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  • Obituary Of The Late Mr. 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 can earn) and reliable strategies (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 6 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.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
    job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
    children. It declined even further when schools were required to get
    parental consent to administer sun lotion or a band-aid to a student;
    but could not inform parents when a student 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 and the burglar could sue you for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
    realize 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 his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights,
    Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his
    funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember
    him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
    Kelly
    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

  • #2
    So sadly true.
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    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    • #3
      Amen Brother when will the insanity stop?........ it will stop when people learn to take responsibilty for the actions they commit like the old saying goes you take the bad with the good and you live with it
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        His passing is highly mourned by those who care. Very sad
        Chuck D


        When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
        Jean De La Bruyere...

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