April 5th, 2005 05:33 AM
1952 - 2006
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of 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 valued lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).
His health began to rapidly deteriorate 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!
He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant.
Over time, 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 finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled it in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement from McDonalds.
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 Two Stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
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April 5th, 2005 06:46 AM
to bad hes been dead over 20 years...
April 5th, 2005 07:17 AM
I continue to retain that old sense....I just refer to it as "uncommon sense"
for the reasons previously stated.
April 5th, 2005 02:09 PM
Not forgetting either - the sad loss of other friends - Honor and Integrity.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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April 6th, 2005 01:41 AM
We can't afford to loose many more and we dang well better start resurrecting some of them soon.....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
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