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Old 08-06-2003, 01:07 PM
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Thumbs up Andy Rooney speaks!

You gotta love him!
Andy Rooney said on 60 minutes a few weeks back:
(for those of you that don't know Andy Rooney, he is an
82 year old US TV commentator)
"I like big cars, big boats, big motorcycles, big
houses and big campfires.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my
family, not some governmental stooge with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts for squirting out babies.

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!

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it
is not a phobia, it is an opinion.
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.

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 milk shake, 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 self 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

I feel much safer letting a machine with no political
affiliation recount votes when needed. I know what the definition of lying is.

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 th! eir 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 believe a self-righteous liberal or conservative with a cause is more dangerous than a Hell's Angel with an attitude.

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 inven! t the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building. Ask your buddy that invented the Internet to help you.

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. DON'T
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:26 PM
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Can't argue with any of those!

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Old 08-06-2003, 01:33 PM
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That is great. It's about time that one of those "media" types tells it like it is!! He will probably get fried for it, but I'm sure he doesn't care.
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:34 PM
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WOW- right on the spot...
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:54 PM
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Very well put!!
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:00 PM
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That speach is very well put, but more often than not he is on the left side of a lot of issues. I read his last book and this statement he has right, however there is a lot that he says I do not agree with (when he is not trying to make us laugh).
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The content is great, unfortunately not from Andy Rooney or any other celebrity. This has circulated the Internet since 2000. Nice post none the less.
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