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Andy Rooney: Lotteries and lottery players are stupid

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jeffrey's avatar - moon
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Posted: August 7, 2006, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

I heard they cashed them at jewelry stores, porn shops, liquor stores and casinos.

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    Posted: August 7, 2006, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

    Way to go Andy.

    Some (stupid) people spend their money onwomen, booze, cigarettes, drugs, donations to political parties, donations to churches, mosques and synagogues with crooked pastors and rabbis and imams ,and some just send their money to foreign countries to buy more bombs , to steal more land and put the landowners in refugee camps to bomb them at will..

     Andy wouldn't be in any of these categories, right? 

    $$$

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: August 7, 2006, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

      I heard they cashed them at jewelry stores, porn shops, liquor stores and casinos.

      Litebets started a thread on this subject last night. I already posted, but your comment is interesting.  When we read about the victims of hurricane Katrina taking the $2,000 and using it to buy porn, gamble and go to Vegas, maybe it was grossly over-exaggerated too.  I certainly was quick to pass judgment. The media plays on our prejudices as well as our emotions. There is a general attitude that people in lower income brackets are morally deficit which is why white collar crime is often overlooked.  I once worked for an auto loan company - believe me, there are people who make double-digit incomes with lousy credit and don't pay their bills. Being responsible isn't always about how much money you make.

      I'm sure there are some people on food stamps who buy lottery tickets with welfare money, and as a taxpayer I disapprove.  However, poor people spending an occasional dollar or 2 a week for a shot at a better life isn't what costs the government trillions of dollars.

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        Posted: August 7, 2006, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

        From Andy's article:"...What I don't approve of is any government agency buying radio commercials to encourage the poor to waste what we give them on lottery tickets..."

        What we see is Andy's bigotry against the poor.There are no commercial that encourage the poor to buy lottery tickets.They encourage anyone over 18 to buy tickets.

        "...You see people buying lottery tickets all the time and it's obvious that most lottery money comes from the poorest people.They don't look too smart either..."

        You really want to talk about looks Andy?

        It's Andy who thinks only the poor shouldn't be allowed to buy lottery tickets with his money.Does he have a problem with the rich buying lottery tickets?Does he have a problem with the wealthy getting tax breaks?What about corporate welfare?Any problem with how the rich spend their money Andy?

        Perhaps Andy has been hanging out with his good buddy Mel Gibson,eh?

        No,just like many others,Andy wants to tell the poor how they can or can't spend their own money.Maybe we'll tell CBS how to spend their money;and how to save it,by canning Andy Rooney. 

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: August 7, 2006, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

          I can't help but point out that CBS is really See BS.  Wait until Katie becomes anchor of the See BS Evening News in September.  She'll make Andy look normal.

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          Orangeman, that's hysterical.  I was going to give you the credit for a brilliant observation, but I just googled it and there are a few links using See BS. Still, thanks for pointing that out to us. Do you have one for CNN? I often wonder if I'm watching the news or a drama starring Anderson Cooper.

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            Posted: August 7, 2006, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

            Do you know what CNN stands for?

             

            Constantly Negative News. 

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              Posted: August 7, 2006, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

              I'm not surprised Andy Rooney would say something like this. He's always going off about something. Madtv makes him look like a mad man in their skits. lol.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                Posted: August 7, 2006, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                Do you know what CNN stands for?

                 

                Constantly Negative News. 

                I thought it was Clinton News Network.

                 

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                  Posted: August 7, 2006, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                  For a lot of people, and this includes most working slobs, the lottery offers hope that they can stop being a working slob, and in most cases, that's about the only way they could do that.

                  People like Rooney, who we can be sure is paid very well, have no concept of living paycheck to paycheck, or if they ever did, 'how soon they forget'.

                  Rooney could have said something like a lot of people who play the lottery shouldn't spend as much as they do on it, but to say lottery players are stupid doesn't say much for him.

                    Litebets27's avatar - power
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                    Posted: August 7, 2006, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Apparently Andy Rooney likes to hear himself talk, but he doen't always listen to what he is saying all of the time. His statement was one man's opinion, and it kind of sounded like a jealousy outburst over the fact that people that he considered as "poor" one day came into riches over night when he has worked so hard for so many years for what he has.

                    I wonder if anyone approves his statements before he makes them on air.( apparently not)

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                      Posted: August 7, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm a bottom line type person, so here it is...

                      Who really gives a fat rats arse what Andy Rooney says about anything ?

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                        Posted: August 7, 2006, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought it was Clinton News Network.

                        I don't know, Todd.  I always liked Clinton so I really have a hard time swallowing that!

                         

                        BTW, either nobody read my first post (or cares) but I meant "6 digit income" not double digit income, when I was referring to people who make a good living.  Sometimes my fingers don't type what my brain tells them. Maybe I should start a thread with the topic of "how many times have you screwed up your post on LP?"

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                          Posted: August 7, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I missed it like most shows on CBS. I don't watch much tv especially shows that are aimed at the "Depends" market like 60 minutes.

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                            Posted: August 7, 2006, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                            CNN considers itself a stateless "International" news network serving planet Earth.  That explains a lot about their viewpoint.  Personally, I call them the Crescent News Network because they favor the Arabs and run down Israel. 

                            ABC, the Arab Broadcast Company, is especially bad about their little asides on Nightline.  Terry Moran is a sicko leftist stooge and I don't know where they dug up that moron who is anchoring it now. Some raghead with a British accent.

                            Peter Jennings used to date a "lady" who eventually became a spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization.  He only became a U.S. citizen a year or two  before he died of cancer.  Guilty conscience, I guess.

                            Don't even get me started on Chrestian Amandor!  She is an apologist for the Iranians!  Could be because she is half Iranian . . . duh . . .

                            If the Arab agents on Nightline say "It is a Sign of the Times" one more time I am going to reach through the TV and strangle somebody. 

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                              Posted: August 7, 2006, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                              Andy needs to check his resources. Jack Whittaker was a self made millionaire he won over $300 mil, there was another man in Illinois he was also a  extremely wealthy person he won  over $200 million. So it's not just the poor that play the lottery, if Andy would have gone through the archives of past lottery winners there is more of majority that  were well off that have won, leaving the social players and the ones that will spend thier last penny on tickets. It's a mixing pot of people that play the lottery because as they say you can't win if you don't play. You'll never know if your numbers are finally coming up if you don't buy that $1.00 ticket.