Despite the fact that I've developed a fairly strong constitution from reading the Blogging Tories on a regular basis, there are still posts that are so monumentally asinine, they make me want to bite the head off a live Catholic.
One such example of jaw-dropping dumbassitude is the previously-referenced piece by Backseat Blogger, which opens badly with the following title:
On that ‘Canadian’ kid and his Iranian parents
Stop. Right. There.
Let's establish something that is absolutely indisputable and which is simply not open to debate: nine-year-old Kevin is a Canadian citizen. Are we clear here? This fact is not open for discussion. He's Canadian, which is why BB is being a total douchebag by putting the adjective "Canadian" above in quotes. There's no quotes here -- he's Canadian and for BB to even hint that there's something conditional or qualified about that is only the beginning of BB's arrogant sleaziness.
Not content to demean Kevin's citizenship, BB feels the need to impress upon everyone the fact of Kevin's "Iranian parents," as if their nationality is somehow relevant. Why BB thinks this is important is beyond me, since I doubt that would have been an issue if they'd been, say, Irish, but BB clearly thinks this is critically important since he repeats that fact in his opening original sentence (emphasis added):
I wasn’t planning on blogging about that kid and his Iranian parents ...
Yes, BB, we get it already -- you're a freakin' bigot. We've established that. No need to pound it home. They're ragheads and should be sent back where they came from. Message received loud and clear. But here's the best part.
If there's anything bigots can't stand, it's being called on their bigotry, which I did back here, which gets BB's knickers in a twist, at which point he tries to dig himself out with the update:
Update: Silly Cynic seems to think that the colour of one’s skin should make a difference. I think the comment betrays more about the state of CC’s alleged mind than anything else. But just for the record, I couldn’t care less whether the people in this story(or any other story for that matter) are black, white, or pink with purple polka dots. Skin colour is irrelevent. It’s what they did that counts.
Naturally -- the fact that BB kept reminding us that the parents were Iranian is pure conicidence. BB's not a bigot; not at all. And the fact that the parents were ragheads? Never occurred to him.
And as for the rest of his pus-filled prose:
CC and Sourpuss were all upset that the Americans had the temerity to ‘incarcerate’ a Canadian in a ‘prison like’ atmosphere. Boo hoo hoo. My heart bleeds for the family. NOT.
well, I don't think that needs any more commentary from me.
I think we're done here.