July 6, 2010

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DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and his take on RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s controversial comments about Afghanistan!   Should Steele step down?


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Tom West   July 6th, 2010 7:52 pm ET

Regarding the most difficult interview. I vote for one you had with actor Robert Mitchum. He really had one-word replys. I felt for you on that night.

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 8:58 pm ET

Gas and Oil dredging in Louisiana destroyed 2,000 miles of marshes and wetlands during the past decades alone. CNN is portraying the Swamp Parish Presidents as hero's standing up for the recent 20 mile loss of Louisiana wetlands. CNN you can do so much better when you do due diligence and in-depth reporting.

Where were those swamp Parish Presidents crying foul as 2,000 Miles of wetlands and marshes disappeared directly from Oil and Gas dredging who are now asking America for sympathy and help?

President Obama is the first American president to enact a comprehensive Louisiana Wetlands reclamation project to rebuild those 2,000 missing wetlands and marshes in March 2010. Yes before this Oil Gusher even started. Now CNN and the Louisiana swamp Parish Presidents are insulting Obama every night with their fact lacking claims.

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

Gulf State politicians are nearly totally composed of corrupt Big Oil Republicans supported by State citizens that didn't care that crude Oil was fouling their environment, poisoning their ground water and fouling their beaches. And now America is to feel sympathy for the many decades their greed and decadence created for them personally?

The Northwest States faced economic bankruptcy when Republican led east coast Corporations clear-cut mass swaths of forests that had previously been carefully managed by multiple generations of family's, where were these same Gulf State Republican politicians? They were voting NO to helping the Northwest States greatly suffering from the Timber crisis.

Yes, those Republican politicians were the very ones voting NO, blocking all legislation to help, and blocking all legislation previously signed and promised to the Northwest States. Police, Fire, Schools and Library staffs were gutted and many were entirely closed down as a direct result. Hundreds of thousands lost their family wage jobs, hundreds of thousands of homes were foreclosed and a great many residents were forced to move and relocate directly as a result of the Republican obstruction of federal legislative financial help.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Really Lindsy is so pretty and smart whats wrong with that nut .

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

These fake tears by Lindsay Lohan remind me of the same from Chris Brown. Just a PR stunt to temporarily prop up a fading celebratory status. I wonder if Lohan is going to team up with Paris Hilton for a series of Porn Movies and get back in the spotlight once again?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Drew was all screwd up to but she was saved and so can Lindsy .

john doe   July 6th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

LINDSEY, GIRL, you don't have a problem with drinking, YOU have fun, but to everyone else you look stupid, and you are throwing it all way, NOW UNTIL YOU GIRL WANT to CHANGE, it will be all downhill!!! STOP DRINKING!!! And get your butt to "WORK"!!! YOU are better on FILM than you are on "BOOZE"!!! GOOD LUCK LINDSEY!!! EVERYONE HAS FAULT'S!!! EVEN US!!! THIS IS ONLY A OPINION!!! LINDSEY are you LISTENING???

Anna   July 6th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Regarding Lindsay Lohan....and any other person who gets behind the wheel of a car drunk, you deserve what you get. However, those whom you injure DO NOT! In 1985, a family member was killed due to a drunk driver careering through the garden fence and into their back garden. A 16 month old baby was killed while toddling in the back yard with her Mum. Yeah....just think before you drink and drive. If you want to kill yourself...go ahead, be my guest. Sadly, it's innocent people who pay for your addiction.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

This lady will wake up and smell the money and come clean.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

You can tell by looking at Lindsy that she is a spoiled little brat and needs a spanking she will change because she is very intelligent .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Dont you loose faith in your kid father you caused this .

Arnold Mi   July 6th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Lindsay should have went to a doctor and got a prescription for prozac, lithium, or xanax, showed the prescription to the judge, and said, now it is legal to get stoned.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Rich people with kids have no time to teach values to there kids .

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

And how many of those court mandated 90 days do you think Lindsay Lohan will actually spend in general population lockup? Huh?

Very few if any, graft and mass corruption in America's judicial and prison system is no different nor any better than that in Mexico's judicial and prison system. Special favors and shorter actual time you spend in jail directly depends on the bribes, favors and political clout you provide.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   July 6th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

I bet Lindsy will make many block buster movies .

john doe   July 6th, 2010 9:25 pm ET


Dodie   July 6th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Dr. Pinsky needs some education. He has no concept of addiction. Good Grief

James Simmons   July 6th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

L. Lohan needs to spend the entire 90 days in jail. It is for her own good. She is so rich and spoiled, she thinks she is above the law.

jack   July 6th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I do not see where the goal of containing a few hundred possible terrorists in such a huge region, while terrorists are more dispersed in a number of countries, is worth the huge outlay of American lives and money. Haven't seen yet that it was a good idea to have invaded Afghanistan or Iran to begin with. Don't we have better ways to use our tax money with the economic meltdown, the Gulf oil disaster, rampant illegal immigration, deteriorating infrastructure ,and a costly , inferior health care system (to name only a few problems) than on this war that may very well be impossible to win? There comes a time that you have to cut bait and move on. It does not serve the American people well to have something that fails , then persist in doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. We could have learned from the experience of other strong nations that got bogged down in Afgahnistan and had to bail.Besides the overt spending on this war, there have been accounts of a lot of money channeled into the hands of corrupt Afghans , who have bought mansions in Dubai , with our tax money. They are living like kings, thanks to our tax money and our wrong headed policy.

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

American taxpayers are now paying 100 Billion dollars to deal with Bill Gates estimation of a mere 50 Al Qaeda members in all of Afghanistan. That equals 2 Billion taxpayer dollars per militant and yet the Republican party blocks and obstructs Unemployment payments and stimulus funding for domestic programs and the American People.

Vote Democratic across the board and throw out the utterly corrupt Republican Potty' ticians from State and Federal offices.

TC   July 6th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I believe Michael Steele intentionally stated that President Obama was responsible for the start Afghanistan war because he wants out as head of the Republican party. I think he feels trapped in a role he cannot gain ground in. He really wants the Republicans to vote him out opposed to resigning.

Good luck Michael Steele, nice try.

jack   July 6th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Lindsay Lohan is a fine example of trifles taking center stage. Don't we have bigger problems to discuss? These "bad girl" news stories are t so boring. News media, why waste your resources on these types of stories? Your relentless coverage just tweaks the public interest and makes these publicity hounds richer and richer. In the larger sheme of things, what have they done to deserve huge wealth and fame. I wish them well, but all this false news does get a bit tiring. Larry, a superb interviewer like yourself is deserving of much better pieces .

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I am both pleased and happy that the State of Oregon's Attorney General and his team of Attorneys will be directly helping President Obama successfully sue and throw-out the racist, bigoted unconstitutional Arizona State Immigration law.

I hope the entire State of Arizona goes utterly bankrupt from the Federal and State lawsuits which number in the hundreds at this time. The proposed quilt patchwork of Arizona State Immigration statues clearly runs contrary to the US Constitution which holds Federal Immigration laws and agency's over all States and invokes a civil war.

The Arizona State Immigration statues clearly place all American citizens with Brown skin, Hispanic clothing, Spanish speaking or Drivers car pooling with multiple Arizona residents directly under Arizona police suspicion, subject to harassment, lengthy interrogation sessions and undue demands for 'their papers'.

Arnold Mi   July 6th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Is the Republican "NO" to extending unemployment benefits a good idea. This will cost the economy about $510 million a week in consumer spending. With policies like this and their Tea Potty support, who could vote Republican in November?

Smith in Oregon   July 6th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Republican political steps in their attempt to close an open and progressive American society:

1. Invoke an internal and external threat
People who are afraid are willing to do things that they wouldn’t otherwise do.

2. Establish secret (unaccountable) prisons where torture takes place
In a secret system, the government does not have to provide any proof of wrongdoing by those it holds, so it can incarcerate anyone it wants.

3. Develop a paramilitary force
A private military force — under the exclusive direction of the “commander in chief” with no accountability to Congress, the courts, or the public — blurs the line between a civilian police force and a militarized police state.

4. Surveil ordinary citizens
People who believe they are being watched are less likely to voice opposition. To scare a population into silence, the government need only monitor the activities of a few to make everyone fear that they are being surveilled. Every closed society keeps a “list” of so-called opponents it tracks.

5. Infiltrate citizen’s groups
Spies in activist groups put psychological pressure on genuine activists by undermining their trust in one another. They may also disrupt legal activities, undermining the effectiveness of group efforts.

6. Detain and release ordinary citizens
Detention intimidates or psychologically damages those arrested and also lets everyone know that anyone could be labeled an “enemy combatant” and “disappeared.”

7. Target key individuals
People are less likely to speak out when those who are highly visible, like journalists, scholars, artists, or celebrities, are intimidated or have the livelihoods threatened. Targeting those who are especially visible makes it less likely that people will speak out and robs society of leaders and others who might inspire opposition.

8. Restrict the press
The public is less likely to fi nd out about government wrongdoing if the government can threaten to prosecute anyone who publishes or broadcasts reports that are critical of the government.

9. Recast criticism as espionage and dissent as treason
People who protest can be charged with terrorism or treason when laws criminalize or limit free speech rather than protect it.

10. Subvert the rule of law
The disappearance of checks and balances makes it easier to declare martial law, especially if the judiciary branch continues to exercise authority over individuals but has no authority over the Executive branch.

The wholesale losses of America's Civil rights, Civil liberty's and America's Freedoms are the direct result of Republican Potty'ticans in State and Federal Offices.

Those that value America's Civil rights, American Civil freedoms and Liberty's should vote straight Democratic across the entire board.

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Larry... I dearly love your program and you are stellar... but please.... give me a break. Dr. Pinsky only knows what he has read out of a book.

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

@jack July 6th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Yes, it misdirects the audience in unnecessary areas. I would like to hear more about Afghanistan cost of lives and Israel vs Turkey, etc.

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Would it be possible for CNN to find out why all the volunteers are not being utilized in the Gulf Oil mess that is now on the beaches of Texas.... I hear reports around the world of people willing to help and we seem to turn them away. I wonder why?

jack   July 6th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

@Dodie, Hi, hope you are doing fine tonight. Yes, I say keep the non stories in the gossip blogs, for people who enjoy that type of thing. I mean, it seems to me the news media creates these stories about uninteresting people, and suddenly, through some kind of strange alchemy, they take center stage. Kind of like seeing a fancy box at the grocery store, and when you open it, there is nothing but bland sugar and white paste inside.. This is junk news!

jack   July 6th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

Michael Steele was a great choice , as far as the Dems are concerned. It is interesting how he can keep saying these absurd things, and head an organization that wasted so much money, yet it is if they are afraid to actually send him packing. He is really the gift that keeps on giving.

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 10:58 pm ET


Thanks for your kind concern about my barometer and if I am pulling out my hair or not... lol It's life in the big city...
You are funny. I see this as little more deceptive... like misdirecting us. It reminds me of the massive oil mess in the Gulf of Mexico, now washing up on Texas beaches, in which help for clean-up is being quelled!

jack   July 6th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

@Dodie...There, I vented my spleen. Now I feel a little better for having got it out of my system. Kind of like a relief well, diverting the toxic oil of my conciousness.

Mary-Jane   July 6th, 2010 11:39 pm ET


laughing hysterically tonight. jack, you are really funny. Love the dialog...... diverting the toxic oil of my consciousness. Is that anything like 'blowing' the fog out of someone's head? :~)

Dodie   July 6th, 2010 11:42 pm ET


Darn computers lol

Nothing   July 7th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Seriously? You have Netanyahu, Michael Steele, and a missing child on the show to a sobbing celebrity who makes millions of homes in this country miserable because our children actually think she's a role model and they feel sorry for her...... wha?????

jack   July 7th, 2010 12:12 am ET

@Mary-Jane...When it gets slow we have some word play sometimes. lol

Dodie   July 7th, 2010 12:31 am ET

yes, jack.... I miss those times they are very enjoyable. Mary Jane seems to have jumped right in... she is good for a first

Smith in Oregon   July 7th, 2010 12:38 am ET

Like Boss Hog in Dukes of Hazzard, Louisiana residents and politicians have been big on feeding from the Big Oil payoff food dish. For decades the direct dredging by Gas and Oil drillers of the Swamps and Marshes thru-out Louisiana have resulted in the loss of 2,000 miles of Wetlands.

And the Swamp Parish Presidents of Louisiana want us to feel sympathy for them losing 20 miles of Maaarsh due to the current Louisiana BP Oil gusher? Why didn't these self-righteous individuals clamp some sane and reasonable legislation on Big Oil before as they watched Oil and Gas dredges destroy 2,000 Miles of Louisiana Wetlands?

Wasn't Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal leading the charge for Big Oil profits during the exact same time that Wetlands, and Marshes were disappearing because of Oil and Gas dredging PRIOR to the current Louisiana BP Oil gusher?

Dodie   July 7th, 2010 12:48 am ET

Smith in Oregon

You bring out some good points. Why did those in power not in force stronger legislation for environmental protections?

jack   July 7th, 2010 12:50 am ET

Dodie..Yes, Mary Jane seems to like word play also. Donald Allen certainly enjoys it. lol

jack   July 7th, 2010 12:55 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...Yes, if I lived in Louisiana, I'd certainly vote against Govenor Jindal.

Dodie   July 7th, 2010 12:57 am ET


I have not seen Donald Allen for a while. I wonder if he or she decided to retire from LKL. I enjoyed the read! It was a challenge... I suspect there was someone else behind that name as with most on here. .... lol

jack   July 7th, 2010 1:02 am ET

You will find a post on last night's show..with Trump. He made a particulary good one.

jack   July 7th, 2010 1:06 am ET

@Dodie was a very Allenesque message.

Dodie   July 7th, 2010 2:33 am ET


Alienesque message? sounds like a good friend of yours.

Diane G.   July 7th, 2010 4:24 am ET

Lindsay Lohan news worthy? Who cares and maybe that is why your ratings are dropping.

David Maxwell   July 7th, 2010 9:36 am ET

The Gulf Oil disaster... a lot of Canadians do not understand why the executives of BP are not being charged with 'terrorist acts' given the obvious attempt to hide the facts, their 'alleged' incompetence, and the hiding they are doing instead of standing tall and doing everything in their power to help the people who lives are being crushed and the ecological damage they have caused.

If Obama wants to motive BP.... have them charged as terrorists... they aren't making mistakes... they are acting as terrorists. Bin Laden must be envious!

David Maxwell

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