Sunday, January 24, 2016

What they said ..

The obscenity of being .... them

... reported this week that the IRS has notified the Justice Department that it erased a hard drive after being ordered not to do so by a federal judge.
In Oscar Wilde's comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest," Lady Bracknell is indignant to hear that Jack Worthing is an orphan. "To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."

If only one could enjoy a similar belly laugh over President Obama's IRS repeatedly losing hard drives loaded with data related to scandals at the agency. To lose one might be regarded as suspicious happenstance; to lose two looks like conspiracy. WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Homer: No, I don't know what "shaden-frawde" is.
Homer: Please tell me, because I'm dying to know.
Lisa: It's a German term for "shameful joy", taking pleasure in the suffering of others.
Homer: Oh, come on Lisa. I'm just glad to see him fall flat on his butt!
[getting mad]
Homer: He's usually all happy and comfortable, and surrounded by loved ones, and it makes me feel... What's the opposite of that shameful joy thing of yours?
Lisa: Sour grapes.
Homer: Boy, those Germans have a word for everything!


Anonymous said...

Praying for ones enemies can be difficult.

leelu said...

I usually just pray for them to see the error(s) of their ways.

Anonymous said...

And to take appropriate action. Amen.
a Mudgeon from Texas

Anonymous said...

Naw, Tim, I do it all the time.
I pray they will spend eternity being subjected to the same indignity, frustration, pain - whatever - they are forcing me to endure. (Works especially well with idiot drivers in order to keep from running them off the road!)
-- General Petty Officer Fifth Class Skyhawker Doug

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