February 11th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/11/09

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soundoff (629 Responses)
  1. John - Orlando, FL

    Its hard to really grasp these dollar amounts. The numbers get bigger and bigger so spending more starting to not mean anything as we are so numb by now.

    February 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. bruce

    suzy- underwater on loans ? who ever guaranteed that houses and investments could only go up ?– and why should anyone get bailed out because market price has declined ?

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Lauren--NY

    Awww, that poor little kid. That was cute and funny, though.

    Good night Anderson, thanks for a good show. See you tomorrow night.

    Night, all!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Jeannie Havel

    Someone should tally the value of entitlements the Octo-Mom will receive in addition to food stamps. On the short list is: housing subsidy; WIC; Earned Income Credit (even though she is unemployed); monthly Social Security benefit for EACH child regardless of their individual disability status based on their mother's eligibility; Medicaid coverage; deprevation benefits because the father of the children does not live in the household; and various health dept and young children initiatives from state and local govt agencies. The total will most likely be more than enough to support her brood. God Bless her for knowing how to work the system. It is this kind of capricious abuse that gives entitlements a bad name.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Clarence Albuquerque

    thank goodness vodka is much more readily available... g'nite.... hic....

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. LeAnn

    Why would anyone feel the need to help the woman with 14 children, by sending her money. Amazing she can EVEN TAKE CREDIT CARDS!!!!!!!
    What a schemer.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Carrie Bradshaw, Upper East Side

    Randi rocks! Atta girl with the THREE stories!

    Anderson, sweet of you to thank her for her hard work.

    Boy do I know how that kid feels after the dentist. I just had my entire mouth redone. Worth it, but not a lot of fun. Yikes!

    PS: Someone check on Jack Gray, the dear boy. Hope he did not eat penaut butter!

    Nite all! You guys are awesome! Have a great evening and a better tomorrow!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Chris from Sarasota

    I was kinda disturbed by the video of the little boy after he left the dentist. It's cute, but there are moments when he is clearly unhappy with the way he is feeling - he tries to "scream" it off to get "back"...all the while Dad says, "Doesn't it feel good? Doesn't it feel good?" Creepy.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Vanessa, TX

    wow....an 8yr old high?? I think I need to chk this out on youtube! LOL
    Good night to all my blogger friends, AC360 crew, Anderson and Randi

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. JacquiChan

    I don't think its funny I feel bad for that kid he is obviously having a bad reaction from the medicine I have been there- it sucks

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good night Anderson, Randi, David, Ashley, Megan, Brandi, CaseyJ, Chris, Glen, and all my fellow bloggers! It is always the highlight of my day to get to spend this hour with you guys every night!

    Randi, Amazing job tonight! Great show and discussion tonight!

    I think that is how I feel after the dentist! That was an awesome shot!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    Anderson, David, AC360 team and bloggers!

    It has been a pleasure to be here with you today

    Bye! See you tomorow!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Quick anecdote about the dentist... When I was that kid's age, I had laughing gas, but the effect was a little different for me. I flipped out, bent a metal mouth guard, and had to have an emergency root canal. True story. Haha.

    Great shot!

    Anderson, Randi, David, Suze, and bloggers, have an excellent night!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Dani

    Poor kid. What do parents put there kids on YouTube. Scary

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    That kid yelling sounds like "Bumble" the Abominable snowman from Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer....or me after a bad day at work.

    Thanks for the laugh...too dang funny! Nite all!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    The boy is very funny!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Linda Rogue River, Ore

    Forget the young women with the octuplets! Poor grandma is already tired from watching her other small children...and doesn't know how the mother is going to be able to take care of more.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Ok guys,
    Good night Anderson, Randi, David G, David in IN, Rikki, Glen, Brandi, Chris S, Ashley, BettyAnn and best bloggers!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!!!
    See you tomorrrow night!!!!!

    Have a great sleep at home after work, See you tomorrow..... you're so funny man!!! LOL!!!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Diego Mejia

    Nadya Suleman compared to Angelina? Nadya using taxpayers' money? This is a joke Anderson. Are you guys running out of news on your show? or is this what your target audience want to see?

    Student loan? We should concentrate on helping Nadya out instead of presenting irrelevant information as NEWS...diegom

    February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Lori from IL

    Great show tonight, Anderson and the 360 Crew –

    Ah, Jack – even from his bird flu sick bed wins Beat 360 – Randi Kaye, good job on all your stories today.

    As for the shot - I still have the urge to bite the dentist everytime he stick his fingers in my mouth.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Don, WA

    Randi Kaye is a trooper. Yet always looks like she should be on the cover of vogue.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Coop, all us taxpayers feel like that. It's best to just lock the doors and let it out.

    Thanks for a great Wednesday all. Have a great Thursday. I hope you all stay safe and aren't afraid to scream!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. wayne mallory

    I am 63 Ihave been unemployed for 7 months I planned for this day I have not missed a single monthly payment because I only bought what I could afford. Why should my tax dollars help someone who didn't plan and bought something they knew they couldn't afford.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Esma

    I feel your dental pain, David.
    Goodnight everyone!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Jennifer - Michigan

    Good choice for the shot today – very funny!!!!

    Have a great night, good night.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Linda Burke

    Am I the only one to notice that the financially challenged mother of eight who "doesn't receive welfare" is sporting professionally done acrylic nails? (I've given up that luxury.)

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Candace from Canada

    Well Anderson & Crew!
    It has been another great evening!

    I hope everyone is feeling better tomorrow! 🙂

    Have a good evening!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  28. vincent

    Thank you all, AC, crew,panel (and contrats to Randi K.) for such a great show.

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  29. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    Poor boy!

    Anderson Cooper,
    Don't laugh the boy ... that is evil

    February 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
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