Saturday, November 05, 2011

Andy Rooney: 1919 - 2011

"Rooney always denied that he was a racist. In the 1940s, he was arrested after sitting in the back of a segregated bus in protest.[28] Also, in 2008, when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, Rooney applauded the fact that "the citizens of this country, 80 percent of whom are white, freely chose to elect a black man as their leader simply because they thought he was the best choice." He said that makes him proud, and that it proves that the country has "come a long way — a good way."" Wikipedia

I liked Andy Rooney, he saw what he saw, and said so, pleasant or not. I never forgot that he was an old fart, so I listened to him the same way I learned to listened to my own father, and every other man of his generation.

James C. Collier

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6 comments:

Desertflower said...

I saw and heard him very few times, but yes, he seemed to me to be a good guy.

To me, the way I judge if a person is racist or not, is to look at their family. Do I see any color there? At all,anywhere...Know what I mean? ;p

Anonymous said...

Don't think that's a valid way to judge much. I have had a couple black females at work talk about how much mess they have to put up with from other black females because their skin is lighter.

What the hell is up with that?

Oh yeah, Rooney needed to trim his eyebrows.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

I always looked forward to his commentary on Sunday,I'll miss his wise words!

Desertflower said...

Anonymous said...
Oh yeah, Rooney needed to trim his eyebrows.
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He did lol! He would have looked better. But he did seem like a nice guy. May he Rest in Peace.

Desertflower said...

Anonymous said...

Don't think that's a valid way to judge much.
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Yes it is! You hear people talking the talk but I watch to see if they walk the walk! ;p

Anonymous said...

Don't think that's a valid way to judge much.

Me neither. It's quite a shallow measuring stick for "racism." Contrary to popular belief, there are some very "racist" black people married to whites and some very "racist" white people married to blacks. You can love a person but not love their ethnicity, race or family. And just because there's "color" in a family (or lack thereof) has nothing to do with how "racist" a person may be. I think DR is just kidding ... otherwise ... she's real naive ... ;P