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Gorecki
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Right on, Andy Rooney! Reply with quote

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 a-- 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.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I didn't realize old Andy Rooney was such a heartless, ignorant, hateful, and dimwitted individual. Thanks for the heads up!

Edit: And man this definitely goes in the politics forum.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, who knew we had so much in common?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I figured this would ruffle some feathers, I'm sure Andy has or will get a bitch slappin but at least he spoke is mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorecki wrote:
Yeah, I figured this would ruffle some feathers, I'm sure Andy has or will get a bitch slappin but at least he spoke is mind.


oh yeah, I'm all for free speech. Fred Phelps can say whatever he wants to say - doesn't mean I'm going to support his opinions or agree with him.

I've accepted that not everbody in the world will have the same political opinions as me. I've also accepted that each one of those people is either stupid or evil. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's like Howard Stern for the highbrow crowd. Dude's old as dirt and doesn't no shit. His opinions are about as valid as network news, which of course isn't worth shit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this one:
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!


Andy you got a choice, the infected mouth or the folk who can't speak english, no one else will work there...upgrading eating habits would probably be the best solution. Laughin my arse off
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Rooney saying, "....should have every right to shoot your sorry a--..."?
Nice try... Wink




http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dewey decibel wrote:
Andy Rooney saying, "....should have every right to shoot your sorry a--..."?
Nice try... Wink




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


Hah, interesting. I didn't know enough about Andy Rooney to have second guessed it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: I don't know if you followed the Rooney links on Snopes Reply with quote

THIS is from Rooney:

MORLEY SAFER: Tonight Andy reacts to the way France has reacted to President Bush's determination to once and for all put the kibosh on Saddam Hussein.

ANDY ROONEY: You can't beat the French when it comes to food, fashion, wine or perfume, but they lost their license to have an opinion on world affairs years ago. They may even be selling stuff to Iraq and don't want to hurt business. The French are simply not reliable partners in a world where the good people in it ought to be working together.

Americans may come off as international jerks sometimes, but we're usually trying to do the right thing. The French lost World War II to the Germans in about 20 minutes.

(Vintage newsreel footage; modern footage of schoolhouse)

ROONEY: (Voiceover) Along with the British, we got into the war and had about 150,000 guys killed getting their country back for them. We fought all across France, and the Germans finally surrendered in a French schoolhouse. You'd think that school building in Reims would be a great tourist attraction, but it isn't.

The French seem embarrassed by it. They don't want to call attention to the fact that we freed them from German occupation. I heard Steven Spielberg say the French wouldn't even let him film the D-Day scenes in "Saving Private Ryan" on the Normandy beaches.

(Footage of cemetery)

ROONEY: (Voiceover) They want people to forget the price we paid getting their country back for them.

Americans have a right to protest going to war with Iraq; the French do not. They owe us the independence they flaunt in our face at the UN.

(Vintage newsreel footage)

ROONEY: (Voiceover) I went into Paris with American troops the day we liberated it, August 25th, 1944. It was one of the great days in the history of the world. French women showered American soldiers with kisses at the very least. The next day, the pompous Charles de Gaulle marched down the mile-long Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde as if he had liberated France himself. I was there, squeezed in among a hundred tanks we'd given the Free French Army that we brought in with us. Suddenly, there were sniper shots from the top of a building. Thousands of Frenchmen who had come to see de Gaulle scrambled to get under something. I got under an Army truck myself. The tank gunners opened fire on the building where the shots had come from, firing mindlessly at nothing. It was a wild scene, and it lasted maybe 10 minutes.

When we go to Paris every couple of years now, I rent a car.

(Footage of Rooney driving in Paris)

ROONEY: (Voiceover) I drive around the Place de la Concorde, and when some French driver blows his horn for me to get out of his way, I just smile.

I say to myself, 'Go ahead, Pierre. Be my guest. I know something about this very place you'll never know.' The French have not earned their right to oppose President Bush's plans to attack Iraq. On the other hand, I have.
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