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" A Sad Passing"



Today we mourn the passing of an 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 brink
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

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),
parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's
okay to come in

A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the
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 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
parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.

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 the Boy Scouts to professional sports.

Finally, when a woman, too stupid 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 Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few
realized he was gone.



Great post, I enjoyed it and agree with most of it, but you hit one of my hot buttons. I don't want to get anything started on your post...so I will start one of my own. Yes, I do agree common sense, in many ways is dead.


Yep John NJ, I couldn't agree with your more. That is my biggest complaint now a days, what ever happened to common sense? But thank you for letting me know where he/she went as I have been worried for years about her/him. (notice the male/female there since we were never sure of it's gender).
Hopefully that will include the crusers that complain about their cruise because their flights were late getting in or taking off to go home. Yes, there are those out there that feel their entire cruise was ruined because of those flights. I have read many reviews that reflect that. Even if they booked the air themselves. :dizzy :dizzy :dizzy
Think about it, it will really makes you realize that common sense is definitely DEAD!


Common Sense is far from dead; the rest of his family is alive and well; it's just that certain people, who only see the negative in every situation, have lost sight of Common Sense, Truth, Trust, Discretion, Responsibility and Reason. They flourish!
Unfortunately, the Ima Whiner side of the family does not recognize the positive side of the family, and only wants to remain on familiar terms with its own side of the family, along with its siblings, Cynic Al, Pessy Mist and Gloomy Gus.....