Monday, November 12, 2007

Remarkable Obituary

It seems that the country has lost it's common sense. We used to call it "horse sense" which is the ability to sensible decisions. Also, it means practical judgment. Now I'm not a lawyer, or a politician, or anything like that, but in some ways the country has gone crazy.

Some people hate our president. When I was growing up we were taught to respect and honor the presidency, as well as pray for them. Even the environmental types get out of control with tree hugging and all that. Also, you can't offend ethnic group no matter what,--even our enemies. And we cannot use profiling to help catch terrorists. There's lot more you can add to the list, lawyers and lawsuits gone wild! Now the 10 commandments is becoming illegal to post, and "In God We Trust" is being taken off our currency. No doubt, Common Sense has passed on...

Remarkable Obituary
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense. Mr. Sense had 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 value 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. Mr. Sense 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 and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, 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, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge financial 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 two stepbrothers: My Rights and Ima Whiner. He is also survived by a full brother, Horse Sense, who is hiding in isolation somewhere in the world.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, good for you; if not, join the majority and put your head in the sand.

I'm hoping that Mr. Horse Sense to come out of isolation and help save our US of A.


Quote of the Day
It is easy to take liberty for granted,
when you have never had it taken from you.
~Dick Cheney

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Joke of the Day
Farmer Joe decided his injuries from his recent accident were serious enough to take the trucking company responsible for the accident to court. In court, the trucking company's fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe.

"Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, that you were fine?"

''Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the--"

''I didn't ask for any details,'' the lawyer interrupted. ''Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, that you were fine?"

''Well I had just got Bessie into the trailer and was driving down the road--''

''Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.'' By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe's answer and told the lawyer so.

''Well," said the farmer, "as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn't want to move. However, I could hear ol' Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, 'Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?'"

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Anonymous said...

I am going to grade you on this oost today. I am giving you 100. DAD...

Darlene said...

You are so right TG! It seems there's no turning back. What concerns me are the people I come in contact with think this is the way it should be. I have to stop typing as I am ready to start ranting!

God Bless!