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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Winner: Lord Douchebag!

Periodically, we here at The Idiom read about someone so monumentally stupid, who so ridiculously strays beyond the boundaries of normal societal intercourse that we can only begin to describe him/her by awarding them the coveted title of "Lord Douchebag."

The Speller's Diary has an entry on the term as a pejorative.

4. Douche-bag (1963). I wonder if you guessed that douche-bag was introduced earlier than "dirt-bag." Even the OED has something about douche-bag. The word douche, with this spelling, goes back to the 18th century, but "douche-bag" doesn't occur until the 20th and, at first, in a medical context. For example, in a gynecological handbook for nurses, from 1908, we have the advice to "hang the douche-bag eighteen inches above the level of the patient's hips." By 1967, according to the OED, the term came into its more prominent contemporary usage: "Douche bag, an unattractive co-ed. By extension, any individual whom the speaker desires to deprecate."

And, of course, the royal title comes from the brilliant "Lord Douchebag" sketch on SNL.

OK, now on to the awards!

In an interview with Algeria's Al-Khabar newspaper, British MP, sometimes Big Brother contestant and all around loudmouth George Galloway actually had the temerity to compare the publication of cartoons to the mass killings of civilians on September 11th and the July 7th bombings in London:

[Halimi] Mr Galloway! Let us deal with the core of the issue immediately.
What is your personal position and that of your party towards the events
and the demonstrations which have been taking place in the Muslim world
against the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet?

[Galloway] ...frankly what happened is an insult to Islam and Muslims. Personally,
I condemn these barbaric and evil acts. Today, the objective of the Western
states is to control the oil of the Muslims whatever the price. In fact,
the cartoons published in Denmark did not surprise me because the Western
states have been waging fierce attacks against Islam for years. These began
by humiliation, insults and then occupation. Today they reached the point
of ridiculing the prophet. This incident is worse than the 11 September
attacks in the US and the 7/7 incidents in London. Therefore, today it is
the right of Muslims to express their anger and to defend their right and


Galloway goes on to say:

To be clearer, Denmark is the only European state which practices
racism in the pure sense of the word. There is not a single mosque in the
entire Denmark. So how do you explain this my brother? There are many other
examples. Worse, Denmark's immigration laws are the worst in the world.

How many churches in Saudi Arabia Georgie?

He continues:

The US hope is for these states to send troops to Iraq, because -
praise be to God - the US has lost the war in Iraq thanks to the Iraqi
resistance. For your information, I have taken from Algeria more than 100
tapes of the Battle of Algiers [movie] - on Algeria's liberation war - to
be watched by the Iraqis. What is good about the Iraqi resistance today is
the fact that it relies on these tapes in order to confront the US and
British occupation.
So Galloway admits to aiding the Enemy?

Read the rest, it's stomach turning.

For these statements, and the rest of his rhetoric aimed at promoting the rise of the Caliphate and destroying the society which actually allows him to be such a spectacular idiot, The Idiom bestows upon George Galloway the title of "Lord Douchebag!"

Earl of Sandwich: Douchebag, how are you? I haven't seen you in the House of Lords in ages! Don't tell me for the first time in memory we are going to have a House of Parliament without a Douchebag?

Lord Douchebag: My dear Sandwich, Parliament has always had its share of Douchebags, and it always will.


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