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RIP common sense (what gets your goat?)

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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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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
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, and when a man crashed his Winnebago because he had put it on autopilot and then went to make a cup of tea.

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 only by his 4 stepbrothers:
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he
was gone. If you still remember him, I commiserate with your loss. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

I am new to this site, been lurking for a long time, afraid to be have my parade pissed on. Well I am not afraid anymore and I want people to get it off their chest and post unbelievable situations of common senselessness
here.

RIP Common sense




posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Good post and welcome to the site. I am still finding my way around it and don't worry about 'pissing on peoples parade' as long as you do it with decorum and courtesy!

Common sense has indeed been lost, so how can we get it back? Can we get it back?

I suggest bring back National service to teach youngsters respect and values



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:19 PM
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reply to post by Boomer the dog
 


Nice post.

FYI, though scarce, Common Sense does still have some relatives floating around.

His great grandfather, Horse Sense, still does fairly well in rural America.,
His crazy old uncle Rebel Pride spend time locked in the attic, and he has an illegitimate child, Will to Survive, who many of us believe could make an appearance in mainstream America any day now.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by ufo girl
I suggest bring back National service to teach youngsters respect and values


Would it fly in the face of civility and decorum to ask you if it is Obama's national service plan you support and, if so, exactly how that has anything to do with common sense?



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Common sense gave way to "head up your ass" years ago...courtesy of your federal government.

Maybe they thought they could find some money up there?

Added: BTW...welcome to ATS.

S & F


[edit on 26-1-2009 by David9176]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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Common Sense isn't dead, he/she is just in a coma. We will all get burnt in the next year or so and Common Sense will breathe once more.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Would it fly in the face of civility and decorum to ask you if it is Obama's national service plan you support and, if so, exactly how that has anything to do with common sense?

I was kind of suggesting an answer to my own question of ' can we get back to where we were'



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Common sense isn't dead.
He was run out of town by blatant disrespect, poor judgement,
impulsive thoughts and selfish persons.

He is much happier where he is. He is no longer dictating
to the oblivious cell phone user making a right turn or the
babysitter who put the crying baby in the washing machine.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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I think common sense died when people took on this idea that people were dumb and that saying things like "people are so dumb its like im the only one who can see it " somehow made themselves feel smarter and they were doing a service to someone else.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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what happened???? Nobody else has the urge to say people are so dumb anymoar?


[edit on by YoungStalin]



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