It starts with Stephen the Corpulent and a cracker. It continues at more length over here, but it's first commenter "Prairie Kid" who brings the crazy:
So you're a Catholic and you seem to think that some Catholics might remember this little incident at the polls?
Would these same Catholics be voting for the Liberal party in the next election then?
The same party that supports homosexuals, same-sex marriages and abortions? Is that the party you mean?
I can see the next CPoC attack ad now: "The Liberal Party of Canada: Supporting homosexuals."
Every so often, I dream of the notion of all right-wingers being forced to wear a blue badge that reads, "Yes, I'm an idiot." That would make life so much simpler.
AND THE BURNING STUPID BEGINS. It was, of course, only a matter of time before the Stephen Harper Fluffer Brigade (aka the "Blogging Tories") got all "Geez, making a big issue out of nothing, get a life." Let's start with one Rob Harvie, who casually waves away the controversy thusly:
Apparently the media has been running amock [sic] with the earth-shattering news that PM Harper may not have eaten the communion wafer given to him during Romeo Lablanc's funeral.
There are video's [sic] of the "incident" if you wish to watch it online.. I won't link it here, becuase, in my mind, it's all but irrelevant.
Except, Rob, the Catholic Church certainly doesn't think it's irrelevant. In fact, they're some kind of pissed, because they take their ridiculous rituals very seriously indeed. So what seems idiotic and inconsequential to non-Catholics is a major issue to the devout when it involves a magic cracker with mystical properties. Go figure.
On the other hand, Rob, it's amusing when the situation is exactly opposite, like, say, when the Catholic Church doesn't seem all that concerned about child sexual abuse, while those of us on the outside think it's kind of a big deal. I guess it's all a matter of perspective, eh, Rob?
BY THE WAY, need I really point out that, while Canada's wingnuts are blithely dismissing this as no big deal, if Michael Ignatieff had done the same, the hysterical shrieking and condemnation would have been off the scale. Because, with wingnuts, context is so important.