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An interesting point of view..



Andy Rooney said on 60 minutes a few weeks back: (for those of you that
don't know Andy Rooney, he is a 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! ARE YOU LISTENING
MARTHA BURKE?
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 ***** 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 know what sex is, and there are not varying degrees of it. If I
received sex from one of my subordinates in my office, it wouldn't be a
private matter or my personal business. I would be "FIRED" immediately!
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 lines.
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 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 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 invent 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 PASS IT ON!!
 

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I can't remember where I saw this before, but my reaction now is the same as it was then. I'm surprised at how many of those sentiments I agree with. I'm even more surprised that he actually made those statements on 60 Minutes.
 

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I actually found it a little bit short-sighted and small-minded, especially for Andy Rooney (who is an extremely bright man.) - I also didn't buy it the first three times it hit my email inbox.

From Snopes.com:

Curmudgeonly 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney may have delivered a vituperative essay on French politics in 2003, but this piece elaborating on his own politics is not his creation. The text quoted above is too reactionary even for the acerbic Rooney, and the language used doesn't sound like him. ("Shoot your sorry ass" just isn't the kind of phrase Andy Rooney employs on television.) Just to be thorough, we checked the transcripts of all of Andy Rooney's 60 Minutes pieces from the last ten years, and nothing like this item turned up.

Moreover, Rooney himself denied it in 2003, saying:
About a year ago, I became aware of a more serious theft of my name and it is so hurtful to my reputation that it calls for legal action against the thief. Hundreds of people have written asking if I really wrote the 20 detestable remarks made under my name that have had such wide circulation on the Internet.

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Some of the remarks, which I will not repeat here, are viciously racist and the spirit of the whole thing is nasty, mean and totally inconsistent with my philosophy of life. It is apparent that the list of comments has been read by hundreds of thousands of Americans, many of whom must believe that it accurately represents opinions of mine that I don't dare express in my column or on television. It is seriously damaging to my reputation.


The final two items on the list are probably a good tipoff that either this collection was written (by an as yet unidentified author) as a parody of the "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" spots on 60 Minutes, or someone appended Andy Rooney's name to an unattributed piece because it "seemed like something he would say." Either way, whoever created this version appears to have lifted some parts from an earlier piece known as "Yes, I Guess I am A BAD American" and falsely credited to comedian George Carlin.
 

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I don't agree with everything said, but that was great! I fully understand where Andy Rooney is coming from. I used to look forward to his segment on 60 minutes when I was a kid. He is so cool. Not many people speak common sense like he does.
 

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Aw schucks. Someone at CBS got libeled (or is it slandered or what exactly is it?) For shame, for shame.

HAHAHAHA!

RcktS4 said:
I actually found it a little bit short-sighted and small-minded, especially for Andy Rooney (who is an extremely bright man.) - I also didn't buy it the first three times it hit my email inbox.

From Snopes.com:

Curmudgeonly 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney may have delivered a vituperative essay on French politics in 2003, but this piece elaborating on his own politics is not his creation. The text quoted above is too reactionary even for the acerbic Rooney, and the language used doesn't sound like him. ("Shoot your sorry ass" just isn't the kind of phrase Andy Rooney employs on television.) Just to be thorough, we checked the transcripts of all of Andy Rooney's 60 Minutes pieces from the last ten years, and nothing like this item turned up.

Moreover, Rooney himself denied it in 2003, saying:
About a year ago, I became aware of a more serious theft of my name and it is so hurtful to my reputation that it calls for legal action against the thief. Hundreds of people have written asking if I really wrote the 20 detestable remarks made under my name that have had such wide circulation on the Internet.

[...]

Some of the remarks, which I will not repeat here, are viciously racist and the spirit of the whole thing is nasty, mean and totally inconsistent with my philosophy of life. It is apparent that the list of comments has been read by hundreds of thousands of Americans, many of whom must believe that it accurately represents opinions of mine that I don't dare express in my column or on television. It is seriously damaging to my reputation.


The final two items on the list are probably a good tipoff that either this collection was written (by an as yet unidentified author) as a parody of the "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" spots on 60 Minutes, or someone appended Andy Rooney's name to an unattributed piece because it "seemed like something he would say." Either way, whoever created this version appears to have lifted some parts from an earlier piece known as "Yes, I Guess I am A BAD American" and falsely credited to comedian George Carlin.
 

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I don't agree with all of it either but some of it is scary true... And like everyone else he, or who ever wrote it is entitled to their own opinion.
 

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Hey why can't we have a fat, folliclely challenged knuckle draggin, cigar chompin, grog guzzlin guy channel? After all theres WE, Bet, TLC, WB, nickaload, cartoon, Bravo, Discovery kids, MTV 2,3,4, Vh1. Would say that ESPN is, but I'm so disgruntled with spoiled athletes and greedy owners, I hardly watch sports anymore. I used to watch Techtv but its the gamer little dork channel now. I can only watch so much of the History Channel and ESPN classic.. AMC used to be good but its mostly commercials now..Is wanting to watch something intelligent to much to ask? I should like ******* tv, but I don't.
 

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floydp said:
Hey why can't we have a fat, folliclely challenged knuckle draggin, cigar chompin, grog guzzlin guy channel? ....Is wanting to watch something intelligent to much to ask? I should like ******* tv, but I don't.
I don't know if those two go together, but how about

Mail Call Friday's at 9:00/8:00Central on The History Channel.

"CAN YOU READ MAGGOT? YOU GOT Q'S? WELL I GOT THE A'S SWEETHEART!!! , NOW DROP AND GIVE ME 25!" R. Lee Ermey

Just love a guy that will shoot watermellons with a 50 caliber MG

Semper Fi
 

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galaga said:
I don't know if those two go together, but how about

Mail Call Friday's at 9:00/8:00Central on The History Channel.

"CAN YOU READ MAGGOT? YOU GOT Q'S? WELL I GOT THE A'S SWEETHEART!!! , NOW DROP AND GIVE ME 25!" R. Lee Ermey

Just love a guy that will shoot watermellons with a 50 caliber MG

Semper Fi
R. Lee Ermey is awesome Rick, Full Metal Jacket. I could listen to him go on all day. Reminds me of Boot Camp. The funniest time of my life. I just didn't know it at the time. Thanks Rick, gonna keep and eye out for the next Mail Call.. OOOOOH Rahhh
 

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floydp said:
R. Lee Ermey is awesome Rick, Full Metal Jacket. I could listen to him go on all day. Reminds me of Boot Camp. The funniest time of my life. I just didn't know it at the time. Thanks Rick, gonna keep and eye out for the next Mail Call.. OOOOOH Rahhh
You've never seen it! Sometimes they have a Mail Call marathon. "You Maggots better not touch that remote!"

Oooh Rah
 

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galaga said:
You've never seen it! Sometimes they have a Mail Call marathon. "You Maggots better not touch that remote!"

Oooh Rah
I've seen it a few times, but I don't watch much tv. Work, CS, Bed. If it wasn't for here I'd say I was in a rut.. :r
 

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floydp said:
Hey why can't we have a fat, folliclely challenged knuckle draggin, cigar chompin, grog guzzlin guy channel?
I think there was a show with everyone drinking beer, and girls on trampolines and other manly stuff. It was called "The Man Show". I don't think it's still on though, but I loved it.
 
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