Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ah, Schadenfreude - Delicious, Delicious Schadenfreude

I don't take pleasure in misfortune befalling anyone (well, okay, maybe a teensy-tiny bit of pleasure if the harm is minimal or proportional to the assholeiness of the person affected), but I couldn't help but get a small warm glow when I read this story.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son robbed
The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of an assault and robbery, a spokeswoman for the mayor told CNN on Saturday.

"Yesterday evening, Mayor Emanuel's son, Zach, was assaulted in a robbery during which his phone was stolen," spokeswoman Kelley Quinn told CNN. "He sustained injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long-planned trip."

... the incident occurred when the victim was approached while walking near his home "by two unknown male offenders who grabbed him and went through his pockets, taking his phone and then they fled the scene."
My schadenfreude stems not from the trauma experienced by Zach, but rather from the fact that under his asshole father Chicago has turned into a contender for Murder City USA. Gangs and violent crime are running rampant in the City of Broad Shoulders, while barry jr. Rahm steadfastly refuses to allow citizens to arm themselves in self-protection from the growing packs of thugs and scofflaws.

I wonder if Rahm worried about what color the cop was who responded to the assault and robbery call?

To borrow a phrase from my youth, "What goes around, comes around."

In other words, Karma.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Second City cop has information the "authorized journalists" aren't reporting. And yes, I find it amusing.

Wonder who is picking up the tab for the Emanuel's holiday trip to Chile?

CenTexTim said...

WSF - thanks for the tip. For interested readers, here's the link referred to.

Anonymous said...

As ole Rahm said: "Never let a good robbery go to waste."....Or something along those lines.

I'm not letting this one go till I pass it on to about 50 others!