|January 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: 10-24-06
Location: Flat Rock, MI
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My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me
I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was
always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.
Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in
remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many
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, life
isn't always fair, and 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 Bandaid 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 bet t er
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. If
you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
|January 23rd, 2008, 09:34 AM||#2|
Not YET on welfarte
Join Date: 09-17-07
Location: Gulf Coast
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i'd send flowers but that would likely offend enviromentalists.
so would driving to the funeral in my gasoline powered vehicle.
hope the coffin is made from a renewable resource.
i doubt if any lawyers will have the guts to attend.
no religious ceremony before entirement as it would offend those of a different faith.
his death was obviously his own fault from enduring the strain of trying to teach others in an "i know it all" society.
following burial he will be villified in the press when they "discover" that he molseted the free-will thinking of youth and was a cult leader who's time had finally come.
|January 23rd, 2008, 12:32 PM||#3|
Join Date: 01-07-08
Location: Kentwood, MI
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That is so true in today's society.
I sent this to my Father I am sure he will get some entertainment value from it. Then he will discuss his feeling about it tonight at dinner.
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