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2 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2011 - 5:49PM #1
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"I know you never think about earning an honest living.  So you've made it into college.  Big deal.  Do you know how many people go to college and never get a job?  What makes you so special? ............

All right, so you graduated with Honors and a Law degree.  You think you're the only one who's ever done that?  You never think about the future.  You never think about keeping a roof over your head.  What makes you think you'll ever amount to anything, if all you do is go on reading those Law books all day?  Life isn't college, you know.  Life is life.  But you never think about that, do you?  No, all you care about is watching the news and reading those old Congress transcripts.  It's a wonder you got any grades at all.  You think all that reading will keep a roof over your head? I've got news for you, it won't. ..................

Big deal, so you're now a Congressional aide.  You think you're so smart.  I bet you're surrounded by staff all the time and never get to see the boss, right?  What good is that?  Does it ever occur to you, with all that staff around, you'll never get ahead?  Everyone's out to get you, and I know you never even think about that.  Well, it's time to think about that, you know.  There's a reason you never get to see the boss.  You won't last in that job, but that never occurs to you, does it?  If you want to last in that job, you need to be practical, and I know you've never been practical, and you never will be. ......................

What's all this nonsense about running for office?  Nobody ever runs for office at your age.  No one will vote for anyone your age.  You're too young.  I always thought you weren't practical, and now I know it. .................

So, you're now in Congress.  Big deal.  Name one decent piece of legislation you've ever done.  I know what you do all day.  Don't pretend.  I'm tired of seeing you on the news week after week.  Talk, talk, talk, that's all you do.  Name one practical thing you've ever done there. .................

So you've been re-elected.  Getting re-elected is no big deal, you know.  Does it ever occur to you just how many people in Congress have gotten re-elected?  You pretend you know something about history, but you never remember anything, I know.  You don't know how many in Congress have been re-elected, do you?  Well, it's enough to make you hardly important, I can tell you that.  So don't think you've accomplished anything. ...............

I don't understand you: For the first time in your life, you seem to have a steady job, and you suddenly want to run for the Senate.  What's that all about?  You think anyone will let you go from the House to the Senate just like that.  People try for years to get into the Senate and they never make it.  What makes you think you're any different?  And you're making the same mistake you made when you first ran for office: You're running too young.  When will you ever be practical? ............

Do you think it'll be any different now you're in the Senate?  Were you born yesterday?  Of course, it'll be no different.   Talk, talk, talk, that's all you'll do.  I know.  What makes you any different from the others? ..............

So?  You've been re-elected before.  What makes tonight so special? ........

You really think you'll do something practical just because you're in charge of legislation.  Being Chairman of Appropriations is no big deal.  I know you never remember your history even though you pretend to read all those books.  And you don't know just how many have been Appropriations Chairman before you, do you?  Well, plenty, let me tell you.  You're nothing special. ........

I don't understand you.  Whenever you finally have a steady job you chuck it all away.  Why not just keep the Chairmanship?  You have a nice family now, you have responsibilities.  What makes you think you can ever be Majority Leader? .............

All right, so you're the Majority Leader.  Big deal.  I never hear you calling the shots on anything.  All you do is compromise all the time.  What's that all about? ....................

You're doing it again.  What's the matter with you?  I'll tell you what's the matter.  You just don't like having a steady secure job.  That's what's the matter.  Why couldn't you just run for a third term and stay where you are?  Make something of yourself.  What makes you think you'll ever be President?  Stop kidding yourself.  For once in your life, be practical.  Why run for President?  You're only 35.  No one makes it to the White House at that age.  When will you ever be practical?..........

So you're President.  Big deal.  Does that change anything?  You think there's less suffering now?  You think the U.S. is the only country out there?  I've got news for you.  There are 200 other countries out there.  But you never think of anything practical, I know.  You think that just because you're President, you've done something.  So you'll just sit back and be lazy, that's you all over.  Your election was a fluke, you know that. .............

Why are you running for re-election?  You can retire with a nice pension, lead a normal life, for a change.  Why press your luck?  You know you won't be re-elected. .......................

Do you know how many other planets there are?  You don't remember Carl Sagan?  What's the matter with you?  There are probably millions of planets.  That's what Sagan said.  So bringing peace on earth is no big deal.  Especially since you couldn't even do that until your second term.  Why?  What's wrong with you?  Now you've brought peace on Earth you think you're so special.  I've got news for you.  You aren't.  We're just one planet in one solar system in one galaxy.  What makes peace on Earth so special?  Do you think the whole cosmos is suddenly happy just because we are?  Are you some kind of moron?  Do you think any other planet cares if you've suddenly brought peace on Earth?  Who's going to know?  Who's going to care?. .............

I don't understand you.  There's already been one President who stuck around and got on the High Court.  So why do you need to do that now?  It's no longer anything special, so what's the point?  Can't you ever settle down and do something normal?.................

You're doing it again: you have a nice steady job on the Court but you're letting idiots talk you into doing something else instead.  Why should you lead this fool expedition?  We always knew there'd be other planets with intelligent life.  Big deal.  I don't see why you have to head the first delegation.  I wonder what the aliens will think?  They'll probably think we're all just as absent-minded and muddle-headed as you are.  Not one practical thought in you.  You think you'll even be able to communicate with them at all.  How?  And why couldn't they choose someone sensible? ...........

Oh, come on, you know it was just luck.  It had nothing to do with you.  You were just sent there to say "Hi" and then you get mixed up in an interplanetary war in another solar system.  Just my luck you get mixed up with a solar system with two intelligent planets at war.  Typical.  It doesn't matter if you ended a 2,000-year war; you should be home leading a normal life instead of gallivanting around.  I knew you'd never amount to anything........................."

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2012 - 8:33AM #2
jesusfreakgal
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Excuse me? Sorry, but I don't get the point of this. I do understand that some parents are SO critical of their children that they either never say anything nice to them (always critisizing them), or the only time anything remotely nice (or whatever) comes out of their mouth is something like what you wrote ('you finally make something of yourself and now want  to throw it all away' say if a person who is a lawyer decides they want to become a judge or whatever. Which isn't really remotely nice at all). This just made me thing. I bet there are parents out there who will NEVER be happy if their child does not to EXACTLY want they want and envision for them. If say that parent envisions that child going to harvard medical school, and the child ends up going to Prinston law school, that parent might be be very disappointed. Or that person who is a cop, whose father was a cop, and whose other kids/ sons are cops and has a child/ son who decides that they want to do something else might SERIOUSLY disappoint a person, in a way (IMO) for the wrong reasons. It would be like if my dad had been disappointed that none of his children decided to be come architects (since he AND his father were architects. My dad still is). None of us are (except my 30 year old sister will be an interior designer which is relatively similar). To be honest, I like the parents who has this vision for their child, including some vision of their infant and childhood, that gets thrown out the window and then the parent realizes they can't expect anything to be EXACTLY has they had envisoned or planned for that child.


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