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Dennis Miller on Casey Anthony Murder Acquittal

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," July 6, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Miller Time" segment tonight: Our pal Dennis has some thoughts about the Casey Anthony acquittal yesterday, and he joins us now from Los Angeles. You know, I don't know. I think we've said all we can say about this, Miller, but I do want to hear your perspective on it, so go.

DENNIS MILLER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think the system held up in one regard. You're guaranteed a jury of our peers and she's a moron, and they found 12 other morons to form a moron baker's dozen down there. I think it should be like the NFL, where you get that red flag, and during the case if you hear something that you don't like you can stop it right there and go, "I'm voting guilty right now." And I would have stopped it when they said her 2-year-old was lost and she waited 30 days to call the cops. I would have just thrown my flag and said, "Guilty. I don't even need to know what the rest of it is, give her some time." Because anybody who waits 30 minutes, much less 30 days, she's guilty of something. I don't quite know what it is, but something bad; something rotten in Denmark.

O'REILLY: Can you -- can you think back to when you were growing up in Pittsburgh. Can you think back that far?

MILLER: Well...

O'REILLY: And when you were -- and I was in the same boat. When we lied or we were caught stealing or we did something untoward, there was a consequence. There was a consequence. And it was -- we had excuses and all that and the parents just went hey, this is what is going to happen to you. This is why you did what you did. In the ensuing five decades or whatever it's been, it's broken down in America. This is what I think the problem is, that we have very, very -- we, the people, American people, have a very hard time making judgments about bad behavior now. We have every excuse in the book. You've got to show me. You know, and it's not enough for somebody to be, as you put it, so callous, so irresponsible. That's not enough for these people. They need a videotape of her actually putting the duct tape on the baby's face.

MILLER: Yes. It's got to be like -- it's got to be like the kid is Archduke Ferdinand and the mother is, you know, it's got to be documented historically before they'll find her guilty. Anybody can use that. Use your head. You know what people are getting mixed up on is beyond a reasonable doubt is now they've gotten into silly certitude. You know what I mean? It's like, of course, something happened here. You can't let the girl walk on this stuff. I guess the current thing in American justice is to make your crime so unfathomable, so depraved, so insane that other human beings can't bring themselves to even consider it.

O'REILLY: Yes, that's right. That's an excellent point. Look -- and you look back at Michael Jackson's acquittal. If you look at O.J. Simpson's acquittal and this acquittal here, you have that same common thread, that these people, "Oh, no, O.J. Simpson couldn't have." "Oh, no, Michael Jackson couldn't have molested." "Oh, no, no, this mother couldn't have done that." And you sit there and go, "Yes, psychopaths can."

MILLER: Yes. You can't go with the low-key murder any more. You've definitely got to roll the dice on the grand guignol. That will spring you, because nobody will be able to get the unfathomable together. But I think they ought to take all these three people now and just waterboard them until somebody caves in and tells us what happened and why that kid is dead today. It's a bad day for America.

O'REILLY: It is a bad day for America. We've got one juror now talking to ABC news, and the juror says the same that that they all say. "We don't know how she was murdered, so therefore, we can't connect the rest of the dots. We don't know -- we never established a pattern of murder, so we can't do it." And, you know, there's a reasonable doubt pops up. A little girl obviously was murdered. You don't wind up in a swamp by accident with duct tape on your face when you're 2.

MILLER: Right.

O'REILLY: But they just couldn't or wouldn't see who was behind this. And you and I both know who was.

MILLER: You've got to love the alternative juror who spoke up right away, No. 14. Can you imagine what a genius you have to be not to make this team? This isn't exactly the '27 Yankees. This guy couldn't crack the show down there. The 14th juror had an opinion on all this, and he said she was not guilty, too.

O'REILLY: Yes, they all concurred. All right. Now let's go to politics. Senator Biden -- Senator Biden? Vice President Biden. Big union guy. A big union guy. And the Obama-Biden ticket needs the union people. So the vice president did address the union in this way. Roll the tape.

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JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Don't any of you, by the way, any of you guys vote Republican. I'm not supposed to -- this isn't political. I'm not supposed to say this. Let me put it this way -- don't come to me if you do! You're on your own, Jack.

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O'REILLY: You know, with that suit-tie combination he looked a little like Mo Green out there. Remember Mo Green from "The Godfather" in Vegas?

MILLER: Little -- little did all of those Teamsters realize that Jimmy Hoffa's body is buried in Joe Biden's hair plugs. Listen, Biden is a quota hire. He's a cocksure hack who fames every man's status but knew his own IQ the first day he was able to apply for that knowledge. He's one of those guys who spends his whole life saying, "Hey, you let me tell you something," and then he never tells you something. He's a functionary. He's a lap dog for Barack Obama. He sends him out to curry favor with some of these individual groups they're going to need to amalgamate because the rest of us, the nonunion members who want to form a union because the whole thing is not working, we're not getting it any more.

O'REILLY: All right. The -- those thinly-veiled reference was interesting. If you don't vote for us don't come -- you know, don't complain because we're in the tank for you and the other party isn't. I thought that was quite interesting.

MILLER: Yes, well, Biden knows where his bread's buttered. And you know, it would be fitting if he went out and did all this dirty work and supplicated and kissed buttock and then they told him down the road, "We got to get rid of you because you're emblematic of what a hack insider game we've turned into, Joe. You've got to go." Maybe it happens the second time through. Who knows?

O'REILLY: No, they'll stay together. Love will keep them together.

Finally, Nathan's Famous, great hot dogs, and they have a little hot dog eating contest. This is barbaric, of course. And Joey Chestnut -- that's Joey -- won again. And I'm not quite sure why this is happening. I don't know what this is all about, Miller. Please explain it to me.

MILLER: It's the same reason you climb Everest. It's there. Bespeaks to America's greatness that a thin guy can go out on the boardwalk and throw down 64 frankfurters in 10 minutes. It's why we're great. Our fat people are husky. And you know something? I like the fact that they shoved the Asian kid out of the equation, too. This is what we've got to do with China. Put an embargo on them. Let him...

O'REILLY: That's right. They wouldn't let Takeru Kobayashi or something like that compete.

MILLER: I thought his name was Pakanoni Andre Gormiko (ph). Wasn't that his name?

O'REILLY: No. But they threw him out because of some reason. Anyway.

MILLER: What happened to our world?

O'REILLY: I don't know what that -- how many hot dogs, the most hot dogs you've ever eaten in one sitting.

MILLER: Sixty-eight, but I wasn't entered in the competition. Bill, I've got a leg -- I've got a leg that's filled with beef casing!

O'REILLY: I don't know what is happening either, Miller. You and I are the only sane people.

And here is the Miller-O'Reilly update. There are a few tickets remaining for the "Bolder Fresher" show, Westbury Theater, Long Island, Saturday, August 20. This is our debut performance, Miller and I, on stage.

Also, today tickets went on sale for the Miller-O'Reilly extravaganza at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. That will be Saturday, October 29. You may remember last year Beck and I sold that place out. It was wild, and it should be again this year. You can check all the live stuff out on BillOReilly.com.

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