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twindouble
09-15-2005, 07:44 PM
Just got this via e-mail. I've always like him and I think he's right on!



Andy Rooney said on "60 Minutes"
>
>
> 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 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
> learn 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 ass 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...
>

Kreed
09-15-2005, 07:52 PM
Sometimes Andy is too clever --- but this isn't one of those times. YES,
SPEAK ENGLISH --- and so why have the REPUBLICANS always NOT raised
this issue. (hint: Latino voters) ... I say yes to English as our national language.
Funny, the Asians know this totally since NO ASIAN parents in NYC would ever
let their kids NOT speak perfect English. and ditto, I agree with most of Andy's
points, but let's NOT, all of sudden, idolize the police or the political systems.
In too many instances, they have their own agenda, which involves RACISM.
and so, like all simple notions, Andy's skirts many issues, but still shines on.

OTM Al
09-15-2005, 10:07 PM
Except Andy never said any of it


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

Kreed
09-15-2005, 10:11 PM
If that was a Hoax then Andy needs me as his PR man.

JustRalph
09-15-2005, 10:14 PM
I think I first received that friggin thing in email 5-7 years ago..........and it still surfaces from time to time. Kind of like the Robin Williams Bullshit article........


with the Internet...........here for good..........bullshit has a new venue that will last forever.............right Derek?

Kreed
09-15-2005, 10:18 PM
I concede this issue to the conservatives who understand BS in all its
dimensions.

lsbets
09-15-2005, 10:26 PM
I've had a feeling for a few days that a kitchen culture reference was coming, I just wasn't sure who was going to throw it out there.

twindouble
09-15-2005, 11:19 PM
I've had a feeling for a few days that a kitchen culture reference was coming, I just wasn't sure who was going to throw it out there.


So, I duped! I don't norm open e-mail of this nature but my sister sent it, all other e-mail I open is horse racing related. Anyway, I still like Andy Rooney and who ever the author was hit a home run with me. What we don't need is another 10 million liberals to cut the jugular vain of this country, they've bleed it enough over the last 40 years.

T.D.

lsbets
09-15-2005, 11:21 PM
TD - my post was a reference to JR's post about Derek and stuff lasting forever on the net.

For the record, I tend to like Rooney also. One of the funniest things I ever saw was the Beavis and Butthead imitation of Andy Rooney.

twindouble
09-15-2005, 11:31 PM
TD - my post was a reference to JR's post about Derek and stuff lasting forever on the net.

For the record, I tend to like Rooney also. One of the funniest things I ever saw was the Beavis and Butthead imitation of Andy Rooney.

Sorry about that, I'm not one to surf the net or read the blogs. I found all I need here, the race tracks and my two wagering sites. :jump: