Remembering Thought-Provoking Quotes from Andy Rooney

He was the guy at the end of the news show 60 Minutes who added personal commentary to leave us something to think about. Although I didn’t always agree with the man (though mostly I did), he always left my family and me discussing his topics when the show was over. Here are some of those topics.

  • 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.
  • 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 Probability.
  • I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room [in the USA], 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 butt 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 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 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.
  • If you don’t like my point of view, tough.

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Steven Leo Campbell

I am an artist and indie-author. I draw and paint wildlife, draw cartoons, and write mostly paranormal fiction featuring Vree Erickson and a strange Pennsylvania town called Ridgewood.

One thought on “Remembering Thought-Provoking Quotes from Andy Rooney

  1. He certainly made the show interesting. I remember my mom and aunt waiting (impatiently sometimes) for his segment. His commentary reminded me of my things my dad used to say.
    Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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