As an amateur curmudgeon I note with sadness the death of a professional curmudgeon: Andy Rooney who has passed away at age 92. Although my views of the network he worked for, CBS, are not printable in polite company, I had a soft spot in my heart for Rooney. As the above video indicates, although he was most definitely a political liberal he was also frequently subversive of the left wing pieties embraced by CBS.
Rooney served in the Army during World War 2 and was a patriot to his marrow as indicated by this poignant video:
In 1985 Rooney came out against abortion, which no doubt brought him unending grief considering the social milieu in which he lived. Go here to read his column. Agree with him or disagree with him, and I mostly disagreed with him, especially in regard to religion where he was a fairly snide atheist, Rooney always gave his honest opinion and that is to be respected. So rest in peace Mr. Rooney, I will miss you.