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♪ [ theme music ] ♪ morning current tv. hal sparks in his motorcycle outfit. need i say more? and we have the -- the white house called. >> yeah? >> how cool are we? >> we were like, yeah. >> we'll squeeze you in. >> some guy living in a white
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house. >> no, the white house. deputy press secretary graeme zielinski -- am i saying that right? no graeme zielinski is with the wisconsin democratic party. representative john yarmuth, rep senttive jackie speier and white house representative josh earnest. >> there you go. >> in the meantime a current news update with jackie. >> president obama hosting an easter prayer breakfast this morning. he is going to welcome christian leaders from across the country, and vice president joe biden will give a speech. and later the president is going to sign the stop act. the president mentioned this in the state of the union speech in 2012. it makes members of congress subject to the same trading
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rules that everybody is subject to. you have about 11 days to file your taxes. an interesting thing to take a look at on line. it shows you exactly where your tax money is going. if you need to plug in your paycheck numbers, or estimate your paycheck numbers, and it shows you what the government is spending your money on. it has now been updated with our current spending levels. francis grady is expected to make his first appearance in for allegedly bombing a planned parenthood in wisconsin. it was a small explosive, and thankfully no one was injured. planned parenthood has been in the news lately and under attack. mitt romney says he will refund planned parenthood if he is elected. stay tuned we'll be right back.
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>>this is outrageous! [[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. just refreshing to hear.
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no other television show does that. we're keeping it real. ♪ >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho i'm walking on sunshine woe ho, and don't it feel good ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> it is time to feel good. it's wednesday. 6 minutes after the hour. the "stephanie miller show." ♪ >> announcer: stephanie. >> what is that heavy breathing. could it be.
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♪ >> hump day, yes! yes! so the current tv folks sot to see rolen here. >> he actually drives a nissan sentra. >> how is that cup holder working for you. >> he is a motorcycle in here of course with his outfit and he brings me a lab rats poster. >> that is so cute. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> hello. >> your friend has a -- >> bad as motorcycle rider and kid star. [ applause ] >> and star of stage, sexy liberal in albuquerque saturday night, tracy rides -- oh my god thanks so much for bringing the show here. love you guys.
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love you on current. another get-up. >> yeah, weird albuquerque moment throughing to albuquerque, late for my plane as usual rolling in, and in front of me in line is this rather tall african american gentlemen covering what turned out to be a magnificent two-tone afro. he also going by humpty humpty. >> what are the chances? >> wow. ♪ >> announcer: stephie. >> that would really be synchronicity -- >> but that is not my theme song at all. he would walk away going what is your problem? [ laughter ] >> it's one of my favorite things in the world when people
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don't know what to say to their favorite star and they save it, and they walk up to william shatner and go so you speak esperano, huh? [ laughter ] >> sexy liberal for be for the wig anniversary show in madison, wisconsin, sold out, sorry about that. however, there still may be a wash in the mitt-mitten. he won all three primaries. >> as expected. >> wisconsin, yes. by the way, because we have always said mitt is the most awkward man in the world. >> his physical humanity has to be questioned. he is a little bit -- >> rum-bot. >> yeah. >> tad who i think is the most irritating romney. >> i disagree. >> he tweeted the hears mom and dad doing their own laundry on
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the campaign trial. >> yeah, because that was for real. >> and mitt was wearing jeans that had never seen the inside of a washing machine. and pouring detergent in the drier. >> yeah, where do these smelly sheets go. >> wow, just when you thought romney could not be more awkward and irritating. tag sent an interview about his dad. he wants to figure out, well your boiler is not working. how are we going to fix the boiler? >> yeah, we. call the repairman. >> he has never seen a boiler in his life. >> you call a plumber and it's called a water heater. >> and have you notice some of your trees are dying. is causing that? >> problem their height. let me climb up your tree and
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chop the top off. >> can we figure that out? can we go down to the hardware store and get something to fix that. and all of a sudden you see him driving a tractor in your backyard. and he is pulling stuff up -- >> we live in an apartment. what are you a maniac. stop pulling up trees. those are redwoods you psycho path. >> these trees are way old. let's get new trees in here. >> they are the wrong height. >> he says that's just who he is. in the backyard on a tractor, fixing the boiler. >> you can't drill there, there's a gas main. old mitt. that's his new sitcom. i can do this myself. >> that damn mitt. >> i think even mittens called him on that one. son that is not helpful.
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that makes me look even more out of touch. >> you can't say i'll do things and i don't even know what they are. >> that's what stand your ground laws were made for. get out of my yard the tractor. >> no, i can get this. >> what does this thing do. >> that's the exact opposite of the obama poster. >> like home improvement. >> right. but with a bandage around his head. >> well, that was the wrong button on the boiler. [ explosion ] >> it's the red switch. >> all right. stephanie the website. . >> cherry writes chris seems so much realer on tv what did you
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do to him? [ applause ] >> sometimes people can't tell what the heck you mean until they see your face. >> right? >> absolutely. you think you are seeing something completely harmless and it comes as -- and on the they see your face and they are like oh, he was kidding. oh, he is not a villain he was making a joke. >> i have been in radio for 20 years, and i have been doing it wrong though entire time. >> yeah. you were doing tv just on the radio. >> i should have gone into tv. >> right. >> oooooooooh. shoot. >> there you go. >> how about the president? that was a kick-ass speech yesterday. obama campaign mode. hello. >> yeah. >> he was talking about the ryan budget. >> it is a trojan horse disguised as deficit reduction plans. it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our
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country. it is thinly veiled social darwinism. >> any time the president says anything, he is being partisan. he is playing politics. >> really partisan? that's the big word? >> he told the truth. >> what he is really thinking you can't use radical for us. that's the word we use for you. what the heck? and second we are radical -- >> my favorite is when ho uses the reagan ray. [ screaming ] >> you can't. he said reagan wouldn't make it through the republican primary, which is true. >> shut up. because reagan actually compromised a couple of times. >> 11 times you are counting. >> if they pair paul ryan with mitt romney this run around and try to get him to be the vice
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president nominee ronald reagan will look like dennis kusinch. >> he also slipped him the newt. >> the budget so far to the right, it makes the contract with america look like the new deal. [ laughter ] ♪ >> boy, is that inside the beltway humor. >> what is the big deal? >> what is the big deal with the contracteds. >> who? >> i love the contract on america. >> yeah, and he actually mentioned romney in the -- >> no doubt. >> uh-huh. yeah. but that wasn't the important r word. >> for him to make a deal -- >> reagan. >> -- he would have to impose both spending cuts and tax increases. did it multiple times. he could not get through a
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republican primary today. >> boom! >> boom went the dynamite. >> nothing but nasty. >> reagan you can't -- just because it's true, you are not supposed to say it. that's what we said all the time to bush and he never listened. shut up! >> donna in texas. good morning. >> hey, steph i was curious to know what you thought about sarah palin's little skit on the today show. >> first of all -- >> we have both of those coming up -- >> her skits were precious. he got some main stream writers apparently. >> i know right? >> she did whacky prop humor with the newspapers. >> yeah, that was just trying to get ahead of katie couric. >> i love how she waves the main
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stream media until they wave a bucket of cash in front of her and she runs to it. >> like a morning television kind of like -- hey, we have a cook moment coming up. i have to leave the last bit for the betterment of all americans, not just alaskians -- >> and the other sketch writing on her hand backstage and they caught her. [ laughter ] >> like a 38 special reunion. >> she really wasn't a cohost she was more of a spectator. >> much like her tenure as governor -- >> we collided getting to that joke. >> yeah, really, everybody go for it. it's on the floor. >> 17 minutes after the hour. kids the interweb is a magical
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♪ ♪ stand in the place where you live, now face -- >> announcer: stephanie miller ♪ -- thing about direction and wonder why you weren't, stand in the place where you were now -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> now the current tv audience is getting some bonuses so to speak. jim warren still getting the hang of this, do i have time to
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go to the bathroom? i said not unless you pee on the chair. >> that's not good. >> never pick off the it guys. never. please. >> they have the one job in the office where the less you like them, the more you have to see them. they make sure you have to see them more often. >> i need to upgrade your firewall. >> get away from my set. >> they are like that "saturday night live" character. move! >> our it guys are wonderful. >> of course they are. >> they never overcome mri indicate things just to make themselves useful. >> i wait for wednesday or as i call it apple support day when hal is here. >> yeah. >> i can't figure out how to get my new app -- >> you can't figure out an app?
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>> it needs to be updated and -- i don't know. it's a whole thing. >> it's a mac -- >> i know. i know. i have already walked her through it. why don't you use your rotary phone to fix it. >> yeah, really. that's my impersonation of steph calling me. [ sound effects ] >> my rotary phone is next to my glass figurine of you. hal sparks on a motorcycle. >> k052414. >> keith in milwaukee, you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, keith. >> i think what i really find irritating about it guys and that do not get jokes. >> yeah they are kind of miserable sometimes. you are like dude you have the best job security in the whole office and get you grumble around --
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>> i used to make jokes with this guys, and they look at you, and they are like you like to make the funny jokes. >> sorry dude this is called personality. >> anyway, keith, go ahead. >> having experienced mitten and paul hanging out this week i really think that paul ryan really, really wants to be tapped for vice president for two reason. first of all he has the first real competition that he has had ever, and it could probably be conveniently nice for him not to have to run against rob. >> and also his budget plan is wildly unpopular. >> he is kind of the perfect guy to tap for your vp. >> mitt is going to be lashing himself like captain ahab to moby dick. but the other thing is i think
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paul ryan sees this as a way to get on. win or loose he'll pop up in 2016. >> and ironically he has already latched to another dick, dick garney. >> it could be a harpooning. >> talk about beating a dead horse, you know -- hum, just no -- mitt mitt . . . >> hey jill, you are on with hal sparks. >> just wanted to call and say first of all how excited i am you are on current tv. >> me too. >> it has changed my day. >> we're getting lots of reports of people being late to work or whatever. >> on used to listen to you on the way to work now i'm stuck in front of the tv. i'm not getting much done.
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but i can listen to you and multi-task at the same time. >> we're going to have to start a 12-step program to wean people off of the show. >> no! >> i listen to the facts and the statistics and i tuck them in my back pocket and just wait for someone to play it and i whip it out and play those cards -- >> they are fun, aren't they? >> yeah, there will be easter food fights this weekend based on that. >> one of my best friends is a major republican but she is one of those person that listens to fox news and repeats their talking point. and i whip out my cards, $750,000 a month hemorrhaging with bush. >> yeah. >> he never said that and if he did say it's not what he meant. >> and it's true anyway.
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>> they throw out generic statements, and try to make it their talking points. the reason i was calling is your stand your ground laws. i have a serious problem with that for a couple reasons. the word "threat" is often subjective. >> yeah. >> if i think you are a threat to me, then you are shoot me. >> and sometimes really insecure men feel threatened by everything. >> what is that supposed to mean? >> i took care of a police officer that was shot in buffalo a couple of years ago, and i look at her every day and think what gave that kid the right to shoot her in the face for no reason. >> right. graeme zielinski will talk to us about what is going on in wisconsin. next on the "stephanie miller show" ♪
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller -- >> is dangerous. why doesn't the government step in and tell us what we can and can't watch. [ laughter ] >> it is the "stephanie miller show." the phone number, david in virginia, you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, dave. >> hey, how are you doing stephanie. congratulations on your current show. >> thank you. >> i hate rick santorum. i hate everything the guy stands for. he is a loathsome, dare i say, froththy individual. >> and you desperately want him to be the republican candidate. >> part of me would, but the
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other part is he is so disgusting -- but any ways the reason i'm calling his recent controversy where he said the nig thing. >> yes. >> i can't begin to think that anybody could be that stupid to even say something like that just to say -- you know government nig -- how can you be that dumb? >> it is one of those, oh, was i using my outside voice. >> oh, i'm not in the country club. >> someone sent us a screen shot yesterday. because they close caption this. >> we know the candidate barack obama what he was like the anti-war gov nig -- a vision for around the world. >> i forgot i am supposed to use
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that word only when i'm wearing the hood. sorry. >> why i just did that again. because now it just went up on the screen again in closed caption. >> yeah, and they only put the first half. >> yeah. >> you know how they say most people fear public speaking, and ask you -- >> because i tend to shout the nword. >> people feel it because after that moment of freezing they'll just keep talking just to fill the space. and they will spill all of their insides out, i touch myself on the weekends -- women's underware -- blah blah blah -- and both of those things totally fine, just say them. >> like one of those scenes when the plane is going down -- okay. never mind. >> i did not rape that sheep. she was asking for it. >> yeah. but the point is, you tend to say what is really on your mind when you are on stage not the
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opposite. >> uh-huh -- >> yeah. >> i think you hang around with the kind of donors that this guy has, and they will state in the room, they don't care. and you get used to the vernacular. >> yeah. kids yesterday was a big day in wisconsin. >> yes. >> i think every day is a big day in wisconsin. there is a lot of momentum for the scott walker recall. graeme zielinski is the wisconsin democratic parties communications director. good morning. >> good morning. >> mitt romney won by 5, 6 points, something like that? [ laughter ] >> he won by a margin that was embarrassing to him. >> by the way, i love -- the headline is romney spends the day handing out free sandwiches. >> yeah, he had a little fun here. but the law is the law, he was putting election bribery.
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but he thinks that rules are for little people -- >> yeah. >> that's clearly true. >> his managers predator lenders, they don't need any rules, but when some poor person in the inner city wants to try to vote now, they have to jump through all of these hurdles -- >> by the way, graeme if that would have been black panthers handing out those sandwiches that would have been on fox 24/7. >> well, there happened to be some folks of a different color were getting a benefit, and they wrote it -- a young state assemblyman named scott walker made it like it was a huge crisis, so apparently that standard doesn't apply now, when the candidates themselves when paul ryan and mitt romney on election day are handing out subs to get people to the polls. but, again, rules are for the
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little people. >> yeah, exactly. paul ryan obviously his little side kick yesterday -- >> yeah. >> do you think he would actually go there for vice presidential -- >> i pray to the virgin mary for many things, but this is one of them. the idea that they would want a national candidate who wants to run on a plan to put senior into rags so they can pay for tax cuts -- >> come on, not rags coupons. >> exactly. >> good for one catheter good for one-half hour of dialysis -- >> yeah. >> the idea that he would do that -- he polled this in wisconsin, he had an open senate seat that paul ryan did not run for. they know his plan, and they rejected it. he is a popular in a couple of real inner circles and he likes
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to go on fox all the time just like scott walker does. we would be pleased as punch if you could take paul ryan off of her hands. >> the president said it's a bad idea and will ultimately end medicare. he said we'll just let the states take care of this. and how he thinks that's not going to win pac people is crazy. >> it is a plan to end medicare. call it what you want -- it turns into a voucher program with diminishing value. paul ryan was always an anti abortion extremist who -- that's how he came into office. he had to re -- he needed to find something when he was fishing about. and nobody thought this path to prosperity would go anywhere. so all of a sudden the guy was totally exposed, the guy with
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very limited base for having any knowledge in the budget is also exposed and he speaks in sound bites and now they have to back this terrible plan just because of a series of unforeseen events. >> what alwayser rates me is the main stream media, is it's bold and refreshing. it's serious. how about if we give rich people more tax cuts. >> it's no better than being hit with a bag of ice on a hot day. it's bold and refreshing. >> i can go to the bread shop and behind all of the banana bread and run out of the store with my pants off. >> yeah. i wish we could run this as an ad for the budget. >> they did write this thing -- i am upset that the second version did not have a picture of a cowboy on a hill
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top, because the first one did. but they took that out. >> it's like all of their plans. you have this guy named scott walker, he wrote an economic plan in 105-point type just as a joke. he came into office because he lied to us and said he was going to create 250,000 jobs, when the first bill he signed was something to make it easier for nursing homes to abuse patients buts the people don't care about plans, they care about the appearance of having plans -- >> it's a flip book. there is no plan to it. that's why i said calling this a plan is call like calling "the time machine" a plan to build a time machine. >> right. since you mention walker. let's go to our happy recall place. >> yeah -- >> and there's a criminal corruption probe. >> yeah. he may or may not have been before a federal grand jury
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yesterday. we don't know. he -- he will be meeting with prosecutors soon if he hasn't already in a growing john doe corruption probe that has already netted two convictions. they are all charged -- every single close person to him in his close personal family has been implicated -- >> that's not a little bird. that's a giant bird. >> yeah, people in the state don't all know about it, because he just says he is an eagle scout, his dad was a minister -- >> and bt killer was a boy scout. but that doesn't prove anything. we get to pay attention to your actions. we're allowed. >> yeah. you brought up our favorite ryan
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prebus. >> i had that right after cordoba. >> he wrote a memo where he talked about how scott walkers recall was actually good for republicans. >> sure. >> it was a fantasy. we're used to him here. because we see him a lot in his platform shoes and the way he carried himself. he has really wedded and bought into this scott walker thing. and he was the one that pioneered the coalitions for these koch brothers groups to come in and buy a seat. they are pouring all of that same dirty money in for scott walker to defend him in the recall. and scott walker spent about $9 million and he hasn't moved the dial. we're out gunned here. you go to to help
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us. we have a may 9th primary election. >> never fear the sexy liberals will be here. and we gave to the recall campaign last year -- >> i would love to meet you when you are here. >> come up to the tower with us. >> we'll do. >> all right. graeme talk to you soon. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> there he goes! >> i was a poor man. i never met the guy. >> maybe poland was bold. >> that's the big idea. >> yeah. >> brian in los angeles you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> i just wanted to greet you from the 1982 california cigarette revoke scandal. i had ten packs of camels in sacramento. >> but back then that was the only way you could get from one district to another. >> it was democracy in action,
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and i made a fortune. >> yes, go ahead. >> i just wanted to invite you know, to say we're delighted that you are on current, and finally i -- i know the meaning of a word that your show taught me. >> what is that? >> pokertude. >> awesome. >> all of your beauty. >> yes, thank you. we have tons of it. >> we're lousy with it. >> i'm almost out. >> we got to take a break. so we can recharge. >> that was bordering on creepy. >> yeah. >> on the other side of the border, cross the border illegally. >> right back, hump day with hal sparks on the "stephanie miller show." >> coming up after this commercial i will be talking even louder. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ winner bill press joins current's morning news block.
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>>this is outrageous! we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. ♪
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♪ joy to the world, all the boys and girls ♪ ♪ joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, and joy to you and me ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> pirana attack. >> even the control room at current tv finds hal sparkserer irresistible. >> courtney in new york go ahead. >> hal, i just want to see i hope you don't leave. i love you. >> what is there a threat?
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>> no, people always have that threat with me. on tour all of may -- >> that always gives me fear of abandonment. see. >> uh-huh. >> go ahead. >> i had a couple of comments i'm hoping you guys will bring your sexy liberal tour to phoenix. >> we were just there. >> you just missed us. >> oh, i wanted to ask you, i was watching jennifer grandholm the other night, and i thought i was hearing things when she was talking about the strip search law. what are your thoughts on that -- >> i just watched jennifer last night. how awesome is she? >> oh, my god. i'm addicted to her, and i'm addicted to you. i'm not getting anything done anymore. >> your brain is full of all kinds of new info. >> join the three-way with all of us. >> the strip search law is pretty horrendous.
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>> yeah. >> they are stop you for any reason and strip search you. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> oh, looky here -- >> in new jersey a lot of those folks don't wear a lot of clothing apparently. >> yeah, like jersey shore. what do you want to see? i'll show you anyways. >> not everyone is snooki. >> good point. >> all right. grandma. >> former vice president dick cheney was released from the hospital ten days after getting his new heart. wow, he is invincible. >> i'm upset whenever he is released from anywhere -- >> release the cracker! >> yes, we wish him well. [ heavy breathing [ >> it's true i have been relieved from the death star sick bay, now i am told i have a heart. i would like to express what i
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am told is my deep gratitude to the donor for his remarkable gift. to be accurate this gift was not volunteer, it was ripped out of the donors chest. i would tell him to go [ censor bleep ] himself, but i believe it is a bit too late for that now. [ heavy breathing ] >> you know what -- [ applause ] >> that was lost on the radio, watching a grown man breathe into a coffee cup. that's what was missing on tv. >> but it worked. >> yeah old time radio. >> the stephanie miller does wish -- time to apologize. that was a skit by jim ward. we have no actual information that the heart was ripped from the donors chest -- >> no, certainly not by a sarlack. >> i think we're in the clear --
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>> yeah. >> if he said chain saw we would be in trouble. because that would be possible. >> "stephanie miller show" is quite certain he got his heart through the ordinary means -- >> somebody was accidentally shot -- [ laughter ] >> anybody see blood work? i'm just saying? no -- has anybody interviewed the heart? >> yeah. the heart donor was actually shot in the face -- >> there were no other donors. it's just a nuclear reactor. >> what else can we harvest. >> there's a bunch of gallbladders. he eats gallbladders -- >> the "stephanie miller show" has no evidence that dick cheney eats gallbladders -- >> my 89-year-old republican
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mother is watching right now, and she is going oh dear. he is such a nice fella. okay. jeanette in washington you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> good morning. i thoroughly enjoyed the segment you had with graeme zielinski. i lived in wisconsin for a couple of years, and hearing what is going on there, i cannot believe what is happening. there are such good people there, and to hear him say finally paul ryan is going to have a challenger because i can't believe that little weasel keeps getting elected. he has done nothing either be in college, work as an aide to a congressman, and be in congress. and he paid for college with social security. so what a hypocrite. >> socialist, socialist -- >> socialist washington insider.
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>> "stephanie miller show" has no true information that paul ryan is a weasel. >> or a mircat. >> for the pledge of allegiance the paws come out front -- >> you have to go to sexy liberal just to see hal sparks's koala bit. >> the whole zoo. [ baby crying ] >> idiot. he is kind of a whiner. >> yeah, paul ryan again. so we'll hear another big populism speech from the president today. and we'll try to characterize those people who do not agree with where he is taking america, as if we're some kind of villian
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in a cartoon. >> you mean like the munsters cartoon. >> isn't that wonderful, eddie? >> i won't go! i won't! i won't! i won't! you can't make me! i'm not! i'm not! i'm not! [ laughter ] >> i still won't go! >> i won't listen to that populous government crap trap. >> yeah. all right. >> i'll just keep saying whatever i say no matter how unpopular it is, because i represent the people. >> what? what? the people against that? >> yeah. >> those people are stupid. >> next hour representative jackie speier, and a guy from the house with. >> the white house called. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ [ theme music ] ♪ well, it's -- hello current fans, if we're still on tv if the whole female population in the control room is lusting over hal sparks -- >> always be nice to the people in the control room. >> absolutely. >> we just went to bars. [ laughter ] >> all right. we better be -- because we have a big hour coming up. we have representative john yarmuth. >> from my home state of kentucky.
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>> and jackie speier from the great state of california who is awesome on women's health and great issues. and white house, hello, white house, josh earnest. >> what is earnest? >> he is extremely earnest. the president taking on paul ryan and the budget yesterday. the primaries in wisconsin and elsewhere. a lot to get to. and now jackie speier with a current -- >> jacki schechner. >> oh, pardon me. jacki schechner in the current news room. >> good morning. everyone. senator john mccain is speaking out now about mitt romney rick santorum saying it is time for santorum to make a quote graceful exit. in interviews this morning he called rick santorum's bid for the white house now irrelevant and said it's time for mitt romney to focus on the general
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election. it's important for us to note that senator mccain is a strong romney supporter. he advised romney to take his time when picking a vice president candidate. curious advice. instead of losing d.c. maryland and wisconsin, rick santorum is calling it now halftime saying he will continue to fight on, obviously looking forward to his home state primary on the 24th of april. he will also face some favorable states in may like north carolina, nebraska and texas. he has already slipped from the lead in pennsylvania. he had double digits, now he's down to single digiting. exit polls showing republican voters most concerned about the economy, more so than any social issue. and we have new private sector jobs out just now. small businesses are leading in the jobs added.
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>> i'm still running by humpday me at and you with tweet me. you can twit me. >> we have to read the good and bad reviews. max let's see -- max, oh, he tuned in yesterday. i only say the last ten minutes of your show, but based on my opinion is you are very rigid and stuck in the past. seems like mostly i heard you making fun of george w. bush. that's because at the time we were doing a story about how george w. bush has been invisible in this campaign. so since ho saw five minutes, he thought that's what we do for
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three hours a day. >> yeah. we're still living through the damage that he created. >> the george w. bush impressionist, they acted like they may have been smoking dope. >> not dope. >> announcer: >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> you came crawling back to broadway. broadway doesn't go for booze and dope. >> we were immating the dope. >> maxwell gave us another chance. i'll watch again sometime, but the little bit i saw did not seem very current. [ applause ] >> he put the name of the network in. >> we were talking about george bush -- okay. you got us. >> we're still living with the consequences of his aledged presidentsy. >> you say that because you are on dope. stop smoking dope before the show, jim. all right, kids speaking of the
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tv i got an email the other day. john said i'm sitting here in kentucky watching you on the tv. >> he did put the before tv in kentucky. >> i wrote right back. i'm like thank you. good of you to come on. good morning representative. >> you look like you are having much too much fun. >> we are. >> i have some of kentucky's finest rather than the smoking variety -- >> between you and i, john we both know that unfortunately a big portion of kentucky's finest is the smoking variety. and secondly i do no drink nor have i ever, and part of that is because i was bussed to school near the sour mash plant in frankfort every day for four years.
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>> yikes. >> yeah. >> representative yarmuth announces -- return cash to americans struggling with high gas prices. >> that's crazy. >> nuts. >> i know. i know. well, the oil companies, the big five only made $137 billion in profits last year. >> you can barely afford enough separate elevators for your cars with that kind of money. >> i'm sure compared to other years that is way down. >> not exactly. these are record profits, and we still have in the tax code a provision which gives the oil companies about $4 billion a year in tax preferences, which they clearly don't need. matter of fact back in 2005 when george bush was president, he said once oil gets beyond $50 a barrel or so there's no justification for these tax
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break, and now oil is twice that $104 yesterday, and we still give them the break. so i said since they don't need it. they actually admitted to congress that they didn't need it. the oil company executives, then why don't we take that away from them, and give it back to the consumers who are paying for that profit, and help them get through the summer. >> yeah. >> so everybody gets a proportion at it care of the $38.6 billion that they would get over the next ten years, and that would amount to about $160 per vehicle, small business would have five trucks or vans or whatever, would get $800 and again, we're paying -- we're contributing to that profit. we're making that money for them. on top of that we're giving them this tracks preference -- >> why do you hate america? >> yes.
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[ laughter ] >> i'm on the budget committee, and when we were considering the republican budget and i offered an amendment to do just that. and of course it was defeated. every republican voted against it, every democrat voted for it. but what was interesting were the arguments they used against it which were absolutely hilarious. things like it is only $38.6 billion that's not going % to cure the deficit by itself. >> well -- >> eliminating the food stamp program and head start wouldn't secure the deficit but you are doing that. >> here is the president yesterday. >> governor romney said he hoped a similar version of this plan from last year would be introduced as a bill on day one of his presidency. he said he is very supportive of this new budget, and he even called it marvellous. [ laughter ] >> which is a word you don't
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often hear when it comes to describing a budget. >> and he went on to say, really much ever, except for mitt romney. >> i heard that. i called the republican budget the all for one budget, all for the 1%. >> yeah. >> and that's what it is. between 2009 and 2012, 93% of all of the increase in income in the united states went to the top 1%. clearly the republicans were upset that that 7% got away so they decided to pass this budget which gives the richest americans even more tax break for those making over a million dollars a year, it's a $150,000 extra. so clearly this is the -- >> if you look at how -- you
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know, his report on -- you know that he just did a deeper look at income and equality and the kind of view of where they are as americans it's almost like they are cashing out. at one point america was an investment and now they are like i see that investment going downhill, so i'm going to start pulling my money out. >> that's exactly right. yeah, let's stop investing in america. >> i think that's a really good point. and that's one of the frustrations we have. and i'm glad the president sounded as frustrated with the republican perspective as he did. because it deserves frustration and exasperation is probably a better emotion. >> congressman is this just a different color binder or what? oh, it's my new plan. >> it's not -- well it's not -- the budget that -- that the republicans approved last year, didn't have as many draconian cuts in things like
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medicaid and pell grants and so forth as this one does. and they didn't double down on the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. last year they just said the tax cuts permanent. >> they say it addresses the deficit, and it doesn't. >> it's absolutely absurd and chris van helm has made the point vividly. it calls for massive tax cuts over the next four years and paul ryan said he is going to offset that with closing loopholes. but basically, even the numbers that he talked about there would still be $3.5 trillion of additional debt over the period. you just can't do what he says
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you can do. paul ryan accused us of having our head in the sand he has his in the clouds -- i would say something else -- >> i was hoping you were going to. >> he is dreaming about the deficit reduction in his budget. >> yeah, exactly. representative john yarmuth always a pleasure sir. >> thank you. and congratulations on being on current tv. >> thank you. if you see your mom say hi to her. >> paul ryan says 62% of the cuts in paul ryan's plan come from low-income programs and 37% of the tax cut goes to americans earning more than $1 million. 40% are going to -- by the way pulling a million dollars in profit. not just make it, you make it above and beyond all of the other tax benefits that you are
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getting in the first place. your incorporation all of that stuff. >> yeah. sheila in pennsylvania. welcome. >> yeah, hi. i just wanted to address the voter registration -- the id. >> yeah. >> i forgot how to say it -- i was so busy listening to your conversation. >> they change the name of it everywhere to make it more difficult to get. >> exactly. and in pennsylvania they just put through a voter registration id law. our governor has said -- he has been caught on tape saying that he would like to stop -- philadelphia is the democratic town. >> right. >> and has been a democratic town ever since i can remember. and he said he would like to stop the power of philadelphia from -- from changing the vote in pennsylvania. >> exactly. sometimes they get caught saying the truth. these laws are designed to keep people from voting that tend to
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vote for democrats. >> i -- i guess tom hartman plays the clip all the time but there is a conservative religious speaker back in the '80s who is saying the illusion is he want more people to vote and that's exactly wrong. >> when people vote democrats tend to win. >> right. and they made a decision let's make fewer people with limited ability vote. >> exactly. kids go to meeting, how could we survive without it here at the "stephanie miller show." well, we couldn't. unfortunately meeting all of your clients in person can be next to impossible. that's why we use go to meeting with hd faces. >> you could be in a go to meeting while standing in line behind humpty, hump. >> hello.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ isn't she lovely isn't she wonderful ♪ ♪ isn't she lovely, make her mine ♪ >> 24 minutes after the hour. it is the stephanie miller. humpdays with sexy liberal hal sparks. barbara in d.c. thinks chris is sexy. hi, barbara. >> hi, steph. i'm a long-time listener, and i just subscribed to current. >> yay thank you! >> the mooks are always handsome, but today i wanted to identify chris in particular because he is wearing the official stephanie miller sexy
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liberal tour shirt. and he is putting the sexy in the -- >> right. with those big large man boobs that are larger than mine. >> he is putting the sexy in the room. >> good for you. wear momma's swag. >> yeah, i didn't even get this for free. i purchased it. >> i'm running a tight ship here. cha-ching. >> i can't remember a time when the choice between competing visions of our future has been so ambiguously clear. >> and then whining from paul ryan -- no not that one. number 8. >> we are witnessing a day -- another day in which we have a president who is really good at giving big speeches. the problem with our president
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is he is not good at good leadership. >> that's just talk and then his talk lead to actions, and then they go we can't have those actions. wait, people love -- maybe it's the words in the speeches? >> we were talking to the guy from wisconsin democratic party about romney giving out free sandwiches today. he is so captain obvious. >> these are sandwiches. >> he said most of you have voted already, some of you have not, standing in front of a giant photo of a sandwich. if we have a good turnout i'll become the person who receives the wisconsin delegates that i need. he is electrifying. >> he is electric, literally. i think he is battery operated. if you vote for me, then i will receive the most votes, and by
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winning the most votes i will win the primaries. >> this is pancakes. >> if at some point if you walk up behind him will he go -- the cow goes mooooo. >> he said the other day that he is doing an historically good job like lincoln, lbj, and fdr. and this was not said on "saturday night live." [ laughter ] >> he believes that. >> yes, the president said i'm doing an historically good job. no he didn't. >> the president has pledged to transform america. and he spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society. i will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of an opportunity society lead by free people and free enterprise. >> in china. >> yeah. >> who is buying that crap? >> yeah, by the way.
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mitt romney wrong about everything as usual -- ♪ >> the volt -- the guy -- you know, he -- op-ed let detroit fail, it's just a study in wrong. >> he was for and against the volt in that -- in two sentences. i think -- i'm glad it's doing well, but it's a terrible idea. >> yeah. what? >> detroit auto makers are beginning to outsell foreign competitors in fuel efficient vehicles gm, the world's largest car manufacturer thank you president obama, announced over 40% of their sales in march came from fuel-efficient vehicles that get at least 30 miles a gallon. republicans continue to demonize the technology. the chevy volt. mitt romney yesterday said i'm not sure america was ready for the chevy volt. but i think instead of having
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politicians tell us what kind of cars we ought to make we want people to are in the market make that decision. >> yeah. >> in december he laughingly dismissed the volt as an idea who's time has not come. >> this is a terrible idea. let china build it and fail. oh wait it's doing well? this is a terrible idea. >> sarah palin on "the today." mitt romney should not afraid to go rogue in his vice president choice. like her maybe. all right 29 minutes after the hour, back with representative jackie speier next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> i want to apologize again for my behavior the other night, i take allergy medicine and i'm not supposed to take 14 shots of tequila when i'm on it. >> all right. lots going on. political nobody we like to talk to more than representative jackie speier jack from the great state of california. good morning. >> good morning, stephanie. >> what is your quick take on what is going on at the supreme court you heard the presidents comment that he does not think
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it will be struck down. what do you think? >> i think it's a political body and right now it's 5-4 republicans, and i think it has a good chance of being struck down. now there is supposed to be jurises who are only looking at the law. the constitutionally of this law is clear. the interstate commerce clause the necessary and proper clause the section 8 of article 1 gives congress the power to do all of this. the argument that somehow you can't force people to do something, you can go back to the days of george washington who required seamen to have insurance or john adams who required people to have guns in their home toe fight the
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british. >> the president was also talking about legal scholars who are not fans of the law who were agreeing. >> it is exactly what the right rails about. the judicial activism that has been criticized during fdr's court and others would somehow impact this negatively. you never see more judicial activism than you have with gore versus bush and citizens united and now this case. if they want to they can clearly find it constitutional. >> i think it's incredible to me that -- i mean i -- what would be your preference. what if they just strike down the mandate? then there goes the whole understanding pinning for not being able to discriminate against preexisting conditions. >> yes. yes, you can leave those on the
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books, but then the premiums will go sky high. in states like california they have banned the rescission element, which allows, ensures to rescind that coverage if they can find that you didn't disclose that you had acne when you were 16. but there are so many benefits already in place. those up to the age of 26 -- 2.5 million young adults are on their parent's plans right now. there are 5 million seniors who are saving millions a month. 80 millions of americans are getting benefits where they aren't paying copays. those copays are 200, $300 at time. not to mention the 1300 youngsters who are dealing with cancer or asthma who cannot be
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excluded from health care pollties because of a preexisting condition. throws in place and at risk of being lost if this is overturned. >> here is some shocking news. mitt romney not doing so well this women. women of course -- only 30% support romney while 60% support the president. i think a lot of these issues are resinating don't you? >> absolutely. there's an 18-point gender gap this year. it's really unprecedented. in the year of the woman which was 1992 we were all relieved that finally we had arrived but irony is there have been less women elected to congress in
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toto than in 1992. so we have a chance to take women from 17% of the congress to something more equitable with this particular election, and i think it will be the women of this country that reelects president obama. >> with some of these headlines it's because of guys like this. this is a michigan legislative republican they passed a bill that would allow medical practitioner to deny medical procedures based on religious beliefs. he said he knows about operator rooms, because his father was a veterinarian. [ laughter ] >> they are doubling down on this, it's not like -- except one of mitt romney's surrogates this week said -- in the general you'll see the real mitt romney he said.
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and when -- and it will close the gender gap. do you think there's really a way he can make up for the entire tide of the gop's attitude toward women. >> this is the etch-a-sketch you are about to see. >> right. >> he has made so many statements that are so far to the right -- he has basically said i will get rid of support for planned parenthood. i will get rid of family planning. 99% of the women in this country have used contraceptives at one point or another in their lives, and 98% of catholic women have. >> it seems to me this is why a lot of reasonable republicans are getting out of the business senator olympia snow said i feel like this is a retro debate that took place in the 1950s. she added that sandra fluke should have been commended for
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speaking out rather than being attacked. there's no room for republicans like that anymore. >> that's right. that's why she is leaving. i also think we're going to see women really rising up on this issue. i don't think they will take this sitting down and i think it's somewhat of a suicidal mission that the republicans are on, in their efforts to try to suggest this is the way it should be. >> yes. jackie speier thanks so much for coming on the new tv show. >> oh, yeah, i'm very excited for you. it's terrific. >> thank you. all right. representative jackie speier, talk again very soon. [ applause ] >> we have the white house coming up in just a few minutes. >> oh, dear. >> judy in new york on the war on women. good morning. >> good morning, steph. love the show. >> thank you. >> i want to know if anybody has an answer to this question, where do these arrogant, pretentious pin heads get off
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trying to regulate our health care? i have 16 grandchildren. ten of them are girls. okay? >> yep. >> and it's mind blog ling. one of the reasons i left the catholic church is because we had some clown sitting 5,000 miles away telling us what we could and could don't in our own bedrooms. hey, dude, you don't play-a the game, you don't make-a the rules. and it's just mind boggling that these people are so arrogant. did somebody tattoo stupid on our heads? [ laughter ] >> they don't have investments in women voting. you literally have a platform based on a religious idea that women shouldn't be in the process at all. it's just fining its way to the surface. >> by the way the "stephanie miller show" doesn't agree that
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the pope is a clown in a hat. >> the shoes are pretty funny though. >> 10:42. right back with the white house, josh earnest on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like her? it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ [[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. just refreshing to hear. no other television show does that. we're keeping it real.
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10:47. chris ever since we got a fancy tv show. i come in and you say things like: >> the white house would like to come on. [ applause ] >> okay. >> she really does say that. >> yeah. we don't have time for the white house. >> deputy press secretary, josh earnest from the white house joins us now. good morning, josh. >> good morning. thank you for making time for me in your busy schedule. >> thank you very much. >> pleased to have the opportunity. how are you this morning? >> i love the president in campaign mode anyway. but i thought he made such great points about this -- i just think it's an awful awful budget plan. the president called it laughable, ryan's plan would end medicare as we know it which is true, isn't it? >> it is. and what is encapsulated is an entirely different view of what
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the country should look like in the future. republicans are saying this is another version of trickle-down economics. if we maximize all of benefits for the rich we'll have a great country. if we have a strong growing middle class, we'll have a stronger country. >> he said instead of moderating their views even slightly, republicans have doubled down. he made the comment this is so far to the right this makes america look like the new deal. he said two presidents championed governments that said we are a great nation and he said region couldn't get through a republican primary today. >> that's absolutely true. when president bush was in office in 2001 they passed a
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huge tax cut for the wealthy. and then they doubled down again on it in 2003 and five years later, we near a situation where the wealthier were never wealthier, the mid-ing class was struggling more than ever, we had ballooning deficits and we had the nation on the presspus of a financial collapse. we need to go back to a system where we're putting the middle class the priority where everybody gets a fair shake. >> he said ronald reagan understood repeatly when the deficit got out of control, he would have to propose cuts and tax increases, but they just don't want to hear it. >> they don't. it is without debate that the
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approach that president reagan advocated for was an balanced approach, one that would -- yes, ask the federal government to tighten their belts, to look for ways to cut spending but also to ask those at the top of the income scale to pay a little bit more. that was his approach. that is exactly the approach that president obama is pursuing. but what republicans are saying is we're going to give a tax cut to the people at the top of the income scale and pay for that by slashing investment in education, research and development, and medicare and medicaid. it is -- their values and the vision they have for the future of this country, aren't just very different than from president obama is advocating they are very different from that president reagan was advocating. >> they would be running these programs in the face of the largest cut to medicaid that has
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ever been proposed. it would take away health care for about 19 million americans. >> this sounds exactly like the unfunded mandate that republicans run against. this is like a newt gingrich thing. they are going to be against unfunded mandates, but it would ask the states to carry more of the weight, bare more of the responsibility and do so with less money. >> josh, we just had representative jackie speier on, and asked her about the president's comments that he thinks the supreme court will uphold the healthcare act, she said she is not sure. many commentators say scalia seem to be political talking points. but the fact is they are not staying out of politics, are they? >> i think it's hard to tell, because i do think -- last week in washington, d.c. everybody in -- all of the color
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commentators came out of the woodwork to try to predict what the outcome of this case was going to be, based on the questions of the justices. and the truth of the matter is the government lawyers defending the affordable care act at lower levels came under very difficult questioning from other conservative judges, who ended up actually ruling in our favor to uphold the law. so these are judges that are conservative that were appointed by republican presidents. but at the end they looked at the facts and upheld the law. so we don't want to get too far out on trying to predict how the supreme court will react. if you look at the legal fundamentals here, that this is something -- you know, that we believe is without a doubt constitutional. >> josh, how are you enjoying the republican primary?
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[ laughter ] >> are you scared? >> it's fair to say we have watched with interest. [ laughter ] >> great way of putting it. >> uh-huh. but i work at the white house here. i am a public servant and focused primarily on my job as is the president. we're going to -- the president has a couple of bill signings today. so the president, you know has certainly been paying attention to what has been happening, but he has been pretty busy -- >> he must agree with newt gingrich who thinks this should go on as long as possible. [ laughter ] >> the majority of the candidates who remain in the race i think would agree -- >> you don't want a boring convention. that's the last thing you want. [ laughter ] >> are you -- obviously this looks to be -- i mean yesterday was the first time the president actually said mitt romney's name.
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i assume we're starting the turn towards the general. >> well, it is the first time in a while. there has been other circumstances in which governor romney's name came up. the president delivered a speech at the national governor's association meeting here at though white house in early 2011, where he talked about health care and trying to grant waivers to states looking at greater flexibility. and the cited the example of governor romney in massachusetts, in applying some of the principals of expanding coverage and cutting costs. but we are sort of gradually easing into a period where we'll have a morrow bust debate about who has the right vision for the country, and when the time comes for us to join that debate fully we'll look forward to that opportunity. >> in barack obama's government-centered society, the
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government has to do more because the economy is doomed to do less. >> all of the right wing is like he wants to run the car companies -- >> uh-huh. >> and the president has always said i don't want to run car companies, and what a spectacular success the auto rescue company was. >> right. the president took office with a big mess to clean up. >> yeah. >> right? and so it's ironic, then for republicans to basically come in and say it sure looks like he enjoys cleaning up messes. >> right. >> their critique is the president has been so involved in cleaning up this mess that that must be what he always wants to do. the president pointed out he didn't run for office because he wanted to run a car company. >> yeah. >> this is the necessary part of saving the national economy. >> that's exactly right. and from the beginning he said it's going to be the private sector that will lead this
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recovery. that our nation that is functioning most strongly when we have a vibrant system of free enterprise that is accessible to our middle class. >> we get called obama appologists every day, and you know what we have to say? thank you. josh, always a pleasure. hope you'll come back. josh earnest deputy press secretary at the white house. >> thank you very much guys. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> yay! >> the white house. >> the white house today. we are going to be skating on that all afternoon. you know i was talking to the white house today. i said something really smart to the white house said. >> hey fernando. >> the official registered nurse of the "stephanie miller show." >> ah-ha. >> we were very, very happy to see you guys in austin when you
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came down here in november. >> yay! >> i brought my 16-year-old son who became a huge fan of hal sparks. and he and hal had a very nice conversation afterwards. my son wrote a paper at school on legalizing marijuana, and he used hal as one of his sources. >> i work with the marijuana policy project, and as a non-user i tend to get taken a little more seriously. >> exactly. i got to take the picture of hal with my son. my son is very happy, except that the picture is incredibly blurred. >> oh. >> oh, that's me. >> no, that's hal. that's how he looks. >> i move that fast. i do cap city comedy in austin all the time bring him down and i'll take a picture, absolutely. >> right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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do they hashtag, dumas? >> just asking. >> that's the kind of journalism you get over there. >> yeah, absolutely. 140 characters of banana. >> by the way we just got a
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last-minute big name, lilly tomlin calling this hour. >> oh, my god! >> wa-what? we still have right-wing world and celebrity stack. >> i'm doing an event with lilly tomorrow night. >> there you go. i think we do like it. all right. this is how you know it's real news. it's not a fax weekend anchor's tweet. it's jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning. >> good morning. everyone we now know president obama is going to have no trouble going after republicans, and in particular the house budget plan that would cut the deficit by slashing things we need for the middle class. the gop budget cut is students in particular. student loan interest rates is set to double. and the house and democrats want to pass a bill to keep student levels where they are now. but the gop says there is no room for that. but let's put this into some
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perspective for you. treasury bonds sold at 2%. and if the stafford loan rates double, that would make students pay off their interest loans at 6.8%. approximately 30 students were pepper sprayed last night. as they protested budget hike -- fee hikes and budget cuts. >> i wasn't -- i would never expect that to happen to me especially at school. >> the ap reports the students were trying to get into a trustee meeting after refusing to move to a larger venue. the ap reports that two officers were backed up against the wall when they decided to use force. five people treated at the scene. two taken to the hospital but no reports of serious injuries. the college says this is the first time the pepper spray had been used on their campus to their knowledge. stay tuned more steph after the
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i don't just talk about politics, i've lived politics. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>bringing you exactly what's happening in politics today by people who know what they're talking about. >>d.c. columnist and four time emmy winner bill press joins current's morning news block. >>i know what i'm talking about and i love it and i try to bring that to the show.
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♪ >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the stephanie miller! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho, i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time too feel good all right now ♪ >> it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. 11:06. humpday with hal sparks. speaking of comedy legends.
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lilly tomlin is going to be on this hour. we get so many calls now, it's like please hold please hold. please hold. the website, follow us on facebook twitter. an -- now that you are on tv could you give us a demonstration on how hal gets into those pants. >> two words trade secret. [ laughter ] >> so -- what is the point of special info and mystery if i tell everybody -- >> i understand. >> on the interweb. >> laws apply. tanya wants to say that jim ward is sexy too.
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>> thank you. hi tanya. >> good morning, stephanie, good morning, everybody. i love the show. >> thank you. >> everyone has been calling in and emailing saying how hot hal is. do you guys not see sexy jim over there? >> i know right? >> i have your back. i have you over here on the east coast. you are the only silver main out there. >> you just got called a polar bear. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> that polar bear is awesome. >> i got to read mine. i only pictured what you looked like. you are smoking hot as i pictured. ps, i'm not on the dope. [ applause ] >> well, thank you. >> for some reason a lot of people thought you were a big fat blond. i don't know why.
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>> i'm a little separate brunette in a baseball cap. okay. marlene writes first of all great to have you in the loops on current. we only get you on the radio with the best of in portland. hope you come back to portlandia, aka, the people's republican of portland. thank you. we had a fabulous time in portland. >> yeah, i'm coming back there to do standup in june or early july. >> next up -- madison is already sold out. but next one up with hal is june in boston. >> yeah. >> tickets going fast in l.a. -- >> yeah, i'm out for may, kids. >> being a rock and roll star.
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>> all right. steph on the santorum inward debacle, when you take a swing in baseball and miss and your wrist is broken for sure. >> his problem he is swinging for the catcher. >> do we have our time zone thing? we know a lot of you mentioned dvr hal. there is different time zones in the united states, as we have had to explain to people. >> no wonder. >> some people get confused when i say it's ten after the hour. >> yes liz writes what time is it? i am so mixed up -- because some people dvr and then they are playing it later. >> when listening to radio broadcasts in the united states one will often hear broadcasters
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give time checks. for example, one right here references to the top of the hour, or the world is on fire dogs are sleeping with cats it's a crisis of biblical proportions. come listeners might be confused by the lack of specificity. why not say 11:17 for instance? the united states has nine different time zones. atlantic standard time eastern standard time, central standard time, mountain standard time pacific standard time alaska standard time, hawaii standard time, sa mowia standard time referred to at [ inaudible ] 11 no one knows why. and don't get me started on daylight savings time which is observed inconsistently in all
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fine time zones at different times or not at all. if one is listening in a podcast, time checks are irrelevant. if you really want to now what time it is, get a freaking watch. >> all right. thank you, jim. >> we have to fix that machine. >> yeah, that's our high school educational filmstrip. we have to have you do that live -- >> i'm attempting to simulate -- >> you are not fooling anybody. you had somebody do that for you. you are on big-time tv -- >> yeah, we have somebody do that now. >> that's what happens when you -- off the it guy. >> there you go. karen is san antonio is slowly warming up to us. >> hi, steph.
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i appreciate what you are doing, i think it's very important. i wanted to make a quick comment about rick santorum using the n-word to refer to the president. i think it's very important that you guys are talking about it. the other media outlets are not covering it. >> that's why you must watch us 24/7. they are doing things that you are not seeing elsewhere. >> i love cenk. >> me too. >> this horrible thing with trayvon martin is kind of overshadowing everything. i think rick santorum is getting a pass. >> yep. >> you would think it would draw more attention to it to some degree, because it's a sign of a bigger issue. apparently republicans, and specifically white republicans are tired of trayvon martin coverage. >> yeah, just move on.
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another dead kid whatever. >> yeah, it doesn't need to be handled. >> and also eliot spitzer new show is fabulous. look at what he was doing -- jim we used to talk before -- you know, what he was doing regarding wall street and all of that. he is doing stuff you are not going to see elsewhere on tv. there i'm done with my current suck up. [ applause ] >> she brought up rick santorum, he is going to keep on going. >> we have now reached the point where it's halftime. half of the delegates in this process have been selected. and who is ready to charge out of the locker room in pennsylvania for a strong second half? >> yeah, let's have some football! >> you have been in the locker room this whole time? >> ladies and gentlemen, pennsylvania and half of the other people in this country have yet to be heard -- >> well, pennsylvania was heard from last time -- >> you are fired.
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>> by a huge margin. >> i think his lead to like five points or so i don't know. >> five votes. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> i'm sure he is counting on some votes from the government people. >> huh huh. let's go to michael in l.a. hey, mike, welcome. >> hey, guys how are you doing? >> good. go ahead. >> i was a little confused about the homo sexual demonic procession thing that -- >> you know it's demonic possession. >> i thought you might be able to clarify since you probably have experience. >> yes. >> so a few quick questions -- >> for the record, though before you get into it. stephanie's level of demonic possession has nothing to do with her sexuality. >> yes. >> oh. >> and do not negate the existence of either -- >> i don't know what you are
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talking about. >> did it happen sometime after your date with greg brady? >> yes. >> who is the devil's doorway. >> sure. right? >> as we have all learned. >> since a person is gay when they are possessed, does that mean that all demons are gay? >> well, yeah. >> we need to ask pat robinson. >> some of the fans are a little confused, but i think the lord -- >> i completely disagree! i really am this butch. >> oh, no, that worries me. >> you and i hang out all the time. >> i'm not well off that way. >> we're buddies, we go to the locker room together all the time. >> you are scaring all of the lab rats friends. >> greg brady is the hell mouth. >> yeah, absolutely. >> with breaking news -- >> mitt romney warns potential
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donors a convention could result in a huckabee hey listen ticket. [ screaming ] >> oh, please! >> he pointed out more than half of the delegates at the republican convention are evangelicals. and therefore a broker convention is not going to be a paul ryan or marco rubio, it's probably a huckabee palin, or palin huckabee. that was enough to scare the wall street crowd to get their wallets out. >> it's not going to be huckabee. >> yeah. i have to look this story up. sarah palin got stumped by an actress on the today show. >> torre spelling if >> yes. >> they seemed to be getting along from the clip that i saw. >> well, you can imagine what those talks with putin would go like. >> the capitol of alaska. >> oh, i used to know that.
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>> i'll get that fact to ya. 17 minutes after the hour. >> announcer: she is your human happy pill. ♪ happy happy, joy, joy ♪ >> due to a relatively mild winter -- ♪ >> friday we're doing so wellwell -- >> we're still up. >> okay. >> yes? >> no. [ laughter ] ♪
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enticing evening of liberal sexiness. they are coming back for a second help of bean town. >> all right. and we're back up on current. hello, current. >> hello. >> you want more trauma? >> no. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> what a troublemaker. >> yeah. that's what makes it so fun. >> i know, right? >> i got to bring a little something extra. >> all right. >> i get bored when you guys plain about getting what paper out of what printer and when. your cottage cheese issues. opposed to her broccoli garlic and fart sandwiches. [ laughter ] >> how many times can you go to that well? i mean really. [ laughter ] >> good god. [ laughter ]
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>> [ inaudible ]. >> $1 million. ♪ >> announcer: >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ she's the best mama jamma. >> yes, that's right. 23 minutes after the hour. the best way to host an online meeting go to 1-80--steph-1 the phone number from anywhere. hi, sue. >> hey stephanie. >> hi. go ahead. >> we're concerned about voter suppression. we're listening about all of the talk about the extreme republican agenda the war on women, the ryan budget. with the voter suppression do they think the fix is in? >> i think they are looking at the same polls we're looking at -- >> they are hoping so. >> yeah, exactly.
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>> you disenfranchise a huge of voters, and then you don't seem to worry about it it does give you the feeling that they have no intention for the majority of you getting to vote. >> uh-huh. >> yeah. here is an idea why not work on programs that are actually popular with people? >> because they don't like people. they want to go back to landowners -- >> republicans [ inaudible ]. >> announcer: it's time for another episode of republicans eating their own. >> michelle [ inaudible ] hayes anne holter is now part of the movement. caught in michelle's cross hairs. we talk about how far the republican party has moved. the war on women, it seems to have encompassed any comments
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that are critical to sarah palin. colter had the nerve to refer to palin as a novelty candidate. and insisted she would do damage if she ended up on the ticket. what? >> any sensible statement is now an attack on republican women according to michelle. and a comment by sarah palin is an attack on the political ignorant everywhere. >> i stood up for michelle moken because she is a better man that i am. >> there you go again. >> pete you are on the "stephanie miller show." welcome. >> hi, stephny. how are you? >> good, go ahead. >> i can't believe i'm talk to
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you, and the sexiest guy in the universe. >> hal sparks. okay. >> regarding that trayvon martin case, and just calling to say that, you know, we cannot stop talking about trayvon martin so that we can be able to get justice for him. >> and it's not just trayvon it's these ridiculous laws that's the thing. to prevent more trayvons. >> this is a possibility where this could be a turning point in race relations in this country if you seize an opportunity and make it an awareness moment more than anything. this kind of stuff is not surprising to anybody in the african american community but now that it's getting the attention that a missing white girl would get of the same age, then it's helping the conversation as difficult as it is. that's one of the reasons why the people who don't want to talk about it. don't want it talked about. just because it goes against the
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miens that they are pushing. >> by the way, you remember jim saying the president hates israel. and the jews aren't going to vote for him. >> don't they hate him? isn't there something statistically. >> two of three jewish voters prefer obama. they prefer obama over a generic republican. which is what mitt romney is. >> he should just have two blue stripes and republican on his back. kind of like beer, cereal republican, pancakes trees cars. >> only 4% identify israel as the top issue? >> wow. >> what? you mean you don't have to blow up iran? >> you can be for israel and not for the government policies. next thing you are going to tell
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me that all of america supported george bush's choice. >> all right. margaret in california real quick. hey, margaret go ahead. >> yeah i want to go back to the smack down on paul ryan. i have a real problem with this guy because, you know, he is telling congress that they have been mislead by the pentagon and with that leadership that we should trust him about spending levels. >> oh, what happened to the listen to the general. weird. >> we don't have time for that i'm running for vice president, sort of. >> right wing world next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>>this is outrageous! [[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. just refreshing to hear. no other television show does that. we're keeping it real.
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i don't just talk about politics, i've lived politics. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>bringing you exactly what's happening in politics today by people who know what they're talking about. >>d.c. columnist and four time emmy winner bill press joins current's morning news block. >>i know what i'm talking about and i love it and i try to bring that to the show.
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♪ >> what we really wan is for everything to go back to the way it used to be. i just want to look over and see -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> -- asleep on a roof. >> hal sparks, stop it. >> sometimes i just have to let it out. >> all right. encouraging current to roll on the back seat drama. >> absolutely. you are missing so much great stuff, or whatever. so i was miming it for you. >> all right. everything is fine.
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>> can we just -- we -- all right. >> can't we all just get along? >> no, that's not interesting television. >> no, it's not. >> you can't have drama without conflict. >> i'm not going to say it again. we need a camera in the bathroom. >> dick pinch -- i'm no bill o'reilly at reading fake laters how dare you -- dick pinch, iowa. >> chuck bayoffer springfield, massachusetts. >> damn you. >> that's was bill o'reilly never sees anything before it comes out of his mouth on the teleprompter. instead of cards like it's 1941 you know, he is supposed to use blue cards. it's very presidential.
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>> all right. let's dive into the right-wing world. it's your friend rush limbaugh. >> obama and his attack on the supreme court yesterday. why do this? why attack the court? why intimidate them? why threaten them? there is an answer to that. i don't know if it's right, but there is an answer. >> i'll say it anyway. >> he is a thug. >> oh. oh, i see. to express an opinion on what is constitutional or not is a thug. >> thug-like behavior. >> uh-huh. he is going to mug the supreme court. >> as opposed to super imposing yourself on the values lives and choices of all women in the country. >> for example. gretchen. >> they were suing right in front of him, and some people would argue that it was activism to pass this healthcare bill
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because it was only democrats who voted for it and the public was pretty much against it if you recall all of those townhall meetings. memberest of congress are elected and the supreme court are not. >> the dick army's astroturf. >> and when you break down what is in the affordable care act, everybody likes it. they hate the name, the fake name -- >> the name that the fifth court -- like circuit judges used, the highly right-wing judges called it obamacare in their statements. >> yeah. all right. dick morris and shawn hendy. >> the president's goal is to heighten african american turnout by stoking a sense of victimization. >> he is trying to energize a
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part of his base. >> yes. >> how is he doing it by the comments he made about trayvon martin looking like him? >> exactly, he is trying to rekindle the sense of black victimization, which would impel an increased turnout. >> i think the kid being shot and the guy not being tried for it -- >> he would be the victim in this case, actually. >> wow, there you go just because you got shot for having skittles. there you go being a victim again. what? >> stop playing the victim [ mumbling ] >> he totally sounded like schlep car. >> he does sound like a fragel. not interesting enough. >> south carolina governor on the view. >> yes. >> talking about --
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>> women don't care about contraception. they care about jobs and the economy and raising their families and all of those things. the media wants to talk about contraception. rick santorum says he is going to take it away we care. while we care about contraception, let's be clear, all we're saying is we don't want government to mandate when we have to have it and when we don't. >> nobody -- >> what? >> -- is mandating you to take contraception. >> that's what you think. >> rick santorum is talking about contraception, the media is the one talking about contraception. what? >> when you are raised in an entirely authoritative background, and you have no impulse control, anything you are allowed to have you will shove down your gullett at light speed. once the government allows you
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to have contraception you will pop those things like pez. look at morris -- don't put them there -- >> i want to see how the sauceages taste. and the toenails. >> see what i mean. >> okay. sarah palin own the today toe. >> people understand that america is at a cross hairs right now. and we'll either be able to build on the foundation of liberty and individual freedoms here in america, or go down the other road of these socialist -- that obama has done to this country. >> she should stick to the skits they wrote for her -- >> yeah, the failed socialist policies that brought the economy back from the brink of total destruction. the dow is now at 13,000 because obama is so anti-government. >> that's. >> that's policy.
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>> 13,000 is because apparently business leaders and investors are excited that the paul ryan plan will get implemented. >> yeah, exactly. >> the coloring book is actually going to be printed. >> eric ericsson. >> it was the feminist the nagging as the godfather of radio called them, the national association of gals. they are the angry ones. angry in their unibrows i believe it was once said. you got to be happy. laugh at yourself and the other side. i'll tell you a dirty little secret they get even more hacked off with you when you are having fun and they are not. >> oh. oh, i used to be bitter but then i go the no-no hair removal system. >> it's another thing to be a
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second-hand massagist and koreaton. >> yeah. hal, it's for you. hi, jeff. >> hi, jeff. >> hey, i have one for hal. >> yeah. >> hal you say a lot about you don't drink, and you don't smoke pot or anything like that -- >> what do you do? >> and my response is so what? who cares? you're -- you say it like it is a badge of honor, and it's like big deal -- >> i was saying -- for the record because you quack a lot more -- [ laughter ] >> i don't know where that noise came from. i was making it in the context of being supportive of the marijuana policy project and not being a user because that makes a difference when people perceive the legalization movement. they assume it's all users and they are just trying to avoid the legal situation. >> i'm not talking about it socially, [ inaudible ] says
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that. but [ inaudible ] is a [ inaudible ] he is a [ inaudible ] the fine motor skills thing is a big deal for him. >> but that's not why he does it. that's not the only reason he does it -- >> let me tell you something -- >> are you so afraid you will have no one to drink with -- >> i'm always here for you. >> first of all i'm not a drinker -- >> knock it off, you're not a drinker, we're all sick of hearing it. >> jeff let me just say i love hal sparks politically and otherwise, but i agree with you, every party has got its pooper and that's why i invited him. >> really, this is the bone to pick? really? >> eric in cleveland, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> i'm an american jew from oakland. >> hello, american jew. >> me! >> but that's not why i called. >> right. >> i'm calling about that
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baseball analogy with santorum and breaking of the wrist. >> yeah. >> it's actually the umpires interpretation on whether the batter had the intend to swing. so in my opinion santorum -- >> what is that he got censored. >> right. >> like the big conspiratorial space machine, they probably used harp to stop santorum from saying the whole word. >> exactly. david axle rod lashed out at mitt romney. he is just in a time warp. he criticized romney labeling russia as america's number one -- >> right. that was fascinating. >> i think dolph lumgrin was our number -- >> it was on netflix because these guys are huge.
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>> romney's spokesperson said the challenges facing america today are too serious to be laughing at tv shows. >> i heard the soviets are invading and only charlie sheen can save us from communist domination. >> all right. we'll be right back with the remaining moments of updates from hill. >> what did you for breakfast this morning instand bitch? >> announcer: >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>>this is outrageous! we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ working 9 to 5, what a way to
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make a living i'm just getting by, there's no taking and no giving ♪ >> i was busy today on the phones. >> hi, this is vie lot. >> this is what happens when you suddenly have a tv show. this morning earlier the white house called and then suddenly royalty for me. >> this is for you on line 3. >> it's lilly tomlin. >> hi, stephanie, sweetheart, i know you wish you did work 9 to 5. >> yes i do indeed. rebecca needs your help on the phones. we're exploding on current tv. >> yes i know. it's like the best show in america. >> edit the tape right there. >> i'm not like an emmy, tony
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winning comedian like you, i threw my back out on saturday. >> yeah, laying flat on our back -- >> you don't throw your back out doing mark twain-prize winning comedy do you? >> no my back was thrown out. don't even talk about it. i was born with a slight deformty. >> it makes the comedy happen so much easier though? >> wouldn't that freak people out if you answered the phone for a morning. come on. >> i would do it in a second. >> set up a camera. >> earnestine would let all kinds of crazy people on. go ahead, when she comes on just give her hell. >> it's basic cable, of course you are swear. [ laughter ] >> so speaking of camidy you are doing an event with hal
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sparks here. >> absolutely and i love to watch hal work. he is so physically funny and adorable. >> i think he is the best physical comedian working the country today. have you seen the trex bit? >> oh yes. it is it so delightful. i was trying to do it for jane -- >> i'll come over and do it for you both special. >> i used to live over in wasilus, where your esteemed leader lives, and across the street lived charlie chaplain at one time. and his cameraman slept at his house and he would get him up in the middle of the night to work out a bit. >> i have you-stream. so i kind of do but i am my own
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cameraman. >> oh. >> there was a rocking chair out by your pool -- >> oh, your were so innocent that day. >> right? that was a younger time. it says dga -- >> it's for torre osborn which is running for a new position anyway, i have known torre probably longer than i have known you, because you are just a youngster. so i have known torre for ages, since she was the director of the gay center and oversaw the aids center. and she has worked for 30 years or more doing everything. working with the homeless and poverty, worked in the mayor's office, worked with united way. she has been the executive director of the liberty hill foundation. if you go online and read about torre, you will be pretty
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amazed. >> it's at the dga tomorrow night in los angeles. >> right. >> and overcast members will be there. because she is a great voice for the ltgba community. >> i got to tell you, lilly -- i'm going to do this story today in "politico," republicans retreat in gay marriage. and even in the last couple of election stories they used gay bashing. now they are mostly silent. >> they figured out that there are gay republicans. >> yeah. >> oops. >> really to me it is worth the tipping point in the civil rights battle in your generation i think. >> yes, ma'am. thank you. >> please and thank you. >> that just rolled off of your tongue. it was amazing. >> yes, i -- lilly did panel
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with us on sexy liberal for the l.a. show last time, and she paid for her own ticket. so i hope you got your money's worth buying a ticket to see yourself. [ laughter ] >> did you enjoy yourself? >> come on, i enjoyed you guys. and i'm so glad about your album that is doing so great. i didn't even people very making albums anymore. >> it's on color vinyl red and you can get a picture disk even shaped like stephanie's head. >> right. >> but the old days of albums i feel sorry for young people because in the old days when you pressed a record that gelatin part in the center where the hole is, you could write a message in there and it would be on every album. >> you know what albums i listened to when i was growing up, where you always yelled shut up about that cake! >> yeah.
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>> which one? >> that must have been on stage. there are so many i can't remember. >> would you like another lilly tomlin fun fact? >> you are the only person i ever wrote to and asked for an autograph when i was a kid. >> oh chris. >> and you sent one to me? >> and can you find that now to produce as evidence of your devotion? >> probably not. >> that's what hurts. >> lilly didn't send it one of her minions did. >> it was a picture of you holding your dog at the time. >> gosh yeah don't mention that, she is dead now. she died during the o.j. trial. she couldn't bare though injustice. >> there was all of that talk about dogs barking next door, and they just felt like they couldn't help. >> oh, hal that's so deer.
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>> you and jane big dog lovers. i got the chance to have thanksgiving dinner with you last year, and i remember jane said this dog is clutching my knee so hard it's like he is going for a ride. [ laughter ] >> yes. was he humping her leg? i don't get it? >> he looked like he was on a ride at disneyland. >> i see. >> republicans govern like a dog in the front seat of a car. think they are in charge of the vehicle until you hit the first curve and then they fall over the place, because they are not expecting any turns at all. you know what i mean? i'm the king of the world. i'm driving. >> wait! [ laughter ] >> you can find out more. >> yes, i'll put that on my website, and we'll make sure everybody has the details. >> lilly tomlin --
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>> to see t-rex -- that's enough already. >> we'll throw in the tony emmy, mark twain -- >> you should have a little loop of that t-rex -- >> yes, we should make an mated gift -- >> but don't focus on that damn t-rex, they will show it forever. >> yeah, i'll be on a radio show 20 years from now, and they will go can you do the t-rex. and i'll be like radio. >> radio, and i have two new hips. lilly tomlin i love you. >> congratulations. i love this new outlet. it's great. >> you are not accustomed to television, i know but love you lilly tomlin. there she goes. >> i'm talking to you! [ laughter ] >> thank you hal sparks, see you tomorrow on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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