Common Sense DO YOU AGREE?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Skynet, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.

    Today I read his obituary.
    Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations.

    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 earn) and reliable parenting 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 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, which only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the 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 can sue you for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise 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 three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing
  2. Mr. Sense shall be missed.
  3. My officers told me there was plenty of it, all the while demonstrating the opposite.

    I think though, like Mr Twain, stories of its demise are greatly exaggerated.
  4. RIP Mr Sense. I've no doubt his arch-enemy the Emperor Mong had some small part in his demise.
  5. common sense is a rare commodity
    and some things are counter intuitive
  6. His brother, common knowledge, shuffled off this mortal coil years ago.
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    R.I.P. Common Sense. You'll be sadly missed, as will you contributions for society. A sad loss.

    Mind you, Miss fcuk-up looks pretty hot right now . . .
  8. You see, thats the problem with common sense. Some people have it and some people THINK they have it.
  9. And others still vote Labour.
  10. RIP Common Sense !

    But there is some good news though.
    Skynet was not telling all !!
    Twas a well kept family secret over many years. His dad had a quick affair many moons ago. 8O
    There are two other members of the family that are still alive. I know them personally they are called HOPE & OPTIMISM.
    I have met them occasionally but they are becoming more reclusive nowadays.
    T’would be nice to meet them again. :)