Monday, June 19, 2006

Stuck for a Topic

In an e-mail I received on Thursday, June 22, my Sister of the Heart, Flo, was kind enough to refer me to Snopes about the rant below. Andy Rooney did NOT write what I attributed to him below. And If you go to and look under Andy Rooney you can read the full text. What was sent to my Mother wasn't even the full text that I reprinted below.
Jeez-O-Pete, at least my complexion should be nice and tight after I clean all this egg off of it.

I was stuck for a topic today UNTIL I went to my Mother's place. She had received a letter from a friend. The friend had pulled a transcript of an Andy Rooney segment on Sixty Minutes from the 'net and sent it to Mother. The date on the original e-mail was March 2, 2006 so Goddess only knows when it originally aired. But... I will now re-print it here:

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? {note from HollyB: there are plenty of coed youth groups, and I will match my feminist credentials to yours any ole day of the week, so just untwist your Vickies and keep reading!}

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!

[War Veterans} didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over here 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 war 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 id 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 piercings 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.

Andy had a little more to say, but I didn't agree with the rest of it.
And I don't usually like or agree with Rooney, but in this one instance, I did and just wanted to pass it on.
I hope you enjoyed reading this.



G Bro said...

And they said it would never happen! Headline at the Wretched Crinkle:

"Holly quotes Andy Rooney!"

They stopped the presses for this story. ;-)

HollyB said...

Great Big Huge Apology Gentle Readers: It was pointed out to me, by Flo, that Snopes lists this as an Urban legend.
Andy Rooney did NOT write this.
I don't know who did, but I'd like to shake his or her hand.
I'm off now to edit my original blog.
Sorry for any confusion.