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Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney


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Lessons learned

MAYOR MICHAEL Bloomberg of New York City has asked state legislators to repeal a law mandating that the last teachers hired are the first to be fired. Bloomberg insists that hiring and firing should be based on performance, not longevity. Is there anyone but a bad teacher who would disagree?
There’s no organization of significant size that wouldn’t be better off if the least efficient people on

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:53 PM
 
Warm weather sounds nice now

WINTER BEGAN about two months ago, and I’m starting to think of traveling somewhere warm to escape the cold for a while.
Of course, if I went someplace tropical, I’d probably be too hot.
If I had to name the single biggest invention that changed the lives of people for the better in the last 100 years, I’d have to say it was air conditioning. We call it “conditioning,” but it actually

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:01 PM
 
It's snowing again!

NOTHING REDUCES the whole world to the same level like snow. We’re getting heavy snow in the Northeast these days and I love it. The day I’m writing this column it’s snowing heavily outside. I don’t know why, but we call both a lot of rain and a lot of snow “heavy,” even though snow is sometimes fluffy and doesn’t seem heavy, like rain.
Over the years, I can’t think of anything that has provided more people with more fun than a good

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 3:03 PM
 
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