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It's 'tally-ho' in London and a 'Bonnie, Bonnie Day' in Scotland... shining with a feeling that the prodigal son has returned awash in glory.

May 23, 2005

The Herald

"Adored, praised ... and feared. George Galloway's gone global" by Louise Hancock and Catherine MacLeod

The Scotsman

Galloway's travels - Part II by Simon Pia

[UPDATE: George Galloway E-Mail Address] more below the break

The Herald - Adored, praised ... and feared. George Galloway's gone global

Yesterday, Galloway was still revelling in what he saw as an overwhelming victory over American arrogance. "I think it was a triumph. When I read the coverage here and in the States and glanced at the 5000 e-mails I've received - mainly from the United States - it is clear that others see it that way too. They were pleased to see someone go into the heart of American power and tell them the truth.
[...]
"They are not used to it and they don't like it. They are certainly not used to it from British politicians recently. It was important and gave a great deal of heart to people who think like me all over the world."
[...]
"This was a rare opportunity for Americans to hear a very aggressive, anti-war view put very succintly."
[...]
Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, who was also in town, must have been green with envy. In contrast, his own joint news conference with Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state - on North Korea - held the same day was practically ignored by the media.
[...]
There is no doubt that, as the dust settled yesterday, Galloway was still genuinely incandescent with anger at being accused and found guilty in front of the entire world. However, equally, there was no doubt that he also saw this as the greatest opportunity of his life - an international platform for his anti-war, anti-American, anti-Israeli views.
"I think it was a huge event, and I am used to big events," he said yesterday. "It is the biggest and most important event of my life."
Seasoned observers of the Washington scene agree that, for a British politician, let alone an anti-war one, he has made a rare impact on US politics. Jamie Dettmer, the director of communications at the Cato Institute, a prominent conservative think tank, says Galloway caused a "wow" in the city. "He has made DC sit up and take notice."


The Scotsman
Galloway's travels - Part II

WE WERE struck by how many people of all political hues enjoyed the screening of Mr Galloway Goes to Washington last week.

Well, we have good news as we hear from a liege of the Laird o' Coocaddens that plans are afoot for Scottish Television to do a wee documentary so folks will get another opportunity to watch George's performance in glorious technicolour.

STV may not have got the inside track initially as they were not on George's radar, while BBC Scotland and Bob Wylie obviously were. But our man at Coocaddens dubs it "George's Last Hurrah in Scotland".

However, will the Laird include what must be remembered as a classic putdown in the annals of feuding between old lefties, when Galloway was accosted by transatlantic polemicist Christopher Hitchens at the Senate? "You're a drink-soaked former-Trotskyist popinjay," Mr Galloway informed him. "Your hands are shaking. You badly need another drink."
[...]
As for Norm Coleman, the committee's chairman, even The Conservative Choice website in the US reckons his chances of running for president are toast after the grilling he got from George.

and so much more.

Originally posted to SteveK on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:25 PM PDT.

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  •  re (4.00)
    Galloway '08

    Steve Holt! (Was renewed!)

    by cookiesandmilk on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:30:01 PM PDT

    •  To Hitchens: "You're a drink-soaked (4.00)
      former-Trotskyist popinjay" ... "Your hands are shaking. You badly need another drink."

      That made my week!

      "Tell no lies. Claim no easy victories." -- Amilcar Cabral

      by Christopher Day on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:38:31 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Its a shame (none)
        that this ain't gonna make the recommended list. If only for the Hitchens line alone!

        "Tell no lies. Claim no easy victories." -- Amilcar Cabral

        by Christopher Day on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:39:54 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  re (4.00)
        the other killer phrase was when he described this calvacade of a disaster as:

        "School boy errors"

        Steve Holt! (Was renewed!)

        by cookiesandmilk on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:45:16 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Here's the full account: (4.00)
        Before the hearing began, the independent MP for Bethnal Green and Bow had some scorn to bestow generously upon the pro-war writer Christopher Hitchens. "You're a drink-soaked former Trotskyist popinjay," Mr Galloway informed him. "Your hands are shaking. You badly need another drink," he added later, ignoring Mr Hitchens's questions and staring intently ahead. "And you're a drink-soaked..." Eventually Mr Hitchens gave up. "You're a real thug, aren't you?" he hissed, stalking away.

            --The Guardian

    •  People, You Just Gotta (none)
      zip downthread and read the post by andrewinscotland!

      You just will just not believe what he found.

      It's gonna blow the doors off. Trust me on this.

      You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

      by mattman on Mon May 23, 2005 at 04:53:55 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Gee, what's he's e-mail address?? (none)
    ...does he have a web page, like our "representatives????"
  •  this is one for memory lane (4.00)
    Re-Live it often for inspiration

    Redpeter

  •  Hitchens !!!! ROTFLMAO (4.00)
    Did anybody else see/read/hear about this?

    This is the first time I'm reading this:

    "when Galloway was accosted by transatlantic polemicist Christopher Hitchens at the Senate? "You're a drink-soaked former-Trotskyist popinjay," Mr Galloway informed him. "Your hands are shaking. You badly need another drink.""

    Priceless!!!!!

    •  re (4.00)
      "popinjay" at the end of his tirade just slays me...

      Steve Holt! (Was renewed!)

      by cookiesandmilk on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:38:15 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  what the hell is a "popinjay" anyway? (4.00)
        I laughed my ass off and I'm sure Hitchens is one, but i'd like to know before i start dropping it into conversations.

        "Tell no lies. Claim no easy victories." -- Amilcar Cabral

        by Christopher Day on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:41:15 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  re (4.00)
          popinjay POP-in-jay, noun:
          A vain and talkative person.

          So dry. So Brit. So effective.

          Steve Holt! (Was renewed!)

          by cookiesandmilk on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:44:31 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  What the hell kind of name is Popinjay? (4.00)
          From Catch-22 (movie script):

          Clevinger's trial

          Colonel: Well, Metcalf, suppose you try keeping that stupid mouth of yours shut, and maybe that's the way you'll learn how. Now, where were we? Read me back the last line.

          Popinjay: (flat, from steno pad) 'Read me back the last line.'

          Colonel: Not my last line, stupid! Somebody else's.

          Popinjay: (flat, from steno pad) 'Read me back the last line.'

          Colonel: That's my last line again!!

          Popinjay: Oh, no, sir. That's my last line. I read it to you just a moment ago. Don't you remember, sir? It was only a moment ago.

          Colonel: Oh, my God! Read me back his last line, stupid. Say, what the hell's your name, anyway?

          Popinjay: Popinjay, sir. I'm a corporal.

          Colonel: Well, you're next, Popinjay. As soon as this trial ends, your trial begins. Get it?

          Popinjay: Yes, sir. Wh- what will I be charged with?

          Colonel: What the hell difference does that make? You're going to learn, Popinjay -- the minute we finish with Clevinger you're going to learn.

      •  Take a play by Sheridan for a test drive (none)
        and you'll find at least one popinjay on stage.

        Robert Brinsley Sheridan's Plays

        •  Popinjay is from Shakespeare (4.00)
          Hotspur in Henry IV:

          When I was dry with rage and extreme toil,
          . . .
          Came there a certain lord, neat and trimly dressed,
          Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin, new-reaped
          Showed like a stubble-land at harvest-home.
          He was perfumèd like a milliner,
          . . .
          With many holiday and lady terms
          He questioned me; amongst the rest demanded
          My prisoners in your majesty's behalf.
          I then, all smarting with my wounds being cold --
          To be so pestered with a popinjay! --
          Out of my grief and my impatience
          Answered neglectingly, I know not what --
          He should, or should not -- for he made me mad
          To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet,
          And talk so like a waiting gentlewoman
          . . .
          So cowardly, and but for these vile guns
          He would himself have been a soldier.

          Naturally, Shakespeare anticipates the neocons by 400 years.

      •  I also like (none)
        the word Mark Twain used on many occasions when discussing politicians.

        blath·er·skite   Audio pronunciation of "blatherskite" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (blthr-skt)
        n.

           1. A babbling, foolish person.
           2. Blather.

        Protect Life Bring The Troops Home!

        by arkdem on Mon May 23, 2005 at 06:58:40 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Great television, great assault on the Colemonster (none)
    great passion, very well made points.
    Not to lower the level, but when did Coleman start doing his hair with Elmer's glue? seriously the dude was in that oh   my    god   zone. Perhaps his ethical slime oozed all over his hair....his one little ha ha episode made my skin crawl. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy people from Minne So Ta really like. aha I was right. Google is your friend. He's from Brooklyn. And I see he is not only a turncoat Dem but also the beneficiary of the Wellstone tragedy. Gee there are a couple of reasons not to like him. But the hair? really, he looked like he'd been tossin salads all day.
    •  Perhaps he gets his hair care tips (4.00)
      from Paul Wolfowitz.

      There's a nice-ninny priest/at tea in everyone,/all cozy and chatty as auntie,/but a saint comes/and throws rocks through the window. -- John Ciardi

      by Mnemosyne on Sun May 22, 2005 at 09:41:30 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Old shovel face was contemplating (4.00)
      a presidential run?  Well!

      Garrison Keillor pillories Coleman after he outlived Wellstone and clocked Mondale:

      It was a dreadful low moment for the Minnesota voters. To choose Coleman over Walter Mondale is one of those dumb low-rent mistakes, like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich. But I don't envy someone who's sold his soul. He's condemned to a life of small arrangements. There will be no passion, no joy, no heroism, for him. He is a hollow man. The next six years are not going to be kind to Norm.

      The link goes to Freeperville.  The comments are kind of funny, in retrospect.

    •  Norm only won (none)
      because there really was a bit of a backlash from the Wellstone Memorial after Rick Kahn got so carried away.  Poor guy, if you see the Wellstone documentary  (it's Great!) you can understand his zeal... he was devastated by Paul's death.  As were a lot of us Minnesotans.

      No election fraud in 2004 you say? Don't forget this video

      by kathika on Sun May 22, 2005 at 11:15:47 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  What Is Little Noted (4.00)
      is that every senator on the committeee panel slunk away right after Galloway spoke except Carl Levin and HE looked like he was having a root canel right then.

      Can't say as I blame them.  Musta been tough having yer little nutz whacked so publicly.

      Galloway was absolutely a triumph.  Never saw anything like in my whole life - not from a politician.  Well, Ted Kennedy has come close.

      God, I am so in awe of what that man did that I can almost forgive the Brits for Tony (Prime Liar) Blair.

      I said "almost".  Still hard to believe that dirtbag got installed.

      Still, Galloway has restored my faith in homo sapiens as a possibly viable species.

      You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

      by mattman on Mon May 23, 2005 at 04:33:11 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  We need Question Time like they have (4.00)
        in Parliament.  The MSM just pampers Dubya.  It ain't the same.

        Bush wouldn't survive ten minutes in that onslaught.  No handlers, no boxes on his back, no kidding and no fooling.

        One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.--Bobby Kennedy

        by blksista on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:01:40 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  The number jumps to 7200 (3.25)
    if you include the penis enlargement, stock tip, and horny house wife spam.

    I am so far to the left I can almost see the right again.

    by beagleandtabby on Sun May 22, 2005 at 08:43:14 PM PDT

  •  Galloway video: he's awesome (4.00)
    Here's a link to a vid of his interview with Jeremy Paxman, a sort of Sean Hannity with a triple-digit IQ, Galloway rubs his nose in it.
    •  Where's that English decorum? (none)
      Unbelievable.  Actual disagreement and badmouthing of politicians on an election night, instead of backhanded compliments and passive aggressive spin.  Galloway did a great job of deflecting Paxman's questions, but could you imagine an election night broadcast where the talking heads expressed such open disgust?
    •  Just to clarify (none)
      Jeremy Paxman, a sort of Sean Hannity with a triple-digit IQ and a sense of moral decency.

      "Laugh while you can, monkey-boy" - Emilio Lizardo

      by jeno mules on Mon May 23, 2005 at 01:05:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I agree (none)
        Thanks, doorguy, for posting that link.  In that, Galloway comes off as more civilized and a better debater than Paxman.

        But I gather that is Paxman's basic MO, intelligent and knowledgeable combativeness, what anchors on FOX pretend to be.  Just before the British election I saw him on C-SPAN positively grilling Blair and it just blew me away.  There are dozens of reasons you'd never see that happen to Bush on TV, and even more why you ought to.  It was also pretty impressive how well Blair handled the grilling, only really sweating over the road to Iraq issue.

        "Well the first thing I wanna say is: Mandate, my ass" Gil Scott-Heron

        by Brecht on Mon May 23, 2005 at 01:45:46 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Paxman (none)
          Video of Paxman's interview with Noam Chomsky is still available here, for whatever reason he wasn't hostile as he was towards Galloway...
          The BBC interviewers seem to have some weird talking points on 'moral equivalence', another more detailed interview on that here, but without video.
          There's a comment of Chomsky about the BBC transcribed here.

          Chomsky's problem is [] that he's an idiot. [] Fifth Column [] Loony Left [] mutual masturbation society [] just ignore him. Everyone else does. --Atrios(2002)

          by nimc on Mon May 23, 2005 at 06:50:51 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  moral decency? (none)
        triple digit IQ? perhaps.

        moral decency? no way.  paxman is cut from the same cloth as oreilly and hannity.

      •  On Jeremy Paxman (none)
        a sort of Sean Hannity with a triple-digit IQ and a sense of moral decency.

        So a sort of Sean Hannity who's not at all like Sean Hannity?

        America: It's a good IDEA for a country ...

        by Tony Seybert on Mon May 23, 2005 at 08:08:42 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  about that Paxman interview... (none)
      Thanks for the link.

      I did a diary some days back which dicsussed that interview in the context of Paxman's attempt to play the race card... which was subsequently imitate by The New Republic and, most shamefully of all, a guest blogger on Joshua Marshall's Talking Points Memo:

      why "The New Republic" HATES Galloway

      "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." -Voltaire

      by Nate Roberts on Mon May 23, 2005 at 03:21:11 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Wow (4.00)
    And to think, all that when he didn't even give testimony...

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has.

    by KevinL75 on Sun May 22, 2005 at 09:37:00 PM PDT

    •  LOL (none)
      That's good. I badly needed a laugh.;-)
    •  Just what I was thinking (4.00)
      Maybe we should run up his email numbers some more, and suggest that he make a transcript of his "talk" available to Mr. Coleman for posting on the committee's web site.

      He could also make sure that the media on both sides of the pond knew he was providing the transcript so there would be no question as to its availability on line, in case Mr. Coleman's filing system isn't at peak efficiency.

      There's a nice-ninny priest/at tea in everyone,/all cozy and chatty as auntie,/but a saint comes/and throws rocks through the window. -- John Ciardi

      by Mnemosyne on Sun May 22, 2005 at 09:44:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  My Thoughts Exactly (none)
      What's the fuss?  None of this actually happened.  In other news, I think this Scottish dude stinks.  Might be a great orator, but p-ew!
  •  As his name implies, Jack Straw (none)
    was a Uni snitch, during the Vietnam war. A retread of the same variety as any chickenhawk now roosting in Washington DC.
  •  He'll be on CSPAN again at 1:35am EDT (4.00)
    Set your TIVOs. CSPAN 1 is playing the hearing at 1:35am EDT for anyone who has missed it. He'll be on after Newt Gingrich stops talking about overpriced drugs.

    Ye have locked yerselves up in cages of fear; and, behold, do ye now complain that ye lack freedom

    by Elmer McJimsey on Sun May 22, 2005 at 10:02:33 PM PDT

  •  transcript of Galloway testimony? (none)
    Is an authoritative, complete transcript of his testimony available on the Web? I was trekking through a jungle somewhere in Southeast Asia when all this broke out. Thanks!

    Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community

    by elizp on Sun May 22, 2005 at 10:32:25 PM PDT

    •  The Times Online (UK) (none)

      In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards. - Samuel Clemens

      by SteveK on Sun May 22, 2005 at 10:38:22 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Per Sen. Levin's ofc, official transcript (none)
      of spoken testimony takes months to appear in official record.  Sub-committee site has video of Galloway's testimony as of now, however.
      We don't need to conjecture on this topic, it seems.  Per staffer for Levin, transcript of TimesonLine is good, also can be found in Federal News Service (takes Lexis).

      Coleman has not buried transcript (we can hope Galloway's appearance has buried Coleman).  What was posted was written testimony handed in prior to appearances, and Galloway did not present anything prior to his spoken testimony.

      So, we can move on to other more pressing problems.  

      I think--please correct me if I've been given incorrect information.

  •  Scottish mooning the corrupt King (none)
    All over again!

    Sir William Wallace of Elerslie,
    hero of Scotland and true patriot,
    his desire for peace and freedom united the clans,
    gained the loyalty of the people,
    struck fear into his enemies and defied the cruel hand of an evil,
    waring and invading King - George "te dumb one" Bush Edward 'Longshanks' Plantagenet I of Acirema England.

    We're back in the U.S.S.R.
    (You don't know how lucky you are boy
    Back in the U.S.S.R!)

    by lawnorder on Sun May 22, 2005 at 10:50:45 PM PDT

  •  I don't know how many times (none)
    I've listened to that hearing, but it keeps getting better.

    shitdang!

    we now know a lot of things, most of which, we already knew... (-dash888)

    by Tirge Caps on Sun May 22, 2005 at 10:51:58 PM PDT

  •  "Gorgeous" George Galloway (4.00)
    more good news from The Scotsman <ha ha ha ha>

    The Scotsman

    MAVERICK MP "Gorgeous" George Galloway is set for a money-spinning speaking tour of America's Ivy League colleges following his barnstorming performance at the United States senate.

    Mr Galloway, who could charge £5,000 per speech, would earn as much as he was accused of making in dodgy oil deals after just 30 appearances on the lucrative college lecture circuit.

    In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards. - Samuel Clemens

    by SteveK on Sun May 22, 2005 at 11:54:01 PM PDT

  •  Zereikat on US Payroll (4.00)
    The Scottish Sunday Herald (left wing, but widely respected) yesterday carried a front page story about how Zereikat, the man who Coleman et al acccuse of supplying the dirty cash to Gorgeous George has recently received a very tasty contract supplying "High tech computer chips used for encryption and programming" to the Pentagon.  

    It seems he's bad enough to give cause to accuse Galloway, but not so bad the US government won't do business with him.  Then again, neither was Saddam so bad that the US government wouldn't do business with him.

    I'd love to supply a link, but the Herald hasn't posted one yet.  The article was written by their Westminster editor so I would assume it's been thoroughly researched.

    The article also goes on to mention that Galloway is investigating suing Coleman for libel.  Remember, George has never lost a single case of libel.

    "The world is so exquisite...."

    by andrewinscotland on Mon May 23, 2005 at 04:28:49 AM PDT

    •  HOLY MACARONI, Batman! (4.00)
      Oh, my sweet Lord.  I am rolling around the floor laughing so hard my guts ache.

      Can that be true?

      Da-yamn!  I pray that the senate committee calls Galloway again.  He could rip their heads off and leave their necks just bloody stumps with this.

      This is just too sweet. I hope he sues and gets everything they own or ever will own - right down to their toothbrushes.

      Go George, GO!

      Thanks, andrewinscotland, I wish I could give you 10 (4) for that great find.

      You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

      by mattman on Mon May 23, 2005 at 04:45:21 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Proof needed? (4.00)
        Hi Mattman;

        you encouraged me to do some digging..  Let's see from the Daily Times  A Pakistani newspaper, but the only one I could find that listed the Daily Telegraph questions George had to answer to win his first libel case regarding this affair.

        What is your connection to Middle East Advanced Semiconductor Inc (MEASI), the Jordanian company whose office numbers are used by Mr Zureikat for his political activity?

        and then from EF Johnson's website

        WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 PRNewswire-FirstCall -- EFJ, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EFJI) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Transcrypt International, has appointed Middle East Advanced Semiconductor, Inc. (MEASI) as distributor for its communication security products in Iraq. The encryption boards and programming devices will support two-way land mobile radio communications within the country.

        Food for thought?  Maybe Apian's campaign for some truth in the press can get some leverage on this.

        "The world is so exquisite...."

        by andrewinscotland on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:34:38 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  It Just Gets Better And Better (none)
          Hey, Andrew,

          I can't thank you enough for this great find.  Sure cuts the legs out from under his accusers, eh?

          Galloway's friend is trusted by the Pentagon for encrytption and programming!  But he shouldn't be trusted by Galloway?

          Priceless.

          You should be able to dine out for 6 months on that one, at least.

          Many many thanks,

          Matt

          BYW That is really worthy of a diary on it's own.  Please consider it.

          You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

          by mattman on Mon May 23, 2005 at 07:36:10 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  Suing for libel. (4.00)
      Mr. Galloway cannot sue Sen. Coleman for libel...in the US, at least.  Reps and Senators are immune from such suits (which is a good policy, if you think it through, whatever the merits of any individual suit).

      However, if Sen. Coleman is talking to UK press, which I am sure he is, and his charges are being reported there, perhaps Mr. Galloway might be able to sue Sen. Coleman in the UK.  Don't know whether UK courts would view Sen. Coleman, a foreign legislative official, as immune from suit or not.  However, when suing for libel in the UK, the burdens of proof are the reverse of what they would be here.  In the US, a plaintiff has the burden of proving the falsity of the defendant's alleged defamatory statements.  In the UK, the defendant has to prove the statements are true.  Thus, Sen. Coleman would be forced to lay bare his "proof" if a suit there went forward.  That would be fun.

      "When the intellectual history of this era is finally written, it will scarcely be believable." -- Noam Chomsky

      by scorponic on Mon May 23, 2005 at 10:09:05 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I can't believe.... (none)
    ...his testimony was removed from the Official Senate Website!?!?

    Enemies are so stimulating. - Katharine Hepburn

    by califdweller on Mon May 23, 2005 at 06:10:50 AM PDT

  •  Practically ignored by the media (none)
    Americans had about the same idea as to whether Jack Straw or Galloway spoke. Maybe Galloway needs to get his staff to book an appearance on "Desperate Housewives."
  •  I just called Norm Coleman's office (4.00)
    and got the rudest staffer. I asked why Galloway's testimony was not posted on the website and she said that he provided no statement.
    She was rude, her manner was brusque, and she talked while I was talking.
    When I asked her why she was being so rude, she said she was getting a lot of calls on this.

    SO........................
    here's the number 202-224-5641 Sen. Norm Coleman, Sub-committee chairman.
    Let's let her know what a lot of calls really feels like.

    •  You BET I'm Gonna Call! (4.00)
      and I am gonna ask them for a statement as to why they didn't have the info that George's friend - Zereikat - is contracted to the Pentagon.

      This should be SWWWWeeeeeeeet!

      You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

      by mattman on Mon May 23, 2005 at 08:12:14 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Her statement that (4.00)
      "he provided no statement" is a huge steaming pile of bullshit.

      Halfway through his testimony, he dropped a thick file on the desk in front of him and rrepeatedly asked Coleman and other senators in the room to read it.

      Another Christian Against Bush

      by Timroff on Mon May 23, 2005 at 09:17:20 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Struck from congressional record ? (none)
      I was half paying attention to AAR on this weekend. I'm sure someone said, Norm had Galloway's entire testimony struck from the record, so it never happened - I haven't heard it again so it could have just been a humorous skit.

      Avoiding Theocracy at Home and Neo Cons Abroad

      by UniC on Mon May 23, 2005 at 10:11:01 AM PDT

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  •  I love a good snark. (none)
    "Now I know that standards have slipped in the last few years in Washington..."
  •  oh no... (none)
    just wait for the "liberty muffins" and "liberty tea" to start.

    Sorry, I have nothing else to add to this conversation.

    by DawnG on Mon May 23, 2005 at 08:45:59 AM PDT

    •  asdf (none)
      And you'll all have to start speaking "Freedom English", and measuring and weighing things in "Freedom Units" instead of the British-derived imperial/US units: "I weigh 200 freedom pounds and I'm 6 freedom feet and 2 freedom inches high.  God bless President Bush."

      "[f]ree societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat." Geo. W. Bush, 2004

      by VincentVega on Mon May 23, 2005 at 11:08:48 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Please witness (none)
    and recommend

    The Christian Right is neither Witness Every Day

    by TXsharon on Mon May 23, 2005 at 10:56:21 AM PDT

  •  Perhaps Coleman Could Actually (none)
    Use the Internet(s) before he goes holding up "documents" and hauling people to testify on "allegations" that have already proven to be false....

    christian science monitor

    On April 25, 2003, this newspaper ran a story about documents obtained in Iraq that alleged Saddam Hussein's regime had paid a British member of Parliament, George Galloway, $10 million over 11 years to promote its interests in the West.
    An extensive Monitor investigation has subsequently determined that the six papers detailed in the April 25 piece are, in fact, almost certainly forgeries.

    The Arabic text of the papers is inconsistent with known examples of Baghdad bureaucratic writing, and is replete with problematic language, says a leading US-based expert on Iraqi government documents. Signature lines and other format elements differ from genuine procedure.

    I'm not going anywhere. I'm standing up, which is how one speaks in opposition in a civilized world. - Ainsley Hayes

    by jillian on Mon May 23, 2005 at 01:18:55 PM PDT

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