Andy Rooney says it all.

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by charlg, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. charlg

    charlg New Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    2000 280 Sun Sport
    / Raymarine C80 w/ Radar / Sirius weather
    / SH GX5000S VHF
    Twin 350 Mags / B1's
    / Corsa exhaust
    This was an email circulating around. I agree with it ALL. :smt038

    Surprised CBS let him get away with this even though he's right.
    Right on, Andy Rooney!
    Andy Rooney said on "60 Minutes" a few weeks back:
    I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except
    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!
    I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is
    an opinion.
    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
    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!
    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...
    I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if I don't. It is said
    that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time
    understanding why there is such a problem in having "In God We Trust" on
    our money and having "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just
    tell the 14% to Shut Up, lay down and BE QUIET!!!
    If you agree, pass this on, if not delete...
  2. fragmag

    fragmag New Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    185 Sport
    :smt038 :smt038 :smt038
  3. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    I like Andy......
  4. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    sums it up for me.
  5. BruZerII

    BruZerII New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Elyria, Ohio
    1986 300 WE
    Twin 260 Mercruisers
  6. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    OK guys... This is the kind of stuff that ruins boards like this. What does this have to do with boating and Sea Ray? This is not the place to post this.... IMO.... That's what the boatus board is for... next thing you know is we'll be talking about "who did who's mama at the truckstop last weekend".

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    While not in the spirt of this board, the holding tank is made for this kind of stuff. Keep it in here, don't wander to any other part of the forum and the Mods and Admin will leave you alone up to a point.

    My zero line is the following: No name calling, punching, kicking, throwing things or using the fighting words. If you don't know what those are then your too young to be in here anyway. Bottom line keep it clean, keep it civil.

    Have a nice evening. Ya'll. :grin:
  8. thunderbird1

    thunderbird1 New Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pacific Northwest
    I agree with Four Suns. This type of divisive post doesn't belong on this board, not even in the holding tank. Please keep topics focused on boating so that everyone can feel comfortable here.
  9. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    I do not fine Andy's article divisive at all.
  10. mark buckwalter

    mark buckwalter New Member

    Dec 24, 2006
    Sassafras River
    :smt038 :smt038 :smt038
  11. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    I could tell almost immediately that this was not Andy Rooney. You really can't believe any e-mail forward you receive that says it is a quote from someone. I don't think I believe anything that is forwarded to me. I agree with most everything that is said in that rant and I agree that this is the place for it and nowhere else on this forum. People who come here should understand that it has nothing to do with boating most the time, hopefully we are all adult enough to not take anything on here too serious. So, if you are liberal, conservative or somewhere in the middle, you shouldn't be afraid to read posts here, but only here.

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