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Old 03-27-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Andy Rooney, Speaking out....pretty fair opinion

Hope that is not a repost....but I think that a lot of us feel the same...

Andy Rooney said on "60 Minutes"

A few weeks back:



I don't think being a minority

Makes you a victim of anything

Except numbers.



The only things I can think of

That are truly discriminatory are

Things like the United Negro

College Fund, Jet Magazine,

Black Entertainment Television,

And Miss Black America. Try to

Have things like the United

Caucasian College Fund, Cloud

Magazine, White Entertainment

Television, or Miss White America;

And see what happens...

Jesse Jackson will be knocking

Down your door.



Guns do not make you a killer.

I think killing makes you a killer.

You can kill someone with a baseball

Bat or a car, but no one is trying to

Ban you from driving to the ball game.



I believe they are called the Boy Scouts

For a reason, that is why there are no girls

allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts!

ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?



I think that if you feel homosexuality is

Wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.



I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant

Of others because they are different,

Weird, or tick me off.



When 70% of the people who get

Arrested are black, in cities where

70% of the population is black, that

Is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.



I believe that if you are selling me a

Milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a

Newspaper or a hotel room, you must

Do it in English! As a matter of fact, if

You want to be an American citizen,

You should have to speak English!



My father and grandfather didn't

Die in vain so you can leave the

Countries you were born in to

Come over and disrespect ours.



I think the police should have

Every right to shoot your sorry

if you threaten them after

They tell you to stop. If you

Can't understand the word

"freeze" or "stop" in English,

See the above lines.



I don't think just because you

Were not born in this country,

You are qualified for any special

Loan programs, government

Sponsored bank loans or tax

Breaks, etc., so you can open

A hotel, coffee shop, trinket

Store, or any other business.



We did not go to the aid of

Certain foreign countries and

Risk our lives in wars to defend

Their freedoms, so that decades

Later they could come over

Here and tell us our constitution

Is a living document; and open

To their interpretations.



I don't hate the rich

I don't pity the poor.



I know pro wrestling is fake,

But so are movies and television.

That doesn't stop you from

Watching them.



I think Bill Gates has every right to

Keep every penny he made and

Continue to make more. If it ticks

You off, go and invent the next

Operating system that's

better, and put your name

on the building.



It doesn't take a whole village

to raise a child right, but it does

take a parent to stand up to

the kid; and smack their little

behinds when necessary,

and say "NO!"



I think tattoos and piercing are

fine if you want them, but please

don't pretend they are a

political statement. And, please,

stay home until that new lip

ring heals. I don't want to look

at your ugly infected mouth

as you serve me French fries!



I am sick of "Political Correctness."

I know a lot of black people, and

not a single one of them was born

in Africa ; so how can they be "African-

Americans"?

Besides, Africa is a

continent. I don't go around saying

I am a European-American because

my great, great, great, great, great,

great grandfather was from Europe .

I am proud to be from America and

nowhere else.



And if you don't like my point of view, tough...



I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

TO THE FLAG,

OF THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA , AND

TO THE REPUBLIC,

FOR WHICH IT STANDS,

ONE NATION UNDER ,

INDIVISIBLE, WITH

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

FOR ALL! AMEN!
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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here's someone my 90 year old grandpa can relate to.
but seriously, i hate andy rooney
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I am not a fan of the man either, but this one does make sense, why is it okay for one person to do one thing, but for the next person to do the same thing is wrong?
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I am not a fan of the man either, but this one does make sense, why is it okay for one person to do one thing, but for the next person to do the same thing is wrong?
I think Rooney oversimplifies a lot of things. The factors surrounding whatever one person may do may be different than anothers. Like it's easy to say killing is wrong, and to not expect someone to do it, but if you're raised in a bad environment, I'd say the factors and likelihood of murder are a lot different than if you weren't raised in a bad enviornment, though killing is still wrong. That's why people like Ted Bundy, who was raised in a loving home, stands out against other killers like Henry Lee Lucas and Charles Manson who had broken homes. Does this change the fact that they killed? No, but it does say a lot about the act itself.
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I am not a fan of the man either, but this one does make sense, why is it okay for one person to do one thing, but for the next person to do the same thing is wrong?

Foo Mother F'in real. that annoyes the out me. Like what he was saying about BET and Black miss America..etc...had a bunch of good points.
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If this came from CBS then provide a direct link. If not then don't believe everything thats forwarded to you or what you read on the net.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp

If false this is simply perpetuating the lie, and duping more people into believing its true. If andy rooney valued what little of his career he has left, thats the last thing he would say on TV.

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If this came from CBS then provide a direct link. If not then don't believe everything thats forwarded to you or what you read on the net.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp

If false this is simply perpetuating the lie, and duping more people into believing its true. If andy rooney valued what little of his career he has left, thats the last thing he would say on TV.
ha! Rooney even says it's "viciously racist" "nasty, mean, and totally inconsistent with my philosophy of life", but who cares what he Really thinks, right?
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I think Rooney oversimplifies a lot of things. The factors surrounding whatever one person may do may be different than anothers. Like it's easy to say killing is wrong, and to not expect someone to do it, but if you're raised in a bad environment, I'd say the factors and likelihood of murder are a lot different than if you weren't raised in a bad enviornment, though killing is still wrong. That's why people like Ted Bundy, who was raised in a loving home, stands out against other killers like Henry Lee Lucas and Charles Manson who had broken homes. Does this change the fact that they killed? No, but it does say a lot about the act itself.
Ok maybe you're not such a linear-thinker...you just do it to erk me :notworthy Very nice observation here though
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