Thought for the day again

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  1. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    OBITUARY: THE SAD PASSING OF COMMON SENSE


    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 (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, teenagers 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 had themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer paracetamol, sun lotion or plaster to a pupil, but could not inform the parents when a pupil 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 better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, but the burglar could sue you for assault because you protected yourself and your own.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise 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 realised that he was gone.

    If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    So true.:(
     
  3. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    That is what we live in this world. Very sad...
     
  4. 34thestickupkid

    34thestickupkid Active Member

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    Sad but true,,,,,,,
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Dr Ben Carson said we need common sense brought back to the American people, I could not agree more
     
  6. Jennmarr

    Jennmarr Junior Member

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    Amen, amen, and amen.
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I think this is only a rumor of CS passing, but from what I've been hearing is that he is on his death bed:D
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That is funny Russ, too bad it is true. Our children's children will become more cynical and less trusting, remember the 60s and how we did not trust Big Brother? Common sense has gone IMO
     
  9. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I think I remember the 60's...when where they:newsmile100: