Jesse Jackson

Joke ID#660
Funny (3.19)
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Submitted Byim_para_noid
Corrected By anchmike
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Jesse Jackson is visiting a primary school and he visits one of the classes. They're in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asks the "Rev" Jackson if he would like to lead the discussion on 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 the Great Jesse Jackson, "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 spiritual leader. "That's what we would call a great loss."

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. Rev. Jackson searches the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: "If a jet carrying the Rev. and Mrs. Jackson were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclains Jackson, "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."

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Posted by snowmachine88 May 19, 2003

I've heard it before, but it was with Clinton.

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Posted by erniedingus Aug 22, 2005

think ive heard dat 1 2, stil gd tho!! by da way, is jesse jackson famous or sum@????

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Posted by shimmermaid Aug 22, 2005

Brilliantly funny!

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Posted by buttons Sep 30, 2005

Evily funny

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Posted by phynyxs Mar 02, 2006

How great! I just feel bad for Mrs. Jackson, after all, its her blowhard husband that would be the target!

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Posted by mellew Jul 11, 2006

I heard it with Bush but its still good

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Posted by undercover_joker Dec 22, 2006

it would be completly true with bush in the joke it certainly wouldnot be a great loss!!!! anyways GREAT JOKE!!!

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Posted by auntiesis Apr 13, 2007

I agree that this joke would be even funnier if it were Prez. Bush. But nevertheless, very funny. Into my faves.

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