I was on the Dennis Miller Show the day before yesterday. Kind of funny. He had me on 2-3 weeks ago, and said, “Wow, I really like your book. This is so interesting. I admit, I’m only halfway through it, so let’s talk today as much as we can, but I’d like to have you back and discuss it some more.” So I was thinking, “great, the guy must like it. He gets it.”
So then I went on again yesterday, and he completely killed me, Bill O’Reilly-style. He did the whole talk show host thing where he asks you a question, then completely interrupts you, finishes your answer, then talks about what a stupid answer that was. You can find the show archives here, but you have to pay to get your load of Dennis. Pity.
It was kind of amazing, though. He basically asked me (re: illegal immigrants) “well, these people come to our country illegally, right? So don’t they pretty much get what they deserve?” And I said something about how I had this weird impression we were supposed to be a free country, and not be enslaving anyone anymore. Obviously, that was a sissy little answer to him, and it meant that I was a liberal moron who didn’t know how the real world worked. And then he asked something like, “well, if America is so bad, why don’t these Mexicans just tell their friends and family to stop coming up here by the millions?” And I answered that their conditions are so desperate, that even if they hear horrible stories about what happens sometimes in the US, they’re still gonna come, cuz hunger does funny things to you, and they’re hungry! Obviously that meant that I’m a pantywaist. What I should have answered was, “Dennis, you dipsh*t. They don’t have a radio show that goes out to 130 stations like you do, you unsympathetic moron.”
The problem with these guys like him and Bill O’Reilly is they think everything is an attack on America. They don’t understand that the big risk of allowing slave labor in America is that it threatens free, working Americans. And it threatens employers here who are law-abiding, decent people. Because none of them can compete with free or illegally cheap labor.
So people like me are kind into the whole idea of freedom, democracy, and America. And people like him and O’Reilly, who have millions and millions of dollars in the bank, have zero knowledge about or concern for working Americans.
EDIT November 04, 10:28PM: you can now read the interview transcript on my site.