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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: well, hello, good morning, current it fans. here we are getting ready for the big show. big, big show. governor jesse ventura on the show today. also, we're happy glad because ron barber won gabrielle giffords' old seat. a bunch of old people went down. [ wah wah ] why else is it a big day? jacki schechner guess who we have booked. >> who do we have booked? >> stephanie: jacki schechner!
news woman extraordinaire, healthcare expert. i was saying yesterday i was suspicious of this insurance company thing and sure enough reporter jacki schechner nosed up some interesting information. we're going to talk about all of that. aren't we cub reporter jacki schechner? >> good morning. good morning everybody. a survey released last month has president obama up seven points over mitt romney. the same poll released last night has the two much closer than that. president obama up 45 to 44. it is the economy that is helping mitt romney close that gap. the president's approval ratings have dropped, too. they're now to 47%. the same as they were in early january. and now 63% of those surveyed think we're on the wrong track. independent voters are especially sour on the president at the moment. his approval amongst independents has gone down by 13 points. congress faring even worse.
70% of americans think congress has done more harm than good when it comes to fixing our economic woes. good news as stephanie mentioned for democrats out of arizona. ron barber won congresswoman gaby giffords seat. she resigned in january. barber beat kelly 52-46. here is barber talking positively about his former boss. >> thank you, gaby for everything, everything you have done for us. and will still do for us. >> barber will have to run again in november. he's running in a different district. he will be in arizona's second because of redistricting. that's more favorable to democrats than the eighth. we can brace ourselves now for the return of george mcallen. the former senator won the g.o.p. primary last night with 65% of the vote. he will face off against former governor tim kaine. the two are vying in november to replace jim webb the senator from virginia who is retiring.
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♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ >> stephanie: that's enough. stephaniemiller.com the web site. you can e-mail me, chris lavoie, jim ward. hal sparks just got back from germany. he will join us next week. >> he may call in during hour three of the show today. >> stephanie: awesome. >> at the old nazi camp -- not camp. it is a place on the baltic sea talking about online. it looks like a barracks. they plan on making it this big vacation resort and it looks like hell. [ ding ding ] >> stephanie: that's the earliest nazi reference that jim ward has made. it is still a happy clappy day because ron won gaby giffords seat and a bunch of tea baggers went down. >> i get it. >> stephanie: first day it is
a proud day in any 89-year-old republican's day when her daughter shows up with a hat that says beaver liquors hat. he moved right next to beaver lickers. >> nice beaver. >> thank you. >> i just had it done. >> they're in the liquor business for god's sake. >> rocky mountain mike mentioned he worked close to beaver liquors. just down the road from beaver liquors is the shop beaver divers because of the -- [ applause ] >> because so much diving goes on in colorado. >> stephanie: i only wear hats that are black so i will give this to jim who is also a fan of -- >> beaver lickers. >> stephanie: all right. speak of rocky mountain mike, he sent us a tribute to my -- well, as it is called the green pashmina incident of 2012. the unfortunate pashmina i was
which is absurd, the healthcare is not a commodity. we don't comparison by price when we get sick. we want to get well. insurance companies don't compete because we need healthcare and they're the gatekeepers so they hold monopolies to see how much the market will bear as opposed to competing for lower price. also it is dangerous for the consumer because the insurance companies will set up in states with looser rules like their credit card companies do. who said that? >> rick moran is. >> stephanie: no. news woman extraordinaire, jacki schechner who joins us now. >> i have to be careful what i send you in e-mail from now on. >> anything you send can be used against you. >> true story. when i studied abroad in college, it was through beaver college. [ applause ] >> they since changed their name. that was actually the name of the college that sponsored by abroad program. >> stephanie: boy, oh, boy thank you for that jacki schechner fun fact. >> where abroad were you?
>> did i go to london. >> stephanie: you know what? i know what jim's new screen saver will be. let's get on to -- jacki schechner comes to us -- she was at cnn. she was in healthcare reform. >> yeah, i was the national communications director for healthcare for america now which was the big, progressive healthcare campaign. >> stephanie: you had e-mailed me about stuff i was having suspicions about. let's talk about romney first of all. he says he hopes the supreme court does the right thing and strikes down obama care. here he is. mitt romney. cut six. there we go. she probably has this. take a listen. >> romney: the supreme court is about to make a decision with regards to obama care and i have right here in my pocket what i'm going to say -- actually, i don't know what they're going to do. you know, regardless of what they do, it is going to be up to the next president to either repeal and replace obama care or to replace obama care.
and i intend to do both. >> huh? >> stephanie: so what he talked about yesterday -- >> he wants to repeal everything -- >> it is unfunny. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i agree with both things i said. with both things i thought at different times. >> wow. >> stephanie: let's talk about what he proposed, jacki, because it is horrifying. he's talking about a healthcare system like a consumer market. >> yeah, i mean if he knew anything about the economy, he would understand why this is not feasible because healthcare is not a consumer good. at some point, everybody in their life is likely going to need some sort of healthcare. i think we can all bank on that. you don't shop around for prices when it comes to healthcare needs and i mean this in terms of break a leg. i have a broken leg, let me call around see who's going to have the least expensive cast. you go to the nearest emergency room and get your leg set. so this is not something where you can go out and shop for pricing or shop for services
when you need them the most. it is something that we absolutely have to have and especially in instances of emergency. so, it is not a consumer good. treating the market like it is a consumer good is just not economic or even morally feasible to be honest. >> stephanie: he likened it to tire, automobile and air filter markets. >> i'm guessing this is a man who's never had to pay for his own healthcare. he wouldn't understand what it means to be left without healthcare coverage, whether that means without health insurance or without access to quality healthcare affordable healthcare. so, for him, it is a tire which he probably doesn't shop for either. >> stephanie: he's not acquainted with anything. >> he's never been at costco to wait in the tire shop. >> he's going to get on a bus on friday. >> stephanie: he said -- a plan that would make health insurance more like a consumer market. he flushed out a plan to provide principles. the nation's healthcare system rather than operate it like a government-managed utility letting competition drive down
prices and increase quality. >> that's the rye ronny of it, right? the massachusetts plan is what he implemented so that's entirely counter to what he's now proposing. the second part is national healthcare reform as implemented is truly supposed to be designed if we had a public option, it would work better. it is supposed to be designed to increase some sort of competition or at least let you shop for a health insurance plan so you can compare them side by side. so in the best way that we can offer some sort of comparison market place for preme without letting it be a free market enterprise where they run wild without any sort of regulation whatsoever, what he is saying ringsly is what -- essentially is what healthcare reform is meant to do. >> stephanie: he vowed to divert federal medicaid dollars and other federal funding to state governments making them responsible for covering the uninsured. and of course, the obama administration saying they're going to underfund such care and leave state governments no choice but to leave people
uninsured. >> the states are already struggling, we know that. states and local governments are already having tremendous problems with their budgets to then make it totally a state responsibility, to take care of their sick and needy is totally economically impossible. >> stephanie: let's talk about this other thing. you mentioned that romney said his plan -- excuse me, proposing letting people buy insurance across state lines because conservatives are always talking about this. what's your take on that? >> this is one of my favorites. people say let's open it up and buy across state lines. if you can buy across state lines, that means you're not subject to any state consumer protections. all of the protections that are in place right now to take care of you are based state to state. so just like your credit card companies are all set up in delaware or some of the states with the loosest regulations, that's what would happen to health insurance companies. they would go to the state with the least common denominator when it comes to any type of consumer protection. it sounds great on paper but when you dig into the details
it is bad for you. it is great for insurance companies but really bad for the people they're allegedly going to cover. >> stephanie: right. and then romney also went on to say his plan will help cover people with pre-existing conditions if they lose or change jobs. americans already have had such coverage since the '90s with cobra. thanks, mittens for giving people what they already had. listen carefully. >> romney: let's say someone has been continuously insure and they develop a serious condition and they lose their job or change jobs and they go to a new place, i don't want them to be denied insurance because they've got some pre-existing condition so we're going to have to make sure the law we replace obama care with makes sure people who have a pre-existing condition who have been insured in the past are able to get insurance in the future so they don't have to worry about that continue, keeping them from getting the kind of healthcare they deserve. >> obama care is what he's talking about. >> if you listen carefully, at the very beginning he kind of said if you've been continuously insured.
>> stephanie: that smells loopholey, jacki schechner. >> i want a dressage pony for my birthday. [ laughter ] what he's proposing, it is a continuation of coverage if you already have it. it does nothing for people who don't have health ininsurance. what happens now which i found interesting, this is the problem we run into, you can get coverage through the federal insurance programs that have been set up or high-risk pools but you have to be uninsured for six months before you can qualify. so there is a huge gap right now that national healthcare reform will take care of but in order to qualify for any of the programs that are in place right now before the big parts of healthcare reform kick in 2014, there are some loopholes still leaving a lot of people uncovered. all that romney is suggesting is a continuation of theterribly flawed policies. >> stephanie: we've got your big, dead back. jacki schechner you're going to have to i need to hold you
through the break so we can talk insurance. jacki schechner remains in the sidecar. the insurance company thing. it had just happened. i asked ellen grayson about it. i thought the same thing jacki schechner did. sure enough on huff po, i don't know why this smells funny. this insurance company being nice thing. we'll talk to jacki about that in a second. >> it is against their best interest to do something like that. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] look what president obama has done. we'll talk about that in just a second. first of all, kids go to meeting, i just had one on the fly on the way to boston on my iphone. >> isn't it incredible? [ cuckoo clock chimes ] it is like voodoo. why be in the same room. why go through the hassle, the travel gotomeeting, do you think it on your ipad, your rye phone, wherever you need
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it's -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> stephanie: see what you did there. it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. our big best guest, jacki schechner in the current news center. we would love to have you here in studio if i wasn't afraid of jim pawing you like a perverted bear for all three hours. >> i was wondering for whose affection shall we now vie? >> stephanie: not a lot of money in the kiddie to pay off sexual harassment suits. >> i think there is a rider in my contract. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was talking to alan grayson about it yesterday. who you and i have been saying has been such a healthcare warrior. at first blush, he didn't know what to make of this. even if it gets struck down we'll still keep these provisions in place. you sent me a piece on huff po, don't be fooled by the big insurance companies. that's what you've been saying. >> i was a little surprised by
senior grayson's response. former and future. i was a little surprised by his response because he's a tremendous advocate and a great ally. i thought he would see through it instantaneously. it is a genius p.r. stunt because most of the public is not paying close enough attention. it looks like the insurance companies will do something nice and keep the popular provisions in place but essentially, what this is a big, giant ruse because first of all, the stuff that they're talking about keeping in place like letting young adults under 26 stay on their parent's plan or some of the other benefits like the medicare doughnut hole which is already starting to close to keeping that in place. they're already in place so it would take more work for them to repeal them than to keep them going. it doesn't cost them anything. this is not a tremendous expense for them in any way. so what they're saying is they'll keep them in place and it is not going to do any harm
to their bottom line. >> stephanie: well, you know me. i'm a happy clappy liberal but i don't want to be lucy and the football here. as you say this huff po piece says this would seem to be a good thing and some are praising the companies but no one should be fooled. this didn't happen out of the goodness of insurer's hearts. it didn't happen now just a few weeks before the supreme court ruling by coincidence. this is a p.r. offense. coordinated announcements by three of the five companies is a cynical tactic to signal to the high court it is okay to remove consumer protections because health companies police themselves. that really is scary, isn't it? no more insurance company abuses. the insurer's message to the court, it would seem as if it is a new day. >> let's not forget what brought them to this place. our healthcare system is tragically broken. we're leaving millions of people without healthcare coverage. we have 40,000 people who die every year because they can't
get access to health insurance and therefore healthcare. it is bankrupting us as a country. so what they're saying is if the supreme court -- it is a signal to the supreme court to say go ahead and strike it down because we're going to play nice now which is absurd. and the second point that the piece made is i didn't think about it, it was very strong. it is giving cover to republicans who are now in a panic. >> stephanie: just going to say. >> there are some points of the healthcare law that are very popular now that they've come into play and they don't know what to do because they don't want to anger the insurance companies by continuing anything that the insurance companies don't approve of right off the bat. the insurance companies are saying okay, we'll give you some cover. we'll continue these things voluntarily, that being the keyword because there's no requirement. they can say okay, we'll voluntarily do these things and then a month from now, they'll change their mind. >> stephanie: that's exactly it. that's the whole point of consumer protections right jacki? this is exactly what the ethan
rome is saying at the huff po. insurance companies are talking about voluntary expending the benefits. it won't cost them a nickel. it is baked into the premiums. they can expect to have the benefits and insurers not wanting to look like guilty parties and won't yank them in mid policy year. we've dealt with that where the policies go up and there's no control or regulation. >> right. one of the we need about healthcare reform, the most urgent things. we need coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. we need coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. we need some sort of cost control in place because premiums are skyrocketing. without any explanation for why that's happening necessarily. they just happen arbitrarily. we need to get people covered who can't afford coverage. those are all of the things that national healthcare reform is going to do or is aiming to do. the insurance companies are now saying, a nugget you can have. we'll give you that. we'll take care of ourselves. >> stephanie: you're right. the piece ends insurance
companies can't be expected to behave. that's exactly it. what's your final prediction? do you think this is going to affect the way the supreme court rules? >> i don't think this particular p.r. move is going to make much of an impact. i'm concerned about what the supreme court is going to do because i think that the scapegoat for the court is going to be strike down the individual mandate. i worry about how healthcare reform will unravel in the wake of that. i can't predict. with certainty. >> stephanie: let's end on a happy clappy note or turn into single payer. >> we could become another province of canada. >> i think you're referring to the jeff greenfeld piece which pointed out the constitutionality issues. it would be a happy world if that happens. >> stephanie: you better get to work. you've got a newscast coming up. what are you slacking around for? >> wasting time with you. >> stephanie: we love you, jacki schechner. >> stephanie: there she goes. we'll see her at the top of the
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comment. we have a lot of those romney you know things they put on the roads, the slogan. it says believe in america. i keep telling my husband i can only believe in an america that can guarantee me hope and change. >> stephanie: there you go. >> caller: get it? >> stephanie: i get it! [ applause ] >> stephanie: i purposely as a fine american, i tone down on television so as not to -- i hide my light under a barrel. >> bushel. >> stephanie: because i give and i give. i'm a helper like that. all right. >> uglify myself. so i don't make george clooney nervous. >> stephanie: we don't want to run it in. it is the john and pam show. ♪ from ohio, it's the john & pam show ♪ ♪ it's the john & pam ♪
♪ john & pam show ♪ >> stephanie: hello, john and pam. good morning. >> caller: good morning, everybody. you're going to get a kick out of this. bonehead and mittens are going to be coming to troy, ohio, this coming sunday. to relate with the common worker. [ laughter ] >> caller: and also on that, yesterday when pam and me were on the road doing a little traveling, we were listening to the left channel on x.m. satellite. we found out that on -- from that that michele bachmann took down the american flag in her office and put up the tea party flag. >> stephanie: tea party flag. i was going to say marcus put in the rainbow flag. >> caller: plus, last night, when we were watching the ed show, there was some stuff brought up on that that the republicans are slowing this down and there was the word treason brought up again. >> stephanie: wowee.
i mean this is the thing. they're signing pledges to groher norquist and saluting the tea party flag. pledging to uphold the constitution and saluting the american flag. i can say that because i do my show from the middle of captain america's underpants! can you put mom on? pam, are you there? >> caller: here she is. >> caller: hi, baby girl. how's my two men doing out there? >> doing great pam. >> stephanie: pam, you're like -- you're kind of like my mom in that you thought i looked good even in the green pashmina. [ ding ding ] >> caller: that's right. you look good in any color. that's how i look at it. >> stephanie: actually my real mom said i was ugly as a child. [ wah wah ] >> caller: my mama said that about me too. i don't pay attention to my mother so whatever. [ laughter ] >> caller: i tell you what. i'm so thrilled to death that mittens is going to be here in
ohio and i'm sure that governor of ours will be there beside him. >> he's supposed to be. they're supposed to appear together. >> stephanie: he can explain again how he's solely responsible for how great the economy is in ohio. while mittens explains how horrible the economy is. >> caller: and saved the auto industry. >> stephanie: which is why the economy is doing better in ohio. >> caller: you know what i think we ought to do. we ought to put them three in a bucket and see which one can jump out first. they would be stomping and stepping. >> all over each other. >> stephanie: john and pam, i love you with the lete of 1,000 white hot suns. >> caller: you guys have a good week! >> you, too, john and pam. >> that was pam-tastic! [ applause ] >> interviewer asked my mom, oh, dear, you wouldn't have recognized her when she was a child. and he said why?
she said oh, she was a little ugly thing. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: she was right. my mom was into the truth. >> how old were you in the one picture when you're up on stage. you're really young. like 2? >> stephanie: 3. my eye is going the other way. >> they were walleyed. >> stephanie: they were a little ron christie. >> groucho eyes. >> stephanie: a natural afro. >> like a young tina fey. >> stephanie: dennis in pennsylvania. welcome. >> caller: thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to give voice to those that are the least among us. i live in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. and you may or may not know we have a republican governor who will not tax a dime of the oil and gas but to save money in 2011, they now passed a law that you can only -- for just the welfare people at this point in time in 2011, you could only receive six prescriptions per
month paid for by quote-unquote the insurance company. but i'm not -- i've been disabled for years since the age of 19. i'm now 54. i take 22 medications per day. they're telling me i can only have six. oh well, we can get you exemptions but you have to call the insurance company. so you call them and say please, send the exemptions. they're supposed to automatically send what is not covered to the physician. you would not believe the messages i get from these people. they speak to you as if you are obtuse. >> stephanie: dennis that's why -- the fact that anyone ever devised the healthcare industry to be for-profit makes no sense for me in the first place. >> caller: exactly. >> stephanie: romney's remedy is to make it more for profit to run it more like bain? it is insane. this piece, jacki and i were talking about -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: it is jeff greenfield's piece. supreme irony when a single
payer healthcare plan be less vulnerable than the affordable healthcare act. such decision will take its place among the supremely ironic of unintended consequences. it will have been unvalidated as an overreach while far more intriewnsive approach must have passed muster. welcome to the wonderful world of constitutional interpretation. we will ask legal -- analyst ian mill heizer about this, about what's going on with eric holder. a lot of stuff going on in the court. in florida, the department of justice and there's all sorts of stuff going on legally. >> john cornyn said to eric holder's face yesterday, you need to resign. eric holder was like i'm doing no such thing. >> stephanie: all right. >> what gives him -- the power to tell him to do that. >> stephanie: he put his hand on the tea party pamphlet and he saluted the tea party flag. >> stephanie: katherine in
tucson. hi katherine. >> caller: hey, ron barber country here! ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> stephanie: katherine, i didn't see the final result. >> caller: 52-45 barber. >> stephanie: awesome! >> landslide. >> caller: jesse kelly is now going to have to get his own medical insurance. how about that. ♪ nah, nah ♪ >> he has only down three semesters of college. >> stephanie: if only they could get some student loan help to him. oh well! maybe he can talk to his tea party -- >> sucks to be him! >> stephanie: are we been being a little gloaty? >> caller: no, we're not gloating. we're fine. >> stephanie: i wish him well with getting student loan help. take care.
she was being gloaty. ann in pittsburgh, you're on the "the stephanie miller show." hi ann. >> caller: hi, good morning. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: very nice talking to you folks today. i'm watching you right now on current. i'm really happy i have this channel on. good morning to the two handsome gentlemen you have with you. >> stephanie: pardon me? >> good morning to the handsome gentlemen. is that you? >> stephanie: could be me. you never know. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: gentleman in the hat. >> thought you were steve perry. >> caller: this morning, i always watch c-span before i turn over to your channel. and i was watching grover norquist. he really sends my blood pressure up. every time i listen to that man. you know. he was the man who lobbied and successfully put the second largest building -- second to the pentagon in washington d.c.
he talks about taxes. and he was the biggest spender of taxes during the reagan era. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. >> caller: he is blaming obama for everything. we all know what happened. >> stephanie: you don't need to watch c-span. you just right to our manuel and we'll magically lower your blood pressure. we've never been called a panel. >> grover norquist just drown in a bathtub. >> i'm so sad. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] of. >> stephanie: really? farther -- fart jokes with slide whistles. like this is mclaughlin. >> stephanie: it is like mclaughlin in that you are always wrong! >> stephanie: hello, lewis.
>> caller: what do you think? you got meetings. he can't remember nothing he said. >> stephanie: romney. >> caller: yesterday he calls -- >> stephanie: that's why he has to always say i agree with whatever i said -- >> whatever i said the last five minutes. >> caller: why does he always lie like that? >> hello i lie. >> stephanie: makes them laugh though. all right. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: join the party. 1-800-steph-12. at 7, viewpoint with eliot spitzer at 8, the war room with we are the idea no one wants to hear until it grabs you and won't let go. we push, we prod until the truth reveals itself. we are fearless, independent trendsetters, problem solvers, and above all, we are politically direct. the young turks with cenk uygur
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stephanie. i was reading more on this jeff greenfield piece because you know me, i tend to be a little happy clappy. because it would be like the healthcare version of replacing the folger's crystals, the tea party would lose their [ bleep ] if they strike down the healthcare and then we get single payer. ♪ alleluia ♪ >> stephanie: we'll talk to the legal analyst at the top of the hour. as alan grayson our guest yesterday and others have said first of all, they keep bitching about how many pages there are in the bill. >> it is your job to read stuff. >> stephanie: single payer the simp lest law in the world is what alan grayson proposed. congress would need to take out the medicare law and strike out the words over 45 and done. give them my highlighter or blackout pen. >> you wouldn't want to highlight everything. >> stephanie: right. except the part that says over
65. >> or cross out that part. not highlight the rest. >> stephanie: there you go. television show is pesky. i was accused of overhighlighting. persnickety audience. >> highlight the entire article. >> stephanie: is this okay? is this appropriate? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. anyway, he's saying why is that constitutional? the same reason medicare and social security are the taxing power. so this is what's ironic. it really is -- so why is obama's healthcare plan, with a far more modest use of government power in serious jeopardy because the key element in the plan, the mandate to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty was not based on taxing power but on congress's power under article one for interstate commerce. that power has its limits even if the limits are murky. that's what they're deciding right now. interesting stuff. he says the policy matter it is clear that a mandate is much more modest extension of government power than single payer. the citizen would choose.
the you could choose not to buy any and pay the penalty. the whole premise is to spread -- as mitt romney defended. the mandate to prevent free riders from benefitting from treatment once they're sick or injured. the genesis of the idea came from heritage foundation, everybody. [ applause ] conservatives. okay. stephanie from illinois, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, steph. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: this morning, i've been listening to these crazies talking about how they can appeal obama care because the insurance companies are picking up some of the slack. let me tell you about the insurance companies. i'm on disability and my insurance compan went up on my premiums. i called to cancel it because i can't afford it. the guy said yes, you can. i said no, i can't. he said oh yes you can because you got a raise. i said but that raise i got, you took that raise plus $10 extra
so i'm actually $10 shorter because of you. so i went to medicare and i don't have any problems. i can go anywhere with my insurance because my husband -- he reached his limit. they dropped him. he went to medicare. and they're taking care of him no problems, no paperwork. so i just don't understand these republicans. why do they feel like they can short the companies. i don't trust them more than a rattlesnake with a shiny button on his tail. [ applause ] >> stephanie: shiny button. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: we're going to do all of these things. you don't have to compel us to. look at the shiny button on my tail. [ screaming ] >> stephanie: is that an illinois expression? >> i've never heard that before. >> stephanie: okay. let's go to greg in illinois. you're on "the stephanie miller show." welcome, greg.
>> caller: hi, steph. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: coming up in the next segment with jeff greenfield where you're going to talk about eric holder. >> stephanie: we're having ian millheiser. >> caller: i'm sorry. coincidental with where he wants to sit down all of the republicans on the panel and think it is funny that coincidental that they asked him to step down when the justice department is challenging governor scott in florida about purging voters. >> stephanie: they need a less pesky attorney general apparently. >> caller: keep doing what you've doing. i've made my wife into a convert. one morning we were in the process of moving. i had her watch you guys. she's a convert. her father's name was like archie bunker and was like a reasonable guy. >> stephanie: she obviously has exquisite taste.
>> caller: well, she listens to you guys. thank you for doing what you guys do. >> stephanie: thank you, greg. there he goes. greg and his awesome wife whom we've converted. >> it is funny. pulling eric holder in front of his panel when fast and furious began under the bush administration and michael muke as iy. it is completely political. >> stephanie: it is completely unconnected to this headline, voter purge from florida. the justice department as we all know made good on its promise to sue florida over its voter list purge filing civil suit in federal court. we'll talk to ian about all of this. doj alleged florida is not in compliance with the national voter registration act which all of their supervisors republican and democratic agree with at this point. the. >> where does a former car thief get off grilling eric holder.
>> stephanie: you referring to darrell issa? alleged car thief -- >> not alleged car thief. >> i'm not sure about the arsonist part. >> the steroid abuser, that's alleged. >> stephanie: something suspicious after he bought insurance. just sayin'. it was a shame. it did happen. he collected the fire insurance money. okay. >> what? >> stephanie: bob in pittsburgh. you're on "the stephanie miller show." welcome, bob. >> caller: thanks. good morning. i'm wondering why -- if there is a legal basis -- i know you're not a lawyer but what are you going to do? >> stephanie: i'll play one on the radio. go ahead. >> caller: the signers of the grover norquist pledge, isn't there some sort of action that can be taken to charge them with a violation of their oath of office? >> stephanie: yeah. well, we've said from day one
bob, it smells trees -- treasony to me. >> caller: i would expect some democratic prosecutor with a spine to actually take that one on. >> stephanie: you're taking a pledge to an individual. as opposed to the constitution -- and an individual named grover. >> to benedict arnold. >> a milk -- a pledge. >> the muppet is ashamed of being associated with it. >> stephanie: tea bagger ever look in the mirror and say i send a pledge. to that? >> how high was i? >> stephanie: what am i? 8? >> send pledge. >> stephanie: 58 minutes after the hour. back with financial analyst ian millheiser on "the stephanie miller show." [ ♪ music ♪ ]
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> stephanie: okay, here we go. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh when you say go, does that mean start talking now? oops. here i am being completely prepared for hour number two. i'm no jacki schechner in terms of preparation. good morning, jacki schechner. >> radio thing getting in the way for you? >> a little bit. >> stephanie: we've got stuff to do. we've got ian millhiser coming up. supreme court stuff and much more and governor jesse ventura
jim. >> jesse ventura with his book, democrats and republicans no more gangs in government. >> he doesn't show up, i'll do it. >> stephanie: in the meantime, here's tom brokaw to introduce jacki schechner. >> live from the news center plex plex, jacki schechner. live. >> stephanie: hi, jacki, good morning. >> made some history yesterday. for the first time ever, an openly transgender person has testified in front of congress. breed is the color -- spoke in support of the nonemployment discrimination act. it would support discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity. he spoke about his own discrimination. it is imperative for people like
him to be able to provide for his family without discrimination. 29 states lack protections for lesbian, gay and transgender workers. this marks the first senate hearing in three years on enda. the bill isn't likely to pass the house but advocates are hoping it can generate public pressure if it gets through the senate. >> george zimmerman's wife is charged with perjury for lying to the court about how much money the two of them have. deputies booked shelly zimmerman in the seminole county jail. she was released after posting a $1,000 bond. you might remember that at a court hearing in april, she and other family members testified they had little money to pay to get george zimmerman out of jail. keeping that in mind the judge set a lower bond but authorities have since proved the couple hit more than -- hid more than $130,000 they raised raised from zimmerman's defense web site. shelly zimmerman stashed more than half in eight accounts and gave another $47,000 to george's sister. zimmerman is since back in jail.
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>> no, puppy. don't eat the face. >> stephanie: speaking of which, tom in elgin sent me a picture of his puppies. another unsolicited testimonial. >> the newest recipient of the wonders at cedar side. opal. our lab beagle mix is a rescue. got through mobile mutts. an organization that transports dogs from shelters down south and brings them to fosters in larger facilities to make their lives better. we volunteer to take dogs overnight so they can relax. from the drives. opal entered our house and our hearts so we decided to adopt her. we love each other. [ applause ] get the puppy's face out of your mouth. all right. we have a lot of stuff going on in the legal world. no one we like talk to better than ian mill heizer for the center of american fund.
good morning ian millhiser. >> stephanie: thanks for coming back. let's start with eric holder. the headline says it all. eric holder under siege. he's used to being treated like a punching bag. this is topped the normal pummeling. >> darrell issa has decided he weighs the same amount as a duck and therefore needs to be burned at the stake. >> stephanie: jorn cornyn yesterday. >> there's been zero accountability at the department of justice. you won't appoint a special prosecutor in the face of a potential conflict of interest. you won't tell the truth about what you know and when you knew it on fast and furious. you won't cooperate with the legitimate congressional investigation. >> stephanie: all right. right to his face, we have this one, john cornyn yesterday. >> you violated the public trust in my view and by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office, you leave me no
alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office. >> stephanie: wow. you know, where do we start here ian. i'm looking at my eric holder sound byte. ian, where do we start? fast and furious started under the bush administration, correct? >> that's right. it is really important to understand what is going on with this. it is a genuine scandal but not a political scandal. so 2006 when barack obama was not president and when eric holder was not attorney general, the bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms, the atf launched a really idiotic series of operations. they were stupid! the idea was that you sell a bunch of guns to arms dealers and somehow you can track the guns, track down mexican druglords. dumbest thing i've ever heard. one of the guns was used to kill a federal agent. under eric holder, the people responsible for the stupid
operations have lost their jobs or been demoted including the former head of atf and a former u.s. attorney. darrell issa the house oversight chair has decided to use this incident to try to embarrass holder. to try to keep -- keep trying to dig up evidence showing that -- trying to show he is somehow responsible for it. he hasn't found any. he's now resorted to subpoenas that are basically unlawful subpoenas. that the justice department doesn't have to comply with. that's the basis for this call for his resignation. that he hasn't complied with the unlawful subpoenas. >> stephanie: here was his response yesterday. eric holder talking to senator cornyn. >> with all due respect senator, there is so much that's factually wrong with the premise that you started your statement with. i can say it is almost breathtaking. i don't have any intention of resigning. >> stephanie: good for you! >> in other words, you're an idiot! >> stephanie: yeah, by the
way, you know, darrell issa, you mentioned this time, i saw this. when he was on with sean hannity, it is based on some bizarre conspiracy theory. he claimed obama made a crisis when they continued the bush era operation because they wanted to use this crisis to somehow take away or limit people second amendment rights. what? >> from mexico? >> stephanie: go ahead ian. sorry. >> it is really bizarre. this idea, it originates from this form of militia man called for violence against the u.s. government before named mike vander baw. he wrote a blog post where he had this ridiculous conspiracy theory claiming that the obama administration released these guns so that these guns would then be used to shoot americans so that americans would then turn against the second amendment and like obama could steal our precious bodily fluids or something. it was this ridiculous conspiracy theory. you have committee chairs, you
have multiple members of congress who are now touting this conspiracy theory as if it were true. >> incredibly obvious isn't it mendrick? >> stephanie: let's talk about the leaks. obviously the president made the point, anybody who wrote these pieces said it didn't come from the white house. here they are trying to score political points on this as well. tie it in somehow with eric holder right? >> yeah. what's bizarre about it is a lot of the people are trying to pin this on holder actually behind the curve. so you know, but several republican senators called for holder to appoint a special prosecutor after holder had already appointed a prosecutor to investigate what happens. he didn't appoint an independent prosecutor but he appointed is solid member of the justice department to look into this and find out what the heck happened, who leaked this. whether a crime has been committed. so you know, what you see here,
did you see a pattern of -- there are hundreds of thousands of people who are tens of thousands of people who work for the justice department. any agency that has tens of thousands of people, some of them are going to screw up sometimes. and in a functioning organization, there has to be a way to manage those screwups internally without people trying to make political hay about it or the organization won't work. >> stephanie: well, eric holder made that point yesterday. >> the desire here is nor for an accommodation but for a political point making. >> yep. >> stephanie: which i think just couldn't be clearer. i mean and at least they're consistent, ian. i remember them being just as concerned about classified leaks when valerie plame was leaked as i recall. >> what's going on here is democrats took out albert go gonzalez under george w. bush because alberto gonzalez did do a terrible job and did politicize the department. so now they think well, if
democrats can take out our guy we republicans should be able to take out their guy. >> something that happened during the bush administration. >> stephanie: i have -- i think another theory that makes more sense. is this not coincidental with the department of justice suing florida over this egregious voter purge. >> yeah, no. what's shocking about that voter purge, not just the fact that it happened. but you know, i have read the statute that doj is suing under. it says there cannot be a voter purge within 90 days except in very -- go ahead. >> stephanie: it is a clear violation. what you just said. absolutely. >> it could not be clearer that what rick scott is doing is illegal! and yet rick scott is going to defy the law because we've entered this weird political moment where you know, it is better for rick scott to defy the law and then send out a fund-raising letter saying he's going after the big obama holder machine than it is for him to,
you know actually behave lawfully. >> not only is he going to defy the law, ian. he said yesterday the debate is over. he declared the debate about his state's efforts to purge voters because 50 noncitizens were proof the process nides to go forward. this is really incredible. >> what he's talking about -- let's assume that he truly did find 50 noncitizens which is self-debatable. what he's doing is he's purging potentially hundreds of thousands of people. one list was tens of thousands of names. that includes two world war ii veterans that we've already identified. and in this country, the rule is the right to vote is sacred. you cannot do anything that imposes -- you can't have these strike at legitimate voters in order to spite other people. >> stephanie: ian, this is what -- it is funny the way you
put it. sacred right. he said if there is credible evidence someone registered to vote that is not, they're sent a letter. they have 30 days to respond. if they don't respond, the paperwork is filed. this if they don't respond they're taken off the rolls. >> the burden is not supposed to be on you. what if you've moved or you're not there or on vacation our think it is junk mail or something. christine roman said this yesterday. critics say that is discriminatory and one move to eliminate potential democratic voters. said absolutely not. this is bipartisan. oh, that's funny because how come it only was purging democratic voters. >> he's right about one thing. it is a bipartisan effort but the bipartisanship is against rick scott. there are i believe 67 elected elections supervisors in the state of florida. 30 of them are republicans. i give credit to all 30 of those republican election supervisors who have said look we're not purging people using this
unreliable data. so there is bipartisanship here. it is bipartisanship against rick scott. >> stephanie: right and thank god and his approval rating i think plummeted to about 30 or so. 30% or so in the wake of this. so thank god there's some people that care about doing the right thing, right? >> no, no. it is exactly right. it is because this is so egregious. and you know, i think it is also because of the history here. bear in mind, we now know that in 2000, 7,000 people by one study were removed from the florida voter rolls for legitimate, eligible voters. george bush, at least if you believe bush v. gore -- >> stephanie: he says on al gore's network, this is breaking news -- [ laughter ] >> george bush's margin of victory in 2000 was about 500 votes plus one supreme court justice. so if you hadn't had those 7,000 people purged, there's a good chance that former
president-elect al gore would have actually made it into the white house. >> stephanie: ian, quickly before you go. so much going on. we wish we could keep you all morning. we were just talking to a new superstar action hero healthcare advocate jacki schechner. the supreme court ruling obviously on affordable care is coming soon. you've seen the insurance companies. have said oh, no no, no, we're going to do the right thing now. no matter what happens. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] some people are saying they're trying to signal the supreme court. we don't need anymore regulations. trying to give cover to republicans in congress. what's your take on that and what's going to happen at the supreme court? >> you know, i'm nervous about the supreme court. and i'm nervous not just because like the supreme court may prevent things from getting better because the affordable care act makes things a whole lot better for a whole lot of americans. they may make things much, much worse. there are things the supreme court could do that would make medicare shut down for three months while people are cleaning up the fallout. there are things the supreme court could do that could cause
tens of millions of people who currently have medicaid benefits to lose them overnight. so you know, the stakes are really, really high here. and a lot of people's slides could get worse if the supreme court doesn't know what it is doing. >> stephanie: if that happens, can we cross out the over 65 after medicare and be done with it and have medicare for all? >> i mean i'm a supporter of you know, single payer system if we can pass the bill. i'm all for it. but you know i'm a big believer in the rule it is more important to comfort the afflicted than afflict the comforted. i support the act because you have 33 million lives that depend on it every year. that's enough for me. >> stephanie: ian, great stuff this morning. lot to cover. you were fabulous at all of it. thank you so much. we'll talk to you again real soon. >> thank you. >> stephanie: there he goes, ian millhiser.
legal analyst. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] there's me in my happy clappy place. strike it down, single payer and then marriage equality gets voted in. >> and you get a pony. [ screaming ] >> what they're doing to eric holder is inexcusable. >> stephanie: 20 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: kid tested, john conyers approved, it is "the stephanie miller show." [music] of >> announcer: there is a tea
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>> everything has to be done -- >> stephanie: ease into it. >> you don't ease into parties. you jump right in! >> stephanie: you dive in! >> jump in! >> stephanie: 25 minutes after the hour. >> don't think about it! >> stephanie: go do! 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. kristin in arizona. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, kristin. >> caller: good morning! >> stephanie: good morning! >> caller: barber, huh! ♪ alleluia ♪ >> stephanie: ron barber won gabrielle giffords' old seat. arizona getting a reputation as extreme, tea baggy. this is a big thing. >> caller: this was a big screw you jesse kelly. now go sit down in the corner and be quiet. you know what bothers me, i was really scared about this election because i share an office building with gaby giffords in sierra vista. and it just -- jesse kelly --
when my lease runs up, i was going to have to move. i have a medical practice and my patients were going to be ticked off. >> stephanie: now kristin, i mean i have to say in my sense of that race is just that that was bipartisan in the sense of he's just a jerk. he's been saying jerky things for a long time. you know? >> he's creepy! as a matter of fact, my whole staff and i were talking about it. we kind of it a little powwow. i paid everybody yesterday to go vote. i said get out vote for. get out of the office and go do it. they said i hope this isn't inappropriate but jesse kelly is really creepy. i said he is. he's scary and yucky! and that's why i was seriously going to have to move. my husband thought i was crazy. >> stephanie: that fits on a bumper sticker. probably why barber won.
jesse kelly, he's scary and yucky. good job in arizona! woo-hoo. >> stephanie: speaking of tea baggy jerks, you know joe walsh not that one. this is funny. speaking of like jerky tea baggy opponents that you know, have really been just -- jerks to their female opponents we have a quote about what he said about gabrielle giffords yesterday. tammy duckworth of course who left some of her limbs on the battlefield for her country is running against that douche nozzle joe walsh in the democratic candidate -- he's facing joe walsh in illinois. guess who she recruited to do a fund-raiser? >> joe walsh. the real one! joe walsh of the eagles will be headlining a concert event for
duckworth. a private concert and evening with the real joe walsh! ♪ >> love it! >> stephanie: that's what i'm talking about. take back that name. take back joe walsh! he was tired of his name being douche nozzled. >> a separate house for all of his guitars. people keep sending him guitars. >> stephanie: all right. so yeah, go tammy duck wirth. she's awesome! [ applause ] >> a lot of the races around the country were republican primaries. but the tea bag people were defeated by more normal republicans. >> stephanie: you know what i attribute it to? the first interracial three-way teabagging demonstration between aisha tyler, john fuglesang and i. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
is -- the funny part is republicans, who do they have? they have mitt romney, they have to hang out with people like -- >> charlie daniels. >> ted nugent. so sad when they try to buddy up to any sort of star then they complain when the actual ones are more democratic. >> stephanie: they're not ♪ take just one more ♪ it's been dumbed down ♪ long before romney ♪ ever did ♪
♪ >> think of the fun you'll have taking -- >> stephanie miller -- >> on dates. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. the phone number. toll free from anywhere. queen bee in tennessee, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, queen bee. >> caller: hi, y'all. i have some news! [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: what? >> caller: i was watching one of those liberal shows that i absolutely love. and someone has named the romney bus tour. >> stephanie: what is it? >> caller: well, it's the etch-a-sketch express. >> stephanie: yea!
go, john fuglesang. he gave us that etch-a-sketch moment. god bless his sexy liberal arse. ken in pennsylvania says eric holder is a bad man. hi, ken. >> caller: he's out doing his job disseminating false information. >> stephanie: about what? >> caller: fast and furious. >> stephanie: the george bush program. >> caller: wide receiver was started under the bush administration and it was stopped under bush due to his lack of effectiveness. fast and furious a separate operation which eric holder testified was started under the obama administration -- >> stephanie: no, it was started under the bush administration. >> caller: no. >> umbrella program was started under the bush administration. >> caller: it is baloney. >> the umbrella program was started under the bush administration. why isn't darrell issa calling up mukasey? >> caller: because wide receiver was done in conjunction with the
mexican government. fast and furious without the knowledge of the mexican government. >> stephanie: mm-hmm. so do you agree with what darrell issa told sean hannity -- the obama administration did this so they could take away our guns. >> caller: yeah. they wanted to remove the assault gun ban. if you remember at the beginning of their administration, they came out with a false claim that a lot of the guns in mexico were coming from the united states. well, they had to back that up. >> stephanie: yes. all right. okay. >> what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things i have ever heard. at no point were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. >> stephanie: litmus test. you agree with his bizarre conspiracy theory? he's coming to get your guns! >> none of the guns in mexico came from the united states. that's crazy.
why would they come here to get guns? because it is so difficult to buy them here. >> stephanie: he wanted this to go badly. he wanted to keep the stupid program going, started under george bush. so, you see, then he could justify taking away all your guns which is what he has always campaigned on. the president has always said he wants to take away all of our guns. >> him being a constitutional scholar and all. he ignores the second amendment. >> muslim nazi socialist. >> stephanie: hello, dana in maryland. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: good, how are you? >> caller: good morning. maybe somebody should take his guns. talk about a little creepy. i wanted to share a little information. my husband is an executive chef and obama was at his hotel yesterday for luncheon and my husband cooked for him which i think is very cool. so i wanted to tell you guys. he didn't get to meet him but he
met the secret service guys and they chatted. it was pretty cool. wanted to share. and also get your sexy liberal tush to d.c. you would sell so many tickets. why don't you guys come out here? >> stephanie: i'll have to take that under advisement. >> caller: we would love it. thanks for doing a great job. thanks for being out there every day. we love you. >> stephanie: thank you, honey, love you, too. yea. speaking of sexy liberal. looky here. we got a love letter. we posted this link. this is amazing. mama. this is from anastasia in san diego. mama, while i'm not a stalker of some of your callers, i attended the last sexy liberal shows in l.a. she went to friday and saturday. i have tickets for the upcoming l.a. show. got tickets to the philly show for my sister and brother-in-law for christmas. can't wait to see you in l.a. next month. woot. living in san diego, i'm surrounded by irritating tea baggers. >> roger hedge corn.
>> to inoculate myself last august, i started a group in your honor who share my appreciation for "the stephanie miller show" and of course for fart jokes. we're now 87 strong and counting. our next meetup is sunday, july 8th. my goal is to have one million members said in austin powers' voice. by then, if you can give us a shout out, that would be swell. here is the link to our group. did we put that up? >> meetup.com/san diego sexy liberals. thanks for making our world a much happier place. >> anastasia who happens to be hot, jim. >> there are a lot of sexy liberals in san diego. [ applause ] >> stephanie: sayin'. you can go -- if you're in the san diego area and want to go to their meet up, check it out. let's go to lynn in houston. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: ian millhiser was sure good. >> stephanie: yes, he sure is.
>> caller: why doesn't eric holder just happily say oh, don't throw me in that brier patch and i appoint eliot spitzer as my special prosecutor? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: so the president was out on the campaign trail. did you see this whole thing? good god. the headline is gingrich, yes romney's policies will lead to fewer teachers. romney says it is completely absurd to say he doesn't want to hire more teachers. >> get it together people! i'm actually feeling sorry for the republican party! >> stephanie: really? what is this all about? wasn't newt gingrich married to a teacher? that was his plan. >> that was one of his marital plans. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> less teachers. >> stephanie: it was his teacher which was creepy. >> newt gingrich was a teacher. >> stephanie: i thought he was
a mortgage historian. paleontologist. >> i wouldn't mind less of newt gingrich. why don't we get rid of him? >> stephanie: the romney camp tripling down. fewer employees like police officers and firefighters to rebound the economy. romney said the governor's policy would lead to less teachers in the classroom. [ applause ] i needed more of that. >> a few less than fewer. there's less applesauce but fewer apples. >> stephanie: right. >> stephanie: i need newt gingrich. >> come to grips with how big the challenge is and does that mean there will be fewer teachers? the honest answer is yes. does it mean that -- you're not going to get quite the same pension plan people have been getting? the honest answer is yes. president obama may say we can borrow our way out of that
decision. i don't think the american people agree with it. >> i don't think the american people want more teachers, frankly. they prefer being stupid. >> stephanie: let me -- an iltruss at that timive skit. jim, would you like to be the voice guy here on "the stephanie miller show"? >> yes. >> stephanie: why, here is a penny. >> all right. good-bye. >> stephanie: i don't have anymore money now. but i will give you -- >> on a il's go somewhere else. >> stephanie: will gladly give you the price of a hamburger tomorrow in the big fat pension. if you will take a penny today and you say -- >> yes. [ ding ding ] >> stephanie: oh, thank you, jim ward. cut to -- >> oops. your pension is gone. >> stephanie: five years from now, something. [sounds of harp]
>> jim, thanks for coming in my office. jim, why thank you for coming. that big, fat pension i said that i would give you when i paid you a penny. >> i have it in my calendar when the pension would kick in. >> stephanie: the last five years, i've paid you a penny a year and i appreciate your hard work. however, i spent the big fat pension on box wine. good-bye, sir. good day. good day sir. >> okay. >> that doesn't seem all that fair. >> stephanie: that was impro that little skit. [ applause ] >> this contract you signed clearly indicates you're legally bound -- >> stephanie: give me that so i can wipe my ass. there you go. >> ms. miller that, doesn't seem quite fair. >> stephanie: improv skit by the stephanie miller players. they're all paid a penny so i can use the rest of their salary to buy boxed wine. >> you promised him a big pension. >> stephanie: i also had him pay into the pension so that i could drink it all.
ha ha! what a dummy! >> you'll be hearing from my theoretical lauer. >> stephanie: that you can't afford because you only paid me a penny a year. all right. it is my money. what? [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] i paid into the fund that you said is now -- glug, glug, glug. >> now he will have to hire child janitors. >> stephanie: okay. arnold in north carolina. your acon "the stephanie miller show". hi arnold. >> caller: good morning, steph. if eric holder would do his job and start sending the people who robbed these wall street bankers who were crooks, masses of the republicans, they were fast and furiously get out of eric holder's face. >> stephanie: thank you. no further questions. here is romney. right after newt gingrich, frankly that means less
teachers. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] so this was on fox news. romney, so rare for him contradicted his own remarks. saying the obama campaign was making a very strange accusation when it claimed he doesn't want to hire more teachers. what? >> that's a very strange accusation. teachers, firemen and policemen are hired at the local level and also by states. the federal government doesn't pay for teachers, firefighters or policemen. obviously that's completly absurd. he's got a new idea though to have another stimulus and to have the federal government send money to try to bail out cities and states didn't work the first time. it certainly wouldn't work the second time. >> he doesn't seem to understand there are a lot of federal programs that encourage and fund the hiring of teachers, cops and firefighters! has he forgotten about that? >> stephanie: no. all i know is you're the smartest boy in class and i'm going to take jim's penny and
give it to you so you have two pennies! [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. >> wow, i can buy two penny candies. >> maybe in 1957! >> i can buy two squirrel net zippers. >> stephanie: okay. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's her political party and she'll cry if she wants to. it is "the stephanie miller show." very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. >>liberal and proud of it.
very, very excited about that junk like it did at any an arby's in colorado. yikes. >> stephanie: i guess we do know where the beef is. [ buzzer ] >> that's wrong. innovation matters now more than ever. to go to that extreme or be that extreme because that's not what the american people want. we do not have that kind of a candidate in mitt romney. he's given -- he's supported
>> stephanie miller. ♪ let me be ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. governor jesse ventura coming up next hour. >> guess who? oh yes. the band. the guess who. >> are they who? >> they're the who. >> no, guess who. >> i thought i did. >> who's on first. >> stephanie: i don't know. what? >> who's on third? >> i don't even know what i'm talking about. oh, that's the shortstop. >> stephanie: all right. dennis in south carolina. we need -- save us dennis. hello, dennis, welcome. >> caller: i'm a conservative. i don't know if you want me to save you or not. >> stephanie: you're the best we've got. i love you. >> caller: i appreciate that. the reason i called in the president continues to blame george bush for the deficits and debts.
wait just a minute. i don't want to be interrupted if you don't mind. >> stephanie: if the clown shoes fit, wear them. >> caller: okay. george bush's budget deficit the last two years was $450 billion. >> stephanie: because he didn't put the wars on the books >> caller: the $1.2 trillion deficit that obama always rails on that he inherited including the $800 billion tart that he supported and he voted for. he can't complain about it. >> stephanie: and created jobs. >> caller: what i'm saying is it is a talking point. >> stephanie: dennis, there's only -- okay. we can do the math and then we can disagree on policy. but it is a fact that last year, more jobs were created in the private sector of our country's economy than in all eight years that president bush. that was true in 2010. okay. the deficit as we said -- he didn't put -- george bush didn't put both wars on the books
dennis. >> when you put the wars on the books, that will add up. >> caller: both wars were only -- i wouldn't say only. were a trillion dollars. he is spending $1.2 trillion per year even if you put those on the books. he's still gone over and the cbo -- >> stephanie: not all spending, dennis is the same. the stimulus has created jobs. you can argue about how many but how did the president create more private sector jobs last year than george bush did in all eight years? how did that happen? >> caller: when you're at full employment for like six out of the eight years, there's not that many jobs to create at 4.5%. [ wah wah ] >> the bush administration was losing 750,000 jobs a month when obama took office. >> stephanie: yes. okay. >> obama turned that around fairly quickly. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: romney bashes stimulus. a stimulus recipient. he spent the morning in florida
trashing the stimulus saying obama has borrowed almost a trillion dollars. just hours after the speech romney was with the beneficiary of obama's stimulus fund. he will spend tuesday night at a $10,000 a head fund-raiser at the house of ingram, chairman of the ingram barge company which received $130,000 in stimulus money. that's a private company, not a government entity there. in case you were wondering. >> interesting. >> stephanie: any relation to laura ingram. no word on that. >> ehhhhh! to the right. more to the right. >> maybe. >> stephanie: a barge company. mike in ohio. hi mike. >> caller: how you doing stephanie? nobody has mentioned it is a possibility that the republicans leaked all of this information. i mean go back and think about
what -- you know, they've been doing ever since they've killed bin laden. they've been talking about it. all of a sudden this pops up. we don't know if the republicans didn't leak this. >> stephanie: you know mike the writers of the piece themselves said it did not come from the white house. anyway, go ahead. >> well, another thing like bill press in mentioning the national anthem. right away fox news gets on him. he's un-american not patriotic. let's talk about fox news. they back people that didn't want to go to vietnam. one of them was george bush. you got another one romney. >> stephanie: let me tell you something about that scant bill press, i'll bet he did that on purpose. just to drive the right wing crazy because he's good at that. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> it is right in my range. >> stephanie: john in
milwaukee. hi john. >> caller: how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i would just like to make the comment to the politicians to everyone who wants to take the pension away. they never mention the one that they get. i would trade them any day my social security for the pension that they get. >> stephanie: funny that. how they completely forget about their big ole government pension and government healthcare, don't they? marlene in gary, indiana you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, steph. how you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to say quickly, did it ever occur to anyone, it is like the republicans line up and norquist give them the word of the day like communist like socialist like -- you know, it is like they all follow the same thing. every time they get up, their speech is the same thing. and then fox news -- oh, government. >> stephanie: we're going to
do -- we're going to do right-wing world after the top of the hour. you see if you can listen. you go oops, the fax went out. the same word shows up on every fox show on every radio show. yeah, by the way president obama -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i saw him live here in hollywood. he said mitt romney's campaign message is too simplistic. he said the other side feels it is enough to sit back and say things aren't as good as they should be, it is obama's fault. the president. >> obama: when i hear governor romney say his 25 years in the private sector gives him a special understanding of how the economy works my question is why are you running with the same bad ideas that brought our economy to the brink of disaster. >> stephanie: mittens. back to you. mitt romney yesterday. >> romney: people are having hard times in this country. the president needs to go out and talk to people, not just do fundraisers, talk to people of the country. >> that's all you're doing!
>> stephanie: he said at a fund-raiser. >> you mother -- >> stephanie: he needs to disarm immediately. he needs to stop having fund-raisers. the president needs to get more in touch with real people like me. that's what i'm doing all the time. >> real people with lots of money. >> stephanie: rubbing elbows with the folks. that's me. i love when he calls the president out of touch. [ laughter ] it is just rich! all right. more to come. we have governor jesse ventura coming up about his new book, democrats and republicans -- no more gangs in government. >> he's advohe kateing for a no party system. >> stephanie: sure. we love him anyway. >> yes, we do. >> stephanie: back with that and right-wing world as we continue on "the stephanie miller show."
>> stephanie: here we are getting ready for hour number three. i was not able to get healthcare superstar and new superstash jacki schechner a single payer yet but i did get her a dressage pony. [horse trotting] >> i'm going to name him sparkle. >> stephanie: single, the -- sparkle, the single payer dressage pony. next hour, i'll get you a unicorn that farts gold dust.
>> no, it is leprechauns. >> leprechauns fart gold dust. i'll get you one of each, jacki. >> that's great. >> stephanie: right-wing world and jesse ventura coming up. first, news superstar jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. mother jones is up with a strong article today about new hampshire senator jean sheheen's efforts to expand abortion access for military women who are raped. as it stands now the department of defense, unlike the rest of the federal government, only provides abortion coverage if a woman's life is at risk. this is especially dangerous for women serving abroad who not only would have to cover the abortion at their own cost but would have to prove she was rape and if she can't, she would have to go off base to get services. the senate armed services committee approved sheheen's amendment and attached it to the 2013 national defense authorization act in may and it does have some republican senate
support but it is not likely to pass by house republicans. a dod report on sexual assault says that 471 service members were raped last year alone and that number is likely much higher considering how few sexual assaults are actually reported. let's switch to other political news. newt gingrich is telling msnbc he thinks the elections are rigged in favor of the wealthy. gingrich is looking at america day, it is fairly hard for middle class candidates to compete with billionaires. this coming from the man who took more than $20 million from businessman sheldon adelson's family to help fund his own campaign. "wall street journal" out with a new report unconfirmed but saying adelson is prepared to give $10 million to mitt romney's super pac. speaking of other big money conservative crossroads is going after six senate races with a new round of television ads to run $4.6 million. it is going after candidates on
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ward. the great pashmina incident of 2012. the unfortunate picture of me with cher at the obama fund-raiser, somehow my wrinkled green pashmina, it was not my best day. >> well. >> stephanie: just saying. >> a black pashmina might have been well. >> stephanie: it is made of fabulous. ♪ ♪ her ideas come from i love lucy ♪ ♪ she went out for a bash fully loaded with her box of vino ♪ ♪ and later that night with cher arm on her right came the wreck
in the lime green pashmina ♪ [ applause ] >> stephanie: thank you, rocky mountain mike. thank you for the beaver liquors hat. i appreciate that. >> actual place. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike moved right next to beaver liquors. okay. all righty. it is a love letter. looky here let's see. it is from john. little has two moms. little is his pigeon who he has a picture of. >> he has a pigeon? >> stephanie: hi steph i raise pigeons as a hobby and love these two gay pigeons just as i love my straight pigeons. these two female helmets -- excuse me? >> a pigeon that looks like it has a helmet on. >> stephanie: no word if he
lives near beaver liquors. these two female lay two eggs. they're not fertile so once in awhile i give them a fertile egg so they can hatch and raise a baby. the baby, squeaker. is of a different breed. she's an old german owl but huckleberry and boysenberry the two lesi pigeons are very open-minded and accepting of the odd little thing in theirest in of nest with them. >> don't owls eat pigeons? >> owls are predator. >> stephanie: this may not be a good idea. this may not end well. i could split them up and mate them but they seem happy together so there's no point in doing this. >> they moved right in together, didn't they? >> flannel shirts. >> stephanie: they make their nest really fast with little power tools. they make great foster parents and are a joy to watch together. no bullying or driving to the nest, no demanding sex.
see, i used to think there was nothing more useless than a queer pigeon. i've become much more open-minded since your show and thank you and don't let the fart jokes go by the wayside. they're the reason i listen. [farting sounds] >> there are some happy lesbian pigeons. >> huckleberry and boysenberry. >> stephanie: i love you. you were born this way. mama loves you. [ applause ] >> all right. >> stephanie: we have a lot of wildlife watching our show. have you noticed that? all kinds of pictures of finches and babies and -- >> dinosaurs. >> you consider babies wildlife? >> stephanie: yes. they're uncontrollable and unpredictable. >> sometimes they're predators. >> stephanie: yes! right? totally. kids sexyliberal.com, tickets are going crazy after the big boston show this past weekend.
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paramount theatre. seattle, washington, this is your final chance before the 2012 election to experience pure progressive nirvana. >> stephanie: thank you, mike. >> what is wrong with you? [ applause ] >> stephanie: just the lips -- the rolling stone thing. let's dive into the right-wing world, shall we? >> oh, my god. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: get your panties out of a twist. mike huckabee has himself a radio show. >> for those of us who listen to conservative talk radio, if you listen to this show every day, if you get your information from conservative publications and you get it from conservative radio or television programs, it will be a polarizing, painful election to watch. so we hope to hold your hand, guide you through this. make it comfortable for you. most of all, make it sensible to you. >> stephanie: oh yes. >> hold your outstretched right
hand. >> stephanie: guide you through. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: keeping you from any alarming facts or figures. >> did he admit that conservatives were a bunch of little -- >> stephanie: i think so. >> they need hand holding. >> stephanie: why is that okay? >> cat kitties. >> they need to be told what to think. >> they're a bunch of little kitties. >> stephanie: you're making up new rules willy-nilly around here. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: i just showed. >> label. >> a graphic label. >> stephanie: you can't see it on the radio. >> you hold it up to the camera. >> stephanie: that's cable television. jonah goldberg. >> the private sector. when he's -- oh. >> this is jonah goldberg. >> barack obama has failed to fix the economy. so he has to say hey look, the republican stopping me from hiring more cops and firefighters, keeping us from having a robust economy. it doesn't track logically.
>> stephanie: that's not all he said. it is one of the things. >> said the original doughy pant load, jonah goldberg. [mumbling] >> stephanie: i can only get through a paragraph or two in the "l.a. times" and then -- >> i have to throw it in the fire. they replaced jonah with goldberg. they stopped bringing it to me anyway. >> stephanie: i do the same gag reflex every day. every day i try it again. maybe it will be better. okay. rush limbaugh. >> the private sector, when he's -- the private sector is doing just fine. he says that with a smirk. he says it with resentment. he wasn't saying the private sector is fine. the way you and i would say it if were and he was saying the private sector is doing -- obama
and others like him hold people in contempt. average americans are held in contempt. they really are looked down upon. >> sure, uppity. >> stephanie: dog whistle: [ whistle ] >> stephanie: in relation to the public sector which he just said in the sentence before. all right. >> the white house hitting the reset button this morning after a bad week the obama camp is look at good news. what will it be, mr. president? doubling down on green energy now? good campaign platform or does it sound a bit desperate? we report and you can decide. >> stephanie: yes, we report without any sort of snark at all. we're just saying. >> inherited that brilliant economy from george bush. >> the president sounding like a desperate socialist.
>> you can answer that for yourself. >> stephanie: we're just news. we don't -- huh? the president's fascist snarkist >> arrogant. >> okay. >> stephanie: bill o'reilly. >> arrogant. who does he think he is? >> stephanie: is fox security still letting glenn beck back in? >> in my opinion, barack obama is the most liberal president ever -- >> you're a moron. >> you know how i feel about woodrow wilson? i think he's the worst -- the fundamental changing to the core president we've ever had. >> what? >> stephanie: there are a couple of historians there. >> woodrow wilson? >> stephanie: you don't even need to -- let's just end with tony perkins because he could not be more excited. it is gay pride month. he's feeling super. >> the month of june is gay
pride month. now, i've not yet seen where they have declared adultery -- i've not seen where they've declared the drunkenness pride month. >> stephanie: that's every month for me. oh, is that it? that's good. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay homosexuality like alcoholism or adultery. okay then. well, we didn't clair douche nozzle month and yet you're on -- we didn't declare douche nozzle month and yet you're on tv. not a moment too soon. i got a rumbly in my tumbly over that. kids, why doesn't anyone -- if you don't have carbonite, why would you not just for the peace of mind alone. computer disasters, it is not. it is not if. it is when. there are the moments right after the computer disaster where you panic and your mind is
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promo code stephanie plus two months free with your subscription. carbonite.com. offer code is stephanie. >> off-site operating system, same letters. coincidence? i think not! [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> stephanie: 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> what the hell was that? >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." what makes hershey's s'mores special? pure chocolate goodness that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more... you make it special. admitted that that look, we were able to keep a lot of the folks because of the stimulus. >> bill: absolutely. again, do you great work, judd.
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1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] george zimmerman's wife arrested on perjury charges. all right. meanwhile -- >> help or i'll shoot. >> stephanie: okay. in other news, you can see -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> naked face-eating zombie. that guy? cannibal victim is -- wow. they've released photos. >> stephanie: i did not click through it. >> rather not, thank you. >> stephanie: thank you. doctors at the jackson memorial hospital in florida have released photos of the homeless man who had significant -- only 50%, not 75%. >> welcome to being awake. >> what's his name again? >> ronald. >> his photos are nsfw. >> stephanie: he is said to be awake and alert and following the nba playoffs. he told doctors go, heat.
as in miami heat. >> good for him. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. that's a sports nut. okay. half my face is gone. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: how are the heat doing? >> >> if he's up and talking, have we gotten the story from him? >> stephanie: i don't think so. i think they're still treating his injuries. >> if he's well enough to be following the heat. >> stephanie: nose and one eye are gone and the other eye, they're not sure if he can -- i don't know if he's actually watching the heat. >> okay. >> i would like to get the story from him at some point. >> stephanie: me, too. not in person. >> twriet down. >> stephanie: jerry in california you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning, stephanie. good morning, crew. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i have rather strange hobby in that i go on facebook and actually try to engage right-wingers so that as they put out their rhetoric, i can
inject fact. >> stephanie: oh dear. >> caller: which is why i watch your show. i've noticed a trend developing up in minnesota wisconsin dakota area. it seems that as the teachers are being laid off and reduced they first started talking about they wanted the ability to go to charters. as i press them on this issue, the charters have now gone to -- we want vouchers. and what they're seeking is the for-profit schools or the church schools and it is just about the same way that arizona went to the for-profit prisons. >> stephanie: oh gee. jan brewer, weirdly benefitted from that, the private prisons. interesting. jim, have you heard that ronald papa was in no facebook? i stole your joke. i did it back to you then. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> technically half facebook. >> stephanie: that's ghoulish humor and it is wrong. brian in charlotte you're on
"the stephanie miller show." welcome, brian. >> caller: good morning, guys. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: hey, i don't understand what republicans don't understand about math? okay. as far as what dennis was talking about with the taxes what he doesn't seem to grasp is there are less people paying taxes nowadays than there were when george bush was in office. so even if we stayed at the current spending levels, they will continue to be a deficit because we're continuing to spend money. even though obama decreased the amount of spending that government does, we're still in a deficit because less people are paying taxes. not only did he cut the taxes nobody has a job. unless people start to work and we bring unemployment down, there will continue to be a deficit. this is why you see paul ryan and them trying to push to cut medicaid, medicare and all of the social services because they want to keep the tax levels at where they are.
they don't want their taxes increased. they don't want to pay for nothing. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: as far as the health insurance companies go, they know two things. they know if the supreme court strikes down individual mandate, they're going to be put into chaos because they're going to be required to take people with pre-existing conditions. they can't fend for those people if they can't have a mandate. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: if the supreme court strikes down the entire law then the republicans will get blamed by the people. >> stephanie: that's right. >> caller: that's why they're trying to throw cover to the republicans. >> stephanie: you got that out now. do you feel better? >> caller: i feel much better. [ applause ] >> chat room is a little shocked at callers using math properly. >> stephanie: yes and he got it out of his system. good. it was like a mental colon blow. james in indiana you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi james. >> caller: hello stephanie. >> stephanie: go ahead.
>> caller: i wanted to see if any of you heard about -- the district i live in. he's a republican congressman. in his manifesto, he makes no ifs, ands or buts about it, he wants to form all forms of contraception in indiana as if we needed to run people out of the state. >> stephanie: it really is incredible. welcome back to 1952, everybody. [ applause ] i'm going to go get jim some coffee during the break now. [ whistle ] >> grab a bag and bag that gorgeous butt in here. >> stephanie: i have never acted like i don't like it. 29 minutes after the hour. jesse ventura is next to talk about his new book as we continue on "the stephanie miller show."
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the hour. we'll be back as we close "the stephanie miller show." >> on "the stephanie miller show" in suburban america this [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> excuse me, hi, could i get a real bottle? i'm an alcoholic, not a barbie doll. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. >> billy squire void. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. you know what? he writes like a book a minute. jesse ventura has a new book out, democrips and rebloodlicans. good morning governor. >> how are you? i don't write a book a minute. i do one every year when i spend four months in mexico. >> stephanie: there you go.
pardon me. i did not check my paper calendar. >> stephanie, i don't watch tv down there and i generally read about 15 to 17 books all winter so you know, that's the time when i write the books with dick russell because dick comes down there also at the same time. >> oh, nice. >> stephanie: awesome. i was reading a piece that somebody said as you've been promoting your book, you were having a difficult time getting booked. you said this is the first book when you're being canceled. i'm not scared of you. i find you cuddly. >> yeah, don imus, i was scheduled to do it. his management and all of them were hot to have me. and then don imus said i'm not putting him on the air. that was the end of it. they asked me for five songs that they could use to bring me in and out with. and i picked four of the songs were from rage against the machine. >> yeah, that's not imus. >> they were banned from being
played during the trump up to the iraq war and during the iraq war. tom, their lead guitar player is my new musical hero. if you've ever heard him sing the -- what the heck is it? the ghost of tom jones -- >> yes! >> every time i hear that song with him and springsteen, i want to run for president. >> stephanie: do it! also shockingly being blocked by fox news. you said i'm falling victim to the corporate media. you know gov that's why we're here at current. that's why current was created. to offer an alternative to the corporate media. i don't agree with half of what you say, i'll gloss over those parts and talk about the parts i agree with you on. i'm not scared to have you on. >> what do you disagree with me? >> stephanie: i'm not going to focus at all on democrips. i'm just going to go right to rebloodlicans. >> okay. >> stephanie: you have a lot of stuff in here that i think should be relevant to everybody. one quote i saw in here from
teddy roosevelt, it should be unlawful forever any bank organized by the laws of congress to make a money contribution in connection to any election to any political office. teddy roosevelt from the tillman act. what happened to that? >> it got lost in the shuffle somewhere! it is better than that. the constitution states we shall have no central bank. what's the federal reserve? so they defy the constitution in creating a central bank and nothing's done about it. that actually ties into my court case where i sued the tsa and homeland security. what it is they created this thing -- called administrative law. that's where if the president signs an executive order and congress approves it to implement it it is then above the constitution. >> stephanie: do you fly now? >> no. i stopped because i have metal in my body and i tried to go to court over it.
the federal judge ruled. i sued under my fourth amendment, reasonable search and seizure. the federal judge threw it out of court and said she didn't have jurisdiction. >> stephanie: how do you get around on a book tour? >> i'm doing everything from minnesota and i'm only doing book signings in minnesota. >> stephanie: wow. >> i refuse -- i haven't flown in almost two years. i refuse to fly because i as a veteran, a former mayor and a former governor am sick of being treated like a criminal at an airport. people need to understand in light of my case, when you go to any airport in america, you are not protected by the constitution or the bill of rights. they can do anything they want to you out there and you have nowhere to go to seek regress because everyone that tries to sue the judge will throw it out. >> isn't it convenient that technology ready for a problem that did not yet exist. >> check off is making all of the money off of the x-ray
machines. that's his company. >> stephanie: i have to fly a lot. you're not missing anything. it still sucks. >> it is horrid. i took the train last year. it was wonderful. i actually arrived calm and relaxed where you go to an airport today, there's so much tension out there and it is horrible. i don't miss it. >> stephanie: gov, i actually love the train too. that's what i hate -- this becomes -- this big government like it has come to encompass everything that republicans used to be for like infrastructure like highways, like the high-speed rail. it literally, at this point, i can't believe we're in america and we don't have high-speed rail. >> we're so behind and it is -- you know why? that's the influence of the fossil fuel people in cars. >> absolutely. >> they want us all in cars and they don't want to provide any mass transit. >> that's what killed the red line in l.a. >> what's interesting, when i put in the first light rail line
as governor of minnesota my biggest adversary were the republicans and i went to the republican leader and i said look, this rail line is going to go right through the worst part of minneapolis where we have most of our welfare people. it will give them the ability to go out and get jobs and have transportation. you know what he said to me? and this is what it is all about with this book. he said to me, i don't have anyone elected down there. i don't give a damn. >> here we are. it wasn't about doing the right thing for the country. it is about doing the right thing for their political gain. >> stephanie: you mentioned the big oil. you talk about the tea party and being funded by koch industries which is big oil. they gave $55 million in scientists to say global warming is a hoax. they were largely behind pushing for citizens united so here we are. >> exactly. you know, the only way like i said, i have a solution for the
candidates for president. you know what that is? >> stephanie: what? >> i think all presidential requirements should be rivered to wear nascar racing suits like jimmie johnson. >> that's a fantastic idea. >> they've got all of the patches of who bribed them and who owns them. >> absolutely. >> stephanie: i'm up-front about it here on the show. it is interesting. you mention the occupy movement and obviously we're having a conversation about income and quality. one of the things you talk about, the ceo of walmart earns $19,000 an hour. at the same time his employees have to work holidays for between $8 and $10 an hour. that says it all, doesn't it? >> well, here's what says it all. this current recession or depression we're in 99% of us have lost wealth. me included. with our homes and everything like that. >> right. >> yet the upper 1% the billionaires, we have it documented in the book they've increased their wealth during this recession five times! so if you're worth $10 billion
you're now worth $50 billion. >> stephanie: yep. gov, we've been talking all morning about healthcare and the big healthcare companies, the insurance companies saying you know, we'll do the right thing and keep the provisions even if the supreme court strikes it down. i thought gee, that makes me suspicious. i'm not a conspiratorial person but you write in your book, leaders of cigna, humana, united health wellpoint and aetna receive $200 million while the company sought rate increases as high as 39%. am i the only one that doesn't trust them to do the right thing if there's no regulation to insure that if the supreme court does strike this down? >> dorptions are not -- corporations are not going to do the right thing. corporations have no soul. all they have a bottom line. people need to understand that. when the supreme court ruled that corporations have the same equal rights as individuals and when they ruled that money is free speech, that was the lowest
day in our country's history in my opinion. i would like to see this, the next time a guy robs the bank, he should use free speech as his defense. say i was just practicing free speech. the supreme court said that money is free speech. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. here you have one of the major candidates saying no, corporations are people. >> yeah, right. >> you know what? if they elect mitt romney, they're getting gordon gecko. because what bain or whoever it was he worked for in the private sector, that's exactly what their job was. they were hostile corporate takeover. they take over companies. they would shred them and make huge profits and send everybody to the unemployment line and yet he's going to tell us he knows how to create jobs. he only knows the jobs he creates are in-line jobs. >> stephanie: by the way gov, not gordon gecko in his prime but michael douglas in the sequel. the old gordon gecko.
>> the one with charlie sheen. that's the gordon gecko i'm talking about. >> if corporations are people, they should be required to die at some point. >> yeah. that's a good idea, too. >> stephanie: when texas executes one -- >> government uses one of their unmanned drones to kill a corporation. >> there you go. >> then they'll have equality. >> stephanie: gov, as a former navy seal, you have been outspoken against the wars. did you happen to see this week, which i thought was unbelievably tragic on top of tragedy. the rate of suicides, our troops committing suicide have overtaken combat deaths. >> absolutely. you know, this country gives this false patriotism. this phony crap where they go to football games and honor and thank you for protecting our freedom. our freedoms have never been in jeopardy in the last wars one bit! what you have, people need to read the works of general smedley butler. smedley butler was the highest
decorated marine in history. he won two congressional medals of honor. and when you read his memoirs he tells you back in the early -- before he died in the '40s, he said i didn't defend the people of america. he said i defended the united fruit corporation. when they would go down into central and south america, if they didn't get cooperation, they sent in the u.s. marines to get it. it has been going on for an entire century. you don't -- military people are not fighting for our freedom. they're fighting for the corporations throughout the world. >> stephanie: governor ventura, i want to say clearly i'm more man than don imus will ever be. you remain smart and cuddly, i love your new book, democrips and rebloodlicans. >> stephanie, let me finish with this. for all of the ron paul people i'm one of them. paul isn't going to be a choice. he won't be on the ballot but we still have hope. ron paul was a libertarian in
'88. governor gary johnson of new mexico, he was governor of new mexico when i was governor of minnesota. he is phenomenal. he's the libertarian candidate for president and all of us need to vote for gary johnson. that will send a message. and he can win. all of these people that say you can't win, jesse ventura won and they told me i couldn't win. so if we would all vote, all of the ron paul people vote for governor johnson. even if he gets 20% it will send a message. >> stephanie: i recommend that highly at the republican convention. [ ding ding ] so we can throw that into chaos. thank you governor ventura. we'll talk to you again real soon. >> i appreciate it. thanks for having me on. when don imus won't. >> stephanie: thank you governor ventura. take that, imus. [ applause ] >> i agree with a lot of what gary johnson stands for. >> stephanie: i stay on the
parts we agree on. [ ding ding ] [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> he remains cuddly. >> stephanie: you know what? start a revolt! yes! do it! at the republican convention. gary johnson. >> the rnc is doing everything they can to keep -- >> stephanie: come on! last minute. you can take mittens out in a coup! thanks for the idea governor ventura. >> gary johnson has nothing to do with the republican party. he's on the libertarian ticket. >> yes but go, do! let's go! 47 minutes -- >> romney? anyone but romney. >> stephanie: yes. 47 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> sweet lady gaga, that is good! >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." he's certifiably insane! and just signs a deal for $100 million and people listen to that crap!
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>> announcer: stephanie miller . [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> you are insane. >> stephanie: i'm getting ready to get out of here. this is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. >> she got hit in the head with a pole. >> stephanie: lady gaga did. she's fine now. ow! >> what was his name? i have no idea. >> she's okay. she's recovering. she had a concussion. she tweeted a picture of herself with -- she had two black eyes
from it. >> she wasn't born that way. [ applause ] >> stephanie: thank god they built the captain america underpants set really sturdy. [banging sound] >> at the tony awards when the stage came down on him. >> stephanie: hi brenda. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, steph, how are you? >> stephanie: how are you? >> caller: i'm so excited about your beautiful hats. you're all right in my book. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i love that! i just wanted to say a couple of things about mitt romney. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: mitt romney is so excited he got this far. it is like ants in his pants shaking and a jiggling but know one thing. mitt romney doesn't don't want the economy to get no better. he and his colleagues want it to say where it is. i guarantee you the good lord is going to bless our president and he's going back for four more
years. >> stephanie: that's right. amen! >> caller: i got faith in that. they can talk all they want and pull him down. i know god got his back and he's got your back. i love you girl! >> stephanie: i love you back girlfriend. amen alleluia. >> caller: i love your honesty and your attitude. >> stephanie: i love you! wow, this is getting weirder and weirder. homeless man attacked with transient with vampire teeth. >> it is just a joke now. >> stephanie: gawker brings us the story. stories of homeless men being attacked by zombies. nice to read about homeless men being attacked by vampires instead. >> what? >> stephanie: the victim described the man who kicked him until he bled as having vampire
teeth. >> yeah, well that was just window dressing. i think it was just a standard issue bully. plastic vampire teeth. >> stephanie: somebody commented zombies then vampires and next week flamboyantly gay werewolves. >> it will take more than a bullet to stop me. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: the feds are suing larry craig for improper -- >> what do you think of that? >> proper use of what? >> men's room. >> stephanie: federal campaign regulators brought the hammer down. he might like that. disgraced former senator larry craig ause cused of using campaign cash to pay for -- >> did someone say hammer? >> stephanie: oh, come on. it is june. it is gay pride month! ♪ i'm coming ♪ >> no, i'm not a gay. ♪ i'm coming ♪
♪ out ♪ >> i never have been gay. >> am i romantic? >> i'm coming out because i am -- >> the bad boy a naughty boy. probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy. ♪ i'm coming over ♪ >> stephanie: the most. >> somest in all of this rush toward marriage equality, he comes out and marries marcus bachmann. ♪ i'm super, thanks for asking ♪ ♪ all things considered i could be better ♪ ♪ i'm feeling super nothing bugs me ♪ ♪ everything is super when you're don't you think i look good in this ♪ >> i think he wants to change the tea party flag into -- yes i'll pay you extra for it. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: lindsay lohan dodged the booze bullet. driving with an open container of alcohol when she crashed into the truck on cch. law enforcement sources tell tmz
both law enforcement sources and the tow truck said they confiscated a plastic container from the back of the porsche and it contained alcohol however it is not a violation to carry an open container in a trunk. lindsay escapes. >> maybe there is a hatch underneath the dash board since the trunk is in the front of a porsche. >> stephanie: cut off her report. >> 18-wheelers are notoriously more maneuverable than a porsche. >> stephanie: jenny mccarthy won't wax for an upcoming playboy shoot. i'm sending her one of my no-no hair removal systems. i have extras, jenny please. >> she didn't want people to see her bit. that's why she grew it out. >> stephanie: i'm sending. >> no-no. i'm going to help her. >> gy stay out of playboy if you don't want anybody to see it? >> stephanie: that's why they
named the device. that's what people say. no no. >> in early '60s, you were lucky to see a butt. >> you know this because? >> u.c. riverside campus in the early '60s, the gardeners had the playboy center folds up there and you could see the back and top of her butt. >> stephanie: jim has a parting gift for today. look out the homecoming queen has a twitter account. miss pennsylvania said police california were too ugly for the top 16. there they are right there. [me og you] [meowing] >> whatever mean girl! >> stephanie: that's it for us. for chris lavoie, jim ward. >> jacki schechner and courtney and the gang in the control room. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show."