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Common Sense-R.I.P.

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  1. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    Common Sense - R.I.P.
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    OBITUARY

    Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life but died
    from heart failure early in the new year. No one really knows how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

    He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes, factories and offices, helping folks get jobs done
    without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, petty rules, silly laws and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense.

    He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, the early bird gets the worm,
    and life isn't always fair.

    Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the
    adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second (or even last, as long as your best efforts were given).

    A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived
    cultural and educational trends including body piercing, whole language and "new math." But his health declined when he
    became infected with the "if-it-only-helps- one-person-it's-worth-it? virus. In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing regulations.

    He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools
    endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies, reports of six year old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing a
    classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly
    student. It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but cannot
    inform the parent when the female student is pregnant or wants an abortion.

    Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to
    professional sports. Finally, a woman who was stupid enough not to realize that coffee is hot, and was awarded a huge
    payout for her stupidity, caused Common Sense to finally throw in the towel.

    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 lma Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. - Author Unknown
     
  2. monted

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    Amen to that.
     
  3. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    monted: At least you had the common sense to reply! Hee hee! Amen back at ya! Take care. angel :)
     
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  5. hewee

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    All so very true Angel.

    Thanks the posting of this at this time was good common sense also. :)
     
  6. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    Awww thanks Hewee! :) The King of Common Sense! Take care. angel :)
     
  7. hewee

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    Hey the angel is not hiding. :)

    No I am human and far from being king. The King of kings will be here and he does have all the answers.:)
     
  8. valley

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    I'll give my biggest AMEN to that, hewee. :)
     
  9. Moby

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    Oh God :eek:
    :)
     
  10. hewee

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    I wait for the day he returns so the whole world will know the truth.
    We will all find out that many things we think are right are not also so things will be better then any of us can even dream of because we have not seen it before so we can't even dream about it. But it will be good and we will all be happy forever that want to live the right way.
     
  11. Fyzbo

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    Angelize, if I wanted to post that on my website who would I have to credit?
     
  12. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    Fyzbo: The author is unknown. If I were to post it on my site I would state that and maybe a little disclaimer that if the author is known you will credit him or her or remove if asked. But that's been floating around a long time! Take care. angel :)
     
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