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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obituary of an Old Friend

When my best friend is out of pocket, I take care of one of her blogs and also check her emails for anything important that she needs to know about. This article is one I stole from her email. I want to pass it on.
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Fw: OBITUARY IN LONDON TIMES

Interesting and sadly true.

'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 bureaucrat ic 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).


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 class mate; teens suspended from school for using mouth wash 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 an Aspirin 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 the 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, his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame ; 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

COMMENTS:
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I remember him well, having lived when he was still alive. He made the world so much better with his presence.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 1:07:00 AM

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Blogger GDAEman said...

I've still got hope in the horse sense of the American people, and more so the people of the world.

The trick is to believe in our own power when we get our proverbial act together, i.e., organized.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:12:00 PM

Gadfly: Thanks, Guys. I remember him too. It's too bad he has passed on. We really need him these days. Our leaders (and role models for the new generations) seem to be well educated but are too crooked or lack "horse sense". One of my friend's ex-husbands called them "educated fools". All too true.

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