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07-27-2007, 19:30
I don't know if the following is funny or scary:

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 can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

He was a man that reflected on his acts and spoken word. He lived deliberately.

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-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 that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as 'moral thought' 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 could 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 his 3 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 nothing.

07-27-2007, 19:51
Not funny or scary, but rather sad and true.

07-27-2007, 19:56
i agree... a pretty sad truth.
where have the good ol' days gone?

07-27-2007, 22:06

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

Yes...Very Sad and True!

07-27-2007, 22:17
Well, it's sad, but it's also sort of a funny way to acknowledge the fact.

07-28-2007, 01:11
I agree on the sad and true. It seems soooooo simple, but so many people just don't get it.

07-28-2007, 09:49
ditto...totally sad!

08-01-2007, 13:47
sad yes, but there are still a few of us conservatives that believe in responsibilty. It something is wrong, then you speak out about it. I might even go so far as to suiggest that society step in and not allow certain people to reproduce.

08-01-2007, 16:10
very sad. unfortunately not many peopel will miss him, because not very many people knew him .

08-01-2007, 17:55
You mean thing's might actually be my fault? Say it isn't so...

It is a sad and accurate commentary on our new values as a society.


08-01-2007, 18:11
Very true, and very sad. There's not a day goes by that I see or hear about someone doing something completely stupid (probably because I read Fark (http://www.fark.com) a lot).