Poetic Justice?

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 2
    2,426
    views
    11
    replies
    Last post ago almost 6 years by chillymellow
    No avatar normal

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • No avatar normal
        • Started by
          Super Hero
          1,621
        • last active 11 days ago
        ...is defined by Merrian Webster as: an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate.

        Do any of you believe in it?
      • No avatar normal
        • Replied by
          Super Hero
          1,621
        • last active 11 days ago
        *Tomorrow it will be seven years since this story broke: February 23, 2004

        Convicted child sex abuser and defrocked Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan died Saturday after he was apparently strangled by a fellow inmate at a Massachusetts prison, according to local officials.

      • Index
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,578
        • last active 3 days ago
        yes, just like karma.  it's a nice little reward for not retaliating and just leaving fate to punish people in a personally satisfying way-by giving them their just deserts!  I don't think most people think of it in it's 'virtue rewarding' version, but more in the punishment way.

        Like the young man who killed himself after trying to get a litle help and having the judge send him to boot camp and juvie- the judge is now facing over 100 years in prison for making money off of his harsh sentencing. 
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        • Replied by
          admin
          12,361
        • last active 3 hrs ago
        I do believe in Poetic Justice. I think that life has a way biting you right back for the injustice served. I think it is a good philosophy to live by. It keeps us in check and sometimes we just may take the high ride because of it.

        Of course no one is perfect and we all mess up in our life and i don't think we pay the piper for every wrong thing we have done. If that was the case we would be spending most of our lives in the penalty box.

        Lips
      • Avatar 26589
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,285
        • last active 3 hrs ago
        chillymellow wrote:

        Like the young man who killed himself after trying to get a litle help and having the judge send him to boot camp and juvie- the judge is now facing over 100 years in prison for making money off of his harsh sentencing. 



        I'm on the opposite side of the fence, in a way, regarding the whole judge thing.

        First:  I will say the judge broke the law and should be punished, without a doubt.

        That being said, what the heck is wrong with someone being sent to juvenile detention for breaking the law?!?  If any of these kids didn't break the law, there would be no chance of punishment.  Yes, I feel for the mother whose son committed suicide but whose fault is it?  Sorry to say, but the boy broke the law.  The punishment may have been harsh but had he been in Singapore... the punishment would have been 100 times more harsh.

        I am sick and tired of hearing 'It was only his/her first offense'.  Why is the US the only place that gives 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th chances for crimes?!?  Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Bonnie and Clyde, The Hillside Strangler...and on and on... all had first offenses.  Can you imagine what could have been prevented if there was a stiffer penalty on any of THOSE first offenses?
      • Index
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,578
        • last active 3 days ago
        I don't mind at all that the boy was punished.  What is stinking wrong about it is the judge got paid to make his judgement.  That is just wrong in so many ways, and against the laws and morals upon which our country was founded.  

        I, too, feel bad for the mom because she will always be wondering if the judge had NOT been compensated to sentence as he did, would her son have not killed himself.  She will never be able to get over the wondering what if.  That's sad and very wrong. 

        I wasn't defending the boy or his actions nor saying his punishment wasn't deserved.  But I have to wonder if this had been a just judge if the sentencing would have been different.  Maybe not.  Maybe he would have made the same decision.  That, I think the mom could have lived with.  But to find out the judge was paid?  It's sickening.
      • Avatar 10150
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,007
        • last active 3 months ago

        Thanks for this post from:

        • Index
        Well how about that guy & his mother who were going by The Aryan Nation Camp in Idaho. They assaulted them and when they lost the case, the family took over the camp and changed it to a peaceful place.

        Very ironic and poetic!
      • Avatar 26589
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,285
        • last active 3 hrs ago
        chilly,

        I hope my post didn't come across as disagreeing with you.  You mentioned the judge and I just gave my thoughts on it.   Wasn't argueing or being rude. 
      • Index
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,578
        • last active 3 days ago
        thanks for clearing that up Gabby.  guess I was just in a "oh. Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood" moment and was trying to be sure I cleared up any questions on how I felt. 

        but in any case, even if you were arguing, it would have been okay because we all have our own opinions, and you were in no way rude.  I think we are all on the same page with that incident.  I gotta quit watching so much Nancy Grace, though!
      • Avatar 26589
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,285
        • last active 3 hrs ago
        chillymellow wrote:

        thanks for clearing that up Gabby.  guess I was just in a "oh. Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood" moment and was trying to be sure I cleared up any questions on how I felt.  

        but in any case, even if you were arguing, it would have been okay because we all have our own opinions, and you were in no way rude.  I think we are all on the same page with that incident.  I gotta quit watching so much Nancy Grace, though!


        Thank You!  My post wasn't directed at you or your comments.  You just triggered a thought about the judge thing.

        I watch enough Nancy Grace too.  Usually agree with her but yesterday... I was almost yelling at her through the TV.  Don't know if you saw it, but she was covering the mom who murdered her 2 teens. Nancy was adamant the mom had nothing to 'not be happy' about since she didn't work and has a nice home.  Hmmmm, not every well do to person is of sane mind and happy.

        Anyway.. back on topic... sorry for straying.
      • Index
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
          3,578
        • last active 3 days ago
        I did see parts of that last night.  And to be on topic, I think it is sweet poetic justice that Nancy Grace has such a sweet set of twins, and that her health problems were not such problems as they could have been.

      lcb activities in the last 24 hours

      • 34
        new members
      • 670
        members online
      • 13487
        guests online
      • 94
        new posts
      • 4505
        free games played
      Join the club

      Most viewed forum posts

      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        Hi LCB'ers,Here is a list of freebies that are not on the weekly code list. This list includes casinos to check your acct, call/email for free chip and casinos not listed here at our forum.  I will update this list on...
        More Free Chips
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette     Hi LCB'ers because of the launch of the new site design i had to temporarily close this contest. Lets start fresh - for any member that may have already enterted a...
        CLOSED - LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        LCB $500 10th Anniversary Contest Wow, can you even believe it’s been a whole ten years we have been around! I know I am personally thrilled I have shared this time together with the old timers and of course all...
        Closed - LCB $500 10th Anniversary Contest

      Join today and start earning rewards

      You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
      S logo
      Select Language
      Search
      Search Results

      Report to moderator

      Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

      Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

      Submit
      39012170