One of the subjects that has always fascinated me, is old age, and hearing what people have to say through the eyes of someone who has lived in bygone ages and eras from the past… Times that feel like a universe removed from where I stand as a young 20-something.
To that end, I thought I’d start posting many of Andy Rooney’s legions of 60 Minute videos where he just gives a blurb about a random opinion or subject, often times from the standpoint that only a 90-year old (he died in November 2011 at the age of 92) can bring to the table… someone who has lived much more life than most of us can ever hope too; and seen and had experiences we can only dream about.
Some people will point out that Andy Rooney was a self-avowed Agnostic, and later in life Atheist, and that he was a liberal lion, life-long Democrat, and not the type of person that a Christian Republican would want to hear from. To that I say hogwash; I can agree to disagree and listen to someone who is not the same political affiliation or the same religion as I am. At least Rooney admitted his bias, saying on Larry King Live “There is just no question that I, among others, have a liberal bias. I mean, I’m consistently liberal in my opinions.”
At the end of the day, there is a lot of wisdom and nuggets of truth in what he says, and I think it is fascinating to hear. This guy remembers fighting Hitler and being drafted in World War II! And he live all the way through to the death of Osama Bin Laden! That is something triumphant and very rare.
Here are his views on Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of the American Military, one of the few times in history where someone’s death, was cause for celebration; a death likened to that of Hitler!
Thanks to 60 Minutes for this video. RIP Andy Rooney.
Previous Andy Rooney On Videos:
* Andy Rooney On the Middle East. Utah and Utaq, Mesopotamia and Persia, Iraq Half the Size of Texas [Posted On October 28 2012]
* Andy Rooney On WWII and Covering the 8th Air Force Division During World War II [Posted On July 11 2012]
* Andy Rooney On Ex Presidents [Posted June 13 2012]
* Andy Rooney On His Critics [Posted June 1, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On Lists and Magazines [Posted May 26, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On A Woman US President and Why We Haven’t Had One. Plus Ar Women Smarter Than Men? What Countries Have Women Presidents [Posted May 21, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On Computers, Bill Gates, Off Being On (Start) and Typewriters (Andy’s Funniest Video) [Posted May 9, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On eBooks and eReaders… Physical vs digital (Kindle, Nook, etc.) [Posted May 2, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On the 5 Worst Inventions of All Time [Posted April 25, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On Saving, Investing, Money, Finances, Bailouts and the National Debt [Posted April 19, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On President Obama’s Election [Posted April 14, 2012]
* Andy Rooney On the Death of Osama Bin Laden [Posted April 12, 2012]