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Joy Behar Sneers at 'Overpopulating' Moms, Guest Says Parents of Large Families are 'Littering'
Newsbusters ^ | 11/18/2010 | Matthew Belan

Posted on 11/19/2010 7:04:51 AM PST by markomalley

On Wednesday's Joy Behar Show on HLN, the host asked about parents who are "overpopulating" the world, and guest Helen Fisher, a Rutgers University professor, compared having a large family to littering, "as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with." Fisher also bizarrely stated that "for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman."


Host Joy Behar devoted the last two segments of her 9 pm Eastern hour program to how women are trending away from having children. Besides Fisher, she brought on author Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott, who manages the "Childless By Choice Project" blog. Near the middle of the second segment, the host blurred the line between typical large families, most of whom have children by natural means, and celebrities such as the "Octo-Mom" and Kate Gosselin and her family. This is where Fisher made her extreme leftist remark:

BEHAR: What about these people who are overpopulating- the Gosselins, the octo-moms- these people who have been vitro with hundreds of things in there- you know what I mean? What's up with that?

[Video embedded at the link]

SHUKERT: You know, I think it's so interesting how the way that- like their kids have sort of- like, taken the role of kids in the olden days, when they all had to work as farmhands-

BEHAR: Yeah. Now, they're on reality shows-

SHUKERT: Now, they're on reality shows, instead of in the field.


BEHAR: Yeah, exactly. I mean, what do you make of that?

FISHER: Well, I think it's as if- I mean, now, people regard that as littering, and- you know, as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with.

SHUKERT: That's true.


FISHER: So, it's interesting that-

SHUKERT: I was thinking how much greener it is to not have kids. That he feels he can have steaks and things because he doesn't have kids. It's like I can drive a Hummer. I don't have a kid.

FISHER: Well, you know, for billions of years, we ended up having one or two children per woman, and we're moving back to that now, one or two children per woman.

One wonders what the professor meant by her "billions of years" remark, as the human species obviously hasn't been around that long.

Earlier, at the beginning of the second segment, Behar asked the Rutgers professor, "Why do you suppose, Helen, people say that there's something odd about not having kid?"
 

Fisher first touted the obvious genetic disadvantage not having children carries, but then gushed over the innovation of making that very decision: "There is something odd about it- I mean, from a Darwin evolutionary perspective, you're choosing to not pass on your DNA on into tomorrow, and in terms of- you know, genetic survival, you have lost....On the other hand, times have changed so dramatically, and we're finally at a time in human evolution when women can make that choice, and I think that's what's a thrill."

[H/t: Creative Minority Report blog]


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1 posted on 11/19/2010 7:04:54 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I think Joy Behar and her guests are trash, so that makes us even.


2 posted on 11/19/2010 7:06:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: markomalley

Joy, then do the world a favor and off yourself.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 7:07:52 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: markomalley

Would Joy Behar’s mouth make a sound in the forest if no one gave a sh*t? Just wondering.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: markomalley
Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott, who manages the "Childless By Choice Project" ...
Too bad their parents weren't members.
5 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:13 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: markomalley

We give her to much time. Worthless and useless.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 7:08:36 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: markomalley

Did she call out low income minorities for burdening the welfare system and overpopulating?

Or did she just spew anti-breeder hate speech at the stable families with a nice house and a lot of kids?


7 posted on 11/19/2010 7:09:09 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: markomalley
Silliness. I don't have the slightest desire to have children, but it's not something to celebrate (or condemn). As long as someone can raise their progeny without State support, I don't care how many children they have.
8 posted on 11/19/2010 7:09:47 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: markomalley

From what I understand she does not have any children therefore she has no basis to speak from. SHe would be a more kinder gentler sole if she was blessed with children.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 7:10:49 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: markomalley

When it comes to matting Behar is very safe!


10 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:01 AM PST by The Toll
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To: markomalley
she brought on author Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott, who manages the "Childless By Choice Project" blog.

Idiocracy. Dumb down the society. "We are too SMART to breed!"

Give that couple a Darwin Award for removing themselves from the gene pool.

11 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: markomalley

Progressives hate people. It’s part of their mental disorder.


12 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:24 AM PST by DManA
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To: markomalley

Is there an address where we can send thank you notes to Joy Behar and her ilk for not perpetuating their genes?

They are truly doing the world a kindness.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:42 AM PST by chickadee
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To: markomalley

6 kids and 4 grandkids— Just doing the littering that the average American just won’t do....


14 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:46 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: markomalley

Western women may be trending away from having babies, but that certainly is not the case in third world countries.


15 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:46 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: markomalley

“for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman.”

I think she means most children died of disease, famine, violence or childbirth. She’s longing for the good old days, I guess. Billions of years? Got me there.


16 posted on 11/19/2010 7:11:59 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: markomalley
Love how she emphasizes "per woman" not per couple. Same old over population, environut, feminazi types. As a country, we've been there done that. They do believe in recycling--recycling the same old garbage ideas.
17 posted on 11/19/2010 7:12:05 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: markomalley

So much hatred and so little time;(


18 posted on 11/19/2010 7:12:19 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: GoCards

ABCDisney gives her too much time.

Boycott that corporation. It poisons the culture and offers no benefit anymore.


19 posted on 11/19/2010 7:12:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: markomalley
One wonders what the professor meant by her "billions of years" remark, as the human species obviously hasn't been around that long.

If I recall correctly, about 250 million years ago homo erectus dies out. Then comes homo sapiens but I'm recalling that the oldest fossil evidence of hs is something like 2MM yrs ago

20 posted on 11/19/2010 7:12:35 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: markomalley

Until the 1900’s, women had SEVERAL children because half of them died by the age of five.

Now, the assurance that almost every child will thrive exists, so we have less children.

Behar should relax, only her beloved Muslims are having more than 3 children per mother. That is why Russia will be 50% Muslim by 2050. Europe will be in the high 30%.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 7:13:37 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: markomalley
FISHER: Well, you know, for billions of years, we ended up having one or two children per woman...

This idiot is a professor at Rutgers? I would also point out to her that for many years many women died during childbirth. Does she want to go back to that too?

22 posted on 11/19/2010 7:13:37 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Vor Lady

This could be an interesting thread...


23 posted on 11/19/2010 7:14:39 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: markomalley
Behar's nether parts have obviously not worked for years. So we don't have to worry about her having children. Behar, Pelosi, Clinton, Boxer are examples of leftist women that have nothing that gives them pleasure but stomping on the rights of others. It is the closest thing to an orgasm they can have. Their lack of lubrication and monthly visit pisses them off. Besides being insane because of this they also hate any woman that is not in the same situation. They trash the Coulters and Palins of the world who are both healthy mentally and physically.

Obama, apparently has the same problem.....

24 posted on 11/19/2010 7:14:50 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: a fool in paradise

25 posted on 11/19/2010 7:17:32 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: markomalley

First, let me say that neither of them should reproduce. That’s probably a good thing.
Second, my Mom did family history. Not many families with only 2 kids. Of course, if we want to stop vaccinating children, do away with water sanitation systems no healthcare and other modern things we can probably get the numbers down to a *natural* level....
Idiots.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 7:18:30 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: markomalley
The selfishness of these women shows when they value having a steak and a Hummer more worthwhile than having a child. And, speaking of green...how "green" is driving a Hummer? And vegetarians would argue that steak is bad for you.

There are nonsensical arguments all through their stupid comment. Probably, the fact is, these women have to have sex in order to procreate...and, obviously, they ain't gettin it..and so are jealous.

BTW Kate Gosslin and the Octo-mom did not choose to produce multiple births. Gosslin simply wanted one more child, as I recall. But Beher and those women probably have no clue about the process.

27 posted on 11/19/2010 7:19:18 AM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
If I recall correctly, about 250 million years ago homo erectus dies out.

About 1 million years ago, actually.

28 posted on 11/19/2010 7:19:41 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: markomalley
Joy Behar = brainless by choice.
29 posted on 11/19/2010 7:19:43 AM PST by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: markomalley

Hey, Behair, read my tagline!

How anybody could name this hapless hag “Joy” is beyond me.

As an aside ...

God’s greatest blessing to the living is, “I will multiply thy seed.”

God’s greatest curse to the living is, “I will cut-off thy generations.”

We have a lot of people in Western Civilization sneering at God’s blessing and volunteering for His curse.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 7:20:42 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: markomalley

“Childless by choice” means selfish, lazy and irresponsible.


31 posted on 11/19/2010 7:20:43 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: markomalley

We need more families like this.

32 posted on 11/19/2010 7:21:16 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: markomalley

joy behag gets far too much attention.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 7:21:16 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: markomalley
Fisher also bizarrely stated that "for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman."

*************************

That's news to me.

34 posted on 11/19/2010 7:22:56 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: struggle

Excellent point. The only winners are those that breed, those that don’t lose their country. For us to be hung up on abortion and how to make it easy, are taking a poison pill. Libs are all about death for somebody else.


35 posted on 11/19/2010 7:23:02 AM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: isthisnickcool

It really comes down to this.
Joy and the others who follow this philosophy don’t value human life.
they think a person is a net drain on society. they don’t for a moment give value to the folks who do good in the world instead looking at a person as a carbon footprint to be conveniently wiped out if they are not immediately beneficial to them.
They are godless and showing the fruit of that decision. they are unguarded to Satans whiles and doing his work while not believing in him, and feeling they are superior - also,they are striving to BE God. Same old thing in Genesis. They want to be as God.
Good luck with that.
Prayers for her salvation.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 7:25:14 AM PST by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: markomalley
Joy Behar....the big turd in the punch bowl of life.
37 posted on 11/19/2010 7:27:19 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah Joy, all those welfare mothers walking around with 4 or 5 kids and no father around, is that what your talking about?


38 posted on 11/19/2010 7:28:23 AM PST by Augustinian monk (NAFTA/GATT- How 's that free trade thingy workin out, America?)
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To: markomalley

How clever and endearing. /S


39 posted on 11/19/2010 7:31:21 AM PST by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama, the Democrats and the MSM are at war with the American people.)
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To: markomalley

She is insulting blacks and mexicans because they say whites are reducing
the number of children they are having and why whites will be a minority in a few years.

Of course that won’t keep a hagbar from spewing hatred in prime time.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 7:31:53 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: markomalley

What? I don’t get to eat a steak or drive a vehicle of my choosing anymore? Says who? Some brain dead, obnoxious, Marxist loud mouth talk show host?

Frankly, I’m happy there are so many idiots making these personal “sacrifices” on behalf of the planet.

Then I don’t have to.

If they want to get into a “greener than thou” pissing contest, let ‘em. I feel absolutely no guilt when I toss a huge hunk of dead cow on the barbie! Yum!


41 posted on 11/19/2010 7:33:26 AM PST by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: markomalley

Perhaps Joy would feel more comfortable in China...


42 posted on 11/19/2010 7:33:30 AM PST by Irenic
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To: markomalley

Joy...the George Washngton Bridge is nearby...just sayin’...


43 posted on 11/19/2010 7:34:42 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Joy...the George Washington Bridge is nearby...just sayin’...


44 posted on 11/19/2010 7:34:57 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: freedomfiter2
“Childless by choice” means selfish, lazy and irresponsible.

To me it means less competition for MY kids. From kids who would be raised (er, indoctrinated) to be Liberal nanny-staters ... so there's actually a reverse force-multiplier effect every time one of these people decides they aren't going to spawn.

I really don't have much of a problem with that.
45 posted on 11/19/2010 7:38:42 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: markomalley
Well, you know, for billions of years, we ended up having one or two children per woman

I've been doing my genealogy. To begin with, my ancestors had 5 or more children. Usually 2 or 3 lived to adulthood. Except for Grandpa Hutch who had 20 and 2 wives.

Fisher is an anthropologist. And an idiot.

46 posted on 11/19/2010 7:45:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: GoCards

I checked, she does have a daughter who is getting married or is already married. I wonder if she is encouraging her daughter not to have children.


47 posted on 11/19/2010 7:48:03 AM PST by tiki
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To: freedomfiter2
“Childless by choice” means selfish, lazy and irresponsible.

I've chosen not to have children. Does that mean that I am by definition selfish, lazy, and irresponsible?

48 posted on 11/19/2010 7:48:07 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: Westbrook
We have a lot of people in Western Civilization sneering at God’s blessing and volunteering for His curse.

Hm...I wasn't aware that my choice not to reproduce was a "curse".

49 posted on 11/19/2010 7:49:37 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: markomalley

Joy Behar’s mom put out a toxic waste dump.


50 posted on 11/19/2010 7:51:55 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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