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 Post subject: The Meaning of Tragedy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:34 pm 
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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
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."

-Eva


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Hard to type.....I am still laughing!


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Great Joke, Eva!

Never underestimate the wisdom of a child! :lol:

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"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

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