Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Sad Obituary

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 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. If you still remember him, pass this on. 

The above was found in a message board devoted to true crime, namely in a forum dedicated to the Caylee Anthony case, but.. It fits so many other cases we hear about in the news... The poster said she'd recieved it in an email and the obituary was said to have been originally printed in the London Times.  I have no idea if it actually was.. Perhaps later today I'll do some googling and find out where it came from.  Someday it would be nice to see common sense make a come back... :-/


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Common sense post. Its been passed on to my sons facebook.

Anonymous said...

A Los Angeles jury just convicted putative Phil Spector friend and former Leonard Cohen manager Kelley Lynch of all eight criminal harassment charges.

The judge indicated that he is not inclined to grant probation and requested sentencing memoranda from the prosecution and the defense.

Sentencing is in 10 days.

Kelley Lynch has been in custody since her arrest by the Berkeley Police Department on March 1, 2012 on outstanding failures to appear on old warrants out of Los Angeles and on an arrest warrant arising out of the criminal harassment complaint charging ten counts of violating a Colorado Restraining Order, later converted to California order under reciprocity statutes relating to restraining orders.

The charges were later trimmed to eight counts all involving threatening phone calls and emails culled from hundreds of voice messages for Cohen and thousands of threatening emails.

The LA Da is considering filing charges related to terrorist threats Lynch recently made to Steve Cooley, emailing the DA's Office and others that Coley ought to be shot; they have been monitoring the trial which is being prosecuted by the domestic violence unit of the City Attorney's Office.

Anakerie said...

Thanks for the info, Anonymous.. I remember reading some of Ms. Lynch's rants back when the Phil Spector case was active. I suppose the comment fits pretty well under the "common sense" post, since Ms. Lynch didn't show that she had a lot of it in her postings all over the net..

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the prosecution’s sentencing memo in People vs. Kelley Lynch; the fascinating part is in the attached exhibits:

Exhibit “A” thereto is a loony multi-page (including margins) jailhouse letter from Kelley Lynch to Bruce Cutler – who promptly forwarded it to prosecutors.

Exhibit “B” is an email wherein Kelley Lynch appears to call for the assassination of Steve Cooley.

Exhibit “ C” is a letter to from Bruce Cutler outlining his harassment by Kelley Lynch and asking that she be sentenced to jail.