February 15, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 09:25 PM ET

Tonight on Larry King Live!


An exclusive interview with Sean Penn, who just returned from Haiti.

The actor and activist will tell us about the conditions he saw, what the Haitians are going through…and with the rainy season just months away and so many people homeless, the help Haiti needs RIGHT NOW.


Celine Dion candidly opens up about her struggle to have another child.

The music superstar has a new documentary showing her year on the road during her “Taking Chances” tour…and talks to Larry about raising her son on the road, her recent miscarriage and hope that she will have another baby with her husband. 

Plus…why she didn’t want to record her biggest hit, “My Heart Will Go On.”

And we want to hear from you…

What’s your favorite Celine Dion song?

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Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

The rainy season approaching is going things more dangerous
for the people in Haiti who are now living in squalid conditions.
More heavy duty tents will be needed because there is no
time to erect buildings capable of holding the large number of
homeless people.

2. Celine Dion is allegedly in distress because she has been
unable to have another baby. Her anxiety could her many
psychological problems. She has to seek help from top
medical experts and follow their advice including radical
and invasive procedures If all fails then she has to keep the
faith in God that someday (out of the blue) she may become
pregnant. (This is the ultimate chance and it has worked
for some women). "Keep the faith," in God -If you believe,
your prayers may answered. Don't give up but if nothing
happens for a while, do not despair and don't do crazy
things. "Keep your faith."

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I wonder what Sean Penn thinks about the squalid conditions in South and North Dakota for the Native American children on the reservations there during the wave after wave of snow blizzards?

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Send train cars to Haiti for shelter .

Bill   February 15th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I just read that you won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988. My favorite Band ABBA won the ESC in 1974. Can you please explain this contest to Larry's U.S audience, and what do you think of my favorite band ABBA that are finally being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame March 15. The Eurovision Song Contest is a major TV event in Europe, Australia etc. but not well known in the USA.

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

3 Million displaced, only about 2 Million in the Port au Prince area. The path of destruction is not limited to Port au Prince, Sean Penn.

America has thousands of soldiers with machine guns marching thru Haiti, shouldn't they instead help sitting up temporary shelters for the Haitian people?

Question Larry King? Why isn't the American National Guard helping the ten's of thousands of Native America people, women and children in North and South Dakota who are greatly suffering from lack of power, food and adequate shelter during the current heavy snow blizzard?

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

@ A. Smith, Oregon

I wonder if Sean Penn even knows about the Dakota's first nation's plight with freezing temperatures, no power and potential loss of life due to these conditions not to mention the lack of aide from the US government.

It is tragic, the Native American's devastation is not found anywhere on the front page new.

This is not to minimize Haiti's total devastation; however, there are others in need.


Carol   February 15th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

I think the celebrities would be even more successful in raising funds for Haiti if they were to be more public about the percentage of their own personal net worth they are donating to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. What percentage of Sean Penn's net worth has he donated? What has he chosen Haiti rather than Sudan? Millions of people are being brutually murdered daily.

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Thousands more people are going to die in Haiti if some sort of shelter isnt erected soon .

Orlando   February 15th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Sean Penn Haiti is a sovereign country. The haitian government will decide if they need the US troop for longer not president Obama.

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

@A.smith, Oregon
You have a strong point there. Americans are always overlooked
while we go out of our way to protect the rest of the world. Actors
and actresses go to Africa, to Europe, South America, Asia and
other places looking for adoptions while many kids here are
wanting for a parent. Some claim that the 'red tape' (bureaucracy)
is a stumbling block that creates serious obstacles frustrating
prospecftive parents but I don't agree with that notion.
But we also have to acknowledge that these are unfortunate times
for the people in Haiti including children and any resentment or
reservations may have to be overlooked for the sake of mankind.

Colleen Farrell   February 15th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

Not interested in Celine Dion, but very much interested in the plight of our neighbors in Haiti. Thanks so much for the interview with Sean Penn; I was unaware of the great work his organization is doing. Please keep up the coverage of Haiti's earthquake victims!

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

A. Smith, What are you doing to help the American Indians in their plight. What right do you have to point at one person WHO IS DOING not complaining.

Now what I wanted to write before becoming unnecessarily distracted was... How can help become more simplified. It seems as there are many respected organizations and individuals and troops (THANK GOD) but the communication between them is negating their efforts. I don't know the answer but it is something that has caught my attention.

Also, I have to ask once again about the billionaires in the world. It would be so wonderful if they could even make a one-time, five percent contribution. What a dent that would make!! I look around at all the things I could definitely live without. I would sell them in a heartbeat to raise money. No one is buying anything where I live. I made a fourth contribution of a miniscule amount and feel so hopeless. It is barbaric that anyone could see this and turn away.

I haven't heard one thing about the American Indians in the Dakotas. Why?

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

Tents will never hold up during the weather thats to come in Haiti even a quick fix isnt going to save enough people and if they dont recieve strong housing such as box cars they will die box cars are the answer .

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

The 10 so-called missionary's teamed up with a known child prostitute trafficker, such a shocking surprise on 'good intentions'. It clearly appears their intentions was to make a great deal of money selling each of those 30 children to nefarious people in The Dominican Republic.

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

It is nice to hear a singer, like Celine Dion who actually has a beautiful voice!

I cannot tell you how many times I listen to a singer and I think my cat could do better. Never could figure out how they became famous.

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

Didn't a Las Vegas casino built a huge multi-level indoor stage just for Celine Dion to perform on for her Las Vegas floor shows?

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

Yes. Las Vegas knows how to build hype so people come and spend lots of money.

Julie   February 15th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

Celine thinks that millions will flock to see her behind the scenes performance on the big screen? leave well enough alone and keep your memories personal and stop trying to make another few bucks.

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

Maybe we should build a stage for her in Haiti.

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

@Dodie If your cat can sing I will be your promoter. We could make
a lot of money then donate it to the causes. lol

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

What is Celine doing to help the people in Haiti or the Native Americans I bet nothing .

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Luis, well at least Celine's voice in pleasing to to the ears. More than I can say for a lot of others....

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

@ Michael Armstrong,Tx
Train cars are too expensive, heavy to ship, not enough
in stock and not enough time for mass production.

Julie   February 15th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Celine goes to a Country where there is no tv or radio and sings to these kids, they are probably like who the hell is this kook?

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

hate those hick-ups

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

I vote to load all of those Katrina FEMA trailers onto a barge and give them to the most needy in Haiti.

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 10:45 pm ET

Michael, Luis and Julie I like your thinking. Julie you made me smile at the thought of that.

We just have to keep trying.

Nan   February 15th, 2010 10:45 pm ET

With all the money that has been donated and collected by so many organizations, why aren't there tents in Haiti? I've been asking this question because I don't understand the hold up. JPHRO is the only one I believe will do what it takes to get this done. Thanks for having Sean on the show, it was worth the break from the Olympics.

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

Luis we have plenty of old used box cars in the thousands sitting in train yards waiting to be thrown away just take the wheels off and ship them on tankers .

te   February 15th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

What a joke. Why don't Larry and Sean donate the tens of millions they are worth. Talk is cheap- let's see the checks these two 'heroes' have donated!!

JUAN AYBAR   February 15th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Larry; I just hear that you had suggested that Dominicans are not helping Haitians and we should receive more Haitians refugees. Let me inform Mr King that our country is the country that has done more for Haitians than any other country in the world and that’s even before the earthquake. Now we have more 20k Haitian patients in our Hospitals and we had expended more 50 millions of dollars medical assisting them, money that we don’t have at all. The Dominican Republic has millions of Haitians living in our country, working in our country. What else you want us to do for them? Our government is 100% committed to re-build Port-au-Prince and they are doing more than they suppose to do taking in consideration that we are a poor country too. We are going to have a worldwide summit to help the Haitian Government. I am very surprise about those celebrities who are so emotional about something that's not New at all, please give me a break. Haiti has been that way long time before the earthquake, what the earthquake did was to open a Pandora Box and it was a wakeup call to the world about life conditions in Haiti, because the world forgot Haiti I am so tire about people being so Hypocrite . I felt very offended about your comment suggesting that we are not helping Haitians and that’s not true at all. Again Haitians are our brothers we share at lot of things even the poverty because we are also poor, Mr King don’t think by any mean that we are the USA because we are not! Please don’t put a good neighbors to fight, its not the time for that.

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

Wouldn't they be hotter than hell to live in.

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

A Smith formaldahide law suits thats was the reason there still sitting unused.

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

Now that is has been established what would have happened to the 30 children if the 10 kidnappers in Haiti had successfully gotten them to The Dominican Republic and turned them over to the child prostitute trafficker they were working with, what is the excuse or size of the bribe being used to free them now?

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Teri not if you insulate them and paint them white .

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

@ michael, given the upcoming Hurricaines in the Haitian region, I doubt if the homeless Haitians would complain about formaldehyde fumes in a new FEMA trailer if it were given to them.

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

Update with due respect
I didn't mean to be sarcastic(just in good humor) but you are
absolutely correct. Many singers now a days are electronically
produced. New technology can make anybody in entertainment
a new star. There are only a few that possess that raw talent
that cannot be superimposed.

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

That crazy lady in charge needs to be held responsible for the abduction of those kids this was her plan .

michael armstrong sr. TX.   February 15th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

A Smith they would sue the crap out of America for causing there cancer .

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

Luis... Laughing... some some of them just have terrible voices

@ A.Smith and @ Michael. I like the idea of the trailers and box cars, especially since the rains are soon to come.

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

Larry, Wonderful show tonight!

I am really looking forward to tomorrow evening with Bill Maher! Controversy should be his middle name. He always creates it…and makes for an interesting evening.

A. Smith, Oregon   February 15th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

@ Luis, to be more forthcoming on that topic. There are many street singers and street performers around the world that are absolutely as good if not better than 90% of the grammy gulping celebs that have long before traded quality for mega dollars.

Some of my favorites were in San Francisco but they are certainly found in any large city in the world where culture is appreciated.

The point however is not just how well a singer's ability is, it must also include a really good song with inspiring and powerful lyrics. A good band, singer or musical group lacking good songs, or outstanding lyrics is simply lackluster and sadly they are often commercially acceptable.

Cindy   February 15th, 2010 11:01 pm ET

It was great to see Celine; she is more beautiful as she matures. I saw her three times at Caesars Palace and will definitely see her new show. She has an incredible voice.

Orlando   February 15th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

As long as they respect their human rights, I think these 10 Americans should stay in jail Haiti. I think they had a bad intention.

Celia   February 15th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

I doubt it if Sean Penn knows Haiti history and that it had been a sovereign country for 207 years. The second nation behind United states and first black nation in western hemisphere. All he probably heard is that Haiti is the poorest country like we heard a zillion times by now.

The sad part is that most people if you asked them where Haiti was before the earthquake they would not be able to tell you. Most people are oblivious of the complex History that Haiti share with the US.

The media response to the disaster in Haiti is normal and consistent with Western media role. In the case of Haiti, the media overlooked the man-made disasters and the struggle of the people of Haiti against ongoing Western interference in their nation’s affairs. Instead, Haitians are portrayed by the media only from the side they did not cause, and as if they are responsible for the situation they are in today. Demonizing Haitians and painting “Haiti as a tinderbox ready to explode”. The Western cliché of “we are good-hearted and they Haitians are looters and criminals” is devoid of moral responsibility and truthfulness

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 11:13 pm ET

I too believe that one woman led that group into believing that they were on the right path. I will say that the law does work there. They are trying very hard to protect all the children who do not have anyone left in their family to look after them. They didn't have the right paper work and SLAM they were caught. That is a positive.

I think the well intenders (forgive the Bushism) should be tried individually for the truth to come out and for fairness in any sentencing.

I don't think the FEMA boxes would be a good idea. The Haitians have been dealt so many devastating blows. How could another possible health threat be presented to them now especially with most in very fragile condition.

Mitch   February 15th, 2010 11:13 pm ET

I watched your interview with Sean Penn and felt his sincerity in every word. A thought; although this is such a terrible tragedy, and from what Sean said, eventually it may be getting worse, what are we doing about the over one milion homeless, right here in the United Staes?

Reynold Geslin   February 15th, 2010 11:15 pm ET

Smith raised a very good question, I am Haitian and we appreciate the help of our friends however the situation remain critical still in Haiti and it could be worst for several reasons: We have an incompetent gorvernment in place and secondly the american troops take over the operation and run things like thing like they did in louisiana until today i have report of dead body still under ruble.

Teri in New Jersey   February 15th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

I love Larry King.

I do not think tonight's show was good. Sean Penn and the issue he wanted to plead did not meld well with the next guest and her selfish problems. Do you realize how many women go through these heartaches without half the support and none of the resources that she has.

I will not watch tomorrow's show. What we do not need is another cynical, complaining, pious, immoral person casting doubt on how this country is doing. I am sick of it. Why can't we support our President like we should. The primaries are run and we get behind the winner. After the election we should get behind the winner.

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

@A. Smith, Oregon
I know what you mean. I have one son that attempted to become
a singer. He was pretty good at it, according to friends and fans
but he signed up with a lawyer – promoter that only wanted his cut
first and then my son's will get the left-overs. My son got frustrated
and never tried again. He was a musician, a composer, good voice,
handsome ,all these attributes "gone with the win" because of
unscrupulous greedy promoters who take advantage of aspiring
actors/actresses. On the side of the coin, there are some
celebrities that fail when their work ethic derail because of drugs
addiction, alcoholism, or other blunders that we humans are
succumb to due to inmaturity, insecurity , overconfidence , stress
irresponsibility and other psychological factors.

Celia   February 15th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

I understand your frustration. It's called ignorance. Lot of people get the news from the media which in turn can be bias. Every international news would tell you that Dominican, Cuban and Venezuelan were the first on site to help the victims. But our media would have everybody bolieve that we are always the only one helping the world when there is a disaster. The sad thing is the majority of people believe it.

They make is seems that Haiti is only slums and overpopulated when it's not. Haiti is a bit bigger than the state of Maryland, there are plenty of rural areas when they can have the people resettle without leaving the country.

Dodie   February 15th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

@ A. Smith

I agree with you. The song, its music and lyrics is also an important part... however if the person's voice is so bad, it grates on my ears, I will not listen to it!

Marianne Sheedy   February 15th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

Larry, I have a request. I believe keeping Haiti in focus is a must. Could you and CNN send a film crew to Haiti in order for you to interview Paul Farmer. You could remain in L.A. and Dr. Farmer in Haiti. I think it will have much impact if it was done one month from today.
Thank you,

Fay   February 15th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

@A. Smith, Oregon
I disagree with you about the formaldehyde fumes trailers. If the trailers are not good for us why should we send them to the people? Just because they are poor that does not mean we can dump anything on them. How is that generosity when we know these trailers would cause harm to them?

Luis B Rosario   February 15th, 2010 11:43 pm ET

Most women become more beautiful as they mature.
They are like Cherry Live Oak trees, the older the better.

Theresa   February 16th, 2010 12:48 am ET

I wish Americans would remember they are not nthe only people that are helping Haiti out, fighting in Afghanistan. Americans always say noone helped them during 9/11. I hope you remember there i a neighbour to your NORTH. We were also there during Katrina!!! You have a population of 300 million -Canada 33 million!!!

Fay   February 16th, 2010 1:11 am ET


It's called the dumbing down of America. Some People have been so lazy they would actually believe the sky is yellow is the media say so. Nobody applies critical thinking, nobody facts check anything anymore. During Katrina and 9/11 we received billion dollars in aid from around the world.
But if you ask the average American they would tell you that nobody helped us, we are always alone. That's why some people cannot comprehend why we are helping other countries in need.

The information is out there but people don't want to do extra work to seek the truth.

marie   February 16th, 2010 1:12 am ET

I understand Celine Dion turned down singing at the Vancouver Olympics at the Opening Ceremonies – because of a busy schedule – I'm sure Ms. Dion could have flown in and out on the same night! Can you imagine not performing after being asked by the organizing committee of this huge event – for your country? Frankly, I can't.

I will never buy another CD of Celine Dion – and I'm a big fan. Unfortunately, Ms. Dion has forgotten where she comes from and the country that encouraged her.....

Luis B Rosario   February 16th, 2010 1:17 am ET

Music and lyrics. The best song sung is the one where the
interpreter opens up his heart and his soul to the audience(listener-s).
The singer has to transport his/her rendition to the ears of the listener
witha melody capable of competing against the cords of a canary,
or a mockinbird. It is the smooth transition of the words through the
larynx( that contain the vocal cords) and translating them into music.
The singer does not necessarily has to be a musician but he/she
must have a good ear to accompany(keep) the tempo. The dominion
of the song makes the singer the star encouraging some lyrics
to become legendary even if they contain(the lyrics) simple daily
used words. That is why Henry Amstrong , Ray Charles and some
other singers witn raspy voices became so famous . They learned
to master the audience with their unique technique. The
combination(the combo) of music, lyrics, muscician(s) and the
singer is what makes a song a hit(sucess), in my opinion.

Teresa Asaro   February 16th, 2010 1:28 am ET

I just saw Sean Penn on your show and DID NOT appreciate his very rude and ILL informed comment about NEW YORKERS, who according to him turn away from people in need... I am a native NEw Yorker Born and raised from West 68th Street, He is a Californian Tell Him and his Transplants who RUINED MY City To GO HOME and Get OUt of MY CITY

A. Smith, Oregon   February 16th, 2010 1:34 am ET

I'm absolutely certain the Native American children, women and men in South and North Dakota would gratefully accept help and aid from Canadians, Brazilians, The Chinese Nation, Europe and other nations that could help provide them with food, adequate warm clothing and fuel to help them survive the multiple blizzards that have plunged their homes and reservations into powerless arctic freezing zones of suffering.

Lois Taylor   February 16th, 2010 1:36 am ET

I agree with Sean Penn that we need to keep helping Haiti, but we need to remember all the children in this country that are in need too. It is a wonderful thing that Americans are so generous when other countries are in such need, but we have many needy people right here in the U.S. that are neglected daily.

Luis B Rosario   February 16th, 2010 1:48 am ET

@Teri -New Jersey
I do not think that Larry King invited Celine to his show just
because of her talent and success in the singing world. There
is also the issue of her mscarriage. How did it affect the actress
A miscarriage is very traumatic for most women whether they
are rich and famous or an unknown woman. The inner scars
\ of the soul, heart and mind caused by a miscarriage are usually
permanent and they never heal. It is curious and mysterious but
there is nothing more damaging to a woman (most women) than
losing a child, whether the child was a fetus, an infant, a teeager
or a grown up adult. The loss of a child is traumatic to a woman
that she will rather give her own life in exchange for saving the
child. She will fight with tooth and nails to protect the criature
(her baby- because her child continues to be a baby even if
child if 50 years old). The father loves the child too but he is more
"aplomb" (self assured) during and after a tragic loss. Such is
the mystery of maternal love: a mesh of emotional feelings,
tender love and dedication, that usually cannot be superseded
by all the riches and fame in the world. "Mamma Mia."

maria   February 16th, 2010 2:18 am ET

I love Sean Penn, what a man, he doesn't give a damn about what you think of him, he just believes in his sincerity, that's all...You don't find a lot of people like him anymore. I am so proud of you Sean. Haitian people needs you. Thank God, people like Sean still exist. Your kind of human being is in destruction, please stay alive and keep the fight. Thanks and May God bless you.

ckelly   February 16th, 2010 3:44 am ET

My observations of CNN , including LKL is to alienate a good portion of the audience.

About Sean Penn: Excuse me!! The comments you made about your own country in its time of need are ridiculous-..."In America people just walk by and don't help people in need"-but in Haiti-everyone is helpful-that is a lie and complete and utter nonsense. If everyone in Haiti was so helpful-and those who give money to Haiti (aka celebrities and the rich) so helpful-then Haiti wouldn't be in the crisis it is-its not the fault of the American citizen who has been so generous to so many countries of the world! Your lack of empathy for your own people is astounding and plain stupid!

I am tired of rich, spoiled, spouting celebrities, traitors to their own country.

and I am angry at Celine Dion-Why tonight ,when a French Canadian made history on Canadian soil-did you not sing at Canada place?-You were on Larry King Live.?

Yesterday when my husband and I were out buying a camera we spoke with a young man at the counter who won tickets to the event, and was so excited to think you would be singing at Quebec house for the medal ceremony (He had no idea it would be a historical moment
for Canadian Olympic history.) YOU had your time and luck and this is Canada's Time.

Canada has donated 100's of millions to Haiti ,and as a small populated country we donated more per capita to the Haiti crisis than anyone-we are not all rich. I am tired of the rich getting richer and then using their position, celebrity or not- to betray WHERE THEY CAME FROM and WHO THEY ARE.!!!

I am tired of the British and I am getting tired of CNN-no doubt there will be coverage on LKL of the World Soccer Cup and the Olympics
out of London but for some reason the winter Olympics from Vancouver is not OK? To even mention? What would Walter Conkrite say?

Canadians are figuring out that in spite of their grit , and courage-the rest of the world is just interested in their own jealousy and their own lack of natural resources.

Tonight will be my last comment on the blog and after many years of watching CNN-as a Canadian, I will not do it again-its all become vain crap.Not the pursuit for excellence in all areas of human development -but manipulative crap!

Mr Klein-you all ready know how I feel about your efforts.

Dodie   February 16th, 2010 3:56 am ET

Congratulations to the Republic of China for winning both the gold and silver in Pairs Figure Skating. Excellent, stunning and graceful was their performances!

ann michelangelo   February 16th, 2010 4:50 am ET


ckelly   February 16th, 2010 4:59 am ET

As always Dodie-your timing is priceless or sardonic-I'll let you decide.

The medals and amazing performances

Day 3: These people have worked hard and provided amazing performances and dedication-the womens mogul where a Gold was won and a bronze on Saturday night was excellent Americans won Gold and bronze(Canada Silver) . As was the mens moguls(Canada's first Gold on home soil),skating-yes the Chinese were stellar and accomplishments of the athletes participating in the bi-athalons and speed skating today were great too!!

its sad that most of the American and British reporting here in Vancouver has been negative-The Daily Mail was disgusting in its reports. Here is what I think: especially when CANADA is NEVER discussed on mainstream American media.
In response to :" U.K. press slams Canada's hosting of Games"(The Daily mail)

The UK is the greatest example of hypocracy in the world today. The Queen and the people of Britain have yet to apologize or make amends for most of the imperial and colonial damage that has been inflicted on peoples of the world for more than 400 years-their daily "rag" approach to journalism is appauling. Ask any Brit living in the UK today about the level of their elitist and facsist regime. Ask the lady who goes to the supermarket in the wee hours with a long coat and pajama bottoms; ask the parents who have to agree to criminal checks to pick their children up at school; ask the mother who, while very poor-had her daughter removed by child protective services due to being overweight.The cameras, the invasion of privacy-civil freedoms continue to go the way of the dodo in Britain.

Ask our First Nations People; ask the Irish who were arguably submitted to genocide during the potato famine while English citizens received the many surviving potatoes and British landowners walked by dying bodies on the streets. Ask the Indian peoples, the Chinese and the people of the middle east; the colonial islands-What good has Britain ever done for the poor of these countries, while decimating their culture?

What this British writer fails to recognize is his own arrogance and obvious laziness in covering the facts regarding the luge track. Over 5000 runs by world class athletes have been mastered previous to the games-with no filing of "complaint" and equal praise by participants for the tracks speed-hindsite seems 20/20; the georgian team opted out of additional practice on the luge one month prior to the games; world class and Olympic luge tracks are notoriously dangerous-its a dangerous sport. Vancouver was struck with grief since Friday. I know,I was there in the streets.

Goodbye and best wishes,

C Kelly
Vancouver ,BC

TMitchell   February 16th, 2010 6:18 am ET

I think it's time for Larry to retire.

He keeps interrupting the guests....for no reason!
He asks a question...the literally get about 4-5 words out and he's on to the next thing that doesn't even transition well!

It's SO RUDE!! Stop it, Larry!! I wanted to hear Celine Dion actually answer your questions. You constantly interrupted her!!

What is wrong with you?

Carolina   February 16th, 2010 6:26 am ET

Okay.....Is this the Larry King Live blog....or the A. Smith/Dodie spout off unsubstantiated, paint everyone with a broad brush drivel page?
I agree with the others here - they are an annoyance!!

Why can't these two narcissists who obviously have ZERO human life let people speak and then MOVE ALONG!!
Are they that team they had to pry off the br toilet after being stuck there for months on end...and this is all they can do is comment on everyone else's comments?

This is a sure sign of some extreme mental health issues. It's so WEIRD!!!!

GET A LIFE you two - we'd like to read OTHER people's comments and not your extremely misinformed, 1st grade verbal splatter.

Go start your own blog and you two can write unintelligent "love" notes to each other. You are NOT Larry please let us read the good comments here without having to wade through your mental illness posts.
Is that really TOO much to ask?
Is there not a free clinic somewhere than can treat your xtreme self-grandiosity issues?
Neither one of you make much sense and you seem to think it is neccesary to comment on every other post.

Write this down and park it on your Bathroom Mirror - IT IS NOT!!!!
wirte it 100 x's on the chalkboard: I do NOT need to constantly comment, I do NOT need to constantly comment......etc.


Spyridon   February 16th, 2010 6:47 am ET

She has a heavenly voice . A great gift , That's it and ........that's all .!!

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   February 16th, 2010 7:07 am ET

It was reported that America is in Haiti for the long haul.
Is this an indication that one day Haiti will be America's 51st state?
Many thoughour the world view the powers-that-be in Haiti are not doing much for the Haitians in rebuilding efforts.
Haiti too as a history of its wealth being plundered by dictators like Papa Doc Duvalier.
Will the Haitians will be much better off under US aegis?.

susan ellis   February 16th, 2010 7:10 am ET

re Haiti and Sean Penn's appeal
Are homeopaths being used there? The cost of remedies is miniscule compared with other options and they work really well.
Arnica for physical trauma, bruising, post operative pain and also has antiseptic quality; reduces emotional shock
Bellis Perennis for soft tissue pain, aching
Staphisagria for sharp, cutting pains
Hypericum for puncture wounds
Pyrogen for sepsis
Ignatia for grief and shock
Tubercular remedies
Remedies for dysentry type symptoms
etc etc

Diana Achille   February 16th, 2010 8:38 am ET

Good morning to all,

I would like to comment on some of the Sean Penn replies. I actually met Sean Penn while volunteering in Haiti, he is one of the most genuine people you'll ever meet. He's doing tremendous work in Haiti right now and has done work other places as well. It is none of our business how much of his own personal money that he's dedicated to the cause, he has done much more than that. More than just donating money could have ever done. Also there are many unfortunate things in the world, he is not God he can't undertake everything. We all can't, that's why it's everyone's responsibility as humans to do their own small part, so that everywhere is affected.

Theresa   February 16th, 2010 8:54 am ET

I as a Canadian would like to tell Celine Dion if it were not for the fact that you have a slight French accet I wouldn't consider you a Canadian. You never return to your homeland. No, you couldn't return to sing @ Canada place–because you have forgotten your roots. Wayne Gretzky is no different. Oh,yes you returned only to light the cauldron @ the Opening ceremonies. There were more worthy people than you. Now,if there's a chance you can coach a gold medal winning team then that you will do. It's nice when celebrities can help-I just wish more could do it privately–no need to have cameras & microphones available.. When it comes to bashing their own homeland it's time to get a new address. Of course there's freedom of speech–thank goodness but when it's a continual whine-Sean Penn, Bill Maher are to name a few.

Dennis Papakostas   February 16th, 2010 10:10 am ET

As I watched the interview with Sean Penn on Larry King last night I want to offer the following idea.

Why not contact the large cruise line corporations( Royal Carribean, Carnival) and ask them to dock their ships in Haiti in order to provide food and shelter to the thousnads of Haitians living in tents, full of desease.

Surely these coropartions would benefit from such a huge public realtions boost while prividing an amazing servcie to the people of Haiti. With rainy season coming to Haiti and time running out providing clean effeceint housing would go a very long way, allowing the ground teams to prioritize needs faster.

Dennis Papaksotas-Montreal Canada

JBM   February 16th, 2010 11:13 am ET

Thank you for your post. The two you reference have been called out a few times for their posts but nothing changes. So you are not alone. You have to wonder why they don't just email one another via their own email addresses and give us a break once in a while. Many of us don't do much more than read the blog now as they turn a lot of people off with their hatred for everything the US stands for.

Teri in New Jersey   February 16th, 2010 11:53 am ET

@ Luis. Luis I believe you may not have understood my "take" on why Celine Dion was visiting. As a woman who has experienced a miscarriage, long period of a child missing and death of a child over the course of my lifetime, I understand loss. What I don't appreciate is a billionaire who takes advantage of the opportunity to get public sympathy when there are so many, many women who go through heartaches such as this without half the support or resources that are available to someone like her. I would have been more interested in this topic if it had been presented by someone who I could relate to. I cannot relate to a women who schedules her babiess like she does her career. I don't think a man could truly understand this. Mothering is not something that can be turned on and off like a switch. You are either on or off.

Luis, I could also sense that you are a compassionate person. I hope I did not offend you. There are some issues that are really beyond the scope of explaining in a blog.

kathy 40   February 16th, 2010 12:00 pm ET

@Dodie. It's just a matter of opinion and aste. To me Celine sounds worse than MY cat. She makes my skin crawl. And that horrible pronunciation of the letter R. Brr!!

trm   February 16th, 2010 12:39 pm ET

Let's start a new tradition--each post should not exceed 500 words. If I wanted to read a novel I'd go to the library or buy a book. Thanks!!

Raffaele Zuccaro   February 16th, 2010 1:01 pm ET

This is the ONLY time when he opened his mouth, that I agree with him- I cant believe it– Between him and his former Pig, er I mean wife, Madonna- I dont know who is more of a Flaken Flake!!!

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 16th, 2010 8:31 pm ET

Good on you Sean Penn for stepping forward and trying to do something to help out Haiti in your way.

Luis B Rosario   February 16th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

If you want a blog that has less than 500 words, on it, start your
own blog on your own website, not on Larry King's blog. There is
no penalty for reading a blog, so if is too long , skip it . It is
better than to make a "salacious" remark just because you don't
like the content on the person's comment. It is my opinion, you
are entitled to yours.

Luis B Rosario   February 17th, 2010 12:17 am ET

@Teri-New Jersey
Your opinion was great.
I was not offended by your comment in the least. I like it .
I'm just one that likes to add my opinion when something
on a blog attracts my attention. Sometimes I get annonyed
by what I perceive is an irresponsible comment and
sometimes I laugh out loud(lol) while reading it another
blog. Occasionally I will apologize for a nasty comment.

I'm not here to fight but to make friends, learn a lot from
other bloggers and have fun. Thanks for your reply, Teri.
People like you make my day, every other day.

Luis B Rosario   February 17th, 2010 12:51 am ET

@Michael Armstrong-Tx.
Michael. I don't believe that the topography of Haiti at this time
is capable of having room enough for thousands of box cars.
It is all hillsides and the valley(flatlands and plains) have been
devastated and in ruins with deep craters and debris scattered
thoughout the castostrophe site. Who is going to deliver the
trains for free and prepare the terrain thereat to sustain the
proper installation of the box cars. Shipping railraod cars
is not cheap; distribution and placement is another story, in my
opinion. As long as we find someone to fund the delivery,
someone to donate the cars and volunteers to transport them
once they arrive at the port, I 'm in favor .

trm   February 17th, 2010 11:06 pm ET

@Luis B. Rosario- could you please tell me your definition of salacious . My definition is erotic,excessive,or obscene of which I certainly do not think my posting was. I thought this country had freedom of speech which I'm getting the impression this site does not. My posting wasgeared to the length of some of the postings not the content!! I will no longer be posting on this site since it seems only certain people are welcome. This site is called the Larry King site but mainly it's ruled by certain indivduals. I might be viewing the posts but people know when they're not welcome to join the club!!!

sheila crone   February 17th, 2010 11:12 pm ET

Larry, why do you only have hollywood stars to come on and glorify themselves and their organization when talking about the poor of the world. There are many wonderful organizations doing marvelous things for the people of Haiti. Why not focus on them? Sean Penn is a fake.

Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 2:29 am ET

I aplogize from the bottom of my heart . I did not mean
that you made a "salacious remark." I meant that it is better
to write a lot than to offend someone with an obscene remark.
I guess my message did not come out clearly but I'm glad that
you had the courtesy and the courage to comfront my blog.
You have no right to stop posting because we need you.
Some of us make unncessary remarks at times but most of
us are not out to oust anybody or to disrespect anybody.
Sometimes in the heat of battle I will say something hastily
and without review but it is not ill intended. Your input is
needed because it shows you are not selfish and will rather
stop writing that to face unwanted criticism. My deepest
sincere apology.
Sincderely yours,

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