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From: Patty Jo Allen <>
Subject: [CRF] Blame
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 16:13:02 -0700
Let's see if I understand how blame in America works lately . . .
If a woman burns her thighs on the hot coffee she was holding in her
lap while driving, she blames the restaurant.
If your teen-age son kills himself, you blame the rock 'n' roll music
or the musician he liked.
If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer,
your family blames the tobacco company.
If your daughter gets pregnant by the football captain you blame the
school for poor sex education.
If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, you
blame the bartender.
If your cousin gets AIDS because the needle he used to shoot up with
heroin was dirty, you blame the government for not providing clean
If your grandchildren are brats without manners, you blame television.
If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the gun
If a crazed person climbs into the cockpit of an airliner and tries to
kill the pilots at 35,000 feet but the passengers kill him instead, the
mother of the deceased blames the airline. I must have lived too long
to understand the reluctance of people to accept responsibility in the
if I die while my old body is parked in front of this computer, I want
you to blame Bill Gates.
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