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Andy Rooney: Lotteries and lottery players are stupid

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Posted: August 7, 2006, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

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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love to nibble those micey feet.

 

                             

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    Posted: August 7, 2006, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

    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?"

    Sorry to hear that (about Clinton).

    With your "screwed up post" comment, that's what the Edit and Delete buttons are for.  After posting a message, you get an Edit and a Delete button on the post for 20 minutes, so if you made a mistake, it's very easy to correct.

     

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      Posted: August 7, 2006, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

      Sorry to hear that (about Clinton).

      With your "screwed up post" comment, that's what the Edit and Delete buttons are for.  After posting a message, you get an Edit and a Delete button on the post for 20 minutes, so if you made a mistake, it's very easy to correct.

      Yes, I did like Clinton (and still do)  However, I was only making a very off-color joke when I wrote that comment. I shouldn't admit it and just let it blow over.

      As far as the Edit & Delete buttons go,  I was talking about noticing a mistake I made hours earlier and signed off & shut down. I've used the edit button many times. Thank you.

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        Posted: August 7, 2006, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, I did like Clinton (and still do)  However, I was only making a very off-color joke when I wrote that comment. I shouldn't admit it and just let it blow over.

        As far as the Edit & Delete buttons go,  I was talking about noticing a mistake I made hours earlier and signed off & shut down. I've used the edit button many times. Thank you.

        OK, cool...

         

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          Posted: August 7, 2006, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

          As far as I can tell, this is still the United States of America. Whether informed, uninformed, or misinformed, we all still have the freedom to form and express our opinions. Andy Rooney's message was a commentary. Neither he nor CBS made any pretense that his ideas were hard, factual news reporting. I don't know anyone who hangs on Andy's every word to guide them in making decisions about their direction in life. I'd be willing to bet that not a single person has started or stopped playing lottery games based on the airing of Andy Rooney's views.

          Personally, I always get a kick out of Andy's segment on 60 Minutes. He's an entertaining mix of humor and sardonic wit. I never take him too seriously and I don't think he wants to be taken entirely seriously. He's always good for a laugh no matter what point of view he takes.

          Controversy is the stock-in-trade of those who do talk shows and commentaries. Their job is simply to stir people up and get them talking. They could really care less whether you happen to agree or disagree with them. All they want is attention because publicity makes money for them.

          Songwriter and entertainer George M. Cohan once said, "I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right." I'm sure that CBS and Andy Rooney are quite pleased that they've managed to create such a buzz here on Lottery Post.

          aye'

           



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            Posted: August 7, 2006, 10:19 pm - IP Logged


            Good NEW$$$$$$$ "the lottery is for children"

             (it is suppose to be used for education in most states)

            At least some know better than to swollar<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

            ABC....Clinton News Net.....and CBS......garbage, buttttt

            other's like to feed on it like "Little Piggies"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Now go in piece....................and WIN the JACKPOT$$$

            and buy a BIG OLE "Mono Mans-Bag" to carry all that 

            money accross the Mediterrean..............too MONACO!!!

            LOL$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

            PSYKOMO         

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              Posted: August 8, 2006, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

              I'm so glad that us stupid people who play the lottery do have college  degrees and jobs.  But like other people who posted on this comment by Azzhole Rooney I mean Dickhead Rooney, what's his name?  Oh Andy Rooney, my bad, but I have 1 question for Andy Rooney and if he is smart please give us facts. When was the last time you saw someone who is getting goverment assistance file for bankruptcy?  Since you said that most poor people who are on the welfare system is playing the lottery.  Please advise us STUPID folks FACTS not BS.......

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                Posted: August 8, 2006, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                This makes me have to wonder: If we are all so stupid because we play the lottery, what if we all stopped playing for two weeks? Would the stupid people make a noticeable dent in sales nationwide?

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                  Posted: August 8, 2006, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Do you know what CNN stands for?

                   

                  Constantly Negative News. 

                  Daryn Kagan is leaving CNN to start a website of only 'good news'. It's supposed to startup mid November. I've already got it bookmarked. Thumbs Up Here's the story - http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060803/D8J973880.html

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                    Posted: August 8, 2006, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                    This makes me have to wonder: If we are all so stupid because we play the lottery, what if we all stopped playing for two weeks? Would the stupid people make a noticeable dent in sales nationwide?

                    Sorry, count me out!  With my bad timing, the numbers I've chased for 12 years would probably be drawn during those 2 weeks.

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                      Posted: August 9, 2006, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                      America was founded by Puritans and other fanatics and that legacy still remains today.  People cannot stand anyone, especially someone who is not rich, to come into instant riches.  It's just not right. 

                       

                      What I have a problem with is the comparison of stupidity to poverty.  There are a lot of stupid rich people and a lot of smart poor people.  Mozart died poor in an unmarked grave, he was one of the great geniuses of Western Culture. 

                       

                      Remarks by Mr Rooney only shows his narrow mind with narrow hardened arteries cutting off the circulation to his brain.

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                        Posted: August 10, 2006, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                        me2

                        count me in also as someone who liked clinton.those were some good years.the man wasn't perfect but he sure beats the guy sitting in the white house now.........


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                          Posted: August 10, 2006, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                          Anything to get ratings.

                          I'm sure he has an invisible halo over his head, and we're too stupid to see it.....LOL

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                            Posted: August 10, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                            When I was in high school I worked as a messenger in NYC. I once had a drop off for Mr Rooney. I found him to be a personable and caring guy - didn't talk down to me, seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. As I remember he asked me why I wasn't in school (I was on winter break).

                            Not saying I agree or disagree with his rant - just that he didn't seem like a guy with a lot of pretense - he was the same guy you see on TV...unlike other celebs I have met.

                            just my $00.02

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                              Posted: August 10, 2006, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Notwithstanding Andy Ruined's usually nonsensical editorial...lottery doe simpact the poor and middle class more than the rich. It is a cynical form of taxation that is indeed regressive and somewhat immoral from a policy-making POV.

                              Governments should not be making money off sick people's vices.  The truth is, apart from the sane, ordinary folks like us here at LP Big Grin, many players are just down-on -their luck dreamers and idiots thinking that they are going to score of their birthday or social security number.

                              I met a guy in a store and he told me he's been playing the same pick 4 straight every day for 5 years--his girlfriend's license plate. Poor fool...

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