Saturday, December 02, 2006
Dennis Prager: Premature eJankulator of the week.
If there's one behavioural tic that defines the residents of Wankerville the world over, it's their unstoppable propensity to post the most inane opinions based on a bare minimum of actual research, and promptly make fools of themselves in the process (hence the name "eJankulator," in honour of Canada's Steve Janke who pretty much sets the gold standard here.)
Here in Soviet Canuckistan, Exhibit A would, of course, be the asinine, pants-wetting shrieking over this year's claim that Iran was going to force Jews to wear "badges," a story so hysterically inaccurate that the even the National Post ultimately apologized for printing the original accusations.
But wankery marches on, and the latest in the depressingly endless parade of premature eJankulators is one Dennis Prager, an American right-wing gasbag who was aghast when Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), a recently-elected Muslim, announced that he would take his "oath of office" on a Quran, not the Bible.
Prager, being the sanctimonious, Bible-whomping blowhard that he is, railed against this threat to American freedom and democracy and puppies, suggesting that Ellison had some kind of obligation to use a Bible instead.
Not surprisingly, Prager is back-pedaling furiously these days after someone pointed out to him that what he was suggesting was, quite simply, unconstitutional, which Prager would have known had he taken five minutes to read up on the subject first before making such a complete ass of himself in public.
Dennis Prager: Your premature eJankulator of the week.