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>> stephanie: hello current tv land. oh, jacki schechner, here's what it's like here in captain america's underpants. i wonder what our prison cells will look like when the nsa has us all arrested for thought crime. that's spectacular. [ applause ] >> that's a huge conspiracy theory. that's like way off the reservation. >> stephanie: that and a few burns and we're ready to go. >> we need to pad captain america's underpants. >> stephanie: who got to teach spinning class yesterday? who was on the big girl bike?
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>> i didn't teach it but the instructor is injured and she asked me to ride for her yesterday. >> stephanie: i could not be prouder of our little girl. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> it is a lot of pressure to be up on that platform. >> did you tell her that was weakness leaving the body? >> my weakness leaving the body. >> stephanie: very proud of you. here she is, noted spinning instructor, jacki schechner. >> stop it. please. good morning, everybody. if you were early to bed and early to rise like we are, you may have missed the president's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from his lunch with hillary clinton and his thoughts on edward snowden to his stance on the anti-gay legislation in russia. as for the current terror threat that has the u.s. and western allies on high alert and closing diplomatic facilities in muslim countries, president obama says no one's overreacting that this is a genuine concern. he says that we've already done a lot to bolster security at
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embassies around the world, especially in the middle east and northern africa and whenever we see a threat stream we think is specific, he says, we take some specific precautions within that certain timeframe. he does what he can or we do what we can. today, the president's going to shift the conversation back to the economy and specifically homeownership and the middle class. yesterday, he toured a home construction facility in arizona and spoke about his on-going plans to help first-time homebuyers and people still struggling in the wake of the financial meltdown. today, he will spend time answering questions online about the housing market. the forum is hosted and moderated by zillow, the online home and real estate marketplace. you can submit your questions for the president using the hashtag ask obama housing on twitter, white or zillow itself. later, the president's going to travel to camp pendleton here in california and thank service members and their families who also give some remarks while he's there. we're back after the break. stay with us.
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>> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar. >> and the best part is that
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current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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♪ it's a beautiful day ♪ don't let it get away >> stephanie: yes, it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. dean obeidallah, comedian extraordinaire, my cnn buddy. hal sparks in studio with hump days with hal. the president has canceled -- his meeting with putin. and i said i am over -- because of the nsa stuff. snowden. and snowden and the gay stuff, i'm disappointed in russia. so i support the president.
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>> disappointed! >> stephanie: disappointed, russia. >> you can see why putin would be so anti-gay because he's famous for lifting up little boy's shirts and kissing them on the belly. >> stephanie: must be a cultural thing. >> sure, yeah, yeah. >> stephanie: he's just been offered the head coaching job at penn state. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] [ buzzer ] catholic priest joke. >> and this portion of "the stephanie miller show" sponsored by unity for spiritual living. are you more spiritual than religious. they offer spiritual teachings that empower meaningful living. go to and click on unity near you. >> stephanie: yea, thank you, jim. [ applause ] so, i was saying this is what it's like in here in captain america's underpants before we start the show. jim walks in and the first thing he says, chris is? >> i wonder what our cellmates will be like when we're arrested by the nsa for thought crimes.
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>> i'm sure we'll have some very interesting cellmates. carry on a conversation. maybe a little political debate. >> stephanie: can i have some -- we have to post this on our facebook page. one of my personal favorites. bob in the daily banter, you have read this, jim? the conspiracy theory nexus of glenn beck, glen greenwald and alex jones. i believe charlie pierce made this point about the boston bomber. it is a little marinade of left and right wing conspiracy theory stuff. >> absolutely. gun nut stuff mixed with 9-11 stuff mixed with whatever. a lot of right wing things in there, though, that he was reading. tsarnaev. tamerlan. >> people from the caucuses. >> stephanie: that's where the word caucasian came from. white supremacist stuff, gun nut stuff, also oklahoma city
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government conspiracy theory. we'll put this up from the daily banter. a lot of people -- i think something's happening where the left and right are coming -- you know what i mean when glen greenwald, alex jones and glenn beck all say the same thing. >> the fringes have had this chewy center. >> stephanie: nugget. >> they meet at quite a bit. i thought bob made some good points. he writes, blah, blah, blah, blah. >> great points, blah, blah, blah, blah. >> stephanie: hold on. i may have put these out of order. maybe i read this during cocktail hour. here we go. he says if you see any remaining daylight between rapidly converging spears of the glen greenwald left and the alex jones right, not only have those two began to nerge but they're locked together in what could be a zen die -- diagram. the government issued a travel alert.
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belly rub for the u.s.a. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] he was like cuckoo bird. >> i will be arrested pretty soon. >> you just sealed your fate. >> he has the power. >> stephanie: the u.s. government -- and he lives -- he can see you. >> he can see me right now. >> stephanie: this is how you know we get up at -- >> stupid o'clock. >> stephanie: and go to bed at -- >> insane o'clock. >> stephanie: because i just saw the president leaving "the tonight show." nbc, right there. this is early. this is like crack of ass. >> i don't think he spent the night. >> stephanie: we have some audio. >> i think he has nicer digs than that. >> stephanie: we get up at ass o'clock because i haven't seen "the tonight show" in -- johnny carson is still the host, right? >> jack paar. >> stephanie: he's talking about the embassy closings. >> on right before bernie covax. >> stephanie: section 702 powers contained with the fisa amendment's act in 2008. the section that spawned the controversial prism database.
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see? jim will be in prison for what he just thought about that right now. so the state pulled the trigger and close upwards of 25 diplomatic facilities. here is another thing where i will get called an obama apologist. he can't do anything right. it has been benghazi, benghazi, benefit benghazi, now he's trying to prevent another one and now they're like -- >> scaredy-cat! >> stephanie: he can't do anything right for the left or the right. stand up for him now. okay. anyway, bob rights i've been hesitant to pay too much attention to officials who abuse the terrorist threat panic button. we had ptsd from the bush cheney years. remember that? every day, we're at orange. >> it's red! >> it is chartreuse. >> stephanie: what does it mean? >> i don't know! [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] [ screaming ] >> everyone should panic right now! >> they created the bottom two
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colors as if we were ever going to use them. >> beige. >> when were we going to think about that? >> stephanie: what does that mean? bring a sweater? >> the threat level is bone. >> stephanie: i think marcus bachmann designed the color-coded, almost positive. no one pays that much attention to colors. >> barbarians need to be educated. they need to be disciplined. >> stephanie: all right. thank you, marcus. anyway, he said however it is not a matter of denying existence of terrorist but more of what i consider to be a rational view rather than remaining permanently on alert when it is not always necessary. he points out the difference. nevertheless, this administration hasn't bombarded us with the same fearmongering with terrorism. no nowhere near the same drama of the previous gang. because yeah, in fact, tom ridge admitted this in his book that several times, for political reasons was told to boost the
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threat level. anyway, that's not what the guardians glen greenwald want you to believe. he not only attributed the actions of the state department to a nefarious wag the dog scenario as conventional real world means of tamping down the anti-surveillance debate. he also exploited the embassy closures and travel alert as a means of scolding democrats during the bush years, criticized homeland security orange alerts, blah, blah, blah, blah. again, you can -- music can stop now. that's exactly what i'm saying when people said you trust this administration more? yes. i'm not saying we shouldn't have a debate about all of it but bush administration -- you know, abused it. you can't compare the two. remember, literally, every time bush's poll numbers went down. we were in political season. so anyway, i think different. this is the first time the president's closed embassies, done anything like that. all right. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ] i'm going to change my own
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music. i touched my own box. there was nothing you could do about it. >> okay. >> stephanie: in other words -- >> i ain't gonna touch your box. >> stephanie: i'm no sidney leathers. he talks about what greenwald said. this has been my point about him. i'm not saying he hasn't done good work. he makes it about him though. >> he does. he's a bit of a narcissist. >> stephanie: basically, he said because of me, the administration -- he says what kind of ego does that take? they close 25 embassies around the world because of you. >> he made snowden take the fall while he took the credit. that's awful. >> stephanie: what greenwald said, in other words, now that everyone is talking about the heroic deeds, all of a sudden, there is a massive terrorism alert as a means of undermining greenwald and snowden, zipping right on by the tremendously narcissistic ego required to make an assumption like this, it is an absurdly speculative claim that represents another lurch in
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alex jones implements. he posted a video on youtube in which he appeared to be hiding under his sheets, seriously. it has become like this thing with a flashlight now. the story under the sheets. >> like he's reading a comic book under the covers. >> stephanie: while describing the embassy closing is a psychological false flag. it was intended to distract from the latest benghazi bombshell. one man's benghazi derangement syndrome is another man's nsa derangement syndrome. it think is a great piece. it is same thing. anyway, i would argue greenwald's claim is more off the rails than jones' video due to the fact that greenwald looped the consequences of his own reporting into the theory suggesting the government was targeting his efforts personally. that the government decided to rub glen greenwald's nose in -- as they've done so by staging a fake terrorism alert shouted by the mountain dops while initiating the closure of two dozen embassies, remarkable and pathetic. any democrats who believe it is genuine are clearly obama-bot
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hypocrites. that would be me, i'm guessing. all right. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ] anyway. okay. i'll send it to you. we'll post it up on facebook. [ applause ] >> i understand theatrics in order to get attention. i understand that. but greenwald's theatrics are so ham-handed and so about himself that they're just turning everybody against him. >> stephanie: exactly. oh, wait, there's more. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ] but he brings it full circle. not surprising glenn beck, he said not greenwald, said the same thing on monday. i mean, come on. when you're finding yourself agreeing regularly with glenn beck, come on! speaking of cuckoo birds -- >> maybe he said something right for a change. >> stephanie: this must be scare tactics. because that's what they said about the last president. so they're saying because -- >> they must. we're the hypocrites, yeah. of course, catch of difference between what happened in the bush years and the obama years. thank you, that's my point.
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the bush administration used color-coded terrorism to the point where the nation was perpetually locked into a yellow alert status. remember? yellow was significant risk. >> we're now at periwinkle. and burnt umbrage. >> stephanie: he points out about tom ridge admitting it, he raised it for political reasons because he would told to. this is the first time the obama administration has closed embassies with details about a threat but it is easier to use false equivalents to scold democrats who don't share greenwald's world view. i don't mind repeating the observation that the far right thinks the president is an al-qaeda sleeper cell who is racist against white people while the neolibertarian left thinks he's a bloodthirsty racist who is determined to kill or detain as many muslims as he can. what unites these two factions is the unwavering assumption the president and the government each possess dark intentions for universal domination while sculpting events to form the motives no matter how ridiculous they might sound.
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greenwald, beck and jones will continue instead of sticking with a reasonable to less pulse pounding debate based on empirical reality. thank you, bob and the daily banter. [ applause ] there is another great piece in the "daily beast." this will be interesting. they were talking about hillary's main challenge is going to come from the left. >> i can see that. >> stephanie: so can i. this will be our best chance to keep the white house ever. >> who do you think would run? >> stephanie: andrew cuomo, o'malley. who is it? peter of the "daily beast" that you're talking about because you know, well, it is a whole debate. the party has moved to the left. i think in a good way. but hillary is obviously known as centrist. he's talking about on gay rights and other stuff, andrew cuomo has been very progressive. so i don't know. we'll see. that was obviously the reason a lot of us went with obama the last time. he was seen as more to the left, right? >> not that way.
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not to be a republican. >> not to be an obama basher. >> stephanie: right. it's okay. we're all about balance here. that's why i'm a happy clappy obama apologist. >> it is all about balance. [ applause ] >> stephanie: you had to agree with me. what would you two do? for god's sakes. have you disappear into a cornfield. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> he wants to know if you knew that your shirt said i'm an a-hole in japanese. >> stephanie: really? >> i don't know if he's joking or not. >> stephanie: it looks like i'm doing the show in my sports bra. >> that was his point, i think. >> stephanie: where is my yes man? i'll need my yes man for balance today, right? >> yes, stephanie. mama's right. right again. >> thanks, dennis. >> as usual. >> absolutely, stephanie. you're absolutely right. >> stephanie: i know. >> you're right. they're wrong. >> stephanie: that's right. thank you. all right. thank you, yes man. 19 minutes after the hour.
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made some sort of error. >> caller: well, see, she bought a mansion, $1.6 million in jackson hole. daddy's got a big multi-million dollar mansion on the snake river. and she thought she would pull a fast one, i guess with all of her money and her law degree so she's under investigation which tickles the heck out of me. >> stephanie: it is high-layerious. she has been a ten-year resident and it was only 72 days. >> close enough. >> state law requires you to live there a year before you can become elgible for the license. >> caller: that's right. it is four to one republicans and enzi wasn't running, they would elect the old witch. >> stephanie: now, now because they take this serious out there, they should have a sign liz cheney, poacher, don't you think? >> well, i'm sure the old man gets plenty of fish that he shouldn't get. >> i'm sure. >> that's beside the point. i tell ya, it is quite the
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family. i just don't understand. >> stephanie: that's the least of his war crimes, unfortunately, i guess. >> caller: i just thought i would let you know that dizzy liz is out here and she's trying to charm the people. >> stephanie: oh, boy. she's nothing but charm. that's a charm offensive there. >> of course, cheney just shoots them in the face. >> stephanie: they apologize -- >> for getting in the way of the bullets. >> stephanie: liz cheney, poacher! [ ♪ dramatic ] >> you make me dizzy lizy. >> stephanie: let's go to nikki in pensacola, florida. hi, nikki. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: okay. i read the article, too, from bob cesta. i agree absolutely completely 100% with that. the thing that bothers me with people like the two guys that
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you work with or work with you, is that they're waiting on something to happen. you can't convince me unless something happens so when something happens and we didn't do or react to it the way we could have, then what? >> stephanie: yeah. that's what i was saying. i'm not saying they're not issues we should look at. but that's exactly right. what has to happen. we have to have an actual attack. what wrote that piece about then watch where our civil liberties go. if there is another large scale attack here. so there's got to be some balance is all i'm saying between, you know, security and civil liberties. okay. then he's going to do the ben franklin. dean obeidallah next on "the stephanie miller show."
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. how are you enjoying those sausage butts i gave you? >> sausage flavored rubber. >> stephanie: overlooked a little bit. >> i'm not making enough saliva. i had to spit it out. >> stephanie: i'm not making enough saliva to eat this. a compliment to my cooking. here's the problem is cooking time coincides with cocktail hour and mama sometimes is not
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paying attention. >> why do you foist the remnants on us? >> stephanie: you ate them. you're like dogs, you'll eat anything. >> i assumed it was somewhat edible. >> stephanie: you assumed wrong. >> i didn't eat the whole thing. >> stephanie: all right. >> that was gross. >> stephanie: all right. 34 minutes after the hour. you know, kids, mama is on cnn most days during my cocktail hour. i'm not sure if i make sense but i know that dean obeidallah does who is often on with me. comedian extraordinaire, dean obeidallah. >> good morning, how are you? >> stephanie: i'm sober which is different. >> sober? this time of the morning. i lost my bet. okay. >> stephanie: we were talking about this yesterday. but reince priebus, jim -- >> reince priebus! >> stephanie: really is kind of unbelievable. you wrote a great piece at the head of the rnc tries to bully the media.
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is this all they've got? >> this is it. i honestly -- there's some game reince priebus, whatever his name is trying to play. i don't know what it is. because his letter gave -- your listeners, you said you discussed it yesterday. nbc and cnn are developing projects about hillary clinton and he sent a letter to nbc and cnn saying if you don't pull these by august 14th which is a week from now, if you don't pull these, you're out of the republican debate. he doesn't really think they're going to pull them by then. so the game is not that -- the game is to rally against the mainstream media and say look. he's standing up to the liberals in the media. that's what it is really about. it comes across as bullying to me or does he think -- >> stephanie: by the way, by the way, some no name. >> who is this hillary kid? i heard she's an up-and-comer. >> stephanie: they might make her a household name as you write. that would be horrible.
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>> that would be horrible. i think she's -- i have to see a special. about that. >> stephanie: nbc and cnn have called his bluff. your move, little man! reince priebus. but i think, you know, you're right. it is such a ridiculous thing to even like sort of threaten like oh, we're not going to -- we're not going to give you any of our debates. really? who carries, right? >> i agree. to me, one of the most ridiculous but candid things he said was on our buddy sean hannity's show on monday night. he loves us both. so he said to hannity, these are his exact words. said it's time the rnc stands up to networks, not in the business of promoting our party and our candidates. that's what he wants the media to be, promotion of their agenda. like fox news, he wants everyone to be fox news. he said that on air. that should be the bigger story. he's saying look, if you're going to be difficult to our candidates and ask duff
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questions and pit them against each other and do the gotcha questions, we're not going to let our candidates be on the tv networks for the debates. but he should be above this. we should be picking the best person -- the republican and democrat. >> stephanie: you can't have people like candy crowley that are biased about things that are true or not. that would be bad. >> you can't be pro facts. you have to be pro republican. god forbid you're pro objectivity, journalism. >> stephanie: you opened the piece perfectly saying how can the leered of the republican party, the party that claims to be concerned about our freedom wants to limit freedom of the press. the other point you make, i guess he thinks they'll be gaudy infomercials for hillary. nobody has even written them yet. >> they're, of course, going to be bad and good. the year before the election. >> stephanie: by the way, if they're covering everything about the clintons, i'm sure hillary won't be thrilled with the whole monica section, right?
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>> right. it is funny, the head of media matters, david brock is a big hillary supporter and came out saying i support reince priebus but for the opposite reasons, the reasons you're saying because there's no control by the clinton campaign over this for the mini series or special and it might show negative things they don't want to emphasize and the republicans will use those clips from the documentaries. >> afraid that they might remind voters of troopergate, of whitewater and all of that just before the election. >> yeah. so that's -- so it goes both ways. for nbc entertainment, it is purely for ratings. it is in the entertainment division. diane lane is going to play hillary clinton and that kind of stuff and you know, kind of cool. for hillary, i think. who would play you, stephanie? that's the question. a movie about you? >> stephanie: i guess monica. monica lewinsky could clearly play me. >> i'm hoping john fuglesang would play me. i would be good-looking.
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oh, look at that. he's good-looking. >> stephanie: you make a good point. we allow our freedom of media to be politicized. the dmc issued a similar threat to any network saying they're going to air a chris christie documentary, you say i would be opposed to that, too. the point is it is ridiculous to send letters threatening major networks from airing something, right? >> it is. and of course, the article -- my article got a lot of comments because it is polarizing but why republicans and i try to make it -- when i attacked reince priebus at the top, i knew i was opening the door to this. we shouldn't politicize this because if the dnc said if you put that show on, we're not going to let you sponsor our debates. that is a clear chewing effect on the free press. and the idea that the media should not put content they want on. we should be outraged. when i pitched the article, i really wanted to be called for everyone on the media to say this is outrageous, you've
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overspent stepped your bounds. instead, immediately, the right defends him and then it becomes instantly partisan. it shouldn't be. this really should be freedom of the press, apart from anything else. >> stephanie: i love your advice. you say nbc and cnn should not buckle to the rnc's attempt to silence content. they should produce another hillary clinton programs, maybe a reality show or a series simply called "hillary." and you say fox news is free to air "dancing with the marco rubios" so there is all balance. >> you know what i love? republicans sending me hate mail. why don't you like it? that's not what this is about. i said that's what it is. of course, i usually get e-mails from republicans all in caps for some reason. i'm not sure why they're always capitalized. >> stephanie: caps are always stuck on right-winger's keyboards. >> i'm impressed they have a computer. it might be dial-up or atari you can have a keyboard connected
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to. >> stephanie: the biggest affront from reince priebus is we were bumped from cnn last night because of erin burnett's interview from reince priebus. so right there -- [ buzzer ] >> i've been mad about getting bumped. i was pro democracy in greece until that democracy movement -- not greece, in turkey when the people were protesting then we get bumped from the show. you know what? i'm not for the freedom anymore. i'm against it. >> stephanie: screw them. they're affecting our airtime. screw them. >> i've become anti-tornado. i wasn't pro tornado. >> stephanie: we're anti-news because it is news to bump us. >> that's a good point. >> stephanie: why can't the world settle down? settle down! we don't need any sort of breaking news. >> we need our own tv show where we bump any news stuff. just like me and you talking and we can have john on and hal. >> stephanie: there you go. our own little bubble. all right, honey, see you in the tv machine.
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>> hopefully. thanks for having me. [ applause ] >> must have been -- reince priebus. >> stephanie: i'm surprised he didn't call with that authoritative voice of his instead of writing a letter. they probably promised not to do it to stop having to hear that voice. oh, god, please! it is like a dentist drill. okay! we'll cancel the hillary thing! nick in new york on the troll line. hello, nick. >> caller: how you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i was just -- you know, i turned you on and i saw that you were doing a little comparison between bush and cheney and bush and obama. but look, they're both liars. unfortunately, you don't want to admit that obama is a liar. >> stephanie: what has obama lied about? >> caller: number one, he swore the largest legislation or the most important legislation of the modern era, healthcare, he
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said that c-span was going to be in the rooms -- was going to be total transparency so that the people can understand what's going on with the bill. that did not happen. eight times at least, he said to the media that he was going to ask c-span and you have c-span on. >> stephanie: so we didn't debate the healthcare law. >> caller: it never happened. >> stephanie: we weren't debating about that. >> caller: the democrats -- who even voted for the bill, nobody even knows what's going on. clyburn even said read the bill? i'm not reading the bill. it was 1200 pages. >> stephanie: so what's your main -- >> no transparency. >> stephanie: so the bush administration lied us into an unnecessary war that killed thousands and thousands of people. >> caller: well, let me get into that. so you're telling me -- >> stephanie: let's get into that. >> caller: tony blair who is left of the bushes and obama --
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>> stephanie: george bush's putin. >> caller: tony blair -- >> stephanie: i'm glad we flushed out the troll line so that the king of the trolls, billy from texas can call in now. gol, i've missed him since i don't know when, yesterday. hi, billy in texas. i don't know if you hate yourself or not. ♪ ♪ phones to get his pants in a wad ♪ ♪ smokes funny cigarettes ♪ two hours, he's been on hold because his right wing is getting old ♪ ♪ he's a man who means to troll ♪ ♪ king of the trolls ♪ traitor
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>> stephanie: all right, thank you, rocky mountain mike. all right. that was like throwing chum in the water for billy to call now. stop giving him jingles. >> the lines are open, billy. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's a tea party in her pants and you're invited. call now, 1-800-steph-12.
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. hello. oh, mike writes hey, troll, the healthcare bill has been online for four years. any idiot could read it if they wanted to. jacki tweeted the president -- i somehow did not -- the revolution was televised as it happened. >> stephanie: i did not feel the need to argue with the troll. >> i'm not arguing arguing withu about that. >> i'm not argue with you about that. >> stephanie: all right. okay. >> i was never going to live that down. joe versus the volcano. >> stephanie: because we started the show, we were talking about, you know, do i even need to say there is a huge difference between the bush administration and obama administration in terms of fearmongering and exaggerating threats or whatever. the president, of course, was on leno last night. >> obama: it is significant enough that we're taking every
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precaution. we had already done a lot to bolster embassy security around the world but especially in the middle east, north africa where the threats tend to be highest. whenever we see a threat stream that we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain timeframe, we do so. >> it doesn't sound as much fun as sodastream. >> it doesn't go shunk. >> well, it might but then before something blows up. >> put the thing in the tube. the grenade in the tube as it launches. >> stephanie: you mean like they used to put -- >> like a bazooka. >> stephanie: right, okay. all right. that's not fun. wow, at all. a different kind of wow entirely. >> i'm sure sodastream does not want to be associated with that. >> we'll fix it in post. so before you call and go,
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because obama said it, not bush. yes, yes, yes! okay? bill in pennsylvania, you're on the "the stephanie miller show." hi, bill. >> caller: hi. first time caller, love the show. et cetera, et cetera. >> stephanie: blah, blah, blah. go ahead. >> caller: i heard your conversation earlier in the show about the terror alerts. and i just find it hard to believe with the timing of these that it can't be somehow political decision they've made. i mean if this is not political -- >> stephanie: if we were in the bush administration, i would say why yes, they just did that last week. we were in an orange terror alert. the fact is the obama administration has not -- i'm just saying look at what happened have happened if something happened at one of the embassies, the right has taken a brief pause in screaming about benghazi, they would start all over again. >> wouldn't that be the time to say okay, these are the precautions we took and we did everything we could to make sure
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that something like this didn't happen and it still happened. >> stephanie: how do you win when you've got a rick santorum on "meet the press" this weekend, ready to say oh, well, we had to do this because the president is so weak on terror. he's so weak on al-qaeda. this is what's happened. you can't win, right? which is it? >> caller: let me make my final point. i don't disagree with you. in that regard. but i just feel the bigger picture is that every time we have a terror alert, every time we publicize that we are closing embassies because of this or that or the other thing which i don't think first of all has to be publicized. >> stephanie: this is the first time under the obama administration. >> caller: i understand. and recently with this. i just feel as though every time something like that happens, the terrorists are winning. they're putting a fear in our hearts and a fiche in our government. a fear in our government. >> stephanie: i take your point on that. my point, when you have the director of homeland security, tom ridge, admitting in his book
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that he exaggerated homeland security terror ratings for political reasons because he was asked to, you know, to me, that says everything you need to know. but i get what you're saying. once again, where is the line between security and the terrorists winning if you want to put it that way. lisa in houston. you're on "the stephanie miller show". >> caller: hey, stephanie, how are you doing? i'm kind of piggybacking on what you said. i also want to make a point that we need to stop doing. people need to stop comparing barack obama to george bush. and leave it there. let's take it on over to the clinton administration. we don't want to touch bill. but let's not forget we had more embassies blown up during his administration because they did not take it seriously. remember, bin laden started and al-qaeda started in of africa, there were 4,000 people injured
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and over 200 killed and nobody paid any attention. we had the u.s.s. cole and people ignored it. now, remember, september 11th -- >> stephanie: that's the other thing is i've said is you cannot tell me things have been politicized as much as they are now for exactly the reason you're saying. we've said it before. the number of people killed in embassies while george bush was in office. was this ever a news story? benghazi has been on 24/7. >> caller: you're right. see, the thing that i get angry about, nobody gives barack obama as much credit as he should get for getting rid of bin laden. look what he did! 4,000 people injured, 3,000 plus people killed over here. we still have 1100 families cannot go and kneel down and pray to their loved ones or they can't put them on a -- they can't find them. so when you look at that stuff, you said look, mr. president, this is your first time. it is not like he's done it 100 times. if you need to close the embassies to save one life, do you that and we ought to be
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saying bravo. because it doesn't make any sense. i want -- >> stephanie: it also goes against their narrative. the president has tried to -- obviously they have tried to find out what went wrong in benghazi and address it for the future. they do obviously instead of politicizing it, they want to figure -- i think try to figure out how to prevent it from happening again. >> we need to just kind of sit back and say you know what? we are in a country not just in drone time but all time that people always come at us. and we need to just be safe. so those people who don't believe it, go on the benghazi and go on to egypt but if you get captured, don't ask us to spend money to come and get you. >> stephanie: call me. you can talk to the hand. talk to the hand when you get captured and wherever. the president last night. broome it is a re-- broome it is a reminder getting bin laden, putting afghanistan and pakistan
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back on its heels that, this radical, violent extremism is still out there. and we've got to stay on top of it. >> stephanie: if i had any kind of prank sense of humor, i would ask travis to get lisa's number and i would call her and collect call, help, i've been captured. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: never mind. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: what did i tell her last week, travis? i said no, do not call me. all right. 58 minutes after the hour. hal sparks is on his way in. hump days with hal in hour number two today. he has a thing with a guy later. so we will see him in a couple of minutes as we continue on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ] >> stephanie: okay, hour number two. hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks who will be in a moment. jacki schechner. >> yes? >> stephanie: this is the time during the show when we take care of our personal business. >> okay. >> stephanie: you e-mailed me i didn't call you back. i called you back. >> ity not call me back. >> stephanie: when did you call me? >> you were making lamb or something like that on the grill and then you said you would call me back and i never heard from you again. >> stephanie: oh, god, okay. >> that must be why she left the sausages on the grill too long. she gave us the dry ends.
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>> stephanie: you win that round. i'll call you right after the show. >> i curled up in the fetal position. it was very traumatic. >> stephanie: waiting until just this top of the hour. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> i'm just saying public apology goes a long way. >> stephanie: still my bff, here she is in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. as stephanie mentioned, the big news this hour is that president obama has canceled his plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin next month. he will still travel to st. petersburg for the g-20 economic summit but will not be heading to moscow for the planned one on one. the if the will add a stop in sweden instead. already frustrated with russia's stance on missile defense and on human rights issues, the president also not pleased with its recent decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden, something he explained to jay leno last night. >> obama: there have been times where they slip back into the cold war thinking and cold war
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mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. >> that was them in happier times apparently. we haven't covered this story much but the cleveland house where ariel castro held three young women captive for a decade has now been destroyed. a contractor tore down that structure this morning at no cost. castro who has been sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years had to sign over the deed to the cleveland house as part of his plea deal. one of the three women she abducted, michelle knight watched it come down this morning holding yellow balloons in honor of other missing children. cnn is reporting this morning that federal officials have filed the first criminal charges in the case of who attacked our consulate in benghazi last year. but the u.s. has not yet made any official announcement and no one has yet been detained. the only named suspect cnn reveals is libyan militant abu and he admits to being at the consulate on september 11th, he denies involvement in the
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attack. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. >> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say
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♪ it's a beautiful day ♪ don't let it get away >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. six minutes after the hour. prepare to be jingled. >> stephy. >> stephanie: what's that heavy breathing i hear? ♪ the humpty dance, do the hump ♪ >> stephanie: hump days with hal sparks. >> yes, yes! >> hal: feels so good to be here for sausage fest 2013.
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yes, sausage butts available for a limited time only. >> stephanie: would you like one? >> no. >> stephanie: who would like a singed sausage butt. >> i seriously was not making enough saliva. >> you could break the window with one of these. >> stephanie: good morning, hal sparks. >> i think your discussion of it stopped people from producing saliva all over the country. you could hear the sound of mouths drying up. >> stephanie: i apologize to the entire country for my cooking. can we move on? >> hal: no, we cannot. the stars remain. >> stephanie: we opened the show, we were talking about this whole -- bob cesta wrote a piece in the daily banter about how the fringes of the right and left are meeting in terms of greenwald, beck, alex jones saying all of the same -- i was saying this there is a big difference to me between the bush and obama administration. the bush administration fearmongerred and used -- politically tried to scare us
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over and over and over and particularly iraq is a huge thing we have to remember. this is the first time he's closed embassies. >> he didn't close the embassies before. >> hal: the ones in the danger zones he opened quicker than the ones in the safer zones. they have bigger security details. they can handling the security threats sooner and they have the actual facility and the equipment and the personnel to do it whereas the place -- >> stephanie: my point is i'm sorry you about of but glen greenwald, it is like oh yes, the president did it just because of you. just to show you. really? >> i dare say the president has access to more information than even glen greenwald. >> hal: i would beg to differ. i think glen greenwald has a lot of facts in his head that none of us have access to. [ laughter ] it is kind of amazing. my thing about especially when it comes to, you know, nsa, c.i.a. or even to some degree,
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some fbi stuff is that especially in on-going investigations, there is a reasonable expectation of secrecy. you want to talk about reasonable doubt, there is a reasonable expectation of secrecy within -- when you're carrying out covert operations. so this idea that somehow while these bills like the patriot act and element of what the nsa is doing needs oversight, the idea we'll have open hearings about it or that there was a big report in -- i want to say it was "the washington post" but there was this -- it was an article saying that the certain congressmen are being rebuffed from their requests about information on certain programs like well, they're not on the intelligence committee. they haven't been vetted. they don't do the process. there is a reason why there is a hierarchical way. you can't be just like a one term and learn everything and get out because of redistricting. it is just not going to hand out information. you can't get all of it without going through proper channels so this idea that you're going to walk in and go i need do know everything the nsa is doing. i've been here six weeks.
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it is just absurd. >> stephanie: al franken, no right-winger made this point. he said if everyone sees everything i see, then guess what, the terrorists see it, too. >> hal: exactly. there is an element of -- there is a balance of free press and how much information you give out and at a certain point where you're giving out where troop position are and who your covert agents in the field are. >> stephanie: here is geraldo to draw our true positions in the sand. >> here's where our guys are. oops, i probably shouldn't have done that. >> stephanie: by the way, here is anotherselfy of me. hi, camilla. >> caller: i have a friend stationed in qatar, i want him to be overly cautious. when it comes to these people's lives, be overly cautious. close those embassies. these countries that are supposed to -- >> stephanie: camilla, can you
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believe the same people screaming about benghazi endlessly are going oh! see, the president's weak so he had to close the embassy. what? >> caller: i know. louis gohmert should be the one to stand guard at the embassies. he's so quick to be like you know what? we look like wimps. you go and stand guard. when the rockets are raining down on us. >> stephanie: because you know, you're right, we want you on that wall, louis. we should give him one of the funny buckingham palace hats. >> deep down in places you don't talk about parties. you want me on that wall. you need me on that wall. >> stephanie: all right. the president last night. >> obama: private capital should take a bigger role in the mortgage market. >> stephanie: wait a minute. nine. the president talking about the nsa. >> obama: we don't have a domestic spying program. what we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a
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phone number or an e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat and that information is useful. >> but there is that big facility in utah that will be sucking up everything. >> again, all of the things the nsa is sucking up in this big hard drive that they're talking about, this enormous filtering system is -- the only difference between it and yahoo!, google, dot-mac, the twitter server, the facebook servers is that it does all of them at once instead of each individual corporation doing them all because they all store them, they all store them forever so they can search them later. they do it so that you can recover and anybody who works there, anybody who works there doesn't have to do anything even the stuff that snowden had to do to get access to it. to get access to it. anybody who works at facebook can gaze freely upon anything in the server. >> stephanie: plus, i love --
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our caller was talking about people like louie gohmert. i love the whole like oh, i thought we had defeated al-qaeda. it is a little complicated! there are gray areas. state department spokesman... >> afghanistan and pakistan is on the path to defeat but we have consistently expressed a concern about affiliates and this is an example of that. >> here's a great example. if one of the ways that these guys recruit and gain ground as far as legitimacy in their fight against the u.s. and in western powers in general is successful attacks. and so if you don't -- if there's -- even the low-lying players managed to pull off something like benghazi because security wasn't up, then they use it as a recruitment tool. they use it to show they're off the groundment to lower recruitment to keep them back to make them not have the little victories, do you these draw lines to protect yourself.
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now, you know, i'm one of the people who thinks that the nsa came out puffing their feathers really big on this one. so while i think it was legitimate, i also think the nsa, because they've been underfire lately, used it as kind of a -- a p.r. puff piece to come out. this is what the nsa does. we protect the american people from the dangers of blah, blah, blah. what it looked like was -- me thinks my lady does protest too much. it looks like they were using it as a tool. that raises everybody's belief it might have been constructed. >> stephanie: chris? >> don't suggest that to representative adam schiff because you'll get smacked down. we had him on earlier this weekend. >> stephanie: his eyes got bigger than usual. >> he said how dare you suggest a conspiracy like that. >> hal: the nsa makes people think conspiracy. >> stephanie: the truth is somewhere in between. trisha in spokane, you're on with hal. hi, trisha. >> caller: hi, stephanie. i'm just kind of disgusted right
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now because when the bush administration was telling everybody we're on this alert or orange alert or whatever color they were coming up with, they never gave us any instruction on what we were supposed to do. all they said was be afraid. now, the obama administration is taking action on intelligence that they've gotten. i don't know if i agree with it or not but at least they're taking action and not just telling us to be frightened. >> stephanie: exactly. i think we got numb to it during the bush years. you know when the country is openly joking about stuff. are we orange today? >> hal: yeah, that's the issue is that these are simple, mechanical things that a large government without posts and a lot of different countries where they've -- people in the field, especially after something like benghazi goes these are our new stepped up rules. maybe before, we wouldn't have said this qualifies as a reason to shut down these embassies or these bases. and in this case, it does.
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because it is lesson learned. >> stephanie: senator mccain. >> we now know that al-qaeda isn't nearly as splintered as we had believed in the past. they can still take orders from leadership and they're awfully smart people. >> stephanie: he's on his honeymoon with lindsey graham in egypt. >> we wish them well. [ applause ] >> stephanie: how many bugs john mccain has had to kill for southern bell lindsey graham? >> ooh, eek! >> hal: when he's talking about how smart they are and how splintered they aren't, you don't have to be that together to carry out the level or kind of attacks that al-qaeda is known forker that these splinter groups -- it really isn't a hannibal lecterish great criminal mindset that is required to put guy in car, strapped with bombs, trunk full of gasoline, drive at the biggest open hole in town. >> and eat his liver.
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>> stephanie: right. >> hal: that's the issue. as much as they want to -- again, i think that's more like the scare tactic they use for justification. it always comes across like that. the reality is yes, there are consistent dangers but they aren't -- this isn't like crashing the stock market which is -- or electronic attacks that the chinese have been doing. that's high-end -- >> stephanie: domestic sabotage, the republicans are pretty much on that. all right. 17 minutes after the hour. we continue hump days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: call stephanie now, she's easy! 1-800-steph-12 >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws, our death toll is just staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win
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next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes! >> only on current tv.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ pleased to meet you ♪ oh, yeah ♪ >> stephanie: oh, yeah. 22 minutes after the hour. jim ward on air guitar. someone sent me a picture of the old homeland advisory system. looks exactly like the gay pride flag. just saying. tom ridge. i'm just thinking if things are calm, it is like periwinkle, are you guys with me? [ ♪ magic wand ] when it is a severe warning, maybe there is like -- ooh, candy cane red. >> barbarian! >> are you suggesting tom rim is a homo? >> stephanie: no.
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someone sent me both of them. >> level of chartreuse. >> barbarians at the gate who need disciplining. >> burnt sienna. >> wonderful! >> burnt umber is when you know it is serious. >> stephanie: or when you know what color bone white is. look at you, marcus. hello, chris in phoenix. >> caller: good morning. just wanted to point out one difference between the nsa database and google, so forth. google can't come to my door with information and throw me in prison. the u.s. government can. >> stephanie: unless you're buying a pressure cooker. >> caller: very funny. >> hal: to some degree, if there is knowledge of a crime or whatever, it is an easily discoverable thing through them. and everybody who's working there, while they can't, for example, come to your door with their own guns, can easily make a phone call that directly leads
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to that act fairly quickly. can they not? >> i agree with that. >> hal: what's the difference between arguably, right now, if you look at it in sort of -- as a metaphor, google, yahoo!, all of the main hotmail, all of the big server companies are effectively nonoath-taking you know, contractors of the nsa right now. because essentially, if you're busing all of that stuff through one conduit and bottlenecking it through the nsa, it is still in that open space, controlled in exactly the same way by people who don't take an oath who have no direct protection that you have. by the way, while they can't send cops to your door, they can absolutely link your accounts to other place without your knowledge or just using the fine print in your agreement that you've typed into to send it to credit companies that can eliminate your ability to get a loan. they can tie it to the way they do with advertising, you know.
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anything you mention in your e-mail starts showing up in ads on every site you go to. so there is an element of -- you know, it is like the government is putting people on the roofs with telescopes to look at people in parks. like the people are in the park. there is a slight difference with the media that way versus a letter written. >> stephanie: we've been talking about the difference between terror alerts and the obama administration and the bush administration. i had seen this in awhile. everybody forgot -- this is the homeland security advisory system was red. severe risk of terrorist attacks. orange was high. we never know of knew what it meant or what we were supposed to do. >> dreamsicle. cream single. oh, no, we're on cream sickle. >> stephanie: yellow was be afraid. >> frozen banana. >> run.
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>> stephanie: blue was guarded. meaning general risk. elevated to yellow was significant risk. guarded was a general risk and green was the low. >> here's the thing. in a country this size with as many outposts as we have and as many countries as we have, when would it ever get below blue? >> i asked that earlier. >> hal: exactly. >> stephanie: we were just like the no color. could that be? was there ever a time? we're in beige. >> hal: are we talking about white in the paint version, lack of pigment or the light version of white which includes all of them. the white spectrum of light including all of the elements. >> stephanie: was orange the new black then or is only -- who knows. >> hal: isn't that the name of a sean hannity book about the obama presidency? >> stephanie: ron in chicago, you're on with hal.
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>> caller: good morning, stephanie. i wanted to give you guys some praise because i've gone back and forth about being a liberal, conservative and whatever but i give you guys a lot of credit because when i listen to you guys, especially when you talk about the war on terror, counterinsurgencies and stuff like that, you guys really -- >> stephanie: uh-oh. i think he was going to say something good about us. go ahead, ron. >> he's gone. >> hal: call back, ron. >> the nsa intercepted that phone call. >> stephanie: because he's a veteran and i'm right about everything. thank you, ron. someone will call me a neocon on twitter. i just know it. >> hal: there just seems to be when you do hear the polarized sides of this conversation is that there's either no threat whatsoever and everything the government does is an absolute lie or hide in your house and tin tinfoil up the windows
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because they're everywhere. any time you have a conversation that balances the two, you're a traitor to one side or the other. >> stephanie: that's why i'm glad you're here today because not only were we talking about the bob piece about this far left and far right coming together, i think it will be interesting in 2016, i want your take on this. peter barnhart wrote a piece in the "daily beast." hillary clinton's challenge will come from the left. i'm curious what you think is going to happen. >> alan grayson? >> no. >> hal: i disagree. i think arguably, obama will look to the right of her as she's coming in to office to some degree. if she has anything -- they're going to -- the secretary of state aspect and how well she did as secretary of state will actually -- >> stephanie: she is a centrist is what people are saying. our party has moved -- his point is to the left. they're saying although few would are predicted it in 1992, she's become the symbol of centrism. obama was perceived to the left
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of her which is why a lot of us supported him over her in the primary. she's going to have to navigate political winds because, as usual, a lot on the left, we could hurt her chances of, you know, of taking the white house. they're saying that because people are going to run to the left of her whether it is andrew cuomo or elizabeth warren and other names being tossed around. throw a couple of points out at you. get your take of what's going to happen in 2016. 29 minutes after the hour. we're in the midst of -- in the hump of hump days with hal. we'll continue humping after this. >> it is a fat sized hump. made of fat and baby wipes. >> stephanie: it is made of sexiness and brain cells. >> hal: thank you. >> stephanie: back with hal on "the stephanie miller show."
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to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right?
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challenge in 2016 will come from the left. i'm to the left of hillary on some things but i'm going if we screw up our chances of keeping the white house, when the republican party is a mess right now, don't you think? really, i'm going to be pissed. >> hal: you know, i think the group on the left, she would have a real problem with is the same group that ironically folds over on the right as far as what they are willing to do, ideologically to get certain results. and i think a good example is when we're talking about the -- when the president was dealing with unemployment insurance and the extension, the 13-month extension and trying to keep people afloat during that time and people were saying it is not worth it if we do the 2 2% social security -- the 2% social security drawback or a corporate tax benefit or any of the things that were happening as a compromise, they were saying don't do it no matter what. the people on the right were
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saying we don't want the 13-month extension. we don't think people deserve unemployment. to hell with them. we want to get what we want to get. on the far left, you ended up having this thing, we don't want them to get what they want so badly that to hell with the people who need the 13-month extension. both groups are logical to sacrifice the same people for a different ideological end but the result is ultimately the same. >> stephanie: it was interesting. we all did a lot of anti-war stuff during the bush years. they just invited me to speak at veterans for peace. i thought i wonder if some people will call me a neocon because i -- don't think snowden is a hero and yada, yada. interesting, just some stuff on the "daily beast," he talks about on iraq, which proved disaster for hillary in 2008. democratic tempers have cooled. every other major issue from gun control to immigration to gay rights to financial regulation,
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the debate has shifted left. i would argue that. although i think we were right on those issues. it is true -- the republican party has clearly gone far right. but the democratic party he's pointing out is also shifted to the left since clinton was in office last time. >> hal: i think shy of the back story of the iraq war, she won't have a problem running on any of those even to the left of where she's perceived to be now. i don't think it will be a problem including financial regulations and -- >> stephanie: he says it is likely to keep shifting left. one reason is the end, at least politically of the war on terror which embowdenned democrats to -- emboldened democrats. it talks about younger voters critical of government snooping. hillary will start the process saddled with votes on the patriot act harder to defend than they were a decade ago and opponents will try to make her
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pay. he makes larger point, the second reason the democratic debate is moving left is that democrats no longer fear republicans. hillary came of age in the '70s and '80s when nixon taught an entire generation about the perils of appearing too liberal. appearing too weak on terror. today's democrats see the g.o.p. as clinging to a shrinking and aging white anglo base less able to win national elections. they're no longer concerned about hugging the center. which i think is true. the debate has changed. his point is he says potential hillary rivals like andrew cuomo, martin o'malley are pushing the boldest pro gun control agendas they can dream up. in doing so, they hope their aggressive lib berallism will make the baby boomers look timid and calculating, the same contrast obama managed to paint in 2008. >> hal: interestingly enough, i think if you look at the -- if you're going to talk about straight up polarization, no one on the left you're talking about who believes deeply in these
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bills and in these concepts that they're attempting to push would shut down the government to do them. they would find legitimate legislative avenues, would find legitimate legal avenues, would work the bully pulpit because the public has shifted that way. the republican side right now is lock arms and hold a wall and never -- none shall pass is the essential black knight. >> none shall pass. >> stephanie: we brought up elizabeth warren. we're obviously elizabeth warren fans as well. they're talking about the democratic debate moving left because the deficit is going down. that's what's like -- when the republicans keep screaming about the deficit, you're like that is untrue. going down and down and down. >> hal: it was on two days ago talking about it. >> stephanie: they're main talking point is -- it says uber liberals like cuomo and warren will find it easier to offer big ambitious spending proposals and budget balancing may be less in
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demand. he finishes by saying in 2016, hillary's left wing challenger may prove stronger if her name is elizabeth warren. then again, hill i have a better politician than gore. they're talking about the whole gore bradley thing. then again, hill i have a better politician than gore with a more loyal team. at this ridiculously early juncture, it seems like hillary would be able to ride out her party's lurch to the left. more dangerous would be to force her into an election against chris christie. somebody said if ted cruz is the nominee, hillary carries georgia. of. [ laughter ] >> hal: that's absolutely true. or rand paul for that matter. >> stephanie: it will depend on the lurch of the democratic party. >> hal: a lot of people think the salvaging of the republican party leans in it being a libertarian party. rand paul is betting on that. he's making it a libertarian
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party. >> stephanie: between the g.o.p. establishment and neocons and the libertarian tea party contingent now. >> until they figure out the libertarians don't believe in fire departments. >> hal: or governing period. >> there are people who don't believe in government who want to get into the government. >> stephanie: there's a fire. there's fire. never mind. >> shut it down. meanwhile, i'm supposed to trust you to run it. that part boggles the mind. yet that's what they're really running on this time. the secure districts, you know, are getting more and more extreme unfortunately. >> stephanie: bill clinton will not touch the weiner as you can imagine. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] the big dog is not biting on the new york city mayoral race. former president bill clinton said he has five friends runnerring for new york mayor. >> there are six people running. >> stephanie: the feelings i have all are personal and since they are, i shouldn't talk about
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them. >> stephanie: i'm guessing privately, he's had some thoughts about anthony weiner. lively dinnertime conversation at the clinton house. >> i look pretty good compared to him. >> stephanie: hillary has found it a laugh riot. she's like this is just fabulous! [ laughter ] >> not so much. >> stephanie: no. by the way, would you like the fun facts, mediaite, anthony weiner. sidney leathers has published a guide to seducing politicians. >> just in time. >> hal: it is easier than you think. ordinary politicians can be so complicated but now with the -- >> stephanie: dying to text your -- sext your first politician but don't know how to get started? anthony weiner's sexting partner sidney leathers has entered the advice industry publishing ten secrets to seducing politicians. by the way, she had thoughts. why does having a sexting affair with a married man or doing porn
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make someone a bad person? give me a break. i'm not a war criminal. i enjoy my sexuality. that doesn't make me anything other than what i am. a young woman who is enjoying her life to the fullest and going on plenty of adventures with willing partners. >> hal: adventures. >> stephanie: you're not a war criminal but i would say slut. he's married! >> what? she's a slut! look at her! slut! >> hal: i think there is a difference between sex positive feminism and open sexuality and then just kind of -- yeah, with married men and being very obvious about it. to some degree, it is like okay, if you can't be overt about it then you can't claim that overt act is your mainstay. you can't pat yourself on the back. >> stephanie: here are some highlights of her guide to seducing a politician. number one, keep a straight face like anthony would thank me every time he had an orgasm.
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at least he's polite. >> did she go you're welcome. >> oh, my god. >> stephanie: who thanks someone after an orgasm? that makes me like him a little more. >> did he make her she got her conclusion as well? >> stephanie: i don't think he cares. >> of course not. he's a pig. >> stephanie: but he did thank her. >> thanks. >> hal: how do you say that? >> thank you. >> stephanie: you're welcome. here's a mint. thank you. >> after you. >> stephanie: polite chipmunk in bed. >> after you. oh, no. you first. >> thank you! >> stephanie: with a politician, you have to remember, she writes, you're probably not going to get money. you're in it for the thrill of it. because in congress, they're used to asking for money. it is all just for the thrill of having sex with anthony weiner. okay. >> the thrill of victory.
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>> stephanie: don't be too proud for selfies. the best way to compliment on a penis shot, i've been waiting for this advice my whole life. be really specific. not just length but girth and everything,, really be specific. >> huh? >> wow. >> stephanie: oh, that's so -- wow. that reminds me of my favorite balloon animal i saw once -- what? >> what? >> that reminds me of something stephanie tried to force upon us this morning. >> hal: in tupperware. >> stephanie: wow. that vein is great. that part of it. okay. make sure you keep up with his career. set up a google alert on his name then when you talk or sext, mention tidbits about what they've done because politicians love that. he was really having an orgasm over himself. >> hal: i notice you've been in the press a lot. >> stephanie: that thing i
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said on fox. thank you. >> i was thinking of you when i said it. >> stephanie: say it again that thing i said on fox. thank you. and actually have a life. although to be quite honest when we were talking and sexting multiple times a day, i did end up planning my days around him. pathetic but at least he never knew this. she's deactivated her facebook page since meeting weiner through the social media site. it is trouble. i could have told her that! source of all evil. [ applause ] ♪ >> hal: spinal tap. >> stephanie: how specific can you be about penises? >> pretty specific. you can be pretty specific. >> stephanie: they're like snowflakes. >> they're all unique and special. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> stephanie: they're all unique and magical. >> they melt.
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>> when things get cold -- >> stephanie: wow, that is magical. [ ♪ hypnotic ] i've never seen -- >> hold still, i'm sketching. like the titanic only weirder. 47 minutes after the hour. that was a hillary laugh. right back on "the stephanie miller show." [ laughter ] >> announcer: join the party. 1-800-steph-12.
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thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? ♪ you're a fine girl
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♪ my life, my lover, my lady >> wow, really? >> that's it. all right. hey, whatever floats your boat. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: 52 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. hump day with sexy liberal hal sparks continues. jay in virginia, you're on with hal. hello, jay. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: how are you enjoying that governor's race there? >> caller: in virginia? >> yeah. >> caller: oh, man, it is a joke. >> stephanie: i assume you've stopped having oral and anal sex. based on his instructions. >> hal: for safety sake in case he sends cops to your door. >> what are you doing in there? are there two separate police forces there? anal and oral? >> caller: i don't think so. >> stephanie: you have to quickly switch positions.
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go ahead, jay. i apologize. >> hal: let jay talk. >> caller: you know, we're talking about a man that spent millions of our tax dollars to go after the university of virginia because they think that we might have climate warming, global climate warming. virginia is like north carolina. north carolina is reverting back to a -- i don't know. a state of idiots. and it is a shame. >> stephanie: by the way, is transvaginal bob your current governor, is he going in the hole? what are you hearing? this may turn into -- ironically, for ken cuccinelli being his lieutenant-governor. this investigation may turn criminal, right? >> right. you know, he's another one. he came from pat robertson's university, wasn't's graduate of one of those?
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that don't believe in science once again? it is a whole -- our state, you know, unfortunately, our state -- >> stephanie: i heard ken cuccinelli ironically could get caught up in the bob o'donnell -- >> bob mcdonnell gave the money back last week. >> stephanie: he can talk to people in prison about how bad anal sex is. >> hal: right. once you walk -- let's say you rob a bank at gunpoint and walk the money back in last week saying the cops are on my trail, here, you can have your money back. it doesn't undo the crime before. you still -- you might get a pat on the back from the community going that was nice of you to return the funds once you realized you were in trouble. sort of. >> stephanie: here is the rolex. sorry. by the way, i mentioned john mccain and lindsey graham on their honeymoon and each very excited, very happy for them both. [ ♪ magic wand ] very, very magical. they arrived in egypt together. >> aww.
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>> did they tour the pyramids? >> ride together on a camel? >> stephanie: they had -- >> giddyup! >> stephanie: one hump or two, john? okay. kids, they had too many messages, the removal of president morsi was a military coup. >> morsi was -- egyptian leader? weird. >> stephanie: they want an enclusive process to play out. here is grasp -- grampy. >> we also urge the release of political prisoners. we also urge a national dialogue that is inclusive of parties including the muslim brotherhood and at the same time, we expect the muslim brotherhood to refrain from violence. >> stephanie: okay. this was not a military coup. it was -- a people's movement that military aided.
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okay. i love -- lindsey well-known southern belle lindsey graham said in a democracy, you have to sit down and talk to each other. how you skedaddle back here and try that here! >> hal: actually talking. it won't happen. >> stephanie: traipse, whatever you do lindsey. >> look at me, i'm riding a camel! >> stephanie: by the way, i love this. after a few minutes, much of the question and answer session appeared lost in translation as they pressed the senior citizens on their definition of a coup. here's john mccain. >> i'm not here to go through the dictionary. if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. >> or a coup. >> hal: or if the illegal ramifications of using that word extend to a very specific result from the governmental body that you're actually participating in as a senator who has say over that particular action, you have to use more of a definition than i don't know, kind of, as your
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justification. >> they're just there to be a-holes. >> stephanie: exactly. he's there to kill bugs for lindsey with a tissue. >> hal: it is funny, half the time he can't wait to do a gun dump in practically any country that we have an issue with or that there's anything going on like essentially the mccain plan is dump weapons in there as fast as you can to as much of a scattered group as you can with as little scrutiny as possible and then be shocked six years later when some of the bullets and missiles start coming back your way. >> stephanie: where can we see hal sparks? >> in new york this weekend thursday through sunday. yeah. whole weekend. that's right. >> stephanie: >> hal: and at hal sparks on twitter. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ] >> stephanie: hour number three. jacki schechner. mitt romney has jumped into the debate over the warning the g.o.p. not to shut down the government over obamacare. which maybe he's finally admitted is romney care. >> did we elect him president and i missed that? >> stephanie: i'm sure the republicans will listen to him. they're so well organized. >> the g.o.p. is just flailing for some kind of leader. romney said all right, i'll say something! >> stephanie: okay. they're like whatever, mittens. go back to pumping your own gas and looking like a hobo in
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la jolla. >> nobody cares what he has to say at this point, i don't think. >> stephanie: exactly. >> at least i don't. i don't care what he has to say. >> maybe he should have eastwood talk to an empty chair again. >> stephanie: what does the empty chair think? here she is, nurse jacki in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. the justice department has filed two civil suits against bank of america over $850 million of residential mortgage-backed securities. the d.o.j. says the institution committed investor fraud dating back to january 2008 which coincides with the start of the global financial crisis. bank of america defending itself saying it sold prime mortgages to sophisticated investors who had ample access to the underlying data. and it is not to blame for the housing market crash. but b of a has agreed to several settlements with both investors and the government to the tune of more than $10 billion. two drone strikes in yemen this morning killed at least six
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suspected al-qaeda militants and a spokesman for the prime minister says the nation has stopped an al-qaeda plan to capture oil and gas facilities and two key ports. the news comes at the same time the u.s. and other western allies have closed diplomatic facilities and evacuated citizens. yemen is home to al-qaeda on the arabian peninsula. the terror network's most active affiliate. and the white house is offering a proposal to allow hill staffers to keep getting subsidized health insurance premiums won the affordable care act kicks in. the law says that personal offers staffers have to shop on the exchanges but in doing so, they could lose the coverage help they get because exchanged subsidies are based on how much money you make. the new rule says the government would keep paying up to 75% of the staffer's premiums but there is still a lot of details that have to be worked out including who would join what exchange, whether it be a d.c. exchange, home state exchange, et cetera. the office of personnel management is proposing leaving
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some of the decision making up to the members' offices themselves. we're back after the break. >> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say
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anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war, you must be high. >> i think the number one thing that viewers like about "the young turks" is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story. >> you can say anything here. >> i spent a couple of hours with a hooker. >> your mistake was writing a check. >> she never cashed it! >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws, our death toll is just staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes!
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>> only on current tv. ♪ it's's beautiful day ♪ don't let it get away >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." i just startled to be here suddenly, startled to see both of you. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. speak of being startled, can i have some calming music? everybody calm down. everybody, please remain calm.
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[ ♪ hypnotic ] people have heard the news. let's see. >> calming music? >> stephanie: current tv, our last day for current tv, the entire network will be next thursday. so i have -- just a stack of e-mails help. where will you be going? so used to the a.m. craziness. when are you announcing -- everybody, everybody calm down. >> we're still on the radio. >> stephanie: we're still on the radio. next thursday, august 15th is the day last day for current tv. al jazeera will be launching august 20th. i don't know if it is a soft launch or before that or what but we urge you to watch them because there will be lots of great people on there. we will be going somewhere else for television. i can't announce yet or i would have to kill you. we'll let you know by facebook if not by next thursday. okay. so there. everybody settle down.
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all right. we have a love letter from guess who. the gal that does our closed captioning. >> really? >> stephanie: yes, wait, anissa. is her name. steph and the marks, i had the pleasure of writing every word you and the mooks say on mondays and wednesdays nor the last year. i'm stenographer and i also do the closed captioning for your show. >> she does did on monse which means she does it when the rude pundit is on. >> stephanie: she's got to be scarred for life. >> that poor thing. >> stephanie: i had to remind myself i was working while laughing at you, hal, rude, eric, chris and jim throwing up captions at words of 260 words per minute. jim, don't talk really fast. she's doing did right now! >> when you read articles. she said you talk much faster when reading informative articles. >> you do. >> stephanie: i apologize, anissa. >> i will be reassigned to another show now that current is going away. i'll miss you providing closed captioning for "the stephanie miller show."
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anissa. [factor sounds] >> how do you spell -- anybody who is watching closed captioning. tell us what anissa is writing. >> stephanie: or the other we have -- gastrointestinal distress. does she write -- that's what i ask you for. i go whop which is that. >> stephanie: which means salad fart from olive garden. >> the other one i have is gurgle. >> stephanie: someone's got to call and tell us what anissa just wrote for -- [gurgling sounds] >> stephanie: everybody come on, look alive. >> some of the stuff has to be so -- closed captioned. how do you do the poopy pants thing. >> stephanie: she had to write every line of that?
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i have to think of more things to do. >> we say at the close of our calculations that the square root of four is two. >> oh, no! oh boy! oh, that's going to be bad. [gurgling sounds] >> holy cow! >> oh my. >> okay. >> stephanie: all right. reminds me of gave a graduation speech and i messed with the girl that was signing for me. >> yes, you did. because they have to do whatever you say. and it's funny. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] >> stephanie: by the way, don't you love it when drunk stack meets future husband stack. drunk driving charges have been filed against a southern new jersey man who was driving a box truck on fire and missing its front tires. >> missing its tires? >> and you didn't notice? >> stephanie: apparently not. >> glug, glug, glug, glug.
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>> that's every wednesday for you. >> stephanie: michael newman was hanging partially out of the cab window because of a shattered windshield when he was stopped around 3:00 a.m. nothing good ever happens at 23:00 a.m. the truck had tree branches caught in it with fire and smoke coming out of it. the tires. okay. >> wow! that's some party! [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] >> stephanie: man allegedly tried to sell girlfriend's baby on craigslist for $100. >> he could get $250 easily! >> stephanie: i did once for my friend's baby. irritated plea. crying during cocktail hour. fine, $250. >> a case of good wine. >> stephanie: that's awful. what kind of judgment? $100? you can get a lot more for a baby. a 22-year-old man from staten island was arrested this week for attempting to sell his girlfriend's baby on craigslist for $100. he post the following ad with
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the babies and kids section which is where you purchase babies and kids. he wrote hey, i have -- i have -- custom infomercial music. i have a 2-month-old baby named -- redacted. i'm guessing the name was actually not redacted. >> but you never know. >> stephanie: she loves to play and have her fun. only one problem, the doctor says she has asthma. if she turns a certain way, she can stop breathing. she's really getting on my nerves and i don't want her. please e-mail. then he posted a second ad the next day. he says he posted the ad to get back at the girlfriend. he also included the woman's number in the advertisement and the woman received one call. $100, bargain. a little asthma, how much could a little inhaler be? >> in the current news center, they monitor the closed captioning. she sent me a screen cap and it just says oh, that's going to be
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bad. [gurgling sounds] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: oh, dear. take your organ out for me, please. don't you hate when this happens, jim. boston clergyman found with a prostitute behind the cemetery. >> so? >> stephanie: so many levels of wrong there. although when you do, you do get laid in the coffin. that's an old joke. [ ♪ circus ] >> stephanie: how is that, anissa? >> they generally have a headstone. [ laughter ] massachusetts episcopal vicker arthur coyle, the second of three monsignor ranks, they discovered him with a prostitute behind the cemetery. you know the catholic church was
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like not a boy. yes! with a chick and paying for it! whoo! nothing but net! saw coyle with a woman, the cops waited five minutes and approached the parked car where they quote separated the two suspects. coyle later admitted he had -- >> what did he do? pry them apart? >> they pride them apart? they pried them apart? >> turned the hose on them. >> stephanie: it is like a joke. a priest and a prostitute. coyle later admitted -- >> why didn't i think of that? >> coyle admitted he offered her $40 for oral sex. cheaper than a baby on craigslist. >> apparently $40 will make you holler! >> stephanie: she gets paid to do the wild thing. >> of course. >> in the cemetery. >> stephanie: coyle had been spotted a dozen times circling a
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neighborhood known for prostitution. prior to the quote-unquote incident. >> that's suspicious right there if you're circling a neighborhood. >> stephanie: right! just like a priestnado. a priest circling looking for hookers. all right then. okay. martha in texas has some thoughts on anissa's closed captioning. hello, martha. hello, martha. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: yes, go ahead, martha. >> caller: i can't hear you. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: i wanted to give a real good report on anissa. she's one of the best. she spells much better than most of them. and she gets most of the words that have three words of a sound the same but have different means. she usually gets the right ones. >> homonyms. >> stephanie: right. how does she spell this? never mind. [gurgle]
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>> whop sound. >> stephanie: it is not a racial sound of any kind. >> stephanie: hello ms. green in atlanta. aren't we formal this morning. no first name? >> caller: june. listen, i'm very angry. i want you to give me a chance to get on the soapbox right now. >> stephanie: here it is. >> caller: i'm very pissed that the republicans, you know they have on the internet, where you can pull up on the screen and slap hillary clinton -- >> stephanie: slap hillary in the face. >> caller: isn't that inciting violence against a political candidate? there insulting one of the president's wives that was once the president of the united states. >> stephanie: that's going to help them with women. how is that war on women going for you? >> caller: exactly. you made a very good point. you know what i'm angry about? that none of our politicians, democrat politicians are not raising a big stink over it because the republicans do everything -- if the president
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sneezed and make a song and a dance and carry on -- we need to demand our politicians get in congress, raise stink just like the republicans does. that's inciting violence against women. somebody do something! >> stephanie: ms. green for president! ♪ it ain't a man's world >> how about slapping laura bush? >> stephanie: or any woman? anyway, ridiculous. she's right. thank you for that. oh by the way, i thought of one other parting gift for anissa, our closed captioner. it was on twitter or facebook? that it was a fun fact. it was a fun fact about have you ever noticed when you sneeze -- while you're taking a [ bleep ] right. what is that called? >> okay. someone tweeted have you ever sneezed while taking a [ bleep ] and it comes out ten times faster. there has to be a name for that
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phenomenon, hashtag priebusing. [ ♪ circus ] >> stephanie: that's what nbc said. i can't talk to you right now. i'm preebsing. i'm priebusing. >> that's what jim says. i'm late because i was priebusing. >> i had to take a reince. >> stephanie: you -- 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for a shock! >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show."
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♪ do it, do it ♪ whatever it is ♪ do it ♪ till you're satisfied >> there should be some limits ♪ >> just do it. >> stephanie: 23 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. >> just don't priebus. >> stephanie: do not priebus no matter what you do. [farting sounds] >> stephanie: i just would give anything to be a fly in the wall with the president regarding the threatening letter from reince priebus. he probably just wadded it up. >> i do see david brock's point though. i see david brock's point in that. because they're assuming it will be some gauzy infomercial. obviously the clintons -- >> david brock is right.
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the electorate does not need to be reminded of the warts right before an election. >> stephanie: who cares about all of that crap. >> i'm just saying. >> that's what we'll remember is what a load of crap it was in my opinion. right? what a load of priebus it was. >> sure, some people believe it is a load of crap. some people believe it. we had an animated caller talking about that's the best they've got is some stupid cartoon web site where you can slap hillary across the face. that's lovely in your war against women. sue sent us -- did we post this on our facebook page. >> we did. >> stephanie: listener comedy but it is actual because we've been talking about the terror alert system all morning. they used to have it on the bush administration. this is the g.o.p. scale of how raped were you and with different colors bought they're actual quotes from actual republicans. emergency rape, legitimate rape. honest rape, forceable rape, easy rape. >> accidental rape. >> stephanie: easy rape, that was a republican. he said some girls, they rape so
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easy. enjoyable rape. that was clayton williams. said if -- why not just sit back and enjoy it. then the lowest one is the gift from god rape. rick santorum said it is a gift from god. >> gift from god. >> stephanie: okay. those are the levels. >> it is kind of a -- >> stephanie: how raped you were. >> stephanie: yes, indeed. here's what they've got left. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] making sure people don't vote. rick scott has plans to resume the voter purge effort in florida. how about that. he's planning a new effort to purge non-u.s. citizens from the state's voter rolls. a lot of of them are citizens, they happen to have -- >> too much melanin. >> stephanie: that's right. by nonwhite. a move last year that prompted a series of legal challenge from critics of his administration was trying to intimidate minority voters. >> makes people want to purge. >> from the department of --
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staff ya think? a republican preparing to run for re-election next year. what might be helpful? said the aim of any purpose is to protect the integrity of the voters. >> protect it from black people. >> stephanie: right. ♪ you're a lying sack of crap ♪ you're a lying sack of crap ♪ you're a sack of steaming nasty crap ♪ >> trying to prevent the integration of the -- not the integrity. >> stephanie: they call the review of noncitizens attempt to disqualify hispanic and african-american voters once again from the department of ya think? >> rick scott is priebusing the voter rolls. >> stephanie: speaking of -- ♪ you're a lying sack of crap >> stephanie: liz cheney as it turns out as we mentioned this earlier comes from a long line of -- >> i've simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar. >> stephanie: a fishing license application, lose a senate race, maybe.
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>> stephanie: think about it, lizzy. this is hilarious. >> what a sack of reince she is. >> stephanie: salon has a great piece about this. fishing is a great deal in wyoming. you know, cheney's secret service code name was? angler. who cared about that? nobody. >> not really. never get those five seconds back. >> stephanie: it is a big deal in the cheney family so it is a big deal to liz cheney who must overcome accusations of carpet bagging if she hopes to win a senate race. primarily because she is a -- >> you have to lie to live. you have liebettic. twice a day, you have to take a soft ins-lie. >> she lied about the length of her residency in order to get a fishing license. she purchased her home last year. >> it is usually dudes who lie about the length.
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>> stephanie: in addition, she first -- first fish she caught was this big. >> right, sure! >> stephanie: it won't help that cheney -- received a fishing license in wyoming before she was eligible and registered as a ten-year resident. she denies it. the clerk must have made a mistake. >> you lie! you lie! >> that clerk was a jerk! >> why must you turn my office into a house of lies? >> stephanie: she doesn't deny violating the state law that allows residents to apply for a fishing license after they've lived in wyoming for a full year. it is a serious misstep said a republican strategist allegedly poaching in a state where being a resident sportsman is by law an earned privilege. wyoming people take this very seriously. i just said put up a campaign poster, liz cheney. poacher! [ ♪ dramatic ] >> stephanie: fishing has already become an issue in cheney's campaign. republican mike enzi who she is
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running against is supposedly a long-time furnituring buddy of her father's. she went on limbaugh's show and said they may have only fished together once. >> i do not believe your lies! >> stephanie: do you think they just lie reflexively around the dinner table? >> hello, he lied. >> pass the gravy. >> it's not gravy. >> stephanie: i can see it. >> trust me, it's not gravy. >> stephanie: we all know compulsive liars, people who lie when there's no reason to lie. yes, we do. >> you're a bold-faced liar. >> stephanie: right. exactly. okay. >> and a poacher. >> stephanie: i'll bet it is hard to distinguish what is possibly true. >> i'm a liar. i'm a poacher. >> stephanie: 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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nounce stephanie miller. >> i love it. 3:00 a.m. and you guys are hammered! >> stephanie: hmm. it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. christine in cleveland. hi, christine. >> caller: yes, good morning. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: how is everyone doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. you were talking about the governor from florida. >> stephanie: rick scott and his voter purge, yes. >> caller: well, rachel -- she had on a woman who was a former
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florida state senator and now with the democratic party, worked with the democratic party and then she's now working with voter issues in the state. and she said that he was particularly interested in the quote-unquote puerto ricans that might be voting. >> stephanie: uh-oh. >> caller: because we know the puerto ricans have every right to vote. because aren't they like our 51st state? >> yeah, they do vote in presidential elections. and they vote for their governor, of course. >> caller: that's what i thought. it was like okay, so i know that they have voting rights that -- they're being suppressed like everyone else. so there is absolutely an issue for them. rachel, this woman last night, it was really great. i can't think of her name but it was an interesting interview as rachel says. >> stephanie: don't feel bad about yelling out another liberal woman's name while
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you're talking to me. that's fine. >> caller: i -- >> stephanie: okay. >> how do they transcribe that? >> stephanie: those are wounds from my past. [ ♪ magic wand ] those are why can't you be more like tracy richards. >> who? >> stephanie: my best friend. >> your parents put that kind of pressure on you? [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] >> no wonder you're the way you are today. >> hold me. >> why can't i be more like keith richards. >> stephanie: current says why don't you do more heroin. what's wrong with you? you never amount to anything. >> keith richards' parents were set for life. >> stephanie: all right. we mentioned that mitt romney piped up. took a break from looking like a smelly hobo pumping his own gas in la jolla. i have some thoughts. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] >> i'm relevant. >> i'm relevant, my friends.
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>> stephanie: he jumped into the debate over the g.o.p.'s future. who better. warning congressional republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop president obama's healthcare law. >> mitt who? >> stephanie: did he finally admit it was his healthcare law? romney care is not. after mitt romney's 2012 loss, many senior republicans included the party must moderate its image on immigration and reproductive rights. remember, that was in the autopsy. some g.o.p. lawmakers had absolutely the opposite. nicely done. good job. should have taken a left on albuquerque. how is that going for you? they imposed new restrictions on abortion in several states. they're resisting a broad immigration bill in the house. senate republicans vowing to shut down the government if that's what it takes to choke off the healthcare law that congress enacted. they worry establishment
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republicans and a split in the g.o.p. i can't get enough of these stories. >> a split in the g.o.p. stories. >> stephanie: more driven by campaign stories than ideology. >> talking to hal about peter beinart's piece in the "daily beast," the democratic party has moved to the left. the republican party has moved to the right. it will be interesting to see what happens in 2016 with all of that. he said i know i lost. i'm probably not the first person you would ask for advice. >> computer says no. >> said something i agree with. >> stephanie: exactly. but because we all learn from our mistakes, i may have a thought or two of value. >> stephanie: he has a lot of thoughts of value. >> stephanie: that campaign was a mistake a palooza. >> i never said the 47%. >> yeah, did you. >> stephanie: it is a good analysis. as you mentioned, abortion is another issue that tripped up high profile republican candidates. we posted it on our facebook page. it is the emergency -- the level of -- >> the color alert system. >> stephanie: for how raped
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you've been according to lots of republicans. there are different levels. >> from actual quotes from actual republicans. >> stephanie: so -- >> actual republicans. >> stephanie: at the time, they said the aikens and i can't remember all of them -- they said they didn't speak for the party. this year, as we know, several republican-controlled state governments have made these egregious -- >> the threat level. different degrees. >> stephanie: exactly. that's what we posted on our facebook. one republican campaign said republican leadership is courting disaster here. voters are in a mood for this when the country is teetering on economic recovery. it is very dangerous politics. but again -- >> women have the right to vote. maybe that slipped their minds. >> stephanie: it could have. i know. exactly. so a party that had trouble with women voters, they picture a cartoon hillary clinton getting slapped across the face online. that's their -- that will help
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you. >> that's going to go well. >> stephanie: keep saying she's too old. really? the last group, old white people will all vote for hillary because, you know, we've got to let them go. all right. and let john bolton talk more because he was always the cooler head during the bush years. >> at administration for four and a half years has tried to slice and dice by defining al-qaeda's little sliver that is hanging out along the afghan/pakistan border. that's always been a mischaracterization. >> stephanie: you know what has always been a mischaracterization? that are you crazy. ♪ let's go crazy >> secretary building has 38 stories. if you lost ten stories today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference. ♪ let's get nuts >> mindless creation of the united nations as something different than what is in the united states's interest to do
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isn't going to sell here or anywhere else. ♪ let's go >> the only question, the only question of the united states is what's in our national interest. i'm sorry. that's a fact. >> stephanie: that was always my favorite, that little horse noise he did. >> he was talking at the same time. so i think it was someone else in the room. >> stephanie: remember his crazy mustache would fly up. remember, they said -- it would flap up when he got red and animated. >> he kind of looked like a shmoo. >> stephanie: what's that from? >> dr. seuss. >> no. >> li'l abner? >> it also made an appearance on some episodes of the flintstones for some reason. >> stephanie: okay. now let's move on. >> people know what a shmoo is. >> something you put on your -- >> stephanie: it looked like a fake mustache. i wanted to say that's not a real -- sorry, is it?
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>> kind of like natalie wood when she pulled on santa's beard on "miracle on 34th street." >> stephanie: crazy train of references this morning. >> you do know that natalie wood played the child. >> stephanie: of course i do! >> she does now. >> she does now. >> stephanie: all right. look out, everybody. tough oprah is here. sat down with troubled lindsay lohan post-rehab interview. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] let's see. there is a -- >> did she flee the interview? >> stephanie: no. bet she wanted to. a tiny teaser arrived on the web. are you an addict? asked oprah sternly? i think oprah may not have been paying attention. maybe she didn't do a lot of prep for this. oprah might be slacking. [ applause ] >> she's been busy filming her movie, right? >> stephanie: lohan is traveling with a sober coach. don't even think about getting one of those for me.
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and is asking -- >> we would be fired. >> i'm your sober coach. >> you're the one who is sober. >> stephanie: that's counterintuitive. you could make john boehner your sober coach. that would make you sober. is that what i look like? >> i'm a sober coach. if you start drinking, you're going to turn orange. glug, glug, glug, glug. >> stephanie: see? she's asking that all alcohol be removed removed from whatever hotels she's staying in. remember when the guy that owns the show did that to us? right? we get there and there's literally -- you could see the carpet was -- >> the lighter patch of square carpet. >> stephanie: he had our mini bars removed. controlling. >> did he that in denver, too, when went there for the democratic national convention. >> stephanie: cheap bastards, controlling bastards! i wonder what was there?
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>> okay. so this can go. >> stephanie: we don't need that kind of thing. on this trip. hi, i'll be your sober coach. >> lucky guy got two mini bars. >> stephanie: whoo! party! what's going on in the room next door? hey, you got my mini bar! >> too many bars equals one maxi bar. >> stephanie: lindsay will not be going to europe for a three-week vacation leak she planned because oprah convinced lindsay she would relapse. she called her multiple times over the last 2 it 4 hours, oh, god, that's got to be a little annoying. [phone ringing] >> stephanie: what? >> if you're on your sobriety tour, france is probably not a good stop. >> they hand you a bottling of wine when you step off the plane there. [phone ringing] >> stephanie: oprah again! okay. wow, meeting your boyfriend's
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mother can be nerve-racking especially if she's diana ross. call her ms. ross. she seems warm. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] ashlee simpson who is dating evan ross met diana for the first team in l.a. saturday night we're told and is alive so i guess it went fine. okay. i just report the news out here in hollywood. >> i can't imagine dating diana ross's offspring. >> stephanie: stop in the name of love. 45 minutes after the hour. >> she would be a little bit of controlling. >> stephanie: you can't hurry love. you cannot hurry love. i'm sure she told her that. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> wow! i don't believe it. this is too good to be real. >> of course this is real. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." >> always outspoken, joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say
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anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ boogie, woogie, dance ♪ woogie woogie dance >> how long have we worked here? >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." look, when the president comes to town and does "the tonight show," it is confusing! with the traffic. i have to get to spinning class. see, it becomes -- >> californians. >> californians. >> what you need to do -- >> you cross alameda -- no, you go -- >> stephanie: right. >> you turn -- you go
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straight -- past the light and turn left on alameda and it becomes riverside and you take that all the way down -- >> stephanie: i do not think there is a way to get there without going -- >> never go anywhere without the californians gps. >> i want to get to that place that sells mexican country style chairs. >> we're going to take van vicente to where it curves into wilshire. >> this time of day? it is going to be jammed. >> okay. i can recalculate the route so you can take santa moon ca to sunset and laurel canyon to ventura which would take you past the stand that sells fresh tangerines. >> dude, i changed my mind. i want to go to that scented candle shop. take pico to the 110 then the 101 but get off at vermont. >> i'm afraid i can't allow you to do that. this route is too important to
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allow you to recalculate it. ♪ daisy, daisy >> totally not cool! [tires screeching] [crashing sounds] >> californian's gps. don't let your gps put you on -- you don't want to end up -- >> stephanie: thank you. all right. thank you for that. [ applause ] there are scented candles on melrose? i have to find out where that is. i love scented candles. >> stephanie: okay. >> there is an actual candle store. >> stephanie: i just heard -- radio snapping off around the country. jim in connecticut, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, jim. >> caller: steph, can i apply to be the official recovering alcoholic of "the stephanie miller show"? >> stephanie: every party's
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got its pooper. >> stephanie: quitter. >> caller: 22 years this july. >> stephanie: congratulations. >> caller: the reason oprah would ask -- >> stephanie: kathleen madigan said she doesn't like it when people say congratulations on quitting smoking because she's not happy about it. >> caller: i don't blame her. i would like to go back to smoking. the reason -- oprah asked lend say about that was getting into recovery and getting over or getting at least to deal with it. even though it seemed like an obvious and kind of -- an obvious question, it was for her sake. >> stephanie: it is oprah's tone. she can make you priebus no matter what she's asking. just by her tone, you don't think? >> caller: absolutely. she has magical powers. [farting sounds] >> stephanie: what? all right. oh, looky here. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] i cannot get enough stories about the ailing today show. i don't know why. nothing but drama.
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[ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] it was great. the first live report that ann curry had to do, thank you, matt! >> that was kind of icy. >> stephanie: awkward! okay. see, jacki schechner and i, we reenacted that because we're bffs. if it were awkward between us. embattled today show anchor matt lauer is taking top down approach to issues, issues meaning him. taking show staffers out to lunch twice a week in an effort to boost morale and encourage a team atmosphere. there is no i in team. we have to eat with matt again. >> it would be like going out to eat with you. >> stephanie: can you imagine if i made you guys go to lunch twice a week. you would just say no! >> i've got something to run. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> stephanie: more inclusive nurturing environment. what are you guys doing for lunch? >> inclusive.
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>> stephanie: you would make up -- you actually wouldn't even bother with excuses. >> hell to the no. >> when you force us to come to your parties on the weekends, i always come up -- >> stephanie: i try not to do that that often because i know -- [ laughter ] >> you better be there! >> the party! you will enjoy it! >> stephanie: i try to be very judicious. >> you will have fun! >> stephanie: because i understand there is an implied threat. >> will you have fun, no! >> that's the german way of having fun. >> stephanie: it is a trap. would you like to come to my house? [ ♪ magic wand ] >> no. >> would you like a job? >> stephanie: all right. well. a source said matt wants to hear from producers and other staff about ideas for stories to cover concerns. here is our concern. you're a [ bleep ] hole. that's our main concern or any other issues. here is another issue. you're a [ bleep ] hole. oh, looks travis says he'll go.
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[ applause ] because i don't pay him enough to afford lunch. shut up, chris! want to go to olive garden? [farting sounds] salad bar, all you can eat! >> you become bottomless from blowing your bottom off. >> stephanie: al roker -- [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] who once did a doody in his pants in the white house -- i think he maybe overshared. i don't think he needed to mention that because he had the gastric -- but i don't know why he mentioned he doodied in his pants at the white house. >> left his underwear in the trash can. >> stephanie: as you do. >> he couldn't really flush it down the toilet, i guess. >> stephanie: anything about "the today show" is awesome. today show veteran al roker hit the snooze button one too many times on tuesday and slept through his 6:00 a.m. early morning show. wake up with al. >> or snooze with al. >> stephanie: first time he's
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ever -- i've done it a couple of times. you've called me to say what you done? i'm like sleeping. you're like because it's -- i'm like -- [ screaming ] after 39 years, it happened, tweeted roker. i overslept and i missed a show. >> so they bring in ann curry. >> the weather channel. >> stephanie: that would get huge ratings to watch that. okay. everybody has advice for the biebs. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ] >> sorry, who? >> bieber. >> stephanie: my advice, don't pee in mop buckets in a restaurant. don't be a douche. mark wahlberg has warned justin bieber not to be so naughty. he says -- it was during a web chat. he said justin, don't be so naughty. be a nice boy, pull your trousers up, make your mom proud
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and stop smoking weed you little bitch. >> did he really say that? that's kind of funny! >> stephanie: he said he's a teenager living in a different day and age. i was in prison before i got a record out and i don't think he's been to prison. he's a nice enough kid. you're going to be a teenager but if you're being a teen in the spotlight, you will be criticized for it. this career should be could be short-lived so stop being such a little bitch which ironically is the exact same thing "the today show" staffers told matt lauer. all right. that's it for us today. that was just magical. wasn't it? all right. >> it was a good show. >> stephanie: i would like to thank chris lavoie, jim ward. >> and anissa. >> stephanie: and anissa. she'll be here next week, right? >> she will be! >> stephanie: we'll think of more nasty stuff to say to make her closed captioning. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show." ç]
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(vo) in the great 1974 film godfather ii, there's a scene about halfway through where hyman roth and michael corleone and all the american gangsters are gathered in a patio in havana and it's hyman roth's 67th birthday, and he's giving a slice of cake to each gangster got - louis from chicago you run the copacabana, frankie you get the prostitutes, he's dividing up the island among all the american gangsters and appropriately enough the birthday cake has an outline of cuba on it, he's giving them a slice of cuba. and while hyman roth is doing this he says: "isn't it great to be in a country with a government that respects private enterprise?" and that's how media policies have been done in the united states for the past 50 years and it's increasing in the last 20 years. extraordinarily powerful lobbyists duke it out behind closed doors for the biggest slice of the cake. the public knows nothing about it, it doesn't participate. and that's the problem ac


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