“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#1 Nov 6, 2013
An Obituary printed in the London Times
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 an aspirin 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 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,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.


He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing


Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#2 Nov 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
An Obituary printed in the London Times
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 an aspirin 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 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,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
He has been dead since about mid way through WWII

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#3 Nov 6, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>
He has been dead since about mid way through WWII
Truer words were never spoken, Spook!
The world has gone mad!
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#5 Nov 6, 2013
Yes brain, the London times of London Ohio and London Kentucky. Are you for real?

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#6 Nov 6, 2013
GEEEESH!
The article was sent to me in an email.
I am not going to go searching for the source from an email. If anyone wants to ....be my guest! It's not really that important in the scheme of life, is it?
LOL
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#7 Nov 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
GEEEESH!
The article was sent to me in an email.
I am not going to go searching for the source from an email. If anyone wants to ....be my guest! It's not really that important in the scheme of life, is it?
LOL
Pay mo attention to the lesbian with the rotten green teeth

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#8 Nov 7, 2013
dunadd wrote:
Yes brain, the London times of London Ohio and London Kentucky. Are you for real?
It's most decidedly not from this London, I can promise you.

Unless we've started using American terms like "suspended" overnight and decided to go with Webster's spellings?
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#9 Nov 7, 2013
I used to have the Jerusalem Post delivered to my mailbox. but no one can't get the London Times in America.
In case you can't read BizzyBee wrote the article was sent to her via email. Are you sure you ain't in Tashkent or Samarkand!

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#10 Nov 7, 2013
dunadd wrote:
I used to have the Jerusalem Post delivered to my mailbox. but no one can't get the London Times in America.
In case you can't read BizzyBee wrote the article was sent to her via email. Are you sure you ain't in Tashkent or Samarkand!
Yes, my point was that unless this specific paper was American based, perhaps in a town called London in the states, that it wasn't likely properly attributed.

I imagine the reason you're not able to get the "London Times" in the US might be the same reason that we're not able to get it here in London. It not being a real paper makes it rather difficult to source.

The Times is all over the place though, you'll be able to pick it up at larger bookshops either in the Triangle or Charlotte, should you range that far.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#11 Nov 7, 2013
I range mighty far. I have grassed in 49 states and five foreign countries. Some of the grass was better in some places than others. I don't baaa, I ain't an Hussein sheeple. I mooo as I am mucho el toro!
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 7, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, my point was that unless this specific paper was American based, perhaps in a town called London in the states, that it wasn't likely properly attributed.
I imagine the reason you're not able to get the "London Times" in the US might be the same reason that we're not able to get it here in London. It not being a real paper makes it rather difficult to source.
The Times is all over the place though, you'll be able to pick it up at larger bookshops either in the Triangle or Charlotte, should you range that far.
In fact my home in Columbus is merely thirty miles from downtown London. I still cannot get the "London Times" though.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 7, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
In fact my home in Columbus is merely thirty miles from downtown London. I still cannot get the "London Times" though.
It's called the Madison Press anyway.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 7, 2013
sidekick wrote:
<quoted text>
It's called the Madison Press anyway.
They should hurry and change the name before someone in the other London thinks of it first.

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