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Author Topic: Today I read his obituary.  (Read 1632 times)

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jER

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Today I read his obituary.
« on: November 03, 2007, 03:05:16 AM »

Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance.
For Common Sense has served us all so well for so many generations.
 
Obituary of Common Sense:

 
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain,
why the early bird gets the worm, why life isn't always fair, and how, on occasion, maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies
(adults, not children are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a
six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash
after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining
their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin,
sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted
to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself
from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot.
She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility;
and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

-jER

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LittleBear

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Re: Today I read his obituary.
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007, 03:33:48 AM »

All too sadly true.

Thanks jER
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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: Today I read his obituary.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 11:37:08 AM »


Thank you for that jER. :o

And evil will wax greater and greater in the latter days.... :'(

Peace be to you

Arcturus :)
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gmik

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Re: Today I read his obituary.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 01:09:40 PM »

Wow.  Good One.  Gotta print that and pass on.  Thanks.

And yes, sad but true!
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