July 22nd, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Tropical Storm Takes Aim at Gulf: Join the Live Chat

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Forecasters warn Tropical Storm Bonnie is headed for the Gulf. We have the breaking developments on what this means for the BP oil disaster. Plus, Shirley Sherrod gets an apology from Pres. Obama.

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soundoff (244 Responses)
  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Nicole, Nancy, Starr, Sree, and Megan. Have a great weekend!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Renee

    Nite All. Let's pray this storm is mild for all.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show tonight Anderson and Team..........Liked the bar shots for the birds.

    Stay safe everyone......

    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Karen, MN

    Wow, that was amazing to watch the Pelican being fed.
    Good Night!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Good night same time same channel The Anderson Zone .

    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Brad Ohio

    @ Laura, you bet! I think David Gergen showed us a perfect example of that typeof control last night too. Batten down the hatches again in th eGulf, we're all hoping for the best! Good Nite all!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Gail Duncan

    Goodnight lovely people. Keep us all in your prayers/meditations and remain positive. we will make it through these rough times.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. David, Indiana

    @Heidi Berg I don't quite understand. Taking Mr Breitbart to court would prolong the matter about that you're right. Not taking going to court off the table though is a way of holding him accountable.

    Following the link of communication btwn the admin and the dept of agriculture looks difficult.

    Need to verify the undue influence with Mr. Megrahi's case.

    Good thing the cap is in place as that Hurricane is headed right for the well.

    Yes looks like feeding a pelican takes very gentle handling.

    Good night everyone.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Good blogging. I hope Mrs. Sherrod sleeps well and takes her time making any decisions about her future. She needs to rest and recoup from this.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I can't wait to see Rob's report! He has such enthusiasm for these animal stories!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Laura, In

    Thanks for showing us something positive. Big Kudo's to those helping wildlife!

    Thanks for the conversation everyone.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. christine mann

    BP has lied about absolutely everything. Why do we believe the seepage is conveniently coming from another well? Why dont we have our own ROVs down there examining the situation for ourselves? We are still trusting everything they say. This is amazing.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! May tomorrow be a brighter day for us all!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Awesome Pelican cocktail!

    I hope that helps them quickly.

    The Gulf needs help in healing.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Mary-Jane

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 Team and other bloggers. Have a wonderful evening!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Starr, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Great show & blog!
    Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 😉

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That baby pelican did not look very happy, I can't blame it either though! have a good night evereyone

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Night Anderson and team. Emily Jo Ann, Megan, David, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, bloggers!
    Keep on keeping everyone honest Anderson!
    Hope the storm won't hurt the cap and the shore and the people -pelicans, turtles and..

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Merl,Ohio

    Will these pelicans after they are released return to the same area where they were released or where they were captured? Stay dry in the gulf. Good night all.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Louise W.

    I really think CNN should focus on the Lockerbie extremist's release and expose all those involved in that extremist's early release. I know it probably would never happen, but I'd love to see that guy back behind bars, where he belongs!

    Once again, thank you to Anderson Cooper for a very insightful and though-provoking show. 🙂

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Mary-Jane

    I would love to be able to partake in helping the animals of the Gulf!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Lori, CA

    Thank you Anderson and 360! Good night. Sweet dreams!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Mary-Jane

    @ Renee

    Yes, the oil has not connected with the gulf currents that travel up the Atlantic.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360. Heck of a week so far. I wish you a safe and great weekend.

    Good night all. Terrific blog as always. I wish you all a safe and great weekend.

    I will not be on the blog for a couple of weeks as my laptop is breaking. I may be able to hook something up with my desktop, but if not know i will be watching the show and the blog when i can.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Nancy in Oregon

    It's the big challenge, lisal-not to let the 'negativity' get you down. It doesn't help the cause one bit, does it?!

    Good night, people....rest well.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Lori, CA

    This makes me glad that I am not a bird. Yuck!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Mary-Jane

    @ Emily

    absolutely!!! Power can open the flood gates for any sea of corruption!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. lisal -canada

    nite all
    – at least the inspiring stories that come through on this program one can assume are real, wonderful people that don't let all the negative garbage and slander and disgusting behavior in the world slow them down.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Renee

    @ Merl: No oil in the Florida Keys. Therefore the oil did not wrap around Florida and head up the east coast. So far so good. Only mild oil in the Panhandle.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I hope the storm does not do as much damage as it sounds, the south does not need it

    July 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Signing off for tonight. See you all monday

    Thanks Anderson for the constant reminders and for general education.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Kim, Indiana

    Are we ever going to know the real amount of oil barrels that leaked into the gulf these past 90 days or so. With Bonnie coming that probably isn't going to happen now. I would of liked to know the amount leaked.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    These tropical storms are certainly affecting this entire operation. Had this disaster occurred at another time of the year, there would be less disruption on the operation due to weather, but we all knew it was coming. Luckily, there have only been a couple so far (Hurricane Alex and now TS Bonnie).

    Good night everyone! Have a great weekend.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  34. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I hope and pray that the cap will hold and fear what can happen with all the oil mess,,,Hope this storm weakens..

    July 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  35. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Great report by Chad, answered a lot of my questions.

    I can only hope and pray that this storm does not make things worsel.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Helen

    Rangel is still around?

    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  37. carolyn j

    thank you anderson and you'r staff for bringing us such great and honest reporting.
    have a good night and please you all.. if the storm hit's pls be safe.
    ps.. priceless RANDI KAYE'S face when when andrew said no apology needed.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  38. Emily

    Ironic Rangel is accused of not paying taxes...

    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  39. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree Renee....so much 'running off at the mouth' and inflammatory speech before real thought is given to it.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Brad Ohio

    Libya needs to return the criminal, as he had no compassion for those lives he took.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  41. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    One mile deep how about 1000 feet deep that oil has settled close to shore .

    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  42. Merl,Ohio

    Our friends in the gulf, I hope and pray for you that this storm, or any other, does not bring oil into your lands and houses.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  43. christine mann

    Lets not make the same mistake of Lockerbie w/ the Sherrod case. Keep asking questions and follow the money. Look at Vilsack and Monsanto. We should have looked at BP in the Lockerbie case. We should have asked is there any corporate motivation to let this guy go? That should always be the 1st question.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Kenya

    I'm fearful of this storm upon the Gulf...
    Enjoyed the conversation today everyone. Goodnight Mr. Cooper, Megan, moderators and everyone. Have a pleasant weekend 🙂

    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
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