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Andy Rooney, Mainstay on ‘60 Minutes’, Dead at 92
The New York Times ^ | Published: November 5, 2011 (20 minutes ago) | RICHARD SEVERO and PETER KEEPNEWS

Posted on 11/05/2011 8:12:43 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Andy Rooney, whose prickly wit was long a mainstay of CBS News and whose homespun commentary on “60 Minutes,” delivered every week from 1978 until 2011, made him a household name, died Friday in New York City.

He was 92 and lived in Manhattan, though he kept a family vacation home in Rensselaerville, N.Y., and the first home he ever purchased, in Rowayton, Conn.

CBS News said in a statement that Mr. Rooney died after complications following minor surgery.

In late September, CBS announced that Mr. Rooney would be making his last regular weekly appearance on “60 Minutes” on Oct. 2. After that, said Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and the program’s executive producer, he would “always have the ability to speak his mind on ‘60 Minutes’ when the urge hits him.”

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1 posted on 11/05/2011 8:12:44 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

He used to be funny, but then he got political and simply MEAN.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 8:14:16 AM PDT by BobL (A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I used to think he was funny back in the day. R.I.P.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 8:15:36 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He served in WWII. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t have anything good to say about the man.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: BobL; Paleo Conservative; TSgt; don-o
Alot of people have known that Andy Rooney has been UNDEAD for quite a while:

Seriously though, his service in WWII requires reflection, but the other 3/4 of his life was insipid and juvenile, using his communistic atheism to belittle those of faith.

Like Walter Concrite, another commie atheist gone, and America is better for it. I will pray that he had a death bed conversion to Christ, and for his family. I for one, will not miss him.

5 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:52 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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

You`d better believe it


6 posted on 11/05/2011 8:18:49 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: DCBryan1

Well stated.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:53 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Karl Denninger has jumped the shark. Do not visit his blog.))
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To: All
If you've got the time, go to youtube and search for “Andy Rooney World War 2”. Sure, Rooney was less than perfect, but he was remarkable nonetheless.
8 posted on 11/05/2011 8:20:18 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I stopped listening to him years ago, but when I had heard him on 60 Minutes back in the day, he was occasionally witty. His service in WWII is a real plus.

And one more thing: he was a lifelong ardent NY Football Giants fan and season ticket holder, and would go to every home game he could. He sat in the seats with the rest of us and not in the sky boxes.

RIP, Andy.

9 posted on 11/05/2011 8:23:09 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: Paleo Conservative

From a 30 year old- good riddance....

To someone my age and our expose to him, he was just some crazy old spoiled liberal socialist like the rest of them thinking he was clever spouting his marxist crap.

Given fame for why? Because he is liberal!


10 posted on 11/05/2011 8:26:11 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Happy Trails you mean, old SOB.

That's the way you would have wanted to be remembered.

11 posted on 11/05/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Paleo Conservative

Rooney was a liberal and an atheist.


12 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT by macquire
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To: BobL

Teddy and Walter now introducing him to Satan


13 posted on 11/05/2011 8:29:38 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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If FR Is Your Garden Of Sanity, Please Feed It


Click The Pic

14 posted on 11/05/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Paleo Conservative
...lived in Manhattan, though he kept a family vacation home in Rensselaerville, N.Y., and the first home he ever purchased, in Rowayton, Conn.

Three homes. Wow, sounds like a 1% greedy rich guy. Regarding WWII, while my father was flying B17s out of Italy, this guy was writing about it. RIP to him, but I plan to grow tired of the lionizing of this guy real soon.

15 posted on 11/05/2011 8:31:19 AM PDT by PDMiller
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To: Paleo Conservative

another liberal icon to worship.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 8:33:36 AM PDT by ken21
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rooney said that George Paton was “the most over-rated general of WW II.” You shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, but since ole Andy did, can I too?


17 posted on 11/05/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Paleo Conservative

RIP!!Prayers go up for you and your family..


18 posted on 11/05/2011 8:35:17 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SoCal Pubbie

God bless General George S. Patton, Jr.

Bye bye, Rooney. RIP, I hope.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 8:38:18 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Paleo Conservative

May he R.I.P.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 8:39:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BobL
His extreme bias revealed a lot about how liberals really think.

In one of the shows he did on the second world war, he said something to the effect that "The worst thing Hitler ever did was to prove for all time that any peace is not better than any war."

And to the political constituency of which Andy Rooney is a part...killing millions of people wasn't worse than that.
Butchering human beings and tanning their skin wasn't worse than that.
Raining bombs out of the sky to reduce neighboring countries to dead wastelands wasn't worse than that.
What Rooney and his ilk hated most about Hitler is that he taught people that fighting and dying is sometimes the only option to not fighting and dying horribly anyway.
That is something Rooney and the left could not and can not forgive Hitler for. He made them work so much harder for dictatorial control.

The new attempt to mitigate this is the so called "Godwin's Law." It is neither intellectual nor conservative in nature. It is just a shorthand form of jumping up and down on the table screaming.

Sorry, I just can't muster any regret that he is gone. He needed Christ, but chose secularism in its most extreme form.

21 posted on 11/05/2011 8:41:01 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

It was clear from his final show, he did not want to retire. RIP.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by nickcarraway (,)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Rooney probably hated Patton for wanting to take out the enemy the US befriended, the Communists.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 8:42:04 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Paleo Conservative

About time this libtard got off the freakin’ stage for good.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 8:43:13 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Esperanza y Cambio!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I will l miss him very much. Sixty Minutes has not been the same without him. R.I.P.


25 posted on 11/05/2011 8:45:31 AM PDT by tob2
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To: SoCal Pubbie
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I would suspect that had "General Rooney" been commanding the Third Army in the Normandy theatre after the D-Day invasion ...

The Allies would STILL be pinned-down (in 2011) outside Caen ... with their pants around their ankles ... while the Nazis perfected the VIII missile and miniatured their nuclear warheads ... for delivery to Chicago, New York and Moscow ...


I Remain,

Patton-at-Bastogne



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26 posted on 11/05/2011 8:46:09 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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I would rather say nice things about Mike Wallace and Morley Safer when they pass. For all of their well-advertised libtard faults, I’d have a beer with either of those men right now. Andy Rooney was bitter scum, and his lame camera-pointed-at-his-desk job was no kind of improvement on Point/Counterpoint. Rot in hell, Rooney.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The article states a non-definitive “complications after minor surgery” as the cause of deeath. Well, we want to know MORE! We check into Drs’ offices and clinics all the time for minor surgery. In fact, what used to be considered major surgery is now onsidered minor surgery. So, we want to know which “minor surgeries” kill you?

Was this a colonoscopy gone wrong? A blood clot that formed after some minor operation that broke loose and killed him? Septicemia? Inquiring minds...


28 posted on 11/05/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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One less vote for 0bama.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 8:47:33 AM PDT by amishman
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To: Paleo Conservative

May he rest in peace.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 8:48:29 AM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He’s one member of the MSM I will miss. Will there ever be another like him?


31 posted on 11/05/2011 8:48:32 AM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: Borax Queen

“I detested Patton and everything about the way he was. It was because we had so few soldiers like him that we won the war. Patton was the kind of officer that our wartime enlisted men were smarter than. It was the independent action of the average GI that made our Army so successful, not the result of the kind of blind, thoughtless devotion to the next higher authority that Patton demanded.”

Andy Rooney to Carlo D’Este, 1995


32 posted on 11/05/2011 8:49:33 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Paleo Conservative
At at time such as this, is it OK to wish the worms a hearty meal and a long and happy life?
33 posted on 11/05/2011 8:49:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ColdOne
He was funny......back in the day.

Prayers for his family. They probably need the Lord too.

Rather than rejoicing, I find it very sad that someone who has rejected his Creator meets Him face to FACE in judgment.

34 posted on 11/05/2011 8:50:29 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: DCBryan1

“I for one, will not miss him.”

This and the rest, well-stated. I had no respect/liking for him.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 8:54:43 AM PDT by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman. Cain looks better and better.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He is probably complaining its to hot in heaven right now!


36 posted on 11/05/2011 8:56:46 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Paleo Conservative

Didn’t enjoy him. Sorry for his family. How could he ever see through those eyebrows anyway?


37 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:12 AM PDT by Yaelle (Donate to Cain's Iowa Fund! https://supporthermancain.com/iowafund/src/1103. Halfway to goal!)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Geez..... That’s lovely from Rooney....


38 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:14 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sad day for his family, why would anyone else care?


39 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:37 AM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Rest in peace Andy.

He was the father of the snark, he might not have called it that, but no one has ever been snarkier than Rooney on a roll.


40 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:52 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
“Had my father known you existed, he would not have liked you either.”

Ruth Ellen Patton

41 posted on 11/05/2011 9:01:32 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BobL

He used to be funny, but then he got political and simply MEAN.


Downright vicious.


42 posted on 11/05/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: BobL

Rooney must make his peace with God. Not me. His passing simply means a detestable man is no longer with us. That’s a good thing. I wonder who his replacement will be.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 9:07:50 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: amishman
One less vote for 0bama.

Do you really believe that?

44 posted on 11/05/2011 9:10:39 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He made me laugh sometimes. RIP Andy Rooney.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 9:12:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

He made me laugh sometimes. RIP Andy Rooney.


46 posted on 11/05/2011 9:12:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

God Bless him for his work During WW2, he actually went on Missions with the 8th Airforce.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 9:14:48 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: unkus

Without Patton Bradley’s alleged battle plan would have been nothing more than squiggles on a map.

It is a fact that the battles Bradley commanded resulted in more dead and wounded American soldiers (percapita) then the battles Patton commanded.

I can understand ilk like Rooney not liking Patton. But to say he was over rated is ignorent. What the hell did Rooney know about generalling anyway? For people like Rooney likable average people are always preferable to unlikable superior people. Feelings,you know?


48 posted on 11/05/2011 9:16:01 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: Leaning Right

Thank you.. I feel the same. And Unlike Chronkite he did not lose the Vietnam war single handely..


49 posted on 11/05/2011 9:17:51 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Borax Queen

“Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post, don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.”

General George Patton, Jr May 31, 1944


50 posted on 11/05/2011 9:25:31 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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