Monday, January 15, 2007

A Modest Proposal

A fresh row over criminal databases broke out last night with the revelation that immigration officials frequently cannot check on the criminal past of European Union citizens entering Britain.

So obviously, given the logic that is applied to every other public policy issue, we should tackle this problem by building a central database to hold criminal records for the entire EU.

"It costs money because it saves money."

Irony is a form of speech in which the real meaning is concealed or contradicted by the words used. Irony involves the perception that things are not what they are said to be or what they seem. Dramatic irony lies in the audience's deeper perceptions of a coming fate, which contrast with a character's lack of knowledge about said fate. A common metaphor for using irony is to "have your tongue in cheek".

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