Someone sent this to me today - you guys might have read it already...

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  1. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately this "quote" from andy rooney never happened see-->Urban Legends

    I still like it though.

    JB

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  2. old fart

    old fart Well-Known Member

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    he's to be applauded - I just spent 20 min composing a letter - and just erased the soap box . my tours in nam didn't give me a free ride anywhere , and am tired of people who think they should get one , maybe Bush will give everything away and then we can fight again to get it back . the price of votes!
     

  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Urban legends response:
    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.


    Andy has never struck me to have these opinions, so I had to go look. What UL indicate Andy said in reguard to this letter is about what I'd expect him to say.

    I've always seen him to be a liberal but I haven't listened to him too much really, but he didn't share my views... Now I see he hasn't changed, actually doesn't agree and said it's damaging his rep! Ha! It could have helped his rep if he had said it! [​IMG]
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Ian

    Had me going for a while there 'cause I never figured Andy Rooney to have any sense in these matters. Funny!
     
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    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    Didn't believe it while I read it...I've known Andy too long...Now Paul Harvey...that's another story.
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  6. old fart

    old fart Well-Known Member

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    well - you got me - But Bush hasn't helped my sense of humor any
     
  7. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Andy Rooney Has Guts

    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 government stooge with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts for squirting out babies.

    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 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 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,
    DON'T PASS IT ON!!!
    .............
    Len,
    We should take the old fellow on a long range hunt using Match Kings [​IMG]