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EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: CaroleAnn (---.dsl.iad.megapath.net)
Date: January 29, 2004 05:06PM

I need the rest of the poem!!

Thanks in advance~!!!

I think I have at least the beginning right---
Feel free to make corrections.

??? Also who is the author ???



Excuses
Excuses are tools of the incompetent
which create monuments
of nothingness
those who specialize in them
are seldom
good in anything....


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: ilza (---.162.243.191.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: January 29, 2004 05:11PM

Excuses are tools of incompetents
that build monuments to nothing
and those that specialize in them
are seldom good at anything else

you believe there is more to it ?


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: gina (198.146.84.---)
Date: February 16, 2004 06:23PM

Excuses are tools of thee incompetent
They build monumnets of nothingness
excuses do not explain excuses
explainations do not explain excuses


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: ruth nash (---.om.om.cox.net)
Date: March 19, 2004 05:59PM

excuses are tools of the incompetent
they build monuments of nothingness
and bridges leading to nowhere
those who specialize in excuses
are seldom successfull in anything


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: March 19, 2004 06:07PM

I think I had the whole thing somewhere ... but my dog ate it.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: March 19, 2004 06:52PM

I know a teacher who had a new dog. I was there when she had to admit to a class that the dog ate their test papers and her mark book. The teeth marks were greatly admired in the staff room.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: March 22, 2004 12:56PM

I love it! It's like a scene from AMARCORD!


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Kyle (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 03, 2004 05:50PM

Did you get an answer to your question?

Rest of the poem?

Author?

I, too, am in search of it. I believe Franklin may be the author.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: June 03, 2004 06:00PM

Franklin was with me the whole time, he didn't do it


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: June 03, 2004 06:06PM

wait, that's not an excuse, thats an alibi !

It was other kids.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l3.c3.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 03, 2004 06:39PM

My kids brought home this, like, seed to study over the weekend, and we left it in the kitchen where it was warm. The dog sleeps in the kitchen. My wife was away visiting her folks, so when she came back I had to explain, about the seed which was the kids' homework, about how it grew and grew whilst we were asleep and especialy about how the homework ate the dog.

Stephen


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 03, 2004 06:42PM

Hmmm, sounds like the "attack of the killer tomatoes", or a huge fuschia story.

Les


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: June 04, 2004 08:08PM

Clearly it was The Bad Seed!

pam

Not Zandra, I hope!


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: ilza (---.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: June 05, 2004 08:02AM

I could not trace the author,
but it is said to be from Poor Richard's Almanac (Benjamin Franklin)


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Carter (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 06, 2004 07:09PM

Did any one ever find the entire Poem?? My class wanted to know


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Jennifer (---.ftm-t1.billsmith.synergy-networks.com)
Date: September 21, 2004 10:49AM

I do know this poem...but I'm looking for the author... the poem goes like this:
Excuses are monuments of nothingness
they build bridges to nowhere
those who use these tools of incompentence
are masters of nothingness.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: r. Johnson (---.sandi.net)
Date: October 25, 2004 05:30PM

Excuses are tools of the incompetent which build monuments of nothingness, those who use them usually excel in nothing but that. Therefore, there are no excuses!!! This is how I learned of it.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: r. carter (---.hfc.comcastbusine)
Date: November 24, 2004 12:00PM

I thought it was Abraham Lincoln who made this quote famous?


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: r. carter (---.hfc.comcastbusine)
Date: December 02, 2004 02:29PM

"Excuses are tools of incompetence used to build monuments of nothingness, those who specialize in the uses, seldom acheive anything but excuses."


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 03, 2004 11:30AM

Hey that (almost) rhymes. Was it Lincoln?

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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: December 03, 2004 12:21PM

No, if it rhymes, then it's Jesse Jackson or Nipsey Russell


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Help! I need the whole poem ASAP!!
Posted by: Teuer (216.132.237.---)
Date: January 02, 2005 02:36PM

Could someone please send me a copy of this poem! I would greatly appreciate it if its no trouble!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: January 03, 2005 12:56PM

Franklin copped most of the contents in Poor Richard from other authors. As a printer advertising his press, he was practicing his typography. How's that for revisionist history?

Peter


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: January 03, 2005 01:32PM

Anyone who invented the $100 bill is okay in my almanac


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 03, 2005 02:59PM

I'm more impressed by the fact that as ambassador to France he is purported to have had 52 illegitimate children. No wonder he needed the $100 bills.


Les

p.s. Great inventor by the way, up until the time of Edison he held the record for number of patents held here in the U.S. I really like his reasoning. Hey let's put this thing out in a rain storm and see what happens. Of course he sent his mean nephew, Harry, out with the kite.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: January 03, 2005 03:43PM

Bach had 20 children because his organ didn't have any stops !


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Linda (---.l1.c1.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: January 03, 2005 04:16PM

In reality, he knew it was a dangerous experiment. That's why he was indoors, dry, and controlled the kite via a dry silk thread attached to the kite's line. So the lightening would go straight down the line to his Leydon jars and not detour through him.


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Marilyn (---.slps.org)
Date: January 13, 2005 10:55AM

Carol,

I am currently looking for this poem. Did you ever get the complete poem and the name of the author?

Marilyn


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Ld (---.bragg.army.mil)
Date: February 08, 2005 11:54PM

Excuses

Excuses are tools of incompetents
that build monuments to nothingness
and those that use them seldomly
accomplish anything

Excuses


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: big_seph (---.dsl2.elk.ca.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 24, 2005 06:28PM

The poem goes as follows...

Excuses are tools of incompetence
Used to build monuments to nothingness
And those that specialize in them
Are seldom good for anything
But Excuses, excuses, excuses.


I don't know who the author is though


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: MS. NITA (168.190.200.---)
Date: April 07, 2005 04:23PM

LIKE THIS:

EXCUSES ARE TOOLS OF INCOMPETENCE
THEY BUILD MONUMENTS OF NOTHINGNESS
THOSE WHO SPECIALIZE IN THEIR USES
SELDOM ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING....EXCUSES


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 07, 2005 04:46PM

Depends are the underwear of the incontinent


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: M. P. Rolle (---.hsd1.ga.comcast.net)
Date: May 04, 2005 01:15AM

I'm going to review one of my fraternity books. If I actually find it in the book I'll make sure to post to the forum.

The way I was taught this..

Excuses are tools for the incompetent and those who use them are bound by them.JohnnySansCulo wrote:


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: ilza (---.user.veloxzone.com.br)
Date: May 04, 2005 07:15AM


Delphos Daily Herald Friday, December 14, 1894 Delphos, Ohio quotes

No wiser remark was ever made by Dr. Benjamin Franklin than a severe
sentence which he once uttered to a young man who had an appointment
with him and missed it.

Next day the young man came and began to make
a very fluent excuse to the doctor for his absence the day before.

"Stop!" said Franklin. "You have said too much already,
my good boy, for the man who is good at making an excuse
is seldom good at anything else.''

unquote


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: T.B. (---.dsl.toldoh.ameritech.net)
Date: May 24, 2005 02:42AM

Hello you can find this poem by locating any greek letter oraganization. it something that they all should know verbatim


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: KAPsi ...Till the day I die... (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 25, 2005 03:08AM

"Excuses are tools of the incompetent, they build monuments to nothingness and those who excel in them seldom excel in anything else."


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Re: EXCUSES are tools of the incompetent
Posted by: Miss T (192.168.128.---)
Date: April 12, 2006 10:54AM

I think this is the saying...

Excuses are monuments of nothingness
that build bridges to nowhere
and those who use these tools of incompentence
are masters of nothing.


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