The Senator Goes Home

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

“Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” says the man.

“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

“Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the senator.

“I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

“Now it’s time to visit heaven.”

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

“Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

“I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.

What happened?”

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning.. .

…and today you voted.”

–author unknown

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  1. #1 by Edward Allen on 03/29/2010 - 9:34

    Good post, reminds me of the joke breaks over back on your head. Well speaking of Senators there is at least one that chose heaven; Honorable Senetor Nancy Schaefer whom was most likely murdered over the weekend because she was revealing information about the “child pertection services” and the perpetrators in a video that was soon to be released. Do some research on Mrs. Schaefer’s fight against C.P.S. and what she had uncovered and revealed in interviews about the snatching of children, sexual abuse and the trafficing of innocent helpless children. God Bless you Mrs. Schaefer you did your part while here on earth, rest in peace.

  2. #2 by tom young on 03/29/2010 - 9:34

    What state is he talking about?I had a pal who had his grandson kidnapped by NJ fam. svc.They brought charges of molestation ag. him.He was convicted and later killed by guards-no investigation that I know of.

  3. #3 by Chris in Tokyo on 03/29/2010 - 9:34

    Yea i wish it were like that. So true. The comment above about Mrs. Schaefer is revealing. Sounds like it’s dirty play, and that something sinister did occur. And, likely, nothing will be done about it. i hope i’m wrong.

  4. #4 by Eyes Wide Open on 03/30/2010 - 9:34

    Next time you think your medical bill is too high you might want to consider

    After almost ten hours on the road, a husband and wife arrive at the Obamacare clinic to see the only doctor the government says they can use, after spending 6 hours in the waiting room they finally get to see the doctor.

    The Pakistani Doctor is very polite and proceeds with his examination of the man, who has been complaining about pain in his hip. After taking his blood pressure, checking his throat and listening to his heart, the doctor exclaims that he cant find anything wrong, the examination took 15mins.

    When they finally get to see the receptionist after another 4 hour wait they recieve the bill, the receptionist hands them a bill for $450.00.
    The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He tells the
    receptionist although the doctor was very nice the services he provided certainly aren’t worth $450.00.
    When the receptionist tells him $450.00 is the standard rate, the man insists on
    Speaking to the Doctor.
    The Doctor appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the clinic has a MRI, CAT Scanner,Pathology, Physio, Accupuncture and X-Rax services, and an olympic sized swimming pool that were available
    for him and his wife to use.
    ‘But we didn’t use them,’ the man complains.
    ‘Well, they are here, and you could have,’ explains the Doctor. He goes on
    to explain they could have seen one of the specialists for which the clinic is
    Famous. ‘The best Specialists from Bangladesh, Karachi and Bombay practice here the Doctor says.
    ‘But we didn’t go to any specialists, ‘complains the man again.
    ‘Well, we have them, and you could have,’ the Doctor replies.
    No matter what amenity the Doctor mentions! , the man replies, ‘But we
    Didn’t use it!’
    The Doctor is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay.
    He writes a check and gives it to the Doctor.
    The Doctor is surprised when he looks at the cheque.
    ‘But sir,’ he says, this cheque is only made out for $50.00.’
    ‘That’s correct,’ says the man. ‘I charged you $400.00 for sleeping with my
    ‘But I didn’t!’ exclaims the Doctor.
    Well, too bad,’ the man replies. ‘She was here and you could have.

  5. #5 by Eyes Wide Open on 03/30/2010 - 9:34

    A Tree and Its Fruit
    15″Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
    21″Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

  6. #6 by Bobby on 03/30/2010 - 9:34

    Poor Ruth, she needs love. Even gentile love.

  7. #7 by chippo on 03/30/2010 - 9:34

    I may be getting the author wrong but I think CS Lewis drew a picture of Hell in which an endless city with no relief was populated by blind and futile souls believing they are in the best of possible worlds. Unless I away to a forest glade to feel the “breath” of the divine responding to console the troubled world I think this may be The hell we get to love and die to. Sadly We{I] have come to a media imposed state of madness where the disintegration only accelerates so at least we can trust that it concludes at some point. The hill is steeper, the climb upward and fall downward are increasingly steep and treacherous. But it’s not hope driving This one these days. All we have is the choice to honor/dishonor the role model however flawed of those who kept that family scrapbook, who remembered that there were proud and dignified things to remember and hold dear. You really move me Mark. Every piece of your mind resonates truth, justice and the real American way of tolerant benevolence I recall growing up. Thanks.

  8. #8 by woesofsharon on 03/31/2010 - 9:34

    The devil always double crosses his dupes. As for Nancy Schaefer, god rest her soul.

  9. #9 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on 04/01/2010 - 9:34

    Eyes Wide Open:
    Thank you for sharing the stoy about the man and his wife visiting the doctor.
    I thought it was hilarious.

    The story about the senator is funny. That is the sad truth. I did read it few years ago.
    Besides the laugh, the post serves as a good moral lesson for all of us.

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