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Actor David Cross To Olbermann: TV "Gets Rid" Of Elderly "Not Contributing Anything" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/23/2011 4:18:47 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Comedian and actor David Cross appeared on Current TV's "Countdown" program Monday evening to promote his upcoming movie and other gigs when the conversation turned to a recent study that watching one hour of television shortens your life by 22 minutes.

Cross was being very serious on how this would benefit his pocket because that would mean he would not have to pay for medical care of the elderly who are "not contributing anything." Keith Olbermann, the host of "Countdown," believes this is a Darwinian idea. Transcript below:

David Cross: "I don't mind, I like the idea -- or I'm comfortable with the idea that TV watchers are having their lives shortened because then you're talking about just hundreds of millions of really elderly people who are just going to watch TV anyway. And that's just a medical care that I'm going to end up having to pay for and they're just watching TV, they're not contributing anything.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidcross; euthanasia; fabiansocialists; healthcarerationing; keitholbermann; lifehate; obamacare

1 posted on 08/23/2011 4:18:52 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Fabian socialism.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 4:22:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek

We need to bring back dueling.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: i88schwartz
You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw
4 posted on 08/23/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: i88schwartz

This sounds outrageous but it is the logical end result of the Welfare State / Socialist thinking. Socialism can’t get around the fact that resources and services are not unlimited. Shortages develop and if you don’t have a market based on voluntary purchases, there has to be another way to allocate the resources. So in Socialism its political. Which groups are deserving of the services and goods? In practice, this means corruption—connections get you services, and the designation of certain groups as unworthy of getting services. The political masters start off picking on easy targets—criminals, smokers, terminal patients with little time left. Then they move to a broader group—the elderly who “aren’t productive” anymore. This was summed up best about 20 years ago by John Silber—when you’ve lived a long life, its “time to go” and you have a duty to society to die to avoid taking up resources. The elderly who vote for Welfare State Socialism have blinders on and can’t see the danger in what they are advocating.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 4:28:23 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: i88schwartz

Typical liberal.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 4:35:22 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: i88schwartz
Just in case you don't know who David Cross is.

His big claim to fame is playing the bad guy in the two "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies.

He usually plays a real a$$hole. Type casting.

7 posted on 08/23/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: i88schwartz

“Comedian and actor David Cross”

I’m sure he’s someone but I have no idea who. Although his comments make me think of that other “comedian” - bill maher.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 4:36:25 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (I'm believing...Sarah 2012!)
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To: i88schwartz

Just what does this Cross turd contribute?Maybe some old person will relieve him of the burden of a dull and unproductive life.


9 posted on 08/23/2011 4:36:51 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: i88schwartz

David Cross’ logic would apply to people on welfare, because they are not contributing to society. In fact they are taking more resources. The elderly just have occasional medical bills. The welfare people need total support year after year.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 4:37:32 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: i88schwartz
Me thinks his brain got zapped to many times by the flashee-thingee. He needs to move out of the basement and take his girl on vacation and get her a lobster. ( sarc off ) .

What a loser.

11 posted on 08/23/2011 4:37:37 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: i88schwartz

A guy who makes a living as a TV entertainer says TV viewers should die off because they are not contributing anything?

has anyone told his advertisers and sponsors that their money is being wasted on a useless medium??


12 posted on 08/23/2011 4:37:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (WS)
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To: i88schwartz

Why not get rid of actors and “comedians”? What do they contribute to society but stupidity?


13 posted on 08/23/2011 4:40:33 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Isn’t he the nerd running the video shop in MIB II? Figures that his biggest contribution in that movie, besides still living in his mother’s home at age 40, was to ask ‘gentlemen, what’s up with anal probing?’ when asking about aliens.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 4:40:56 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
The elderly who vote for Welfare State Socialism have blinders on and can’t see the danger in what they are advocating.

Its no accident that the Fabians use a sheep in wolf's clothing as their symbol.

The Fabian Shield.

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15 posted on 08/23/2011 4:41:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: i88schwartz
Sounds to me like this "actor" is very close, if not in fact, reasserting the idea of "useless eaters" that another progressive group from the 20th century put forward.

That group was called "The National Socialist Germans Workers' Party".

History repeats itself with useful idiots at the forefront.
16 posted on 08/23/2011 4:43:25 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("But resist, we much! We must and we will much about that be committed!" - Al Sharpton)
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To: i88schwartz

Old people watching tv. Younger people on facebook, messaging, ipods, iphones, etc. What’s the difference?


17 posted on 08/23/2011 4:44:36 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Unfortunately this is what is being taught in medical schools these days. I sat and listened to a young Physician’s Assistant student, who was raised in a conservative Christian home and church, blabber on about how socialistic medicine for primary care is the answer to our medical healthcare problems. But, he said, we can’t provide health care for everyone, and that resources need to be used primarily for children and young people, rather than the elderly. The Baby Boomers are going to take up all the current resources, he said, and lamented that they feel “entitled.” When I pointed out that they ARE entitled because they are the ones who have funded the system as it stands now, he said with a condescending smile, “Well, the Baby Boomers are just going to have to be willing to give up what is entitled to them for the benefit of society as a whole.”

His words sent chills up and down my spine; still do, when I recall them. Not sure how such moral depravity has crept so solidly into his thinking after years of being raised in a conservative Christian environment. Just shows you how a few short years in academia can warp a person’s mind.


18 posted on 08/23/2011 4:45:12 AM PDT by TruthSetsUFree
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To: i88schwartz
"Let's get rid of them a little sooner."

Yeah, round them up for "Carousel". Better yet, turn them into Solyent Green. Youngsters gotta eat.

19 posted on 08/23/2011 4:45:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: i88schwartz
Who the heck is David Cross?
20 posted on 08/23/2011 4:46:58 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: i88schwartz

He is a comedian and this is NOT the most outrageous thing he has said or done. Move along.


21 posted on 08/23/2011 4:48:02 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: i88schwartz
There's a lot to dislike about David Cross. He's an angry liberal comedian who lives in East Greenwich Village, so he's even more steeped in NYC liberalism...and of course he loses even more points just for being on that idiot Olbermann's show.

That said, I don't take this particular clip as serious.


22 posted on 08/23/2011 4:49:13 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: TADSLOS

George Bernad Shaw appeals to the chemists to invent a “humane gas” to kill the parasites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgpaKkrZex4


23 posted on 08/23/2011 4:54:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: TruthSetsUFree

Yet sadly, way to many senior voters think that Obama and the Dems are going to “save” Medicare and Social Security and that the Republcians are just going to gut it. They don’t understand that the end result of the Dems’ plan is death panels. If you are 70 and get cancer; well, that’s too bad. You had a good life. Now do your duty and die so we can allocate healthcare money to AIDs research.


24 posted on 08/23/2011 4:55:46 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: sergeantdave

I’d smack his little face.


25 posted on 08/23/2011 4:56:17 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: i88schwartz
Cross appears in the "Chipmunk" movies that are produced and ditributed by Fox.

Just in case anyone would like to FReep Fox, here's the phone number of Chris Petrikin, SVP of Corporate Communcations:

310-369-4781

26 posted on 08/23/2011 4:57:13 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: TruthSetsUFree
Just shows you how a few short years in academia can warp a person’s mind.

IF you let it. I spent 4 years in undergrad and going on 2 years now in graduate school and still hold fast to my beliefs. It depends heavily on the area of study, but most college professors lean left if not FAR left.

I apologize for questioning you friend's piety, but his/her convictions must not have been strong enough if he/she was spewing this garbage.

27 posted on 08/23/2011 4:58:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: i88schwartz

So you aren’t entitled to your savings, so you should blow through all your money while you can.

Economically stupid.

What is also stupid is encouraging people to think that the Government will take care of them in their old age.


28 posted on 08/23/2011 5:00:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: TruthSetsUFree
Unfortunately this is what is being taught in medical schools these days.

Its being taught from the earliest preschools to the top colleges of the world.

The Fabian window hangs in the London School of economics. It was designed by George Bernard Shaw.

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Its well worth examining closely.

Fabian Window large view
29 posted on 08/23/2011 5:01:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: i88schwartz

I see that Olbermann is attracting nothing but A-list guests to his new show. </sarcasm>


30 posted on 08/23/2011 5:13:09 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Dr. Thorne

I guess if he called getting rid of gays that would be called a suicide attempt?


31 posted on 08/23/2011 5:22:33 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: taildragger

Spend more than a dollar...


32 posted on 08/23/2011 5:23:52 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: cripplecreek

“Fabian socialism.”

You nailed it.


33 posted on 08/23/2011 5:25:14 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: i88schwartz
Amber Tamblyn, 28, Engaged to David Cross, 47 -

I thought that he was fantastic in Arrested Development but other than that I find him annoying and lacking of social skills.

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/amber-tamblyn-28-engaged-to-david-cross-47-2011178

34 posted on 08/23/2011 5:30:28 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (3 term governor vs 1/2 term governor.)
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To: i88schwartz

I know some “elderly” who could run circles around David Cross and kick his ass!


35 posted on 08/23/2011 5:35:45 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
"..That said, I don't take this particular clip as serious..."

I don't either. He was just joking in bad taste, which is pretty much what his act is.

36 posted on 08/23/2011 5:47:17 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Farmer Dean

When he’s old enough for SS in about 15 years, lets hold him to that. I’m sure his elderly parents are real proud of him.


37 posted on 08/23/2011 5:57:23 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: i88schwartz
Another supporter of Obama and Pelosi.. yes Pelosi: Palliative End of Life Optimum Serenity Initiative (PELOSI)

Paraphrasing a prominent Democrat, old people never die, they just get in the way.

Obamacare, it clears the way.

38 posted on 08/23/2011 5:59:03 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: i88schwartz

He’ll use the excuse that he was just joking.


39 posted on 08/23/2011 6:01:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“Never naked” syndrome...


40 posted on 08/23/2011 6:35:33 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Still don’t know who he is, but my gaydar is smoking.


41 posted on 08/23/2011 6:42:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: i88schwartz
He's engaged to actress Amber Tamblyn 28

(Joan of Arcadia) seen her with her father Russ.

"When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way......"

42 posted on 08/23/2011 2:01:24 PM PDT by Mila
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