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It'd be funny if it weren't so true

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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The Demise of common sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, by the name of Common
Sense.

Common Sense  lived a long life but died in the United States from heart
failure on the beginning of the new millennium.  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, 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, 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), reliable parenting
strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come
in second.  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 maths"

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 well intentioned, but
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 a six-year-old
boy 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 only worsened his condition. It declined
even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin
to a student but could not inform the parents when a female student was
pregnant or wanted an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband, Churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment
than their victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from
the Boy Scouts to professional sport. Finally, when a woman, failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, was awarded a huge
settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel. As the end neared, Common
Sense drifted in and out of logic, but was kept informed of developments
regarding questionable regulations, such as those for low flow toilets,
rocking chairs, and stepladders.

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 I am a Whiner. Not many
attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.


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by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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VintageWife
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM
LOL
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bupkie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Sobs.... I miss him terribly... and think of him often!!!   WHY.... CRIES... WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE SO YOUNG???   

on knees..... "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!"ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

kmrtigger
by Kandice on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

 So sad.

Barabell
by Barbara on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

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OkieGirlKatrina
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

So sad because it is ssssssssoooooooooo true!!!

LadyLuxy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

cryingI miss him more and more every day

JuneBug1985
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:38 PM

That is so true!!

JuneBug1985
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM

I completely agree.

Quoting LadyLuxy:

cryingI miss him more and more every day


alyssasmommy318
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:00 PM
rotflmao
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Bonnie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:01 PM

 Sad but true!

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