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jealous. it's cool, right? >> i like the wonder boobs. >> stephanie: it's a little tight. you know why i have it on because val kilmer is coming on the show today and i'm feeling flirty. and sexy liberal john fugelsang in hour number 2. but first jacki schechner in the current news chair. [ laughter ] >> dear republicans if you are going to try to change the way you relate to hispanic voters, you might want to start with not using racial slurs. this is a quote, my father had a ranch we used to higher 50 or 60 wet backs to pick tomatoes. the term wet back stemming from the idea of an immigrant swimming the rio grand.
he attempted to apologize-ish. earlier he discussed his compassion for immigrant workers, but tough to hear when drowned out by a slur. president obama is taking a day trip to my hometown of miami today. he is planning to tour a tunnel project and talk about the importance of investing in the country's infrastructure. and house speaker john boehner relying on hisries to warn of the dangers of national debt. he said lincoln called borrowing
a problem, but he talks about the debt coming from an unwillingness to raise taxes. boehner conveniently leaves that part out. we're back after the break. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com while your carpets may appear clean. it's scary how much dirt your vacuum can leave behind. add resolve deep clean powder before you vacuum to expel the dirt within your carpets. resolve's deep clean powder is moist. absorbing and lifting three times more dirt
[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." i -- what? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i -- all right. i'm not really prepared because i'm wearing my wonder woman
shirt. if you are listening on the radio, the show sucks, but if you are watching tv -- [♪ magic wand ♪] >> it shows off your boobs now. >> stephanie: there are no labels on my box. >> hold on. >> stephanie: my sound effects box, what are you -- >> this is what happens when you put us too close together. jim, jacki what are you guys doing in the coat press again? >> what is a coat press? >> stephanie: is that something we only had in catholic school? >> like a closet? >> stephanie: it's where you put your coats. why do i feel like little house on the prairie.
didn't everyone go to school in a little farmhouse. >> one room. >> no it's the coat closet. >> why don't you call at it coat closet? >> stephanie: i don't know. because i'm old. >> i went to grade school in california. we didn't have coats. >> stephanie: i brew up in buffalo. it was a substantial closet. >> that's what they called it back then. >> jacki grew up in miami, certainly didn't have a coat press. >> stephanie: did she just say no disrespect. don't play my old lady music. val kilmer is going to be on the
big show today. and sexy liberal john fugelsang. speaking of sexy liberal john fugelsang, hal sparks and i in chicago. tickets flying. it's almost 2800 seats and we're almost sold out. >> there's not even room for a bag of vipers. >> stephanie: no. i bet ya there's a big coat press there in chicago. because it's cold. >> i bet it's full of vipers. >> and bags of glass. >> stephanie: all right. linda, says steph i leave you and the mooks. you make me feel like one of the cool kids for three hours. hanging out in the coat press. >> if you are hanging out in the coat press, the last thing you are is one of the cool kids.
>> stephanie: i was on cnn last night. for a third night in a row. it was very good, thank you. >> i think they consider that a relationship. >> are you seeing other networks >> stephanie:est specially in the lesbian relationship. >> stephanie: stop it! [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: i'm just on her show. this is hilarious, we were talking about -- you need to play the roll like you'll be the liberal that is forever -- [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: you are the liberal that is for all of the axe murders being let out of prison immediately. okay. no just kidding. but there was talk about taxing email. and it would cut down on spam. you get 200 emails or whatever and it would cut down on spam
and help the post office. it's not a bad idea. >> wait. wait. wait. >> i don't like this idea at all. you just said that in order to get invited on cnn. >> i think if they tax the interwebs it's a great idea. >> stephanie: i'll find the story. you'll see. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: because i just said -- well i said i got a lot of hate mail so one less letter calling me the c word thank you. and i'm sorry how your trip turned out but i'm not going to send you money. i'm happy that i won the nigerian lottery, but -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: just to prove a point -- the subject line is your penis is too dear to your heart to not do anything for it.
>> wow. >> stephanie: right on. >> so do you get -- do you get taxed for receiving emails -- >> stephanie: i will find the story. >> this is awful sounding. >> stephanie: i will find it. just wait there. okay. jeff from norwitch connecticut writes steph, i don't think [ inaudible ] wants to [ inaudible ] and why shouldn't gays suffer like i have. jeff. [ applause ] >> stephanie: thank you, jeff. that's very sweet. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you are suffering. and then could you take out your organ for me, please. [ organ music ] >> stephanie: wisdom from the internet. people protesting gay marriage because the bible says it is
wrong, people protesting divorce, people protesting mixed cloth, people protesting premarital sex, don't tell others how to live if you can't follow your own [ censor bleep ] rules. >> this is sounding worse and worse. a bit tax would impose a levy on each digital bit of information, emails, file transfers, electronic electronic transfers and more. this is horrible. >> stephanie: no it is not. >> you turned on your computer. that will be a thousand dollars. >> stephanie: it does not work that way. >> are you sure?
>> stephanie: don't ambush me when i don't have the story in front of me. >> and here is your bill -- >> stephanie: no it will help fund the post office and cuts down on unnecessary email. do you know how many tech geeks are offering to set up a better spam filter -- >> i bet they are not for an internet tax. >> stephanie: oh why don't you just shut your pie hole. >> it will cost you to shut this pie hole. >> stephanie: romney is back. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> oh, my, that's wonderful. >> stephanie: i see it there. i geement i'm getting to that. >> okay. >> stephanie: he said it's good to live a normal life again.
i have to admit it's nice to be able to go back to our own life and go to the grocery store -- store -- store -- store -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: you have never gone to the grocery store in your life. >> this is marvellous. >> stephanie: remember the costco story. >> yeah. >> stephanie: you do not wear costco shirts. >> i think they didn't even sell three-packs of the shirt he was claiming to buy at costco. >> they don't. >> stephanie: someone did the research, ann, you go in to costco, and then you turn left, so she would know what she was talking about. i love them. they are really good shirts. wow, we chose to talk to dennis
miller. he explained while campaign life was exciting -- oh not as exciting as it was for us. he is fine being outside what he called the bubble. so now he's back in the real world, has that cart with the one wheel that goes the wrong way. don't you hate when you get that cart -- shut up, you have never been in a supermarket ever! here is mittens. >> i am very concerned about the country, i have to be honest dennis. i'm still concerned about the country and keep looking for the most effective way for me to get the country on a course of remaining strong and powerful in terms of our values military our soft power, our economy. the america people need a strong america. so i'm going to keep finding ways to keep america as strong and vibrant as possible.
but that's the frustration with losing. which is i don't have the incite that i could have obviously, if i won that election. >> stephanie: thank you captain obvious. >> he is the chairman of his son's corporation. you are really searching for ways to help the country there. >> stephanie: hang own. we missed the first part of that. dennis miller said me too. meaning he is concerned about the country, and that's the reason he does a talk radio show. [ phyllis diller laughter ] >> stephanie: that's why. he cares about the country. >> right. [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: and what would america be without a dennis miller radio show i ask you? wow, thanks dennis on behalf of all of us thanks.
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miller >> stephanie: yeah, and a bunch of people that will never ever get invited on cnn. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: how is your three days going. >> oh. >> she wrestled with wolf blitzer every day. >> stephanie: we'll have to leave it there. [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: here are some fun facts -- [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: i thought it was an interesting idea and he is an nuclear scientist? >> and he is talking about taxes? >> stephanie: berkeley city councilman gordon wozmiac -- >> it sure takes courage to
propose a new tax. >> stephanie: there could be something like a bit tax. a bit per gigabyte and they would make probably billions of dollars per year -- any way the l.a. times writer says if it keeps pammers and scammers away it could be used to put a laptop on every kid's desk -- >> or we could get rid of the republican politicians trying to get rid of the post office. >> stephanie: that's true. there's that. it would allow a certain number of emails a month -- >> do you know how many emails people send. noo
>> stephanie: exactly. stop emailing me. i just thought it was an interesting idea. >> nuclear fusion it doesn't make him an expert in tax policy. >> stephanie: i'm not talking to any of you this morning. ed in philadelphia. >> caller: hey, steph, i have to tell you it's all about me not about you, and i'm sorry about your emails, but i do like my emails. >> stephanie: thank you, and i do not need a penis enlargement. >> caller: and neither do i, my dear. >> stephanie: wow! okay. then. >> caller: the reason i'm calling, mitt romney is the reason we're in this bad shape, he has taken money from going corporations, and hid the
profits offshore. you take that money and -- and you take people who are making a halfway decent living and the next thing you know they are either on unemployment which the rest of us pick up or they get paid less money. and he takes his money and hides it offshore. we're in trouble because of people like mitt romney. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: but as a chemist -- the official chemist of the "stephanie miller show" -- [ bell chimes ] >> caller: that's why we don't have any development in this country. >> stephanie: it is mr. income inequality, mitt romney, he's back. mike in fort lauderdale. hi, mike. >> caller: good morning, steph. i just wanted to say when they send the car with the box of wine in the back just because it's open doesn't mean you need
to drink it. >> stephanie: i got it. what? >> caller: but instead of a bit tax, why don't we do a transaction tax on wall street. >> stephanie: oh. uh-huh. >> why don't we just stop giving huge tax breaks to oil companies that generate huge profits. >> caller: my pompoms are in the air for that one. >> okay then. why not tax the corporations who are avoiding all of these taxes -- >> stephanie: okay. put your pompoms down. you are getting everybody stirred up. >> i'm just saying. >> stephanie: jesse go ahead. >> caller: yes, i have two ideas -- well three actually. first of all i would like
president obama to be called president obama or mr. president. secondly -- >> instead of just obama -- >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: or that one. >> caller: mr. obama. and the second thing is because of any -- the people being laid off because of the sequestration, i think that what we should do is take people that are important to us protectors first responders, police that sort of people and trade them for one of the congressmen so they end up without a job, and the idea that -- god, it makes me so angry. >> stephanie: that's okay, jesse. this is most of my conversations with chris. i'm like why did i call you? >> caller: there was one other
thing, which -- i seem to have forgotten. >> stephanie: that's okay. jess you call back again. that's almost every conversation with my friends. i called because -- oooooooooh. andrea in north carolina welcome. >> caller: hi steph it was so great to meet you and chris in d.c., unfortunately i couldn't get through the crowd, and jacki, but at least i saw you. i was concerned there was a couple of callers this week that they seem to equate civil union with getting married by the justice of the peace. and they are totally different. a civil union is only recognized in the state where it happened. my sister and partner were married in vermont, and they move and now they have no rights. >> stephanie: that's right.
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> she had too much champagne and monkey knocked her in the quick sand. it could happen to anyone. >> stephanie: jacki schechner happy good friday. >> happy good friday to you too. >> wasn't so good for jesus. >> what is our plan? >> stephanie: we're go spinning and then the other member of our
thruple thruple, where are we going? >> are you going? >> stephanie: is this like -- >> is this like passion of the christ. >> mel gibson will be there with the cat of nine tails beating people. >> stephanie: mel gibson is not going to be there. >> as far as you know. >> stephanie: huh oh. linda in san francisco. you are on "stephanie miller show." >> caller: yes, i would like to comment on the fight going on in washington over same-sex marriage, and my solution to this problem is they could call at it parage instead of a marriage, with all of the same rules and benefits and after
all they are a pair. they are not two different, they are not merging something. they are just a pair of something, and then stop all of this fighting just to put that threw -- >> stephanie: when you say merge are you talking about intercourse, that's -- >> caller: no, i'm talking about two different sexes -- >> stephanie: right the merging of two lives. that can go on between two same-sex people or two opsex people. >> caller: i say call at it parage and get all of these people that say oh we're not like them. and in years to come people will just say do you have a parage or a marriage. >> stephanie: okay. lang you linda. >> or a partridge in a pear
tree. >> that makes it different, though. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: i don't know. >> that was really doughy. >> getting back to this internet tax thing. chris says forget the tax. the tax we need is a financial transaction tax, every time there is a trade it would generate a small tax. >> stephanie: alex in michigan. you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hello. this mitt romney thing, if he's so worried about the country, why don't he dish out some of that money he has got. >> stephanie: that's right. what did he learn as kids in school. sharing. >> caller: yeah, well, i don't know. private school might be
different. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: exactly. >> i'm not going to share with those moochers. [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: god i miss that authentic laugh of his. henry in new york. >> caller: i'm coming about the proposed internet tax. when you think about it i would compare it to the minuscule amount of money that we pay of our phone bills called the universal connectivity free which have funded the expansion of broadband to rural areas, which is a good thing. what is happening behind the scenes is fedex and those are the ones lobbying --
[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> the reason the post office has problems is congress passed a lassing it had to prefund employees requirement -- it is lobbying of course i'm sure by private entities but at the same time it is this really silly congressional mandate. >> stephanie: tom in chapel hill. >> caller: hi, i wanted to chew out jacki schechner. >> stephanie: oh good. good. >> what did i do? >> stephanie: have at it. >> caller: basically about the post office and it's old and tired, but she is getting most of her -- if she ever orders from amazon.com or anything like that, it is coming through the
post office not ups or fedex. i work for a little university and we get hundreds of packages a day, and it's basically the poison pill that was put in -- >> stephanie: right. that's what she was just saying. >> caller: all right. >> stephanie: all right. fine. >> i feel chewed. >> also usps and fedex contract with each other on all kinds of things. so they are all intertwined. >> we don't call it snail mail because it's innovative. >> right. we pay for our internet connection and it shouldn't have a tax on top of that. >> stephanie: last night's topic on cnn -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: i did debate david
fraum. the theme is blame the president for everything. he spoke about it again yesterday, and is he too late -- what -- >> what did cnn tell you to say? [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: they did not tell me to say anything. i'm as you know i'm a well-known obama apologist -- and once again here we are, like public option it's these conserve-a-demes. it's like what can have 92% approval ratings? >> be forceful and make sure the right thing is done. >> stephanie: the president yesterday. >> obama: why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as much as 40% of all
purchases to take place without a background check. >> stephanie: he said the powerful foes of americans will forget the shock of the school shooting in newtown. he said shame on us if we have forgotten. >> obama: shame on us if we have forgotten. i haven't forgotten those kids. >> stephanie: yeah. what else -- what more is it going to take. we were saying yesterday, that pled guilty -- and we were like which one is he? >> obama: the notion that two or three months after something as horrific as what happened in newtown happens, and we have moved on to other things? that's not who we are. >> stephanie: here we go again. jim it's this thing over and over again, why won't the president lead? oh, the president's leading too
much. the president yesterday. >> obama: none of these ideas should be controversial. why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hands on a gun. >> tyranny! red coats! >> stephanie: 80% of republicans for it and we can't get it done. the vice president yesterday. >> i think we're on the verge of getting a serious thorough universal background check in place, and it will emphasize, it will save lives. >> the assault weapons ban saved lives for a while. >> stephanie: yeah that's why i hate when people go we don't really know the -- yeah we do. >> the president remains firmly behind the range of legislative
proposals that he offered up in mid-january when he gave remarks on this issue. >> stephanie: see is leading too much. >> he is not leading enough too much. >> stephanie: senator ted cruz. >> they want to ban some 4 million guns that law-abiding citizens have chosen to used to protect their homes. >> protect their homes from seal team six. >> stephanie: exactly. scott in iowa you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, scott. >> caller: morning, everybody. i just wanted to say this. i'm from iowa and i am so embarrassed from our whacko representative, steve king bad-mouthing the president's kids on vacation in jamaica. leave the president's kids alone. >> stephanie: yeah. yeah.
>> caller: he has been embarrassing the whole state of iowa. >> stephanie: yes. well he has a long history of that, doesn't he? >> caller: it's ridiculous anymore. >> stephanie: one of the things he first got famous for was saying we should electrify the fence because it works for his farm animals. >> caller: some of the things he is saying is just pathetic. him and a bunch of the tea partiers. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he is stunning all right. >> stephanie: yeah. >> stunningly dumb. >> stephanie: all right. forty-five minutes after the hour. rolling along on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: i got her number off of the men's room stall. 1-800-steph-1-2. ♪
wal-mart, target and other fine stores. jacki, former stubenville, aledged victim was drunk and asking to get raped. >> are we really going back toe this asking for it thing? >> stephanie: under fire after he told a conservative publication, a 16-year-old rape survivor was drunk and willing to have sex. >> oh. >> stephanie: he refers to her as the aledged victim. she is acknowledging she wanted to leave with trent. agreeing to leave with someone is the same thing as agreeing to be raped. >> and she is not the alleged victim anymore. they were convicted. >> stephanie: yeah. literally -- because you wanted to leave with someone even if you are unconscious that means you -- [ sighs ] >> stephanie: he further questions the girl's behavior
that evening her mother brought her from home with a bottle of vodka. where did you get it young lady. >> the punishment for having a bottle of vot -- vodka. >> stephanie: right. hello. >> caller: i received falls from marco rubio and rand paul last night. the first was a recording, at it said punch one if you want to donate, and then i debated the guy, i live in wisconsin why would i want to donate money to rand paul? and he said he is going to run for president to defeat president obama's agenda. and i said what is that?
and he said well gun control. i argued with him for about ten minutes. and he said can you give $100 and i said no, i can't. i think rand paul is an idiot. and he said well how about $25. >> stephanie: so you were just teasing him by punching one. >> caller: yeah, i do it all the time. it was really funny that they still asked for money after all of that. >> stephanie: you have to give him points for persistence then. he is an idiot. all right. how about a quarter then? doug in st. louis, missouri welcome. >> caller: hey, steph. how are you doing? >> stephanie: hi.
good. go ahead. >> caller: i'm a 29-year employee at the post office and i'm looking out at all of these machines, and if you look at the rates that fedex and ups charge for delivering packages and we do final destination point drop for them as well. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and if you look at those and put that on every periodical, you would drive every business out of business. they would not be able to afford to have fedex deliver their periodicals. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: and the lobbiests up there writing the rules for the post office. that's why we're in the trouble we're in. they were expecting to be able
to use first class postage to subsidize business postage. and now that the first class has dropped off, that's the really base of the problem right there. you are going to end up with a situation like it was in the 1930s under roosevelt and in the 1900s under teddy, where the small businesses are going to be run out of business by these corporations until these businesses seek regress with the government when this situation is going to change. i'm tired of going down the street and everything is the same. as these people used to have small bidses that could provide for them and their families and their employees. >> stephanie: yeah, good point. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: it's not like
lawmakers aren't getting anything done jim. gawker brings a story crisis averted when a muslim foot bath is really just a mop drain. a possible muslim foot bath was in fact just a mop sink. >> so you can only wash muslim feet in it. >> stephanie: yes, very scary. was atlas jugs on this. >> probably. pamela gellar. >> stephanie: it was the perfect level for a muslim looking to wash his feet but then officials clarified it was a place to rinse mop buckets.
you can relax. go back to what you're doing. everything is fine now. [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's go to tenant in philly. >> caller: hey, here is something to think about. okay. if we can stop planes that have been falling out of the sky, and tainted meat that's effecting the public here is a suggestion that i think obama can do. no gun sales, no bullet sales only to law enforcement and the military, you little boys sit down at the table until we solve this, and then once we solve it you can have your toys. >> stephanie: yes. i was reading that jared jared -- there was one guy that
he said we didn't have any. there were so many people that knew he was off. that was one guy that said -- he was in a hurry and wild eyed. >> yeah. but you can't defend on every gun store owner -- >> stephanie: exactly. it's one guy exercising some common sense and you go did that save a few lives? >> yes. >> stephanie: you know. any way -- i know that's what is sad. i think bill maher -- >> i -- >> stephanie: yeah bill maher was saying reloading is the best we can do -- at least we're trying to get teensy tinesy little things done.
[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right current tv hour number 2. sexy liberal john fugelsang coming up for fridays with fugelsang and in the next hour val kilmer. it's the dreamy dude show today. >> you call gavin newsom we have ourselves a trifecta. >> stephanie: oh my god. i was momentarily stunned when he was in studio with us. did i ask him if his teeth were
real? >> yes, you did. >> stephanie: i couldn't help it. it's hard to look right at him. >> and not just dreamy but effective. >> and smart. >> real smart. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: it's too much. speaking of too much, there she is in the current news area over there -- >> playpen. >> it's the jacki schechner show. >> former south african president nelson mandela still hospitalized today but making steady progress. his office says he is in good spirits, and has enjoyed a full breakfast. president obama expressed his concerns yesterday saying he is keeping him in his thoughts and prayers. the epa is planning to go forward with a new rule that
translates to cleaner cars. the oil industry claims it will be add $0.09 a gallon in some places. the regulations cut the amount of sulfur in fuel by 2/3rds and require implementation of pollution limits in 2013. and who wants a free shotgun? >> woo-hoo! >> stephanie: not me. >> no? in arizona the armed citizen's project is starting to give away shotguns to single women and people in heavy crime areas. they have donated about $12,500 to fund the give away. people also get training on how to use handle and store the weapon. proponents say the shotgun is the best choice because it is
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voice deity jim ward, and me like this jody did. steph you have inspired me to do a little more for my friends, and i will work on that. ah. i'm a little borderline creepy though, jody. also i'll be going to my second sexy liberal show, last year i took my 72 year old mom. if you want to give an old lady write this down. and she answers to old republican lady. [ applause ] >> stephanie: so i'll be giving her a shout out. as with other sexy liberals. ♪ fugelsang, fugelsang ♪ >> stephanie: in honor of good friday. [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: my personal comedy
jesus. >> thank you. i feel like i have been dead for three days too. >> stephanie: welcome back. >> stephanie: happy good friday and welcome back from your vacation, guys. >> stephanie: thank you. happy easter weekend. >> thank you and you as well. what a week for the lbgt community. death and rebirth. >> stephanie: we have had people quoting you on this issue. on a week when even bill o'reilly said all they have is bible thumping. >> yeah and on a week when rush limbaugh is screaming about gay marriage. >> stephanie: here he is. >> i don't care what the supreme court does. this is now inevitable and it is inevitable because we lost
the language on this. we lost the issue when we started allowing the word marriage to be bastardized and redefined by simply adding words to it. because marriage is one thing. >> he has come a long way, hasn't he? >> stephanie: yes. >> he is conceding. not endorsing. and rush is not a religious or faithful man, and by the way they are all bs every night this week on "viewpoint" i have debunted another available verse. rush isn't a religious man, he's godless. he just hates. >> stephanie: yeah, i have not had one christian answer me when we talk about the other stuff in the old testament. there is nothing behind it
besides gays are icky. >> stephanie: exactly. >> stephanie: the shell fish whatever, two kinds of cloth, forget that -- >> yeah, i talk about it in your show on stage, i talk about sod soddam and gomorrah is the raping of angels. they got nothing in the bible anywhere that goes against -- that says it is wrong to be a consenting adult in a same-sex relationship. >> stephanie: i love that elaine kagan got gasps. [ gasping ] >> yep. >> stephanie: we're doing this to show moral disapproval. >> aren't those audiotapes great
to know which supreme court justices are great and which are scum bags. >> stephanie: yeah. she read from the actual house report from when it passed the law in 1996 and it said congress decided to reflect and honor a collective moral judgment to express moral disapproval of homosexuality. >> yep. and one of the things we have been talking on my show is this false equivalency argument, saying bill clinton was against it, are you going to call him a by got? no, bill clinton was the first
presidential candidate to reach out to homosexuals during his campaign. but if bill clinton had done the right thing and vetoes doma you might have had bob dole as president. >> stephanie: yeah. and don't you love that now it is a wedge issue on our side. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: and then a civil rights movement -- salon talk about their argument boils down to this gay people are gross -- [ laughter ] >> and if you discriminate against any other americans as a christian, you suck as being an american and you suck at being a christian. if you think gay marriage is going to lead to beastalty, you are not a christian you just think too much about beastalty.
>> stephanie: yeah the -- >> oh edie? >> stephanie: yeah. we were saying you can't compete with that -- it's like oh it's a gay tax? now the gay tax is fine. >> if she would have been married to a man she wouldn't have been hit with a $300,000 tax bill. it's pure discrimination and it's an oversight, and we're working the kinking out. >> stephanie: and just all of the human moments. salon also points out paul clement defending doma. nothing can complete with you can't receive notice of next of kin. >> yeah. this is a conservative issue. it's an issue for liberal morality and conservative
morality can both intersect. >> stephanie: it's kind of hilarious. he should have just said why do you hate the troops so much and love the estate tax so much? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: there was one exchange with john roberts i thought was really disturbing, some of the justices were particularly disoriented with the velocity of change. like john roberts -- gay mare page is newer than cell phones and the internet which are scary enough. >> yeah. >> and other cultures have had same-sex marriage, and that predated cell phones and radio -- >> stephanie: john roberts said i think the c-change has to do
with there is no difference. roberts pressed on echoing the argument made in clement's brief saying some of the gays are rich and have political power, as far as i can tell political figures are falling over themselves to endorse your side of the case. >> yeah. >> stephanie: caplen said i think it comes from the moral understanding that gay people are no different from relationships of straight married people. >> john roberts should know about because of his vacations on fire island. >> stephanie: right. and that fabulous sweater? obviously everyone has a take and we're told on one side don't read too much into oral arguments, but what is your
sense of what is going to happen? >> in the case of prop 8. all they have to do is nothing and we win. if the supreme court does nothing on it that means that the overturning stands. >> stephanie: bad news for jacki schechner because then she has to marry me. [ laughter ] >> when they had an anti gay marriage ballot back in 2000 it passed by 20%. and the night that barack obama was elected president i was downstairs trying to find out about prop 8 in your basement. >> stephanie: i remember. >> but the current governor didn't believe in it and california didn't send anyone to make its case. as you could tell on tuesday, scalia had to coach them they were so not prepared. >> stephanie: right. that was such a moment.
yes, we can -- oh not all of us. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: not the gays? we'll be left behind? >> exactly. and doma is dead. this week you saw so many democrats and republicans getting into line, getting on the right side of decency and history, and 70% of americans under 30 have no problem with gay marriage. so sorry dinosaurs. >> stephanie: everybody walk a dinosaur. every day you read a new analysis of it. from what you said -- that obviously seems to be a consensus, we will have gay marriage in california no matter what. but it will allow same-sex marriage to resume in california, how long that would take remains open for uncertainty. others argue a ruling could be
limited and only effect the original two plaintiffs and residents of the counties where they live. to talk about basic unfairness again. >> yeah, and it is going to keep on being unfair until it is all stamped out. we can start having office poll on which state will be the last to recognize same-sex marriage. i'm going with alabama. >> stephanie: i'm doing my brackets, and i'm going with mississippi. >> when you think about it we have never seen this swift advantage of rights for a minority group in history. and out all came about because of a playing. if you had aids your friends were dying every week you heard more people were dying.
when i was in my early 20s i did an aids walk and my two best friends from childhood withdrew that pledges when they find out what the proceeds went too. but people started coming out of the closet and more and more americans realized they didn't hate gay people, and then you see in 2012 we get the first openly gay congressman elected, the president of the united states comes out in favorite of equality and all of this good hand because of a playing. and that's the story of easter it's suffering, death, and beautiful rebirth. >> stephanie: we have talked
about this many times, but you know my high school boyfriend died of aids. and i remember good friends of his said you have aids? what are you an f-word gay man? >> yeah. and if it were not for the people who actually came out and put their lives on the line and the people who didn't wait. the activists and the people who cared -- >> stephanie: right. frank rich one of our other heros wrote such an amazing piece. it's called angels in america talking exactly about that john, about the really brave people -- he was saying when we were shamefully letting people die in the shadows. >> yeah. >> it started with the artists. >> exactly. and it's funny you say that i
just had breakfast here on good friday, and who is sitting two tables away from me but tony kurchner. >> oh, wow. >> yeah, it was like a god wink to say yes. >> stephanie: you got a bagel and a god wink this morn. twenty minutes after the hour. fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> oh, i like her. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ why do we clean? to help keep our homes healthy. but not all cleaners are equal. at lysol, we go beyond cleaning, we call it healthing. healthing is killing germs,
>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ right, right, you bloody well right, you got a bloody right to say ♪ ♪ right, you're bloody well right, you know you got a right to say ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." twenty-five minutes after the hour. fridays with sexy liberal john fugelsang in the new york bureau -- >> whatever! >> before they were super tramp, were they just tramp? >> stephanie: exactly. richard in new hampshire. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: you know senator portman took his child to be gay to change his mind about gay marriage. >> not exactly. >> caller: should we extrapolate from that, that he needs to have
his kid shot in order to change his mind on gun control? >> stephanie: john, a lot of people are making that point. >> yeah, you can't put yourself in someone else's shoes at all, can you? i would like his son to come out as a poor climate change scientist. that would be the best thing in the world if that could happen. >> stephanie: john it's the polling too, i'm sorry. >> it is. because rob portman is a big fake. it is one thing to come out in favorite of gay marriage but then you have to apologize for the stuff you did. you have to say i was wrong to fight for a constitutional amendment to prevent it -- >> stephanie: right. i'm sorry for all of the other gay people they hurt. >> and then apologize for calling john kerry a flip flopper. and his son came out two years ago, and during that time he has still voted for anti-gay
measures. it's only once he saw the polls in his own state go above 50% that he game so brave. >> stephanie: people have pointed that out the timing is interesting. >> and it's great that he is saying the right thing, but there's a few things he has to clarify now in terms of his morality. does he still believe gay people shouldn't be allowed to adopt kids? >> stephanie: yeah. speaking of the gun issue, jim? minneapolis. >> caller: good morning. my favorite people in the world, stephanie miller -- >> stephanie: thank you. >> jacki schechner. jim, and chris and john fugelsang and rachel maddow. >> you should have all of us in bed at once, too. it's amazing. >> caller: i left out hal
sparks. >> stephanie: he has never been left out of any orgy ever, but go ahead. >> caller: i had a comment about the gun safety and the gun hawks in america and when you really need a gun -- my father was a world war ii veteran, and when he came home he taught my brother and i -- he shared this wisdom with us, when you really need a gun often none is available, and when you have one and use it you often regret it and if you don't regret it and you have one, you look for a reason to use it. and i thought that this was very appropriate for the arguments i have been hearing on the television about the second amendment they treat it like it's the second commandment, when the second command suspect to love your neighbors. >> stephanie: there you go. twenty-nine minutes after the
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the way talking about immigration yesterday. >> obama: they are paying at attention to border security. they are creating a pathway for people to earn their citizenship, and my expectation is that we'll actually see a bill on the floor of the senate next month. >> stephanie: as you know after -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: -- what did they get 30% of the vote. the rnc has called on lawmakers to soften their tone. so don young referred to hispanics as wet backs. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: he said we used to have 50, 60 wet backs to pick tomatoes. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: he apologized saying he meant no disrespect to the overly sensitive wet backs. >> keep talk. let's have sarah palin refute at it that.
>> stephanie: don't you love that she had to make a video redeclaring her relevance. >> yeah, the money you are sending to sarah pac is for her to make a video of how relevant sarah pac is. >> stephanie: right. go ahead. >> caller: first just real quick on the gay situation -- >> stephanie: are we having a gay situation now? >> i had a gay situation once in college. >> caller: regardless of your race, color, creed, and everything. aren't we all human beings can't we get past this? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: the reason i was calling is is why don't any of you journalists, and the rest of the journalists just say the truth? the nra gives so much money to all of these politicians, gun
control ain't never going to change. >> stephanie: we have said that. >> and we aren't journalists, journalists live in a false equivalency. >> stephanie: you know there's a good piece he might want to read. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: michael thomasky my new favorite. the headline is the nra could still lose. yes, an assault weapon's ban is dead, but the five red state democrats could do the right thing. this is not just republicans. >> it's not no. democrats are a big problem here, and you can look right to mr. harry reid the man who killed the phil buster reform.
he wants to be a senator in his 80s so bad, he is willing to put your kids life on the line. he is responsible for killing the assault weapons ban. he does want to be challenged by another sharon engel. >> stephanie: what show was he on that made me crazy two or thing weeks ago -- and he is like i weren't vote for the assault weapons ban because it didn't make sense. >> yeah. the nra does not represent gun owners. they represent the gun manufacturers. the only people who paid profits since nowtown are the nra and gun dealers. if they had gone on health care and settled on a public option
that would have been a good compromise and same thing here. harry reid forgets that people don't like dead kids. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and i was glad they released all of the weapons that adam lanza had in his house. i thought that was great. this is what he had legally. he has an arsenal of military hardware in his house. >> stephanie: and again, just the number 154 bullet barrage that look less than five minutes. >> but if he had to reload there might have been a chance to stop him. >> for a crazy guy he was very methodical, he left the smaller clips behind. >> the nra is now disavowing him saying he was not a member. and i think it's wrong because
the nra, if he was alive, they would be the ones fighting for adam lanza to still own an arsenal. i'm not going to stop saying his name because i'll equate it to the nra as much as possible because i would like his tortured face to be the face of this lobbying movement. >> stephanie: yeah. leonard you are on with my personal comedy jesus. hello, leonard. >> caller: hi, how are you doing? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: the point i wanted to make is home -- homophobes the bottom line for their bigotry is that gay people choose to be that way. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and of course they use the bible to prove that love id cuss mostly.
.and there's a versus in the new testament matthew 19:12 jesus and the disciples are talk about marriage. there are unix who are born that way from their mother's womb. >> yes and a unix at that time meant the guy you felt safe leaving your wife and kids around. that was the one you could leave your women and daughters with and jesus was saying some come out of the womb like that. and matthew 19 they try to say that jesus -- he was saying that marriage was supposed to be for life. so back then you could cast your wife out if you were no
longer delighted in here. and jesus is saying in there, if you do that to your wife and then you remarry, you have made your wife and yourself an adult for, he wasn't being anti-gay he was being pro women and pro family. whether he existed or not, he was not a douche bag. >> stephanie: mary in atlanta, welcome. >> caller: yes, hi. >> stephanie: hi. go ahead. >> caller: good. how is everybody doing. >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: good morning. yesterday i heard you say something pertaining to justification of eating shrimp with christians, and i believe i have your answer. it is in the gospel. and it is in mark -- >> sorry, go ahead. >> caller: it's in mark chapter 7 versus 15 through 20 and this
is what i have been informed of from different denominations. this is what they use as their right to do so and i'll just paraphrase it or sum it up. it's basically jesus saying that whatever enters the body from outside of the body can no longer contaminate it. and at the end of that he makes a reference to meat. so i -- you know -- >> you want to know what that story is really about? it's the farahsies, the conservative religious bosses of jesus' day saying your followers are not cleaning food as it is laid out. jesus says do you guys kill children because they disobey. he is pointing out that they are hypocrites and that was also jesus's way of saying you don't need to follow these specific
reasons of cleaning your food. >> stephanie: being that it is good friday, john i still can't recall why we couldn't meat on friday. >> it's about sacrifice. giving somebody up. >> stephanie: oh. but they said you were going to go to hell -- >> well, everyone has their own superstition. it gave out of an era of poverty -- >> stephanie: i just remember going to a fish fry every friday. >> yes. >> stephanie: have some trans fat. >> in nothing else do it for your colon. >> catholic colon blow.
>> stephanie: social conservatives increasingly skeptical that justice roberts will follow the ruling -- tony perkins jim -- >> no, mother no! [♪ "psycho" scary music ♪] >> stephanie: he said i certainly think his credentials were tarnished with the obamacare. >> conservatives are going to hate him no matter what he does. >> yep. >> stephanie: gary bower jim. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> they are never going to hate him like they sated suitor. >> stephanie: he is the president of american values. he is in charge of all of them? really? >> american values as defined by
gary bauer. the incredibly heterosexual gary bower. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: -- >> i don't know if that corpse is fresh enough to eat. >> stephanie: he said if roberts doesn't vote with other conservative justices on another major issue, then i think the whole makeup of the conservative supreme court would be in question? >> finally you have one reason for the conservatives to blame bush. >> the supreme court wears makeup, what? >> all right. back with the remaining moments of fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: call stephanie now. she's easy. 1-800-steph-1-2. ♪ care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for
♪ you know -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ you know -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ you know -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> i don't know what it means, but i'm done with it. >> i'll tell you when you are older, jim. >> can i watch cartoons daddy? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. sexy liberal john fugelsang in the new york bureau you can watch him every night doing a fabulous job hosting "viewpoint" on current tv. john we're almost sold out for sexy liberal. >> i will be in vermont this
weekend working on my set. i'll post it on my social media, because i don't know where it is. >> stephanie: if you don't know -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: hello, milo. >> caller: good morning. i read a piece in the new yorker second about gloria steinum in which she is quoted as saying the weight of donald trump's toupee is declaying his brain. i understood he had about a handful of air about three feet long, that he curled around on
his head with shellack or something. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he's not fooling anyone. >> stephanie: no exactly. >> he is just paying his dues to be a complete joke in his old age, a bitter one too. >> stephanie: did you read the rnc autopsy, john? >> yes, i did. >> stephanie: newt gingrich sometimes make sense. he says -- and then he went on to say some crazy stuff. >> i can't wait to see a debate between sarah palin and hillary clinton. >> you will never see that debate. that will never happen. sarah palin is not going to run for office. her job now is to be a republican king maker and then try to make a buck off of it. she should have run last year she would have lost, but it would have help keep her career
going a little bit longer. >> stephanie: newt gingrich -- >> frankly. >> stephanie: thank you. republicans want to provieize everything. on future moon missions gingrich contends private contractors can do the job at about 10% less cost. he said taxpayers pay too much on kidney dialysis and there should be research into allowing patients to grow their own kidneys. >> sure, that's that idea. >> stephanie: launch your own missions to the moon and grow your own kidney. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: gawker brings us the story, newt gingrich and
rick santorum could have been america's [ inaudible ] president. they engaged in talks about combining their campaigns into a unity ticket at one point. gawker said what if the two most absurd and widely loathed candidates had joined forces to win the white house? it would have been a unity ticket. >> guys go for again please in 2016. >> if my aunt had a unit, she would be my uncle. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: thanks jim. >> it's like [ inaudible ] to make a terrible film. >> stephanie: a prominent group of americans has formed american rising. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> yeah, well it's the
15-anniversary of viagra this week. >> hey. >> stephanie: they can raise unlimited contributions without having to disclose donors. america rising. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> great. another way to throw your money away by donating to republicans. >> stephanie: exactly. >> it's like why would you give your money to the gop at this point? fear is the only reason. their policies have all failed, they want your sister to bare her rapist's baby there is no reason to vote for these guys anymore other than fear of gays and fear of guns. >> stephanie: was karl rove really have the balls to call the same donors again? do they just answer and go really? really? >> karl rove will draw a contrast between what the tea party is selling and what he is selling. the best republicans you have
right now are democrats. >> stephanie: stacey in atlanta go ahead. >> caller: hey how are you doing? i have a quick question. where do liberals get their code of ethics in morality -- >> stephanie: karl marx. >> caller: they don't like god -- >> all from the book of satan. all libales think exactly the same, and all they want to do is tear down good people like you. >> caller: i agree so to liberals it seems that everything is an individual decision of what is right or what is wrong, and there is no real sense of any right and wrong? >> stephanie: really? no liberal actually believes in right and wrong? is that what you are saying? >> caller: yes. you believe in your own personal way, but there's no real right or wrong -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> any specifics at all, stacey?
anything specific from you? or just the insults. >> caller: i can give you this whole show where you basically make fun of all of the -- >> specifics. hang on, pal, where did i make fun of anything in the bible. you tell me one specifically -- >> caller: i'm listening to all of you talk about it like it's a joke -- >> specifically? >> what did he say specifically? >> you bore me man. you bore me. i mock hypocrites, i did not mock the bible. >> stephanie: all right. >> stephanie can you upgrade to some trolls who can actually make pint once in a while. >> stephanie: you would think that was wrong of me to take that call because you have no sense of right and wrong. >> please, i'm a comedian i have no idea how to handle being
[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. current tv. hour number 3. it has been the longest week ever. >> it does feel like the longest week ever. >> stephanie: but it is going to get better why? because val kilmer joining us. he is playing mark twain in a play. >> he doesn't want to talk about top gun? >> stephanie: i want to talk about top gun and the doors. >> mark twain liked volleyball a
lot. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> like that. >> i don't think that is going to happen. >> stephanie: no? >> you are actually supposed to talk to him as mark twain? >> stephanie: i'm supposed to be mark twain? >> no he is mark twain. >> stephanie: i need to go back to acting school. here she is in the news chair jacki schechner. >> we have narrowed it down. senator ted cruz is responding to president obama's call that we as a nation finally do something to curve gun violence and pass new gun-control legislation, and he will do whatever it takes to make sure that does not happen. he will use any procedural means possible from block the senate from being able to debate and vote on a gun bill. he accused the obama
administration of tributing to the gun problem in america. interesting twist. while north korea leader kim jung un continues to threaten to attack there is a study how many troops would need to go into the country? the answer is about a hundred thousand troops. the war game exercise showed the takeover could take some time. experts say while kim is not going anywhere any time soon he continues to launch threats. if you are going to steal somebody's credit card probably not the best idea to target the supreme court justice.
the "washington post"s reports that john roberts had to cancel his card after it was determined that the number had been stolen. all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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[overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: red medicine after losing a lunch of prime tables on saturday the owner took to twitter to express his frustration and tweeted out the names of people who made reservations and then showed up. l.a. people flakey. >> you demand they respond the minute you send the invitation. >> you are also the queen of last-minute invites. my house three hours. who is in? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you are my paid friends. you are paid to show up. speaking of hollywood stories, harrison ford isn't ready yet to
talk about his part in the star wars sequel. asked how he feels generally he responded i don't feel anything at the moment yet. >> okay. >> stephanie: all right. fine. >> there have been rumors that i'm not excited about the possibility of starring in the next star wars sequel. nothing could be further than the truth. i'm thrilled. can't you tell by the tone of my voice. the fact that people question me makes me harry reid angry. don't you start. [ chubaca sound effect ] . >> don't you start.
laugh it up fuzz ball. [ laughter ] >> he doesn't have much range. >> stephanie: no. ben in atlanta. hello, ben. >> caller: good morning, i wanted to respond to stacey and let him know that i am a liberal because i am a christian. i went to a very fundamental christian college. >> stephanie: yeah. jesus was kind of a hippy liberal, wasn't he? >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: travis just alerted me to something called peep jousting in the microwave. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: oh, no. peep jousting. >> in the microwave. >> you probably put them in the microwave and let them explode.
>> stephanie: pro or anti-peep, no matter where you fall that's just wrong. >> you face them against each other, and put a toothpick in their hand and you turn on the microwave, and one of them will explode and poke the other one. this is how we celebrate easter in fresno. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. thank you travis. [ applause ] >> i have to find out what that was? >> stephanie: why do i know that is the most exciting thing happening in fresno. honey heat up the microwave. peeps is ready to throw down! >> have you seen where they do the "washington post" contest with the peeps? they do events where people stage -- it was like ocu-peep
wall street. >> stephanie: okay. let's go to brian in south carolina. >> caller: hey, first of all let me say this, that i -- i watch the show a good bit even though i don't vote democrat but i do watch the show i enjoy you. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i am a born again southern baptist. i believe 100% in the bible, and i do believe that gay marriage is a sin. however, i also too believe that i am a sinner and i will go to heaven by the grace of jesus christ through his death and resurrection, and i cannot judge other people when they are not harming everybody else or not
whether their lifestyle is right or not? i don't believe the government should be able to say because you choose to live this lifestyle, you are wrong. >> stephanie: but people don't choose to live this lifestyle -- >> people don't choose to be left-handed either. >> caller: no, they don't. and they don't choose to be black. and i have read reports -- i have a master's degree in the science field, and i'm kind of -- okay it's a genetic thing. some cases it is the genes, some cases it is a choice -- >> stephanie: well then god made a mistake if he made gay people? >> caller: god made us all sinners. >> stephanie: so all gay people are going to go to hell -- >> no, he is saying that everybody is a sinner. >> stephanie: right.
>> caller: we shouldn't -- >> he is saying we shouldn't judge anybody -- >> stephanie: then how can you be born a certain way? >> caller: because we're all born sinners, but we shouldn't judge those people. we should say hey, you are just like us. we're sinners too. instead of holding signs up in front of churches and everything or in front of -- excuse me demonstrating and everything -- >> stephanie: brian. i understand some christians like you preach tolerance. but gay people don't wish to be tolerated. that's like a red haired person saying thank you for tolerating my red hair. >> caller: but we should all -- >> when did you choose to be attracted to women? >> caller: as far as my wife
goes -- >> no you as a person. when did you choose to be attracted to women? >> caller: i guess about age seven. >> so you chose to be attracted to women over men? >> caller: no. >> then why would it be different for gay person? >> caller: i just think it is. i think that people choose. >> okay. so you chose to be attracted to women. >> stephanie: okay. brian. happy easter. >> i choose not to talk to people like that. >> stephanie: that's the choice i just made. i chose i had had enough. the president asking for prayers for nelson mandela yesterday. >> obama: obviously we're all deeply concerned with nelson mandela's health.
he is a hero, i think to all of us. i'm sure i spoke for the other leaders here and, you know, we will be keeping him in our thoughts and prayers and his entire family. he is as strong physically as he has been in character and in leadership over so many decades, and hopefully he will -- he will come out of this latest challenge, but we all recognize that he has given everything to his people, the people of south africa, and ended up being an inspiration to all of us. when you think of a single individual that -- that embodies the kind of leadership qualities they think we all aspire to, the first name that comes up is nelson mandela. >> and apparently he is responding well in his second day of being in the hospital.
>> stephanie: you know what we could all do for nelson mandela is stop comparing ourselves to him. i'm talking to you sarah palin. >> really? >> stephanie: tiffany, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, miss stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i almost got kicked out of my own church the other night, because to me at the end of the day, if you profess to be an american and a christian, that people want to make a decision to love a man or woman despite if they are a man or woman, that's their human right. that's their inright to do so. my husband is caucasian, and i'm african american. just 50 years ago the same people who are saying horrific
things now said that it was a sin for me and my husband to be together. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: they said that our children would be -- that our marriage would destroy the fabric of society. our children would be lost -- >> stephanie: and guess what they cited, tiffany? the bible. >> caller: yeah, they cited the bible, and these same individuals -- and this is what kills me -- as a christian this is what kills me about the right. they sit up there and they say it is not my right to choose as a woman to have an abortion, but at the same time they can't tell somebody that they cannot have a semi automatic weapon. i am in the military. i have been back from afghanistan for six months and i prayed every day that i did not have to pull my weapon out and kill someone, and now all people want to do is talk about my right to protect myself my
right to kill somebody. well, if you are a christian, the last thing you want to do is kill somebody. that is heart breaking. it just bogles my mind. i'm a triple threat, because i'm sexy, i'm a liberal, and i'm a christian. and i'm going to be with jesus at the end of the day. and he is going to ask did you care for me when i was sick? did you care for me when i had no clothes? did you visit me when i was in prison? and i want to ask those folks in congress, when was the last time you washed someone's feet? or took in a child who had no father, who had no mother? [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> caller: when was the last time you truly loved your neighbor -- when was the last time you went to mexico, got into a van crowded with a whole
bunch of people trying to go somewhere to live a better life -- >> stephanie: tiffany you testify on easter weekend! [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> love you tiffany! >> i could never do that i was in the cayman islands visiting my money. >> stephanie: nineteen minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> oh, i like her. >> announcer: it's a the "stephanie miller show." ♪ only the resolve easy clean system has foam power to remove three times more dirt than vacuuming alone. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.
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>> stephanie: that was taylor dane. she was shouting. >> stephanie: yeah, let me hear your body rock. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: jason in dc. you are on the "stephanie miller show." welcome. hi, jason. >> caller: hi, guys you were talking about that congressman who suddenly changed his mind about his -- >> stephanie: senator rob portman. >> caller: shouldn't we be honest and slam on obama as well. because he has not been advocating this for his entire political career. >> stephanie: right. that's -- our point about rob portman is that his son came out two years ago. >> caller: but he shouldn't fool ours as progressives by going obama and hilary have always been on board with this. these guys have been dragging
their feet. and isn't a political leader one that does things without a poll group -- >> stephanie: yeah, but jason we have gotten more accomplished under this president on lbgt issues than any other president combined. i mean i take your point that it takes curious to come out when you are that far ahead of the curb. >> but i also like leaders like obama to stay in office when there is an election coming up. >> stephanie: even the speech he gave that was way ahead of its time -- >> i'm more concerned about the pipeline. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: mark in livermore, california. hello, mark. >> caller: hi stephanie. my boyfriend loves you and [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: thank you. >> and what?
>> caller: my boyfriend loves your vow and jim ward too. >> stephanie: oh. jim ward. >> caller: harry reid i don't know how he became the leader in the first place because he is such a coward when it comes to legislation. the democrats will support a piece of legislation for a certain amount of time and then when -- when the heat is on he backs off completely, especially when -- the thing that got me the most was when the democrats took over in 2006 and the warrant les wiretapping legislation up. a number of democrats were going to filibuster that legislation, and he went after them in a way that he has never gone after republicans when they it theren filibuster. he -- the threatened them with sanctions and a variety of actions if they tried to filibuster that kind of egregious legislation -- >> stephanie: yeah, i'm not
currently at this moment the biggest harry reid fan between filibuster reform and the gun stuff. but we were talking about adam lanza, what they found -- this -- he had an arsenal that included pistols, rifles, shotguns knives and other cutting instruments. his rampage took five minutes from the time he got into the school and killed himself, 154 spent bullet casings were found. and a card from nancy lanza with a check made out to him for the purchase of a gun. oy vey. val kilmer next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>> stephanie: icky boys. >> they have -- cuddies. >> the pink peeps are more sugary. someone tasted it and said, how know what this needs? more sugar. >> stephanie: joe in rockville, maryland. hi, joe. >> caller: hey, how are ya? one thing i want to point out is those nra certificates in the house had nothing to do with membership. there are millions around the country. people who take these safety
courses are sponsored by the nra -- >> it's like a ribbon. >> stephanie: you were trying to imply that -- no i did not. val kilmer first of all, dreamy, wonderful actor. we were discussing various -- >> the doors that was awesome. >> stephanie: right. i'm sorry jacki and i were stuck on top gun. but look at this picture of him as mark twain and he joining us now. good morning, val. >> good morning. we report it you decide. >> stephanie: that's right. thank you. [ laughter ] >> but if you deliver it with some real 1950s spunk, we report
it you decide. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: now you can going into zucker film comedy mode. you are so versatile. seriously i love your work. everybody has a favorite. >> thank you so much. >> stephanie: this victure of you -- it's like that is val kilmer. you are unrecognizable. >> i have a lot of makeup on my face. >> stephanie: yes, i understand that. [ laughter ] >> it is weird you know, i -- i do have the right structure underneath to put on a gigantic snoz. he has a crazy face. that's why he had that crazy hair do and mustache because of
his nose. isn't it great though? >> stephanie: it is. >> i'm having so much fun with it. and the real value of going back and looking at mark twain's life is that he has so much love for america, and it didn't matter what size american. he loved everybody equally. and it's very clear in his writings, because you didn't have all of those voices so clearly written and entertainingly presented without listening to people, and that to me is a big part of -- obviously it's a big part of your day. >> stephanie: yeah exactly. >> if nobody listens, then you know -- >> stephanie: exactly. >> but what i am finding a really, really satisfying part of the evening is to have a dialogue with people after the show, because people are inspired by twain's observations. for me particularly it's that his -- his way of being
non-judgmental, and even though he is very cynical and funny about pretty much everything the -- the value of looking at his life and having an evening in the theater is that he reminds us that we are all crazy, and we have all got a long way to go and it's better to laugh about that situation than to do the same old routine. my brother is a psychologist and he says you guys have been arguing now for three years. how is that working out for you? >> stephanie: yeah. >> our stance about commune nation is not a new thing. >> stephanie: what do you think he would think of the state of today's political arena? >> i think it's -- he -- he said it himself once -- i'm not an american, i am the american.
[ laughter ] >> and i think it's really true. he is a definitive narrator of our thoughts and even our soul. he really understands perfectly what it means to be an american and that's a kind of sense of freedom and that impish side. where a young country -- like hubbingel barry fin we want to jump out the window of school if we're inside too long and his style of presenting serious subjects. congress i have never seen a body of men with a tongue so handy, and information so uncertain. [ laughter ] >> they can talk for a week without getting rid of an idea. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i understand you cover the topics of god, racism and cats. in the show.
>> yeah. he's -- he's dead by the way. >> stephanie: yes, i understand that. >> yes, he's dead in my play. >> oh, okay. >> which he keeps forgetting. he says i forget i'm dead. i recognize it. but i don't realize it. [ laughter ] >> so he is talking about -- he gets kind of caught up as we all do in -- in things that aren't really happening right now. you know, we live in a lot of dilution and fantasy? today's world, especially in outward sense all of the sort of manifestations of storytelling or entertainment that gets presented as news. so he is daydreaming about being with his family. i like telling stories to my children by the fire. i miss my cats. i like cats. they are quieter than children. but if you pick up a cat by the
tail you learn something about life you cannot learn in any other way. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's hilarious. >> you guys are good laughers will you please come see my play. >> stephanie: in fact if we were, it would be at the valley senator april 6th. >> that's right. >> stephanie: it just sounds like such fun. you describe it as your performance is fluid free form it's part of the fun. and you also see the first person who talked the way we do mark twain. >> yeah there was a style in his day of -- of presenting thoughts, if you were a preacher or school teacher a politician there was a particular way that you talk that still carried into -- like i was goofing -- even into the 50s and
60s. you still hear a little bit of -- like ted koppel there's an actual way of speaking that is taught that is sort of the -- back then the legitimate way. just the same with acting. there was a style that was considered to be proper. >> i'm ted koppel, and this is my own hair. [ laughter ] >> he just disregarded all of these rules, and stood up on stage and smoked constantly. and if he wanted a drink that night, he had a drink in his hand, and just told stories like he was in your living room or in a bar. >> stephanie: a lot of talk this week about god because of the marriage debate. what were his thoughts on god? >> he is so funny about god and religion that he is often called an agnostic or atheist, and i don't think he was either.
i think there is substantial evidence in his notes -- like he says i have always preached if the human came of its own accord, but i'm not writing thor is month for the sake of the humor. and it's really true, i believe. i think he couldn't find a religion that he could embrace, because he just couldn't help looking for the flaw or the humor in any kind of human organization, and there are a lot of human and flaws available in religions or any organized human endeavor. he was obsessed with mary baker eddie the last ten years or so of his life. and the play started because i have written a movie about both of them. she founded a religion and he was very interested in it.
and she is the only person that he wrote a book about which is a pretty clearcation clearcation -- indication of his thoughts on her. he said some amazingly eloquent beautiful thoughts about spirituality and god. i don't think there -- they are just not usually quoted because all of the other stuff is so funny. like god created man, this proves he has a sense of humor, or -- or else he was tired. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: val, great stuff, and honestly what a thrill to meet you. just been a fan ever since top gun. so thrilled that the iceman had
cometh on my show. >> wow. >> stephanie: so see val kilmer in citizen twain. thanks so much. >> bye. >> stephanie: bye. [ applause ] >> stephanie: the iceman cometh on my show. >> i'm sure he hasn't heard that before. forty-five minutes after the hour, right back with jacki schechner schechner's healthcare corner. >> announcer: call steph now. she's easy. 1-800-steph-1-2.
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♪ if you are blue and you don't know where to go why don't you go where fashion sits putting on the -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. happy eastern weekend. 1-800-steph-1-2. >> do you need a lozenge. >> stephanie: i need a therabreath thank you. it's time for jacki's health care corner. you know a lot of headlines make you go ah! -- administration is questioning the study saying it doesn't give a full picture. the study claims that costs will
go up. the law forbids insurers -- do we have reason to be afeared? >> we are don't need to be afeared. >> we're forming a system and we're trying to get everyone in the pool. >> stephanie: everyone in the pool! >> adult swim. >> getting more people covered and also bring down costs. and i think we're going to do well with getting people covered. while we are putting more people and spreading out the cost at the same time you're dealing with a for-profit industry. and you have soaring costs on every level. hospitals, some doctors, to the way we bill overall for tests, and try to generate more revenue that way. there are a lot of problems within our system fundamentally, and the obama administration and
congress had put into the law the idea that we would mitigate some of the added costs of adding sicker people to the pool. but it's not clear yet how these exchanges are going to work and the fact that when we are putting more people in there's going to be more revenue involved. >> right. >> so we don't really know the details yet, but i think the obama administration would say while we work out the details some of these studies are -- >> stephanie: and actuaries are notoriously gloomy people. >> stephanie: yeah and don't discount the fact that the insurance companies have so much control. >> that's why we should have gone with single payer -- >> stephanie: there you go. tax credits to help people
towards premiums to insurers who attract an outside share of the sick. and then [ inaudible ] said some of what passes for health insurance is so skimpy it can't be compared to anything they are really more gauge protection not health insurance. >> right. people who argument against health care reform wait until you need it. the insurance company wants to argue with every little cost. and frankly the fine sprint so complicated to read -- >> stephanie: it's so fine. and my plan doesn't cover reading glasses. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and then this story -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: in california we have blue cross -- >> yeah.
>> stephanie: i'm like -- huh? that's the problem they -- you were saying let's put the blame where it belongs, but this story in the l.a. times, some insurance companies in california have been filling oats lately. here is how they are responding stuff it dave. [ inaudible ] >> stephanie: up to 18% for anthem. the companies have move toward the increase anyway. anthem further said it would start passing on to customers -- [ inaudible ] which jones considers unlawful since the government fee doesn't go into effect until next year. >> they were going to raise rates before.
they are going to raise rates as much as they can get away with no matter what. >> but blue cross used to be nonprofit -- >> there are a lot of nonprofit medical organizations that make plenty of money, but the interesting part of that which i don't know if the article mentioned specifically is one of the reasons we wanted a national exchange is because the state commissioners don't have enough authority to regulate the insurance companies, and sometimes they have been in that position for so long that there's not necessarily illegal coercion of any sort but sometimes the insurance companies know how to work these guys over and they can get away with a lot. >> stephanie: our conclusion insurance companies, douche nozzles. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> pretty much. that special on cnn -- let's not get distracted by who is making
money now. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: look over here. >> yeah. >> let's not get -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: let's not focus on anything that might make us look bad. >> and there was no follow-up. >> stephanie: did you see the police in "politico" and paul ryan's disappearing act. >> isn't it wonderful eddie? >> i won't go! i won't! i won't! you can't make me! i'm not going to leave my friends! i'm not! i'm not! i still won't go! >> stephanie: eddie, eddie. democrats bring up his name with more zeal than do people in his own party. >> premium support. >> stephanie: what happened to paul ryan. he has faded from the national political conversation in a way
that is markable for a politician possessed with fame and recognition. last year's it boy has been forgotten by the twin heart throbs marco rubio and rand paul. [ wah wah ] >> i don't know if that is necessarily true. >> stephanie: we would be leave garrett. >> stephanie: it's a very to week to week -- that's it for us. >> that's how we are ending? >> yes, with a lief garrett reference. >> stephanie: i would like to thank, but probably shouldn't chris lavoie jim ward tbone, and jacki schechner. >> bye.