May 18th, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/18/09

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  1. Jamie

    There are more than enough regulations in the military to handle any inappropriate actions by soldiers gay or straight. Just being in the service and doing ones job is never a problem. As my now retired son says, In the Army there is only one sex and one color: Green.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Dodie ~ California

    Kristen – University Park, PA

    Those people are not for abortion. They use it in place of birth control. It is their irresponsibility! Especially the teens

    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Josh, Minnesota

    It doesn't hurt to be prepared....H1N1 is rolling out like the Spanish Flu.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Evening Anderson, Erica, everyone. I'm sorry to hear about the math teacher/assistant principal in New York passing away from the swine flu. I tended to feel that the swine flu was overblown, but it is a new virus as Dr. Gupta said and so is one that people don't have built in immunities to. The WHO and CDC, though have worked close together and have been on it, repsonsive, and careful in their response. Glad they're closing schools to stem the outbreak. Good to touch on this, obviously, again.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  5. starr formerly known as vincent

    So many states seem to be legalizing marriage for gays, that i agree with Robert (on panel)..it will eventually have to be recognized by the Federal Gov.

    As the panel is discussing, the Armed Forces need to be educated and accepting of gays. They do not pose a threat, they are not going to "jump anyone's bones", anymore than the straight people do (probably less).

    In the end it comes to Equal Rights under the law. This significant part of our population should be able to have ALL of the benefits (state & Federal) that the rest of us enjoy.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Kristen - University Park, PA

    LorenaR: I agree its a shame to miss your graduation when a President is speaking. I don't even remember the name of the guy who spoke at mine last Friday.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Dodie, I agree with you and its sad that people do not look at the fact that its just as hard for the woman to make that decision. No one jumps into it without some sort of remorse or guilt.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Patricia in Edmonton, Canada

    Hey there Anderson,

    President Obama's critics are going to have to decide which to focus on, whether he isn't doing enough fast enough, or trying to do too much too fast...it is hard listening to the flip flop criticism when the criticizers are quite the "flip flopper's" themselves.

    I pray that things turn around for Farrah.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Miss J

    I wonder why Farrah didn't do a ton of Lifetime movies like the other 2 Charlie's Angels.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The promises have not been broken. It is too early for any promises to be broken in a rightful standard.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Fay - California

    More pressure needs to be placed on President Obama and Congress to repeal DADT. It is disappointing to see the President not living up to his campaign promise to get rid of this insulting policy.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Gloria in NY
    I agree with you, that will be very serious important must stay home without outside.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Kristen - University Park, PA

    Dodie, some people are for abortion otherwise there wouldn't be millions every year.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  14. LorenaR

    Re the Notre Dame ceremony, the President blew off his critics and the protestors with his speech. By the time he had finished speaking, the protesters were made irrelevant. What a shame to miss your graduation ceremony, at which a President is speakiing. Four or more years of rigorous study at a prestigious univ like ND and you boycott the ceremony? Why not applaud and honor your university which invited the president in the first place, DESPITE the differences?

    May 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  15. Kristen - University Park, PA

    I wish Obama were more vocal about his stances on many of these hot button issues like gay rights, its irritating IMO.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  16. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Jasmine, I heard about that case. Its strange how close it is without people knowing it

    May 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Minou, New York City

    So first Obama is being criticized for doing too much at once, and now they're saying he's not doing enough because he hasn't tackled the gay/lesbian issue???

    May 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    All Presidents abandon campaign promises! The candidate is always different from the elected. Until you actually become the president you have no idea what all the job entails!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Lisa L

    Good evening Anderson,

    I am always learning from your show and enjoy joining in the discussions.

    I found some tips that can help people on have a healthier life:
    1. set goals
    2. get the tools
    3. keep a food and exercise journal
    4. compare actual to planned results
    5. get the right support


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Dodie ~ California

    Yes, NO one is for abortion. It is just a last case scenario for a multitude of reasons including saving the mother's life.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Kathy, Chicago

    I'm glad the Obama Drama was not at my two graduations. They were intimate and personal.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you back.
    The swine flu outbreak in NY is a sad way to end the school year.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Esma

    I would swoon if any politician anywhere kept all of his or her campaign promises, it's nearly impossible to keep every single one, but I do hope that he can find some middle ground to pave the way for better legislation later. I think we need to give him some more time.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Rebekah

    Oh! i'd love to see Jennifer Granholm on the supreme court! now i'm not saying that she SHOULD be the pick, just saying i'm liking where Obama seems to be looking...

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    Seriously, did these people feel the need to hold these protests at Notre Dame? No class whatsoever!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Jeff

    How in the world can Republicans threaten to fillibuster a supreme court nominee when just a couple years ago when Bush nominated Alito and Roberts, they threatened the "nuclear option" of completely removing the fillibuster altogether? So hypocritical.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Miss J

    Hello Anderson & Erica

    May 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    @Heather, and not to mention the case at a school here, i wish swine flu would go away, it's getting old, even the jokes...

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  29. John Troll, Compton, CA

    Doc Gupta,

    You were spot on when WHO declared Level 5 alert. Your live broadcast at the time was, "shouldn't we be talking about the vaccinations?"

    My question is this, are the second wave usually worse?

    Have you seen signs of the second wave when you were in Mexico?

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Dodie ~ California

    Good Evening: Anderson, Erica, David Gergen, blog staff and bloggers

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    I don't think President Obama is abandoning anything. The man can only do so much in a certain amount of time!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Isabel

    Evening Anderson, Erica, everyone.
    Hello David, Indiana!

    Hope you're having a great Monday.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Anthonia-califonia

    Heey Y'all! Happy Monday 🙂
    (Happy Birthday Monica!)

    Jeez, i thought swine was over, i didnt know there was new cases!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    We all have been taking the swine flu serious from the very begining.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Rebekah

    evening Anderson, Erica, Dr. Gupta, and everyone at AC360 tonite

    @Anderson – thank you for asking Dr. Gupta about people with asthma. i was wondering about that. nice to know that i'll need to keep another eye out for that.... just what i need with exams right around the corner, etc. o well, i'm still saying thanks =]

    can't wait to hear more about the replacement for the Supreme court

    May 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  36. starr formerly known as vincent

    Dr Gupta, we are always grateful for your knowledge and advice!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Kristen - University Park, PA

    Anderson swine flu may be significant but still I have yet to know anyone with it?

    May 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Minou, New York City

    hey all.
    I remember this lady from the CDC said (during the first press conference a few weeks back) : "All of humanity is under threat"

    May 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Just when we thought swine flu was going away, comes more bad news. Too sad

    May 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Kathy, Chicago

    Yikes, I've been out of touch for days, but I saw several people at the airport with masks on. I thought the scare was over also.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Vanessa, TX

    Hello Anderson, Erica, my smartees..good evening to all! hope everyones having a great Monday.

    Does the flu gain strength in the summer? feels like it's been troublesome now during the warmer weather..

    May 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  42. LorenaR

    No matter what the outcome of this flu outbreak is, i agree with Fareed Zakaria yesterday on CNN saying "muchas gracias" to the country of Mexico for doing all they could to contain the epidemic. they recognized that there would be horrific consequences if left uncontained and did whatever they could to contain it. Had they dawdled on this matter, we would be facing worse now.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good evening, everyone! The swine flu is upon us!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Sanjay and all my fellow evening conversationalists! Hope everyone had a great weekend! 🙂

    This swine flu just doesn't seem to be going away like we thought!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  45. starr formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson ET AL

    Good evening fellow bloggers.

    Thanks 360 for the map of USA and the amt. of cases in each state. I had no idea that my state had so many cases!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Edurrado(Ed Henry) David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!! Happy Monday!
    My heart goes to his family and friends in New York City!!!! I found out he died due of swine flu on Newsroom of CNN last night!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Its Monday, start to a new week

    May 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    I hate knowing that Texas has had the most deaths, and it is so unfortunate that another American has had to die.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Esma

    Hey everyone: Anderson, Erica, David Gergen, all at AC360, the Tribe, and all the bloggers!
    We can't seem to kick this flu, can we? Hurry WHO, hurry!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    What's up Bloggers, facebook friends, and twitter tweeps! 😀

    Hopefully it was a nice day in your "neck of the woods!"

    May 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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