Saturday, March 14, 2009

Obituary For Common Sense

It's 'funny' as I was going to post the Obituary For Common Sense anyway when I read this at FoxNews today. They'd have a cow with me as I always carry a 9mm in my pants pocket! Ewww, better lock down the schools and run for cover! Gosh. I hope this poor lady has a good defender and takes her kids out of the Public School. Money talks ...

Maine Mother Charged With Packing Pistol in Pants While Picking Children Up at School

"LEWISTON, Maine — Police say a Lewiston woman is facing charges after showing up at an elementary school with a handgun tucked into the waistband of her pants.

Police say 30-year-old Tylor Austin had a 9 mm pistol when she walked into the principal's office at Montello Elementary School to pick up her three children Friday morning. She is charged with possession of a firearm on school property.

Lt. Mark Cornelio said Austin didn't make any threats and later told police she was carrying the gun for self-defense after taking out a protection order arising from a bad relationship. The school went into lockdown before police arrived. Nobody was hurt."


Of course, no one was hurt ... sadly, what's below really fits in modern America.

NOTE: I didn't write the Obituary. I wish I knew who the Author was as I'd like to give them credit. It's pure genius! :o)


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 4 stepbrothers:

I Know My Rights

I Want It Now

Someone Else Is To Blame

I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

♥ ∞


Iva said...

Did you write the obituary or did you find it on the 'net? Because, I just have to's genius. And true. And sad.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Oh dear, I should have said I didn't write it (that's why it's genius). [lol] Let me amend that above.
Thanks for stopping by Iva. Hope y'all have a great day! ♥ ∞

Anonymous said...

Sad but oh so true.

Anonymous said...

Amen! I too miss Common Sense, Excellent Post.

Janeen said...

Good morning to a senseless Saturday I suppose. That mom probably had her gun exposed as it was wedged in the waist of her pants and that's probably what set off the chain of events. She should have used better judgement about her packin'. Seriously if I saw someone come in my office with a gun openly tucked in their waistband, I would be calling the police myself. But that is California for you, people use them WITHOUT sense here.

Good post my friend, have a great day! I'm going to try to learn how to get my hair up in a french twist, like Audrey Hepburn did in preparation for the Breakfast at Tiffany's tea party tomorrow. I'll need about a 100 hairpins. ha ha

MuseSwings said...

What a thought provoking and true post. Several times a day, it seems, I just shake my head in disbelief of what people do and don't do and shouldv'e done but didn't. A lot of the common sense has been replaced by such incredible meanness, hate and pure ignorance. Good to have happy places in blogland to come to.

WingMaster said...

Hi Sparky. Great post. In comparing our profiles, I see a "kindred spirit" in you and your husband. I don't think I'll ever get Mrs. WingMaster to brave such a long motorcycle tour, but if you ever make it out to the "left coast" we have dry parking/shelter for your bikes and plenty of room. Consider yourselves welcome in Washington State any time.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Mildred ~ Yes, it is sad. Wish I was posting happy things about our Country these days. [sigh]

Carey ~ Thanks Chaplain. Your kind words mean a lot to us.

Janeen ~ I totally agree! She was probably branishing, which is illegal everywhere and very stupid on her part. It's just funny, don't ya think, that folks here see a gun and say "Oh cool, what kind is it?" No sweat. In California or Mass. or whatever, it's all "OMG!! A Gun! Call the police!" ha ha Can't wait to see what happens at y'alls tea party.

Cynthia ~ Thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, bloggyland is happy! Happy, happy, happy! And I do plan to post joyful things again.

WingMaster ~ My man! Thanks for stopping by. You are so sweet to offer shelter in this gathering storm. :o) Y'all are welcome here too. We've got 7 country acres with a scary dirt road (thus the adventure bikes) but it's all ours. Your blog is great! And anybody with a bike is too cool for school in my world. PS: I have several wonderful friends in Washington, so, you're no alone in your thinking. [wink]

Thanks y'all for stopping by. Your comments sure make my day brighter. :o) ♥ ∞

Linda said...

Amen. So true. Thanks Sparky. Blessings