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Andy Rooney dead at 92
Fox news TV announcement | 11/5/2011 | self

Posted on 11/05/2011 4:25:27 AM PDT by sodpoodle

Just announced


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To: sodpoodle
Exactly.

Bill Clinton has had one hobby that has kept him alive.

51 posted on 11/05/2011 5:53:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SMGFan

At the time, I’d heard of Morley Safer, but I didn’t know who Leslie (Lesley?) Stahl was (or that she was on 60 Minutes, which I didn’t watch).


52 posted on 11/05/2011 5:57:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tonytitan
I believe he was an atheist... ...not anymore!

LMAO....there are no atheists on airplanes or standing before the Throne......

53 posted on 11/05/2011 5:58:33 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: don-o
Perfect example of why I would never invite anyone to join this forum.

Like Cain says, "America needs to learn how to take a joke." Perhaps you should share your feelings about this forum with Jim?
54 posted on 11/05/2011 6:00:17 AM PDT by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: don-o; TSgt
Hmmmmm.....

Rush Limbaugh always called him a....

ZOMBIE COMMIE!

55 posted on 11/05/2011 6:00:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: sodpoodle

http://entertainment.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=23786&external=1204474.proteus.fma


56 posted on 11/05/2011 6:05:25 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SoftwareEngineer
First law of regression analysis: Correlation is not causation. It may be that people who work into their 80’s only retire when their health deteriorates to the point where they can no longer work.
57 posted on 11/05/2011 6:08:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: SMGFan; Tanniker Smith
Rooney really didn't like that impression. He was interviewed about it at the time and he referred to Joe Piscopo using an obscenity that had to be bleeped. That was my first inkling that Rooney was a really nasty guy.

Rest In Peace, Andy. You did good work in WWII.

58 posted on 11/05/2011 6:09:02 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: don-o; TSgt
Perfect example of why I would never invite anyone to join this forum.
SHAME on you!


au contraire, Tsgt's graphic is a perfect example of why I would invite EVERYONE to join this forum!

We call it what it is, and let the chips fall where they may!

BOOO-YAH!!!
59 posted on 11/05/2011 6:12:38 AM PDT by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: Oratam
You did good work in WWII.

And that is about where it stopped.

60 posted on 11/05/2011 6:13:24 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: MrEdd

Pathetic whiner.


61 posted on 11/05/2011 6:14:27 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: sodpoodle

Andy Rooney and Ali G
Hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KglSPl7g14Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player


62 posted on 11/05/2011 6:16:46 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: DCBryan1

Makes me wonder what he did between V-J Day 1945 and the day in 1968 when they launched 60 Minutes.


63 posted on 11/05/2011 6:19:09 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

His book “ My War “ is very good. Covers his years during WWII. I recommend it highly.

I watched 60 minutes all through my middle and high school years. Andy always made me laugh and he was my favorite part of the program.

when I was much older he often said things that made me cringe or just plan angry. Seems he became a bitter man with a lot of hatred boiling inside. Sad.

rest in peace, Andy.


64 posted on 11/05/2011 6:26:12 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: sodpoodle

He had a couple of interesting experiences as a reporter for Stars and Stripes in Europe. He flew as cargo on an Eigth Air Force Raid (over Schweinfurt, I believe). His plane took flack damage and it scared the bejeebers out of him. He narrated a film of the raid.

He also crossed the Remagen bridge on the first day that it was captured. At the time the area was very weakly defended by the Wehrmacht, and only a handful of U.S. troops and a couple of tanks had gotten across it. (The Americans, finding it hard to believe their luck, rushed reinforcements across as soon as possible.)

He also possessed that most essential of all elements for happiness: gratitude. He appreciated how lucky he had been in his life. He made a show of misanthropy and loved to grouse, but we loved him, because deep down, we knew it was a fascade.

He never shook off the reflexive and unthinking New Deal liberalism that most people of his generation had become innoculated with. To Andy it was always 1965 in Selma, 1969 in Saigon, 1940 in Europe, 1929 on Wall Street, 1968 on campus.

For Andy, Ed Murrow was still reporting the blitz from London and Bill Paley was building the greatest broadcast news team in history. Dan Rather was a young pup, who still had to learn the ropes. And Hyannisport truly was Camelot.


65 posted on 11/05/2011 6:30:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: sodpoodle
Few things are sadder than when a bitter atheist dies.

I pray he was given the grace of a death-bed conversion.
66 posted on 11/05/2011 6:30:50 AM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: sodpoodle

He was an interesting man. I can understand an agnostic but an atheist is simply on the wrong side.


67 posted on 11/05/2011 6:31:20 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I would agree with you except for the fact that in a competelely non scientific survey of the people I have known that died following these two events, no serious prevailing health issues were found.

It was almost as if they lost the will to live.

I know it sounds metaphysical, but what if, stress or obligation somehow produces a hormone in our body that keeps our ticker going and we reduce that stress/obligation the hormone stops and our body decides to stop too


68 posted on 11/05/2011 6:37:33 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: sodpoodle

He’s been dead for years.. CBS just figured it out.


69 posted on 11/05/2011 6:39:34 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: liberateUS

Rolling Stones;

“What a shame
You all heard what I said
What a shame
Y’all heard what I said
You might wake up in the morning
And find your poor self dead “


70 posted on 11/05/2011 6:40:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: sodpoodle

A WW2 Vet, we should all be sad. He had his ups and downs but man the first few posts hoping he’s in hell are terrible.


71 posted on 11/05/2011 6:41:42 AM PDT by Tolaei1
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To: SoftwareEngineer

I’m going to guess, like Charles Schulz with Peanuts that they just can’t go on. It’s not a retirement, but they say it is. They’re worn out to the point where that’s all there is left. Maybe take a month or two off and then go. I don’t think they are ‘retiring’ to live off their wealth in any sense.


72 posted on 11/05/2011 6:41:43 AM PDT by Tolaei1
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To: sodpoodle

And?


73 posted on 11/05/2011 6:42:21 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Hey I kinda of agree with you. About my parents, my father was a ‘burden’ in a way to my mother for many years.

After he died, she died not too long later. I thought it would be easier without him, but I used to say her burden held her up.


74 posted on 11/05/2011 6:44:37 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: don-o

Are you kidding...the man was a unappologetic atheist and never missed a chance to belittle the faithful. Where do you think those people wind up. I hate that he chose that path but he chose it and he will face the consequences for his decision!!!


75 posted on 11/05/2011 6:46:11 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
MST3K: Andy Rooney Contest
76 posted on 11/05/2011 6:47:28 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

I don’t necessarily disagree. I am only cautioning drawing an unwarranted interference.


77 posted on 11/05/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Tolaei1

I don’t see it so much that people are wishing he is in hell as simply acknowledging what a happens to those who not only deny god but belittle those who do believe....I did not wish any ills on him but I for one won’t miss him.


78 posted on 11/05/2011 6:55:07 AM PDT by ontap
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To: sodpoodle

A loathful man, but my sympathies to his family who probably loved him.


79 posted on 11/05/2011 6:58:52 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: sodpoodle

Not just an atheist, but a liar as well. And not about politics, but about a colleague, maybe even a friend.

In an essay after Steve Allen’s death, he said that the obits written about Allen left out the fact that Steve was a student of the Bible who was obsessed (my word, not Rooney’s) with exposing its flaws. And while it is true that Allen was an atheist for much of his life, in his last few years he described himself as “an involved Presbyterian.” For this lie and essays about religion that compared God to Santa Claus, Rooney won the Emperor Has No Clothes Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Meanwhile, though I don’t have the facts to make it a solid conclusion, I suspect that Allen is just another in the long line of people (such as Lew Wallace and Josh MacDowell) who decided to disprove the Bible and ended up transformed by it.

I hope he repented, but whether he did or not he has met the Emperor of the Universe, and he ain’t Santa.


80 posted on 11/05/2011 7:00:02 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: SoftwareEngineer
Statistically for some reason, if you keep working into your 80s, you will die very quickly after you retire.

I suspect that part of that is if your body is winding down gradually, you may not notice the problem, but you feel retirement is more appealing than it was before.

81 posted on 11/05/2011 7:02:16 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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82 posted on 11/05/2011 7:07:28 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Lady Lucky; nuconvert

My wife is an RN who worked in a geriatric ward for 6 years. While its true they weren’t all post-surgical patients, most of those who died did so because of anything but post-op infections—Cancer, renal failure, etc.—and if it wasn’t cancer or some other chronic disease it was almost always it was the body giving out in some way.

Most elderly people die of things that would have been called “old age” on the death certificate 50 years ago.


83 posted on 11/05/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Mr. Silverback

Steverino? I thought he was Catholic—albeit, of the lapsed (and divorced and remarried) variety.


84 posted on 11/05/2011 7:13:20 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: HangnJudge

I find it interesting that he says this crap about pushing religion. Anybody who thinks atheists live by logic can just consider Rooney’s point here.

If you’re an atheist, you believe that if I die an atheist, my mind will cease to exist and my body will rot under six feet of dirt. And if I die as a born-again Christian, my mind will cease to exist and my body will rot under six feet of dirt. Why would you bother trying to convert me?

However, if I’m a Christian I believe that the atheist who becomes a born-again Christian will spend eternity in a place so wnderful the current human mind can’t describe it, and the atheist who doesn’t will experience torment forever. And this guy “resents” people trying to warn him about that?

If I saw a neighbor putting the lightweight motor oil in his engine before a thousand mile road trip and knew his engine would blow up and didn’t tell him, Rooney would think I was acruel jerk and an example of how (as he once wrote) religion doesn’t make people any nicer to each other. Yet if someone told him he was headed for something infinitly worse than a blown engine, he resented it. Foolish.


85 posted on 11/05/2011 7:28:45 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; SoftwareEngineer

You had the same idea I did and said it much better.


86 posted on 11/05/2011 7:30:27 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: sodpoodle

Don’t you really hate it when that happens? /s


87 posted on 11/05/2011 7:35:41 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

He’d died from complications from surgery, but they never say what the surgery was for.


88 posted on 11/05/2011 7:35:53 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: sodpoodle

RIP Mr Rooney. I disagreed with him a lot but he did provide valuable service in WWII. Condolences to his family and friends


89 posted on 11/05/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: FrdmLvr
It'd be my guess, judging from parental experience, that it was either congestive heart failure or - probably more likely - pneumonia.

Both conditions arise really fast when old folks are immobilized for even short periods.

90 posted on 11/05/2011 7:38:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Awesome! Good grief, I miss MST3K.


91 posted on 11/05/2011 7:43:24 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Oratam

Lapsed Catholic (raised that way) then a secular humanist, then a Presbyterian. Assume he’s singing in Heaven as we speak.


92 posted on 11/05/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: muir_redwoods

Well, he didn’t have much patience for political correctness:

Gay rights groups were mad, during the AIDS epidemic, when Rooney mentioned homosexual unions in saying “many of the ills which kill us are self-induced.”

http://news.yahoo.com/andy-rooney-wry-60-minutes-commentator-dies-133038061.html

He spoke the truth on that one and got a lot of flak.


93 posted on 11/05/2011 7:45:30 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

That is likely a spurious correlation. People who work until they are very old, likely retire because a serious health problem has arisen. So that the often die a short time later is like due to them having a serious health problem, not that they retired.

That is older people who get serious health problems often die whether they retired 20 years ago or 1 month ago. However those who recently retired appear to die frequently right after retiring, even if the reason they retired was they had developed a health problem.


94 posted on 11/05/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Tolaei1

Yeah, a lot of hate on this thread. I don’t know what else to call it.

Sad, but not surprising.


95 posted on 11/05/2011 7:49:20 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: sodpoodle

Sad day. Rest in Peace. I used to enjoy watching him complain....did not agree with him much but he was entertaining in his own way. God bless and prayers to his family.


96 posted on 11/05/2011 7:51:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: TSgt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h57UR-oIE_g

You better believe it.


97 posted on 11/05/2011 8:16:07 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: sodpoodle

RIP.


98 posted on 11/05/2011 8:29:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: nuconvert

Give a doctor half a chance and he will kill you.


99 posted on 11/05/2011 8:32:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sodpoodle

Rooney was more than a bit of an oddball.

He was strongly opposed to gambling which would have put him in the same position as Southern Baptists.


100 posted on 11/05/2011 8:35:03 AM PDT by yarddog
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