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Andy Rooney said this on "60 Minutes" a few weeks back:

 

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?

 

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 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!

 

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, Af rica 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...

THEN DON'T PASS IT ON!!

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Some of that stuff is based on pure xenophobia. No wonder they have to hide behind an old man like Andy Rooney like frikkin cowards. Some of those assertions are from people who lack the ability to use secondary rational thought and so come to sweeping conclusions off of half truths and idiotic stereotypes. Any rational person can slam this stuff into the ground. You know, stuff like Bill Gates actually supporting taxes.

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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.

 

 

Actually, there would be no need for White Entertainment Television or Miss White America....why? Because most of television is white entertainment. Granted there's UPN and some shows like Bernie Mac or whatever with black actors, but most of television is targeted at white America. Most of Miss America consists of white females. There's no need for WET or Miss White America because whites aren't the minority.

 

There's reverse racism for sure in the U.S. But don't try stirring up trouble with crap like that if it's not needed. I hate hearing whites complain about "well there's no White Entertainment Television" when it's not like they're having trouble finding shows for white people. BET was obviously created because blacks were having trouble finding shows targeted at black America.

 

I'm not so sure racism is as prevalent towards blacks as Jesse Jackson makes it out to be, but don't act like reverse discrimination is equivalent to segregation.

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A lot of that stuff has a lot of merit. Of course its easy to dismiss it as nonsense or the result of xenophobia, but the many of those points are valid. I'll go through them, and whether you agree with me or not, these points have weight and should not be dismissed as nonsense. Just b/c someone doesnt agree doesnt make the points stupid. These are all good points that should be discussed. Notice i did not list any of the ones that can be seen as simply being xenophobic.

 

-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 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 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.

 

-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.

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-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.

 

This one makes no sense. Just because someone immigrated here, you want to disqualify them from this stuff? I mean if they person isnt a foreigner, then all of sudden its ok to give out money to start businesses? Its not like they are hogging business opportunities from regular folks or anything. Its basic xenophobia. Its this concept that these foreigners are coming here and taking our jobs. You of all people should be totally offended by this legacy.

 

-I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

 

You have the right to think and feel whatever you want. But you dont have the right not to be critisized or be considered a bigot. Boo hoo. We should feel bad because you want to rip on people not feel ok about it. This is something thats in your own head.

 

-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.

 

Bill Gates supported the estate tax in Washington. He isnt complaining about it. Why are you complaining for him?

 

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

 

Who the hell is stopping you from watching pro wrestling? If you make fun of a guy for watching soap operas, can he bitch too?

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