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Saddam Hussein’s British spokesman is thrown out of Parliament:
George Galloway, known for his fierce opposition to Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq, was suspended for 18 days, following an investigation which found that a charity he set up was partly funded by the Iraqi dictator.
Galloway accused his opponents of hypocrisy …
“None of the parties here, and all three of them are culpable, ever asked the millionaires and billionaires who gave them and lent them money where they got the money from,” he said.
Possibly because none had any reason to suspect their money had come from a genocidal dictator. Just a theory.
Grow up George, this shtick is getting old.
I’m surprised Britian is doing this. It might lead to a racist backlash. Certainly don’t want to do anything that might upset Moslems, or cause people to become angry with them.
Maybe we could “harvest” his natural resources and give the carbon credits to the flood refugees
Under normal circumstances, that would be an excellent idea.
George Gaul-away, is a different cat, though. You see the “natural resources” he has are limited to grease and slime.
The good news though, is I believe there is a process that is able to produce a Bio Fuel, from grease and slime.
Ah, the execrable Galloway. The only parliamentarian, to my knowledge, to have been seen publicly wearing red long johns.
If he had been convicted of flying a plane full of missile launchers to Iraq, what would his punishment have been? A twenty-day suspension?
No, I must not carp. Symbolism can be very important, and although this appears to be a slap on the wrist, I suppose it’s better than, say, awarding him an OBE.
Oh, great, thanks for the idea, paco. Some limey dimbulb is sure to think about “balancing” the knighthood given to Rushdie.Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 07 24 at 11:06 AM • permalink
OT Socialism quote of the week:
Tim Naftali, author:
“Fidel wanted to tell Khrushchev, that if the Soviet Union had to use nuclear weapons to defend the socialist world and if that meant that Cuba might be sacrificed, that’s OK—that the Cuban people were dedicated to socialism and would sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the socialist commonwealth. That’s what Fidel wanted Khrushchev to know.”
from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/castro/sfeature/sf_experts.htmlPosted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 07 24 at 11:09 AM • permalink
Was he under oath while testifying to the US Senate (or Congressional?) committee about Oil For Food? Maybe D.A. Fitzgerald could prosecute a genuine case of perjury for a change.Posted by andycanuck on 2007 07 24 at 11:19 AM • permalink
#12 You reckon he’d balk at a double standard? Hmmmm – this sort of thing has hrdly been a problem with the left in the past – I reckon he could probably live with it.Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 07 24 at 11:29 AM • permalink
#13 T&B: I was probably thinking of that fellow – oh, what’s his name? Tony, something. Benn, perhaps? – who gave up a title to serve in the Labor Party as “plain old Tony”. This is not quite the same thing as someone like Galloway turning down a knighthood, but it strikes me as the kind of egalitarian grandstanding he’d go in for. And if they do offer him one, I hope he decides to accept. After all, the Queen is getting old, the hand that holds the sword may tremble, the whole thing could be made to look like an accident . . .
#16: Thanks, Winger. Alec Douglas-Home was an interesting person, indeed. I note that he was both preceded and succeeded as “Lord President of the Council” (whatever that is) by the splendidly-named Quentin Hogg.
Benn sounds a bit of a tick. Loved this item: “He is known as one of the few politicians to have become more left-wing after holding ministerial office. He has been a vegetarian since the 1970s.”
And no doubt Castro would have been cutting the ribbon on a new Keebler cookie factory in…..Bolivia on that very same day.
I’m still looking for the link that shows the poll showing that the Cuban people were really down for the struggle on that one. I’m sure it’s there somewhere because we all know Castro would have been keen for their honest opinion on such matters.
Myself, I was hoping that Gorgeous George would get airdropped into northern Iraq with the words “I LOVED SADDAM” written in Arabic and Kurdish on his forehead.
Guess that won’t be happening, dang it.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 24 at 01:42 PM • permalink
This will give Georgie more than a fortnight to make a whirlwind tour through Cuba, Syria, Iran and North Korea to attach his sucker-shaped mouth to the shriveled members of their respective pot-bellied satraps. Do what you do best, George!!Posted by Jeffersonian on 2007 07 24 at 04:46 PM • permalink
I’m trying to figure the protocol; Sir Comrade George?
Maybe “Sir George Galloway, MP for Damascus South”Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 07 24 at 05:27 PM • permalink
So…when does the treason trial begin?Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 24 at 06:31 PM • permalink
- I remember when this first came out, Garrulous George was vigorously insistent on his innocence, that he was a targeted victim, and it was all lies.
So the whole UK Parliament is lying now, George?As for Tony Benn, Michael Moore’s interview with him only reveals Moore’s ignorance and incapability to learn from the history of socialism. No wonder he makes documentaries these days…
- For further details: GG and the Mariam Appeal
and the Appeal itself.CheersPosted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 07 24 at 09:32 PM • permalink
Having just read the posts on the blogger suicide thread, I think that GG too suffers from the overwhelming fear of being ordinary. If biting the heads off whippets got him airtime, he’d be there.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 07 24 at 10:26 PM • permalink
In that picture Galloway looks like an older, British version of Islamic Rage Boy, or, as Swinish so eloquently put it: cretinous, illegitimate f**khead.
This guy has no brains. But at least he is good laughing material.Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 07 24 at 11:43 PM • permalink
- A f**khead is George, of course, of course
And George always talks through his a**e, of course
I c**‘t endorse
With apologies to Mr Ed.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 07 25 at 12:02 AM • permalink
“For further details: GG and the Mariam Appeal”
“and the Appeal itself.”
It’s a shame that the British government has let this guy get away with this crap for so long.
He should have been put in prison long ago.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 25 at 12:16 PM • permalink
When teenage George was asked by his mother why he hung out at the lake all night drinking beer. He replied Gee mom, everybody does it!