On becoming conservative

Discussion in 'Humor' started by Merlin1047, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Merlin1047
    Offline

    Merlin1047 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AL
    Ratings:
    +450
    A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many
    others her age she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was
    for distribution of all wealth. She felt deeply ashamed that her father was
    a rather staunch Republican which she expressed openly.


    One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to
    higher taxes on the rich & more welfare programs. In the middle of her
    heart felt diatribe based upon the lectures she had from her far left
    professors at her school, he stopped her and asked her point blank, how she
    was doing in school.


    She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that
    it was tough to maintain. That she had to study all the time, never had
    time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have
    time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because of
    spending all her time studying. That she was taking a more difficult
    curriculum.


    Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Mary."


    She replied, "Mary is barely getting by", she continued, "all she has is
    barely a 2.0 GPA" adding, "and all she takes are easy classes and she never
    studies." But to explain further she continued emotionally, "But Mary is so
    very popular on campus, college for her is a blast, she goes to all the
    parties all the time and very often doesn't even show up for classes
    because she is too hung over."


    Her father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office
    and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to her friend who
    only had a 2.0." He continued, "That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and
    certainly that would be a fair equal distribution of GPA."


    The daughter visibly shaken by the fathers suggestion angrily fired back,
    "That wouldn't be fair! I worked really hard for mine, I did without and
    Mary has done little or nothing, she played while I worked real hard!"


    The father slowly smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
     
  2. popefumanchu
    Offline

    popefumanchu Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    113
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska Panhandle
    Ratings:
    +5
    :laugh: :clap:
    amazing how simple common sense is ... but that isn't very nuanced, now is it?
     
  3. Moi
    Offline

    Moi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,859
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    The ONLY GOOD place
    Ratings:
    +11
    That was the best! I'm gonna plagarize it and send it to all my friends!

    I would make it my signature but I bet Jimnyc would freak.
     
  4. Merlin1047
    Offline

    Merlin1047 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AL
    Ratings:
    +450
    Lol - help yourself. And I do believe that Jim might express some slight displeasure if you used that as a signature. But then again - you never know till you try.

    :teeth:
     

Share This Page