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The Bush Tragedy

It’s a joke, people

by j. brotherlove

What a week. Actually, what a couple of weeks. It’s no secret that recent elections have given me the blues. In addition, work sucks and other elements of my personal life are off-kilter. All of this just in time for the holiday season. On the bright side, we still live in a country that supports free speech (although, for how long is another matter). Nothing like a joke to cap off this week of political bemoaning.

President George W. Bush is visiting a primary school and he visits one of the classes. They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asks the President if he would like to lead the discussion of the word tragedy. So the illustrious leader asks the class for an example of a tragedy.

One little boy stands up and offers: “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 President Bush, “that would be an accident.”

A little girl raises 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 leader. “That’s what we would call a great loss.”

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. President Bush searches the room. “Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”

Finally at the back of the room, little Johnny raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: “If Air Force One carrying you was struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.”

“Fantastic!” exclaims President Bush, That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”

“Well,” said little Johnny, “because it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss and it probably wouldn’t be an accident either.

pub: 11/12/2004 | previous entry | next entry | feedback x 7 | subscribe

I’ve the real Brotherlove to tell me jokes and a Brotherlove cocktail as well. All in all life is pretty good. ;)

Ok, that gave a me well needed morning chuckle!

alright, that was kinda funny, i admit it.

4. Kathleen

ooh my that gave me the giggles :P Thank you j. lol after reminding me the past couple weeks of how shitty things can be that helped.

Totally unrelated…um, that description?

{ an iron fist in a glove full of vaseline }

Oh lawd….

HAHA! That’s was a good one! [slapping knee] Definitely worthy of passing around!

7. bballmom

That was funny! Thanks for sharing.