Andy had such a great monologue today! He flipped the script on the IRS and gave them an audit (with his rubber glove). The talked about how the IRS processes applications and why it’s impossible for the lower level people to be the ones targeting political groups. He played audio from the Congressional testimony today from Lois Lerner of the IRS where she was emphatic about doing nothing wrong and refused to answer questions during a cross examination. Andy also did stories off the Content Grill including the formal announcement of Anthony Weiner’s intention to run for Mayor of New York City. He also revealed that Michelle Obama used to date the lead investigator for the IRS. Yikes. Ginny Rapini from the NorCal Tea Party called in with her story of how the IRS intimidated her which lead to her organizing a lawsuit against the IRS filed earlier this week.
Justin ‘Lean Left’ Leto joined Andy for his regular segment but what was irregular was how well they got along. They spoke about Jodi Arias addressing the court for the sentencing phase of her saga and the breaking news that Tamerlan Tsarnaev did in fact murder three of his friends in Boston along with the man that was shot in Orlando last night. The second half of the hour was definitely my favorite part of today’s show – former Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, called in to talk about his book Being Oscar and tell stories to Andy about his life including how he went from being a lawyer for the mob and his transition into politics. He was charming and hysterical; I know he’ll be back.
I jumpstarted hour three with Bizarre News. We talked about the amazing discovery in an abandoned house, the best and worst airlines in America, Where Are They Now: Montell Jordan, and a liquor scam called ‘Operation Swill’ that took down 30 restuarants in New Jersey. Also, Intern Caroline jumped in studio for her exit interview. As always, Andy tried to get her to say that I’m terrible – check it out in the podcast!
Andy skipped a monologue today in favor of further coverage of yesterday’s Tornado in Oklahoma. He welcomed Oklahoma City Reporter Beth Myers to the show for updates. Drew Findling called in for his regular legal segment and there was a lot to talk about. They jumped right in to the shocking news today that the Ft. Hood shooter and Muslim Terrorist (violent employee?) Nidal Hasan is STILL receiving a paycheck from taxpayers while in prison. Drew also covered the latest with the Jodi Arias case including her bizarre court appearance today. Jack Boston from AccuWeather.com called in to provide an update on the tornado situation as well as provide insight and analysis of Barbara Boxer’s statements connecting the Oklahoma Tornado with Climate Change.
Wayne Root also came on to report the news that scandals don’t hurt President Obama’s approval ratings. He also spoke about the latest news out of the IRS scandal and how Kathleen Sebelius is under investigation for soliciting private funds to promote Obama Care. Chris Cox from KOTK in Oklahoma City gave Andy an update on the situation in Moore following yesterday’s massive tornado. I closed the hour with a little Bizarre News including a hilarious story of Andy’s choosing, a woman who poisoned her whole family, and a bizarre gas station scam.
The always lovely Janet E. Johnson called in to give her expert opinion on today’s top legal stories including the news that Jodi Arias will start making national television appearances as early as tonight. She also followed up with a previously reported story about a Las Vegas mental hospital dumping patients in Los Angeles and abandoning them on the streets – well, it was reported today that legal action will be taken. This was my favorite part of today’s show, Ginny Rapini of the NorCal Tea Party called in to speak with Andy following the breaking news today that her organization had officially filed suit against the IRS. She spoke about how she worked tirelessly to get tax exempt status for the group only to be denied after three years of roadblocks and ignored calls. Her story was incredible, a must listen!
It feels so good to be back! I had a blast in Hawaii but started to go a little stir crazy.
Andy got right down to business today with the monologue revealing the smoking gun in the IRS scandal. There is a clear connection in the timeline between Obama meeting with the IRS Union Chief Colleen Kelley and the targeting of conservatives. Added to the mix came the news reported this morning that a top IRS attorney once bailed out Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Andy gave a great Hypocrisy Alert today – Bill Maher who in one breath condemns guns but refuses to hand his over. Mercedes Schlapp called in to give some political analysis of the IRS scandal and Jack Boston from AccuWeather gave us an update on the tragic tornado devastation in Moore Oklahoma.
Mike Walker joined Andy for the latest reports out of the National Enquirer. They talked about OJ Simpson and how he spends $3,000 at the prison commissary every month – which would explain his weight gain (all muscle, HA!). They also got into Jane Fonda and her transition from traitor to tutor, giving Cameron Diaz gold digger lessons. Dr. Mitch called in with an awesome medical segment today. He always knocks it out of the park! He analyzed the connection between erectile dysfunction and the abundance of men on prescription painkillers. He also discussed the amounts of disgusting bacteria and fecal matter found in public swimming pools (naturally) as well as women’s handbags (WHAAAAT?!). My favorite part was the breakdown of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy and one woman’s outrage that it isn’t reasonable to ask this of regular everyday women who can’t afford the treatments, recovery time, and reconstructive surgery.
Our expert meteorologist, Jack Boston, called back with an update on the Oklahoma tornadoes. I joined Andy in studio for Bizarre News where I talked about the Powerball winner out of Florida and how they are NOT allowed to claim the money anonymously. I also gave some details surrounding the purchase of the ticket including the merchant and the method. We also broke down last night’s Billboard Music Awards and played audio from Justin Bieber’s emotional acceptance speech for his pseudo-lifetime achievement award that they made up for him because he was sad about not winning any Grammys…anyway…my favorite story was about the cute college girl from Colorado that had to be rescued from her hike after she freaked out on mushrooms. Fun!