It's sorely tempting to start a whole new feature here at CC HQ -- in honour of Barney Frank's suggestion that trying to engage a complete idiot intellectually would be like trying to have a conversation with a dining room table, we set the stage thusly:
Mohammed is autistic. His mother took him to Somalia five years ago because doctors believed being around extended family could help him.
After leaving Mohammed in Somalia with his grandmother, his mother returned to Canada.
However, when she tried to bring him back to Canada three years ago, she was told the person travelling with her was not her son because he didn't look like his passport photo.
Got all that? Good. At which point, we check in on commenter "justsayno", who gets things mind-crushingly wrong as follows:
Great, another dual citizen coming out of the woodwork to collect thier [sic] anticipated windfall courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer.
When a mother leaves her autistic child behind for a three year period it just doesn't pass the smell test.
How many of you bleeding hearts would leave without your child ?
Whereupon one is tempted to point out to "justsayno" that:
* Five years minus three years is, in fact, two years and, yes, wankers really are as mathematically illiterate as you'd heard, and
* She left her son behind with his extended family based on the advice of his doctors.
This has been your "dining room table" moment.
BONUS TRACK: 39 per cent of Americans are dining room tables.