Skip to comments.Tragedy
Posted on 09/18/2005 2:28:15 PM PDT by Former Fetus
Jesse Jackson, while visiting a primary school class, found himself in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asks the Rev. Jackson if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy". So the illustrious leader asks the class for an example of a "tragedy".
One little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy."
"No," says the Great Jesse Jackson, "that would be an accident."
A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."
"I'm afraid not," explains the exalted spiritual leader. "That's what we would call a great loss."
The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. Rev. Jackson searches the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"
Finally at the back of the room a small boy raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: "If a plane carrying the Rev. Jackson were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy."
"Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson, "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"
"Well," says the boy, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."
despite what we may hear, our education system seems to be working. smart kid
You cracked up everyone in the house.
Al Charlatan's Islamic name is: Mandu Ireek
Now you can all swear at me as that tune from the Bee Gees keeps going through your heads.
Too Funny,I sent out E-Mails as well.
LOL... Printed it out for the wife. She laughed so hard she almost fell out of her chair reading it. And she's a lib!
While I did laugh, you realize, you could put anybody's name in for Jackson. Before I got to the punch line I kept saying to myself, Jesse would never be at a Primary school talking to students unless there had been some tragedy there and alot of cameras.
Ted Kennedy not being found out yet by the people of the state of Mass.
that would be a miracle......i mean after leaving mary-jo in the drink what more do they need??????
LOL! Is that ever the truth!
Time to revive an earlier tag line ...
Heard it before, about "BJ" and Hellary Clinton.
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