Sad I am to 'Report that the World Has Lost a Remarkable Man

The Passing of a Remarkable Man

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense. Mr. Sense had 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 value lessons as knowing
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) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in
charge).

His health began to rapidly deteriorate 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 only worsened his condition.

Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parents
when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, 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 finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge financial 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 two stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner.

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

Comments

Man?

Pffft. Common Sense has and never will be a man. And this entry is doing a good job dashing my hopes that she might show up as a women instead.

I'll keep reading though. You're often a contrarian, though I do wish your examples weren't so often right wing talking points.

But ain't I fun!!? BB

But ain't I fun!!? BB

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Dear Miss Brenda:

"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." (~M.Twain) ... by a certain sort of Republican. Don't listen to them. As Charles Barkley said, "... they lost their minds."

Sincerely,

Mr. Sense

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Well I guess if Leslie H

Well I guess if Leslie H says so it must be true. I am certainly glad to have you back. Oh, and by he way, can you have a sex change and make Anglico happy by becoming a woman? BB

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Indeed!

Now you got it! ;) kidding.

btw ... I am already a woman. Thank God. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Really, it's not "sex change"

The appropriate term for the procedure to which you are referring is "gender reassignment".

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Wow, is that one still around?

It's been almost a year since the last time it landed in my inbox. Different subject line, same post, word for word.

Doesn't matter how long it

Doesn't matter how long it has been around it needs repeating from time to time because it speaks so well of our times. And, we did have a bit of fun with the message too. Fun is a good thing!

Thankl you all for coming by for a visit. BB

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speaks well of our times

from a somewhat right of center point of view. I did not take time to debunk many of those points because it is such an old chestnut, but I will if I must.

The ten commandments are not contraband, they just can't be put up in places we pay for with our tax dollars, like schools, courts, etc., as commandments. They certainly can be put on any private property the owner wants them on. They can be put up as part of a historical or artistic display on public property.

The woman did not just "spill a little coffee," she got third degree burns from coffee that McDonald's had notice was too hot. Other patrons before her had been injured by the coffee, just not so seriously. Other fast food restaurants, and now McD's also, serve their coffee at temps 30 degrees lower.

Just for starters. Many of the points are simply matters of opinion, and obviously, we are all entitled to our own opinions.

I think it is important to note WHY McDonald's served...

it that hot. Because it was cheap coffee, that they left around too long. BUT, they found that if they served it super hot people would either put "cream" in it to cool it down (disguising the taste) or number their taste buds (hiding the acidity of the coffee).

EVEN though they knew it was dangerously hot, they chose to continue marketing it this way to save money.

p.s. BB is starting to look more and more like a dedicated concern troll.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me