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talent and endured discrimination from fans and players, and a legendary baseball player took the field, 65 years ago today and changed the game. and that's how fox reports this sunday, april 15th, 2012, i'm harris falkner, thanks for watching. huckabee is now. >> tonight on huckabee. >> warren buffett is paying a lower tax rate than his secretary, that's wrong. >> the president says he wants tax fairness, is the buffet rule a class warfare stunt? >> guess what? his wife never worked a day in her life. >> mother's job description, judge what they do is work or not. >> plus, dolly parton. >> and in that pen costal holy roll roller church. >> and saying no to elvis. >> that's right. >> and on politics. >> it must be-- >> the government goes one-on-one with dolly. >> ladies and gentlemen,
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governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you thank you very much. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. well, this weekend marks 100 years since the sinking of the "titanic" and it struck an iceberg the at 11:40 in the evening on april 14th, 1912 and sank shortly after 2 a.m. on april 15th. speaking of sinking strips, democrats are running for life boats this week, after democrat strategist hillary rosen blurted out ann romney, the wife of g.o.p. presidential hopeful mitt romney, had never worked a day in her life. now, to their credit, top obama officials such as jim messina, the obama campaign manager and strategist david axlerod immediately condemned the remark as did the first lady michelle obama. there has been some olympic level back stroke swimming
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happening all week from democrats trying to put as much real estate between themselves and hillary rosen as possible. and she did issue an apology of sorts. and working moms, stay at home moms, they're both extremely hard jobs. i know, i've shared them both and i'm sorry if that offended you. >> well, the apology was a bit tepid and revealed a cluelessness on the part of hillary rosen of the when a person begins an apology with "if" mark it down, not a real apology. >> it doesn't matter if it comes from a democrat or republican, i apologize if i offended anybody. it's like saying i don't think i offended anybody, but if i offended a hypersensitive person, i'm sorry they couldn't take it and had be to be consoled with my phony apology. >> no, miss rosen you did offend people and not just ann romney, but every person in the country who stayed at home to raise children whether for
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a few years or for a lifetime because you denigrated the value of what that mother was doing. let me help you out miss rosen. by staying at home and raising five boys who are incredibly, gracious, courteous and polite gentlemen, she instilled in them values that made them all taxpayers and none of them tax takers today. and she took them to school and made their breakfast and lunches and the rest of us didn't have to pay for their transportation and meals. she nursed their wounds and got them to the doctor so we didn't have to pay for their doctor visits. she volunteered to help with their inschool and after school activities, so we didn't have to pay professionals to provide taxpayers subsidized after school care for them. she made sure they got their homework studied and made good grades. and we taxpayers didn't have to pay for remedial education for them. because she was available for them after school, we didn't have to provide juvenile detention for their mischief,
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nor alcohol or drug rehab for them. because she made sure they ate good meals, nutritious meals, we don't have to provide health care for overeating and underexercising. she worked and worked hard and i'm glad we have after school programs, believe me, i am, i'm all for school breakfast and lunch programs for kids who don't get that the at home. i'm okay with remedial programs to help struggling kids and absolutely for children's health initiatives to make sure that kids get treatment for their needs. i'm not some conservative who think it's bad to have those things. i think it's just unfortunate that we need those things. and we do. but we shouldn't be critical of those who work really hard and stay at home for their kids, when they can. because they're saving us a whole lot more money than hillary rosen will ever pay in taxes. [applause]. >> mike: that's my view. you can contact me if you'd like, go to mike
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and go there and sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter and i hope you'll register your opinion either on my facebook wall or there's a link there to the fox news feedback section, you can go there and send me an e-mail. how do stay at home mothers really feel about hillary rosen's comments? joining me a rosie, she stays at home with her two little girls and rosie started the blog lolly and katherine connors, a stay at home mom to her son and daughter and recently gone back to work at rosie and katherine, welcome, great to have you both here. [applaus [applause]. >> thank you for coming today. and katherine, let me start, i guess, rosie with you, your he a stay at home mom. when you heard the comments by hillary rosen, how did you respond? >> at first one of my friends told me and i had to go look up and see what she said and
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you when i saw it on cnn and i didn't really understand i thought this woman, i guess she doesn't have children, how could she say this and i find out she did. so, i mean, i felt like she should be left alone for a weekend with five young boys and then see how it goes because i have two little girls, one is seven and one is three and a half, a handful i can't imagine how much work and ann romney felt and undermines every mother, basically, it's such a difficult job whether you're working or staying at home. and there's something to be respected and many women have to -- stay at home moms have to deal with this thing a lot and it's not good. >> mike: katherine you've been a stay at homework, and you got criticized that and then criticized for being in the work place. >> you get it at all sides. i was publicly a stay at home
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mom and i wrote a blog being a stay at home mom and i had criticism when i wrote about it because i was a professional and a former political scientist, multiple agrees. >> mike: a ph.d. >> i have a ph.d. and i left that to take care of my daughter and then young son and i recently went back to work, a different field at and now i get it from the other side. you know, i get criticism for leaving my kids. and for valuing my career over my children's well-being. i should say my husband is now the stay at home parent in our relationship and he was offended as i was, it's know the work. an awakening. >> mike: look the michael keaton, mr. mom. >> he's he's the mr. mom and he'll be first to say that stay at home parenting is not an easy gig. >> mike: you talked about the criticism. what would people say when they criticized you. were they saying you wasted your education. >> exactly. said that i was wasting my
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education, what good was the education i had and work i'd done to establish my career, that it really was a backwards step for women, if women like me did not take their position forward and establish careers moving forward in public life, what does that do for women generally, for feminism. >> i thought it remarkable in this world where we're told to have tolerance and supposed to be about diversity and choice, you make choices, your choice may be to stay at home and it may be to go to work, but those are choices you make. why can't others just respect that? rosie, you talked about the criticism you've had. have you felled any guilt that oh, i should be out there in the work force instead of staying at home with the kids? >> yeah, i think they're unreal expectations with moms at that stay home and i think they mean to, you know, also have a side job as well otherwise they're not respected and it's difficult. and if you decide that on the weekend you want a baby sitter to come and you're judge $for that, and anytime off, you had
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to be, and people don't understand that you're not sitting at home doing nothing, you're chasing around small children all day and don't have any time for yourself. so, it's difficult and especially in a world where there's going be to be 7 billion people, you have to prepare your children, so, it's not an easy job at all. >> you know, one thing i think that's happened as a result of the hillary rosen comment and all of the reaction, and first of all, how ann romney handled it beautifully and gracefully, well, it's brought up a wonderful and an important national discussion and i think maybe the one thing that has come from all of this, is maybe we'll start talking about the fact that raising our children is the greatest job in the world. and that if we cannot just reproduce the next generation, somebody saying that the national-- our replacements and they can be do a better job than us, maybe instead of us leaving with a big 16 trillion dollar
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debt, they'll fix it. they'll create the cures for cancer and diabetes and all of the other things and that happens when we raise the best generation and we believe that it's important enough to do whatever it takes to do it right. katherine and rosie, thank you very much for your perspective. [applause] >> great to have you both here. >> thank you. >> well, is president obama's so-called buffet rule trying to divide working class from the rich? i'm going to ask peter ship about that when we come back. [applause]. think tylenol is the pain reliever orthopedic doctors recommend most for arthritis pain, think again. and take aleve. it's the one doctors recommend most for arthritis pain. two pills can last all day. ♪
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>> the buffet rule. some of you know i proposed something called the buffett rule and i was with warren buffett, you may have heard this warren buffett is playing a lower tax rate than his secretary. >> mike: and millionaires ought to pay their fair share, according to the president, for anyone making over a million bucks to pay at least 30%. but is the president just trying to divide working class americans from rich? and joining me is ceo of euro pacific capital peter schiff. thanks for being back. >> thanks for having me on. >> mike: the president made more than 20 speeches that we have counted on the so-called buffett rule. why is he pushing this so adamantly. let's talk about what is the buffett rule? >> it's based on the false that warren buffett pays a lower tax rate than your secretary. he do nt.
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when you're looking a the the personal income that's only 1% of what he earned. he's the largest shareholder, and while he earns 40 million individually he earns 4 billion that's his personal share of berkshire's earnings and berkshire hathaway paid 29% income taxes last year and of course, the top corporate rate is 35%, and warren buffett spent a lot of money and used loopholes to lower his effective rate from 35 to 29%, and you know, if you wanted to pay more taxes, he could have just paid 35%. the fact of the matter is when he pays a dividend to himself, if he did that or sells shares of berkshire stock effective rate is 45%, much higher than what his secretary pays and warren buffett says that and i'm sure that obama knows that, too. >> it's not accurate for him to say that my secretary pays more, but one thing we did learn, president obama released tax returns yesterday and fox news reported that the president paid 20.5% in taxes,
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which is less than his secretary pays, in tacks. >> sure, and that ended up, because they had to give a bunch of money to charity because he wrote a children's book and all were donated to charity. in buffet's case, that's a lie and this is investment income and investment income is packed at the source and it's kind of like an individual when they get paid by their employer, the employer withholds taxes every week and april 15th coming around on monday or 16th, you figure out your taxes and if you owe additional money you send a check, but obviously, the money that the employer whoeldz is still taxes you pay, so if you're getting investment income right now taxed at 15%, corporations general rating the income are paying taxes as high as 35% before you get the check. the real effect is 45% and the buffet rule will increase 25% to 55% for high income earn e,
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they do a lot of investing and provide companies with start-up capital or existing capital to grow, this type of tax rate will hurt the economy, destroy jobs and ultimately result in less ref lieu for the federal government. >> what you point out and a lot of people don't understand that, the tax rate what you pay on passive income, the 15% capital gains, but that money, that is earning and paying tax, that you're paying taxes on, was already taxed when it was accruing in the first place and that's the point. >> absolutely. >> a form of double taxing, now, the president's position is, let's have a, a tax rate that's more fair, that's more equitiable. isn't the real problem, peter, it's not the tax rates that we need to tinker with, it's the entire tax structure because of all of the 67,000 pages that we have an irs code that nobody, including the irs, understands, wouldn't it be better to restructure the tax to have a flat tax?
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>> absolutely, obama doesn't care about that. he wants to buy the votes of the 99%, you don't it's-- >> they admitted that the the amount of tax revenue it's going to raise is trivial. even if you buy the assumptions. what we're trying to do is buy the votes of people who are going to-- steal from the rich and give it to you. if you vote from me, i'm going to tax the rich and take the the money and give it out to you in exchange for your votes. that's all it is, and why would a middle class person care if you're going to hit. whether it's warren buffett or peter schiff. where do they think the growth comes from and jobs. they're looking for jobs and how to pay for gasoline. the question, how do you convince be somebody out there who is struggling, they're making $40,000 a year and they don't need to worry about warren buffett they need to worry about a new president. >> i think that everybody who has a job has to be worried about their boss and boss' finances and ability to write
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the paychecks, the companies need to be able to make the investment, to be able to pay you. and if we're raising the tax rate of investments, we're raising that rate. we're going to tell wealthy individuals we're going to tax your investment income at 55%, i'll just leave my money in municipal bonds and pay zero and makes it so much harder for entrepreneurs to get money and if we're going to take money away from the investors and give it to the government. who would you believe that the way you grow the economy is by taxes people who create jobs, create business, run businesses and take that money away and send it to the guys in washington, who do things like give it to solyndra? >> you know, it's always a pleasure to talk to you, you put it in simple terms and why i love having peter schiff here. thank you, peter, for coming and makes real sense. it's always interesting, warren buffett is one of the folks who has spent an enormous amount of money with lawyers and accountants fighting the irs, about a billion dollars worth of taxes and the fact is that if he really wants to pay more taxes all he's got to do is stop the
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fight. coming up next, she's known as the queen of country music and also one of the nicest people in all the music business. the legendary dolly parton is next. [applause]. [ female announcer ] philadelphia cooking creme. a simple way to make dinner fresh and new again.
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♪ >> she's one of the greatest entertainers of our time and she's got a new cd exclusively available the at cracker barrel restaurants across the country and i recently had a chance to visit with the wonderful dolly parton, dolly,
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you've been married to the same person 45 years and soon to be 46. >> and happy, actually i am. >> you have to say that on calm rachlt that's remarkable. >> it is, in this business, actually we've been together 47 years and we dated two years before we met and so we're going into our 46th anniversary in may and that's in the music business it's amazing, he's my best buddy and we get along good and he has a great sense of humor and great respect for each other. >> and there's a sorry that he doesn't typically go to your concerts and only heard you perform once, that's hard to believe. >> that's years ago i said that. he was nervous and scared and didn't know once to do, once he saw me, he had it under control and he'd come every now and then, he'll sneak in every now and then, but he
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won't come that anybody knows he's there. le' buy a ticket. >> you make him buy a ticket. >> nobody makes carl dean do anything. >> no wonder you have abeen so successful. even your husband has to buy a ticket. >> and he's stingy and i'm-- >> and probably makes you pick up the the check when you eat at cracker barrel. >> probably would. >> what's the secret? that is, we talked about it being unusual, but i'm nor interested in the why. that's not something that a lot of people are able to pull off because of the pressures and the attention and it's just a very difficult kind ever work whether it's politics or enentertainment. if there's a message that you could pass on to young performers who are starting out, as to how to keep their family and their wits about them, what would be the advice you'd give them? >> well, i think respect and a little bit of freedom. it's like people choke each other to death. so my husband and i met before i became a star, i never had
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to wonder whether he loved me for me because he did. and i loved him for him and he had a great sense of humor and he's very, he's grounded, and it's really grounding for me. he actually kind of jolts me and he is just so down to earth that he keeps things on an even keel and keeps things in perspective for me, but i think it's got to do a great sense of humor and we're completely different, that's good. >> mike: yeah. >> but we have a great mutual respect and admiration for each other and so, i think that he doesn't try to choke me to death and i don't choke him to death and how long enough. if he thinks i've been there too long, don't you have something to do. >> on tour. >> don't you need to be doing something downtown and edgy with each other, never had a big fight. >> never argued back and forth and the more amazing, it is. and we'll always believe that.
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>> as the fourth of 12 kids growing up in tennessee, everyone knows that dolly parton didn't come from a family where there was blue blood in the background and the ancestry was the mayflow mayflower. it was a tough hard working scrabble, family. and tell me the values that your family instilled in you that helped you make you who you are today? >> i think that so many of our wonderful country people have. first, i think you're grounded in your faith, because you have to believe in god in order to get through. and you have to have faith that there's something bigger and better than you and something to look forward to and something to make it to. so, that was the first thing. my grandfather was a pentecostal preacher and we knew through god all things were possible and my mother was right in there. nothing happened happens she asked god about it so that was always great and the fact that poor people, you don't have money, so you need to have a sense of pride and my dad was such a hard worker, couldn't-- my dad didn't get an
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education, but he was so smart. he'd been a billionaire probably if he had an education because he had a good mind and willing to work. so you've got to work, you've got to work for your living. you've got to have, you know, still obey the golden rule and try to, just try to live by that and treat your neighbor like you would yourself and you just have those values, and everybody tries to help everybody else because you're going to need the help. >> you mentioned about the role that faith played in your life. musically, i've seen so many people who are really rooted in the church, and that's where their musical heart came from, whether it was whitney houston, aretha franklin and so many people had that sort of grounding. was that your original sort of music influence and how things started for you, in terms of singing and song writing? >> well, my mother and all of my people, all the smoky mountain music, they were either singing the songs from
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church or they were singing those old mountain songs that came from the old world, you know, england, ireland, scotland, and all of those songs and it was still all rooted in the church and i think that's where people, certainly like me, i'm an emotion until singer and i feel everything in my core and when mama used to sing the sad songs and break your heart if you were really in there and i think that that kind of gets embedded in that smoky mountain dna, i call it, and the church stuff where you've got to have that hope, you know how it is when you sing a gospel song, you're a musician, a singer, and when you sing a sacred song, gospel song or a christmas song it's a different feeling, it's an emotional attachment. so, i really think that, you know, that mountain music when you sit around and that's just your entertainment, you don't go to town to go to the movies. you don't have radios and televisions, we didn't back then. so that was our recreation and
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the church was part of our recreation, too, and that's where being in that pentecostal holy roller church, it was exciting to me, you know, for people to -- if you got carried away, that song was good and you got up and shouted, so what? and the voice and i still feel it, so, yes, i think that that church music and that mountain sound is really what anchored me and i think that so many of us great country artists. agine with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta.
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military parade days after a rocket launch, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country's founder and the new leader speaking publicly for the first time vowing to keep our country's a top priority, his words nothing new. it's surprising to see him talk in rubble public at all. what is described as a new long range missile seen for the first time during the the parade. i'm harris falkner, no back to huckabee for the headlines when you want them. >> mike: i don't understand how a person can write up to 3,000 songs. it looks like you just wear out of ideas at some point? >> i just think and write and that gift came from my mother's people and my grandfather was a great writer. and we're creative people and everybody in my family can write or sing, you know, have a creative thought, but i just look at things and i just have these, everything is song to
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me so every day i write down something or an idea or a title and some days i write three or four songs and that's when i write in that mode if i take times and that's what i like to do. if i get time, get time to write and if i get that going, spend the first time fasting, trying to get myself in that good mood. once i get past that, i can just really go with it, but i can just, i probably write something today, just something i felt. and tucking to you, that you connected me to home somehow, i don't know what it would be. >> mike: yeah. >> it will stir something. >> mike: you can send the royalty check. >> no, no, no. >> mike: none of that. >> none of them. >> mike: we're done. (laughter) >> let's talk about the project you're in the middle of now. crackle barrel is your exclusive distributor for an amazing product. music and a dvd. >> yes. >> mike: like buying a ticket to the concert and then listening whenever you want to. >> this is a live performance that we actually did on stage
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in london, and at the ut-- the ut -- at the '02, ut university. about the 02 arena and it's got a lot of behind the scenes footage and just the making of a show, putting the show together. so being, i think it's very entertaining and it's a good thing for cracker barrel and a good thing for us. >> your musical career has spanned many decades now, and i remember as a teenage disc jockey and you weren't much older than me, a couple of years, i was playing mule skinner blews at kxra radio. >> what do you mean another mule skinner ♪ hey, hey >> that was really one of the breakout songs for your solo career. >> yes, i hadn't been with porter wagoner all that long
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and thinking of fun stuff to do and i loved the music and everybody loved that and we got the big idea, i don't know who it was, porter or buck. why don't you do the mule skinner blues. okay, i will. we started recording the song and had fun doing it. i remember doing that because i remember porter had a whip in the studio and recording the whip and that and whistling on the record and memorable to make and became a huge hit. >> the big breakout song where you went from country artist to an artist with universal appeal "here you come again" 1977. ♪ here you come again, just when i'm about to get myself together ♪ ♪ tried the door, like you've done before and you wrapped my heart around your little finger ♪ >> and that turned out to be number one in three different
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genres of music and that's pretty rare and even more rare in the 1970's for an artist to cross over like that. was that intentional? or did it just happen and the rest is history? >> well, it was intentional, but thank god it happened. >> mike: yeah. >> you know, i was like left porter's show and i wanted to go out on my own. porter and i'd had a lot of trouble and me getting away and wrote the song ill always love you, about that situation and i went on my own, and management in new york, they're not going to be interested in you, you're not with porter and i couldn't believe that. i went up there and to the two heads of rca and i went in, and i understand that you're going to drop hee from the label if i leave porter's show. who told you that? i said porter. (laughter) >> i said, well, is it true? because i'm going to be a star, i'm going to get off and
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do some other stuff. and i said if you're still interested otherwise i need to look for a label and management. they said no we're with you. >> mike: that's pretty bold, dolly to say that to them. >> i had to go, i had to do it and they saw me so they kept me, i got on another plane went to california to talk to management, and so, in first record everybody says you're making a mistake leaving country music. i said i am note leaving country music i'll take that with me wherever i go. no mistaking that i'm country. so, but the not at the "here you come again" my first record when i went out on my own and god willing and i know it was god's will that that was the number one song. so, it could have gone either way, but then that's -- up till then. bronchitis and emphysema. spiva helps corol my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours.
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. >> you mention i will always love you, the song that you originally did >> you mentioned "i will always love you", a song you'd written when you left porter wagoner, that relationship. ♪ and i will always love you ♪ ♪ you know i will always love you ♪ >> and that song in addition to the great history you had with it, had a life of its own. elvis presley wanted to record a version of it and i think you decided, no, not if he was going to try to take the song away from you. >> well, it wasn't elvis, elvis loved the the song,
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colonel tom parker his manager, he said they don't record anything unless they get half the publishing, they didn't tell me that until they prepped and invited me to the studio and colonel tom tells me that and i said you can't have half of it. >> you told him no. >> i had to. >> mike: most people wouldn't have been able to say no to elvis presley. >> but i cried for two days over it. but after whitney houston came out with it then i realized i was lucky that i had kept publishing and copy right. so, those are decisions that you have to make on the spur of the moment and thank god i made the right one. although, i still think of hearing elvis sing that. it would have been great. >> mike: you know, her version of that obviously was a huge, huge turning point for her career. her life turned out to be such a tragedy, such a horrible tragedy. you know, i guess in all of us, we see a life like that,
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so much raw talent and ability and is there anything that you feel like people can do to protect themselves from falling into the trap of letting celebrity overwelcome their sense of who they are? >> well, i think you really-- she was a very spiritual girl. i know she grew up in the church, but everybody, everybody's personalities are so different, you don't know if people, you know, what kind of health issues or chemical imbalance sort of things that make you feel like you have to have something to help you up or your mood swings. i don't know. but for me, you know, i always hate to see that. the same thing with poor ole michael jackson who i knew and he was so sweet and so -- he was just like a little angel, wow, are they trying to get to that state of bliss, trying to get to heaven before time and put themselves in a place that we're not supposed to get until we get to heaven where we can feel good and all that, so, i think sometimes maybe
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the pressure, maybe it's just, you never can tell, now, how people are affected emolestation nahle, but i pray every day to help me and protect me. it could anybody to anybody. i didn't want to have anything to scramble my brain or kill the cells. and putting something in it that might burn out my circuits somehow. so i'm not judging anybody, i know that things can happen. who knows? you know? it can happen to anybody, it could happen to me, but i work hard against it, i try to, you know, to just coop my focus on the right things. >> mike: well, you've had, also, one of the most followed twitter accounts in the country. how is it that thousands of people want to know what dolly is thinking? some of your tweets have been just gems. you say i think all created people are a little bit nuts. >> i do.
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i think that's what makes you creative, you're nuts. >> mike: i know that. you know, i've been on that for long time and now you've told everybody. that secret was out. >> don't you agree. you're creative and you don't think like normal people. what's normal. and had to could some normal stuff i'd go back and say, whew, i like to go back to being abnormal. i think there's a craziness in creative people and makes them great. >> mike: my favorite one, you say i never ever get involved in politics. with politics you're not allowed to be honest. i don't have time to deal with that. you're smart to get involved-- >> you're pretty sharp because you're a politician. >> mike: i was dumb enough to get in the middle of it, dolly, that's the difference. >> you know, i could never be in politics. >> mike: you certainly get pressured to being, i'm sure. >> i've been offered major things i almost laughed at. are you kidding me. i would never do it, you
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couldn't be be yourself because there's somebody-- it's hard enough just getting by, just being yourself in this business. i mean, this is political enough, but, no, i would never, you know, my jokes and people saying, would you want to run for president, and i say no, had enough in the white house and all of those things and always say, no, no, you don't want a woman there because every 28 days, you know, something bad can happen. now? so, i like my jokes about it and go on. but, no, politics ain't for me. >> mike: well, if you ever decide that that's where you want to head, i have a feeling you'll get elected to whatever you want to be elected to. >> thank you. >> mike: dolly, great be to be with you. maybe you can play something on my next record. >> you said it on television, i'm going to hold it to you. >> great to be with you. >> that's right, you'll never play it. >> and some day, i'd love that. >> mike: thank you. >> (applause) >> even though dolly couldn't
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visit with us in the studio, she's giving everyone in our studio audience her new cd, dvd set. [applause] >> and as they say on television, but wait, there's more. they're also going to call get a wonderful gift card to cracker barrel restaurants. all courtesy of dolly parson. [applause] >> well, while many people in his line of work resort to vulgarity to get a few cheap laughs. this is a guy who keeps his act clean. coming up, comedian jim lab brie olea. careful, pringles are bursting with more flavor.
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[applause]. >> he was a regular (applause) regular >> he was a regular on the hit sit com home improvement and he's a community activist
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and please welcome jim labriola. >> how are you? >> where did you grow up. >> originally, i'm from alabama. (laughter) >> i grew up in the witness protection program. i was 11 my father said, let's go get the cows, we're out of here. why did you put this man in the front? >> you're picking on him. >> there's a dead man in the front, whoa! >> i'm sorry. >> mike: the audience has turned against you. >> god bless him. by the way, you're all getting a free cd from dolly! >> (laughter) >> and you know, the terrorists from 9/11 are finally going to trial in new york after a long time. you've got to be happy about that, being a native new yorker? >> yes, i'm very happy about it, but i think if they get the wrong people looking for these people and that's the problem. for instance, what was his name. bin laden, bin laden. >> mike: yeah.
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>> eight foot tall with a turban on and ten years to get this guy and all on technology and if this guy owed my uncle dominic a few dollars, would have found him in three days and went up to the president give me a buick, some duct tape, i'll take my own guys. (laughter) >> and ready to read, bin laden found in buick trunk, heart attack. and that's the neighborhood i grew up. it was tiny neighborhood and a lot of crime and nobody saw or heard anything. didn't see nothing. no matter how you got killed, it was always a heart attack. you could throw a guy off a 30 story building. the cops, what happened. i don't know, looked like a heart attack. (laughter) >> and that guy. (laughter) >> and they could be a guy laying here with an ice pick taken out of his back, the
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cops go what happened. i don't know, looked like a heart attack. and the guy grabbed his chest and fell on it, 17 times. would you check if he's breathing? i swear, starting to get worried. all right. >> mike: well, one final question i want to ask you about, you've also been very active in speaking out about some of the issues going on in the country and you've spoken not only a lot of corporate events, but tea party events as well. and what made you say, i'm going out there because not many entertainers are willing to do what you've been doing? >> 10,000. (laughter) >> and they said would you go for weeks for ten grand, i don't know, i'm out of here. i don't go. (laughter) >> lay down and go to sleep for a couple of years. being a kid from new york, i traveled all across the country and i was the humor, did the comedy, in between like speakers and it was incredible. do it for a hundred people to 20,000 i did with sarah palin and it really hurt me to hear
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how people knocked the tea party. that were never there. and these were the nicest people and never saw a racist sign. didn't throw you under the bus, half the people there were black, mexican, latin speakers and they never showed that you and the only people i saw that were really angry people, i mean, angry people and stuff, or racist people were the people that came out to protest the tea party. and 'cause i didn't see it. i even went on one of these liberal shows, i won't mention their names. >> mike: well. >> they're over here-- and what happened? heart attack. (laughter) >> jim, we've got to go. >> all right? >> yeah, already and by the way, the gentleman on the front row would like to visit would you. >> what happened to the fellow in the row, on, heart attack.
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>> mike: jim, what a pleasure to have you, thank you, jim. [applause] >> and to all of you, thanks for watching tonight. and until next week, this is mike huckabee from new york. good night and god bless. good night and god bless. [applause]. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy. instead i g heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilos isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. it kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! but last year my daughter was checking up on me. i wasn't eating well. she's a dietitian, and she suggests that i try boost complete nutritional drink to help get the nutrition i was missing. now i drink it every day and i love the great taste. [ female announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals,
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