Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Our Friend Passed Away

Tragic Loss to All

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 valuable lessons such 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, she 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; his son, Reason; and his sister, Accountability.

He is survived by two distant relatives; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

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


  1. Whatchit, Bub. Ima Whiner is a pal of mine.

  2. Tancho... I read your posts often, so I know your crazy...but thats ok, I have mercury fillings also. I've always thought if your a misfit in the states you'll fit right in in Mexico. I dont always agree with you !00% but who does...anyway your right on target most of the time & we have many things in common..photography & cooking to name two.
    keep up the good work... Bob

  3. Why thanks Bob in exile, it is nice to know that other people recognize my brilliance. The great thing is that we can disagree with each other some of the time and still carry on without running for office.
    Thanks for stopping buy, feel free to drop notes and opinions even if they are wrong.
    (just kidding mate!)

  4. True, sadly but true!

  5. That is pretty funny, but it is also very sad. I see examples of no common sense everyday. Keep posting these article, I enjoy seeing the absurdity of reality.