and Luis that helps to create a recipe of hope mixed with intelligence, well-balanced perspective and frosted in banter! Thank you All!


jack   May 21st, 2010 10:11 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon...Yes, interesting info. Might have known our nice insurance corporations were involved in taking away our rights. Too bad Congress didn't go nearly far enough, and have at least a public option in the hcr bill. Notice that the drunk supervisor was right on board in taking away people's rights, thinking they will never come for her. This hypocricy among politicians, and many ordinary citizens, is what enables those who want to take our rights away to take our rights away.


Dodie   May 22nd, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Of course, with the electric car, comes the problems relating with creating increased amounts of electricity on an already over loaded electrical grid within the US. Not to mention fossil fuel, water and other entities that are used to create the electricity.

National Ignition Facility (NIF) uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.
NIF’s aim is to create a single (500 terawatt) flash of light that reaches the target from numerous directions at the same time. Possibly this is something to look at. However, the dangers high since it is Nuclear which brings us full circle to fossil fuel.


Dodie   May 23rd, 2010 6:54 pm ET

@jack May 21st, 2010 1:54 am ET

(( Thank You ))


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